Thursday, October 1, 2015

Day 1 of 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop by Leigh S-B

Hello and Welcome to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity, our event and challenge blog,
where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

We are super excited to be participating for the first time as a Wicked Blogger in the seventh 31 Days of Halloween blog hop hosted by Smeared Ink!  This is thee most anticipated blog hop of the year where we share wicked cool projects inspired by Halloween and Day of the Dead for 31 days straight!  You are in for a delightfully wicked October ;0)

If you joined the hop from the start then you got here from DominoART and your next stop is Susan.
If you just popped in to visit us today and would like to start the hop from the beginning or if you get lost along the way then the blog roll is below and will also remain over there in the right sidebar all month long!

Today's post has a lot of info coz there's tons of ways for you to win prizes this month so read everything, trust me, you must read all the way to the bottom coz you really don't want to miss a thing ;0)

Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda are also thrilled to be sponsoring the blog hop Scavenger Hunt prizes every single day!  All the info and the rules provided by Smeared Ink are below today's featured DT project but basically if you hop all the blogs each day, find the hidden Scavenger Hunt picture and email its location into Smeared Ink you are in the running to win daily prizes and the prize each day from LCD/CV is a $10 spending spree to Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

We are also hosting our own Halloween party this month so you've got even more chances to win some spooktacular prizes!

Enter your spooktacular creations in our BOO! linky collection HERE to
win a $15 spending spree to LCD/CV!  Clawesome right!
http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2015/09/boo-31-days-of-halloween-linky-party.html
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE...you can also enter our first LCD/CV Facebook Challenge currently taking place on both of our FB Pages, Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!
Click on over, read the pinned posts and enter  
Challenge #1 Something Wicked this Way Comes!
Please make sure you read our blog & FB rules to qualify to win!

 Is this going to be a spooktacular October or what!!!!!  Let's get this party started!
I'm kicking off Day 1 with a project featuring stamps from both Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda.

"Boo!" said Poe to the Raven!
Altered wood Shapes combined with typed portions of the poem "The Raven"
 by Leigh S-B
For more info about my project please stop by my blog, LeighSBDesigns!

I hope I've inspired you to play along with us here at Lost Coast Portal and on our Facebook Pages too!  Enter our BOO! event HERE and our Facebook Challenge HERE!

Thank you for hopping with us today and leaving me some love!
1 day down just 30 to go, bwahahahaha, see you again tomorrow ;0)
Leigh S-B

Now for the info on how to participate in the Smeared Ink blog hop and win daily prizes!

Horrifying Hopper

What You Have To Do:
Hop through each of the Wicked Blogs that are participating and leave a comment on each project. No need to sign up, just start on the first day and work your way through all the blogs. All Horrifying Hoppers will receive a Survival Button at the end of the month to proudly post on their blog.

The Rules:
You must leave a comment on EACH participating blog EVERY day in October to qualify for the grand prize drawing. Your comment should be about the project or something related (i.e.-no "Here's my comment for today" or "I'm here!"...these types of comments won't count!) If you miss a day or a blog, you will still qualify to receive a survival button, but will not qualify for the grand prize drawing.

Sinister Lurker

What You Have To Do:
Some of you can't participate all month long, and that's okay! Only Wicked Bloggers and Horrifying Hoppers are up for the grand prize drawing, but if you can't do either of those you will still have the chance to win some Lurker prizes! We will be hiding scavenger hunt pictures randomly throughout the month on various participating blogs...if you find one on any given day, you will be put in for that day's freebie drawing. It may be a coupon, a free digi, or a Halloween goodie, who knows! We are working on some great sponsor prizes for the scavenger hunt this year, and it will be well worth your time to visit every once in a while.

The Rules:
Scavenger Items will be hidden randomly on the Wicked Blogs, and are not guaranteed to be available every day. You will have to visit blogs to find them. If you find one, you will email and let us know exactly where it was and your name will go into that scavenger item's drawing. Each person who finds the "hidden" picture will get one entry. The drawing for each scavenger prize will be the day after it was posted and winners will be chosen by random number based on who emailed. Wicked Bloggers are able to participate and find scavenger pictures as well, unless it is hidden on their own blog.

Grand Prize Drawing

Doesn't this all sound like fun? I know WE can't wait!!
But wait, I know you are now asking yourself "What prize drawing at the end of the month are they talking about?" In addition to some awesome scavenger prizes provided by some pretty amazing sponsors, we are offering up a great prize at the end of the month. This year will be a little different since we are working on rebuilding our shop, however we will be offering a 12 month Smeared Ink digi subscription as a Grand Prize! Starting in November 2015, the winner will receive a free digi stamp of their choice from our shop every month for a whole year! We may also add in some other goodies as the event gets closer, and maybe even some sponsor prizes into the Grand Prize drawing. (By the way, this means that the Smeared Ink shop will indeed be reopening!)

How To Win It:
Each person who successfully completes the 31 Days as either a Wicked Blogger  or a Horrifying Hopper will receive one entry toward this prize drawing. If you successfully complete both, you will receive two entries. (Meaning if you are a Wicked Blogger and you comment on every blog every day, you have successfully completed both)
xXx 

Bwahahahaha!
Congrats, you have found the 1st SI Scavenger Hunt picture (for Day 1 only)!  
See, told ya it was worth your while to read all the way to the bottom LOL!
Off you go and email in it's location to Smeared Ink!  Details on Terra's blog!

43 comments:

  1. Fabulous!!! I NEED this "BOO" in my house...especial since my son is Sound/Light Designer/Operator for "In the Assylum with Edgar Alan Poe" for the Colorbox Theatre in Chicago :)

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    1. Thank you and oooo wicked cool what your son is doing!!!!

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  2. Oh you know I have to have all these Poe stamps..just have to! Love your "BOO" it is so Poetacular and just so well designed and put together! Awesome my dear...stunningly awesome ! xx

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    1. LOL, yep you NEED them that's for sure! Thank you Nan! Happy Day 1 of October!

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  3. OOOh, this is Spooktacular! Sooo creative! Loving that collection of fabulous stamps. Sounds like lots of fun going on here. xxD

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    1. Thank you Donna!!! Come and enter our celebrations and you could just win those stamps ;0)

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  4. I'm with Nan, I gotta have these stamps.

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    1. Bwahahahah, I have you under my spell...you NEEEEED those stamps!!!!!

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  5. Awesome, I came here to take a look ---- then I came here to take another look. Love The Look of your pieces!!

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  6. How stunning. This project is out of this world gorgeous!
    Happy Day 1

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  7. this is a great idea. Love Poe and his raven.
    I'd love to have this as a decoration at my house.
    thanks for sharing.

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  8. I need to find my inner Poe and let it have some fun. I love love love this.

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    1. Oh my gosh yes, you most certainly do ;0) Thanks Rebecca, Happy Day 1 of October!

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  9. This would look so beautiful in my Halloween display Leigh - love the stamps and love the wooden letters - perfect home decoration!

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  10. Love the stamped back ground, The Raven is awesome! Off to the e-mail room, Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Love these wooden shapes and images!

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  12. Wonderful creation! Love the images you have used!

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  13. Wow, so much attention to detal, such a creative creepy make... Perfect x

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  14. These made me smile Poe influenced well done

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  15. I love your Poefect creation! LOL Seriously, it would look great by my skull and raven in a cage set up.

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    1. Thank you :0) Would love to see your skull & raven cage ;0) Happy Day 1 of October!

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  16. Oh my I love me some Poe and this creation is Outstanding. I absolutely love it.

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  17. AWESOME POST... love the POE BOO very creative... When I get back home I will check into all the fun on your site... Great First Day!!!

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  18. love this... poe & the crow ... fab halloween decor to :)

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  19. Thanks for all the info!! The Boo is fantastic - great creation!!

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  20. Great idea to "collage" the letters

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  21. Lovely project with haunting colors! Xx

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  22. So wonderfully creative!! I love this and really want to try it!

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  23. Love This, Leigh!! A perfectly festive way to celebrate the season and my fav Goth-man, Edgar Allan Poe! XOXO-Shari

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