FTR16 Top Chef Quickfire

Dost thou think because thou art virtuous there shall be no more cakes and ale?
   ~ William Shakespeare


Catered Crop Top Chef Design Team


Well, all I can say, is thank goodness it doesn't take a lot of virtue to eat cake or to join the Catered Crop Follow-the-Recipe party, because, well, I wouldn't be able to even play myself. Ah, but cake is so much fun! and so is Christine's recipe we're following. Christine from Crafting Christine won the last Catered Crop Follow-the-Recipe Party and now we're all playing along with her recipe.

Playing with us at the Catered Crop "Follow-the-Recipe" linking party is easier than boiling water! Here's how it works:
  1. Use any of the ingredients (themes, colors, techniques, shapes, etc.) in Christine's recipe to make your project. You don't have to use all the ingredients or the same brands. Just pick a few ingredients and then add your own spices to cook up something uniquely yours.
  2. Add your project using the InLinz (froggy) button below and join the party.
  3. Be sure to list your recipe or tell us what ingredient you used from the sample recipe.
  4. 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).

Here's your FTR16 recipe:

  • Colors – red, white, green, and brown
  • Stamps and Stickers – cake, flowers, mice, strawberries
  • Patterns – circles, checked/gingham
  • Color Mediums – markers (ProMarker, Copics)
  • Embellishments – banners
  • Tools – border bunches
  • Techniques – faux stitching, doodling/drawing
  • Theme – birthday

Here's what our fabulous chefs, our guest chef, Christine, and our special celebrity chef, Deadbeat Design owner, Mark, dished up with Christine's recipe. Just click on the pictures to go to the Chef's blog and get all the details, including how they used Christine's recipe to make their project.


Dorcas Designs


Peggy Marsh





Linda McClain
with Deadbeat Design stamps



Guest Chef, Crafting Christine


Celebrity Chef, Mark Jetton
from Deadbeat Designs


Edited to add: Libby Hickson has been in the middle of a huge cross-country move, but she's such
a fan of Deadbeat Design stamps that she took time out to make this and join our Quickfire.
We get to enjoy her inaugural card in new stamping space. Thanks, Libby!

Libby Hickson
with Deadbeat Design stamps


You could be the randomly chosen winner of a prize package from Deadbeat Designs. Deadbeat Designs wood-mounted stamps are sold at lucky stores all across the country and online at While Mark specializes in Texas imagery, he has a variety of other themes and is adding more all the time! We have an extra special Texas-size prize for our FTR16. One lucky player will win a $25 gift certificate to Deadbeat Designs. Yee Haw!

Just click on the link below to join the Catered Crop party. You have until Thursday, July 21, 8:00 PM EST.