Saturday, January 28, 2017

Animal Crackers - Making Me Smile

Howdy -

These "children" of mine each have a way of making me smile. They each have their own personalities and show them off in there own way. Some are down right hysterical... some a calm and beautiful. Some are just trying to get the most attention -

Juliet and Lacey were at the fence pushing... shoving and both working to get the first head scratch and the largest share of attention. Juliet usually wins at this as she is a standard donkey among miniatures... but Lacey said NOPE not this time girlfriend!

And with a grin like that you just have to laugh out loud and let her have that first rub! LOL good thing I have two hands though... Juliet wasn't giving up that easy!

Lacey's grown daughter Gabby was working the big brown eyes for attention.

This girl can rock both the sweet batting eyes for attention or the pushy shove attention depending on her mood. Today it was the calm beautiful look working best....

Now Ellie Mae's personality is usually calm and beautiful. She always looks so pretty..... but she gets the biggest grins from Hubby and I when she calls out to us.

This gal has a yell that can scare some. Sounds like a two or three year old child scream at the top of her lungs. Makes you jump for sure if you aren't use to it. I love it... she is the only one with this distinctive voice. And even when I am in the house I hear it far out in the pasture and it makes me smile.

Rhett can be listed as one of those pushy personalities....

But this girl can also stand perfectly still and make me laugh. I always get this feeling she is saying "Look deep into my eyes... good and now bring me some treats" Those eyes can melt you ....

And I know Spartacus has been shown more than once wearing his hay... But seriously if you are going to list ones that make me smile... Spartacus is for sure in list!

Usually it is breakfast he enjoys storing on his... but this week I found him out there scooping up and walking around with a small pile of hay late in the day. Guess he was just proud he found a little late afternoon snack... or it was just a fashion statement... LOL

Now Autie's fashion statement was not too funny... Ok so I laughed a little... but Hubby, nope he was not happy.... You see Autie had a bath the night before I snapped this photo. 

He decided that his fluffy clean fur would feel good rolling around outside... yep Hubby was not thrilled with the boy. But who are we kidding... he really wasn't too mad... you can never stay upset with that sweet face! 

One of the outdoor kitties, Samantha was not kidding around with me though... LOL She was reaching out to me... or was it the can food I told her about?

LOL Check out those claws! LOL Sweetest kitty alive in reality... well unless you are holding back some can food! She did let me give her some loving before her meal though. So all is good.

Hope you got a smile this week. Maybe a chuckle or two....
Have a wonderfully blessed weekend!
HUGS and

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Poppy

Howdy -

Whimsy Stamps just has soooo many fabulous artist! It is so hard to choose one favorite, and you don't have too! This week I was so excited to color up "Poppy" by Sylvia Zet.

Now I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then used papers from Paper Studio. Sewing down the layers. Now I have been playing with Whimsy's new "Honeycomb Pattern" Die. I wanted it to have a thick look to it so I painted it with dimensional glaze. And since my Large Martha Stewart large leaf punch and Marvy flowers punch were on my desk I thought they would be pretty with "Poppy" as well. I added Stickles to her wings and lots of stickles for the image to sparkle. I guess sweet little fairies and lady bugs should sparkle? Not sure why I thought this but is does sparkle!

Copic colors used -

Love Sylvia's images... to see more of her adorable images and all the artist images at Whimsy click HERE 

Hope you enjoyed.. have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

High Hopes Stamps - Kovu Drops In

Howdy -

Enjoying playing with more High Hopes Stamps this week. And this week "Kovu Drops In"

Isn't he just adorable! I saw that sweet little blanket he is dropping in with as an opportunity paper pieced effect. Picked my papers from Pebbles Front Porch collection. Love that gingham with the flowers papers. So I colored with my copics (colors below) and then stamped and cut out the blanket out of the gingham paper and the red pattern paper.  Then glued the pieces onto the image. I sewed the papers down with zig zag stitches. Some Martha Stewart Large leaf punches and Marvy small flowers for embellishment. White paint dotted for centers. Finished off with the great High Hopes sentiment "Falling For You"

Inside more of the same papers -

Copic colors used -

There is so many wonderful images in this Live Love Laugh Release.. make sure to visit them all


Thanks so much for looking -

HUGS and

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Animal Crackers - Cozy Bed

Howdy -

The doggies got a couple of new beds this week. I just love a clearance sale... and They LOVE the new beds...

This was seconds after it landed on the floor. And all three dogs have been moving from bed to bed and stretching out and enjoying them. Now honestly... When Libbie wants one the others usually give it up... but well... when Gato wants one....

 Yep she isn't as easily persuaded to pass it up. But with Libbie's high pitch constant barking she does end up deciding the noise was just not worth it... She can sleep just about anywhere...

And the warm laundry I just got out of the dryer was purrrrrrfect! Now how she thinks this position is comfortable I have no idea... but she was like that for hours. No worries this was Hubby's laundry not mine... I would have made her leave if it had been mine, wouldn't have wanted to all that cat hair on my clean laundry. :0)

Louise was lounging and posing pretty for me too...

Such a pretty little girl. Those ice blue eyes and those jet black "boots" she is wearing... just stunning.

Was heading back inside when Rico called out to me...

Now honestly it was more that he wanted some afternoon hay, but he did call out. Handsome man. And seems like lately he has been wanting to have more than his share of blog time. But it is ok Rico... you are a handsome stud and I love showing you off... :0)

Hope you enjoyed this week. I didn't venture out to the far pens.. Been a bit under the weather and walking out too far would have been just more than I had in me. Wish I could find out who gave me this so I can give it back!! I felt I needed a nap after typing this up! Thinking jammies, a blanket and a good old movie sounds good today.... Oh in a Cozy Bed.... Not Libbie's though....

Have a blessed day - HUGS and

Friday, January 20, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - From Me to You

Howdy -

Whimsy Stamps has a new artist! Kirsten Winkelbauer is joining all the wonderful talented artist at Whimsy and her stuff is just perfect! 

From Me to You 

Isn't she just too cute! I first went off to pull out the reds and pinks and decided that I needed to try and go a different color combo. I used a pattern paper from Die Cut With a View Baby Boy collection and matched it up with baby blue, brown and yellow card stock. I colored with my copics and then die cut the word love from the new Whimsy Card Builder Die Set Hearts of Love. All the layers are sewn down. And then added three Whimsy Enamel Dots I love these don't you???

Inside more of the same papers.

Copic colors used -

Make sure to visit the Whimsy Store HERE and see all the new Whimsy Fun!

Hugs and

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!