Saturday, July 28, 2018

Animal Crackers - Gossiping around the Water Cooler?

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I wish I could hear what they were discussing... LOL They crack me up they always approach the water barrels all at once and then take turns slurping. Too funny..

We've been a bit concerned about Cocoa this week. Ground is hard with all the heat - and she must have had stepped on a rock or twisted her leg.. she has been limping for over a week. A little medicine but can't give it to her too much. Each day she gets a bit better and last night she was almost back to normal speed. Hope she is healed up now.

My super model was modeling in the breeze for me... are those some horns or what on Miss Gracie?

Such a beauty!

Speaking of a beauty.. this is one handsome old man.

Now I know it isn't the best shot of his face, but I finally got a photo that really shows how gorgeous his coat has been looking since on his geriatric old man food for the last few months. He looked skinny and dry and dull and now look at that coat... I skipped the belly... trust me he has put back on his weight. :0)

Hubby was fixing Bitsy and Specks water bowl... they once in a while peck something loose in the auto water thingy... or they peck on the pipe until it unscrews and we spring a leak... well they had a little puddle last night from the pipe. So Hubby was in fixing things and Bitsy is so calm and tame that she is allowed to come out and clean up what ever has been dropped outside the fence.

She is such a love. So sweet.

Her pen mate Speck is very sweet too... just not as trusted to roam to far out of the pen....

 Lets just say she gets much farther away than Bitsy and is harder to request her going back in. But she is allowed to come out if we are right there watching. Such a beautiful chicken!

And our beautiful Gato...

 Now that box... I just shake my head... I ordered some padded envelopes and they came in a couple of weeks ago. The box came in the back door and that very night she claimed it. Over a few days she smooshed it in and made if fit her perfectly. I have tried to take the box and put it up... and Hubby brings it right back and tells me to leave her new bed alone. Seriously! We even had people to dinner the other night and he refused to let me take the box away. So there it sits... I am going to have to get into it and use those envelopes soon... I will be in trouble then with Gato and Hubby!

Hope you enjoyed and got another smile this week!
Have a blessed weekend -
HUGS and

Friday, July 27, 2018

Whimsy Digital Stamps - Penguin Campfire

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Who doesn't love a Camp out? Ok.. if I have a trailer, air conditioning, shower and a real bed.. I''M IN! But sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows is a totally awesome part! Here Crissy Armstrong's Whimsy Stamps Digital Penguin Campfire - Such a cutie! 

I printed my digital image and then colored with my Copics (colors below).  And for my papers I was excited to use one of the Whimsy Digital Paper from the Great Outdoors Collection. Love having paper instantly stored in my computer! I sewed down the layers and put them on a Black card stock. My sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Word Dies - I think roasting a marshmallow is magical don't you? Especially when you add it to a piece of chocolate and Graham cracker! The a couple of fern dies from the Leaf Folliage 2 ! Oh that I think needed some sparkle so I used my Nuvo Green Glitter Pen.

Copic colors used -

Uh oh.. now I am craving a smore! LOL

Have a blessed day -

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

High Hopes Stamps - Joy Ride

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Now this is a Joy Ride! A little Christmas holiday Joy Ride

I looks to me like maybe these cheerful couple are riding in the Christmas Parade... doesn't it? LOL
Sometimes an image just needs to have all the focus on it, and needs a CAS (Clean and Simple) card. So I gave in and went with it. I had fun coloring up the image with lots of Copic colors! (colors below) And you know I just had to add some bling with Viva decor sparkle and pearl pens. My sentiment "We wish you a Merry Christmas" is perfect for your Christmas Cards! A few Enamel Dots after sewing my card to the red mat. Now about that red mat..... well... I couldn't find any red paper that didn't look like the wrong color. So... I took a scrap of white and used my Copics and colored the edges! cheating? yes, but also makes things match and go farther!

Copic colors used -

Hope you enjoyed!
Hugs and

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Animal Crackers - It's gunna get loud around here...

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The time is coming real close, actually past time for Domino. Yep... it is weaning time next week. Domino should have been weaned first part of this week. But since all three boys will be staying in the pen they are in now and we will be removing the Moms we decided to do them all at once. So later next week the Mom's will go back into the Ladies pen and the boys will have to grow up a bit.

So I went into their pen to have some lovin' time and let them know they better enjoy this weekend of milk and moms cuz it is coming to an end.

Now Abigail was talking non stop... Was it "Hurry let's go ahead and do this!" Or was it "Don't you take my boys!" Not sure... But I am sure I will hear about it lots next week.

Domino and Waylan were just seriously into head butting me and being obnoxiously friendly. I think I may have a couple more of those blue polka dots on my leg now... Their little horns are really getting big and pointed!

They are SOOO Hard to get photos of they are always moving, trying to climb on me and pushing and shoving me! Here Domino was trying to get to the lens of my camera... he must like close ups!

And then suddenly I just about lost my camera... He discovered the strap... whew I caught it in time!

Waylan is just as funny, but just  a bit more calm... a tiny tiny tiny bit more calm than Domino.

It has been decided that Waylan is going to be the future Buck for us... I am glad I got Hubby on board. He kept going back and forth. But I knew Waylan and I would get him to agree. We haven't told Domino or Willie that they will be visiting the vet and ahem... yeah we haven't told them.

But Waylan is a happy boy... Love that little grin he has! 

Willie is just as cute, but much much more reserved and standoffish. Just like his Mom.

Still a handsome boy though...

Came out of the goat pen to find Chica laying out in the long grass in the sun. Now it was just about 100 degrees... she isn't super smart. Good thing she is so cute!

 Libbie on the other hand was relaxed and comfortable laying in the shade of the tree.

 Yep she is one smart cookie! oops.. don't say cookie... too late  now we have to pass them out to all three dogs. Once the word is said it is a must you know.

Hope you got a smile this week. I can't believe my babies are already so big and ready to leave their Moms! They grow up so fast!

Have a blessed weekend -
HUGS and

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Whimsy Stamps Digital - Penguin Fishing

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I have been having so much fun playing with the Whimsy Digital Stamps! Its been a while since I got a little tech with my crafting. But with these Digital stamps you can do so much!

This is Penguin Fishing by Crissy Armstrong

Doesn't he just make you smile? Now for the Tech part first - When I went to print my image, I found a image of a sky from a free site, and dropped it into my program first. Then I dropped the penguin down and positioned it over the the photo. This placed my little fisher penguin in the open air! I then colored the image with my Copics. (colors below)

The papers were in my scraps and I just loved the tape measure. Hubby always has a measuring tape in his fishing bag. The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Word Dies set and can be found HERE. I love word dies!  Then three enamel dots to finish it off!

Copic colors used -

Hope you got a "Smile" from my card and it inspired you play with some Digi stamps from Whimsy Stamps! HERE

Have a blessed day! HUGS and

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

High Hopes Stamps - Meowy Christmas

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Christmas in July at High Hopes and today I pulled out some kitties to play with!

This is Christmas Cats Block

Love these cats - they are just fun for those people in your life that have a bit of furry nature in them... yeah you guys know who you are! I colored with my copics (colors below) I matched it up with the puuuuurrrrfect High Hopes Christmas message "Meowy Christmas!"

I matted the image with a Spellbinders Die. And then I colored the leaves in the die with a copic just so they would pop a bit more.

My Copic colors used -

Loving digging through my High Hopes Stamps Christmas stamps and coloring up some favorites. Have you surfed through all the fabulous High Hopes Stamps in their Christmas images? Oh my I guarantee you will find more than one you will want to use on this years holiday cards! Pop over to the High Hopes Christmas stamps HERE

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Animal Crackers - We took a walk down to the boys

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Yesterday morning we took a walk down to the front pasture to see the boys. Love my guys...
Their pen is up in the front of the property and I love driving into the gate and seeing my guys grazing and enjoying their large spread. Well we walked down to the front to visit them. Now when I say "we" I mean Moxie and I... :0)

Now she had just gotten yelled at here... See those eyes looking at me with that "Who me?' look.. She had just taken off and jumped through the front gate and was wandering around "off property" She knows better.. and as soon as I called out her name.. she was back and laid down as if she was totally innocent. Love those sweet eyes...

So the boys all came over to see me as soon as they saw me coming down the road. Patricio was the first to the fence.

He let me love all over him and even kiss the top of his head. Well... until the other boys got to the fence then he backs off a bit. He isn't the pushiest of children so he just hangs back and lets the others take over. Such a handsome man.

Flavio... with ears like that how can you not just love him!

He is so silky and shiny! And that black nose is like velvet... Handsome for sure!

My baby Diego was trying to act like he was a cool man... not my baby. 

Drinking some water and kept checking back at me to see if I was going to come out of my way to love on him. Well of course! Diego was my very first baby all those years ago and he is special so I go out of my way anytime to love on this "cool man"

Now after a few minutes they decided that I didn't bring peppermints or carrots... I know horrible Mom right? 

So they all decided it was better to head off and get some more grazing done since I didn't bring anything good to eat... I love how Patricio looked back as if to say "Thanks for coming Mom..." Melts me...

Then Moxie and decided that it was hot and despite being early in the morning 90 degrees was getting hotter and it was time to head back to the house.

Here Moxie was trying to have a bit of patience  on me. Seems my two legs were moving too slow for her trotting four legs... Here she was ahead of me on our "driveway" ...

That little bit of rain has starting a little green going again. Especially in the shade, full sun things are still a bit crispy.

Then I came across Cocoa... 

 Tried to not look her way too long... just long enough to snap a photo. She was hiding... from the sun mostly, but also from Teddy and Valentine... they were wandering around looking for her not too far off. LOL they found her a few minutes later. A Lady does enjoy a little quiet private time you know. Silly boys just don't ever give her that for long.

Hope you enjoyed - and got a smile or two -
Have a blessed weekend -
HUGS and

Friday, July 13, 2018

Whimsy Digital Stamps - West Highland Terrier

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Another new Whimsy Digital Image that is just precious if you ask me! This is the new West Highland Terrier by Crissy Armstrong. Don't you just want to pick this little cutie up?

I found some scrap papers that I just loved with my little Terrier. I think they are Graphic 45 and Making Memories. I sewed down the layers with a zig zag stitch with a kraft card stock base. I colored my little Terrier with Copics and pencils (colors below) Then cut out with a circle Spellbinders Nestie. Inked Ranger Inks distress ink around the edge and then matted with a scalloped Spellbinders Nestie. A couple of Vine Dies, the sentiment is pawsitively perfect with this cute little doggie. "Think pawsitive"

My copic colors used -

Hope you enjoyed  this new Whimsy Digital stamp from Whimsy... to see all the Digital fun click HERE!!

Have a blessed day!
HUGS and

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

High Hopes Stamps - Fishing Santa


High Hopes Stamps is still doing a bit of Christmas in July - And I decided that Santa Claus needed to be tracked down on Vacation and get a card made with him! This is is off time and he has been out doing a bit of fishing -

 - Fishing Santa  -

 You didn't think he would wear his Santa Suit fishing did you? But that hat... well every guy has that one hat they wear 24/7 -

I colored with my copics (colors below) and then inked the edges of my image. For my base I used Kraft cardstock, and then papers from Paper Studios. With white card stock mats and kraft card stock mats.

A few Enamel Dots and the sentiment to finish it off - I love this Santa. Its good to know that he gets time off to play too!

Copic colors used -

Pop over to see all that High Hopes Stamps has to get that head start on your Christmas cards! Lots of FUN! HERE

Have a blessed day -maybe go fishing!
HUGS and

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Animal Crackers - Just like Grandpa

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Went out to see all the "children" yesterday. It was HOT... and HUMID. But a few of my kids still came to see me. Frankie... my old man is will always come to the fence to see me.  He is such a joy -

He is also sooo much nicer to pet and talk to now that he isn't "wearing" his man smell. OH my, if you have never been around male buck goats... I just can't even describe the horrible smell. Trust me it is really bad. Now he has gotten old and no longer is a working Buck and all though we have always loved him to pieces... loving on him physically was just not something pleasant. But now.. he doesn't smell and I don't mind petting all over that adorable face.

His grandson reminds me so much of him...

 He is just as friendly and sweet, talks to me when I call out his name, and always will run over to the fence for some head scratches. Such a sweet boy. Still can't get his twin brother Willie to let me love on him the same way, but thrilled that Frankie's outgoing friendly personality is showing up in his grandson.

Now Domino was chatting to me at the same time to let me know that he is just as sweet.

 Yes Domino you are just as friendly.. a but more pushy, but just as friendly. The twins can still poke their head through the fence to get more scratching or reach that grass... Domino has gotten a bit large and between the head and horns no longer can poke through.. but he says...

MY NOSE CAN!!! I looked away for a fraction of a second... and then I had to clean off my camera lens... it had goat ooze on it. sigh... Love you Domino!

Went to check on the chickens...

From a distance I was missing more than 1/2 dozen chickens!! Then I got up to their coop... 

Seems they have dug out spots under their hut for a cooler place to spend the afternoon. Hey it was 100 degrees and unbelievably humid I would have dug out a hole under my house too! Their misters had just come on so they would be out to get misted off soon I am sure. They love the misters! And it really cools off the pen.

I can't believe how gorgeous Mr. Leon is - He is the only one left from my heritage chickens a few years back. And he is just as stunning as ever and just as big!

A real ladies man for sure!!

Old Lady Darlene was in her private smaller feeding pen for the morning to get her special feed... but it seems she found some green growing and was having some salad as well as her geriatric special feed.

 A few months ago she was looking so bad. But she is stunning looking now - she has filled back out and isn't so skinny, her coat is shiny and healthy looking and well... her special food makes her feel special and she is one happy old lady! I think she looks great for over 26! And before you question the roll in her neck. Darlene was always a bit of a "big girl" in her younger days, and has had many many babies over the years, and with carrying lots of weight there are issues that always stick around. A Floppy neck is just a part of her now. I think she is gorgeous... we don't talk about her little flabby areas... and she doesn't bring up mine! Love you girl!

 Hope you have a blessed weekend!
HUGS and -