Hello Autumn!

Good Morning,

I am so excited that Autumn is here!  My favorite season!  Summers in Maryland are quite humid and although I love going to my local beach, I am always happy to see Autumn. I am a fall girl. I love crisp air, apples, pumpkins...everything.  

Here is my card:

This image is from Mo's Digital Pencil, I put the sentiment behind her so it would look like fall was sneaking up on her, LOL.  I colored her with Copic Markers.  The paper is from a collection that I won called "Fall Break" by Carta Bella.  I cut the card with my dies called "Spellbinders Card creator".  The bling is from my stash.

Here is the inside of the card:

The inside sentiment is from a really, really old stamp set from My Pink Stamper.  I think this stamp set is probably 8 or 9 years old.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

DLART September 2019 Linky - ATG
Allsorts Challenge - #538 Trees and Leaves
Crafty Calendar Challenge - September "Add Lots of Layers"

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Sorry I have not been by to comment on your blogs, there has been a lot going on!  Hopefully I will get by this week.


Acorn Pop Up Box Card

Good Morning,

I was blessed enough to take a "girls weekend" with one of my closest friends.  We ran around shopping, ghost hunting, wine tasting and one night we stayed up talking until one in the morning.  I came back feeling refreshed and renewed.

Today I would like to show you a happy fall pop up box card that I made.  

As you can see, I embossed the acorn's hat and inked too.  I tried to use colors that would be okay to send to a man.  I think I am going to send this to one of my favorite nephews.  The Acorn paper is from Authentique "Bountiful" and the wood look paper is from Carta Bella "Fall Break".  The brads and ribbon are from my stash.

Here is the inside of the card:

I know this paper looks pink but it really is orange with brown.  I am so grateful for my Scor-Pal, it took me two tries to get this right.  

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers - #241 Autumn colors
Dream Valley Challenges - #209 Autumn Colors
A Bit More Time To Craft - #100 ATG
Word Art Wednesday - ATG Weeks 404/405
Daisy Chain Challenges - #44 Autumn is Coming
Fabrika Fantasy - #34 - Autumn
bastel-traum - Autumn/Fall
DLART September 2019 Linky Challenge - ATG

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I appreciate all of your comments!


INAS Challenge #67

Good Morning,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Today we have a new challenge at International Art & Soul, #67 "Things with Wings".

I really stepped out of my comfort zone for this one.

The stamps came with PaperCrafter magazine.  I made the background with Dylusions Ink Spray.  

Here is the inside:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs - September ATG
DLART 2019 September Linky - ATG
The fairy and the unicorn - ATG  as long as it is a fantasy creation
Patties creations Designs - #162 "Things that fly"
Classic DT Open Challenge - #9
Mod Squad Chllenge - create a scene
Watercooler Wednesday - #238 All Occassions
Dragonfly Dreams - September - Happy Birthday!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I appreciate all of your comments.  Please stop by International Art & Soul to see what my design team sisters have created and then play along with us!


Dragonfly Pop Up Card

Good Morning,

Did you check to see if you are a winner?  Did you e-mail me and receive a reply back? https://chrissandlou.blogspot.com/2019/09/winners-winners-winners.html

Today is my birthday!  Thanks to everyone who sent me birthday cards!  It's nice to get a birthday wish on facebook but it isn't the same as a snail mail card that I can hold, look at and keep forever.  My husband is taking me to see the play Cabaret and out to the Melting Pot for dinner.

My little sister recently had surgery so you know I had to make her a get well card.  I love Dragonflies.  I think they are my favorite bug.  We had a lot of them this summer.  I think (hope) they are lucky.

I found this really cute svg file on Dreaming Tree.  It is called Dragonfly Pop Up Card.  I bought the bundle which was called Captivating Cards.

Here is the outside, looks pretty but plain right?

But when you open it, this is what you find inside:

Isn't that cool?  It was so fun to make, I actually made two.

One of the things that I love about Dreaming Tree is that they always include a pretty envelope svg:

Here is the back of the card with the sentiment.  There is plenty of room to write a note to.  The stamp set is by Art Gone Wild - "Get Well" .

It says "Sending you healing wishes nestled in baskets of positive thoughts."

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Make My Monday - #104 Use Shapes on your Card
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #30 (Must have a critter)
Crafts Galore Encore - #67 ATG
Happy Craft Challenge - ATG Optional Theme Spring

Now for a hard request.  My husband always says that if you don't ask, the answer will always be no....so I am asking.

Last Spring on a warm night, my nephew Michael was riding his motorcycle home from work.  He got into an accident, we aren't sure what happened.  There were no drugs or alcohol in his system.  Mike has a son and a daughter that was born last December.  Our family started a "Go Fund Me" page but the funds are starting to run out.  I have 777 followers, if each follower donated $10.00 that would make a huge difference.  I know not everyone can donate, but if you can please go HERE or try this link:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/taylor-family-medical-emergency?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

If you can donate, I will love you forever!  If do decide to donate, would you please leave me a note saying that you are a bloggy friend?  Thanks.