Monday, November 17, 2014

Catered Crop: A Thank You and a Farewell

The theme for the current Recipe Swap at Catered Crop is "Anything Goes". It is the first ever, and last ever, "anything goes" challenge as our wonderful hostess, Linda McClain, has found that retirement is keeping her very, very busy, and this will be the last Recipe Swap. I played along for the first in July 2012.  Then I was thrilled to be asked to be part of the design team in April 2013 and have been involved ever since.   The Recipe Swap has always been a top tier challenge as Linda makes sure every challenge is accompanied with a fun or inspirational quote and a Pinterest board of ideas. I am proud to have been part of this team and I thank Linda for the opportunity!

It is important to note that you need to keep Catered Crop in your blog reader as Linda has promised to continue to post her personal creations.  Each of her posts is a work of art with her creative cards, beautiful photography and great quotes.

This last challenge is "anything goes" to make sure that everyone plays along!  Be sure to link up to show Linda how much we love her - I just noticed that the linky tool says "permanently open" but let's try to inundate her in the next week!

I decided to make a thank you card to thank Linda for the years of recipes!

Catered Thank You

I also used the current Sweet Sunday Sketch. I thought it was just perfect to show off these lovely poppies.



Thank you Linda.  Have a wonderful retirement and be sure to continue to spend some time on Catered Crop!  We'll miss the Recipe Swap!


12 comments:

Lisa said...

You've done a fabulous job on the team Kim and I am sorry to see this challenge go, but' it's completely understandable. What a pretty thank you card you made for Linda, she'll love this!!

Judy1223 said...

Kim, Linda is sure to adore this thank you card...it is gorgeous! Thank you for introducing me to the Catered Crop...I found it via one of your posts, and I'm only sorry I didn't find it sooner! You were a wonderful DT member and I will miss it!

Tracey McNeely said...

A beautiful thank you card Kim! I hae enjoyed all of your recipe swap cards and I will miss them!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous!

~amy~ said...

Such a gorgeous card, sad to see the challenge close up but so happy that Linda is busy with retirement!

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful card Kim and what a sweet sweet post.

Linda McClain said...

Wow! My heart is so full. Thank you for those sweet words of encouragement. You are above and beyond amazing and I have loved playing with you!

Linda Monroe said...

This is darling. I love how this red/beige color scheme works so well and how the sketch is really emphasized with this design. Beautiful.

Bobby said...

I absolutely love this card, Kim. I'm partial to poppies and you put them together with the sketch to make it something special.

cm said...

I so loved seeing the cards you created for Catered Crop and, in turn, heading over to see what other delights awaited. I'll miss this challenge; I'll miss YOU designing for it. Perhaps Linda will change her mind; crossing my fingers! Your card is lovely; one that Linda will treasure forever!
~c

Doris said...

WOW! This card is absolutely beautiful!

maria f. said...

Oh so lovely. Happy it's not a sympathy card...