Chear & Dear

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Shirley's Stencil Class

We are offering a Stencil Class here at the Farmhouse.
Shirley will be our teacher, and this is what the participants will be making in the class.

The card background was made with distressing inks and a stencil.
Here is the stencil that she used.

The participants will also be making a card with glimmer paste and stencils.
This is what the background will look like.

This is the stencil that she used to make the two backgrounds above.

This class is scheduled for Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 9:30 am. 
We still have some openings left.  Give us a call if you are interested in participating!

Today was fabric club day.
The ladies posed with their beautiful cards that Adina showed them how to make.

They have a lot of fun together!

Rachel took this fabric ...

...  and created this card for the club ladies to make.

(inside of card)

This is the paper that she used for the background of her card.
I'm showing you 2 pieces so that you can see each side of this double-sided paper.

Here are some other papers in that same beautiful line.

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Welcome, Autumn!

Shop Hop is officially over.
It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun!
We enjoyed meeting those of you who stopped by.

We've had a warm fall season so far, but today is finally bringing us 
more fall-like weather and the leaves are starting to change.
Here are some autumn-cards that Rachel made recently.

(inside of one of the cards)

She used images from this fabric to create these cards.

She also used flowers from this fabric on the card.

The leaves on the inside of the card came from this fabric
that we also used for our make-&-take during Shop Hop.

This fabric is very versatile when it comes to making cards and scrap-booking.
There is such a variety of leaves to use!

Here is an autumn card with a unique fold that we made using a quilt and leaves.

(card when it is folded)

(card when it is opened)

Keep creating!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

New Things

The shoppers have been shopping and we have been hopping!
And the shoppers have been hopping around to different shops during Shop Hop
(which is really what that term means).
Anyway, we were not able to update the blog last week.
We are sorry about that, but we are back today!
We want to show you some newer items that we have at the Farmhouse.

This is glimmer mousse.

Rachel used the mousse with this stencil ...

... and made this beautiful card background with them.

The die that she used came from this new line of dies that we have at the Farmhouse.
These are the dies that we have currently have in stock.

Here is another card using a different die.

(the two dies that she used on these cards.)

This next card is the same design as our fall make-&-take card for Shop Hop.
This one is christmas-y.

We used this die set for the shape of the flap.

This die was originally designed to create a mini-album 
(we have a sample of one here at the Farmhouse).
But we used it to create a card instead.

She used these fabrics for this card.

Here are two more fabrics in the same line.

Rachel made this card with these fabrics.

Stay cool!  It's a hot one here today!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Some beautiful nativity fabric arrived at the Farmhouse recently!
We are eager to show it to you!

I made these two 5x7 cards from it today.

(inside of card)

(inside of card)

I used this stamp-and-die set on both cards.

Gotta run!
We are almost ready for Shop Hop!
It starts next Wednesday, and Rachel is very busy setting up beautiful displays!
We hope to see many of you!


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Card Challenge II

Last week I talked about the card challenge that we had with the Club ladies.
Here are the rest of the cards.

Linda created this bridge-card with this cute fabric.


She used the same fabric and made this card as well.

Burnsie created these Santa Claus cards for us.

Her cards come from this fabric.

This beautiful card was made by Adina.

She included both of these fabrics into the creation of her card.

Lu put a lot of time into creating this uniquely folded card.

This fabric has flown out the door, and we only have a few fat quarters left of it.

Rachel also had the ladies each decorate a folder.

This makes a nice simple gift to give to a child, or to brighten someone 
who is in the hospital and needs a place to corral 
all those papers that they give you during your stay.

It's a larger image that came from this panel.

You can also use larger images to decorate a gift bag.

Here's a matching card to go with it.
There are other coordinating fabrics in this line.

Here are pictures from our Club meeting and the folders that they made.

We are gearing up for the Buggies-and-Buds Shop Hop starting the end of the month!
The gift basket prizes were assembled this morning,
and they are chock-full of neat stuff!
If you visit 10 or more of the stores and get your passport stamped at each one,
you will be entered into a drawing for one of the gift baskets.
There are 11 gift baskets.

Here's a sneak peak of one of them!

Tomorrow we plan to assemble our Make-N-Take kits!
Shop Hop runs for two weeks starting September 25.
We are out of passports, but some of the other shops still have some available
if you have not purchased yours yet.

Happy Wednesday!