Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC87

Welcome to another challenge here at The Play Date Cafe.

If you are new to our challenge, you will find some of the
most talented designers in the challenge world here to 
inspire you each week to play along with our color stories.

This week's suggested colors are....

Slate Blue...Barn Red...Grey

This week, we welcome a long-time player here in The Cafe
as our Guest Designer....

"My name is Stephanie Severin ... my paper-crafting alias is SmilynStef 
(because you're never fully dressed without a smile).  
 I’m a mild-mannered credit analyst by day … and an ingenious paper crafter by night (and weekends too). I am happiest when paper scraps are flying and my fingers are covered in ink. I believe in the power of daily laughter, encouraging words, and dark chocolate sea salt caramels.  I have always loved sending letters and cards through the mail (which works out perfectly, since my husband is a Postal Carrier), and nothing makes me happier than making the perfect cards for my friends and family in the creative comfort of own studio."

We are really excited to welcome another new sponsor
to The Cafe....
 Stampendous began 30 years ago when designer Fran Seiford decided to have some of her drawings turned into rubber stamps. Since then Stampendous has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of rubber stamps, Perfectly Clear Stamps, Class A’Peel Stickers, embossing powders, glitters, and other fine art stamping accessories. Our products are available in independent stamping and scrapbooking stores all over the world. Our latest line of stamps celebrates a vintage, collage style look with a unique Fran Seiford twist. We think you’ll love these more feminine images which encourage you to avoid perfection and just enjoy art as it happens. See more examples on our website at or join us on our blog at You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Check out the FANTABULOUS 
prize package for the 
Cup of the Week....

Our Winner will receive 
Three of the Stamps...
a nearly $20 value!!!

Our designers each used the new 'Fran~tage' images
provided by Stampendous

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

Senior Designer

Private Blend Designer 

 Senior Designer  
Ruby 2 Shoes ~ Ruby 2 Shoes Design

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, 
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
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!
The Cup of the Week...

 Cathy ~ Papier Girl

Cathy wins this fabby stamp set by Tami Mayberry...

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.


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [23 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. What fun colors and great inspiration!! Congrats to all of the winners and thanks for choosing my card for Cream In Our made my day!!!

  3. Seriously loving the new color story graphics! Jaclyn is doing a fantastic job - they are very inspiring!

  4. Oh wow! Thank you for giving such a great inspiration and choosing my card for Cream in our coffee... just found out and got a huge smile on my face ;o)
    Congratulation to the winners, fantastic projects!

  5. Thank you for the color inspiration! Grey was a nice addition to the USA's patriotic colors. ;)

  6. Wow.....what a surprise! Thank you for such wonderful inspiration and for choosing my card as Cup of The Week - such an honor! Congratulations to all the winners! :)

  7. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [24 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  8. What beautiful designs. Thanks for a fun challenge

  9. My first time to play--thanks for such a gorgeous combo!