Friday, January 23, 2015

Making the Switch...soonish

Thanks, everyone for all your input in regards to PC vs Mac decision. And a special thanks to Shirley Bampton for her very informative and helpful email (visit her here). I've decided to go with an iMac. While I'd love that fancy-schmancy humongous AIO with the retinal display, I'm going with the humongous AIO in "normal" display. Just have to have the income tax refund deposited, then I'm going all out! But don't tell my PC that she's being replaced....I don't want her to punish me by crashing before I'm ready to buy, lol!!

I've got a couple of cards to share today. One will go into the Muse challenge, where Marion Vaag has this beautifully blue CAS card, and the second one will go over to Taheera's Cure for the Monday Blues Challenge. Before I show you mine, I'll show you theirs, and make sure you pop over and play along with both of these challenges!


Yummy in blue and white!


Wouldn't a room like this just be a fun place to hang out?!

Here's my blue Muse card:


Pulled a large blue scrap out the ever growing scrap box. Cut it to fit the A2 card base, then split it. I used an MFT die to create the celebratory sentiment, and then added a strip punched with an MS border punch, just for added interest. Another dark photo...it's really white behind the sentiment. It wouldn't show as a nice white no matter what I did! But irl, it looks sweet.

Next is my CFTMB card. I saw the sherbet-like colors and the geometric shapes, and went with them for my design. 


I really went out of my comfort zone, didn't I?! A little CAS, and a little channeling of the ever fabulous Maria (from rieslingmama), and an extra shot of "just go with it" in my head. So I did. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, and there you have it. All the papers, except the Michaels white base, are scraps. Starting at the top, an RC 'happy' sentiment, cut with an MFT flag die. Blue, gold and pink sequins. Some gold thread messed up around and behind the vellum, a bit of embossing paste in light green and orange, and an SC die cut twice. The yellow polka dot paper was stamped over with a Market Street stamp in a chicken wire pattern with ME piggy bank ink. Soooo....I'd love to know what you think! Happy dances everyone.


18 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Beautiful! I love how you incorporated the scallop in the Muse card to include Marion's pretty, scroll element! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Deepti said...

Wow these are awesome, Love how the focus is on the big sentiments :) I also love that thread On ur second card, cool design!

Becca Cruger said...

I love your take on the MUSE challenge. Those scallops at the bottom are very elegant. And I just adore your "bits and pieces" card. All that floss and that bit of texture paste - gorgeous! Have fun picking a new design - here's hoping your PC hasn't developed keystroke registry. :)

Bobby said...

The scalloping really adds to the texture and dimension of your card, Bev. Using the word die is a great take on the sketch. There are so many little details on the second card. Yay for using embossing paste.

Tracey McNeely said...

Both of these are beautiful Bev, I love the scallop border and the string art--such a whimsical card.

Cornelia W said...

LOVE your CFTMB card - what a wonderful concoction!

Susanne Vargas said...

Congratulations on your computer decision! (Wonder what Shirley said to convince you...)
Great cards - a graphic CAS for the Muse and the second one a free style collage (that's what I would call it)! Fantastic!

Kim Heggins said...

Bev...both of your cards are fabulous. I love that beautiful blue and those scallops are so pretty. Your second card is amazing and I love your use of twine...every time I try that is is noting but a mess, I think I need a lesson, want to come to my house???
Miss you lots.

Jacquie Southas said...

What pretty cards! Love your split panel for the Muse card. I'm late to the PC/Mac debate, but after years of trying I convinced DH to go with an iMac 7 years ago and since then we've added a couple of Macbooks for the kids, so I am happy to see you going Mac :)

Brenda said...

Glad you found a computer that will work for you Bev! Now we will whisper that so your old computer doesn't hear and crash on you. lol I love, love both of your cards. The bold blue one is just beautiful and I love the soft, sheer colors of the second one. You had great inspiration to work with on both! Hugs, Brenda

Anita in France said...

Such a pretty blue, Bev ... lovely crisp sentiment, perfectly complemented by the scallopped edge ... delicious! Oh my, your mixed media card is a stunner... so much interest and detail and gorgeousness ... Maria would be proud!! Miss you heaps, sweet friend! Bisous, Bisous, Anita :)

Geri said...

The blue scalloped edge is obviously a hit....and deservedly so! I looked at your card over and over and can't decide if it's the scallops that highlight the bold sentiment or is it the bold sentiment playing so nicely with the scallopes! Matters not though, cuz it's a stunner!!!

NOW, your second card! Wowzers - you have done one heck of a fine 'channeling' job here dear friend! The bits of this & that add up to spectacular! The chicken wire stamp atop the DP & the bit of embossing paste is so artsy! The messed up thread rules!!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

2 stunning cards Bev and particularly adore the muse one with bold lettering but delicate scallops. Fab! Xx

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

I love your collage-like composition and especially that thread! Such a fun take on the inspiration! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

Martha said...

Bev, both cards are simply lovely! Every detail on your second one sure caught my eye. I love it! Both are beautifully done!

Have a wonderful week!

Kylie said...

Totally love the simplicity of your first card. The border in the same colour of the cardstock is terrific! And your second card is amazing! Yes, a different style for you but you totally rocked it!

Kelly Griglione said...

Great takes on both challenges, Bev! Your bold, blue card is toned done well with the feminine scallops. And your inner Maria did wonderful with those splots and splashes!!

cm said...

Pretend I'm whispering my congratulations on your new computer decision! Another dazzling duo of cards: CAS and striking for the Muse and a pretty collage for the second. Love these, too!
Hugs~c