Monday, July 13, 2020

High Hopes Stamps - Sweetheart Gnome

Howdy -

Playing with New Stamps at High Hopes Stamps again!! And today it is "Sweetheart Gnome" How can you not smile when playing with Gnomes?


I went through lots of my stash of paper to find a a fun whimsical pattern. When I found the hearts from SEI I knew it was perfect for this "Sweetheart Gnome". I colored with my Copics and shaded with pencils. With the SEI papers was a solid dark red card stock and then I found a tan card stock paper for the base and additional mats. To go with that silly feel I used a Spellbinders scalloped die cut.. then everything sewn down with my sewing machine.

The fabulous part about this Gnome is that her sign is blank... then there is a new High Hopes sentiment set "Mini Sentiment Set #1" ... love this set! Comes with "Just for You, Miss You, Happy Birthday, and Love You" All made to fit in the signs of the new Gnomes! So practical for many many cards!

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Hope you enjoyed her! And to see all the new image at High Hopes Stamps and get there fast - click HERE 

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Animal Crackers -Hot Hot Hot

Howdy -

Man thought I would go out before lunch yesterday and get photographs... "before it got too hot" Uh too late. Man it is hot! Weather forecast for the weekend is 105 - 106!! Thats a bit warm don't you think?

Sergio braved the sun and came for his kiss...


My bottle baby will always come for a kiss from his "Momma". He is such a sweetheart. I love him so much. We have that special bond of hours 24/7 feeding him after his mom Cheyenne died. Now he is my Baby... always.

Jorge was making noises that he wanted some attention too. Now on my side of his fence he has a large tree. So it was cooler loving on him. Amazing how much cooler with the shade makes it...


As I was loving on Jorge I couldn't see Peso in his pen... then I found him... in the best shade he could find.


He is so funny... he found a great place to hang out and wasn't coming out! LOL

OH I wish you could see the lady goats this week... There are no dainty afraid to get messy girls here!


They got new mineral buckets this week... and man they get it everywhere! Their pretty long glorious beards... yep stick and black! Then they chew on their sides... yep stick black there too! Oh it is hard to find a spot to scratch and say hello! LOL But they love them and they add so many needed nutrients!

Now last week I promised to show off Hubby's pretty mini orange roses... should have done them first I guess. BoY they fade fast! I did find one new open rose to share, but you can see those that have faded


 They are so pretty! And I am going to have to really keep a watch on him... he went out one day this week to get some things at the hardware store, and darn if he didn't come home with a bunch more. sigh... there are worse things I suppose!

Hope you are all safe and healthy - and have a furry family member to hug on!
HUGS and


Monday, July 6, 2020

High Hopes Stamps - Bluebird

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There are new stamps at High Hopes Stamps!!!!! Sorry I think I yelled that I am so excited! And this new release has it all from pretty, beautiful, cute and then some fun silly images!

For my first image I went with the pretty new "Bluebird" this new image is so fun to color!


I colored with both pencils and my Copics (colors below) I cut out in a circle with a die cut. Then I dug for some papers to match up with my Bluebird - Now for some reason I was drawn to bold and bright red and white papers. My Minds Eye older papers, with white card stock base and red card stock mats. I sewed down the layers of the papers, and then found the High Hopes Stamps "Lg. Script Thank you". Then for some added fun I added four dots of white Nuvo Paint.

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Ok... more new images to color... so excited I just have to color up! To see all the new images at High Hopes Stamps fast click HERE !

Have a blessed day -

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Animal Crackers - When you have an itch...

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You have to scratch it right?? A big bonus with those long glorious horns is you can reach just the right spot! Spartacus really was working that itch with his horns.


I love watching how much the goats enjoy their scratches...

Seriously take a look at Waylon when he got the right spot...


That grin is priceless! Oh yes.. thats the spot...

And with horns like that you scratch anywhere that itches~!!!


Handsome man right?

And another handsome "man" is our little boy "Big Al" My he is adorable.. and he knows it.


I went in to love on everyone and try and take photos.. thankfully I snapped just as Big Al was coming towards me, but then after that I was being attacked by all three "babies" and their Mommas! Pushing, Shoving and nipping! LOL they all just want their share of the head rubs and hugs. It is so wonderful to be able to step out the backdoor and have so much happiness!

Hubby's trip by the grocery store brought home more mini roses. These are really stunning red and white! Oh and there are also orange and yellow ones too... I'll share those in the future once they are potted up!


 Now Hubby loves when I show off his roses, or garden... but not when I share these! LOL


 He hates walking sticks! LOL I think they are kind of cool... I mean talk about a great camouflage! So when I found this rather large one on our back porch I had to snap a photo to share with Hubby... just cuz I know how much he would "love" it!

Hope you all have a safe and healthy 4th of July weekend!
HUGS and


Monday, June 29, 2020

High Hopes Stamps - Lil Fire Chief

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Love this adorable image from High Hopes Stamps - "Lil Fire Chief"



Cute right? I colored with my Copics and highlighted with pencils (colors below) The image is cut out with just a small border around it. I like how it pops off the page! The pattern paper is from MME and I thought the arrows in all different directions gave a lot of direction to the image. I sewed it down on a red paper, then a cream colored card stock base. A border across the bottom of the page with the High Hopes Stamps sentiment "I'm Responding to a Birthday Emergency" A few enamel dots for fun and a great card for a guy or fire chief loving girl.

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For lots of great images you can visit the High Hopes Stamps website HERE

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Animal Crackers - Smile

Howdy -

How can this face not make you smile?


Peso really does have a grin like no other... Such a funny man! And those eyes just add to the grin don't they? Ha!

Another Smile for me is to see "Donkey Hugs" ... where does one start and the other end?


Here we have Miss Hannah and her Momma Bella giving "Donkey Hugs" or you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours is probably more correct, but I like the hugs thought... LOL

Hannah was really loving on her Momma... she has grown up so fast!


 Beautiful young lady for sure! And her little 1/2 sister Josie is right behind her in growing up.


This little girl has sure faded though... from her silky black coloring to her red she is still so adorable! Obnoxious, pushy and friendly ... adorable still all the time no matter what color!

The Ladies in the Goat Pen were being very very very loud!! Seems "Dad" was taking too long in bringing breakfast to them... Hurry DAD!


They are so funny... and yes loud! Scarlet or "Red" as we call her was trying to give me the look...


Come on Mom... can't you make Dad move faster??? I'm hungry here... tell him to hurry up!

As I was heading back towards the house I passed the outdoor kitties... Momma Cat was sitting on her bench giving me the eye too... now her look is much more determined than Reds... Ok Momma Cat I'll tell Dad to get out here and bring your breakfast NOW!


 LOL.. really she is very sweet... but has a serious look to her most all the time.

All my kids give me a smile - hope they brought a smile to your face today -

Give a furry friend a hug and it is for sure to make you feel good and smile!
Have a blessed weekend -
HUGS and

Monday, June 22, 2020

High Hopes Stamps - Howdy Pardner

Howdy -

Howdy Pardner! Love this little guy and his "pony" from High Hopes Stamps! This is Riley -


A cutie right? I colored with my Copics (colors below)  along with some pencils. I sewed down the layers on brown card stock with a piece of Paper Studio barn wood pattern paper. Don't you just love barn wood paper? I created a border with a Martha Stewart Iron Fence punch and ribbon. For a sentiment I used the sentiment "Howdy Pardner!" All little guys riding horses know how to say Howdy Pardner!

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To find more fun image to play with visit the High Hopes Stamps web site HERE

Coloring makes all happy right? And High Hopes Stamps has so many you can fall in love with!

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and