Sunday, January 30, 2011

CHA w/ La La Land Crafts

How's everyone doing? Sorry I've been out of touch, but all for a good reason. I've been at CHA for the past couple of days and it has been such a wonderful experience. I have to say a really big Mahalo to Kim Yu for asking if I wanted to volunteer at CHA for La La Land Crafts. I was excited, especially when I found out my bestie Renate was also going to volunteer. Although it was exciting it was also a little bit intimidating because I/we did not know a whole lot about the company. I knew Kim was on their design team and she has designed some really awesome projects and cards for them. You all know I'm a TGF, Sweet November, sometimes CC Designs kinda gal, but I really have to say, Marci and Luka have given me another reason to love stamping. These cute little kids are the creation of Irina Blount and Eric Berry. They are such a great team and it has been such a wonderful experience to be around them all. If you don't already know about the La La Land Crafts stamps and their newest kids, Marci & Luka you must check them out. And finally meeting Kim has been so awesome!! We didn't get to spend a lot of time together as we were on different shifts, but the time we did have to get to talk and hug and say hi was really awesome. Irina and Eric are really great people who have a great passion for their company. I was really blown away by the design of their booth. It's so homey and welcoming and their attention to detail is so awesome. You can tell they put a lot of thought into what they wanted to portray and believe me it definitely shows. They are having so much fun with it all. Yes, it's stressful, but it's worth it to see their exhausted but satisfied smiles at the end of each night. It's so awesome to be a part of it. Everyone has been giving us such wonderful comments about the booth and most of all, of the images and designs. I will have to ask Irina & Eric if I can post some of the pictures from the show so you all can see what I'm talking about. All I can say is our booth rocks! hehehe...
I've met so many people from around the world as well as from the U.S. and even met the designer of Simply Betty, Betty herself and some of her DT came to visit our booth. That was pretty cool. Also met the ladies from 7 Kids College Fund. That was also way cool. So many different accents, but all with the same purpose in mind, to keep this "hobby" that we love going. On a side note, I was able to go and search for and found... drum roll please.... The Greeting Farm booth!!! YAY!! I was really excited to find them and was pretty excited to meet the fabulous, Jessica Diedrich as well as Ray who was pretty busy taking orders. I was a little bummed that Marie wasn't able to make the trip down but totally understood that she was at home with baby Lily. I was able to chat with Jessica for a bit and also check out the TGF booth. Ladies, I wish you could all have seen all the wonderful cards on display. Also, the altered books you all submitted. My goodness I was blown away by each detail and seeing them in person is even better than seeing them in the gallery and blog. You ladies really rocked those cards and altered note books. I did find one book that I recognized right away. I hope she doesn't mind that I am going to post it here, but if you could have seen it in person you would understand. I apologize in advance for the quality of the picture, it was from my phone. Alrighty, that's all for now, I'll try to post more tomorrow and definitely get permission from Irina and Eric. For now, enjoy these pictures of myself and Jessica as well as the fabulous Rachel Schneider's The Cullen Family altered notebook.

Hugs!!
Leanne

6 comments:

Linda said...

Wow, wow, wow! Sister, you are so lucky Kim asked you to volunteer and aren't you glad you did! I am so "J"! Nah, but I KNOW you had an awesome time, yeah? Can't wait to see more. TFS and have a great week! xoxo, Linda

♥Rach♥ said...

It was so weird to look in Blogpsot this morning and see my notebook, lol! How COOL! I'm sad that my notebook got to see you and I didn't though :0(

Sounds like CHA was a blast, it must have been so cool to see all the new stuff and work at the booth and whatnot, you're so lucky :0) Glad you had a good time and it's so neat you got to meet Jess and see the TGF booth.

Mimi said...

How fun!! Sounds like you had a blast and so cool that you got to meet all those talented ladies! Hope to see more pics! Have a great week! ;)

Betty Boo! said...

OMG are you kidding me!? You two girls at La La Land made my day when you knew who I was! I was so excited that someone knew my company! Thank you so much for bringing a smile on my face for the rest of the day. I was as I said, just so excited to hear that you girls like my stuff and were just as excited to meet me, as I was to meet you! I am even more thrilled to learn you are in the same state as I am!!! WHoohoo!!! Same area (almost) too! Thank you again!

Betty

Kim Y. said...

I am so glad you had a great time, Leanne! Yeah, too bad we didn't get to chat much but it was definitely awesome to meet you finally! Thank you so much for helping!

Amy said...

So fun to hear about CHA and see the pics, I hope we get to see the La La Lands booth pics too! How cool that you got to meet so many 'stamping' people, sounds like you had an awesome time! :)