Saturday, July 15, 2017

Night of Worship Noize 2017 6-30-2017

Vanessa had planned a trip for Keannon's birthday to see Garth Brooks in concert in Lafayette, Louisiana. It was a concerted effort between me, mother and a friend of Vanessa's taking card of the kids!

Kennedy was attending a daytime camp with their church called "Noize Camp". It is kind of like VBS but it was at another campus in Hudson Oaks. Thankfully our neighbor's girls were also attending so she took Kennedy on Thursday and Friday. Kennedy's performance was Friday night.

I picked up Kashton earlier in the day. Kennedy had to be there an hour early so I sent her with the neighbor.

Kashton said he was hungry so I fixed him a "Granddad sandwich". He was watching TV while he was eating. The next thing I know he's asleep!

It got to be time to go to the performance. Mom wanted to go. We planned to take her car. I pick up Kashton and put him in the truck still asleep.

I get to Mom's and transfer him to her car....still asleep.

We drive to Hudson Oaks (about 30 minutes). He's still asleep!

We finally did wake him to go inside. He's never very happy when he first wakes up 😒

We didn't get close seats as the ones who came early with the kids had already reserved the good seats. Then Kennedy's placement in the program wasn't very good for pictures but I got a few.















The girl looking at Kennedy is our neighbor's little girl who is 4 days older than Kennedy. Her name is Samantha or "Sam" as they call her.










Kennedy and Sam after the program.










The performance was great!

Kennedy spent the night with the neighbors and Kashton spent the night with me.

Have a good one!


Friday, July 14, 2017

Cards for Friends

A card I made using a Unity Stamp set called What Will Be Will Be by artist Angie Blom. The sentiment is from another stamp set called "Her Day".

I colored the girl with Copic Markers and used papers from my stash.
















This card I made for a little girl in our church for her birthday. The image is from Unity called "Finally Here" created by artist Tierra Jackson. I colored the image with my Copic Markers. This sets comes with several sentiments but none that I wanted to use for this card. The sentiment I used came from the stamp set "Adore in Every Way" also by Tierra Jackson.



The card was made with the stamp set "Hoppy Birthday" by artist Phyllis Harris.















I had fun making this one.

I got out my Distressed Oxide Inks. I spread three colors on a non-stick craft mat, spritzed with water and laid a piece of water color paper in it then dried with a heat gun. This is a fun and easy way to make a background!

The girl is from the Angiegirl Collection at Unity Stamp Company by artist Angie Blom called "Nia Girl". The sentiment is also from this set. I colored the girl with Copic Markers then cut her out. I put foam tape behind her to give her some dimension.

Thanks for taking a look!

Have a good one!









Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Natural Beauty 6-26-2017

A beautiful beginning to a colorful evening.
















It was fun to focus on this blade of grass that has seeded out.


























I almost gave up too soon. On my way home the colors began to intensify so I pulled over to my favorite spot to view the Baker. The moon in the top left of the photo was a nice accent for this picture.







So pretty!









Have a good one!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Have You Heard of Norwex?

I hadn't either until this year when a friend invited me to a "Facebook Party" about Norwex. They are a type of cloth whose unique fibers allow you to clean with no chemicals. Sounds impossible doesn't it? I must admit I was skeptical. I only attended the party to support my friend who was the host .

In the Facebook party the representative for Norwex posts several videos demonstrating the product. I was amazed. So much so that I did purchase some of the cloths.

Please don't misunderstand this post. I am NOT trying to sell you on Norwex. I'm just sharing my own personal experience and then you can decide.

I am a little embarrassed to say I did not immediately use the cloths. I received them and stuck them in a closet. Mainly because I have a housekeeper who speaks limited English once a week and I didn't think I would be able to explain how to use or care for these cloths.

I had a church conference I was registered to attend in Wylie June 22nd. Wylie is over by Plano and
Dallas. All city area. My truck was filthy and I didn't want to look like a "country bumpkin" come to the big city. So the day before I was to leave town I washed my truck and used my Norwex cloths.

I know this isn't the best picture but I just happened to think about taking "before" and "after" pictures right before I put my money in to start the water.



















This is the Norwex car mit I used to clean with. All I used was water and this mit.


















This is the cloth I used to wipe off the water. It's called the Envirocloth. It's kind of Norwex all purpose cloth.
















Look at that shine! I will admit it didn't clean the tires as well but the wheels cleaned good.









For the windows they recommend a different cloth. This is what I used on the windows. It's called a "window cloth"  (How original) 😉
















The hardest part for me cleaning a vehicle is the windows. I can never seem to get rid of streaks!

















This is looking through the windshield the hardest of the windows to clean. Look, NO STREAKS!








I even cleaned inside the vehicle. I used nothing but a wet Norwex Cloth. Wished I had thought to take a picture of the inside "before". It was really dusty!









Well, there ya have it. Just water and a rag. Pretty cool huh?!

I was a believer when I bought the cloths but I am fully convinced now that I've used them!

Of course they sell all kinds of different products. This was just a few of the their products.

Thanks for bearing with me. I just thought it was too cool not to share 😊

Have a good one!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Patriotic Please {Red, White $ Blue} Card Challenge

The card challenge over at Cards in Envy is Patriotic Pleas {Red, White & Blue}. It doesn't have to be patriotic but it must be in these colors. I didn't want to do a "patriotic" card so I put my thinking camp on.

This is what I came up with. I'm pleased!

I made this card with patriotic themed paper using "Anna Girl" from Unity Stamp Company's Angiegirl collection and created by artist Angie Blom. The sentiment came from another Angiegirl stamp set called "Brystal Girl". Another reason I love these sets so much is the ability to mix the sentiments!

I know a girl in our church who has a birthday coming up next week that this just might be the card I give to her.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

Have a good one!