Wednesday, January 16, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Clucker Club

Howdy -

This week we have been talking about getting a few more chickens... and then I saw this stamp and just knew it needed to be colored. Clucker Club is just too cute!

I can only imagine what these girls are sitting around chatting about... I colored with my Copics (colors below) And then found a pattern paper from Paper Studio.. love the yellow and white polk a dot with the barn wood feel to it. Perfect for a little chicken coop pattern. A bright red card stock mat on a white card stock base really pops. All the layers were sewed down.  And then why do buttons feel right for a country chicken card? Not sure but they really feel right. And then the High Hopes sentiment "Hanging' with my Peeps" is just fun and perfect!

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 My first stamping love all those many many years ago was falling for High Hopes Animal Farm stamps - I still get that pitter pat heart when I play with any of them! And there are so many to choose from! To hop straight to the ANIMALS click the word!

 Hope you have a blessed day!
HUGS and -

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Animal Crackers - Peek-a-Boo

Howdy -

I adore my "kids" and sometimes they really just crack me up with out even doing a thing. Most of the time with some of the "guys" it is just simply that hair of theirs... This week I went out to the front Men's Goat pen and found Spartacus lounging in what was left of his breakfast... Just laying there staring at me. I felt like we were playing a bit of Peek-a-boo with this bangs blowing in front of his eyes.... What a looker!

I snapped just in time to see one eye... but missed the other... Such a handsome boy.

And speaking of handsome, in the same "Men's Pen" is Charles. He has always known he was handsome. He has always been a little stand-offish... maybe that is because he was named after Prince Charles and it is a royalty thing... but he does love to pose for a good photo.

 Yes, I know gorgeous... but check his profile shot... yes just as stunning you know...

Why do I always hear his voice with a English accent? When in reality he probably has that south Texas hill billy twang, and goes by Chuck more often.  LOL

Now Frankie... he is just pure silliness! He always loves to pose for photos but usually it is like trying to take a toddler holding a puppy type of shot!

I sure do love this old man!

Oh and Miss Moxie... she followed me around the entire time I was out snapping photos. And each time I would stop... she would stop and sit and look at me like this. 

I call this her "Angel" shot. Usually it is after she did something she probably shouldn't have and she wants me to love on her and not know what she did. I hate to accuse her but I think she got one of the wild rabbits... she loves wild rabbits. And as much as we fuss at her to not chase after them, they are more than she can handle and control herself. And yes... I stopped and loved on that adorable face each time she posed for me.

Found the Three Stooges right where they have posted themselves. Next to their new round bale. 

Life is so wonderful when you don't have to wander around and graze. You can just stand in one spot and chow down. This is Cocoa looking at me like don't you dare come any closer and run me off... "Dad" said this was our bale! Yes Cocoa... this is all for you three sweeties.

Hope you all enjoyed this week and have a wonderfully blessed weekend.
HUGS and

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Bunny Blossoms

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Anyone else ready for Spring? Me Me Me!!! And what is more spring then a bunny smelling flowers?  This is Bunny Blossoms -

I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then found papers in the Authentique Cuddle Girl collection that matched up with the image. I sewed down the layers and cut out the image on one side around the bunny then zig zag stitched the rest down. The sentiment is perfect for this image "Some Bunny Loves you". Three pink buttons for embellishment on the top corner.

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Feels so good to be coloring up Spring... now if the weather would just settle in and stay here and flowers start growing it would be really wonderful. I love Spring!

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day -
HUGS and -

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Whimsy Stamps - Angie

Howdy -

How adorable is this new image from Whimsy Stamps - from Sylvia Zet Wee Stamps, this is Angie. It is available as a Digital or Rubber stamp! Awesome!
 I colored with my Copics (colors below) and cut out with an oval Spellbinder Nestie. That cloud she is sitting on just really needed some puffy! So I used a Marvy Snow marker for that. Love that stuff! Then some Ranger stickles on the wings and stars. My pattern papers are from Authentique Cuddle Girl collection that I sewed down with a zig zag stitch. For some fun I added one of the Whimsy Chipboard Elements the Scribble Circle Stars Frame, that I colored with a yellow copic. For my sentiment I went with a retired die cut word Blessings.

Sweet images always make cute cards don't you think?

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Hope you enjoyed the new Wee Stamp from Whimsy Stamps "Angie"

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Animal Crackers - Here comes the sun

Howdy -

 Went out early the other morning. Love to get photos of the children in the early morning sun but honestly I am not that much of a early morning person... Dilemma for sure! LOL

Black Jack really shows off how his black coloring bleaches out in the sun in the early morning.

But even in his faded coloring he is a looker! Kind of that Sean Connery old man sexy don't you think?

The goat girls were all up in the cool morning sun ready for breakfast -

Lucy always looks like she is grinning at me when I hold up the camera... Such a sweet girl.

Found one of the chickens hunkered down on the perch all puffed up.

That look is... "please get that camera out of my face!" They aren't into my photos like some are....

Autie my baby boy... Those eyes just melt me. I know I say that all the time with photographs of Autie... but when he is "posed" on the porch waiting for me to go back inside I just have to stop and take an adorable photograph. 

 Such a handsome man...

Then found Gato posing when I came back inside.

Now first... yes she knows she is not suppose to be sitting on my table. But I think the new item that "Dad" just brought in must have really caught her attention. LOL Hubby found this vintage bird feeder for us to take to our next show. Isn't it really pretty... Well Gato must have really liked the little birdies and wanted a closer look. She lost interest when they wouldn't move or play with her.

Hope you have some sun where you are today - And a furry or feathered friend to hug on.
Have a blessed weekend -
HUGS and

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Whimsy Stamps - New Release!! Crateful of Kittens

Howdy - and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

New Release time at Whimsy Stamps! A Crissy Armstrong Digital "Crateful of Kittens" Love how adorable this image is!

 Seriously... doesn't this image make you swoon??? I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then inked the edges of the image with Rangers Distress ink. I found some older Tilda papers in my stash that have that fun spring look to them. A kraft card stock base with all the pattern papers sewn together. A bright pink dotted ribbon for a band around the middle. On the corners I used a retired Whimsy Stamps Doodled Doily Die. I like to think outside the box sometimes with dies... this is a circle shaped die that I cut to create the corners. Multi Use! Love that! For fun a couple of Whimsy Enamel Dots on the corners as well. Then for the sentiment I used one the Whimsy Chipboard Elements. I have gone nuts for these! This is the "Hello" Word Chipboard - love how it comes as two pieces I colored the shadow with a dark pink and the front piece a light green.

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 This is such a fun Release at Whimsy Stamps - and with these new Digital images you are coloring in no time at all!

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