Today I am honored to be a part of a blog hop celebrating the one year anniversary of Kelly Latevola's CASEing Genius series. I am actually lucky enough to know Kelly in "real life" as she loves winter too and lives in beautiful Northeast Ohio. (Kidding about the loves winter part, obvi..) In case you were wondering, she is just as funny, engaging, and authentic in person as she is on her blog. Plus the girl is legit crazy talented.
Anyway, for reasons still unknown, Kelly decided to feature me on CASEing Genius last November, so today, I along with the other CASEing targets over the past year say thanks by turning the tables and CASEing the lovely and talented Kelly! You should have arrived here from Kathy Wade's blog. If not, the entire hop order is listed at the end of this post.
So I have been stalking Kelly's blog of late to pick out three awesome cards to use as a starting point for my card.
First up is this snowy scene that Kelly designed using the new WPlus9 release. I LOVE the polar bear and can you believe that this amazing card started life as just a humble piece of card stock? She added ink in one form or another and voila! That Kelly is MAGIC!
Second, I thought this card that Kelly designed for Marker Pop using the Lawn Fawn Boo-yah stamp set is too cute. I love the layout and the bright green that Kelly features in lots of her cards.
Another Marker Pop/Lawn Fawn creation for the third card- this one features alpacas and aqua. I loved the scalloped edge on the inside of the circle. It's such a fun take on a classic combination.
I combined elements from all three cards to create the card below. From the first card, I decided to feature a Polar Bear. This cutie is from Avery Elle's Polar Pals stamp set. I worked in some bright green from the second card using Avery Elle's Christmas Florals stamp set. Last, the layout was and background color was inspired by the third card. I didn't have any dies that put the scalloped edge on the inside of the circle, so my scallops are on the outside. Oh and my circle is an oval. Die set is also from Avery Elle- it's called Sweet Scallops.
To make the card, I die cut the oval from the Sweet Scallops die set from aqua card stock and glued the oval frame to the outer edge of the oval. I kept the oval negative and stamped a frame using the Christmas Florals stamp set. Kelly has an eye for details, so I tried to mimic that by adding the tiny berries and die cut stars. Finally, I stamped and die cut the polar bear and adhered him to the center of the oval. I attached the aqua frame to a card base using foam tape and dropped the oval into the opening securing it to the card base with some adhesive.
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, djkardkreations, Hero Arts, Ink Road, Lia Stampz and Simon Says Stamp,! Winners will be notified by email after October 29th. Good luck!
Your next stop on the hop is Kristie Goulet and the entire blog hop is listed below.
Thanks for stopping by!
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