Monday, October 2, 2023

High Hopes Stamps - Sick Ollie

Howdy - 

 This week I went for a favorite Get Well Soon Image at High Hopes Stamps. This is "Sick Ollie"  


Love this image to cheer up a friend that isn't feeling so well. I colored "Sick Ollie" with my Copics. Then dug deep into some of my favorite older pattern papers. These are older Sassafrass papers, love that scalloped border. Things are all sewn down with my sewing machine. Had a panic at first as I am out of white thread!! But then I decided to try some black thread. I kinda like it! 

The sentiment is also from High Hopes Stamps "Get Well Soon Script". Love the fun font on this one. 

Makes a fun card to put a smile on someone under the weather. 

 Copic colors used -

To find LOTS LOTS More image to cheer up people pop over to High Hopes Stamps Web Store HERE

Have a blessed day - 

HUGS and

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Animal Crackers - A View of the Back Pen

Howdy - 

One evening this last week Hubby and I took a drive in the Jeep and went to check out the back of the property. Checking on the trees and the cracking dry ground, with all this heat and no rain things are crispy. Well the Ladies followed us to check things out with us. 

Juliet looked so pretty in the sunset - 

They all looked so pretty - they love when we are back there spending time in their pasture. 

We are keeping a watch on Ellie Mae she has been a little slow the last couple of days - I think she has a bruised hoof, but we are watching her carefully just in case. 
Hate when one of our fur children are not feeling well. I wish they could tell me where the issue is, it would make things so much easier. Just kills me to see them not well. 

Jolene and the other ladies were all lining up to move with us. LOL I love how they move in a line. Controlled movement. Unless their is food in sight... then they all haul and take off on their own! 

As we got back in the jeep and started move on, we got one of Patti's looks... As I said in the past, she has such expressive eyes. You just know her thoughts!

I think this is "Where do you think you are going?" Ha! 

Then I turned forward and this is what I saw - Uh.. Yeah - they were not ready for us to move on. 

More attention here please... LOL They are the boss - more attention then slowly we moved back to the front of the pasture - with our single file trail of donkeys following! 

I love spending time with my fur kids! They are so funny. All though I did end up having a corner of my shirt slobbery and a pocket with hay in it. I think Josie had a mouth full of hay and got a hold of my shirt and shorts. Silly girl. Heck they are silly, lovable personalities. 

Hope you enjoyed and have a smile this week. 

HUGS and 

Monday, September 25, 2023

High Hopes Stamps - Thankful Friends

Howdy - 

This week for High Hopes Stamps I am thinking Fall and Fall Holidays - Thanksgiving comes to mind first for me - Always have loved cooking up that big holiday meal and sharing with loved ones. I went through all the great images at High Hopes Stamps Thanksgiving images - I chose "Thankful Friends


Fun image! I colored with my Copics (colors below) And then went digging in my stash of papers. Found some Fiskars papers that I liked with the fall image. Stacking up three of the patterns, and using black card stock for the base and a mat. 

The sentiment is also from High Hopes Stamps "Scripty Happy Thanksgiving" a little faux orange mat with a copic marker. I needed a little more for the card - and found some great enamel dots that matched the pattern papers perfectly. 

Love the fall feel of this one, there are so many great images for fall at High Hopes Stamps. Click HERE to get straight to having fun looking for your next images. 

Copic colors used -

Hope you enjoyed - have a blessed day - 

HUGS and

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Animal Crackers - Strike a Pose


This week I went out to snap photos with the purpose of getting some individual posed photographs. I like to have photos to put into their folders of each animal of different ages and just show off how beautiful they are, and keep up with their changes as they get older.

First out the gate was Miss Cocoa - She isn't always the best at standing still and letting me get close up for a pretty portrait. But she did this week! 

Pretty old girl - still shows off those ears very well!  Love her with that bright blue morning sky behind her! 

Then I went towards the lady goats. I was trying to snap a photo of Abigail - with out Penelope at her side. Finally had a chance... but she was chewing her cud. And she chews to the side... silly girl.

Crissy gave m a professional side glance for her photo. Showing off her teeth with her smile.


For an old goat she is a beautiful girl. Perfect horns, beard and coloring. 

Now back to the Lady Donkeys - They were all at front end of their pen, I called out to them to see who would pose for me. Miss Bella was the first to approach me - morning shadows were not nice though - 

I think she was sniffing something in the dirt... her nose is dirty. I cleaned it off so she is good now. :0) 

Fancy Pants came next. Sweet girl - wish she could have been bred. Tried for years and no babies. Her brother Miguel tested sterile as well. A family thing, sadly. But still loved! Family to us -

Then Miss Macie - She has trimmed down this summer. Yes ... that is trimmed down. She looks so good. Always beautiful.

We are all really wanting Fall to blow in and stay for a while. Technically the calendar is showing it, but it has still been so hot and so so so dry. The weather people are saying it is suppose to be a wetter and colder winter here - we are ready for the wetter part for sure, and just down from the high 90's would be nice! 

Hope you enjoyed our portraits this week. And have a smile as always! 

HUGS and

Monday, September 18, 2023

High Hopes Stamps - Apple Pie Anyone

Howdy - 

Fall is here! And that makes me think of all the spices - Now for many that is all the pumpkin everything that appears this time of year. But me I fall more in the apple pie section! And I so I went looking for this cute little image "Apple Pie Anyone"from High Hopes Stamps.


Colored with my Copic markers, and then went looking for papers to match up. I found some making memories scraps that just make me feel warm. Love the old fashion cross stitch paper with apple pie theme. 

The sentiment is also from High Hopes Stamps - "If friends were apples.."  

Copic colors used -

Love the warm feel of this one! And now I want apple pie... 

For lots of fabulous image to have fun with this fall. Make sure to pop over to the High Hopes Stamps web store HERE and fall for LOTS! 

Have a very blessed day - 

HUGS and

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Animal Crackers - Morning Hugs

Howdy - 

This week I went out to snap my photos. No hurry to beat Hubby out before he feeds breakfast. He went fishing - so I was the one out checking and making sure all was good. He did leave lots of food for them for his one day fishing. But I still had to go out and say good morning and check on everyone. But it was nice for the fur children to actually look at me and have interest in me not keeping a watch for breakfast - LOL 

I found Cocoa and Valentine with a little Donkey Hugs going on. I was just two seconds late for the full hug. But still an adorable Mother Son photo right?

Snapped a great shot of Jorge and all his whiskers... LOTS and LOTS of whiskers.

Funny boy - And yes he has lots more whiskers than other ... its his thing I guess. ha! 

Sweet Pea must have enjoyed eating all night - and now was using what was left as a cozy bed.

She is a pretty girl isn't she. Love her little side grin!

 I had to snap this photo of my little old girl Libbie - Bath time! She is pretty good at bath time. Well other than sitting down constantly. 

Makes it hard to wash the back half. But I guess as an older girl she gets tired of standing and sits. Sweet silly ole' girl! 

Now I mentioned that Hubby brought in food for everyone. Wasn't just for his fishing trip. We are trying to make sure they all have plenty to eat. Usually we bring in large round bales in the end of October. But due to the heat and lack of any rain it is time to bring in the big bales as our square bales are running low too soon. 

 The men really were enjoying it and started in right away. The ladies in the back.. their bale is now over 1/2 gone in only a few days. If it is there they will eat - 24/7. The guys get full and walk away. Guess it is a woman/man difference. 

Last photo this week Hubby sent me last week - His outdoor kittens are getting big - Three of them have decided to stick in the back yard and around the house. Safe, Hubby puts food and water, and they have lots to play on and with. 

This photo was through the back window - All three boys decided to nap on the Hay cart. It was really a warm or HOT night - still in the high 90's after dark. That hay cart must have been nice, letting the breeze all around them. 

Hope you have a smile this week - All the fur children are happy you visit them each week. 

HUGS and -

Monday, September 11, 2023

High Hopes Stamps - Writing Mouse

Howdy - 

This week for High Hopes Stamps I looked for something fun and fall - I saw Writing Mouse and and it made me smile. And with that pretty pencil in his hands it made me think of a new school year. That is Fall right? 

Here is Writing Mouse -  


He is adorable right? I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then found some older papers from Prima Marketing, En Francais collection. I like the pattern with the hand writing on it. I matched up with other papers from the collection and then created a band with the EK Success border punch. 

All the layers are sewn down matted with dark brown card stock. The sentiment "Thanks!" is also from High Hopes Stamps Love the Dot font. It is punched out with a EK Success ticket punch. 

Copic color used -

Fun image and loved coloring it - To see many many many more great image to have fun with make sure to click HERE and pop straight over to the Web Store at High Hopes Stamps. 

Have a wonderful blessed day - 

HUGS and