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OMG … I just got a peek at Design Team Member Barbara’s Spring and Easter card ideas and I just have to share.  She has really out done herself with these templates and I, for one, am so impressed.  See if you don’t agree with me.  Embossing Joys, 🙂  Donna


Barbara’s Peep Basket, L.I. Temp #L1008, L9185 and S811.  I love the new double-sided cardstock Barbara has used on this card and the way she layered the torn paper.  The brads on the flowers are so cute and the little birdie is just the right punch of color.  🙂


Barbara’s Think Spring Rabbit, L.I. Temp #L9740 and S569.  OMG … just looking at this rabbit makes me laugh!  He’s going to really enjoy that carrot I betcha!  🙂


Barbara’s Crack-up Chicks, L.I. Temp #L9744.  These chicks really “crack” me up!  LOL  I love the pink and yellow cardstock, don’t you?  And I’m a huge fan of polka dots … and baby chicks!  🙂


Barbara’s carrot eating bunny, L.I. Temp #L9741 and L1087.  This little bunny is adorable with his bow tie and pot filled with carrots.


Barbara’s Easter, L.I. Temp #L9746, L9744, L9571, L9741 and Senti-metal “Happy.”  Isn’t Barbara clever … cutting the wording out and mounting them with her little newborn chick?  And, don’t you love it that she turned one of the corners over so you can see the “other side” of the cardstock.  Really nice!


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Good morning everyone and have you had the chance to look at Lasting Impressions wonderful Double Sided Cardstock yet?  I am so excited and can’t wait to play!  Here are a couple of great ideas to get you motivated by Kerry and please come back soon to see some more samples from Kaye, Barbara and I using these beautiful new papers!  Happy embossing, 🙂  Donna.  P.S.  Take a look at the really cute Easter Card Kit Kaye created at the bottom of this post.  Oh my heck is all I’m saying.  So cute and it’s on sale now AND if you are in the area, please consider attending Kaye’s Class on Thursday, March 1st at 6:30 p.m. to make these two adorable cards.  Look for details on the Home Page.


Kerry’s Potted Flowers, L.I. Temp #L1087.


Kerry’s Meow Cats, L.I. Temp #L9578.


Kerry’s Spring Daisies, L.I. Temp #L969S & i186.


Kaye’s Bunny Love Card Kit.


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Good morning!  Have you seen the beautiful new cardstock from Lasting Impressions?  OMG … these gorgeous red paper designs are even more beautiful in person!  I decided to make a shaker card and I’m pleased how it turned out:


Donna’s Valentine, L.I. Temp #L9630 and #S669.


I also made a Valentine Candy Holder and a stand-up Valentine Card:

Donna’s Valentine Candy Holder, L.I. Temp #L9462.


Donna’s Stand-Up Valentine, L.I. Temp #L9586. The heart has a cardstock fold-down brace behind it so it stands up alone.  The hearts are from two Lawn Fawn Die sets.  I used 3-d Scribbles T-Shirt Paint for the lettering.


Kaye, at Lasting Impressions had a very successful card class last week, so much so, she sold out her Valentine Kit.  Kudos to you Kaye!  She made an additional card for the L.I. showroom, along with some very cute tags:


Kaye’s Valentine Fan, L.I. Temp #L9459.  i love the soft look of this card!  it is so elegant.













Kaye’s Valentine Tag, L.I. Temp #L9459.
Kaye’s Valentine Tag, L.I. #L9459.


Be sure and check out the Home Page for other beautiful tag ideas.  Happy Valentine’s Day!  With embossing joys, 🙂 Donna


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Good morning everyone and how about some “Hugs & Kisses” for your Valentine?  Barbara made this adorable card using L.I. Templates L9634, L1039 and S891.  I love how she added her own smiley faces and sentiments!  Here are some more wonderful Valentine ideas from Barbara:  Embossing joys, with hugs and kisses, 🙂  Donna.


Barbara’s Valentine Wagon using L.I. Templates L9115, L9545, L9462 and S669.  I love how bright and cheerful this card is!  And that wonderful red wagon!


Barbara’s Pink Heart using L.I. Templates L9460 and L9635.  The pink and grey papers go so well together and I love the small heart layering!


Barbara’s dotted heart using L.I. Templates L9545 and L9457.  I love the vibrant colors!


Barbara’s Heart Flowers using L.I. Template L9629.  This is truly one of my all time favorite templates and notice that Barbara used our brand new red cardstock which looks gorgeous.  I love it!  🙂


Barbara’s Hearts using L.I. Template S669 and Love Rub-on sentiment.  Happy Valentine’s Day!


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Good morning everyone.  🙂  Kaye, at Lasting Impressions, is teaching a wonderful Valentine Class, with beautiful new red cardstock that you just have to see to believe.  Her class begins at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, February 1st.  if you happen to be in the area, please give Kaye a call to save your spot!  Here’s a sample of what you will be doing AND, if you can’t attend, think about ordering a Valentine Kit and make these beautiful projects yourself.  Embossing joys and Valentine Hugs, 🙂  Donna


Kaye’s Class Projects and Valentine Kit.



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Hi everyone.  Donna Lane here and if you have “followed me” on either L.I.’s Blog, my own personal Blog (http://donna-luv2emboss.blogspot.com/) or found me on Pinterest, then you know I love to make greeting cards!  I also teach classes here in San Diego, California.  I started embossing almost 20 years ago when I attended a craft show in San Diego and watched Lorie Jacobs demonstrate the technique.  I knew I was hooked from that moment on.  LOL

Today I am sharing some Valentine Cards with you and if you have any questions, or care to comment, please feel free to send me an email at LUV2EMBOSS@aol.com.  I would love to hear from you.  Happy Embossing, 🙂  Donna.

Donna’s “In My Heart,” L.I. Template #L9462.


Donna’s “Glitter Elegance,” L.I. Templates #L9781 and #L9462.


Donna’s “Valentine Mail,” L.I. Template #L9544.


Donna’s “Love,” L.I. Templates #L9454 and #L9627.


Donna’s “Sending Our Love,” L.I. Template #L9694.


Donna’s “Stuck on You,” L.I. Template #L9805.
Donna’s “Love Me, Love Me Not,” L.I. Template #L9690.




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Barbara’s 2017 Christmas Card using L.I. Temp #L9521.


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


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Donna’s November Coaster Calendar, L.I. Temp #L9236.


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


Barbara’s T-Day Hat, L.I. Temp #L9542.
Barbara’s T-Day Hat2, L.I. Temp #L9542.
L.I. Acorn, L.I. Temp #L9535.
L.I. Cider, L.I. Temp #L9538.
L.I. A Day of Thanks, L.I. Temp #L9540.
L.I. Fall, L.I. Temp #L9537.
L.I. Pumpkin Patch, L.I. Temp #L9536.
L.I. Turkey Time, L.I. Temp #L9539.


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Donna’s Lickety Splits Shaker Card, L.I. Temp #L9017.


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:

Janell’s Santa and Snowman Shaker Card, L.I. Temp #L9770.

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?


Janell’s Poinsettia Card, L.I. Temp #’s L9356, L9037 and L9327.  Isn’t this gorgeous?
Janell’s Flower Jar, L.I. Temp #’s, L9356, L9758, and S415.


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

Janell’s Flamingo, L.I. Temp #L9803.



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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:


I really like the spooky cemetery look of this template and the cute rod iron fence.  I actually printed the fence using our Colored Impressions’ Software and then embossed it.  I tore the brown paper to create a nice edge above the wording which I also printed and embossed.  I most often finish the look of my cards with my faux stitching and I think it adds here a little something on a white card base.  Donna’s Happy Haunting Cemetery, L.I. Temp #L9616 and #S544.


OMG … I saw this sentiment on a sign and I knew I had to use it on a card!  I haven’t stopped laughing.  Donna’s Broom Frog, L.I. Temp #L9802 and #L9726.


Who doesn’t like a witches’ brew and does anyone remember the song?  Donna’s Potion #9, L.I. Temp #9339.


My craft friend Jan made this beautiful card, printing the image from our Colored Impressions’ Software, in black and white, and she colored the image with her Copic Markers.  The Software is a great tool to use with your markers or colored pencils.  Didn’t she do a fabulous job?  Jan’s Happy Harvest Card, L.I. Temp #L9144.


And here’s another example of Jan’s creativity, using once again the Software and her Copic Markers.  I posted this card on our Father’s Day Blog but  I think it would make a great Fall Card, don’t you?  Jan’s Father’s Day Scarecrow, L.I. Template #L1023.


Last but not least, here’s an “oldie but goodie” Fall card I did years ago. I can only imagine how great this design would be using today’s L.I. beautiful cardstock!  Donna’s Fall Pumpkin, L.I. Temp #L9418.


Happy fall everyone!  With embossing joys, 🙂 Donna