Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CASEing Kelly Blog Hop


Good morning everyone! Welcome to my stop on the CASEing Kelly Blog Hop! Are you having a fabulous day soaking in all the creativity? I know whenever I look at Kelly's blog I'm like a kid in a candy store, in awe of all the beautiful colors and unexpected pops of fun techniques around every corner. I always loved when it was Kelly's turn to post on the a2z Scrapbooking blog because I knew it was going to be something super cool and beautifully colored.

We have some fabulously generous sponsors for this hop as well, because hey, what's a hop without some fantabulous 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, DJ Kard Kreations, Hero Arts, Ink Road, Lia Stampz and Simon Says Stamp! Winners will be notified by email after October 29th.

Ok, on to the cards! Let me tell you, I spent hours pouring over Kelly's blog looking at card after card for inspiration. Then I discovered that she has a Pinterest board of her cards, so I lost a few days looking at those. What is it with Pinterest - every time I get on there, time seems to speed up around me and it's suddenly three days later by the time I'm done. In the end, these three beauties really spoke to me:

I just love the bold stripes here! The sailor knot twine is so fun, and the coloring soft yet eye-catching.


So much love here - the sequins, the rainbow, the unexpected pop of black, the random die cut pieces...yowza!


I love the CAS feel of this one, and the bravery to die cut such a beautifully colored flower! That's scary.

So, what did I come up with?


I went bold! The stripes from the first card were so cool, I knew I wanted to use those. The die cut sentiment from the third made for an easy way to incorporate a greeting without detracting from the bold stripes. You should have seen me sweating while I die cut that panel...yipes! I pulled the color palette and the sequins from the second card; black & white with pops of color. This card is so different than my norm, and I love it!


It needed a bit more shimmer than just the sequins, so I coated the flowers in Clear Wink of Stella for some added sparkle.


Time for you to keep hopping! Thank you so very much for stopping by my little caffeinated corner of the internet today. :)

Blog Hop Lineup:















Jennifer Loftfield <<< you are here!

Joan Bardee <<< go here next!





























Happy Crafting!

78 comments:

  1. Love bold! The "hidden" sentiment is fabulous along those beautiful blooms.

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  2. love this, i can see all the lements your took and made them your own, i too love the stripes and the camouflaged diecut, so me ;-) fabulous

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  3. Such an stunning CASE, love those bold stripes and colorful flowers :)

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  4. The softness of those pretty flowers against the bold stripes makes a great design, and the die-cut sentiment blending in is the icing on the cake!

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  5. Gorgeous CASE Jennifer!! Love how you did the die cut sentiment!!

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  6. Fantastic case of Kelly's pretty cards! Love how I can clearly see the influence of all 3 cards!

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  7. Jen-- you did an awesome job ! I love this card.. Next win can I get a card from you instead of a Pocket Letter? Sorry I have to pick on you here also! :) You know I love ya!

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  8. Great CASE! Love the stripes and the hidden sentiment.

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  9. Loving the bold stripes with the softer flowers!

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  10. What a fun hop. Not only do I get to see Kelly’s work I get to see yours too. Winner winner. Think I will have to case this one. Love the stripes.

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  11. I love your bold, black stripes and your beautiful flowers. The "hugs" is gorgeous in the stripes!

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  12. I love those beautiful flowers on that striped background! Fabulous CASE of Kelly's work!

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  13. Jen, Your card is absolutely beautiful. Love the flowers. I especially like the word "hugs". How did you get it 2 toned? Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Carol, I created the striped background by stamping the stripes, then held my breath and die-cut the word out of my background. Instant two-toned effect! :)

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  14. Love the bold stripes, and the soft flowers. Looks beautiful :)

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  15. WOW!!! I love how you blended Hugs into the black and white! Its beautiful! I have to try this!

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  16. You convinced me I'm a new follower!

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  17. Wonderful card. A great background to showcase those flowers.

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  18. Gorgeous!!! Love the sentiment!

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  19. Great pop of color there and I just love how you added the sentiment! TFS!

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  20. Gorgeous card ! The flowers simply pop from the background! Tfs xx

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  21. Love the sentiment blending with the stripes and the pop of the pretty flowers!

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  22. Gooooorgeous card, Jen! I adore the way you incorporated the sentiment, and those flowers are stunning! Great job!

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  23. love this awesome card... wow! i love how you did that part on th sentiment and soft blend the flowers got;) thanks for the share...

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  24. Fantastic!! I'm so bummed that I missed out on being part of this..but THRILLED to see all my a2z teamies are part of this wonderful tribute! YAY!

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  25. Ooohhhhh... it turned out gorgeous! What a great CASE job!

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  26. BOLD looks good on you, Jen! You really nailed Kelly with this beautiful CASE!! It's a pleasure to meet you on this hop and become your newest follower! I'd love to have visit my place and follow me, too, if you like! Enjoy the hop! Hugs, Darnell

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  27. Perfect blend of some of Kelly's best cards, it's beautiful!!

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  28. Love the big bold stripes and the beautiful roses! The raised "hugs" looks awesome!

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  29. Love that raised "hugs" - so clever!!

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  30. Stripes and flowers are just so much fun together. Love your card; you did a fabulous job of case-ing Kelly!

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  31. I love your very creative and pretty card. So fun to see the elements you chose from Kelly's 3 cards. You made them work beautifully. TFS Jennifer

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  32. So pretty! I love your card and the layout. Thank you for sharing.

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  33. Jen,

    You had me laughing out loud when you said, "you should have seen me sweating when I was die cutting those flowers!" because I would have been sweating along with ya! 😜 I love the card you created and can really see all the elements you took form Kelly's cards in it. I love Kelly's work and am so enjoying this hop, and seeing the take other talented card makers are getting from her work. Thank you for being part of this hop that is honoring Kelly and for inspiring me with your work as well.

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  34. your card is just lovely! I agree with Maureen; I too laughed over the die cut flowers! haha! thanks for the laughs, and for the awesome creation you have made for this special hop!!! XOXO

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  35. LOVE This card, Awesome CASE Jennifer!

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  36. Loving the stripes and the hugs, Jennifer!

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  37. Those stripes are fab, almost missed seeing the hug die cut... just a job well done!!

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  38. I can see the inspiration you took from Kelly's cards, Fab!

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  39. Love the bold stripes against the soft flowers!

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  40. Love the bold pattern and the die cutting in the center of that is awesome!

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  41. Gorgeous, gorgeous card! The flowers are so pretty in those colours and I love the way they pop against the striped background! Loved seeing how you were inspired by Kelly!

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  42. Love your selection of Kelly's cards and love your CASE! Love how the background is bold and yet the sentiment stands out!

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  43. I adore this gorgeous creation and love these bold stripes to pop up the flowers! Love it!

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  44. Beatiful flowers for your CASE card!

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  45. So vibrant. Such a wonderful case. Love it:)

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  46. You've really show'case'd beautifulness all over the place! Thank you!

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  47. Beautiful colors in your card! Very pretty!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  48. Love the use of stripes and bright flowers!

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  49. Love the beautiful delicate flowers contrasted with the big bold stripes

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  50. GREAT mix of Kelly inspiration on Your card!! I LOVE the Stripes:)

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  51. 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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  52. Awesome card there!!
    Love the inlay die cut there!

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  53. Beautiful! I love the die cut with the stripes!

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  54. Jen it has taken me too long to get over here!!! I LOved those stripes on Kelly's card, and you've done beautiful things with them, too!
    =] Michele

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  55. Jen this is gorgeous! I love those pastel flowers with the bold black stripes. It just sings!! Pinterest is a never ending wormhole of beautiful things. I frequently get lost there :) Thank you so much for everything! xoxo

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  56. This card is incredible - Bold - Beautiful - AND SUPER AWESOME!!! Love it and the colors you used are fantastic!!! So glad you were a part of this hop!!

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  57. Love this, Jen, the stripes and sentiment are beautiful and the flowers are just the right colors!

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  58. Bold and beautiful = perfection. Aren't you glad you stepped out of your comfort zone? I am!

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  59. I seriously love every. single. thing. about this card ... from the bold stripes to the beautiful layered flowers. It's perfection! Awesome CASE of Kelly!

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  60. I love this!!! The black and white stripes and the colorful flowers look amazing!

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  61. Very pretty how those flowers stand out and the raised sentiment.

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  62. Pretty card! Love the beautiful flowers!

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  63. The bold stripes make the flowers shine!

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  64. The bold stripes are just beautiful with those flowers. Great design!!

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  65. Great job on the stripes and flowers...I tried to do that without your success! :-)

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