Monday, April 19, 2021


 As we meander a Path of Positivity, we are thinking about smiling and laughter in difficult times!  We are always AG, but this month our optional twist is 'Share a Smile/Laugh'!

I thought it would be fun to do another horse project since they keep me laughing...when I'm not crying, yelling, or just simply exasperated with them!  Hahaha

My guys are a handful sometimes and keep me on my toes!  They can be so gentle and kind and then turn into cartoon horses at the slightest provocation! 

 This is Thunder and he is wise beyond his years.  He has a way of communicating exactly what he is thinking/wanting.  He really is amazing with kids and he was a true star in my therapeutic horsemanship program for 5 years or more!  He took on some difficult kiddos!  

This digi from Hetty Clare really reminds me of Thunder.  He is a QH/Belgium cross and he truly thinks he looks like a Warmblood.  He was quite the jumper in his life before coming to our barn.  Now, he's not built to jump, but he does it and is good!  He'd jump a barn if you point him in that direction!  ;)  

But, back to his looks, he seems to have all the ..... well, let's say 'less desirable' traits of the breeds!  

I always said, "Don't take that horse into an arena with mirrors!  He might figure out the horse is him!"  He pictures himself as a 16 hand, muscular, sleek animal coveted by the grandest of riders.  In reality, he's about 15 hands, rough haired, has HUGE hooves, Roman nose, and a somewhat pointy butt!  

All of that said, he is probably the most loved, spoiled animal out there!  He's been ridden by a wonderful dressage trainer now training horses on the circuit and a top hunter/jumper rider from England.  He's carried children with Down's Syndrome and ASD.  Now at 25 years old or so, he enjoys some retirement and just takes our grand girls around for rides.  He's quite the guy!

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Hetty Clare knows horses!  She has the perfect images for so many situations I've encountered with my horses and they make me laugh every time!  This digi is Mirror Pony   

Hetty Clare has a great way of turning these scenarios into a smile!

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   We'd like
 to hear your ideas at Path of Positivity!  Come share them with us!  

Remember, you may share any sort of artistic medium over at PoP:  writing, cards, journals, scrapbooking, painting, sewing, baking, needle crafts, etc as long as it is positive!  The theme is always optional.  

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Material List
Copic Markers
DCWV Cardstock Belle Cafe
Lace, Ribbon, Burlap, Twine
CTMH Stamp:  Unicorn Dreams (retired from 2014)
Embossing Ink and Clear Powder for Stamped Sentiment
CTMH Stamp:  Universal Backgrounds (retired from 2013 or before)
CTMH Gems (retired)
Cricut Access:  Speech Bubbles #M959AC41 from Talk to Me and #M46AC7 from Word Bubbles;  Barn windows #M3DAFC from Old West
Print and cut for Speech inside the bubbles

 Sharing with these challenges:  
Dragonfly Dreams:  Feature a Creature
Unicorn:  Include an Animal
Through the Purple Haze:  AG with Optional Ribbon /Lace
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with Critter
CRAFT:  Inspired by a Book ~ Any of the Fergus Horse books!  hahaha
Crafting Happiness:  AG Optional theme Hanging Out
CD Sunday Plus:  AG with a CD, USB or digi

Be sure to come on 
over to 
and see 
what the team 
thinks about our optional twist!  
You can also find 
more information 
about entering 
the challenge!  

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  1. That's a great digi of the horse looking in the mirror and your colouring is great! Thanks for joining in with the challenge.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  2. Hey! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! Hope to see you again in the next month. :)
    --- DT-Lizzy---

  3. Love the horse image and the fun card you made
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  4. Thank you for taking part in the Clever Dexter Challenge, your creation is very nice, good luck, we look forward to seeing you again for next month. Rossella dt Clever Dexter

  5. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
    DT Anneke

  6. I love your colouring and fabulous layout.

    Thanks for sharing the photos too, made me smile.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  7. A wonderful card. really made me smile. I have a card planned for our Challenge#60 that you might like. Let me know.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

    1. Oooh, Carol, you have me curious! Can't wait to see what you have planned!

    2. Thank you for your visit. Glad you liked it. I loved making it. The art work on the Card Hut CDs is fabulous. xx

  8. This is a lovely fun card and I love that image. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  9. This image is really cute and funny, and I love the card you built around it! Every element is a perfect addition. Thanks for sharing this critter card with us at 2CCC this month, and good luck! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  10. Hey! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! I love how you built your card. Everything was in the right place. Thanks for sharing your lovely project. Keep it up and good luck to the challenge. Hope to see you again in the next month. 🙂 DT Marj

  11. A fabulously fun card. Great design with all the elements and textures.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore April Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  12. Hey! Thank you so much for joining us in the Clever Dexter Challenge Dexter loves your cleverly invented creation and so do I. I love your project .. so cute! Good luck and hope to see you again in the next month. Dt Roberta

  13. Fabulous! I think I love everything you make. Thanks for joining us last week at Crafting Happiness Challenges. I hope you'll join us again this week. Always anything goes and unlimited entries.
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Team @ Crafting Happiness Challenges

  14. Hey! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! Hope to see you again in the next month. :)
    --- DT-Lizzy---

  15. Thanks for reminding me of the Path of Positivity! Hetty Clare images are super. This is a fun card!
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Dexter Challenge!
    DT for Clever Dexter Challenge
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

    1. Susan, come on over to PoP anytime! We'd love to see you and your wonderful art there!

  16. Congratulations for this funny card and good luck! Thank you for playing with us this month at Clever Dexter Challenge We are waiting for you in the next one! - DT Irene - Clever Dexter Challenge