Sunday, June 30, 2013

June Crafters of Faith Blog Hop!

Hello, cafe friends! Today is the Crafters of Faith Blog Hop! Our hostess this month is our sweet friend, Barb, who gave us this wonderful and creative challenge:

"June is Dairy Month in Wisconsin. I remember when I was growing up there were dairy breakfasts at farms in our area and my 4-H club had a pie and ice cream social every June. Now--I am not sure that everyone has a dairy themed image. But--if you have something farm related--cow, chickens, ducks, barns, fields, etc. or dairy products related--ice cream, cheese, milk, eggs, cream puffs (the Wisconsin State Fair favorite!), or use your own imagination to honor the dairy farmer. Do you have some farm related DSP or an embossing folder? Chicken wire, barbed wire, farm animals, etc.--please be sure to use that.

I hope everyone enjoys creating a card or scrapbook page with a Dairy Farm Theme! Do you have a farm related story from your childhood to also share when you post your card? We would love to read about a favorite memory."

The only challenge for me? Which farm-related stamp set to choose! I'm a farm lover who is always buying things that look "a little bit country".

And so, without further ado, here is my National Dairy Month-inspired creation!

I decided to finally crack open this stamp set from Papertrey Ink called "On The Farm". I've had it for a while, and I'm ashamed to say that this is the first time these poor neglected stamps saw ink!

My first attempt at this card was very uninspiring. It was a kraft card base, with yellow and green accents, and it just didn't move me. It wasn't until I switched to this blue/yellow/white combo that the card really sang my countrified song!

{Today's Brew: On The Farm Stamp set and dies (PTI), white card stock (PTI), pacific point ink and card stock (SU), crushed curry ink and card stock (SU), versafine onyx ink, SU embossing folder}

Today is my nephew, Joey's birthday. I thought this card was country in a masculine sort of way. Happy Birthday, Joe!
I am so happy to find a lot of thriving farms here in Pennsylvania. There are quite a few local CSA's that service the good people of Pittsburgh. If you are wondering what a CSA is, that stands for Community Supported Agriculture. These are small family owned farms that allow people to "subscribe" to the local harvest of produce during the growing season. Many CSA's also offer opportunities to volunteer on the farm and at the pick-up sites. It is a great way to support the small farmer in your area.

And that is my public service announcement for this Sunday. :)

Please visit the other wonderful crafters listed on the COF blog roll on the right. Leave them some encouragement for this beautiful Sunday!

Do you have a favorite farm or farm memory? Please share it here!

Blessings, cafe friends!


  1. Splendid, Maryrose!! This color combo is brilliant and pair,together nicely. I'm LOLing at the neglected never seen ink part (why I chose this as the LINY year! But so happy to see you inked these up because it's a stunning result! And wheeee on the touch of gingham stamped at the bottom, your signature style! :)

    Blessing, COF sistah!

  2. Love your beautiful mixtures of patterns on your papers and what a great design! Love that blue and yellow color combo too.

  3. This is totally adorable! I love this set and your design - gotta love that blue and yellow combo!
    Hugs and blessings,

  4. Maryrose--your card rocks! Love the colors and the layout. I too have quite a few farm related stamps--including this PTI one that I forgot about until I saw your adorable card!

    Thanks for creating a card for the June Dairy Month theme--frozen custard for everyone!

  5. Mary Rose, this is wonderful! Totally love the color scheme and layout! The embossed background really adds interest. It's great to learn about all the CSAs in your area. Glad to hear that you are adjusting to the move.
    Blessings to all of you!

  6. Fabulous card Hun & love all the texture! Excellent job with the challenge & TFS!!!

  7. What a striking card. I love the blue and the checkerboard look at the bottom... absolutely perfect!

  8. This is such a cute card! I love the colors and how you created the pasture with the different DP's. Textures galore!

  9. Oh my goodness Mary Rose, what a card this is absolutely PERFECT for the challenge this month. I love this card and the It really reminds me of a old time quilt...just perfect my friend...(sorry I am so late in checking this out) is beautiful....