Saturday, March 30, 2019

Animal Crackers - Springtime in Texas

Howdy -

LOVE Springtime in Texas! All the colors are so vivid and bright~ Grass is so green, trees new leaves are so bright and the colors of all the flowers are so gorgeous.

Here you can see just the other side of Black Jacks pen, where Jolene and Irene were chowing down big time on some fresh grass, you can see the red Indian paintbrush flowers growing and if you look really close you can even see some Bluebonnets in the pen! Bluebonnets are the Texas flower and a favorite of all -

Fields of the blue can be found all over the area and it is such a beautiful sight, but I also do really love seeing fields of those Indian Paintbrushes -

This is a pasture not far from our road - so pretty!

Speaking of pretty.. Oh love this gorgeous little lady - Spec. Her and Little Bitsy love being coop-mates, they get along so well.

Here they were up on the hut enjoying the afternoon all though the breeze was really doing a number on those feathers! 

Now our Handsome man Alvin was enjoying the afternoon while snacking on left over breakfast.

He is still asking for some new ladies to visit his bachelors pad, but a bit longer Alvin... I really think that we are getting close to moving the ladies out. Thelma is really the only one showing signs of babies for sure... so I want to make sure the other two ladies are not far behind on their dates.

And about Thelma... 

This gorgeous girl, really really really gave me a scare this week. I am sure you have all heard that goats are master escape artist and can get into and out of areas like Houdini... Well I have not figured it out but this last week Thelma got the first half of herself between the gate and the fence that the gap was only a couple of inches! That belly and the back half... well it wouldn't fit! So she was stuck... and she was very very vocal to get my attention to come and rescue her. Her being vocal, made the girls in her pen to yell out... that made the goats in the pen next to them be vocal... and that the boys in the farther pen to be vocal.. and then well the donkeys thought something was up so they called out..all of them... then the chickens decided that the sky must be falling so they all started screaming and all that noise outside made the dogs inside start barking. And well... it was very very loud here. Scared me big time! I had no idea where the issue was cuz I couldn't tell which one was the one that had the original call for help. Figured it out, opened the gate to release her back and "saved" her she stopped screaming, then like dominoes it all calmed down one pen at a time... LOL whew!

Patti was looking at me like can I have some special attention now too?

Always Patti - You are such a love it is a must to stop and scratch that long beautiful nose and those long ears!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend - enjoy a furry or feathered friend!
HUGS and -

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Sick Mouse

Howdy -

Another new image from High Hopes Stamps new Get Well Soon collection. This poor little guy is "Sick Mouse

Don't you just feel for him? Not feeling well at all. I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then added the sentiment "Wishing you well!"  I found some calming papers from Prima Marketing Nature Garden collection. A cream colored mat on each later with the two pattern papers are all sewn down.

Three dots of Nuvo Cream adds some fun little embellishments -

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So many sweet Get well images and sentiments in this new release from High Hopes Stamps - check them out HERE!

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Whimsy Stamps - Bonnie

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So excited that Spring is here! And with Spring arriving that means it is time for Easter, and for that cute Happy Easter card is there anything cuter than Whimsy Stamps Sylvia Zets image "Bonnie" - so sweet!

 Adorable right?  - and the Sentiment came with her! I colored with my Copics (colors below) I found a piece of Paper Studios that had that flowering springy feel. The layers are sewn down, and then two Whimsy retired dies for the leaves. Then some old mulberry flowers from Prima with yellow button centers.

Love this image! So sweet!

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 There are so many wonderful image for spring at Whimsy Stamps - visit the website store HERE.

Have a wonderfully blessed Sunday-
HUGS and

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Animal Crackers - Need to get something off your back?

Howdy -

So do you ever want to get your kids off your back? A little peace and quiet? Well I am sure Abigail has that same little thought...

Penelope is working on balance now and she LOVES bouncing on and off her Mom. Now I suppose there are many that pay big bucks to do yoga with goats.. and maybe those little feet poking around like is like a fancy massage! I could have a gold mine here! LOL

I haven't said much about Penelope's Dad lately... we have really been "kidding" a lot about being such a young daddy... he is taking it all well. Ha!

Such a sweet looker!

I went and played with the outdoor kitties awhile yesterday - It was so beautiful outside and a few were out enjoying their porch on their Cat house - for those not aware we have a enclosure for our outdoor kitties. It isn't safe to be a cat on here on our property... coyotes, hawks, dogs in the area... they wouldn't make it long at all. So we have our outdoor kitties in their own house. No worries... they live well. A 10x20 house - with wall benches with beds, heat lamps in the winter, lots of food and water at all times, then a huge fenced in area that keeps them safe from all bad guys with covered porch, more benches to relax on and shrubs to hide under. They love it - We go in and play with them and give head scratches. But as I was leaving and closed the enclosure door.. well Samantha reached out and wanted more head scratches. 

Ok "Sam" a bit more just cuz you are so adorable.

Speaking of adorable... Mr. Ted E. Bear - he is such a love and all the donkeys really liking that Spring is here and fresh green grass was starting to grow!

Now I don't want you to think that Teddy was being unsociable.. no never Teddy. He saw me snapping photos... he bolted towards me and insisted on attention. This guy is such a friendly sweet big man. LOVE HIM!

This "little" boy too! Valentine our other standard guy. Our "baby" that is a grown man in years and size but not attitude.

 Oh and lets not discuss the rolls of fat ok? Would hurt his feelings for sure! I will never understand how the rolls of fat show up when they live on grass... insert shaking head here.

One more adorable photo today.. Autie got his first haircut of the year.

 Love his long flowing hair, but it is so hard to keep clean and untangled. So to make life cooler and easier for Him and us my baby boy gets a puppy cut! Its not quite as short as I normally like it, but still chilly at night a bit so we kept it a little longer for his first cut. He is such an adorable man!

Hope this week gave you a smile again - These kids of ours make our life a total joy. We are very blessed.

Have a wonderfully blessed weekend and hug a furry friend for that warm happy feeling!
HUGS and

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Sick Puppy

Howdy -

There is a new release at High Hopes Stamps! And this collection is a "Get Well Soon" collection, perfect for all those in your life with a bit of a cold, flu or boo boo!

My card is with "Sick Puppy" poor little guy!

I think he needs a hug besides the meds, tissues and hot tea! I colored with the Copics (colors below), then I found some papers from Authentique Baby boy Cuddle collection. Matched up with some dark brown card stock for matting I love the patterns in this collection. The patterns are sewn down and then two Spellbinders corner dies for some pops. The new sentiment "Heard It's Been Ruff" is just perfect! OH then three dark brown enamel dots. Love those things!

My copic colors used -

A great image to cheer up a friend feeling under the weather!

To see all the Get Well Soon collection click HERE - Get well cards are much needed and these images are fabulous to cheer up that someone!

HUGS and -

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Whimsy Stamps - Tulip

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Spring is so so close and I am loving the new images from Whimsy Stamps and this little cutie from CC Designs is called Tulip - Cute right? 

Just love those round full cheeks on these girls! I colored with my copics (colors below) and then cut her out with a Whimsy Basic Stitched Oval Die Set

For a pop of color I found pattern papers from Dovecraft Bohemian collection and matched up with white card stock base and a mat that I punched with a Martha Stewart border punch.

That fabulous sentiment "Birthday Wishes" is Whimsy Chipboard! Swoon over these! Seriously they are fabulous and they can have color added to match up perfectly! You must get some right away really! 

Then the card had to have some flowers.. so I found some older pansies and mulberry tulips. I mean this card had to have some tulips on it right?

Sweet image and so fun to work with!

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Loving the new stuff from Whimsy Stamps - Visit the website HERE for lots of fun! Promise!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Animal Crackers - Happy Saturday

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And Happy Saturday! My "kids" just make me smile! And with a face like Alvin how could you not?

Such a handsome man.

And Love his head scratches...

And speaking of head scratches the three ladies that are in with Black Jack were really fast to come for some attention. That or they were wanting to chat about moving back into their Ladies pen and out of Black Jacks Pad.. 

Sorry girls you are staying in there for a while.. I really want to make sure you have all the time you need to be bred.

I tried to snap a photo of Jolene... but had a hard time, she was trotting up so fast. 

I am SO thrilled that Jolene is able to be in with Black Jack. A couple of years back she got so sick we really thought we might loose her be we got her through it and she is very healthy and hopefully pregnant! LOL

Lovin' the colors on this gal. It was a bit chilly.. so she was pretty puffed up and really showing all those feathers.

And Miss Guinea... she was doing her normal chattering and pacing up and down the fence. Always on the move! Maybe she is trying to get all her steps in from her fit bit? LOL

And just cuz you know I have too... here she is saying.. "what grey spot???" Lol

 I keep making such a big deal about those couple of grey spots, so so so adorable. She is really bopping around now. Hubby and I both tried to snap photos of her first few days of climbing on "Mount Mom" she is really wanting to stand up on Mom, she has the climbing on when Abigail is laying down, but the balancing to get comfortable... well she just rolls off. It is such a time waste! I could spend all day sitting and watching her play.

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend and have lots of smiles!
HUGS and

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Chick Gossip

Howdy -

For my High Hopes Stamps card today I pulled out one I used a little while back. I had a need and this was just too perfect for what I needed. It just makes me giggle and that is what I wanted to send out a little giggle to a girl friend. This is Clucker Club

Is it my love for my little chickens, or just that I know how when ever a group a gals get together we ahem... they love a little Chick Gossip. I colored with my Copics (colors below). I then found a piece of pattern paper from Paper Studio that I matched up with a light yellow and black card stock. A bit of sewing to put it all together.

Three leaf punches and some mulberry roses in the corner. Then dots of Nuvo Black Drops. And for a Fabulous sentiment the High Hopes "Chick Gossip" - not that we girls ever do that.. ahem.

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Fun card for that special friend who I wanted to give a smile.

You know you have that friend that could use a little middle of the week smile... this image is the one!

Have a wonderfully blessed weekend -
HUGS and 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Whimsy Stamps - Cinnamon and Bunnies

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Today for Whimsy Stamps I have a Digital image that is just too precious, from CC Designs. Cinnamon and Bunnies.  How can you not grin with a cute little girl holding bunnies?

Sweet image right? I colored with my copics (colors below) and then used some White Nuvo for the bunny tail. A piece of pattern paper from Simple Stories Florals collection. I sewed down the papers wtih a Yellow card stock and pink card stock. For my sentiment I used a new die I just got... insert happy grin here... Love the Whimsy Friend Word and Shadow Die set!! The word, then two shadow dies make the word really pop!

A couple added old flowers from Prima and some antique buttons and done.

Copic colors used -

 So many fun images are new this month! Just to add to the many many fabulous one Whimsy already has! Love Love me some Whimsy!

Have a blessed day!
HUGS and

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Animal Crackers - I never have favorites... but...

Howdy -

I never have favorites - I love all my furry children the same. Really I do... but when there is a new baby here.. oh my I swoon and am over the moon! Totally adore our newest little girl. Penelope is so tiny and adorable.

 Now she has caused me LOTS of worry and lack of sleep this last week. You see we got cold here.. cold for us, and cold for a new born baby. Penelope's Mom... she is a bit of a nut case and wouldn't take her into the hut at night. We don't close up the goats at night, they always go in on their own when the weather is cold or nasty. But Abigail for some reason lost her smarts, I was worried sick and finally before I totally lost it - Penelope got up on her own and went in her own. Smarter than her Mom I think! Then Mom followed and went in - LOL

Cute little Mom and Girl huh?

Sweet little face. Wish she had blue eyes but she is still perfect.

Is there anything cuter? Now this little one is really tiny as I have said... but seriously she has lungs! She doesn't like being apart from her Mom and when you move away at all... WOW you wish you had ear plugs!!

Now the most exciting part of little Penelope is those grey spots! She is gorgeous like her Mom with her classy black and white coloring... But those few grey spots just melt me!

Abigail is a good Mommy for sure, just not a people person. But good to her babies so I am ok with her attitude. I just want to get Penelope to be a bit friendlier than Mom.

I just love having babies here! Makes me so happy!

OH one more photo - She is my doggie baby.. no longer a baby, but my youngest. And isn't she just gorgeous too?  Love you Chica!

I was taking photos of Penelope... low and close to the ground as that is where Penelope is, and I looked to my left and Chica was laying right there with me, just outside the Baby pen. Just laying there looking at me. So pretty!

Love my kids! Hope you got a few awes and warm fuzzies this week. A smile or two :0)

Have a blessed weekend
HUGS and

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Miss Zoe

Howdy -

A little bit of country.. Love Love Love these stamps from High Hopes Stamps. This is Miss Zoe ... and one cute little kitty! 

Adorable right? I colored with my Copics (colors below) And found some pattern papers from Paper Studio that I "quilted" with a zig zag stitch. You know Miss Zoe loves quilts right? And Doileys too felt just too perfect. I added the sentiment "Just Because" - well Just because! A few vintage buttons on the top corner for embellishments!

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These country cards just make me feel all warm inside :0)  - happy!

Make sure to visit the High Hopes Stamps Website, HERE, to see all the warm happy feelings!

 Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Whimsy Stamps - New Release - Chickie

Howdy -

Today for the Whimsy Stamps New Release I have had some fun coloring the new CC Designs "Chickie" A totally adorable stamp for Easter!

Now one of my favorite things about using Digital Stamps is that I can print up the background with the image for that pro look. And my background today is from the new Pattern Paper collection at Whimsy Stamps Rustic Wood and Brick Papers.  I have a thing for rustic wood and brick papers!! I guess it is that country love that makes me giggle when I see these papers!

Normally I would go light and pastel with my Easter cards - but for some reason I went more country and bold colors. So I printed the Chickie image and barn paper in one piece... then colored up the image with my Copics (colors below) I found a piece of pattern paper from Paper studio matched up with Brown and Pink card stock. All the layers are sewn down with zig zag and straight stitch.

The sentiment is "happy" is one my favorite Whimsy Chipboard elements. I colored with my Copic... These chipboard embellishments are so fabulous!! Then for a little more fun.. just cuz an adorable image with a chickie on her head isn't enough.. I added some Whimsy Enamel Dots!! More fun for sure!

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There is so much fun at Whimsy Stamps! Click HERE to see the store and shop and then for inspiration click HERE to see the blog!  Oh and to join more fun click HERE to get to the Facebook page!

Have a blessed wonderful day -
HUGS and