IS IT FALL YET?

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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

HAPPY OCTOBER!

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Donna’s October Coaster Calendar, L.I. Template #L9071.

 

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:

 

Kaye’s Thursday Night Card Kit, L.I. Template #’s L9532, L9425 and L9725. Contact L.I. for more class info.

 

Kaye’s Moon and Bats, L.I. Template #S851 and wording Template #W5008.

 

Barbara’s Ghost/Cat Basket, L.I. Template #’s L9422 and L9540. 

 

Barbara’s Ghost, L.I. Template #’s L9154 and L9422.

 

Barbara’s Trick or Treat Bag, L.I. Template #’s L9671 and S487.

 

What is your favorite holiday and are you making some Halloween Cards?  We would love to see them.  Embossing joys, 🙂 Donna

FALL IS IN THE AIR

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Good morning everyone.  i can’t quite believe I am finally saying this but, “Fall is in the air” and OMG it feels soooooo good!  To help celebrate our cooler weather, here are some adorable fall cards from our Design Team at Lasting Impressions.  Enjoy and happy Fall embossing.  🙂  Donna

Kaye’s Pumpkins, L.I. Temp #L9613.
Barbara’s Apples, L.I. Temp #L9538.
Barbara’s Pumpkin Sign with Candy Corn Flowers, L.I. Temp #L9533 and #L9676.
Barbara’s Bushel of Apples, L.I. Temp #L9540.
Barbara’s Apple Cider, L.I. Temp #L9538 and #L9617.
Donna’s Sweet Corn, L.I. Temp #L9541.
Donna’s Fall, L.I. Temp #L9677.
Donna’s Perfect Pumpkin, L.I. Temp #L9416.
Donna’s School Days, L.I. Temp #L9240 and #S571.

JUST BECAUSE

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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:

Kaye’s Just Because, L.I. Template #L9372.

 

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:

Barbara’s Just Because, L.I. Template #L9372.

 

Don’t you love the pink and orange colors and the clever way she used the sentiment.  Now here’s my version:

Donna’s Just Because, L.I. Template #L9372.

 

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

WINTER SNOWMEN

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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:

 

Donna’s Winter Snowmen Project using L.I. Temp #’s S677, S853, L9265, L9252, L9227, L9441, L9461, and Colored Impressions’ Software for the wording.

 

Embossing joys, 🙂  Donna

CHRISTMAS IN JULY DONNA’S CARDS – PART 2

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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

 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY CONTINUES WITH BARBARA!

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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

CHRISTMAS IN JULY DONNA’S CARDS – PART 1

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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.

 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY TAGS

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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.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY — READY, SET GO!

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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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