After a really fun week over at The Play Date Cafe
it's nice to take a little breather.
Running a challenge blog is a big commitment and
I love every minute of it....well, almost every minute.
To give you an idea...
My Wednesdays are reserved mainly for The Cafe.
I spend a good six hours on preparing the post,
which includes transferring and loading all
of the photo files, gathering the votes from our
design team for recognized players and our winners,
I edit, edit, edit....and oh I, edit some more...
everything from sponsor information to
guest designer bios etc, and answering
the last minute questions that come in
from the team...
Oh...not to mention that when the 'linking system'
for our player entries goes down (like it did an
hour before the deadline last night) those entries
all have to be forwarded to the team as well.
So there are days like today,
when I turn the ringer off of my phone!
But...I love it!
My good friend and partner in crime over at
The Play Date Cafe has chosen this lovely
color splash photo of, what we call here,
Columbines...but when you visit The Cafe
and read about Sarah's choice of color story,
you will see she calls them something quite different.
I have lived with a British man for over 20 years
and have found that even though we both speak
English, they are two very different languages to be sure!
(But I digress.....)
Yes, Clean & Simple.
We are being sponsored by Mark's Finest Papers
this week and they provided the team with a lovely
set of stamps to play with.
I loved using their flourishes around the edges of my
die cuts, this one is from Sizzix.
The sentiment is also lovely with it's ornate lettering.
Even with a bow, this card would be quite appropriate
for a man or a woman.
Don't forget....our Design Team Call
is still open through November 7th.
We have received submissions from pretty much
every corner of the globe...have we received yours?
Many of you have mentioned that you were
going to 'set your nerves aside and apply'.
I am guessing that happens to many people, so don't
let that deter you...you could be one of the next
designers on The World's Greatest Design Team!