Good morning everyone. Are you busy making Valentines? I sure am and the other day I challenged Kaye, Barbara, and Karie to make a card and/or project using this template:
Personally, this was quite a challenge for me but I struggled through and came up with this layout in purple and green:
Well, the girls apparently did not have any trouble coming up with some beautiful examples. Take a look:
Okay, so now I’m feeling bad that I haven’t really tried very hard to use this template in a different way! The girls have done such a great job. So, I leave you with these last two attempts and I hope you all are inspired to pick up your stylus and make your own Valentine Cards. Embossing joys, 🙂 Donna
Good morning everyone. The older I get (now 74!), the more I realize how very important it is to tell your friends and family members how much you care for them. I made the sweet and very simple card above using Lasting Impressions’ new Cut Outs. I really like this new set of Cut Outs and they certainly make creating a beautiful card … easy peasy! I’m laughing now because I am always telling my classes that a card they are about to make is “easy peasy” and they laugh at me because it looks difficult to them. Really? Honestly, these Cut Outs are easy peasy to use! Here are some cards I made this week and stay tuned for another Blog update on Friday … sort of a “Make-Over Challenge!”
I’d like to leave you with one more idea. Remember if you own the Colored Impressions Software, you can print the images on your envelopes! Kaye just finished a class last week using Template #L9697 and if you attended that class (or own this template already), here is an example of how you can decorate your envelope:
Oh my goodness, not only is “love in the air” but, it has arrived in an abundance at Lasting Impressions. We have a beautiful release of papers and new Cut Outs that are just gorgeous. Be sure and take a look under “new products” on the Home Page. Now then, our Design Team has really outdone themselves. So much so, I will post my card samples in the next couple of days so I have plenty of room to show you these beautiful cards:
Barbara’s Wedding Cake using LI Cut Outs and Template #L516.
Karie’s Valentine Fleur using LI Template #L9696.
Thank you everyone for your beautiful and inspiring ideas. We have lots more to come so be sure and check-in again soon. Until then, happy embossing! 🙂 Donna
Good morning everyone! Just when I thought I had had quite enough gnomes for a while, one of LI’s talented customers, Karie, sends me her version of her Christmas Gnome now on vacation after a hard winter! LOL I can’t stop laughing. Take a look:
Thank you so much Karie for your inspirations! The silly gnome has to be my favorite! I’m still laughing and looking forward to any Valentine ideas you might have coming our way. How about the rest of you viewers? Are you making LI Valentines? Kaye’s class is tomorrow night and she will be making these two beautiful cards:
Happy New Year everyone! And, oh my gosh, the first month of 2020 is nearly gone! I don’t know about you but, the older I get, the faster time seems to fly by. And, have you also noticed that gnomes have “sprouted” everywhere? 🙂 I have to laugh because I have never been that fond of gnomes and I’ve never wanted one for my garden! However, the stand up gnome above is one I made from a wood kit I purchased recently from a very talented crafter, Julie Johnson (Paisleys & Polka Dots). I ended up using LI paper to cover my wood project and I think he turned out so cute! Last year, Lasting Impressions came out with their adorable gnome template and suddenly I couldn’t get enough of gnomes! WHAT? It’s crazy how quickly they become addictive and thank you Julie for the wonderful inspiration above!
As I mentioned, with gnomes everywhere, LI has now made available a couple of Cut-Outs with gnome “pieces” so you can simply cut-out and create your very own gnome! Here are two very similar gnome cards from LI Design Team Member Barbara:
Barbara’s first gnome. The XOXO background paper is brand new and available for purchase! So clever how Barbara used another new paper for the tabs on the side of her gnome and the new sentiment, “There’s Gnome one like you.”
Thank you, Barbara, for your wonderful inspirations! Please stay tuned, in the weeks to come, because we have some amazing examples I will post before that all important “sweet day.” And let me remind you that Kaye has a wonderful and inspiring class coming up, using the latest Heart Explosion Kit, on Thursday, January 30th at 6:30 p.m., if you are in the area, or you can buy a kit and some of the beautiful new papers LI just released. Please go to LI’s home page to see this beautiful kit and LI’s new release.
OMG … talk about dragging my feet, Christmas will be here in just 3 more days and thankfully, I am all ready. I just need to post these final cards and then I can breathe and get ready for my classes in the New Year! 🙂 Here are my ideas using our latest products and a few old templates I used with them!
Okay, that’s it from me. I am wishing you the very best Christmas and a very Happy New Year! See you next year and until then … Happy Embossing! 🙂 Donna
Oh my gosh, Christmas truly is just around the corner and I’ve got so much to show you! I hope you have had a chance to look at Kerry’s two new videos … all about our new release of paper and cut-outs … and just look at these samples from her:
And there’s lots more! Here is Barbara’s adorable Penguin card using some of the new Christmas papers and Templates #L9617 and #L9521:
LI friend Karie continues her “12 Days of Christmas” and confesses it is a slow work-in-progress. 🙂 She did manage to show off three more “days” here:
Karie’s Day 2. Two Turtle Doves, LI Template #L923.
Okay, now don’t go away, stay tuned, because I will upload some of my card ideas tomorrow and then it’s almost Christmas! Gad, does time fly or what? Hmmmmmm … I must be having fun. Sure hope you are too! Holiday hugs, 🙂 Donna
Good morning everyone. Actually, it’s the “third day of Christmas” but go with me on this one and pretend it’s the first day because I just have to show off this cute idea from Karie. She is following the “12 Days of Christmas” song for her card theme and, for example, this one is being sent along with some pear recipes! How cute is that? I love it. Do you have your cards done; finished your shopping yet; wrapped those gifts; and, are ready to go? Will you hate me if I say, “Mine is all done!” Hurrah. 🙂 Now I have time to play! 🙂
We have lots of fun ideas coming up and I hope you will tune in often to see what we have in store for you. I hope you have looked at the new products and have tried some of the new Cut-Outs and Card Expressions. Here are a couple of samples from Barbara. She has done a fabulous job and her first one is with the gnome Cut-Out and isn’t he adorable? Gnomes are everywhere and here at LI is no exception. Take a look:
Oh my goodness, I can’t wait to see what’s next from these two very talented girls! Go to the Home Page and look at the fun new things we have to inspire you and start crafting. Happy Holidays, 🙂 Donna
Can you smell fall in the air and turkey in your oven yet? Boy, I sure can and I am looking forward to roasting a turkey and eating all the goodies that go with it. I’ve got just a few projects to share today before a new release is on its way. If you have signed up for the L.I. Newsletter, then you know that we are going to have some beautiful new Christmas Papers and wonderful ideas from Kerry coming out soon! So stay tuned! In the meantime, here are some great ideas to inspire you:
Karen Harper has been a long time friend of mine and great embosser. She just sent me these two fun projects she has done for Thanksgiving and, of course, I have to add them to this blog because they are all about the turkey!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Gobble Gobble. 🙂 Donna
Good evening one and all. Have I told you how much I love Halloween? I love watching the little kids come trick-or-treating! However, for the last 30 years we have had not one single trick-or-treater come to our door … not one! We have a very long, very dark driveway some 300 feet from the street and it’s a horrible climb! Ugh So, in sharing a holiday that I dearly love, here are a few ideas from Barbara, Kaye, and Karie:
Boo-To-You from all of us at Lasting Impressions. 🙂 Donna