Wednesday, January 18, 2017

High Hopes Stamps - Buddy Makes A Friend

Howdy -

Having so much fun with High Hopes Stamps new Live Love Laugh collection. This week I colored "Buddy Makes A Friend" isn't he too cute?


I colored with my copics (colors below) I matched it up with Paper Studios Barnwood Pretty papers. Love the pink and grey together. I added the new High Hopes Sentiment "Falling For You" Totally sweet sentiment for a valentine don't you think? Then I added three white enamel dots.

Copic colors used -


Make sure you visit the High Hopes Store HERE to see all the new images! And the High Hopes Stamps Blog for DT inspiration!

Have a blessed day-
HUGS and

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Animal Crackers - Yep it's 2017

Howdy -

Yes, I realize I made the classic January error last week. I dated my photographs with last years dates... sigh... hey I haven't written any checks so I have to mess up something dated wrong.

Now I guess that I have to start off by letting you know that it hasn't been such a great week here. Last weekend we lost two of our adult boy goats. Chachi and Paul ... we have been so sad.


Chachi has always been a favorite around our place. Stunning coloring and outgoing personality. 

Paul was a shy boy, but very friendly. 



We believe that it was some sort of pneumonia, our weather here has been warm, cold, hot, wet, freezing then warm again all in a couple of weeks time. It must have been too much for these two boys. So very sad.

Because of that I think we have been paying even more attention to all the other "kids". The other two boys in our MEN pen... Hank and Chuck are doing good and loving the extra attention and extra feed.


Hank has always been one to love the extra attention. He knows how to demand it as well. Since his days as a tiny baby to now always a cutie.

And his 1/2 brother Charles "Chuck" a bit more cautious and laid back than his brother..


Looks so much like Hank, just as cute. But such a different personality.

Wyatt is another semi look alike for Hank and Chuck - He has Hanks more outgoing personality. Soon he should be moving down to the adult MEN's pen.


Love that little grin on his face.. those shiny pearl whites showing through. Ok so not too shiny. Now I have told you in the past about that red on their horns.. how they do that on the fence panels.

Caught Spartacus in the act.


 I guess that rubbing them feels good. You know like a great scratch. Spartacus will also me making the move to the Men Pen. Just making sure things are safe as you see Spartacus is a bit of curious little dude and I want to make sure he can't find any way out.

Next week we have a family coming out to visit looking for a pair of boy donkeys... So we will be introducing them to Patricio "Pat" and Flavio.


 Will do some serious tears when these two find their forever home. Wish it could be here, but we just can't keep all the guys. I know if this family falls for these two they will have happy homes, and be loved but it still makes me sad to see them go. But these two will spread lots of joy.

Hope you have a blessed weekend -
HUGS and

Friday, January 13, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - More New Release - Mouse with Rose

Howdy -

More new release from Whimsy Stamps today. And today I colored up Lee Holland's "Mouse with Rose" such a pretty little mouse with a large rose! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then cut him out.


Cute isn't he? or is it a she? Then I wanted to try another new Whimsy Stamps new product... New Butterflies Stencil. I can't wait to try some other new things with this stencil. For this card I pulled out my PanPastels and chalked up some pink and purple butterflies. Layered onto a polka dot paper and kraft card stock. Doodled around the edges. Then for a sentiment a great die cut "hello".

Copic colors used -


Wonderful new release this month to see all the new goodies look HERE at the Whimsy Store.

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - January Release - Pin the Tail on the Donkey

Howdy -

There is a new Release at Whimsy Stamps! And there are so many wonderful new goodies... but I think you will understand when I giggle showing off this new image! Oh my.... Giggle...


Crissy Armstrong created a donkey!! This is "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" Totally in love! I colored with my Copics (colors below) Then I printed off some totally yummy digital papers from Whimsy. Love these...  "Fresh Rose Collection" Such pretty papers in the collection. I used kraft cardstock, and green card stock for bases. I sewed the layers down with a zig zag stitch, then because I didn't want add too much extras to take away from the donkey in any way... so for embellishment I added three Whimsy Enamel Dots

Now for the inside simple as well with a a great sentiment.


This is from the new Whimsy Digital Cat and Dog Sentiment set. But it isn't just cats and dogs that have fur right? Donkeys have wonderful soft fur!  Love this!

And my Copic colors used -


Now you must visit the Whimsy Store HERE and see all the new yumminess!  And make sure to always visit the Whimsy Blog to see lots of inspiration!

HUGS and


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

High Hopes Stamps = Leo Meets Lana

Howdy -

This new High Hopes Stamps "Live Love Laugh" release is just so adorable! Can't wait to color each one of them! This week I am having fun with two cute turtles - "Leo Meets Lana"


Are they not just too sweet? I colored with my Copics (colors below) I went with pink and greens - just love that combo. A white card stock base with green card stock for the mats. A piece of My Minds Eye Baby Girl papers. I punched out a tag and used the sentiment "Me & You". Now I dug deep into the stash and pulled out some jewelry spacers with heart shaped brads for embellishments. Been a LONG time since I used them.

Inside the card same papers.


Copic colors used -



Love this collection so much... Visit the Store HERE and see all of the sweetness!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!
HUGS and

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Totally-Tiffany!! Totally Organized! Product Review

Howdy -

Now I know you are like me.. half the fun in a crafting is organizing. My fellow Whimsy Stamps DT have all come together to review products from Totally-Tiffany.

Totally Tiffany is a great company that offers all kinds of storage and products to organize all you supplies. Here is the link to their store.. Totally-Tiffany Make sure to pop over and see all the goodies!

At the end of this review you will have a chance win! I will provide you with a link to a sweepstake.

And if you look close you might just see some new Whimsy Stamps products!

Die-Namic Storage Set


The Die-Namic Storage set is a system to store all sizes of thin, metal dies.  Inside of a storage/carry box are clear plastic sleeves that each hold a plastic card layered with 1″ pockets. The layered pockets allow you to “stack and store” your dies for maximum visibility.  There’s even room to store die instructions and coordinating stamps in the sleeve with your dies!
Cards are tabbed at the top for easy labeling.
This set includes:
5 Pocket Cards
5 Storage Sleeves for Pocket Cards
1 Carrying Case
Pocket Card dimensions: 12″ x 6″ (not including tabs)
Carrying Case dimensions: 13″ x 7″ x 1″ (handle retracted)

Pen & Ink Palace – Desk Maid


You’ll love the Pen & Ink Palace by Desk Maid! 
Fill the shelves with your double-tipped pens to keep them in the proper flat position. The staggered shelf design means nothing is hidden and every item is at your fingertips.
Load the pull-out shelves with your ink pads. Big or small, they all fit together here. Do you have matching pens and ink pads?  Keep them side-by-side here and you’ll never have to search for matching tools. 
The top shelf is the perfect place to store ink bottles and distressing tools.  Everything you need in one “palace”!   
The Pen & Ink Palace is part of the Desk Maid line, which is made of wood and painted  white.  The Pen & Ink Palace is also included in the 4pc Desk Maid set.
Looking for organization inspiration for your craft supplies and tools?  Click here for Tiffany’s Go-10 class.
The Pen and Ink Palace also works well for organizing your jewelry making supplies.
Overall Dimensions: 7″ x 9″ x 7″
Slide-out Shelf Dimensions: 8.5″ W x 4.75″ D
Shelf height/clearance: 7/8″
Top Tray Dimensions: 8.5″ x 3.75″


Look even GATO our cat was excited to see the new desk organizer!

Now make sure to visit the Totally-Tiffany Website and see all the great products - HERE 
And then you just have to follow the link HERE to enter to win some great prizes!! And make sure to see about their Craft Space Clean Up Sweepstake going on through the 24th. You can do that HERE
Love these new products and I thank Totally-Tiffany for the chance to review them! 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Whimsy Digital Stamps - Am I Forgiven

Howdy -

Another great release today! Whimsy Stamps Digital Release! And today I just HAD to color up the the Crissy Armstrong image "Am I Forgiven"


Seriously adorable isn't he? I colored with my Copics and then found papers from Paper Studio's Theodosia Square collection. Then sewed down the layers with my sewing machine. A pretty ribbon and some Viva Decor Black Pearl Pen for embellishment. And a little lace with the Whimsy Stamps Shapeology "Doodled Doily die". And that wonderful new sentiment from the Cats and Dog Sentiment collection!

Inside the card -


Copic colors used -


Great new collection of Digital images at Whimsy! Make sure to see them all HERE