Monday, December 20, 2010

Announcing Our New Design Team 'Cafe-Style'!

For the current challenge

The day has finally arrived!
  It's Day One of the Big Reveal!

We are so happy to welcome
five new first-term designers and
a brand, new Private Blend Designer.

Of course, we'll do it 'Cafe~Style', so you
will be meeting them throughout this week.

Before we get started though, it's another exciting time
here in The Cafe as all of our designers who are staying
on will be 'moving up', so to speak.

We are so happy to share that
Savannah O'Gwynn
Ruby 2 Shoes
will be joining Sarah Anderson & Julie Ranae as
Senior Designers.

We are doubly delighted that
Andrea Ewen
will be moving from, just our
second 'Private Blend Designer',
to a first term designer, so she will be
with us at least another six months!
Lots of good things happening here in The Cafe!

Without further ado.....

We welcome

Michele Gross to 
The Play Date Cafe Design Team.

"I am a stamper! 
Show me the ink and rubber...
and the ribbon and bling...
and I am one happy girl!  
I’m cheerful,  a little zany at times, 
and I believe dessert is good for you.  
I’m married to my best friend, mom to our 2 amazing boys, 
spoiler to Ellie our Diva Dog and slightly addicted to blogging :)  
When I’m not getting inky in my studio, or spending endless hours 
at the skate park with my guys 
(wishing they were bubble-wrapped!), 
I enjoy cooking, reading, and cheering (loudly) 
for my favorite baseball team-the Rockies!"

If you have not been to StudioMSG, then you have got
to make a trip...right now!  You have permission!  : )
Michele has a colorful style....
Some days whimsical....
Other days elegant....
All days inspiring!

We know you will make her feel welcome by
visiting her blog each week as she brings
inspiration to the The Cafe!

We're glad you're here, Michele!!!


  1. Michele will be such an excellent addition to your design team! Not only is she super creative but she leaves the sweetest most encouraging comments! GREAT pick! Also glad the other designers are moving up and staying! Super team - can't wait to see who's next!

  2. Congrats to all the DT members! It was nice to get to know a bit about you Michele and can't wait to meet the rest of the DT!

  3. Congrats! Love your cards Michele - always great inspiration!

  4. Grats to all of you mentioned here :) Looking forward to see the new DT members creating more nice stuff for us :)


  5. Great to have you on the team Michele :)

  6. Congratulations to you all ... look forward to more beautiful creations ...

  7. Congrats Michele!!! You will make a great addition to the PDC! I love your blog and your design style!!!!! Hooray for you!
    Congrats to all who are moving up!!

  8. Congratulations Michele and to all the designers. How fun and what a great way to start the new year!

  9. I KNEW it! Michele is a fabulous designer, as are all of the PDCC girls! Congratulations! :)

  10. Excellent choice! Michele ROCKS!!!! :D

  11. congratulations michelle!!! that's fantastic!!

  12. Yay, Michele! Look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations here at The Cafe!!

  13. Congrats to inky buddy!!! She soooo deserves this.....she's just awesome!!! For Andrea.....congrats Miss Lady.... love your work!!!

  14. Congratulations to everyone on the team, and a BIG warm welcome to Michele, hope you have a fabulous time in the cafe. Have a lovely Christmas, Tracy Evans x x

  15. Yay for Michele! She is such a fabulous addition to the team! I love her work. :)

  16. Hooray for Michele!!!! LOVE this girl and her work!!! She will make an amazing addition to the Play Date Cafe team!!!