Tuesday, May 31, 2011

On the Road AGAIN!!

I am 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

Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day SALE!!

At La-La Land Crafts 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!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Have you heard?

La-La Land Crafts just released a NEW Collection of Summer stamps!! 

There are six NEW Marci and Luka images, three of Marci and three of Luka!!

Adorable, huh??!!  All of these NEW stamps are now available for purchase in our online store!!  Oh, and by the way, we gave our store a HUGE and COMPLETE makeover!!  Click HERE to check it out!!


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


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Brown Paper Bag Card - Pink Paisley

I did it!! I accomplished not one, but two new things today!! For the very first time I made a Paper Bag Card and for the very first time I uploaded a video to YouTube!! Oh, and by the way, I used my new IPhone to film, I think the quality is pretty-pretty good!! I would love to hear what you think but please be gentle with the first timer here ;-)


This will be one of the projects at my May Workshop.   To see other projects for this Workshop please click HERE.

May Workshop is scheduled for:
Sunday, May 29th
10 am to 6 pm
at Scrapbook Island in San Jose, CA

This Workshop is by invitation only.  If you would like to attend but did not receive an Evite invitation from me, please email me at and I will add you onto the list.


This card measures 6" x 6" (folded).

Can you believe this card/project base is a regular brown bag?  AMAZING!!  I just LOVE how this project has turned out!!  This is really so much more than a card, but this is exactly what I wanted to do when I got Pink Paisley papers from their new Butterfly Collection.  Papers are just so gorgeous, I wanted to do my best to showcase them. 

and here are some of the Paper Bag Card photos.. just a few.. haha ;-)

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Stampotique, Basic Grey, Tim Holtz, Just Rite
Papers: Brown Paper Bag, Cardstock by Bazzill in Walnut Cream and Craft, DP - Pink Paisley
Tools: Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool, Nestabilites, Martha Stewart Border Punch and Leaf Punch, EK Success Flower Punches
Other: Viva Pearl Pen in Cream
Distress Inks Used:
- crushed olive
-frayed burlap
- walnut stain
- vintage photo 


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

La-La Land Crafts - Design Team Call!!

Did you hear the NEWS!!  La-La Land Crafts is having an open Design Team Call!!  

This is your chance to become a part of our team!!  Don't miss this opportunity!!

Click HERE for details.


Monday, May 2, 2011

Contest and a SALE!!

If you haven't been to La-La Land Crafts blog in awhile, you are missing out!!  We are celebrating National Scrapbooking Day with TWO events!! 

CONTEST - We would like to see you creations with our stamps in any projects other than a card.  You've seen already in samples from our Design Team that our stamps are not for cards only, and we would love to see what you can come up with!!  We are looking for different projects including but not limited to Scrapbooking Layouts, Decorative Items, Altered Items, 3D projects, etc.  Anything but a card!!

We will pick THREE winners for this Contest!!!

1st Place - $50 credit to our store
2nd Place - $25 credit
and 3rd place - $10 credit

This Contest will run through May 7th.  We will announce the winners on May 9th.  Please click HERE to enter.

Our Buy Three Get One FREE Sale is back!!

From today until May 7th, when you buy three or more stamps from our online store at and/or at, you will receive a *FREE stamp of your choice.

*Please state your FREE stamp selection in the comments section upon checkout.

*Free stamp must be of equal or lesser value.  Digis excluded.