CASEing Kelly Blog Hop

Hello! I’m excited to be joining such a fabulous group of artists to celebrate Kelly Latevola. If you’re unfamiliar with Kelly, please click HERE and check out her amazing blog. She does a CASEing feature on her blog where she shares three cards from an artist and a card she created inspired by their work. She featured me HERE awhile ago and now I’m going to CASE her!

Before I get to that, I wanted to say a few things about Kelly. I had the pleasure of meeting her in person about a year ago at a craft retreat. I remember I had just said goodbye to my sweet dog (Jack) a few days before and was feeling a bit bummed. Kelly INSTANTLY made me laugh. She is one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. I love her kind heart, her potty mouth, and her talent? It’s insane. I just love her so much and happy to get a chance to celebrate her…

Here a few cards created by Kelly that inspired me…

This card? Absolutely stunning. I love her use of color.

You can never go wrong with a shaker card that has a rainbow and a unicorn and is filled with bling! Makes me happy. 

Oh my. This card is perfection. I love all the layers she adds to each card but still keeps it clean.

Yep. She’s crazy good! I’m always inspired by her bold use of color on white. Here’s my card inspired by her three cards…

Kelly is a pro at coloring. Me? Not so much. I did give it a go though with THESE markers to color in the images. I was able to achieve a bold background by using THESE watercolors.

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.


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  <YOU ARE HERE>
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
Marthacia 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

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hopping!


*Star Rub-ons-from Heidi Swapp


  1. Kathy Mc
    October 29, 2015

    Give yourself more credit, Heather, as your card is awesome…and roars just like a lion should!

  2. Chark
    October 29, 2015

    great CASe and the lion is so cute!

  3. Taunya Butler
    October 29, 2015

    Your lion is super cute and just so awesomely colored!! You have hit the nail on the hear in this wonderful CASEing of Kelly – so glad you were a part of this hop!!

  4. Kelly Latevola
    October 29, 2015

    You're making me all teary eyed. I love your face. You are so incredibly talented and kind and I'm so lucky to call you my friend. Your card is stinking adorable and the coloring is perfect 😉 Thank you so much for everything! xoxo

  5. Amante del Papel
    October 29, 2015

    it's a super adorable card!!!!

  6. I Card Everyone
    October 28, 2015

    Heather I've always loved that Lion – I'm not lyin'! That you've chosen him to represent Kelly is beyond cute!!! Take that Miss Unicorn! Just darling!
    =] Michele

  7. katpooh
    October 28, 2015

    There is something about those bright colors on a white card. Beautiful job!

  8. Riti
    October 28, 2015

    What a Fun, Bright colored card!!!

  9. cm
    October 28, 2015

    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!

  10. LauraJane:)
    October 28, 2015

    Super CASE of Kelly's three cards! Very sweet lion! How wonderful that you got to meet Kelly in person!

  11. Deborah Vasel
    October 28, 2015

    What a great little boy's birthday card!

  12. Teri W
    October 28, 2015

    Your card is adorable!

  13. Ruby N
    October 28, 2015

    Sooo awesome you got to meet Kelly! She's a delight. And she is definitely funny and talented, I agree 🙂 Loved your adorable card!

  14. Michele Henderson
    October 28, 2015

    I'm not lion – -your card is adorable! Love the bright color and whimsy!
    Take care!

  15. Jo Lindskog
    October 28, 2015

    Your card is adorable! Loved your colors!


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