Thursday, January 10, 2019

FUSION - 5th Anniversary Challenge

Welcome back to a new challenge and a new year!  We have a feast for the eyes today because it's our 5th anniversary and following our tradition, our design team have invited guests to join us.   And as a special treat, our friends at CAS-ual Fridays have offered us a $25 gift code for one randomly drawn entrant in the gallery.  Thank you so much to Michele from CASual Fridays!   Click on the logo to be taken to their store.

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

We would love if you would join us and create a card based on either the sketch, the photo or a fusion of both.  Let's fill the gallery with beauty!

Scroll down and check out the gorgeous cards based on our challenge graphic.

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 and their guests showing you how it works!

Barb Ghigliotty

Barb's Guest - Michele Ferguson from I Card Everyone

I asked Michele to be my guest because I love how she uses supplies from several companies on her designs. I also love how she plays with color...especially her favorite color 'gray' ~

Betty J

Betty's Guest - so sorry, no guest :-(

Jeanne Jachna

Jeanne's Guest - Michele K. Henderson from Crimson Owl Creations

I love Michele's use of bold color and how she has a die cut for just about EVERY occasion!  Her crisp clean designs are always a delight to behold! 

Jen Mitchell

Jen's Guest - Lisa Elton from My Paper Tales

I chose Lisa to be my guest because her designs are always a wonderful blend of sweet nostalgia and fun whimsy. She's never afraid to mix colors and patterns and is no stranger to a polka dot or two!

Karren Johnson

Karren's Guest - Ksenija from Sweet Kobylkin

Ksenija has a wonderful card-making style and every card of hers is gorgeous and unique - just like this one.

Linda Callahan

Linda's Guest - Heidi Baks from RunningwScissors

I am a total fan of Heidi's creative work! She always adds that extra creative element to her clean designs like today's typeset sentiment!

Lyndal Higgins

Lyndal's Guest - Jenny Martin from My Paper Epiphany

I love Jenny's use of multi media techniques, perfectly demonstrated here!

Michelle Leone

Coming Soon!

Michelle's Guest - Nancy Penir from Artful-Notions

Nancy has the loveliest design sense - with beautiful colors/coloring and amazing detail and are sure to enjoy this Artful-Notions creation !

Michelle's Guest - Ardyth Percy-Robb from MASKerade

I just love Ardyth's Clean and Simple style: always clever, always stylish, always elegant!

Wanda's Guest - Broni Holcombe from Splashes of Watercolor

Broni has inspired me over and over with her wonderful eye for design and her fabulous coloring skills! 

What a wonderful collection of cards!  Please play along and link your card below.


  1. Congratulations on your 5th Anniversary! So thrilled to have been invited to party with you! Thanks so much to Michelle!

  2. So glad you guys are back from the break! This challenge looks so fun! I wondered how long it's open for, and I'm also having problems trying to check the inlinkz for it, it's wanting me to verify a password for either my email or my social media, which is new... Any thoughts?

    1. Hi Heather, thanks for letting us know about the Inlinkz. They have a new version out but it just seems all too hard, so I've gone back to the old version. Hopefully they'll keep that around :)

    2. Thanks, Karren! We're struggling with it over at TSOT, too, lol... Argh!

  3. Happy 5th Anniversary! I'm hoping to get stuck into this today.

  4. Wow, five years! Congratulations, ladies, and here's to five more! I love how you've all chosen uber talented guests to give us even more inspiration! The card art from top to bottom is awe-mazing!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Happy 5th Anniversary!! So fun to celebrate with a beautiful challenge!!

  6. Happy birthday Fusion! Looking forward to another 5 years of Inspiration Karren. Beautiful cards everyone! x

  7. Happy Anniversary!! Thanks for all the fun challenges you have offered over the years. It has been so fun to play along with y'all!!

  8. Happy 5th Anniversary and here's to many more! Your butterfly cards are spectacular!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Beautiful cards from the DT and all the guests. Congrats on the achievement of a fifth anniversary, thanks for this and all the challenges!