Created With Aloha Two

Created With Aloha Two

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Tea + Copic Markers + A Friend = A Fun Afternoon

Happy Saturday everyone!  I hope that all of you are having a wonderful weekend so far.  I spent most of my day so far doing paper work to prepare for my meetings for work next week. For the rest of the day I hope to do some crafting, watch some good TV shows on Lifetime and Ion, and spend some time with my family.  Before I started with some crafting I wanted to share with you my time with a friend yesterday.  We enjoyed some passion fruit tea from Half and Half (with passion fruit and lychee pieces on the bottom)

and colored with our Copic markers.  She is just recently started coloring with Copic markers so she asked me for some tips.  I of course am not a pro with the markers, but I did my best to show her some tips that I have found helpful.  I stamped some images from some of my favorite companies for us to color.

As you can see we did not get to color too much.  At least we got to have a good time of fellowship together, organized her makers, and colored a bit. Don't you think my friend did a pretty good job with coloring her first two images?  I surprised her with a stamp Greeting Farm so that she could ink it up and practice coloring some more when she gets home.

I wrapped the stamp in a piece of CS and stamped two coffee cups on it.  I stamped coffee beans in the background. 

(It was fun coloring them on Thursday evening.  After not crafting all week it felt nice to do some crafting.)  I made put two coffee cups on  it because not only do my friend and I enjoy tea, but we like coffee too.  She surprised me with an ono watermelon pie. 

Before ending this post I wanted to share the second event that God has used recently to speak to my heart.  Three weeks ago my family and I went to an event at a local church that was put on by a Compassions International.  It is a Christian organization that helps children around that world that live in poverty.  They set up different rooms that resembled the life of two children.

It was very sad for us to see how these children lived.  It really touched our hearts to see how God used the organization to give them hope and help them to grow up into a young man and woman that loves God.

God used the event to touch our lives so much that we decided to sponsor a child that lives in Indonesia.  We  pray that God will use our money, gifts, and letters to make a difference in her life and most importantly help her to experience God's love.  Thanks for stopping by to see what I have to share.  Have a blessed weekend!

1 comment:

  1. The teacher in you shows with the Copic coloring lesson you had with your friend. You both did a fantastic job. So sweet of you to give her that cute stamp and wrapped it so cleverly. Watermelon pie? Oh, I've never heard of that but it sure sounds yummilicious. WOW Colleen, that is so touching and inspiring that your family is sponsoring a child in Indonesia. You are all a blessing to that child. Have a wonderful week.