Saturday, July 29, 2017

Animal Crackers - Mad Chicken

Howdy -

One day last week I heard some real loud chatter coming from the chicken pens. I found one chicken having some sort of attitude issue!

Her neck was stretched out like a giraffe and she was telling off one of the chickens in the pen next to her. Every once in a while she would peck at the fence, then fly up and use her feet to make sure her point was made. Not sure what the discussion was all about but I made sure to stay out of it!

I snapped a few photos of the girls trotting towards us that I thought were cute.. Bella was the funniest. I don't think her feet were on the ground she was coming in so fast. LOL

She is such a pretty thing. And she does not like to be the last one to the party! EVER!

Right behind her was Pepita. She was at a fast walk pace.

So hoping this little lady is pregnant. She won't show for a long while so we just have to wait and see. I adore her dark face. Reminds me so much of her stunning Daddy Black Jack.

And then Fancy Pants... time was at a very slow pace here. VEEEERRRRY SLLOOOW!

Why hurry if we are willing to stand there and wait for her? She has us all figured out..

Love this shot of Jill.

Enjoying one of the best shade spots that gets a nice afternoon breeze. She is a sweet pet now, after a really bad pregnancy a couple of years ago it is too risky to breed her again. Shame she had beautiful babies, and they were always sweet just like her. So I just have to love her now and love on her lots.

Speaking of loving... Miss Libbie. She cracks me up sometimes.

It has been really hot here, and I guess she is not happy with my energy conservation and not letting the air conditioner run 24/7.. so that furry bed that she loves so much must have gotten to warm, so she flipped it over to the silky side. Well after she pulled both beds to the corner so she can control who if anyone is allowed to lay down on that one.. then she flipped hers over and climbed on! The girl may not see well anymore, but she still the boss of all things around her! Absolutely adore her!

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend and that you have something furry - fuzzy - or feathered kids to love on!

HUGS and-

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Baby Giraffe

Howdy -

There are some really fun images this month at Whimsy Stamps - but this one is so cute it just melts you! Baby Giraffe from Sylvia Zet.

Adorable right? I colored with Copics (colors below) and then matched up with papers from Websters Pages. I sewed down the pages after used my scissors on all the edges for a little distressing. For a little lace look I added the Whimsy Stamps die "Doodled Doily Die" Love that die! Then for the sentiment I die cut out the words happy and wishes from Whimsy Stamps dies set "Birthday Wishes" and "Smiles and Happy" to make sure that they match my card I cut them out of cream card stock and then colored with my Copic markers the same as the image.

Inside more of the same papers

Copic colors used -

Make sure you pop over to the Whimsy Stamps site HERE and see all the cuteness! Lots of great images and dies! And have you heard? They are now selling Foamiran!! That is that yummy foam paper that all those pretty flowers you have been seeing around the crafting blogs and sites! See the Foamiran HERE.

Have a wonderfully blessed day -
HUGS and

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

High Hopes Stamps - Clucker and Clackers

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This new release at High Hopes Stamps is just so fun! and just "SO MUCH CUTENESS!" Today I had some fun with two chicks! This is "Clucker and Clackers" to chicks doing a bit of gossiping it looks like....

Bet you didn't know that chickens are known for gossiping did you? Well I can assure you my girls chatter all day... and I know they have the best gossip from the way all the other girls chatter back. I colored with my Copics and then cut out with round Spellbinder Nesties. I found a pattern paper from Webster Pages that I matched up with white and red card stock. A die cut from Desires of some flowers that I colored a bit to highlight. Everything sewn down and then those great High Hopes Sentiments "Chick Gossip" and "And then she said.."

Inside more of the same papers -

Copic colors used -

All these wonderful new images are just so much fun to play with! You just must pop over and see all great images HERE and I promise you will fall head over heels for them!

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Animal Crackers - They just can't stand it!

Howdy -

It is so hard to sit and watch a load of hay coming in... like a window full of candy, cakes or ice cream and you can't get to it.

The girls were just loosing their minds! We didn't really "need" more hay after the huge load a few weeks ago... but when the hay farmer calls and says he is cutting... you load up the trailer and get what you can fit in the hay barn. But oh.. that smell of fresh cut hay was almost more than they could stand....

Seriously thought.. how can you not give some hay to that poor little face! Sonia really knows how to bat those big brown eyes! And those eyes just melt your heart....

and despite that it wasn't time to eat, and they really didn't have to have hay yesterday afternoon... Hubby gave in- common you knew he would right?

I can hear Patti and Lacey in this photo... "See I told you if we whined enough and looked really sad he would give in.. bwahahaha"

And then coming in from the very back of the pasture... trotting as fast as these two ever move... Ellie Mae and Jazz finally came up to get in on the afternoon snack!

Boy these girls all look so gorgeous right now!

Now fresh cut hay is great but the grass on the other side of the fence is always even better. Even if you have to be a BAD Goat and roll up the bottom of the fence to get to it... BAD DOC!

 He really isn't in trouble. I just worry he will get stuck and not be able to get back through. Hubby is going to have to do a few repairs on this goat fence. Heck Hubby is always having to do some sort of repairs in the goat pens!

This photo is one I could snap every afternoon. It is the same thing every day late in the afternoon. You can find old Paintbrush off to the side of the pen in the shade, laying next to her old guinea friend. These two buddies.

 This old Guinea chases and has control over EVERY goat in the pen.. except for her friend Paintbrush. She is always nice to her and almost protects Paint from all the other girls, we don't tell her that Paint doesn't need the protection, it seems sweet she looks after her. LOL

One last LOUD photo for you -

 I caught Leon in the middle of a really loud "cock-a-doodle-doo!" Such a large handsome rooster. And despite his big size he a sweet guy. This coop has a bar across one corner that is under some trees. This is Leon's favorite place to spend his afternoons... over looking all his ladies you know.. wink wink...

Hope you have a shady spot to relax this weekend. My shady spot will be INSIDE in the air conditioning! Man I hate summer heat! Whew...

Have a blessed weekend -
HUGS and

Friday, July 21, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - New Release - Teddy Bear Birthday Message

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More to show off for the new Whimsy Stamps new release!! Today I am showing off the cutest little birthday image! This is Teddy Bear Birthday Message - by Lee Holland

I just love this image! An adorable Birthday image.. I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then found some papers from Websters Pages. I sewed down the layers with zig zag stitches and straight stitches. Then for embellishments I added lots of Whimsy Stamps Enamel Dots! I LOVE enamel dots!

Inside more of the same papers -

Copic colors used -

This release has so much to show off! You can see all the newest Whimsy HERE  - Fun!

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day - HUGS

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - New Release! Book Worm

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So many wonderful images to color up! This week Whimsy Stamps is showing off a whole bunch of really cute images this month. Today I colored up one of Kirsten Winkelbauer's new images "Book Worm" Cute little book reader!

I colored her with my Copics (colors below) and then used papers from Paper Studios. I sewed all they layers together. My sentiment is from a Whimsy Stamps Clear Sentiment set called "Bold Statememts" Then for embellishments I added a few enamel dots!

Inside more of the same papers -

Copic colors used -

There are so many wonderful new images... pop over quick to the Whimsy Store HERE and see them all! 

Love me my Whimsy Stamps!
HUGS and 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

High Hopes Stamps - Waddles

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Loving the new release at High Hopes Stamps - So Much Cuteness!! And and I am showing of a family of cute little ducks today "Waddles"

Aren't they sweet? I colored them with my Copics (colors below). Just love how cute those babies are. The papers are from My Minds Eye and I love the yellows and oranges with the little ducks. I sewed all the layers down and then added a die cut border. I colored in the flowers and added Enamel Dots for the centers. The sentiment is also from the new release at High Hopes Stamps "Rise & Shine"

Inside more of the same papers -

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There are so many FABULOUS images in this new release!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

High Hopes Stamps - New Release - Be A Donkey!

Howdy -

Second Post today... Animal Crackers is below -

There is a new release at High Hopes Stamps today!! And this month I am OVER THE MOON GIDDY!! Seriously so very excited! It is called "So Much Cuteness!" and when you see the first stamp I have colored you might just understand why I was so excited for this one...

See I told you!!!! A new DONKEY stamp! This is called "Be A Donkey" I and I love this little donkey! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then sewed onto a black card stock mat. My pattern papers is from Paper Studios Petal and Bloom collection that I sewed also onto a black card stock, then placed on a white card stock base. I added a border with EK Success EX-Large Heart border punch. A few Martha Stewart EX Large Frond punches with mulberry roses. The sentiment is also part of the new release.. wonderful! "Furever in my Heart" you must visit the new release and see all the new! There are cats - dogs - chickens - GOATS - Ducks and so much more!

Inside more of the same papers -

Copic colors used -

Again one more time... Visit the High Hopes Stamps website and see all the new goodies! HERE

Oh I am so excited!!!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Hugs and

Animal Crackers - Is that a pouty face or what?


I had to start off this weekend's post with my baby... my boy... and yes he is pouting.

This is him waiting for me to finish what I was doing so I could go and sit in "our" recliner and hold him. He was done for the afternoon, he had been outside, it was too hot, had his dinner and a good drink of cool water. Now he wanted his Momma in the chair with the fans going, in air conditioning. Me to baby... soon... promise.

A few more upset guys that ended up pouting...

As we came through the front gate, the boys were out in the middle of their pasture. Hubby went over to check on their water. Well you see when Hubby comes to the fence after we have been gone somewhere he is suppose to have peppermints in his pockets for them from which ever mexican food place we ate at. Sorry boys - no mints today. Hubby was so depressed he upset his men. He was pouting more than the donkeys that he had let them down... I bet he makes sure he has those mints next trip!

Exciting news! Ok... not the news that we had another 6 foot snake in our chicken coop... sigh... hopefully the last one this year! But no we have been over the moon that at least one of our own home hatched chicks Itsy or Bitsy is a HEN!! Still holding out hope that they both are hens, but for sure one!

You want a "little" proof??

With our different types of chickens we get different eggs. That XX-Large egg is from the Australorp Chickens, the solid cream colored egg is from the Wellsummers and the spotted egg on the left is from the Barnevelders.... and drumroll please... that little bitty egg is from Itsy or Bitsy!!! Now I guess the first day we find two eggs then we can celebrate two hens. LOL

Since I was out with the chickens I thought I would show you how BIG the Guineas are getting! SO BIG!

And chatty too! LOL Hubby says another 2 or 3 weeks and they will leave the coop and be put in with the goats and the old lady Guineas... hope they learn to stay put!

They are fun to watch..

 I tell you if it hadn't been 100 degrees and felt like 100% humidity, I would have stayed out there forever and watched them. They are comical. Not sure if they mean to be, but they are!

Well I do hope you have something fun planned for the weekend. Normal around here I suppose. Did my house cleaning for the most part yesterday, just some laundry and I am thinking... some coloring! Sounds like a great day! Only would be perfect if it rains on the metal roof while I am crafting!

I have another post coming today.. new release :0)

Have a blessed weekend and HUGS -

Friday, July 14, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Heartfelt Sympathy

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This week I needed a Sympathy card for some very sweet friends. And I realized that the new stamp set from Whimsy Stamps "Paws to Remember"

Now this set is wonderful for those with pets that have crossed over the rainbow bridge, but it is also a wonderful set for some simply beautiful sympathetic card. I used the tree, and colored with my Copics (colors below) and then added some shading with my pencils. I inked the edges with Rangers Distress ink and layered with some papers from Paper Studios. I also added a the Whimsy Stamps die "Doodled Doily" die.  I inked the edges of this as well. All the layers are sewn together. Then for the sentiment I used the Whimsy Stamps Word die set "Heartfelt Sympathy"  Then a few dots of Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen.

Inside more of the same papers -

Copic colors used -

This is a beautiful set and I think I will be using it more in the future it is such a pretty set.

Have a wonderfully blessed day -
HUGS and