Friday, August 7, 2009

Introducing Design Team for La-La Land Crafts

I still can't believe the response that I got to my Design Team call.. Over 200 applications!!!! I have never expected that!! WOW!!! You guys are absolutely AWESOME!!! It was not an easy task, but I've read every single email and have visited every single blog. It was very hard to choose, believe me!! There are so many talented crafters out there!!

I was planning on having six on Design Team, but I just couldn't stop there.. I have picked five more to be my Guest Designers. And, I am saving all the emails for the future, if you have not heard from me yet, it does not mean I did not like your work, I might contact you in the near future :-) .

All of my Designers will introduce and will tell you more about themselves here on the company blog within the next few days. But for now I am just going to tell you who they are.. Here is the list of the very first Design Team for La-La Land Crafts, they are my pioneers!!

Jane Matsumoto is someone I have known for awhile, I have always admired Jane's creativity. I was pleasantly surprised when Jane applied for my Design Team. Jane has also accepted the position of the Design Team coordinator.

Sheila Lygo has a great eye for color. And, she has a GREAT sense of humor too, just wait until you meet her ;-).

Kim Yu swept me off my feet with different projects she creates using stamps.

Maureen Wong makes awesome cards, she has such a great way to make the main images stand out.

Lisa Hjulberg chooses designer paper that coordinates so well and so appealing to the eye, and I just LOVE how she does paper piecing!!

Kathy Page had me in awe of her cards, the colors!! the layers!!! oh my!!

Now, I will share the names of my Guest Designers for the months of September and October. We have Karin Hoeve, Marcea Watkins, Paul Ford, Sue Kment and Kim Blakey.

Please make sure to visit my Design Team members and the Guest Designers blogs and congratulate them, I know they will appreciate it!!

Thank you SO, SO MUCH to every one of you who had applied to be on the Design Team!!! And, again, please do not be discouraged if you have not heard from me yet, I might just surprise you and contact you in the near future with an offer.



  1. I am honored to be part of this awesome Design Team. Thank you, Irina!!

    Congratulations to everyone! I am looking forward to getting to know each of you. I have visited your blogs and am in awe of the talent. This is going to be one amazing journey.


  2. Congrats, Everyone! I am so honored to be a part of La-La Land's first ever Design Team! I am looking forward to getting to know everyone! Thanks, Irina!

  3. Congratulations to the DT, can't wait to see what you create and look forward to joining in your challenges


  4. Woo hooooooo! I've been doing the happy dance ever since Irina emailed me! I cannot wait to get started... and I cannot wait for everyone to see the CUTEST images ever!!!

  5. Whew! I can finally spill the beans!

    Thanks a million times to Irina for picking me - I cannot tell you how excited I am to be a part of the team! Congrats also to my fellow DT members, and also to the Guest DT members! This is going to be so much fun!!!

  6. Wowzers Irina, over 200 applicants, that's amazing!!.
    Thank you so much for picking lil ole me:), I'm thrilled and really looking forward to working with the rest of the gals and yourself.
    Sheila xx

  7. Congratulations Peeps.
    Just visited your blogs and you all do amazing stuff ;0)
    Lana x

  8. Congratulations to you all.
    Such incredible talent! Can't decide who is luckiest, those who were finally selected out of so many applicants or Irina for having such an awesome DT!
    Good luck and every success


  9. Congratulations to the DT and GDs.. Cant wait to start playing with the stamps and seeing what all you fabulous talented ladies and gent come up with!!

    I'm over the moon to be on the Guest Design Team!! Cant wait to get stuck in !! Whoop Whoop!!



  10. You guys are so lucky to have Kim!!! I love her blog, her work always amazes me and she's just the nicest person!

  11. Wonderful DT! All of the ladies are so talented! And I can't wait to see their projects with your amazing La-la Land Crafts company!!!

  12. Congrats, everyone!!!! Very excited for you all. Can't wait to see what you all create with Irina's wonderful new stamps!!!

  13. I can't wait to see what you ladies com eup with! Off to visit your blogs...

  14. Congrats Irina for your Wonderful DT and Congrats Ladies!!!