Wednesday, January 17, 2018

High Hopes Stamps - Fireman Matthew

Howdy -

This week I pulled out an old favorite for High Hopes Stamps - How fabulous is "Fireman Matthew"!!

I mean we all love those cute firemen right? And this little guy is just too cute, I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then cut him out loosely around the edges. I found some older papers from My Minds Eye and American Crafts and sewed down the layers. Love all the little hearts. I glued down Matthew and added some Viva Decor Pearl Pen for a little water coming to put out that fire! I cut out a Whimsy Tag Die and then stamped out the perfect sentiment from High Hopes - "Thanks!" Love this sentiment size and those dotted letters. I added a couple of enamel dots to look like brads holding down the tag.

Nice little thank you card for a friend or maybe a fireman? LOL

Here are my copic colors used -

Make sure you jump over to the High Hopes Stamps website and see all the great images for ANY subject. There is a great Search field you can find anything you are looking for! Try it! HERE

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day -
HUGS and

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Animal Crackers - Queen of the Goats

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Now if this old lady doesn't have a little bit of Royalty look to her... 

The Sun came out one afternoon this week and the weather was really nice, so Paintbrush climbed up on the upper deck and laid down to enjoy herself. She does have the look like a Queen though. She is a bit of Queen of the Goats around here. Love her...

And can a Chicken look Royal? If so this little lady is doing her best to follow Paintbrush in enjoying her surroundings and her "subjects"

 While snapping my photo of Miss Chicken I found that Doris was having a serious chat with Leon through the fence.

Leon is a big rooster, but this photo makes him look like a giant. Lol Now what do you think that conversation is about??? Hmmmm.... They were really chatting -

Great photograph of Miss Ellie Mae -

 Such a beautiful girl. And so sweet. Those eyes just melt me. Big Brown Large Eyes.. And if only you could hear her "hee haw" it is more like a young girl yelling out, it is uniquely her and even when in the house I know when this girl is talking. And when I hear it, I always smile -

Ha... check out the grin on this guy -

He is one funny guy - and he ALWAYS looks like he is grinning with those big white pearly teeth!

And here is Scarlet or "Red" as we have nicknamed her. Now looking at this photo you would never guess that this little lady got in trouble this last week would you?

She has named herself leader of the ladies goat pen. But "Dad" and her had to have a talk. She was being a little mean to old Annie last week. It was really I think a misunderstanding. Dad was trying to move Annie into a private pen so we could feed her own food and vitamins.. he was paying lots of attention to Annie and NOT Red. So Red decided to head butt move Annie out of the way. Dad was not happy with her, he Got Annie out of the pen and then had a talk with his Red. Red and Dad have a special bond, but for a first time Dad was not happy... Just in case you are concerned, Dad and Red are fine and Red is getting her pets and attention as always. :0)

I hope you got another smile from this weeks post - and we all hope that you have a very blessed weekend -
HUGS and

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Whimsy Stamps - Flower Fairy

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Today a little Fairy Fun... the new Whimsy Stamps image by Marina Fedotova"Flower Fairy". 

I colored with my Copics (colors below) matching up with papers from First Edition Spring Drop collection. I sewed down the layers and added some bling with Rangers Stickles. Fairy's must have bling right?  Three buttons in the corner and then for the sentiment I used Whimsy Stamps die cut "Heartfelt".

A close up of that bling...

And the Copic colors used -

Such a fun little Fairy image - click these links to head over to the Whimsy Stamps Store!
*NEW Flower Fairy

Word Die Set - Sympathy Heartfelt and Condolences

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

High Hopes Stamps - Bessie Boo

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Ever have one of those weeks where life just would be nice to stay in PJ's with your hair in rollers and those comfortable cushy house shoes. Mine are on right now!

This is "Bessie Boo" and I think she is just precious.

I colored with my Copics (colors below) and paper pieced the outfit with the papers from First Editions Spring Drop collection to match the card. I found my thread and sewed down my layers of pattern papers on a white card stock base. Three dots of Viva Decor Paint Pen Green for some embellishment to finish it off. I love this image and decided to leave her as the main focus.

Copic colors used -

For lots of fun and pretty images make sure to pop over to the High Hopes Stamps website HERE and see tons you will fall in love with!

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Animal Crackers - A little old age...

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Cold weather is a really big issue lately everywhere.... in Texas we get fronts that blow through and then leave. But recently cold has hung around. And for those that are a bit "older" that really makes our joints not want to move and work well. And yes... I am adding myself into that statement. But our concern this week has been Annie. Poor thing has really had some achy knees and issues getting up and down.

A little extra Minerals and Vitamins, a heat lamp at night and a private place to be and she is doing a bit better, and the little warmer weather isn't hurting either! It is really a pain to get old and move around in the cold isn't it?

Was doing a bit of laundry yesterday, I know better but was under the weather and not thinking... I washed a load of our black tablecloths for our upcoming antique show... and now they have cat hair on them.... sigh.

I really do know better... she loves the warm laundry. Oh well I couldn't disturb her could I? gunna have to dig out that lint brush I suppose.

Found this photo I took of Moxie.. and it just cracked me up. Are those ears or what?

 Such a wonderful girl. Love her so much!

 I wanted to share a photo I snapped with my phone this last week. We were leaving the house and found this guy on the top of our neighbors gate.

I just love seeing these beautiful hawks... aren't they just gorgeous!

I wanted to show off a present we got for Christmas from a dear friend Leah - she made this for us!1

Love my Donkey Stain Glass piece! It hangs proudly in our dining room window where you can see it as soon as you come up on our porch! I adore it!! Thanks you so much Leah!! FABULOUS!

Sorry not any really new photos this week, I have been a bit under the weather the past few days and honestly.... with the holidays and the days off and such... well I lost track of the days. Duh... It has been a rough week what can I say? New year I will try and keep up with the days better...

Hope you have had a good week, and did get a smile this week.
Have a blessed weekend and thanks so much for visiting!
HUGS and

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Whimsy Stamps - Penguin's Cute Chick

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2nd post today! Whimsy Stamps is still showing off the new January Release images and for my card I got to play with "Penguins Cute Chicks"  from Crissy Armstrong.

 How can you not fall for a Penguin with three cute little chicks! I colored with my Copics, colors below, and then cut out with my Nestie. The papers I used were from Paper Studios and sewed down the layers with a zig zag stitch. Some older Corner dies, and then one of newer favorites dies from Whimsy "Leaf Foliage 2 Dies" You must go see these and put them in your next cart! I promise you will LOVE them! Then three mulberry flowers to top it off.

Copic colors used -

To see all the new fun things from Whimsy Stamps click HERE. Some really pretty things to play with!!

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

High Hopes Stamps - Lg. Puff Kitty

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I am having so much fun playing with some older favorite High Hopes Stamps! This is Lg. Puff Kitty... so adorable! 

Just love this little kitty! I colored with my Copics,  colors below,  and then found some papers from My Minds Eye with some beige card stock. Love this paper it has all kinds of glitter on it. I used the sentiment "Lg. Script Thank You!" then 3 vintage buttons to finish it off. Almost made me twitch to not sew on this card... but oh my... I ran out of thread!! I know I have a new one here somewhere... I guess it is time to clean off the desk... and the shelves... sigh. I would rather color and craft!

Here are the Copic colors -

Make sure to pop over to the High Hopes Stamps Web site HERE.... I promise you will find LOTS to fall in love with!

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and -