Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Challenge #39 Stenciled Background - Mid-month Inspiration

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Welcome back!
We are now halfway through the month of August so that means it's time for some mid-month inspiration.

CHALLENGE #39

STENCILED BACKGROUND

Now here are our designers with some more inspiration to kick-start your imagination!

SUE brings you Raven Love using CV lEdgar Allen Poe and CV Dogs Like Me
 

LAURIE brings your A Touch of Gold using Girl With A Curl

LAURIE created another card titled Study in Pink using Mona Flying
CATHY brings you Cheshire Cat using Cheshire Cat
CATHY also created Flying Mona using Flying Mona and CV Too Much Happy
And last but not least
GAIL brings you Walking the Fish using CV Ballerina With Fish, CV Stay Weird, and Grunge Border 3"
Now it's your turn, are you up for the challenge?  We can't wait to see your projects!  
Submit your entries HERE below by 5 to midnight PST on the 25th!

Our next Challenge begins September 2nd!
Yes, we are moving the starting date of our Challenges to the 2nd of each month.
Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
Challenge Host

Monday, August 7, 2017

Challenge #39 - Stenciled Background

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Good Monday Morning!
It's time for our new Challenge for August but first we have the WINNER of Challenge #38 to announce!  We had a plethora of entries this month and Wow, y'all blew us away!  It warms my heart to see how many of you entered.
The LCDesigners voted on their faves and based on their votes the randomly drawn
WINNER of CHALLENGE #38 is

LYNEEN



 Congratulations Lyneen!  Please email Marilyn (mcgoo4@gmail.com) by the end of the month to claim your prize of a $10 gift certificate.  Please provide your full name and mailing address in the email as well as the stamps you would like, you may choose from Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda!

Here's your snazzy Challenge Winner's badge for your blog!
Please link your badge back to us here at LCPtoC, THX :0)
Now for our August Challenge!

CHALLENGE #39

STENCILED BACKGROUND


Okay, here goes!  Create any stamped project and use stenciling for your background.  Easy peasy, right?

Please remember we do have some Challenge Rules to follow so look them over to ensure your entries qualify to win this month's prize!

You are welcome to play in our Challenges using rubber stamp images from any company but if you use any of our Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps...we love it when you do...then your entry counts as two which doubles your chances of winning in our Design Team Faves prize drawing.

PRIZES


To ensure you all have a fabulous time playing in our Challenges this is how our Prize system works!
The more entries the better the Prize so tell all your friends to join the fun too!

1 - 4 Entries = one Winner is awarded our Challenge Winner's Badge
5+ Entries = one Winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
10+ Entries = one Winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
and all winners get our snazzy Challenge Winner's Badge to proudly display on their blogs!

If you don't have a blog then no prob, you can still play in our challenges by sharing your projects from public photo sharing sites which includes our Facebook Company Pages for Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda.  Please include our Challenge info and the link back to our challenge in your photo's description!  As long as the privacy setting for your photo is public you're good to go, see, it's so easy to join the fun!  FYI, you can't link up projects shared in closed Facebook groups! 

Our LCDesigners have some fabulous inspiration to share, so ENJOY!

SUE created her Twinkle Twinkle Starry Cat using Cat Star Wings
LAURIE created Butterfly Girl using Head in Hands

GAIL aka IonaBunny created Bad Advice Baby using CV Happy Skeleton, Grunge Border 3", and CV Free Advice

CATHY created her Steampunk tile using Bird on Bike and CV Steampunk
MARILYN created Say Cheese using Happy Cat

Now it's your turn, are you up for the challenge?  We can't wait to see your projects!  
Submit your entries in the linky party below by midnight PST on the 25th!

See you again on the 15th for more LCDesigner inspiration!
Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
Challenge Host


 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Challenge #38 Anything Goes - Mid-month Inspiration

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Good morning!
We are halfway through July (where has the time gone?) and that means some Mid-Month Inspiration.  Our designers have been diligently working to bring your that kick-start you need to get your entries done.

CHALLENGE #38

 ANYTHING GOES

Enjoy all the inspiration now headed your way!

 
LAURIE created Crazy Cat and Crazy Bird ATCs using Cracked Party Cat, Cracked Bird on Wheels, and CV Hokey Pokey.
CATHY created a Halloween Raven tag using Goth Raven and CV Witches Go Riding and Paint Brush Poe using Goth Poe.
LAURIE created an addition card entitled Happy Place using Butterflies Set and CV Find Your Happy Place.
Now it's your turn, are you up for the challenge?  We can't wait to see your projects!  
Submit your entries in the HERE by midnight PST on the 25th!

Our next Challenge begins August 7th.
Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
Challenge Host

New Stamp Release Day 3

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

We are in the final day of showcasing our new stamps.  We hope you have enjoyed seeing the selection of new stamps we have to offer.  Don't think this is all though.  There are several more on both the Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda (under clear stamps) sites. 
Now on with the show!

 LAURIE created Heart in Chains using Steampunk Heart.
LAURIE also created Fancy Fern using Medium Doodle Feather.
SUE created her A Tale of Two Edgars card using Goth Poe, CV Ouiji Board, and CV Witches Go Riding.
CATHY created her Evil Eye 4x4 tile using Evil Eye.
Marilyn created  her Stand Out Triptych coaster using Goth Mask, Lillith, and CV Born to Stand Out.
 
Did you enjoy the new stamps?  There are many more on the LCD website and lots of new clear stamps on the CV website.
Don't forget, get your comments in by July 22nd for a chance to win some LCD/CV rubber!

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader

Friday, July 14, 2017

New Stamp Release Day 2

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

We are back for Day 2 of showcasing all the new stamps at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda.  There are a ton of new stamps and we are sharing just a few right here, right now.

 LAURIE created Beautiful Butterfly using Goth Butterfly and White Waves Background.
SUE created her Book of Wisdom book cover using Steampunk Heart and Miscellaneous Words.
CATHY created her Masked Lady card using Goth Mask.
GAIL created her She Thinks card using Steampunk Mermaid.
MARILYN created her Strange Things ATC using Cheshire Cat and CV Weird People.
Don't forget to get in on the fun.  Just leave a comment during our New Releases Event for a chance to win $10 of LCD/CV rubber.  Comments can be left through July 22 to qualify for the drawing.

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader

Thursday, July 13, 2017

New Stamp Release Day 1

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

For the next three days, we will be showcasing some of the new Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda stamps.  We have several new designs plus a lot of new CV clear quote stamps.  To get in on all the fun, just leave a comment and your name will be entered for a chance to win $10 is LCD/CV rubber!

Now on with the show!

LAURIE created her Tales From the Crypt using Goth Shrine ATC and Grunge Black Swirl.
SUE created her Mistletoe Christmas card using Mistletoe Goth and Miscellaneous Words.
CATHY created her Poe's Birds card using Goth Poe.
MARILYN created her Ocean Dreams Index Card using Steampunk Mermaid.
 Don't forget, leave a comment each day and you will have the chance to win $10 in LCD/CV rubber!  Comments can be left through July 22 to qualify for the drawing.  Can't get any easier than that.

Happy Stamping
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader


Monday, July 3, 2017

Challenge #38 - Anything Goes

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Good morning!
fIt's time for our new Challenge for July but first we have the WINNER of Challenge #37 to announce  We appreciate everyone who entered this month.  Hope y'all had a good time with our Postcard Challenge

The LCDesigners voted on their faves and based on their votes the randomly drawn
WINNER of CHALLENGE #37 is

STEMPELKREMPEL


 Congratulations "Stempelkrempel"!  Please email Marilyn (mcgoo4@gmail.com) by the end of the month to claim your prize of a $5 gift certificate.  Please provide your full name and mailing address in the email as well as the stamps you would like, you may choose from Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda!

Here's your snazzy Challenge Winner's badge for your blog!
Please link your badge back to us here at LCPtoC, THX :0)
Now for our (month) Challenge!

CHALLENGE #38

ANYTHING GOES


This challenge is wide open! Create anything and I mean anything that uses stamps.  That's it, that's all.  Easy peasy.

Please remember we do have some Challenge Rules to follow so look them over to ensure your entries qualify to win this month's prize!

You are welcome to play in our Challenges using rubber stamp images from any company but if you use any of our Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps...we love it when you do...then your entry counts as two which doubles your chances of winning in our Design Team Faves prize drawing.

PRIZES


To ensure you all have a fabulous time playing in our Challenges this is how our Prize system works!
The more entries the better the Prize so tell all your friends to join the fun too!

1 - 4 Entries = one Winner is awarded our Challenge Winner's Badge
5+ Entries = one Winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
10+ Entries = one Winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
and all winners get our snazzy Challenge Winner's Badge to proudly display on their blogs!

If you don't have a blog then no prob, you can still play in our challenges by sharing your projects from public photo sharing sites which includes our Facebook Company Pages for Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda.  Please include our Challenge info and the link back to our challenge in your photo's description!  As long as the privacy setting for your photo is public you're good to go, see, it's so easy to join the fun!  FYI, you can't link up projects shared in closed Facebook groups! 

Our LCDesigners of Challenge Team ??? have some fabulous inspiration to share, ENJOY!

SUE created her Happy Place Tag using Rustic Checkerboard, Leonardo's Accessories, Doodle Dolls 1, Fish and Hearts Set, and CV Happy Place.
LAURIE created her Buy the Shoes card using Showgirls and CV Life is Short.
GAIL aka Ionabunny created her Hop Along tag using Whimsical Flora and Bubbles Background.
MARILYN created her Just A Cat tag using Floppy Ear Cat and CV Just a Cat.
Now it's your turn, are you up for the challenge?  We can't wait to see your projects!  
Submit your entries in the linky party below by 5 to midnight PST on the 25th!

See you again on the 15th for more LCDesigner inspiration!
Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
Challenge Host

Thursday, June 22, 2017

I Can Fly, Day 4

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Good morning and welcome back to Day 4 of the I Can Fly event.  Don't forget you have until Midnight, June 30th to get your entries linked up for a chance to win some LCD/CV rubber.

Now on with the show:

LAURIE created her Boy With Wings card using Georges and Louis.
MARILYN created her Sparkle tag using Thin Dancer and CV Keep Calm and Sparkle.
And GAIL finishes the event off with her Hello Fly By card using Whimsical Flora and Grunge Border 3".
 Now, it's your turn.  Link up your I Can Fly project HERE by Midnight, June 30th.
If this isn't for you, don't forget our Postcard challenge going on until June 25th.

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I Can Fly, Day 3

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Good Wednesday morning and welcome to Day 3 of the I Can Fly event.
Today we are sharing even more great projects from our talented designers.  You can get on the fun too!  Just enter your I Can Fly project HERE for a chance to win some LCD/CV rubber.  You have until Midnight, June 30th to enter.

Let's get started!

LAURIE kicks us off today with her Gold Wings card using Calligraphy Doll.
CATHY created her She Made tag using Crouching Angel, CV Broken Look Beautiful, and Nuance Powders.
SUE created her Not My Circus index card divider using Leonardo's Accessories, Steampunk Pony, Fish and Heart Set, CV Flying Monkey, and CV Not My Monkeys stamps.
 

If I Can Fly is not your cup of tea, don't forget our current month's challenge, Postcards.

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I Can Fly, Day 2

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Good morning everyone
We are for Day 2 of the I Can Fly event with more inspiration for your viewing pleasure.
Don't forget to enter your I Can Fly project HERE.  You have until Midnight, June 30th to play with us for a chance to win some LCD/CV rubber.  Don't forget to check out our RULES for all the necessary guidelines.

Now, here is what our team has prepared for you:

LAURIE created her Sparkle card using Flying Ballerina, Swirls and Dots Border, and CV Keep Calm and Sparkle.
CATHY created her Flying Rhino 4x4 artist tile using Isle of Aud Animals, Grunge Diamond Background, CV Winged Skeleton, and Nuance Powders.
SUE created her Art journal page using Loopy Calligraphy, Miscellaneous Words, and Art Doll.
 Don't forget to enter your I Can Fly art HERE.
If I Can Fly is not for you, don't forget our current month's challenge, Postcards.

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader