Saturday, January 21, 2017

Animal Crackers - Cozy Bed

Howdy -

The doggies got a couple of new beds this week. I just love a clearance sale... and They LOVE the new beds...


This was seconds after it landed on the floor. And all three dogs have been moving from bed to bed and stretching out and enjoying them. Now honestly... When Libbie wants one the others usually give it up... but well... when Gato wants one....


 Yep she isn't as easily persuaded to pass it up. But with Libbie's high pitch constant barking she does end up deciding the noise was just not worth it... She can sleep just about anywhere...


And the warm laundry I just got out of the dryer was purrrrrrfect! Now how she thinks this position is comfortable I have no idea... but she was like that for hours. No worries this was Hubby's laundry not mine... I would have made her leave if it had been mine, wouldn't have wanted to all that cat hair on my clean laundry. :0)

Louise was lounging and posing pretty for me too...


Such a pretty little girl. Those ice blue eyes and those jet black "boots" she is wearing... just stunning.

Was heading back inside when Rico called out to me...



Now honestly it was more that he wanted some afternoon hay, but he did call out. Handsome man. And seems like lately he has been wanting to have more than his share of blog time. But it is ok Rico... you are a handsome stud and I love showing you off... :0)

Hope you enjoyed this week. I didn't venture out to the far pens.. Been a bit under the weather and walking out too far would have been just more than I had in me. Wish I could find out who gave me this so I can give it back!! I felt I needed a nap after typing this up! Thinking jammies, a blanket and a good old movie sounds good today.... Oh in a Cozy Bed.... Not Libbie's though....

Have a blessed day - HUGS and


Friday, January 20, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - From Me to You

Howdy -

Whimsy Stamps has a new artist! Kirsten Winkelbauer is joining all the wonderful talented artist at Whimsy and her stuff is just perfect! 

From Me to You 


Isn't she just too cute! I first went off to pull out the reds and pinks and decided that I needed to try and go a different color combo. I used a pattern paper from Die Cut With a View Baby Boy collection and matched it up with baby blue, brown and yellow card stock. I colored with my copics and then die cut the word love from the new Whimsy Card Builder Die Set Hearts of Love. All the layers are sewn down. And then added three Whimsy Enamel Dots I love these don't you???

Inside more of the same papers.


Copic colors used -


Make sure to visit the Whimsy Store HERE and see all the new Whimsy Fun!

Hugs and

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

High Hopes Stamps - Buddy Makes A Friend

Howdy -

Having so much fun with High Hopes Stamps new Live Love Laugh collection. This week I colored "Buddy Makes A Friend" isn't he too cute?


I colored with my copics (colors below) I matched it up with Paper Studios Barnwood Pretty papers. Love the pink and grey together. I added the new High Hopes Sentiment "Falling For You" Totally sweet sentiment for a valentine don't you think? Then I added three white enamel dots.

Copic colors used -


Make sure you visit the High Hopes Store HERE to see all the new images! And the High Hopes Stamps Blog for DT inspiration!

Have a blessed day-
HUGS and

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Animal Crackers - Yep it's 2017

Howdy -

Yes, I realize I made the classic January error last week. I dated my photographs with last years dates... sigh... hey I haven't written any checks so I have to mess up something dated wrong.

Now I guess that I have to start off by letting you know that it hasn't been such a great week here. Last weekend we lost two of our adult boy goats. Chachi and Paul ... we have been so sad.


Chachi has always been a favorite around our place. Stunning coloring and outgoing personality. 

Paul was a shy boy, but very friendly. 



We believe that it was some sort of pneumonia, our weather here has been warm, cold, hot, wet, freezing then warm again all in a couple of weeks time. It must have been too much for these two boys. So very sad.

Because of that I think we have been paying even more attention to all the other "kids". The other two boys in our MEN pen... Hank and Chuck are doing good and loving the extra attention and extra feed.


Hank has always been one to love the extra attention. He knows how to demand it as well. Since his days as a tiny baby to now always a cutie.

And his 1/2 brother Charles "Chuck" a bit more cautious and laid back than his brother..


Looks so much like Hank, just as cute. But such a different personality.

Wyatt is another semi look alike for Hank and Chuck - He has Hanks more outgoing personality. Soon he should be moving down to the adult MEN's pen.


Love that little grin on his face.. those shiny pearl whites showing through. Ok so not too shiny. Now I have told you in the past about that red on their horns.. how they do that on the fence panels.

Caught Spartacus in the act.


 I guess that rubbing them feels good. You know like a great scratch. Spartacus will also me making the move to the Men Pen. Just making sure things are safe as you see Spartacus is a bit of curious little dude and I want to make sure he can't find any way out.

Next week we have a family coming out to visit looking for a pair of boy donkeys... So we will be introducing them to Patricio "Pat" and Flavio.


 Will do some serious tears when these two find their forever home. Wish it could be here, but we just can't keep all the guys. I know if this family falls for these two they will have happy homes, and be loved but it still makes me sad to see them go. But these two will spread lots of joy.

Hope you have a blessed weekend -
HUGS and

Friday, January 13, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - More New Release - Mouse with Rose

Howdy -

More new release from Whimsy Stamps today. And today I colored up Lee Holland's "Mouse with Rose" such a pretty little mouse with a large rose! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then cut him out.


Cute isn't he? or is it a she? Then I wanted to try another new Whimsy Stamps new product... New Butterflies Stencil. I can't wait to try some other new things with this stencil. For this card I pulled out my PanPastels and chalked up some pink and purple butterflies. Layered onto a polka dot paper and kraft card stock. Doodled around the edges. Then for a sentiment a great die cut "hello".

Copic colors used -


Wonderful new release this month to see all the new goodies look HERE at the Whimsy Store.

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - January Release - Pin the Tail on the Donkey

Howdy -

There is a new Release at Whimsy Stamps! And there are so many wonderful new goodies... but I think you will understand when I giggle showing off this new image! Oh my.... Giggle...


Crissy Armstrong created a donkey!! This is "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" Totally in love! I colored with my Copics (colors below) Then I printed off some totally yummy digital papers from Whimsy. Love these...  "Fresh Rose Collection" Such pretty papers in the collection. I used kraft cardstock, and green card stock for bases. I sewed the layers down with a zig zag stitch, then because I didn't want add too much extras to take away from the donkey in any way... so for embellishment I added three Whimsy Enamel Dots

Now for the inside simple as well with a a great sentiment.


This is from the new Whimsy Digital Cat and Dog Sentiment set. But it isn't just cats and dogs that have fur right? Donkeys have wonderful soft fur!  Love this!

And my Copic colors used -


Now you must visit the Whimsy Store HERE and see all the new yumminess!  And make sure to always visit the Whimsy Blog to see lots of inspiration!

HUGS and


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

High Hopes Stamps = Leo Meets Lana

Howdy -

This new High Hopes Stamps "Live Love Laugh" release is just so adorable! Can't wait to color each one of them! This week I am having fun with two cute turtles - "Leo Meets Lana"


Are they not just too sweet? I colored with my Copics (colors below) I went with pink and greens - just love that combo. A white card stock base with green card stock for the mats. A piece of My Minds Eye Baby Girl papers. I punched out a tag and used the sentiment "Me & You". Now I dug deep into the stash and pulled out some jewelry spacers with heart shaped brads for embellishments. Been a LONG time since I used them.

Inside the card same papers.


Copic colors used -



Love this collection so much... Visit the Store HERE and see all of the sweetness!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!
HUGS and