Sunday, June 19, 2011

Cropstop's Summer Blog HOP

"Celebrate Summer" Blog Hop!

Welcome everyone to CropStop's, "Celebrate Summer" Blog Hop! We are happy that you could join us.

As you hop from blog to blog, you will find that each of our Creative Team members has posted a challenge for you. You will also need to collect a letter from each of the blogs that will help complete the "magic" word and an extra chance to win a prize!

The hop begins today, June 19th and ends at midnight, Eastern time on June 30th. You have 12 days to complete and link your challenge projects.

You will receive a prize ticket for each challenge completed.Prizes will be chosen by random draw. The more you complete, the better your chance to win ! Magic Word prize by random draw also.

There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize awarded and a Magic Word prize!

Here is what you need to do....
1. Visit each of the Creative Team Member blogs listed and complete their challenge.

2. Link your completed projects using the inlinkz tool found at the bottom of the blogpost in each blog. Your projects must be linked from your blog or site in separateposts. They cannot all be in one blog post.

3. Collect all 9 letters and punctuation mark and send the completed word to


Visit our Creative Team Member Blogs in the order listed to get your letters and challenges!
Vicki's Blog -
Kaori's Blog -
Rosemary's Blog -
Heidi's Blog -
Gloria's Blog -
Michelle's Blog -
Agnes' Blog -
Katie's Blog -
Veronica's Blog -
Dalis' Blog -

Don't forget to grab the letters from our blogs as you hop along!
Send the completed word to for an opportunity to win the "Magic" Word prize!

Cropstop's Summer Blog HOP Veronica's Challenge and Letter

Welcome and how exciting to be part of the Blog hop at 
My Challenge is all about 3D!  Make it pop, stand up, jump out whatever you like.  Make it a page, a card, an ATC even an altered item but whatever you do make it 3D.  
Below you will find a card that I made very near and dear to my heart.  This is a card I am sending to my wonderful brother of the woman who raised us also known as Grandma to us.
I used Distressed inks from cropstop and you can find those here
I also used  copic markers located here
as well as my favorite type of adhesive found here

And my letter is E

Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Vintage Train Case

For several years now I have really wanted a vintage train case to alter. I wanted to do one similar to the one that Tim Holtz did when he altered a vintage train case.
I have been looking high and low and found this on ebay for .99 cents opening bid.  I placed a bid for 25.00 dollars and the opening bid never went up.  I guess the $15.00 shipping charge kept other bidders away.  So here you have it.
My 1960's Vintage train case for $15.99

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


CropStop is looking for 2 committed team members to bring inspiration and creativity to our site through card and layout projects.
The Creative Team call is open to all.  We welcome international submissions.
The Creative Team term is August 1, 2011-January 31,2012
Deadline for submission is July 15, 2011
Phone Number
E-mail Address
Link to your blog
List of forums and galleries that you frequent
List of current Design/Creative Team positions (Team experience is not required)
Tell us about yourself and why you want to be a part of our team in a paragraph or two.
Send 3 cards or 3 layouts that best reflect your creativity.   One of the 3 must be a card or layout created using the Crop Stop Sketch provided for the call.  It is located in the Crop Stop Gallery Creative Team Call Album. You will need to register in the gallery. Please designate in your submission subject line, card or layout.
We reserve the right to share your submissions in our Crop Stop Gallery even if your are not invited to join our Creative Team.  Please be sure you are sending projects that you are willing to share with others.
As a Crop Stop Creative Team member you will be responsible for creating 4 cards or 4 layouts every other month. (Subject to change depending on number of members)
Submit all work on time to be used on the Crop Stop Sketch Challenge Blog and participate on the blog as required
Post projects on your personal blog and link products used from the Crop Stop Store
Work with other Creative Team Members to help promote the Crop Stop Store
Register on the Crop Stop Forum and Gallery (to be used for Creative Team purposes)
You may be asked to send in physical projects for use in our exhibition booths.
Creative Team Members will receive a fantastic discount as compensation along with occasional free product to be used on projects.
The Crop Stop Creative Team Blinkie for blogs and signatures
More details will follow upon being invited to join our Creative Team

Thursday, June 9, 2011

what a day

That is all I have to say.................. what a day