Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 8 – Summertime Fun!

Let’s celebrate summer and all the sun-drenched activities of this care-free season with our new challenge: Summertime Fun! This challenge will be open until 11:59PM ET on Sunday, July 16th.

For each challenge, we will randomly select a winner to receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn shop! We will also be highlighting a few of your fabulous projects at the close of each challenge! By linking your projects to our challenges you will give permission for us to post your work to this blog and our social media sites. Check out the How to Play page for a few guidelines to play along. We want this to be FUN so we will keep the rules few!

For this challenge we are welcoming a Guest Designer! Big hugs and thanks to Wendie for being the first of our Lawn Fawnatics Guest Designers!

Wendie‘s beautiful card uses Flamingo Together with Critters from the Past palm trees! The sentiment from Summertime Charm is perfect for this bright and sunny design!

Now for some inspiration from the Design Team:

Christy’s adorable Ahoy, Matey card features the most iconic of summertime destinations: a tropical island!
I love how Samantha M. combined the sentiments from a variety of sets, including Hello Sunshine, Life is Good, Love You S’more, Violets ABCs and Let’s Play to add fun text and sentiments to her adorable summer hockey scrapbook page! For some cuteness she added those sweet and smiley clouds from Plane and Simple!
Jessica‘s Mermaid for You card is so delightful! I love how she stamped the fun school of fish in a loop around the mermaid, that is so clever!
Roxanne‘s super cute card depicts a wonderful summer day spent flying kites! Yay, Kites and Little Picket Fence Border set the scene for fun!
Karin created a sweet summer card using Mermaid for You, So Jelly and Life is Good! I love how she framed this cute scene with the oval from Magic Color Slider!
Samantha C gathered some of her favorite woodland critters for a fun summertime BBQ! Jump for Joy, Party Animal, Stinkin’ Cute and Let’s BBQ star in this happy little  scene!
For Nancy, summer means the beach! She colored the Louie’s ABCs letters in beach-y colors with Copic markers, then added a Spring Showers sun and Smitty’s ABCs sentiment.

Join us here tomorrow for our Challenge 7 Featured Fawnatics and our Random Winner!

A Cute Watercolor Picnic by Roxanne!

We are so happy to welcome Roxanne O’Brien to our Lawn Fawnatics Design Team! She is an original team member but she needed to delay her debut with us. Here’s a little about Roxanne:

I live in Lake in the Hills, IL with my husband of 15 years, 2 sons (12, 7) and our pup Finn and 3 cats. I’m a graphic designer turned family photographer. I just switched creative gears! I’m also a den leader for my youngest for Cub Scouts which I truly enjoy. I love coffee, Halloween, fall weather, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and my favorite is Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy. I’m a geek at heart. I love paper crafting especially with various forms of watercolor, and when I do scrapbook, my most favorite are mini albums. You can find my creative paper-crafting on my blog Organized Chaos and I’m also on Instagram @newleaftog. I’m very excited to be joining all these amazingly talented ladies!

Roxanne created a super cute Let’s BBQ card with a fun watercolor backdrop that would be perfect for July 4th and summer BBQs!

I wanted the background to be bright so I mimicked a gingham tablecloth that you see at summer picnics using Distress Ink and a paintbrush and water brush pen to create the design. The ketchup is so happy to be with the burger on the little plate. And the punny sentiment, come on. We should ketchup. We totally should!

Thank you so much, Roxanne! Your card is adorable and so fun!

Our current Watercolor Challenge #7 will be open until July 2 at 11:59PM PDT. We hope you will join us and share your crafty projects featuring watercolor!

Happy Crafting!