Wednesday, October 19, 2016

High Hopes Stamps - Old Pick Up Truck

Howdy -

This new release at High Hopes Stamps has so much for everyone! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas... and this wonderful "Old Pick Up Truck" - I am in love with this image!

Hubby and I are always pointing out old trucks and talking about the day we have one. So as soon as I saw this image I knew it was a must and I just couldn't wait to color it up and I also knew I wanted to match it up with the High Hopes Barn. A favorite background image of mine. And you just now that "Old Pick Up Truck" has put in a lot of hours working around this old barn.

The masked images are sewn down onto papers from My Minds Eye. Love the rich colors together. Then I found some Whimsy Stamps Dies Happy, birthday and vines that just worked to well with the image. It all worked well together and as an Easel Card!

Copic colors used -

This one was a super fun card with me - my roots with High Hopes Stamps. LOVE the country images... so me!

You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below.

Hope you enjoyed -
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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Animal Crackers - Pretty Girls

Howdy -

Pretty Girls - I so love my girls. Ok the boys just as much. But this week I spent a little time out with the gals.

Felicia is a pretty little girl -

She is one of the last girls available on our for sale list... but I really think I may have a very hard time letting go her, in fact I have avoided her a couple of times when we had people looking... I know bad huh? Can't help it...  She is Macie's daughter and has those same big eyes with long eye lashes. She is a beautiful little donkey...

Then we have Irene... one of our tallest ladies.

Not a great angle for her is it? Makes her rear end really look high up doesn't it? She is a sweet girl and despite her height I really do want to breed her with Raffie... he is so little I hope that we can get a cute little spotted baby from the two.

Raffie says yes.. he likes the idea!!

Timing Raffie... not quite time yet! LOL Now he is a looker isn't he? I always compliment him on how stunning he always is. Never a mess always sharp and handsome. My Smiling Donkey!

We released Macie this week... A little trial to see how she does. Already thinking we will put her back. She was showing so much improvement, and if the limping gets worse back in she goes for longer this time.

The girls were happy to see her coming back... Or maybe to see the special treatment she was getting with all those carrots?

Macie just walked on by and was so happy to be back into the large pen... will hate to have to pen her back up ...

She does look happy doesn't she? Speaking of happy...

 Miss Libbie and her old bed. We have purchased her new beds over time. But she loves she old bed. Once in a while I can sneak it out and give it a good wash... takes her a few days to get it "right" again. But still is and always her favorite place to sleep... unless she can get ahold of any of "Dad"s" t-shirts to wad up and snooze on... those are great too.

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend.
HUGS and-

Friday, October 14, 2016

Whimsy Stamps - October Release!! - Dolly December

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My second card for the Whimsy Stamps October Release - And I chose Elisabeth Bell's new image Dolly December. 

Isn't she pretty? I colored with my Copics (colors below) I then matched her up with the new Whimsy Stamps paper pad Christmas Cheer.  Love these papers! I sewed down the layers and then found some wonderful Christmas dies! Whimsy Funky Christmas Tree Die and the Christmas Large Word die.  

I added silver Ranger Stickles to the top of the tree. All stars atop a Christmas tree need to sparkle right?

Inside the card the same papers.

Copic colors used -

Really enjoyed coloring up this new image! Now to pull out another!

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Whimsy Stamps - October Release!! - Nativity Critters

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It is Whimsy Stamps October Release! And for my first card I just had to color up Crissy Armstrongs "Nativity Critters" - Love her animals! And this one is really special!

I colored with my Copics - (colors below) and then I added some Marvy Snow Marker to the bunny tail and the lamb. Love how it makes them look fluffy and soft. I matched up with Whimsy Stamps Paper pad "Christmas Cheer" Love the patterns in this pad for warm Christmas cards. I sewed the layers down and then found My Whimsy Shapeology Dies "Small Bow 3-D die"  and then the Sentimentable Holiday Die. I added dots of Viva Decor Pearl Pen in the corners.

Inside more of the same wonderful papers -

Copic colors used -

You must run and see all the Whimsy October Release - HERE  and to see lots of inspiration you can visit the Blog HERE  There you will find all the information to join in on the party and win some new goodies for yourself!!!

HUGS and -

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

High Hopes Stamps - Charlie's Christmas Tag

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Loving the new release at High Hopes Stamps Fall Winter Halloween and Christmas! I can't believe the countdown to Christmas is already started! Not starting to panic... but Wow its coming fast so we better start our Christmas Cards!!

What is more fun than to start off with Charlie's Christmas Tag image! "MOO-RRY CHRISTMAS!"

Charlie is such a cutie! And who doesn't love a Cow dun up for Christmas! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then I cut it all out. Then I pulled out Graphic 45 papers and sewed them all down on a cream colored card stock base. I added six green buttons, that I topped off with some red Stickles glitter.

More of the same papers inside -

Copic colors used -

You have to visit the High Hopes Blog HERE and then the website HERE

You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below.

Hope you enjoy -
Hugs and

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Animal Crackers - All for Macie


Well this week we are happy to say that Macie is doing much better!!

She is still not 100% - and is still in the small pen up next to the house, but she is moving around much better and although still limping, she is putting more weight on it and getting around. We have been just worried sick about her. Such a beauty…

You can see here how when standing still she pulls that back leg back and rest it.

But she is up and moving around and that is good. She has even been begging to get out of the pen and join the other ladies. Not quite yet old girl… Besides once you are back in the big pasture.. no more special spoiling. She is really loving the carrots and treats!

She has made new friends… not that she is too sure about them or them about her…

She will stand there and stare at the chickens for a while then look over at us like… seriously? What are these things? LOL The chickens will run up the fence to check her out then run back to their buddies like… see told you I wasn't scared of her…. LOL  They are now use to each other and get along and the chickens are helping keep Macie entertained while in her healing pen.

I stood and chatted with Miss Annie for a bit yesterday -

Annie is one of our first four goats… and I do love her. Lord knows I have to love her… this girl is my child that test my temper. Sigh… she has been much better since she now lives full time with Frankie. She is just not good in with all the other ladies. Despite her not having any horns this gal found it necessary to head butt and try and mow over all the younger goats. A sort of I am in charge type of "Queen of the pen" thing. Well a long while back I shoved her in with Frankie and that is where she lives. Frankie LOVES her and is very happy she is there with him… and all the younger goats are thrilled she now is not anywhere to play her in charge bully games. Ok… so she isn't the happiest… but she still has it pretty good…. she is in charge of Frankie after all… LOL

Maybe that is why one of her first daughters Chloe is like she is….

Chloe doesn't try and bull doze everyone but she isn't the most sweet friendly to "humans"… better than she use to be, but still not a loving goat. Those fabulous eyes and coloring is her saving grace. She does have fabulous kids! And as long as she stays "semi-nice" she is good with me. Now I will say the girl loves to have her photo taken! Always runs towards me for her glamour shot….  Or thinks I have food… one or the other. LOL

Found Wyatt finishing off what was left of breakfast late yesterday. We will not talk about how nasty stinky sticky dirty he is… but I will say this boy has one stud set of horns!

Ok the red coloring is not part of the horns… that is from rubbing and head butting the fence post. Don't you think standing and head butting a post is good way to spend the afternoon? It is a guy thing I guess… But seriously he has amazing huge horns. Just like his Dad Peso.

Hope you enjoyed my photos this week. And thank you so much for all the prayers and well wishes for Miss Macie. Keep them going! They seem to be working - praying for a full recovery for the old lady!

Have a wonderfully blessed weekend - prayers for those in the Path of Hurricane Matthew -  Oh and a VERY Happy Birthday to my Dad today… he isn't with us anymore, miss him everyday…. today his birthday really thinking about him… Love you DAD -

HUGS and -

Friday, October 7, 2016

Whimsy Stamps - Snowman and Friends

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Here in Texas you have to chuckle a little when the temperatures drop for fall... We had our first "cold" front last week and have another coming this weekend. I pull out my jacket and warmer clothes when this happens... I mean it went from 90's to 80's and then 70's!!! Nights will be in the low 60's!!! That is chilly! LOL I am not a winter cold person as you can tell. I love to look at it... love the pretty snow... in photos. Or through a window while inside with a cozy warm blanket. But I do have fun coloring up some cold winter images!

This week I had some fun with the new Whimsy Stamps Set "Snowman and Friends" by Crissy Armstrong

This is a fabulous set! Comes with three snowmen and LOTS of sentiments! I colored with Copics (colors below) and then added some Marvy Snow Marker for some puffy snow look. I used the sentiment "let's chill" from the set.

My pattern papers are the new Whimsy Stamps 6 x 6 paper pad "Winter Wishes"  Love these papers for snowy cards! I used the matching Whimsy Winter Wishes enamel dots. Totally in love with these!!! Oh and I used them as the centers of the Whimsy Snowflake Dies... another new favorite in my die collection. Love how these come out and looks so delicate on a card!

Inside more of the Whimsy Winter Wishes papers -

Copic colors used -

These winter images are so fun and great for fun note cards to your Christmas cards. Make sure you visit the Whimsy Stamps Store HERE to see all the new release items!

Have a wonderfully blessed day -
HUGS and -