Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CASEing Kelly! a Blog Hop!

It was truly and honor [and surprise] to be featured on Kelly Latevola's CASEing Genius!  Today I'm honored again to be joining the other 'geniuses' to CASE Kelly!! 
Surprise Kelly!
My Photo
 
Even though I am sorely lacking her skills with coloring, I shelved my fears, and added lots of color to my CASE of these three genius cards:
 
 
 
 
I've created a curved panel for my card-base, a postage stamp die cut, which I then colored, and popped up - even a bit of a shaker element, too!  How do like me now, Ms. L ??!!  Okay.  You would have so colored those leaves and stems ... but our leaders did say to 'make it my own.'  =]
 
 
Kelly, we love you!  My sentiment says it all ... you celebrate beautiful every day, and we are all grateful for it.  Thank you, so much, for shining a little of your love-light on each one of us!  Happy blogging anniversary!

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, DJ Kard Kreations, Hero Arts, Ink Road, Lia Stampz and Simon Says Stamp! Winners will be notified by email after October 29th.
 
 
Okay, everybody!  Here are Kelly's Geniuses! 
Hope you HOP over to see their creations, but
before you go ... my special thanks to Marika, and Nina-Marie for organizing us [that is a job!!]
and to Kara Vrabel - who held my hand, making it possible for me to create my first blog-hop post!!
 

Michele Ferguson - you are here!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by - always makes my day!
 
=]  Michele

89 comments:

Michelle said...

Very beautiful and very clever! I love this gorgeous card, Michele! :-)

Marika said...

This is brilliant, Michele! Love it!!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE your CASE, Michele! So fun! I also love that we both chose the pink flower card with the fun die cutting. xo

~amy~ said...

Absolutely perfect.

KayM said...

Congratulations on your first blog hop!! And WOW you hit the ball out of the ball park with this one! What a gorgeous card! The colors are amazing!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

nice,bright and bold tatally case perfection, well done

Ardyth said...

Your card says is all - beautiful case of Kelly's work!

Deepti said...

Such a creative and a unique design :) Love it!

Diana K said...

I love your CASE, Michele. It's so you (which is always fabulous), with just a bit of Kelly thrown in.

Lin said...

Great CASEing, Michele! What a unique design!

Shelly said...

Oooh, this is amazing!! Beautiful CASE!

Kara Lynne said...

Oh I love your partial coloring and that gorgeous gold! This is a beautiful CASE of Kelly! It's nice to know I'm not the only "first hop" girl here!

Cindy C. said...

So cute!! Wow what a great way to spotlight the center of the flower!!

TK Watson said...

I love your card! Beautiful, and nifty with that curved border! Great job

Chriss Blagrave said...

What a great use of Kelly's inspiration cards! I love all of the elements of your gorgeous flower!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great design! Love the offset panel, so unexpected, but so bold!

Hussena said...

This card is so very you but with a perfect Kelly's twist too 😊...Totally love your Case of Kelly's card !!

Sharron said...

What a stunning design! LOVE all the elements of your gorgeous flower!

windinstarsranch said...

How unique! One of the best I have seen. What a fun hop. Not only do I get to see Kelly’s work I get to see yours too. Winner winner.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so creative, Michelle! Wonderful CASE of Kelly's work!

Carol McGregor said...

This card is gorgeous. Love the curve on the left side and the pop of flower. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Chark said...

Love! what a perfect take on the cards you CASEd!

conil said...

Splendid CASE. Everything about your card screams talent and artistry, just like Kelly's cards. Meticulous stamping and I adore the design.

Thordis said...

Love how you got inspired, beautiful work :)

Julie Curtis said...

Ohhhh...I love the layering! Its beautiful how you made squares look like a flower!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a lovely card you made and a great CASE.

Claire Broadwater said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I love every detail of this beautiful card! XX

Raluca Vezeteu said...

Gorgeous CAS card! Love it so much! Tfs xx

Andreea DiyCraftyScraps said...

So impressive! Love how you created the flower, is so very unique! Truly inspiring :)

Monica Maier said...

Your card is so pretty, I love your take on the cards you chose!

D.Ann C said...

Now that's a novel shaker idea! LOVE it!!

Bad Kitty said...

Your card is so pretty

Diane Jaquay said...

Love your beautiful and unique treatment of the flower, and the wide arc on the side panel, really lovely!!

Lisa said...

Oh wow Michele, this is incredible!! Super creative and that colored bloom is gorgeous!! If I'm the Ms. L you are referring too...love ya girl!!!!!

joy said...

The leaves/stems sans color just makes your colored area POP off the card, Michelle! So unique; love this card.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Wow Really interesting technique

"glow" said...

sweet! i love your card which cases kellys perfectly!! thanks;)

Natalie Godfrey said...

WOW! What a really pretty card. Great job!

nancy littrell said...

Wow, so artistic and original. I LOVE your cool design. TFS Michelle

Vonnie G. said...

Love your card. Great job.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well done CASEing the brilliant Kelly and well-done with your first-ever blog hop participation, Michele! The first of many more I'm sure! Kelly will love how you made her style your own!! Hugs, Darnell

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

wowza! what a great card this is; and so totally clever! i love the spotlight coloring you did; GENUIS!!!! :)
Thanks so much for being a part of this hop Michele!

Kelly Griglione said...

Aww, such a great CASE of Kelly's cards, Michele! I really do love how you left the leaf b&w ... very graphic. "how do you like me now" ... hahaha that just cracked me up!

Cat Craig said...

What a glorious mix of you and kelly, fabulous Michele.

Sally Richardson said...

Terrific card and a lovely cased to Kelly as well xxx

Michelle Lupton said...

What a cool idea to highlight the bloom!

Karenladd said...

Loving all that gorgeous color and the clever use of your postage stamp die! Just perfect!

Michele Henderson said...

Gorgeous card, Michele! The colors are all so bright and vivid! There is so much life here!
Take Care!
Michele

lostinpaper said...

You are rocking the colour GF!

Crafty EllenH. said...

Well done ; this is awesome:)

Maureen Hayes said...

I know that Kelly has mad coloring skills, but I am being blown away by the skills shown by all of your lovely ladies on the hop! You did a fantastic job with your coloring, and frankly leaving the stems and leaves white added to the affect of the card, and obviously made it your own! Anyway can try to absolutely mimic another's work (although I couldn't touch Kelly's coloring talent!) but it takes true creativity to look at that wok, get inspired and create something u inquest, but that still references the original, you did this beautifully!

Thank you for being a part of this lovely hop to honor Kelly. I don't know Kelly personally (alas) but have followed her blog for years and am in awe of both her talent and her heart as a human being. It is nice to see her getting this kind of recognition from her fellow crafting friends and I am sure she is overwhelmed.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful cards!!!

Susi Kelly said...

What a fabulous honour for Kelly to be featured in this lovely hop! She truly possesses a huge talent for colouring and card making, and her cards always make me wish I had a wee bit of those skills (LOL), so I can empathize with your fear, Michele. But you did a wonderful job with your floral card. Celebrate Beautiful indeed :-)

Amna Hasan said...

Your card is beautiful Michele! :) such a a fun one!

Leslee said...

I think you did awesome with your colouring skills. Beautiful card!

Lindsay said...

What a lovely card, Michele! I LOVE that bold colorful flower!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Awesome card. Such a wonderful case. Love it:)

Jo Lindskog said...

Loved your CASE! The color on that flower was gorgeous.

KimberlyRae said...

Awesome round of sponsors and fun blog hop! Love your unique artsy vibe interpretation CASE card!!

Bobby said...

I'm stunned and amazed, Michele. So much wonder going on here that I can hardly take it all in.

Petra Swart said...

WOW, Michele, this is simply STUNNING!!! Oh, I've looked at every little detail on this wonderful card and I LOVE it!!! A work of art - PERFECT in every way!!! I'm definitely off to visit Kelly - the three cards of her you've got here are awesome - I want to see more!!!!
Hugz

Teri W said...

I love the layered squares for the flower. Very clever!

Jeanne said...

Oh, I just love your flower, Michele! Great CASEing.

Deborah Vasel said...

What talent!
Your card is drop dead gorgeous.

Heather Maria said...

Wonderful card, Michele! I love your design and all the special details like the creative shaker element and the way you used the flower! Love seeing how you were inspired by Kelly!

LauraJane:) said...

You TOTALLY made this your own using Kelly's Brilliant inspiration!
I just had to take a few moments to take it all in and see the shaker element, then I pinned it:) so I can enjoy it again!
Well done!

Ruby N said...

Such a pretty card!

Barb Ghig said...

Talk about being late for the party...and what a GORGEOUS card you've created, Michele! I love hot pink with all that stunning gold, and the curved border is so pretty! Fabulous CASE of Kelly's style!!!

Joyce said...

Love your CASE of Kelly's cards. Stunning with the pink and pinked edge die cuts.

katpooh said...

Beautiful says it all for your card! Love the spotlighting on the center of the flower!

Chark said...

love all your Kelly elements in this one--so pretty!

Salima said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the cut out right int he middle

Kris B said...

I love your layered image! and a shaker too!! Coloring just the image on the die cut layer is fabulous! What a fantastic CASE of Kelly's cards!

vinita jain said...

How beautiful, totally love this creation, the layering, shaker element, pop of color are so perfect!

Amante del Papel said...

beautiful result, so amazing!

Riti said...

Stunner !!
Love the CaSE !!

Tracie Pond said...

Your CASE is gorgeous, Michele. Fabulous job =)
Tracie
Creations For Kindness

Anca Banca said...

So bright, alive and beautiful is your CASE. Amazing.

Taunya Butler said...

Michele - Your card is dynamic, beautiful, and so uniquely awesome!! Love the cool details you added and that side border is stunning!!! What a masterpiece you have made!!!

Celeste Goff said...

What a beautiful card! Amazing CASe work!

Kathy Mc said...

Your curved panel really adds to your colored flower. Great design and CASE of Kelly's style!

Denise Bryant said...

love that layering! pretty effect!

Silver C said...

love the style of this pretty card!

Nora N. said...

AMAZING!! Your spotlight technique is so cool!! LOVE the way you created the edge too. STUNNING design!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty card..ove the way you left some of the image uncoloured.

Melissa (Mel's Card Corner) said...

Awesome CASE of Kelly's work! Your card is gorgeous. I love how you left the leaves and stem black without coloring them in. :)

Anita in France said...

Wow, Michele ... you did it again ... I'm practically speechless! Practically, but not quite ... enough breathless words left to say ... yes, indeed ... celebrate beautiful ... and you have, my friend, big time! Hugs, Anita :)

Kelly Latevola said...

Now I know you love me. You put color on a card! It's stunning!! I adore that you didn't color those steams and leaves. It makes the bloom POP right off the page! I just want to hug your face off!! Thank you so much for everything! xoxo

cm said...

Your first blog-hop card/post are a stunning, smashing success! Applauding the trio of Kelly's cards you selected and wildly cheering your 'smerging' (we actually used that word as part of assessment practices, a few years back!) of various elements to make a uniquely YOU card! The colouring, the shaker element, the non-colouring...love x love this!
Hugs~c