Wednesday, October 7, 2015

High Hopes Stamps - Harvest Mice


Settling back down to normal after the big Round Top Antique Show. Was so much fun but also exhausting! Whew. But we are back to the normal around here and this week I pulled out one really cute High Hope Stamp, Harvest Mice.

Coloring cute mice is so much fun - coloring yes... finding in the house no. LOL I colored with Copics, and matched up some older papers from My Minds Eye Out and About collection. Love that the papers have some bling sparkle to them. I sewed down all the layers

Close up of those cute mice...

Inside I used the same papers and added the sentiment  "Large Script Thank You" it is one of my favorite sentiments -

The copic colors used -

Now should I do laundry or more coloring? ... yeah more coloring for sure! Hope you can do some today too!

HUGS and -

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Animal Crackers - pretty girls

 Howdy -

More photos from the sunrise last week. The goats were talking like crazy waiting for breakfast. Actually it was more like demanding.

 Louise is one of the most photogenic little girls.

 We talk, Louise and I that is... she loves to chat with me. Still a little cautious, but very friendly in her own way. But she loves to pose for those stunning face shots. Those eyes just melt me. And the coloring with the sunrise was perfect!

All the little girls have those gorgeous blue eyes. Louise just stares with them they just freeze you in your tracks.

Her sister Thelma has is a real looker too. And she loves cuddling and head scratches. Pretty little thing as well...

 Now the one thing with Thelma is that she a slightly smaller version of her 1/2 sister Lizzy. And in the future they will be really carbon copies...

The only way I will be able to these two apart is Lizzy's white stripe on her head is a little longer. But man... these two so alike!

And since I have show all three other little girls I just have to show off Jackie too!!

 Another looker! Love her grey markings. Don't get too many with that real grey on them. Now Jackie she is my girl. Bottle fed babies are SOOO friendly and sweet.

Speaking about bottle babies... My first bottle baby goat Sandy was really screaming for breakfast.

 Really friendly gal. Very talkative as well. LOL -

Now I got a shot of the boys too. They were really keeping a close watch on "Dad" and making sure they were not passed by with the hay cart.

They are all cute, and I know I keep going on and on about Doc and his fabulous hairdo..but common it is the best isn't it? Too funny!

Now I know this week as been all goats so to end this week I found another photograph one of the lady donkeys.

Macie - My big girl!

 I also have special talks with Macie... The two of us really need to start working on our weight together. Wonder if maybe we should start doing walks together. Not sure how far I would get.. Macie stops to graze quite a bit. Sigh.. will power is so hard isn't it Macie? I know.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend
HUGS and

Thursday, October 1, 2015

High Hopes Stamps - Challenge Blog Hop

Howdy -

High Hopes Stamps is still celebrating the "Joys of the Seasons", the newest release of Christmas/Halloween/Fall rubber stamps from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.
While we are continuing this celebration of this newest release of Christmas/Halloween/Fall rubber stamps the gals from both the High Hopes and OCS Design Teams are hosting another Blog Hop from the 1st to the 5th of this month and and winner/winners will be chosen on the 7th.  Make sure you visit each gal to see what new release they have on their blog and then go back to the challenge posts and leave a commet on the OCS or High Hopes blogs.  Make sure you check the posts for both OCS and High Hopes blogs on the 7th to see if you are the winner.

So if you are on the Hop you got here from Shari G.

For my card I went with Snowman Stumble! For those that know me... This little snowman and I have lots in common.

I really love this guy! I colored with my Copics to match the pattern paper My Mind's Eye. I went for a paper pieced hat on him, but I ma not sure if it worked as his hat is smaller. It has the glitter plaid paper. Then some Ranger Stickles Diamond for the brim and pom pom. I sewed all the layers down with zig zag and straight stitches. I found a piece of felt snowflake border that I have no clue how long I have had. It seemed to work well once I dusted it off.  The sentiment is also from High Hopes Stamps "Freezin' Season"

Close up of my little clumsy friend -

Inside my card -

Copic colors used -

From here you need to Hop on over to Leanne
Have fun hopping and make sure to leave those comments for you chances to win! 

HUGS and

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Animal Crackers - Sunrise

Howdy -

This last week early in the morning I saw all the Donkey Girls standing in the pen and they were just gorgeous in the rising sun.

A little Artsy... Has a 70's feel doesn't it? They love those tall "flowers" .. Yes Weeds. They love standing in the weeds hiding.

Gabby was really beautiful standing in the morning sun and relaxing. I am sure they had been up grazing in the night, they were all really sleepy. 

 Isn't she beautiful. All thought it is harder to see in the sun... so I got a better shot with out the sunrise too bright behind her -

Sweet and pushy girl and totally loved.

It was early... Maybe too early Lacey was still very sleepy...

The girl yawns like no other!! She is so funny.

Then I heard a little noise coming from the fence.

Miguel was talking to a group of girls at the fence. Primarily Jazz, he had lots of interest in Jazz. Hubby and I like to figure out what each donkey's voice would be like and what they are saying. We figure that Miguel speaks like the voice of Puss in Boots... Antonia Banderas... a little "Hey Baby how's it going?' Ha.. really it has to be how he would talk!

Olive Oyl sure is pretty in the sunrise as well. All the colors just really become vibrant. 

Such a sweet little girl. "Daddy's Little Girl"  Gorgeous!
Now this next shot is Moxie... every morning this is the pose outside the back door.

She is so calm and just sits and waits so patiently for her breakfast. Sits and waits for Hubby to feed all the donkeys, all the goats, the chickens.. and then finally Moxie gets her breakfast. 

Don't worry everyone gets their breakfast and is happy and full before we get out breakfast. Always must take care of the kids first!

Hope you have a blessed wonderful weekend!
HUGS and -

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Whimsy Stamps - Gingerbread Love

Howdy -

Just love this new image from Whimsy Stamps. "Gingerbread Love"

Every year I have some fun with a new Christmas image and make a ornament for my craft room. This adorable little Gingerbread Couple are just perfect. Now I need to come clean my first project with these two cuties was a pillow box with my Sizzix Big Shot Pro Pillow Box die... Never before have I had a die get stuck in my machine. So stuck that die broke apart and all the metal pieces fell out! I was heartbroken... loved that die. I just don't know why it broke...anyone else have that happen? So I re thought my little couple and decided they could hold hands on an ornament.

I colored with my Copics and then cut out the little couple. I then found my Whimsy Shapeology Double Scalloped Circle Die and cut out a dark red base for the ornament.  Two circles from Graphic 45 Christmas papers. I sanded the edges and inked them for a more country look. Attached my two gingerbread men and added Viva Decor Pearl Pen for "icing". A button glued to a ribbon for a hanger. The sentiment comes with the gingerbread couple.

Close up -

Copics Used -

Hope you have a wonderful day - and enjoy a little crafting!
HUGS and-

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

High Hopes Stamps - Have and Ice Day

Howdy -

Did a little winter card with one of the new High Hopes Stamps images - "Skating with Teddy"

Isn't she adorable? I colored with Copics (colors below) Then for the sparkle around the hat and coat I added Rangers Diamond Stickles. For the ice I went with a pale blue Viva Decor Paint Pen. Gives it a slick ice look for sure. I cut with an oval Spellbinders Nestie, then a mat of another Spellbinders die. More of the Viva Decor for some embellished pearl dots. the papers are all from Kaisercraft's Bundle of Joy collection. Normally baby papers, but the colors are wonderful for this winter card. I sewed down the layers with matting of off white card stock with the dark blue green teal card stock.

The band in the middle has two bands of Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral punch. The sentiment is a great new High Hopes sentiment "Have an Ice Day" love it - I added a little light blue for that nice cold ice feeling.

Inside more of the same papers -

Copic colors used -

A fun winter card -

You have to head on over to the High Hopes online store and see all the stamps from the new "Joys of the Seasons" Collection! Don't forget to head on over to the HH blog and enter into our Christmas/ Fall/ Halloween Challenge! 

You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below.
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada
Hugs and - 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Animal Crackers - It's Raining Men...

Howdy -

It's Raining Men! Hallelujah! - It's Raining Men! Amen!
I heard this song a few days ago and it has been in my head driving me totally nuts! So when I sat down to do my blog post I thought I would use it and pull out photos I have taken the last couple weeks of "the men" here  - and I am sorry if you will now be singing this song for days as well...

Coffee - this guy is such a handsome man. And are those good looking ears or what? His nickname has always been Ears. When he was young Hubby use to tell him he would grown into them... but they just grew along with him. And I love them!

Flavio is one of the younger men on the farm.

If you remember he has always been very skittish. We have one that once in a while is always cautious and just isn't the obnoxious friendly baby. He finally after a couple of years has determined that we are ok. And finally is in the front of the group for his head scratches and loving. He is such a handsome guy too.

Felipe - all man.

Felipe is one that is all man. I was hoping that one day someone will be looking for a handsome stud Jack. Maybe one day... but for now he is living with us and is always a sweet friendly man, unless there are girls near by then he has work to do... strutting up and down the fence, calling out and telling all female he is there and he is handsome,  even though he has no chance of reaching out to the girls, he can still look good and show off his testosterone to every female in the area.

Now this is my baby Sergio. And he will one day give me some really stunning babies I am sure.

My orphaned bottle baby, I am his Momma. Right now I just don't have the extra pen for Sergio to have his own area and his first girl friends. One day we will get him a space. For now I am ok with him being my stunning baby.

 Wyatt always into something. A typical teenage boy...

Wyatt is on our for sale list, but now he is just fine keeping his brother Doc Holiday company in the young boys Goat pen. But Wyatt has more personality and trouble than he knows what to do with. Here is is rubbing his head up and down scratching his horns on the fencing. And yes... tearing down the fencing. You have to love goats they are SO destructive! And bored little boys are the worst. Good thing he is cute...

Ted E. Bear

This guy cracks me up nearly every single day. He is just so funny. I think he knows he is funny... I am being serious here.  Hubby had brought in a truck load of hay this last week.  Ted followed him up the drive just to see if the load would be left alone even just a second. Hubby ran in to change clothes so he could unload. Ted didn't realize I stayed outside to be on watch. He reached over the side of the truck for a giant bite and I called out his name. He quickly sat his head down on the side of the truck, his eyes rolled and looked at me. And I could almost see a bubble appear over his head. "Who Me... I am just resting and looking to see what we have here...  I would never tear apart one of these great smelling bales of hay... Never... "  Two seconds later he grabbed a hunk of hay and trotted off in front of the truck just in case he was going to get in trouble. Which he never does. Even when he created that dent in the top of my tailgate there... yep did that with his head when the tail gate was left down and he decided it would be fun to flip it up and down with his head and create a whole lot of noise. He loves doing that. But we love him to pieces... so it doesn't matter that face and big brown eyes always gets him out of trouble.

Hope you enjoyed a few of "the men" here on the farm. And I am so sorry that song is now in your head ... admit it you can hear it... you are starting to hum it... tapping your toes... and now sing it out...  "It's Raining Men! Hallelujah! - It's Raining Men! Amen!"

Have a wonderfully blessed day -
HUGS and -