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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

CASEing KELLY!

Hello friends!

It's been SUCH a long time but I'm so very excited to be here today because I, along with MANY of my friends am here to celebrate the darling, ridiculously talented, kick-ass KELLY LATEVOLA.

You may or may not know, that one year ago, Kelly started a new series on her blog called CASEing Genius. She takes three cards from someone crafty, and makes her own inspired project from them.

We all got together and thought it would be fun to do the same with Kelly's incredible work!


Here are the three cards I cased...



and here is my VERY poor take on her genius..


I went with bright colours, watercolour and big bold sentiments.

Kelly--you are seriously SUCH an inspiration to me and you've got literally NO idea how amazingly talented you are. I'm so excited to get to see what you create each week, and to be your friend.

Congrats on your milestone :) Here's to many many 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 Art Impressions, DJ Kard Kreations, Hero Arts, Ink Road, Lia Stampz and Simon Says Stamp,! Winners will be notified by email after October 29th.


Here is a full list of the hoppers!! (Get comfy, it's a big'un!)


a2z Scrapbooking
Amy Tsuruta
Ardyth Percy Robb
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
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




See you again soon I hope friends!

Linda xx

73 comments:

~amy~ said...

Yay Linda! Love your sweet Birthday card!!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

poor casing? i can very well see Kelly's style in you card, the matting, the watercoloring the bold sentiment, so well done

Ardyth said...

Fantastic case of Kelly's pretty cards! Love the pretty colours and upward movement of the balloons!

Deepti said...

Beautiful card! Love the soft coloring :)

Lin said...

Fun design, Linda! Love the big sentiment paired with watercolors!

Cindy C. said...

It's delightful!! Love the carefree quality of the design!!

Shelly said...

Super cute CASE!!

Isabel Greholver said...

What great colors in your cards. Would love to get this card in the mail.

Donna Idlet said...

Great CASE. Love the subtle colors on your birthday card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love your card! The watercoloring is just right and I love the font on the sentiment!

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful watercolor balloons and I love that bold sentiment!

windinstarsranch said...

What a fun hop. Not only do I get to see Kelly’s work I get to see yours too. Winner winner.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun and pretty! Wonderful CASE of Kelly's work!

Carol McGregor said...

Great job. Love your card. This card makes me happy. Thanks for sharing.

Thordis said...

Love your card. And love how you got inspired by Kelly :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Super cute CASE!!!

Julie Curtis said...

Prettu pastels! the balloons are so cute!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful birthday card and perfect for any age too!

Raluca Vezeteu said...

Such a fun card! Tfs xx

Andreea DiyCraftyScraps said...

What a sweet soft coloring, love the CAS layout of your card. Thank you for sharing!

Monica Maier said...

Love the balloons and sequins!

ThePurplePlace said...

Loved your post! Kiss-Ass Kelly is right..she rocks and I think you did a fantastic job on CASing her! She's and you are both super designers! WOOHOO!

Bad Kitty said...

very nice card

Lindsay said...

This is such a sweet card, Linda! I love those balloons, so fun!

D.Ann C said...

Don't sell yourself short - it's terrific!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the bold sentiment and pretty colored balloons, very reminiscent of Kelly's style!!

joy said...

Your card is just so adorable - I love it. Kelly will, too!

Maureen Hayes said...

Kelly IS incredibly talented and I have been following her blog since the beginning. I am thrilled to see that others are celebrating her talent and she is being recognized in this way. Your card is a beautiful CASe of her style, you are being too hard on yourself. I think Kelly will be proud of this lovely card. Thanks for celebrating Kelly and sharing your talent and inspiration with us all. Off to hop. . . Lol!

Christi Conley said...

That was no way a very poor attempt - I think it is just darling :)

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

This is a sweet card. Make sme think of Sherbet!

"glow" said...

hey there.... dont run over your cardmaking skills... i see a very perfect card cased from kelly... thanks for a gr8 share...

Kris B said...

Love those bright, water colored balloons and the big bold sentiment! I think your card is terrific!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome job on your card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You can never go wrong with a festive card filled with colorful balloons! You did an awesome job of CASEing Kelly, Linda!! Hugs, Darnell

nancy littrell said...

I really like your CAS version of Kelly's cards. TFS Linda

Vonnie G. said...

You did an awesome job on this card! Thanks for sharing!

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

Your card is so sweet! I love the cluster of balloons and the boldness of your sentiment; the movement is great too with the fly-away style of the balloons. GREAT job and thanks so much for helping us give lots of love to Kelly!!! :)

Kristina B. said...

Awesome birthday card! Love the blue outlining!

Cat Craig said...

you are too hard on yourself, your card is lovely.

Sally Richardson said...

Gorgeous card.. well done you xxx

Michelle Lupton said...

Such a happy card, Linda :)

Crafty EllenH. said...

Again a super happy card!! Nice work

Celeste Goff said...

Poor take on her cards? I think not. Your card is fabulous!!!

Heather Maria said...

Such a colourful and fun card, Linda! Love your design and beautiful watercolouring! The sentiments are such a fun and festive touch! Loved seeing how you were inspired by Kelly!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful cards!!!

Amna Hasan said...

Your card is so fun! :)

Leslee said...

Great job! The pastel balloons are perfect.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Happy, Happy card!!. Such a wonderful case. Love it:)

Jo Lindskog said...

Lovely card, the balloons are fun!!

KimberlyRae said...

Awesome interpretation! love everything about your CASE!

vinita jain said...

Love this beautiful birthday creation and a bold sentiment!

KimberlyRae said...

Excellent Sponsors
Fun Blog Hop
Beautiful CASE!!
Thank you for Inspiring Me, today ♥

Deborah Vasel said...

Your card conveys great movement!
Really eye pleasing.

LauraJane:) said...

Lovely soft card from Kelly's inspiration!

cm said...

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

Brandi said...

This is absolutely adorable!

Ruby N said...

What a sweet card!

katpooh said...

What a pretty card - I love of the placement makes your eye travel across the card.

Salima said...

What a cute card :)

Chark said...

how fun is this?! love it!

Tracie Pond said...

Fun birthday card CASE. Great job, Linda. Smiles, Tracie - Creations For Kindness

Amante del Papel said...

so beautiful and sweet card!

Riti said...

Such a Happy & Colorful card!!

Michele Henderson said...

LOVE this beautiful color! SO much fun!
Take care!
Michele

Taunya Butler said...

I love this fun, happy card - makes me want to celebrate - the balloons are such great colors and the card just feels like a party!! So good!!

Kathy Mc said...

Water coloring, bright and bold and lots of dimension = Kelly. You've done her proud with this beauty, Linda!

Denise Bryant said...

delightful and fun card!

Silver C said...

the big bold sentiment looks great with these balloons!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a fun card...love the balloons.

Nora N. said...

How pretty!! LOVE the sentiment with this lovely balloons!!

Melissa (Mel's Card Corner) said...

What a fun CASE! I just love those balloons. Fabulous!

Kelly Latevola said...

Very poor take? Shut your face. I love it. and it is for me correct? So my opinion is the only one that matters. :) I really do love it. Your soft background and bright balloons are perfect. Plus, you know I love a big black sentiment!! You're awesome my friend. Thank you so much for everything!! xoxo

Kathy Krug said...

What a fun idea. How honored Kelly must be to have such wonderful friends.