Saturday, June 29, 2019

Animal Crackers - Doggies and Kitty

Howdy -

 This week I thought I might show the "domesticated" children. My doggies and kitty - now I guess we could say our pets. But honestly we all know that all our animals are pets. LOL

Chica... I really think this little girl is a super model. She see's the camera and she poses and gives me that look from those big brown eyes that just melt you - 

Really she rarely takes a bad photo - Does she get a bit nuts and crazy when you say things like "cookie",  "green beans", "Daddy's Home"... yes she is a little bouncing ball. I think the only thing you can say is "Bath Time" that gets her to run and hide.

Speaking of Bath Time... I snapped this of Miss Libbie last bath she was begging me with those old eyes to sneak her out of the tub and wrap her up. Wish I could make her happy. But she really needs the bath...

Not sure why they all fight baths - they all love how they feel and sleep after a bath. Ok.. Autie doesn't fight a bath. He just loves the attention. He is a bit odd.

Yes odd -

At night Autie loves to get up in my lap to cuddle. He flips onto his back and has me hold him like a baby. He then falls asleep, snores and mouth falls open. From this view I feel like by baby boy needed to have braces. (insert rolling eyes here) And then we have to turn the volume up on the TV... he snores really loud.

Gato - oh my she has been ---- well pushy the last couple of weeks. She goes through these personalities - loving, hold me, I want your attention - then suddenly she is done - she wants to be left alone, don't mess with me. I guess a typical cat. Well the last couple of weeks she has wanted my total attention. Even when I was trying to do my crafting... right in the middle of where I was working.

Gotta love her, and always stop and give her attention. Ok maybe not when she is butting heads with me at 2 am to get my attention. But all the other times -

And then Miss Moxie -

This girl really believes she is is total control of all of the outdoors here. They are her Donkeys, her goats, her chickens to watch over. She stays her distance yes, but she is always there. My little rolly polly girl. Love that face!

Love all these faces. We are blessed to have all the animals in our lives. And I tell Hubby all the time that if I could I would bring them all in the house.. but for now I will love on my doggies and kitty inside.

Hope you all have a blessed weekend -
HUGS and

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

High Hopes Stamps- Party Cow

Howdy -

This week I found another fun image from my High Hopes Stamps stash of favorites. This week I colored up Party Cow

Now after having some fun with Pig Party last week - I just couldn't resist Party Cow this week. Now I use this dancing cow more than some others... he just makes me wanna turn on some music and dance! And how can you now enjoy a dancing cow? And this one boogies down. I colored with Copics (colors below) and then found the High Hopes Stamps sentiment "Don't stop the music". I kept things a little simple, just a black card stock base, and one pattern paper from Paper Studios Petals and Blooms collection. I used my sewing machine and attached the image with a zig zag stitch.

I played with flowers and well..... just didn't feel it. Now why I went with lots of dots of Viva Decor Paint I have no idea. A little confetti maybe? But I was just feeling the music and went with some crazy fun I suppose. Fun image that can be used for a birthday or just perk me up card. I just love this dancing cow!

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I hope you had a little dancing fun with him as well and he brought a smile. 
Have a blessed weekend and 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Animal Crackers - Uh oh..trouble again

Howdy -

 Uh oh.. they did it again. But this week they got to the cart with a brand new bale of alfalfa. They are not suppose to get alfalfa.. too rich for them especially when it is so hot. And too expensive for us to feed to the stooges and the wasteful mess they make when eating it.

 Sergio said he wouldn't waste any of it!!!! Bring the cart closer to me!!!

Ok.. I made sure to sneak a bite to Sergio.. I didn't want the Three Stooges to let him smell their breath and then make fun of him for not getting any!  He really was happy with that bite!

Now I wanted to go out early in the morning while Hubby fed and get some photos of the ladies and how good they are looking. They are all fat healthy and happy. With the bits of rain we have been blessed with we have had some nice hay for them to graze. And this far into June that is fabulous! But the problem was, they really didn't want to stay and wait for me to get out there, so "Dad" bribed them with a small piece of coastal hay. A group decided to eat that before they headed off to the back pasture.

But then my problem... they didn't want to be friendly and pose for any photos. They were eating! LOL

 Irene was in a real dilemma... they dry coastal hay... or to follow the other girls to the back pasture. Oh my what shall she do??

 FYI ... she had the hay then trotted off to the back as quick as she could.

Now this was too funny to watch!  It is always cute to watch and see how long it takes before the baby goats and the dogs take to really introduce themselves to each other. It is a little like a dance for a couple of weeks... then...

 They get that first nose to nose hello. To get a photo is really huge! And I love that "I am a tough guy" hair raising on Junior! This only last for seconds at a time before one of them jumps and bolts away. LOL Now when it is Autie he just lays down and it is all no big deal. He is so mellow! LOL

After Chica took off I went over and did some much needed head scratches and loving for my boys. And this is what you get when you pull away.... NOOOOO DON"T GO!!!

And if you are not quick enough one of them will bite down on whatever article of clothing they can to hold on.. pants legs, shoe strings.. once they got the tip of my house shoe and pulled it right off! LOL I know I shouldn't have been outside in my houseshoes... sigh.  BTW... those blue eyes on Junior are just stunning aren't they? Gorgeous!

Hope you have a blessed weekend... its a hot one here! So I think inside chores will be on my list for sure, can't handle that heat! Whew!

HUGS and

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Pig Party

Howdy -

Another fun Birthday card this week for High Hopes Stamps... this week I pulled out an older stamp "Pig Party" This little guy cracks me up. Now he doesn't have anything in his hoof... so he can hold a lot of different things... but I figured a cake kinda fit with this little piggie!

So I stamped the cake, then masked it off and stamped the pig over it to appear to be one image. I colored with my Copics (colors below) The Sentiments "It's Your Day!" and "Got Cake" are fun!
I sewed down the image to a pattern paper from Paper Studios. Love the Barn feel to it. A dark pink card stock as a base, and then I added some older mulberry flowers with silver brads.

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Fun card... and now I am craving cake... Hmmmm.

For all the fun images at High Hopes Stamps click HERE to get to the web fast!

Have a blessed day... and maybe have some cake!
HUGS and

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Animal Crackers - Summertime

Howdy -

 Summertime - wow it has already been HOT here... hit that horrible 100 degrees a couple times, then a little cool down for a few days and now we are heading back up again. Some of the furry children adapt pretty well. Me not so much. I headed out one afternoon to snap photos... most of the donkeys were off in the shade, the goats found their favorite spots out of the sun to take their afternoon rest.

Thelma and Chipmunk have a great spot under the big tree. Actually is a nice spot to chill. We have a park bench there to sit and watch the kids. Now Junior he was off the other side of the pen, in the tiny bit of shade from the igloo... ok not sure how smart he is, cuz it is really nice here...

Darlene... she has a nice little yard with LOTS of nice shade next to the chicken coop under the trees.

She is such a sweet old lady, she is scheduled to have her done this weekend. Funny how some their hooves grow really slow and then others are crazy fast. Darlene... hers really are fast growers and she needs her Pedicure much more often that others.  Man a Pedicure sounds nice... LOL Not by Hubby and his tools though I tend to like the massaging chairs and warm foot bath.

This girl was really making some noises at me while I was chatting with Darlene about her toes...

Sorry girl... chickens don't get pedicures... LOL

Guess I need to let you all know that Alice, well we all, had a bit of sad news this week.

Alice delivered twins early one morning... they were still born. I think they were just a little early maybe? They looked like their Daddy Alvin, but just ready to join us in the world. Was so depressing. But we will try again with Alice and next time I suppose she will need some special watching and put in a private pen as she gets closer to make sure she delivers to full term. Very Very sad.

Alvin is all trying again.

Handsome man... great personality... what more can you ask for? Yes.. that is Raffie in the background. He likes to sneak any hay that is falls to close to the fence. LOL

Now Autie... not sure why but I found him sunbathing. LOL he was stretched out and enjoying the sun in the grass. 

 You are missing the worst part of the photo... that wonderful sweaty hot dog smell.. Oh Autie!

Libbie... she is so much smarter, she was relaxed, lounging on the front porch waiting calmly for me.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Rock ON!

Howdy -

This week for High Hopes Stamps I am adding to my "guy cards"... I never have enough guy cards in stash do you? And a favorite is "Bob Loves His Motorcycle"

Whether this "dude" is a full time rider or just a weekend hobby... this guy is perfect for man you need a birthday card for. I colored with my copics (colors below) and found some crazy fun papers to match up. Now as for that bright green... not sure if that is a Manly color for a guy.. but I think it is cool! LOL I sewed all they layers down and added the High Hopes Stamps sentiment "Rock On" A fun sentiment for a little different birthday card.

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I can think of a few guys that might get a chuckle out of this card. I love that High Hopes Stamps has so many types of images for so many personalities! Check out the web site HERE and see you too will fall in love with so many!

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and - 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Animal Crackers - Happy Old Man

Howdy -

I thought I needed to share just how happy Frankie is living with all the ladies.... Our old man is Large and in Charge in the "Ladies" pen. He thinks he is "THE MAN" and just thrilled.

NO one messes with him (I was worried with him being so old they might beat him up a bit.) But nope a couple started to confront him but then thought differently. So now weeks later he claims whatever hut he wants when he wants it. If someone else is in it... they just stand and move on to a different one. And most importantly when the breakfast hay is thrown out... he claims what he wants and lays across it to protect it and be nice and comfortable, kind of eating breakfast in bed.

Now if this isn't that face of enjoyment ... I just don't know what it is... LOL  And that is also one big bite Frankie!

And then I found Ted E. Bear and Valentine enjoying a little breakfast "A'La Cart"

 If you look in the background you will see Cocoa ... she is finishing up their "real" breakfast... but "Dad" walked away from the cart and it still had hay on it. And we all know that the hay you are not suppose to have is soooo much better than what you are given! No worries though folks... "Dad" just loved on these two and then carefully guided the cart away from them, they didn't get in trouble... of course as they were running along side and grabbing as much more as they could! HA !

And speaking of the best part of breakfast... cool bubbling running water is always a favorite. 

Sergio was really enjoying that first bubbling water from the hose here. Most of the pens have auto water tanks... but a few pens that only have one donkey or goat in them have to be done every morning and checked at night to make sure they are good. And every morning "Dad" likes to give fresh clean water to his kids. And they love it.

It has been a little while since I showed off our newest little girl Penelope... she wanted to say hi and show off her new little horns coming in!

She is beautiful!

And the big accomplishment of the week...

 Alvin Junior and Chipmunk have mastered jumping onto the igloo hut! This is a big excitement for the "kids" when they can finally do this. You see this is where Mom goes to get away from the kids sometimes... so when they master jumping up there they are happy little guys for sure! I tried for a couple of days to get out and snap a photo of these two.. but as soon as they saw me coming out the back door they would fly off the hut and run to the fence. So I had to zoom a ways from the window. And they still knew I was there and looked up to see if I was planning on opening the back door. They were too cute... I had to open the door and give some head scratches... I am a sucker for them!

Hope you got a grin this week.  These children of mine always warm my heart - such blessings!
Have a wonderfully blessed week -
HUGS and

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

High Hopes Stamps - Norman Goat

Howdy -

 I think this is one of my all time favorite images for a fun "guy" card! This is High Hopes Stamps Norman Goat. 

 I just LOVE this goat! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and found papers from Paper Studios that I sewed down layers on to a dark brown card stock on a kraft card stock base. A die cut "happy birthday" and  the added sentiment Ya Old Goat on a EK Success punched ticket adds some added fun.

Did I say how much I love this stamp? LOL

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Hope you got a giggle from this High Hopes Stamps birthday card -
Have a wonderfully blessed day -
HUGS and

Monday, June 3, 2019

Whimsy Stamps - New Release - Dude

Howdy -

Another new release from Whimsy Stamps - another digital image and this little guy is adorable!

This is "Dude" from Pollycraft.. So cute! Just wish I could join him at the beach!

I colored with my Copics and then added Ranger's Stickles for that great beachy sand! Then clear Nuvo for his sunglasses cuz they needed to reflect right? I cut out the image with the Whimsy Stamps Die "Basic Stitched Oval" set, after cutting out that surf board so it would pop a bit more!

Found perfect papers from Paper Studio Beach collection. I matted with brown card stock and sewed down all the layers. For my sentiment I used Whimsy Chipboard Elements "Let's Celebrate the Day" all put together from the "Celebrate Adapt-a=Word" set. So many words to put together for any card or project! I colored the layers with a dark brown copic so they would show well on the card. 

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This card was so much fun to make! Love how happy it turned out... now just only if I were at the beach making it!

You make sure to pop over to the Whimsy Stamps store and see all the new things and old things you will LOVE! HERE 

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Whimsy Stamps - New Release - Daphne

Howdy -

There is a new release at Whimsy Stamps!! LOVE NEW IMAGES! this month there is so many great image and playing with Whimsy Stamps Digital Stamps are just even more cuz you can change you sizes and do so much... fast too!

Today I am showing off the new image Daphne from  Sylvia Zet! She is so sweet and fun!

She is so pretty, right? I colored with my copics (colors below) And then added some Rangers's Stickles to her wings and dots of Nuvo light blue around the card. I found an older piece of SEI paper that I matted with green card stock and placed it all on a yellow card stock base. All sewn down with zig zag stitch and straight stitch. And for a sentiment I used the fabulous Chipboard element "Smile" I colored with my copics so they would match. I ADORE these Chipboard elements! You ordered any yet? See them all HERE.  They are addicting! :0)

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 Make sure and see all the new Whimsy Stamps HERE ... you will fall in love I am sure!

See you tomorrow with another new release from Whimsy Stamps!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Animal Crackers - We Love you Rhett!

Howdy -

There are "pets" that you love and then there are those that you have a special bond and have that connection with. That is Rhett... well her and her sister, Scarlett. They were super special and sweet as babies and just got more friendly year after year. Sadly... we lost Rhett this week. We knew she was getting signs of age... but then suddenly she was gone.

This is going to be rough as we have gone through and checked all the ages of our goats and well... time flies. And so many are getting older than we want to admit. Shockingly us too...

Back to Rhett... She has been a bright spot in our lives and brought us so many beautiful babies.

But none any more cuter than she was...

She was always into something... and looking for... well not trouble... but things to do and see she was curious for sure.

She was so friendly..

And friendly with all her "family" even if not goat or human. 


Then those babies... she did give us so many sweet children. Louise and Thelma were her last.. and
now Thelma has her own babies.

 We will miss her every day... but hope to continue to see her through her grand"kids" and great great great grand"kids". 

Love you Rhett!

HUGS and