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Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #83

Hello and welcome to another Play Date Cafe Challenge! This week we are bidding farewell to our friend and teammate Sarah Anderson - it's a sad day for us, but also a celebration full of joy as Sarah has such exciting things happening! I made this card for sweet Sarah:


Our sponsor this week is Stepping Stones Design, and I chose to work with their set Funny Coffee Vol. #1. It's full of hilarious messages, but I chose this one to say THANK YOU to Sarah for all she's done for this challenge. She helped to get the challenge up and running with Julie all those many moons ago. Sarah has created many beautiful color stories for us to work with over the months, but her own favorite are the color splash weeks, so we are using one of those this week during our tribute to Sarah:


Isn't this fabulous? I *love* the image that Julie put together. Remember that for a color splash, your card should be black and white with just a "splash" of a certain color - this week, green.

One of the many things I love about Sarah is that her art really looks like ART - not just boring cards like I make. So many of her creations have amazing texture, it makes me wish I could reach out and touch them! Here's an example from her blog:


So fabby. I'll miss seeing them every week in the PDCC posts, but I'll just have to frequent her blog for my Sarah-fix. :-)

The rest of my teammates are doing tribute posts for Sarah today too, so be sure and visit them. We're doing it up blog-hop style! Hop on over to Colleen's blog from here! And leave a comment on every blog for a chance at another prize from the PDCC menu...

**Andrea
**Libby <-- you are here
**Colleen
**Jaclyn
**Michele
**Jinny
**Savannah
**Tracey
**Fiona
**Ruby
**Julie Ranae

And of course visit Sarah's wonderful blog, she played along with the color splash as well!

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope to see you playing along with this week's colors splash! Visit the Play Date Cafe Challenge blog for all the details!

46 comments:

  1. such a fun card Libby - love the polka dots and the the texture dots

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  2. Love your take on the colors, Libby!! Gorgeous background and stitching!

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  3. Wonderful! I love the bold patterns to go with the bold colors-great card :)

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  4. A wonderful mix of patterns and texture, The heart embossing is lovely. Like the paper pieced cup too.

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  5. Love the textures you have used, great card!

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  6. Love the textures and sentiment.

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  7. Who could resist a fine cuppa? The embosses hearts provide a nice balance to the spots.

    cheers,
    Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

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  8. Lovely card, fabulous sentiment and I love the embossed hearts. Tracy x

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  9. What a lovely tribute to Sarah, Libby! Your card is fabulous...I love that sentiment and your splash is right on!

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  10. I love the pun and the wonderful layout of your card. ;)

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  11. Oh the paper pieced cup! So cute!

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  12. You did a fabulous job with your tribute to Sarah! I love the textures and patterns you put together here Libby! There's a lot to look at without being busy or fussy! Congratulations as you all celebrate your friendship and new opportunities!

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  13. Fun take on the challenge this week, Libby! So sad to see Sarah leaving; I've always enjoyed the color splash challenges.......

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  14. I loved that project by Sarah, too! I almost picked it, too. Your card is so cute! I like the circular theme, with the polka dots, paper pieced cup, and embossing.

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  15. Wonderful card, Libby--so crisp and clean with wonderful use of the green!

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  16. Love your layers!!! Details make this card really "pop"!

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  17. what a great card! What embossing folder/plate did you use with the hearts in the dots??

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  18. Such a fun card Libby! I love your textured background, is it a cuttlebug folder? I love all of Sarah's texture too, she's so arty, but you are too. I'm looking forward to seeing more of those Claudine Hellmuth paints of yours! Those posts really inspire me, so much I went out and bought some of the paints, I haven't used them, but I bought them lol

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  19. Very cute and appropriate! Love the expression.

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  20. yes, come by my blog anytime Libby :) I love that your card has a coffee theme as when I walk into work at the art cafe the first smell is of coffee - beautiful!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous card, I always love your cards :)

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  21. simple elegant, lovely card the sewing arounds is a great touch

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  22. OH YES!! I love that creation by Sarah too--so much texture! LOVE!

    And this card is perfect for Sarah! I love that little sentiment--EXPRESSO!! Sooooooo cute! Great job with the splash:)

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  23. Well, I think you rocked the texture on this card, Libby! The stitching and string and embossing is completely fab!

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  24. You chose my favourite of Sarah's work, love everything about this card.
    Your card is gorgeous, so many textures and lots of work. Great sentiment and love your cafe/coffee theme, made me smile:-)

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  25. Love the coffee cup, such a sucker for all things coffee related.

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  26. What a fun card! I love your splash of lime green. :)

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  27. This is SO darling! What a great color combo-that green really pops on the black/white and the paper piecing is adorable!

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  28. Great card! I love the polka dots.

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  29. Love the texture and the pp you've use on your card Libby!

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  30. Adorable card ... love the polka dots and the paper peiced cup ... too cute!!!

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  31. Beautiful textured card, Libby. We will all miss Sarah. A lovely tribute to her.

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  32. LOVE this card so much, Libby!!!!! GAH!

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  33. Fab card, love the paper pieced cup..it's such a super cool pattern for china :)
    Jenny x

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  34. Love you card. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. What a great card! Love your heart embossed background and that fab sentiment!

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  36. Great card.....love a "coffee" card...and great use of the splash of green, too....now am running out for my coffee before I continue with the hop!!

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  37. Love your card Libby! The background and the coffee cup look fabulous. TFS!

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  38. Love the embossed heart background! Great use of color with cute tea cup and great sentiment! A great card...LOVE IT!!!

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  39. Great card...love the texture!! x

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  40. Those polka dots are so fun!

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  41. Fantastic card, Libby! I must know where you got that amazing hearts embossing folder!

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