Monday, May 4, 2015

CASEing Genius: Shelly Kurth


It's back!!!

So after like a couple of months, er . . a few months . . . cough, six months, Okay!, it's been six months I'm starting up the CASEing Genius feature again. I've had all these fabulous designers waiting in limbo because I did not have it together. I feel like I'm pretty caught up now and can get back to sharing some of my favorite people with you! 

If you're new to the blog and have zero clue what this is about I'll recap for you. I really want to introduce you guys to crafters I think are amazing. Maybe you'll think they are amazing too and then we can all support and love each other and maybe hold hands while we sing Kumbaya. Too much? Okay at least love and support each other. 
With that being said do you know someone who is amazing that you are just head over heels for? Please leave me there blog link!! I'd love to go see them too!

Are you ready to meet today's genius? 

It's . . .

I found Shelly because we play in a lot of the same challenges. Her style is so clean and her cards are spectacular. Truly, she'll take like 3 things and put together this design that is visually like OMG and she used three things. Gah. Amazing, She is so sweet in her supportive comments, I just adore her. I hope you'll go over to her blog Simply Sweet Greetings and take a look. You will not be disappointed! 

Let's get to know her better


1. Who are you and where do you live?My name is Shelly Kurth and I live in Florida.

2. How would you describe your style?My style is definitely CAS. There's no other way to put it. Sometimes I may put some layers into my cards, but that all comes down to what I'm picturing in my mind. Which, honestly can be a disaster at times! lol 

3. Name one product you're completely crushing on right now?Just one!?...I would say, I'm totally crushing on anything Lawn Fawn! Seriously, where have I been all these years?!...Their stamps, dies, paper...sigh...LOVE.

4. What is was your first crafty purchase? Would you still buy it now?
One of my first crafty purchases besides some pre-scored cards, was a Provo Craft 12" paper trimmer. I used that trimmer for many, many, years! As much I as loved it then, I would not buy it now. 

Fun Stuff: 

5. What is your current favorite song?This is tough! I LOVE music (lots of it) and all kinds! Though, I do tend to lean more towards old school songs. And ultimately, it comes down to what I'm in the mood to hear. However though. there's not a day that goes by without listening to Michael Jackson's 'Rock with you'! If that song can't make you dance/sing, I don't know what will!?! ;)

6. Who would play you in a movie?I would love to play Zoe Saldana as Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean 'The Curse of the Black Pearl'. 

7. One random thing about you that people would never guess?I'm OBSESSED with anything Coconut! Yep. ANYTHING. I will eat/drink/cook/bake with it. Lotions, oils, perfumes, lip gloss, etc. Yep. I have them. Oh, and lets not mention all the candles and air fresheners (living room, bathroom, car, they're everywhere). Chances are if it's Coconut or has Coconut in it, I have it. (Boy, after typing this I may have a serious problem! lol) 

Girl, I rock me some Michael Jackson . .allll niiigghht. See what I did there? Don't lie you sang it in your head. 

Time for Shelly's awesome projects

See what I mean? A couple of ink colors and one stamp set. BAM. rocked it!

Fun colors, texture, and still CAS. Perfect and so on trend. Cacti are super in right now!

That pop of black! That POP  of black, ahh! It's such a small thing but if you take it out the card just doesn't sing like it does now. The soft background with the gold foil. So many different elements but Shelly combined them seamlessly! 


First let me say this card was kind of sneak peeked. I sent it to a crafty friend a little while ago and she posted it on Instagram. I toyed with the idea of making a new one but I really loved this card. I figured enough time has passed that it's okay :) 

Clearly, I was heavily influenced by Shelly's second card. Cacti and succulents abound in the crafty world right now and I thought this stamp from Waffleflower was perfect. 
 I colored with my copics and added some details with my black and white gel pens. 

Form the third card I used the gold sentiment, although mine is a heat embossed die not foil (can't being myself to buy a laminator) from Hero Arts. I also took the soft stenciling from the third card and did a tone on tone background with an arrow stencil. It felt southwesternish to me. yeah I made that up. I mounted the colored panel with foam adhesive onto my card base and called it a day. 

Thank you Shelly for playing along! And thank you so much for coming to visit me! 
I hope you'll take the time to go visit Shelly too!! 



  1. EEK! Thank you again, Kelly! :) Your card totally ROCKS! LOVE.IT.
    You are too sweet with your words about me...makes my heart happy. <3
    And yeah, I sang that last part in my head. ;)

  2. Yay for Shelly, such a fan of her work and she's so super SWEET. Love this feature! Awesome cards....I super love succulents now!

  3. Yay Shelly.. she is so awesome and really the sweetest.. Love seeing this special feature..

  4. Shelly is a great example to use here! :) Your CASE card is really awesome and so colorful and fun! Thanks for sharing as I loved learning more about her!

  5. What a delightful interview with Shelly, who is truly one of the sweetest of the sweet! Her CAS style is inspiring...amazing the magic she creates with just a few well-chosen images. In awe! Thanks for this special feature!

  6. Ah, Kelly, fantastic interview with the truly lovely and talented Shelly!! And BAM, indeed, your card ROCKS! I'm glad you went ahead and shared it with us!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Hi, Shelly, lovely work! Kelly, love your card!

  8. Great case of Kelly's card! I do admire her CAS-ability!

  9. OK, I'm a dits...SHELLY'S card:)

  10. I love the cards by Shelly, and your CASE is just as amazing Kelly! Awesome job by both of you!!!!

  11. Love your card and CASE and Love Shelly too! She does rock CAS!!! Glad you are back doing your CASEing Genius again Kelley....I missed it!

  12. Oh, my word. I love your CASE!!!!

  13. Great interview. CAS may look easy in the finished product, but I can attest it is probably more difficult than layering on a bunch of embellishments. Your friend has a terrific CAS style! And oh my gosh, Kelly! Your take on it is fabulous! I mean seriously! I am not into succulents at all and your take on them could change my mind. LOL If I could buy them looking just like this card, I might consider it. Wonderful coloring! Thanks for sharing. :)

  14. Shelly is pretty fantastic, isn't she?! I've been following her for at least a couple of years now, and am constantly amazed by her creativity. It's my first visit to your blog, but rest assured, it won't be my last! Sweet case of her card, btw! Enjoyed your post very much. Bev

  15. Yep, I LOVE Shelly. She is so amazing. Love your case Kelly, gorgeous. Shelly is one of the blogs I follow that knocks my socks off. Another artist that gets me every time is Therese Calvird

  16. Love Shelly's CAS style. Her cards are always so fabulous!

  17. So wonderful to read more about Shelly! Her style and personality are sweet sweet sweet! Love your CASing, too, Kelly! I love the colors of that WF image!

  18. I just love this series!!! Beauriful inspiration cards and love your take in it. I didn't know that cactuses can look so lovely!

  19. Great interview, Kelly! I love Shelly's style and your CASE of her card is amazing! As always, your coloring is just beautiful...I love how you blended your colors to create a unique effect on the flowers...Swoon!

  20. I love Kelly Blog and yours too
    she made always adorable CAS card so simple and so many cute tiny idea
    and your card wooooowwwww adorable case ing her card
    your coloring always FUNTASTIC I cant speak much
    hugs and happy friday...
    see you soon on my blog maybe :)

  21. Great interview :) I love coconut too but my obsession is limited to water ;) fabulous cards and CASE by Kelly