Chear & Dear

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Farm fabric

Here are some wall-hangings that Rachel made from some 
new, farm-related fabric at the farmhouse.

Here are some cards that she created from the same fabric as well.

This is the fabric she used.  We sell it in panels - 2/3 yard each.
I've included a photo of each side of the panel so you can see all the
animals that are included in this fabric.

She also used this fabric to help accent some of the cards.

Shop Hop starts one week from today!  
Be sure to stop by to see the interesting "make-&-take" that we have this year!


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Challenge Cards

Here are some more cards that were made by some of our club ladies.

This card was made by Lori Furlong.

And here is another one she made as well.

Aren't they gorgeous?
Lori used this fabric for her cards.

She used this die on the front of the second card.

Here is a beautiful card made by Barb Tanner.

Barb used this fabric to make her card.

We're busy getting ready for Shop Hop!  We still have passports left if you didn't get one
and are interested in participating.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

These are some cards made by ladies that met for club on Wednesday.

The first three cards were made by Cindy Kady.

The next three cards were made by Pat Hodge.
The inside of the card shown in the picture above.

All of these cards were made using this fabric.

Thank you ladies for making such beautiful cards!

I hope you all have a splendid weekend!


Monday, September 4, 2017

2017 Fall Class Schedule

2017 Fall Class Schedule

Buggies and Buds Shop Hop 2017 
September 27 - October 9

Quilting with Paper Class taught by Rachel Stoltzfus
Make “quilted” cards and scrapbooking embellishments using Purple Daisy Designs Quilt dies and your Cuttlebug or Big Shot machine. Learn to place the colors to make your quilts truly eye-catching. The cost of this class includes one quilt die (valued at $24.99) and supplies to make two cards.
Saturday, October 28 (9:30am – 11:30am) Cost: $35.00 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. As well as lots of inspiration and hands on help with your pages and/or card-making.  Age Limit: 12 years and older.
Friday, November 3 (9:00am – 4:00pm) Cost: $23.00 per person

Introduction to Quilling Class taught by Nancy Salzman
Learn the basic art of quilling. Make and take home two quilled images.
Saturday, November 4 (9:30am – 11:30am) Cost: $20.00 per person

Twist Pop Up Card Class taught by Barb Tanner
Wow your friends with this extraordinary folded card, using Christmas fabric. You will make and take one card.
Wednesday, November 8 (9:30am – 11:30) Cost: $18.00 per person

Card-Making with Fabric and Dies taught by Rachel Stoltzfus
Take card-making with fabric to the next level. You will make and take home two cards using some of the latest folding techniques.
Saturday, November 11 (9:00am – 11:30am) Cost: $15.00 per person

 Let’s Get Inky Class taught by Shirley Gillet
Learn to make a card background with distressing ink and silhouette stamps to achieve the look of a watercolor painting. The new stamp platform from Tim Holtz makes it so easy. You will make and take home three cards.
Wednesday, November 15 (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 Christmas ornament and one other item.
Saturday, November 18 (9:30am – 11:30am) Cost: $20.00 per person

Mini Paper Bag Album Class taught by Shirley Gillet
You will make and take a darling winter- themed, mini album using white paper bags, embellished with glittery fabrics and die cut images. The album will also have many pockets and pull out tags all dressed for winter.
Wednesday, November 29 (9:30am – Noon) Cost: $20.00 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.
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Christmas Cards

Here is a another Christmas card that Rachel made.

This is the inside of the card.

She used the poinsettias from this fabric.

She used this die to make the gold sprigs that are in among the flowers.

She also used this die to make the corner decorative pieces.

Here are some more cards she made using the Christmas Bell die set.

(the inside of one of the cards)

She used this fabric . . . 

. . . and these papers.

You might not be able to tell from the photo, but the green paper has a bit of a plaid pattern in it.  She used that paper to cut out the holly leaves.  It gives a neat look to the holly along with the embossing of the die itself.

We mentioned in a previous post about our Christmas Card Swap 
that we had here at the Farmhouse.
If you are interested in seeing the cards and placing your vote on one of them, 
be sure to stop by the Farmhouse to do so before Wednesday, September 6.
We will be choosing a winner that day.

Have a great (& safe) holiday weekend!

Labor Day Hours

Our hours for Labor Day Weekend are as follows:
Friday, September 1, we are CLOSED.
Saturday, September 2, we are open 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Monday, September 4, we are open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Coffee and Baskets

Here is a card Rachel created from some coffee-cup fabric that we have at the Farmhouse.

This is the inside of the card.

Here is another card from the same fabric. 

(the inside of this one)

She used these fabrics . . .

. . . . and this stamp.

Christmas is only 4 months away!
We have lots of Christmas fabrics and paper here at the Farmhouse.
Here is a card I created using a basket stamp and die.

(the inside of the card)

I used this paper on both the front and the inside of the card. 
(The picture shows both sides of one paper.)

A lot of the paper we sell is two-sided.  This piece is great 
for a simple card or to use as a background.

I used this paper for the background on the front of the card.

I also used this stamp and die to create the basket.  
The stamp and die are sold separately.

I used the holly from this fabric to "fill" the basket.

Here is another card using the basket stamp and die.

(the inside of the card)

I used this fabric . . . 

. . . and this stamp set for the inside of the card.

The Shop Hop Passports have arrived!  
If you haven't purchased one yet,
call us and we'll reserve one for you.