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.

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.

Catherine Cohen

Hi, I’m Catherine and I love all things crafty! I have a background in Fashion and have been involved in buying, licensing, and brand development. Crafting has always been an enjoyable outlet for me to feel relaxed. I started scrapbooking around 15 years ago, at first creating pages of my honeymoon and then pages of my two children. I came across Lawn Fawn stamps when I was looking for card making projects for my children’s classes at school and the rest is history. I love how easily Lawn Fawn’s new releases and older sets complement each other.  
When I am not creating at my desk, I am either creating in the kitchen or shuffling my kids around.  I am so honored to be a part of the Lawn Fawnatics design team!  You can find me on Instagram and on my blog

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.

Mimi Lo

Hi! My name is Mimi and I live in Northern California. I love crafting and going on hikes with my family. My love of crafting, mainly stamping and card making, started many years ago when my co-worker invited me to a stamping demo party. I ordered a few stamps to play with, made some cards and have been hooked since. To this day, I’m still “playing with stamps”! 
I came across Lawn Fawn stamps at a local hobby store and fell in love with their adorable designs and cute funny puns. I love how all their sets work well with each other to create countless cute scenes. I’ve been a big fan of the Lawn Fawnatics challenges, so I am beyond thrilled and honored to be joining their Design Team! 
Instagram @dasmimz

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:

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 – challenge coordinator

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 paper crafting! I live in Southern California with my sweet hubby and together we have two grown sons, a wonderful daughter-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!

Past Design Team members

Caly Person

Hello!  I’m Caly and I live in a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri with my wonderful husband and 4 kids.  I recently stopped working as a full-time pharmacist and am able to focus more on the family and crafting.  I started card-making in 2014 and have always loved Lawn Fawn products and am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Lawn Fawnatics family!  My favorites are interactive cards and combined with Lawn Fawn’s cute critters and well-designed dies, I’m completely captivated by all the fun!  I’m so excited to share my projects with you for Lawn Fawnatics!  You can find me on Instagram as @calyperson, FB and YouTube as Caly Person and on my blog at

Grace Camou

“Hello! My name is Grace and I live in Colorado with my lovely husband and our three kids. I grew up in Mexico loving coloring books, art supplies, mini stamps, smelly erasers and anything crafty or cute! Four years ago, I came across Lawn Fawn while I was looking for ideas to make a handmade birthday card and when I saw their clear stamps and dies for the first time I was captivated by their cuteness. Since then, I became a card maker, and in the process, I found Lawn Fawnatics! By sharing my creations on Instagram, I also found a great community of talented people, crafty friends and inspiration. I am so happy and honored to join the Lawn Fawnatics design team!”
You can find me on Instagram as: @allbygracec

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!

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.