Tuesday, May 31, 2011

On the Road AGAIN!!

We are going back to So Cal!!  This time is to to teach classes!! 

If you live close or even not that close to Scrapbooking Made Simple store in Santa Clarita, you can join me there on Saturday and Sunday, June 11th and 12th for FOUR classes.  We were there just a few months ago for a Trunk Show and had made tons of new friends!!  The store and the staff including the owner, are absolutely awesome!!  If you are in the area, this is the place to shop for anything and everything paper crafts!!  Seriously, they have the largest selection of so many different product lines including our Marci and Luka of course!!

Scrapbooking Made Simple
18909 Soledad Canyon Rd #E
Canyon Country, California 91351
(661) 298-1112

Oh, and they are on Facebook too!!   Click HERE to go to their page. 

All four of my classes are project based and we will cover coloring with Copics in each class as well!!

Class 1
Dress Up Marci Book Box
Saturday, June 11th
10 am to 1 pm

Class 2
Cutie Pie Painter's Trey
Saturday, June 11th
2 pm to 5 pm

*just a little note about this photo of the trey.. some of the embellishments were moved and do not appear in the right places.. just envision that the stack of cups and the sentiment are on the left side of the trey and are not in front of Chef Marci and there is one embellishment missing on the lower right corner..

Class 3
Jesalyn Twisted Easel Matchbook Box
Sunday, June 12th
10 am to 1 pm

Class 4
Ballerina Marci Altered Canvas
Sunday, June 12th
2 pm to 5 pm

You can stop by the store to see the samples of these projects.  Believe me, they look even more AWESOME in real life ;-) 

Please call Scrapbooking Made Simple store at (661)298-1112 to sign up for any or all of the classes. 

Hope to see you there!!

:) Irina

Monday, May 30, 2011

Inspiration Monday {Summer Time Fun}

Hi! This is Ching here today and I want to welcome you to the first of our Inspiration Mondays.

La-La Land Crafts new Design Team will be bringing you new inspirations twice a week on a weekly basis, so be sure to tune in every Monday and Friday.

You are more than welcome to play along as we would love to see your creations with La-La Land Craft stamps. Please link your projects to our Customer Gallery.

For this week, we are creating summer time fun for Marci and Luka.

I love what Kim did here with Prismacolor pencils and Koh-I-Noor pencils when coloring in her Marci with Flower Pot.
Pops created such a fun beach scene with BOTH Beach Marci and Summer Luka on this easel card.

Isn't her easel card adorable?

Copics Used:
Skin:E00, E11, E02


Trisha made this delightfully sweet Beach Marci in pinks.

Copic Colors Used for Beach Marci:

Rosemary hit it out of the ballpark with this realistic beach scene complete with sand on sweet Beach Marci's toes in this Side Step Card! Tee Hee!! How cute is that? She is also paired Beach Marci with Summer Luka!

Copics Used

Beach Marci:
Skin: E000 & chalk
Hair: E37, E25, E51
Hat & Swimsuit: R81 & chalk/ Y21 & chalk/ stickles
Inner tube: BV00 & chalk/ Y21/ Liquid Glass

Summer Luka:
Skin: E000 & chalk
Orange areas: YR02, YR04
Blue: B00, B02, BG10
Inner tube: G14, Prismacolor Grass Green, Y21 & chalk/ Liquid Glass

Karen whipped up this sweet, soft summer rendition of Beach Marci.

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E01
Hair - E23, E25
Float - RV02, Y08, Y11, YR07
Swimsuit - YG23, YG03, BG53
Splashes of Water - BG01, BG10, BG15

Thank you so much for stopping by and have enjoyed the inspiration!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Time... Gone Fishin'

Happy Sunday everyone!  Hope you all have been enjoying this long Memorial Day weekend.  I am up to my ears in crafting and apologize for getting my post up late.  So let's get to it. 
When Irina and Eric debuted the new Summer Collection to the design team I was so excited.  So many cute images in so short a time.  When the new DT debuted each of the new images I was so inspired and awestruck with their creativity in bringing the new Lukas and Marcis to life. 

So for my card today I chose Fisherman Luka.  I think he is so adorable with his fisherman hat and fishing pole.  He's on vacation on his own tropical island and can't wait to get down to the ocean to fish for his dinner.  The background is a digi stamp from Make it Crafty and I thought it would be a perfect backdrop for Luka.

I kept the rest of the card pretty simple.  I really enjoyed working with him.  You now have a chance to purchase Fisherman Luka or any of the other Summertime Collection at the NEW La-La Land Store.  And if you hurry over you can take advantage of the Memorial Day sale going on.  Click HERE for more details on how you can receive a 10% discount on all orders over $50.  Don't forget to upload your creation to the Customer Gallery.

Alrighty my friends, it's been such a blast creating and sharing my cards every Sunday.  Looking forward to the new Design Team, and all the changes that will be taking place.  I hope you keep coming back and getting inspired.  You never know when inspiration will strike!

Mahalo Irina and Eric for the wonderful opportunity to create with your wonderful images.  You both have a wonderful line and I am so happy to have been a part of it.  Looking forward to what happens next for you and your collections.  Mahalo to everyone on the DT for your support and inspiration.  And to the new DT, Congratulations ladies, I know you will rock and inspire us with your creativity.  I'm looking forward to it.

And to you lovely La-La Land friends, MAHALO for your lovely comments and for helping bring these cute images to life with your creations.


Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Fisherman Luka Digi (La-La Land Crafts); Beach background digi (Make it Crafty)
Cardstock: White & Dark Brown (Neenah); Kraft cs (Recollections); Blue cs (DCWV Linen Closet)
Punch: Small clouds (Fiskars)
Skin: E50,51,95 / Hair: E43, 44, 49/ Hat & Shoes: B97, 95, 93, 91 & E31,33/Top: YR20, 21, 23 & E31, 33 /Shorts/Sox: E43, 4 & YR20/ Fishing pole: E25, 53,  R37 & white & sparkle gel pen (Sakura) / Pail: C1, 4 & B91
Hut & Chair: E21, 25 & G94, 99 / Sand: E31, 33 / Sky: BG0000, BG000 / Tree: E44, 47 G94, 99 / Fence: E44, 47 / Water: BG000, B91

Everything grows better with love...

Nothing could be more true, right!? Everything DOES grow better with love.

It's been so exciting getting to see each of the new La-La Land Crafts   Summer 2011 Collection creations! With each new introduction, my smile got bigger! I thought for my first day out with the summer crew that I would work with Marci with Flower.  Here she is!

I used my trusty Copic markers to color Marci in:
Hair: E40, E42
Skin: E51, E53 (cheeks R20 )
Shirt: R81, R83, R85
Denim Capris: B93, B95, B97
Flower pot: E04, E07, E09
Outer Shading: C1, C3
I also used Copic Atyou Spica glitter pens on he hair ties, flower, and garden tool.

The paper used for the scalloped oval and first light blue layer is from DCWV Garden Party.  The white card stock is my go-to Neenah white.  The very slightly visible second rectangle layer is from the DCWV Citrus stack and the actual card is also Neenah.  Both ovals are from Spellbinders and I'm sorry, I can't say where I got all the flowers because I have a wonderful HUGE bin of assorted flowers that I get to dig into.

So, there you have it! I hope she makes you smile...because really...that is truly the purpose for me to make anything and everything...smiles.

Aloha always,

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friends are flowers that never fade . . .

Today is bittersweet . . . this will be my farewell and last post I, 1LuvnMama, will do as a DT member for La-La Land Crafts. It is with a sad heart that I have decided to bid farewell to Irina, the girls, and of course, Marci and Luka. My time is stretched thin and my "babies" need me.

When Irina asked me to join her team about a year and a half ago as a Guest Designer, I was so humbled and honored. Then I joined the ranks as a DT member along side some very talented and creative ladies whom I've come to admire. I will miss everyone! Thank you Irina for allowing me the opportunity to create for you! To the girls ~ May you inspire! And to everyone who comes by to visit ~ Thank you for your support and encouraging words!

On to my card. Since this is my last DT card, I found it fitting to use Marci with Flower, which is one of the new images being released this summer! The sentiment says it all for me . . . Friends are flowers that never fade. This is my tribute -- I've made wonderful friendships through La-La Land Crafts and I know I will continue those friendships!

Be sure to check out the new Design Team members! They are fabulous and will bring Marci and Luka life! :) Thanks for coming here for a visit! Have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day SALE!!

We decided to add something SWEET to your long Memorial Day weekend :-)


 From now until Monday, May 30th when you enter a discount code MEMORIALDAY during your checkout, you can receive a 10% discount on all of the orders over $50.00!!  Digis INCLUDED!!

Click HERE to go shopping!!

Farewell Kim

Hello! Kim here. Hope everyone is having a super sugary Friday and looking forward to the long weekend! Any plans? BBQ perhaps? :) My SIL is having a housewarming party so that's where I will be at. hehe

Today I have this cute Sugar n' Spice Marci card to share. I colored Marci with Copic and use this sweet cupcake paper from my Basic Grey nook and pantry paper pad. Perfect paper to go with Marci, don't you think? :) I used a couple of my handmade crochet flowers. I sure have been adding quite a lot of these flowers on my cards lately. LOL

Card Details:
STAMPS: LLLC, Sugar n' Spice Marci, Papetrey Ink;
PAPERS: Basic Grey Nook and Pantry;
EMBELLISHMENTS: pearl, crochet flowers;
TOOLS: corner punch, border punch, word window punch;
COPIC COLORS: E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R85,R83, R81, E59, E57, E55, RV00, G94, G24, YG03, E47, E44, E42, o, C3,C1,N0

Raise your hand if you are wondering about the title of this post. LOL I actually feel kind of awkward to say farewell to myself. LOL I have been with LLLC since the beginning, almost two years now. It has been such a wonderful experience working along side some of the most talented crafters, playing with all the adorable LLLC images and to see these images come to life! Totally awesome!

Anyway, I've decided to pass on the torch to Irina's new talented team! You all have seen their work and boy weren't their work amazing?? They have A LOT more in store for you!

There are some nice changes coming up at LLLC and I think you all will LOVE it! So stay tuned!

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Friday, everyone!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

...and the WINNER is

First of all we would like to thank all of you for celebrating our NEW Summer Release with us!!  We loved reading your comments on all of our DT blogs as well as our La-La Land Crafts blog!! 

We picked the random number from the comment entries and the WINNER of the Blog Hop is..


Congratulations Shirley N!!  You are the WINNER of ALL SIX stamps in our Summer Release!! 

Shirley, please contact us to claim your prize :-)

All of these stamps are now available for purchase in our online store.  Click HERE to go shopping :-)


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Summertime Collection is HERE!

La-La Land is gearing up for summer with NEW Design Team Members and some fun NEW stamps! We're hopping around today so you can see some amazing creations by the new team featuring these fabulous new stamps, and we hope you'll join along.You'll want to leave a comment on every blog you visit along the way to be eligible to win one each of the 6 new stamps in our Summertime Collection.

The BEST part, you can already BUY them!!  In our NEW and IMPROVED Online Store!! 

That's three new Marci stamps and three new Luka stamps!! Wanna see them?

Introducing Beach Marci

Your first stop on the hop today is the Fabulous Becca Fabozzi! Then keep on hopping along so you can see all the amazing creations the design team has in store for you!! Don't forget to coment along the way so you can WIN!! Good luck!

Arlene Cuevas http://butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com/

Click HERE to go SHOPPING!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hello Girlie!!

Hello there La-La Land Crafts friends!  I have a quick clean & simple card to share with you today that features beautiful "ALLY" from La-La Land Crafts

I think she looks so regal sitting in this vintage old chair...don't you think? You can purchase Ally right here...right now in DIGI!!  

La-La Land Crafts will be having a Summer 2011 Release Blog Hop tomorrow!! It all starts right here at the La-La Land Crafts Blog, so I hope you will join us!!  It's gonna be lots of  fun!!

Project Recipe:
Stamp - La-La Land Crafts: "Ally"
Cardstock - Bazzill: Kraft, White, & Black
Designer Papers - Echo Park: "For the Record"
Supplies - Button: Tim Holtz; Ribbon: My Stash; 
Rhinestones: Michael's
Tools - Silhouette Die (Vintage Old Chair - C0139_21585); 
Border Punch: Stampin' Up; Spellbinder; Computer:  Sentiment; Machine Stitching

Skin - E000, E00, E01
Hair - E49, E47
Blouse - E34, E31
Sklrt - R29
Shoes - E34, E31
Necklace & Bracelet - Y28

Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs & Smiles,

Monday, May 23, 2011

Love Is Not Just For Valentine's Day

You can tell someone that you love them any time you want! So I have a little not Valentine's Day Valentine's card for you this week.

I've used the gorgeous Amour Luka which you can get as a digi-stamp here on the blog or as a rubber stamp over at the La-La Land Crafts Store.

I've coloured him with a mix of Prismacolor pencils and Koh-I-Noor pencils.

Matching him with the lovely Pink Paislee 365 Degrees paper pad but I've also kept him quite minimalistic on a Kraft card blank.

Have a fabulous week.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Simple Birthday Card

Hello La-La Land family!  Hope you are all having a great Sunday afternoon.  :) 

I wanted to make a card for my co-worker's birthday and already invisioned using Chef Marci.  She was the perfect image for what I had in mind.  I chose a light color scheme; soft greens, peaches, oranges and white with a hint of yellow and brown.  I altered her pants by drawing in lines to look like plaid and colored them up with the same light green and a hint of gray.  Because the dp (DCWV Linen Closet) was so sparkly I chose to use a very pretty satin ribbon in a light peach color tying a simple knot instead of a fussy bow and adhering it to a pretty mint green card (courtesy of Hanko Designs).  Both pieces of paper were die cut using Spellbinders Curved Rectangles.  It's always nice to make a card that doesn't have straight lines.  I used crystal lacquer on the cake and the bag with the frosting to make it look like ganache. 

Don't forget you can purchase Chef Marci along with her other friends in rubbah or digi form in the La-La Land Crafts store.  Both types are wonderfully made. 

Okie dokie, time for me to scoot.  Make sure you upload your creations to the Customer Gallery to be eligible to win a free stamp of choice.

Mahalo for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day and a fabulous week! 

Skin: E02, E50, E51, R11 (lips)
Hair: Y21, Y17, YR21
Eyes: C10
Outfit/Hat/Shoes: G82, C1
Cake: E49, YR04

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Handmade Book with Sitting Marci

I must admit, after taking a first video a few days ago I was aching to make another one!!  I think I am addicted now!!  I really like including a video of the project along with the photos, you can show so much more!!

And, the other thing.. I am on the kick of making projects right now instead of cards.. Don't know what that's about and how long it will last, but this is what excites me at the moment!!

Today I made a little hanmade book with Sitting Marci by La-La Land Crafts.  You can buy this stamp at our retail locations as well as in our online store.  HERE is the link.

This book measures 4" x 5 1/2" and has six pages inside.

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Sitting Marci by La-La Land Crafts, Teresa Collins
Papers: Cardstock by Bazzill , DP - Echo Park "For the Record" Collection, DP - Pink Paisley
Tools: Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool, Vitage Photo Distress Ink, Martha Stewart Border Punches,

Copic Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E02
Hair - E51, E53, E55
Shirt - YR20, YR21, YR23, C1,
Jeans - B34, B41, C3
Shoes - C1, C3, YR213


Here Comes Trouble!

Happy Saturday La-La peeps! 1LuvnMama here to stir up some trouble . . . well, not me, it's Fireman Luka!

This is my second card using Fireman Luka. I just adore him because my hubby is a firefighter. Once again, I had to color him in the proper outfit my hubby would be wearing on the job. Wanna know where the inspiration came from?

This week, my son had a Water Play Day at school. The firefighters brought the yellow firetruck to the school yard and set up the hoses. You could probably guess what took place next . . . the kids got sprayed and had a blast!!! My son was right up front, trying to get the firefighters to spray him . . . he SUCCEEDED with every attempt! He is my little trouble maker, but it was nice to see him have so much fun!

Thanks for stopping by today. We have lots to share with ya come next week! :) Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Diamond Fold Card

Hello La La Fans! Is everyone ready for the weekend?? I sure am!

Today I (Kim) have this fun fold card to share! This is called a diamond fold card. It's pretty cool!

This card features Winter Marci. I colored her a long while back and finally got this chance to put her on a card. LOL

I used one of my handmade crocheted flowers. You can see more of my flowers HERE.

Well, that's all I have today. Perhaps you guys have some LLLC creations to share as well? If so, we would LOVE to see them!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Design Team Call

We get a lot of emails from the crafters worldwide asking when we will have another Design Team call..  

Well.. The time is NOW!!  :-)

Yes, we are looking to add more talented paper crafters to our already awesome Design Team!! 

 Do you like creating cards and other paper craft projects?  Do you like coloring with Copics, Promarkers, Distress Inks, etc.?  Most of all, do you love our stamps??!!  Would you like to be a part of our Team??!!  

This Design Team call is open to everyone regardless of previous experience.  We are looking for talented and enthusiastic people to join our team!!  

We are looking for Design Team members as well as Guest Designers.  

Here is what you'll get from us:

- have your work featured on our blog and Facebook page
- your name, photo, bio and the link to your blog listed on our blog
- access to all our images in digis
- DT packages with rubber stamps and other crafting goodies
- 25% discount on all store items
- $30 for every card/project that gets published in printed magazines

Here is what we'll ask of you:

- create one project a week for our blog
- participate in monthly Blog Hops
- participate in team discussions
- participate in other team activities as needed (new releases, team announcements, etc.) 
-  promote La-La Land Crafts through your blog, Splitcoast Stampers and any other online forums
- submit your artwork with our stamps to various publications of your choice

Sounds good?

Here is how to apply:

All submissions must be received by May 18th.  New Design Team members will be contacted via email by May 22nd.  

Please send an email to irina@lalalandcrafts.com with the following:

- your information (name, address, email, phone number)
- link to your blog or website
- links to any online galleries (if applicable)
- list of online forums and/or message boards that you participate in (if applicable)
- three projects that represent your style using any stamped and colored images
- a list of current and any past Design Teams 
- a few words why you would like to be a part of our Team

Good luck to all!!


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

You're So Sweet!

Good Tuesday to you La-La Land friends!  It's Karen, and today I am featuring "Marci with Rose"!

I decided to make a shabby card today to match the "Portrait" designer papers by Crate Paper! Marci's looking all cutesy holding that big yellowish gold "friendship" rose!!  I figured this would be a great way to show someone how much their friendship means to you by Marci offering that big beautiful rose!

You can purchase "Marci with Rose" in DIGI or RUBBER!  And, don't forget, there's still time to enter your projects into the Customer Gallery!!

Have a fabulous Tuesday!

Hugs & Smiles,

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday Butterfly

Happy Monday to you all! I've got a cutie for you today - the lovely Sweetheart Marci. I thought I would do a bit of paper piecing as I haven't done any for ages!

You can get her as a digi-stamp or a rubber stamp so lots of choice and paper piecing with digi-stamps is as easy as it is with rubber stamps!

I've matched her with the lovely Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage. 

Have a fabulous week.

Paper: Bayberry Paper and flipnotes
Colouring: Prismacolor Pencils
Tools: Martha Stewart Butterfly; Cuttlebug; Swiss Dotts embossing folder
Other: Ribbbon; brads

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sweet Thing Panda...

Happy Sunday La-La Land Friends!

I love working with wood and thought I'd alter a pre-cut tag with our sweet little Panda.  He or she is paper pieced with beautiful paper from the Colorbok Flea Market collection and given just a little bit of dimension with Copic Sketch Marker C3.  The nose and ears are filled in with a Sakura pink Souffle pen.

Hope ya like it!
Don't forget to upload your La-La Land Crafts creations in our Customer Gallery!