Thursday, January 29, 2015

January 29-Heartful

Welcome to FUSION. This challenge is close to our hearts! Valentine's Day is on the way and we hope you are inspired to play along with us.

You could create a card:

-with the sketch
-with the colours
-with a love theme
-with a Valentine Day theme
-with metals on it
-with embossing
-with stripes
-with woodgrain


The ideas are limitless...as long as you can explain how you were inspired!


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PROCEDURES:
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.

Here are some fabulous cards by our design team showing you how it works!

Michelle L


Lynn


Michelle Williams


Jeanne Jachna


Lyndal Higgins


Julia


Amy


Kimberly Wiener


Kelly Griglione


Stephanie Severin

Betty J.







Winners

Thank you to everyone who played along with our One Year Anniversary Challenge and a special thank you to all of our guests! So many amazing entries it was quite the decision for the whole design team. Michelle will be choosing this week's winner. 



Here is what Michelle had to say: 
There were so many awesome entries this week and yet it was this one card that kept drawing my eye back again and again and again. Michele's card is a masterful fusion of sketch and inspiration photo, picking up the woodgrain, the hearts, the shelf, the colour scheme, right down to the tiny pop of pink. This card makes me feel all warm and cozy. I love it! Congratulations, Michele!

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Congratulations to our Honorable Mentions...

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

FUSION: Two Hearts

Thank you to everyone who joined in with our One Year Celebration! SO much beautiful inspiration in the gallery! WOW! And a special thank you once again to our Guests for joining us!

This challenge we have many fun elements at play and we hope you are inspired!

You could:
Create a Valentine Day Card
Create a Mommy and Me Card
Create a Wedding Card
Create an Anniversary Card
Use Hearts
Use Wood Elements
Use a Big and a Small Object
Use the Colours
Use Wildflowers
Or just use the sketch!~
And so on...the possibilities are endless!

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PROCEDURES:
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.

Here are some fabulous cards by our design team showing you how it works!

Michelle L 



FUSION {One Year Anniversary Winners}

Thank you to everyone who played along with our One Year Anniversary Challenge and a special thank you to all of our guests! 

So many amazing entries it was quite the decision for the whole design team. Lynn will be choosing this week's winner. 




Here is what Lynn had to say: 
Lee Ann's card is absolutely stunning.  I absolutely love the touch of pearls and the stunning gold leaves.  What an amazing take on both the sketch and inspiration photo. I'm normally a CAS loving girl, but this card simply knocked it out of the park!


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Congratulations to our Honorable Mentions...

Please grab the Honorable Mention badge for the challenge you won!



Our next challenge will begin at 5am PST on Thursday, October 23th! 


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy Anniversary and Happy New Year! A Special Celebration!

Happy New Year! Hello and welcome to our first challenge of 2015!!! 

This challenge is our One Year Anniversary from when we restarted the FUSION Challenge! Can you believe it!!


PROCEDURES:
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.

You could be inspired to create a card with:
Chalkboard Elements
Pink Colours
Frames
Birthday Theme
Celebrations
And SO on...

To celebrate, I asked each of our designers to invite one card maker to celebrate with us! I asked them to invite somebody who inspires them as a card maker! Welcome, ladies! Each of our designers made a card and so did their guest (based on the challenge). 

I chose Sandie as my guest designer for her fabulous CAS designers. I love stopping by and being inspired by her choice of color and ability to use minimal elements to create a beautiful design.  Sandie is also a very regular player at Fusion!  Even better, Sandie and I are cousins and this fabulous hobby has brought us even closer as we live "across the pond" from one another.

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I chose to invite Iwona (aka Chupa) as my guest because, not only is she my friend, but her cards are always drop dead gorgeous.  I admire her ability to create layers that work together seamlessly, and I love that her cards often seem to have a touch of old fashioned charm and nostalgia about them. 



Jeanne Jachna

Cathy Weber (Jeanne's Guest Designer )
I chose Cathy Weber as my guest designer because I love her attention to detail. She always amazes me by coordinating all the elements of a design, so every detail is perfect. Her designs are usually layered, but always look so clean and coordinated.

 


I chose my friend Lauren as my guest designer because she has such an elegant and eclectic design style.  Lauren has an amazing touch for combining different paper designs ... she also incorporates fabulous texture & special finishing touches into her creations.



May Park (Amy's Guest Designer)
I chose May as my Guest Designer because I've always been such a fan of her clever and amazing designs.  She has a way with anything fromclean & simple to some serious *wow* factor.




Mona Pendleton (Julia's Guest Designer)
I chose Mona Pendleton to be my Guest Designer.  I have always admired Mona's work and was fortunate enough to work with her on a design team - where I got to know her on a more personal level.  She is a wonderfully talented artist, creating beautiful page layouts, incredible mixed media projects and lovely stamped cards.



Laura Bassen (Michelle's Guest Designer)
I chose Laura as my guest because I have long admired her awesome CAS style. Along with her fabulous artistic ability, Laura's sense of humour gets me giggling on a regular basis, she's lots of fun!


Donna Mikasa (Kimberly's Guest Designer)
I chose Donna as my inspiration designer because she has a magical 
way with color and bright lively designs.  
Her watercolor and inking is just divine. Her fresh and clean cards are awe inspiring!
You can see more of her lovely work on her blog: three umbrellas.

 

Wida Miller (Kelly's Guest Designer)
As soon as I saw the inspiration photo, Wida Miller popped into my head (you're nodding your head with me, right?!?) I chose Wida as my inspiration because of her fantastically whimsical and fun style. She rocks layers, pretty, and sassy so well. I always love her cards!


Ren-Yi (Betty's Guest Designer)
I chose Ren-Yi from Smallhanded Creations because I really like her many different styles, making each card unique and special. We also have had 2 opportunities to meet in Germany and she is really a down-to-earth and sweet person.


Deepti
 
Barb Ghig (Deepti's Guest Designer)
 I chose Barb Ghig for the divine simplicity and calm that her card designs bring. She has a uniqueness to her style which always catches my attention. I have always admired her CAS style and I am sure you agree... how gem of a person she is!! So glad to have her here with another one of her awesome cards.



Anika Lerche (Anni) (Lyndal's Guest Designer)
I just LOVE Anni's CAS with a twist creations, her fabulous style and faultless execution gets me every time! 


Joni Nina Andaya (Katie's Guest Designer)
I chose Joni because she is super sweet and she has the ability to turn any creation into an elegant masterpiece.  Once look at her blog,Papell with Love, and you will know her style is fresh and chic. Take a look at her amazing card below!