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



Jerusha Borden said...

Wow! This is the sweetest digi girl ever! Congratulations on finally having your dream come true and being able to create your own stamp line. Can't wait to see the rest of the Marci line! Happy Birthday to LLLC!

Elena said...

Irina, you are incredibly talented artist and designer! Wow! Marci is so sweet! LOVE her!!! So happy that you big dream come true! Wonderful, wonderful news! I always believed in you and knew that one day I will see your own designs!
Thank you for organazing this birthday hop! And Happy Birthday to your Company! It was a big honor for me to be a part of your team!
Oh, did I tell that I can't wait to see the whole new line? Very excited! :)

Kathy W. said...

Very exciting news Irina!! Whoohoo:) I love the new Marci. I can't wait to see the whole line. I'm definately going to go purchase her after this hop, oh and your card is gorgeous *Ü* Thanks so much!

Basement Stamper said...

Congrats lady!!!! I love your new creation, she is so sweet and what a dream come true for you! Happy Anniversary.

Margreet said...

congrats that your dream has come true with that gorgeous girl Marci...she's just lovely...happy birthday to LLLC!
xxx Margreet

Kristine said...

Irina, your card is SOOO SWEET!! Love the soft sweet colors and Marci is absolutely ADORABLE! CONGRATULATIONS to you and Eric... I'm so hapy for you to have your "own" line!! Can't wait to see more. THanks for sharing cards made with her this week to inspire us and get us even more excited!~!~ =) HUGS!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Happy Birthday! Marci is so sweet and I'm so happy for you, wildest dreams coming true are not only fun but so rewarding!

Dawn Edwards said...

Congrats on your dream coming to vision. The stamp is adorable.

Kimberly S said...

Your little Marci is absolutely adorable Irina, and the card is lovely! Cn't wait to see what you do in this new line next! :)

debbie said...

I love Marci! thanks for introducing her to us! *hugs* & happy birthday! I love your blog & appreciate your inspiring me!

Jenny V. said...

Hi Irina! Your card is so adorable. I adore this image. I spot 3 beachball on your card.

Helen said...

oh, Irina! Marci is the most adorable thing I've ever seen!!! You did an amazing job and I can't wait to see the rest!!! Your card is uber adorable, too! Happy Birthday, LLLC!!!

Ronda Archangelo said...

Huge congrats to are living my dream too!! Best of luck and lots of success.

Debbie said...

Your cards are just beautiful and your stamp images are so fresh and new! Congratulations on your first birthday. I have already purchased Marci and I plan on making a card with her this evening. Can't wait!!

Unknown said...

Congrats on having your dreams come true!!! Your card is gorgeous... and Marci is adorable!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

okj83 at live dot com

Cheryl Valadez said...

Irina, Marci is gorgeous! Congrats on the new line! I love your card! Such a beautiful backdrop for your lovely new image ;D


michelle said...

congratulations fo living your dream and for precious Marci..Happy birthday

Jana Weaver said...

She's adorable Irina...LOVE her!!! And congrats on following your dream, that is awesome!!

Jodi said...

Your card is adorable and that digi stamp is too cute ~ can't wait to see more!

carrie said...

Happy first birthday and Congratulations on your new figure Marci. She is really cute! I look forward to seeing all your new stamps. Love your card ........ you are such a creative and talented person.

JoAnn said...

Congrats on your accomplishments in one year!!! You are living a dream for a few of us! This is such a cute card.You are very talented and I'm excited to see what all is in store over the next year.

Martha galvez said...

Congrats and arriving to your dream!!! Marci is too sweet. The card is beautiful love the soft gentle feel of it. Thanks for sharing.

Martha galvez said...

So exciting for you!!! I wish you continued success!! Great first card with Marci. I am sooloving her already!!

Maureen said...

Fabulous card! Love all the punched borders, the swirl with pearls, and especially Marci - she's too cute!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Great new digi!! Pretty card!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Irina, I am absolutely thrilled for you!!! Marci is ADORABLE! I just bought her as a digi image. I can't wait to see the rest! And congratulations on LLLC's first birthday. I'm so proud that I was one of you very first DT members. It was an honor and a pleasure that I will never forget!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Irina, on hitting the ONE YEAR mark with Lala Land Crafts! What better way to commemorate this event than with your own Marci♥ images!!! She is so adorably cute and your card is beautifully colored and designed! I am so glad I found your blog way back when and you have always been so generous and sharing! Thank YOU! Then I just have to say, I LOVE your signature on the card! Awesome! BIG smile!
Pam Going Postal

StampinCathy said...

How cool to take a dream and my it come reality. Congrats. Your card is just beautiful.

Michelle VanWiggeren said...

Congrats, Irina, both on LLLC's 1 year birthday and on Marci! She's adorable!!! So happy for you!!!