Thursday, June 29, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Lazy Days of Summer

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Whimsy Stamps today and with the heat here in Texas this image by Krista Heij-Barber called "Lazy Days of Summer"

Now isn't she lovely.. chillin' in her polka dot bikini. LOL She just cracks me up! I colored with my Copics (colors below) It comes with the sentiment so I just colored that up too! With a kraft card stock base, white card stock mats and then Paper Studio's polka dot pattern paper, to match her bathing suit :0)

For the band across the middle I found a satin ribbon that matched and layered Martha Stewart Loop borders on each side. I used the matching corner punch to create corners at the top of the card with Enamel Dots. Fun card don't you think?

Inside more of the same papers -

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There are so really wonderfully fun image and dies this month over at Whimsy Stamps. Click right HERE to get there quick!!

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

High Hopes Stamps - Norman Goat

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Still having so much fun coloring up my old favorites from High Hopes Stamps! I have so many you know... he he he

This is Norman Goat... love him!

Isn't he adorable??? I colored with my Copics (colors below) I love making Norman pop with lots of color.. background. colored heavily making Norman's white fur a bit brighter. I matched up Norman's clothing to pattern papers from Paper Studio's Beach House collection. I sewed the layers down and punched out an EK Success large double border. For my sentiment I used Ya Old Goat... giggle giggle... I punched out the sentiment is punched out with EK Success ticket punch.

Inside more of the same papers and Whimsy Stamps Dies "happy birthday"

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There are so many fun wonderful images at High Hopes Stamps. You can surf forever having fun seeing all the great images and filling up that cart! LOL

So for a quick jump click HERE to have some fun!

Hope you have a blessed day!
HUGS and

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Animal Crackers - Early Morning Photographs

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With the heat here in Texas this week the best time to get photographs of the fur children is early in the morning. Because by lunch time everyone is hiding in the shade as much as possible. Yesterday was the hottest of the week. I think 102.. heat index was much much hotter! So early morning is my and the animals best time to be outside. You know I melt in the heat...

Found Momma Cat enjoying the slight morning breeze and watching the goats scatter around for their place in the breakfast lines.

These outdoor kitties love their cat house. Hubby's rescue cats that he has built a little life of luxury area. Lots of greenery to hide in, a house with beds for nice night time sleeps and benches around the outside to get up and see enjoy a better view. I won't say spoiled...

Now I found Ted E. Bear doing what he does each and every morning. Cleaning up any extra hay or alfalfa from around the goat pens. You know that little bit that drops while feeding.. or that blows up against the fences. Ted makes sure that everything is cleaned up and no waste.

Now no worries, he has his own pile of breakfast just a few feet away from here... but this is special, better hay.. so we make sure to not waste a singe piece.

The boys Wyatt and Spartacus were done with breakfast and doing a bit of head butting and male rough housing. They stopped and looked right at me when I called out to them... too funny looks like they were being sweet with each other... not!

The baby Guineas or keets moved from their small chick trough to the little larger outdoor housing.

Now it wasn't easy to get then from the trough to the hut.. these guys are so skittish and nuts!! But they are now in it and I think they really like it. They are sharing with our young Bantam chickens, Itsy and Bitsy. Most of the day they stay under the coop, in a large wad of feathers. But every now and then I see them venturing out around the pen, snacking and enjoying the misters to cool off. But as soon as they see anyone moving towards the pen.. they are back under the coop. Silly Keets.

Now a couple more birds... The other nice thing about getting out early in the morning is seeing all the birds we have on our property. LOTS of cardinals... I found this young man sitting really still on one of the fences just enjoying the morning sun and staring at something a little ways off... Isn't he pretty? or handsome?

What is he staring at? Oh.. like most guys, his interest is in a lady friend...

 Not too far off I found his girlfriend looking back at him. I think maybe that is that look "you just stay over there on your side of the fence" ... as soon as he made his move towards her, she took off!

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend! We have a little chance of rain this weekend. Prayers that we get a bit and give everyone a little moisture. This time of year that seems to be what we are always wishing for doesn't it.

HUGS and -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Daphne's Tea Party

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This week I colored up Whimsy Stamps new image by Sylvia Zet called "Daphne's Tea Party". Just love Sylvia's cute images and this one really is adorable. Just too cute that little kitty having a tea party! I have been looking through some old stash of crafting stuff. Ran across this old Martha Stewart Pansy Punch set, it seemed to perfect to match up with this image!

Sweet isn't she? I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then used a red card stock for my base and punched out those pansy borders with white. This way the flowers looked red.. right? I found a scrap of Paper Studio paper with flowers and stacked up my image with it. For a sentiment I wanted to keep it simple but stay sort of cute, so I found in the Whimsy Clear Stamp set "Painted Sayings" as little "hello" perfect size to stamp directly on my image piece. This set of sentiments has so many great words to use alone or put together. A must have!

Also while digging in my older things I found some really old Prima flowers. All shades of reds and pinks. Matched up to the flowers in her hair just right so I added some brads and used them for embellishments.

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Is it sad or good that it feels like craft shopping and finding new things when I dig into all the goodies I have in my "collection"? I'll go with good as it made me happy to find things I haven't seen in a long while and put them to use!

Now make sure to pop over to the Whimsy Stamps Store and see all the new images I just know you are going to fall in love with! HERE 

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

High Hopes Stamps - Clarabelle and Riley

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Friends for Heifer!! Sometimes you just need a hug from that friend that loves you unconditionally. Clarabelle and Riley are just those friends.

Aren't they just too cute? I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then inked the edge with Rangers Distress Ink. I found scrap papers from My Minds Eye in my stash and loved how they all had that country feel to them. So I layered them on a white card stock base and sewed all the layers down with a straight stitch.

My sentiment that is fabulous "Friends for Heifer!" is stamped directly on the pattern paper. With a few enamel dots for embellishments it is all finished off perfectly.

My copic colors used -

Now I am having just too much fun digging through old favorites at High Hopes Stamps. Have you surfed through their full website of fabulous images? You must! Get there quick HERE and see all the fun!

Have a wonderfully blessed day -
HUGS and

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Animal Crackers - Sometimes a little bribe works

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Sunny afternoon and Red was out with his girls,,, now I will admit Our tiny little Rooster Red is a bit tough. So much so that I have gone to bribery to go into the pen!! Otherwise he chases me around!

So I take in stale crackers!

Whew... now I can go in and turn on the misters and check for eggs. Hate that I have to trick them, but however I have to do it to get in right? All this for that one little rooster.. LOL

I had one photo last week I didn't show and I just love how pretty Jolene is and had to show it this week.

She is slicking off for summer and is looking really beautiful. She was finishing up a little afternoon dirt roll. Odd how a dirt roll makes you feel so great in the afternoon.

Look Moxie was enjoying an afternoon nap in the dirt too.

Now she woke up when she saw me coming she raised up and that tail started wagging. I love this dog so much! Such a sweet heart!

Now I know I have shown views like this before but I can't help it.. I love it when I come through in the morning and see these two like this....

These two have always stayed on opposite ends of the house, hate each other,  but lately they have booth mellowed in their old age. Down deep they do love each other. Or at least tolerate each other... LOL

Once more photo... we have had a really sad year for flowers around here this year. They are saying it is lack of bees. Hubby is looking into what we can do about that. It even effected our garden big time. NO Squash! Can you believe it? But it was really wonderful to finally see our Crepe Myrtle blooming!!

 Hope you have some blooming beautiful flowers where you are! And have some furry feathered friends to pet on. Have a blessed weekend -

HUGS and

Friday, June 16, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - New Release - Twinkle Toe Tommy and Cleo

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June Release at Whimsy Stamps!! And for my first image to color up I fell in love with "Twinkle Toe Tommy and Cleo" by Elizabeth Bell.. Simply an adorable image!!

Cute isn't it? I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then found some fun papers from My Minds Eye. Cream card stock for the base, red card stock and then the pattern paper. I cut out Whimsy Stamps die.. sadly retired. I sewed all the layers down and found a sentiment from Whimsy Stamps Bold Statements. Love this set of sentiments.

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There are some really fabulous new release stamps this month at Whimsy Stamps. Pop over quick HERE to see them all.

I'll be back tomorrow with another release card!
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