Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC84

What a beautiful gallery from this past week!!!
We know how much you all LOVE the
Color Splash Challenge 
and we appreciate that you remind us each time with
such beautiful creativity.

We also want to thank you for all of the lovely wishes
sent on to Sarah as she moves on to her new
creative adventures.  We definitely miss her presence
already, but couldn't be more happy to share that she
will be showing in her very first Art Exhibition
this coming week and we wish her much success!!!
A big thanks to all who participated in the
Farewell to Sarah Blog Hop!
To find out who the lucky winner is, please scroll down 
to the Winner Post below.

Cafe News!!!

We are really excited to be moving a couple of our
designers into new positions here in The Cafe.
Michele Gross, who joined the PDCC this last term
will be joining the Senior DT & continuing to
work with our amazing sponsors.
Beginning next week, Jaclyn Miller will take on
the new role of Color Story Coordinator.
Our senior team has enjoyed hosting unique color
combos each week for over a year and a half.
Jaclyn will bring her very creative graphic
design background to some of the most
creative color stories 
you'll experience!
We are blessed to have so much talent on our
team and to encourage our designers to use
their full talents here in The Cafe is what brings
the very best to you!

final {scheduled} color story this week.

We welcome back to The Cafe a wonderful sponsor...

Mark's Finest Papers started business in October, 2009. The owners had the perfect logo, Speedy the Cat, their pet. Yes, he is real!
 Mark's Finest Papers' began in a climate control warehouse. In two weeks, they had to move, as they had tripled in size.  And, after 64 days of selling other companies' images, they decided they could design their own.
  In January 2010, Faith, (the owner), started designing the Speedy the Cat's Designer Collection Stamp Sets. They had NO IDEA how successful the line would become. They sold out of all the sets within 39 minutes of putting them on the web site, and have had continuing success each month with their new releases. 
 Now, they  have an extensive Premium Paper Line that rivals the "big guys!" Their 80lb, 100lb, 120lb and 140lb card stocks can't be beaten for high quality and  premium color saturation. MFP's Snow Storm Smooth and Snow Storm Smooth Heavy Card Stock is perfect for use with Copic Markers. They  also carry Premium Pencil Paper, Wowza Watercolor paper, Linens, Parchtones, and naturals.
 Mark's Finest Papers also has a tool line that  includes punches, Copics, Tonic, Sizzix and Spellbinders. They have over 200 ribbons/twines/cordings, and just as many charms.
 Mark's Finest Papers also has a on-line community called Speedy TV. It's full of tutorials, galleries of inspiration, and open Live discussions.
 Visit them at 

This week's Cup of the Week will win....

Planted With Love...
$15.99 retail value

Now here's more inspiration from
The Play Date Cafe Design Team.....

 Tracey Kuzniak ~ TRace's Tri's 

Fiona Shultz ~ Made by Fee

  Private Blend Designer
Colleen Dietrich ~ Dietrich Designs

Senior Designer

 Senior Designer
Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland2

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, please limit them 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)

Anja C ~ Scrappietoo
Mary Gunn ~ Mary Gunn Funn
Melissa Hubert ~ My Paper Obsession
Susan Z ~ Imagine Create Express

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...

 Malyn ~ ThinkInk Creative

Malyn wins the fabby prize 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.



 Please contact Julie Ranae at
to claim your prize from The Cafe!


  1. Congrats to the winners! Great cards and best wishes to Sarah! Thanks for everything!

  2. Many congratulations to all the winners - there really were some fabulous creations! Wishing Sarah all the best in her new endeavours. And finally, what delicious colours you've got for this week's challenge!!!

  3. Thank you. I am humbled by this win....happy, too, of course.

    Here's my shout out to all of you.


  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 Jun 09:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. Congrats to the winners! :)
    Good luck to Sarah too! :)
    One doubt. Are the colors for #84 red, green and lavender??? Cannot make out the last color. Please clarify! Tks!

  6. Shobana {and all}...the colors are a sort of burgundy meets green meets lavender....but whatever you see for your interpretation is wonderful!

  7. What a FUN challenge this week - love the colours, and your samples are out of this world! :)

  8. I added my link but the first post did not show, so I added the 2nd post, sorry!

  9. Oh dear, I have just read all these comments, and i thought this weeks colours were red green and grey!! I hope that my card is still ok for submission, I can only say that through my laptop it looks like grey not lavender.

  10. you have some fabulous creative things going on in this blog space

  11. Congrats to the winners! I nearly forgot to link up my card...again! FWIW, I agree with the person 2 comments above me. It's pretty difficult to tell what that 3rd colour is - and that happens to me a lot. It would be really helpful if you guys would list the colours instead of just having the photo, since every monitor is different. Sometimes I feel like I'm kind of guessing what the colours really are, even when looking at the DT's samples.
    I'm going to blame it on old eyes! (okay, so I'm only 42, but I swear I feel older!!)

  12. # 28 peggy g does not show my entry, thanks for letting me know!
    the link is
    I tried to reload, but no success, I am sorry I messed up.
    hope you come by any way!

  13. Such beautiful colors! I love all the DT's inspiration!

  14. Woops!! Made my card but missed the deadline, thought it was Thursday for some reason, Anyway here is the link in case your interested:
    I too had problems with the colour combination, certainly did not see the last colour as lavender, I thought it was white.