Author Archives: Esther Asbury

Quilted Sympathy

Today I have a quilt themed sympathy card to share with you. I keep my paper scraps organized in pockets according to color, so it’s fairly easy to pull out some matching pieces and create a background like this one. … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Heather Mills

Time to share the work of another talented guest designer! Today we have a beautiful card created by Heather Mills of Wire Wrapture. I love the way Heather layered the heart shape over her patchwork tag and the soft colors … Continue reading

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Gallery Stand-Out

Today’s Gallery-Stand-Out is none other than: Janis from Her Peaceful Garden. I love all the cold and frosty effects she included on her beautiful pine tree shaker card!    

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Winter Wonderland

Today I’m sharing a winter wonderland card I created in whites and blues. Instead of using all of one brand of product, I combined several to create the bright winter sky behind my snow scene. To create my sky I: … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Connie Griffin

Welcome back to the Cropstop blog for another Guest Designer Friday! Today I’m sharing the work of one of my sweet blog friends, Connie Griffin of Connie’s Crafty Creations. Connie graciously agreed to fill a few January spots for me … Continue reading

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Dictionary Page Background

Today I’m sharing a somewhat funky style of card created with an old dictionary page and some Tim Holtz distress products. To create my card I: Rubbed some Salty Ocean Distress Ink randomly across my old dictionary page Added some … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Connie Griffin

Time for our first guest design post of 2018! Being that the holiday’s are especially busy, several of you declined my offer to start the new year off with a guest design post here on the Cropstop blog. One of … Continue reading

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Gallery Stand Out

Stamping Kitty created this adorably cute winter scene for our Gallery Stand Out this week! For a chance to see your work featured, stop by the January Challenge and link up any project that uses a few products from companies … Continue reading

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It’s time to announce the winner from our last link-up! Chosen by, the winner is: #42 Marsha Drain of Gramma’s Room Please email Haylie-Jo at within seven (7) days to claim your prize. Be sure to include your … Continue reading

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January Challenge – Link Party #36

Happy New Year everyone —Welcome to 2018! Just in case you missed the December announcement I’ll re-post it again: Every time we get 100 or more links we will draw TWO random winners and give away TWO prizes The Challenge … Continue reading

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