Thursday, January 19, 2017

Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop 2017 and New Stamp Release!

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!

Greetings Portal Peeps!
Welcome to our 2nd annual

Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop


Last year the Mayor of Baltimore declared Edgar Allan Poe's birthday, January 19, an official city-wide E. A. Poe Appreciation Day and we decided to join the fun and host an annual blog hop.  This is a progressive hop that spans over 5 days which means new Poe projects will join the hop every day as more Poe fans play so check daily, hop all the blogs and leave lots of love💜
The Blog Roll is in the form of an Inlinkz link up and the HTML code to use in your blog posts is provided below!  Last year's hop was a huge success and we hope to see lots of fabulous Poe themed creations shared again this year so lets get on with the Poe show!

PRIZE


One participating Blogger will be randomly selected to win $10 in LCD/CV Bucks to spend on rubber at our Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda online stores!  Everything you need to know on how to play is below so keep reading!

We Have New Stamps!

 
To celebrate our 2nd Poe Hop we're thrilled to unveil some fabulous new stamps!
Joining the Lost Coast Designs family today we have
4 awesome Zentangle inspired Ravens in multiple sizes to suit all your crafting needs and a wicked cool 5.25 inch standing Skeleton!  Check them out on our NEW Page!
 We have lots of Raven/Crow themed stamps including a Poe portrait too, stop by and check them all out!


Poe Hop Freebie Special!


We also have a wonderful Poe Hop special for you!
Place an order, of any value, starting today and receive these TWO fabulous *FREEBIE rubber stamps!  The special is open to everyone planet wide!
*Freebies will be available while stocks last...we have lots to go around but don't delay, you don't want to risk missing out😃
How Poesome is this "Nevermore" text and Raven😉

How to Play!


1.  To participate you simply link up your Poe inspired projects at any time before 5 to midnight pacific coast time on January 23!
2.  You have 5 days in which to play and you may enter as many projects as you want every single day, the more the merrier😀
3.  Use at least one rubber stamp on your project then you're free to use digi stamps and collage elements!
4.  Stamps by other companies are welcome!
5.  Include the provided Inlinkz HTML code, see below, in your blog post to keep the hop going and share it with your friends! 
***You must have the link up on your own blog to qualify for the prize and keep the hop going so please don't just enter projects in the linky on this blog!
 6.  New and OLD projects can be shared!  Old projects are welcome except if previously shared in our 2016 Poe Hop.  Prior Poe Hop shares may still be included in the same post with your new project still, I'm sure new Poe hop fans will enjoy seeing them!  Check your previous shares in the 2016 Inlinkz collection HERE if you can't remember!
 7.  Please re-share old projects in a new post so our Poe Hop appears at the top of your blog and remember to include the Inlinkz blog hop code and our Poe hop details in your post.
8.  Mark your calendars for January 19, 2018 so you don't forget to join the fun next year😀

How to add the code to your Blog!

  • Simply create your blog post as normal
  • Switch to HTML view
  • Copy and paste the code into your post
  • Preview your post to make sure everything looks good and publish as normal. 
  • The Blog Roll Inlinkz link up will now be included in your post and you simply enter the hop by adding your Poe post URL to the linky.
  • Everyone hopping with us will click on the links as they appear over the duration of the hop and get to enjoy the fabulous Poe inspired projects on show!
COPY AND PASTE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING HTML CODES INTO YOUR POSTS

BLOGGER CODE
<!-- start InLinkz script -->
    <div class='InLinkzContainer' id='690530'>
    <a rel='nofollow' href="http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=690530" title="click to view in an external page.">An InLinkz Link-up</a></div>
    <script type='text/javascript' src='https://static.inlinkz.com/cs2.js'></script>
<!-- end InLinkz script -->

WORDPRESS CODE
<!-- start InLinkz script -->

 <a rel='nofollow' href="http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=690530"><img style="border:0px"  src="https://www.inlinkz.com/img/wp/wpImg.png"></a>

<!-- end InLinkz script -->

The linky should look like the one below!  If you have any problems just leave me a comment on this post!

Now off you hop to see fabulous Poe inspired creations by our talented LCDesigners and Poe Fans!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Day 5 of Alice in Winterland - 3 ATCs by Granne!

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!

Greetings Portal Peeps!
Our Wonderlandful adventure is underway!
Alice has fallen down the rabbit hole again but this time she has found herself in a magical Winter Wonderland!

Today is the finale of our daily LCDesigner projects and now it's up to you to continue the adventure!  Enter your wintery Wonderland themed projects in our AIW Linky Party HERE by midnight PST on January 31st for the chance to win LCD/CV Bucks to spend on rubber at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

We have a wonderlandful collection of Alice in Wonderland stamps in our Lost Coast Designs store, you'd be MAD if you didn't dash on over to check them out😊

"Snowflakes" 

by LCDesigner Granne


 On the 5th Day of Alice's Winterland adventure Granne has 3 wonderlandful ATCs to share featuring the following Lost Coast Designs stamps:

"Alice Drinking" from the Four Alices set
"Rabbit with Watch" from the Rabbits, Cat Face, Hatter Rabbit with Watch set
ATC Doodles set 

Thanks for peeking in on Alice's adventures....now it's your turn, we can't wait to see how curiouser and curiouser you can make her Winterland adventure!

Happy Stamping!

Leigh S-B

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

LCD/CV DT Manager

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Day 4 of Alice in Winterland - 3 Bookmarks by Nanette!

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!

Greetings Portal Peeps!
Our Wonderlandful adventure is underway!
Alice has fallen down the rabbit hole again but this time she has found herself in a magical Winter Wonderland!

Enjoy our daily LCDesigner projects through January 16th and then join the adventure!  Enter your wintery Wonderland themed projects in our AIW Linky Party HERE by midnight PST on January 31st for the chance to win LCD/CV Bucks to spend on rubber at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

We have a wonderlandful collection of Alice in Wonderland stamps in our Lost Coast Designs store, you'd be MAD if you didn't dash on over to check them out😊

"Alice...It's Cold Outside" 

by LCDesigner Nanette


Alice is on the 4th day of her Winterland adventure and Nan has 3 wonderlandful bookmarks to share featuring the following Lost Coast Designs stamps:

"Alice" from the Alice and the Queen and Sitting Queen set
"Rabbit with Watch" and "Cheshire Cat" from the Rabbit with Watch, Rabbit with Trumpet, Cat and Hatter set
Thanks for peeking in on Alice's adventure...see you again tomorrow for Day 5!

Happy Stamping!

Leigh S-B

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

LCD/CV DT Manager

Challenge #32 Anything Goes - 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!

Hello All!
I hope you January has started off great and that you are keeping all of your resolutions.  With that in mind, we are now halfway through our January Challenge so that means some mid-month inspiration.

CHALLENGE #32
ANYTHING GOES


Our LCDesigners of Challenge Team Dream are back and they have some more wonderful inspiration to share with you and maybe give you that little nudge that you 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 5 to midnight PST January 25th.

GRANNE created this bright, beautiful card using Klimt Kiss, ATC Doodles Set and ATC Text Set 1

And going back a ways, NAN created this Mixed Media Wood Tag with Mini Cracked Critters Set One and Grunge Tree.

Now that it's your turn, are you up for the challenge?  Submit your entries HERE by 5 to midnight PST on the 25th!
Don't forget, our next challenge will start February 6th.

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
Challenge Host

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Day 3 of Alice in Winterland - Wall Art by Paula!

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!

Greetings Portal Peeps!
Our Wonderlandful adventure is underway!
Alice has fallen down the rabbit hole again but this time she has found herself in a magical Winter Wonderland!

Enjoy our daily LCDesigner projects through to January 16th and then join the adventure!  Enter your wintery Wonderland themed projects in our AIW Linky Party HERE by midnight PST on January 31st for the chance to win LCD/CV Bucks to spend on rubber at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

We have a wonderlandful collection of Alice in Wonderland stamps in our Lost Coast Designs store, you'd be MAD if you didn't dash on over to check them out😊

"It's Snowing, said the Gryphon" 

by LCDesigner Paula


On the 3rd Day of Alice's Winterland adventure Paula has a wonderlandful wall art piece to share featuring the following Lost Coast Designs stamps:

"Alice and Griffen" from the from the Alice, Dodo and Griffen set
"Chessboard" from the Chess set
Small Snowflakes set

Thanks for peeking in on Alice's adventure...see you again tomorrow for Day 4!

Happy Stamping!

Leigh S-B

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

LCD/CV DT Manager

Friday, January 13, 2017

Day 2 of Alice in Winterland - ATC by Marilyn!

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!

Greetings Portal Peeps!
Our Wonderlandful adventure is underway!
Alice has fallen down the rabbit hole again but this time she has found herself in a magical Winter Wonderland!

Enjoy our daily LCDesigner projects through to January 16th and then join the adventure!  Enter your wintery Wonderland themed projects in our AIW Linky Party HERE by midnight PST on January 31st for the chance to win LCD/CV Bucks to spend on rubber at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

We have a wonderlandful collection of Alice in Wonderland stamps in our Lost Coast Designs store, you'd be MAD if you didn't dash on over to check them out😊

"Winter Wonderland" 

by LCDesigner Marilyn


 It's now Day 2 of Alice's Winterland adventure and Marilyn has a wonderlandful ATC to share featuring the following Lost Coast Designs stamps:

"Alice" from the Alice and the Queen and Sitting Queen set
Grunge Tree
Snowflake Border
Thanks for peeking in on Alice's adventure...see you again tomorrow for Day 3!

Happy Stamping!

Leigh S-B

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

LCD/CV DT Manager