Sunday, September 14, 2014

CASEing Norma Lee

My very favorite card designer is Norma Lee.  She is one of the most creative people you could ever meet.  If you have never visited her blog From My Craft Room here, you are really missing out on some fabulous eye candy!  Maybe some of her creativity would rub off on me if I got to meet her in person some day!

For those of you who don't know, CASE means Copied And Shared with Everyone.  I have copied several of Norma's cards and am sharing them with you today.

You can see Norma's original card here.

Tilda with Cross Necklace is colored with Copics, mounted on Nestabilities Labels Four.

The background paper is from K&Company Spring Blossom.

The die cuts are Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourishes and Memory Box Floral Vine.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the
lace and pearls are from my stash.

The sentiments are computer generated.

Princess Pea Tilda is enjoying some quiet time.

The designer papers are from my stash.
I haven't sent this card to anyone yet.

 I struggled with this card trying to find just the right stripe paper for the background.  Everything was to wide, too light, too small, etc.  This paper came from my stash and I only had 3 sheets left - perfect!

The blue is a specialty paper I've had for several years.  It's all crinkled and just never looked quite right.  It was perfect for this card.

London Tilda is colored with Copics.

The lace and pearls are from my stash.
The butterfly is Memory Box's Pippi Butterfly.

You can see Norma's original here.

The swirls are the Magnolia Heart Swirl die.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Forget Me Not Tilda's colored with Copics.
This card went to my pastor's wife and my friend, Deby Scott.

Tilda Loves Flowers graces the front of this card.  She is colored with Copics and mounted on Nestabilities Labels Twenty-six.  I sponged the background with Stampin' Up Pacific Point.

The lace is from the stash, as are the pearls.  The swirls are cut with Cheery Lynn dies Fanciful Flourishes and Mini Fanciful Flourishes.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The sentiments are computer generated.
The mounting oval and circle are cut with Nestabilities Classic Ovals and Classic Circles.
Norma's original card is here.

The papers came from K & Company's Botanical.
The ovals and circles were cut with Nestabilities Classic Circles and Classic Ovals.
This card went to Diana Crick, owner of the Magnolia store here. 

 I used Tilda with Big Tulips for this card.  She is colored with Copics, of course.

The background paper is an old Stampin' Up designer paper Paisley Petals.
The mounting panel is Nestabilities Labels Twenty-three.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The sentiments were computer generated.
 The pearls are from my stash.

Norma's original card can be seen here.

I haven't sent this card to anyone yet.
Tilda With Ponytail is deep in thought about something.  She is colored with Copics.

Thank you all for visiting and looking at my versions of Norma's beautiful cards. 
I have more of her cards that I've used for my inspiration and will be sharing them with you soon.



Patti Jo said...

Norma is such an inspiration and you have done beautifully yourself Kathy!!! Wonderful job on coloring with all the pretty papers and flowers!!! Well done!

Melanie Smith said...

Norma is one of my favorites too!!! I totally love your CASEing Cards here....Just beautiful! Wants me to go make a "Norma Card" We love you Norma!!!!! ;-) Kathy...I am going to "follow" you....hope you might do the same!

Barb Hardeman said...

You've been a very busy lady! You've done a fabulous job on each and every card. I agree, Norma is so creative and each card or project is a one of a kind, gorgeously made creation.
Barb said...

Oh my what a bunch of great cards. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Lillian A said...

Fantastic job on each and every one of these "masterpieces", Kathy !! I must say I'm partial to the lilac one for some reason - maybe it's just the colors themselves. ALL are adorable and I'm sure Norma is tickled and proud that you want to CASE her creations! Great coloring, embellishments and designs - all are winners. Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs !!

Cathy Lee said...

Gorgeous cards, Kathy. Love them all. I'm certain Norma is very flattered by your creations.

Diana Crick said...

Kathy you have done a brilliant job. I treasure the card you sent me. Your coloring is beautiful!!!!
hugs, Diana

Kathy Gerace said...

Nice job Kathy I also enjoy Norma's work. I have purchased several Magnolia stamps but have not done many cards using them. I have so many stamps and get envolved with other projects but I do enjoy looking at other's creations. I especially enjoy reading other's blogs. The pictures of your area and snow looked so relaxing. We used to live in MI but moved to NV 10 years ago. I still miss the snow but not my husband. Thanks for sharing.

Carol Takkanen

Anonymous said...

Beautifully done Kathy, I love Norma's work and you have done a wonderful job on your designs
Hugs julie P

Laura said...

Norma really does have a unique and lovely style but I can see your personality shining through in each of these gorgeous cards. Gorgeous!

Hope you're having a great day,
Laura C.