Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Celebrates 3 Years!



The week is finally here!

We are so happy you've joined us for our
3rd Anniversary Celebration!


The Play Date Cafe is ready to celebrate in style with

a whole new look
 and
5 days of amazing inspiration
 from our
Creative Design Team
and
Returning Alumni Designers

We also have very generous sponsors offering
prizes during the 5-day celebration!

We are hoping to achieve our next major milestone of
2,000 followers!

Make sure YOU are a public follower
then spread the word
because our designers will be visiting your blogs.
We'll be offering random prizes to those who
have the new 'I Play...' badge on their blog
so make sure you post it with the link to our challenge.


We are making a BIG CHANGE in order to make
room for even more inspiration each week.
Beginning this week, we will be posting our
winners on Fridays.



This will give us an opportunity
to give our 'Cup of the Week' 
and our Honorable Mentions
their own spotlight!

We have LOTS to get to during this first post,
so let's get right to it, shall we ?!

This week's suggested colors 
are great for Halloween
and all the beautiful autumn inspiration around us . . .

Flame ... Grape ... Mulberry

We have terrific prizes that will be shared throughout
the next 5 days from a variety of sponsors.
We are super excited to share prizes to share prizes
with our

'Cup of the Week'
'Fab 4'
and
(10) 'Cream in Our Coffee'
 Winners

So there are definitely GREAT reasons to play along!


Today's sponsors include:



Our twine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker's twine comes in 18 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look. 


{$48 Retail Value}




At Technique Tuesday, we are committed to offering the most beautiful, high-quality, affordable clear stamps and paper crafting products. We are also committed to sharing the art of stamping and our enthusiasm for paper crafting through our website, blog, newsletters, and workshops. Whether you prefer a simple style or an embellished look, are a beginner or have been crafting for years, our products will help you create beautiful scrapbook pages, personalized handmade cards, unique gifts, and one-of-a-kind home décor items.



{$10 retail value}



Our goal is to provide versatile, high quality stamps and beyond that - a supportive, friendly atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable hanging out with their stamping friends, asking questions, and sharing their latest Market Street creations! Be sure to check out Market Street Stamps in our Neighborhood - aka our virtual hangout!



{$25 Retail Value}



We are thrilled to welcome back two of our
Alumni Designers as guests today...






Now for more inspiration 
from our Design Team...



Private Blend Designer
Connie Mercer


Anya Schrier


Donna Bowman


Private Blend Designer
happening here in The Cafe.
Come *LIKE* us on Facebook
and
Follow us on Twitter
@ThePDCC

Join us again tomorrow for more inspiration,
prizes and the winners from Challenge #153 !


67 comments:

  1. happy anniversary.love creation of all the designers they are awesome ,with variety of work to show.thanks dear.
    megha
    http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

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  2. Love the new look! Added the new badge to my blog!
    Happy Anniverary!! :o)

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    1. oops -
      How beautiful your cards & tags are! Congratulations on your 3rd Anniversary <3 !!!
      Very happy for all of you!

      PS My blog doesn't 'do' adding gadgets on blogger - I know the steps, but it just doesn't work anymore. Unless someone is an expert tech and can offer new suggestions.
      Rosy

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  4. Happy Anniversary...love the new look..will be adding the new badge to my blog..Congrats again!!!

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  5. Happy Anniversary!
    ..love the new look and I have your bright and shiny badge on my blog!

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  6. Happy Anniversary & best wishes for another successful year.

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  7. Happy Anniversary! What a fabulous new look for the occasion! I know what I'll be doing for the challenge, I just need to be in my "craft room" (dining room table) to start trying out my ideas ; )

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  8. Happy 3rd Anniversary! I love the new look. I know I haven't played along in absolutely ages (shocking, I know!) but I always stop by and check out the challenges. Hope to put that right soon. Congratulations to you all.

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  9. First of all happy 3th anniversary and onto another great year to come filled with lots of inspiration.
    I like the new look of your blog and how generous to give away all those prizes great. Love the inspiration from the team and wish you all the best.

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  10. Congrats on 3 years!!! Great inspiration... I hope to get something posted later... I shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/lyneen.jesse
    and on my blog http://dreamingofcastles.blogspot.com/

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  11. Congratulations on 3 years. So many more to come. Put that new badge on my blog. Love it!

    p.s. working on my card right now.

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  12. Congratulations on your 3rd year Julie and I LURVE the new look. Crossing fingers that you reach that 2000 milestone soon. Sending you a huge MWAH from the uk lol. Pxx

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  13. Congratulations on your 3rd Anniversary!

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  14. appy Anniversary!
    ..love the new look and I have your bright and shiny badge on my blog!

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  15. Congrats on the three years x hope there are many more x

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  16. Happy Anniversary! Great inspiration from the DT, past and present!

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  17. Happy Anniversary and I LOVE the new look!! I'm grabbing a badge!

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  18. Happy Anniversary! Love the new look! Posted the badge on my sidebar!!
    LOVE all the inspiration!! Great new challenge!!!!

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  19. happy, happy, happy anniversary!!!! wow! where has the time gone???

    i posted on my blog (please scroll down on it) AND i'm grabbing your badge.

    gorgeous creations by the ladies too!

    hugs :)

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  20. Congratulations on your third anniversary. Love, love the new look - the bold graphic and strong colours are fabulous! Just about to post the badge!

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  21. Three years?!!!.....Congrats!!! :) What a awesome makeover and cool new swanky badge!! I.LOVE.IT.

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  22. Congratulations! The new look is fabulous!

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  23. Happy 3rd Anniversary !!! ... have posted your badge on my blog. making a tag as I type so I can join in :o)) x

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  24. wow.. twines please!!!!!1 yeay!

    cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

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  25. Happy anniversary. What a great challenge, wonderful designer samples and awesome prizes. As soon as I can get to my computer I am going to try to upload the new badge and see if I can sit long enough to create. I miss working on my projects. Hugs, Anita

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  26. Happy Anniversary! I will definitely be playing along! Glad to see this challenge constantly growing and evolving!

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  27. Thank you for a great challenge again girls, hope my colours are ok for this wk. Debbeix
    http://debbie-lovepapercrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/teddy-and-robin.html

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  28. Happy 3 years! I am all linked up...everyone is "liked" and I am ready to play!

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  29. Congrats on your Anniversary and thanks for inspiring us every week!

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  30. Happy Anniversary PDC! Love the new look and I'm off to add the new badge to my blog! Awesome inspiration from the team as always ;)

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  31. Way to start a celebration! Congrats on the 3rd anniversary!!! The PDDC blog is a great example for blog community and provides constant inspiration to paper crafter! Oh happy day!

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  32. A big congrats on your 3rd Anniversary, love the new look. Thanks for the inspiration each week!!

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  33. Congratulations on your three year anniversary! I'm adding your new badge to my blog. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and fun color challenge.

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  34. Happy Anniversary! Love the site makeover!!

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  35. Woo hoo for three years! The blog makeover looks AWESOME!!

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  36. Congrats on your 3 years! I just found
    you but I will be checking your blog.

    Carla from Utah

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  37. Happy Anniversary! Three years - wow! All credit to you Julie, and the team! Fab blog makeover too x x

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  38. Happy Anniversary!! SO excited about the new things happening here!!! :D

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  39. Three years - wow that's ancient in blogland. Congrats!

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  40. Love the new badge...loaded it on my blog...great projects this week...love the color combo too! Happy 3 years!

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  41. posted the badge and shared on my FB page :)

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  42. Love the new look! Happy Anniversary!

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  43. Congrats! 3years! That's great! Like the new logo!

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  44. What an accomplishment 3 years is! Congrats! Here's to many more!

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  45. Happy anniversary! 3 years is HUGE!!! CONGRATS!!!

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  46. Congratulations! Three years is a very remarkable milestone! Thank you for your consistently inspirational challenges!

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  47. Wow!! Congratulations on three years! You're all so fantastic for providing all this creative inspiration and fun for us all. ;-) I am blown away by all the fabulous projects by the DT, and am loving all the Alumni projects, too. Happy Anniversary!!

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  48. Happy 3rd anniversary! you have provided me with many fun challenges, always learning!!!

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  49. Happy anniversary...love all the inspirations from the DT and the AT:)

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  50. Congrats on 3 years! I have added your badge to my blog :)

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  51. Happy anniversary!! I love your new badge and have added it to my blog as well as uploaded a card for the challenge, so exciting!! XOX Lucy

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  52. Happy anniversary!!!!! Your lovely new logo is now on my blog.

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  53. Congratulations on 3 years! yay!!! I LOVE your challenges and thank you so much for keeping our crafting minds sharp and for such wonderful prizes to win!!!

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  54. Congratulations and well done with a very successful challenge blog! Thank you for all your hard work and great inspiration and for leaving such beautiful comments!
    Good Luck with the future challenges!

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  55. Thanks so much for your birthday celebration challenge!

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  56. Happy 3rd Anniversary! I've linked a project up for you; I do wish you allowed more than ten characters in the Name part of the inlinkz widget, though.

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  57. Happy Anniversary. I've add your badge because I really like the challenges and will try to come back as often as possible. Lots of wonderful inspirations from the DT. I've enjoyed it every day. Thanks

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  58. Happy Anniversary! Love all the DT inspiration!
    I played along with the fun challenge!

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  59. Happy Anniversary, PDCC! Thanks for giving us plenty of challenge and inspiration. :)

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  60. Happy Anniversary! What a fun week it's been full of fab. inspiration and lots of great sponsors!

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  61. Happy anniversary! Thanks for all the eye candy & inspiration these past 3 years!

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  62. Weep, weep, weep! I've just missed the deadline and I've been working on a card for 3days!

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  63. Congrats...had a great time playing along.

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