Saturday, November 26, 2011

CCC Announcement and Blog Hop

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Happy Saturday morning, everyone! I've got some cool news today!

I can finally announce that:

Yup! I made it to Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenges Design Team! I start on the 4th of December, along with some other new ladies & some returning ones!

From our DT coordinator, Stephanie Castro:

"Now, we're doing this DT announcement a bit different. We have never had a blog hop at the CCC, and decided that we're going to announce everyone via blog hop. Almost like a scavenger hunt to find out who the new designers are. Fun, huh? What does that mean exactly? Well, it starts at the CCC blog, and then you're directed to the next blog, which happens to be all of the new, and some returning, designers blogs. Along the way, you'll get to know each of the new designers, as they share a project and tell you a bit about themselves. We have a few returning designers, and six new designers, along with 6 new guest designers. Don't forget to leave some blog love for each of them, as there will be one lucky winner of some cool Christmas goodies. I mean, what's a blog hop without some candy, right? :)"

Here's my blurb:

Hi everyone! I'm Corinne Mercado aka Corinne Reyes and aka Rinne in the blog world. I'm very excited & honored to be a DT member here. I started stamping back in the summer of 2009, but was a scrapbooker first, and have always been crafting for as long as I can remember!!

I'm a full time working mommy as a registered nurse - luckily, I'm able to do 12 hour shifts per day so I have many days off left in the week for crafting!! I've been married to the love of my life for three & a half years, and we've been blessed with two sons (ages 2 1/2 & almost 5 months). When I'm not cuddling with my boys, I love to sneak into my craft room and escape to the world of Copics, stamps and patterned paper!

I'm so very excited to be here! It's been a dream of mine to give out Christmas cards to all my friends & families! Now with CCC, I get to make them for our mailman, preschool teachers, and pediatrician too... all while having lots of fun, inspiration, and encouragement!! I hope you join us and I can't wait to see the Holiday cards you make throughout the year! :)

Ok, enough talking already! I made a card for this post and to play along with the CCC current challenge # 51 (Color Combo: Black & White).


I know you've been seeing a lot of black and white coloring from me! It's so much fun to do! I used Hula Girl Lucy and Santa, the palm tree, stocking and sentiment are from Stampin' Up! Don't they go perfectly together? :)

If you've arrived here from Candace's blog, then you're on the right path! If not, start here at the CCC blog. Check back every Sunday, that's when the new challenges are posted. Now, head on over to Katie's blog to continue!

Here are blog sites of all the DTs:

Corinne <-- You Are Here!
Sparkle -

It's so very nice to meet all of you!

P.S. It's so funny how in all of my Design Teams, the DT coordinators are named Stephanie!!!! Isn't that weird and cool?!! Stephanie Castro for CCC, Stephanie Kraft for SCRS, and Stephanie Jones for PWCO!


KanataNewf said...

Hey girlie! Congratulations on joining the CCC Design team! Looking forward to seeing your creations every week!

Stephanie J said...

Congrats on the newest team! Love that card, too. Crazy about all of us Stephanies... especially since growing up, I never once met another one - but now they're all coming out of the woodwork! LOL!

Susan said...

Hi Rinne!
Congrats on making DT! Yay! Your artistic skills are always amazing, even when you work with black and white colors! This card is so fun, love it! I'm going to check out the hop and the CCC blog. Have a great day!


jo ( said...

Yay for another DT! Congrats girlie - well deserved!

I love the B&W card! So fun and non-traditional! Cute! :)

Creations by Shirl said...

Congrats on another DT....
love your ebony & ivory card..... so so pretty.....

Svetlana said...

And nice to meet you!
Svetlana xx

Stampi said...

ooh great card I find it so difficult to do black and white made it look beautiful ..thanks for the inspiration :)

Tanya R said...

Congrats Rinne! You ROCK, and I look forward to seeing your crafty creations.

StephC said...

Lovely card! I'm so happy that you're joining the team. I can't wait to work with you, and see all of your cards. I agree with StephanieJ, above, I grew up not knowing very many Stephanie's either. Too funny!

marg0006 said...

Thanks for your very cute card.
Loving Scrapper 101

Ani said...

Congrats! What a fun blog hop!
Hugs, Ani

margie c {The Bumble Girl} said...

Woo hoo!!! Congrats to you! and very well deserved! I really do love this black and white Christmas card you used with these images! So cute!!! Love bathing suit Santa :) hee, hee!!!
Enjoy the rest of weekend!
hugs, margie

Arabella said...

Conratulations Rinne! How cool! Love your black and white Christmas card!


Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card!

jengd said...

Cute card! I love the B/W Christmas card and your images are a lot of fun!

jengd said...

And I forgot to add- congrats!! :)