Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Use Some Words and Embrace Your Weirdness

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!

Hi everyone,
it is Dot here with a tutorial for you using alcohol inks.
This fortnight's challenge is to use words
and the main ones used is this card are from 'Stay Weird'.

Step 1:  Using glossy cardstock put some blending solution onto your card, dripping a few drops of blue, yellow and green alcohol inks.

Step 2:  Carefully tilt the card around allowing the ink to move in different directions.  I like to keep it away from the edges if I can.  You can repeat this if you wish, it gives even more interesting effects with the alcohol inks. It's great fun just to play with this technique.

Step 3:  A harlequin stencil was used to add blue archival ink through in random areas.  This helps to extend the colour outward into the white areas.

Step 4:  Mask off the words from the 'Stay Weird' stamp.  Use 2nd generation stamping, with the same blue archival ink, stamp these words in random places.  Again, extending the blue outwards.  Repeat with a yellow archival ink.  

Step 5:  Stamp 'Stay Weird' onto black cardstock with Versamark and white emboss the words. Trim and sketch around the edge with a white gel pen.

Step 6:  Randomly stamp the gorgeous scrolled writing from ATC Text Set 1 onto the background.  Stamp a couple of your crazy characters from Isle of Aud Animals and Misc. Anthropomorphs onto some photo copy paper and cut them out. Adhere them to your background.

To Finish off ... Doodle a border with a black finer pen. Flick a little white paint to the background if you wish. Attach the finished piece to your folded and scored black cardstock.

Extra notes:  To get the fine detail of the giraffe I've stamped it first onto the background with archival ink. Then when cutting out the giraffe I've simply cut straight down the outside of it's neck. When you place your cut out of the giraffe over the top the fine detail is easy to see.  No fussing cutting of giraffe mains was necessary. 


A quick reminder that you still have a couple of days left in order to enter our challenge here,
or over on facebook.
USE SOME WORDS


Happy Stamping!
Dot x

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Mona's Birthday Wishes

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 Friends!
Happy Sunday...Ink Stained Roni here today...

I hope you've had a wonderful week.  There are only a few days left in our "Use Some Words" challenge and today I have a birthday card featuring Mona. Obviously, she's a bit hungry for some cake!


I started off by stamping the background... Do I smell Cake? over and over and over using 3 different colors of ink - Teal Zeal, Verdant and Blue Belle. I then stamped Mona directly onto the background so the words would show through.  I stamped Happy Birthday on a scrap of the yellow and added some pen work stitches.


A bit of ribbon and gemstones and it's done!

This has been such a fun challenge, I hope you join in.



Lost Coast Designs Rubber Stamps: No Hat Mona, Party Words

Friday, May 24, 2019

Use Some Words: 50's Housewife

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!

Hi all from Laurie again with another project for the "Use Some Words" challenge going on now until the end of May.  This is pretty simple:  Make a project with some rubber stamping and add some words - any theme you chose.

I made a card for this project using the Housewife stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Out of Order Sticker clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.   There are four pages of these fun and funny clear stamps on the Carmen's website to chose from - be sure to check them out!!

I stamped my housewife onto white paper with black ink and cut her out.  I wanted to keep that 1950's vibe so she is all in black and white except for the yellow pompoms I added to her slippers.

I used some green and orange acrylic paints and a circle and square stencil on my Gelli plate to make the background.  I attached my housewife as shown and edged the background page in black.  I stamped my sentiment onto white paper with black ink and used a square punch to cut it out.  I edged this with black ink as well and attached it to the upper left corner.  Done!

So get your crafty groove on and show us what you can create using some words!


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Inner self

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 Portal fans Cathy here with a fun card for you today.
Stamps I used today:
Manga Goth with top hat
Embrace your inner self

I started out by stamping Manga Goth with top hat on white cardstock and coloring her in with Copic markers. When I stamped her out she was giving me a Alice in wonderland vibe so I colored her in reds and blacks.
Next I took a small circle stencil and stenciled some red and black  circles around the image.  To match her tights and hat.
Then on a scrap of black cardstock I white heat embossed the saying. Cut out and arranged it around the Manga Goth with top hat.
Lastly I layered it on some red glitter paper. 
Come join the fun here.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Hot and Sexy Christmas

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.  Gail here again.   I wanted to share a card I made inspired by our challenge Use Some Words, and also the one at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge where the theme is Sarky Christmas.  Well, how could I not use my current favourite sentiment and make it a bit more seasonal using a couple of Miscellaneous Words.
I kept it kinda CAS using minimal colouring with gel pens on Lost Coast Designs Mistletoe Goth and just using glitter glue for the fur and a touch of gold on the berries.   The 'For Christmas' is from Lost Coast Designs Misc. Words rubber stamp set.   Then I took a pair of sharp scissors and chopped up my Carmen's Veranda Hot and Sexy Birthday clear stamp!!!  It went well, just had to go a bit careful around the y of birthday where it is very close to the l and d of told!!!  Then I closed it up to hide the missing 'for your birthday' making it more seasonal.  I cut the panel using a stitch die close to the goth image so she looks a bit 'off the edge' and mounted on a card base made from some christmas patterned card.
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/05/challenge-76-use-some-words.html
Thanks for dropping by.  Join the Use Some Words challenge for your chance to win Lost Coast dollars.  Stamp a quote, a wordy background or maybe use a BIG sentiment.  Wow us with words.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Crazy Dancer

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 Portal Peeps.  Gail here today with a card featuring the quirky and peculiar Thin Dancer.
I know a very thin lady who loves to dance.  This stamp reminds me of her.  I used a white card base, stamped Thin Dancer and masked her.   I decided to make a large polka dot happy background using Lost Coast Designs Small Circle Shadow Frame and Picked Raspberry distress oxide.  Then I stamped the Queen of Everything sentiment with black archival and edged with Picked Raspberry distress ink.
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/05/challenge-76-use-some-words.html
Join our Use Some Words challenge.   Stamp a quote, big sentiment or a wordy background etc for your chance to win Lost Coast Dollars.
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/05/week-5201-happy-10th-birthday-allsorts.html
Lost Coast Designs are also proud to be a sponsor of the Allsorts 10th Birthday Challenge.  Link up your Happy Birthday makes there for another chance to win Lost Coast dollars and other prizes.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Use Some Words - Mixed Media Art Panel

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,

Lori here, sharing a new project with you for the Use Some Words challenge.   This is a mixed media piece that applies the Art is You background stamp in multiple ways on this project.  The details are included in the step by step Mixed Media Tips Video below.


Lost Coast Designs:

You Are Art Background Stamp


Other Materials:
Art Panel
Stencil
Modeling Paste
Gesso
Acrylic paint
Acrylic Metallic Paint
Indian Ink Pens
Die
Permanent Inkpad
Check out the Quick Mixed Media Video Below:




I hope that you will participate with on for this challenge and share your creations with us (just click on this link above).

Happy day!
Lori


Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

CHALLENGE #76 - USE SOME WORDS

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 Portal Peeps.  It's time for our new Challenge.
Our challenges are now fortnightly!  A new challenge starting the 1st and the 15th of every month, with chances to win your self some Lost Coast dollars. We will be announcing winners on the 5th of the month, so do pop back and see who wowed the team and gets our snazzy blog badge and the coveted Lost Coast dollars.

Now for our new Challenge!

CHALLENGE #76

USE SOME WORDS


We want to see stamped words featuring prominently your project.  Words as the background, a fun quote, BIG sentiments, whatever you like, just wow us with words.  Please remember we are a real stamp challenge so to be in with a chance for the prize you need to use the theme and stamping.

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 random 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 chosen by the team is awarded our Challenge Winner's Badge
5+ Entries = one randomly picked winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to spend at
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
10+ Entries = one randomly picked winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
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! 

Here's some inspiration from the team to get us started.  ENJOY!


Dot made this cute card using Lost Coast Designs Mummy and ATC Text Set 1 and Carmen's Veranda sentiments Stay Weird and Pets Live Longer.

Laurie made this fun card using Lost Coast Designs Party On and Carmen's Veranda Pro Tip sentiment
Roni made this really cool wordy background card using a number of Carmen's Veranda sentiments, Be the Person, Dogs are our Whole Lives, Today I am a Dog, No Dogs in Heaven, and the dog from Lost Coast Designs Georges and Louis

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 31st May and don't forget to follow us so you don't miss anything!  The team will be posting more inspiration throughout the month so check back and join the fun.

Have you seen our DT Call??


Happy Stamping!
Gail
Challenge Host

Challenge #76 - Use Some Words
May 15th - 31st

Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Friday, May 31st 23.59 PST.
All entries must be entered in our link up but your don't need a blog to win.  See our RULES page for more info


Friday, May 10, 2019

Bare Skinned Bloke Before Coffee

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 Portal Peeps.  Gail here today with some inspiration for the I Spy Something Beginning With B challenge.  I went with a Bare Skinned Bloke.  Calm yourself ladies!!!!
Oooh, I so know that feeling.......

I started by stamping Lost Coast Designs Weeping Man with black archival ink on a piece of white card and coloured with Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Ground Espresso distress inks.
I cut round his hand and his Brown hair and slipped the Double Stitch Rectangle die behind.  This gives some added dimension without all the fussy cutting.
I inked the edges of the inside panel with blue ink and the outside of the outside frame with brown ink.  I added some Blue to his eye and Belt using a gel pen.  I stamped the Carmen's Veranda My Coffee sentiment with Black archival.  Love this sentiment, both for the words, but also for that seriously distressed look of the font.  It suits it so well.  Then I figured I was missing a trick not using that finger so.....
I drew a small cup on a scrap of coloured paper, fussy cut it and hung it off his finger.
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/05/challenge-i-spy-something-beginning.html

Thanks for visiting.  Don't forget to link up your stamped Something Beginning With B makes for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars.  Linky closes 11.59 PST 14th May.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

DT 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!



We are looking some new Lost Coast Designers to join our fabulous Lost Coast Designs/Carmen’s Veranda team!  We are an enthusiastic and friendly team and would love to welcome some fun-loving stampers with positive, professional, no-drama attitudes, who love working with eclectic and quirky rubber stamps.
This is an international call open until 25th May 2019.  

DT term is one year starting July 2019

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.  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 Lost Coast Designer 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 Gail (craftynomad at gmail dot com)  Please use Lost Coast Designs DT Call as a title of your email.  If you have applied before please feel free to reapply.  We do not keep your personal information on file so you need to send a new application if you wish to be considered. 
  • Name, address, phone number (best number to contact you on if needed) and email address.
  • Short biography - tell us a little about yourself and why you would like to join our Design Team.  Please mention if you own any Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda stamps and have you ever entered our challenges.
  • 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 keep file sizes under 300kB). 
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 Coast Portal to Creativity event and challenge blog, Lost Coast Designs & Carmen’s Veranda company Facebook Pages and our Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda Facebook Fan Group.
  • You get to create with and be inspired by a group of very talented stampers and participate in lots of fun events.
DT REQUIRMENTS
  • Be able to work with all our stamp images, regardless of personal tastes and preferences.
  • Have an active, up to date blog.  We use blogger, so familiarity would be an advantage.
  • Be a good communicator, reliable, dedicated & on time with deadlines and be able to work with themes in a team environment. 
  • You must be able to take good, bright, clear photographs to showcase your art well.
  • Display 3-4 badges (3 permanent, 1 temporary) on your personal blogs to promote Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda 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 Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda Facebook Fan group as well as belong to our private DT group. 
  • Be willing to participate in various events like blog hops, etc.
  • Share at least three project per month on our Lost Coast Portal to Creativity blog on assigned dates.  Posts are to be engaging, written in good English, easy to follow, with info on what was made and how it was done, either as a brief summary or in tutorial form. 
  • In October we do an annual Halloween blog hop/event where we post everyday of the month.  Additional projects will be expected at this time, split between the whole team.
  • You are required to comment on challenge entries.  
  • You are required to mail in some non-bulky paper art projects to Lost Coast Designs for display at our convention booths across the USA and Europe. 
Looking forward to hearing from you.  If you wish to strutt your stuff in addition to your application we have two challenges a month where you have a chance to win some Lost Coast Designs dollars!

Happy Stamping!
Gail
Design Team Leader

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Bouncing Blue Ballerina on Bubbles tag

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 Cathy here with a Bouncing Blue Ballerina tag.
Stamps Used: robust dancer
 Small butterfly from set
Bubble border 
I started out by using a mix media tag. I sprayed some blue Distress Oxide on the tag with some gold shimmer power. (you really can't see it). Adding water and more spray to get to a background I like. Set aside to dry.
Next  stamp robust dancer on white cardstock and color with Copic markers. Cut out. set this aside.
 Then on blue pattern paper stamp Bubble border . Cut out.
Next glue the border on the bottom of the tag. Next layer the ballerina on top of the bubbles.
Stamp Small butterfly  with blue in randomly over the tag.  Color ribbon with blue and gray inks. Add blue glitter as a final touch. Edge with black ink to tie it all together.

There you have your Bouncing Blue Ballerina on Bubbles.
Come join the challenge here. You have a chance to win some rubber bucks...

Monday, May 6, 2019

I Spy Something That Starts With B : Baby Trying to Behave

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!

Oh this is such a fun Challenge!  It's Laurie here and for this one all you have to do is find something that starts with the Letter B,  create an original project, and you might win some free stamps from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

I made a card using the Party Baby Set from Lost Coast Designs and the Too Many Options clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.

I stamped my partying baby onto white card stock with black ink and cut her out.  I added some color to her face with Copic markers.   I then stamped her again onto some pink patterned paper, cut our her dress and superimposed that over the original image.  I stamped the party hat onto some coordinating paper, cut it out and set it atop her little head.  I then affixed her to a piece of light blue card stock and stamped my saying onto white paper with black ink.  I used a scalloped circle punch to punch out the saying and positioned it in the upper left corner of my card.  I layered my blue paper with some white card stock and she is all done!

Have fun making something that starts with the Letter B and be sure to post it here on the blog for a chance to win this challenge!!


Sunday, May 5, 2019

APRIL 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!

Greetings
It's time to announce the WINNERS of our April Challenges!

We would like to thank everyone who entered their lovely projects and it was so nice to see so many using Lost Coast Design and Carmen's Veranda stamps.  You of course get an extra chance in the random draw for using our stamps on your projects.  Thanks for playing with us!

Please do read the rules and also the challenge guidelines which are written under the challenge badges on the challenge post and in the sidebar.  We have to disqualify entries that do not comply with our rules or challenge themes.

We used Mr Random

WINNER of CHALLENGE #73 

BLOOMING LOVELY

is

AIMESLEE

with this fun card using Lost Coast Designs Ballerina with Flowers

Congrats Aimeslee, you win a $10 gift certificate


We were a little surprised to only get two entries to the On Wings She Flies challenge.  The DT cast their votes but we were tied so we would like to thank both the entrants and award you both the blog badge.

WINNERS of CHALLENGE #74

ON WINGS SHE FLIES

are

TONYA 

Tonya entered this very cool card using Lost Coast Designs Frida 4 in the fb fan group album
and

MICHELE

with these beautiful tags using Lost Coast Designs Up Close and Personal

Congrats Tonya and Michele, plesae take your winners badge for you blog.

 Aimeslee please email Gail (craftynomad at gmail dot com) by the end of the month to claim your prize.  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 Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.
 

Our current challenge is

CHALLENGE #75

I SPY SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH B

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/05/challenge-i-spy-something-beginning.html

Link up your stamped projects featuring
 for your chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

B is for ... Brunhilda scaring away the bunnies.

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!

Hi everyone,
I hope all is well in your part of the world.

The latest challenge that we have is called
"Things That Start With B"

I've had Brunhilda for a little while and I thought it was time for her to come out and play.


The Magnificent Lady Herself
She was simply stamped onto photo copy paper and cut out.
This image is an easy one for those of us that are scissors challenged.
And a little light distress ink was water coloured onto her skirt.

The Dirt
The soil was some scrap card dipped and dried a few times in Vintage Photo distress ink and water straight from the craft sheet.
Then ripped and edged with Walnut Stain ink.

The Background
Swipe some Broken China and Wild Honey DI across your craft mat
and spritz a little water.
Wipe your card through this diagonally and dip a few times.
Drying as you go.
I like to hold my fingers in the opposite corners when I'm holding the card so that I know it is going in the right direction.
Then, with oxides, stamp the Daisy Flourish in colours that match the background.
I changed the Wild Honey to Spiced Marmalade as the yellow didn't really show up.

The Bunnies
Make a mask of one of the bunnies.
Stamp with Walnut Stain oxide ink where you would like the front bunny to go.
Mask him.
Then stamp the 2nd bunny.
Mask the 2nd bunny and then stamp the 3rd one.

Technical Stuff
Now here I need to explain that I used 2nd and 3rd generation stamping for the bunnies.
This gives the illusion of the bunnies getting fainter.

1st Generation: Ink up your stamp and stamp straight onto your card.
2nd Generation: Ink up your stamp, stamp off onto scrap card once and then onto your card.
3rd Generation: Ink up your stamp, stamp off onto scrap card twice and then onto your card.

To Finish Off
Attach the dirt.
Attach Brunhilda.
Mat and layer your card.
Add some highlights with a while gel pen on the Daisy Flourish.

Have I tempted you to join in the challenge this fortnight???
Just click on the banner below and you will be taken straight to our challenge.
Or you are more than welcome to join in over on facebook.

Image may contain: 1 person, text


Happy Stamping Everyone!

Dot x

Thursday, May 2, 2019

B is for....Bird - Steampunk Birds That Is!

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!

Yesterday we started a new challenge -
Challenge #75 Things That Start with B


I decided to go with something a bit out of the ordinary and go with Birds...Steampunk Birds that is!
I just love all of the fun steampunk themed stamps at Lost Coast Designs and several of them are related to flying like a bird so I thought it would be fun to use them for this challenge.

The background is a gelli print that I made during one of my play times with the gelli plate. I stamped the Steampunk Flying Girl; Steampunk Plane and Steampunk Flier over the entire piece. I then filled in the spaces with a variety of words from the Misc. Words set.


I then printed out the sentiment on my computer, trimmed and adhered it to the card and as a final touch I added a few gemstones to match the background.

Now it's your turn....stamp something that starts with a "B" and enter it into the challenge for your chance to win!!

Lost Coast Designs Stamps - Steampunk Flying Girl; Steampunk Plane; Steampunk Flier; Misc Words

Good Luck Friends!!

Image may contain: 1 person, text

Challenge #75 - Things That Start with B

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

CHALLENGE #75 - I SPY SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH.... B

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!

Greetings.  It's time for our new Challenge.
Our challenges are now fortnightly!  A new challenge starting the 1st and the 15th of every month, with chances to win your self some Lost Coast dollars. We will be announcing winners on the 5th of the month, so do pop back and see who wowed the team and gets our snazzy blog badge and the coveted Lost Coast dollars.

Now for our new Challenge!

CHALLENGE #75

I SPY SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH B


Just include something that starts with the letter B on your stamped makes and link up for your chance to win Lost Coast Design $$$'s.

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 random 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 chosen by the team is awarded our Challenge Winner's Badge
5+ Entries = one randomly picked winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to spend at
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
10+ Entries = one randomly picked winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
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! 

Here's some inspiration from the team to get us started.  ENJOY!


Cathy made this lovely tag using Lost Coast Designs More Bugz
Gail made this fun birthday card using Lost Coast Designs new stamp Party On, large Circle Shadow Frame and Carmen's Veranda Hot and Sexy Birthday sentiment.
(check Gail's Blog or the facebook fan group for your chance to win this sentiment stamp)
Lori made this grungy delight using Lost Coast Designs Little Diamonds Background, Large Chickenwire background, ATC Misc 6 set, Lori's Butterfly

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 14th and don't forget to follow us so you don't miss anything!  The team will be posting more inspiration throughout the month so check back and join the fun.

Happy Stamping!
Gail
Challenge Host

Challenge #75 - I Spy Something Beginning with B
May 1st - 14th 

Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Tuesday, May 14th 23.59 PST.
All entries must be entered in our link up but your don't need a blog to win.  See our RULES page for more info.