Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Happy Day!

This is my second post for the day.  Scroll down to see my CSS post.

We are all in the house for day 4 of Operation Snow Day.  Just got in from playing outside.  We had one of those old Turtle Sandboxes, so we took the lid and tied it to the Mule.  I drove them around the yard and down the road.  We had a ball but my fingers are a little stiff as I type this.  (Oh, and let me clarify about the Mule.  Some of you are picturing an actual mule.  But it's not.  It's the motorized kind.  A Kawasaki.  I do live in the country.  I did marry a farm boy.  But I do not own a mule....the four legged kind at least.)  :)

So I decided this morning to play along with the AE challenge again.  The inspiration picture is one I have used before and so I was excited to try it again.  Here is my card...

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I cut the flowers and the leaves all from my Cameo.  For the Chevron, I cut out a chevron pattern on my Cameo, too, and then inked in the spaces.  This saved so much time and I didn't even have to worry about lining up the chevron perfectly.


I centered the card under the stencil and then taped the stencil down directly to a white piece of typing paper.  Then I took a sponge and some yellow ink and sponged the ink into place.  The sentiment is from the AE Alphabet called Lovely Letters


I like the soft look it gave too.  It would be so versatile, because you can sponge lighter or darker, or even with different colors!  Hmmm...I better go try that one next!  :)

Here is the AE Inspiration Photo...


ETA: I am also turned this in to the Moxie Fab Chevron Challenge!  :)

Isn't it gorgeous?  I want this on my patio!  Not right now though...too much snow!  :)

Hope you are having a great day!  

37 comments:

  1. AH-MAZING! love love love
    love it, this challenge is on my list of to-do's!

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  2. WORK THAT CAMEO GIRL ~ we have a song kind of like that in Zumba but it is work that body LOL I know why we are friends ............ because you are SO FREAKING SMART and GOOD LOOKING

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  3. I love how you created the chevron stripes, Laurie! Beautiful card!

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  4. Love those chevrons; really sets off the rest of the elements :)

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  5. FABULOUS take on the inspiration photo, Laurie!!!! HAPPY HAPPY SNOW DAY!!!

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  6. You really captured the inspiration photo with this beautiful card.

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  7. This card is just perfect Laurie!! The idea for your chevrons is just genius, your flowers are lovely and I ove the 'water droplet' style bling!!

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  8. Gorgeousness Laurie! Way to go on your chevron stencil...smarty pants ;)

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  9. Hi Laurie!
    I had to laugh about folks thinking you were talking about sledding with a "real" mule! We live in the country too, and our neighbors use a Rhino! Thank goodness it's not the four-legged variety!! ;-)
    Any chance you would tell me the secret of how you created that chevron stencil (LOVE it!)? I got a Cameo for Christmas, but I'm not too well acquainted with it yet! :-)
    June in KS

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  10. I love your card so much!! Want to follow your design for practice. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I love your card so much!! Want to follow your design for practice. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Laurie, I LOVE this card so much! What a fun way to add chevron stripes to a card! Genius!

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  13. Love your idea of the chevron cutout with stenciling!!! But you are not going to convince me about a Cameo.....yet. :)

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  14. ok totally gorgeous and pinning

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  15. Laurie, this card is gorgeous!

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  16. Gorgeous!!
    And love how you did those chevrons...
    but until my Cricut dies...
    no Cameo for me! :(
    And so funny that you may have had to really explain about the Mule...
    Patrick's been wanting one...
    and we're in the country but not THAT in the country...
    he just wants one for going to the mailbox! :)

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  17. Fantabulous! And so Laurie-ish:) Love it!

    Keep warm girlie!

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  18. Laurie this is just amazing. This is so sweet and I love your little touches of what looks like drops of water. Beautiful.

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  19. Fabulous take on the insp. picture! Love the chevrons and the flowers.

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  20. This card is so inspiring Laurie, now I really feel the need to do some stenciling and it's something that's never really appealed before lol. You make it look amazing!

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  21. SO beautiful and elegant!! The colors look delicious, and I love the roses and the water droplets! Simply breathtaking!

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  22. Fabulous flowers and what a neat technique for the chevron stripes! So cute!

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  23. Laurie! That's gorgeous!! You are such an amazing card designer!
    hugs,
    Kathy

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  24. Laurie, this is fabulous! So lovely and a really fun technique!

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  25. This is beautiful! LOVE the colors!

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  26. Oooh, I love this, Laurie! Perfect take on the photo! I love how your sentiment turned out!

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  27. This is gorgeous Laurie! Love the chevrons!

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  28. Laurie-
    This is just amazing. Your stamping is perfect! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  29. Laurie, I so loved tis, I had to CASE it here: http://bumblesnbees.blogspot.ca/2013/03/wonderful-beautiful-day.html

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  30. Hey Laurie! Thanks for linking this up to the Chevron Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  31. Simply amazing card ... so beautiful in every way!! Congrats on your Moxie Fab win, Laurie!!

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  32. Congrats on your Moxie Fab win! Cath was right on target with selecting this one to feature!

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  33. When I saw the moxie fab chevron challenge, I kept thinking of this card. So glad you entered and won, for this is absolutely Moxie Fab material :) one of my favorite among the winners!

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  34. Big congrats, Laurie! One of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen--such a deserving win!

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