Brass Templates from Lasting Impressions and Rubber Stamping.



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Hi. I'm Donna and the owner of a business called Luv2Emboss. I've been crafting since the moment I could color with a crayon without eating it first! I have been embossing with Lasting Impressions' Brass Templates for 17 year and I am on their Design Team. I also love to craft with rubber stamps and I hope the cards and projects I display will perk your interest to try a new craft or play with an old one! Enjoy. :-)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year





The New Year is about to begin and Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Here are some ideas from Lasting Impressions to get the ball rolling!

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Christmas Gift



My dear Aussie buddy Julie made me an adorable T-Shirt to wear when I teach my embossing classes. It's so me ... right up to the tall bunny since I'm 6 ft myself. She used an iron fabric that works so well with Lasting Impression's Colored Impressions Software. Take a look and also admire, if you will, the beautiful card that came with this fabulous gift. I'm a lucky girl.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas is Coming!


Well, Christmas is coming rather I'm ready or not! I did manage to get all my cards out and this year I decided to do a shadow box. I hope you all got your cards done too!

Monday, November 29, 2010

The turkey has left the building!


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I sure did ... including a visit from my Arizona Grandchildren who are pure pleasure to have! While I am not a stamper, I created this step card with the manger stamps I gave them to play with and we really had some fun hours creating cards and gift tags!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving




As promised, here are the other sides of my Never Ending Card that go with the last page I previously posted (penguin and gingerbread man). It was a wonderful class and everyone enjoyed this new card idea. I hope you will too! Donna

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sneak Peek


Saturday is my last embossing class for the year and we are doing some really fun projects. Here's a sneak peek at the backside of one of them and after my class, I will post all 4 sides of this amazing card idea! So, stay tuned. :-)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Gobble Gobble



Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we love turkey! Here's a couple of card ideas for your T-Day!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Step Cards!


I love making "Step Cards" and they can be a bit tricky but so fun to make ... and receive! Here's a great one I just got from one of my closest buddies who loves embossing as much as I do! I taught her how to make a Step Card and she has created some of the best designs, using this technique, that I've ever seen. Take a peek at this one. Just adorable. Thank you Jan!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Christmas is coming, oh no!


As I mentioned in previous post, fall/winter is coming and Christmas will soon be here. I belong to a group of embossers (The Bossy Group) and each month we have a host who chooses a template and sends embossed pieces of same to members to create their own card. Here's November's sample from a wonderfully talented friend of mine, Nettie. Her card is gorgeous and I can't wait to get my "pieces."

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Happy Autumn Monday ... In San Diego!


OMG but we've had such strange weather this year. I think Autumn/Winter is finally upon us and I got the nicest birthday card from my Canadian Buddy, Cin. Take a peek at her card done with embossed pumpkins, Cuttlebug's Autumn Embossing Folder and just the right orange check ribbon to complete the card. It's a keeper!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy Birthday To Me!





Well, today is my 65th birthday. Oh my ... that does sound old. I'm one of those that celebrates each and every birthday the whole October month long! Hurrah. LOL I've received some wonderful craft gifts already and here's just a peek at a few embossing ones. The Cake Mix Project was made by Heidi and includes a card, the cake mix, frosting and sprinkles to decorate the cake! Barbara sent me the darling card with a group of goodies; my Aussie buddy Julie sent me the shirt a while back and now some Cottage Cutz Dies; and my little Canadian buddy Cin sent me the Fall Door Hanger. Nettie sent me the Carmel Apple Kit shown below. I'm a lucky girl. Thank you, my wonderful craft girlfriends. You are the best. :-)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Corn-fused anyone?


OMG, my youngest daughter just turned 40 (ouch) and I made this card for her. The outside says, "I'm corn-fused" and the inside reads, "You can't be 40 ... I'm only 29!" I've had this corn template from Lasting Impressions for quite a while and this was the perfect time to use it. I'm always "corn-fused" so I think I shall get a lot of use out of the simple design.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Candy Apples for Halloween Anyone?




Today I received the cutest gift from my embossing buddy Nettie! This girl is so talented and she comes up with some really clever ideas. Take a look at her Candy Apple "kit" using L.I. Template #L9407 while I go make some apples. Yum.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

More Halloween!






I warned you I love Halloween and here's a few more cards to prove it.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

October is here!




Hurrah ... October is here and not only is it my birthday month BUT, I love Halloween! Here are a few cards I made last year and I'm busy working on this year "as we speak!"

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Halloween is coming!


I happen to be a real fan of Halloween so forgive me as I start posting some of my old favorites! I hope some of you enjoy making Halloween cards like I do. Happy trick-or-treatin'. :-)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Need a Squeeze?


Need a squeeze to get your week going? How about this design from Lasting Impressions. Cute, huh? The template is from their Spring/Summer Collection ... #L9698. Enjoy your lemonade or maragarita while you are at it. :-)

Happy Sunday Catch-Up



Well, I have some catching up to do. First a couple more Post-It Holders ... one made with a Cottage Cutz Die (Peach). Lasting Impressions works so well with other mediums, i.e., this Sizzix Memo Post-It Holder and other Dies like Cottage Cutz., Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, etc. Here's anothe version of the daisy holder and the peach one. Hope you like them. :-)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ooopsy Daisy Day!


Monday was yet another ooopsy daisy trash can accident for me! I'm unsure what it is about me and trash cans but we do not mix well! :-) Long story short, I fell with my flip flops on sand and the heavy, very full trash can I was walking down our steep driveway "took me down." My left leg is badly bruised and cut in several places. The gory details are not that important ... just know that my leg is not broken ... it's just not pretty.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Post-it anyone?


Sizzix makes a very cute Post-It Holder and it works really well with Lasting Impressions Templates. Here's a look at my latest version. Have a happy day!

Have it your way Whopper!


Good morning. I decided last night that the hot dog needed a partner and there just so happens to be a hamburger on the same template (#L9305). This card would be great for a guy's birthday too ... or a party invite to a BBQ. It's a wonderful design by Lasting Impressions! Makes me hungry. :-)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Card for a guy?


I think cards for men are the hardest to design, don't you? I was playing around today and came up with this idea. Hot dogs anyone?

Life is Good!




Lasting Impressions is selling another one of my designs as a Kit for just $12.95. Here's a peek, along with some of their Back-to-School ideas. Life is good!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy Saturday!



I belong to a card group called The Bossy Group. We've been playing a very successful card challenge where one member is the host for the month and she sends embossed "pieces" to members and we all create our own card from the pieces and then post a photo of same to see how many different designs we can come up with. Member Heidi was the host for August and she designed a beautiful birthday card sample and mailed her "pieces" to those of us who joined the game. Here's Heidi's original version and my creation from her "pieces." I hope you enjoy the weekend. I really enjoyed this card challenge! :-)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tuesday's Movie Date!






My husband and I go to the movies on Tuesday's ... it's a date! But before we go, I want to add a couple more Christmas Card Samples. Enjoy your day ... it's a beautiful one here in San Diego!