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Good morning everyone.  Yep, it’s still hot, hot, hot in San Diego and I definitely have the fans blowing, ice cold lemonade in one hand and my stylus in the other  … trying to complete part 2 of my Christmas Card samples.  I hope we’ve inspired you to emboss a few and stay cool!


Donna’s Happy Holly Days, L.I. Temp #L9599.


Donna’s Joy, L.I. Temp #S556.


Donna’s Warm Wishes using Copic Colored Image, L.I. Temp #L997.


Donna’s Noel, L.I. Temp #S527.


Donna’s Santa and Noel, L.I. Temp #S751 and #S529.


Embossing joys, 🙂 Donna



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Time to add some wonderful card inspirations from Barbara!  What a great job she does and I bet you will want to go emboss some Christmas Cards of your very own once you take a peek at these.  I know I did!

Barbara’s Snow Gal, L.I. Temp #L9435.


Barbara’s Snowman, L.I. Temp #L9598.


Barbara’s Oh Christmas Tree, L.I. Temp #L9680.


Barbara’s Tall Hat Snowman, L.I. Temp #L9342.


Thanks for stopping by!  Embossing joys, 🙂 Donna


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Good morning everyone.  This is Donna … once again reporting from a very hot San Diego!  🙂  Thankfully, I have an indoor passion that I can do all day long … yep, in front of a very big fan, with the A/C blaring!  🙂  Here is “part 1” of my Christmas ideas with more coming soon.  I hope they will inspire you to go play in front of your fan!  Embossing joys, 🙂 Donna

Donna’s Dasher, L.I. Temp #L9608.
Donna’s North Pole, L.I. Temp #L1029.
Donna’s Hope, L.I. Temp #L9597.
Donna’s Beary Christmas, L.I. Temp #L940.
Donna’s Dove, L.I. Temp #L923 and #L9244.



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Good morning everyone.  I do hope you all enjoyed the 4th.  Having lived in a foreign country for a couple of years … one with a lot of “have nots” … I so appreciate our great country.  And here’s some Christmas tags from Barbara that I hope you all with enjoy!  With much Christmas joy, 🙂  Donna.

Barbara’s robin tag, L.I. Temp #L9769.
Barbara’s Christmas Stocking, L.I. Temp #L9592.
Barbara’s Ho Ho Ho Tag, L.I. Temp #L9773.
Barbara’s Candle Tag, L.I. Temp #L9774.
Barbara’s Joy Ornament Tag, L.I. Temp #L9767.
Barbara’s Tree Stocking, L.I. Temp S831,
Barbara’s Santa & Snowman, L.I. Temp #L9770.
Barbara’s Christmas Piglet, L.I. Temp #L9768.


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Happy July everyone.  I decided to start our “Christmas in July” cards and projects by showing you some ideas from my crafting buddy Jan.  She’s almost as nutty as I am about cardmaking (almost)!  Take a look at her adorable projects and I will be back all this month with more fun ideas for you to try.  With a little Christmas Joy, 🙂  Donna


Jan’s Door Hanger, L.I. Temps #S677, L1001, L9179.
Jan’s Gift Tag, L.I. Temp #L9327.

Jan’s Santa Tags, Temps #L921, L1064, L901.


Jan’s Holly, L.I. Temp #L9513.


Jan’s Step Card, L.I. Temps #L9440, L9036, S466.


Jan’s Gable Box, L.I. Temp #L9019.


Jan’s Gift Bag, L.I. Temp #L9179.


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Good morning all.  July is just around the corner and I am struggling with “Christmas in July” ideas because here in San Diego we are having 90+ degree weather!  The other day it was actually 101 in my patio.  OMG … what is the rest of our summer going to be like?  🙂  As the design team is getting their act together and thinking about Christmas, here are a few oldies but goodies that might help jingle your bells and get you embossing along with us:

Donna’s Jingle all the way!


Barbara’s Reindeer.


Barbara’s Reindeer#2.


Donna’s Snowman.


Donna’s Christmas Delight Pudding.


Kaye’s July Card Class.


Please check back with us in July as we start posting new ideas for your holiday cards and projects AND … don’t forget Kaye’s class at Lasting Impressions on Thursday, July 6th at 6:30 p.m.  If you are in the neighborhood and want to attend, please call the office as space is limited and trust me, you don’t want to miss this very fun class to start your holiday projects.

Embossing joys, 🙂 Donna


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Father’s Day is just around the corner and once again … I am so behind!  Kaye, at Lasting Impressions, had a very successful “Dads and Dudes” Class recently and I hope some of you were able to attend.  Here are some Father’s Day Card examples from design teammate Barbara and crafting buddies Nettie, Jan and me.  I hope they will inspire you to pick up a stylus and go make a card or two for that special guy in your life.  Embossing joys, 🙂  Donna


Barbara’s Father’s Day Dino, L.I. Template #L9765.


Barbara’s Father’s Day “DAD,” L.I. Template #M14.


Barbara’s Best Dad, L.I. Template #L9610.


Nettie’s Like Father Like Son, L.I. Template #L9291.


Jan’s Father’s Day Scarecrow, L.I. Template #L1023.


Donna’s Lighthouse, L.I. Template #L9061.


Donna’s Father’s Day Birds. L.I. Template #L9650.

Donna’s Father’s Day Tie, L.I. #L9749.


Donna’s Dad’s Tools, L.I. #L9123.



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I love Spring Time when flowers start to bloom and here in San Diego, we are once again having summer weather!  Design Team Member Barbara has been busy creating some darling Spring Time Cards.  Take a look!


Barbara’s Spring Pup, L.I. Templates #L9579 and #L9111.
Barbara’s Party, L.I. Template #L9660.
Barbara’s Bunnylicious, L.I. Template #L9742.
Barbara’s Spring Thank You, L.I. Templates #L9717 and #L9572.

Barbara’s Thank You Bunches, L.I. Template #L9565. 

And thank you Barbara for your beautiful inspirations!  Embossing Joys, 🙂 Donna



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Team member Barbara has been busy playing with the new cardstock from Lasting Impressions.  And while this bunny with the cute cottontail is an oldie, it is one of my favorites!  Look at these cute samples.  Which one is your favorite?

Barbara’s Cottontail Bunny, L.I. Template #L1041.


Barbara -s Tulip, L.I. Template #L9564.


Barbara’s Bunny Basket, L.I. Templates #L9743, L9275, and L9742.


Barbara’s Smiling Eggs, L.I. Template #S644.


Barbara’s Easter Basket, L.I. Templates #L9745 and L9114.


Let the parade begin!  With joy, happy embossing.  🙂  Donna



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Easter will be here next month and I’ve started my cards … have you?  I have to admit, there are times when I forget how much fun it is to emboss!  Then I pick up a stylus, grab a template, and some of the new Lasting Impressions’ paper, and before ya know it, I am in love with embossing all over agaiin!.  Here are some cards I made this morning.


Donna’s Egg Bunny, L.I. Template #L9186.


Donna’s Carrot Catch, L.I. Template #L9747.


Donna’s Crackin Eggs, L.I. Template #L9744.


Donna’s Peek-a-Boo Slider, L.I. Template #L9275, from the front.


Donna’s Peek-a-Boo Slider, L.I. Template #L9275 (inside). You can google Peek-a-Boo Slider Cards and/or visit Utube for easy instructions or copy/paste this link below. I did resize my card since my bunny image is small.  


Be sure and check the Home Page, under Templates/Spring Time, for some really adorable Easter Templates and look at our brand new cardstock.  Now hop along and go make some beautiful Easter cards.  Embossing joys, 🙂 Donna

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