Saturday, March 17, 2018

Animal Crackers - Have Your Cake and Eat it too?

Howdy -

Well as I said last week, we have put Darlene into the single pen for some much needed extra lovin'.

She is LOVING her Geriatric Equine food. And the Alfalfa of course. But as soon as she is done eating - she is done - and wants back into the large back pen with all her ladies. Yep.. her Cake and to eat it too. It isn't too hard to move her between the two pens but well... once the ladies find out what is going on it will become like fighting back a group of children at a new candy store. Alfalfa breath is hard to hide you know... And honestly we would like to make sure that Darlene is eating all her feed and hay herself and putting on some weight.  Now despite her age and needing to put on some weight... she is still a bit of flirt with her old boyfriend Black Jack..... who is in the pen next to hers.

She is a funny lady! LOL And old man Black Jack is doing some strutting and showing off himself!

Speaking of a funny lady - Cautious Big Girl Cocoa -

One of the standards. She is so pretty... very very cautious but a true love.

She and Teddy were really enjoying all that new green grass -

They are all loving the green grass, but as they are our children they are also still wanting their hay and feed... It will be very noisy around here as we work them back to more grass then hay... LOL

Mary was finishing up her breakfast and turned back to give me a grin...

 Sweet little girl, with those blue eyes we love. So pretty -

And speaking of pretty...

 Come on,  she is pretty in her own way... LOL Love all the details these chicken have when you zoom in for a close up. And I love to see those bright red combs... that means all is well and healthy! They must be cuz the egg totals have really been going up now that Spring is here. All are eating all kinds of eggs around here!

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed and happy weekend.
Hug someone furry or feathered and enjoy!
Hugs and -

Friday, March 16, 2018

Whimsy Stamps - Horse Barn

Howdy -

I have lost my mind over the new DoveArt stamps over at Whimsy Stamps! This week I "needed" to color up the Horse Barn

I would love to have that barn on my farm for sure... but we would have to call it the Donkey Barn... LOL.  I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then inked the edges with Rangers Distress Ink. Now I told myself I was not going to use the new Whimsy Stamps new Farmhouse Shiplap background stamp... but how could I not with the barn? Right? LOL I stamped the background stamp on a piece of core'dinations card stock and then sanded a bit to distress. I sewed down the layers with my sewing machine. A bunch of enamel dots for embellishments and then my sentiment is the word "Serenity" from the Whimsy Word Die set Gratitude Die set. 

This is my idea of Serenity for sure!

Here are my copics used -  

Here are the links to go straight to the items in the Whimsy Store

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

High Hopes Stamps - Garden Lamb

Howdy -

Feeling a bit of Spring?  Color and the Sun! For my card today I pulled out a sweet Spring image from High Hopes Stamps - "Garden Lamb"

How cute is this little Lamb and that sweet little chick? I colored with my copics (colors below) and then found a piece of pattern papers from PION in my stash that was just as sweet as the little lamb. I sewed the layers down and used a kraft card stock for my card base. Three enamel dots that have glitter at the top and then for my sentiment I used High Hopes  "Spring is in the Air" Fabulous sentiment for this time of year!!

Copic colors used -

For so many great fun images to color and share! POP over to the High Hopes Stamps website HERE and enjoy!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Animal Crackers - Lazy Cloudy Afternoon

Howdy -

Was just a Lazy Cloudy Afternoon yesterday - no blue sky anywhere to be seen. Wasn't cold Wasn't hot. All the animals were out just wandering around. They love sunny spring afternoons... they are coming kids promise!

Sonja wanted to make sure to get a good close up shot for you guys today -

Those eyes are so gorgeous. Big Brown eyes... such a sweet little girl. Slow Calm and Sweet for sure!

Our old lady Darlene also has that Slow Calm and Sweet personality too.

 Hard to believe she is 26... she deserves to move slow. But if this girl sees you coming out with a treat... she will run over the younger girls! I think we are going to move her into a pen of her own for a while and feed her some feed for geriatric equines... just build her up a bit after winter.

One of Darlene's boys "Pavo" has her same characteristics.

But he is more cautious than anything else. Never has been a pushy to the front kind of donkey. He waits in the back and just waits his turn for whatever is going on. One of his own one of a kind donkey traits is the fact that he likes to save a little snack of hay on his back.. yep... he likes to stack up hay on his own back for later... LOL funny boy.

Shhhhh. pause here and quietly move past Sandy...

Remember Lazy Cloudy Afternoon... Love that leg stretched out for ultimate comfort!

Wow.. I am thinking that baby that Victoria is carrying is laying over on its side... what do you think?

Those babies move around quite a bit! Just a couple of months now people! eeeeekkkk so excited!

Juliet was excited too! ok..... so that is really a yawn!

 Please do not zoom in on those teeth! The girl really needs to brush her teeth! Wonder what she has been snacking on recently? Seems to maybe have some mud attached to it. yuck.

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend. Maybe the weather and the animals are telling us to kick back and relax this weekend. Sounds good to me! I wish!

Hugs and -

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Whimsy Stamps - Garden Chair

Howdy -

Lovin' the new images at Whimsy Stamps! The new DoveArt images are so so so... country! And you do know I love that! This week I colored "Garden Chair"

Just yummy right? And I had so much fun playing with the new Whimsy Background stamp Farmhouse Shiplap... swoooooning over this one!  And then I decided to stamp it on a piece of core'dinations card stock and do some sanding... OH MY! How fabulous does that look? Just like reclaimed wood! This was the dark grey card stock and when I sanded the light grey background showed through fabulously. I colored the Garden Chair with my Copics (colors below) a light pink card stock for my card base and then a pink and white gingham ribbon is just so country! For my sentiment I die cut the Whimsy word dies Happy and Wishes from the "Birthday Wishes Magical" Set and the "Smiles Happy Celebrate" Set. Simple but love it!

Copic colors used -

To see all the new fun and all the fabulous collection from Whimsy Stamps click HERE and have some fun and fill a cart!

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

High Hopes Stamps - Busy Mama


Having some fun with another great older High Hopes image. The perfect image for Mother's Day or any card to cheer up the "Busy Mama" in your life!

 Yes this is one "Busy Mama" - 3 little hares would make any Mama busy don't you think? I colored with my copics and then found an older pattern paper in my stash from Sassafras. I adore that those scallops at the bottom are a printed part of the paper and cut out! I sewed down the layers with a pink card stock mat and used a cream colored card stock for my card. The sentiment "hare raising" is so perfect with the image!

Copic colors used -

Love this springy image. Can't you think of a Mom in your life that would get a smile from this image? To see all the fun at High Hopes Stamps pop on over to the web site store HERE and have some fun browsing all the fabulous images to play with! 

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Whimsy Stamps - Release! Gone Fishing and Shiplap

Howdy -

Ok... seriously in love with the fact that Whimsy Stamps is now selling DoveArt images!! So many artistic gorgeous images! And for this release this month it was so hard to decide what to use first! And then I saw the pick up truck in the new "Gone Fishing" image... perfect for a much needed manly birthday card! 

Gorgeous right? I colored with my Copics, colors below, and then inked the edges with Ranger's Distress ink. Now am swooning over the new background stamp!! So many ways to use this new stamp!  Farmhouse Shiplap... love!

My sentiment is the Whimsy Stamps dies "happy" from the smiles happy die set and "birthday' from the birthday wishes dies set. Favorite sets for sure for those quick sentiments! Then again those  enamel dots!

I can't stand it.. I am off to color up another new stamp! Hurry over to the Whimsy store HERE and see all the new fun things to fill your cart with!

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and