Thursday, July 20, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - New Release! Book Worm

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So many wonderful images to color up! This week Whimsy Stamps is showing off a whole bunch of really cute images this month. Today I colored up one of Kirsten Winkelbauer's new images "Book Worm" Cute little book reader!

I colored her with my Copics (colors below) and then used papers from Paper Studios. I sewed all they layers together. My sentiment is from a Whimsy Stamps Clear Sentiment set called "Bold Statememts" Then for embellishments I added a few enamel dots!

Inside more of the same papers -

Copic colors used -

There are so many wonderful new images... pop over quick to the Whimsy Store HERE and see them all! 

Love me my Whimsy Stamps!
HUGS and 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

High Hopes Stamps - Waddles

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Loving the new release at High Hopes Stamps - So Much Cuteness!! And and I am showing of a family of cute little ducks today "Waddles"

Aren't they sweet? I colored them with my Copics (colors below). Just love how cute those babies are. The papers are from My Minds Eye and I love the yellows and oranges with the little ducks. I sewed all the layers down and then added a die cut border. I colored in the flowers and added Enamel Dots for the centers. The sentiment is also from the new release at High Hopes Stamps "Rise & Shine"

Inside more of the same papers -

Copic colors used -

There are so many FABULOUS images in this new release!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

High Hopes Stamps - New Release - Be A Donkey!

Howdy -

Second Post today... Animal Crackers is below -

There is a new release at High Hopes Stamps today!! And this month I am OVER THE MOON GIDDY!! Seriously so very excited! It is called "So Much Cuteness!" and when you see the first stamp I have colored you might just understand why I was so excited for this one...

See I told you!!!! A new DONKEY stamp! This is called "Be A Donkey" I and I love this little donkey! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then sewed onto a black card stock mat. My pattern papers is from Paper Studios Petal and Bloom collection that I sewed also onto a black card stock, then placed on a white card stock base. I added a border with EK Success EX-Large Heart border punch. A few Martha Stewart EX Large Frond punches with mulberry roses. The sentiment is also part of the new release.. wonderful! "Furever in my Heart" you must visit the new release and see all the new! There are cats - dogs - chickens - GOATS - Ducks and so much more!

Inside more of the same papers -

Copic colors used -

Again one more time... Visit the High Hopes Stamps website and see all the new goodies! HERE

Oh I am so excited!!!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Hugs and

Animal Crackers - Is that a pouty face or what?


I had to start off this weekend's post with my baby... my boy... and yes he is pouting.

This is him waiting for me to finish what I was doing so I could go and sit in "our" recliner and hold him. He was done for the afternoon, he had been outside, it was too hot, had his dinner and a good drink of cool water. Now he wanted his Momma in the chair with the fans going, in air conditioning. Me to baby... soon... promise.

A few more upset guys that ended up pouting...

As we came through the front gate, the boys were out in the middle of their pasture. Hubby went over to check on their water. Well you see when Hubby comes to the fence after we have been gone somewhere he is suppose to have peppermints in his pockets for them from which ever mexican food place we ate at. Sorry boys - no mints today. Hubby was so depressed he upset his men. He was pouting more than the donkeys that he had let them down... I bet he makes sure he has those mints next trip!

Exciting news! Ok... not the news that we had another 6 foot snake in our chicken coop... sigh... hopefully the last one this year! But no we have been over the moon that at least one of our own home hatched chicks Itsy or Bitsy is a HEN!! Still holding out hope that they both are hens, but for sure one!

You want a "little" proof??

With our different types of chickens we get different eggs. That XX-Large egg is from the Australorp Chickens, the solid cream colored egg is from the Wellsummers and the spotted egg on the left is from the Barnevelders.... and drumroll please... that little bitty egg is from Itsy or Bitsy!!! Now I guess the first day we find two eggs then we can celebrate two hens. LOL

Since I was out with the chickens I thought I would show you how BIG the Guineas are getting! SO BIG!

And chatty too! LOL Hubby says another 2 or 3 weeks and they will leave the coop and be put in with the goats and the old lady Guineas... hope they learn to stay put!

They are fun to watch..

 I tell you if it hadn't been 100 degrees and felt like 100% humidity, I would have stayed out there forever and watched them. They are comical. Not sure if they mean to be, but they are!

Well I do hope you have something fun planned for the weekend. Normal around here I suppose. Did my house cleaning for the most part yesterday, just some laundry and I am thinking... some coloring! Sounds like a great day! Only would be perfect if it rains on the metal roof while I am crafting!

I have another post coming today.. new release :0)

Have a blessed weekend and HUGS -

Friday, July 14, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Heartfelt Sympathy

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This week I needed a Sympathy card for some very sweet friends. And I realized that the new stamp set from Whimsy Stamps "Paws to Remember"

Now this set is wonderful for those with pets that have crossed over the rainbow bridge, but it is also a wonderful set for some simply beautiful sympathetic card. I used the tree, and colored with my Copics (colors below) and then added some shading with my pencils. I inked the edges with Rangers Distress ink and layered with some papers from Paper Studios. I also added a the Whimsy Stamps die "Doodled Doily" die.  I inked the edges of this as well. All the layers are sewn together. Then for the sentiment I used the Whimsy Stamps Word die set "Heartfelt Sympathy"  Then a few dots of Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen.

Inside more of the same papers -

Copic colors used -

This is a beautiful set and I think I will be using it more in the future it is such a pretty set.

Have a wonderfully blessed day -
HUGS and

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

High Hopes Stamps - Fishing Santa

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How about a little Christmas in July? And one of my all time favorite fun Christmas image is High Hopes Stamps Fishing Santa

You just know that is probably what Santa is doing now with his summer vacation right?

He is adorable isn't he.. and look some shiny fish for his catch! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then inked the edges with Rangers Tea Dye Distress Ink. Then Santa needs a little sparkle to him even in summer. So I added some Rangers Stickles Diamond. My papers are from Papers Studio's Beach collection. I liked that net looking paper with the fishing theme. My sentiment is a High Hopes Stamps sentiment that is just too perfect for the image! "Best Fishes for a Merry Christmas!"

Inside more of the same papers -

And my Copic colors used -

Now make sure to pay attention this weekend for a new High Hopes Stamps release... seriously this release has me totally giddy! Does that give you any hints?

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Animal Crackers - Shiny Donkeys


The donkeys are SO gorgeous right now. They are for the most part all slicked off and shiny. Healthy beautiful coats.. and as I said gorgeous!!

First up here is Jolene...

This girl is a hottie! She is stunning isn't she? You can really see her "bracelets" on her legs. So Shiny and pretty. Of course she wouldn't look up at me that little patch of weeds were just too tasty.

Now Jazz she knows how to pose for a camera!

 One of the old ladies but still a super model! Doesn't she look gorgeous. They are all looking so pretty right now. So proud of them all.

Now Sonia is a bit slow at loosing all her winter coat. She is a little behind but soon she will be really stunning too! And as cute as she is anyway how could she not?

Now I found Patti and Jazz cooking up a plan to steal some of Raffie's breakfast... Maybe if we go through here....

Jazz is playing it much cooler and seeing if Patti will pull it off first...

But first plan didn't work... so maybe under here???

Ok, so she got a few little scraps that blew close to the fence.. but no real jackpot! Sorry Patti... just not nice to steal Raffie's meal you know? LOL

Ok, so how is this for a grin? Ha... Louise was chillin' in one of the huts after a big breakfast.

 Lets not tell her that she is wearing a piece of hay in her beard... so not lady like... LOL

 One more photograph from this last week - My Hubby works so hard -

"We" were loading hay out of the field Monday afternoon. It was right at 100 degrees... It was hot! And I was driving with the air conditioning on! Hey the windows were down so I was feeling the heat too.. Ha...  Now before you ask why when it was so hot. You have to load out of the fields as they are working on the bales, and the best time to bale the hay is the heat of the day. If their is moisture in the bales they will mildew - so in the heat it is.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. I am going to look at shiny donkeys :0)
HUGS and

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Friendship Garden Sentiments

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This week for Whimsy Stamps I was just dying to color up one of the new Digital Images. Have you seen Whimsy Stamps Digital Products? OH MY... papers that are so yummy and images that have you coloring in just no time!

This month there are a few new sets from Tracy Wray that just screamed to me! I was so excited to print them and color them. This is from the new Friendship Garden Sentiments collection. Three amazing images and FOUR beautiful sentiments to work with them!

Here is my first card with this collection... I know I will have many more in the future!

I colored the image with my Copics and then enhanced with a few pencils. (colors below)  I die cut the image with a circle and then shadowed it with the Whimsy Stamps Shapeology "Doodled Doily die" Love this die with those little hearts in the doily. The papers are from Prima's Tales of You and Me collection. The sentiment is part of the collection. I inked the edges of the pattern paper, the circle image and the sentiment and sewed down my layers.

Then to match up with the image I die cut two leaf dies and added lots of mulberry roses. I added darker coloring to the centers of each rose with my Copics to match them up with the roses in the image.

Inside more of the same papers.

Copics used -

You just have to take a stroll through Whimsy Stamps Digital items... click HERE to do that!

Have a wonderful blessed day -
HUGS and

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

High Hopes Stamps - Playful Goats

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This week for High Hopes Stamps I pulled out a fun and favorite image to make a special Birthday card for a very special friend.

This is Playful Goats -

I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then found papers from Prima's Something Blue collection. I sewed down the layers... lots of layers and used a cream colored base. Used High Hopes Stamps "Bold Happy Birthday" for my sentiment.

For my flowers in the corner, I tried my hand with handmade Foamiran flowers. First try.. I think they could get addicting, but I will need more, lots more practice. Martha Stewart Frond Leaf punches and then Viva Decor Pearl Dots for a little extra.

Inside more of the same papers -

Copic colors used -

Love playful goats! And coloring them up is fun too! Now pop over and spend some time seeing all they fun at High Hopes Stamps! HERE

Have a very blessed day -
HUGS and

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Animal Crackers - The Boys are Back!

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So this last week we picked up two of our boys! Flavio and Patricio are now back home. We sold them earlier in the year. Now I don't want to say that they cattle where they are totally pycho nuts, but well... the cattle were afraid of the boys. Even if the one of the donkeys just looked up at them and took a step grazing, the cattle would bolt and freak out. So they asked us to bring them back home...

They moved back in with the boys in our new front pen. Their first time in the new pasture, and all seems to be friendly and happy. These guys all know each other. So happy grazing going on.. well Flavio is curious on why I was zooming in on him...

He is a handsome stud isn't he?

Speaking of handsome... Now how totally adorable is Doc??

If only he had a hair clip... We have talked about cutting those cute bangs, but I just don't know if I can! Love this guy so much!!! If you could only see those gorgeous ice blue eyes!

Two more handsome young men. Chuck and Hank..

Found these two guys chillin' in their hut. These 1/2 brothers are carbon copies of each other. Chuck is just a tiny bit taller, and he has little eye brows horns above his eyes. Other than that... hard to tell them apart.

Crissy was enjoying a little morning snack of a stick. Not sure how or why she thought it was so good, but she was really enjoying it.

 She is a beauty even if she likes sticks as a snack. LOL

And last for today a calm grazing photo of my 3 standard stooges grazing...

They really were seriously into this area.. They keep it pretty mowed down. And they do look so pretty on it with it all green and nice. Funny we had just a tiny bit of rain last week and we got a bit of green. If we could do that every couple of weeks we would have plenty of grazing for our kids all summer!

Hope you have a furry friend to love on and hug this weekend.
HUGS and