say yes recipe swap and an announcement

The fun is always on the other side of a yes.
~ Tina Fey

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I wanted something light to read on the plane to Indiana so I picked up Tina Fey’s book Bossypants at the airport bookstore. I really didn’t expect any profound philosophy lessons, but I found a gem.

Tina said she learned that the first rule of improvisation is to agree – agree and say yes. You’ll have to read the book to see how she applied the rule on and off stage, but I’ll tell you why it struck a cord with me.

Retirement has been a fabulous surprise. I thought I would be at home making cards and crafting. Instead I’ve been able to say yes to amazing adventures like traveling; taking cooking, photography and sewing classes; volunteering; helping my daughter remodel her first home; and lending a hand to her businesses, Feb10 Design and Little Low.

Since last February my attention has been diverted to so many wonderful things that I just haven’t been giving the Recipe Swap challenge the attention it and you deserve. My intuition tells me that the Catered Crop challenges have run their course. It’s time to retire the Recipe Swap challenges. 

I’ll still be sharing my adventures and misadventures on Catered Crop – so don’t leave me! But this will be our last Recipe Swap challenge. And, in the spirit of saying yes to everything – it’s our first ever “anything goes” challenge.

So, for this last challenge, say “yes” to whatever inspires you and just enjoy being the wonderfully creative creatures that you are! Anything Goes!

  • Include a link to us at Catered Crop or add our button, which you can grab on our sidebar or at our {button gallery}.
  • Link up and link often. This last challenge does not have a deadline.
  • Keep the party hopping by visiting the other players and leaving comments.

You know I always have a Pinterest board for inspiration. So, for this challenge I’ve highlighted some of my favorite cards from the amazing women who made our challenges to special – my stamping heroes – our current and past designers: Anything Goes.


Our fabulous designers will be back on Sunday, October 8, with their creations. Until then . . . please know that, although I often don’t get around to commenting on everyone’s blogs, I think you all are absolutely amazing. I’m always honored when you share your talents here. I’ve loved our time together!

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gratitude attitude recipe swap winners

Catered Crop Recipe Swap ButtonLooking at your beautiful cards from our last challenge sure put me in an attitude of gratitude – they were stunning.

Congratulations to Amy, Lyndal and Tracy.




You won our Gratitude Attitude challenge. You’re invited to join our designers in next Sunday’s Quickfire and grab the Winning Recipe button. Just contact me for all the details.

I’ll be back with our next challenge and a big announcement. Until then you can always get a peak at our upcoming challenges at our calendar, here Challenge Calendar.

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gratitude attitude recipe swap quickfire

I feel a very unusual sensation –
if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.
~Benjamin Disraeli

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It’s week two of our Gratitude Attitude Recipe Swap challenge, and it’s definitely NOT indigestion (as the quote above might imply). It’s time to check in with all of you and our designers. You are looking FAB-u-lous!

For this challenge just make a thank you card for any occasion, or, since its the season of thanks, make a Thanksgiving card. We’ll be grateful for it all!

  • Include a link to us at Catered Crop or add our button, which you can grab on our sidebar or at our {button gallery}.
  • Link up and link often, but be sure you link up by 8:00 PM EST on Saturday, November 15.
  • Keep the party hopping by visiting the other players and leaving comments.
  • Check back with us on November 20 to see if you’ve won an opportunity to be a guest designer.

As always, I have a Pinterest board to help you here:  Thank You Kindly. And, check out what our designers have done! Just click on the pictures of their projects to visit our designers’ blogs.







Congratulations to Betty and Sheri, winners of our last challenge. We’re so honored to have these talented ladies as guest designers.



Be sure to join us next week for a very special Catered Crop Recipe Challenge.

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