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

Monday, June 19, 2017

I Can Fly, Day 1 & Winners

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 one and all.  First, let me get caught up on some Winners from our past events.  I got behind (I've been trying to get back into our house after flooding back in August) and am just now getting caught up.

First, I want to announce the Winner from the New Stamp Release event we held in April:

SQUIDDY you won!
You have won a $10 LCD/CV gift certificate and the use of our Winner's Badge.  Just drop me a line at mcgoo4@gmail.com and let me know what stamps you would like.

Now, our Winner from the Here Kitty, Kitty event held in May:

IKE you won!  
Since there were less than 5 entries, you just receive our Winner's Badge.
Now, on with the event!

 We are back again with a new event you can play along with.  This month, we are all about Wings so for the next four days, we will be featuring things with wings.

Want to get in on the fun?  Enter your I Can Fly project in the linky below.  You have until Midnight, June 30th to play with us for a change 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 Muse using the Party Cat Set and CV Muse.
CATHY create her Flying Elephant 4x4 artist tile using Isle of Auld Animals, Winged Skeleton, Grunge Diamond Background, and Nuance Powders.
SUE created her Beauty journal page using Miscellaneous Words, Loopy Calligraphy, and Lynnea.
We will be back tomorrow with Day 2 and more inspiration from our design team.

If our I Can Fly event isn't for you, don't forget our current challenge which runs through Midnight, June 25th.
Have fun and I hope you play along.

Marilyn Hughes
LCD/CV DT Leader


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Challenge #37 Postcards - 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 June and that means it's time for some Mid-month inspiration!  Our designers have been super busy and created more Postcards to inspire your creativity.

CHALLENGE #37

POSTCARDS


Enjoy these wonderful Mid-month inspirational projects:

SUE created her Tres Caballeros postcard using Tres Caballeros and Skull Flourish.
 LAURIE created her Blackbird postcard using Raven Prince (small), Grunge Black Swirl, and CV Find Your Happy Place.
 
CATHY created two postcards: Dreamcatcher using Large Elk Skull and Nuance Powders and
Flying Bones using Winged Skeleton and Nuance Powders.
GAIL (aka ionabunny) created Paw Printz using More Cats and Pawprints Border.

See, our team has really, really been busy to provide you with some wonderful inspiration so you can created your own work of art postcard..  Don't forget to submit your entries HERE by Midnight PST on the 25th!

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader

Monday, June 5, 2017

Challenge #37 - Postcards

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 June but first we have the WINNER of Challenge #36 to announce! We had a bunch of entries and once again, you made it hard to choose.

The LCDesigners voted on their faves and based on their votes the randomly drawn
WINNER of CHALLENGE #36 is

SHARON


 Congratulations Sharon!  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, Thank you! :0)
Now for our June Challenge!

CHALLENGE #37

POSTCARDS


This month is all about Postcards.  You know, those 4x6 pieces you love to see in your mailbox (or not, if it's the gas bill!).  Create your best postcard and share it here for a chance to win.

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 problem, 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, ENJOY!

LAURIE created her School Daze postcard using Prom Night, Pencil Tops Border, Bingo Border, and CV Life is Short.
 
SUE created Three Little Birds using 3 Birds, Fish and Heart Set, and CV Fly.
CATHY created Be Crazy using an Image for our Coloring Book, CV Grunge Diamond Background, Corner Swirl, and CV Be Crazy Be Stupid.
GAIL created her Postcard from Frank using Bubbles Background and CV Frankenstein.

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
LCD/CV DT Leader