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Today kicks off a little series that I’ll be doing here on the ol’ bloggo…

There are so many challenges for papercrafters, and I have been wanting to get involved with them!
I don’t always have a chance to surf around blogland to discover these challenges, so hopefully this series will help!
To force myself out of my rut of playing along with the same challenges – I am going to tackle one new challenge every week! This is where I will need your help though… (pretty please)
I’m adding a “Challenge A Week” link under my blog header, where I will keep a running list of the challenges in which I participate each week! It’ll be a great resource for me – and hopefully for you too! If you’re looking for a challenge – come on over to Damask Love for a list of places to play!
I’d also love for you to take a second to head over to the “Challenge A Week” page and leave a comment about your own favorite challenge site. I’d love to know about them so I can play along too!
Now enough with the blabbing – here’s my first “Challenge A Week” project:
I loved the inspiration colors for the most recent Play Date Cafe Challenge (PDCC79), so I decided to throw my hat (read: card) in the ring…even though I’m a day late to actually enter, I thought it’d still be fun to use these colors!
Now, you may notice that there is no sentiment on this card…well, that’s something I’ve been wanting to do (or not do) for a while.
 See, whenever I’m in stationery shoppes (yes, “shoppes” with an extra “p” and “e” because it’s more fancy that way), I always gravitate toward cards with simple designs and no sentiment. I figured I should try my hand at making one!
Trust me, I stared at this card for a while…eager to squeeze a little “Hello” or “Hi” somewhere – but finally decided to leave it alone and walk away! I’m glad I did!
Well, that’s all for me today! Thanks for stopping by, Damask Lovers!
P.S. Don’t forget to stop by the “Challenge A Week” page to tell me your favorite challenge sites.
Supplies (All Papertrey, unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Background Basics: Woodgrain
Ink: Fresh Snow
Paper: Stampers Select, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse; Stampin Up (Basic Grey)
Other: Stampendous white embossing powder, QuickKutz bird die, PTI Heart Prints Die

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22 thoughts on “Challenge a Week – Play Date Cafe

  1. What a pretty card! I would start breaking out in hives if I didn’t put a sentiment on a card..lol. Love the grey birds and the little red heart. So cute!

    I’ll head over and tell you about the For Your Inspiration challenge. I just happen to be the Guest Designer this week – well, starting tomorrow- so you MUST come and play. 😉

  2. Gorgeous! I avoided this challenge but you rocked it! Great work! Great CAS card1

    I usually have a challenge on Monday’s but have put it on summer vacation. will let you know when it’s back up in the fall.

  3. I LOOOOOOOVE this card–it’s perfect for our challenge!! You nailed the colors! The design is PERFECT:) You are too amazing!

    Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC!

  4. Lovely card and colors used. I was going to mention the challenges Jen W. just mentioned ColorQ, Cas-Fridays (can’t wait for their first challenge tomorrow)Case Study is also fun at casestudychallenge.blogspot.com there is this other one that I have not played in yet but really want to. Lawnscaping at lawnscaping.blogspot.com you don’t have to have their stamps to participate. There is also Make it Monday over at Paper Trey ink. Here is the link to their newest challenge: http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2011/05/make-it-monday-13-impression-plate-tricks-2.html
    you get a chance to win a Paper Trey Ink stamp set of your choice.

  5. Love the idea of a place to list all of those challenge blogs! They have changed and new ones have popped up, so I feel a bit out of the loop! This card just rocks! Love that green woodgrain, and the birds? Fabulous!

  6. There’s no way to comment on your Challenge A Week page so I’m letting you know here instead. I have list of the challenge blogs I try to play along with once in a while here.

  7. What a great idea! I will come back soon with a couple of my favourite challenges. But in the meantime… what a sweet card! Love the cut-out heart and your ability to restrain yourself on the sentiment. 😛

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