Author Archives: Esther Asbury

Mini Album Tutorial

Today I have something a little different to share with you…. a tutorial for creating a mini album! This method is fairly versatile in that you can make it any size you like, with as many pages as you need, … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Connie Griffin

Welcome back to the Cropstop blog. It’s time for another guest design post and today our guest designer is one of my sweet blogging friends,  Connie Griffin of Connie’s Crafty Creations. Connie is sharing two projects with us showcasing the … Continue reading

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September Challenge – Link Party # 32

Where does the time go? I can’t believe it’s already September and time for another link party! We’re heading into one my favorite seasons of the year – autumn! For today’s card I chose to showcase some bright yellow sunflowers … Continue reading

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Winner 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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Autumn Background

Today I’m sharing a fairly quick and easy card featuring a bright autumn background created with Distress Inks. To create my background: I cut a piece of watercolor paper to size Using sponge daubers, I began inking my paper with … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Gail Scott

Time for another guest design post here on the Cropstop blog. Today we’re sharing the work of one of our most faithful  followers – Gail Scott of I Like Paper. Gail shares with us how she put her sweet card … Continue reading

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Back To School

It seems like schools are starting earlier and earlier every year, but growing up it was tradition to wait until the day after Labor Day to begin. I suppose I’ll always think of September as “back to school” month, even … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Lois Wyche

Happy First Day of September! We’re back with a guest design post from Lois Wyche from Lil Artsy Woman. Lois is not only sharing a card with us, but also a great tutorial for creating a Faux Plaid Effect.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Mini Chalkboard

  Today I’m sharing another variation of the Mix The Media Mini Chalkboards. Here’s the list of supplies I used to create this mini piece of home decor: 6 x 6 Mix the Media Chalkboard Petaloo Lace (Blues) Petaloo Flower … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Birgit Norton

It’s time for another guest design post here on the Cropstop blog. This weeks guest designer is Birgit Norton of Crafting While I Wait. Birgit has made a beautiful set of Shabby Refrigerator Magnets to share with us today. I … Continue reading

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