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Thursday, February 3, 2011

S&S Midweek Throwdown Challenge - "On the Farm"

What a fun challenge this week over at OWH Stars and Stamps Blog called "On the Farm."  I honestly thought it would be easier than it was - I think I was having a mojo-less snow day but was unable to admit it!  But, when I thought about putting together this blog I remembered a few more farm related cards in my stash (some physically some digitally) that I could share with you for more inspiration.

Here is the card I came up with yesterday:
 The photo is a bit distorted but the card is actually 4.25" square, not rectangular, and it fits perfectly into the A2 size envelopes.  The image is from the Stampin' Up! set "Very Punny" and the dp and cs are also SU.  The ribbon is from the $1 bin at JoAnn Stores.  The circle and scallops were cut with Nestabilities and my Cuttlebug.  This is the card I will submit for the MWT Challenge but I have some other fun ones to share with you.

I made this card about a year ago and just haven't found the right person to send it to yet.  The image is from Gina K Designs appropriately named "Down on the Farm."  The sentiment I hand wrote (which I will never do again!) because there wasn't a computer/printer handy at the time.

This card was a total CASE directly from the Stampin' Up! catalog a few years ago.  I purchased a white marker just for this cow and have found many other uses for it since.  The SU set is owned by a friend so I don't have the info to list here but if you are interested in it I can find out the name/year for you.

This card I am "publishing" with special permission from the maker, my best friend and stamping buddy, Lucy.  This is one of Lucy's all time favorite cards and probably THE card she had the most fun making.  The idea was a CASE from Splitcoast Stampers (sorry I don't have the original post/info) and the tools are from a Stampin' Up! set of Lucy's.  Again, if you would like more detail I can ask Lucy and get back with you.)

Now for MY favorite!  This card was made by Lucy's Mom...and I will cherish it always.  The picture and sentiment come to mind frequently but I just grin with "tongue in cheek" and keep the snickers to myself.  Not so sure the people in my immediate circles would/could appreciate the humor as much as I do.

I hope these photos have given you some inspiration to jump start your next project.  I am off to see what I can create to complete my Spring Thaw box today!

Happy Stamping and God Bless!


  1. lol, these are so cute, that's for the smile and giggle! Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home challenge too!

  2. absolutely love these cards!!! very creative! the cow in the hall one is just too cute!

  3. Fun cards. Thank you for posting all of them

  4. Love the cards!

    And, love the name of your blog...that's coming from a retired Airman :) ~L