Sunday, October 1, 2023


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 the most spooktacular time of the year!!!
Welcome to our annual 31 Days of Halloween celebration!
The team will be posting their bootastic makes every day this month.
This linky will be open all month and we hope you will get your spook on and join the fun.  You can link up your Halloween inspired makes all month for chances to win 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.   There will be a second challenge starting on the 15th, but 31 Days of Halloween runs all month as well!!!



Link up your Halloween inspired projects.  Anything related to the season, spooky, fruity, fun, scary or cute.  Real rubber or clear stamping and the theme must be the focus of your project.  A small stamped sentiment in a sea of die cuts or digi images will not qualify to win the prize and you may be deleted or fed to the giant pumpkin!!!!  Bwahahhaaahaha.

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.


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 we get 50+ entries we will be giving two prizes!

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!  
Are you up for the challenge?  We can't wait to see your projects!  
Submit your entries in the linky party below by 23.59 PST on the 31st 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!

Challenge #176 - 31 Days of Halloween
October 1st - 31st Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Tuesday, October 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


Dotty Jo said...

Great fun! Such fabulous inspiration from the team! Jo x

Helen Heslinga said...

Thank you so much for the challenge, the first I am joining since .... well, a long, long time! I was working on my cards till midnight, I was so inspired! I did encounter some problems, please, help me if possible. My card was turned after I uploaded it (entry 16), I really don't know how to fix it. Can you fix it? I resized and cropped my other card myself and it worked.
I also wanted to subscribe to your newsletter .... is there a link or a form? I did fill in the form when uploading my cards to join the challenge, and yes, I added my name and email adress. Please put me on the list of subscribers! I have joined your Facebook group and like the pages, so I am ready to be inspired!!! Thank you!