Tuesday, September 20, 2016

WINNER of HIP 2 BE SQUARE!

Welcome 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!

Hello Portal Peeps!
We had such fabulous entries submitted into our HIP 2 BE SQUARE event!  We loved seeing just how SQUARE you all can be in such creative and imaginative ways ;0)  The LCDesigners huddled together and voted for all their fave projects and one awesome entry took the lead by a landslide!

and the WINNER of HIP 2 BE SQUARE! is

Sue Davies aka Sue the Iron 

 Congratulations Sue, your SQUARES within a SQUARE blew us away and we were tickled pink to see so many of our Lost Coast Designs stamps incorporated into your altered piece! 
 Here's your snazzy Winner's badge to proudly display on your blog!
You've now got $10 LCD/CV Bucks to spend at either of our stores or mix and match, you can decide!  Please use the contact form over there in the left side bar to claim your prize before Oct 1st or private message Leigh via our Facebook Fan Group and include your full name, mailing address, the name of this event plus the stamps you'd like!  Happy shopping!

Don't forget our challenge for September is ANYTHING GOES and it closes at 5 to midnight PST on Sept 25th so dash on over and join the fun!

Then we'll see you all back here at 8am on October 1st for the start of

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN 

and our 

OCTOBER CHALLENGE

Yep, our next challenge begins on Saturday October 1st instead of the first Monday of the month like we normally do, but don't worry, we'll remind you again on the 3rd too!  The October challenge will also close October 31st at 5 to midnight giving you even more time to play!

Ciao for now!
Leigh S-B
The Sharpie Domino Queen
LCD/CV DT Leader

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Challenge #28: ANYTHING GOES - Midway Inspiration!

Welcome 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!

Hello Portal Peeps!
We hope you are all having a wonderful September so far!
We are now midway through our September Challenge

CHALLENGE #28

ANYTHING GOES!


The LCDesigners of Challenge Team Dream are back today with more fabulous inspiration so sit back and enjoy the show!  If you're just joining us then click HERE for the scoop on this month's challenge and to submit your entries in the linky party by 5 to midnight PST Sept 25th!

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT OUR OCTOBER CHALLENGE!

Our next challenge will merge with our big 31 Days of Halloween celebration and will start October 1st instead of the 3rd!  But don't worry, you will be directed to the correct post on Oct 3rd! 

Now for Challenge Team Dream's midway inspiration!

Nanette designed a Birthday card using Lost Coast Designs Butterfly Girl
 Granne designed a kitty card using Carmen's Veranda White Cat and a Lost Coast Designs Shadow Frame from the Doodles Circles 

 Paula altered a playing card using Lost Coast Designs Big Anthropomorph Birds set and Carmen's Veranda Forest God Square (foiled partial image in the background)

and to end off our midway inspiration Paula made this greeting card to welcome in October using Lost Coast Designs Rustic Alphabet, ATC Grunge set and Gothic text from ATC Text set 1.  "Welcome" is handwritten and the background was created with the Nuance Powders which are also available in the Lost Coast Designs store!
 Now it's your turn!
Submit your entries in the linky party HERE by 5 to midnight PST on the 25th!
Don't forget that our next challenge will start October 1st instead of October 3rd!

October is only 15 days away and the countdown to Halloween begins in Lost Coast Portal style!  We are participating as a Wicked Blogger in the annual 31 Days of Halloween blog hop with freaktastic project shares for 31 days straight!  You don't want to miss it!  October is going to be SPOOKTACULAR!!!!

 31 Days of Halloween 2016
Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
LCD/CV DT Leader
standing in for Marilyn

Monday, September 5, 2016

Challenge #28: Anything Goes!

Welcome 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!

Hello Portal Peeps!
It's time for our new Challenge for September but first we have the WINNER of Challenge #27 to announce!  We loved all your Watercolour Background projects, thanks for playing with us!

The LCDesigners voted on their faves and based on their votes the randomly drawn
WINNER of CHALLENGE #27 is

#8 FIONA H


featuring Lost Coast Designs Chloe Collage
 Congratulations Fiona!  Please email Leigh at LeighSBDesigns@cox.net 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 our blog, THX!
Now for our September Challenge!

CHALLENGE #28

ANYTHING GOES!


You're probably exhausted from your vacations, returning to work and the kids going back to school so we thought we'd make things easier for you this month and give you the freedom to do whatever you want!  Everyone loves an ANYTHING GOES challenge but please remember we do have some Challenge Rules to follow so please 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 Dream have some fabulous inspiration to share, ENJOY!

Darlene designed a card covered with micro marbles featuring Lost Coast Designs Goddess
Nikki designed a travel card using Lost Coast Designs' Feather Diva with Face, Travel Quotes, Travel Stuff Set and Nuance Powders
 Paula designed a Thank You card with a matching envelope using Lost Coast Designs' Georges et Louis and Rustic Alphabet set
address blurred for privacy
Paula also designed this ATC with a cracked-glass effect using Lost Coast Designs' Monk-Bug from the Isle of Aud Creatures set, the large Perspective Background and also used Nuance Powders
Granne designed a CAS card using Carmen's Veranda White Cat and a Lost Coast Designs' Shadow Frame from the Shadow Frames set
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!
Leigh S-B
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
LCD/CV DT Leader
standing in for Marilyn


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Day 14 and Finale of HIP 2 TO BE SQUARE: "Glitter Squares Tile" Wall Art by Paula!

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!

Howzit Portal Peeps!
Welcome back for Day 14 and the finale of

HIP 2 BE SQUARE!

 This is it Portal Peeps, we're now on the finale of our 2 and half weeks of SQUARE project sharing, we sure hope you've enjoyed seeing our projects just as much as we enjoyed making them?
We've got some fabulous entries so far so keep them coming!!!!

If you're just joining us it's not too late to play, you've got until Sept 4th to enter your SQUARE projects!  Here's the scoop!

Share your SQUARE projects in the linky in the Day 1 post HERE for the chance to win a prize!  The more entries the higher the gift certificate, see our Rules page for more info on prizes and guidelines for your entries to ensure they qualify!
  • We want to see entries that are either Square shaped or involve squares in some way!
  • Use our stamps, we love it when you do....your entry counts as two!
  • Use our Square shaped stamps and we'll be over the moon with joy!
  • You can enter using other company stamps too!
  • Linky closes September 4th at 5 to midnight PST so you've got plenty of time to play!
  • HAVE FUN being SQUARE!
Our fabulous LCDesigners and Guest Designers have really been rocking their SQUARE themed projects with our daily shares from Aug 18 through to Aug 31 featuring Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda Square rubber stamps, projects in the shape of squares or involve squares in some way!  Now for today's featured project!

LCDesigner Paula wraps up our event with her fabulous Wall Art project that has a magical colourful shimmer when the light hits it just right!
Paula used Carmen's Veranda Paradise Square and Calligraphy Square

Closeup of glittered embossing powder
 That's a wrap!  Now it's your turn 2 be SQUARE!
Don't forget that the Linky Party closes September 4th at 5 to midnight PST so you've got plenty of time to come and play with us!

See you back here again soon for our HIP 2 TO BE SQUARE winner announcement plus the start of our new Challenge on September 5th!  The LCDesigners are gearing up to get spooky as we prepare for our upcoming 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop so dig out your weird, wacking and wonderfully scary stamps so you can count down to Halloween with us!

Ciao for now!

Leigh S-B
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Day 13 of HIP 2 BE SQUARE: "Note from Paradise" note card with matching envelope by Nanette!

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!


Howzit Portal Peeps!
Welcome back for Day 13 of

HIP 2 BE SQUARE!

 Tomorrow is the last day of our 2 and half weeks of SQUARE project sharing....time sure flies by when you're SQUARE, LOL :0)   If you're just joining us it's not too late to play coz you've got until Sept 4th to enter your SQUARE projects!  Here's the scoop!

Share your SQUARE projects in the linky in the Day 1 post HERE for the chance to win a prize!  The more entries the higher the gift certificate, see our Rules page for more info on prizes and guidelines for your entries to ensure they qualify!
  • We want to see entries that are either Square shaped or involve squares in some way!
  • Use our stamps, we love it when you do....your entry counts as two!
  • Use our Square shaped stamps and we'll be over the moon with joy!
  • You can enter using other company stamps too!
  • Linky closes September 4th at 5 to midnight PST so you've got plenty of time to play!
  • HAVE FUN being SQUARE!
Our fabulous LCDesigners and Guest Designers have really been rocking their SQUARE themed projects with our daily shares from Aug 18 through to Aug 31 featuring Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda Square rubber stamps, projects in the shape of squares or involve squares in some way!  Now for today's featured project!

LCDesigner Nanette has a fabulous note card with a matching envelope to share with you today featuring Carmen's Veranda Paradise Square
  Now it's your turn 2 be SQUARE!
See you again tomorrow for the finale!
Leigh S-B
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Monday, August 29, 2016

Day 12 of HIP 2 BE SQUARE: "Le Lièvre" Wall Art by Paula!

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!

Howzit Portal Peeps!
Welcome back for Day 12 of

HIP 2 BE SQUARE!

 Are you seeing SQUARES in your sleep yet, LOL?
Our fabulous LCDesigners and Guest Designers are really rocking their SQUARE themed projects with our daily shares through to the end of August featuring Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda Square rubber stamps, projects in the shape of squares or involve squares in some way!

Share your SQUARE projects in the linky in the Day 1 post HERE for the chance to win a prize!  The more entries the higher the gift certificate, see our Rules page for more info on prizes and guidelines for your entries to ensure they qualify!
  • We want to see entries that are either Square shaped or involve squares in some way!
  • Use our stamps, we love it when you do....your entry counts as two if you do!
  • Use our Square shaped stamps and we'll be over the moon with joy!
  • You can enter using other company stamps too!
  • Linky closes September 4th at 5 to midnight PST so you've got plenty of time to play!
  • HAVE FUN being SQUARE!
LCDesigner Paula has a fabulous Wall Art project to share with you today!
Paula used Carmen's Veranda Rabbit Square and Lost Coast Designs Antique Text Border
showing the yummy metallic gold
 Now it's your turn 2 be SQUARE!
See you again tomorrow!
Leigh S-B
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN