Monday, May 6, 2024

FQGS #16 Theme is AFCG and partner QKRS with #15 Bragging Rights starting 7 May 2024

Welcome to the country store of crafting called 

FarmQuest General Store challenge blog!!!

May 7- June 5, 2024 is competition #16. 

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 #15 bragging rights Top Shelf Winner Picks (3), and a random-picked Winner for the April #15 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.

#16 results posting will be published on #17 post June 7, 2024 so please check to see who will be the special random prize winner. The winner has until 9 pm Pacific Time on June 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.

May's selections are: 

NEW  DT member LeeAnn M.=
using "Buckets of Hearts"

[FQGS #16 AF/CG elements: wood bucket with rope]


DT member Nana Connie=

using  "Fresh Baked Pie"

{FQGS #16 AF/CG elements: plaid, checks, apron, farmhouse kitchen (rolling pin and pie)}


NEW DT member Bec Ann =

using "Gathering Hearts" digital image from QKRS

{FQGS #16 AF/CG elements: checks, wood wheelbarrow, wood buckets, ropes, grass/outdoors, and apron}


DT/owner Becca =

using "Gathering Hearts" digital image from QKRS 

 {AF/CG elements: buckets, ropes, apron and checked gingham}

and an AFCG project
jumbo Thanksgiving package topper/gift tag

{AF/CG elements: farmhouse, flowers, leaf}

A great mix of farm and country outdoor scenes!



*Reminder to note:  participating in #16 competition will make you eligible for the random selection for the 3 featured digital images seen in this main post for FQGS #16. 

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

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



BRAGGING RIGHTS Announcement for #15 from April 7-May 5, 2024

 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: Jackie C, Alicia O, and Deanne!!!

In order of entry:

#7 by Alicia O'B.  = cowboy hat and fence

#9 by Jackie C  = badger and trees

#21 by Deanne  = camping

These are great backyard, ranch 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 April 2024 is:

from #21 submissions=

#15  was the number selected by my momma Jane via phone call at 6:30pm central time! Woo-hoo! is for  Elle-jeanne!!!

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

FQGSCB design team members: NanaConnie, Bec Ann, LeeAnn, and Becca S (owner)



  1. Replies
    1. Just love the rodeo cowboy look of the card!!!

  2. Dankjewel voor het kiezen van mijn kaart .
    De andere dames ook gefeliciteerd
    Groetjes Elle-Jeanne

    1. Please contact the email address for Nana Connie to be able to send you the digital images that we featured during April. Thanks for sharing your farm animals themed card with FQGS!!!

  3. Awesome creations everyone! Thanks so much for choosing my bookmark as a TOP SHELF PICK! Greatly appreciated! I have my badge proudly displayed on my blog!

    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

    1. Love that it's not a card and love the camping collage!!! 6 other girls and I from our senior class went camping at a forest preserve about 25 miles away on the weekend before graduation!!! We still talk about that at reunions!

  4. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.


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