Monday, October 15, 2018

High Hopes Stamp - New Release! Bear and Mountain

Howdy -

There is a new release today at High Hopes Stamps! The Woodsy Christmas Release! And for my first card I decided to play with two of the stamps... Bear and Mountains! Creates a fun scene don't you think?


Now when I first saw this bear ... I was thinking brown bear... but then with the Mountains as a background and feeling a bit chilly I decided this was for sure a polar bear... Right? LOL I colored up the mountains, and cut out the paper to fill the card. Then I colored the polar bear and cut him out, and pop dotted him on the card with a piece of patterned paper from My Minds Eye. Then for the fun. To play with some snow! I LOVE Marvy Snow Markers! I added it and then heated up to puff up the snow!

For the sentiment I used the new "Hello Winter" perfect for this card and perfect timing here in my area! First cold front of the year! Hello Winter!!!

Close up of the snow and the popped up bear!


Copic colors used -


 Now you just must head over to the High Hopes Stamps store and see all the greatness!!  HERE

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Animal Crackers - What are You Smiling At?

Howdy -

ok... the first photo today is just to make you grin big time! 


Our little Bantam Rooster Red - So little and yet so big and tough! How can I love and hate something so much? I love this little guy, but most of the time he keeps me from going into the large chicken pen due to fear of an attack. LOL I am kidding. But lets just say no one ever goes in wearing shorts, or flip flops! He is just so fierce! At least he thinks... LOL He is in reality hysterical!! 

And now look at this face... Miss Belle. Is that a sly grin or what? 


My simple Belle. She always looks at me with that grin and those front teeth showing.

And speaking of grins..


Miss Chica - I adore that face. A bit pycho.. but pure love. Sweet little Chica has had her allergies kick up again this last week. I hate that Chica and Libbie have skin allergies... We have narrowed it down and think it is certain times of the year with grasses. Not a good thing when you are so low to the ground. So Chica has a smelly medicine lotion on her back in this photo. Seems to be making her feel better with that smile. Then again she is pretty much happy all the time. And if not.. just say "Cookie" or "Green Beans" and she is grinning from ear to ear!

While roaming around I had a shadow part of the time. Old Lady Darlene was in her private area around the chicken coops. She loves her private alone area... and calls out when ready to come into it or join her girlfriends in the larger pen. And she has a very loud long moaning call out!


Sometimes it is a couple of hours after finishing her "old donkey" feed. And others she is happy for a couple of days. Depends on the grass growing, how much she has to tell the goats, chickens and Black Jack, who all neighbor her private area. I love this old lady so much! 26 years really isn't an old lady though...

Now is there anything better than a really good dirt bath?


Oh yea... roll around really good and get that dirt in all those feathers!

Some of the other chickens were just enjoying the breeze and a nice afternoon chillin'


Such lazy ladies! But that is ok most of the time they are just so busy!

One last photo.... 


 Hubby has been working on a new hut... Something... or Someone new is coming.... he he he You will have to wait until next week to find out who...

Hope you have a wonderful weekend - Hug a furry or feather friend!
HUGS and

Friday, October 12, 2018

Whimsy Digital Stamps - Pretty Girl Happy Mail

Howdy -

Today for Whimsy Stamps I had some fun coloring up "Pretty Girl Happy Mail" Don't you love when all the mail is happy mail? Christmas time is especially wonderful to receive all those wonderful Holiday wishes! 


I colored up this Pretty Girl with my Copics (colors below) and then because every winter coat and hat needs a little bling on the hat and coat I added Nuvo glitter. My background of this pretty girl is printed in with the image! I LOVE using digital images and doing this!

My pattern papers are all from My Minds Eye - I sewed down the layers with a zig zag stitch. A background die cut from Spellbinders add some pretty scrolling behind don't you think? Then for the sentiment I used the Whimsy Stamps word die "Heartfelt" from the "Sympathy Heartfelt Condolences" set. Great size to these three words in this set! 

My copic colors used -


When was the last time you surfed around and saw all the NEW at Whimsy Stamps? There is lots to fall in love with! Click over HERE and see!

Have a blessed day!
HUGS and


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

High Hopes Stamps - Cool Claude - Too Cool!

Howdy -

Today for High Hopes Stamps I pulled out Cool Claude for some fun! He is just TOO COOL! LOL 


I thinks he pulls of the Cool Guy... perfectly! I colored Claude with my Copics (colors below) and then added some Marvy Snow Marker for some realistic snow and then some Nubo Clear for his glasses and ear muffs. He is just too cute don't you think? I found papers in my stash and matted everything in black card stock.

The layers are sewn together and then dots of Black Nuvo for the corners.

Close up of that fabulous "snow"


I just love this guy!

Copics used -


For more fabulous Fall, Christmas and Winter image scroll through all the great images at High Hopes Stamps HERE 

Have a wonderfully blessed day -
HUGS and

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Animal Crackers - Boys - Pure Entertainment!

Howdy -

These three boys are the best of buddies, brothers and sparing partners! We had a trio of who is the toughest going on the other day - 


Now Waylan is the smallest of the three, but don't let that fool you. He is one tough cookie!


 They move round and round - then BAM raring up and head butting! Here is a round and round... They look like a Merry Go Round!


They are so cute, they all put their heads together and have some making sure all is good and no one is hurt. They do care for each other even though they try and crack heads!


OOPs.. Domino spotted me... 


Boy loves head scratches! And is great at being a great Photo Bomb!

A couple shots of chickens.. Speck is such a beauty!


She is such a sweetie!

And Miss Wyandotte... ok so we have had a few Miss Wyandottes and at the same too. But honestly they all look the same most of the time.. so that way I have the right name!


Love her bold colors- That red nearly glows! Happy chickens... Happy Mom cuz we then we have lots of eggs!

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend -
HUGS and 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

High Hopes Stamps - Willy One Eye

Howdy -

This week I am sharing a little birthday card I made for my nephew... I try and do something fun colorful and silly... and how can you not get silly with "Willy One Eye"?


I just love this guy... We have a lot in common I suppose, LOL I colored with my Copics and then found some fun bright color papers from My Minds Eye Kids collection. I sewed the layers together with a mat from Whimsy Doily  Die.

The Eye and the Mouth have Nuvo Clear Shine on them... hard to tell in the photo.. but they have a shine! Then a sentiment "I've Got my Eye on You!

Copic colors -


I just love Willy One Eye! Hope you found him cute too!

Have a great day -


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Whimsy Stamps New Release - Penguin Coffee Break

Howdy -

Having fun with the new release at Whimsy Stamps!!! And this new Digital image is just fun for winter cards! This is Crissy Armstrong's Penguin Coffee Break -


Isn't he just precious? Now I did my tech playing.... and I pulled up the Penguin in my program and then I went on the internet and found a freeware image as a background. Sadly I lost the mountain scene from the bottom when I put it all together... but it was cute. I printed the two together as one and then colored the Penguin with my Copics. I added some Nuvo white dots to the hat and scarf. Then I sewed all things together with my machine.

For some added chill... I used the Whimsy Snowflakes Dies for the top corner... after gluing them down I added stickles to to them. brrrrrrr... and then 

 The sentiment is an older die "Warm Wishes" as that looks like what Mr. Penguin seems to be thinking.

Copic colors used -


I do hope you will run right over to the Whimsy store and see all the new fun! And then stay around to see all the wonderful items in the store. HERE 

Have a blessed day-
HUGS and