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Good afternoon everyone.  If you have the time, please go to the LI Home Page and look at the adorable Card Kits now available.  These kits will go quickly so make sure you get one soon!

Embossing joys, 🙂  Donna




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Good afternoon everyone.  It’s a beautiful day here in San Diego and I hope it’s lovely where you are also.  Do you have Easter plans?  I know I do and I just hard boiled 3 dozen eggs to decorate on Sunday.  I can hardly wait.  If you are not preparing for Easter yet, or boiling eggs, perhaps you have had a chance to look at the new templates, the card samples, and beautiful papers that have just been released.  Do you have a favorite?  I love the new boots and I can only imagine what might be done with the adorable Llama template.  “Lllma tell you,” I have some ideas.  🙂

We want to wish you all a very Happy Easter, no matter what you are doing, and I shall leave you with these last two truck door hangers from Barbara.  They are incredible!  Embossing joys, 🙂  Donna


Barbara’s Bunny Truck, LI Templates #L9413, #L9185, #L9740 and #i199.
Barbara’s Bunny Truck2, LI Templates #L9413, #L9186, #L9272, #L9743 and #L9742.


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Donna’s Carrot Truck, LI Templates #L9413 and S477.


Since Christmas, Barbara and I have been creating some fun cards and projects using LI’s truck template, #L9413. As you know, Barbara made a really cute door hanger this month and I decided to fill the truck with dirt loaded carrots on the way to market.  A sneaky bunny slipped inside and I sure hope there are some carrots left for Farmer McGregor to sell.  🙂  Here are some other cards I made this month.  I hope they will inspire you to make some of your own:


Donna’s Hello Daisy, LI Templates #M19 and #L9188, along with Colored Impressions Software.  While M19 is a retired template, by using Colored Impressions Software, you can still print the background image, change the sentiment to fit your card and add your embossed daisy.  Easy peasy!


Donna’s Rose, LI Templates #L9631 and #M24,  mounted on a LI’s Paint Chip Card.  I have used this rose image over and over again in so many different ways AND in different directions!  Yep, just flip it and you have:
Donna’s Rose rotated version.  Here is another version of this rose done by LI Customer Lou, in Kentucky!  I think it’s the perfect sympathy card:


Lou’s Sympathy Rose, LI Template #L9631.  Thank you Lou for your beautiful card!


Donna’s Flower Group, LI Template #L9021.













Donna’s Birthday Party, LI Templates #L9660 and #L9111.


Donna’s Thank You, LI Templates #L9111 and #L9190.  Once again I used Colored Impressions Software to print my sentiment.  I doubled the layers for the butterfly and the flower and “pinched” the leaves.


Donna’s Bloom Flower, LI Templates #L9654 and #L9111.  I added the daisy print to the inside of my card and I also copied it to my envelope … making it all match!  And lastly …


Donna’s Thanks Daisy, LI Templates #L9575 and #L9111.


Thank you for stopping by.  Embossing joys, 🙂 Donna


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Kaye’s April Card Class, LI Templates #S477 and #L9009.


Good afternoon everyone!  Kaye’s class is tomorrow night and oh how I wish I could be there.  I just love her little bunny and those adorable eggs (above)!  I am also in love with Barbara’s cards this month.  Look at these:


Barbara’s Spring Flowers, LI Template #L9021.  This card definitely speaks “Spring.”  Soft pastel colors.  Just lovely!


Barbara’s Bunny Wagon, LI Templates #L9272, #L9749 and #L9115.  This is definitely my favorite card this month!  I love it that Barbara filled the wagon with this adorable chubby bunny and her carrots.  The flower background paper is just perfect and don’t you love the flower in Ms. Bunny’s hair?  So cute.  🙂


Barbara’s Ladybug Daisy, LI Template #L9465.  This template has been a long time favorite of mine and I love it that Barbara paired it with one of our “Paint Chip” cards.  I love, love, love the colors and the ivy looking background paper.  Great job, Ms. Barbara!


Barbara’s Chick Wagon, LI Templates #L9115 and #L9744.  OMG, just when I thought Barbara’s wagon card above could not be any cuter, she comes up with her Chick Wagon!  It really puts a smile on my face.  I love the gingham background paper and the flowered wagon!  Just adorable.  What does one chick say to the other?  “You crack me up.”  LOL


Last but certainly not least, here is a look at Barbara’s Easter Door Hanger.  And, lucky me, I just received it in the mail.


Barbara’s Bunny Truck, LI Templates #L9413 and #L9740.  Isn’t this cute?  I love everything about this door hanger.  Thank you Barbara!


I look forward to showing you my Spring/Easter ideas this weekend, so please check back with us again soon.  Embossing joys, 🙂  Donna


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Donna’s HOME Bunny!


Oh gosh, April is here already.  The birds are singing, the flowers are beautiful and our San Diego weather could not be better.  And guess what?  The bunny is headed our way.  To prove that, Barbara has made some absolutely adorable tags for spring and Easter.  Take a look:


Barbara’s Bunny Tag, L.I. Tamplates #L9185 and #L9190.  I love the new pink flower background and the adorable bow on the bunny.
Barbara’s Ladybug Tag, L.I. Templates #L9465 and #L9190.  Our beautiful new flower background paper is perfect for this Lady!  Great job with the twist-apart tag.
Barbara’s Chick, L.I. Templates #L9744 and #L9190.  I think this is my favorite tag!  I love the flower shell and the papers all work so well together.  That chick is adorable and looks like Easter to me!  🙂


Barbara’s Ladybug Tag, L.I. Templates #L9188 and #L9190.  Again, our new flower paper works so well as a background!
Barbara’s Red Rose Tag, L.I. Template #L9379.  Gorgeous!
Barbara’s Happy Birthday Tag, L.I. Templates #L9348 and #L9190.  Barbara also used a sentiment from our Card Expressions.  Be sure and check them out.


I am sure you all will agree, Barbara did a great job with her tags.  Stay tune because in a day or two I will post the cards she did.  Barbara was truly on a roll.  Embossing Spring Joys, 🙂  Donna


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Good afternoon everyone.  Wow, have you seen the latest paper release from Lasting Impressions?  Oh my goodness, beautiful flowers, lovely backgrounds, and gorgeous colors!  Please visit the Home Page for a closer look and take a peek at the latest card kits and Spring Banner.  And don’t forget, if you are in the neighborhood, Kaye has an embossing class next week on April 4th at 6:30 p.m.  Give the office a call to reserve your spot and come play!

The Design Team has some wonderful ideas coming up next week and while you wait, here is a beautiful card, designed by Kaye, using some of the new papers and, a couple of card ideas from LI customer Angie.  Embossing joys, 🙂  Donna

Kaye’s Flower Group, LI Template #L9021.
Angie’s Bunny Truck, LI Templates #L9413 and #L9275.


Angie’s Easter Eggs, LI Templates #S644 and #L9470.


Angie’s 3 bunnies, LI Template #L9275.


Angie’s Bunny/Egg Truck, LI Templates #L9413, #L9275 and #S644.


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Donna’s St. Pat’s Truck, L.I. #L9413.


Good evening everyone.  I can’t sit down and eat my dinner without wishing you all a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I had such fun creating this truck card, loaded with gold, for my family and I feel very lucky to have so much good in my life.  A healthy family, good friends, and corned beef and cabbage roasting on the stove.  Oh yum!  🙂  I have a couple of card ideas to share with you this evening, along with one from Kaye, Barbara, and my crafting buddy Jan.  I hope you had an opportunity to play this weekend also and you have something yummy cooking on your stove.  Be sure and check back with us next week when teammate Barbara and I will have some more fun ideas coming up using the templates and new cardstock now available on the Home Page.  Until then … happy embossing, 🙂  Donna.


Barbara’s Curly Stem Flower, LI Template #L9622.


Kaye’s “Thinking of You,” L.I. Template #L9622.


Jan’s Big Daisy, L.I. Template #L9484.
Na’s Poppies, L.I. Template #L9642.


Donna’s Spring Daisies, L.I. Template #L9622.


Donna’s Twisted Easter Tags, L.I. Templates #L9190 and #L9747.


Donna’s Tea Pot, L.I. Template #L9655.


Donna’s Daisy, L.I. Template #L9622.


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Donna’s HOME Leprechaun.


Did you know that a leprechaun is a mischievous elf of Irish folklore usually believed to reveal the hiding place of treasure if caught.  Well, on our way back to San Diego, from a car show in Yuma, Arizona recently, my husband and I ran right smack into a rainbow and I lived to tell it.  🙂   However, there was no Leprechaun or his pot of gold at the end of that rainbow.  Needless to say, I was disappointed but, not so much so that I wouldn’t display this adorable Leprechaun my husband cut out of wood for me to decorate with Lasting Impressions beautiful cardstock!  I think it’s pretty cute, don’t you?  And what about this really cute Clover Truck Door Hanger that teammate Barbara made for me?  I think there’s a challenge there and I’m off to create my own Clover Truck.  In the meantime, take a peek at Barbara’s Hanger below!  It’s a keeper and I’m “green” with envy and embossing like mad.  BTW, this truck template is available right now, along with some other wonderful templates, and a great new paper release.  Visit the Home Page and check it all out.  Embossing joys, 🙂  Donna


Barbara’s Clover Truck, LI Template #L9413.


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Kerry’s Loads of Love Truck, LI Template #L9413..


Good morning once again and this is my last post of Valentine ideas!  🙂  I hope the cards have inspired you to purchase some of the beautiful new papers from Lasting Impressions and to make a few Valentine Cards to send to friends and love ones.  I’m busy doing just that!  Here is what I have for you today.  First up is a very fun slider card made by my best crafting buddy, Jan.  She recently purchased a slider mechanism from Lawn Fawn and with the new LI papers, she created this beautiful card.  She’s become a real expert at this technique and I love what she has done.  If you look closely you will see that there are little pockets at both ends of the slider where Jan put her sentiments.  Great job Jan!


Jan’s Slider, LI papers, Template #L9632 and slider from Lawn Fawn.
Jan’s Slider as it appears pulled “opened.”


Next up are some versions of the Truck Kerry used to create her Valentine above.  Barbara made the Door Hanger you will find in “Valentine Ideas Day One,” and last year, Kaye made her Christmas Truck:


Kaye’s Christmas Truck, LI Templates #L9413 and #L9226.  I love the “snow.”  🙂  Here are two Trucks Barbara made besides her adorable door hanger:


Barbara’s Truck, LI Templates #L9413 and #L9462.  I think the checked bumpers are so adorable!


Barbara’s Truck of Kisses, LI Templates #L9413, #L9634, and #S669.  OMG, I love the smiley faces.  Nice job, Barbara!  And finally, here is my version of a Valentine Truck:


Donna’s Valentine Truck, LI templates #L9413 and  #S776.  I used the Card Expressions for the “thanks,” and Colored Impression’s software for “a load of thanks” sentiment.


If these are not enough to inspire you, here are a few “oldies but goodies” from years past!  Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.  With Valentine hugs, 🙂  Donna


Donna’s In My Heart, LI Template #L9462.


Donna’s Savor this Day, LI Template #L9586.


Donna’s Sending Our Love, LI Template #L9694.


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Good afternoon everyone.  Today is day two of LI Valentines.  I had so much fun creating new ideas with our latest release of beautiful cardstock.  I am particularly fond of this release because it reminds me of cardstock I used when I first started with LI some 19 years ago!  Amazing it has been that long.  Here are my ideas.  I hope they will inspire you.  Embossing joys, 🙂  Donna


Donna’s Thanks Hearts, LI Template #L1037 and Card Expressions’ “thanks” sentiment.


Donna’s Thinking of You, LI Template #L9358 and Card Expressions’ “thinking of you” sentiment.


Donna’s He Loves Me, LI Templates #L9462 and #L9632.


Donna’s Key to my Heart, LI Template #L9357 and Senti-Metal “Keys to a Happy Life: Love, Laughter, and each other.”


Donna’s Heart Fleur, LI Template #9696 and Card Expressions “thinking of you.”


Donna’s LOVE, LI Templates #L9633, #L1039 and #L1039 for the small flower.


Donna’s Love Notes, LI Templates #L9462 and #S669.


Donna’s True Love, LI Template #L9632.