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. :-)

Friday, October 30, 2020



Donna's Halloween Card using Cut Outs from Lasting Impressions.
Happy Halloween everyone (tomorrow!).  I managed to do a couple of cards to send to family and close friends (using the LI Idea Book for inspiration) and I will say that the late release of LI's Halloween Cut Outs and papers really made it a very easy task but, I did have to hurry to get them done it time!  I really like the one I did above which is layered and distressed with Distress Ink from Tim Holtz.  Here are a couple more I managed to complete and I hope they will inspire you to make some next year! 

Next month's theme is all about Fall and Thanksgiving.  Hmmmmm, guess that means more pumpkins, right?   Embossing joys and candy treats, :-)  Donna.

Donna's Bats!  Isn't this one fun?  I love the LI plaid paper that came out a couple of years ago and I've used it often ... not just for Halloween.  It's perfect for this card and I love the googly eyes on the bigger bats.  I used Ranger Black Stickles Glitter Glue for the smaller bat's eyes.  I'm batty for this card!  :-)

Donna's Bugs & Hisses.  This is the one my daughter Lori liked the best.  Being a cat lover, she loved the whimsey look of this cat and the sentiment.  So cute!

Donna's Pumpkins straight from LI's Idea Book!  The pumpkins are layered and stained with Distress Ink from Tim Holtz.  Of course, I had to add my 3 ink dots!

Donna's Candy Corn using LI Cut Outs.  I love this one!  I used Glossy Accents to make the orange layer pop and added my 3 dots as a final touch.  Easy peasy card!

Donna's Hocus Pocus Halloween card!  Who doesn't love a good witch hat and this card was so easy to do.  I used Ranger Stickles Glue Glitter on the purple band and Glossy Accents on the pumpkin to make them pop.  I also used Stickles Black Glue Glitter for the bat's eyes!  Ohhhhhhh, oh so scary!  :-)

Thursday, October 29, 2020



Good morning everyone!  October is my birthday month and I've always teased that I love birthdays so much that my birthday is a month-long!  I mean, who doesn't love ice cream, cake, and yep ... parties.  Here are a few cards I received for my birthday.  BTW, the one above was made by Design Team Member Barbara!  I love the layout and the colors she used.  This card is picture perfect and I love it and I hope to pinch the idea in the future.  Wow Barbara!  :-)

Jan's very funny card.  My family is currently experiencing some health issues and Jan sent me this card to put a smile on my face.  She succeeded!  :-)

Carol's card is adorable and I love the colors she used.  Just beautiful Carol and the black background really makes the design pop!

This card by Katie made me feel like fall was in the air!  We have had a very hot summer here in San Diego and I am so ready for fall.  Thanks Katie for thinking of me.  I love your card and  miss you and Don.  :-)

This wonderful Step Card by Lori has a story behind it.  Lori is a long time friend and I know she loves tea.  So, a couple of months ago, I found this adorable stamp set and I just had to send it to her!  Lucky me ... she sent me this very cute Step Card made with my gift!  :-)

This card made by Marian you might recognize.  The design is embossed using one of my favorite templates, LI Template #L945.  I love the colors Marian.

This card was made by my dear friend Sally.  I love how it opens ... the tree and sentiment open downward and the top of the tree (leaves) lift upward revealing the inside of the card!  OMG ... I want to pinch this very unique idea!  Thanks so much Sally for making me feel so special and for sharing this idea.

This card was made by my friend Tamara.  We go back a long ways ... actually, before I retired from the law office where we both worked.  The card is so fun with sprinkles on top!  Thanks so much Tamara for helping me celebrate my birthday.

That's it for today.  Tomorrow I want to show you the Halloween cards I made using LI's Halloween Cut Outs.  While the release came rather late for the holiday, I managed to put together a few cards to send to family and friends.  I mentioned above my family is struggling right now.  My youngest daughter Lori is going to have some major surgery for cancer in her mouth with reconstruction of her jaw.  It's overwhelming, to say the least, and trying to deal with the stress ... I am ever so thankful for my supportive husband and the cards I make to keep my mind busy during this horrible time ... not only for my sweet girl but also from this horrible pandemic. Thank you everyone for your wonderful cards and prayers.  Have an amazing day.  Happy embossing, Donna.

Sunday, October 11, 2020



Donna's Purrrfect Bairthday Card for her daughter Lori using LI Template #S779.

October is one of my favorite months of the year ... filled with "purrrfect" birthdays!  And birthdays are our Monthly Template Challenge for October.  Here are a couple of ideas:

Barbara's Birthday Truck using LI Templates #L9413 and #L9139.  Barbara
has done it again with an adorable truck, full of birthday surprises.  OMG,
I love the colors and the way Barbara turned the corners down on
the graphic paper.  How cute!  Great job.

Barbara's Birthday Gnome using LI Templates #L9826, #L9139, and #S467.
This card really put a smile on my face.  LOL  How cute is this gnome?
Barbara also used a Happy Birthday Embossing Folder, for the
background and LI Cut Out Balloon.  Love it!  :-)

Karie's Dino-mite Birthday Card using LI Templates #L9764, #L9765, and #L9347.
I love how Karie made her birthday cards for October with a
Halloween Theme.  This dino is adorable and the
balloons really made me smile.

Karie's Birthday Pumpkin using LI Templates #L9530,
#L9669, and #L9660.  OMG ... this one is so funny!  I love the spider
and the web background paper and that silly candle in the middle of
the pumpkin.  Great job, Karie and eek ... very scary!  :-)

Karie's Pumpkin Cake using LI Templates #L9660, #L9323, and
#L9322.  OMG ... I think this one made me laugh the most!
What an adorable idea.  I love the colors and the ghost ... making
it all so spooktacular! :-)

Well, there you have it for today.  Stay tuned for more to come.  In the meantime, Happy Embossing Everyone!  :-)  Donna

Wednesday, October 7, 2020



Karie's very pretty Merci using LI Template #L9031.  All 3 flowers
are on this one Template.  It makes an impressive layout!

Good afternoon everyone.  Karie recently sent me this thank you card (Merci above) and it's "I" who should be thanking her for all of your wonderful ideas including these Fall ones.  Take a peek:

Karie's Autumn Leaves using LI Card Kit and Template #L9145.  I
love this plaid paper and you can easily use it for other seasons as well.
This beautiful idea comes from a Card Kit created by Kaye.

Karie's Celebrate Autumn using LI Template #L9145.  Karie's
fall leaves sure bring on the season.

Karie's Happy Fall using LI Templates #9370 & #L9541.
OMG ... don't you love this crow!  I am all "ears" to try this one!

Karie's Happy Harvest using LI Templates #L9540, #L9542, #i102, & #L9533.
I have yet to get my basket full of fall.  But, I sure like this Harvest..

Karie's Hello Fall using LI Template #L9613.  OMG, have
you got your pumpkin yet?  Do you carve a pumpkin with your family?

Karie's Scatter Sunshine Tag using LI Templates #L906, #L9111, & #L9542.
I simply love this Sunshine Tag.  The colors are so fallish!.

Karie's ABC Back to School using LI Templates #L9405 and #S571 on inside.  I
have always loved this template and I think it's a great idea for a Teacher's Card.
Karie did a fabulous job ... right down to the faux stitching in white!  :-)

Karie has done a great job with her Fall Cards and next up, I will be posting some great birthday ideas.  Happy Embossing, :-)  Donna

Tuesday, October 6, 2020



Karie's Thinking of You Sunflower using LI Cut Outs
and Template #L9045.

Today I got the nicest surprise ... the beautiful Sunflower card above!  OMG ... what a great job by Karie and the purple background paper really makes the flower pop!  It's simply beautiful.  Thank you so much Karie.  Here are some other Halloween projects by Karie that she uploaded to me today!  Wow ... what a great day I have had.  Woo-hoo.

Karie's Halloween Bat using LI Template #L1077.

Karie's adorable Pumpkin Patch using LI Template #L9323.

Karie's two Pumpkins using LI Template #L9267.

Karie's Halloween Tag using LI Template #L529.

Karie's Halloween filled truck using LI Templates #L9413, #L9540,
#L524, #I102, and #S456.  Great job Karie!

Karie also sent me photos of her Fall Cards and you don't want to miss seeing those!  See you tomorrow!  Happy Halloween Embossing, :-) Donna.