Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CASEing Kelly Blog Hop!

Good morning friends,

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. 


My card

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!
Katie


  Cindy Chiu 
  Katie Gehring - you are here
  Niki G. 

74 comments:

  1. Love how you combined all three cards into one. Perfect CASE!

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  2. Gah, cuteness overload...sweetest card ever.

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  3. love your case, very clean and well not simple m ore like regimented, thight, i don;t know the proper word just now, but it has a special sense of order and neatness, i love it

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  4. This is so adorable! Love the stamping around the bear :)

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  5. Fantastic case of Kelly's pretty cards! I love how I can clearly see the influence of the 3 inspiration cards you chose!

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  6. I'm in love with this card, Katie! The sweet scallops, soft colors, that adorable bear, and the soft blue pulls everything together beautifully!

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  7. Oh My gosh! I won;t get any work done. this will be a wonderful hop!

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  8. So sweet! Love how you framed that cute bear!

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  9. 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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  10. That polar bear is precious, and so beautifully framed! I love this sweet card!

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  11. Oh, this is fabulous! I love it! Super sweet CASE of Kelly's work!

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  12. This is a perfect CASE. Love your card :)

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  13. YOur card is precious! I love the layering and your cute llittle critter!

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  14. Super sweet CASE of Kelly's cards!!! LOVE!

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  15. Great card. Love the coloring and stitching. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Cute little image and love the stitched look and the fantastic colors.

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  17. Simply adorable! Such a great layout and color combo!

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  18. Love, love, love it! Such a sweet card! Tfs xx

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  19. Oh my do I love this adorable card, Katie! So perfectly done!

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  20. Lovely card, love the bear in the frame!

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  21. So neat to see where you got the ideas for your cute card!

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  22. Well, Katie, to me the reasons for Kelly choosing you as a genius are very clear!! This is a sweet and precious card with touches of Kelly throughout! She will love it!! Hugs, Darnell

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  23. Your card is so cute! I love the sweet polar bear and the frame around him is beautiful!

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  24. Love your interpretation of Kelly's style! The scalloped oval frames the cute polar bear so nicely!

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  25. I love how clean, yet festive, your card is - your little polar bear is SO sweet!

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  26. wow... cute lil polar bear... thanks!!! gr8 casing;)

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  27. So sweet and fun Katie just like Kelly's cards. She will love yours,

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  28. Your card is so sweet and yet conveys the feelings of the cards you picked to CASE. I am so enjoying seeing what everyone on the hop has chosen as inspiration and how they are interpreting it. Thanks for being a part of this lovely honor for Kellly, who certainly does has "mad skills" and for being an inspiration yourself!

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  29. oh.my.gosh. this card is just SO ADORABLE! I love that polar bear (who doesn't love a cute critter???) and your framing of the image is done to PERFECTION!!! Love the colors you used to... I have to say it again; your card is ADORABLE!!!

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  30. Gorgeous card with the perfect color scheme!

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  31. WOW what an awesome card... love the colouring xxx

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  32. such a pretty card, I can see where your inspiration came from.

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  33. I'm screaming inside myself, I love this car so much!!! It's uber cute!!! :D

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  34. What a fabulous card! I love how beautifully you framed out that sweet polar bear image!

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  35. Katie, your card is absolutely adorable! Love the way you framed the cute polar bear in the fabulous wreath and scalloped oval! Loved seeing how you were inspired by Kelly!

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  36. Love the card you created for Kelly's CASE. Your polar bear is adorable.

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  37. your card is beautiful! Has the perfect balance and feel!

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  38. Love this cute framing creation! The polar bear is so adorable!

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

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  40. Hi there, as a new card maker, I 've enjoyed your cute lil critter cards so much. Your choice of stamp placement and your coloring is inspiring. Thank you!

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  41. Very cute critter card! Loved the colors.

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  42. Oh this is adorable! Seriously adorable!!!

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  43. This little bear is so adorable! I love your coloring technique! Perfect holiday card!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  44. Oh my, adorable, Katie!! Super CASE =)

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  45. Your coloring is fab.
    Really cute card.

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  46. Sweet bear! Your card represents the inspiration from Kelly's cards beautifully and in your own style:)

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  47. 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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  48. Oh my gosh! I love everything about this card!!

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  49. Katie, if a person looked in the dictionary under Sweet, they'd find this card!!! OH my goodness I adore it! And why the heck haven't I used my A.E. oval yet?
    =] Michele

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  50. Katie - what a wonderful and fun card - love the oval and the loveliness inside it!! Just so perfectly sweet and very well done!! You make me smile with your creations!!

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  51. I love your card, is so cute and so sweet!

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  52. This is so adorable and beautiful!! I just love it!!

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  53. Such a sweet card with the polar bear front and center, Katie!

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  54. This is so pretty and looks like fun to make!

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  55. Love how you incorporated all three cards...very sweet card.

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  56. I love that you used elements from all three cards on your card. The polar bear is adorable and the way you framed it with the flowers and green is so pretty!!

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  57. LOVE your CASE of Kelly's cards. That little bear is adorable!

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  58. Oh my goodness. First, thank you so much for your kind words. Second, if one of us is magical I think it's you. That polar bear is darling! I love how you took those things from my cards and made it your own. You rocked it. It's a gorgeous Katie card for sure!! Thank you so much for everything!! xoxo

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