Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Says Farewell...



Welcome to a very bittersweet week here in The Cafe.

It is time to say farewell to four amazing designers
with this week's challenge.
These designers have been part of The Play Date Cafe team
for nearly two full years and really have become family.

We want to celebrate each of these ladies and share an
individual wish for each of them...

What can we say about Savvy?!!

Savannah started designing with our team in
March, 2010 at Challenge #21
and has been a part of our Senior Design Team
since Jan, 2011.  She has been one of the
biggest ambassadors for our challenge and a
huge encourager within our team privately.
She inspired our players with everything from
cards to cupcakes...literally!

Savannah...as life brings you new opportunities within
your personal & creative life, we wish you all of the
blessings that God has to offer!

Kind-Hearted Jinny!

She joined The Cafe team in January, 2011
with Challenge #64.  Her designs have been so
very inspirational to our players & it's been a
wonderful experience for our team to watch her grow
as she continues to be the feature in so many publications.

Jinny...there are so many wonderful opportunities that
have come knocking at your door and while you have
always given our challenge priority, we are so happy to
finally share you with more of the paper-crafting world
and can't wait to see what's next for you!

Colleen...What an Inspiration!

Col joined our team as our 3rd Private Blend Designer
in January, 2011 at Challenge #63 and became a permanent 
member of our team in in August of that same year.
When she joined our Senior Design Team, she became our
'internal' team newswoman, sharing all of the shout outs
and accolades within our team as a way of encouraging
our team members during their creative journeys.
We were all especially moved when she shared her
personal challenge as her sweet daughter suffered
from bulimia & then shared it with the world.

Colleen...we know that you are making room for new
challenges within your personal life but know you'll never
be far away.  We pray that the doors you need opened,
will open in abundance & that every good thing will be yours!


'Shabby AND Chic...Denise!

Denise became a part of our team in
August, 2011 at Challenge #93 and became
an inspiration to all of our players who enjoy the
'shabby-chic' design aesthetic.
She has always been an encouragement to our team.

Denise...as you continue on your creative journey
we want you to know how much we appreciate what
you've brought to our challenge and that your work is
truly a gift.  Many blessings as you continue to
find your creative path.


It's time for a new challenge with the fantastic 
suggested colors of . . . 

Cobalt...Goldenrod...Peony

This week's 'Cup of the Week' will enjoy a prize from


The Play Date Cafe Prize Vault




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


















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) 

5
Judy1223
15
Alison
23
Ann Y
35
Helen B
36
Michelle W
64
Rudlis
65
Lisa
71
Erin M
76
Melisa H

This group can proudly display the
'Cream in Our Coffee'
badge on their blogs!

and
 
The Cup of the Week...



Tracey - TRace's Tri's


Tracey wins the shopping spree from


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


19 comments:

  1. Very sad to see you all go hope to see some more of you in the future somewhere else and wish you all the luck of the world.
    Congrats to all the winners.

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  2. Very best wishes to all you wonderful talented ladies ....

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  3. I've thoroughly enjoyed seeing your projects every week! I wish you all the very best! :)

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  4. So sad to see all these amazingly talented ladies go...wishing them all the best!!! I am so honoured to be featured as the Cup of the Week:) :) :) Thanks so much! Big Congrats to all the winners!

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  5. Congrats to Tracey! And farewell to your retirees :)) I will miss their wonderful creativity!

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  6. Congrats Tracey! I LOVE your card!

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  7. congrats to the winners, specially to Tracey for your fabulous creation. thank you ladies for your continuous efforts to inspire us week after week, wish you well for what's coming your way. welcome to the newbies, can't wait to play with you ; )

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  8. Thanks for my award today ladies and a big congrats to Tracey for her beautiful card! A fond farewell to the outgoing designers, I'll MISS you all here at the Cafe. Best wishes ;)

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  9. What a beautiful tribute to these talented ladies!!!!

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  10. Good luck to all the lovely leavers - I've enjoyed your work so much, even in the short time I've been a visitor to the Cafe!
    Alison x

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  11. Good Luck ladies...thanks for being such an inspiration here at PDCC!

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  12. Good luck to the talented design team that is leaving and congrats to the new comers!

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  13. I am sure going to miss Savannah, Jinny, Colleen and Denise. They've all been a marvelous source of inspiration, as well as motivators during my 1st year as a blogger. Blessings!

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  14. So sad to see such FAB ladies leaving. Thank you so much for picking my card as one of the honorable mentions!! :)

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  15. Thanks dear!!! Congrats to all!! I love is here! xoxo

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  16. What lovely colors! And best wishes to your outgoing designers, you sound like such a close group, I'm sure they will be missed. Thank-you for the inspiration!
    {Hugs} Barb

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