Wednesday, May 20, 2015

High Hopes Stamps - Gabriel's A Hockey Player

Howdy -

Having more fun with some of these great new images at High Hopes Stamps - This cutie is "Gabriel's A Hockey Player"

I usually have a hard time with "guy" cards - but this one just flew together. Colored with my Copics (colors below) then found papers from Jillibean Soup and Urban Market. Love the tan and red combo...need to remember that. I sewed all the layers together with straight and zig zag stitches. I added the "It's Your Day - Enjoy" sentiment from the sentiments 1 collection. Love that new set! A must!

Then found three red buttons for the corner. A simple boys card -

Inside the papers are the same -

Copic Colors used -

You just have to visit the High Hopes Store and look around - so much to see! Great new favorites and Great old favorites for everyone!

Hope you have a wonderful week -
HUGS and

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Animal Crackers - Kids are just so much fun!!

Howdy -

This week I have had so much fun watching the new kids Thelma and Louise! Baby goats are just the biggest distraction in the world. They have two speeds. Unconscious  to the world asleep. And full speed bounce! Oh wait there is the medium mode of "Freeze she has the video camera out!". I have tried and tried to video these two playing and every time they turn to statues and wait for me to turn it off and lower it and then they go back to hyper mode. LOL

Louise is starting to show more coloring... she has spots down her back and three adorable spots on her rear end. And of course her "boots" - She is also getting cute spots on her face. And oh my those large ears and bright blue eyes....

Now I told you last week Louise looks like her Daddy Peso... but after watching these two it is amazing their personalities... She not only looks like her Daddy but she acts so much like him. Very cautious and guarded... she will come for me to pick her up and love on her but only after she watches me for a while and sees that I have been ok with her sister.

Her sister... Thelma...  oh my...

This girl is a scream! She is just like her Momma Rhett... total trouble and totally nuts friendly. I just call out to her and she bounces 500 times to me and then is jumping and pulling on my clothes. She is so hysterical especially at just over a week old!

Now as I said last week they were named correctly as they are the first baby goats we have had that on day one was working on escape plans and walking through all the pens. So Hubby and I created a sort of Momma pen and stretched out some smaller wire around for their own safety.

They have been working on a plan to make a break for it I think... LOL 

They are safe... don't think they will be chewing their way out of this pen. 

Too cute.... Now not so happy and cute....

 Jill has a look that read easily... I AM SOOOOO READY TO HAVE THESE BABIES!!! She is huge and has a huge milk bag. I really thought her and Scarlett would have had them this last week. Scarlett's bag actually got smaller this week... they do that until they are really ready to deliver. We have had a ton of rain nearly every day this past week maybe they are waiting for the sun... hope not cuz it isn't in the forecast for a while. Jill just makes me miserable looking at her. Hope she has them soon but then she will be on chase down... LOL

Have a couple of nice donkey photos for this week too.. My hairy little Sonia - she was chowing down on some fresh green weeds -

 Love her darker face and longer bangs. She is one of the smallest of our girls.

And always love pretty shots of Vicki - Our super model.

Both her Daddy and Grandfather were blue ribbon champions at shows. We purchased her as a very young girl and she hasn't been shown, but it is in her blood she loves to freeze and pose - you can almost see how special her coloring it... minus the dirt of course. She has beautiful dark green eyes.

Hope you got some smiles again this week.... hoping to show off more baby goats SOON! Hope you have beautiful weather where you are and have a blessed weekend!

HUGS and-

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

High Hopes Stamps - Make a Wish!

Howdy -

Today I have a card with another one of the new release images. These Fairy images are so fun to color.

This is Julie's Wish

 Pretty little Fairy isn't she? She pairs up with the sentiment Make a Wish from the Sentiment Set #1

My papers are from Simple Stories Vintage Bliss collection - nice colors - I colored Julie's Wish to match with my Copics, colors below, then I added stickles for the sparkle that all fairies have to have.

She is cut out with a Nestie - then all the layers are sewed down.

The inside are scraps from the same papers.

The colors of Copics used -

So many fun images this release! It is a great new release - you can see all the new release here -

Hope you enjoyed -
HUGS and

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Animal Crackers - Just in Time for Mother's Day!


Just in time for Mother's Day this Sunday - Rhett had two beautiful little girls! Wednesday I just knew something was in the works, and was keeping a close watch on Rhett and her sister Scarlett. My odds would have have been on Scarlett delivering first. But Rhett does like to be the center of attention and have the spot light on her.

So just before dark I was out there cleaning off and loving on two little ones - Tiny Tiny Tiny little ones. So tiny that I was having trouble keeping them in the pen that Rhett was in. They were walking right through the little 4x4 holes!!! I would get one of them in and look up and the other was charging after all the guys in the boys pen. The guys were not liking that tiny loud screeching thing coming at them and was scaring me to death that one would head but her! But they were cautious and keeping their distance pretty well. So I rigged up chicken wire until Hubby could get home and get smaller fencing up so they would stop escaping! They were little outlaws... breaking out and making a run for it~

And that is where the names came from

Here is Thelma -

And her sister.. Louise -

They are two of the smallest babies we have had! Also two of the most active so early. They bounce everywhere. And now that the two are safe in their pen until they get a little bigger I can sleep a little better! Both have amazing blue eyes just like their parents. Thelma gets her looks from her Mom and Louise from her Daddy Peso. She has dots of grey and black all down her back. And i love that spot on her lips and nose! In love for sure with these two. Hubby got home and saw them and said... uh these are keepers! Don't we always say that. :0)   Sadly I think we have made the decision that we will be selling a few of our adults.... need to thin the boys down and we have some girls that just are not friendly as i would like, and aren't a part of the breeding plan and feeding so many and building more and more pens just isn't smart. And honestly as much as I would love to keep everyone of them... some just have to go. At some day when we have the time to deal with that...  LOL

I have a few more photographs from last weeks sunny afternoon. Good thing since it was grey and rainy yesterday - Never complain about rain in Texas... sigh...

First up is Bella and Darlene -

Not that Darlene had any interest in having her photograph taken.... green grass... that was much more important. I just called their names and Bella went to attention and posed. Darlene... she works on her time and her interest only. Hey in her mid 20's  and the Matriarch of the ladies she can do as she wants.

Her son and our very first baby donkey Diego was loving on "Dad" through the fence. I think Diego is almost 10 now. Still our baby boy - And a love since day one!

 He looks so much like his Mom... has her slow pace in life like her too. We kid that Darlene and Diego wouldn't run even if their tails were on fire.... well if there was some sort of treat being served up like carrots... maybe a fast trot.

Snapped a sweet photo of Miss Libbie - The sun was in her eyes and she was squinting a bit but she is still beautiful.

 This girl can make me nuts with her barking thinking she is in total control, but I can't imagine a moment without her in our lives. I still wonder how something so small can snore that loud... but wouldn't trade her for the world.

Hope you have a blessed wonderful weekend - A great Mother's Day here in the states. I will be on watch for Scarlett to deliver for sure all weekend...
Hugs and -

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

High Hopes Stamps - Bob Loves to Skie Doo

Howdy -

There is another new release over at High Hopes Stamps. And this one has lots of fun! My image today is "Bob Loves to Ski Doo" - fabulous Guy image!

Great image having fun don't you think? I colored with my Copics. and matched up with colors from from the papers from Kaisercraft's Bluebelle collection. Love the color combo of the teal blue, orange  and black. I had to have some sort of embellishments and that is hard for me with a guy card, three buttons worked well. The sentiment "It's Your day Enjoy" is from an new collection - Sentiment #1 - LOVE this new set! A must have for your cards.

Inside I used up my scraps -

Copic colors used -

Really having a great time with the new release -

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Animal Crackers - Just to Make You Smile!

Howdy -

Hubby and I took a walk yesterday evening to visit everyone - Got some great shots that are sure to make you smile.

This first one is a special request for my BFF and her son Matthew - They requested a shot of Juliet as Juliet may live here and love us... but this girl has a special spot for Matthew. Since he is off working so hard in the military Hubby and I wanted to make sure and get a smile from our dear friend and get a great face shot of Juliet that shows off this girls personality. This is Hubby and Juliet saying "We Miss You Matthew!"

 Juliet's eyes just show you how fun and big hearted she really is -

Found another beauty - Felicia grazing in the pasture -

She is such a sweet girl. Has those big brown eyes like her Mom -

And speaking of big brown eyes that absolutely melt your heart ... Miss Chica -

 I think this was a "No Mom I haven't been rolling in the grass"... uh I think she has. But it will all brush out - that face never gets in trouble.

Saw Jackie peeking out of one of the Goat Igloos - She was not planning to come out into the warm sun. Was so much nicer in the shade -

 She is a beauty - She is the most calm and cautious of all the young kids.

Now her sister Lizzie... she is the little nut... as you can tell by this photograph -

Love that face! She always looks like she is smiling at me. And that makes me smile!

Hope you got a smile from at least one shot today! Got quite a few nice shots yesterday. Weather was so nice and sunny just kept on snapping photos!

Have a beautiful blessed weekend where ever you are!
HUGS and -

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

High Hopes - Sneak Peek! Julie's Flight

Howdy -

Today I am having some fun with a sneak peek of one of High Hopes Newest images! Fun new images from"Fairies & Adventurers" collection -

This is Julie's Flight -

Isn't she pretty? I colored with Copics (colors below) and then had lots of fun adding bling from Diamond Stickles. Fairies just have to have some bling don't they?

I sewed down all the layers of papers from Kaisercraft Tropical Punch collection and Authentique Crush collection. Found some white lace that seemed to work perfectly with the papers as well. So I sewed it down as well.

The sentiment is also from the new release! Great sentiment with this collection.

Inside more of the same papers -

 And the Copic colors used -

 Loving this new release and make sure to visit the High Hopes Blog to see more each day!

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