MFT New Best Friend – October Use My Stuff Challenge

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I consider this card a bit of a self-portrait – me holding our lab Finn (who is too big to be holdable now but, you know, artistic license) and our cat Ginger (making her “what the heck is that?” face).

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I don’t usually go for the “all over” scene card front (love them when other people do it but mine always look too busy).  This one I am good with!

The little sprigs of grass were just made by flicking a Copic marker – for sure, the most stressful part of making the card.

Products Used:

MFT BB New Best Friend Stamp Set

MFT BB New Best Friend Die-namics

MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil

Skull and Cross Buns Brush Heart Pattern Stencil

MFT Birthday Wishes – October Use My Stuff Challenge

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Products Used:

MFT SY Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes Stamp Set

MFT SY Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes Die-namics

The Stamp Market Birthday Cover Plate Die

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Products Used:

MFT SY Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes Stamp Set

MFT SY Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes Die-namics

The Stamp Market Birthday Cover Plate Die

The Stamp Market It’s Your Birthday Stamp Bundle

SSS Tiny Words Stamp Set

My Favorite Things Dragons and Unicorns – October Use My Stuff Challenge

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Using up the rest of my “mythical” creatures today!

That baby dragon is probably my favorite image from the BB Magical Dragons set!  Who knew a dragon could be so cute!  The background is a negative cut from the Stitched Arch Stax Die-namics set.  Such a great set for creating a mini scene on a card front.

Anything I can put on a rainbow is good in my book so let’s finish today with a unicorn!

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After using the Mini Cloud Edges stencil (along with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink) to create the background, I added the rainbow and Copic colored unicorn.  The sentiment is added to a panel created with a Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border die.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Now go Use Your Stuff!!

Products Used:

MFT BB Magical Dragons Stamp Set

MFT BB Magical Dragons Die-namics

MFT Stitched Arch Stax Die-namics

MFT Cute Cloud Outlines Die-namics

MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil

Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border Die

MFT Rainbows & Unicorns Stamp Set

MFT Rainbows & Unicorns Die-namics

Amuse Studio Rainbow Die

MFT Sending Rainbows Card – October Use My Stuff Challenge


One of the fun things about concentrating on a particular manufacturer is seeing combinations of sets that you might not have ever thought of.  This is one of those cards that came together from all of the random stuff on my desk – I love those!

But the “clouds” are my favorite part – they are actually made from the tree portion of the Interactive Swing Die-namics.

I cut it from white cardstock and used a post it note to mask each of the cut outs while I ink blended with a bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink.  Lots of possibilities here – clouds, dirt, hills – and the die gives you an automatic little spot to tuck in images!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Products Used

Interactive Swing Die-namics

BB Magical Dragons stamp set

BB Magical Dragons Die-namics

Rainbows and Unicorns stamp set

Rainbows and Unicorns Die-namics

MFT Magical Dragons Birthday Card – October Use My Stuff Challenge


Happy World Card Making Day and welcome back to another installment of the Use My Stuff Challenge – if you missed my last post, I’m trying to use all of my MFT products this month.

The BB Magical Dragon set from MFT is one that my daughter picked out.  It may not have been one that I would have normally put in my cart but I love it!  Just goes to show how fun it can be to leave your comfort zone every now and then!

For this card, I masked off a center column and used Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink along with the stencil to create a background panel.  After I colored and die cut the images, I added them to the card front with foam adhesive.

The banner and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn – I thought they provided the perfect little “ground” for my images.  And a purple banner seemed kind of regal, don’t you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Products Used:

BB Magical Dragons stamp set

BB Magical Dragons Die-namics

Lawn Fawn Fancy Wavy Banners

Lawn Fawn Wavy Sayings stamp set

MFT Birthday Project Challenge and Kickoff of the Use My Stuff (UMS) Challenge

So you know how buying stuff can overtake using stuff?  I’ve definitely found myself in that place lately.  And because my ability to stick with a challenge is pretty short, I’m going to try giving myself a new theme each month with the ultimate goal to USE all that super cute stuff I’m buying.  I’ll be using #umschallenge on Instagram – feel free to play along!

So for this month, I’m going to try a manufacturer challenge.  My Favorite Things is the choice – partly because I received an order from them recently but mostly because their products are super cute!


See?!  Super cute!

Products Used

BB Picture Perfect

BB New Best Friend


Are Unicorns Critters?

Our family took part in the great “Are hotdogs a sandwich?” debate last weekend.  I fall in the “not a sandwich” side.  Let’s just say not everyone in our family agrees.  What about you?

So now the question becomes, are unicorns critters?  Mythical critters?  To this, I say yes! For this card, I used the “A Little Sparkle” set that Lawn Fawn gave away with a purchase last year.  I don’t think you can buy it, but I linked something similar below.

For the first card, I die cut four SSS Ring Frame Dies and did the old stacking routine with some Lawn Fawn glue.  Then I used the negative from the die cut as a mask and ink blended with Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink.  After I glued down the die, I found the little “non-ring” parts to pop back in and cover the blending in the center so it looked like those areas had no ink.  Sneaky right?


For the second card, I really wanted to color the unicorn somehow different than my usual white body/rainbow mane and tail combo for unicorns.  So I went a kind of “my little pony” and chose pink and purple.  I used one of the leftover circles from the ring die and stamped some rays behind him.  I really need to use that set more often!


I’ll be linking these up to the Lawn Fawnatics Happy Little Critters Challenge.


Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used

SSS Ring Frame Die

Papertrey Ink Shine Stamp Set

Winter Unicorn (similar to what I used)

MFT Sketch Challenge 419/CTD #525


Once I started creating this card for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge, I realized I was using the colors for this weeks Color Throw Down Challenge too!  I received the paper pad as a gift when staying at Inspiration Inn Bloom (awesome craft retreat if you are near northern Ohio!).

If I knew Joanna Gaines, I would send her this birthday card!  Right?!


Thanks for stopping by!!

Supplies Used

Die-namics Tag Builder Blueprints 6

MFT Trio of Trees

SSS Tiny Words

Carta Bella Welcome Home 6×6 paper pad