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Friday, June 16, 2017

Celebrating the "I Can Fly" Event with 
Lost Coast Designs
June 2017

Featuring the "Calligraphy Doll" stamp from Lost Coast Designs 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Six cards made for the "Take Ten" magazine Design Challenge 

as seen in the June - July - August 2017 Edition

Vintage Photo Image ATC Swap for June 2017

Destination:  Asia

Thursday, June 8, 2017

VintagePhotoImage group June 2017 Swap
Add 3 Elements #2:  A clock, the color red, and a hat

Monday, June 5, 2017

New June 2017 Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge:   Create a Postcard

For this challenge I created a 4 x 6 postcard.  For the front I used a piece of vintage journal paper that I stenciled and stamped.  I used the Lost Coast Designs "Prom Night" stamp, colored it with markers and cut out the figures on the stamp. I stamped the "Pencil Border" onto white paper and cut it out, adhering it to the bottom of the postcard.  I attached the figures of the boy and girl atop that and added party hats for them.

For the back side of the postcard, I covered it with some scrapbook paper and used the "Bingo Border" stamp down the middle to separate the message and address sides.  I stamped the saying (one of the Carmen's Veranda new clear stamps) and affixed a vintage stamp to the upper right corner.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Character Constructions June 2017 Tag Swap
"Coffee, Tea, or Me?"

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Here Kitty, Kitty Event on the Lost Coast Portal to Design,
May 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lost Coast Designs May 2017 Challenge

Use faux or real stitching

Faux stitching used on this example

Real stitching used on this one

Some Samples of Work for Various Challenges 

Created for the VPI Group challenge:  3 Way ATC
May 2017

3 ATCs made for a CollageStuff challenge:  Use the Yellow Pages as
your background

Blissful ATC swap:  Open Theme

Creative Collage swap:  Altered Playing Card with a Dog

Paper Traders Swap:  Sew A Button On It

Paper Traders Swap:  Sew A Button On It

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Come check out the new challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Design for the month of May 2017.

Create something using faux or real stitching.  Enter your creation for a chance to win a gift certificate at Lost Coast Designs Rubber Stamps. 

Here are two samples below 
that incorporate real stitching.

"Milo and Friend":  Using the Milo and Raphael stamp from Lost Coast Designs (www.lost-coast-designs.com/nostalgia.html) and the Postcards Background stamp from Carmen's Veranda (www.carmensveranda.com/backgrounds.html)

Steampunk Typewriter girl:  Using the Steampunk Typewriter Girl stamp from Lost Coast Designs (www.lost-coast-designs.com/steampunk.html)

Monday, April 24, 2017

 Check out this simple paper collage background technique 
on the Lost Coasters Review DT Blog:

Stamps Used:  Whimsical Flora and Whimsical Amelia
Available at Lost Coast Designs Rubber Stamps 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cards made using new release stamps from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda

New Stamp Release Event on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity

Card made using the "Whimsical Flora" stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the new clear stamps from Carmen's Veranda "Play", "Sing" and "Be Happy"

Card made using the "Annie" stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the new clear "Fight Like A Girl" stamp from Carmen's Veranda.

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Faux Chin Colle Technique

Go check out the Lost Coaster's Review blog at www.lost-coasters-review.blogspot.com
and get all the info on how to make this cool background for your paper crafting projects.  The technique is called Faux Chin Colle and it incorporates the use of a Gelli plate, acrylic paints, stencils, and collaged images.  Super fun and super interesting layers and textures!

For information on where to buy the clock gears stamp, go to Carmen's Veranda
The stamp is called Clock Square.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Paper Traders April ATC Swap:  Fun With Dick and Jane