Author Archives: Esther Asbury

Guest Designer – Darlene Pavlick

Hello everyone! It’s time for another guest design post here on the Cropstop blog! Today I’m sharing the work of one of my favorite guests – Darlene Pavlick (of Dars Crafty Creations). Not only does she create beautiful projects, she … Continue reading

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Leafy Blessings

I have another clean-and-simple card to share with you today. It’s my personal opinion that the Zentangle stamps are so beautiful that you don’t really need to add a lot of extra’s when you create with them. Just look at … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Sherry Gibson

Today we have an awesome wood-land scene created by our talented guest designer, Sherry Gibson of Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads. Don’t you just love the way she added a pop of color behind the wolf’s head?! Sherry tells us … Continue reading

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November Challenge – Link Party #34

Today I have a handmade journal to share with you. I started out to create a gratitude journal, but decided to make it do double duty by adding currently journal pages to it as well.  I sent this fun little … Continue reading

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Winner(s) and Top Pick

Time to announce our winner and top pick from the last link up! Winners are chosen by random.org and will receive a prize from Cropstop.com Top Picks will be a favorite of mine from the projects linked up, and will … Continue reading

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Elegant Pearls

A friend of mine (from college days) is getting married this month, so I wanted to create a somewhat simple/somewhat elegant looking card to send her.  Since it’s fall, I used a deep coral colored cardstock as my main color … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Sherry Gibson

Time for another guest design spot hear on the Cropstop blog and today we have a lovely card created by Sherry Gibson of Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads.  I love the way Sherry used that Smooch embossing folder – highlighting … Continue reading

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Color burst Leaf Wreath

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons of the year. I enjoy everything about it, the crisp mornings, the colorful leaves falling everywhere, all things apple and pumpkin, long cozy nights, homemade soup simmering on the stove, wood fires, etc. … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Darlene Pavlick

We’re back for week number two with Guest Designer Darlene Pavlick (of Dars Crafty Creations). Once again she’s created a gorgeous masterpiece – full of color and dimension — and she’s included step by step photos so you can follow … Continue reading

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Jack o Lantern

Fall is here and with it comes all things pumpkin! Today I’m sharing a fun Jack o Lantern card with you as well as a free template for creating the face. To create my background: I started with a 4 … Continue reading

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