Saturday, April 20, 2024

FQGS #15.5 Reminder Notice and welcome of 2 new DTs on 21 April 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 #15.5 Reminder Post

When: Midway Point is April 21 and #15 ends on May 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


DT inspiration=

These are 2 of 3 images from QKR Stampede for #15 that will go to a random-picked entry when the competition closes=

using "Birdhouse and Vines" (LeeAnn M)

Welcome to the FQGS design team, LeeAnn!!! We're excited to have your terrific talents shared with us!


using "Geese" (Becca)

This is my 2nd usage of this image. The geese just look so happy yet curious to see what's coming on the dirt road. Take a look at the main #15 posting on April 7 to see my first interpretation. 

This is 1 of three images available to a random-picked participant to #15. 

LINK to #15 main launch posting for April 7, 2024


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


WELCOME to our 2 new Design Team members!!!

LeeAnn McKinney and Rebecca Feltner (Bec Ann)

*Bec Ann's first project appeared on the main #15 post on April 7 and she used the "Art Palette" digital image by QKR Stampede.

**LeeAnn's first project is appearing in this reminder #15.5 post on April 21 and she has used "Birdhouse and Vines" digital image by QKR Stampede. 

Both are amazing artisans and love creating rural outdoor masterpieces! 



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 =


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

FarmQuest General Store Challenge Blog

Design Team members: Nana Connie, LeeAnn M, Bec Ann, and Becca S (owner)


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.


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!!!


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.

#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]


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

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


DT member Nana Connie=

using  "Birdhouse and Vines"

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


using "Art Palette" 

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


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!



*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.



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!


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!


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

In order of entry:

#8 by Elle-jeanne = backyard tent:

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

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

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


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 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!!!


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.!!!

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