Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Happiness Always–CTD #193


Welcome to this week’s
Color Throwdown Challenge! This week the amazing Wanda is our host and she has picked a fabulous color combo, based on her inspiration piece.

swatch 193

I don’t have any Marvelous Magenta card stock, so I went with some patterned paper that had all the other colors plus a bright pink. I think that works. My layout is very simple, using
MFTWSC #69, and pretty self-explanatory, I’m thinkin’.

My tree was made with my Die-namics Teardrop Tree die, popped up on some foam dots. I added the sentiment, from  MFT’s Happy Thoughts on a Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon double-ended flag, topped with a Pink Sorbet baker’s twine tied button. Lots of stitching finished it off.

Here’s the inside, with another sentiment from the set:


Here are the
Die-namics dies I used on this card:



Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. 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 CTD193 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.

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!) 
Broni Holcombe
Danielle Kennedy
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Kitty Caracciolo (May Guest Designer)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back later today with this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!



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Stamps: Happy Thoughts (MFT)
Sweet Tooth, Hot Fudge (MFT); Garden Green (SU!); Country Drive (Echo Park)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Teardrop Tree, First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics, baker’s twine (MFT); button, sewing machine, foam dots




  1. this is so cute, love how you used these colors

  2. This is adorable Bar! I love the single tree with the sweet little button...and the coordinating tree bg paper is perfection!

  3. Your little tree is sooo cute, Bar, and I love the papers you used...such an adorable design!!!!

  4. This is such a cheerful and fun card Bar! I love how you've used the different patterned papers together with this great layout!

  5. Oh, I like Jodi's comment... it IS full of happiness! Adorable card, and I just LOVE how you worked in the colors this week! :)

  6. What a fun, cheery card! Love the mix of papers you used.


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