CASEing Kelly Blog Hop

Hello Everyone, and welcome to a very special blog hop in honor of a very special person! If you are participating in the CASEing Kelly Blog Hop, then you should have arrived from Niki G.’s blog. If you are just stumbling upon the hop now, keep reading and I will tell you a little bit about it!


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If you keep current with the crafting community, I am sure you have come across the amazingly talented and oh-so-sweet, Kelly Latevola on more than one occasion! Kelly’s passion for card making has no bounds; her creations and coloring skills are off-the-charts beautiful! Kelly hosts a regular feature over on her blog called “CASEing Genius”, where she selects three cards from a fellow artist and makes a card based on those three selections. Kelly does this as a way to help other people find these artists that she is inspired by.

However, today a large group of her crafters are turning the tables and hosting a blog hop in honor of her where we are all going to CASE the original Genius… Kelly herself! :)

So, of course, I had to choose my three favorites from Kelly’s blog to create a card from (wait, only three??? I love them all! haha!). After much contemplation, I finally narrowed it down to these:




First I will tell you of the inspiration that I pulled from each of Kelly’s card… I loved the clustered look of the blossoms and leaves on the first card; it framed up the sentiment so nicely! In the second card, I was immediately drawn by the Christmas theme; but more than this, I thought that the tag that Kelly made reminded me of a Christmas ornament. And finally in the third card, the gold sentiment and watercolor background just totally had me from the moment I laid eyes on that beauty!

And here is my creation… Kelly’s cards are always usually very clean and simple, so I made sure I followed that theme while I was creating.


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I created an ornament from a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle die and used gold watercolor paints to do some ink blending. I clustered some floral images from Winnie and Walter (turning them into evergreen berry branches, rather than flowers), which are colored with Copic markers in the no-line style. A sentiment from Altenew and sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finished off the entire design!


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CASEing Kelly Sponsors


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.



There are many other crafters participating in this very special blog hop in honor of Kelly Latevola! Be sure to keep on hopping and see everyone else’s amazing creations!

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
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



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Altenew LYRICAL SCRIPT Clear Stamp Set AN137
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Winnie and Walter IN BLOOM ADDIES GARDEN 6 x 8 Clear Stamps WW039
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Copic Sketch Marker E31 BRICK BEIGE Cream

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Copic Sketch Marker E71 CHAMPAGNE Taupe
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Copic Sketch Marker R46 STRONG RED Bright Bold

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Copic Sketch Marker RV99 ARGYLE PURPLE Dark Plum
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Pretty Pink Posh CLASSIC CHRISTMAS 6mm Sequins
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets
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74 Responses

  1. mich3ll3w says:

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for all of your hard work! This hop was wonderful!

  2. P.S. I’m going to hire you to redo my blog because I love that banner so dang much. It’s perfect.

  3. I have no words. I will never be able to tell you how you’ve touched my heart. I know the work you put in to make this happen for me and i will be forever grateful. Your card is stunning, as usual. I love how you made it your own. Those berry branches are brilliant. Thank you so much for everything! xoxo

  4. lisascreativeniche says:

    Oh how beautiful!!!

  5. Tracie Pond (Creations For Kindness) says:

    What a heartfelt act of kindness that you assembled. Your CASE is beautiful too =)
    Creations For Kindness

  6. Holy cow! Your card is stunning! What an awesome CASE of Kelly’s cards!

  7. Nora says:

    This is so pretty. LOVE the colors yo used and all the layering!!

  8. Cyndee says:

    Your ornament card is so pretty!

  9. Denise Bryant says:

    Your CASE card is awesome! Beautiful details!

  10. Kathy Mc says:

    Nina, your ornament card is brilliant. When I read that you used a stitched rectangle die for your ornament, I paused and retread the statement. Then realized that was your second layer and you used a circle die for the ornament. Regardless, it’s a beautiful card and great hop!

  11. Celeste Goff says:

    What a stunningly gorgeous holiday card! Love your take on Kelly’s cards!

  12. Daisies Girl says:

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for this awesome hop and for all your amazing efforts that went into it!! You are a jewel!! Your card is beautifully done and it is filled to the brim with wonderful details that really make it shine!!! Such a pleasure to see!!!

  13. Ana says:

    I love the colors. You picked awesome and colorful cards and CASE-ed it amazingly.

  14. Teri W says:

    Love the gold accents. Beautiful card.

  15. zubmomi says:

    Fabulous card! Love it :)

  16. LOVE this holiday card! Absolutely gorgeous!
    Take care!

  17. Sally Richardson says:

    Awesome card. Love the gold just amazing

  18. Riti Poddar says:

    Nina…. This is such a Brilliant CASE!!!
    Love your work & have been an admirer since quite sometime now!!
    I just knew it’s gonna be a Jaw Dropping Card & sure it was!! Even better than expected!!
    Loveeee every element that u put together to create this Magical Card!!!
    LOVE it !

  19. Amante del Papel says:

    Nina overcame your inspiration! your card is so beautiful!!! is stunning!

  20. Kris B says:

    What a beautiful Christmas card! Love the bold sentiment and how you popped it up! Wonderful job CASEing Kelly’s cards! This is an amazing hop!

  21. Vinita Jain says:

    Thanks for all your hard work, organizing this amazing fun hop and great tribute to Kelly’s work!
    Love this festive creation with a wow factor with wonderful ornament in gold and a cluster of floral with gorgeous red ribbon! Love your talent!

  22. efrat123 says:

    Fun blog hop. Beautiful card

  23. Katryna G. says:

    Love your card and the way you transformed the inspiration!

  24. Laura Jane says:

    Perfectly Festive take on all three of Kelly’s cards! Thanks again for all that you did in organizing the HOP for KELLY. Your energy and enthusiasm overflows to the success of a most LOVELY hop! Hugs to you:)

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