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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. :-)

Monday, July 26, 2021



Karie's LI Pot of Daisies.

Hello once again!  As promised, today is all about my friend Karie and her embossed versions of Week 2, LI's Summer Camp!  Before I do, however, did I mention to you that Karie is a nut?  The latest is a bunch of pots with daisies like the one pictured above.  The daisies are a LI Cut Out and my nutty friend made 24 of these pots ... all with different colored pots and daisies.  Nuts!  Here now are Karie's adorable card ideas:

Karie's Pocket Tag using LI Cut Outs.

Karie's Embossed Trees.

Karie's Embossed Tree & Gift Box.

Karie's "Oh Christmas Tree."

Karie's Reindeer & Santa.  My favorite!

I hope we have inspired you to get started on your own Christmas Cards.  The clock is ticking!  Happy embossing, :-)  Donna.

Sunday, July 25, 2021


Donna's LI Cut Outs Christmas Santa card.

Greetings from a week of Summer Camp ... at Lasting Impressions!  To be perfectly honest, Week 2 was not my favorite.  Maybe it was the weather, I don't know, but "Christmas in July" just didn't seem right and I was not inspired "at first!"  However, I ended up having so much fun creating new ideas that I "sorta" like Week 2.  In fact, I am having my own "Christmas in July" classes next weekend!  LOL  Once I got my creative juices flowing, I could not stop.  Here is just a few of the things I made and tomorrow, I will show you what my friend Karie came up with as she embossed her versions of Week 2.  I think you will love what she does so stay tuned.
Donna's LI Reindeer Cut Outs Tag.

Donna's LI Christmas themed Cut Outs Card
for her husband's birthday!

Donna's LI Cut Outs Christmas Card.

Donna's LI Cuts Out Mailbox front.

Donna's LI Cut Outs Mailbox side view.

Donna's LI Cut Outs Mailbox side 2 view.

Donna's LI Cut Outs Mailbox backside.

Donna's LI Cut Outs Pocket Tag.

Donna's LI Cut Outs Clothes Pin Magnet
for the refrigerator!

Donna's LI Cut Outs Clothes Pin side view.

Donna's LI Cut Outs Clothes Pin Magnet.

Donna's LI Cut Outs Santa Tag.

Donna's LI Cut Outs Step Card.

Please join me again tomorrow to see Karie's ideas.  And then, Summer Camp Week 3 will begin on August 17th.  I can't wait.  Have an amazing day.  :-)  Donna

Saturday, July 3, 2021


Hi everyone and Happy 4th of July weekend!  OMG, once again Karie has done some amazing cards and, in fact, she sent me the one above.  I really like the layout and, in particular, the burlap strip going across her card.  Here are a few more from Karie below.  Have a safe and wonderful celebration.  
 Happy embossing and thank you Karie!  :-)  Donna

Tuesday, June 29, 2021



Karie's Home Card from LI Summer Camp 2021.

Good morning everyone.  I have some cute cards to show you from Karie.  Let me first say, "this girl can cut better than anyone!"  Wow.  I really like all the beautiful colors Karie picked out for the first card above.  I just might have to pinch this one!  :-)  And here are some more of her ideas:

I think you will agree with me, Karie did a great job with Week 1.  I hope you ordered your Kit and played along.  If not, there is still time to get your Kit or order product from the Kit.

Thanks again Karie for sharing your beautiful cards.  Now let's get ready for "Christmas in July" which begins July 13th!  Until then ... happy embossing.  :-)  Donna

Monday, June 28, 2021


Donna's L.I. Summer Camp 2021 "Home" card.

Good morning crafting friends.  Have any of you visited Summer Camp 2021 at Lasting Impressions?  Well the first week of videos ended last week, but the videos are still up on their web site so go visit!  :-)

My crafting friend  Karie and I have had fun putting together our "versions" of the ideas created for this year's Summer Camp.  Here are a couple of my cards created with Kit #1, "Let's Celebrate."

Donna's LI Cut Outs Cactus version and all embossed version.

Donna's LI Cut Outs Cactus #2 version and all embossed version.  

Here are 3 versions of LI's Cut Outs Typewriter.  The one in the middle is the embossed version:

Donna's LI Cut Outs Typewriter.

Donna's LI Cut Outs embossed Typewriter.

Donna's LI Cut Outs Typewriter.

This next card is LI Cut Outs Pear.  I inked this image to make it pop and I like the results.  I use Glossy Accents a lot on these cards to make the flowers shine and then I curl the petals and/or leaves:

Donna's LI Cut Outs Pear.

Next might very well be one of my favorite Cut Outs!  This giraffe is so adorable.  Once again I distressed the images using Tim Holtz' Ink and I thought LI was very clever in using the paper clip to hold the banner.  See for yourself!

Donna's LI Cut Outs Giraffe with added sequins.

This next card is a Tri-Fold.  First you see the Giraffe's head and then as you open the card, the complete body is revealed!  Once again, the giraffe is adorable and while LI's idea was a baby card, I made mine as a birthday card.  I used distress inks and I think for those of you making the now very popular Slimline Cards, the full body image would work perfectly.  I'm going to try it.  :-)

Donna's front of the LI Cut Outs Giraffe.

Donna's LI Cut Outs Giraffe, full body!

Next is my last card from this Kit.  He's an adorable LI Cut Outs Elephant.  There are lots of sentiments you could use with this image and I chose a "just for you" for my little Elephant.  Notice the cute tail ... an inspiration from Karie (LI embroidery floss)!

Donna's LI Cut Outs Elephant.  I love the orange and blue!

Next will be Karie's cards and I can't wait to show you!  She does an amazing job.  Until then ... happy embossing!  :-)  Donna

Monday, May 10, 2021



Marian's Mother's Day Card.

I don't know about you, but when I am with my children, everyday is Mother's Day!  :-) I had such a lovely weekend.  And I received this beautiful card from my friend Marian!  She did a great job of cutting out all those embossed flowers, wouldn't you agree?  And here are some wonderful cards from Karie that she created for Mother's Day and quite frankly, I think you can pretty much use them for any kind of celebration.

I think this embossed card sample by Kaye makes a beautiful
card for Mother's Day or any occasion.  And here is one of my
favorites I made years ago:

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and thanks again for these beautiful card samples everyone!  Happy Embossing.   :-)  Donna