Wednesday, July 04, 2012

It’s Party Time–CTD #199


Hi, everyone! I’m back today with this week’s Color Throwdown challenge. The uber talented Lori is host today, and since it’s July 4th and Independence Day in the US, she’s chosen some patriotic colors.

swatch 199

I’m using a brand-spanking new set from MFT—just released last night – PI Birthday Girl. Isn’t she adorable? I stamped her on Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 130lb paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic markers—except for her sweet little gingham jumper and her balloon :) Then I cut her out with a Die-namics Rectangle STAX die and matted her with another. The sentiment was stamped on a Die-namics File Tab die cut and adhered under the edge before popping it up on foam. I remembered how much I loved the little Die-namics Rolled Scallop Flower so I added one of them, along with some Die-namics Royal Leaves. A little stitching, some twine, and some pearls finish it off.

Here’s the inside with another sentiment from the set and our little PI sweetie again. Lovin’ me some pigtails!


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




And that’s it! 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 CTD199 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, included our July Guest Designer, Judy Rozema!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!) 
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger (taking a break this week)
Wanda Cullen
Judy Rozema (July Guest Designer)

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you a little later for this week’s
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!


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Stamps: PI – Birthday Girl (
Sweet Tooth Red Hot (MFT); Double Dutch (Lilybee Design); Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 130lb
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Rectangle STAX, Rolled Scallop Flower. Royal Leaves
Die-namics dies (MFT); twine, pearls, sewing machine, foam dots



  1. What a precious card! LOVE it!

  2. This is darling Bar! Her paper pieced checked dress along with these pretty papers looks so sweet!

  3. Ooooh, I love the new PI girl, Bar...her red gingham dress is just tooo cute and I sooo love the rolled flower!!!!!

  4. Adorable! LOVE her sweet gingham dress!

  5. Awww....totally love all the gingham and paper piecing going on! What a great birthday card!


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