Fusion Card Challenge #13

Welcome to today’s Fusion Card Challenge!  Thank you so much for participating with us last week.  We have a bit of a different schedule for our challenge today.  Challenge #13 will be a month-long challenge, so you’ll have a whole month to create – you could do one project for the sketch, one for the photo, and one with Fusion.  Enter as many times as you like!  Hopefully you’ll enjoy our laid-back schedule for the month of July.

One other change is that this will be Deanna’s last challenge as a Fusion DT member.  I have really enjoyed being on this team with her, and I’m sad to see her go.  But she plans to be around, so make sure you continue to stop in at her blog!  Best wishes, Deanna!

Here is this month’s challenge graphic:


Cute, right??  I went with the following elements in creating my card:  Stacked birds, color combo, and white space.  My mind went in the direction of a little baby being welcomed into the ‘nest.’  Thus, the Welcome Little One theme, in spite of the nontraditional-baby-color combo.


This card makes use of the Papertrey Ink Birds & Blooms stamp set, which I had not previously used until this time.  The background embossing is simply because my new Horizontal Chevron Cover Plate arrived last week, and I wanted to try it.


Please stop by to see what the rest of the Fusion Design Team have created and to see the details for this challenge.  I hope you’ll participate with us over the next month!

Deanna Dean / Kelly Griglione / Amy Tsuruta / Kay Miller / Lyndal Higgins

On a personal note, we went swimming at the local public pool last Saturday to celebrate the arrival of Summer.  It was fun, but despite my best sunscreen-applying efforts, I came home with a terrible burn over my shoulders and upper arms.  It has been a painful week, as a result.  In addition to the ‘normal’ pain of my life.  Ack!!

I’ve also had a HUGE amount of documentation and preparation to do lately for our homeschooling, in addition to some custom Etsy orders to fulfill.  Sick kids this week, too.  All of that has left my personal creative time almost completely in the dust.  Summer is always so overwhelming to me, and I often find myself hanging on for dear life until Autumn arrives.  Just not a Summer person!  I definitely don’t do very well with all the hustle and bustle and busy schedules.  I much prefer to clip along at a nice, steady, reasonable pace.

But did you spot my favorite lace at the bottom of this card??!  I am thrilled to report that with an apparent first-of-the-month re-stocking at nearby Wal-Mart stores, I was able to find about 12 rolls of it this month!  Call me crazy for stockpiling it as if the world were about to end…  But my mind is a little more at ease for the time being, so it’s TOTALLY worth it, to me!

Anyway.  Thanks for stopping by today. 😉

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Birds & Blooms, Script Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Paper/Cardstock:  Rustic White Cardstock (PTI); Whisper Cardstock (CTMH)
Inks:  Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit (SU!); Slate, Whisper (CTMH)
Embellishments:  Lace (Offray)
Tools:  Horizontal Chevron Cover Plate (PTI)


5 thoughts on “Fusion Card Challenge #13

  1. I LOVE this sweet sweet baby card Ally! I happen to be a fan of the non traditional baby colors so this is perfect in my book. OUCH to the sunburn, been there. Sorry the kiddos have been sick, that’s NO fun in the summer. I’m still giggling over your lace email and loved seeing it here today!!! Take care my friend 😉

  2. What a pretty card Ally! Love the white and yellow! I am so glad you found your lace! It’s beautiful on you card.
    Sorry about the sunburn and not well kiddos . I’m with you I love fall not a huge fan of the heat.

  3. I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Ally!!
    I noticed your favourite lace peeking out there too – now I know where to come if I need any lace LOL!
    Hope you & your family are feeling better soon!

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