A Dreamy Scrapbook Page with Samantha

We are in the second week of our 3 week Inspired By challenge and we are so impressed with all the creativity you are sharing! If you haven’t joined the challenge yet, you still have plenty of time. The challenge closes on Sunday April 4th at 11:59PM ET.

Hi friends, it’s Samantha! The title of my scrapbook page “don’t let your dreams be dreams’ is a lyric from a Jack Johnson song Dreams Be Dreams.

My little Menn are getting older every day, and they don’t hesitate to tell me! But when I check on them at night, and they still cuddle their stuffed animals, and dream their little dreams, they’re still just the baby boys I used to rock to sleep!

To create my layout, I started by using the Starry Sky Stencil and translucent embossing paste to create the starry, textured background. Then once it was dry, I used watercolors in blues, mints and greys to create the swoopy background, over the stars! Once the watercolor was dry, I used the star stencil again and using only the largest star in the stencil and white embossing paste, I used added even more texture!

I used vellum, white cardstock and frosted gift bags from my stash to back my photos! Then I popped them up on foam tape, and attached it to the background. I stamped the small letters using Violet’s ABC’s around the swirls! The “dreams” words were die cut out of white cardstock with Cole’s ABCs. I added some grey and gold watercolor and popped them up with foam tape so they stand out a little more!

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous scrapbook page with us today, Samantha!

We can’t wait to see what inspires your creativity! Thanks for stopping by today!


Challenge 48 Featured Fawnatics Part 2

There were so many more entries that we would have loved to feature for Challenge 48, your creativity was so incredible! Thank you all again for helping us to build this fun and encouraging Lawn Fawnatics community! We are so happy to have your participation! And we want to give a special shout out to our amazing Guest Designer for this challenge; Davina created a project almost every day of the challenge and kept us all inspired! Check out her amazing creativity HERE. Thank you all so much for making this the best challenge ever!

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


Ali – inspired by Where the Wild Things Are
(using Let’s Play, Screen Time, Hay There, Ahoy Matey)

Amanda – inspired by Land Before Time
(using RAWRSOME)

Sara – inspired by Song of the Sea
(using Fairy Friends, Sealed with a Kiss)

June – inspired by Bambi
(using Leafy Tree Backdrop, Cheery Christmas, Butterfly Kisses)

Marianne – inspired by Jaws
(using Duh-nuh, Ahoy Matey)

Tiffany – inspired by the song I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
(using Holiday Helpers, Year Four, Christmas Dreams, Milo’s ABCs)

Mona – inspired by Friends
(using Screen Time, Mermaid for You, Pizza My Heart, Violet’s ABCs)

Jessica – inspired by Toy Story
(using Screen Time, Out of this World, Hay There, Critters from the Past, RAWRSOME, Duh-nuh, Smitty’s ABCs)

There are so many of your entries that we would love to share but the photos you’ve linked us to are either too small or they don’t have enough space around them to allow for a consistent look on the blog. Here are some tips for uploading photos that we can share as Featured Fawnatics!

-Set up your photo with some space all around your project to allow for us to crop as needed
-Make sure your photos are at least 1000 pixels wide (we prefer sharing photos that are uniform in size)
-Use a light color as the backdrop for your photos; this helps your cards and crafts to stand out

Thank you for sharing your amazing creativity with us each month. We appreciate it so much! If you have any questions about uploading photos, please leave them in the comments below.

Happy Crafting from your friends at Lawn Fawnatics!

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 48 – Inspired by a Book, Movie or Song!

Hello friends! We are so excited about this new challenge, we hope you are too! We would love to see your cards, layouts and crafty projects that are inspired by your favorite movie, book, song, musical, TV show, comic strip, etc! Your projects should feature Lawn Fawn stamps, dies and papers. This challenge will be open until Sunday, March 17 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!

We are happy to welcome Davina Cantrell as our amazing Guest Designer for this challenge! You know and love her as popsiclesticks on Instagram! Her brilliant cards are frequently inspired by movies, especially Disney and Harry Potter! Wait till you see what she has created for this challenge!

For her featured card, Davina created a tall 8.5″ x 3.5″ card! It really works for this amazing Peter Pan inspired card! She combined so many different sets then used them so creatively to tell this story!

For Peter, she used the boy from Bicycle Built for You and Tinkerbell is a tiny fairy from our Thanksgiving free gift set, A Little Sparkle! To create Skull Rock, Davina started with the speech bubble from Love Letters and added the ghostly eyes and nose with Copic markers. Then she layered the hills from Ahoy Matey in front to finish the pirate lair!

To create the scene, Davina also used Mermaid for You, Wild for You, Toadally Awesome, Ahoy Matey, Meadow Borders, Ocean Wave Borders and Stitched Wave Borders!

Now let’s check out the fantastic inspiration by our Design Team!

Can you guess Jessica‘s inspiration for this amazing Shadow Box Card? To make this scene from Ratatouille come to life she used a whole bunch of sets in totally clever ways! Be sure to click on her name to visit her blog for a full list of all the products she used and more photos of this fun 3D card!

Grace found all the characters for her delightful Winnie the Pooh scene in our sets, Critter Concert, Bicycle Built for You and Hay There! I think it’s so fun that she used Puffy Cloud Borders to make the treetops!

Christy created a lovely scene using Baked with Love to depict her favorite book, The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister!

Karin created a friendly version of the shark from Jaws! It’s hard to believe our cute Duh-nuh critter could be the ruthless shark depicted in the movie; he’s a kinder, gentler version!

Ahoy Matey was used by Franci to create this clean and simple design inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean films! I love how she used a scoring board to add the embossed lines to add interest by framing her cute vignettes!

Samantha‘s beautiful birthday card takes inspiration from The Lion King! The Critters on the Savanna set has the regal lion while the custom sentiment is stamped with Harold’s ABCs! That background is all sorts of awesome!

Joyce‘s La La Land inspired card is totally charming! She used Village Border and the streetlamp from Here We Go A-Waddling to set the scene for the characters from Bicycle Built for You! The song title was added with the help of Violet’s ABCs.

Samantha C used our new RAWRSOME set with some help from Critters from the Past to bring her Land Before Time inspiration to life! How amazing is her prehistoric looking background?!

We will have Design Team inspiration for you over the next 2 weeks and of course we’ll share our Featured Fawnatics and random winner for Challenge 47 tomorrow!