Monday, November 16, 2009

Introducing the Newest Member of the Play Date Cafe Design Team




 This week completes the first cycle of hosting by our designers at The Play Date Cafe Challenge.  We cannot begin to tell you how much fun we have had as we prepare the inspirations behind each challenge.  We are busy with new ideas and surprises that we are excited to share, so today, I am happy to reveal WHO created the projects in last week's sneak peeks!





I am thrilled to tell you that Julie Campbell of A Vintage Chic is the newest addition to our design team.  Julie's style is classic, unmistakebly vintage.  Her blog has been a favorite of mine ever since I found her and I was so excited when she accepted the invitation to join our creative team.  
Let's get to know her a little bit more...




"Hi!  I'm Julie...Jules from here on out at The Play Date Cafe (don't want to get confused now, do we?!)  I live in a lovely house my husband built in the central coast area of California.  We love it here...surrounded by so much beauty and fabulous weather!  I'm a very happy and busy wife to Roger and mother to three beautiful, loving girls; Chelsea, Sarah and Annie.  I've been stamping for about 4 years now, and have loved learning and evolving!  My favorite style is vintage--I love everything about it!  I love to go overboard with my use of beautiful trims, but especially with glitter--
can't get enough of it!  








I give all credit for any creative bone I have in my body to my wonderful mother, Karen Smith, who is an amazing artist!  She is a dollmaker, and does just about anything else she sets her mind to.  She encouraged me early in life to try any kind of art that appealed to me, and always helped along the way, but let me develop my own style.  She gave me my love of all things vintage, as well, surrounding us with beautiful family heirlooms, beautifully illustrated old books and lovely artwork.

 




 I'm so excited to be working with Julie, Alison, Sandi and Sarah at The Play Date Cafe--what a wonderful, inspiring group of women!  I'm so looking forward to all the great color challenges ahead as we all continue to learn and create together."





I hope you will join me in welcoming Jules as she hosts this week's brand new Thursday challenge at The Play Date Cafe.



8 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

I love this photo of you, Julie!

Welcome to the team!

CelticWoman said...

Jules, welcome. I look forward to knowing you better. Hugs

Anne Jagger said...

Yay Congratulations Julie! Really pleased for you, that's fantastic! x x x

Julie said...

Thank-you so much, ladies! YOU are all to kind, and I'M so happy to be here! Looking forward to lots of fun!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love Julie's work and it is a pleasure to know her better! :)

beedeebabee♥ said...

How wonderful! Jules' creations are so lovely!!! She'll be the perfect addition to your team! What a nice, welcoming post, Julie! Hugs, Paulette ;)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a great addition to the PDCC DT. I enjoy visiting Julie's site as she has many beautiful creations :)

*Alison* said...

Jules.. YOU know I LOVE your style.. you are so amazing.. and truly an inspiration to us all.. I am so glad you are on our team.. :) HUGS