Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Play Date Cafe PDCC88

What an amazing colors once again this week!
Our Color Story Coordinator, Jaclyn Miller,
has a real eye for inspiration and once again,
she has brought something unique to The Cafe.

This week's suggested colors are:
Red-ish/Orange...Yucky Yellow...Juniper

We are really happy to have one of our
long-time players as
this week's Guest Designer...

"Hi, I’m Debby, a UK based stay at home Mum to three great kids, and I’m beyond delighted to be the guest designer for 
The Play Date Café.
 Even as a small child I loved paper, card and bright envelopes. As an adult the stationary section always drew me for a cute notebook or two. So I suppose it was no surprise when I started making my own papercrafts about 6 years ago. I found that being creative was a great way to unwind after a hectic day with three young children. As I found my way into all things crafty I wondered at the inspiration on amazing blogs. Eventually last year I started my own blog, Lime Doodle. As my style evolved, I turned time and again to challenges to help kick start my creativity. The Play Date Café is one of my favourite places to stop for a coffee and a splash of inspiration. I hope you enjoy the fabulous colours this week as much as I have."

It's so super cool is it to have this week's sponsor in The Cafe!!

Before the days of Hollywood, the Los Angeles film industry was centered in Echo Park. In it’s heyday Echo Park was home to silent film legends, Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin and the Three Stooges.  Legends that have lasted the test of time.
As a brand new company formed in April of 2010, Echo Park Paper Co. offers a unique approach to style, form and format.  Each of our collections includes a themed set of 12 papers and 2 sticker sheets that coordinate beautifully together.  With bright, happy colors and easy-to-use designs, these collections offer simple sophistication that will satisfy both the novice and the expert crafter alike.
Scrapbooks, like silent films, tell stories through pictures and written words, to be cherished and passed down through generations.  It is our goal to supply you with everything you need to create timeless masterpieces of your own.

Here's more inspiration from
The Play Date Cafe Design Team.....

Private Blend Designer 

Senior Designer

Senior Designer  
Ruby 2 Shoes ~ Ruby 2 Shoes Design


Senior Designer
Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland2

Please follow THE PLAY DATE CAFE RULES carefully to enter.
Deadline for prizes is 11:59pm EST on Tuesday
The 'Cup of the Week' will be announced during the next challenge.
We want you to enjoy this challenge.
Interpret the colors the way you see them.
We do not use specific card stock color names or brands.
Break out of the box and have fun!
The main requirement is:
When using additional colors, 
they must be limited to neutrals.
You are welcome to combine challenges,
but we do ask that:
1. The PDCC name and/or photo is used
2. OUR colors are the focus of the card.
See complete rules on sidebar at left

The Fab 4
The Cream in our Coffee
Another great challenge has come to a close.
A very warm thank you to all who entered.
This challenge is only successful because of YOU
so please, PLEASE play with us again!

This Week's Fab 4...
(in alphabetical order)

The Fab can proudly display the
'I Made the Fab 4'
badge on their blogs!
The Cream in our Coffee...
( honorable mentions in random order )

This group can proudly display the
'Cream in Our Coffee'
badge on their blogs!
The Cup of the Week...

 Rachel ~ Seize the Stamp

Rachel wins THREE stamps from the Fran~tage line by

and can proudly display the 'Cup of the Week' Badge.
Cup of the Week Winner
please contact Michele at
with your mailing address to receive your prize.


  1. Wow great colorpalette and beautiful cards made by the team. Congrats to all the winners.

  2. Thanks for giving me an honourable mention - absolutely delighted!!

    And the colours this week are yummy!

  3. Thank you for choosing my card as one of the Fab 4 - congratulations to all the winners! Lovin' the colors this week! :)

  4. I'm honored to be honorable mention! This is the first time I've been recognized for a card :) I'm inspired to keep making cards! Thanks!!

  5. Congratulations to all!!!
    I love the new palette and the bright designs! This is my color palette!
    I will try linky later!

  6. Congrats to the winners and oh what fun this challenge is. Your design team is extremely versatile with each lady having their own distinct style and I really enjoy their inspiration pictures.

  7. Thanks so much for choosing me as Cup of the Week! I'm thrilled & honored :-)

  8. Well, I desperately needed something to jump-start my missing mojo, and the color palette and DT samples this week definitely did it! Gorgeous work - I love the tremendous variety of styles that the DT provides to inspire us. Congrats to all of the winners this week - I've seen some beautiful cards from the color challenges these past weeks - love coming here for inspiration. :)

  9. Thanks so much for a fantastic challenge. I loved the colors and the inspiration board photos were lots of fun. I am so jazzed to have been selected as one of the Fab Four. Thanks again.

  10. challenging colors! the DT here did amazing, i just LOVE all of your projects! thanks for the challenge!

  11. Ooh! Fun colors this week and great samples from the DT. Thanks for the shout out - you know how I love to play along!

  12. Really challenging colours, but I love them together now!! Thanks!

  13. Fun colors. I was excited to use these colors...don't know why it took me so long to get it done. Thanks for the inspiration! ;)

  14. Just added my entry. Thanks for the fun!