Friday, October 26, 2012

The Play Date Cafe PDCC155



It's a brand new week here in The Cafe!

Many, MANY thanks to all of you who joined us for our
3rd Anniversary Celebration.  You made it a real party for sure!

Don't forget...we now announce our 
'Cup of the Week'
and Honorable Mentions
on Fridays, so simply scroll down!

Before we get to our current challenge,
we have another very bittersweet announcement to make.


This week we say goodbye to our sweet
Ruby came to us from the UK and inspired our players
each week, to think 'outside the box', use color
and have fun.
She is going on to pursue one of her career passions
as a life-coach and finds that she will have to make
sacrifices here in blogland to create the time she
needs to move forward with her career.

Ruby...we love you and will miss you dearly here
in The Cafe.  We wish you all the best life has to
offer and know that you will be specTACular
at all you continue to do!


This week's suggested colors are ...

Mint ... Gold ... Leather


We are so happy to welcome back



as this week's sponsor

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 d├ęcor items.


And someone is going to win ...


Guess who they brought with them this week?!


Oh yeah!
It's Paper Crafts Magazine 'Go-To Gal'
Teri Anderson!

"Hi! I’m Teri! I am a 30-something maker of all things paper related from out West! Cards, scrapbook pages, tags… you name it, I’m there. I make something nearly every single day. I’m a Go-to Gal for Paper Crafts magazine, and I’m on a number of design teams. I spent a good chunk of last year teaching at conventions around the country for Technique Tuesday. I was also lucky to teach for Paper Crafts magazine in the Caribbean as part of their paper crafting cruise last Fall. When I’m not making stuff, I’m going spending time with family, friends and two fluffy dogs. I am going to concerts, taking pictures and planning my next road trip.
I blog at terisplace.wordpress.com"
 

The Play Date Cafe Design Team had a chance to
play with the terrific stamps from Technique Tuesday
this week and what a great line-up of inspiration!

So here is the inspiration 
from our Design Team...

Private Blend Designer
Connie Mercer


 Anya Schrier


 Donna Bowman 


 Private Blend Designer
Amy Tsuruta


Jaclyn Miller


 Jen Cuthbertson


Jocelyn Olson


  Lynn Adams


  Rachel Kleinman


Stacy Rodriguez


   Veronica Zalis


  Alicia Thelin





You can stay up-to-date with all that's 
happening here in The Cafe.
Come *LIKE* us on Facebook
and
Follow us on Twitter
@ThePDCC

  

Cup of the Week, Fab 4 & So Much More! $300+ in Giveaways!


It's time to announce the

'Cup of the Week'

'Fab 4'

and

'Cream in our Coffee'

for Challenge #154



We had an uber-unique opportunity to offer
15 prizes valued at just over $300
to our players this week during our
Anniversary Celebration.

That means not only our
' Cup of the Week'
will take home a prize
but also our
' Fab 4 '
and
 { Ten }
' Cream in Our Coffee ' Honorable Mentions





















All names listed on today's post please contact

julieranae@hotmail.com

with your email/mailing address
and I will arrange your prize to be sent

Congratulations on your share of our
$300+ Prize Giveaway!


Make sure you play along with our current challenge


Just CLICK HERE to find our Design Team Inspiration
and the gallery for YOU to share your creations!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Anniversary Final Day!



It has been
ONE MAJOR CELEBRATION
over the past 5 days and today we say
THANK YOU
once again for being such a fan of our color challenge!

Over $300 in prizes have been offered this week,
so you MUST come play!

To get all the details of the current challenge
and to see amazing inspiration from our
Design Team, CLICK HERE 

A new color story will be coming your way
this Thursday, but until then, we have
THREE MORE FANTASTIC SPONSORS
who are sharing prizes with our players this week.


Hello and welcome to The Craft's Meow! My name is Lisa Hjulberg and 
I'm the owner of The Craft's Meow. Opening this store is a dream come true for me... 
I'm following Henry David Thoreau's advice to Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. 
Live the life you have imagined. I've imagined this for a very long time!
We offer an array of stamp sets designed by some of the best artists in the business! The variety means we have something for everyone! 


What a fun stamp set for one of our Winners



{$15 Retail Value}



My Creative Classroom is an online arts and crafts learning center. 
Our interactive and in-depth courses are instructor led and filled with wonderful projects and techniques 
to help you get the most out of your supplies.


What a terrific opportunity for one of our winners







And OH what a bundle of goodness here


{$45 Retail Value}



It has been such a fabulous celebration!
We are so appreciative to all of our sponsors.

This challenge would not be what it is without a
FIRST CLASS DESIGN TEAM
&
THE PLAYERS THEY INSPIRE

Thank you from the bottom of my heart
Here's to the future & lots more fun!

~ Julie Ranae


Monday, October 22, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Anniversary Celebration Day #5



We are getting down to the final days of our celebration
as we celebrate Day #5!

We are happy to share that, although we originally announced
only 5 days of celebration & sponsorships, we are adding
ONE MORE DAY
to the party, so we will go through Tuesday with even
MORE SPONSORS!

To get all the details of the current challenge
and to see amazing inspiration from our
Design Team, CLICK HERE 

We have THREE amazing sponsors with us today
including one brand new stamp company, a
fabulous sticker company and a dear stamp designer
friend who has been with us many times.


Mama Elephant is owned and operated by two childhood friends from NYC. We are so happy to bring the collaboration of our aesthetics to Mama Elephant! Our stamps are designed with card makers and scrapbookers in mind! All our designs are carefully curated to provide optimal versatility with a wide variety of styles - 
cute, whimsical, bold, graphic, and fun!
 
What a wonderful gift to one of our players
 
 
 
 
 
SRM Stickers is a leading scrapbooking and card making sticker manufacturer.  SRM Stickers are crystal clear and melt into your patterned paper or cardstock for a seemless sentiment, embellishment, title, or journaling feature.  SRM Stickers has assembled a dream team of Designers offering amazing samples every weekday at their blog - stop by for sticker inspiration like you've never seen before


How would you like to win

 
 
 
 

Tami Mayberry has been a friend of The Cafe for a
l.o.n.g. time and we always love when she stops by
to play along and share a prize.
Her stamps designs are always fun & are sold


Someone is going to win THIS
 

Tami shares a card using our color story and
her newest stamp illustrations



This anniversary celebration would not be the same
without a visit from these Alumni Designers.

Please welcome back Co-Creator of The Play Date Cafe









To link up your project, visit our original
post HERE, scroll down to the end of the post
and click on the 
BLUE
'add your link'
button
We hope you will join us for this week's challenge.
We will be giving away over 15 prizes packages
and you won't want to miss it!

You can stay up-to-date with all that's
happening here in The Cafe.
Come *LIKE* us on Facebook
and
Follow us on Twitter
@ThePDCC


Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Play Date Cafe 3rd Anniversary Celebration Day #4



It is Day #4 of our Anniversary Celebration and the
party continues as we welcome two more

ALUMNI GUEST DESIGNERS
and
THREE MORE TERRIFIC SPONSORS!!!

To get all the details of the current challenge
and to see amazing inspiration from our
Design Team, CLICK HERE



Avery Elle offers fun and fresh clear photopolymer stamps, premium heavy card stock and coordinating grosgrain ribbon.  Our entire collection of image stamp sets has matching free .svg and .pdf cut files. Yes, we did say free!  If you have an electronic cutting machine, you have the ability to cut shapes for our stamp sets for no added cost.  How great is that?  All of our products are proudly made in the USA.  For our complete line of high quality products, ideas and inspiration go to www.averyelle.com


How would YOU like to win...





UmWowStudio is the baby of DeeDee Catron, an Industrial Designer who combines her love of paper arts with industry knowledge to create extraordinary crafting. DeeDee is a designer, a creator, an experimenter and a get your hands messy girl. UmWowStudio currently carries an extensive line of handmade paper flowers and other embellishments, but will soon be expanding! They offer a monthly handmade embellishment kit club with no commitment, each month themed or coordinating to aid in the memory saving, card making or art altering of each individual. To keep up with UWS and see where they're headed in the future you can follow them on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UmWowStudio, via blog/their website: http://umwowstudio.comand check out the wares on Etsy: http://umwowstudio.etsy.com
 UWS is offering up a pile o' handmade goodies, a Kit sampling and some coordinating flowers, 
to one fabulous fan of the Play Date Cafe Challenge!

{$20 Retail Value}



We're a small company from Utah that specializes in clear photopolymer stamps that are made right here in the USA! These stamps are fun, whimsy, and sometimes a little quirky. We try to keep them trendy. The sentiments will always put a smile on your face. We began in January 2012 with the release of four stamp sets and are now up to 38 sets and growing. 
 We at The Alley Way bring you one of a kind stamp. All of our stamps are hand created with you in mind; even our sentiments are made to go perfectly with each set. One of our favorite things to do is pick out PUNNY sentiments and the perfect stamp name. 
We hope our designs here at The Alley Way will inspire a little creativity in everyone. From the oldest to the youngest, we hope it brings out the fun in crafting. We can't wait to see The Alley Way Stamps in your next project!

{$15 Retail Value}

Look who's back as Alumni Guest Designers Today!







To link up your project, visit our original
post HERE, scroll down to the end of the post
and click on the 
BLUE
'add your link'
button
We hope you will join us for this week's challenge.
We will be giving away over 15 prizes packages
and you won't want to miss it!

You can stay up-to-date with all that's 
happening here in The Cafe.
Come *LIKE* us on Facebook
and
Follow us on Twitter
@ThePDCC