Monday, June 4, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge #35: Patterned Paper sponsored by Simon Says Stamp PLUS Fresh Cuts VIDEO

Hello hello everyone! Happy Monday to you all! Can you believe it is June already? This Thursday is my son's last day of Kindergarten, sniff sniff... 

We have a fun challenge in store for you! Patterned paper. I don't know if you are like me, but I hoard patterned paper and rarely use it!!! So whether you use patterned paper all the time or not enough, this challenge is perfect for you! You can incorporate any kind of patterned paper technique into you project. You can paper piece, us it as a background, break out those border punches. etc.....

A big HUGE thank you to the amazing Simon Says Stamp for sponsoring this challenge with a $25 gift certificate to their online store!!!

Simon Says Stamp

Allow me to introduce to you our June Guest Designer, who really needs no introduction. She is all over the crafty web and a regular player of the Lawnscaping Challenges! Please welcome Virginia Lu!

Hello! It’s Virginia here! I’m blessed with two wonderful children and a loving and supportive husband. In my little world, I help manage my hubby’s medical office. When NOT working, I love creating cards, making layouts and cooking yummy food. I studied languages and have a Master’s Degree in Education. I have never dreamed of becoming passionate about paper-crafting. I fell in love with stamping and card-making over 16 years ago. However, I only became active and passionate about my hobby in Fall 2008.  Working with stamps and paper is so fun and therapeutic. I often find myself thinking/dreaming about stamps as I love to maximize the use of each stamp in most creative ways. Lawnscaping Challenge has been awesome in challenging me to use Lawn Fawn Stamps with all kinds of designs, techniques and styles. In my near future, I hope I can challenge myself to use Lawn Fawn stamps in making layouts. I am so excited and honored to be June’s guest designer!

Another special treat we have in store for you today is the fabulous Heather Innusa is also guesting with us for this challenge! I have always admired her talent for paper piecing so it was a obvious choice to ask her to guest design for this challenge! Thanks Heather!

Now let's check out what the design team created!

Deasy (AKA Melania)



**In order to be eligible to win, these rules MUST be followed.

To play along and be qualified for the prize, you must do the following:

  • Be a follower of Lawnscaping
  • Create a NEW PROJECT based on the challenge, link our challenge AND inspiration photo to your post and add your direct link to your post or online gallery to the Inlinkz below.
  • You many combine a total of 3 challenges with your entry as long as the other challenges are not the same theme as ours.  You may enter the challenge a maximum of 3 times!
  • You have until Wednesday,  June 13th to submit your entries!

You are welcome to upload your entries to the Flickr group! The Lawnscaping Patrol checks flickr regularly, hint hint! :)


  1. All the cards by the DT are amazing and Virginia your June GD ROCKS! Patterned paper is my favorite! Off to my craft room to make some cards!

  2. Congratulations to Virginia...Love this pattern paper challenge...can't wait to play along...the DT projects are awesome..

  3. Congrats to Heather on her guest design! I adore all the DT's projects! And lastly, thank you so much for having me guest designing here! What an honor!

  4. I love these cards from the DT and Virginia. And perhaps now I have an excuse to go buy more Lawn Fawn stamps :)

  5. great creations! I can't wait to play! :)

  6. love this challenge.
    Had the day of, so i could make something right away
    Thanks for the great DT-projects!

  7. What a great challenge - I am SUCH a pp hoarder!! Love seeing Virginia featured as guest designer - huge fan of her work :) Love the ideas shown by the DT!

  8. Congrats Virginia and Heather for guest designing. Superb DT samples. Love the Canvas.

  9. Great projects from all! Love to see Virginia in the guest designer spot! Wonderful.

  10. Virginia as your guest DT...Score!!! She's the BEST!!!

    1. oh and great challenge. Totally playing!!!

  11. It's so fun to see Virginia as your guest designer - love that girl! Wonderful cards from the DT! I'm excited to be playing along with this fun challenge! :)

  12. There are so many wonderful designs from the team this week, am especially drawn to the scrapbook pages. Thanks for the fun challenge! Was easy since I love patterned paper and just bought a slew of it.

  13. What a great challenge. I'm a hoarder too, so let's go...!
    Adorable samples as always.

  14. love love loved this challenge, and of course love Virginia too!!! hehehe! Thanks so much!

  15. Woo hoo, Virginia! Love this challenge!

  16. I'm excited to make myself pull out the patterned paper! Gorgeous projects from the DT, I love seeing the variety :)

  17. Can you tell I just love this challenge?! Beautiful inspiration DT, thank you so much!

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  19. Great inspiration from the DT, love all the ways they've used the patterned paper :)

  20. Thank you for a great challenge, hope you like my efforts!

  21. Had another go, this time I tried some paper piecing :)


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