LOVE IS IN THE AIR

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Barbara’s Valentine Gumball Hearts, L.I. Template #L9778

 

Hi everyone. Christmas is behind us; the New Year has begun; and, gosh it’s February already and a great time to make someone’s day by sending them a homemade card to let them know they are loved and appreciated.  Have you make any Valentines yet?  If you haven’t had a chance to do so, here are some card ideas that I hope will inspire you.  So, pick up your stylus, your templates and cardstock and do some embossing.  A card filled with love can be sent any time of the year … go spread some love!

Embossing joys and Valentine hugs, 🙂 Donna

L.I. Template #L9453
L.I. Template #L9629
L.I. Template #L9451
L.I. Template #L9585
L.I. Template #L9633
L.I. Template #L9454
L.I. Template #L9452
L.I. Template #L9378
L.I. Template #L9462
L.I. Template #L9634

CHRISTMAS WISHES

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Christmas to me is all about family, friends, and sharing the holiday spirit.  Here are just a few “oldies but goodies” I would like to share with you and from all of us at Lasting Impressions … we are wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy, Healthy, Crafty New Year!  Embossing joys, 🙂  Donna

 

Kaye's Christmas Tag
Kaye’s Christmas Tag
Kaye's money tree
Kaye’s money tree
Barbara's Poinsettia
Barbara’s Poinsettia
Marian's Red Robin
Marian’s Red Cardinal
Barbara's Reindeer
Barbara’s Reindeer
L.I. Christmas Cake Delight
L.I. Christmas Cake Delight
L.I. Christmas Wreath
L.I. Christmas Wreath
Donna's Poinsettia
Donna’s Poinsettia
L.I. Snowgal
L.I. Snowgal
L.I. Frosty's Hat
L.I. Frosty’s Hat
Donna's Christmas Thank You
Donna’s Christmas Thank You

 

AUTUMN GREETINGS

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Oh my goodness, how time flies!  Christmas is around the corner and Fall is upon us everywhere but in San Diego!  We are still having lovely summer weather and Christmas shopping is the last thing on my mind.  I think I’m in trouble!  🙂  Here’s a look at some Fall ideas before Barbara and I start posting Christmas.  And why haven’t we done that already?  Because the winter holidays are sneaking up on me while I’m running around in shorts!  Yikes.  Happy Fall Embossing, 🙂  Donna

Barbara's Puppy Patch, L.I. Templates #L9579, L9533
Barbara’s Puppy Patch, L.I. Templates #L9579, L9533
Barbara's Pumpkin Platter, L.I. Templates #L9416
Barbara’s Pumpkin Platter, L.I. Templates #L9416
Barbara's Turkey Door Hanger, L.I. #L9151
Barbara’s Turkey Door Hanger, L.I. #L9151
Donna's Pumpkin Harvest, L.I. Template #L9613
Donna’s Pumpkin Harvest, L.I. Template #L9613
Kaye's Fall Card Kit - Please See Home Page for details.
Kaye’s Fall Card Kit – Please See Home Page for details.

TRICK OR TREAT CONTINUES!

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Good morning everyone!  Halloween continues at our house and I now have my decorations up and I am ready to send my Halloween Cards!  Here are a few of my card ideas and I hope they will inspire you!

 

Donna's Hi Ghost, L.I. Template #L9071 and L9533.
Donna’s Hi Ghost, L.I. Template #L9071 and #L9533.
Donna's Bat, L.I. Template #L99619
Donna’s Bat, L.I. Template #L99619 and #S544
Donna's Rip, L.I. Template #L9525 and L9323
Donna’s Rip, L.I. Template #L9525 and #L9323
Donna's Polka Dot Bat, L.I. Template #L9317 and #S544
Donna’s Polka Dot Bat, L.I. Template #L9317 and #S544
Donna's Love Potion Bubble Bath, L.I. Template #L9421 and #L9339
Donna’s Love Potion Bubble Bath, L.I. Template #L9421 and #L9339
Donna's Witch Way, L.I. Template #L9614 and #L9414
Donna’s Witch Way, L.I. Template #L9614 and #L9414

Don’t forget Kaye’s class, Thursday night, if you live in the Utah neighborhood. Look on the Home Page for further details.  If you have any questions about the cards above or you live near me, in San Diego, and care to join me in a class, please e-mail me at Luv2Emboss@aol.com.  Happy Halloween Embossing, 🙂  Donna

TRICK OR TREAT!

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Good morning everyone.  Will you have Trick or Treaters this year at your home?  I live in San Diego and the driveway to my house would have the best athlete gasping for air at the top!  It’s long and steep.  Consequently, we do not have any trick or treaters on Halloween night!  The driveway “scares” most people … even little kids!  I am not happy, of course, so I decorate my house anyway, and make lots of Halloween cards to make up for the lack of kiddos!  🙂  And do I still buy candy?  Of course … just in case someone actually makes it to the top!  LOL  Here are some adorable over-the-top card ideas from Barbara and look for my Halloween Cards in the next couple of days::

Barbara

 

Barbara's Trick or Treat Bag, L.I. #L9671
Barbara’s Trick or Treat Bag, L.I. Template #L9671
Barbara's Mummy, L.I. Template #L9425
Barbara’s Mummy, L.I. Template #L9425
Barbara's Trick or Treat Pumpkin Bags, L.I. Template #L9671 & #L9672
Barbara’s Trick or Treat Pumpkin Bags, L.I. Template #L9671, #L9672, and #S545
Barbara's Witch Tag, L.I. Template #L9421
Barbara’s Witch Tag, L.I. Template #L9421
Barbara's Halloween Graveyard, L.I. Template #L9421, L9525, and S704
Barbara’s Halloween Graveyard Door Hanger, L.I. Template #L9421,#L9525, and # S704

Happy Halloween Embossing, 🙂  Donna

TRICK OR TREAT ANYONE?

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Donna's Hi Ghost, L.I. Template #L9071 and L9533.
Donna’s Hi Ghost, L.I. Template #L9071 and L9533.

Good morning and guess what’s coming next month?  Yep, one of my favorite card holidays … Halloween.  I love to make Halloween cards and projects and Barbara and I will be displaying some samples real soon.  And Kaye, at Lasting Impressions, in North Salt Lake, Utah, has a Halloween class coming up if you are in the neighborhood.  So stayed tune for some Trick or Treat fun.  I can’t wait.  Embossing joys, 🙂  Donna

BRAND NEW TEMPLATES & LOTS OF FUN!

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Hi everyone and Happy Labor Day Weekend. I hope most of you had the time off from work and if you did, perhaps you were busy doing what Barbara and I were doing … laboring over these adorable new templates from Lasting Impressions.  They are such fun.  Take a look at this card Barbara created with the new frog template.

 

 

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Barbara's "F is for ..." frog, L.I. Template #L9802.
Barbara’s “F is for …”, L.I. Template #L9802.

Isn’t he adorable … googly eyes and all.  🙂  Then Barbara made a second card with the new flamingo.  Have a look:

Barbara's Flamingo, L.I. Template #L9803.
Barbara’s Flamingo, L.I. Template #L9803.

And here’s Barbara’s version of the new cactus template (which we both love!):

Barbara's Cactus, L.I. Template #L9805.
Barbara’s Cactus, L.I. Template #L9805.

Now my turn!  First I made a frog card and I am so loving this new Gingham paper!

Donna's Frog, L.I. Template #L9802.
Donna’s Frog, L.I. Template #L9802.

Then I struggled a little with the Flamingo (my mind is a blank, having just come back from vacation), but finally noticed a card on Pinterest that gave me just the right idea for this cute pink bird!  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things and I couldn’t have said it better!

Donna's Flamingo, L.I. Template #L9803.
Donna’s Flamingo, L.I. Template #L9803.

Last but certainly not least, here are my last two cards, using the cactus template.  The first card is one I did in my classes, over the weekend.  I’ve love braided cards and I recently shared that technique while visiting Lasting Impressions. For the second card, the front white cardstock actually flips up for the message inside.  The card is flat like a postcard. I used Colored Impressions’ Software for the sentiment inside:

Donna's Braid Card, L.I. Template #L9805.
Donna’s Braid Card, L.I. Template #L9805.
Donna's Cactus, L.I. Template #L9805.
Donna’s Cactus, L.I. Template #L9805.
Donna's Cactus Sentiment, using C.I. Software.
Donna’s Cactus Sentiment, using C.I. Software.

You can find all the wonderful L.I. products both Barbara and I used on these cards by going to the Home Page.  Please also take a look a the new Coloring Card Kits!  They are so much fun.  I recently did the Succulent Kit because I was so enjoying the new cactus template and couldn’t get enough of the cute design.  These kits contain 8 cards and matching envelopes … ready for you to color.  I will be sharing how I color these Coloring Kits in my next Embossing Chat.  In the meantime, have fun shopping.

Donna's Succulent Coloring Kit Sample from L.I.
Donna’s Succulent Coloring Kit Sample from L.I.

Embossing joys, 🙂  Donna

 

A NOTE FROM DONNA

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Hello everyone!  I am back from a very long driving vacation and one of the highlights of my trip was a stop in North Salt Lake, Utah to visit Lasting Impressions where I taught a class with some of my dear friend Kaye’s regulars:

L.I. Class with Donna and Kaye, July 2016 at Lasting Impressions.
L.I. Class with Donna and Kaye, July 2016 at Lasting Impressions.

Oh my goodness did we have fun.  Kaye’s gals are all so nice and I was made to feel so welcome!  We put together the following cards:

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Donna’s Thanks Card, L.I. Template #L9642
Donna's Smile Card, L.I. Template #L9642
Donna’s Smile Card, L.I. Template #L9642
Donna's Hello Braid Card, L.I. Template #L9642
Donna’s Hello Braid Card, L.I. Template #L9642

And Blog Teammate Barbara was inspired to make her very own braid card and here is what she came up with (adorable!):

Barbara's Bunny Card, L.I. Template @L9642
Barbara’s Bunny Card, L.I. Template @L9642

Here are a few more samples I did during my stay at L.I., using the braid technique:

Donna's Gingham Hello Card, L.I. Templates #L9642 and #L9137
Donna’s Gingham Hello Card, L.I. Templates #L9642 and #L9137
Donna's Gingham Fall Basket Card, L.I. Template #L9528
Donna’s Gingham Fall Basket Card, L.I. Template #L9528

There are still a few “Say It With Flowers” kits available and the braid technique is such a fun way to dress up your card.  Please take a look at all the beautiful new papers from Lasting Impressions and stay tune for some really cute card samples using the brand new templates!  Embossing joys, 🙂 Donna

 

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS!

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Me3 for blogger  Good morning everyone!  Donna here and I am actually in North Salt Lake, Utah!  It’s a bit warmer than in San Diego, I have to say. If any of you have taken Kaye’s embossing classes, here at Lasting Impressions, than you know what a beautiful and special person she is and she’ll be joining me Thursday night in a class I am going to teach.  I feel so honored to be here and I hope if you live in the area that you come play with me. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. and you only need to call the office to reserve your space, and buy your kit.  The class is FREE!  I hope to see you.

Embossing joys, 🙂  Donna

 

COMING SOON!

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Good morning one and all.  As my arrival at Lasting Impressions gets closer and closer, I can hardly contain the excitement!  Embossing has always been my crafting first love and using these brass templates from Lasting Impressions has always been a joy. Here’s a peek at just one of the cards I will be doing in my class on July 21st:

Donna's Hello Card for upcoming Class and Kit using L.I. Template #L9642
Donna’s Hello Card for upcoming Class and Kit using L.I. Template #L9642

In the class you will learn how to “braid” your card, emboss and scuff your flowers, and mount them on beautiful new cardstock from Lasting Impressions.  I’ve used this particular template many times and the class will use it on three projects so watch for the class announcement that will be posted soon!  Here’s a few samples of how I used this flower template, in the past, and a couple of other ideas that I pinched from stamped card ideas displayed on Pinterest.  I knew they would be great using this flower template.

Donna's Hello Sunshine, L.I. Template #L9642.
Donna’s Hello Sunshine, L.I. Template #L9642.
Donna's Smile Flower, L.I. Template #L9642.
Donna’s Smile Flower, L.I. Template #L9642.
Donna's Hello Card2 using L.I. Template #L9642.
Donna’s Hello Card using L.I. Template #L9642.

I know you will find many beautiful and fun ways to use this flower template from Lasting Impressions.  I hope those of you who live in the Salt Lake area can join me for a very fun class!  I’m looking forward to meeting you … in person!  I leave you with this great card idea from my teammate Barbara.  I thought, “How appropriate,” as I will soon be on the road and on my way to Utah!  Embossing joys, 🙂 Donna

Barbara's Trailer, L.I. Template #L9761.
Barbara’s Happy Camper, L.I. Template #L9761.
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