Thursday, September 15, 2016

Center Step Card

Are any of you looking for something new and different than just a 5 x 7 or A2 card? Sometimes it's fun to try something a bit different. For those of you who would agree, take a look at these "Center Up Cards" I made today.

The final result:

Here's a closer look:

And a side view:

I love Rachel's tablecloth idea!

We used this template to fold the card: 
Templates are a much cheaper alternative to buying dies! This template sells for $7.99.

Here's the fabric:
I just love the realistic and bright colors on this fabric; it was so fun to work with!

Enjoy your evening everyone!


Thursday, September 8, 2016

September Fabric Club

Good afternoon!

Yesterday was fabric club at the store and Christmas seemed to be the theme!

The red & white cards were made by Rachel: 

I love the layouts on these cards, so simple and clean.  

The fabric looks like this:

The snowy woods cards were created by Sandy:

The animal scenes on these cards are just adorable!

Here is the complete line of "Woodland Wonder" fabric used on the above cards:

Here's a closer look:

Have a great evening!


Saturday, September 3, 2016

2016 Fall Class Schedule

2016 Fall Class Schedule

Buggies and Buds Shop Hop 2016 
     September 28 – October 10, 2016
See end of post for details.

Introduction to Quilling Class by Nancy Salzman
Learn the basic art of quilling. Make & take home two quilled images.
Wednesday, October 26 – 9:30am – 11:30am    
Cost: $20.00 per person

Card-Making with Fabric Class taught by Rachel Stoltzfus
Learn to make fun and easy cards using fabric with Dies and your die cutting machines. You will make and take home two Christmas cards.
Saturday, October 29 - 9:30am – 11:30am   
Cost: $15.00 per person

Brother Scan N Cut Play Day taught by Sylvia Field
Bring your Bother Scan N Cut machine and work on those projects you never get around to! Sylvia Field will be there to help you. We provide hot soup for lunch and you may bring a finger food to share.
Friday, November 4 - 9:00am - 4:00pm   
Cost: $20.00 per person

Iris Folding Class taught by Barb Tanner
Make a Christmas card by die cutting a shape and layering scrapbooking papers behind it. You will make and take home one card.
Wednesday, November 9 - 9:30am - 11:30am   
Cost: $20.00 per person

Paper Crafts for Gift-Giving Class taught by Rachel Stoltzfus
Learn how to use your scrapbooking tools and paper to make your own gifts. You will make a favor and a gift item.
Wednesday, November 12 - 9:30am - 11:30am   
Cost: $20.00 per person

Advanced Quilling Class taught by Nancy Salzman
Take your quilling skills to a new level by learning to use the quilling comb. You will make an angel to use as a Christman ornament. 
Wednesday, November 16 - 9:30am - 11:30am   
Cost: $20.00 per person 

Pot Pie Crop
Bring your photos and scrapbooking supplies and spend the day with us.  We provide donuts and coffee when you arrive and Mom’s homemade chicken pot pie meal for lunch, plus lots of inspiration and hands on help with your pages and/or card-making.  Age Limit: 12 years and older 
Friday, November 18 – 9:00am – 4:00pm   
Cost: $23.00 per person

*Your space for the classes will be reserved when we receive your payment. If you wish to cancel a space for a class we need to know 3 days in advance in order for you to receive a refund in store credit. We reserve the right to cancel a class in which case we would issue store credit.

Shop Hop Information:
The 2016 Buggies and Buds Shop Hop will be held from September 28 – October 10, 2016. The Shop Hop is Pennsylvania’s scrapbooking and paper crafting store tour. Passports are sold for $18 but there are limited quantities left so get yours before we are sold out!
For more details visit

Participating Stores:
Barbara’s Stamping Delight (Quarryville), Country Cottage Creations (Paradise), Countryside Creations (Gordonville), Enchanted Memories (Hershey), Farmhouse Memories (Paradise), Forevermore Scrapbooking (Gettysburg), Hobby House Retreat (Middletown), Joys of Life Scrapbooking (Mechanicsburg), L & L Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking (Ephrata), Pages in Time (Brickerville), Shady Lane Impressions (Honey Brook), Stampin’ Station (Greencastle), Treasures Old & New (Dover)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Update from Janae...

Hello everyone!

It’s good to be back here on the blog and it feels like a lifetime ago that I wrote on here. So much has happened since my last day of work back in May. 

I just wanted to update you all on my life a bit. My family’s move went well and we are settled in and getting adjusted to our new life here in Western PA. We live on a farm, so there is always something going on around here and lots of action. J I am enjoying my new life and and am grateful that I was able to find a part-time job that I plan to start next week.

When I’m not busy here on the farm, I find myself out in my craft room playing and making new things. It’s wonderful to have so much more space than I did in our other house! I really do miss the interaction with you as customers since I’m not working at the Farmhouse, so I made a decision to start my own blog to show some of the things I’m working on and to keep those of you that are interested, updated with my life. I hope to post pictures of my current projects and also some personal photos of my life here on the farm. If you’re interested in staying up to date with what’s new with me, you can send me an email at and ask to be added to my email list. Here is the link for my blog

I also started an Etsy shop where I will be selling things that I’ve made. Right now, I have handmade cards in my shop, and also some key chains that I’ve been having fun making. In the future, I hope to add scrapbook page titles and hopefully some embroidery as well. For more information on that, you can visit my blog. 

Like I mentioned above, I do miss interacting with all of you and seeing you in the store. I hope you are all doing well. I would love to stay in contact, so head on over and check out my blog.
Much love, Janae

And I'll leave you with 2 photos...

This is what I see when I walk out our back door. 

And the newest baby on our farm...

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Shop Hop Passports

The Shop Hop passports have arrived!

Stop by to pick up your passport and gift! 

If you have not signed up for the Shop Hop and would like more information about it you can visit or give us a call at 717-442-1907 to order your own. We only have 3 passports left for this year's Shop Hop, so don't wait long if you want in on all the fun!

JOY Cards

Good morning everyone!
Here's the latest project we've done at the store...
Janae cut out the letters "J" and Y"" using the Brother Scan and Cut, and the images on the fabric at left created fun "O"'s to spell out the word "joy".

The "J" and "Y"s are sold in packs. Each pack has 6 of each letter and sells for $2.99.

the cards...

and the insides...

The fabric below is a coordinating border print. 

Here is the card made with it...

*sneak peak*
Check out the new fabric that came in! 
from left to right:
Elmo & Friends, Love My Hero (jigsaw pieces), Love My Hero (block words), and Game Night 

Enjoy your day!


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Christmas Card Swap

It was Christmas card swap today at the store! There were eleven ladies who participated this year; it's so fun to see each lady's unique style in the cards they bring! 

Voting will be done in store only this year. The viewer's choice award will be given on September 7th, so if you want a chance to vote for your favorite, stop in before that. 

Below is Rachel's card she made for the swap:

The truck fabric is of my favorites this year and her stamp "loads of love" goes with it perfectly! The fabrics on the left were also used on the card.

Rachel used the bigger images from the panel on her prize for "Rachel's Favorite".  

Stop in to see the rest!