Friday, June 28, 2013

Fusion: the journey is the reward

We're already up to Fusion #13!

Awesome work on last week's Fusion challenge ladies!

Check out the newest challenge:


1. Play with just Jackie's sketch challenge.

2. Play with just Lesley's 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.

I'm on Lesley's Team:

I was inspired by the 


Here's what I designed:

I decided to go the asian bird route.  Each crane has been fussy cut and each is on a foam pop dot to simulate flight.

origami cranes

We folded a thousand for my brother and sister-in-law's symbolizes good fortune.

I'm going to squirrel this card away for my girl that will be going away for college this fall.

For the Japanese, the crane or tsuru {aha..sound familiar?!} are viewed with special value.

I'm going to start collecting origami crane themed items for the girl.  I already gave her this gorgeous necklace for her birthday this year.

 Make sure you pop over to the Fusion blog!!!!

Check out the other Fusion Scientists:

This challenge will stay open until July 23rd!  

We will be back on July 26th with Challenge #14!!

On a sad note, this will be Deanna's last challenge with Fusion. We'll miss her TONS but i know you'll be like me and stalk her blog!

cardstock:  recollections
paper:  Pink Paislee Queen Bee
stamps:  The Alley Way/Sushi Bar, A Muse Studio
ink:  memento Tuxedo


  1. ohhhh the cranes are gorgeous!!!

  2. What a cool idea for your college-bound girl! Love the angled birds - they totally mimic flight :)

  3. awesome choice of papers you used on this card and love the sentiment. Really enjoyed being on FSS team with you. Sorry about my infrequent comments. Just being too busy.

  4. What a gorgeous card Amy.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. Super Spectacular Origami!

    Thanks fro your well wishes and congrats on the CASology!

  6. Love your paper pieced tsuru! Folded a thousand for my wedding, too...

  7. What a super fun take on the inspiration!

  8. What a clever way to use the Fusion challenge!

  9. This is fabulous! LOVING those cranes!!!!

  10. I just love the background story behind your origami cranes! Love your card, Amy!

  11. I love your card, Amy. This is one of those that I first look at and think, "Oh man, I wish I had thought of that!" It's brilliant. ;-) And I enjoyed your commentary about the crane. Very interesting!

  12. Super cute!! Love the way it shows *movement*!

  13. Such a sweet card! LOVE the cranes!! :)

  14. Love those Origami cranes, Amy!!

  15. Fabulous card Amy! Love how you have the Asian birds flying across the card, especially in those fab design papers.

  16. Absolutely FAB! Such CAS perfection!!!

  17. LOVE, LOVE this card Amy - your oragami cranes look FAB!!!

  18. I love the movement of the cranes across your card! And I enjoyed hearing the history behind them. And I love the tradition you are starting for your DD.

  19. love those TAWS origami cranes! great inspiration for this challenge!

  20. what a fabulous card, love those flying cranes.