Wednesday, May 04, 2011

A Little Message For You - CTD #140 and MFTWSC #18

OMGosh! It's Wednesday again so that means it's Color Throwdown AND MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge day! I'm the host at CTD today so that means I chose these colors. So vintage-y, don't you think?
And here's the sketch--another fun one from MFT! You can find the sketch on the MFT blog and also in the MFT forum on SCS, as well as in the weekly newsletter. The Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.

I'm using a just-released-last-night MFT set called Just My Type Die and Stamp Set. How stinkin' cute is this??? I love that typewriter image--AND it's part of a Die-namics Duo so you don't have to fussy cut it out :) The die has two parts--the typewriter itself, and another die for the little slip of paper coming out of the typewriter. Is that genius, or what? And no coloring involved :) And, no, I didn't do a square card ;-)

I'm using my newest fave paper - Gabrielle by Bo Bunny, which I guess unconsciously inspired my colors for this week. I stamped the typewriter image on Fossil card stock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and the sentiment on some patterned paper. For the vertical element, I scavenged some corrugated cardboard and tore off the top layer of paper. The only thing left was to add some seam binding, button and twine, and a butterfly. Oh, and a mini paper clip. Cute!

Here's the inside.

Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD140 so we can see your beauty all in one place. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week! And please help us welcome our fabulous Guest Designer for May, Jen Mitchell!!

Did you see on the Color Throwdown blog that we've added a team member? We so enjoyed having Carole Burrage with us last month and didn't want to let her go. Sooooo, she's our newest team member! Be sure to give her some welcoming love on her blog!

Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Kristin Beuter - Mindless Creativity
Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs
Cathy Indelicato - Crafty Thoughts...
Carole Burrage - Mother's Little Helper

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Just My Type Die-namics Duo (MFT)
Paper: Fossil (MFT); Gabrielle 6 x 6 pad (Bo Bunny); corrugated box
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Just My Type Dienamics Duo, Butterflies Die-namics dies (MFT); mini paper clip (Tim Holtz); seam binding; button, twine (PTI); faux pearls (craft store)


  1. WOW, you rocked this sketch with that design, I love it.

  2. Its really wonderful card!!!
    I just love it. This green ribbon and butterfly is looking beautiful. Thanks for this great card..

  3. gorgeous. looove those pretty colors and the typewriter partially stamped on the inside....looks great.

  4. So stinkin' cute....I just may have to get this set!

  5. Beautiful card! I love that vintage typewriter and your cardboard element is so cool!!

  6. This is FABULOUS to the max Bar! LOVE how you used the typewriter with this sketch!!!

  7. Thanks for the fun the last week it's been great thanks for your hard work

  8. I love how it's stamped on the inside. :)

  9. Very pretty! Love all the kraft.

  10. This is just beautiful! I love the vintage shabby chic look and I love that paper! Great colors Bar!!

  11. Wow! This is fabulous! I have GOT to learn how to tie a ribbon like that!

  12. Woo hoo Girl.....what a card! I just love all the detail. Janine

  13. GOR-GEOUS design, girlfriend! LOVE your take on the sketch, and you rock these colors!

  14. This is fantastic. You chose such a great set of colors for us this week! Thanks! I love love love your design. That new set with the typewriter is AMAZING!!! AMAZING!

  15. Love the card, The vintage typewriter really matched your color and paper choice. TFS!!!

  16. Wow, your card is just Gorgeous! love the vintage chic feel of it. Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for the inspiration! 8-)

  17. This is gorgeous! I just LOVE that new MFT Typewriter stamp set, and really need to save for it!! The colors look gorgeous, and I love the vintage yet modern look of this card!


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