Wednesday, August 23, 2017

High Hopes Stamps - Happy Pigs

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Another new stamp from High Hopes Stamps and who doesn't love "Happy Pigs"


And two little piggies playing in the mud is really adorable! I colored up with my Copics (colors below) Love to color up that they are a bit messy in the mud. I used paper from Simple Stories, with Green and White card stock. I used a zig zag stitch to attach everything. A fun heart doily from Whimsy Stamps and the High Hopes Stamps sentiment "Hogs and Kisses" from the new release! How perfect is it? Three pearl dots in the corner to finish it off.

Inside the same papers -


Copic colors used -


Just love these new stamps from the new release "So Much Cuteness" It is one of my all time favorites!

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Animal Crackers - A little Moving Around

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Old age really is not fun. Now you see this week I had a birthday.. the big 5-0. Not that number really bothers me.. that much... LOL Well my furry babies have the same issues with age... just wish with me it was getting skinny like them. That I could use a bit of! But for them it isn't healthy at all. We worry about our older kids as they age.

A few months back Black Jack was needing a bit of help with some added nutrients and well.. fattening up. So Black Jack was put on some really yummy, at least he likes it, special feed for aging equine. It has done wonders for him. He looks amazing, coat is shiny and he is more active and not to hurt his feelings but he is much fatter and healthy.


What a stud! We are both counting down the days until it cools off and fall is officially here so we can move in some pen-mates for breeding. I pray that we can get more solid black babies from Black Jack before he is retired. Such a sweet good-looking guy!

Now already retired is Paintbrush, our oldest goat. She is in need of a bit "more" and in with all the girls she just isn't getting in there and getting her share much less a bit more. And honestly Frankie our first and old buck is aging and getting a bit thin as well. So we decided that despite the fact that Annie and Frankie love being in the same pen and live happily together that maybe we should move Annie out, put Paintbrush in and then we can control and add some fat to out older generation. Annie tends to take more than her share so this gives the two that need the feed the chance to eat in peace.


Paint or Annie were not super thrilled the first day. Oh Annie has some fun bossing around all the girls and being in the larger pen, but I think she was missing Frankie. Paintbrush was not happy about being apart from her baby Olive (I say baby loosely as she is long been an adult) But now I think things have calmed down and Paint is liking the "retirement" pen. It has more shade, and well... that extra and much yummier food... 


The goats get Alfalfa a couple times a week along with their daily Coastal Hay. But the retirement pen is getting it much more often and even some added grain for dinner a few nights a week. A plus for sure! Hopefully they will show the same improvements as Black Jack.

Here Annie has settled down, but I think that is a bit of the jealous eye she is sending over to Paintbrush.


Just kidding.. she was asleep here.. LOL

Thelma wanted to say Hi this week...


Wish you could hear her.. really she was chatting up a storm. LOL

Now here is one that has the best of both world.


We all know Kitties love laying in warm windows... Gato loves laying in which ever window has the morning sun coming in. But she has found a spot that has the warmth, while under the fan and air conditioning. Now this is the spot people! Smart Kittie... LOL And might I say pretty kittie too!

Hope you all have a wonderfully blessed weekend, and that we gave you a little smile to start off the weekend -

HUGS and

Friday, August 18, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - SweetLil'Chef

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Another great image from the Whimsy Stamps August Release! This is "Sweet Lil' Chef" by Kirsten Winkelbauer


Isn't she cute? I thought she would make a great Thank You card to put with some baked goodies. I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then cut her out with a small border around her. My papers are from Paper Studios. Love the baking theme of the papers. I sewed all the layers down a kraft card stock. A Thanks die cut for the sentiment. And three Enamel dots in the top corner.

Inside more of the same papers -


Copic colors used -


There are so many great goodies to see at Whimsy Stamps August Release - see it all HERE 

Can't wait to play with more of these images!

HUGS and
 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - August Release! - Piggy Birthday

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Time for a new Release at Whimsy Stamps!! More great fun to craft with!! For my first card with the new releases I am playing with "Piggy Birthday" from Lee Holland!



Isn't he a cute little piggy? I colored with my Copics (colors below) and found a piece of fun pattern paper from Webster. I sewed down all the layers down with a zig zag stitch, with bright green, dark rose pink and white card stocks. For my sentiment I used Whimsy Stamps "Happy Sayings" Die Cut. With a stamp from Whimsy Birthday. I dotted the scallops with Viva Decor Rose Pearl Pen.
Fun card!

Inside same papers.


Copic colors used.

Love how cute this card turned out and now excited to work on my next new card to show off tomorrow! See you then.

HUGS and

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

High Hopes Stamps - Puppy Pals

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Puppy Pals - such a sweet little image. And perfect for a little note card for a friend.



This is a small 4x4 inch card. I colored up Puppy Pals with Copics (colors below) Then I found a piece of scrap pattern paper from Websters. Brown card stock for the base and mat. A part of die cut from Desire's. Three sequins, with dots of Viva Decor Cream Dots. Then the great new sentiment also from the new release "Life without Dogs... I don't think so"

Great little card to tie to a little gift bag or present. Perfect for what I needed!

The Copic colors used -


To see all the new release click here > "So Much Cuteness"
To see all High Hopes Website and all the yummy items click here > "High Hopes Stamps"

Love my High Hopes Stamps~!!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Animal Crackers - How did he do that?

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Last week I casually mention to Hubby that I have been trying for weeks to get a good photograph of our little chickens Itsy and Bitsy for the blog. Every time I go out they run towards the fence panels and push up against me, sweet for sure but not great for photographs! So he starts sending me photographs.. like lots of different photos of the two little girls! Now they do run towards him too... but somehow he snuck out and got some great shots! This one was my favorite! A bit jealous of his skilz!


Oh my they are so cute! These two are the home hatched and raised chicks and they are like Hubby's special kids. He is so attached, and it is really cute the way they run up and jump on him and eat out of his hands.

Now my baby boy Autie. I know I show him chillin' most of the time. But this one was so funny. You see he had a bath last night, so he is all clean and fluffy... and after going out yesterday morning he ran in and legs went straight out, he hit the cool floor and he sighed... My boy...


I went out earlier yesterday about lunch time to take photographs and it was already getting steamy hot and almost everyone was hiding! I was so upset I just couldn't get out in the morning yesterday... next week I am going to have to get up and go out before I get working while it isn't as hot. Or with Hubby's luck with photos maybe just let him shoot next week! LOL

Heard a little high pitch sound from Peso while walking by. This guy is just too funny. Big tough guy... and he has the highest pitch voice that sounds like a little girl. LOL He was hiding under his deck of his hut.


I am sure it is cooler, but I think we are going to have to talk to Dad to make his next deck just a few inches taller... then he could stand up under it.! LOL He loves his deck most all year and jumps up on it and over sees all the ladies in their pen, but in August... too hot up there! Oh.. maybe Dad should build him a patio cover for his bachelor pad! Yea... I will put that on the to do list! He will love that!

Hank was down in his pen chillin' in his hut. Was quite a way from me, and he really wanted to come to me for a little attention. But that would mean walking across his entire pen in the sun...


He just said a few things to me from a distance and stayed right where he was... Don't blame you Hank I am heading in pretty quick myself!

One photo of a donkey this week, The men were the only ones out this week. Jorge came for some head scratches... Sergio for his kiss on the end of his nose. And then I even got a rare head scratch for Pavo!!


He is such a calm sweet donkey. Just like his Mom Darlene and his older brother Diego. But he is even more cautious. Likes attention, but only when no one else is hogging up the fences. But I got a rare few minutes with him just the two of us and some sweet loving.

I have to brag on loyalty... Miss Moxie


I so adore this girl. Even with the heat she stayed right with me in my rounds to all the pens and taking photos. We got in a nice walk, some chit chatting, and of course lots of head and belly rubbing. To her not me..... LOL  Love her so much!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend planned. I don't know of anything major for us this weekend. Things around here I am sure, but just quite weekend. Like that plan myself!

Hugs and hug someone furry or feathered!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Published fun!!!

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I am so excited to share! I have been published in Rubber Stamp Madness Magazine!! Now available is the Fall issue and if you check out their article on Birthday Greetings you just might see a card by little ole' me!!


I used Whimsy Stamps Dragon Party by Crissy Armstrong. With lots of other Whimsy Stamps products. The Whimsy 6x6 Pattern Paper "It's A Party", Whimsy Corner Dies, and believe it or not those swirls are the Whimsy Funky Christmas Tree Dies.. upside down. Then lots of those fun Whimsy Enamel Dots!  The sentiment is part of the Whimsy Digital Dragon Sentiments Set.

There is lots of great inspiration in Rubber Stamp Madness Magazine. If you haven't seen it in your local craft store or book store.. check out their website HERE 

Its been awhile since I have been published.. I think I am going to give it a try again real soon it was so much fun to join in and then to see my card in print!

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Penguine Baker

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Yum Yum... Who doesn't love pie? Whimsy Stamps by Crissy Armstrong "Penguin Baker"


I colored up this little baker with my Copic markers (colors below) I went with a background coloring of a very light purple so I could match up with my pattern paper. Whimsy Stamps Digital paper "Tranquil Turquoise Papers collection" I love digital papers, never run out and no storage issues! LOL Sewed down the layers with a straight stitch on my sewing machine.

Die cut out the Whimsy Stamps Cherry Blossom Panel. Love this die.. I added some Ranger stickles to each of the flowers, and then decided that the top of the pie needed some "sugar" so I added more stickles to the pie.

For my sentiment I used the Whimsy Stamps Brush Script Uppercase dies and spelled out "Sweet As" with three dots of Whimsy Stamps Enamel Dots.

Love how cute this one turned out.

Here are the copic colors used -


Have you seen all the cuteness at the Whimsy Stamps Website? Check it out HERE and see how much fun there is!

See you tomorrow to share some fun!

Hugs and

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

High Hopes Stamps - Goat Your Back

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Now when I saw the new release from High Hopes Stamps we all know the new Donkey stamp was the first to jump out at me and made my heart sing. But then I saw these cute little goats! "Goat Your Back"



Oh my they remind me so much of my Momma Goat Rhett and her babies! I decided that they needed a farm to have fun in... so I stamped off first "Goat Your Back" Masked that off and stamped the "Farm Fence" Masked that off with the goats. And then stamped the background "BARN" I love how they all came together and have a scene you have fun coloring! I colored with my Copics. (colors below) and then went to find papers for my card.

I decided to just work with one pattern paper and keep things a bit simple since the image deserves the attention. My papers is from Graphic 45. I sewed all the layers down and used a Core'dinations dark red card stock for mats and the base. The sentiment is perfect "Furever in my Heart" Then three red enamel dots to finish it off.

Inside the same papers -


Copic colors used -


Can you say ADORE for the new release "So Much Cuteness"! Having so much fun with it! To see all the new Cuteness click HERE.

Hugs and

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Animal Crackers - Whatcha You Lookin' At?

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Now this photo made me laugh out loud!


This is one of our young Guineas - And I am thinking with this look she has a bit of attitude! LOL Their feathers are coming in nicely and they are growing big. I am going to hate to release them into the goat pen when it is time. I hate too loose any of them. But our old girls have lived long lives in with the lady goats. We lost one of the last two Old Guineas this last week, so we only have one old lady left. I think it was simply old age and the heat.

Here is our last old lady taking an afternoon break with Bell and Gracie. That is the prime spot in the goat pen in the afternoon. They all line up and claim spots as soon as it starts getting hot. Ok, the goats line up... the Guinea always has a spot there, if not she runs off one of the goats.


Bell is one of the pets... she is my girl that had the semi-stroke during a very rough birth. She is fine and gets along good. But no more babies. So we only got one baby from her ever. Miss Sweet Pea.


Sweet Pea gave a beautiful baby boy for her first baby, and look forward to breeding her again this fall. She has her Grandma's Pop Eyes.  Lillie was one of our original 4 goats, and we lost her a couple of years ago.. simply old age. We loved her so much she was so friendly and those eyes just melted me. 


We talk about thinning out some of the goats and bringing in some new blood lines. But Sweet Pea, will always stay here, simply because I see that heart of her Grandma Lillie.

Now the heat has been pretty brutal here. Over 100 many days, the chickens have to have their misters to keep them cooled off. Love how this chicken is just standing in front of it staring it down.


Guess I would too... LOL

Found a bird, that didn't seem to mind me moving all around her. Not sure what kind, as it seems she is molting a bit. She was hanging around the back yard around the goat pen. Making sure to stay in the shade. But then I realized she had to if she was going to perch on the fencing...


 I leaned on the pipe fence top to take the photograph of Sweet Pea. I still have a red mark on my arm! OUCH can you say HOT! Smart bird... stay in the shade there!

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend and make sure to enjoy a furry fuzzy or feathered friend!

HUGS...


Friday, August 4, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Mister Mummy

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You have plans for you Halloween Treats? Well Whimsy Stamps has a few new images that are just perfect to say Trick or Treat!

This is Mister Mummy by Krista Heij-Barber


Simply Adorable right? Love this little mummy cutie. I colored with my Copics and then loosely cut around it. It comes with the fun sentiment as part of the image. The "bag" is a Sizzix Big Shot Pro Die that goes together really quickly. I used dark purple card stock, with a green and white pattern papers that I used a very old scallop scissors to cut the edges. A ribbon for a top. Was really quick to put together.

How cute would it be to make a bunch of these and hand them out to your favorite trick or treaters? Or what if you are a school teacher? You could make up one for each student and have them on the desk for the school party! Or gifts for office co-workers! Wow the list goes on an on. And these really do go together pretty fast so one evening while watching your favorite program and you would have the best treats!

Have a wonderfully blessed day - And have some fun coloring!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

High Hopes Stamps - Friendly Kitty

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Yesterday we had the High Hopes Stamps Challenge and I made a card with Curious Kitty and while deciding another Kitty was calling out to be inked as well. So I decided to color up both of them for this week. :0)

Today I used "Friendly Kitty" Adorable right?


I colored up with my Copics (colors below) and then found some papers in my stash from First Editions Spring Drop collection. I loved the oranges with the kitty. And how can you not love papers with glitter? I sewed the layers together and then added a Whimsy Doily die and a few Viva Decor Pearl Orange dots. Such a sweet kitty! And for my sentiment I used the new "Purrrfect Day" Sentiment

Inside more of the same papers.


Copic colors used -


Totally LOVING this new release "SO MUCH CUTENESS" can't wait to color each one! and then start over again!! LOL

Have a wonderfully blessed day -