Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CASEing Kelly Blog Hop!









I'm thrilled to be part of this very special hop...CASEing Kelly Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from a2z Scrapbooking, one of the fabulous Sponsors!  That is the start of the hop!

Speaking of Sponsors, check them out:




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.

So, in case you don't know, Kelly has this awesome feature she does on her blog, CASEing Genius.  She interviews the special guest and showcases 3 of her favorite projects by them.  She then CASE's one of them.  HERE's my day on her blog.  A big shout out to Marika + Nina-Marie for all their work!

Ready?  Here we go, here are just 3 of my favs:


Well, you knew that there was going to be at least one coffee card, eh?! I always love Kelly's use of color and the masking for the stacked cups is awesome.



Gah, how cute is this Holiday Hugs card?!  Everything is just perfect!  I'm not a purple girl but I absolutely adore the purple and teal combo.


I really am a clean + simple girl at heart so when I saw this card with all that glorious white space and pop of color....oy, love it.

Here's how I was inspired:

cardstock:  hero arts snow layering paper  stamps:  hero arts CL909 merry cactus to you  ink:  AF320 lime to forever green ombe, hero arts AF207 mid tone butter bar, hero arts AF256 mid tone just rust  other:  hero arts platinum embossing powder, pretty pink posh stitched duo 2, stampin' up basic black 


I used the Hero Arts Merry Cactus to You set as my focal point.  Can you tell that I used the Lime to Forever Green Ombre pad?  I topped it off with a tiny bloom from Doodlebug.  The sentiment has been heat embossed with Hero Arts Platinum.  The background stencil is named Pebble Path, thought that was appropriate...inked it up with Butter Bar!

I can't wait to hop!  Next up is the Awesome Ardyth!

In case you get lost along the way, here's the hop listing:


a2z Scrapbooking 
Amy Tsuruta  <-- You're here! 
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
Kelly Latevola

109 comments:

  1. You know I love the cacti!! ;) I loveeeeeeeeeeee this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Gorgeous CASE, Amy! :-) I love that it's flowering.

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  3. A beautiful selection of inspiration cards and your case of Kelly's, in turn, is such fun! Love that cactus!
    Hugs~c

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  4. well done on the case ing if that's a verb, great prickly card

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  5. Darling card, Amy! Love that tiny added bloom!

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  6. Wow, wow, wow Amy. Love this card. I can see why people would want to case Kelly. Amazing inspiration on her blog.

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  7. This is an adorable card, I love the warm colors you picked and the flower is really cute :)

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  8. Lovely card, Amy. I love the little flower.

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  9. Love how you 'warmed up' Kelly's winter cards!

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  10. Amy, Love your card. Since I live in Az the cactus tugs at my heart. Love your background for the cactus and the simple lines also. Great job.

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  11. Awesome CASE, Amy!! Love that cactus and little flower!

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  12. Love this! I love the little flower on the cactus and that background is fabulous!

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  13. It's always great seeing how people get inspired by others! Love the end result!

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  14. Great card inspired by Kelly! Love it!

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  15. Great inspiration for a great " out of the box" Christmas card. Just sent a photo to my daughter who wants to make a Christmas card with a pineapple. Thanks!

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  16. Super sweet card, Amy! I love your CASE of Kelly's work!

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  17. Fantastic case, I can tell you used your ombre ink pad.

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  18. Amazing cards by Kelly and what an adorable CASE by you!!

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  19. What a fab card, Amy! Great CASE of Kelly's cards.

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  20. Absolutely adorable CASE of Kelly's awesome cards.

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  21. Such a fun idea for a hop, I love the elements you pulled from each card to create your own!

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  22. I love your cased card. Simply beautiful!!!

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  23. Fun card and fun hop. How nice to pay back :)

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  24. Beautiful and sweet cactus card! I love the pretty colors and fresh feel!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  25. Your cards are wonderful!
    all of them!
    my favorite is coffee card!

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  26. 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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  27. Love this card - so sweet and fun!! The cactus is so cute and that little bloom perches at the top just makes it awesome!!! The background is cleverly done and the sentiment in the banner CASEs Kelly perfectly!! Such a treat that you are part of this hop!!!

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  28. How fun was this post! I see some cards of Kelly's that I haven't seen before and I think your CASE is genius, Amy! She will love it!! Hugs, Darnell

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  29. hey sweet card!!! thanks for a lovely case of kelly's card... :)

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  30. Amy you totally rocked CASEing Kelly's work! Sweet card using my fave Hero Arts set for the holidays!

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  31. I HAVE to have the coffee cups I LOVE this card. The fonts of the written I <3 Coffee is beautiful!

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  32. Love your CASE of Kelly's cards! You rock! :)

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  33. Who would think of a cactus as Christmas but hey it works. The card turned out really pretty. And I liked the background.

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  34. Such a fun card with the cacti! Love it!!!

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  35. Simple, but so so cute! Love the pop of color on the white background and the CAS layout is adorable!

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  36. Amy, this is just fantastic! I love the little detail of the flower on the cactus! Awesome CASE!

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  37. This is so perfectly you, Amy! I love the cactus, and the fabulous background! What a fun card!

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  38. This is so cute Amy! I love the sentiment to go with the cactus!

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  39. Her cards are so cute and I love how you were inspired to create yours too. I love the layout of yours and the cute cactus and the neat sentiment.

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  40. That ombre pad is going to come to live at my house, amy! Such a darling card... you've done Kelly with a side of fabulous amy...
    =]

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  41. How cool is that?! I love the extra touch of the bloom on the flower!

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    1. Cactus. Bloom on the cactus! When does a flower have a bloom on itself?! Must. need. coffee.!!! lol!

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  42. Wonderful job CASEing Kelly's cards! Love the stenciled background! I never would have though to sue a cactus with a warm winter's wishes sentiment! Very clever!

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  43. What a sweet little card, Amy! The cactus is so cute and I love the background you created for it!

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  44. So cute! Love how you were inspired by Kelly's beautiful cards

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  45. What a fantastic card... love the way you've created it from Kelly's three cards

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  46. Very cute and lovely interpretation!

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  47. I really like the clean and simple look to! Nice card

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  48. Boy CASing Kelly sure isn't easy, but you certainly did it justice! You didn't pick easy cards either, but you really caught the essence of Kelly's style. Your card is lovely. Thank you for celebrating Kelly and for inspiring all of us.

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  49. I love the colors you use. Thank you for sharing your project. Beautiful!

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  50. This is a fabulous work of art Amy! That cactus is just AWESOME! Great CASE, you made an amazing card using Kelly's inspiration!

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  51. It is lovely how your card came together, Amy!!

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  52. Great interpretation of Kelly's cards

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  53. Hey Amy!! Super great card!! I love how you stayed true to yourself but staying clean and simple. You did an amazing job pulling all three cards into one.

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  54. Love the Clean, Crisp look of tour card Amy!
    The colors are just fabulous!
    Great CASe

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  55. How fun to see you use stuff from lots of companies! And how fun to see a cactus on a holiday card!

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  56. Oh my gosh I have the same cactus stamps from Hero Arts! Love em and the green ombré ink pad! My favs. Great card!

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  57. Fabulous stenciling behind your image very Kelly like.

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  58. Hey Amy! What a great card ... just love the little flower you added to your cactus. Mine had one of those, umm, about 5 years ago I think! Poor thing. Hope you're doing well : ) I saw your empty nest pumpkin patch photo ... adorable!

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  59. Good grief that is the cutest cactus ever! Love that little flower blooming out of the top and the CAS design!

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  60. WOW.... stunning CASE of Kelly's cards

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  61. Wonderful cards by Kelly! Amy, I just love your super cute and fun card! Beautiful design and your ombre cactus topped by the tiny flower is so sweet!

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  62. Just stunning! Love that tiny blooming flower out of cactus and great background in warm colors, amazing job done to case Kelly's card!

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  63. What a fabulous card Amy! Love your CASe!

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  64. I thought that you would make a Coffee-card ;o
    But this one is just wonderfull too with the little cactus

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  65. Super cards and such wonderful bright colors.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  66. Love your cactus Christmas card!
    It's unique and bright.

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  67. The cactus is so adorable and fun! Love the little flower you added to the top and love the stenciled pebble path background!

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  68. Love your card! its so fun! The background dots are beautiful!

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  69. Love your colors! So bright and cheerful.

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  70. Wow these are great cards! Great case and I love the flower you added!!

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  71. Great case of Kelly's three cards Amy! LOVE the yellow bloom:)

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  72. Awesome CASE, Amy! I'm not the least bit surprised you choose the coffee card. ;)

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  73. Oh my goodness! It's adorable!! I love a cacti for warm wishes. It's so Amy! Thank you so much for everything! xoxo

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  74. Kelly's cards are awesome, but Amy, so is your cactus card. Great job!

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  75. so fun, love the cactus with the flower!

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  76. Awesome cards! Beautiful coloring :)

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  77. Gorgeous card!! I love the cacti and your background together.

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  78. Cute and super fun, I Love the layers of paper and how you put everything together.

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  79. Love your fun CASE card! The ombre pad you used for the cactus is fabulous... I just bought one! Great look!

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  80. Love the bright colours on your card...Kelly's trademark.

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  81. What a cute card! Love the ombre colors of the cactus!

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  82. a very pretty and warm-looking card for the winter time!

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  83. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!! LOVE the background and the cactus is perfection!!

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  84. These are fabulous! I love the background you made!

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  85. Kelly's use of bright bold colors is amazing and so inspiring. However, your cactus have won my gardener's heart, Amy!

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  86. So fun! Love the cactus with that background, too!

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Cheers,
~amy~