to see all of the Cut Out ideas I have been using during this pandemic. If you haven’t tried the latest Cut Outs, please visit LI’s Home Page and order some to play with. The cards come together in minutes and there is no one who makes better Cardstock to enhance each and every Cut Out. My favorite at the moment is the large Gingham paper but the new “Blooms” paper is gorgeous! Happy embossing everyone. 🙂 Donna
Oh my gosh, I think perhaps Easter and all the fun images just might be one of my favorites! I’ve always enjoyed making Halloween and Christmas cards and projects but, I have to tell ya, Easter ideas have been fun. And here are a few more to inspire you … some old and some new. Take a peek:
Now I can’t leave this Easter Template behind without telling you a funny story … one Karie told me this morning. Seems her husband looked at her card above and thought the egg she printed off the Software was actually a tombstone and he wondered what it was doing between the bunny and the carrot. OMG … men and their imaginations! 🙂 Here are a few more wonderful Easter samples:
And finally, here’s my version of the Bunny Pot:
I hope we have given you some Easter ideas to inspire you. I just received my new Shelf Sitters and I can’t wait to put them together. I hope you all had the opportunity to watch Kerry’s wonderful Video on how to put the Sitters together … really “easy peasy.” With much bunny joy, 🙂 Donna.
Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Oh my goodness, we have been very busy at Lasting Impressions. I hope you have all had a chance to look at the latest release. I love the new papers and adorable Cut Outs. We will be posting ideas with these new products soon but, in the meantime, here is what the Design Team did with April’s Challenge Template, #L9747 Stuffed Bunny, chosen by Kaye. First a very cute card from Barbara:
While this last card is not a Stuffed Bunny, I just could not end this update without showing this very funny card by Karie:
That’s it for today but not the end of our Easter ideas! I will be back later with some more cards to keep you hopping. So, come back soon and until then … hoppy embossing, 🙂 Donna
Good morning everyone! Please hop on over to the Home Page to see the latest and greatest new release from Lasting Impressions. Oh my goodness, I can’t wait to get my hands on these new goodies. I bet you won’t be able to resist either! So, get hopping. And let me remind you that while we are facing some difficult times, take this opportunity to stay close to home, enjoy your families and perhaps craft a bunny and put a smile on someone’s face, Embossing joys, 🙂 Donna
Good morning everyone. Today I have a funny story to share with you … actually, a little “joke” I played on my sweet friend Kaye at Lasting Impressions. I told Kaye, in a text message, that I made a Carrot Cake. She responded some time later that it sounded delicious and she wished she had a piece. So, I then sent her a reply text with a picture of the above card I just made. She called me minutes later … laughing on the phone! 🙂
I am told that I make the best Carrot Cake and I would like to share that recipe with you … along with my Happy Birthday Carrot Cake Card that I made for my daughter whose birthday this year is two days after Easter. Try them both … you will find them “delicious!” Embossing joys, 🙂 Donna
DONNA’S CARROT CAKE
Prepare and set aside: 2 cups grated carrots. Drain one 20 oz can of crushed pineapple (drink the juice!). Add 1/2 cup of raisins to a small amount of warm water to soften and then drain before adding to cake. Chop 1/2 cup of walnuts (or your favorite nut).
Mix together in a bowl:
1 1/2 cups of oil
2 cups sugar
1 t. salt, 2 t. cinnamon, 2 t. baking soda
Add the prepared ingredients above and mix until smooth. Now add in 2 1/2 cups of flour. Pour into greased/floured 9 x 13″ pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 – 50 minutes. Do the toothpick test and your pick should still be a little moist.
Frosting: I use the typical cream cheese frosting and blend 1 cube soft butter with one 8 oz package of soften cream cheese. Mix in 1 box of powdered sugar and 1 t. vanilla. Beat until smooth. Frost cake once it has cooled.
Oh my goodness, did you know that Easter is just one month away? It’s coming quickly and are you prepared? The Design Team has been very busy putting together some ideas for you and they will be posted next week. So, get ready to play! 🙂 In the meantime, here are some oldies but goodies … some of my favorites … to get you hopping along. Embossing joys, 🙂 Donna
Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a chance to take a peek at the latest LI release! If not, be sure and click on the Home Page and look at New Product. We have some really cute Cut-Outs and paper, including the adorable Idea Book above. We will have card samples and project ideas coming soon! In the meantime, here are some more ideas from the Design Team for the month of March. Happy Embossing, 🙂 Donna.
Last but not least, here’s a couple of ideas from me! Here’s my truck using LI Template #L9413. However, I cheated a bit and enlarged the truck using the Colored Impressions Software, stained the truck with Tim Holtz Distress Inks to make it look rusty and old, and was able to fit a Gnome inside the truck as well as one guarding the “load.” Take a peek:
OMG … we can thank our lucky 4-leaf clovers for some darling St. Patty’s Day images from Lasting Impressions. I’ve been playing non-stop with mine and they are so fun. I did use Stickles’ Diamond on the rainbow card above and that really made it pop. Here are some adorable card projects from Barbara, Kaye and Karie:
Barbara’s St. Patty’s Basket of Clovers. How cute is this? OMG … I love the basket (#L1008) in the soft blue that Barbara did using the Colored Impressions Software and the darling little bird (#M26), and the beautiful flowers and clovers from Cut Outs #29. She also cut out clovers from Lasting Impressions’ new cardstock “Emerald Shamrocks.” Just beautiful Barbara.
I hope you will all take a look at the latest Card Cut Outs and beautiful cardstock (my personal favorite is “Emerald Blooms”) and make your own “shenanigans.” 🙂 In the meantime, I have some really fun March Challenge ideas coming soon from the Design Team using LI Template #L1008 basket. And, if you are in the neighborhood, don’t forget to sign up for Kaye’s Class on March 5th at 6:30 p.m. There are still a few seats left. So, grab a space and/or order your card kit now. Happy embossing, 🙂 Donna.
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: