Sunday, August 30, 2015

Minibook to use up old scrapbook paper!

Hi friends! tonight I have another bookmaking project for you. It is the same idea as thebooks we made last week but you get double the pages and the book is half the size. You just need a few more folds and 2 more cuts.
Watch the video to see how easy it is!
Find the stamps I used Lost coast Designs here.
Scrapbook paper 12″x12″
gold pigment ink
Gold embossing powder
heat tool
stamps adhesive
Colorbox blends in black
I hope you try this fun bookmaking idea! Think of all the old scrapbook papers you can use up! Happy Crafting!

Friday, August 28, 2015

A Walk in the Woods

Hello friends!
Leigh here with a whimsical manga card featuring 2 of Lost Coast Designs new stamps.  Check out our new releases on the "new images" page!  I hope you'll be inspired to add these 2 to your collections ;0)


I stamped Manga Goth Dots with black Momento ink onto white cardstock suitable for Copics, then again on scrap paper which I fussy cut out to use as a mask.  The Grunge Tree background was stamped with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and a Dove Blender pen was used to create the watercolour/bleeding effect.  I coloured her with Copics and added metallic gold detailing to her dress, jewelry and boots.  I used a Vive Pearl Magic Transparent White pen to add sparkle to the roses and to create the 3D water droplets in the right hand corners.

   For more info and photos please stop by my blog, LeighSBDesigns!

Also, a quickie reminder that our next Challenge starts September 7 so mark your calendars and stop by Lost Coast Portal to Creativity, we hope you'll Stay to Play!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Leigh S-B

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Elegant Penguin?

Hello Everyone!
I have fun card to share with you today!  I call this project Elegant Penguin.  Can a penguin be elegant you ask.  Well...I will let you be the judge.

Stamps used: Penguin Anthropomorphs,  Daisy Flourish, and Party Words.
Sooo, is this penguin elegant?  Yes, I think so. LOL  Stop by my blog, Dreaming and Creating for a materials list and more photos.  Have a great day!

Karen McAlpine

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Mostly manly...

Hi, it's Granne here, first I have to say how happy I'm to join this fabulously creative team, be able to play with these awesome stamps and I so hope, I can make something that is fun to look at.
Ok, now back to "business". I find it very challenging to make card for men - no flower, no butterflies, no lace ... see my point? But the fact is, you do need cards for men from time to time, sooooo this is what I did for biker guys.

I only used one stamp: Tire Tracks Border from Lost Coast Designs (and a sentiment from STAMPlorations). First card is very down to earth, I used Distress Stain aged mahogany to create the splash and to color the stamp. Inked the sentiment and edges with Vintage Photo DI ink and distressed the edges a bit. Very CAS and very fun to make.

For the second card I choose to use black / grey / white. Stamp is quite long so it was easy to bend it a little and make some curves. I used black and grey Memento to stamp, embossed the sentiment and added a piece of wire that I found in my desk (????? the things I save to craft ... unbelievable...) and a charm - also from my ever growing stash.

So there it was, I made a two cards for men - maybe for biker girls too - fun to make and maybe liked by who ever gets them, lol.

See you, :=D , Granne

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Time for Some Spook in August

It's Nanette here with my first post at Lost Coaster's Review Design Team  blog! I toiled and troubled over what to make and then thought about what that phrase made me think of and of course, I arrived at a spooky make.  I think this is two of the most fabulous stamps ever from the awesome array found at Lost Coast Designs's sister site Carmen's Veranda!  The "Large Skull Shrine" and "Alfred Hitchcock Standing" caught my eye right away!  So adding the two together to create a shine for the master of horror was the obvious project for me.

I stamped the shrine in red Distress ink and Alfred himself in black first.  Next, my favorite working substance in the world some cardboard from a cereal box.  Glued the stamped images on the cardboard and left to dry.  Then to make the shrine, more cardboard, a little sturdier, with some masking tape and a simple box shape with a step took care of that.  Painted it brown and put some dark red paper on the back and walls.  The step is covered with an awesome piece of cardstock from my stash.

Now it was time for Mr. Hitchcock to take his place with his shrine.  So hot glued the shrine to the front of the box, added a couple of skulls (who doesn't need a skull or two laying around?), and a touch of glue at head and toes and he has found a temporary home!

The details on these stamps are truly amazing!  He is ready to snap the movie thingy and start filming!  I hope you will take a moment and thing outside the box (literally!) and see where these wonderful stamps can take you!

Please remember our August Challenge #15 is still going on and the theme is "Circles".  Our challenges can be found at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity to make it easy to play 
and find all our events and challenges in one place!

Meet you over there!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Halloween Card By Bibiana

Hello Dear Lost Coasters Fans:

I am bringing to you this month a  Halloween card...getting ready for the approaching date!

Halloween crow card with Lost Coast Designs stamps

The background was masked and sponged in various colors ...

Halloween crow card with Lost Coast Designs stamps detail

 I stamped twice the crow , glued one on top of the other to give some dimension...added some silver  "Stickles" and a dot for his eye

Halloween crow card with Lost Coast Designs stamps detail crow

I used the Crow,  from the "Mother Goose Birds" set which comes with 3 different birds
the flourish "Long Swirl" for the background and on the top added the book sign, which comes in a set/plate of 5 stamps called  "Altered Book Set"
The branch and the numbers are die cuts.
The numbers are die cut in chip board placed on one corner of the card, and the branch placed below the crow and VoilĂ !

Halloween crow card with Lost Coast Designs stamps side

Thank you for your visit 
and comments - much appreciated...

You can find me at my blog

 Lost Coast Designs Stamps: Long swirl; altered book set; mother goose birds;

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sunday Inspiration~ Butterfly Mermaid's Dream


Happy Sunday, kim today. I am so excited you came by today to share my first post as part of the Lost Coast Stamps Design Team! I am so happy to be here and honored to have a chance to play with these fabulous stamps :)

I made an art tag to share, one of my favorites. I love the Challenge theme over at our Challenge Blog, HERE. Challenge #15 is up and running this month and the fun theme is Circles, so fun! Have you played and linked up with us yet? Can't wait to see what you make. We would love it if you used Lost Coast stamps, but we are open to any you have on hand, come play! Maybe you will win some of these awesome stamps.

I used the wonderful Bubbles Border stamp and Die-Cut Divas stamp Butterfly Mermaid stamps.

I used water color pencils and a blender pen for the lovely mermaid.

I really hope can find some playtime and link up your stamp projects with us on the Challenge Blog!

Click HERE to hop over

Check back in two days for some more fun projects we have lined up for you!

Thanks so much!


Friday, August 14, 2015

Puppy Love

Hello Again!!! 

It's me Tera here again with some more fun and easy inspiration!!
This time I want to share with you how I made this fun and easy tag for the Circle challenge!!! 
(Have you been over to the challenge blog yet to check it out? Don't forget to enter yours for a chance at a prize!!! Plus there's a lot of fun inspiration over there!!  Check it out HERE

To start I used a #8 tag (the XL one) and added pink and yellow distress stain around the edges. 
(I heat dried it since i have very little patients lol but you can set aside to dry if you'd like) 

Next I stamped my ADORABLE party hat dog (found HERE) in black ink... Isn't he the cutest????

Next I used two of my TCW grunge stencils (pictures of the stencils in my post on June 27th HERE if you'd like a visual ) I sponged black ink through the stencil to add the circles. 
To finish I shadowed around the party dog with my black sparkle pan pastels 
(you can also do this with ink, but i had mine handy). 

See, I told you it was easy!! 
Wouldn't this make the cutest party invitations???  
Or maybe a Doggy Birthday card!!!

Thank you for Hopping in to see me today!!!
Happy creating!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Introducing our newest DT members!

Hello Friends!
I'd like to introduce you to our newest DT members!
Welcome to Kim J, Granne, Nan B!
Keep a look out for their 1st project shares here on our DT blog over the next few weeks!

Pop on over to our Meet the LCDesigners page to read the bios of all the LCDesigners too!  Our mission is to inspire you no matter your style so visit us here every 2nd day for some creative infusion and don't forget to become a follower of our new Lost Coast Portal to Creativity event and challenge blog where you can join in lots of activities throughout the year!

 I’m a Finnish mother of two lovely daughters (and “mommy” for a little bunny with big ears). I have been crafting about four years now and I'm absolutely loving it. I have no special style in my cards / crafting; I like to try different things and styles. Stamps, digi stamps, 3Ds and ready pictures; CAS, vintage, fun, scary – I like to do them all. Just can’t make my mind which is my fave, but I do know I’m happy when I'm crafting!
You can check out Granne's art here: 

Kim J
I have always liked creating, inspiration comes from random places. I enjoy bright colors and flowers, but I have a darker slightly creepier side, too. Mixed media really is an awesome adventure, so many possibilities! I have no set style and don't really want one, I like to play with whatever catches my fancy:) One day it is mixed media and the next it maybe all digital long as I am creating, it is a good day and time well spent.
You can check out Kim's creations here:

Nan B 
I have been crafting since I learned to sew at my Mom's side at around age 8. Then she taught me ceramics, wood cutting and painting, and I found blogdom art last year. I love all types of creating; I don't put myself in one category. I prefer to be called a unique crafter and then I can play with so much more! 
You can check out Nan's creations here:

Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B
LCD/CV DT Leader

Monday, August 10, 2015

See Ya

I do enjoy making tags, I also enjoy a little humor, the two are combined here :
The idea for the wording of 'See ya' came from the hand-wing. It reminds me of when people do that dismissive behind their back wave as they walk away.  'See ya' is a farewell.

I have used a TH manilla tag #8, blue acrylic paint watered down and applied in random strokes. When it was dry I went over it with spiced marmalade distress stain. It now looks green, isn't that awesome. I used the fourth dimension stamp from Lost Coast Designs for the floor and I added a little of the stamp detail all over the tag. Then some whipped spackel through a stencil. I made a separate tag and did the same background, but I stamped it with the licence plate alphabet from Lost Coast Designs and cut out the individual letters.

The gorgeous gal you see here is from the Doodle dolls 1 set also from Lost Coast Designs. She is stamped in stazon, colored with Neocolor 2's and markers. I added some white detail to her dress and stamped and embossed her crown in gold. I also embossed the edges of the tag in gold and added some gold sequins and twine.

Hope you found some inspiration here, thanks for stopping by, Nikki x

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Hi friends! Is there something in the air the last couple of days? Is there some big Muse Convention stealing away my creativity? Full moon maybe? I love making bookmarks, I usually find them fun and carefree to make. Fun and carefree go right out the window when your laminator decides to eat them. The other title of this blog post was going to be “The Laminator Ate My Homework.” Mamma said there’d be days like this…well, not exactly like this but you get the point… Video! I hope you learned something or at least got a laugh:) If I ever felt the need to apologies for a video, this would be the one. Supplies:
  • Large Shipping tags
  • Wizard of OZ Stamps by Carmens Veranda and Lost Coast Designs
  • Tree background stamp
  • Stencil (A moldy oldie from Club Scrap)
  • Fibers (that’s just fancy yarn)
  • Hole punch
  • Laminator or contact paper or packing tape is desired
  • paper for backing the tag if you like
  • wizthumb2 In case you were wondering I did call it a day after this video and I went upstairs and cleaned the fridge, then I went to the grocery store and filled the clean fridge. After all I can’t be a slacker housewife and a slacker artist all in the same day:) If you were in a creative funk I hope it has passed! Thankfully mine did, til next time happy crafting!

    Thursday, August 6, 2015

    Magic Bubbles - Domino Pendant

    Hello Everyone,
    Leigh here to share the altered domino pendant I made for the current Lost Coast Portal to Creativity challenge - #15 Circles.

    I stamped the bubbles with black StazOn ink and coloured them with a combination of Bic pigment markers and tiny dashes of Alcohol Ink blending solution and the smaller bubbles are coloured with metallic Promarkers.  I applied Viva Pearl Magic Transparent White to every single dot for that fabulous dimensional sparkle!  I coloured the edges and sides of the domino with a metallic DecoColor Liquid Gold paint pen and adhered a pendant bail to the back with E6000 glue and hung the domino on a turquoise cord necklace.

    In case you missed the news, we have lifted our LCD/CV stamp restriction for all our challenges and events.  You are now welcome to use any stamps by any company BUT if you do just use ours your entry will count as 2 during our DT Favourtes voting so come and join us over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and Stay to Play!  
    See you there :0)

    Leigh S-B
    LCD/CV DT Leader

    Tuesday, August 4, 2015

    Mannequin with Daisy Flourish Background

    Hello Everyone!
    Whimsy is the key word for today's post.  Check out this cool Mannequin stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  It is oh so whimsical!!  Love the effect of stamping the image with brown ink and coloring with Copic Markers.  I also added a stamped background using the Daisy Flourish stamp from Lost Coast.

    See more instructions and a second example on my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  See you soon!
    Karen McAlpine

    Sunday, August 2, 2015

    August News

    Hello Lost Coast Friends
    I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far!  I've got some Lost Coaster's Review news for you!

    I'm thrilled to welcome 3 fabulous and talented ladies to our Design Team! Kim J, Nan B and Granne, we're so excited you've joined us! Stop by again August 12 to meet the trio and then keep an eye out for their first intro posts here on Lost Coaster's Review this month!

    Lost Coast Portal to Creativity news

    Our monthly challenge for August starts tomorrow, Monday Aug 3 on our event and challenge blog, Lost Coast Portal to Creativity! We, the DT, vote on our fave entries every month and one winner will get a brag badge when there's 1-4 entries or win a $5 spending spree when there's 5+ entries or $10 when we have 10+ entries so the more you play the better your chances are at winning bigger prizes! Also, don't forget you can now use stamps from any company for our challenges and events but if you do use only Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda images then your entry will count as two which doubles your chance at winning!

    We launched our fabulous new event and challenge blog on May 16 and the winner of our Grand Opening "New Stamp Release" event is Gerda! Congrats Gerda, click HERE for deets on how to claim your $20 spending spree at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda! Prize must be claimed by September 1st, you don't want to miss out on all that yummy rubber!

    We will soon have a monthly video segment featuring our Frugal Crafter's DT projects with access to past videos too!

    Something wicked this way comes in October! It will be a SPOOKTACULAR month coz we've got a wicked treat in store for you!

    November will be equally as exciting too and we finish off the year in the Christmas spirit with a Carmen's Veranda Christmas event! Plus, all our monthly challenges will be happening too!

    Lots going on so pop on over, become one of our blog followers to ensure you don't miss a thing and Stay to Play!
    Happy Stamping!
    Leigh S-B
    Design Team Leader