Monday, November 18, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Celebrate the Magic of Christmas

Howdy -

How can you not grin at this fun Santa from High Hopes Stamps? This is Lg. Stackable Santa ... and he is just well... FUN! 

I colored Santa with my Copics and thought.. I want him to pop on this card.. then thought well lets just make him pop off the card! So I cut out Santa and then folded a small piece of card stock in a zig zag fold and attached to the card. And man he jumps and wiggles on this card! LOVE that! I added some Nuvo Sparkle pen to his suit cuz we all know Santa sparkles!

For my Sentiment I used High Hopes Stamps "Celebrate the Magic of Christmas"  Perfect for this bouncing Santa!

My papers are from My Minds Eye that I have sewn the layers together with a zig zag stitch. The unusual colors really make this Santa bold and bright and POP on this card!

Copic colors used - 

 A Clean and Simple card that really does make you smile when that Santa does a little wiggle! For more fabulous Christmas images for your cards this year jump on over to the web site store HERE

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and 

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Animal Crackers - Here Comes the Sun

Howdy -

Well after a cold, cloudy and wet drizzling week the Sun came out yesterday! And all my furry kids were really enjoying every ray they were catching!

Chipmunk and his twin brother Junior were chillin' in the middle of the pen, just enjoying the sun. 

 This is how they sleep... every night. Back to back. resting against each other. Maybe a little "I got your back" brother thing?

Sergio was at the gate, insisting on his head scratches and kiss on his nose.

Always Sergio... My little orphan baby... all though all grown up and all man now he is my baby. And a handsome looker too and he knows it!

Found Cocoa and her daily routine.

Every day she goes up and down the panels of the goat pen. Cleaning up and making sure that all pieces of hay does not go to waste if it blows out. Or even just barely pokes out the fence... she pulls through and makes sure they are not wasted.

Beautiful Ellie Mae was coming towards me.

She never gave us any babies sadly - such a gorgeous lady. But loved all the same.

Found Jolene having a bit of an itch.

She was working it out on her own. I suppose rain and mud then drying out would make you have some itches going on! But she was reaching it with those big teeth and taking care of business! It is good when you reach that spot driving you nuts right?

And then the only one to be different - Louise was laying in the shade. I asked why she wasn't out enjoying the sun, but she is Louise and Louise likes to be her own goat!

A bit silly nuts but beautiful!

I hope you have some nice sunny weather where you are! And enjoy some furry children this weekend!

HUGS and

Monday, November 11, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Snowman Love

Howdy -

 Today for High Hopes Stamps we have some "Snowman Love"

Now here in Texas I color up most all my snowmen... and this one is a cutie! This sweet little snowman I colored with Copics (colors below) and then highlighted with pencils. Then is started snowing with some dots of Nuvo White. The edges are inked with Ranger Distress Ink. I found some papers from My Minds Eye sewn together with  a zig zag stitch. A ribbon band across the bottom. This finished off with the beautiful sentiment "Scripty Merry Christmas"

Love Country feeling Christmas don't you?

Copic colors used

To see all the fun Christmas image at High Hopes Stamps click the website HERE

Have a blessed day -
Hugs and 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Animal Crackers - How can you NOT smile?

Howdy -

Seriously... that little face smiling, just makes you have to smile back! 

My little Domino... he is a looker isn't he? And with a smile like that the girls are just in love with him! With a fence between them that is... LOL

And then there is the face of Junior... he is such a looker too... with a bit of clown HA!

I love how sweet all three of these young men are! Domino - Junior and Chipmunk.

Goats.. (insert shaking head here)

Destructive creatures... they have a hut on legs, but for some reason the legs are so great at scratching heads on that the hut is always turned upside down... I guess we will have to attach it to the side of a larger hut to keep it upright... those legs just hard to resist!

Speaking of Hard to resist.. Mr. Ted E. Bear

He was cleaning up blown hay off the ground ... but he watching me very close just in case I had something better to offer... to take.. he nearly got Moxie's breakfast from out of my hands one morning this week.. he is quick for such a big lug nut!

 My baby.. in deep reflection.

And then my kitty ... had my space heater on in my craft room. She loves my space heater. 

 She starts off sitting staring at the warmth, then moves back and lays down. Stretches out as long as she can! Then a little farther away then up on the chair. After a little while it all starts over again. She is a busy cat you know.

Hope you have a blessed weekend - love on a furry kid!
HUGS and

Monday, November 4, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Winter Owl

Howdy -

 I have fallen head over heels for this cute little guy! This is High Hopes Stamps "Winter Owl"

Maybe it is the look in his eyes... but I feel cold with him! I colored with Copics (colors below) and made sure to add some Clear Nuvo on all that snowy ice on that branch! I went a bit CAS (clean and simple) on this one. Hard for me. But I just love this little guy and wanted him to be all the focus. A doodled border around the edge and a pattern paper faux ribbon on the bottom as a banner for the perfect High Hopes Stamps sentiment "Wishing you a cozy holiday season!"

Copic colors used -

Brrrrr... think I will turn up the heater it feels chilly in here! Hope you enjoyed this sweet "Winter Owl" and to see more wonderful few images from High Hopes Stamps pop on over HERE 

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and 

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Animal Crackers - The Sweetest Goat - Jill

Howdy -

Even when you see it coming it isn't easy. We lost Miss Jill this week. Earlier in the week Hubby and I discussed that Jill wasn't doing well and the colder weather was really effecting her. Friday morning Hubby and I were watching her eat breakfast, and decided that we would pull her out and see about a heat lamp and privacy to see if maybe it would make her feel a little better, but we both knew what was coming. Then just a couple hours later she was gone. My miracle goat... was now gone.

We were told she wouldn't make it through the night years back. Her baby was stuck sideways and nearly killed her when the vet was trying to remove it and save her. She survived and gave us years more of loving. But by our choice no more babies to risk her.

One of her first photos... Her Mom, Lillie - and twins Jack and Jill. 

So adorable!

She was such a proud little one that first day she learned to jump on the huts and then jump off... We sat and watched her do it a hundred times before she was totally worn out and fell asleep next to her Mom.

 She gave us some beautiful babies - And again lots of love.

 We are going to miss her terribly - There are so many holes in our hearts lately with the loss of some of our older fur children.

 Jill will be another BIG hole. But we are blessed to have these sweet kids in our lives and sadly with the age of so many of our first animals this is part of life. Just hard to deal with at this time ....

We will miss you Jill - You were a true Blessing to us.

Friday, November 1, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - New Release!!

Howdy -

There is a NEW RELEASE at High Hopes Stamps today! And for my first card with all the new fun I used THREE stamps! Trumpet Penguin - Two Trees - and Snow Globe!

 The possibilities with this new snow globe is mind blowing! And with so many images to put into the snow globe ... well lets just say you can have lots of fun with the new images at High Hopes Stamps!

I colored with my Copics and then well.. went a big nuts with the Nuvo White for the snow on the ground, and Viva Decor Sparkle pen for the falling snow as if this snow globe has a little shake!

Pattern papers from Paper Studio, with red card stock.

Close up of the sparkle

Copics used -

 There is so much fun to see and play with at High Hopes Stamps - see it all HERE

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Monday, October 28, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Santa's List

Howdy -

"You Made the Nice List" ... you weren't worried were you? MichelleO here today for High Hopes Stamps and "Santa's List" And I think this is just an adorable little Santa and he is checking the nice list... whew you made it!

 I colored with Copics (colors below) and then added lots of bling sparkle with a Nuvo Pen. All layers are sewn down with a zig zag stitch. A piece of fun Santa Paper from Paper Studio as a background. Then for a little pop, I added three brads - red, black and green.

And in a fun font from High Hopes Stamps "You Made the Nice List"

Copic colors used -

 A fun Christmas holiday image - and too see LOTS more you can visit the High Hopes Stamps web site HERE

Have a blessed day -

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Animal Crackers - Loud and Clear!

Howdy -

After a wonderful rain shower and cool front Friday was breezy but gorgeous. The ladies were up front and well... talking to me about the rain the night before. 

Bella was very vocal telling me a long loud story... 

 Now we can't blame the gossiping just on Bella... Pepita joined in to tell her view points...

Her version was much shorter and lower pitched. Now after her Lacey, Vicki and and then Ellie Mae had a say. I didn't get photos of them, cuz well actually I was inches away from Ellie Mae when she started "talking" and well... Ellie Mae is very very high pitched and very very loud when she talks. And I jumped and then covered my ears! LOL

Patti was just standing back as usual calm and watching everything.

 Yes... hoping that is a baby bump there and not too much hay... But then I saw Miss Juliet!

Is that some sort of snickering or judgement sticking that tongue out that I jumped??? I bet I know who taught her that... LOL !!!! I won't call out any names ... but she knows who she is! She has a special thing with Juliet!

Lucy was keeping her mouth closed watching all this with the donkeys..

Keeping her mouth closed with a very full mouth of hay! LOL Silly Donkeys...

Snapped a photo of Ted E. Bear coming towards me. He is such a handsome man.

My over friendly greeter. He got lots of ear scratching and loving after snapping this. He always does get his attention - when you are that cute its easy to get lots of attention!

Hope you have a furry friend to love on this weekend. And have a blessed day - 
HUGS and 

Monday, October 21, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Warm Winter Wishes

Howdy -

Decorating a Christmas Card with a fun "Round Snowman Ornament" from High Hopes Stamps. 

I colored the ornament with my Copics (colors below) and then needed a "tree" to hang it on. I punched out a bunch of leaves from Martha Stewart and layered them up to create a branch. I found a small old piece of wire and bent it over the "limb". I layered it on a scrap piece of Graphic 45 paper and then used the High Hopes Stamps "Warm Winter Wishes" on a banner across the bottom. Now the ornament needed more sparkle... so I used some Viva Decor on the top and bottom and POP! some real bling on this ornament!!

Copic colors used -

A fun image to create a great Christmas Card. For LOTS and LOTS of great images to make your holiday cards visit the High Hopes Stamps web site HERE

Have a blessed day!
HUGS and

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Animal Crackers - Handsome Stinky Man

Howdy -

Such a Handsome Man... STINKY but really handsome.

Alvin moved to Frankie's Old pen, a bit larger and well... closer to the girls. And being closer to the girls gives him LOTS of opportunity to strut, flirt and tell the girls that he is the studly Man of their dreams. And showing him off to you and just how adorable he really is is nice, and saving you from the smell... whoa! He has been flirting A LOT with the girls! Love from a distance is best at this time! Or clothes pens on your nose!

He is adorable no matter what he smells like!

 And a sweetheart too! I just can't hug on him right now. I would have to burn my clothes seriously!

Crissy was out watching me talk to Alvin. She is one of the beauties that Alvin has had his eyes on.

 She is a beauty...

Jennifer was with Crissy - Funny Crissy is one of the friendliest goats we have, but Jennifer...

 Yeah... I don't get to love on her much.. or at all. One of those that just never was friendly. We have had so few of these spaz goats, I have tried for years but nothing from her or her sister Malory.

We had a cold front here this last week, and for days it was cool, and cloudy. But then the end of the week the sun came out and the chickens have been clucking about it loudly!

 Scratching around looking for snacks and just simply enjoying the nice weather and sun!

Had a few asking about my baby boy "Autie"

 He is doing so much better, now that we are watching and feeding him as healthy as we can. Fat intake is a big no no. So my homemade dog food has been totally changed. No more dark meat chicken... only white meat, no veggies that aren't good for him... corn is a no no, carrots and green beans are good but Yellow Squash is really good for him, so he has gotten all of this years garden squash I froze for the winter... he is more important you know. All three our inside doggies love breakfast meals. I thought they might complain when I changed up the menu for Autie... but honestly they eat the new low fat just as happily. I guess it is better than plain ole' hard dog food. They are all three getting at a healthy weight - and Autie's doing so much better. Now if only I could do something for allergies for him and Libbie... sigh I cook more for these three than I do for Hubby and I! But they are my kids!

Hope you have a blessed weekend and have some plans with family friends and furry children!
HUGS and