Who is Escape Kitty?

Let me introduce myself. I am Escape Kitty.

I got my start on Sept 1, 2010 as I was out playing in the yard enjoying the birds and squirrels. Really just minding my own business. Happy. Content. Daydreaming.

When, but in an instant, I caught a movement in the corner of my eye. Since cats are noted for their superior vision, I had to do a double take because I thought my eyesight had failed me. I shut my kitty eyes for a moment and reopened them to disbelief.

A coyote? In MY yard? Could it be? And he's drooling my way? Move move move! Find my mom . Run to safety.

Big mistake! Really big mistake. Now she never lets me outside. Done - left to dream. ahhhhh but Kitty dreams really do come true.

So come follow me! I am off to Escape.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Escape Kitty - July Kit of the Month



Welcome to Escape Kitty's reveal of the Flying Unicorn Kit for July. 


We are thrilled to present  the kit for July, July Your Passion, Your Art Kit of the Month.

The kit is built around two paper collections this month (and Kitty of course) - 13Arts Fly Away collection and Authentique Pretty. One can easily see how Kitty can think the papers are puuuurfect for her - she deems herself the prettiest cat she knows AND adores her winged friends of all variety.

I added some wings to Miss Kitty so she can be "one with the butterflies".  

Here are some close ups of Kitty.  Don't be fooled - there is a smile somewhere in there - however it's on the page and not exactly on her face.  But she smiles from within.    


Here's how the background was made:
1. Texture Mesh tape added to the patterned paper. 
2. Apply a  thin layer of gesso over it.  Let dry. 
4. Gesso applied over a Prima Stencil  

The Prima Flowers also have a coating of Color Bloom Mist on them in Pressed Petal.







Supplies: 
13Arts Fly Away "Days & Nights"
13Arts Fly Away Imagine
Prima Resins 573362
Prima Stencils 960445
Authentique Petite Type Alpha Stickers
Cheese cloth
gesso
string pearls
Texture Mesh Tape

Monday, June 30, 2014

Flyinf Unicorns Kit of the Month July

Though we do not want the next months to Fly Away - we are thrilled to present and include the new 13@arts collections Fly Away as part of our July Your Passion, Your Art Kit of the Month.


Our kits are amazingly unique and every month we include an Off the Page Project . This month you will receive a wooden canoe
The Creative Team has truly out done themselves this month - Just take a look at all of the eye candy inspiration!








http://www.flyingunicornstore.com/category_s/1356.htm
A perfect add on for the avid mix media artists out there to the ones that are just getting their hands, and yes sometimes face and feet inked! The colors in this kit compliment all the other kits being offered this month or it can stand alone since it will always come with a canvas so you can play as soon as you receive it !




http://www.flyingunicornstore.com/category_s/1356.htm
The latest and greatest embellishments and goodies for you that compliment the main kit and all the add on kits. You can purchase this to add creativity to the stash you have on hand or to mix in with our main kit for more creative yumminess!




http://www.flyingunicornstore.com/category_s/1356.htm
Our Small Art, Big Passion addon kit can stand alone or mix it in with the main kit. Perfect for card makers, altered projects, tags, atc's and so much more!







http://www.flyingunicornstore.com/category_s/1356.htm
We have an incredible month of great tips, techniques step by step tutorials along with some amazing videos to teach and and get you creating! Our educators this month will be using the kit to inspire you along, though you can always create and try using your own stash too! So become a subscriber of our You Tube Channel and our forums - You do not want to miss out!





Thursday, June 19, 2014

Flying Unicorn - Julie Nutting Doll Blog Hop





Welcome to the Grand Uni & Dolls bloghop party! 

If you have come from Delaina's blog then you are in the right place. If not then begin from the beginning at www.flyingunicornblog.com, because you do not want to miss a thing!


The Mayor of the Unicorns ( Alda Stevens)  has declared this day to be "Julie Nutting Day" and she has given Julie the key to the Unicorns heart...which just happens to be adorable Doll Stamps! 


Kitty has created a tag for a cause that is near and dear to Kitty's heart. 
Animal Rescue

Kitt'ys tag says "Passion, Love, Inspire...Rescue


Yes, believe it or not, Kitty is from the rescue shelter.  This proves you can find royalty at your local shelter.  Many of you already know this.
If you look at the bottom, you'll find a sweet little mini-kitty sitting with her rescue friends.  
In addition to Kitty, this tag features the Taylor doll stamp.  She's got a little sass in her step I believe.  Just like Kitty.
She is wearing the gorgeous Prima Stationer's Desk collection.  The background of the tag is also a Julie Nutting Tag pack.

I also used some wonderful chipboard pieces from 2Crafty. These are the ATC Words. I simply embossed them with gold embossing powder.


You can see the multiple layers in Taylor's skirt - helps show movement and provides dimension.  She's also wearing a smart wrap with leggings because she is busy walking and playing with her new friends. 


Want to win the doll I used or any of the other ones, the choice will be yours along with Time Traveler or Seashore collection paper pack by Prima. To be eligible all you have to do is:
·Become a follower of Kitty's blog 
·Comment on my blog post and tell me …… if you were an animal, what would you be? 
·This giveaway is open worldwide
But wait there is more …..
One lucky person will win the Uni’s & Dolls grand prize


BLOG RAK :
Winner's Choice of One Julie Nutting Doll Stamp and Prima Paper Paper Pack 6x6



Thank you for joining us.  Your next stop is back home to the Unicorns blog.   
Supplies Rescue
Prima Stationer's Desk - Roses Are Red paper 813765
Prima Julie Nutting Doll Stamp  -Taylor 910402
Prima Stationers Desk ATC 6x4 pad - 814076
Prima Julie Nutting Tags
Prima Flower - Serenity 571375
Prima Alpha - 554347
Flying Unicorn Adornments
Spellbinders -Die  Ovals

Friday, June 13, 2014

Escape Kitty's Patriotic Look - From Authentique

Authentique Pride Collection NOW at Flying Unicorns - shop here

I adore patriotic colors and collections and the new Pride Collection has the look of vintage patriotism.  Here is a close-up of the great little tags and graphics that are part of this collection.  
(the hat pattern and simple instructions were from my pal Maggi Harding)


Here is a hat model - Escape Kitty looking rather proud and patriotic.  I think she's smiling - can't tell. 


I used some of the graphic circles and glued them to bamboo skewers to stick in my hat. 

No Yankee Doodle Dandy Hat can be complete without a feather in it. The feather is a reference to a popular American song, Yankee Doodle Dandy.   

 Yankee Doodle Dandy Song Kid's Version ( Popular American Song)
Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on a pony
He stuck a feather in his hat
And called it macaroni

Chorus:
Yankee Doodle, keep it up
Yankee Doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
and with the girls be handy!
Father and I went down to camp
Along with Captain Gooding
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.
Chorus



Grab your Authentique collection while it's available and show your Pride. 

Thanks again Maggi!  Love the hat idea. 

Authentique Pride Collection NOW at Flying Unicorns - shop here
Authentique Pride Collection Independance paper  PRI006
Authentique Pride Collection Amend paper   PRI005
Authentique Pride Colection Stickers PRI007
Feathers
Floral berries
bamboo wood skewers
lace and trim


Copyright 2014 -Escape Kitty by Jennifer Snyder

Monday, June 2, 2014

Escape Kitty stepping out in style - with Flying Unicorns June Kit

Escape Kitty

Escape Kitty thinks it's time to get fancy and dress up. And she'd be correct...

because the Flying Unicorn has released it's June's 2014 Your Passion. Your Art. It features the long awaited release of the newest collection from Riddersholm Designs Tailgate Marked !

So put on your hat and let Kitty show you what she's done with the kit....

It's so fitting that Kitty is surrounded with butterflies.    Nothing more fun than to sit outside and watch the butterflies flutter about.
Of course they  taunt and tease each other - Kitty trying to swipe a paw at them and the butterflies bombing  and buzzing past her head. It's quite a game to watch.    Yet in the end, the butterflies always win and flutter on their way to a flower or branch.

Kitty's garden retreat includes a water fountain (by Prima of course - Ingvild Bolme).  She loves to lap up the clean,fresh, cool water right from the fountain.  Sometimes she'll splash her paw in it.  The look on her face when the splash hits her nose is priceless.   If you have never seen a Kitty look surprised, well now that's quite an experience. 
Here are some side views to see the dimension of the butterflies. 

Kitty also used the most amazing and gorgeous metal dies from Prima Marketing as delicate accents to her page.  She has included a product list at the bottom on the post. 





Thanks for looking here and spending some time with my Kitty. 
Copyright 2014 Escape Kitty by Jennifer Snyder

Supplies:
Riddersholm Tailgate Marked Poppy paper - TGM0152
Riddersholm Tailgate Marked Woodland paper - TGM0154
Petaloo Daisly Centers Resins 4200009Ivory
Prima Flowers Parchment Petals 551995
Prima Flowers Giselle Mermaid 566395
Prima Hello Pastel 564537
Prima Metal Dies 572785
Bo Bunny Kraft Wood shapes Elegant 10428349
Prima Stencil 564803
Petaloo Fancy Trim 1910136
Prima Ingvild Bolme Shabby Chic Treasures -892326

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Escape Kitty's National Scrap Day Game and Celebration



The Flying Unicorns are playing all day long so come play too.  
I have a little game going on over there - so consider entering.  You can find MY game here 



What happens when you get a pack of alpha stickers and you don't have enough letters left to make the word you want?  GRRRRR.  Hate that! We all have packages of Alphabet Stickers sitting in our scrap stash with all the "good letters" missing.  Talk about frustrating?   What to do? 
 Well,  Kitty makes a  crazy game of it!



The rules? 
 (pretend you have those annoying alpha stickers in front of you.  once you have used a letter, it's gone from the pack.)

1. Make as many words as you can.
2. A letter can only be used once.  There are four letter "A" so you can only use "A" four times per game. 
3. Longer words score more points. 
4. Print out the "Alpha Sticker Sheet" so you can cross off the letters.  
5.  There are 50 letters to play with....use as many as possible
6.  You may only have three words with 2 letters.   Repeat - you cannot have more than three words using two letters.   I'll have to eliminate all two letter words once you have used up your three word limit. 
7.  Count up how many unused letters you have remaining and let me know.  Your total count between used and unused can only equal 50 - since that is all the letters you have. 
8.  You can play this game two times.
9.  Just post right here on this thread.

Scoring:  1 point for each letter used   (bigger is better hehehe)
2 letter words = 2 points......limited to three of these per game
3 letter words = 3points
4 letter words =4points
5letter words= 5 points
6 letter words = 6 points 

Example
CAT =3point
CATNIP = 6 points

Winners (announced at 3pm today)
Based on who has the most points and uses the most letters. 
In case of ties, a random drawing will be held. 

The Prize?????