Friday, August 27, 2010

Open House/Trunk Show in Fremont, CA

We (La-La Land Crafts) are going to have an Open House/Trunk Show event to introduce our new Marci and Luka Collection at Scrapbook U in Fremont, CA on Saturday, September 18th, from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Your $10 ticket entitles you to:

- Be among the first to see the new AWESOME Marci and Luka stamps!!
- Exclusive preview of the Halloween Release (some of the never seen before stamps!!)
- Meet both artists (Eric and me) and have your stamps autographed!! ;-)
- a goodie bag with a FREE stamp and other "stuff"
- Refreshments
- Enter for a chance to win a GRAND Prize valued at $100!!!

Please stop by Scrapbook U or give them a call at 510-490-5065 to purchase your tickets!!

We are limiting this event to 50 people!! Don't miss out on this FUN party!!


Monday, August 23, 2010

La-La Land Crafts - STOREWIDE SALE!!!

To make room for the arrival of our new stamp line we've decided to have a Storewide 25% OFF Sale on ALL of our previous designs*!!!! Don't miss this chance!! Stop by La-La Land Crafts store today to stack up on some of your favorite Lala, Rosie and of course Animals!!! This is a great deal especially when combined with our FREE Shipping on orders over $50!!

*sale price will be reflected in your Shopping Cart
*digis excluded

Don't forget about the Open House/Trunk Show events for our new Marci and Luka Collection!! For details please scroll down to the post below or click HERE.


Friday, August 20, 2010

La-La Land Crafts Presents

To kick off our new line of stamps, Marci and Luka we are going to have Open House events in a couple of local and not so local craft stores!!

The first one I am going to tell you about is going to happen at
Cranberry Hill Mercantile in Sunnyvale, CA on the official release day - Wednesday, September 15th from 4 pm to 7 pm!!!!

Your ticket entitles you to:

- Be among the first to see the new AWESOME Marci and Luka stamps!!
- Exclusive preview of the Halloween Release (some of the never seen before stamps!!)
- Meet both artists (Eric and me) and have your stamps autographed!! ;-)
- a goodie bag with a FREE stamp and other "stuff"
- Refreshments
- Enter for a chance to win a GRAND Prize valued at $100!!!

Please stop by Cranberry Hill Mercantile or give them a call at 408-736-9151 to purchase your tickets!!

We are limiting this event to 50 people!! Don't miss out on this FUN party!!


Monday, August 16, 2010

My Favorite Moments with Marci

Today I am showing you yet another stamp from the new Marci collection by La-La Land Crafts. I am giving you...

Sweet Dreams Marci!!!

Isn't she just the SWEETEST??

This stamp will be available as a preview in a digi format for one week ONLY in our web store. Click HERE to purchase her.. Pirate LUKA is still available in digi as well, but only for a few more days!!!

I even got a chance to play with Sweet Dreams Marci today!! I went for a shabby chic kind of look :-)

I combined designer paper from My Minds Eye and Teresa Collins on this card. "My Favorite Moments" tag is cut from Teresa Collins paper as well. I sponged all of paper layers with Old Paper Distress Ink. I stamped some flourishes on the tag and on the right side of the card in Pumice Stone Distress Ink, the flourishes are the clear stamps from Prima - this set is called Jacquard. EK Success border and corner punches. Ribbon and button from my very big stash :-)

Marci was colored with Copic Markers.. I am SO enjoying coloring little Marci and Luka stamps!!! Seriously, sometimes I feel bad that I am having SO MUCH fun with my own images!! ;-)

Here are the Copic colors that I used to color this sweet girl:

Skin - E000, 21, 31
Hair - E25, 31, 50
Nightgown - YR20, 21, 23, and C3
Sleepers - BG0000, BG10, BG72 and C3
Panda - W2, 4, 6 and R11

Now.. don't forget that this stamp is available in digi for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!!! Don't miss your chance to add Sweet Dreams Marci to your digi stamp collection :-)


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pirate Luka

Today I got a chance to make a card with the new image from La-La Land Crafts, Pirate Luka!!! I just adore his sweet little face!!! :-) This stamp is available in digi on La-La Land Crafts website for a LIMITED time THIS WEEK only, and it will be released in rubber later on this fall.. HERE is the link..

You can read more about this stamp in my post below or click HERE.

This is a pretty simple card and it was very easy to make.. These Marci and Luka stamps are just so much fun to "play" with and cards just come together!!!

This card measures 6" x 6".

Creative Imaginations and Gartner Studios designer paper. Edges of the paper were distressed, sponged and I finally got to use my sewing machine on my card, have been wanting to do it forever!!! Circles cut with Nestabilites. EK Success corner punches adorn the top and the bottom of the circle. Rhinestoes in the centers of the corner punches.

Luka was colored with Copic Markers, cut out and popped onto the card for dimension. Gold Rhinestones on the buttons of his jacket.

Don't forget that Ballerina Marci digi stamp is still available in La-La Land Crafts store, but only for two more day!!! Click HERE to go shopping :-)


His name is LUKA :-)

I have yet a NEW CHARACTER to share with you today!!
Eric and I have been working hard and enjoying every minute of it on our fabulous new line of stamps for La-La Land Crafts!! I decided to share a new stamp with you each week and have it available for one week only in the shop as a digi!! So far you've seen "Birthday Marci" and "Ballerina Marci".

During the Blog Hop on La-La Land Crafts blog we asked you what you'd like to see join the La-La family!! Many of you gave us great ideas for new stamps, and a HUGE majority of you said that you'd like to see a BOY stamp. It's so good to know that you want him because we have one done already!! I introduce to you

Pirate Luka

is he not the MOST ADORABLE li'l pirate?? This Luka stamp will be released in our Halloween Collection.. He is ready to trick-or-treat with his pillow case!! But of course this stamp can be used for any other occasion too besides Halloween, he will just hold a sack of treasures instead ;-) Luka will be a part of Marci line, well it will be more like Marci and Luka :-) And you can now buy him (THIS WEEK ONLY) as a digi!! Click HERE to go shopping :-)

Just a reminder that "Marci Ballerina" stamp is still available in digi, but not much longer.. Only a few days left before she leaves for awhile only to be back in rubber in our first release on September 15th!! Click HERE to purchase this digi stamp :-)

And, in case you didn't know, all our digis come in sets of 2... one fully colored for your color reference and the other in digi for YOU to color. What a great deal!

I will share some cards made with Luka in a few days, stay tuned!!!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sweet, Chic & Glamorous Framed Art

I wanted to make something even more special than the card with the new Marci Ballerina stamp from La-La Land Crafts, I wanted something more artsy!! I wanted to have a framed piece to display this uber adorable image, she so deserves it!!!

I went with a collage style using various elements from different companies.. I was amazed how they all went so well together!! To complement the color and the style of the elements, I colored Marci in sepia tones this time.

If you want to learn how to color images in sepia and black and white, there is a Copic Class that I am teaching at Cranberry Hill Mercantile in Sunnyvale, CA. This class is scheduled for:

Wednesday, August 25th, 12 pm to 3 pm

This is a hands-on technique class. Please bring your Copic Markers for your personal use in the class (you will receive a list of markers upon sign up). Please call Cranberry Hill Mercantile at 408-736-9151 to sign up for this class.<>

I really LOVE how this piece have turned out!! I have it displayed on the table in the living room right now, later I will hang it in my crafts room :-) I am not too happy with the pictures though.. I might have to re-take them..

I used Bazzil cardstock for the photo mat. There are two embossed squares around the picture, I hope you can see it on the photos.. I made those with my Scor-Pal!!

Designer paper is from S.E.I Windsor collection called Wickham, the swirls on this paper are flocked!! So pretty in real life!!! Both the frame and the sentiment tag are from My Minds Eye. I punched the holes in the tag as it needed to be more airy :-) Leaf branch chipboard sticker is from Basic Grey Capella collection. Flourish die cut from Tim Holtz (finally I got my hands on this die, LOVE it!!!). Prima flower and filigree corner from Buttons Galore finish this piece of art :-)

As I mentioned, Marci was colored with Copics in sepia tones. I again gave her tutu a dimension by layering it. I will have a tutorial for you on how to make it within a few days :-)

Remember, you can get a digi version of this Marci Ballerina stamp in La-La Land Crafts store THIS WEEK ONLY!!!! And, today is the last day to purchase digi Birthday Marci!! Click HERE to go shopping :-)

Today is the LAST DAY of La-La Land Crafts Birthday Bash Blog Hop!! Don't miss out the chance to enter into the prize drawing and to see all the wonderful cards made by our Design Team. Just click HERE to go hopping!!! :-)


Saturday, August 7, 2010

The debut of Marci Ballerina!!!!

Welcome to Day 7 of our week-long Birthday Beach Bash & Blog Hop!!

"Please tell us what stamp you'd like to see join the LaLa Family!" We do have some super cute new releases in the making as we "speak" but we also want to know from you guys what you'd like to see! So please hop along to these DT members and then come back and share your ideas with us! Remember to leave comments along the way for your chance to win free stamps!!


La-La Land Crafts - come back there to leave your answer!

I wasn't going to do this, but I just couldn't resist sharing one more image from Marci Collection with you!!!! Let me introduce MARCI BALLERINA!!! I LOVE her so much!!! She is the cutest one ever!!! .. I am not being bias or anything, am I? ;-)

Marci Ballerina will be available as a digi stamp in our online store for a ONE WEEK ONLY!! She will be back along with other images in our first release of Marci line on September 15th as a rubber stamp!! Click HERE to purchase your digi Marci Ballerina, I know you want her ;-)

I even made a card with her to show you how adorable she can be!!

This gorgeous designer paper is from TPC Studio . EK Success border punches. I hand drew the template for the curtains, cut them out of the DP and then used scalloped scissors on the black cardstock. Buttons and ribbon are from my stash.

Marci was colored with Copic Markers. I stamped the skirt part of her outfit three more times and layered it to create a 3D look. It gives it SO MUCH dimension!!! I will have a tutorial for you on how to make it in a few days :-)

And before you go... there are just a couple more days to buy Birthday Marci as a digi in the store before she disappears for a while! *Ü*


Now, hop to see what uber talented CHERYL has to show you today!!!


Friday, August 6, 2010

Mainely Stampin' - Upcoming Classes

Just a reminder that I am teaching classes at Mainely Stampin' in Fairfield, CA now as well in addition to Cranberry Hill Mercantile.. In fact, I have THREE classes coming up next weekend!!!

On Saturday, August 14th - in the morning from 10 am to 1 pm, I am teaching "Coloring with Copics - Skin Tones and Hair Colors" class. Even if you are not into making cards/scrapbook pages with "people", it is a good class to take to learn different Copic techniques that you can apply to other projects. You will receive a list of Copics to bring with you to the class for your personal use when you call the store to sign up. This class is limited to 12 people, only a few spots are still available!!

In the afternoon on August 14th, from 2:30 to 5:30, I am teaching "Introducing La-La Land Crafts" card class. We will make three cards in this class, all different occasions with various stamps from La-La Land Crafst and other companies.

Then on Sunday, August 15th from 12 pm to 3 pm, I am teaching a class with this adorable Christmas Matchbox project!!

As I said, the space is limited in all of these classes.. and.. I am in Fairfiled only a few times a month!! If you want to take a class with me, make sure to call Mainely Stampin' in advance at 707-435-9400 to sign up!!

If you want to see what other classes/events I have coming up, please scroll down to the very bottom of my blog to see my Calendar. If you ever have any questions about my classes please send me an email at


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Day 4 of Lala's Birthday Beach Bash

Welcome to Day 4 of our week-long Birthday Beach Bash & Blog Hop!!

OK, for this next game we are welcoming back some of our ALUMNI design members *Ü*

We're having a new hop every day this week and giving lots of prizes along the way!! If you missed out our past games and hops, please CLICK HERE and scroll down through the posts to follow along! It's worth it to take the time to go back and do all the hops!! They are short, but full of summer fun and creative inspiration! Remember to leave comments on all the blogs along the way because there's lots of "mystery party favors" to be given away!!

"What did Lala take to the beach?"

Hop along design team members' blogs and find what Lala has in her hands and then come back to La-La Land Crafts Blog to leave your answer in your comment!!

As a reminder... [THIS WEEK ONLY!!] you can get your hands on our brand new character, Birthday MARCI in the shop as a digi, but hurry before she's gone!! Here is the link for you :-)


And as promised, I have a new card with Birthday Marci to share with you today!!

I am REALLY HAPPY with the way this card has turned out!! But.. The photos really don't do this card much justice :-( It looks SO MUCH better in real life, you just have to trust me!!! It looks so sparkly and magical, I really wish you could see it life..

Beautiful sparkly paper is from SEI, On the Coast collection. Martha Stewart border punch. Punched border behind Marci was embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder (hard to see on the photo, but it is there!!). I really wanted to have some scrolls to frame Marci, but I do not own any of die cuts of that kind.. really need to get me some!! So.. I had to improvise!! I used EK Success scroll and leaf punches. Flower punches are from EK Success as well. Rhinestones in the centers of all of the flowers.. Marci was colored with Copic Markers. I stamped one more image and cut out the present and panda, they are popped onto the main image for dimension. CUTE!!

Now, get on hopping :-) Your next stop is Cheryl!!


Birthday Gifts


Sunday, August 1, 2010

La-La Land Crafts Birthday Bash

I can't believe it has been a year since I started La-La Land Crafts!! What an adventure and I have been enjoying every single bit of it!!! I want to thank all of my loyal followers for all your support and for loving my images. I would like to thank my wonderful Design Team, both current and everyone else who was a part of LLLC family for the last year!! Thank you SO MUCH for making LLLC images come to live on your beautiful cards and projects!!

To celebrate our one year anniversary, we are having a week long celebration on LLLC blog. The whole week of a Birthday Bash filled with hops, games and prices!!

Today kicks off the one year birthday celebration of LaLa Land Crafts and we're so happy you've come to help us celebrate!! Our DT have put together some amazing beach-themed cards and we have some fun GAMES & PRIZES all week long!! The more you hop and leave comments, the more chances you'll have at winning some great prizes!

We'll be posting a new hop here every day this week! You will have 2-3 days to complete each hop to be eligible to win the prize package for that game (given away on the La-La Land Crafts blog). In addition, our DT/Guest DT and Alumni will be giving away "Mystery Party Favors" as well so be sure to leave comments along the way!!!

But before I tell you what today's game is, I have something very exciting to share with you all!!!
I am giving you MARCI!!!! Marci is the newest addition to the La-La Land Crafts family!! Isn't she just the SWEETEST EVER???!!!

And now for the best part of all!!! She is all mine, my very own!!! I drew her!!!!! WOW!!! I can't believe that my dream had finally came true!!!!! When I had an idea of starting my stamp company, this is exactly what I had in mind, this is exactly what I wanted to do - to design my OWN stamps!!! But at the time it just wasn't happening for me.. But she is here now!!!! I am SO SUPER EXCITED!!!!

So, I have to tell you.. I have been sketching some images for a long time.. I think I was getting somewhere with them, but not quiet.. Then about two weeks ago (yes, it happened that FAST!!), I made another sketch of the girl.. My boyfriend Eric took a look at her and said "she is here!!". He took my sketch and created what you see!! It was so sweet of him to spend hours perfecting Marci, he is THE BEST!!!!!

The Marci line of LLLC stamps will be released on September 15th with five different images. More Marci images along with other will be added to LLLC family every single month!!

I would like to show you my very first card made with this sweet girl. Oh, I have to tell you, she is SOOOO MUCH FUN to color!!!! I was absolutely LOVING it!!!

But of course I can't just show you this adorable sweet girl and make you wait until mid September to play with her, can I? ;-) For a LIMITED TIME ONLY!! ONLY for a week of LLLC Birthday Celebration, Birthday Marci is available in a digi format!!! You can purchase Birthday Marci Digi Stamp in our online store NOW!! Here is the link..

So are you ready to P-A-R-T-Y??!!!

Let's get to the first game!!


Hop along to these design team members' blogs and count up all the beach balls on all their cards! Pay close attention to watermarked beach balls, (but also count the ones that are in the stamp itself, if one appears in that particular stamp) and leave your answer (total number of all) back on La-La Land Craft blog in your comment!!

We will do this same game the next two days with new DT to hop to, so be sure to come back and hop along with us each day this week! A winner will be drawn from the correct answers on Wednesday... and then a NEW GAME will begin! =) Sound FUN?!

Take a look what we have for you as the prize for the first Hop.

- BoBunny Chunky Charms, Swirls and Brackets
- Basic Grey 6" x 6" Kioshi paper pad
- Basic Grey Opaline Designer Half Pearls
- Prima Belle Arts Roselle flowers

Let's get hopping!!

Irina Blount - you are here :-)
Cheryl Valadez
Jan Hunnicutt
Kristine Breach
LLLC - go back to LLLC blog to leave your answer!

Hop EVERY day this week for more chances at winning prizes. Make sure to leave comments on La-La Land Crafts blog every day as well to qualify for the GRAND PRIZE at the end of the week worth over $150!!!!

And of course we would really appreciate it if you would spread the word about our Blog Hop as well :-)

Birthday Balloon