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 thoughts on “CASEing Kelly Blog Hop!”

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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