Saturday, December 10, 2016

Animal Crackers - Puff Up!

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Brrrrr... Baby it's Cold Outside! So puff up and stay warm! At least that is how my kids stay warm when it gets cold outside.


Now Hubby tells me that Doris isn't cold... she is warm when all puffed up like this. But I was shivering out taking the photos... and that girl has nothing on those skinny little pink legs! Ha! No worries Doris things will warm up a bit this week again.

Two of the young girls were ready for the timer to go off... cuz as soon as it clicks... they have instant warmth from their heat lamp.


And then we will have all the girls including Doris lined up on their pole ready for bed... all toasty warm under that heat lamp. Close enough for warmth, but far enough so we don't get roasted chicken!

Flavio was letting me know that he really would like one of those lamps too please!


He looks so handsome this time of year. Nose and eyes look like velvet. And his fur puffs up so soft and fluffy. Don't you just want to rub those cheeks?

Miss Jill is one of my puffiest goats every winter.


Those cheeks are so full! I love this girl so much. She had such a rough spring, we came so close to loosing her when she lost her baby. I am thrilled that we saved her. Such a pretty smile. And so so so friendly.

Now Jackie.. love her too. But we really must work on her chewing with her mouth closed. So NOT lady like Miss Jackie!


 Still pretty though even if she has her jaws going!

I have a hard time not showing Louise off every week.


There are a few of the lady goats that just love to stop and pose so pretty for me. Super Models. Louise is just so beautiful! Well ok they are all beautiful, but a few of them are always so pretty and clean. And they just know exactly how to tilt their head and pose for me!

Like Miss Chica... girl is also a super model in her own right!


Very rarely clean, but still a looker even when a mess. Wind was really doing a number on her fur, but she still loves it outside. She is ten feet tall watching over the goats and donkeys she can see... on the other side of the fence. She barks and is all in control. Until one of them turns and walks towards her... then she is fast as lightening and on the back porch hiding around the railing. Cute still...

Hope you got a few smiles this week. And I do hope you have a furry friend to love on and stay warm!

HUGS and

Friday, December 9, 2016

Whimsy Stamps - Tight Squeeze and Addie the Acrobat

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Have you seen the new fabulous things going on at Whimsy Stamps! There are DIGITAL stamps and papers!!

I have always loved Whimsy... both stamps and digital! And a few of my favorites are back! How can you not love "Tight Squeeze" by Crissy Armstrong???



This one is from a while back and I loved coloring up this digi...


And this is another favorite -

Addie the Acrobat.. again another fabulous Crissy Armstrong image!



This little guy is simply adorable!


I think I am going print off more and color up more cards!! If you need some cute Christmas cards now.. make sure to visit the Whimsy Store  and the DIGITAL ITEMS HERE

Loving them!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!
HUGS and

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

High Hopes Stamps - Fish Kiss

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I have just fallen in love with the cute animals in High Hopes Stamps new Woodland Friends Release! This week I had some fun coloring "Fish Kiss"


I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then added Marvy Snow Marker for well..the snow. I used Core'dinations brown card stock for the base that I sanded the edges, then matched up with papers from Paper Studios Haberdashy collection. I sewed all they layers down, and then added dots of Viva Decor Graphite Pearl Pen.

Inside more of the same papers.


Copic colors used -


Make sure to visit the High Hopes Web Site and see all the new fun items - HERE 


Please make sure to visit the blog for inspiration. HERE 

Thanks for looking! 
HUGS and 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Animal Crackers - Three is a nice number

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Now I think I have talked about in the past how all the donkeys buddy up... they have someone that they always travel with and is their BFF. Sometimes that is a group of three... you know someone to always be the deciding vote on decisions. These three girls are part of the younger generation and are great friends.

Felicia - Gabby and Irene


Such sweet gals - And a great Trio. And another great Trio...

Valentine - Cocoa and Teddy


Now they are more of a Trio because they are what they are and the only three that have the rule of the entire property. Cocoa the female is for sure always in control. Her Son Valentine is a big big big baby and totally freaks out whenever his Mom hides from him and leaves him "alone" (yes she does this from time to time and thinks it is very funny) ... and Ted... well he is ok on his own, but follows just in case he might miss something.

Patti is so bored with my little story...


In reality it was early in the morning and she had just gotten up and stretched and was yawning. Boy I think she needs a toothbrush for Christmas... ewe...

Peso... now this boy has nice pretty pearly white teeth!


Straight and beautiful... LOL shame he smells so bad!

Sebastian came for a picture... oh my when did this baby get so grown up?


Quite a handsome young man too, don't you think?  Love this guy...

Now speaking of loving... Miss Moxie


 Pretty girl got a new collar, one with a large red heart with her name on it! She isn't so sure about it, not thrilled at all... but the doggie box from my lunch... she was very thrilled with that! LOL

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day and my fur babies gave you a smile!
HUGS and

Friday, December 2, 2016

Whimsy Stamps - Keeper of Hearts

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Whimsy Stamps has some amazing new Christmas images... but we are also looking into the new year... and Valentines day! Or maybe just an adorable Anniversary card?

Love this cute set.. "Keeper of Hearts" by Mindy Baxter


Love the humor in this one! This is a complete set of stamps sure to make lots of different projects. Great brink wall background. Great little lady with that bow and arrow, hearts and lots of sentiments. I colored with Copics (colors below) and then cut out things. I matched up things with scrap papers, and a great mat from Whimsy Stamps Card Builder sets "Hearts of Love"  Great set of dies! Again lots to work with in one set!

Inside the card more of the same -


Copic colors used -


You just must head over to the Whimsy Store... HERE

Whimsy has so many great things! Maybe you can make up yourself a list for Santa to bring you?
And don't for get Whimsy's Store now has lots of Digitals to work with for those instant crafting projects! You can find them HERE  

Have a wonderful day... some good friends are getting married tonight... looking forward to a beautiful wedding! Then see you tomorrow for Animal Crackers!

HUGS and -

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Whimsy Stamps - Digital Release! Santa and Teddy Portrait

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Have you heard the news? Whimsy Stamps is releasing Digital again!! Great new images this month that you can get right away to work on those Christmas Cards! You can see all the digital HERE

Love the old fashion feel of "Santa and Teddy Portrait" by Crissy Armstrong


Makes you feel like a kid again right? Now with digital you can have a little extra fun... I printed the image with the background of one of Whimsy Stamps new digital papers! This paper is from the new "Jolly Holly" paper set. Again... instant crafting fun with the digital! So I printed the image with the stripe paper behind. Saves that cut out time for sure! I colored with my copics and then used a Rangers Stickles Lace glitter for the fur trim on Santa's outfit. I then printed more of the Jolly Holly paper for the other pattern piece, and sewed all the layers together.

The sentiment is from a new Christmas Digital Set called "Scripted Holidays" Love these!!!

I then used the Whimsy Shapeology dies "Snowflakes Die" I added more stickles to them so they sparkled... snowflakes do have to sparkle you know...

Inside more of the Digital Jolly Holly papers -


Copic colors used -


Make sure to visit the Whimsy Store to see all the Digital fun! HERE and then for some added fun you just have to pop over to the Whimsy Stamps Blog to get lots of inspiration! HERE

Have a wonderfully blessed day!
HUGS and

High Hopes Stamps - December Release!!

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High Hopes Stamps has a December Release today!! So many wonderful images and sentiments to choose from. I just feel in love with the new "2 Bunnies with Bird" images -


Love this image - 2 Bunnies with Bird stamp and sentiment Have a Beautiful Day. Kraft Cardstock base with Core'dinations dark brown cardstock mats. Pattern Paper from Prima Marketing Nature Garden collection. Copic markers, Ranger Tea Dye Ink, Sewing Machine, Ribbon, Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen, EK Success Punch, Marvy Snow Marker. 

Inside the same paper - 


Copic colors used -


This new release is wonderful - Make sure to visit the High Hopes Stamps website and see all the wonderful new goodies!

HUGS and -