Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain.
~ Billie Holiday
There were so many wonderful entries for this last challenge, we had to channel a little Billie Holiday to pick the winner. With all the crazy weather across the country, Jeanie Witmer's card was just too perfect – and stinkin' cute, too.
And, of course, in the tradition of the Catered Crop Follow-the-Recipe, Jeanie's card is our inspiration for the next challenge, FTR4. Jeanie's card has so many delicious ingredients – circle, oval, scallop punches/dies; stitched ribbon; polka dot and flower patterned paper; makers and pencils. Ah, yummy!
Here are the deliciously decadent ingredients for Jeanie's card . . . Playing along is a piece of cake. Simply use any of the ingredients or techniques listed in Jeanie's recipe to make your project. You don't have to use the same brand name, but if you just want to know what they are, head to Jeanie's blog, The Spotted Chick, where she's got all the deets on her rainy-day card.
- Cardstock – Kraft, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, and Canson Manga Fanbos (or color equivalent)
- Pattern Paper – October Afternoon's Detours (or use a color or pattern equivalent, e.g., blue polka dots)
- Stamps – My Favorite Things Pure Innocence
- Color Mediums – Copic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils, black ink, chalk ink for sponging
- Tools – sewing machine; art sponges; circle, oval and scallop die cuts or punches
- Embellishments – stitched ribbon
- Techniques – Paper Piecing, Machine Stitching, "Bubbly Bow," and Sponging with Chalk Inks
You guys are in for so much fun with Jeanie's project because, if you use Kraft paper, you can also submit your project to Jeanie's That's Krafty Thursday and become a Krafty Chick. To help you follow her recipe, Jeanie has amazing tutorials for her techniques: stitching, sponging with chalk inks, and that adorable bubbly bow.
Be sure to list your recipe or tell us what ingredient you used from the sample recipe. Don't forget to link back to this post or include the "I Followed the Recipe" button on your blog (see the side bar to the right). Any questions? Just check out the Catered Crop Challenge Home Page.
Yes, there's a prize! As always, the winning entry gets an "I Baked it Best" button to put on their blog and will be the inspiration for the next challenge. It will also be permanently featured on the Catered Crop Challenge Home Page and the Catered Crop Facebook Fan Page. But, there's more.
I'm excited beyond words that Tracey Malnofski's Stamping Boutique is sponsoring our challenge. Tracey's resume reads like a whose who of the Stamping Industry. Besides being the owner and a designer for The Stamping Boutique, she's also a stamp artist for Unity Stamp Company and has worked for InStyleStamps, Squigglefly and TheDigiShack. Her "Boutique" has it all – fairytale, whimsy, sentimental . . . and Candy! I do not envy the winner who has to choose just three digi stamps from all those delicious choices. Yep! A winner will be randomly selected to win three digital stamps of their choice from Tracey's Boutique!
Here's what Tracey tells says about her Stamping Boutique. The Stamping Boutique is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality, as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week.
Just click on the link below to join the Catered Crop challenge. You have until February 3. Swing back by here on Thursday when our Catered Crop Top Chefs will have their culinary delights to show you using Jeanie's recipe. I can't wait to see what you cook up!