Tuesday, June 30, 2015

It Has Been A While

Hello! I cannot believe it has been so long since I posted any cards.
Life has been busy but I want to send in a final box for Operation Write Home by the middle of July so I figured I better get busy!

Over at the The Paper Players there is a sketch challenge:
 I used distress inks and some water droplets on the banners and the background. I have had this silhouette stamp for a few years but I could never get it to stamp a complete image. And I could never line it up correctly to re-stamp-oh my-what can I do? But wait-- Misti to the rescue! I re-stamped it 3 times to get the black ink to cover all the areas of the stamp and I am loving the image now! Misti is an amazing tool- totally worth the money.
This card is also for the OWH challenge:June Mid-Month Throwdown – Banners.

Next is Operation Write Home sketch #256.
 More distress ink- but this time on glossy paper instead of cardstock. 

Just Add Ink also has a sketch challenge:


 Yes- there is a trend for me- distress inks again!

Try Stampin on Tuesday also has a sketch- I moved my sentiment- it just seemed to want to be close to the image!

And with Independence Day just around the corner- the Cards in Envy challenge is to use red, white and blue.

And last but not least- my card for the Our Daily Bread Designs challenge for OWH- missing you cards!
This is a flip card so the images show you the card open and closed. I like the Sizzix dies to make flip cards- very easy but I love interactive cards.

 It is softball season and Tessa plays on a tournament team so some weekends the games start on Friday night and they play 3 games on Saturday and possibly 3 more games on Sunday. I played softball for 9 years but I do not know if I could have caught 6 games in 2 days! Amazing the energy and stamina these young ladies have!  I really enjoy watching her play- she loves the game- she reminds me of my nephew--born to play ball! 
Hopefully I will be back with more cards next week! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Diane, you've been busy! I really like the contrast of black paired with the soft blues on your card for our challenge this week. Lovely papers. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink. :)

  2. Missed seeing you in blogland. OWH sketch is my favorite cards. They are all exceptional (as usual). Happy 4th.


  3. Soooo good to see you pop up in my emails - you've been missed. As always, your cards are wonderful and full of inspiration.

  4. Wow, what a great line up Diane! Love your Just Add Ink entry, the solid image on the soft background is such a dramatic look. Thanks for joining us this week.

  5. Your cards are all wonderful! I love the colours you've used for your JAI submission - they really are calming and I love them with the black silhouette flower. Thanks for joining us at JAI this week!

  6. Wow, you really made up for lost time! Great cards and I love the silhouette images you've used--especially the first one for The Paper Players. Great combination of the image and the sentiment. So glad you joined us for our sketch challenge!

  7. Beautiful cards Linda! I love The Paper Players sketch challenge one! The bokeh, the silhouette, the polka dots - just exquisite! Thanks for joining us this week!

  8. Fantastic set of cards! Great use of the sketch - I love the cute image you have used. Thanks for joining us over at Try Stampin' - or not - On Tuesday.

  9. Gorgeous array of cards! The silhouette stamp is fabulous and Misti is the perfect tool for these stamps. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players.

  10. You have a great variety of cards here! I like the tiny hearts on your red, white and blue card. Thanks for sharing that with us at Cards in Envy!

  11. Love the way you used the silhouette image of the kids swinging! Thanks so much for playing along at Try Stampin or Not on Tuesdays! Hope you'll join us again!!! xx

  12. All of these are gorgeous! Wonderful work! Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!


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