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

Monday, October 1, 2018

Whimsy Stamps - Scruffy Cat

Howdy -

Another new release image from Whimsy Stamps!! This is one of the new Whimsy digital images from Crissy Armstrong called "Scruffy Cat"


I ADORE this guy! he just screams I have personality! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and decided this guy just had too much going on with that grin and he needed to be on a CAS card (Clean and Simple). And with that a very simple sentiment "hello" from an older set. And then a "handstitch" Doodle around the edge. I just love this cat! And can't wait to use another of him in this new release. Look forward to that next week.

Copic colors used -


Now head over to the Whimsy Stamps Store HERE and see all the FUN!
Have a blessed day -
HUGS and


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Animal Crackers - Now that is a face!

Howdy -

Fall temps are showing up here in Texas. Yes... goodbye 90+ temps and Hello cooler weather. Now I was out yesterday and found that the doggies were really enjoying the sun that has been hiding for a while and the breeze. Now isn't that the face of pure enjoyment?


Guess it was the perfect temperature and a really nice breeze huh? LOL I love this little Queen Bee... Small and in charge!

OH wait... Chica was enjoying things too.. but with the panting with that LONG tongue sticking out the temperature must be a little to warm for her...


 Now my boy Autie ... he had gotten in trouble for rolling in the wet grass. So he was trying to pull off that "Who Me?" look.


Dirty and grass all over him and he is still adorable. Bath is coming Autie regardless of that handsome cute innocent look. 

Now with all the rains.. we look a bit overgrown and honestly it looks like Spring! Black Jack was playing a little hide and seek!


We will mow soon Black Jack as soon as the tractor can get in and the mud dries up!

Little Miss Louise... She was suppose to be bred last Spring. And for some reason it didn't take. And where is she now? Flirting with the young boys...


Flirt now Louise... we will be trying again really really soon! I really want little babies from this pretty little girl!

And then there is this photo of Chloe. LOL!


Now not the clearest photo, she was really taking care of that itch on her back with those long gorgeous horns! But seriously - do you think that tongue helps?

Hope you got a giggle this week and have a blessed weekend.
HUGS and 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

High Hopes Stamps - Pumpkin Patch

Howdy -

It is official Fall now.. and so out come the pumpkins! This sweet image from High Hopes Stamps "Pumpkin Patch" is a great way to color up that seasonal feeling.


I colored the image with my Copics and then pulled out one of my favorite pattern papers, from My Minds Eye,  that I love with the Pumpkin images.  I sewed all the layers down with mats in dark brown and bright gree.

For a little embellishments I added Viva Decor Dots in the same colors. Was trying to put a sentiment with the card and then decided that the sign was enough. You think?

Copic colors -

Hope you enjoyed ... And have a little fall feeling~ Love that crisp fall feeling don't you?

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Monday, September 24, 2018

Whimsy Stamps - Christmas Mermaid

Howdy -

Now that Fall is here it is time to start preparing for Christmas right? And there are so many wonderful Christmas images at Whimsy Stamps to play with. And this image was really fun to play with as a Digital image. This is Christmas Mermaid by Crissy Armstrong...



I have been having so much fun playing with Digital images! And this Mermaid... well lets just say I tried a few oceans on her before I decided on this one! LOL I chose a free iamge and then placed her over it before printing. Printed it out then colored her with my Copics (colors below) I love how she becomes a part of the ocean! Her and her little swimming friends. Then they all had to have some Rangers Stickles added to their hats for some bling!

My pattern papers are scraps from long ago that I sewed together. I pulled out all my leaf dies and found a couple that looked like they could be under the water plants.  The green leaves are from Whimsy's Leaf Foliage 2 Die Set. And the purple is a retired die. For my sentiment at Merry Christmas -

I think she is fun.. and a great image for someone that loves a little under the sea adventures!

Here is my Copic colors used -

 Links to products used-

https://whimsystamps.com/collections/september-2018-digital/products/christmas-mermaid-digital-stamphttps://whimsystamps.com/collections/flower-dies/products/leaf-foliage-2-die-set



Thanks so much for looking... now head over to the Whimsy Stamps store and have some fun!

MichelleO

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Animal Crackers - Sad Puppy Face

Howdy -

I know I have said it a million times... I adore this face. This is Autie's Sad Puppy Face.  It melts me.


Here he was waiting for the girls, Libbie and Chica, to finish their breakfast so he could eat. The boy could be starving and he still waits for his turn AFTER the girls. I have to make sure they leave him a share most of the time. And they usually do... usually. No worries though after I snapped the photo, I said his name, he looked up wagged his rear end and came to me for lovin'. And yes... he had his breakfast too.

Seems Miss Moxie was out a bit late last night...


And she seemed to have some fun rolling in some mud! Ok.. there is mud everywhere here and with Lots more rain in the forecast for this weekend so more mud to stay. Moxie... she must have had a long night chasing bunnies... normally I would say barking at the moon but there was no moon with all the clouds... so it has to be bunnies... Don't worry she will catch up on her beauty sleep during the day. Life of Luxury...

Cocoa wanted to stop and say hi...


Sweet old lady... she too is a bit muddy and wet. Maybe she had a little bath in one of the showers that passed through. Oh and yes... Cocoa has some LONG Ears when you stop and look at her straight on. Love this lady.

Teddy wanted a close up too.... It amazes me how grey he has turned over the years.


Still my sweet greeter and loves attention or food... whichever. LOL

Went out to the Men's Goat Pen... Spartacus actually looked up from his breakfast .... Yes he does have eyes.... somewhere in that fabulous hairdo!


This man has so much personality. He can just look at you and make you grin. But then again within a second he was back to his breakfast.

Wyatt and Chuck ... nope not interested in you Mom. 


 These boys look SO much alike I have to look close to see who is who... and..... well... after zooming in and looking really close it is for sure Wyatt on the left and Chuck on the right. Pretty sure.. yep that is right! LOL

OOPS...


Teddy came up on my blind side and scared me. Then he put his head on my shoulder for a bit more loving... Such a sweet boy!

Hope you have a fun weekend planned. Maybe some furry fun with a pet? Doesn't look like I will be outside much this weekend with all the rain forecasted. And now the mosquitoes are out and since they seem to love me so much I stay inside early morning and dusk for sure! We have BIG Mosquitoes here in Texas you know!

Have a blessed weekend -
HUGS and