Monday, September 16, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Thankful Friends

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For High Hopes Stamps this week a Warm and Fuzzy one! Or Warm and Feathered? This is Thankful Friends - Such a sweet Thanksgiving image! 


I colored with my Copics and then shaded with Pencils. A very warm feeling color palette right? I cut out with a round Spellbinders Nestie and then found some older paper from K&Co. Juliane collection. I cut out, layered and then sewed together with straight and zig zag stitches. I matted the image with a larger circle with the same stripe pattern paper. I love that the paper has a clear glaze to it. Shines! It needed just a bit more, so I cut out four corner embellishments and then added some Nuvo decor pearl pen to the buckles and dots in the corners.

For the sentiment I used the High Hopes Stamps "Happy Thanksgiving"  Love this image just feels so Thankful!

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Hope you enjoyed - there are so many wonderful holiday images at High Hopes Stamps! You can get to them all HERE

Thanks so much!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Animal Crackers -

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This week has been relatively quiet... time to sit and reflect on things I suppose? 


 Miss Chica loves to sit outside in the morning sun and watch the goats. Of  course from a little distance and with a fence between them... after all she is only a tough girl when she knows she is safe. Such a beautiful girl .

Speaking of beautiful I finally got a photo of Penelope showing off some of her grey...


Funny it is almost like she is hiding her spots from me, she is usually always facing the other direction. But not this time Penelope! Such a pretty girl... a bit nuts like her Mom but beautiful too!

From Young Beauty to Old... Old Lady Darlene... we have a routine with this Old Gal... 


Every morning she is at the gate to be let in to eat her special geriatric equine breakfast, a spot of hay and see her buddy, Black Jack,  through the fence of course. They are both in their late 20's after all... Darlene as much she thinks she should have a baby... she is retired. Anyway when she is done she bangs her head on the gate and wants back in with her Lady friends. Well most days .. some days she spends lazy time in her private pen. Here I had let her back into the pen and she always looks back as if to say thanks... I'll be back in the morning. LOL

Then I went over to young boy goats pen.. Chipmunk was jealous that he didn't get a solo shot last week like his twin brother. 


 This little guy "Chippy" as we have started calling him... he is a sweetheart! Totally a love!

Hubby snapped this photo for me... he was out watering and this guy came by to say hi!


 Hubby had a little chat with him, then warned him to run and hide before Moxie woke up and found him... we don't like that to happen .. well it is best for Bunny if Moxie doesn't know he was visiting.

Had to end today with a bit of color.... Things are so BROWN here now. HOT and most all things are dried up and dead. But Hubby has some of his roses planted in the back yard in pots (have to stay away from the Donkeys of course)


 Love this little pink rose.. it has dark pink spots that make is just so perfect!

Hope you have a perfect weekend planned where you are and make sure to hug a furry friend!
HUGS and

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Angel Bear Clown

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 More Halloween fun with High Hopes Stamps this week. This image is just cute! With the name "Angel Bear Clown" it is not a scary boo image at all.. just cute!


I found an older scrap paper of a starry night and thought it worked well with Halloween card. I sewed the layers down to a lime green card stock. On a black card stock base. Colored with Copics and then shaded with pencils. Then high lighted with some Nuvo sparkle.

Then a sentiment "Happy Halloween" that I cut in half to split the words to fit better.

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Sweet Halloween image! To see all the great images at High Hopes Stamps click HERE to jump straight to the website store. 

Hope you have a wonderful day -
HUGS and

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Animal Crackers - Beautiful faces

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These faces just make me happy all over... some of our "children" like and enjoy being photographed more than others... some well they just live to have cute photos taken of them...

Domino... this boy is sweet all the way to the middle! He is a love! 


And he does have that little sense of humor! We have been discussing moving him into the pen with Junior and Chipmunk... I think and hope that they will all get along well. Domino is a bit larger but is so sweet :0) -

And then there is Junior... 

Junior he bats those beautiful blues and gives me that "I am gorgeous and you know it!" look... LOL


 Ok he is right... he is gorgeous...

Miss Patti - she has those eyes that just speak a million words - so much personality.


And she is beautiful as well .. And her daughter Irene.. just as beautiful!

Very wide... common spotted baby!!!!


Praying that is a baby and not just her being chubby... LOL

And then one girl that has more personality and beauty that she just doesn't know what to do with it all!!

JULIET!!


In this light though.. I think maybe tweezers are in need for this pretty lady!

She is one of the standard donkeys that was purchased to roam with the other three standards. But well... they decided and she liked being in with all the mini ladies better. She loves being in with the girls and taking care of her "family" 

As I passed the chicken coop.. the old ladies were at the gate clucking for "breakfast" They thought I didn't know "Dad" had already fed them over an hour ago. 


 Well unless they ate it all already and forgot? hmmmmm

Hope some of our beautiful faces gave you a smile this week.. They always make me happy!

Have a blessed weekend -
HUGS and

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Witchy Poo with Kitty Frame

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High Hopes Stamps is getting a little spooky this month - showing off some Halloween images! BOO! Now I tend to lean towards the more silly fun images with my Halloween cards, and this silly little witch and her purple hair makes me grin. "Witchy Poo with Kitty Frame


 I always tend to try new colors with my Halloween, but I can't help it Purple, Green and Orange just feels so good together with these cards! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then did a little high lighting with some pencils.

There was a great piece of pattern paper in my scraps. Now I don't think it was designed for halloween, but it and its bit of glitter just worked well with my spider button! I added some yellow Ranger Stickles to the moon and stars, and then sewed all the layers down onto a black card stock base. For the sentiment the High Hopes "Trick or Treat!" is just perfect!

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IF you are ready to make you Halloween cards and invites to those fun parties just click HERE to get straight to the spooky images! There are so many cute images... oh scary spooky boo images! And then while there surf the entire store to see all the fabulous images, sentiments and backgrounds!

Have a wonderfully blessed day -
HUGS and


Saturday, August 31, 2019

Animal Crackers - We love you Sandy!

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This week we said goodbye to a member of our goat family...  My first bottle baby goat Sandy.


 We knew it was coming, sadly she had a mass on her that was more than likely cancer. I will say she didn't "act" sick very often at all, she never lost her appetite, and she ALWAYS was my sweet loving friendly girl Sandy. But she was getting weaker the last couple of weeks and both Hubby and I knew it was coming. And then she went to sleep one night this last week and that was it. Thankfully she didn't suffer, and even that last day she trotted out to get her breakfast with all the girls and talk to "Dad" as he fed.

She was my very first bottle baby goat. Her Mom Lillie had mastitis and so I became her 24/7 milk .. those first few weeks we became very close those meals 6 times day/night. Then we went to 4.. 3...2 and then once a day. It was almost harder on me than her to stop that last feeding.



And funny... even to the end 7 years later if she saw a green bottle she would run over to see just in case if it was for her.

And man she was a cutie!


 When born I thought she was totally snow white except for that spot on her nose and a couple of other little spots on her legs. But as she grew up tan spots came in.... beautiful.


 She was one of our more talkative girls. And loved to call out to let us know that she was there for us to come love on and give any treats we might have.


We will always love our girl Sandy - and she will always be missed in our goat family.


 But we also know that it was for the best that she fell asleep and went peacefully. It's the hardest part of having so many fur children. The "business" of Ranching... loosing my "stock" is loosing a piece of my heart and a part of our family.

Hope you have a blessed weekend - and hug a furry friend! They are only here for a short time.
HUGS and

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Chef Pierre

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Today for High Hopes Stamps I was feeling a bit hungry, and Chef Pierre came with a yummy Turkey for Thanksgiving. He is such a good Chef!


 I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then I cut him out with a small border. I found some pattern papers from in my stash of scraps. Loved the french feel of them, and I think Pierre would have his kitchen decorated with the same patterns. All the layers are sewn down. The sentiment "Happy Thanksgiving" is such a fun font from High Hopes Stamps. Then a corner die cut flourish from Spellbinders in the bottom corner.

Chef Pierre is such a great fun image to have fun with!

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 He makes me smile - I hope he did you as well. To see all the fun wonderful images at High Hopes Stamps click HERE

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day -
HUGS and