Thursday, January 31, 2019


 It’s time to announce the winner from our last link-up!
Chosen by our winning entry is:
#13 Lovely Linda 
Please email Cropstop owner, Haylie-Jo, at within seven (7) days to claim your prize. Be sure to include your physical mailing address so she can get your prize out to you right away.

Thanks for playing along in this last challenge.
Wishing you a wonderful 2019!
Happy Creating!

Monday, January 28, 2019


Here we are at the end of January already, and it's time to say good-bye. This is my last post for Cropstop. I've enjoyed working for Haylie-Jo for these past two years, and have been inspired by the projects you-all have linked up each month! I wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all the sweet comments you left on the challenge post this month saying how you've enjoyed the projects I've posted each week and will miss the challenges. So kind of you to take the time to say that!

Supplies and Tools:
Distress Ink in these colors: Gathered Twigs/ Vintage Photo
Script Stamp (Stampin' Up)
Fiskars Paper Crimper
Love This Die Set (Echo Park)
Sheer Ombre Gold/Ivory Ribbon 
Plaid Background Stamp (Impression Obsession)
Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide (Ranger)
Tuxedo Black Ink (Tsukinedo)
Little Birdies (Dina Wakley - Ranger)

Here's wishing you all a wonderful 2019 -- full of happiness and creativity!  Come back on Thursday to see who won the Final Cropstop Challenge.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Guest Designer - Amy Brown

It's time for our final Guest Designer post, and Amy Brown (of Brite Designs Studio) made sure we went out with a "bang!" I just love this adorable owl card with it's bright, happy polk-a-dot background!! Here's what Amy says about putting this cute card together:

"I started this card by stamping the Thank You sentiment from MFT's Spotlight Sentiment onto some white Neenah cardstock and heat embossing it with this beautiful Oasis embossing powder by WOW!
I trimmed the sentiment strip to fit the front of a card and added some stitched detail to the edges using MFT Home spun Stitch Lines. Afterwards I placed foam tape on the back and adhered it to the card front. 
I embellished this card with this adorable dimensional owl sticker that a friend sent me from Dollar Tree and a few "Date Night" enamel hearts by ChickANiddy."
Supplies used:
My Favorite Things Spotlight Sentiments
My Favorite Things Homespun Stitch Lines
WOW! Oasis embossing powder
ChickANiddy "Date Night" enamel hearts
Dollar Tree dimensional stickers
There's still a few days left to enter your project in our FINAL LINK PARTY! Stop by and show off any project that includes a product or two from companies carried in the Cropstop store.  

Monday, January 21, 2019

Let It Snow

Today I have a fun snow themed card for you in pinks and browns. When I was gluing my sentiment on,  I accidentally smudged some brown ink on the embossed background. Since I didn't feel like starting over, I diluted some distress oxides and created a spatter effect. Fun fix for my whoopsie!

Supplies and Tools:
These colors of Distress Oxide (Ranger) - Worn Lipstick/ Walnut Stain
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink (Ranger)
Sponge Daubers
Alphabet Punches

I'd love to see what you've been creating, so stop by the final link party and showoff any creation that includes a product or two from one of the companies carried in the Cropstop store.