Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
I colored both the beach house, by Stamps Happen Inc., and Tilda with my Koh-I-Nor pencils and Mineral Spirits (except for Tilda's skin colors I used Copics there). I cut Tilda out with my Fiskar's Fingertip Craft Knife. I rounded the corners of the beach house image and then picked out an orange and blue card stock follow the sketch and rounded the corners of them as well. I inked the edges of all three with a dark brown ink. The ribbon is American crafts, love how it has all the shades in it. Tilda was pop dotted onto the front. I gel pen stitched the edges of the orange card stock and then used three baubles on the right corner. Now if only Tilda would invite me to visit her beach house... wouldn't that be a great peaceful place to vacation!
This photo is pretty funny. You see they hadn't quite finished their last bale, but we needed to get one in anyway, so we left it wrapped and explained to them that until they finish the first one... no new bale. Like good children they are all eating the old bale... yea right... I saw them grabbing off the side of the new one as well! Oh well they are too cute to get upset at them. =)
This is one of the other pens, and this is Victoria and Ellie Mae. Ellie Mae is one of Hubby's favorites... she has that loud high pitch scream that just cracks us up! Sadly she has had a problem getting pregnant. We are hoping this is her year and will get pregnant this season, as she is already 5 and hasn't had a baby yet. Victoria is our spot that lost her baby this last spring. We think she is already bred again.
One more photograph. I know Annie would just never forgive me if I went one more week with out a Gloria photograph. So this one is for you Annie! Gloria was finishing her bite of hay as she was trotting over to me, she is really cute and man you should hear her talk! She is going to be a chatter box, she hee's and haw's more than any little one we have had! And yes she is still tiny! Growing but she is gonna be a small jenny.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I don't think I have ever introduced you to Toffee and Coffee. These are two boys we purchased this last spring to sell. They are really sweet, a little skittish still, but that is our fault. We didn't have a pen to put them in with other donkeys that didn't have a Jack in it. And that would be not wise, as the Jack probably would have beat up on them. So they have been in a pen all on their own. But as of next week they will have a few pregnant girls in with them, and that should tame them down even more. And yes they are wet and that is mud all over them. I like when I sell my donkeys that they are beyond tame. They may not be super on a lead and trained and ready for a show, but they will come to you, enjoy being rubbed on and love to have treats fed to them. Usually spoiled rotten generally. =)
Well it was a long night, and I need to get dressed and get my stuff for my class and get on the road. My Sister is going with me, I need to pick her up on the way and it is about 45 minutes to the class. So I am off - Hope you have a wonderful Saturday and get to craft some!
Friday, August 22, 2008
I love this image. I don't know who the maker is as it was sent to me by a very sweet friend. I colored it with my Koh-n-noor pencils and mineral spirits. I really love these pencils they are so vibrant! I still just wish they came in more than 24 colors. I high lighted with my white gel pen. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I colored first... then went to look for paper, I rarely do this, but was lucky how perfect is this piece of Sassafrass Lass paper? I have hoarded these papers for so long, love the scalloped edge. But I am getting better at using my stash. I matted the pattern paper with a bright blue before attaching to an orange card stock for the base. I matted the image with the same blue. My ribbon is from Heidi Grace, and the felt flower and leaves are from Creative Imaginations. The brads are also from Creative Imaginations how cool are they? They come with the matching ribbon tab. I doodled the edge of the card with both white gel pen and a blue Sakura glaze pen.
Tonight is a midnight crop at my LSS. Although with the Olympics on I haven't been getting to bed much earlier than that anyway. Hope you have something fun planned for your weekend. We have rain in the forecast, but that doesn't matter to me cuz I'll be cropping... and then Saturday I have a class at a different LSS. I haven't taught a class there before. I have done a Fiskar's training there and I know the owner, Hi Susan! But this will be my first "real" class. I hope they like my stuff - Oh and this is where I got the felt flowers... so I will be stocking up on more of those! I know everything revolves around my shopping. =)
Have a great Friday,
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
It really made this birthday special ladies - Thanks so much!
I am going to leave this at the top of my post for a few days so all can get a chance to see!