Use My Stuff Love Challenge – Happy Heart Day


I’m really starting to like this “just don’t color it” technique!

I used a combination of images from Lawn Fawn for this card.  The circle in the background is another one that came from my backgrounds stash.

I heat embossed a heart background stamp with onto watercolor paper (it’s an older Simon Says Stamp background that is discontinued but I’m sure you can find something similar).  After the heat embossing cooled, I used Distress Ink mini cubes to smear color onto the paper, sprayed generously with water and let it dry.

Once it was dry, I die cut it using a really old wonky circle die from my stash – you could either cut a regular circle and leave it as is or trace it and hand-cut it for a similar look.

Everything was attached to standard A2 card with foam tape for dimension.

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Products Used:

Lawn Fawn Butterfly Kisses stamp set and dies

Lawn Fawn Open Me stamp set and dies

Lawn Fawn How You Bean? Conversation Hearts Add On stamps

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?

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Products Used:

BB Magical Dragons stamp set

BB Magical Dragons Die-namics

Lawn Fawn Fancy Wavy Banners

Lawn Fawn Wavy Sayings stamp set

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.


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Supplies Used

SSS Ring Frame Die

Papertrey Ink Shine Stamp Set

Winter Unicorn (similar to what I used)

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 44


Decided to try a scene for the Lawn Fawnatics critter challenge (very inspired by the super talented Kelly Latevola!).  I really bought this entire set for the dog dreaming of a bone image!


Here are the copic colors I used to color the images.


I originally just blended the light blue but then decided to go darker towards the top and turn it into a starry night with some embossed stars.

And here is the live, in-person version of this scene!


Supplies Used

Lawn Fawn Christmas Dreams stamp set

Elphie Selfie stamp set (birthday cake and star)

Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass

Distress Oxide Broken China

Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch