Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CASEing Kelly Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the CASEing Kelly blog hop! I hope you are enjoying the hop so far. I'm sure you can all tell how much we all love Kelly and her cards.

This first card of Kelly's amazes me....although I should say that all of Kelly's cards amaze me. :)  I love the colors and the modern look of it.

This second card is so vibrant and the touch of black really makes those beautifully colored flowers pop, doesn't it?

And this third card is another beauty. Look at those pink flowers on that gorgeous background. What's not to love?!

The CASE: 

I love the watercolored background that Kelly created on the first card so I did something similar on my card. I also love how she always colors her flowers with such vibrant colors so I added a bright pink flower to my card, along with the bright pink die cut greeting. I couldn't resist. And lastly, I love the touch of black she adds to make the other colors pop so I added a black border and stamped part of the greeting in black ink.

Thanks Kelly for your awesome CASEing Genius blog posts. You and your cards inspires us all! :)

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.

Now, keep on hopping.  :)  Here's the complete list:

Kathy Wade (You are here)

Have fun and have a great day!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Hero Arts Holiday Challenge

Hello! Have you seen the new Holiday challenge over on the Hero Arts blog? I didn't have a chance to play in the last challenge so I thought I'd play along in this one. I love the Color Layering Christmas Trees set so I whipped up a few cards using it.

I stamped the card base with the Hand drawn Snowflakes Bold print background cling stamp (love!). I used 3 different colors of green mid-tone inks for the trees along with the Red Royal mid-tone ink for the greeting. I added a couple strips of glittered card stock on the 2nd card and then added some Hero Arts gems to the trees for a festive and finishing touch.  

If you haven't played along yet, you have until November 12th, so you'd better get busy.  :)

Monday, October 19, 2015

Crazy Birds and Boss's Day

Hi there! So I needed to make a Boss's Day card last week and thought, what could be better than the Crazy Birds stamp set for this?  Here's the card I created.

Each bird "sort of" represents each person on our work team. :)  I love this Crazy Birds set. They just make me laugh every time I use them. Anyway, I used Zig markers for the background and then colored the birds with Copic markers. I also used the Sizzix dies to cut them out and arrange them on the card.

Hope you have a great week!

Monday, October 12, 2015

CASEing Genius

Hello! I just found out some fun news!  You all know Kelly Latevola, right? If not, you really need to check out her blog You and Your Big Dreams. She' s a coloring genius and her cards always amaze me! Well anyway, she contacted me a while back and asked if I wanted to play along with the CASEing Genius feature she does on her blog. I was honored and thrilled and of course I said yes! So I'm featured on her blog today and you can check out the post here.   

I've met Kelly in person and she's not only hilarious, but she has such a big heart. We bonded instantly. Thank you so much Kelly. You made my day.  :)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hot Dog, It's Your Birthday!

Hi there! I'm finally back to post a few cards. I needed some birthday cards and I recently bought the Lawn Fawn Critters at the Dog Park stamp and die set so I created this Fall-themed card using that set. Love this LF set! The person I gave this card to is a dog lover, so she really enjoyed this card. :)


On this second card, I used a combination of Hero Arts stamps from the Love Jar set and the Butterfly and Flower stamp and cut set.

Well that's all I have for today. Have a great week/weekend!