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


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


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. 


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


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


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"


Jolanda using "Cow Over The Moon"



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


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:


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


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. 


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, 


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. 


Thanks gals for these outstanding rural/outdoor projects! 



*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.




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

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.


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


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



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



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


*and more, so check it out


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