Sunday, January 31, 2016

Whimsy Stamps - Woodland Bunny

Howdy -

Catching up on a few things. Being Sick last week I fell a little behind.... and to make myself feel better I did a little coloring yesterday and made a card with the new Whimsy Stamps Woodland Bunny. Too cute....

Isn't he a cute little bunny? He is from artist Lee Holland Collection. I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then I went and found some pretty little papers to match up with the bunny. Papers are from First Editions Bella Rose Collection. Sewed down all the layers onto pink and grey card stock. 

I then added the New die cut word "LOVE"  and then also decided that I needed some lacy embellishments with the border die and then top it off with some cute pink buttons. 

Close up ...

Inside the card -

 Copic colors used -

This one was fun and I think it did me a little healing to finally get to do some coloring this week!

Hope you have a wonderful week!
HUGS and -

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Animal Crackers - Baby Boys time Three!

Howdy -

 Sorry for not posting photographs of our third baby sooner. This week has really been rough!! First Hubby got sick, then I got sick...( and is there anything worse than being sick the same time as your husband?)...  then my phone got that all white screen with apple logo. It was crashed and would not work period! So with a box of tissues in hand I sat at the Apple store all morning middle of the week waiting to have it fixed. Ended up with a new phone which was good, but miserable day.

Anyway the story of the phone was to tell you my baby photos of the new baby... yep they were on the old phone. Finally saved them, but I did loose a lot of other things. sigh...

Lets forget the illness, the broken phone and all the bad this week and get straight to some total cuteness!!!

How about meeting Sweet Pea's new son...

Hubby named him "Centavo"

 You see his Daddy is also Peso... and Centavo is 1/100th of a Peso! LOL I have been calling him "Tavo". He is such a beautiful color! And that little pink nose is just too cute for words!

 Centavo just gave me so much worry, You see we were doing an antique show last weekend, and yep Sweet Pea decided that was the best time to give birth... The night before we left... very very very late. And we had to leave before sun up the next morning. So we had no real clue what color he was and didn't get to do my normal watch on newborn babies. I saw him eat and Sweet Pea despite at first running from him like he was the boogie man. She ended up taking really good care of him after we forced her to acknowledge him. So I went almost 20 hours before I knew for sure boy or girl or his coloring. 

We did everything in our power to get home before the sun set that first day so we could get the traditional day one photo with Hubby.. or "Daddy"

He is really too pretty to be a boy... LOL 

And let me tell you these three boys this week have found each other, learned to be around each other, and now rough house and play as hard as they can together. Hubby and I have just sat on the back porch with our box of tissues... coughed... sneezed and laughed till we hurt watching these three!

Luna is still the smallest of all three... but that doesn't slow him down he head butts with the other two like he is a giant!

And Uno is for sure the leader of the group the "tough guy"... but honestly he loves to pose for these fabulous photos! He does take a good photo doesn't he?

Now my last picture today is Spartacus.... it was just funny to not share with you!

You see Spartacus must have decided to make sure he got his share of breakfast....

He wore his most of the morning. LOL He is one silly goat!

Hope you got a few awe's ... and a couple of grins this week. Love sharing my kids with you each week... but really LOVE sharing baby photos!

Have a blessed weekend -
HUGs and

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

High Hopes Stamps - Feathered Friends

Howdy -

Today is High Hopes Stamps Day and I decided to make a little valentines day card this week. The Heart day is coming close you know. Big day around here, it is also Hubby's birthday and our anniversary so I just love making Valentines.

I pulled out a couple of Feathered Friends for this card -

Colored with my Copics and then went back with the blender pen and faded out the night sky a bit. Like the texture look it gives to the marker coloring. The papers are from First Editions Bella Rose collection and I think they are perfect for any valentine card! I sewed down the layers on red card stock as mats and then layered everything on a white card stock base. The sentiment is also High Hopes stamps - "Be My Valentine!"  Layered on a white satin polka dot ribbon then I added a Martha Stewart Heart punch in red card stock. Simple but sweet I think.

Inside more of the same papers.

Copic colors used -

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:

One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

And just a bit of Baby Goat FYI.... Sweet pea delivered her baby this weekend. So sorry I haven't posted a photograph or announced it before. Was out of town at a show and then caught some sort of bug and have been totally out of it the past few days. Then yesterday when I went out to take a few photographs for you a thunderstorm came through and everyone was in deep hiding in the huts. Promise photographs soon and for sure on Saturday! "He" is a little handsome man! Yep... another baby boy! LOL

Have a wonderful day -
HUGS and -

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Animal Crackers - A full dose of Adorable!

Howdy -

We have been just have too much fun this week! I just adore having bouncing babies! And just too much adorable in the sweet cuddling.

Uno is just a barrel of energy. This little dude's favorite activity is lapping the pen, and running as fast as he can around and around the huts and other goats. He is soooo fast. Once in a while he spins out, but just jumps back up and gears up to high gear again.

Now Lil' Bit... as we were calling him until the perfect name came to us... Is now called "Luna" which is Spanish for Moon. Do you see it?

This guy has been trying to bop around with his 1/2 brother but doesn't quite have the nerve to do the high speed laps with Uno. But he is working his way up to it soon I am sure. I am just so tickled at how beautiful this guy is! Gracie didn't let me down on her first baby... and we are seeing bits of Daddy Peso too... little grey showing up on him. Stunning!

Also ... no worries with Gracie being a first time Mom. She is a fabulous Mommy. Baby comes first and she is always talking to and cleaning on him.

How about just one more adorable close up of Luna?

And another close up of Uno?

Oh and snapped a cute photo of our last babies... Rhett with her girls Thelma and Louise.

 Love this trio!

Hope you got a good dose of adorable this week! We still have one more Mom to deliver... so more cute to come!

Have a wonderfully blessed weekend!
HUGS and

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

High Hopes Stamps - Growing Old

Howdy -

Ok need to keep a secret here ok? This card is for my Mom's birthday tomorrow... hope it doesn't spoil the surprise for her it is mailed but not sure if she got it yet.

This is "Birthday Belle" from High Hopes. Love this lady and all her birthday candles.

I colored with my Copics, then added stickles to the candles and dimensional glaze to the balloons. Then I found papers from Kaisercraft Bonjour paper collection. Lots of layers and added a Martha Stewart heart border on the band of butterflies. I sewed down the layers on mats of brown card stock.

The sentiment is also from High Hopes  and love how funny it is. "Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional!"

Close up of the stickles and dimentional glaze.

Inside of the card -

Copic colors used -

Was a fun card to put together! Just love all the Senior images over at High Hopes. You can see them all HERE.

Hope Mom likes it!

High Hopes News...
High Hopes is excited to introduce a new way to buy stamps. Today we are introducing our NEW Club Packs. Our Club Packs are available at 30% off our regular retail price. Each Club Pack is available in an unmounted or cling foam version. Each Club Pack will be sold in limited quantities for a limited time. Each Club Pack contain 2 images & 2 sentiments!!! 
Find all the currently available Club Packs HERE
Hugs and - 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Whimsy Stamps - Kitty Ballerina

Howdy -

Having fun with all the new Whimsy Stamps January New Release images and this week I did a little dancing with "Kitty Ballerina" by Crissy Armstrong.

I have a thing about coloring all kitties as a tabby cat... Just love those stripes I guess. I colored with my Copics and then added some bling with Rangers Diamond Stickles on the tutu. Then I cut out with a Circle Nestie, matted again with a circle and then a white Nestie scalloped die.

For my papers I found Cosmo Cricket's 2wenty-Thr3e collection. Colors ended up being just perfect for this one! Sewed down the layers then added a shimmer ribbon around the middle with two bows. Viva Decor Paint Pearl Pen for faux pearls in the corners.

Love the new "LOVE" die such a pretty script die. It too is a new Whimsy Release item this month.

Inside more of the same papers -

Copic colors used -

Such fun with all of these new images from this months New Release. Now make sure to pop over to the Whimsy Store and see all the great images! You won't be sorry I promise! :0)

HUGS and -

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Animal Crackers - FINALLY

Howdy -

FINALLY! We have babies! Chloe went first - surprised us completely with just one little boy. She was a big as a barn and just knew she would give us at least triplets again. But nope... just one. Hubby named him "UNO"... as he was just one. LOL

Chloe is an amazing Mom. And Uno is a little bopper. He is active and absolutely adorable!! Looks like his Daddy Peso, with a touch of Mom. And those amazing blue eyes! 

Just look at that face!

He has great markings.  And Dad is proud of this little guy... :0)

Then Thursday night Gracie decided it was her turn. First time Mom so she was a bit nervous and skittish, but is cleaning and loving on her baby...

 HE... yep another little boy and again only one. He is so very very tiny. Not unusual for a first time Momma... and this guy is a exact copy of his Momma. Black and white with those amazing blue eyes.

This little guy has me really nervous. I am trying hard to let Mom get the hang of it all and not step in, but she is really having a tough time letting him eat. We have done a little force holding and feeding, but she still hasn't quite lost the fear of him moving to the back and letting him eat. Keeping a very close eye on this guy and thinking I may have to step in and do some feeding as well to keep his strength up.

Will try and get more and better photos this week once they are all cleaned up and bouncing around. Now just one more Mom to go.. first time Mom Sweet Pea.... really hoping for some girls!!

Hope you have a blessed and wonderful weekend!
HUGS and- 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Whimsy Stamps New Release - Milly Little Spring Helper

Howdy -

Another new release for Whimsy Stamps! I am sure by now you have been seeing all the great new items from Whimsy.

Today I am sharing "Milly Little Spring Helper" by Elizabeth Bell.

I have ALWAYS had a soft spot for Elizabeth Bell images and Milly a fabulous addition to the collection. I colored with my Copics to match up with the papers from Prima Marketing.

Matted one of the layers of paper with the Whimsy Shapeology Die "Double Scallop Doily die"  Sewing Down each layer, and then added the Whimsy Sentiment die "Thanks Large Word Die". Then added a ribbon and some wonderful Viva Decor Pearl pen dots in the corners to look like little pearls.

Inside more of the same papers.

The Copic colors used -

Now make sure and visit the Whimsy Stamps New Release over at the Whimsy Blog.  For those great chances to win Whimsy Cash to spend in the Whimsy Store follow those instructions too!

HUGS and -

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Whimsy Stamps New Release - Doggie Artiste

Howdy -

New Release time at Whimsy Stamps! And once again it is a FABULOUS release with some fun wonderful new items! Over the next 3 days Whimsy will showcase 12*BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps, 5*BRAND NEW* Clearly Whimsy Sets, and 2*BRAND NEW* Shapeology crafting dies.  All of these new products are available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and from selected Whimsy Stamps retailers.

I had some fun playing with the new Doggie Artiste by Crissy Armstrong. How can you not love a cute dog that likes to paint?

I colored with my copics matching up to the fun papers from Fancy Pants Office Suite. Love the art feel of the paper, and once I got it all together Love the pink white and black.

All the layers are sewn down and matted to black card stock. The Whimsy die  "Happy Large Word Die" Then added three adhesive gumdrops for fun.

Inside more of the same papers -

Copic colors used -

Now make sure to head over to the Whimsy Blog to find the EIGHT different ways you can have a chance to win some Whimsy Cash!! And we all know that Whimsy Cash means fun new stuff to play with!  So head to the Whimsy Blog NOW! 

Pop back tomorrow for another new release!
HUGS and -  

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

High Hopes Stamps - Fancy Birdhouse

Howdy -

Today is happy little image from High Hopes Stamps. This is Fancy Birdhouse -

This image was just so wanting to be colored! A happy image that just looked like it wanted to be pretty pinks blues and cream colors. (insert happy face here) This is Fancy Birdhouse and I colored with Copics (colors below) and then cut out with an oval Spellbinders Nestie. The papers are from First Edition Bella Rosa collection. Matted with cream paper that I used a Martha Stewart Border Corner punch, Eyelet Lace. One of my favorites. I sewed all the layers down after inking the edges with Rangers Distress Ink. Then added a few adhesive gumdrops dots.

The sentiment is another High Hopes stamp - "Happy Anniversary!" Love the fun font. 

Inside more of the same papers -

The Copic colors used -

Do you want a chance to win two High Hopes Stamps? Then come on over and play along in our challenge - it's Anything Goes High Hopes for January, easy right? I can't wait to see your creations! 

If you need High Hopes Stamps to play along you can find them here at 

Have a great day! 
HUGS and