Thursday, August 16, 2018

Whimsy Stamps - Hats off to You!

Howdy -

This week for Whimsy Digital Stamps I had some fun with a bit yee haw! LOL The new Digital Set Western Pony  by Crissy Armstrong and it has a Cowboy Hat as part of the set... I took that hat and made a congratulations card for someone! 


 Before I printed the hat I added the sentiment "Hats off to You!" then printed. I colored with my Copics, and then inked the edges with Ranger Distress ink. Those yummy papers are a new favorite of mine from Carta Bella Cowboy Country. Always have had a soft spot for those western papers! I sewed all the patterns to Kraft cardstock for the base. I then added two Whimsy Stamps "Leaf Foliage Set 2" - Love the selection of leaf dies.

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I had lots of fun with this one this week! Now... I think that western horse is calling out to me to color it up!

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day -
HUGS and

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

High Hopes Stamps - Pumpkin Buddies

Howdy -

This week for High Hopes Stamps I was digging through all of my Fall and Halloween stamps and ran across this sweet image of "Pumpkin Buddies"  Now I couldn't not color up these cute little faces could I?


I colored these guys with my Copics (colors below) and then found some My Minds Eye scraps that just screamed for a fall card to made with them. I sewed all the layers down and used a Dark Brown card stock for the base and the mats. Then I used the High Hopes Stamps sentiment "Frightfully delightful"  I colored the paper with a bright green copic as the card needed a pop!

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A fun fall card don't you think so? To see LOTS of fun stamps for fall visit the High Hopes Web Site HERE! I promise you will fall in love with one... or 30 or 50 or more! LOL

Hope you enjoyed -
Hugs and

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Animal Crackers - Gato and her Box

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 I thought maybe I should update you all about Gato and her Box. If you remember from a few weeks ago I told you I was "discussing" with Hubby that the box needed to go and that Gato has lots of places she has claimed as her "beds"... But Hubby said she loved her box and it would just stay in the Dining Room until she was done enjoying it. Despite me wanting it to be put away and gone. I gave in and said fine... in a few days she will get bored and I can put it up then. Well.....


Here we are yesterday morning... yep box is still there... A bit more squished in but still her favorite place to spend her cat naps... that she takes about 75% of the day. Sigh... I hope soon to get that box put away... not looking good for me though.

I went out yesterday morning just after the sun came up with Hubby to try and snap some photos before it got hot. I was just a few minutes behind Hubby.. and I pretty much missed everyone to breakfast...

Pavo was keeping a close eye on Hubby and who was next in line for grub.


Almost Pavo...

Cocoa and Ted were trying to be calm and cool...


My big kids are sure looking old. Still young at heart right? Cocoa is all better now and taken control of the three as usual. Ted always my little clown.. a bit of a photo bomb here...

They got fed next...


Now I snapped this photo and realized something. I have taken this pose many times over the years. And these three are usually always in this order ... Cocoa always in the middle. I think that is the old girl makes sure she is standing over the top of the main portion of hay. "Dad" has gotten smart and spreads out their ration of hay out a bit more so the boys can get their share as well. Not that it looks like either of them have missed a single meal... Man Valentine is lumpy!

Well. then I caught "Dad" not happy with our boy Sergio... not happy at all!


You see Mr. Sergio decided that with the heat and lack of rain he did not have any green grass left to munch on so he took it upon himself to move his temporary panels to reach a few stray pieces of green... Ok Sergio that is the purpose of those panels so we can move them around and give new places to eat... but your brute strength shoving broke a few of the older panels... and made the pathway pretty tight between the two pens. Now the panels need to moved and probably repaired or replaced... "Dad" have him his breakfast and then loved all over him... can't stay mad at that handsome baby!

Ok.... but quit talking to that Donkey "Dad"!!! that flake of hay in your hand is meant for me!!!


 Alice was seriously giving him that look like NOW!!!!! and as soon as it went over the fence and was hitting the ground.. so was she! Funny most of the goats get angry when they are fed Coastal hay... they want their Alfalfa! The expensive more fatty grass! But we have a couple that would rather have the coastal. Then again they are a bit trimmer and not so "large" as the other gals. LOL

Hope you got a smile this week. They always make us smile - even when in trouble!
Have a blessed weekend -
HUGS and




Friday, August 10, 2018

Whimsy DIgital Stamps - KING LION

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ROAR! today I have the King of the Jungle! KING LION by Crissy Armstrong and Whimsy Digital Stamps.


 Isn't he just the most regal thing? I have been lovin' playing techie and working with the digital stamps... I found a free jungle photo that I opened up in my Photoshop program. Then the King Lion went into the jungle! A flat image to work with! I colored the Lion with my Copics (colors below) and then topped his nose and crown with Nuvo clear for some shiny-ness! I dug through my piles of paper to find this yellow-orange coredinations card stock that I tore to shape around the image to size it up. Then I sewed down the image on the card stock with a zig zag stitch. A Black card stock base for my card. I then pulled out those fun and fabulous Whimsy Word Dies for some Birthday Wishes. I cut them out twice once with the black card stock and then again with the yellowish. I layered them up for a shadow look.

Hope my lion made you ROAR!

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Have a blessed day -
See you tomorrow for Animal Crackers Saturday!
HUGS and


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

High Hopes Stamps - Happy Pigs

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Today for my High Hopes Stamps card I was going through my Farm and Animal stamps... the reason I fell in love with High Hopes a long long long time ago... then I just dove into the deep end of all the great stamps at High Hopes.

I realized that these "Happy Pigs" needed some lovin and ink time it had been a while since they came out to play on my desk. And how can you not adore coloring up some muddy piggies? 


First I found some papers from BoBunny's Only You collection loved the browns, dark red/pinkish tones. I sewed some layers together with a zig zag stitch. then stamped my image out and cut it and a mat of the same paper in ovals. I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then cut out a Spellbinders die for a background. I love the fall feeling of it. My sentiment is a sweet sentiment from High Hopes "Friends  are we.." Such a great image... and don't it match up great with this pair of piggies?

A few dots of Nuvo Antique Rose drops to embellish.

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Have you surfed around the High Hopes Stamps web site recently? HURRY.. there is so much to fall in love with! get there fast with this link HERE

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Animal Crackers - Rocking the Beard...

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So...  Why do some rock the beard and some just don't... ?  I have wondered why do some of the goats have these glorious long lush beards... or "goatee"... LOL I had to "say" it you know...

But really why is it that some goats have these long thick long flowing beards and then others have scraggly little hairs. I guess it is some sort of gene.. cuz I know people are the same right? Some men have great full beards while others can't fill in to look even half of a beard.


Now Crissy ... she totally rocks the beard! That blonde look blowing in the wind.. yes she is a super model for sure. All she needs is a beach and a bikini... ok not the bikini. But this lady has that perfect flowing always looks good beard.

And Jill.. us a little short and whimpy on her beard.


A few skimpy hairs that need some fancy volume shampoo to help make them fuller. Or maybe extensions?

Vera another long luxurious beard, she has some of those coloring stripes in her beard to match all those colors she wears so pretty. 



All in control and always like she is posing for a fashion photo.

Then Sweet pea.. uh.. beard Sweet Pea?


 Nope this little lady has not one long beard hair.. now I guess for most of us ladies that is a good thing, but in the goat world do they make fun of her? I don't know... I wonder?? Is the beard a status in the pen?

And an update of Momma Sweet Pea - she was separated from her boy Domino and it was noisy for a bit. She was ok with it and didn't mind at all until her milk bag was so full and she wanted some relief but Domino that poor baby called out for Mom until he nearly lost his voice! We didn't wean Waylan and Willie at the same time, they were so much smaller that we gave them a couple more weeks with Mom.. but the coming week it will all come to an end and all three boys will be crying for Mom and the milk!

Back to beards... Now Wyatt.. he totally Rocks the Full thick beard!


 But does that count as a Man? LOL

One last beard this week and I thought it had to be our old lady and matriarch of the goats,  Paintbrush.


Long Thick Full and just glorious! I will say that some of the time her beard is a little messy and has breakfast or her last dip in the water bucket... but on a sunny afternoon in a breeze she rocks the beard totally! Even as an old lady!

So a little fun this week with the beards... but seriously 100 degree heat no one wants to pose to much and be cute... so a little fun with a silly post of goat beards was needed! Hope it made you giggle...

Have a blessed weekend -
HUGS and

Friday, August 3, 2018

Whimsy Digital Stamps New Release - Penguin Bubble Bath

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Another new release Digital stamp from Whimsy Stamps and artist Crissy Armstrong - Penguin Bubble Bath.


Now is that the life or what!??! I printed my digital image on or with my Pattern paper from Whimsy Stamps new Digital Wonky Circles collection

Love the flat one page image - I colored with my Copics and then added LOTS and LOTS  of Ranger Stickles Bling for those bubbles.

For the sentiment I went with another of Whimsy stamps Word Dies "celebrate" 

Close up of the bubble bath.. 
 

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Hope you enjoyed.. and maybe can relax like this sweet penguin today :0)
Have a blessed day-
HUGS and

 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Whimsy Stamps Digital - August Release - Pups in a Basket

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We have a new release at Whimsy Stamps! And for my card today I used the brand new Digital Stamp by Crissy Armstrong "Pups in a Basket"


Aren't they cuties? I printed my image on a Digital piece of paper from Whimsy Stamps collection Christmas Cool Mix Papers.  Love the one piece thing.. All flat! I colored the doggies and their basket with my copics (colors below) and then added it to a red piece of paper I highlighted with a dark red copic on the corners. Then a Black card stock card base. My sentiment is from the Whimsy Word Dies   and then some Enamel Dots in the corner.

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Puppies make me smile don't the you?

Hope you enjoyed!
Make sure to visit the Whimsy Stamps Web Site Store HERE and see all the new!

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

High Hopes Stamps - Harvest Harry & Cawnie and Cawrls

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 Playing with some of my favorite Fall stamps this month from High Hopes Stamps - Couldn't narrow down to one.. so two came out to play - :0)

Harvest Harry and Cawnie and Cawrls Lunch


First off I stamped Cawnie and Cawrls Lunch then masked it off and stamped Harvest Harry. Creating a little scene... Seems Scarecrow Harry is sleeping on the job and those pesky birds are getting to enjoy the corn! I colored with my Copics (colors below) then I added the fun High Hopes stamps sentiment "Ears to you!"  I found a scrap gingham paper in my stash that I sewed my image onto. Then I decided that the scarecrows shirt needed to match up so I stamped it and cut it out and glued it to the image. A kraft card stock base and then some dots of Nuvo Crystal dots in the corners.

I have always had a crush on Harvest Harry... :0) Hope you did too...

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Have a blessed day -
HUGS and


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Animal Crackers - Gossiping around the Water Cooler?

Howdy -

I wish I could hear what they were discussing... LOL They crack me up they always approach the water barrels all at once and then take turns slurping. Too funny..


We've been a bit concerned about Cocoa this week. Ground is hard with all the heat - and she must have had stepped on a rock or twisted her leg.. she has been limping for over a week. A little medicine but can't give it to her too much. Each day she gets a bit better and last night she was almost back to normal speed. Hope she is healed up now.

My super model was modeling in the breeze for me... are those some horns or what on Miss Gracie?


Such a beauty!

Speaking of a beauty.. this is one handsome old man.


Now I know it isn't the best shot of his face, but I finally got a photo that really shows how gorgeous his coat has been looking since on his geriatric old man food for the last few months. He looked skinny and dry and dull and now look at that coat... I skipped the belly... trust me he has put back on his weight. :0)

Hubby was fixing Bitsy and Specks water bowl... they once in a while peck something loose in the auto water thingy... or they peck on the pipe until it unscrews and we spring a leak... well they had a little puddle last night from the pipe. So Hubby was in fixing things and Bitsy is so calm and tame that she is allowed to come out and clean up what ever has been dropped outside the fence.


She is such a love. So sweet.

Her pen mate Speck is very sweet too... just not as trusted to roam to far out of the pen....


 Lets just say she gets much farther away than Bitsy and is harder to request her going back in. But she is allowed to come out if we are right there watching. Such a beautiful chicken!

And our beautiful Gato...


 Now that box... I just shake my head... I ordered some padded envelopes and they came in a couple of weeks ago. The box came in the back door and that very night she claimed it. Over a few days she smooshed it in and made if fit her perfectly. I have tried to take the box and put it up... and Hubby brings it right back and tells me to leave her new bed alone. Seriously! We even had people to dinner the other night and he refused to let me take the box away. So there it sits... I am going to have to get into it and use those envelopes soon... I will be in trouble then with Gato and Hubby!

Hope you enjoyed and got another smile this week!
Have a blessed weekend -
HUGS and



Friday, July 27, 2018

Whimsy Digital Stamps - Penguin Campfire

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Who doesn't love a Camp out? Ok.. if I have a trailer, air conditioning, shower and a real bed.. I''M IN! But sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows is a totally awesome part! Here Crissy Armstrong's Whimsy Stamps Digital Penguin Campfire - Such a cutie! 


I printed my digital image and then colored with my Copics (colors below).  And for my papers I was excited to use one of the Whimsy Digital Paper from the Great Outdoors Collection. Love having paper instantly stored in my computer! I sewed down the layers and put them on a Black card stock. My sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Word Dies - I think roasting a marshmallow is magical don't you? Especially when you add it to a piece of chocolate and Graham cracker! The a couple of fern dies from the Leaf Folliage 2 ! Oh that I think needed some sparkle so I used my Nuvo Green Glitter Pen.

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Uh oh.. now I am craving a smore! LOL

Have a blessed day -
HUGS


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

High Hopes Stamps - Joy Ride

Howdy -

Now this is a Joy Ride! A little Christmas holiday Joy Ride


I looks to me like maybe these cheerful couple are riding in the Christmas Parade... doesn't it? LOL
Sometimes an image just needs to have all the focus on it, and needs a CAS (Clean and Simple) card. So I gave in and went with it. I had fun coloring up the image with lots of Copic colors! (colors below) And you know I just had to add some bling with Viva decor sparkle and pearl pens. My sentiment "We wish you a Merry Christmas" is perfect for your Christmas Cards! A few Enamel Dots after sewing my card to the red mat. Now about that red mat..... well... I couldn't find any red paper that didn't look like the wrong color. So... I took a scrap of white and used my Copics and colored the edges! cheating? yes, but also makes things match and go farther!

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Hope you enjoyed!
Hugs and

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Animal Crackers - It's gunna get loud around here...

Howdy -

The time is coming real close, actually past time for Domino. Yep... it is weaning time next week. Domino should have been weaned first part of this week. But since all three boys will be staying in the pen they are in now and we will be removing the Moms we decided to do them all at once. So later next week the Mom's will go back into the Ladies pen and the boys will have to grow up a bit.


So I went into their pen to have some lovin' time and let them know they better enjoy this weekend of milk and moms cuz it is coming to an end.


Now Abigail was talking non stop... Was it "Hurry let's go ahead and do this!" Or was it "Don't you take my boys!" Not sure... But I am sure I will hear about it lots next week.

Domino and Waylan were just seriously into head butting me and being obnoxiously friendly. I think I may have a couple more of those blue polka dots on my leg now... Their little horns are really getting big and pointed!

They are SOOO Hard to get photos of they are always moving, trying to climb on me and pushing and shoving me! Here Domino was trying to get to the lens of my camera... he must like close ups!


And then suddenly I just about lost my camera... He discovered the strap... whew I caught it in time!
 

Waylan is just as funny, but just  a bit more calm... a tiny tiny tiny bit more calm than Domino.


It has been decided that Waylan is going to be the future Buck for us... I am glad I got Hubby on board. He kept going back and forth. But I knew Waylan and I would get him to agree. We haven't told Domino or Willie that they will be visiting the vet and ahem... yeah we haven't told them.

But Waylan is a happy boy... Love that little grin he has! 


Willie is just as cute, but much much more reserved and standoffish. Just like his Mom.


Still a handsome boy though...

Came out of the goat pen to find Chica laying out in the long grass in the sun. Now it was just about 100 degrees... she isn't super smart. Good thing she is so cute!


 Libbie on the other hand was relaxed and comfortable laying in the shade of the tree.


 Yep she is one smart cookie! oops.. don't say cookie... too late  now we have to pass them out to all three dogs. Once the word is said it is a must you know.

Hope you got a smile this week. I can't believe my babies are already so big and ready to leave their Moms! They grow up so fast!

Have a blessed weekend -
HUGS and