Yep, I can make cards and other projects without embossing. It's hard and I may go into a little bit of an embossing withdrawal, but I can do it! I made this doggy Valentine's card for my Mom (I hope she doesn't see it on here before I send it to her!) The dog and saying stamps are by C.C. Designs. The grass is by A Muse. I stamped the dog and then masked him when I stamped the grass. I colored in the images with my prismacolor pencils and used gamsol to blend the colors.
The second picture is a recipe card I made for the Iron Chef recipe card swap series I am participating in on the PaperCrafts site. Every month we have to choose a category (not knowing what the secret ingredient is). Once all the swap participants have chosen their category, the swap hostess tells us what the secret ingredient is. We then have to create a 6x6 recipe card using within our chosen category using the secret ingredient. This month my category was bread, and the secret ingredient was cranberries. The bread die cut is a sizzix die cut. I'm probably going to be the only participant who didn't use red or cranberry colored paper on her card. I didn't even think about using red paper until after I had made all the recipe cards!