Tuesday, September 2, 2014

High Hopes New Rlease - Day 2!

Howdy -

Day 2 of the High Hopes New Release! There are SO MANY wonderful images in this release it is just hard decide which is a favorite! Today is our Challenge day - and so the challenge this week is to use a Snowman or Penguin...

For my second project I decided that this image just made me giggle and I had to use it -

Ice Fishing Penguin -

Too cute~ I used some old Christmas Papers from the stash - and colored my image to match with my Copics - colors below -

That sentiment is also from High Hopes and as soon as I saw this image I went digging for that sentiment! Usually goes with my Fishing Santa image... but works with this one perfectly too! "Christmas Fishes..." 

Now a Penguin sitting in the snow needs some bling on that ice doesn't he? LOTS of Stickles were used... brrrrrr.... 

Inside the card more scraps -

Copic colors used -

Now make sure you click over and see all the DT's creations on the High Hopes Challenge Blog

And don't forget to join us for the challenge to win more HIGH HOPES! See you tomorrow for the Release Day and Blog Hop!

HUGS and -

Monday, September 1, 2014

Whimsy Stamp September Digi Release Blog Hop!!

Howdy again -
Second post today - High Hopes New Release is below -

It is also the Whimsy Stamps Digi September Release Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the September digital release blog hop!!!!

We have lots of new images to share with you today created by

Marika Collins Collection
Stamp Art Design
Miss Rach Digital Collection
Moon Cookie Gallery
Lia Stampz
Crissy’s Digis
All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality.You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project To find all of today's new releases please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store
Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there will be 2 mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts!
These winners will each win a Whimsy digital image of their choice. The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is Lisa West
This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from the Whimsy Stamps Store
The hop will run for 1 week and end on Monday 8th September at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners will be announced right here.
Below is a complete list of the hop in case you get lost along the way

For my card for the hop I had some fun with one of LiaStampz new images - "Grandma"

Colored with my Copics - colors below - decided to not make this Grandma a grey haired older lady as many Grannies now are really not that old... LOL right?

I added a Double Scallop Border Die - also from Whimsy. This is one of my all time favorite dies... I LOVE how you can weave the ribbon through it. LOVE IT!  I added the pink satin ribbon. And then the sentiment also from Whimsy. I inked everything with Ranger Distress Tea Dye ink - Dots of Viva Decor Pearl pen -

Inside scraps -

Copic colors used -

 Now make sure to follow the HOP around and leave those comments as that can win you prizes!

Thanks for visiting me a second time today - High Hopes New Release is below - 
HUGS and

High Hopes New Release!! Day 1

Howdy -

There will be two post today - so pop back later ok?

Today starts the new High Hopes Stamps New Release! Three days of peeks of the new images!! Make sure you visit the High Hopes Blog to see all the DT new projects and then on Wednesday we will have a Blog Hop!

For my first card I just had to use Jingle Kitty -

I colored with my Copics - colors below - and then used paper from My Minds Eye - don't you like sometimes to use non traditional colors. Love the pink and turquoise with the red for Christmas. Sentiment is also from High Hopes -

Inside I used my scraps -

Copic colors used -

Just love Jingle Kitty - Then again there are LOTS of fabulous new images being released!! Make sure you visit the HIGH HOPES STAMPS STORE - really you must!!

Now I will be back later this morning for the Whimsy New Release  Blog Hop... next three days is gonna be really busy here! :0)

Have a great Day
HUGS and -

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Animal Crackers - boys and girls


I guess the first thing is to report on the chickens since that was the biggest concern last week. I am sad to report that we lost one more. And it was Orchid, one of my heritage chicks. She was fine that night and the next morning she was so weak she couldn't stand.  I have been so depressed. Still pampering my Rhode Island Red now known as "sick girl" - she seems a little healthier, but not really with it mentally all the time. Well as much as a chicken should be anyway. She is now eating a little on her own so hopefully she will continue to improve.

Hubby spent an entire morning and set up a misting system for them. Really helps cool things down but we are having to mess with it trying to get the pressure right. Too much.. not enough... back and forth.

Now we have three boys in our Heritage pen. And now Hubby has started planning the new pens... not sure when they will be built but he is working on the plan and gathering supplies.

Sam is really coming on with his "Adult" feathers and color - oh... and sound! Wow he can talk!

 I think he knows he is good looking. Now Periwinkle one of the Lavenders, he is really laid back and still doesn't really crow. Maybe he just lets Sam and Leon have the spot light so he can flirt with the gals.  Oh and Hubby says he needs to be referred to as "Perry" as it sounds better for a guy. But I like Periwinkle...

You know that crooked beak gets him some added attention from the girls. Since loosing Orchid  he now has only one girlfriend now, Violet. She is walking there behind him. I really would love to gets some chicks from these two.

Now I am trying to not focus on talking about the heat this week again. But I thought this one was too funny. You have to share the shade around here... but these two crack me up... looks almost like the Guinea is filling Annie in with all the gossip. You see Annie has been living in Frankie's pen for the last few months. But this week we let all the girls being bred out and back into the girls pen. So who knows... maybe the Guinea thought Annie should be filled in on some things...

 Now that Frankie is back to being a bachelor for a day or so he is right back to flirting with the young girls. 

He is such a funny guy....

And another funny guy. I wish you could see in this photo what I was trying to show you...

This guy is SOOO dirty it isn't even funny. It is very dusty and dry, so those dirt baths are extra dirty. He was covered in dirt! Oh and You can almost see how grey his face is starting to get. Well he is over 20... and still a handsome man!

And a beautiful girl... Miss Libbie for sure!

 We had baths this last week, and did lots of brushing and everyone was so good looking. I can't show you Autie and Chica... just too embarrassed. Just a couple of days and those two don't look like they had a bath or groomed at all. Chica loves to roll in grass dirt mud whatever. Now Libbie. She enjoys being clean and brushed and likes being pretty. :0)

Hope you got a smile this week -
Have a blessed weekend!
HUGS and

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Whimsy Stamps - Horsey Holiday

Howdy -
Today I have a new Whimsy Stamp to show off. I just love Crissy's Digi's Horsey Holiday!  - Just wish all that snow would cool things off!

I used Penny Black Madison papers - Colored with my Copics (colors below) And then used stickles for some sparkly snow - and then some sheer ribbon. The sentiment is also from Whimsy - Season's Greeting Sentiment.

Close up of Horsey Holiday - 

Inside same papers -

 Copic colors used -

Got lots in the works.... next week there are two new releases - so I have LOTS of cards to make! 
Hope you have a wonderful day! 
HUGS and

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

High Hopes Challenge - Fall Colors

Howdy -
Today's challenge at High Hopes is Fall Colors. Maybe if we all start thinking Fall and coloring Fall then it will get here faster? I am going to try.... I am SO ready for summer to be over!
Here is my card -

This is "Harvest Harry"  - I think he is staying still and waiting for it to cool off too!! Dreaming about Fall coming! I colored with my Copics (colors below). Then I added papers from Graphic 45, and card stock from Core'dinations that I sanded. I sewed the layers together then found some lace that I colored with a Copic. Old flowers from Prima that I added Martha Stewart Leaf punches, and Viva Decor Brown Paper pen in the center.

Inside the papers are all the same and ready for sentiment.

Here are the colors used -

 Now you just must see all the fall colors at the High Hopes Challenge blog and then join us! More chances to win more High Hopes stamps!!!

Hope you have a chance to do some crafting today!
Have a great one!
HUGS and-

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Animal Crackers - Hiding in the Shade

Howdy -

Well most everyone is hiding in the heat here. Been a tough week for us - We have had days all week over 100 degrees and it has taken its toll on the chickens. We lost one this week. Sunday one of our Rhode Island Reds had a heat stroke - I worked for days with her. Hand feeding applesauce and yogurt, and lots of waters with electrolytes and vitamins. But after 5 days it just didn't do any difference and we lost her. We have two others that had a little dehydration, but has been better than the first. We are trying to save those two. I so hope we can. 

All the other chickens have been really enjoying the extras ... spraying down the pens twice a day - Frozen Fruit and Veggies at least once a day, yogurt, applesauce and lots of water with the electrolytes. Oh and the tarp on the end of the pens as well... more shade.

The Wyandottes are hiding under and behind their hut. Shade! Oh they run out for the treats don't worry...

Alice is loving that their pen has the tarp over then end. We put that up when we built it as their pen is just shy of the tree for late afternoon -

But it is all good with the tarp... Shade!

Now Violet seems to think standing on the water can keep you cooler... 

Leon was requesting that she not poop in the water as then Mom has to change it over and over.  LOL

Now Bella she decided that all the way against the trunk of our large Oak tree was the best place to be. 

It really wasn't bad while I was visiting under the tree. Around the other side I found three other ladies that were smart under the oak.

Darlene - Our oldest lady. I think she is about 26-28 now... Old sway back lady. Our matriarch. We have decided that we won't breed her for a while... she has given us some fabulous babies since we bought her, but it is time for her to think about her -

Chica and Libbie went up and were up on the porch and were ready to go in, but my boy Autie was toughing it out in the sun at the gate waiting for Mom. He is always at the gate waiting on me.

This guy is my boy. Always waiting on me for the ok, and to do anything. Sweet... but not at 6 am when "Dad" is already up and is trying to take the dogs out.... Autie wants me to get up and take him to the door and let him know it is ok. Sweet.. yes, but man... LOL

Hope you have some indoors in the air conditioning planned this weekend if not... stay in Hiding in the Shade!

Have a great day -
HUGS and -