Saturday, October 10, 2015

Animal Crackers - No Parking!

Howdy -

No place to park when we arrived home the other night. Nope... you see Teddy had decided that was where he wanted to stand. And when he has decided... he doesn't move. Well unless you bribe him with a peppermint... yes then he will move.

 Took a quick photo through the windshield before I got out and went into bribe mode. I think he has this figured out that if he stands firm and won't move then we will get out and give him peppermint. Hope our local favorite cafe doesn't mind that this is why we take our mint at the end of the meal... have to make sure we always have "funds" to pay off the big guy to park in our normal place.

Zoomed across the pasture to the far pen to snap a shot of Fanci, Miguel and Rico enjoying their new pen on the neighbors property. No need for grass to go to waste! Moving lawn mowers to the rescue.

Of course with the lack of rain and the end of summer there isn't as much grass as there was. But they are still enjoying the larger space. Oh and being closer to the ladies... Rico hasn't quite accepted that he is a gelding and he loves to chase down the fence and talk to the ladies.

 Speaking of ladies... keeping a close eye on Gracie. She has spent the last few months living in Peso's bachelors pad. This is her second attempt to getting her pregnant. I will be so upset if this one didn't take.

Should know something for sure soon. She isn't real big, and Dwarf goats sometimes have big tummy's anyway, but I am so hoping that there is a little bun in that oven!

And speaking of big tummy's....

Macie is my "big girl" that I talk about often. And she more than once has fooled us making us think she is pregnant and she really isn't. But things are getting pretty wide.... now she was not purposely bred this year and so the only chance she is will be that one day in March that Black Jack's fence for a "oops" party. I am SO hoping that she did get pregnant. I know she looks huge and you think I am nuts for even questioning it. But she really is a fat girl normally... so she can fool ya! I know if she isn't we are going to look into weight watchers for donkeys!

Patti came to me in a quick trot while I was out napping the other day. This girl is slow and usually last in the group, but when she is wanting attention she can move quick. She got lots of ear rubs, she LOVES ear rubs.

Pepita was really interested in keeping a watch on the goats. They were being quite noisy and she wanted to make sure all was ok before she let down her guard and came for attention.

 And other than a few of the boy goats being loud showing of for the ladies.. all was ok and she also got her share of snuggles.

This one was funny... I adore the trains that come through the pens.

They always walk one after another. Doesn't matter how wide the path is... They have a little Tusken Raiders "Sand People" from Star Wars in them. Walking in a line hides their numbers.. you never know how many are coming to attack! LOL

Hope you got a smile from this week. They always give me a giggle!
HUGS and -

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

High Hopes Stamps - Harvest Mice


Settling back down to normal after the big Round Top Antique Show. Was so much fun but also exhausting! Whew. But we are back to the normal around here and this week I pulled out one really cute High Hope Stamp, Harvest Mice.

Coloring cute mice is so much fun - coloring yes... finding in the house no. LOL I colored with Copics, and matched up some older papers from My Minds Eye Out and About collection. Love that the papers have some bling sparkle to them. I sewed down all the layers

Close up of those cute mice...

Inside I used the same papers and added the sentiment  "Large Script Thank You" it is one of my favorite sentiments -

The copic colors used -

Now should I do laundry or more coloring? ... yeah more coloring for sure! Hope you can do some today too!

HUGS and -

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Animal Crackers - pretty girls

 Howdy -

More photos from the sunrise last week. The goats were talking like crazy waiting for breakfast. Actually it was more like demanding.

 Louise is one of the most photogenic little girls.

 We talk, Louise and I that is... she loves to chat with me. Still a little cautious, but very friendly in her own way. But she loves to pose for those stunning face shots. Those eyes just melt me. And the coloring with the sunrise was perfect!

All the little girls have those gorgeous blue eyes. Louise just stares with them they just freeze you in your tracks.

Her sister Thelma has is a real looker too. And she loves cuddling and head scratches. Pretty little thing as well...

 Now the one thing with Thelma is that she a slightly smaller version of her 1/2 sister Lizzy. And in the future they will be really carbon copies...

The only way I will be able to these two apart is Lizzy's white stripe on her head is a little longer. But man... these two so alike!

And since I have show all three other little girls I just have to show off Jackie too!!

 Another looker! Love her grey markings. Don't get too many with that real grey on them. Now Jackie she is my girl. Bottle fed babies are SOOO friendly and sweet.

Speaking about bottle babies... My first bottle baby goat Sandy was really screaming for breakfast.

 Really friendly gal. Very talkative as well. LOL -

Now I got a shot of the boys too. They were really keeping a close watch on "Dad" and making sure they were not passed by with the hay cart.

They are all cute, and I know I keep going on and on about Doc and his fabulous hairdo..but common it is the best isn't it? Too funny!

Now I know this week as been all goats so to end this week I found another photograph one of the lady donkeys.

Macie - My big girl!

 I also have special talks with Macie... The two of us really need to start working on our weight together. Wonder if maybe we should start doing walks together. Not sure how far I would get.. Macie stops to graze quite a bit. Sigh.. will power is so hard isn't it Macie? I know.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend
HUGS and

Thursday, October 1, 2015

High Hopes Stamps - Challenge Blog Hop

Howdy -

High Hopes Stamps is still celebrating the "Joys of the Seasons", the newest release of Christmas/Halloween/Fall rubber stamps from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.
While we are continuing this celebration of this newest release of Christmas/Halloween/Fall rubber stamps the gals from both the High Hopes and OCS Design Teams are hosting another Blog Hop from the 1st to the 5th of this month and and winner/winners will be chosen on the 7th.  Make sure you visit each gal to see what new release they have on their blog and then go back to the challenge posts and leave a commet on the OCS or High Hopes blogs.  Make sure you check the posts for both OCS and High Hopes blogs on the 7th to see if you are the winner.

So if you are on the Hop you got here from Shari G.

For my card I went with Snowman Stumble! For those that know me... This little snowman and I have lots in common.

I really love this guy! I colored with my Copics to match the pattern paper My Mind's Eye. I went for a paper pieced hat on him, but I ma not sure if it worked as his hat is smaller. It has the glitter plaid paper. Then some Ranger Stickles Diamond for the brim and pom pom. I sewed all the layers down with zig zag and straight stitches. I found a piece of felt snowflake border that I have no clue how long I have had. It seemed to work well once I dusted it off.  The sentiment is also from High Hopes Stamps "Freezin' Season"

Close up of my little clumsy friend -

Inside my card -

Copic colors used -

From here you need to Hop on over to Leanne
Have fun hopping and make sure to leave those comments for you chances to win! 

HUGS and

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Animal Crackers - Sunrise

Howdy -

This last week early in the morning I saw all the Donkey Girls standing in the pen and they were just gorgeous in the rising sun.

A little Artsy... Has a 70's feel doesn't it? They love those tall "flowers" .. Yes Weeds. They love standing in the weeds hiding.

Gabby was really beautiful standing in the morning sun and relaxing. I am sure they had been up grazing in the night, they were all really sleepy. 

 Isn't she beautiful. All thought it is harder to see in the sun... so I got a better shot with out the sunrise too bright behind her -

Sweet and pushy girl and totally loved.

It was early... Maybe too early Lacey was still very sleepy...

The girl yawns like no other!! She is so funny.

Then I heard a little noise coming from the fence.

Miguel was talking to a group of girls at the fence. Primarily Jazz, he had lots of interest in Jazz. Hubby and I like to figure out what each donkey's voice would be like and what they are saying. We figure that Miguel speaks like the voice of Puss in Boots... Antonia Banderas... a little "Hey Baby how's it going?' Ha.. really it has to be how he would talk!

Olive Oyl sure is pretty in the sunrise as well. All the colors just really become vibrant. 

Such a sweet little girl. "Daddy's Little Girl"  Gorgeous!
Now this next shot is Moxie... every morning this is the pose outside the back door.

She is so calm and just sits and waits so patiently for her breakfast. Sits and waits for Hubby to feed all the donkeys, all the goats, the chickens.. and then finally Moxie gets her breakfast. 

Don't worry everyone gets their breakfast and is happy and full before we get out breakfast. Always must take care of the kids first!

Hope you have a blessed wonderful weekend!
HUGS and -

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Whimsy Stamps - Gingerbread Love

Howdy -

Just love this new image from Whimsy Stamps. "Gingerbread Love"

Every year I have some fun with a new Christmas image and make a ornament for my craft room. This adorable little Gingerbread Couple are just perfect. Now I need to come clean my first project with these two cuties was a pillow box with my Sizzix Big Shot Pro Pillow Box die... Never before have I had a die get stuck in my machine. So stuck that die broke apart and all the metal pieces fell out! I was heartbroken... loved that die. I just don't know why it broke...anyone else have that happen? So I re thought my little couple and decided they could hold hands on an ornament.

I colored with my Copics and then cut out the little couple. I then found my Whimsy Shapeology Double Scalloped Circle Die and cut out a dark red base for the ornament.  Two circles from Graphic 45 Christmas papers. I sanded the edges and inked them for a more country look. Attached my two gingerbread men and added Viva Decor Pearl Pen for "icing". A button glued to a ribbon for a hanger. The sentiment comes with the gingerbread couple.

Close up -

Copics Used -

Hope you have a wonderful day - and enjoy a little crafting!
HUGS and-

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

High Hopes Stamps - Have and Ice Day

Howdy -

Did a little winter card with one of the new High Hopes Stamps images - "Skating with Teddy"

Isn't she adorable? I colored with Copics (colors below) Then for the sparkle around the hat and coat I added Rangers Diamond Stickles. For the ice I went with a pale blue Viva Decor Paint Pen. Gives it a slick ice look for sure. I cut with an oval Spellbinders Nestie, then a mat of another Spellbinders die. More of the Viva Decor for some embellished pearl dots. the papers are all from Kaisercraft's Bundle of Joy collection. Normally baby papers, but the colors are wonderful for this winter card. I sewed down the layers with matting of off white card stock with the dark blue green teal card stock.

The band in the middle has two bands of Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral punch. The sentiment is a great new High Hopes sentiment "Have an Ice Day" love it - I added a little light blue for that nice cold ice feeling.

Inside more of the same papers -

Copic colors used -

A fun winter card -

You have to head on over to the High Hopes online store and see all the stamps from the new "Joys of the Seasons" Collection! Don't forget to head on over to the HH blog and enter into our Christmas/ Fall/ Halloween Challenge! 

You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below.
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada
Hugs and -