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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:
www.lost-coasters-review.blogspot.com



Stamps Used:  Whimsical Flora and Whimsical Amelia
Available at Lost Coast Designs Rubber Stamps 
(www.lost-coast-designs.com)

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
www.carmensveranda.com/squares.html
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





Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Monthly Design Challenge:  

Favorite Background Technique

April 2017

This technique is called Faux Chin Colle and uses a Gelli plate, acrylic paints, and stencils.  The stamped image of clock gears is from Carmen's Veranda and can be found at:
www.carmensveranda.com/squares.html

Visit the Portal to enter the challenge and you may win free stamps!
lostcoastportaltodesign.blogspot.com


Sunday, March 19, 2017


VintagePhotoImage ATCs Spring 2017 Swap:

The Diner





PAPER TRADERS MARCH 2017 SWAP

BIRDS WEARING HATS OR CROWNS




Thursday, March 16, 2017


Lost Coast Designs:  March Color Challenge - Black and White


VPI Three Elements Swap:  A postage stamp, a man, and the color blue

 March 2017




Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


March 2017 ATC Swaps

MMPC:  Skinny Card - Lady In A Dress

Alice in Wonderland

MFF Group:  S is for Swallow


VPI March 2017 Swap:

When I Grow Up




Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Character Constructions Tag Swap:  Masquerade Ball

March, 2017