Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC90

It's an exciting week here in The Cafe....
So let's get to some pretty BIG NEWS first!

We are coming to the end of our design team term in just a couple 
weeks....we will be saying goodbye to one of our designers
and moving the rest of our girls into new terms!
Along with these changes (which will be announced soon) we
are thrilled to be bringing on 
two brand new designers to The Play Date Cafe!!!

Joining us as a  
first term designer...


Our next 
 Private Blend Designer...

Both of these talented ladies will officially
join us for their first challenge on August 4th!

This week's suggested colors are:

This week, we have a wonderful lady in The Cafe
joining us as
this week's Guest Designer....

"My name is Kendra Wietstock and I've been anxiously awaiting this week 
as a guest designer at PDCC.   I live in Northern Indiana with my 
husband and two children.  I currently work as a freelance designer for Our
Craft Lounge, Lizzie Anne Designs, i{heart}papers and Whimsy & Stars 
Studios.   In addition to my design duties for Our Craft Lounge, I am 
also  the Customer Service Representative and Design Team Coordinator which
also includes teaching classes and making store samples for retail 
locations.    Although I spend most of my time these days stamping, when 
I do find some spare time in my schedule, I spend it on my first "crafting
love" ~ scrapbooking." 
We sound like a broken record lately, but in a good way!
We have another brand, new sponsor with us!
and what a terrific prize package for our
Cup of the Week.... 
Our Designers thank OCL for providing
their fab stamps to our team !
Inspired by OCL from
The Play Date Cafe Design Team.....

Senior Designer
Michele Gross ~ StudioMSG

Jinny Newlin ~ Soaring

 Senior Designer  
Ruby 2 Shoes ~ Ruby 2 Shoes Design

Senior Designer  

Private Blend Designer 
Senior Designer
Julie Ranae ~ Julie's Open Window

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)

Lynn Miller ~ Miller's Ink
Stephanie Muzzulin ~ Handmade by Stephanie
Paul Browning ~ The Artsiders

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...

Amy  ~ Stamp-n-Paradise

Amy wins the fab stamp set from

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! This is my first Cup of the Week!! Thank you PDCC!!!

  2. Aww you guys!!!!! You're so generous to put me in your Fab 4. It's a lovely surprise to wake up, switch on the computer and find news like that. Congrats to Amy for making Cup of the Week - richly deserved with such an elegant, classy card design. Pxxx

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [14 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. thanks for the honorable mention!! congrats to all the winners!! : )

  5. Thanks for the mention as "cream in the coffee"! Very honoured! Congratulations to all of the winners! Such wonderful cards!

  6. YAY! SO happy to see Denise's smiling face at the top of this post today! And Amy's card is absolutely beautiful- much deserving of the "Cup of the Week" prize! Nice to see so many familiar faces!

  7. I really appreciate the Cream in the Coffee shout out! Thanks guys!

  8. I`m happy:)))I`m "cream in the coffee":)Thank you very much!!

  9. In reality these colors look terrific. On the computer screen mine don't come close. Anyway, it was fun trying. My entry is on my blog. I love all the design team's work.

  10. Oh my giddy aunt - I am surprised I did not see this sooner - thank you ladies - what an honour - I am excited to see one of the 'Cup of the Week winners - thank you so much - I am off to 'post and boast!' Wahoo - thank you! {{{hugs}}}

  11. Great cards this week-I love the colors!

  12. Where did this week go to?! Just made it.. thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Thank you so much for the color inspiration for my card box!!! It helped and I love the way it turned out!