lawn fawnatics design team

We are so happy to have this super talented group of crafters join us as we launch our new challenge blog! These designers will be sharing samples for each new challenge theme and we will feature their cards and projects throughout each month. We know they will inspire you with their awesome creativity!

Karin Åkesdotter

My name is Karin Åkesdotter and I’m from Gothenburg, Sweden where I live with my husband and our 8-year-old son. I have been doing arts and crafts, sewing, drawing, water color painting, paper crafting etc. for as long as I can remember and also chose that path for my career. I studied arts and crafts with a focus on textiles for 5 years at Gothenburg University and now teach textile crafts and language full time to 7-9 graders. I LOVE my students and my job but of course I always wish I had more time for paper crafting and painting (-:
When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family, travelling, watercolor painting, reading, exercising (orienteering, floorball, indoor walking, etc) and being outdoors.
I have always been a big Lawn Fawn fan and am so excited and happy to be part of the Lawn Fawnatics team. You can find on Instagram as @peppermintpatty42 and at my blog, Peppermint Patty’s Papercraft.

Kate Capper

Hello. I’m Kate from JustKateCrafting
I live on the south coast of England where my family and work keep me very busy.
Being creative has been a regular part of my life for about 10 or more years. A friend of mine introduced me to scrapbooking and my love of getting inky and playing with paper took over. Although I’ve moved on to card making more I also love to sew, crochet, bake and will put my hand to just about anything. When I’m not getting inky I like to take long walks and explore the beautiful area where I live with my dog for company.

Samantha Casey

My name is Samantha! I have a studio art degree with a concentration in both drawing and graphic design. My day job is a product designer for a large greeting card company, but I also have a huge passion for paper products and crafting. When creating projects, I really love making detailed scenes that tell a story by combining stamped images with fun embellishments and paper. When I am not designing or crafting you will find me playing with my dogs or wandering in nature.

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Hi, I’m Jess from All the Sparkle! I live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with my incredibly supportive husband, two senior shelties, a tortoiseshell cat, and a senior bunny. I am a professional musician by day and a papercrafter by night (or really early morning)! I enjoy creating cards for my friends and family and I can often be found coloring a couple images or embossing a sentiment in-between lessons and gigs! I love experimenting with new techniques and mediums and I usually can’t resist adding a little extra sparkle to all of my cards and projects!! Lawn Fawn critter stamps were some of the very first I discovered when I realized you could buy stamps online (!) and four years later they’re still some of my absolute favorites!

Samantha Mann

Hi my name is Samantha Mann! I currently live in South Carolina, but we’ve lived all over the US! I have two boys that I call my Little Menn (even though they keep growing and getting bigger! Ha!) I work in advertising when I’m not getting inky and messy in my craft room!
I have always loved school supplies (I can remember standing in line in 2nd grade to buy those cute little-shaped erasers for 5c each!) – I actually call school supplies the ‘gateway craft’! It’s a slippery slope from collecting little kawaii shaped erasers to full on “paper crafting is your life!”:)
I couldn’t live without watercolors and anything mixed media-y! And of course, I’m always looking for ways to incorporate a rainbow into my projects! You can find me at my blog, Sam’s Scrap Candy.

Christiana Reuling

Hi, I’m Christy, and I’ve been a crafty girl all my life. I’ve dabbled in everything from jewelry-making, painting on pottery and canvas, to baking, floral arranging, and more. As a child, I collected stationery and loved to create my own using blank paper and stamps. Coloring was also one of my favorite pastimes. I guess I was destined to become a paper crafter! Though I’m passionate about art in all its forms, for me, what’s best about card making, is that it’s all about putting love on paper and giving it away.
You can find me spreading the happiness of handmade cards on my YouTube channel:
My blog address is:

Joyce Heinen

Hi, I’m Joyce and I live in Roermond, The Netherlands. For as long as I can remember I always needed a creative outlet. When I was younger, I was always drawing, painting, paper crafting, you name it. In my late teen years I discovered scrapbooking and later I switched to card making. For me it’s a way to express myself, relax and the best thing: put a smile on other people’s faces when I send them my cards.
During the day, I work at an outdoor store and I really love my job. Besides crafting I love everything that has to do with movies. You can say I’m a bit of a movie geek! I also enjoy visiting concerts, spending time with my friends, 90s music and the outdoors. The first Lawn Fawn stamp set I got was Fintastic Friends and I’ve been a fan ever since. You can find my handmade cards on my blog Joyful Things Design, on my Instagram @joyceheinen and my Facebook page.

Francesca Vignoli

Hi, I’m Franci from fridayfinally! I live in a little town near Milan, Italy and I’m passionate about making cute things and cards with stamps and colors 🙂 Winter is my favorite season and I love nature and critters, otters are my fave!
I also love baking and I always enjoy spending time in the kitchen with my mum and my lovely dog, who’s under the table all the time to catch little crumbs! hehe!!
I’m so happy to join the Lawn Fawnatics team and work with all these talented ladies! I’m in love with all Lawn Fawn happy stuff and can’t wait to join the fun!
Be sure to enjoy my cardmaking adventure on Instagram!

Jenn Shurkus
Jenn Shurkus {creative chick} |
Hi everyone, I’m a {creative chick} who lives on Cape Cod. My day job is the web designer and social media manager for Cape Cod Life Publications. I teach for Lawn Fawn at various trade shows throughout the year. I also travel and teach at local stores as well as host art retreats on Cape Cod. I love everything ocean, summer and wear flip flops all year round. I live with my wicked awesome boyfriend Chris and super handsome kitty Mister Harley. I will be helping Nancy behind the scenes here at Lawn Fawnatics as well as participating in the challenges. You can see more of my inspiration on my site and on instagram.

Nancy Krueger

I am so lucky to have worked with the wonderful people at Lawn Fawn since their first year! I’ve been a crafter for many years and I love stamping and papercrafting! I live in Southern California with my sweet hubby and together we have two grown sons, two wonderful daughters-in-love and 3 grandchildren. I love making a happy forever home for rescue dogs and always have one or two.
I’ll be working behind the scenes at Lawn Fawnatics and sharing some inspiration too! I share my crafty story at Happy Heart Handmade and on Instagram as @nancyljk