Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
~ Douglas William Jerrold, A Land of Plenty
Oh my goodness gracious gravy with apple pie! The entries for our last party were just over-the-top fun and amazing. Thank you all for joining us. It was so much fun checking out all your creations. And, I'm tellin' you, you do NOT make it easy to pick a winner. Once again, we had a hard time narrowing it down to one project. Congratulations to Cheryl Gorka and Cheryl Gorka – yep, doll, you won twice! We liked both your entries so much, we decided to claim them both winners and combine their recipes into one.
Playing with us at the Catered Crop "Follow-the-Recipe" linking party is easier than pulling weeds (and a lot more fun). Here's how it works:
- Use any of the ingredients (themes, colors, techniques, shapes, etc.) in either of Cheryl's two projects. 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.
- Add your project using the InLinz (froggy) button below and join the party.
- 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).
Here's your FTR18 recipe. With the combined ingredients, it's almost an anything goes challenge, so have fun!
- Colors – primary colors like red, yellow, blue (and green), and a little brown for dirt
- Stamps and Stickers – anything that grows from a seed, gardening, back to school, worms!
- Patterns – circles, checked/gingham, notebook paper
- Color Mediums – stamping ink, markers (ProMarker, Copics)
- Embellishments – buttons, ribbon, thread/twine
- Tools – border punch, die cut shapes, embossing plates
- Techniques – make a bookmark, mat your panels, tie ribbons through your buttons, machine sewing
- Theme – garden, back to school
As always, the winning entry gets an "I Baked it Best" button to put on their blog, will be the inspiration for the next challenge and can be a guest Chef for our QuickFire.
And . . . are you ready for this?!
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Those lovely folks at May Arts sent me a Big, Big box of no less than 20 different ribbons (about 1 to 3 yards each) to give to one lucky randomly chosen player of our Catered Crop linking party. Oh baby! Someone is going to really hit the jackpot!
WE WANT YOUR VOTES!
No, Catered Crop is not running for office (thank goodness, right?). You all have given us such amazing, amazing projects that it's just getting harder and harder to narrow down the winners to just one or two. So, we need you to help us with the tie-breakers. Now, I confess, I haven't done this before, so I hope the technology works the way I think it will. Beginning at 8:00 PM on August 18, the voting buttons will open up and you'll have 24 hours to vote for as many as three of your favorite entries. We'll use your votes to help the Design Team choose a winner. So, hit the campaign trail, rally for votes and then come back on August 18 to cast your votes.
Just click on the link below to join the Catered Crop party. You have until Thursday, August 18, 8:00 PM EST. Swing back by here next Sunday when our Catered Crop Top Chefs and Guest Chef will dish up up their culinary delights using Cheryl's recipe. It should be delicious!