Wednesday, January 13, 2016

It's Challenge Time at CropStop

If you aren't already familiar with CropStop, I encourage you to check out this AMAZING store.  They carry EVERYTHING from ink pads/refills and stamps to altered art products and everything in between.  There are literally thousands of products in the CropStop store, and you're sure to find just what you're looking for.  AND.....there's also a FUN CHALLENGE at CropStop every month.  It's always Anything Goes.  The only requirement is that you use something on your entered project(s) that can be purchsed at CropStop.  That's easy enough because it would be pretty difficult to create ANYTHING that doesn't include at least one item they carry.  So......whatever you're creating this month, we really hope you will stop by and link it up in our Current Challenge at CropStop.
I created this card as a bit of inspiration for this month's challene.  I used some lovely patterned papers and ephemera from Crate Paper.  Then, I added a cluster of Petaloo Sugared Berries.  Aren't they just GORGEOUS?  There are three clusters per package, and this is just one cluster.  They're so sweet, lightly dusted with "sugar" for a soft, romantic touch, and they come in several beautiful colors.  I also inked the edges of my card with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  CropStop carries several gorgeous colors of Tim Holtz Inks, and there is a shade that's perfect for your next project.  This one is called Fossilized Amber, and it matched my card perfectly.  CropStop also carries refill inks for all the Tim Holtz Distress Inks so that you can "reink" that favorite color when it starts losing its color.  I also added some Ivory Burlap String.  Let me just say that there is NO END to all the great products sold at CropStop.  They carry lots of brand-name die-cuts, stamps, inks and SO much more.  Stop by to do some browsing.
And don't forget.....we really hope you will play along with us in this month's challenge for your chance to win some CropStop goodies.  The winner is randomly selected each month, and there's always a generous prize of supplies from the CropStop Store.  You're obviously making and posting projects this month anyway; so why not link them up on the CropStop Blog for a chance to win?  We really hope to see you there!

Have a great day, everyone.  Thanks for stopping by,


  1. What a beautifully elegant card Karen - love the wee gold heart on the larger one, and those berries are to die for!!

  2. So Very Pretty! LOVE the "SUGAR" on those berries - Fab Card!


  3. One of my favorites of all your work, Karen--just gorgeous!

  4. What a gorgeous creation Karen!! Thank you so very kindly for stopping by my little blog and leaving such a heartwarming comment! I truly and greatly appreciate your invitation to other challenges, I will join in with my next project since one of the challenges (retro craft shop) I entered my blue and white Christmas card has the rule where I can join only 2 other challenges...
    Thank you again!

    Paper Talk with Samra

  5. This is SO pretty, Karen. I saw it over at CropStop and wanted to look at it again. I just linked up to that challenge, and to Word Art Wednesday. Thanks for inspiring me and inviting me to play along. I appreciate you and all the blog help you give me.