Thursday, March 23, 2017

Day 4 of Orient Enchantment with Marilyn & 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!


 Welcome back to Day 4, the final day of our Orient Enchantment Event.  You have a few more days to get your project linked in order to join us on our trip.

Come and join the adventure and link up your own Orient Enchantment creations in the linky HERE!  Anything having to do with the Orient is fair game and your are free to use any company's rubber.  You have until midnight PST on March 29th so play with us for the chance to win some LCD/CV rubber!

Marilyn created this bright and colorful Wanderlust ATC using the Hand from the India Set, the Travel Stuff Set, and Wanderlust from Travel Quotes.

Paula has created this gorgeous Do More Than Exist ATC using the God from the India Set.

What a beauty! Now it's your turn.  Don't forget to link up your project HERE!


If Orient Enchantment isn't for you, don't forget our Challenge #34 Black & White!
Have a great week!

Marilyn Hughes
LCD/CV Interim DT Leader

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Day 3 of Orient Enchantment - Talk to the Hand 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!


 Welcome back!  It's Day 3 of our trip to Orient Enchantment.  Please join us as we continue our trip through the Orient.
 
Come and join the adventure and link up your own Orient Enchantment creations in the linky HERE!  Anything having to do with the Orient is fair game and your are free to use any company's rubber.  You have until midnight PST on March 29th so play with us for the chance to win some LCD/CV rubber!

Paula has created another wonderful ATC showing casing India.  She used the Hand from the India Set along with the Calligraphy Square from Carment's Veranda.
What a wonderful ATC!  Now it's your turn.  Link up your project HERE!

We'll be back tomorrow for Day 4 and more inspiration from our designers.

If Orient Enchantment isn't for you, don't forget our Challenge #34 Black & White!
Have a great week!

Marilyn Hughes
LCD/CV Interim DT Leader

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Day 2 of Orient Enchantment - Journey by Marilyn

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 trip to Orient Enchantment.  Come join us as we travel through the Orient seeing all the exotic sites and wonderful colors.

Come and join the adventure and link up your own Orient Enchantment creations HERE.  Anything having to do with the Orient is fair game and you are free to use any company's rubber.  You have until midnight PST on March 29th to play for a chance to win some LCD/CV rubber

Marilyn continues the journey with her ATC entitled Journey.  She used the Matsya Avatar  and the India Map from the India Set along with a quote Travel Quotes.
Now it's your turn.  Link up your project HERE!
We'll be back tomorrow for Day 3 and more inspiration from our designers.

If Orient Enchantment isn't for you, don't forget our Challenge #34 Black & White!
Have a great week!

Marilyn Hughes
LCD/CV Interim DT Leader

Monday, March 20, 2017

Day 1 of Orient Enchantment - I is for India 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!


 It's time again for another great event!  This time, we are traveling to the Orient and showing you all the exotic goodness that can be found there.  So get your ticket and climb aboard!
 
Come and join the adventure and link up your own Orient Enchantment creations in the linky below!  Anything having to do with the Orient is fair game and your are free to use any company's rubber.  You have until midnight PST on March 29th so play with us for the chance to win some LCD/CV rubber!

Paula has created this wonderful ATC showing casing India.  She used the Peacock and Taj Mahal stamps from the India Set along with the Clover Scroll Border.
What a wonderful ATC!  Paula really did a great job.  Now it's your turn.  Link up your project below!
We'll be back tomorrow for Day 2 and more inspiration from our designers.

If Orient Enchantment isn't for you, don't forget our Challenge #34 Black & White!
Have a great week!

Marilyn Hughes
LCD/CV Interim DT Leader



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Challenge #34 Black and White - Midway 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!
I'm hoping that March is going great for you and that spring is in the air in your part of the country.  Here at the Portal, things are coming up Black and White!  Yes, it's time for some mid-month inspiration to get those creative juices flowing and help you come up with some really awesome art.

CHALLENGE #34

BLACK & WHITE

Our LCDesigners are back and they have more wonderful inspirational art to share with you and to give you that little nudge that you might need. If you are just joining us, click HERE for all the info on this month's challenge and to also submit your entries by midnight PST March 25th.

PAULA created this wonderful Doll Collage using elements from the Doll Accessory Set, Black Flourish, the Bishop from the Chess Set, Loopy Calligraphy, and Diamond Border and Circle Tiles Border stamps.
MARILYN created this ATC using one of the circles from the NEW 5 Circles set, ATC Gothic Text, and several words from Miscellaneous Words.


Are you up for the challenge?  Submit your entries HERE by midnight PST on the 25th.
Don't forget, our next challenge will start on Monday, April 3rd.


Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
Challenge Host

Monday, March 6, 2017

Challenge #34 - Black and White

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 March but first we have the WINNER of Challenge #33 to announce!  Everyone stepped up to the plate and really delivered some wonderful entries this month and that made it REALLY hard to chose just one winner.

The LCDesigners voted on their faves and based on their votes the randomly drawn
WINNER of CHALLENGE #33 is

CLAIRE C


 Congratulations Claire C!  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 #34

BLACK and WHITE


So this month's challenge is all about the non-colors, Black and White.  Create anything you'd like but you can only use Black and White.  No other color.  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, ENJOY!

NAN created this Thinking of You card using Gibson Girls Faces and Party Words
MARILYN created her Journey ATC using Miscellaneous Words, Just Faces, and the new Drips 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 5 to midnight PST on the 25th!

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


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Design Team Call

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!

 In case you missed it over on our Lost Coast Review Blog:
It's time for a Lost Coast Designs Design Team Call!


We are looking for some new LCDesigners & one special LCDesigner Leader to join our fabulous Lost Coast Designs - Carmen’s Veranda team!  We are a relaxed but energetic friendly bunch and would love to welcome some fun-loving stampers with positive, professional, no-drama attitudes, who love working with eclectic and quirky rubber stamps, to join us.  This is an open call and successful applicants will be notified as I select new members.   We are looking for North America and Europe based stampers only.  Please note that there are some limitations for Europe based members which I will discuss with you. 

DT term is one year but a 6 months option is available too so please specify which option you are interested in.

Please read over our DT Requirements carefully and consider your current obligations before applying.  Joining a DT is fun and a way for you to share your love of creating but it is also a commitment and you are expected to do your best for our team regardless of how many other teams you serve on so make sure you fully understand what being a LCDesigner entails and feel free to ask questions if you need anything clarified. 

If you think our team is right for you then we’d love for you to apply by emailing Marilyn (LCD/CV Interim DT Leader) at mcgoo4@gmail.com.   Please put “LCDesigner Application” in the subject of your email and provide the following information.  Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to meeting you all! 
  • Name, address, phone number (best number to contact you on if needed) and email address.
  • 1 year or 6 month DT term.
  • Short biography - tell us a little about yourself and why you would like to join our DT
  • Links to your online galleries, blogs, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.
  • List any Design Teams you are currently on and have previously been on.  Please note that past DT experience is not necessary, all are welcome to apply.  
  • Include 3-5 project photos that best shows your style and quality of work (please try and keep file sizes small).
DESIGN TEAM PERKS
  • Access to a generous selection of quality rubber stamps from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen’s Veranda at no charge. 
  • Access to Nuance Powders which are available to you at wholesale cost - use of these powders is encouraged but not a DT requirement.
  • Your paper art projects proudly displayed at stamp conventions in the USA and Europe.
  • Exposure on our Lost Coaster’s Review DT blog, Lost Coast Portal to Creativity event and challenge blog, Lost Coast Designs & Carmen’s Veranda company Facebook Pages and our LCD/CV Facebook Fan Group.
  • You will be featured on our Meet the DT Blog Page with a bio and an optional photo.
  • You get to create with and be inspired by a group of very talented stampers and participate in lots of fun events.
DT REQUIRMENTS
  • Work with all our stamp images regardless of personal tastes and preferences.
  • Be a good communicator, reliable, dedicated & on time with deadlines and able to work with themes in a team environment. 
  • Be able to take good photographs to showcase your art well.
  • Have an active personal blog to share your creations.
  • Display 4-5 badges (4 permanent, 1 temporary) on your personal blogs to promote LCD/CV and our various activities.  
  • Actively promote our stamps and activities on your personal blog, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, etc, as much as possible.
  • Be an active member of our official LCD/CV Facebook Fan group as well as belong to our private DT group. 
  • Be willing to host a challenge or 2 on our Facebook Fan group and participate in various events like blog hops, etc.
  • Share one project per month on our Lost Coaster’s Review DT blog on assigned dates - posts are to be engaging, written in English, easy to follow with info on what was made and how it was done, either as a brief summary or in tutorial form. 
  • You will be on Blog Challenge Duty, as part of one of our 2 teams, every second month which involves creating an inspiration project, commenting on the entries and voting for the winners.  
  • You are free to make whatever projects inspire you from cards, ATCs to altered and mixed media art.
  • However, you are required to mail in some none bulky paper art projects to Lost Coast Designs for display at our convention booths across the USA and Europe.  There are no deadlines or quantity limits for this part of your DT commitment.
PROJECT REQUIREMENTS
A minimum of 24 projects per one year term (2 per month) with the option to make more and a minimum of 2 extra projects for the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop broken down as follows: 
  • A minimum of 6 projects per year for our monthly Blog Challenges.
  • A minimum of 14 projects per year to be divided equally between our Blog events and Facebook group events.
  • Make a minimum of 2 projects for an annual Halloween blog hop/event in October (participation for 2017 will be determined later this year).
  • Mail in paper art projects to Lost Coast Designs for display at convention booths in the USA and Europe! 
Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
Interim LCD/CV DT Leader