Saturday, November 1, 2014

Animal Crackers - A few favorite Re-Runs

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Ok, today I am going to be showing you old photographs. I was going through some of my older photos... some of my favorites. I can blame the re-runs on a few things. Camera is acting up. Hubby and I are looking at buying a new one, I just hate to as I love my camera. But it seems it only after almost a decade it has become old and a dinosaur compared to the new cameras out there and working on it just is as crazy as spending money on ... VCR. I could blame re-runs on just simply thinking about how many adorable babies we have had and getting all emotional cuz the photos are just too sweet... but the emotions may be a little higher than normal due to the fact that I forgot my hormone pill the past couple of days....  Anyway my camera and my emotions are showing off old photos today......

Tradition is day one photos with "Dad" as we all know... this is one of my all time favorites.


 Ok so Hubby is looking into the sun and has a grouchy face... and it is before he cut off his moustache. But I totally love the look on Lacey's face... Those eyes crack me up. It is like "Hey I just spent how many hours in labor and cleaned her all up and now you are taking her and getting a cute photo?? Uh no not with out me!!" All time favorite day one photo!!!

 Sweet photo favorite... I guess it is because it is Macie and her baby Sonia...


 Macie and her babies are always super super shy and sweet. Slower and cuddly! Sonia was a tiny tiny baby and she has become a very small little lady now that she is all grown up. Still has her Mom's big eyes.


I have a million adorable photos of puppy Chica - She was and still is so adorable in photos. This one was so funny cuz she climbed WAY up on the tree and then freaked out and barked until I helped her down as it was just high up you know!


Chica now all grown up has springs in her feet and can jump up on anything she would like.

Hank has to be our all time cutest baby goat and that is saying something! We have had LOTS of really adorable goats born here. But Hank was a bit small - actually really really small.... You see he was part of quads. Here is standing next to his brother Bobby. Yes born same day to the same mom in the same group. Bobby and Hank's sisters were normal sized... not quite as large as Bobby, but much much larger than Hank - 


He would ride around in the pocket of my jacket... totally cutie! Still is, just larger and stinky now!

Now this has to be one of my all time favorite photographs of one of the goats.


Is that enjoying the afternoon sun happy face or what. I wish I could be that calm and enjoy the sun once in a while.

Sorry again for the re-runs.... Hopefully I can find a new camera that I like as much as my faithful old one....

Hope you have a wonderful Saturday -



Thursday, October 30, 2014

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration - Floppy Hatted Pig

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Last night I went through more of my favorite older Whimsy Digital images. I needed another birthday card for a friend and this little piggie is just right....


This is "Floppy Hatted Pig" from Crissy's Digis -  just too cute don't you think?

I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then went to work on my card -


 My papers are from Pink Paislee - I sewed down the layers, die cut a doiley, then found a Whimsy sentiment, Celebrations Circle Pennants - not used as traditional used.. but I wanted to also use the circle Slider Die 2... so I made them work for me. LOL I colored a satin seam binding ribbon with a copic and then dotted them with Viva Decor Pearl Pen.

Inside my scraps -

Copics used -


Love finding the perfect stamp for someone - And I love this cute little piggie!

Hope you enjoyed -
Have a fabulous Thursday!
HUGS and-

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

High Hopes Challenge - Decorative Edges

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High Hope Stamps Challenge today - and today it is all about a Decorative Edge or Border. Punches - Dies whatever it takes to make a decorative edge.


I pulled out one of the new images called "Christmas Baby"


Now just cuz it is called "Christmas Baby" doesn't mean you have to used it for that right? I went for a Baby Girl's First Birthday with LOTS of pink.  I colored with my Copics (colors below) Prima papers and for the decorative edge for the challenge I pulled out a biggie. The punch is a XL EK success punch I used it for the edge of the front of the card and you can see the inside paper... so I had to add a piece of pink to show through. I used some Whimsy Flower dies and Martha Stewart Leaves punches.

Inside with left over scraps -


Copic colors used -


Now visit the High Hopes Challenge for more decorative edges and then we would love for you to join us to win more!

Need to find a cute little baby girl now with a birthday!

Hope you have a wonderful day!
HUGS and


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Animal Crackers - Feathered and Furry Kids

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Spent some time out with my chickens and goats yesterday evening. We were out in the far pasture with family yesterday morning and it would have been a great opportunity to snap some photos...... but some dork left her camera and her phone in the house. And never thought about it until we were walking back. oops. sorry... LOL but the goats and chickens need some time too.


First up I just have to show you how handsome Perrywinkle has become.


 He has gotten huge! And feathers go every direction on him. You should see when he puffs up and acts tough! All though Hubby says with a name like Perrywinkle he just can't be that tough. Still has his totally crooked beak, but as you can see by his size it hasn't slowed down his eating!

Him and his girlfriend Violet will be getting their own place soon, almost finished with it. He will love no longer having any men to compete with I am sure, as he isn't quite as aggressive as the other two . He just hangs in the background and enjoys life.

Violet his is girlfriend to be -


This girl has a strut like no other. She just knows she is good looking. LOL  She will puff up those cheeks and that head goes back and forth like she is on a runway! YOU GO GIRL! ha!

Speaking of beautiful - Little Miss Chica was looking just too cute last night so I had to snap a photo of her - Adorable -



We won't discuss that she was guarding dinner... growling as Libbie and Autie came for bites. They just ignore her, but it seems to make Chica feel in control to let them know that is her food too.

Control - That would be Chloe. This goat frustrates me to no end. There is only one reason she stayed and wasn't sold when little. She is really gorgeous and she gives me gorgeous babies now. Chloe believes that she is all mighty in the goat world. Won't let me touch her hardly ever, not sweet or friendly at all. Oh sometimes she almost comes to me and wants to be petted, but then she thinks about it for a half second and says no.


Chloe is getting pretty wide now, and even has a pretty big bag growing on her. I think she might be first to deliver her kids. Would love some red and white blue eyed girls this time from her! I usually show off her stunning ice blue eyes when I photograph her, but this shot really shows how sleek and long her horns are. Great handles when needed...

Crissy I think is going to move into Frank's bachelors pad real soon for some babies next Spring. She is old enough to start having some of her own too. She is so friendly and I would love more of those frosted babies. 


But Grace's kids... those are the ones I have waited for a few years for now. The day she was born I knew she was a future breeder for us and couldn't wait for her to be old enough. She is over three now, and was in with Frank (who is black with white spots and ice blue eyes) she was in with him for a couple of months and I was worried she didn't get bred before she got out. But she has started looking more pregnant the last week or so... fingers crossed!

One more shot for today... came in from taking pictures and Gato was seriously interested in my camera. Got a "close up" of her - 


 Yes I know a bit blurry, but she really wanted a close up today. And it is so rare to get her awake, interested and with her eyes open LOL.  And for those wondering... yes she is on my table. Not a practice that I like but when out of the house it is owned by her and well..... Cats tell you what they will and won't do. What can I say life is all about making sure the furry children are healthy and happy! Now she does know my kitchen is off limits... at least she runs when I come down the hallway and pretends... sigh.

Hope you have a wonderful Saturday - hug an animal!
HUGs and-

Friday, October 24, 2014

Whimsy Stamps - DT Call

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Well today's post I am throwing my hat into the new Whimsy Stamps Rubber Stamp and Die DT. You know.. a dream DT job!! I love being a part of the Whimsy family with my Digital DT position and getting a chance to play with the rubber stamps and dies would just be a total thrill!


So for my card I went through the stamps from Whimsy I have and just had some fun!



For starters I used an older Whimsy Stamps  Kenny K image called Farmer's Daughter. Then as a background image I used one of the new Make it Crafty stamps Garden Fence. Both are colored with my Copics. Then I pulled out some country papers from Simple Stories Legacy collection. I layered a few of the pattern papers and then sewed them together.

The band across the bottom is one of my favorite dies from Whimsy. "Double Scallop Border Die"  Love that you can weave ribbon through the holes above the scallops. Which I did. Then I used a flower corner die, sorry I have not a clue who made it. Searched and Searched and can't find it and I have had it since the beginning of time. I cut it out with the green and then again with red cut apart and layered. Then added Viva Decor Pearl pen dots for centers.

The sentiment is also from Whimsy Stamps - Everyday Sayings Notables 4 collection.  Love the dies that match up with the sentiments! First cut out Notables 4 Die - stamped on it. Then the Dainty Notables 4 Dies background die that matches in red cardstock.

Had some fun with this one!
Here are the Copic colors used in the two stamps -


Now they have said we can show off two past cards for the DT call... so I went through my past Whimsy cards to see what I have to show off again -

They said two additional cards - I had a very hard time deciding what to show... Love this first one that was a birthday card for our dogs puppies first birthday that our good friends have made part of their family.... His name is Ammo. Image is "Dog Song" Banner is from Whimsy Banner Pennants Die Set and Celebrations pennants.



Love this cow from Whimsy Crissy's Digitals - "Birthday Cow"






I have adored being a part of Whimsy Digi Team - I love Whimsy and all of their product! And there are no better people in the world to work for and with. Love Whimsy! So fingers crossed and saying a little prayer for the new Rubber and Die DT Call!

Have a wonderful Day!
HUGS and


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration - Jamie Autumn Splender

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Today I had some fun with one of Whimsy Stamps Digital image from Marika Collins - This is "Jamie"


I have used Jamie for a Spring Card once, but I got some really pretty papers from Prima called Forever Green. So I thought I would do Jamie in a Fall theme. I colored her with Copics and went with oranges green brown and black. Love that butterfly paper so I tried to show as much as possible.
I found a piece of ribbon for a bow. Then found a Whimsy Digital sentiment that went well.

Inside the card I used the scraps -


Copic Colors used -


Love these fun Marika Collins images - just fun to color - There are a ton of them to choose from you can see them all HERE

Feeling more MoJo today... so I think the house will wait another day and I am going back to coloring! LOL

Have a great day! HUGS and

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

High Hopes Challenge - Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

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This week the High Hopes Challenge is "Think Pink" for Breast Cancer Awareness. Great Challenge don't you think? I went for one of my older High Hopes Images, one of my favorite girls!



This is "Cowgirl Candice"  - love this gal and her horse! I then found the sentiment "Friends are We..."  thought it matched up pretty good with a girl and her horse. I colored with Copics (colors below) and then found some perfect papers... pink for the challenge. From Carte Bella called "Giddy Up!" A piece of brown and white gingham ribbon some punched leaves and flowers to complete the front.

Inside more of the same papers... using up scraps.


Copic Colors used -



Fabulous challenge this week with the "Think Pink" theme. It would be great if you join us. Just use any High Hopes images and the color pink. Then you could possibly win some more High Hopes for yourself! 

Hope you have great day planned - maybe some craft time? 
HUGS and -