Saturday, December 3, 2016

Animal Crackers - Three is a nice number

Howdy -

Now I think I have talked about in the past how all the donkeys buddy up... they have someone that they always travel with and is their BFF. Sometimes that is a group of three... you know someone to always be the deciding vote on decisions. These three girls are part of the younger generation and are great friends.

Felicia - Gabby and Irene


Such sweet gals - And a great Trio. And another great Trio...

Valentine - Cocoa and Teddy


Now they are more of a Trio because they are what they are and the only three that have the rule of the entire property. Cocoa the female is for sure always in control. Her Son Valentine is a big big big baby and totally freaks out whenever his Mom hides from him and leaves him "alone" (yes she does this from time to time and thinks it is very funny) ... and Ted... well he is ok on his own, but follows just in case he might miss something.

Patti is so bored with my little story...


In reality it was early in the morning and she had just gotten up and stretched and was yawning. Boy I think she needs a toothbrush for Christmas... ewe...

Peso... now this boy has nice pretty pearly white teeth!


Straight and beautiful... LOL shame he smells so bad!

Sebastian came for a picture... oh my when did this baby get so grown up?


Quite a handsome young man too, don't you think?  Love this guy...

Now speaking of loving... Miss Moxie


 Pretty girl got a new collar, one with a large red heart with her name on it! She isn't so sure about it, not thrilled at all... but the doggie box from my lunch... she was very thrilled with that! LOL

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day and my fur babies gave you a smile!
HUGS and

Friday, December 2, 2016

Whimsy Stamps - Keeper of Hearts

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Whimsy Stamps has some amazing new Christmas images... but we are also looking into the new year... and Valentines day! Or maybe just an adorable Anniversary card?

Love this cute set.. "Keeper of Hearts" by Mindy Baxter


Love the humor in this one! This is a complete set of stamps sure to make lots of different projects. Great brink wall background. Great little lady with that bow and arrow, hearts and lots of sentiments. I colored with Copics (colors below) and then cut out things. I matched up things with scrap papers, and a great mat from Whimsy Stamps Card Builder sets "Hearts of Love"  Great set of dies! Again lots to work with in one set!

Inside the card more of the same -


Copic colors used -


You just must head over to the Whimsy Store... HERE

Whimsy has so many great things! Maybe you can make up yourself a list for Santa to bring you?
And don't for get Whimsy's Store now has lots of Digitals to work with for those instant crafting projects! You can find them HERE  

Have a wonderful day... some good friends are getting married tonight... looking forward to a beautiful wedding! Then see you tomorrow for Animal Crackers!

HUGS and -

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Whimsy Stamps - Digital Release! Santa and Teddy Portrait

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Have you heard the news? Whimsy Stamps is releasing Digital again!! Great new images this month that you can get right away to work on those Christmas Cards! You can see all the digital HERE

Love the old fashion feel of "Santa and Teddy Portrait" by Crissy Armstrong


Makes you feel like a kid again right? Now with digital you can have a little extra fun... I printed the image with the background of one of Whimsy Stamps new digital papers! This paper is from the new "Jolly Holly" paper set. Again... instant crafting fun with the digital! So I printed the image with the stripe paper behind. Saves that cut out time for sure! I colored with my copics and then used a Rangers Stickles Lace glitter for the fur trim on Santa's outfit. I then printed more of the Jolly Holly paper for the other pattern piece, and sewed all the layers together.

The sentiment is from a new Christmas Digital Set called "Scripted Holidays" Love these!!!

I then used the Whimsy Shapeology dies "Snowflakes Die" I added more stickles to them so they sparkled... snowflakes do have to sparkle you know...

Inside more of the Digital Jolly Holly papers -


Copic colors used -


Make sure to visit the Whimsy Store to see all the Digital fun! HERE and then for some added fun you just have to pop over to the Whimsy Stamps Blog to get lots of inspiration! HERE

Have a wonderfully blessed day!
HUGS and

High Hopes Stamps - December Release!!

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High Hopes Stamps has a December Release today!! So many wonderful images and sentiments to choose from. I just feel in love with the new "2 Bunnies with Bird" images -


Love this image - 2 Bunnies with Bird stamp and sentiment Have a Beautiful Day. Kraft Cardstock base with Core'dinations dark brown cardstock mats. Pattern Paper from Prima Marketing Nature Garden collection. Copic markers, Ranger Tea Dye Ink, Sewing Machine, Ribbon, Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen, EK Success Punch, Marvy Snow Marker. 

Inside the same paper - 


Copic colors used -


This new release is wonderful - Make sure to visit the High Hopes Stamps website and see all the wonderful new goodies!

HUGS and -

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

High Hopes Stamps - Sparkle & Cheer

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Oh my Christmas is coming soon!! Time to get those Christmas Cards done and all our gifts wrapped. I like to make my own tags for my presents. With so many wonderful little images and sentiments they can be made pretty quickly and they add so much to a wrapped gift.

The new Sentiment "Sparkle & Cheer" is perfect!


I stamped the sentiment, the doodled around the edge. Then decided it needed more color to it and used my Copics to color! Dark red card stock, scraps of Graphic 45 papers and then a couple of Whimsy Snowflake dies with red Ranger Stickles centers. Was fast and really does make things special for your To and From Tag.

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day - and pop back tomorrow for the High Hopes December Release! And also the Whimsy Stamps Digital Release!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Animal Crackers - Feeding Frenzy

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First before I get on with today's Animal Crackers post... I am thrilled to report that Jolene has been given a clean bill of health! Building her weight back up but she is doing wonderful, and is back with all her girlfriends and doing really wonderful.

Now Feeding Frenzy could be describing my Thanksgiving day meal... it is more than likely an accurate description, but this is a description for our goat feeding yesterday evening. LOL


Hubby took life into his own hands and went in to feed the goats... It is always a riot to watch. You would think these goats are starving... but those bellies give that away as untrue.


They were very happy they do love their special dinners.

Look at that smile from Sweet Pea... ok the smile was before she knew she was getting feed.


Love when they do that grin.

Then there is just a simple grin... Belle has a great smile don't you think?


 She really looks like she needs braces... LOL Still cute.

And another great smile. Jorge has a great smile. Those teeth are just perfect! Years of me wearing braces and mine aren't that straight! ha!


Hubby found a large ball... thought the boys might like to "play ball". It was pretty funny they were chasing it around the ball.. biting at it, kicking it and running after it. Then about 10 minutes later they were all bored.

Love this shot of Sandy... she was chilin' on the roof of one of the huts.


Not sure what the hay sticking out of the side of her face... maybe she was saving it for later?
She is a pretty thing even if she is wearing a little snack.

How about a little peek a boo?


Valentine was hiding from me and the camera. Handsome even through the branches. Now when he thought I was carrying a carrot he came out from hiding - my boy. :0)

Hope my fur babies gave you a smile this week.
HUGS and -

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

High Hopes Stamps - Loads of Love

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This Fall Winter Release at High Hopes has been a wonderful one, so many great images to choose from. But I have to say "The Old Pick Up Truck" is my all time favorite!



I totally love this Truck! Colored with my copics (colors below) Then I layered the image up with the Presents images in the back of the Truck. Then I matched the image with some of my favorite papers from Graphic 45. Love the traditional feel of these papers. I sewed the layers down with multiple zig zag stitching. Then the wonderful sentiment "Sending you Loads of Wishes"

The buttons for a little additional embellishment.

For the inside of the card more of the same papers.


The copic colors used -


Thanks so much for looking! And Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hugs and -