Oct 27, 2015

CASEing Kelly Blog Hop

Welcome to a blog hop (with prizes!) honoring the immensely talented and sweet Kelly Latevola, who blogs at You and Your Big Dreams.  Kelly has a column on her blog, which she calls CASEing Genius and today is the first anniversary of that column.  Kelly selects 3 cards made by a fellow stamper and makes one card inspired by those cards.  Each of the stampers selected by Kelly has agreed to participate in this hop, the purpose of which is to thank and honor Kelly.  

I selected the following 3 cards, which showcase Kelly's awesome use of bold bright colors and impeccable design.





Doesn't she rock??

And here is my card, which is an obvious CASE of her first card.



Yes, I flipped Merry and Bright, just because!

Supplies:
  • Hero Arts Christmas Crystals
  • Stampendous Champagne Crushed Glass
  • Versamark
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors
  • Watercolor paper
  • A2 cream card

Here are the amazing folks participating in the hop:

a2z Scrapbooking
Amy Tsuruta
Ardyth PercyRobb
Brandi Hall
Char Kochensparger
Cindy Chiu
Darnell Knauss
Dawn Turley
Debra James
Deepti Malik
Donna Idlet
Elizabeth Campau
Ellen Haxelmans
Heather Ruwe
Jennifer Loftfield
Joan Bardee  <-----  that's me!
Kara Vrabel
Kara-Lynne
Kathy Wade
Katie Gehring
Kristie Goulet
Kristina Beagle
Kymona Tracey
Laura Jane
Leigh Penner
Lin Brandyberry
Linda Trace
Lindsay Amrhein
Lydia Evans
Maria Sabina Raita
Marika Rahtu
Martha Lucia Gomez
Michele Cunningham
Michele Ferguson
Michelle Lupton
Michelle Williams
Monica Maier
Niki G.
Nina-Marie Trapani
Rubeena Naz
Shelly Kurth
Taunya Butler
Thordis Dogg
Vera Yates

But wait, there's more!  What is a blog hop without some fun prizes?!


Leave a comment by 11:59 pm EDT on Thursday, October 29th along each stop in the hop to increase your chances of winning a prize from one of our sponsors: a2z Scrapbooking, Altenew, Create a Smile Stamps, Dee's Artsy Impressions, DJ Kard Kreations, Hero Arts, Ink Road, Lia Stampz and Simon Says Stamp!

Winners will be notified by email after October 29th.

MOOD WHEN DONE = Appreciative of Kelly and the stamping community

79 comments:

  1. Excellent CASE, Joan! And wonderful colouring as well.

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  2. sigh, soooo pretty! Love how you were inspired!

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  3. This is simply gorgeous! Love your coloring :)

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  4. A lovely CASE, Joan! Love your watercoloring!

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  5. Fantastic case of Kelly's pretty ornament cards! Love the watercolouring! Hope you're enjoying your trip!

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  6. Love the CAS style!! The ornament is so beautifully coloured!!

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  7. Adorable card! Love the gold with the red.. looks so elegant

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  9. Great CASE! Love the ornament, so colorful.

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  10. Oh I love the coloring of the ornament and that you can see the hints of other colors,, so pretty!

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  11. Your card has such wonder depth. I think you may have outdone Kelly on this one. What a fun hop. Not only do I get to see Kelly’s work I get to see yours too. Winner winner.

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  12. This is so bright and beautiful! I love the gold!

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  13. Fabulous CASE of Kelly's work, Joan!

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  14. Bright and Merry card. Love how you cased Kelly's cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Gorgeous CASE, and an amazing Christmas card :)

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  16. A beautiful ornament card that you made. Lovely in every way.

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  17. So love it! Clean and simple, yet so elegant and vibrant! TFS!

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  18. Gorgeous!!!! I must try this layout and colors cause they look awesome! Tfs xx

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  19. Your ornament is stunning, Joan! Whoa, I love it so much!

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  20. Hope you get this J.B. ... your card is brilliant!!!
    =]

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  21. I saw this first on FB and nearly choked on my own gasp! Kelly will be gasping, too, Joan! This is a frameable and spectacular work of art!! Hugs, Darnell

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  22. I saw this first on FB and nearly choked on my own gasp! Kelly will be gasping, too, Joan! This is a frameable and spectacular work of art!! Hugs, Darnell

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  23. Such a beautiful CASEing of Kelly's card! love the gold embossing and the wonder CAS style!

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  24. Perfect CASEing yet shows your own style - flipping that Merry & bright!!!

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  25. Oh Wow. YOur card is masterful! Beautiful

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  26. Yes, definitely #1, but you used colors and glitter embellishments from #2 and #3. Very pretty. TFS Joan

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  27. Super sweet. Your projects are awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. I am loving this hop, firstly because I love and admire Kelly, but also because it is so much fun and also inspiring to see how each of you has interpreted the cards you chose! You did an beautiful job CASing Kelly's cards! Thanks for being part of this great hop.

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  29. SO AWESOME!!! I just adore the card you've created Joan! LOVING that bright red faceted ball!!!

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  30. Wow that watercoloring is just fabulous.

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  31. Love your watercoloured bauble, Joan!

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  33. Wowzie ni what a nice card & oh boy I love this blog layout :)

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  34. Fabulous CASe card! I love the gold embossing and the beautiful watercoloring!

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  35. Wow what a gorgeous card, Joan! Beautiful colouring and embellishing on the bauble! Fun idea to flip the merry and bright:) Loved seeing how you were inspired by Kelly!

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  36. Love this fabulous creation in rich red color, beautiful watercoloring and gold embossing!

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  37. Great CASE. Lovely Christmas bauble!

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  38. Lovely! love the pop of color on the clean white background! CAS at its best!

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  39. Gorgeous! Such a wonderful case. Love it:)

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  40. Love your Crafty style! Just Awesome!

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  41. Wow! I LOVE your fantastic pink and gold color combination! This is really stunning!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  42. such a gorgeous ornament, Joan. Fabulous CASE =)

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  43. What a beautiful ornament that both you and Kelly have done. Now I gotta CASE!

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  44. Thanks for the ideas to CASE. Your red ornament is gorgeous.

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  45. LOVELY CASE of Kelly's card! The watercoloring is mesmerizing. I actually bought that HA ornaments set because of the Third Kelly card you have in your post..Haven't used the set yet though, Thinking there is no way I can create anything as BEAUTIFUL!

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  46. What a challenge to select *only* three favourites from Kelly's amazing arsenal of creativity, but wow...you managed to narrow down some real treasures. Your case: simply awesome! Such a marvelous hop to put the spotlight on someone who allows so many others to shine. Heart-warming and touching!
    ~c

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  47. Fabulous cards! Love your take on CASEing Kelly. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  48. What a wonderful card - love the gold embossing and the ivory on ivory layout.

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  49. Beautiful card, Joan! Bright & Merry, to be sure! What fun to CASE Kelly this time! ♡

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  50. Your card is super gorgeous and just right on the mark as a CASE of Kelly's card - so wonderfully done!! Impressive!!!

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  51. Bright and merry is a real stunner, Joan! Great job of CASEing Kelly.

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  52. Great CASE! I love how you flipped the sentiment around. Great idea!

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  53. OMG your card is pure awesomeness!! Gorgeous!

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  54. What a pretty ornament...love the gold.

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  55. Pretty card! Lov that gorgeous red bauble!

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  56. This is a fun card to look at !

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  57. Oh wow!! I LOVE that card. Stunning design!!

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