CASEing Kelly Blog Hop!!

CASEing Kelly Blog Hop BannerHello everyone!!  I’m here today with a group of talented ladies who wanted to say “Thank You” to Kelly Latevola for all of her generosity and kindheartedness!! We thought a Blog Hop would be an awesome way for everyone to say good bye and send her best wishes as she parts ways with some of the amazing Design Teams she was on.

If you arrived from Kristina Beagle blog, your on the right path.  If this is your first stop, there is a complete list at the end of this post so that you could start from the beginning and not miss out on any of the fun.

The best way to send her off, would be to CASE her!!!  LOL!!  Yes, my dear teammate, Kelly, we are CASEing YOU!!

For those of you who don’t know Kelly, she has a CASEing Genius feature on her blog.  She always takes THREE cards from the designer she is CASEing, and makes ONE card inspired by those three cards.

Take a look at the three cards that I used:


I love how Kelly raised the flower by added those square panels.  So pretty and dimensional.


I love the colors Kelly used on these flowers.  I also love how she tried colors she wasn’t use to using.


I love how Kelly’s image was placed to one side of the card.  It keeps her card CAS, which is my style of designing.


Be Happy (CASE)

I used the green color from card number 2 to color my leaves.  I totally love this color combo (YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67).  Thanks Kelly.  I position my images the left side of my card stock like her card 3.  I used my Brother Scan and Cut and cut out addition leaves so that I could lift some of my leaves to mimic Kelly’s raised panel on card 1!!

Take a closer look:

Be Happy close up (CASE)

I totally loved this challenge.  It was a challenging but well worth it!!  I had fun trying to come up with a card that suited my CAS style.

Thanks Kelly, for being a great teammate over on the a2z Scrapbooking blog. I love watching your periscopes as well.

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.

CASEing Kelly Sponsors

Just in case your just arriving or your lost along your way here is the entire list of blog participants!!

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

Supplies used:

Botanical Love Copic Markers Recollections White HeavyweightBrother Scan and Cut2Lime Cordial

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


Creative Chick 10th BLOGIVERSARY Celebration!!



Hello everyone!!  I’m here today celebrating with my good friend Jenn Shurkus!!!  She is celebrating her 10 year Blogiversary!!!  How fabulous is that!!

Let me give you some history as to how I met Jenn!!  I first came across Jenn when she made the Simon Says Stamp Design Team.  I when I had a chance to participate in the challenges, I did.  Then one day while on Instagram, I saw a picture of a Loft Retreat in Rhode Island so I wanted to check it out.  I check out and realized the blog belong to Jenn from Simon Say Stamp.  So I looked further.

As I was reading all about the Loft Retreat, I was getting excited.  I look up how far she was from me and when google map said 3 hrs, I knew I had to go.  So I contacted Jenn via Instagram to let her know that I would be at her retreat.  I was super excited.  As time draw closer, I remembered that my brother was having an honors ceremony the very same day in DC.

I was trying to figure out how I could be in Rhode Island and DC at the same time or at least an hour late to one.  Well, you know that wasn’t going to happen so I contacted Jenn and let her know that I can’t come she said don’t worry she will have another one very soon. Cool!

As soon as she put out the schedule for her next retreat, I was all on it.  I contacted her and let her know I will be there.  I cleared my schedule and everything.  Jenn sent out the special invite for us to pay and I was happy.  Well, I forgot to respond tot he email until THE night before and she had one sit left.  It was meant to be.

I traveled all the way to RI by myself and boy did I have a great time!!  I chatted, crafted and had lunch with a great set of women.  I left feeling well crafted.  Wait did I tell you, it was a Mixed Media class.  Totally out of my element, but boy did I have a great time.

Jenn recently had her card retreat and I attended and had a wonderful time.  Since I’ve been to her classes and to her home, we are officially friends, or at least I hope so, LOL!!!

Soooo, I say all of that to say CONGRATS Jenn on 10 years of awesomeness!!

Here are Jenn’s cards that I CASED:

CASEing Jenn

Here are my cards that I made:

Jenn's Celebration CASE card

I choose these cards because if any one knows Jenn, they know she loves “happy mistakes”!!

Watercolor to me are happy mistakes.  They are one of a kind, no restrictions just fun!!

I hope I did well with this task that I was given to me!!

Now on to the super fun part of this celebration:

You can also play along and celebrate with Jenn for a chance to win some fabulous prizes from the sponsor below.

To participate all you have to do is CASE one of her cards or projects from her 10 years of blog post and then link up your project on her blog.  You have until August 4th to play along.  The winner will be announced August 7th!!

I hope you play along with us!!  You will not be disappointed!!



Thank you so much for stopping by!!