Thursday, November 25, 2010

Making New Memories...The Play Date Cafe Challenge

Wishing all of my US friends and followers a
Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm coming to you with a new challenge from

I love the simplicity of this photo from our host
this week, Sarah Anderson.
I love the fact that not only is she from the UK,
but so is this week's sponsor for the challenge,

The significance, of course, is that Thanksgiving
is non-existent in the UK and yet both Sarah's
color scheme and our sponsor's stamps
(which were generously provided to our DT)
both conjoured up thoughts of this US holiday for me.

I love this sentiment...
This year our family, immediate and extended, is going through
many changes that are just not conducive to celebrating our
holidays the way we have for over 25 years.
It toughest on the young adults, namely my children and
my dear nieces and nephews.
A house full of family numbering upwards of 30....
talk about memories.  That is why this sentiment is
so poignant to me.
So this season, I am spending time encouraging
my children to begin trying new traditions 
of their own.  It will take time, but I know it can be done.

On another note of mixed emotions...

The Play Date Cafe Design Team are saying
goodbye to two girls who have brought a 
whole bunch of good things to our challenge.
Lisa and Sue are moving on to some new
creative adventures and I wish them
all the best.  We were fortunate to have had
them extend their stay with us to a full 9 months,
so I can't be stingy! 
But I do know that things will not be
the same without them.

Please make sure you stop by The Cafe,
check out the inspiration pieces from our DT
and make sure you leave some love 
for Lisa and Sue.


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Julie! Love all the button and flower embellishments! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving :)

Helen said...

What a lovely card! Happy Thanksgiving.

Suzanne C said...

Happy Thanksgiving Julie! Lovely sentiment and card. The buttons are a wonderful touch. Glad to have been part of the PDCC with you and the rest of the team for the past 9 months.

StampinCathy said...

WOW! This is one gorgeous and inspiring card. Love the saying and all the details you added. Thanks for the inspiration.

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderful cohesive design and super cute flowers! Love the beautiful sentiment and the sweet buttons!
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHHHHH! OHHHHHHHHHHH! I just LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this card--your cards are just the best! I am replacing my last fav of yours with this one! I LOVE it--I love those buttons and that thread with them! SUPER cute! I love those flowers--FABBBBY! They looks so beautiful--love those centers:)

You are a great leader--not only are you managing our team...but you have shared some amazing creations with us! WOW! STUNNING:)

Happy THANKSGIVING to you! And to your family--it might not be celebrated like all the others.. but remember: In all things, give thanks.
1 Thess. 5:18
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.
Psalm 118:1

God is good--and I YAM thankful that I have crossed paths with you and the PDCC:) Lots of love!

Monique said...

So cute Julie...Love the buttons they go along perfect with that beautiful sentiment...Hugs!!

Craftgirl said...

Love what you have done with my stamps.

Stampattack Carol

Beedeebabee said...

Hey Sweetie! I think I lost myself in all of last years holiday craziness, and I still haven't caught up and it's the holidays again!... It's so nice to be here visiting, Julie. Your cards and your blog are as beautiful as ever...I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Love and hugs, Paulette xoxo

Sharli said...

Hi Julie Ranae,
What a delightful card - and the sentiment does say it all! Happy Thanksgiving - happy time spent with loved ones, and happy time know that you have loved ones (as sometimes that's as good as it gets). Tied together by heart-strings - that stretch forever and never break.


Sue A said...

Really pretty card. The flowers are beautiful don't you think buttons really add a special dimension. I love the way you have threaded them!
Belatedly, happy Thanksgiving!
Sue xx

Ruby said...

Another gorgeous card Julie! I love the way you've mixed the colours, so pretty!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

That looks great! I'm having a hard time with this challenge, need some mojo and some music and i'll get it done...
BTW Thanks so much for becoming my 3rd follower, every new follower is a milestone at this point. :)