The Cat in the Hat with Samantha!

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Hey everyone, Samantha here with a card that is inspired by the current Inspired By a Book, Movie or Song challenge! Growing up I loved all Dr. Seuss books, the bright colors and illustrations were always fun to look at. The stories and how they were written always brightened my day. They always had a positive message, so I wanted to make an encouragement card with characters from the Cat in the Hat

In order to create my Dr. Seuss inspired characters, I needed to pair a whole bunch of stamp sets together. The proportion of the cat head, from the Meow You Doin’ stamp set, fit perfectly on the bunny body from the Eggstra Amazing Easter stamp set. I used the top hat from the Bicycle Built for You stamp set, and extended it to be taller and more whimsical.  The cookie jar, from the Milk and Cookies stamp, set was the perfect shape for the fish bowl. I used a pen to draw lines to replicate the illustration style in the Dr. Seuss books. By adding the linework, it really helped bring the characters to life. 

I just love this challenge so much. The design team and current entries are so much fun and so inspiring. You still have time to enter the Inspired By a Book, Movie or Song challenge! The challenge will be open until Sunday March 15th at 11:59PM ET. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

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Wishing our Fawnatics friends a happy and crafty weekend!

Featured Fawnatics and Challenge 71 Random Winner

Hi Fawnatics friends! It was great to see all the fun entries for our Bring it Back challenge! Your creativity is amazing and we loved seeing what you found in your crafty stash to bring back! Thank you all so much for sharing with us!

If you are one of our Featured Fawnatics today, we invite you to grab this badge to share on your blog or other social sites!

by Claudia (buttons)
using Sewn with Love, Let’s Play

by Clarissa (flower confetti)
using Mini Pop-Up Butterflies, Spring Sprig

by Priyanka (washi tape)
using Magic Picture Changer, Bicycle Built for You, Happy Village

by Arlene (pom-pom string)
using Hello Sunshine stamps, Tag, You’re It

by Melissa (rick rack)
using Fintastic Friends, Really Rainbow Scallops paper

by Kyla (washi tape)
using Bicycle Built for You, Critters Ever After

by Lori (button tied with twine)
using Spring Showers, Hello Sunshine

by Kellianne (brads, dyed to match string)
using Milk and Cookies, A Birdie Told Me

And now we have our random drawing winner from Challenge 71 who wins a $25.00 gift certificate to our shop, lawnfawn.com! And the winner is…#46

Congratulations to Katwondoo (Catherine)! Please send an email to fawnies(at)lawnfawn(dot)com with “Lawn Fawnatics random winner” in the subject line. Then grab this winner badge to display on your blog and social media!

We will share Design Team inspiration during the next 2 weeks for Challenge 72 Inspired by! This new challenge runs until Sunday, March 15th at 11:59PM ET. We can’t wait to see your Inspired By projects!

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 37 – Something Old, Something New!

Hello Fawnatics Friends! It’s time for a new challenge and we think you will love this one! It’s called Something Old, Something New and the idea is to pair an older Lawn Fawn stamp, die or paper with a newer stamp, die or paper! We just love that all of our sets play nicely together from our first set Critters in the ‘Burbs to our newest sets like Holiday Helpers and Winter Skies! We can’t wait to see your creative take on this new challenge theme! This challenge will be open until Sunday September 30th at 11:59PM ET.

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’ll keep the rules to just a few!

Let’s see how our amazing Design Team was inspired by this challenge!

Samantha created a totally whimsical card that combines Milk and Cookies with our new So Owlsome set! She also used older Let’s Polka Mon Amie paper with our new Knit Picky Fall paper!

Karin combined our newer Quilted Backdrop and Spring Sprig with older Stinkin’ Cute and Scripty Congrats! Her gorgeous card is so perfectly crafted! I love the look of the delicate flowers on the wreath!

Joyce is so clever with combining older sets with new sets and she totally knocked this one out of the park! The ghosts from Booyah add a super fun and spooky element to the cute Pick of the Patch squirrel and jack o’ lanterns! She added lots of fun texture with our new Woodgrain cardstock!

I love how perfectly the cute elf from Holiday Helpers pairs with the adorable fairy from Frosty Fairy Friends! Jess combined these two sets beautifully! That adorable sentiment is from Winter Big Scripty Words!

Franci‘s delightful holiday card features our new set Holiday Helpers with cute little elves! She created a cool North Pole background with masking and ink blending! Her old set is Snow Day, with its perfectly lovely Merry and Bright greeting!

Franci even added a cute little scene to inside of her charming card!

Christy‘s adorable card features the older Critters in the Arctic and Chit Chat with the fresh new colors and patterns of Knit Picky Fall! She also used a brand new Reverse Stitched Scalloped Square Window to frame the adorable winter critters! Chit Chat is still one of my favorite sentiment sets!

Samantha created her signature inky background for this beautiful Winter Skies scene! How cute are the foxes looking at the moon! But there is a surprise inside…

…our Mini Pop-Up Box allows Samantha to add colorful Out of this World planets with cute hats and scarves! So much amazing creativity!

We will have Design Team inspiration for you over the next two weeks and of course our Featured Fawnatics and Random Winner for Challenge 36 tomorrow!