A Welcome Note

Misty hilltops, scorched landscapes, vast plains and teeming metropolises – all this is China. An empire of contrasts, holding on to its old traditions while rapidly moving forward with the age of modernization. And here I am: finding myself in the midst of this melting pot of ancient cultures mixed with all the challenges of modern civilization. As I share my life and experiences with these precious people of China, I find that beyond those misty hills there is much more to discover …

MistyHilltops.com is meant to inform – mainly to inform my friends and family about what life for me in China is like. I want it to serve as a platform to give insight into my own life as well as different parts and aspects of the Chinese culture. In telling my story and sharing my experiences here, my wish is to create a greater understanding and respect for the people of China and I dare to hope that among my readers I can stir up a desire to learn more about what is happening beyond those misty hilltops …


With Heart and Soul:
Dedicated to the People of China

Give a man a fish and feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish and you feed him a lifetime.
Chinese Proverb

All my life I dreamed of becoming a teacher; to teach young people how to speak English. When I first set foot on Chinese soil in 2001 though, I never thought that one day I would be returning, heading for just that: teaching young Chinese, helping them to improve their spoken English. Now I am an Oral English teacher at a university in the heart of China. I enjoy interacting with the students, spending time with them in and outside the classroom. There is lots to learn. But not only for them. Being planted in a culture and society so different from the one I grew up with, I find myself being the one who has become the student: A student of the language, history, heritage and mindset of the Chinese People – a nation so diverse, so unique, so fascinating, that it will take a lifetime to learn and discover who these people really are – and what they are meant to be …

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  1. Hi,
    Im starting a new Art/craft magazine, designed to highlight the work of artists and crafters with small businesses and budgets, also providing advertising space for them at incredibly low costs, the magazine itself cost a very small amount making it readily available.
    I am illustrating the mag with a different digital scrapbook package every month, with the permission of the creator, and adding a ⅔ page review of that scrapbook package and the designer with full recognition.
    Your Autumn Song package would be beautiful for the November issue.
    Could I have your permission to use it please?

  2. Hi its Kathy again,
    I have taken a liking to your package ‘a cozy Christmas’
    (actually I think all your packages are beautiful) my first magazine is now online for you to view, and see the first digital review Ive done.

    I would love to give your work a review, as I think it is beautiful!
    please get in touch.

  3. Marlynne K Crass says

    I have seen your creations recently and am wondering if they are still available. I especially love A Cozy Christmas and A Cup Full of Winter or any newer ones you might have available.

    • Sula H. says

      All freebies are still available, and should work. If you have trouble with a particular file, let me know, and maybe I can help.

  4. Sandy Sigl says

    Hi: I love your designs and would love to use them to help teachers decorate their rooms during the holidays and personally to make cards for myself. Try to download the freebies but couldn’t. Can I have your permission to use them solely for those purposes? Also, can you tell me how to download them – have not been able to figure that out yet. Thanak you.

    • Sula H. says

      Hey there. I’m sorry to hear you have trouble downloading the freebies. Which ones exactly are you trying to download? I’ve recently downloaded several of the past freebies, and they seem to work. But if you tell me which freebie you would like, I could check into that, and if necessary send you a direct link.

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