Saturday, December 8, 2018

Animal Crackers - A Happy Face

Howdy -

Its been a big week around here... Alvin got "pen mates". And he has been a really happy boy! I mean jump for joy excited about things happy!

 That is the look of one happy boy!

And he made sure that everyone all around saw that big smile!!

 We really love that face! And he is very happy that he has some new girl friends to play with...

Lizzie - Alice and Mary have come to visit Alvins new pen. And next spring...we should hope to have lots of happy healthy bouncing babies! And with all this color and all those blue eyes they should be stunning!

 Leon was announcing it at the top of his lungs!!! Babies next spring?!!!

Then again Leon announces everything at the top of his lungs... everything!

Was a rainy wet day yesterday and we have LOTS of rain in the forecast... Didn't stop Darlene from standing out in the rain to eat her breakfast...

 Breakfast is the most important meal of the day to Darlene... once that meal is done then Lunch is most important... then an snack of course... then dinner... then you need a bite to eat before bed time. Problem is this old lady doesn't take breaks often between each of these meals... LOL

Oops started raining again...

Darlene might be able to stand out and chance getting wet... but not the goats. And Paintbrush... she didn't come out even when it had stopped for a minute. It is best to not chance a drop touching her... she would melt she just knows it!

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend planned - indoors or out! Hug a furry or feathered friend! And smile!

HUGS and

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

High Hopes Stamps - Forest Seasons Greetings

Howdy -

 A Little Forest Seasons Greetings  - High Hopes Stamps Woodsy Christmas stamps have been so fun to play with! For today's card I just felt a bit more serious and wanted to play with some snow.

 I colored "Forest" with Copics and then added lots of Marvy snow marker. Maybe a bit too much snow.. but I was having fun with it. Paper Studio pattern paper with some black card stock and kraft card stock seemed to work well. I sewed they layers down and added three enamel dots to the corners. And the sentiment Seasons greetings is perfect.

Copics colors used -

 Hope you enjoyed my snowy card -
Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Monday, December 3, 2018

Whimsy Stamps - Snowman and Bird


Back again for the Whimsy Digital Stamps new release and today I am showing off the new "Snowman and Bird" from CC Designs.

I love snowmen on the kraft cardstock! I printed him and then colored with both pencils and Copics. and then it just started snowing! The Marvy snow marker for a mound of snow at the base and then flakes falling through the sky! A scrap piece of pattern paper that I think is My Minds Eye - red card stock and more kraft card stock are all sewed together with a zig zag stitch. A piece of large dotted red ribbon as a band. I love using ribbon... sigh. Then for one last embellishment a Whimsy Stamps Chipboard element! Pretty Snowflakes Chipboard

Copic colors used -

 To get to the Whimsy products used in my card - click the images to jump straight there -

Have a wonderfully blessed day
HUGS and

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Whimsy Stamps - Christmas Mouse

Howdy -

There is a new release going on at Whimsy Stamps! Ho Ho Ho Lots of great Christmas stamps... but before we head over to the store I want to ask...  Are you a member of the Whimsy Stamps and Inspirations Facebook Group? Check it out here: They are giving a Christmas gift to their Whimsy Stamps fans with this very sweet 'Christmas Mouse' designed by Crissy Armstrong. And I was just too excited to not grab up the gift and color up this little mouse!

Adorable right? I colored with my Copics and then found papers from Paper Studio. With a mat of a retired Whimsy Die. Back to the Christmas Mouse... I added some Nuvo glitter pen hat and then for that ornament globe I added lots of Nuvo clear for some shine and then a fun sentiment "Cheer" from the Whimsy Chipboard dies set "Christmas Adapt-aWord" set! I have been loving these chipboard words! This little guy is just so cute!

Close up of the ornament with sentiment!

Copic colors used -

 Now to get the free gift image make sure to join the Facebook group HERE or the image below... and hurry it is a limited time freebie!
and to pop over to the chipboard collection click the image below!

Hope you enjoyed! and see you tomorrow for another peek of a new release!
HUGS and

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Animal Crackers - Make me Smile!

Howdy -

 Each one of our furry and feathered children bring a smile to our faces. But sometimes their grin gives us more than just a smile... they crack us up!

I should have saved for braces for Belle... 

Poor girl just is such a beauty... but those teeth, oh my. But she does make me smile. Wish we had gotten a chance for more babies from her. But after that rough first birth we were blessed with Sweet Pea and decided for Belle's best health we would just love her and not chance it again. And she does bring joy... and that is most important.

And speaking of joy, our sweet orphan boy Sergio. He is super sweet, and a bit spoiled.

He demands my full attention when I am out near his pen. He throws a bit of a toddlers fit when I don't. That big sweet head poking through the fence has my heart! Despite him bucking and kicking if I don't stop and devote every second to him.

Now Sergio's pen mate is Pavo. A nice pair to put together. Sergio is obnoxious and a bit nuts and Pavo is cautious and calm.

And just a sweet and gorgeous...

hmmmm Obnoxious that makes me think of Rhett for some reason. 

Sweet and loving yes, and overly pushy and friendly. Love that gorgeous red coloring! And those blue eyes...

 Then I found a few of the girls in the barn... a bit of an afternoon siesta going on. Irene was pretty much asleep, then she heard me coming and I got a sleep look from her... sorry sweetheart didn't mean to wake you...

A few were facing in and didn't care that I was there, or bother to look... and well... photos of the other end of my kids just wasn't pretty to show off.

As I came in I found Chica in one of the doggie beds. Looks like she was enjoying the afternoon nap time too...

 This girl has two speeds - full bore crazy and sweet sleeping. Boy she is a looker. She could be a super model, but she had no focus at all and I don't think she could stand still that long.

I hope you got a smile this week. We adore our kids and love sharing them to give you a smile each week.

Have a blessed weekend -
HUGS and

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

High Hopes Stamps - Woodland Stocking

Howdy -

Today for High Hopes Stamps I have a little Woodland Stocking to share! Christmas Stockings are a favorite for the holiday, and for me a stocking filled with cute little animals sounds perfect to me.

 Love the warm feel, and love how perfect this image fits in the oval die. I colored with Copics, and then inked the edges and background with Ranger Distresss Ink. I found papers from Paper Studio Christmas collection that I sewed together with a zig zag stitch and then topped off with a vintage piece of lace. Vintage lace and red and black gingham paper is a love of mine. Some enamel dots in each corner to finish it off.

Copics used -

 Hope you enjoyed and you got a warm country feel with my High Hopes Woodland Stocking!

HUGS and

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Animal Crackers - Handsome Hairdos

Howdy -

For some fun today I thought I might show you the Handsome Hairdos of my boys...  Funny how different each one is but all just as handsome.

Now Waylon he goes for the bed head look... Footloose and fancy free. 

 It SO works for him though! He is a handsome little man if I do say so myself! Such a stinky looker...

Now his brother Willie... he is channeling his Dad Doc for his hair style.

 Now from the front, he is adorable but it just doesn't have the same look as it does from the side view...

I think he is close to working on the same curl that runs in the men in his family. So very handsome and sweet.

Then there is Domino... :0)

Much shorter.. and more of a toupee look for this guy! Such a stunning look! And he pulls of the sillier hairstyle much better with his larger than life personality.

Then off in the distance I found Bella really enjoying the afternoon -

A good Dirt Bath is so refreshing! Ok.. if you are a donkey I suppose... they really do enjoy their rolls in the dirt!

Then.. I heard it...

 I have no idea what the argument was all about but WOW these two girls were really discussing it loudly! And look at that stretched out neck. I think who ever has the longest neck shows that they are boss! She wins..

Then I took some extra time and had a little talk with Paintbrush.

 After the loss of Annie last week, a little extra loving on Paintbrush is needed. The old lady is so sweet. And adored. LOVE her.

I hope you all have a blessed weekend. Make sure and Hug a furry or feathered friend!
HUGS and