Chear & Dear

Friday, August 28, 2020

Labor Day Weekend Hours & Wedding Cards

 Our hours for Labor Day Weekend are as follows:

Friday, September 4:  OPEN 9-4
Saturday, September 5:  CLOSED
Sunday, September 6:  CLOSED
Monday, September 7:  OPEN 9-4

In other news, some of you might remember Rachel's niece, Janae.
Today is her wedding day!
In honor of that, Rachel made some cards using a fabric that was a favorite of Janae.

(insides of cards)

She made a little gift card envelope/pocket on the front of the first card.

She used a magnet to close the pocket.
We sell tiny little magnets at the Farmhouse.
She put a glue dot on the magnet ...

...  and placed it on the flap of the envelope.

She went to her favorite hardware store 
and found the smallest metal washers that they had.
She placed two glue dots (one on either side of the hole)
on the washer and centered the washer over the magnet 
with the glue dot side up.

When she closed the flap of the envelope, 
the washer stuck in the proper place on the envelope 
with the help of the glue dots on it.

She placed an embellishment on the outside of the flap to finish it.

Rachel used these two fabrics to create these cards.

The card backgrounds came from this two-sided paper.
(both sides shown)

The gold corners on the front of the first card came from this sticker sheet,
and the sentiments are from this stamp set.

Keep creating!
It keeps your mind active!


Thursday, August 27, 2020

Good Times!

Such a cute scene with the little children enjoying the end of summer. 
Cheryl C. made this card and used Copic markers to color the images.

inside of card

stamps of children

die used to cut the children out

stencil used for the background

More beautiful cards that Rachel made.


inside of card


inside of card

           Card Sets that fit into a bag

Cute and versatile bag


Fabrics used to make bag and cards


Stickers used on cards

Hope this gave you inspiration!


Thursday, August 20, 2020

New Fabric

Our newest fabric order features such beautiful sunflowers.

Card Contest for Shop Hop 2020

      You can enter this year’s contest by bringing a handmade card you have created to any of the Shop Hop locations. The card may be any size, but you will need to include an appropriate sized envelope in a zip-lock bag with a post-A-note including your name, phone number, Shop Hop home store and your email address. Please use only products you have purchased at your Shop Hop Stores and not home-based businesses such as Stampin’ Up, Close to my Heart, etc. Cards will only be accepted during the Shop Hop days (September 23- October 5). This contest is only for those who have purchased a passport for Shop Hop 2020.

       At our November meeting we will vote on our top 5 favorite cards. The creators of the top 5 cards will receive a prize. (This is in addition to the Grand Prize baskets). The Shop Hop committee will then donate these cards to various local organizations; whether it is a nursing home, hospital, or church. This way the cards will be used to bless others when the voting is complete.

       We are excited to see what you will create...HAVE FUN!

Sew Kind


    Stitches by Charlotte was created when a little girl received a sewing machine for Christmas. Charlotte has spent countless hours over the past 2 years designing, sewing and selling dolls, then gifting proceeds to cleft charities. Charlotte sewed her first doll to look just like her-- long blonde braids, glasses, and a sweet smile with a tiny scar. She received so much positive feedback for making a doll that was perfectly "imperfect".Charlotte began to discover a passion for making dolls with differences. From a doll with a scar across her chest for the tiniest heart warrior, to a doll with a crown of stitches for a brain-surgery sweetie-- Charlotte happily sews to make others smile. Requests poured in from people who believe Charlotte's little dolls can make a big difference. 

To learn more about Charlotte's own journey through cleft surgery you can visit the website ( 

 You can make your own doll from a panel. 

The panel gives instructions for sewing 
and the doll even comes with a purse and accessories.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Passports are Here!

 The Passports for the Buggies-N-Buds Shop Hop are here!
You may pick up your prepaid passport 
anytime during our regular business hours.
If you need yours mailed, please give us a call.

We are sold out of passports, but there are other stores that still have some available.
Go to for more information, 
or give us a call and we will give you the information.

Autumn is Calling and Christmas is Coming

 I love autumn!  
The colors are so pretty and the temps are cooler! (Yay!)
Rachel created these cards for the season.

(A7 size)

(A7 size)

(A2 size)

(insides of cards)

The images come from one piece of fabric.

The stamp and die sets that she used come from Taylored Expressions
and is part of the mini-strip line.

This panel is also part of this fabric line.

This panel is called "Autumn is Calling (circle)."

You can make a double-sided center piece
or simply cut it out and use fray-check on the edges.

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Here is a Christmas quilt card made by Rachel.

(A7 size)

(How cute is that little mouse?)

(A2 size)

(insides of cards)

The quilts were created using this fabric.  She added tiny colored squares 
to the centers of some of these quilts on the A2 card.

These lanterns are very versatile.

This two-sided paper was used for the background.

The little mouse came from this paper.

These papers were not used but are part of the same paper-line.

The sentiments came from these stamp sets
and this quilt die was used for the quilt on the A7 card.

If you are looking for Christmas sentiment stamps,
we have several new sets that are really meaningful.

May your Wednesday be wonderful!