Wednesday, September 2, 2015

High Hopes Stamps - Pumpkin Buddies

Howdy -

Did you visit the High Hopes Blog Hop yesterday? Oh my so much inspiration and so fun to see all the DT's work with the new release images. Well I am back today to show off another new release. How can you not love a Fall image with a doggie and a kitty? Then for that fall Boo a bat flying by.

This is "Pumpkin Buddies"

I colored with my Copics ( colors below )  and paired the image up with some papers from DCWV Holiday papers. Had to use some orange card stock for mats though... just had to make that pumpkin pop right? I sewed all the layers together with both straight and zig zag stitches. My sentiment "Happy Fall Y'all" works with so many images and is great to have for any type of card. For embellishment I punched some leaves with Martha Stewart leaf punch then shaded them with my copics.

Inside is more of the same -

The Copic colors used -

There are SO many wonderful new image in this release at High Hopes Stamps. You really need to pop over to website and see all the fun. And also do make sure to hop along the Hopes Blog Hop... leave those comments and who knows you might just get some new High Hopes to play with as a prize!

Have a blessed day - HUGS and -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

High Hopes Stamps - Sept. New Release Blog Hop!!

Howdy -

There is a new release at High Hopes Stamps!! And for your Fall/Winter/Halloween and Christmas Stamps you are covered with this release!! Oh My!!  

And there is a BLOG HOP to for the DT to show you some of the new images! And you know Blog Hops there is always something good at the end!! 

So if you are on the "HOP" you got here from Shari G.'s blog! Welcome!! 

Now for my card for the release - I am using "Lil Snowbird" - she is just adorable! 

Cute Cute Cute - I colored with my Copics (colors below) pulling my colors from the papers - DoveCraft's Sweet Paris collection. I sewed the layers together and cut out the image with a Spellbinders Oval Nestie. I cut out the birdhouse and let it pop over the oval. A satin ribbon and mulberry flowers and pearls just really make all come together. For my snow I added some Lacey Stickles - love adding a little sparkle.  My sentiment is also for High Hopes - "Large Script Thank You"  

Here is a close up of that snow... :0) 

Inside the card - 

And the Copic colors used - 

NOW ... you need to carry on with the Blog Hop! 

And from here you need to Hop on to Leanne's blog

Have fun and make sure to leave those comments and enjoy all the the new images! 

To see even more of the new release you can also visit the High Hopes web site.  

Have a wonderfully blessed day and have fun Hopping!!


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Animal Crackers - Early Morning

Howdy -

Went out yesterday morning early to snap some photographs. Ok.. early for me, around 7:45. Hubby had been up, out and around for a couple of hours. He is so much more a morning person than me.

But getting out in the morning means I can catch more kids before they head out for the day to graze and be lazy.

Macy was still not quite ready to get going... she is so like me in so many ways....

 Looks like we need to work on getting Macie a toothbrush... LOL ewe.

Found three of the other older ladies enjoying their breakfast on the other side of the fence.

Same grass that is on their side... but you know what they say...  it is always green on the other side.

Snapped one a little later of Jazz... shhh I think she is 'resting"...

 Crissy game me a little smile when I called out her name... adorable.

 Speaking of adorable... these two boys crack me up. They are the best of buds.

 Hank and Chachi, they are truely best buddies. They get along so well. Some would be shocked as they are both "Men" But that could all change if a girl was dropped into that pen.

This Girl makes me SOOO HAPPY!!!

A few months back I was trying to find a way to say goodbye to Jill. None of us thought she would survive her pregnancy problems. Vet even though her chances were not good. But he didn't give up and neither did we. And now she looks like a picture of health. Happy and doing so well. Don't think we will be breeding her anytime soon. She deserves so "me" time.

Snapped a great photo of one the outdoor kitties, Momma Cat. Sometimes a few of these outdoor cats are like a blur and not going to give you a 1/2 second to get a decent photograph. But once in a while they will be just curious enough to stay still for a quick snap...

Maybe it was just the interest that there could be a possibility of some canned food for breakfast.
 Sunning cat she has such striking features.

Hope you got a smile this week. Just love my kids...

HUGS and-

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Whimsy Stamps - Li'l Sweet Tweet

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This week for Whimsy I had some fun using "Li'l Sweet Tweet" - love her hat!  She is from Whimsy Stamps Little Cottage Cuties by Elizabeth Bell. LOVE her stuff!!

I decided to go with the yellow of the little tweety bird and the blue denim jeans she was wearing to find my colors. Found some pretty papers from BoBunny Rose Craft collection. Love the yellow roses in the pattern paper and they worked perfect with my image. isn't often I color first and then find papers. But it worked. So my image is colored with Copics (colors below) and then I matted the pattern paper and image with a die from Whimsy as well. LOVE this die.  "Double Scallop Doily Die" 

Found a dark yellow card stock from Core'dinations and blue solid pattern paper from the same BoBunny collection. I sewed these two papers togther. All placed on white cardstock base. My sentiment is also Whimsy - "Definitions Notables 4" using the Friend definition. I used my copics to color around the sentiment. It is cut out with the matching die "Notables 4 Die". It is so nice that there are so many sets of stamps to match up to the Whimsy Notables Dies. Makes life easy!

I added three punched Martha Stewart Frond Leaf punches and then one yellow mulberry rose.

Inside more of the pattern papers -

Copic colors used -

Hope you like my sunny yellow "Li'l Sweet Tweet" card - I adore these images they just make me feel happy.

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and-

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

High Hopes Stamps - Friends are we...

Howdy -

This week I was going through my High Hopes Stamps and these two sweet ladies looked like they wanted to come out and be inked and used!

Now their name is "Red Hat Ladies", but they don't dress in red in purple every day. There is no rule that they can't wear other colors. So I went with pink/green/and tan.

All came from the colors in the Authentique paper pad collection Legacy. Love the vintage feel and that gave me great colors to use on the ladies. I colored with my Copics (colors below).  Now I love sewing on my cards, and do it on most all my cards. But these two seemed to need something different. It has been a while since I used a blanket stitch on my cards. I love it! But wow... lol, takes a while and lots of sewing. Thank goodness for my trusty machine. I used the sentiment "Friends are We..." Now this sentiment is much longer - Friends are we... just you and me!. I love to stamp it out and block out the last half and just use to the first three words on the front. Then stamp it again blocking out the first section and using the back portion "just you and me." on the inside. A little more drama... like a commercial break before you open the card.

I also added some punched leaves and mulberry flowers to the front. My flowers weren't near dark enough so I used my Copics and gave them a little deeper coloring.

Copic colors used -

Love making cards for girlfriends - and  "Red Hat Ladies" is too fun to work with. 

If you need to find High Hopes stamps to play with make sure you visit 

One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

HUGS and - 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Animal Crackers - SMILE

Howdy -

Today I have a little hodge podge of photos this week. Most are photographs I snapped with my phone that just gave me a smile.....

Olive Oyl always makes me smile - she is just a funny little goat. And she always looks like she is grinning when you look straight on to her.

She is a happy little girl... LOL

Abigail on the other hand has been work in progress. She is starting to not panic when I reach out to her. Nearly every baby Annie has is skittish. But as gorgeous as she is I will keep trying to work with her. One day I will have a smile with this girl.

Now this girl isn't a smile. She is a total Roll in the Grass Cracking up Laugh! 

She is the "leader" of the Guineas. Heck... she is the leader of all the goats as well. She thinks she is Queen ruler over everyone. If she doesn't like where one of the girl goats is eating... she attacks and you move. If she doesn't like where you are laying in the shade and she wants that spot... she attacks and you move. The only goat I have never seen her have control over is Paintbrush. I think she knows that Paint is the old lady and won't take any of her business. One day I really need to get a video of her running across the pen when she thinks she is missing out on something. But Hubby and I end up laughing so hard I don't think I could hold the camera still. She is seriously all clown!

Speaking of Hubby... he is going to kill me when he finds out I posted this photo... but I just had to share as it made me really smiles coming in the room and seeing this. A big AWE.... moment.

 Hubby had been outside all day in the heat mowing and working around the farm. Then he came in and gave all three dogs baths. After that I came in the room and found both him and Autie crashed asleep in the chair. Autie loves to be held like a baby, and after a good bath and sitting with "Dad" under the ceiling fan was just more than both of them could handle. .Love my Guys!

Speaking of sleeping....

This one I was holding in my laughter so hard trying to snap this photograph before she woke up.

I was working at my desk on the computer and heard this odd little noise. I muted the TV to see what I was hearing... it was Chica. Literally UNDER me! She was under my desk chair sound asleep, and dreaming of what I can only imagine. She was slightly snoring, then every once in a while she would move her feet and make little barking noises just slightly. Was so funny. I was so nervous if I moved my chair a fraction or made any noise at all she would jump up. And she did.. just a split second after the camera clicked... she was up looking around the room to see if anyone was watching her.  Too funny.

Now this one had Hubby and I both really teasing our big Standard Ted E. Bear.... 

For over an hour Ted E Bear had a rider on him. Can you see it?

He had a huge Grasshopper riding on his mane. Now we asked him and laughed.... was this a fare that he took on for the afternoon or a fashion statement. With Ted there is no telling. He is always in the middle of everything and a clown in his own rights. So letting this guy hitch a ride was just too funny.

A little different this week. Hope you got a smile as I got a few laughs out of a few of these.  These animals are such a blessing to have and we love each one of them in their own personalities. And believe me there are a whole bunch of personalities here!

Have a blessed weekend.
HUGS and 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Whimsy Stamps - Warm Wishes

Howdy -

Today I am working with Whimsy Stamps and found a great winter image. "Warm Wishes" from the Art by Mi Ran Collection.

 Love the size of the image, and enjoyed coloring her. (Copic colors below) I went with some older papers from My Minds Eye, all the papers have a glitter effect. I stacked up four different patterns. And then sewed them down. I matted the image with the same brown pattern and sewed her down. Then attached it all to a kraft paper cardstock.  I die cut the sentiment "Warm Wishes" that is part of the Sentimentable die collection Holiday Set.

Then I went crazy with a few different stickles -

White Lace Stickles for the snowflakes, and then Diamond Stickles for the bubbles, then dark brown stickles over the die cut Warm Wishes.

Inside more of the same papers.

Copic colors used -

Had lots of fun with this one, she was different for me working with the larger image, but really like how it turned out.  

Hope you have a wonderful blessed day and can color up some warm wishes! 

HUGS and-