I recently posted a picture of a apple gourd I painted on one of the greatest sites ever... ToleTown. If you have any desire to learn to paint- these teachers can do it! Honest- & you do not have to draw a straight line- thats what rulers are for. LOL

This is a apple gourd that I bought off Ebay!! Every since I saw the apple size gourds, I wanted to try this. Finally I got some of the gourds, I have 2 left.


The apple base color was not a pattern, I wung, wing, winged ?? it. I taped the stem so paint would not get on it- it was pretty as it was. I based the apple with a red & then blended in, using a wisp brush with watery paint, to add in yellows, dark reds & greens. I just had fun playing- which is what I LOVE to do. I just tried to make it look like a real apple.

For the caramel- I picked a paint color & loosely used Anne Cahills Pudding tag instructions (a donated ToleTown pattern) using colors that I thought would work with the caramel color. I think when I added a white on top of the cream color it may have brightened that part to much. LOL But I liked it & didn’t want to redo it. Lazy

Yep- I sealed it with Triple Thick sealer spray- I LOVE that stuff. After the triple thick dried I added glitter as Anne suggested. I even thought about taking some of those paint beads (the stuff in little tubs that is glue & beads) & adding that after sealing to look like the candy pieces some caramel apples have. But I LOVED it like it was.



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Blog Help

Yea- I finally got the main page set up correctly. Took a while & some smart help- Thank You!
Now onto new questions.

I am using third party templates from B templates

I have tried to find answers to my questions about how to modify the page links on this page, on Blogger & B templates, & the page creator.

I created 2 more pages in blogger that I would like to use as a photo gallery type page, using the tabs above the posts.  However- from blogger-  they show up w/ the same template, & if I try to edit or change templates it always goes to my main page & wants to edit it. Can I change the template on these pages? Can I use a new BT template, or one from Blogger? How can I add a page like" about me" using the original twitter right tabs.

How do I link the gallery page to these tabs? I tried replacing the html- nope- but I am not at all sure I know what I am doing. You will see I did add actual links (I think) to the pages, but I want them to be attached to a tab- even using the ones at the top if necessary. I have no preference which tab is where. I think I should have all the album pages on top come to think of it.

How do I link any blog pages to the tabs on this template? Note to BT- it would be nice to add this in the "how to use" link, and add English version of the DL.

And my last thought is- if I cant add a new template to the new pages-  can I edit the new pages with original template to basically leave nothing but the template & blog links, as in the tabs & page credits? Then add photos as posts?

I didnt think this would be so complicated LOL Thank You very much!!!!

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WHY ME????

All I want to do is have a cute blog.... as usual. LOL  And now I cant get rid of an old BG with a new template. Grrrrr.............

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I need your VOTE!!!

HI. Please visit the OTT FB page & *like* it... then click on the *like* hand under my scrap page that is on the scrapbooking contest album on OTT.
Those of you that voted before may need to vote again. OH- & feel free to foward to your friends! I need a... new OTT light, I took my painting one for the computer, and blew a bulb in my other one :(  LOL Besides- we all know Bella is the cutest!!!! The photo with the most Facebook "likes" will win. Thanks Yall!!!!See More


2010 Summer Scrapbooking Contest

Contestant #3: Robin Tomlin Rakes

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