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 20 years and I am on their Design Team. I also love to craft with rubber stamps and I sell Lawn Fawn products. I hope the cards and projects I display will perk your interest to try a new craft or play with an old one! Enjoy. :-)

Saturday, May 30, 2020


Kaye's surprise!  Button Flower Vase and May's Challenge Flower Template #L9758,
with Tag Template #L9190, Colored Impressions' Software, colored
pencils, and seed beads.  Faux stitching and 3-D dots.
Good morning everyone.  Where did May go?  Monday will be June 1st and I will post some adorable ideas from the Design Team for June's Template Challenge.  Before I do that, I must mention that Design Team Members Kaye and Barbara both had birthdays in May and here is my funny story about their birthdays:

Kaye has always used a paper towel for dabbing Tim Holtz' Distress Inks, instead of a brush or sponge dauber, on her card images.   I have teased Kaye for years about her doing this and apparently Barbara sent Kaye a set of daubers for her birthday.  Now the challenge is out there for Kaye to use them.  Will she manage without her paper towels?  That is anyone's guess.  LOL

Kaye sent Barbara, for her birthday, her May's Challenge Template Card and an adorable vase of button Flowers and ... I got a surprise also.  Please see photo above for the cute flower vase.and card Kaye sent me.  Here is Kaye's card to Barbara:

Barbara's birthday card from Kaye using May's Challenge Template #L9758,
a birthday embossing folder (with dauber and Tim Holtz' Distress Ink),
Colored Impressions' Software, seed beads, faux stitching, black 3-D dots,
and the square is from LI Cut Out #42.  Great job!

Now I can't leave until I mention that Jan, from the Design Team, also had a May birthday!  And, I sent her this card (and one for Kaye also):

Donna's birthday card to Jan & Kaye using LI Cut Out #53.
and I made this card for Barbara's birthday:

Donna's birthday card to Barbara using LI Cut Out #47
and the new LI birthday cardstock.
Okay that is it for today.  Please come back on Monday to see June's Challenge Template ideas.  They are adorable!  Embossing joys, :-) Donna

Thursday, May 21, 2020


Julie's June Template Challenge, LI  Zoo Template #L9214
 and LI Flower Template #S854.

Good morning everyone and Happy (early) Birthday to anyone born in June!  June is just around the corner and so is my Monthly Template Challenge.  I hope you will check-in often to see the adorable projects I have from the Design Team!  My Aussie buddy Julie just sent me the card above and it definitely made me smile.  This elephant is part of the LI Zoo Template and the Template is so versatile in that you can separate each animal on its own, duplicate the image, as Julie has done here, or simply add a coconut, as Design Team member Jan has done below.  Jan used the palm tree from LI's Surf's Up Template to make this wonderful Gift Bag:

Jan's Gift Bag using LI Zoo Template #L9214, and
LI Template #M10 Surf's Up.

Here is the backside of Jan's Gift Bag:

Jan's Gift Bag backside using LI Zoo Template #L9214 and LI's
Colored Impressions Software.
Now if you think Julie's card and Jan's Gift Bag are cute ... just wait and see what else I have in store from the Design Team!  :-)  Thank you Julie and Jan for these two wonderful, amazing projects.

Happy embossing, :-) Donna.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020


Good morning everyone.  For those of you who celebrated, I hope you had a great Mother's Day Weekend.  I sure did.  My family all gathered on SKYPE to open gifts and cards and we did a virtual tour of Claude Monet's Museum.  Then we girls, in the family, all watched the new "Little Women" movie, in our separate homes, then texted our reviews of the film.  It was such a fun day.  Now I'm ready for June's Template Challenge.  If any of you have these two templates, I would love to see what you have done with them:

Donna's Zoo, L.I. Template #L9214.

Donna's Summer Fun, L.I. Template #M10.

These two card samples I did many years ago and I hope they might inspire you.  If you have a card to share, I would love to see it and please feel free to email me same at either or  Thanks for stopping by.  Now let's see with my Design Team comes up with.  Happy embossing, :-)  Donna

Tuesday, May 5, 2020


Karie's LI Gnome Cinco de Mayo Card.

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone.  While I just posted the May Challenge cards yesterday, I just could not let this day go by without showing you this funny card that Karie created with the retired gnome template from Lasting Impressions, along with the cactus template #L9805.  While the gnome is no longer available, the cactus template is!  Here's a card I did last year for Valentine's Day:

Donna's LI Template #L9805.

You can expect to see more gnome images from Karie as it is one of her favorites and she always makes me smile with her ideas!  The gnome was a special template included in owner Kerry's Emboss-A-Lot Classes she taught last year.  If any of you have the gnome, I would love to see what you do with your gnome to make people smile!

Have an amazing Cinco de Mayo day and be safe!   Embossing joys, :-) Donna

Monday, May 4, 2020


Donna's May Challenge Template #L9758.
Good morning everyone and Happy Birthday to any and all who are celebrating a birthday this month!  May Challenge has arrived and I have some wonderful ideas to share:

Barbara's LI Summer Flowers Template #L9758.  Barbara used the newest LI
plaid paper with her embossed flowers and Cut Outs -
daisy and sentiment.

Barbara's second card using  LI Summer Flower Template #L9758 and LI Senti-Metal.
Karie's Step Card using LI Summer Flowers Template #L9758
and L9111 Butterfly.  Spring colors are beautiful and
the little bow "ties" it altogether!
Karie's second card using LI Summer Flowers Template #L9578 and
 W5019. Daisy wording.

Sharon's LI Summer Flowers Template #L9758.
 Nice layout and great scuffing!

Sharon's LI Summer Flowers Template #L9758 Daisy!
Really cute card, Sharon!
Sharon's last Card using LI Summer Flowers Template #L9758.
Donna's LI Summer Flowers Daisy Bag using Template #L9758, Cut Out
balloons and sentiment, along with Lawn Fawn's Tote Bag, #LF1056.
Now then, if you don't have the May Challenge Template #L9758, can you still make these ideas?  You can if you own LI's Colored Impressions Software.  You simply locate the template in the software and print the Summer Flowers out on white paper, colored or not, and cut them out and use the images like a die cut.  Here is a beautiful example from Jan:

Jan used the software to print out both flowers two times so she could layer them.  All four are printed on white cardstock.  She then colored them with her Copic Markers, cut them out, and curled the petals to make them look more embossed.  She used some of the new LI papers, adding her faux stitching and she made a beautiful card all without the actual template!  Great job Jan!  :-)

I have more to come this month so check back again soon.  Thanks for stopping by.  Stay in and be safe.  Crafting joy, :-) Donna