Thursday, May 16, 2013

Color Throwdown #242 and Paper Players #145

When I first saw this week's Color Throwdown CTD242 colors, I was not so sure they would work together.  I decided to do some speech bubbles, as I have seen a lot of this around lately, and I am very pleased with the way the card came together.  I guess this is the benefit of a color challenge--otherwise I would probably make everything pink and orange or blue and green.  I used my Lawn Fawn speech bubble dies and a selection of sentiments from Paper Smooches Chit Chat to make a card to encourage a friend.

My next card is a very exciting milestone for me--the first time I have ever played with The Paper Players.  I had never heard of this challenge, and then saw two cards yesterday on some blogs that I follow with this awesome color scheme, and decided to play along myself.  I will definitely play again. I just love this pencil image--from Happy Trails, and who doesn't need some extra thank you cards at the end of the school year.

Supplies Used (PTI):
Speech Bubbles
Stamps:  Paper Smooches Chit Chat
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy, Limeade Ice, Harvest Gold, Tempting Turquoise
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  White Filigree Embossing Powder, Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me dies, Striped Impression Plate, Ellen Hutson Sequins

Thank You, Teacher
Stamps:  Happy Trails
Paper:  White, Enchanted Evening
Ink:  Enchanted Evening, New Leaf, Scarlet Jewel
Other:  Canvas/Linen Impression Plate

Thanks for Visiting


  1. Great cards. I love the speech bubbles and those sentiments on the first one. You may have enabled me to get those dies. :)

  2. Great cards. I love the speech bubbles and those sentiments on the first one. You may have enabled me to get those dies. :)

  3. Joyce, both of your cards are so cute! I am in love with your teacher thank you and those adorable pencils. Just the reason why I have to have Happy Trails. Your conversation bubble card is too cute too...and what a sweet card to send to a friend!

  4. Love those speech bubbles,great way to get in all the colors. Love your pencil teacher card too another great way to get in all the colors for any challange. Beautiful embossed backgrounds too!

  5. Joyce, so glad that you found us and that the color challenge inspired you to play along! I am so glad you did. I love the use of the pencils and the fact that the texture on the pencils works beautifully with the texture from the embossing plate. So glad you joined us and thank you for rocking my challenge.

  6. Joyce - this pencil card is really great! So simple, yet so effective. I am so glad you came across The Paper Players challenge. Thanks for playing along.

  7. Oh Joyce both of these card are so fantastic. I LOVE those speech bubbles (thanks for making me buy something else) and the pencils are so much fun.

  8. Love your speech bubbles card- I would probably use the same colours too!

  9. I LOVE your cards! Your Paper Player card is so clean and fabulous! The pencil image is adorable. What a great way to incorporate the challenge colors! I'm glad you found us at The Paper Players!

  10. Great cards, Joyce. I especially love the speech bubbles one.

  11. Your speech bubble card is fantastic, Joyce! You are so on-trend and the EF you used is perfect for the background!!

    But can I just say that the pencil thank you card is absolutely CASlicious! Love, love, love the layout and the coloring and all that yummy linen white space!!

  12. These are fabulous! Love the speech bubbles - and the colours do work! But it's the teacher's card that I adore - love, love those pencils!

  13. The speech bubble card is perfect!

  14. Both of your cards are awesome, Joyce! I love the little pencils showcasing the colr trio beautifully. A perfect card for a teacher. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  15. Great minds think alike, Joyce! I have a card similar to your second one that I'll be sharing in a day or two. Love your row of colorful pencils!


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