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, November 29, 2011

Escape Kitty #29 - Still Searching for a Pirate Parrot

Escape Kitty #29 - Still Searching for a Pirate Parrot 
Episode #29 - Kitty is currently a Pirate preparing for the open sea. Yeah I know - she doesn't have her hat and eye patch on right now, but trust me. She's a Pirate. Forget about the eye patch for a moment - she needs to complete the look with a parrot for her shoulder. 

In Episode #28, she thought she'd start the search close to home (in our neighbors yard) and tried to approach a hummingbird for the job. Let's just say it wasn't an ideal match -too small, too fast, too irritating. 

After regrouping, Kitty spotted this pair of Macaws; a Scarlet Macaw and a Blue and Gold Macaw. Now we're talking. 

Looked promising. Kitty is always thinking! A typical pirate has only one parrot. She could have two - a bird for each shoulder! What a great and unique idea. She could be extra special. 

Here in the photo, the Macaws take a moment to chat amongst themselves and discus the job opportunity. 

"OK, Yep We're IN". 

The Scarlet Macaw was the first to step off her perch and on to Kitty's shoulder. Well, she tried, and tried again, and then one last time. The Blue and Gold Macaw decided he'd give it a shot. Stepped off the perch and was able to get one leg (talon) on but that's able all that would fit. (Later Kitty would admit it was a ridiculously big talon and equally ridiculous idea) 

"I'm sorry Kitty, we just don't fit. We are way too big. Perhaps you can hop on our backs? We'll fly you where you want to go." 

Kitty stomped off in utter disgust at the suggestion. 
That's nonsense. No Pirate alive flies! We sail on the ocean, not in the air. 

Off to rethink this plan. Don't give up Escape Kitty. There's a bird out there somewhere for you. 

And NO -the blue feathers are NOT from the Macaws tail end. Shame on you for thinking Kitty would take them for use on a LO. Uh...right Kitty? back me up here Kitty. 

There are some Dusty Attic ferns here as part of the Macaws habitat. The flowers are Graphic 45 metal flowers that I embossed with the Vintaj embossing plates.  Added some Adirondack paints and a brad.  

The papers are from Quick Quotes and were the perfect color pop I needed to accent my birds. 

I made the organza flower below with a few layers of organza circles that I cut and sewed together. 

These are Macaws I took at the Naples Zoo, Naples Florida.  I just brought the Zoo to Kitty.

Thanks again for looking and have a puuuurfect day.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Escape Kitty wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving.

How many of you are gonna be doing the same thing as Kitty on Thanksgiving after a wonderful meal?
There's lot to be thankful for this year, like restful quiet naps. shhhhhh, I'm not supposed to be sleeping on the kitchen table.

Meeting new friends.....like Chena and the lone wolf on their trip to Alaska.   Chena is Maggi's Harding's Standard Poodle.  Boy, I just love my new friends however I've been warned NOT to invite my new friends for Thanksgiving Dinner.  Go figure.

Saying Goodbye to dear friends and family.... We miss you Uncle Michael and we love you.

For fun warm fall days chasing falling leaves in my back yard.....

For adventures to faraway places (with my best friend, Chena).......

For the warmth of a loving home where I can return to and be safe......

Happy Thanksgiving.  I am thankful for you also!

Thanks Maggi for your collaboration.  Please visit Scrap travel Bark to see more Escape Kitty/Chena adventures.
copy write 2011 Escape Kitty by Jennifer Snyder

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Escape Kitty #28 - Are You a Pirate Parrot?

Escape Kitty Episode #28 - Are You a Pirate Parrot?

In episode #27, Escape Kitty has put on a pirate outfit and has decided to set sail  - well as soon as she gets out of the house; makes her way to the sea; finds a seaworthy vessel she can hop on.  

But first, Kitty needs to find a Parrot Pirate Partner.  Every good successful pirate has a parrot. Kitty needs one too - or at least any bird to sit on her shoulder.      hmmmmm where to look. Where to look????????  oh yeah.  The neighbors yard of course.  She remembered that the neighbor has 3 hummingbird feeders that have a ton of traffic.  Numerous hummingbrids are always buzzing around and fighting for a spot on the feeder.  They really get scrappy when they want to take a drink.  Kitty is convinced that due to their aggressive nature, they'd make a puuuurfect Pirate Partner.  sassy, edgy,a true fighting spirit. 

So she sneaked over ever so quietly and waited for a bird to land.  

"Excuse me,   excuse......hey come back".  Dagnabit those little buggers are fast.  Gonna have to talk quicker to get my point across.  

So she sits in wait for another chance at the hummingbird, sees one about to land and takes a deep breath.  "Excusememisterhummingbird.  CanIhaveamomentofyour".... bird flies away......"time".

She was trying to say, "Excuse me Mr. Hummingbird.  Can I have a moment of your time" but he flew away before she could finish.  Poor little Kitty - clearly a hummingbird will make a bad choice for a Pirate Matey.  He'll never sit still long enough to hear a word you utter.  Plus i doubt he'd ever even sit on your shoulder.  

Try, try again Kitty. 

This was made using the Scraps Of Darkness November Kit - Purple Haze.  Based on the sketch of Charlotte - suepup.  Kitty's first design of her own!!!  These are exciting time. She is proud to be the Mascot Designer for Scraps Of Darkness.

I used some Dusty Attic Leafy stems here and Spellbinders leaves with the Bo Bunny Garden Girl papers and my little bits of burlap that you can find on every layout.  It represents Escape Kitty because she like to rub on and play with the burlap roll Jennifer (JRABS) has in her scrapping nook. 

Copywrite 2011 Escape Kitty   by Jennifer Snyder

Happy Reveal Day!
Purple Haze ingredients:

Cardstock:  Bazzill:  Brandywine, Melon, Hot Pink, Cutie, Pajama

PP:  Bo Bunny Garden Girl:  Arbor, Poppy, Wisteria, Wild Flowers, Stripe, Vines, Garden Girl
        Basic Grey Indie Bloom:  panache, pico de gallo
        Quick Quotes Julie Je t'aime:  200

Coordinating Paper:  Glitz Design Dance In Sunshine:  Birds, Polka
                                    Quick Quotes Julie Je t'aime: 400
                                    Fabscraps High Tea:  Garden Party, Music Note

Romance:  Prima:  Shabby Chic Resin Treasures Mini Windows, Sparrow Birds Nests, Amore Violet
                   Bo Bunny Garden Girl:  Rub Ons
                   Quick Quotes:  Vellum Quotes - Scatter Sunshine
                   ZVA:  Lavender Crystal Dots
                   Craftysprinkles:  Pin
                   General:  2" White Fringe

Color:        Crafter's Workshop:  Tye Dye template
                  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist:  Blitzen, Candy Corn
                  Ranger:  Mint Green Liquid Pearls, Lavender Lace Liquid Pearls, Picket Fence Crackle Paint

Flora:        Prima:  Regia - Redwood, Bretton Vines - Alyssa
                  Petaloo:  Glitter Critters, Canterbury Glittered - Amethyst, Crochet - Yellow and Orange

Main:         Kaisercraft Alpha Chipboard #3
                  Bo Bunny Garden Girl:  Noteworthy die cuts
                  ZVA CR-03CA-116
                  Paper Moon Supply - Magic Tag
                  Quick Quotes - How Wonderful Vellum Journaling
                  Basic Grey - Indie Bloom Accordian Stickers
                  Ranger Liquid Pearls - Cantaloupe
                  Hand dyed Silk Bias Cut Ribbon
                  Peace sign brads

Sunday, November 13, 2011

My first Reveal as Mascot Designer for Scraps Of Darkness

Scraps of Darkness November Kit - Purple Haze on Nov 15th

I am getting ready to reveal my first layout as a designer.  Did you ever in a million cat years think that I  - World Traveler, Explorer, Super Hero, Cat-About-Town, would now be a designer?
Ohhhhh still makes me laugh and get all excited.

But the day is almost here and I will give you a tiny peak.

Shhhhhhhhh.  It's all I can show you.   But check back in two days for the full story.  This one is great!