Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Cause for Celebration...The Play Date Cafe Blog Hop!



Welcome to all who are here for The Play Date Cafe
Blog Hop!  If you came by way of Suzanne's blog, you are
in the right place and at the end of hop! 
To start at the beginning, head on over to The Play Date Cafe
by clicking HERE


This is a bittersweet week over at The Play Date Cafe.
You know we have been looking forward to the exciting
announcement of our new Design Team and you will find
that list over at The Cafe and on my sidebar here.
This week also marks the departure of Julie Campbell,
one of our senior designers.
Julie joined our team over 4 months ago and her creativity has
been so inspiring to us all.  She has had some wonderful
opportunities come along that are keeping her extremely busy and
we know that 'many good things must come to an end'.


We are truly going to miss her, but we know she'll be around!
She has chosen this week's color palette for the challenge and
it's a lovely, springy one to be sure.


I used a fabulous floral stamp from The Artistic Stamper as my
background on this card and layered the colors to be soft and muted
using Colorbox Chalk Ink in Wisteria and VersaMagic in Sage.
The sentiment is Wordsworth.
I punched the upper border using Martha's pansy border on
'Chloe's Closet' from my Making Memories BOO collection  : )
The lower border was punched using a Fiskars scallop and the
layered flowers are from Sizzix.


This great prize above is what YOU can win just for participating
in the blog hop.  Here is what you need to know....

There are THREE ways to give you the best chance.....

You MUST visit and leave a comment on each of the
designer's blogs.  The starting point is over at 
The Play Date Cafe.
There are ONLY 9 blogs to visit 
and all you have to do is click on each name!

To have an additional chance to win:

2.  Become a follower of The Play Date Cafe...easy-peasy!

3.  Play along with this week's color challenge
Deadline to enter the giveaway and challenge
is 11:59pm EST, Tuesday, March 16
Winners will be announced on
Thursday, March 18th

Good luck & have fun!


53 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Very pretty, love your Floral image!

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous card and all those extra touches are just Lovely!

Heather Jensen said...

Julie, this is gorgeous! I LOVE the colors this week. I can't wait to make a card.

I love the scalloped edge and great stitching detail. :)

Axes DesigNs said...

Your card is so pretty.. I love the color! I'm ready for this challenge!

peggy gatto said...

Great inspiration!

Julye said...

Love the card and the subtlety quite calming thanks for sharing Julye

Julie said...

Such a beautiful card, Julie--you made those colors look GOOD! Thanks for all your sweet words--you're a wonderful friend!

Helen said...

Wow, that card is wonderful. Off to follow the rest of the hop now.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Love your gorgeous stamped background, Julie!! The pansy border is so fun!!

Looking forward to working with you and getting to know you better!!

scrapperjulia said...

I love how you created this card by using those beautiful colors! Great card!

Biscuitlid said...

wow I've seen some fab stuff on this hop. Love the floral stamp and the pearls, I think I'm ready to give vintage a try now I've seen this!
Hugs
Victoria
x

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Another gorgeous vintage card, looks like you all have pulled together a wonderful team full of talent and fun personalities, looking forward to all the new challenges.

Crystal said...

OOOOOO Julie this is GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE those scallops and your stitching...What a beautiful card girl!! Hugs~

Meghana said...

I love your work!!! The scallops and stitching are gorgeous!! Haven't really tried vintage yet, but you've inspired me to give it a shot:)

Maggi said...

Beautiful card! Congrats to the new team!

jan said...

So many lovely touches! Do you have a store?? I was reading one of your earlier posts, you mentioned Wendy shopped at your store????

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous card! I so love the colors this week! xxD

Dazzled Nance said...

A very elegant card. There are a lot of artistic elements to it and they all come together giving the card a simple elegance. Very nice.

Basement Stamper said...

love the subtle purple flowers in the background along with the stitching!!

Kristin said...

Great job on the blog hop! I'm looking forward to all the new inspiration!

BarbaraW said...

What a beautiful Piece of art. Love that stamp and the scalloped bottom is awesome.

CinnamonSally said...

Another great card on this hopping journey. Thank you for introducing me to The Play Date Cafe, really enjoy their challenges and will definately play along again this week.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Hi Julie...I apologize for mis-reading your challenge today...please remove my name from Mr. Linky and I will create another piece of art, properly. Sorry about that. Hugs, Gayle.

JeanFB said...

Julie, this is a gorgeous card, and I am so excited about this inspiration photo... gotta get playin'!

Sarah Anderson said...

Julie this is gorgeous! I love how the lime green really pings against the lilac...yummy :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Julie--this is beautiful! I love everything about it! I'm so glad I get to be part of the team! THANKS!! TFS:)

Cassie_lu said...

wonderful card.

Tamie said...

Julie...my jaw is sitting on the floor. This card is totally FAB. I love everything you do but this one is just stunning. I love the stitching, the scalloped edging. The tons of the colors you did are amazing. Oh the pearls and the flowers...I won't gush anymore, but I LOVE IT!!! Congrat's on your new team and I look forward as always seeing you work each week and thanks so much for introducing me to The Play Date Cafe...it is wonderful. Wishing you continued success.

Bekah's World said...

Beautiful card.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a gorgeous card Julie! Love the flower embellishments with the pearl centers & the scalloped border! You have become quite an expert with your sewing machine! Great inspiration for this week's challenge!

Jan said...

Julie..beautiful card :) Love the little flowers and stitching :)

Laura said...

Stunning as ever. Looks like a great design team you have playing with you.

Jo Hooper said...

Adorable, love the way you scallped your edges and added stiching.

Jo

dj1952 said...

Love your card. It is so delicate and pretty.

TFS,

Debra - http://www.designsbydj.blogspot.com

Marion said...

Gorgeous card Julie. Love those colours and great stitching.
Marion

tia ionca @---;--- said...

love...love...love...Blog !! tia ionca

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

You're the third blog in this hop I've visited and it's been so fun to see how you have all interpreted the challenge in such fun ways. Your card looks great!

Nancy said...

Such a beautiful card. So soft and feminine!

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Michele said...

Beautiful card - love the background stamp!

Crafty Dawn said...

I really love the colour combo and your blog is very pretty as well as yr card

Love Dawn xx

Dana said...

Julie, this is such a cute, fun card - love the scallop edges

Diane said...

Your card is just beautiful. will visit again

TARJA L said...

Thank you for your visiting. Your card is so pretty and I love the color! I will visit again :)

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Julie,

Thanks for becoming a Kindred Spirt at Create With Joy - I've been following your blog for quite some time now as I'm already a fan of your work! I love your creation this week - the scalloped edges and pearls are such a pretty complement to the lovely stamped flowers! Take card, let's visit each other soon!

Hugs
Ramona :-)
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card - this is such a gorgeous color combo! Thanks for your visit to my blog too!

Fliss said...

An absolutely stunning card Julie! I just love all the little details on it which come together so well.
Fliss xx

Melissa said...

this is such a beautiful card!! thank you for sharing!!

Barbara said...

This is such an incredibly beautiful card! I love the softness of the flowers! SO very pretty!
:-)

Kristen said...

I love the lemon and lavender of this card. So pretty. I like all the elements in your photo montage too. What a wonderful way to showcase your awesome work.

Melissa said...

hehe -I didn't even notice I had entered on the wrong challenge week- -darn tab key! Thank you so much for letting me know!!

Kay said...

I love the scalloped edge that you did on this card. I did the exact same thing on a card I made and loved it.