I love you like crazy, baby
'Cuz I'd go crazy without you.
Maybe it's love in the air, but we were all totally smitten with Denise Modin's Valentine's Day card. What makes her card especially sweet is the darling kiss of a sheep to her little lamb. We'll all have a great excuse to get all mushy and lovey-dovey for the special Ewes in our lives when we follow her recipe for the FTR5 challenge. Denise's card has lots to get mushy over: a sentiment tag, heart and swirls, luscious colors, scallops, ribbon . . . Ah, it's a Love Fest Feast!
Playing along with the Catered Crop "Follow-the-Recipe" challenge is a piece of cake. Simply use any of the ingredients (themes, colors, techniques, shapes, etc.) listed in Denise's recipe to make your project. You don't have to use the same brand names and you don't have to use all the ingredients. Just pick a few ingredients and then add your own spices to cook up something uniquely yours.
- Cardstock – red, pink and white
- Pattern Paper – geometric or repeating patterns
- Stamps – an image with a sheep/lamb, mother/child, kisses, or a sentiment about love
- Color Mediums – Copic markers, black or blue ink
- Tools – art sponges; square or scallop die cuts or punches; embossing folders
- Embellishments – ribbon, brads, tag
- Techniques – sponging or air brushing a sky
- Theme – love, mother/child
- Shapes – hearts, swirls and scallops
- Other – a tag with a sentiment
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. Hold on to your hats!
I love how our newest sponsor came about. I was doing my regular blurfing (blog surfing, or otherwise known as avoiding doing dishes), when I visited one of my favs, Anything but Plain Jane, who posted this adorable card. Well (still avoiding the dishes), that lead me to this on-line store of rubber stamps and art supplies, Stampotique Originals. Oooo, my goodness. I've never seen such a wonderfully eclectic and amazing collection of stamps. There's everything for every kind of stamper: the detail art/vintage stamps, dark Gothic characters, cute and sweet darlings, collages for the mixed media artists . . . I sent them a note and asked if they'd like to sponsor one of our challenges, and they said . . . . wait for it . . . . Yes! Well, no dishes got done. I spent all night loading up my shopping cart. So, go take a look and see what you might win with a $30 gift certificate for rubber stamps. Yep! $30 to spend in this amazing store. Just, before you look, do the dishes first, 'cause you won't get anything else done. Oh, and if you really want to avoid all housework all together, check out their Stampotique Designers' Blog and Stampotique Designers Challenge.
Just click on the link below to join the Catered Crop challenge. You have until Thursday, February 17, 8:00 PM CST. Swing back by here on Thursday when our Catered Crop Top Chefs and the Stampotique Original design teams will have their culinary delights to show you using Denise's recipe.
I can't wait to see what you cook up!