Thursday, January 13, 2011

Play Date Cafe Debut!

Ta da!  Today is the day I become an official Private Blend designer on the Play Date Cafe team.  I am so excited!  Each week, the other team members and I will bring you fresh ideas using the unique and beautiful color stories put together by Julie Ranae and Sarah Anderson.

To start, I pulled out some heavy, gold gift wrap and a piece of damask designer paper from my precious DCWV Luxury Stack pad.  Oh, do I hoard those papers!  

On the gold gift wrap, I punched a border with Morocco Lace by EK Success. 

I added an adhesive ribbon by Martha Stewart in just the right shade of blue, then went over it with a piece of sheer silver metallic ribbon from my stash.  The same silver ribbon was added, tab-style, to the sentiment panel. 

The sentiment panel was created using Labels Ten and oval nesties by Spellbinders and two layers (gold gift wrap and Soft Sky cardstock) of the Decorative Label punch by SU.  Inside the stamped label, I inked up the words "For You" individually, then stamped them one on top of another.

Now you have to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the Play Date Cafe's new design team:  

Senior Design Team:
Julie Ranae
Sarah Anderson
Savannah O'Gwynn
Ruby 2 Shoes

First Term Design Team:
Andrea Ewen
Fiona Shultz
Jaclyn Miller
Jinny Newlin
Libby Hickman
Michele Gross
Tracey Kuzniak

Private Blend Designer:
Colleen Dietrich - that's me!

We would LOVE to have you play along with us!
Here are some guidelines to help you create and share:

Deadline for prizes is 11:59pm EST on Tuesday.
The 'Cup of the Week' will be announced during the next challenge.


We want you to enjoy this challenge.  Interpret the colors the way you see them.
We do not use specific card stock color names or brands.
When using additional colors, please limit them to neutrals.
You are welcome to combine challenges, but we do ask that:

1. The PDCC name and/or photo is used and
2. OUR colors are the focus of the card.

I hope you come play with us at the Cafe!

Happy Stamping,


Stamps:  Vintage Labels by SU
Paper:  gold gift wrap, Whisper White, Soft Sky, damask paper from DCWV Luxury Stack
Ink:  Basic Black
Punches:  Decorative Label by SU, Morocco Lace by EK Success, horizontal slot
Other:  Big Shot, Labels Ten and oval nesties by Spellbinders, rhinestones from Queen & Co., silver ribbon from stash, blue satin adhesive ribbon by Martha Stewart, dimensionals


Julie Ranae said...

We are SO excited to have you as our newest Private Blend Designer, Colleen! This is one beautiful creation and we know as a designer with us, it's just the first of many : )

Tracey said...

A real BESUTY Colleen!!! LOVE all the bling in just the right places :)

Michele Gross said...

Oh. My. Gosh! Stunning!! The special way you did the ribbon and that gorgeous bling! I just love it!!

Libby Hickson said...

Colleen your card is soooo pretty!! Love it! I'm so happy to be on this team with you, yay! And btw I just noticed I wasn't a "follower" of your blog - I fixed that - sorry, I don't know how I missed you when I was joining everyone's blogs!!!!

Peggy said...

Gorgious!! {Hugs} Peggy
Stampnmore at aol dot com

Fiona said...

Delicate and so so pretty Colleen :) I love all the little details that brings it together so cohesively :)

Marisa said...

You go girl!! Wow the socks of them and us :) Lovely take on the insp. piece. Great colour combo and layering of the nesties with the new SU label punch. Great debut card :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful debut card Colleen!! Love the colors!!
Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh Colleen this is SCRuMPTiouS! So rich, loving the bling! I love blue and silver together and the beige just brings in such a FaB warmth! Welcome to the team :)

Noor Nahdi said...

Awesome... Love da way the silver ribbon passes thru the sentiment :)

Stella said...

This is so elegant and beautiful; what a great way to start :)!!!

Ruby said...

YAY!!!! Welcome to the team! Your first card is FAB! I LoVe how you've done the ribbon detail, it's really pretty!

Jaclyn Miller said...

What a great idea to use gift wrap. Your card turned out so beautifully and I just love the pop of gold.

Emily Keaton said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Colleen! Way to go on using wrapping paper (I did that, too, this wee. Heehee!!) Congratulations on your very first post as PDCC Private Blend Designer. I know this is just the beginning of a fabulous run for you at PDCC. I am looking forward to seeing each and every one of your creations! I know every one will be just as fabulous as this one. I love it!

Jinny Newlin said...

Sooo pretty, Colleen! Way to do the color combo up right!

Ann Schach said...

Stunning, Colleen! Love the bling and the border!

Loli said...

Hello Colleen, your cards are always little artwork .i love your work.
a hug from Palma de Mallorca Spain

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY OH MY! That silver ribbon with the tag is SOOOOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL! What a clever idea! LOVE this card--this is so amazing! Great combo of all the colors:) And I love all the bling:} Welcome to the team! Fab job on your first post! Can't wait to see what else you will be sharing with the PDCC team! You rock!

Andrea Ewen said...

Yay Colleen! A shining example of your incredible talent and a testament to the fact that Julie sure knows how to pick a Private Blend designer! {wink, wink}
Your card is absolutely lovely, with it's glorious shimmer and way pretty sentiment panel. You're going to fit in very nicely over at the Play Date, your creativity shows in all you do!
Congratulations, my friend, I'm proud to be on the same team as you :)

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card,gorgeous colours. Love how you did the ribbon.

Deb x

Joanne Leddy said...

This is just lovely! The colors are a gorgeous combination - and you have created something beautiful here! I love the layers and the clever way you have used the label punch ... Inspirational.

Sue Lelli said...

WOW! That ribbon is so PERFECT! LOVE the papers and that focalpoint you created!

Benzi said...

Congrats on your debut, Colleen! What some gorgeous colors you'ved used with the Soft Sky and the gold wrap. Just yummy. The damask paper is gorgeous.

Maria said...

Oh my what a gorgeous card! Just love that border! The colors are so soft and lovely...and great bling it all!!!

Bonnie said...

What an elegant card for your debut! I love the gold paper!

Faye said...

I love all the layers on your gorgeous card.

Maria said...

So, sweet of you Colleen to comment on my blog, thank you! Just loved your card, so I got out my DMC Luxury paper too!. I did give you credit on my blog for your inspiration. And, you asked where picture on blog was taken. It was taken by my son a few years ago at Myrtle Beach, SC. Take care!:-)

~Tammy~ said...

You were meant for this team! I have known this since the first time I played here and you left me a comment and I saw your beautiful card! This is love darling! Exquisite!!

Deborah Frings said...

Simply so elegant and beautiful. I love the backing paper and the stamping - fab!

Betty Wright said...

Colleen, this is fantastic! Lovely take on the colors. Beautifully done!

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