Tuesday, June 28, 2022

FQCB Theme #7 Barrel AND Watering Can or Pitcher or Bucket starts 28 June 2022

 Howdy! Yippee! It's reveal day for FarmQuest 

Theme #7

required duo=

*Barrel

AND

*Watering Can/Pitcher or Bucket

Competition runs June 28 to July 13, 2022. 

It starts at 12:30am Central Time/Chicago on June 28 and ends at 12:30am on July 13.

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Welcome to our Theme #7

GUEST DESIGNER, the very talented Leslie Turner=

My name is Leslie Turner and I live in beautiful Colorado. My husband and I have four grown children, three grandsons and three granddaughters, all scattered around the US. I began scrapbooking 45+ years ago, so long ago that all the fun papers and embellishments we use today hadn't even been thought of, and then graduated to card making. These days I would definitely be considered a crafting junkie and really enjoy creating all things paper - handmade cards, 3-D projects, paper shoes and purses, mini albums and gift bags. I occasionally dabble in mixed media and art journaling. I consider myself a clean crafter although I do enjoy lots of layers and getting inky occasionally. I truly love inspiring people to get crafty and I’m always inspired by other paper artists. Thanks so much for inviting me to guest design for FarmQuest Challenge Blog!
 
I'd love for you to follow me on social media!

 To get specific details about her project, use this permalink she's provided:

GD inspiration project interpretation for Theme #7 and Leslie's selfie:


Isn't this a fantastic gardening theme friendship card?!! So sweet! Leslie chose a barrel planter that are very popular in the USA for container-style gardening and a water pitcher. The border patterned paper is showing some partial watering cans and other gardening images, too. 

and the cheerful Leslie:


Leslie's theme interpretation is wonderful and it is tremendous that she's sharing her artistry with us at FarmQuest! Thanks so much!

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OWNER, Becca S, inspiration project


Some credits are: "Love Grows Here" card kit from Simple Stories provided the background 2 pattern paper panel, the rooster on the barrel, watering can, blue butterfly glued to the barrel, and the little black and white checked heart; Stampin' Up 2001 "HB" stamp; and the gray and white checked gingham paper is from Hot Off The Press.

A personal gardening tidbit from me during current years has been limited to some spring and summer flowers such as peonies, tiger lilies, roses, tulips, and daffodils. These are along the south side of our house.
 At my childhood home there were roses in several locations, lily of the valley on both sides of the front porch steps, a row of peonies along the back sidewalk, and then behind the house in different spots were a patch of rhubarb, grape vines, and the vegetable garden spot. On the NW corner of the house was a big lilac bush and out on the SE corner of the property next to the driveway entrance were spirea bushes. Lots to take care of but also to enjoy their beauty and bounty. 

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Now it's your turn to do a stash quest through your boxes or online search of digital downloads to see what you can create for Theme #7. What creative brainstorming has been filtering through your thoughts while reading this post?

Participation: Before July 13th, use the provided Inlinkz tool address to submit your project's photo blog link. Also you can enter 3 new themed projects for each challenge.


Link-up=

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/p/a5a3c9dafc4e45729a74e1c2cd21d060

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So long. Farewell. See you back here at the farm very soon!

--Becca S, owner of FQCB



Monday, June 27, 2022

FQCB Theme #6 Top 2 Announcement

 Howdy! Welcome back to the farm--FarmQuest Challenge Blog--for an announcement about Top 2. 


Theme #6 ended
at 12:30am this morning, June 27, 2022. 

It's required duo has some creative flex:

berries or cherries

AND

something not a basket (jar, pan, plate, bowl, etc.)

There were just 2 entries and they were awesome. I'm going to post the entered photos so you can see how these 2 crafters interpreted the theme=

Entry #1 by Deanne Saunders


and 

Entry #2 by Lori Barrett-Stroup


Both of these are excellent! Thank so very much, Deanne and Lori!

Please spread the word to your paper-crafting friends that FarmQuest accepts a variety of formats which gives each person's artistry lots of different routes to go with techniques, supplies, and occasions using the 2 required elements. 

FQCB doesn't have a top 2 badge, so grab the Top 3 badge on the home page's right margin. 

Thanks for coming to the farm--FarmQuest!!!
--owner Becca S



Monday, June 20, 2022

FQCB REMINDER post for Theme #6 Berries or Cherries AND Jar Plate Pan Bowl containers

 Howdy! Yippee! It must be June 20 and time for the reminder posting at

FarmQuest Challenge Blog

for Theme #6 requiring this duo:

*berries or cherries

AND

*jar, plate, pan, or bowl container (not a basket)

Deadline for Theme #6 is June 27, 2022 at 12:30am Central Time/Chicago.

This is a great time to show off ice cream sundaes topped with berries/cherries, jam/jelly jars, cereal bowls accented with berries, muffins/strudels/cakes/pies on fancy serving plates or in their tin pans, etc.

Guest Designer Dottie Seubert's inspiration project= 


What a wonderful retro/vintage farm kitchen card made by Dottie Seubert!!!

GD Dottie Seubert has been involved in several past design teams in challenge blogland so many of you are probably acquainted with her work. She quickly responded when I asked if she would create a project for this #6 reminder post at FQCB. It's amazing and so country farmhouse kitchen perfect!

Thanks so much Dottie!!! 

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Owner, Becca S, inspiration project=


2 credits for the die-cuts/ephemera are: the floral tag, you are my jam tag, and the so very sweet sentiment label are from Echo Park's Farmer's Market Frames and Tags set (2021) and the little strawberry circle ephemera is from Echo Park's Farmhouse Kitchen Frames and Tags set (2020).

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Participants! = Thanks for reading this and hopefully you've crafted and are getting ready to connect your project's photo with blog link! 

Link to take you back to the main Theme #6 posting===>

https://farmquestchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/fqcb-theme-6-berries-or-cherries-and.html


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I give thanks for each of you! 

--Becca S/FQCB owner

P.S. FarmQuest has a Thanksgiving Harvest Appreciation card challenge also currently running and is found on the home page by looking in the right sidebar for the page options. Go to Appreciation Card Theme #2. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

FQCB Theme #6 Berries or Cherries AND Plate or Pan or Bowl or Jar starts 14 June 2022

Howdy! Yippee! Glad you came to FarmQuest!

This is a challenge blog focused on country/rural topics related to gardening, orchards, farmers markets, lake life, ranching, farming, camping, hiking, etc. 

Theme #6 has a great pair combo:

*use berries or cherries

(strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cranberries or cherries)

AND

*a vessel container for them that is NOT a basket--pie pan, cake plate, dessert plate, mixing bowl, cereal bowl, colander/strainer bowl, jam/jelly jar, etc. 

Competition runs from June 14-27, 2022 and the start and end time for both those dates is 12:30am Central Time/Chicago or 6:30am UK. Use those 2 references to adjust to wherever you are in the world. 

For theme #6 inspiration=

Guest Designer for Theme #6 is the creatively skillful Kelly Sullins-Joehrs=


Doesn't her card make you hungry for pie? And her chosen sentiment is perfect too!

This is the talented artisan's picture and brief profile=


Kelly is a cardmaker and has been creating handmade cards since her friend introduced her to cardmaking in 2010.  She loves sending her cards to family and friends to let them know she's thinking about them and to brighten their day. Over the years, she has served on design teams to create inspiring projects for several companies. When Kelly's not in her studio creating cards,  you can find her working as a Real Estate Broker or enjoying the beautiful outdoors where she lives in Florida.  

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and FQCB owner Becca S's inspiration project for Theme #6=


Some credits for the mix of blueberry and blackberry card: checked gingham/plaid paper (Lake Life by); berry sweet frame and sentiment/tag are from Echo Park's Farmhouse Kitchen Frames and Tags set (2020); the little blackberry jam jar tag is from Echo Park's Farmers Market Frames and Tags set (2021). 

This is definitely berry sweet and I've included some faux blueberries with the navy pearl gems. 

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Now it's your turn to go on a quest for this cooking/baking pair-up! June is country cooking month as well as National Dairy month, so a bowl of ice cream topped with berries sounds really yummy! I had a mixed berry medley along with pizza and tossed salad for lunch and supper today over at my mother's farm. My sister, niece, and great nephew have traveled over 12 hours to spend a few days with us! Our brother, sister-in-law, and nephew drove 2-3 hours to join us for lunch and afternoon visiting in the air conditioning! It's a scorcher in Illinois! 

Acceptable formats are mentioned in the rules but I'll state them here so you can start brainstorming ideas and think about where to search in your stash. Scrapbook layouts, TN spreads, journals/planners, tags, bookmarks, cards, and ATCs.

Participation info: Please read the rules listed in the sidebar. Become a blog follower, please. Thank you for supporting FarmQuest through your project submission photo link. To do that, use the provided Inlinkz tool address=

LINK-up=

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/p/ee2d8287cde44c4b84e93807fa3bea04


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So long. Farewell. See you back here real soon!

--Becca S, owner FarmQuest Challenge Blog

and if you have time, once a month for 13 days an appreciation card challenge with harvest theme images and thanksgiving expressions are paired up as an extra page option challenge. You can find that in the sidebar of the main home page of FQCB.

Monday, June 13, 2022

FQCB Theme #5 Top 2 of 3 Announcement

  FarmQuest Challenge Blog Top 2 Picks for Theme #5

Theme #5 ended in the early hours of June 13th. 

The theme elements were: herbs or foliage AND clay pot or vase.

Two fantastic cards submitted for Theme #5!

Only 2 entries yet both were very different creatively! The crafters entries have demonstrated techniques, technology, and products. 

In order of submission of the 2 entries:

#1= Brenda B with a darling flower cart


#2= Deanne Clarke-Saunders with this beautiful girl with her gardening apron


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And as promised in a previous challenge or so, whenever we got 5 or 10 entries I would give those numbered entries a prize. I still have a prize waiting for the next time we reach 5 or more entries. 

This is the prize photo shown back in Theme #3 and 1 card has over 10 yards of bright pink metallic foil dots on white micro-thin tape rolls:

Theme #6 will begin in a few hours so make sure to go to FarmQuest's home page and find the new challenge. 

Thanks everyone for supporting FarmQuest Challenge Blog!! 

I truly hope the momentum picks up again! If you know crafting friends who enjoy topics centered around gardening, farming, ranching, camping, hiking, pond/lake life, and more outdoor rural themes, make sure to refer them to FQCB. 

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So long. Farewell. See you back at the farm real soon!

--Becca S, owner of FarmQuest Challenge Blog 


Monday, June 6, 2022

FQCB REMINDER Theme #5 Herbs or Foliage Branch AND clay pot or vase challenge started 28 May 2022

 Howdy! Yippee! It must be June 5, 2022 midway through 

FarmQuest Challenge Blog's

Theme #5 that requires===>

*herbs or foliage branch

AND

*clay pot or vase

Deadline is June 13, 2022 at 12:30am Central Time/Chicago.

for your inspiration------------------->

Guest Designer: Mags B or Maggie Brinkley from UK

Mags is on several design teams. She stays busy every week crafting for her DT commitments. We share two--My Time To Craft challenge blog and My Time To Craft Christmas. She's stepped up and helped create an extra project for each since we have some DT members taking breaks in 2022. Her willingness to do this has been so very appreciative. And she's extended her craft time even more to be the guest designer for this reminder Theme #5 post!!! Thank you Mags!!!

GD inspiration project=


A darling ATC! She heat embossed the background and then stamped over it. This technique she learned through Online Card Classes Spring Boot Camp 2022. It certainly provides interest. 

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owner, Becca S, inspiration card=



Some design and vendor notes for #2 include: white card base and all the elements on this card front except the twine, staples, and the gray heart strip are from Simple Stories card kit "Happy Greetings". The vase, the yellow-ish buds, and the leaves on the little sprig were colored 'over' with a raw sienna crayon and the file storage boxes die-cut had 'thyme' and 'oregano' written on the labels.

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Participants: Thank you so very much for reading about FQCB! Maybe you're one of the few early followers for FQCB or just found out about us and want to participate. Use this provided link to take you back to the main Theme #5 posting from May 28th.

LINK=

https://farmquestchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/fqcb-theme-5-herbs-or-foliage-and-clay.html

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So long. Farewell. See you soon back here at the farm!

Becca S, owner of FQCB



Saturday, May 28, 2022

FQCB Top 3 Picks Announcement for Theme #4 about poultry AND wire or metal

 FarmQuest Challenge Blog Top 3 Picks for Theme #4

Theme #4 ended in the early hours of May 27th. 

The theme elements were: poultry AND wire/metal.

No ducks, geese, or turkeys but lots of hens, chicks, and roosters!

So many creative entries and very difficult to narrow it to 3. The crafters entries have demonstrated lots of techniques, technology, and products. 

In order of submission out of the 8 entries:

#2= Maria from Scrapeando paso el rato blog with her French chicken tag


#4= Leslie T from Love 2 Scrap 2 blog with her 2nd entry "Hey Girl Hey" diva card


and #7= Katrina B from Scrappy Horses blog with her bold mixed media card


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And as promised in a previous challenge or so, whenever we got 5 or 10 entries I would give those numbered entries a prize. With this theme, we got to #8, so #5 was entered by:

Cari Scharping (If Animals Could Talk card)



so email your mailing address in order for me to get that in the mail for you, Cari S!

heartsquestbybecca@gmail.com

this is the prize photo shown back in Theme #3 and Cari S will get 1 set (includes 2 narrow rolls of decorative tape that each have just over 10 yards of bright pink metallic foil dots on white tape:


Theme #5 has begun so make sure to go to FarmQuest's home page and find the new challenge. 

Thanks everyone for supporting FarmQuest Challenge Blog!! 

I truly hope the momentum keeps going! If you know crafting friends who enjoy topics centered around gardening, farming, ranching, camping, hiking, pond/lake life, and more outdoor rural themes, make sure to refer them to FQCB. 

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So long. Farewell. See you back at the farm real soon!

--Becca S, owner of FarmQuest Challenge Blog 



FQCB Theme #7 Barrel AND Watering Can or Pitcher or Bucket starts 28 June 2022

  Howdy! Yippee! It's reveal day for FarmQuest  Theme #7 required duo= *Barrel AND *Watering Can/Pitcher or Bucket Competition runs June...