Thursday, October 21, 2010

Celebrate Good Times...Come On!

I am so happy to be bringing this post to you!
It's a big day for one of my all-time favorite
challenge blogs....I am guessing because
it's mine!

The Play Date Cafe is celebrating
it's first complete year of challenges!

Our current design team was all given a set of
'Itty Bitty's' stamps from this week's stamp sponsor,
Unity Stamp Company.
I love this little set 'Find the Joy'.
Add a little bling from Prima and unique
twine accents from The Twinery
and you are good to go!

Along with Unity, we also are pleased to have

sponsoring as well.

My sweet bestie and design team partner Sarah,
is always coming up with unique ways to inspire
you each week of our challenge.  We have seen
her pull out felt, crochet yarn, work with beads and metal...
but this week's entry takes the...well.....

Come celebrate with us!
It's not just a one-day party, either.
Each day, you will be able to visit The Cafe and be
inspired by a member of Unity's own Design Team.

So if you are ready, let's begin
a whole new year together!


A Vintage Chic said...

So fun and festive, my friend! Love your beautiful card with the Ippity stamps--adorable! And those cupcakes--yum! Sarah did good! Enjoy all celebration, deserve it!


Helen said...

It's been a great year - I haven't always managed to play along, but I have checked each one and seen so many gorgeous pieces of art - of all kinds. What a great idea you had and long may it run!!

Sarah Anderson said...

CoNGRaTuLaTioNS my wonderful friend :) It takes a lot of hard work and love for the challenge to organise it each week, but you do it superbly! Happy 1st Anniversary, and here's to more of them :) I'm so glad you invited me to share in this wonderful adventure :) xx

Mandy said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous, Julie!!!

Tracy Evans said...

Congratulations on your first Anniversary, a wonderful challenge which I enjoy playing along with. Here is to the next wonderful 12 months. ENJOY. Have a lovely day, Tracy Evans x

StampinCathy said...

Congrats my friend! Your card is just AWESOME and so inspiring.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Lovely use of the ornaments. Happy anniversary!

Jan said...

Biggest congrats on 1 year :) Beautiful colors this week and Sarah's cupcakes look too good to eat :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy Anniversary Julie! Beautiful card! Love the bling! Yummy cupcakes! Thanks for inviting me to come play :)

CelticWoman said...

Julie, Happy Anniversary, looks like it is all starting off with a bang. Your card is a celebration on its own. Those cupcakes are oh so yummy. Thanks so much for the invite back I am honored to party with the best. Hugs

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful use of the ornaments and twine, for a soft holiday card. Happy Anniversary!

Michele Gross said...

I'm so excited about the one year anniversary! Your card is just delightful! I LOVE the twine, makes me think of candy canes and gingerbread houses :)

Ruby said...

Happy Anniversary Julie!!! Even since I've joined the challenges have grown from strength to strength. You should be so proud of your hard work.

I love your card, the twine looks fab and I just love the bling at the top too, gorgeous!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is so sweet, Julie! Love the bling and twine! Happy 1st Anniversary! Thanks for inviting me back to play!

Sharli said...

Happy Anniversary Julie Ranae! Great card - wonderful way to celebrate!

Courtney said...

Sweet and pretty card, Julie! Happy Anniversary to you and the rest of the PDCC team!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHH!! I have enjoyed visiting your blog since I met you....but I have got to say that this card....WOWZA! You have blown me away! I love the way you used the twine and the gems...and of course...Unity! I just love this--def. my fav this far!!

I am so thankful for you, Julie! Thank you for creating this PDCC (with Sarah) and for picking me to be a part of this team. I cherish our friendship! I am so thankful that God placed us on the same path! Praise God for planning this team! You do so much for the PDCC--and I hope you know how thankful for your hard work. Congratulations on one year! Here's to MANY MANY more:) HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!

Jenny said...

Congrats!! Such a pretty card! Love it!!! :) :) :) :) :)

Hanne said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!
Love your sweet, wonderful, pretty card!

A Passion for Paper said...

Hi Julie,
Thank you for your lovely comment. I love your work . . . your cards are so beautiful and imaginative. I'll be stopping by regularly
Congratulations on your anniversary, here's to many more years.
Best wishes, Julie

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful card Julie! Love the baker's twine and your awesome design with those cute ornaments!
The Play Date Cafe is very lucky to have you at the helm, you really make it a fun, enjoyable challenge...with many participants eager to come back each week for more! A special anniversary wish to you and the gals at the Play Date Cafe, hopefully many more wonderful years ahead!
Thanks for giving me this special opportunity to share this with you all.

Ayana Posadas said...

Oh, I just love your use of twine. This is so pretty!

Colleen Dietrich said...

It is very exciting that PDCC is having an anniversary! Yay - Cupcakes all 'round!
The twine you put on your card is sooo awesome. I have visited the Twinery's website and their stuff is so great.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card. Love the bright colors and the twine. :o)