Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Play Date Cafe PDCC128



What an exciting week here in The Cafe!

Before we get to this Amazing color story, we have some pretty
big news to share with you.

If you've been coming to The Cafe for any length of time, you know
that we have an invitation-only position here called
We are proud to announce that we have a brand new
PBD waiting in the wings.  She will be starting with us during
the first challenge in May, but we wanted to introduce you to
her now so you could get to know her, but we bet you
already know her quite well!
She has been a long-time supporter of our challenge,  
and can be found frequently in your
favorite paper crafting magazines.

The Play Date Cafe Welcomes...



" I’m so excited to be a Private Blend Designer for
The Play Date Cafe!!
I’m a southern girl from Irmo, SC which is a
suburb of Columbia.  I’m a high school teacher and teach computer
classes. My favorite classes to teach are Photoshop and Web Page
Design. I enjoy exercising and you can
catch me at the gym several days
a week at 5am on a cardio machine browsing through current card
making magazines. I also love to travel. My favorite places to visit are
London, England and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
I started making cards and scrapbooking in the late 1990s
when a friend
of mine introduced me to stamping. I have always loved card making
and in 2010, I rekindled my love of papercrafting. My favorite things to
make are cards and mini-scrapbooks and have recently started art
journaling. I started my current blog, The Crafty Corgi, in February
2011. I also teach card making and paper craft classes at some local
scrapbooking stores and at a local assisted living facility. I really enjoy
getting to know new people through my paper crafting hobby. I’m
always trying different styles and techniques so you never know what I
might put up on my blog next."

Our design team are so excited to have Donna with us and she is
already making herself at home as part of the family!
We'll see her first official post with us May 3rd.


Now for this week's very scrumptious colors....

 Along with white
this week's suggested colors are:

This week's Cup of the Week will win a
fabby embellishment grab bag
from the PDCC Prize Vault!



Now for inspiration from
The Play Date Design Team...

Julie Ranae


 A Double-Dip ....



















Please follow THE PLAY DATE CAFE RULES 
{on our left sidebar} 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.
The main requirements are:
PDCC COLORS BE THE
FOCUS OF YOUR SUBMISSION
and 
THE PROJECT BE BASED ON THE CURRENT
CHALLENGE AND HAVE NOT BEEN POSTED
PRIOR TO THE CURRENT CHALLENGE DATE
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
and
THE CUP of the WEEK

 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!

and
 
The Cup of the Week...


Lin ~ Sending Hugs


Lin wins the shopping spree from


Simon Says Stamp

and can proudly display the 
'Cup of the Week' Badge
Cup of the Week Winners
please contact Julie Ranae atjulieranae@hotmail.com
with your mailing address to receive your prize



  


20 comments:

  1. I am so excited about making it to FAB 4 with my art journal entry. Thank you for the wonderful inspirational colors. Blessings!

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  2. Congratulations Lin and all the winners from last week's challenge...such awesome cards!

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  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous creations from everyone!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this weeks colours :) :) :)

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  4. Congratulations go out to Lin and all the winners, thanks for the HM, I am absolutely thrilled :)

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  5. Congrats to Lin and the other winners! And I am so excited for Donna! Way to go, my friend! Can't wait to see your work here at The Play Date Cafe!

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  6. I am very very happy, is a honor to be between the FAB 4. Congratulations to Lin, amazing card. kiss xoxo

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  7. Gratuluję i dziękuję za zabawę :)

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  8. What a nice surprise to find here this morning - thank you, ladies! You've made my day! Congrats to the creams and cups, too! Sending out an email now, Julie.

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  9. Congrats to Lin and to all the other winners! Congrats also to Donna on her designer spot!

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  10. Congrats to all the winners, especially Lin! And a big welcome to Donna, she is a star and will be a fantastic addition to an already wonderful team!

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  11. CONGRATS LIN!! =)
    I LOVE those fun/cute pinwheels!! =)
    CONGRATS to all of the other winners too!! THANKS for the AMAZING Challenges and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  12. Fun colors this week! I had to come back over and over to look at the DT's examples for inspiration. Thanks for the challenge!

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  13. Thanks for the HM. It really made my day to see that after a long week. Looking forward to this week's challenge. Great colors!

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  14. I just discovered this blog today while reading a fellow stamper's blog. I love me some PINK and polka dots! So I was inspired to play along. I will be following you from now on and I look forward to playing along some more! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Donna you will have such a fab time being part of this team! Gorgeous DT creations everyone

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  16. ooops, using my daughter's computer so the comment looks like it was from Sophie!

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  17. I love that you included a picture of a tie in the inspirational picture. Blessings!

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  18. These were FUN colours to play with!

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  19. LOVE these colors!!! Thanks for the color challenge! I'm fifty minutes too late, but if you'd like to see my card, here's the link:
    http://mynnettekitchenonastampage.blogspot.com/2012/04/orange-flamingo.html
    Fabulous DT creations!!! :)

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