All of us at Lasting Impressions want to wish you Happy Holidays, a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy, Healthy New Year!
Embossing joys, 🙂 Donna
Hmmmmmm, I can smell that turkey roasting already, can you? I love Thanksgiving and not just because I love turkey but, it’s also time to reflect on what we are most grateful for in our lives. Family and friends, of course, is right up there on top of my list and I bet you have lots to be grateful for as well. I’m grateful that my design teammate is so on top of things and has made these two adorable cards for the blog. Take at peek at what Barbara created and look at a few “oldies but goodies” I manage to find this morning while counting my “crafting blessings.” Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 🙂 Donna
Okay, okay … so it’s not quite winter yet but, here in San Diego, this much cooler weather is a blessing! And how I wish I could play in the snow. Hopefully, these adorable winter cards from L.I. customer and friend, Janell, will inspire more than a few of you to get busy with your winter cards:
I am told that Janell used a die for her shaker card but you can easily use L.I. Love Jar, Temp #L9356 and “stretch” the length a bit to make it work for a shaker card! I love the idea and this adorable Santa and snowman image, don’t you?
Another one of my favorites from Janell is this really cute Flamingo Card below and the photo does not do it justice because what you can’t tell from this photo is the We R Memory Keepers’ Clearly Bold White Dot paper is see-thru. Trust me, it’s stunning in person with the clear white dot background … like snow falling outside your window. Hmmmmmm, what do I know … we don’t get snow here in San Diego but, I can use my imagination. LOL How about you? Great job, Janell, and thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us! Embossing joys, 🙂 Donna
Oh my goodness … I find myself dragging my feet these days. Do you ever feel that way too? I think it has to do with our crazy weather here in San Diego … at least that’s my excuse. Halloween is around the corner and while teammate Barbara has some darling Halloween Cards made, I’ve only just begun. Seems ridiculous since my Halloween decorations have been up for a month! Where are my cards? LOL Thankfully, I had extra time over the weekend and came up with a few ideas:
Happy fall everyone! With embossing joys, 🙂 Donna
Happy October everyone! OMG … this year is going by way too fast. However, I am delighted to see October arrive because it’s my birthday month and one of my favorite holidays. Here’s just a peek of fun things coming up this month:
Barbara’s Ghost/Cat Basket, L.I. Template #’s L9422 and L9540.
What is your favorite holiday and are you making some Halloween Cards? We would love to see them. Embossing joys, 🙂 Donna
Good afternoon everyone. Kaye at Lasting Impressions had a class last week using L.I. Template #L9372, entitled “Just Because.” Here is the very fun card she created for her class:
I love the yellow and grey cardstock she used and the very clever layout. Don’t you just love polka-dots? Then Barbara and I decided to add our two cents, “just because,” and came up with these two samples:
Don’t you love the pink and orange colors and the clever way she used the sentiment. Now here’s my version:
I used the Colored Impressons’ Software to print and emboss the “Just Because” wording and then left just enough space on the bottom of my card for the rest of the sentiment I wanted to add. I embossed the “orange” image twice … once on orange cardstock and then a second time I cut out sections of the orange for the image done using Peach cardstock and layered the sections on top. I used L.I. Template #L9790 for the leaves. I hope you will give this very fun template a try and come up with your own version, just because! Happy embossing, 🙂 Donna
Hello everyone from a very hot San Diego! Yep, we are experiencing weather in the high 90’s and 100’s and I could sure use some cold weather! Speaking of which, recently I pinch a winter project I saw on a company called Simple Stories (https://simplestories.com) and I knew I had to do it using Lasting Impressions’ beautiful cardstock. The original project was designed by Julie Johnson from Paisleys & Polka Dots, for Simple Stories, and what a beautiful, fun project it turned out to be and she’s a fabulous designer. Here is my version of her Winter Snowmen. I so enjoyed putting it together:
Embossing joys, 🙂 Donna
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.
Embossing joys, 🙂 Donna