Monday, February 8, 2010

Kitschy Kitchen Fun & a Design Team Call!

Good afternoon, everyone!  Hope the day is wonderful for you all today!  My girls are home from school , so we're just relaxing and not doing anything TOO favorite kind of day!

Just got a couple of things to share with you today...I was making cards while the family was watching the Super Bowl....I'm sorry....not a huge football fan!  But, I did come running in whenever they were laughing hard during the commercials--some funny stuff!

Both cards I made were kitchy kitchen cards...I was just in that mood, I guess!  Here's the first one:

The image is from Crafty Secrets' "Girlfriends" Images & Journal Notes booklet--love these fun booklets!  This came together really fast...the poka dotted paper is from also from Crafty Secrets...from the "Radiant" paper pack. 

Some of my favorite gingham ribbon, some rick-rack trim, buttons, and of course too much glitter makes the card complete!  I love the saying "I only have a kitchen because it came with the house!"  Good stuff!

Here's my second card:

This fabulous image comes from Crafty Secrets' "Domestic Goddess" Creative Scraps. I love making these flowers with  a 2" scallop punch & my SU! scallop punch--then just cut into the center to make the petals...and a button and you're done!   

Mrs. Wonderful in all her glory!

And now...a Design Team call to let you all know about!  I've been on the DT for "The Play Date Cafe'" for a couple of months now--such wonderful women to work with!  We lost a couple of our designers recently, so Julie Ranae is opening up a call for some new designers to join in the fun with's what she has to say:

We are so excited to extend an invitation to YOU!

The Play Date Cafe Challenge is 3 months old and it is time
to add new talent to our Design Team.

Do you enjoy playing with color?

Do you enjoy a challenge?

Do you enjoy being an inspiration to others?

We are looking for a variety of styles.
Cards, layouts, altered art, shabby chic or vintage
retro, grunge, clean and name it!

The term would be for 6 months

Along with creating a weekly project inspired by colors
from your fellow design team,
once a month or so, you would also be responsible for
choosing color inspiration

We are looking for fun, creative people with a blog
and the capability of taking crisp, clear photos
If you would like to apply,
please provide the following:

3 creations that show 'who' you are as a designer

A list of your current/past design team experience

(No DT experience necessary)

Your name, address, phone #, email & blog address

Send the photo files and above information to

place DT submission on the subject line
February 28, 2010

The Play Date Cafe is headed in a very, exciting direction!
We have had a number of potential sponsors contact us
along with some other surprises.

We hope you will consider joining our Senior Designers
Sarah Anderson, Julie Campbell and Julie Murray
as we head into the Spring and Summer.

Looking forward to hearing from YOU!
That's it for today--see you soon with more to share.  Make something wonderful today!!!