It's the last Friday in February, so that means it's time for the March Card Chain Challenge (CCC)!
In February we had participants from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Mauritius, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. If we add in past participating countries Croatia and Japan, we've had 13 countries represented thus far! That's only 182 countries to go before we can say we have complete global participation!!!For anyone new to the CCC, the basic idea is that you receive a fellow cardmaker's
Everybody gets a hand-crafted card so everybody wins!
You also post the card you receive in the online gallery of your choice, and I will post these blog/gallery addresses on my blog along with a picture of the card. Everybody gets increased visibility and/or blog traffic, so everybody wins!
The whole process is fairly straightforward, so the chances of my screwing up are minimal. Everybody - except me - avoids administrative duties, so everybody wins!
Please click here to read Guidelines / Rules.
3 Challenge Options
You can use as many of the following options as you like, but you're only required to use one of them.
Butter, Aqua, Teal, Ban de Soleil, Rose
April Fool's Day
Mr. Linky sign-up: 11:59 p.m., EST, Monday, March 1, 2010. If this is your first CCC, please send your email and
If you have any questions, please email me or leave a comment.
I hope you'll consider trying this. Feel free to ask those who've participated thus far: it's thrilling to open your mailbox and find a handmade card (especially when it's got foreign stamps on it)!
The February CCC results will be posted on Monday, March 1, 2010, and they are going to knock your socks off!!!
Hi Deborah - this is my first CCC and I'm excited to participate! Will be emailing you my info; thanks! ScrappinBari - Linda W.
Posted by: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1726521618 | February 26, 2010 at 02:39 PM
Hello! I'm excited about participating in my first CCC also!
Paintingeyedoc - Trinh
Posted by: Trinh | February 27, 2010 at 09:37 AM
Hey girl, what exactly is ban de soleil? Flesh-colored, pale tangerine?
Posted by: Lin | February 27, 2010 at 02:34 PM
Ban de Soleil is probably misspelled. This is French literally translated means ban of sun which means its banning the sun. Or as we call it: sunscreen. This was a brand that my mother favored when I was a child - it came in a tube and had an exotic fragrance and was just this color! (I would have called this Inside of a Butternut Squash but that seemed a little long and not as pretty.) ;~D
Posted by: Deborah Nolan | February 27, 2010 at 03:11 PM
Deborah - count me in!!! have missed the last two... so definitely don't want to miss this one... off to check out the template/colours that I just signed up for! LOL!!!
Posted by: Deirdre | February 28, 2010 at 08:51 AM
This will be my first CCC too, Deborah, so I hope my photo comes out ok. I'll send info ASAP! Thanks so much! :)
Posted by: Marcy K | February 28, 2010 at 04:32 PM
Thanks Deborah - I love the CCC so much!
Posted by: Heather Maria | March 1, 2010 at 05:29 AM
I am so looking forward to participating in this. I have been stamping for 15 years, and this is my first exchange except for the ATC swap. Thank you for organizing this.
Posted by: Susan Larson | March 1, 2010 at 10:22 AM
I think I know the product you are talking about - used it all through my teen years. It came in a metal tube that you rolled up from the bottom like toothpaste, it was an orangy-coppery gel and the best of it all, it smelled so heavenly! Anytime I smell something similar, it brings me right back to the beach...! It is called Bain de Soleil and it means taking a bath of sunshine - (I'm French Canadian) !! If it's not the same product, you brought me down memory lane...! Thanks!
Posted by: Louise Charlton | March 1, 2010 at 03:53 PM
Louise! How awesome are you?! YES, thats the stuff!!!! Looks like I got it exactly wrong, though - lol - not banning the sun but bathing in it! whatever happened to it, I wonder? Its one of my favorite smells from childhood - right next to the scent of original Jergens cream. Remember that one? Im sooooo glad you spotted this and made a comment. I was beginning to feel like I was the only one out there that remembered this stuff!
Posted by: Deborah Nolan | March 1, 2010 at 04:30 PM
Well I googled it and it seems that it is still being sold in Miami... I'm going to Florida next week, so I'll look for some! I'll let you know!
Posted by: Louise Charlton | March 1, 2010 at 11:16 PM