Friday, October 30, 2009

Meet our new Guest Design Team!

Before I introduce the new Guest Design Team members, I want to thank Karin Hoeve, Kim Blakey, Marcea Watkins, Paul Ford, and Sue Kment for a truly fabulous three months. It was my very first Guest Design Team and all of you will hold a special place in my heart. They delivered beautiful cards and projects for every challenge and never failed to amaze me with their talent. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Now I would like to introduce to you our new Guest Design Team for the months of November and December!


Elena Joldersma

Little bit about myself. My name is Elena. I am married to a wonderful man who makes my life easier and who is a big support to me. We have one very dear son. He is our hope, our future, and joy! And of course our family will not be full without furry family member – our kitty Ginger Bell. I like to make handmade gifts. I think that they are very precious and priceless, warm and heartfelt, unique and special. When I make something for my family, friends or people that I know, I always remembering all of the moments and time I spend with them.

Last spring I found out about stamping and since that time I can’t imagine my life without it. For me stamping is not only a way of relaxing but also a fun way of studying new things, meeting new people and writing little stories. Each card has a little life and that is what makes it special.
I am very excited and happy to be a Guest Designer for La-La Land Crafts Company. It is a big honor for me and I am very thankful to Irina for believing in my abilities and me. I know that it will be a big adventure that will be enjoyable for the company and me! Come visit me on my blog, "Red Haired Girl" .

Katie Tate

I'm English but have lived in the US for the last 12 years. I currently live in North Texas. I've been married for 15 years and have 3 children, Nathan 12, Georgia 10 and Carter 3.

I've been scrapbooking for 11 years and card making for 1 year.
When I'm not paper crafting I like to decorate, cook and I also love flower arranging. I used to read a lot especially soppy romances but now I only read on vacation. I love the Internet and blogging and I love the fact I can have friends for years that I've never met! Come visit me on my blog, "Both Sides of the Paper" .

Kristine Breach

Hi, I'm Kristine Breach and reside in Oregon with my husband and 2 daughters, Carly (10) and Maddy (9). I have always loved crafts of all kinds, and these last few years stamping has become my addiction. My girls love to stamp too and they have their own little "stash" of goodies for card making. We (my girls and I) recently participated in LaLa Land Craft's Christmas blog hop and had a blast! These stamps are so cute and just make us smile! So I was soo thrilled to get this opportunity to be a Guest Designer... thank you Irina! I just celebrated my 3rd anniversary of blogging and have met some wonderful friends through this hobby. Come visit me on my blog, "Ink Something".

Moon Hulsman

I've been 40 years old for a while now ;o) and I live in Brabant ( the Netherlands) with my husband and four children. I'm on the editorial board at Cards Only magazine and you could say that scrapping has always been a hobby of mine, because now that the scrapbooks and diaries have been done the mini albums and cards are a favorite of mine! I especially like the smaller projects and love to blog because it's so wonderful to be able to share the scrap virus with all you lovely blogger's! Come visit me on my blog, "Scrapjes van Moon".

When you get a chance, please visit their blogs to see the wonderful work that they do. I am so EXCITED to have such talented ladies join our Guest Design Team!!!



  1. Sad to see our original Guest Design Team go! Thank you for all of your amazing talent and the time that you put in every week for La-La Land Crafts!

    Very excited to have the new Guest Designers on board! Congratulations and welcome!!


  2. I really enjoyed previous Guest DT ladies! Their work is amazing and I enjoyed so much looking at the wonderful cards and projects!
    Looking forward for being part of La-La Land Crafts! :)

  3. So sad to see the first set of guest designers go. I really enjoyed working with everyone and love seeing all your wonderful creations week after week.

    Congrats to the new guest designers and can't wait to work with everyone! Welcome aboard, Girls!

  4. Congratulations to the new team .... I know they are going tolove their couple of months with you
    Big hugs

  5. Awww...sad to see the guest design team go. You all amazed me so much and made me such a fan of La-La Land Crafts. I wish you the best and hope our paths cross somewhere along the line. To the new team, welcome!

  6. Congrats to all of the new DT members!!

  7. Good Luck Ladies. The DT team are a real pleasure to work with and Irina is the BEST!

    Have fun!

    Thank you again to Irina for picking me to be on the GDT I've had so much fun!

    Kimmi xx

  8. I'm going to miss all of the GDT - you were all totally fabulous and inspiring to work with!!

    Welcome to the new team - I'm so excited to work with you all!