Hello, Friends. It’s been a couple weeks since I posted and I wanted to share some news that has happened around the Lee Ranch. I bought an AQHA Red Roan gelding horse at the National Western Stock Show auction here in Colorado about a month ago. His registered name is CL Special Frost (aka Dallas). He is well built at 16 hands and an extremely gentle ten-year old. He was ranch ridden in Iowa but primarily a trail gelding and loves it. The past 2 years he has been shown in open shows by a novice youth. Shown in both English and Western but excels in English events. He has been started on jumps and loping a barrel pattern. Dallas is really gentle and a quick learner. We are so lucky to have him and I’m excited as he will be fun for the grandkids to ride.
Here’s a couple photos…to be honest it took 20+ photos before I could get a good one because he either had his tongue out, was snoozing or interested in visiting with his new brother, our adopted Mustang, Duncan.
Dallas has already established hierarchy as the authority of the herd. LOL…This can be terrifying at times as they will buck, bite and rear at each other until one concedes. Unfortunately, that was poor Duncan. But Duncan is just a “baby” at 3 years old so he had no choice.
Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps
The Magnolia-licious Highlites and Challenge blog Design Teams have joined forces to create one new Design Team.
Plus, Diana is now carrying the fabulous "Wee Stamps" by Sylvia Zet in her store and we have fun new challenges for you to join. So to start us off with the new challenge our theme is “Happy Birthday.” So get those crafty papers, embellies and stamps out and join us for an easy, fun challenge.
Check the Challenge Blog for NEW RULES as we’ve made some changes. If you follow along with us you could have a chance to win a Special Surprise from Magnolia-licious.
The new “Easter” Collection is available for pre-order in the store. The DT will be coloring these images so you can see them being transformed before your very eyes. Also, Magnolia-licious is now your “ONE STOP SHOP” for Wee Stamps. Check out the vast selection she has added. I can’t wait to color these!
For my Birthday card this week I used the adorable “Tilda with Little Pocket” from the Love Collection and colored her with Copics. I used Bazzill cardstock and the DPs are from DCWV Linen Closet Collection. I love the muted aqua, green and brown colors of these papers.
I added several Magnolia die cuts to my card. The banner was printed with a sentiment from my PC. I distressed my panels, Tilda’s frame and other elements with SU Crumbcake ink.
Here’s a close-up of Tilda. My ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl and a cute ribbon slide from WOC. My flowers are also from WOC. The butterflies are MS punches with pearls from Recollections. I gave Tilda’s pocket, pants lace and the surrounding dots in her frame a coat of Stardust Stickles. I also cut freehand bows for her braids and added pearls.
The inside of my card has a Happy Birthday stamped sentiment from Hero Arts.
Design Paper: Linen Closet, DCWV
Dies/Punches: Magnolia; Spellbinders; Marta Stewart
Flowers/Ribbon Slide: Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
I hope I’ve inspired you to join us for the Magnolia-licious Birthday Challenge. Thanks for looking and if you don’t mind, I'd love to read your comments…