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


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Here Kitty, Kitty 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!


Welcome back!  We are now in Day 3 of our Here Kitty, Kitty event and things are winding down.  Don't forget to join us in all things Kitty.  Just link up your creation by Midnight PST on May 25th for a chance to win some LCD/CV rubber.

So, on this final day of the event, we are sharing even more inspiration.

LAURIE is back with two more French Kitties ATCs using the Cat Wavy Face www.lost-coast-designs.com/new.html and Zen Circles stamps.
 
CATHY brings us her My New Collar Card made using Happy Cat.
PAULA shares her A Friend is Good to Have Card created using Cat & Bird and the Latin Text from ATC Set 2.
and last but not least, MARILYN shares her Cats Like Me ATC made using the small cat from Cat Trio 1 and CV Cats Like Me stamps.

Don't forget, link up HERE for a chance to win.

If Here Kitty, Kitty isn't for you, don't forget out Challenge #36 - Use Faux or Real Stitching.
Happy Stamping!
Marilyn Hughes
LCD/CV Leader

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Here Kitty, Kitty 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!

 Welcome back!  It's Day 2 of our Here Kitty, Kitty event.  Please join in all the fun we are having creating all things Kitty!  Anything having to do with cats is fair game and you are free to use any company's rubber stamps.  You have until Midnight PST on May 25th to play for a chance to win some LCD/CV rubber.

CATHY created her Squirrel in Traffic Tag using the Happy Cat and CV Cool as a Cucumber stamps.
MARILYN created her Life is Good Twinchie using the smallest cat in Cat Trio 2.
SUE created her How Much is that Moggy in the Window Card using Cat Wavy Face.
Okay, your turn!  Just link up your project HERE for a chance to win.
We'll be back tomorrow for Day 3 and more inspiration from our designers.

If Here Kitty, Kitty isn't for you, don't forget our Challenge #36 - Use Faux or Real Stitching.
Happy Stamping!
Marilyn Hughes
LCD/CV DT Leader

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Here Kitty, Kitty 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!

Good morning everyone!  We are back once again with a new event and you can play along.  This month, we wanted to highlight our cat stamps, especially the new ones that were just released.  So, for the next three days, we will be featuring everything having to do with Cats!

Want to get in on the fun?  Enter your Kitty project in the linky below.  You have until Midnight, May 25th to play with us to have a chance to win some LCD/CV rubber.  Don't forget to check out our RULES.

Without further ado, here's what our team has prepared for your viewing pleasure.

LAURIE created a pair of ATCs entitle French Kitties using the Cat Wavy Face and Zen Circles stamps.
 
SUE created her Things to Avoid Album Page using the Happy Cat and Diamond Border stamps.
We'll be back tomorrow for Day 2 and more inspiration from out design team.

If our Here Kitty, Kitty event isn't for you, don't forget our current challenge which runs through May 25th and Midnight PST.
Have fun and I hope you play along

Marilyn Hughes

LCD/CV DT Leader 


Monday, May 15, 2017

Challenge #36 Use Faux or Real Stitiching - 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!

Happy May 15th!
It's now halfway through May and that means it's time for some mid-month inspiration.  Once again, our designers have been busy creating projects to uplift and inspire you.

CHALLENGE #36

USE FAUX OR REAL STITCHING


Enjoy some fabulous mid-month inspiration!


LAURIE created her Can I have my Cake and Eat it Too card using Mona Flying and CV Pets Live Longer.

LAURIE created another card using Steampunk Typewriter Girl.
SUE created her Your Don't Bring Me Flowers Mini Album using Skeleton and Roses.
CATHY created her The Birds and The Wheels Keep Turning Cards using Bird on a Bike and Nuance Powders.
 
CATHY also created this ATC Trio set using Mannequins.



As you can see, out team has been very busy making sure you have plenty of inspiration!  Don't forget, submit your entries in the linky party below by midnight PST on the 25th!

Our next challenge begins June 5th.
Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
Challenge Host

Monday, May 1, 2017

Challenge #36 - Use Faux or Real Stitching

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!
It's time for our new Challenge for May but first we have the WINNER of Challenge #35 to announce!  We had a TON of entries for the Favorite Background Challenge and once again you all made it soooo hard to pick a winner. 

The LCDesigners voted on their faves and based on their votes the randomly drawn
WINNER of CHALLENGE #35 is

SEWPAPERPAINT



 Congratulations "SewPaperPaint"!  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 May Challenge!

CHALLENGE #36

USE FAUX OR REAL STITCHING


This one is easy. Just use faux stitching (if you are like me and don't have a sewing machine) or real stitching somewhere on your entry (don't forget to include some stamping!).  That's it!

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, ENJOY!

LAURIE create her Best Friends card using Milo and Raphael and CV Postcards Background.


LAURIE also created her Steampunk Typewrite 1 card using Steampunk Typewriter 1.

SUE created her Dream wall hanging using Medium Elk Skull and Miscellaneous Words.

MARILYN created her Fly Play Sing ATC using CV Fly, Play, and Sing clear stamps.

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