Saturday, April 6, 2024

FQGSCB #15 AFCG theme and partnering QKR Stampede images and #14 Bragging Rights for 7 April 2024

Welcome to the country store of crafting called 

FarmQuest General Store challenge blog!!!

April 7- May 5, 2024 is competition #15. 

Theme is always Anything Farm and/or Country Goes. 

Topics can range from ranch/farm/farmhouse to desert to swamp to forest/woods to pond, etc. Activities can vary from fishing, camping, picnicking, taking a hayride, picking out a pumpkin and thousands more! You can do any season of the year at any time. Formats are scrapbook layouts, TNs/journals/planners, tags, bookmarks, ATCs, and cards.

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Scroll down towards the end of the post to see the #14 bragging rights for Blue Ribbon Winner, Top Shelf Winner Picks (3), and a random-picked Winner for the March #14 QKRS digital images that were featured!!!

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NEW in 2024 for FQGS in the FarmQuest family of challenge blogs=

A random participant winner will receive the 3 monthly featured images from QKR Stampede. 

Note: Stamp On It currently has QKR Stampede and several other stamp/digital image lines/companies for sale. Here is that company website with the announcement:

https://stamponit.net/pages/about-our-brands

And the QKR Stampede blog site to look at the archives with last posting on June 15, 2023:

https://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2023/06/qkr-stampede-challenge-467.html

FQGS DT member Nana Connie is coordinating this and has worked with them for many years.

#15 results posting will be published between May 5-7, 2024 so please check to see who will be the special random prize winner. The winner has until 9 pm Pacific Time on May 15, 2024 to claim their prize (use the contact email address for DT member Nana Connie that will be shared in the bragging rights post) or it will be re-drawn.


  QKR Stampede has allowed the DT to use 3 images per month.

April's selections are: 

NEW  DT member Bec Ann=
using "Art Palette"


[FQGS #15 elements beside the QKRS digital image: fence, grass, rabbits, sky for outdoor setting]

and

NEW  DT member LeeAnn M =
using "Birdhouse and Vines"

*will be shared at the reminder/midway post on April 21st



and

DT member Nana Connie=

using  "Birdhouse and Vines"


{FQGS #15 AF/CG elements: hollyhocks, birdhouse, sunrise/sunset watercolor}

and 

using "Art Palette" 


{FQGS #15 element: outdoors/brick wall background}


and

DT/owner Becca =

using "Geese" 

 


{AF/CG elements: fence, watering can, dirt path, geese,}

*note: clouds and dirt path were added in and are not part of the QKRS digi*


A great mix of farm and country outdoor scenes!

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Participants:

*Reminder to note:  participating in #15 competition will make you eligible for the random selection for the 3 featured digital images seen in this main post for FQGS #15. 

*Now it's time for our readers/customers to turn into vendors and deliver your goods to the general store by 12:00am CST May 5, 2024.

*Use the Inlinkz tool address to help you make those deliveries.

LINK=

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/p/c108780222f84ff3873a5ab7976a6673

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BRAGGING RIGHTS Announcement for #14 from March 7-April 5, 2024


Theme #1 had 10 entries!! #2 had 27. #3 had 16 entries. #4 had 18 entries! #5 had 19 entries! #6 had 12 entries! #7 had 11 submissions! #8 had 24 entries and #9 had 26!!!...only 11 for #10, but thankful for those as most of us are busy with holidays. And here we go with 15 entries for #11! Following the Christmas-New Year holiday season, we had 14 entries for #12! Down to 11 entries for #13. Yes! Are submissions went back up in #14 to 27 wonderful entries!!! 

 I'm loving the variety and glad our FQGS participants are embracing the broadness of rural topics we want to see! Thank you to all the wonderfully talented artisans who took time to create and deliver projects to the store!

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Blue Ribbon Winner is selected when there are 25 or more submissions and that entry is #6 by Pauline C!!!


Congratulations #6 entry from Pauline!

Her project features a duck sitting in the grass and enjoying the flowers!



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Congratulations to these 3 Top Shelf Picks: Donna W, Rebecca F, and Elle-jeanne!!!

In order of entry:

#8 by Elle-jeanne = backyard tent:



and
#23 by Rebecca F = bear and friends at the fence:


and
#25 by Donna W  = spring flowers in the metal pitcher:


These are great backyard and outdoor themed projects! Farm-tastic!

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The variety of country/outdoors/farm kind of topics was amazing! It was a very difficult time of decision-making selecting only 3 entries. Thanks for making it tough for me/Becca.

***AND***

RANDOM-picked winner of the 3 featured QKR Stampede digital images in February 2024 is:

from #1- 27 submissions=

#14 was the number selected by my momma Jane via phone call at 10:15pm! Woo-hoo! is for Pamela D!!!


Congratulations! please email DT member NanaConnie to make arrangements to receive the 3 featured QKR Stampede images!!!

qkrstampedenc@gmail.com


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Ya'll come back now ya hear! 

FarmQuest General Store Challenge Blog

DT/owner Becca S,  DT member Nana Connie, [and DT member Jolanda B-W stepped down in March] and we gained 2 new DT members at end of March with 

Bec Ann and LeeAnn M.!!!




Wednesday, March 20, 2024

FQGS #14.5 Reminder Notice for AFCG theme Challenge and DT Call on 21 March 2024

Thanks for coming out to the country and stopping at the general store! Howdy! 

 Come In. Take a Look Around. 

FarmQuest General Store challenge blog

What: FQGS #14.5 Reminder Post

When: Midway Point is March 21 and #14 ends on April 5, 2024 at 12am CT/Chicago. 

Theme: anything farm or country goes topics; country can be backyard, rural, woods, forest, desert, mountains, creek, river, pond, lake, swamp, farmhouse kitchen, orchard, winery, etc.

Formats: cards, ATCs, tags, bookmarks, calendars and planners, journal pages or spreads, TN pages or spreads, larger scrapbook layouts

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Images from QKR Stampede for #14 that will go to a random-picked entry when the competition closes=

using "Baby Paint Pony" (Becca)


and

using "Baby Donkey" (Becca)


using "Cottage" (Becca)


All three images are available to a random-picked participant to #14. 

The paint pony is great for ranch, desert, and mountain scenes. 

The donkey is great for farm animal scenes as well as religious Palm Sunday, Easter, and Nativity manger scenes.

The tiny cottage is great for any rural setting...on top of a hill, cliffside, tucked into the trees, surrounded by wildflowers, etc. 

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LINK to #14 main launch posting for March 7, 2024



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FarmQuest General Store is accepting your deliveries until early on March 5, 2024!!!

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DT Call

if interested in creating once per month anything farm/country/rural/outdoors topic projects and/or use 2024 partnership using QKR Stampede digital images,

please email your interest to owner/DT Becca Sadler =

questbybecca@gmail.com


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See you soon at the country store when you bring your deliveries (project submissions)!!

FarmQuest General Store Challenge Blog

Design Team members: Nana Connie, Jolanda B-W (has stepped down), and Becca S (owner)



Wednesday, March 6, 2024

FQGSCB #14 Anything Farm and or Country Goes theme starts 7 March 2024

Welcome to the country store of crafting called 

FarmQuest General Store challenge blog!!!

March 7- April 5, 2024 is competition #14. 

Theme is always Anything Farm and/or Country Goes. 

Topics can range from ranch/farm/farmhouse to desert to swamp to forest/woods to pond, etc. Activities can vary from fishing, camping, picnicking, taking a hayride, picking out a pumpkin and thousands more! You can do any season of the year at any time. Formats are scrapbook layouts, TNs/journals/planners, tags, bookmarks, ATCs, and cards.

----------------------------------------------

NEW in 2024 for FQGS in the FarmQuest family of challenge blogs=

A random participant winner will receive the 3 monthly featured images from QKR Stampede. 

Note: Stamp On It currently has QKR Stampede and several other stamp/digital image lines/companies for sale. Here is that company website with the announcement:

https://stamponit.net/pages/about-our-brands

And the QKR Stampede blog site to look at the archives with last posting on June 15, 2023:

https://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2023/06/qkr-stampede-challenge-467.html

FQGS DT member Nana Connie is coordinating this and has worked with them for many years.

#14 results posting will be published between April 5-7, 2024 so please check to see who will be the special random prize winner. The winner has until 9 pm Pacific Time on April 15, 2024 to claim their prize (use the contact email address for DT member Nana Connie that will be shared in the bragging rights post) or it will be re-drawn.


  QKR Stampede has allowed the DT to use 3 images per month.

March's selections are: 


DT/owner Becca=

using "Baby Donkey"


and

using "Baby Paint Pony"


and

DT member Nana Connie

using "Cottage"


and

DT member Jolanda B-W

(on vacation)

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A great mix of farm and country scenes!

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Participants:

*Reminder to note:  participating in #14 competition will make you eligible for the random selection for the 3 featured digital images seen in this main post for FQGS #14. 

*Now it's time for our readers/customers to turn into vendors and deliver your goods to the general store by 12:00am CST April 5, 2024.

*Use the Inlinkz tool address to help you make those deliveries.

LINK=

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/p/75b2e5bbbefe43e38c0a43868c2b39db

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Ya'll come back now ya hear! 

FarmQuest General Store Challenge Blog

DT/owner Becca S,  DT member Nana Connie, and DT member Jolanda B-W


Tuesday, March 5, 2024

FQGS #13 Bragging Rights for Top Shelf and Random Winner for QKRS images shared 5 March 2024

 Top Shelf Picks Announcement for FQGS Theme #13

 Whoa! Theme #13 for FarmQuest General Store challenge blog is no longer accepting deliveries of crafted projects! :)

At 12:00am CT/Chicago or 6 am UK times on March 5, FQGS closed for business for challenge #13. We are excited to be having steady participation for being a newish challenge blog. Please help us grow! Let your craft blogging friends know about this fun blog!

Theme #1 had 10 entries!! #2 had 27. #3 had 16 entries. #4 had 18 entries! #5 had 19 entries! #6 had 12 entries! #7 had 11 submissions! #8 had 24 entries and #9 had 26!!!...only 11 for #10, but thankful for those as most of us are busy with holidays. And here we go with 15 entries for #11! Following the Christmas-New Year holiday season, we had 14 entries for #12! Down to 11 entries for #13.  

 I'm loving the variety and glad our FQGS participants are embracing the broadness of rural topics we want to see! Thank you to all the wonderfully talented artisans who took time to create and deliver projects to the store!

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Congratulations to these 3 Top Shelf Picks: Katrina B, Melanie H, and Chris N!!!

In order of entry:

#1 by Katrina B = sunflower notecard holder:



and
#7 by Melanie H = watering can with flowers card:



and
#10 by Chris N = spring chickens card:



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The variety of country/outdoors/farm kind of topics was amazing! It was a very difficult time of decision-making selecting only 3 entries. Thanks for making it tough for me/Becca.

***AND***

RANDOM-picked winner of the 3 featured QKR Stamped digital images in February 2024 is:

from #1-11 submissions=

EDIT: 1st time pick was Deanne; Deanne has passed so we've moved up to #6 entry by Pam D!!!!

#5 was the number selected by my momma Jane! Woo-hoo! is for

Deanne



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2nd draw goes to #6 entry of baby goat by Pamela D!!!


Hurray, Pam!


Congratulations! please email DT member NanaConnie to make arrangements to receive the 3 featured QKR Stampede images!!!

qkrstampedenc@gmail.com


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Ya'll come back now! Stay awhile at the country store!

The general store will open again at 12am CT/Chicago or 6am UK on February 7th. 

From the gifted tippy-top shelf treasures,

FQGS DT members NanaConnie, Jolanda, and owner Becca S

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Review:

SOMETHING NEW for 2024: QKR Stampede has been for sale (along with other companies owned by Stamp On It by Deb S) yet they will be offering images each month for the DT to use. The DT also has the option to create anything farm/country goes. 

There will be a random prize winner receiving all 3 images featured each month. How fun is this and it's only available at FarmQuest General Store! 

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New to the FQ family of blogs:

NEW on January 2nd = FarmQuest HomeStyle Kitchen = Current competition is #3 March 2-31, 2024! FQHSKCB theme is AFG or Anything Food Goes; option theme to include a country farmhouse vibe;

allowed anything kitchen, pantry, produce market including kitchen tools, equipment, appliances, aprons, recipes, oven mitts/pot holders, berry baskets, bushel baskets, seed packets and more.

I did 5 days of sneak peeks between Christmas and New Year's that you can go back and look at for ideas found in my stash. 

*catsup bottle with "catch up" expression

*rolling pin

*cookies and milk

*pineapples

*and more, so check it out

  

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

FQGSCB #13.5 Reminder Notice on 21 February 2024

Thanks for coming out to the country and stopping at the general store! Howdy! 

 Come In. Take a Look Around. 

FarmQuest General Store challenge blog

What: FQGS #13.5 Reminder Post

When: Midway Point is February 21 and #13 ends on March 5, 2024 at 12am CT/Chicago. 

Theme: anything farm or country goes topics; country can be backyard, rural, woods, forest, desert, mountains, creek, river, pond, lake, swamp, farmhouse kitchen, orchard, winery, etc.

Formats: cards, ATCs, tags, bookmarks, calendars and planners, journal pages or spreads, TN pages or spreads, larger scrapbook layouts

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Images from QKR Stampede:

DT inspiration from DT member Nana Connie=

using QKR Stampede's Cow Over The Moon; using it differently than Jolanda's main post version


and

DT inspiration  from DT/owner Becca S=

using QKR Stampede's Bighorn Sheep again but colored differently and with different papers


Thanks so much Nana Connie for joining me on the reminder notice!

Jump to the bottom of this posting to see the 3 QKRS images' usage for the Feb 7 main post. 

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LINK to #13 main launch posting for February 7, 2024




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FarmQuest General Store is accepting your deliveries until early on March 5, 2024!!!

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and a review of our main post projects using February's 3 digital images from QKR Stampede that a random-picked participant from #13 entries will receive!!!

Nana Connie using "Pig Stack"


and

Jolanda using "Cow Over The Moon"

 



and

Becca using "Bighorn Sheep"



See you soon at the country store when you bring your deliveries (project submissions)!!

FarmQuest General Store Challenge Blog


Tuesday, February 6, 2024

FQGSCB #13 February 2024 with Anything Farm and or Country Goes Theme

Howdy!!!

Welcome to the country store of crafting called 

FarmQuest General Store challenge blog!!!

February 7- March 5, 2024 is competition #13. 

Theme is always Anything Farm and/or Country Goes

Topics can range from ranch/farm/farmhouse to desert to swamp to forest/woods to pond, etc. Activities can vary from fishing, camping, picnicking, taking a hayride, picking out a pumpkin and thousands more! You can do any season of the year at any time. Formats are scrapbook layouts, TNs/journals/planners, tags, bookmarks, ATCs, and cards.

----------------------------------------------

NEW in 2024 for FQGS in the FarmQuest family of challenge blogs=

A random participant winner will receive the 3 monthly featured images from QKR Stampede. 

Note: Stamp On It currently has QKR Stampede and several other stamp/digital image lines/companies for sale. Here is that company website with the announcement:

https://stamponit.net/pages/about-our-brands

And the QKR Stampede blog site to look at the archives with last posting on June 15, 2023:

https://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2023/06/qkr-stampede-challenge-467.html

FQGS DT member Nana Connie is coordinating this and has worked with them for many years.

#13 results posting will be published between March 5-7, 2024 so please check to see who will be the special random prize winner. The winner has until 9 pm Pacific Time on March 15, 2024 to claim their prize (use the contact email address for DT member Nana Connie that will be shared in the bragging rights post) or it will be re-drawn. [January winner has claimed her images.]


  QKR Stampede has allowed the DT to use 3 images per month.
February's selections are: Cow Over the MoonBighorn Sheep, and Pig Stack .

Here are the DT inspiration projects using these digital images=

DT Jolanda using "Cow Over The Moon"=


Jolanda's used the "Cow Over The Moon" digital image with the watercolor painted sky. Adding the little crying calf missing its mother is such a tender touch. 

and

Owner/DT Becca using "Bighorn Sheep"=


FQGSCB #13 using QKR Stampede "Bighorn Sheep" image printed on white cardstock and color-enhanced with combination of alcohol markers and colored pencils

and an additional anything farm/country goes inspiration=

Project #2 mini card for AFCG topics: country girl with straw hat, flowers, 

and

DT Nana Connie using "Pig Stack" =


Nana Connie's usage of Pig Stack  with the sentiment makes you think of childhood playground or backyard games with that top pig being the 'king of the world'.  Partnering the image with the wallpaper-looking paper gives that farmhouse feel. 

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Thanks gals for these outstanding rural/outdoor projects! 

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Participants:

*Reminder to note:  participating in #13 competition will make you eligible for the random selection for the 3 featured digital images seen in this main post for FQGS #13. 

*Now it's time for our readers/customers to turn into vendors and deliver your goods to the general store by 12:00am CST March 5, 2024.

*Use the Inlinkz tool address to help you make those deliveries.

LINK=

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/p/0d602e54f7a347c883b970b88e109c2e

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Ya'll come back now ya hear! 

FarmQuest General Store Challenge Blog

DT member Jolanda, owner Becca S, and DT member Nana Connie

 

Monday, February 5, 2024

FQGSCB #12 Bragging Rights Announcement of 3 Top Shelf Picks and 1 QKRS random winner

 Top Shelf Picks Announcement for FQGS Theme #12

 Whoa! Theme #12 for FarmQuest General Store challenge blog is no longer accepting deliveries of crafted projects! :)

At 12:00am CT/Chicago or 6 am UK times on February 5, FQGS closed for business for challenge #12. We are excited to be having steady participation for being a new challenge blog. Please help us grow! Let your craft blogging friends know about this fun blog!

Theme #1 had 10 entries!! #2 had 27. #3 had 16 entries. #4 had 18 entries! #5 had 19 entries! #6 had 12 entries! #7 had 11 submissions! #8 had 24 entries and #9 had 26!!!...only 11 for #10, but thankful for those as most of us are busy with holidays. And here we go with 15 entries for #11! Following the Christmas-New Year holiday season, we had 14 entries for #12!  

 I'm loving the variety and glad our FQGS participants are embracing the broadness of rural topics we want to see! Thank you to all the wonderfully talented artisans who took time to create and deliver projects to the store!

-----------------------------------

Congratulations to these 3 Top Shelf Picks: Jill R, Bonnie Lynn, and Maxine D!!!

In order of entry:

#6 by Jill R = snow fun outdoor layout




#11 by Bonnie Lynn = snowy tire swing scene card





#12 by Maxine D = rooster and hen card


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The variety of country/outdoors/farm kind of topics was amazing! It was a very difficult time of decision-making selecting only 3 entries. Thanks for making it tough for me/Becca.

***AND***

RANDOM-picked winner of the 3 featured QKR Stamped digital images in January 2024 is:

from #1-14 submissions=

#7 was the number selected by my husband Joe! Woo-hoo! is for

Granmargaret


Congratulations! please email DT member NanaConnie to make arrangements to receive the 3 featured QKR Stampede images!!!

qkrstampedenc@gmail.com


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Ya'll come back now! Stay awhile at the country store!

The general store will open again at 12am CT/Chicago or 6am UK on February 7th. 

From the gifted tippy-top shelf treasures,

FQGS DT members NanaConnie, Jolanda, and owner Becca S

---------------------------------------------------------

Review:

SOMETHING NEW for 2024: QKR Stampede has been for sale (along with other companies owned by Stamp On It by Deb S) yet they will be offering images each month for the DT to use. The DT also has the option to create anything farm/country goes. 

There will be a random prize winner receiving all 3 images featured each month. How fun is this and it's only available at FarmQuest General Store! 

--------------------------------------

New to the FQ family of blogs:

BRAND NEW on January 2nd = FarmQuest HomeStyle Kitchen = January 2-January 31, 2024; and #2 runs from February 2-29th! FQHSKCB theme is AFG or Anything Food Goes; option theme to include a country farmhouse vibe;

allowed anything kitchen, pantry, produce market including kitchen tools, equipment, appliances, aprons, recipes, oven mitts/pot holders, berry baskets, bushel baskets, seed packets and more.

I did 5 days of sneak peeks between Christmas and New Year's that you can go back and look at too for ideas found in my stash. 

*catsup bottle with "catch up" expression

*rolling pin

*cookies and milk

*pineapples

*and more, so check it out

 

FQGSCB #15 AFCG theme and partnering QKR Stampede images and #14 Bragging Rights for 7 April 2024

Welcome to the country store of crafting called  FarmQuest General Store challenge blog!!! April 7- May 5, 2024 is competition #15.   Theme ...