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Today I am playing along with the newest Fusion Challenge, Truck Bouquet! I fell in love with this inspiration photo the very instant I saw it! You can get all the details and link up your own Truck Bouquet inspired cards over at the Fusion Challenge right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2017/04/fusion-truck-bouquet.html

I made a grey truck, filled it with bright flowers, and boom! Done! I wanted a super CAS look with this too, and it turned out great!

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Working on the Weekend

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The weekend is here, and these little chicks are getting to work, getting ready for Easter! I wish they would come and work in my yard! We have been having spring storms all week long and the yard is a mess, but a beautiful shade of green!

Since these little chicks are such hard workers, I am entering them in two challenges!

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 401

http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2017/04/cic401-birch-press-designs.html

Fusion Challenge

http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2017/03/fusion-easter.html

I was really inspired by the yellow and pinks in the wooden flower box in the inspiration challenge photo from Fusion. It feels like Easter in so many ways!

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Live your life in color!

Fusion Challenge: Paris Rain

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Today I am playing along with the Fusion Card Challenge, Paris Rain! This week’s inspiration photos has been one of my very favorite! I’d love to have this on the wall of my studio! There’s still a little time to play along with the Fusion Challenge right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2017/03/fusion-paris-rain.html

I didn’t really create any fusion; I just used the pretty inspiration photo. I loved the bright oranges combined with the shades of gray, and of course, I had to have an actual Eiffel Tower! I have a tiny collection of Eiffel Towers and prints in my house! If any of you, my crafty friends, would like to send me a card with an Eiffel Tower on it, I would add it to the collection and send you one too! We’ll spread our Eiffel Tower love art around the world!

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Live your life in color!

Fusion Challenge

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Today I am playing along with the Fusion Challenge with a clean and crisp nautical themed card! You can get all the details and play along with Fusion right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2017/03/fusion-scrambled-letters.html

I love the crisp white space of the inspiration photo, and the nautical feel. I fused the sketch and the photo a little bit by making the globe the main focus, and adding the shiny black anchor. It reminds me of little boys and toy boats and dreams of sailing the world.

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Fusion Challenge

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Hello Everybody!

Today I am playing along with the Fusion Challenge, Interlocking Hearts! You can link up your heart creation and get all the details over at The Fusion Blog right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/

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When I first saw the inspiration photo, I was really drawn to the idea of a quilt, and the hearts looking like a pattern on a quilt. So I fused the sketch and the photo a little by using a round shape, the romantic colors, the tiny flowers, the open hearts, and the long shape of the sketch, creating a pretty quilt sample.

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Warm and romantic, just like love!

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Live your life in color!

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Fusion Card Challenge: Happy Australia Day!

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Today I am playing along with Fusion! They have a stunning inspiration photo in honor of Australia Day! Of course, I had to play along! You can get all the details and link up your cheerful projects over at Fusion right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2017/01/fusion-australia-day.html

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I found so much inspiration in this gorgeous photo, which features the floral emblem of Australia, wattle! I had never heard of wattle before, but it looks beautiful! Australia Day is January 26th, and that’s a great time to celebrate!

Australia is so much more than kangaroos and crocodiles! Over the years, I have met many, many people from Australia, especially when I lived in China and Hong Kong. I will always think of the Australian people as the most friendly folks n the world, with a real spirit for adventure! Akubras off to you, mates! Happy Australia Day!

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michele-sig-new-1

Fusion Card Challenge: Chairs to You!

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Today I’m playing along with the Fusion Challenge, Chairs to You! You can get all the details and play along right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2016/10/fusion-chairs-to-you.html

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I just LOVE this colorful stack of chairs! I didn’t really “fuse” the sketch and the photo, but simply used the photo as my inspiration. The first card I created featured a stack of colorful chairs!

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I liked the card, but I thought the stack of chairs looked a little wonky just on their own, without the photo. So, I created a second card, where I lined the chairs up in a bit of a jumbled row.

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Which one do you prefer?

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Live your life in color!

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