Saturday, December 28, 2019

Animal Crackers - 2019 Year in Review

Howdy -

On the last Saturday of the year I always take time to review the blessings of the year. I suppose the best blessings are the babies. We have had three bouncing babies this year...

Penelope was our first - a surprise blessing the end of February. A total surprise to Hubby... me I Loved telling him I told you so! A beautiful little girl - 

She really is gorgeous just like her Mommy Abigail and her very young teenage Dad Domino .. he he he.

Then our other two blessing were the twins the boys Alvin Junior and Chipmunk. These two are seriously sweet boys. 

Both have their Mommy Thelma and their Daddy Alvin's personality - loving and friendly!

All our "children" are blessings in our lives. Smiles daily with them.

Frankie ALWAYS has grins for us and gives us an abundance of smiles. Seriously you are grinning right?

The same with Mr. Alvin. - 2019 was our first full year with him, and he gave us the adorable boys and lots of loving and joy.

A sweet face, that loves attention!

The three stooges are the connection to everyone. They roam the property to check on each and all the animals. They take their responsibility very seriously to watch over their family... well after breakfast...

Autie gave us a scare this year. My baby boy. He is doing so much better now and as long as we watch his diet very closely he seems to be fine.

So happy he came through it all and is currently snoring at my feet. 

Libbie too has had us worrying this year as well.

She has learned to get around with her blindness and still have control of all that she reigns over. Our worry was her horrible skin allergies. I think finally we may have found a food that helps her instead of causing issues. I hope.. 

We really are blessed to have the life to have all our fur babies and I do hope you enjoyed visiting them 2019 and will continue to visit us 2020 ... babies are coming!!!! 

Happy New Year!
HUGS and 

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Animal Crackers - Merry Christmas

Howdy -

Today for Animal Crackers I wanted to share our "Family" Christmas Card with all of our internet family!

You have no idea how hard it is to get everyone to pose so still! Merry Christmas from ALL of our family to yours!

HUGS and

Monday, December 16, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Hopeful Tink

Howdy -

Isn't he cute? This is Hopeful Tink from High Hopes Stamps.

Now adorable here.. coloring him up... but in person within a nose.. uh no. A relative of this cutie decided to visit under our house this week. Stinky!! But back to the sweet little guy here. I colored with my Copics and then added some Viva Decor sparkle on the hat. Cuz every Santa hat needs some magical sparkle. I found some papers from DCWV and sewed all the layers together with a zig zag stitch. Matted with bright red card stock. Then I used the adorable High Hopes Stamps "Dreams Come True"

Copic colors used -

Love all the fun images from High Hopes Stamps for the Christmas season! You can pop over HERE and see them all! They just make you happy!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!
HUGS and

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Animal Crackers - Uh Oh...

Howdy -

 Uh oh... here they come and they think I have treats... I'm in trouble when they find out I don't.

They are funny when they run though. They waddle.. guess I shouldn't laugh I am sure IF I ran I would more than waddle! I am sorry girls just here to snap photos...

These two are my "twins" from different Moms... Thelma and Lizzie.

The only way I can tell these two apart is if I see them straight on. That is Thelma in the lead and then Lizzie is following. It is amazing how much these ladies look alike. Just that slight difference in the white on their forehead. Born months apart and different Mommy's and they are almost identical.

And then my true twin baby boys... Chipmunk "Chippy" and Alvin Junior. "Junior" Why do they grow up so fast? I want them to stay little and cute. Ok they are still cute, but little would be nice.

They are so sweet! Wish I could get better photos of them, but they want attention and move so fast they are at me in seconds.

The boys.. or men.. They were coming for a peppermint treat. And we all know how much they love that! 

Tails going, ears back... I will be the first to get one!! Miguel was so serious about getting his. And yes, he got his first. LOL

Now when I tell Hubby you need to put up your clean clothes out of the dining room chair... he needs to start paying attention.

You see Libbie LOVES to lay on clothes. Usually it is dirty clothes when Hubby doesn't get them to the hamper. Not that he does that often.. eyes rolling here. But here Libbie has pulled off a few pieces, Autie has joined her, and for some reason Autie drug up his house shoes just in case he needs them. Autie loves shoes. Never chews on them, but likes to lick the bottom of them and lay with them. Yes I know nasty licking them. But dogs are dogs I suppose. And now now another load of laundry to do...

I hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend - Laundry free and lots of hugs from furry friends!
HUGS and 

Monday, December 9, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Joey Snowy

Howdy -

Today I would like you to meet "Joey Snowy" from High Hopes Stamps! Isn't he just a precious little guy?!

He just makes you happy right? I colored with Copics (colors below) and then I decided to take a different route of color combo... I had out blues, but then decided this guy was cheerful and bright so went bright with my colors! LOL I think he likes it! I matted with red card stock and used a brown card stock base. The sentiment is perfect for my "Joey Snowy" it is called "Snowman Greeting"

Copic colors used -

A fun cheerful little Christmas card - You like the bright and cheerful color combo?

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and -

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Animal Crackers - Will She Stop in Time???

Howdy -

OH my ... Will She Stop in Time??? Gotta Love Juliet's enthusiasm when she see's you in her pen... but...

 Now you can't tell by this photo but she is coming full steam towards me. She is no fly weight... So do you run, or brace. I braced and held my breath, she stopped but bumped me pretty good. It is all in love.. she just gets so excited to be the first one to greet you when you are out for a visit. Funny... but a bit scary! LOL

Olive Oyl was just chillin in the shade watching and grinning... Do you think she was hoping for the run in to me or not? 

I think she knew Juliet wouldn't totally run me down... I hope...

Oh my then I found Darlene totally flirting with Raffie...BIG TIME! She may be nearly 28 years old but still a cougar in her own mind! LOL

She thinks she is still one of the young girls in the pen!

Speaking of one of our old Ladies ...

This is one of the Rhode Island Reds.. our older ladies... Still a beauty but well... egg production has gone way down the last few months. Spring we will have to fill in the coops with some young chicks here.

Hubby came home with a "new" donkey a little while back. He found a fabulous OLD concrete donkey at an estate sale.

Looks like I officially have a collection of concrete donkeys too... Love them.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend planned - family, friends and lots of furry friends!
Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Monday, December 2, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Christmas Treats

Howdy -

Today for High Hopes Stamps an adorable Christmas Image ... "Christmas Treat". How can you not love Santa with a puppy?

I know our doggies are high on my treat list for Christmas! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then cut out the image with a circle die cut. I inked the edges with Ranger Distress ink to make it pop a bit more. Pattern papers from Cloud 9 seemed fun with the whimsical trees. And I love the glitter to the paper. The sentiment is from High Hopes Stamps "Good Friends" is perfect with this image! Then three vintage buttons on the corner for embellishments.

Copic colors used -

Love coloring up some Christmas cheer and High Hopes Stamps has so many amazing to choose from! You can get there by clicking HERE!

Have a blessed day!
HUGS and

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Animal Crackers - Thankful

Howdy -

Being the week of Thanksgiving - Hubby and I have been talking about how Blessed and Thankful we are to have so many wonderful fur children and live on this farm. Now this week I went into some sort of Turkey Coma and lost track of days and didn't get any photos this week.. (duh didn't remember it after dark last night) anyway I ran to the computer and decided that we would have a little hike down memory lane for some of our favorite photos...

Now it is really hard to narrow down favorites... but seriously this has to be a top of the year!
Baby Penelope and her Mom Abigail -  She LOVED to stand and lay on her Momma.

Alvin - this boy screams personality and loves attention ... and always gets it!

Same as old man Frankie... he moved into the Ladies pen this year... and he is loving it and I think he tries to thank us every time we come by him. LOL 

Domino has a great smile for the camera... I think he is trying to let us know that he is ready to move into one of the "Stud" pens...

 Juliet is one of the standard donkeys and her claim to fame is being the best photo bomber here! She can come out of no where and suddenly be right up on the camera lens! Love that!

I went through a million photos of the baby boys Junior and Chipmunk there are so many great photos of them both together and individually. But this shows just how sweet and loving these two really are. 

 This face loves to pose for the camera - this photo with those big brown eyes talking and that little tongue sticking out... precious!

Now I have LOTS of great photos of the doggies ... this one of Autie I do love... I made it the photo on my watch face :0) 

 I am sorry about the loss of days and going so absent minded with the photos this week. Hope these favorites make up for it. And I do hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving in the US, take time to be thankful for the blessings of our fur babies!

Have a wonderful weekend -
HUGS and

Monday, November 25, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Goliath Christmas Mouse

Howdy -

How adorable is a little mouse in a Santa Suit? This is High Hopes Stamps "Goliath Christmas Mouse"  Too cute!

I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then cut out with a circle Die Cut and then a scalloped Die as a mat. The Pattern paper is hard to see, but has a glitter to all the candy canes, its from Fiskars.
I added a red dot ribbon around the bottom as a band with a pretty bow. Man it is hard to see in the photo but it is pretty on the card. The sentiment is so fun! "Santa... I tried!" from High Hopes Stamps. Another Clean and Simple card that makes me smile.

Copic colors used

For LOTS of other fabulous Christmas image from High Hopes Stamps click HERE and fall in love!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Animal Crackers - Checking on a few Mom's to be..

Howdy -

Was out chatting with a few of our hopefully Mom's to be the other day... 

Well at least we assume that they are pregnant.. pray and hope... and well Bella looks pretty pregnant don't you think? 

Now I have others that are pretty wide and they are all the time it is just how they are. But well Bella isn't usually and she has that crooked pear shape we love to see in a very pregnant girl.

Lacey looks promising as well..

With all her pregnancies she always show early and carries low and wide. She has always given us beautiful babies... oh I am getting so excited! I can hardly stand it!!

Now this photo cracks me up!! Patti always have the best expressions on her face! She has so much personality! And scratching her chin on this stick must have felt so perfect for that itch.

Hoping she is pregnant as well... but she always has a bit of weight issue, and she is one of the older gals we put in to be bred. But I had to give her a chance again for a baby, as hers are always gorgeous... ok all babies are gorgeous, but hers have really be stunning and they have all had her way of expression :0)

I asked Moxie if she was excited for lots of bouncing babies.... she just stuck her tongue out at me!

She seems to always have lots of expression and personality too!

Then off in the far distance I saw Juliet enjoying a bit of alone quiet me time...

I understand Juliet.. sometimes it is nice to find a private place... but as soon as she woke up, saw me and jumped up for her head scratches and be in total control of attention. Love how obnoxious she is! She is so funny.

Hubby and I say all time how blessed we are with all our furry children, but they really do warm our hearts and bless us in so many ways. Such joys!

Hope you have joy in your life this weekend - Hug a furry friend.
Have a blessed weekend -
HUGS and 

Monday, November 18, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Celebrate the Magic of Christmas

Howdy -

How can you not grin at this fun Santa from High Hopes Stamps? This is Lg. Stackable Santa ... and he is just well... FUN! 

I colored Santa with my Copics and thought.. I want him to pop on this card.. then thought well lets just make him pop off the card! So I cut out Santa and then folded a small piece of card stock in a zig zag fold and attached to the card. And man he jumps and wiggles on this card! LOVE that! I added some Nuvo Sparkle pen to his suit cuz we all know Santa sparkles!

For my Sentiment I used High Hopes Stamps "Celebrate the Magic of Christmas"  Perfect for this bouncing Santa!

My papers are from My Minds Eye that I have sewn the layers together with a zig zag stitch. The unusual colors really make this Santa bold and bright and POP on this card!

Copic colors used - 

 A Clean and Simple card that really does make you smile when that Santa does a little wiggle! For more fabulous Christmas images for your cards this year jump on over to the web site store HERE

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and