Thursday, July 20, 2023

FQGS #6 Challenge Theme AF/CG REMINDER post on 21 July 2023

  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 #6 Reminder Post

When: Midway Point is July 21 and #6 ends on August 5 at 1am CT/Chicago. 

Announcement for a time change in August and on. The August 7th post will open at 12am CT/Chicago. I'm/Becca returning to teaching and have a bit earlier school day start plus a 30 minute commute one way, so I need to adjust my DT commitments a bit earlier. I tend to be more of a night owl than an early bird but teaching requires/forces me to be more of an early bird! :)


DT inspiration  from DT/owner Becca S=

[FQGS #6 Anything Farm and/or Country Goes elements: topics = large Western USA ranch scene, western cowboy boots, peeling paint barn siding,  ]

Isn't this a great mountain ranch Christmas card???!!!!!

LINK to FQGS #6 main launch posting from July 7th=


So long. Fare thee well. Come back to the country real soon!

--FQGS DT members Kel, Nana Connie and Janis with owner Becca


Thursday, July 6, 2023

FQGS #6 July 2023 Anything Farm and or Country Goes Theme

 Welcome to the country store!

FarmQuest General Store Challenge Blog is announcing its 6th challenge competition! 

Please drop off your AFCG theme projects between July 7-August 5, 2023 by 1:00am CST or 7am UK for some time references.

Bragging rights for Top Shelf recognition are waiting. 

If entries are at 25 or +, there will be a Blue Ribbon Winner selected. This craft artisan will not only have bragging rights but have an invite to be GD for the following month's reminder post. 


DT CALL= if anyone is interested in joining NanaConnie, Janis, new DT Kel and I at FQGS, please contact me/Becca at with a brief message. If I'm not familiar with your work in blogland, send me a couple of sample projects' photos.

YEA! On July 2, the very talented artisan blogger Kel Acopan will be joining the design team!!! 

Is there anyone else curious about being a design team member?


Design inspiration for #6=

 DT member Janis:

[FQGS #6 AF/CG elements: barn and silo; tiny floral print; sentiment/barn]

Janis is continuing to rock it with country charm cards from her farm-tastic collection.


DT member NanaConnie:

[AF/CG #6 elements: milk cow and milk maid scene; sentiment/maids a milking ]

Nana Connie's come to the dairy farm for her Christmas in July card!


owner Becca S:

[FQGS #6 AF/CG elements: fruits, checked gingham prints, sentiment/orchard ]

I decided to focus on summer citrus fruit fresh from the orchard!!


Yahoo!!! We are pleased as punch to welcome our new DT member Kel Acopan!!!

 NEW DT member Kel = Scraps and Photograffs website

(Make sure to leave some comment love on our post and/or go to Kel's own blog to welcome her to FQGS!!!) 

[FQGS #6 AF/CG elements: pun phrase, buffalo plaid, 2 farm animals, fence, apple tree]

Kel told me that this overload of cutesy charm is a CTMH kit! It certainly deserves a blue ribbon at the fair!!!

Thanks gals for providing cute and clever artistry with farm or country topics!


Now it's time for you readers/customers to turn into vendors and deliver your goods to the general store by 1:00am CST August 5, 2023.

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



Ya'll come back now ya hear! 

FarmQuest General Store Challenge Blog

DT members NanaConnie, Janis, Kel and owner Becca S 


Wednesday, July 5, 2023

FQGS #5 challenge June 2023 announcement for Top Shelf Picks

  Top Shelf Picks Announcement for FQGS Theme #5

 Whoa! Theme #5 for FarmQuest General Store challenge blog is no longer accepting deliveries of crafted projects! :)

At 1:00am CT/Chicago or 7 am UK times on July 5, FQGS closed for business for challenge #5. We are excited to be having good 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!

There was a great group of projects of cards and art journals, and scrapbook formats. Topics ranged from farm and forest animals, flowers, fruits, birds, fencing, kitchen tools, mushrooms, hunting, and more! I'm loving the variety and glad our FQGS participants are embracing the broadness of country/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, Cari, and Wendy!!!

In order of reverse entry:

#18 = Wendy J.

#8 = Cari S.

#1 = Jill

The variety of country/outdoors/farm/ranch kind of topics was amazing! It was a very difficult time of decision-making selecting only 3 entries. 


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

The general store will open again at 1am CT/Chicago or 7am UK on July 7th.


FQGS DT members NanaConnie, Janis, (new in July= Kel) and owner Becca S

July 5, 2023 at 3:18pm CT/Chicago by Becca 

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