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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Introducing the new Design Team

Today starts the introductions of the new Design Team. But before I get to that - I have a prize to give away!

Our last challenge was to post your holiday cards and wow, was there ever a lot of fabulous inspiration! Sicne it was my week to be the 4 for 40 hostess, one player will receive, not only the 4 cards I created, but also a mystery package of goodies! So using Random.org, the winner is......#40 Liza M.!  Congratulations - please email me at mbryt1@bex.net and I will get your prize sent out!

This week we will be meeting the new DT and our 1st challenge of 2011 will be posted on January 10th.

First up, the talented Lorrinda Holman. Here is a little bio from Lorrinda:


"I have been following and playing along with the Heart 2 Heart Challenges since day 1, and I just love the ideas and creativity this blog inspires. This is such a great gallery of CTMH art, and the challenges really motivate the crafty mojo.

I have been a CTMH Independent Consultant for 2 years. I joined after attending a card workshop, where I fell in love with the products. I started lurking on the craft blogs to get inspiration and ideas, and I became addicted to blog land. At the beginning of 2010, I finally jumped in, and have found a whole world of crafty online friends who share my interests, you can find me at http://isntthatsweet.blogspot.com/

I have been married to Randy for 12 years, and am Mom to Jenna (11), Shane (9), and fur baby Bentley. We live in a small border town in East Central Alberta, in the heart of Canadian oil country. My hubby is an Oilfield Production Supervisor, and an avid hunter, which is great for me because his hobby costs way more than mine, so he never says anything about the "few" craft supplies I have :) I love to cook, and have quite the collection of wild game recipes because my freezer is always full of his hobby (not always a good thing). I also like to bake and I love cake decorating for family and friends. My kids stay busy with Taekwondo and their many messy hobbies (beads, legos, clay, paint, magnetix). As a family we like to go camping, hiking, ATVing, and if we're inside we all usually have a book in our hands.

By day I am a Dental Hygienist, but most nights you can find me in my "Rubber Room" crafting up something or other! You could say that I am overly detail oriented, and you'd be nice, because I am admittedly a pain in the @$$ perfectionist. I have been a crafter all of my life. You name it, I've done it...drawing, painting, sewing, crocheting, needlepoint. I have found my passion in paper, which started because I have boxes of photos to be scrapbooked, but I find that I'm spending more time on cards and other paper crafts. I am also a TV junkie, and am blessed to have a spare TV in my craft room. Now I can craft while I watch TV in the evenings so I don't feel like a couch potato! Life is good. My daughter is also a crafty girl, and she shares our craft room with me, but her side is much more glittery than mine:) We are planning a "Rubber Room" reno, and we can't wait to get some decent lighting and storage in there, but first we'll have to pack up our stash of products and tools, and that is a daunting task!"

Welcome Lorrinda - we are excited to have you on the team!

Tomorrow, another new member intro - come back and see who it is!

9 comments:

Sheila Bennett said...

Hello Lorrinda, it was really fun to read your intro. Like the name of your "Rubber Room" and that your daughter enjoys the room with you. But should it really me a "Clear Room" or "Acrylix Room"? lol

Big Red Scraps said...

Congrats on making the Design Team Lorrinda! I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations!

Corina said...

Hooray Lorrinda!!!!
I'm so excited to get started with all the challenges.

XOXO,
Corina

Deneen said...

Congrats Lorrinda!!! I can't wait to see what you come up with...no pressure or anything, lol:) You always have great ideas and beautiful artwork.

Amy said...

Congrats Lorrinda! I have enjoyed many of your artwork submissions here on the H2H Blog. Can't wait to see what you come up with as a Design Team Member!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Lorrinda!!! I just joined this site, perfect timing huh? I love looking at the beautiful artwork from fellow CTMH crafters.
I cant wait to participate in some challenges as well.

suz said...

Congrats Lorrinda--looking forward to seeing your work.

Also--LOVE the new look for the blog! Beautiful.

Debbie Carriere said...

Sooo excited! Congrats :) You always have gorgeous work!

Lisa Stenz said...

Congrats Lorrinda! I am looking forward to your fabulous creations! *Ü*