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.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Escape Kitty's Featured at Once Upon A Sketch



Once Upon a Sketch September Features ........ME!  Escape Kitty!  Yippee.


Escape Kitty- Meet Me At the Hoedown was featured for Sept. 2012 Once Upon a Sketch.
Sketch design by Nadia Cannizzo.

My oh my, Kitty is so thrilled and honored.  Thanks a million.
Copyright 2012 Escape Kitty by Jennifer Snyder

More Greetings - Helping Out


Escape Kitty's helping out....or maybe not.  She looks like she is supervising the basket of flowers that I just made ( pictured below),
until you scroll down a little further




and realize she's interested in sampling the goodies in the basket.  Maybe have a little snack. 
Awe Kitty, ya gotta leave the home decorations alone. 




Thanks for looking.
Copyright 2012 Escape Kitty by Jennifer Snyder

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Escape Kitty- Fall Greetings



Escape Kitty here to wish you all a happy Autumn.  The weather is crisp and refreshing here....(buzz word for getting chilly).

Great time to prance around your yard, or take a walk, look at the trees and smell the fresh air.  If only you could swing by my house and open the back door.  


Copyright 2012 Escape Kitty by Jennifer Snyder

Monday, October 15, 2012

Escape Kitty presents Scraps of Darkness Oct, Reveal and Blog Hop

If you have arrived from Karolina's blog, you are in the right place. 

Welcome to the Scraps of Darkness Design Team Reveal Blog Hop!
The Scraps of Darkness Oct Kit, Morticia's Wish, is the premiere Halloween Kit. The October kit is always anxiously anticipated. It's jammed with Halloween goodies, unique embellishments and fun papers. Scraps of Darkness does Halloween like no one else can. That's because Scraps of Darkness is the Kit for the Alternative scrapper. 
We are unveiling our October kit "Morticia's Wish"

We have two special guests joining us this monthCarta Bella and  Susan Longman,guest designer.

Carta Bella  is giving away an awesome prize! One collection of the winners choosing! Thta's awesome.

Meet our guest designer, Susan Longman


Scraps of Darkness is giving away are fabulous October kit to one lucky winner!

All you have to do is become a follower of the Scraps of Darkness Blog and “like us” on Facebook. Visit each participating blog, become of follower of those blogs and leave a comment.

When you have visited everyone, return to the Scraps of Darkness blog and leave us a comment letting us know how much fun you had!
If you post about this blog hop on your own blog you will be entered into the drawing twice for and extra chance to win!

We are sure you will be inspired by our talented design team!
The October kit is our signature kit and you won’t want to miss out on one.

Please Note: Open to international entries however you are responsible for shipping charges in excess of  $10.00

You have until Wednesday 10/17 9:00 am PST to complete the hop.
The winner will be announced on the Scraps of Darkness blog on 10/18.
Be sure to check back on that day to see if you have won…

Now on to Kitty's work:

Escape Kitty - Let Me In


Escape Kitty....as her name suggests, she's not one to stay inside if she has any say in the matter.  She'd like to be outside and exploring.   This is really the only time I can remember that she is actually begging to be let inside.

You see, Kitty went to a hoedown.  It was an all day event.  The wonderful day started outside, in the fresh air.   In an effort to party well into the night and dance up a storm,  silly Kitty decided a quick nap was in order to freshin up her step for a long night of fancy cat moves. As the day cooled down, the event moved inside - while Kitty was in dreamland.  She awoke and no one was around.

ohhhhh boy.  Big problem.  Pretty little paws don't allow for very loud knocking at the door.  With all the dancing, laughing and music playing inside, no one can hear Kitty knocking.

Not to worry though.  Kitty's creativity and experience in being sneaky pay off.  Plus her jumping skills came in handy.  There was a window open, allowing enough room for Kitty to elegantly and skillfully leap inside and find herself right on the dance floor.

Escape Kitty never missed a beat.  So giddyup if you want to meet up with her.  I do believe she's still dancing.

This design is based on the sketch by Charlotte Jenkins exclusively for Scraps of Darkness.

For this creation, Kitty used the Dusty Attic Leafy Stem #3 Small DA0581 and Bird House DA0699.






Your next stop is .......back to the Scraps of Darkness  blog.  Bye bye and thanks for visiting. Please consider joining us at Scraps of Darkness

Have Fun!
Here is the full list of Blogs to visit
Scraps of Darkness/
Carta Bella
Mandy Harrell
Jennifer Snyder
Renea Harrison
Karen Zueger
Susan Longman
Lisa Novogrodski
Elena Olinevich
Michelle Phillips
Karolina Stopyra
Escape Kitty
Back to Scraps of Darkness

Copyright 2012 Escape Kitty by Jennifer Snyder

Friday, October 12, 2012

Escape Kitty -Soft Frilly Life - Scraps of Elegance (CSI Case file #41 - Once Upon a Sketch)




Scraps of Elegance is teaming up with CSI- Color Stories Inspiration for the month of October as Special Investigators and Sponsors.  Kitty included, of course.


So please let Escape Kitty help reveal case file #41 with wonderful, eleganct soft pastels.  Due Sunday Oct. 21, 11:00pm EST

(You can still play along with case file #40 until Sunday, Oct 14th 11:00pm EST.)
Join the fun, play along all month, and create something beautiful today with Scraps of Elegance!

Scraps of Elegance will be providing the prize this month for the winner at CSI.  It's the gorgeous, elegant September kit, Nostalgia.  This kit features the wonderful Pion Design Grandma's Schoolbook Collection and Renea Harrison's handmade butterflies. Scraps Of Elegance is the only club to feature these exquisite butterfly embellishments. 

 Escape Kitty - Soft Frilly Life 

This was created for CSI-Colors Stories Inspiration case file #41 and for October's Once Upon A Sketch .  The sketch is the art work of Nadia Cannizzo.  Thanks, Nadia for your inspiration. 

The layout features the Kaisercraft Lake House Collection, which was included in the August Scraps of Elegance kit. Delicate.  That was one of the inspirational words to use as journaling for case file #41.  Kitty's all over that!  She may be "all paws" sometimes but she does have a delicate side too.  Soft, frilly, delicate Kitty.  

We were in the middle of a photo shoot starring Kitty, herself, and she actually enjoyed snuggling into the pink fluffy frilly tutu I laid out for her.  Now she wanted nothing to do with wearing it....but posing on it is all together different and agreeable. 

and yes, Kitty and I do photo shoots often.  I like to call them "Glam Sessions", she'd prefer I call them nothing at all and simply stop with the silliness. She firmly believes the ten thousand photos I already have are sufficient. None the less, Kitty is very patient with me while I click and click and snap some more.  If the photo doesn't work out, I simply take another 20 shots.  

Eventually Escape Kitty gets up and leaves out of boredom, irritation or because she is now experiencing temporary blindness from the 300 camera flashes in her eyes.  There's NO negotiating with this ragamuffin. I get what I get and call it "good".

In the layout photo, I caught her right before boredom set in. 

The wording over the photo was provided by Once Upon A Sketch as the twist of the month. It needed to be included in some fashion into the art work.  I decided to change up the font in photoshop for some additional interest.  Then I printed it on a transparency and glued it to my photo using Glossy Accents.  It says :

Here is the sketch that Kitty had to use as her creative jump point.

Then Kitty had to work in this palette, evidence and testimony.
Evidence 
•   something textured white on white
•   layers

Testimony
•   Inspiration Words: -- dream(y), delicate, secret -- use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title


I used the Dusty Attic Decorative frame #1 DA0207, painted it white with gesso and then added Stickles in Crystal to finish it.  I wanted it stark but sparkly. 

The photo below just shows the dimension of the layout. 

The edges of the layout were painted with gesso to make a white vignette.  Next I used molding paste and a Prima mask for texture to create the white texture on white, for the evidence requirement.





Thanks for looking.  Please consider stopping by Scraps of Elegance and create something beautiful today. 

Copyright 2012 Escape kitty by Jennifer Snyder

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Scraps of Elegance Design Team Call

 
Scraps of Elegance Design Team Call
Term Date – December 2012- May 2013


Scraps of Elegance Kit Club is expanding our design team!

Do you enjoy working with the latest CHA releases, top of the line products and unique treasures?  Then this call is for you!

As a designer for Scraps of Elegance you will be working with our monthly kit and embellishments and any additional add ons you select.

Responsibilities Include
  •  4 projects completed and ready for reveal day ( the 1st of the month)
  •  A minimum of at least one other project to be uploaded during the month and prior to the next monthly kit reveal
  • 1 tutorial during your term
  • Participation in our “Pandora’s Box” tutorial series, which is a step by step tutorial on how you created a layout
  • Provide a question of the week on your assigned week
  • Be an active presence in our forums, participate in at least one of our challenges, chat with our members and have fun!
  • Check in daily with our design team forum
  • All projects must be uploaded to specified galleries on dates established in our design team forum section
  • You must maintain an active blog

What you will receive in return for your commitment

  • You will receive the entire main kit and two additional add ons free of charge
  • 50% discount on any additional add ons
  • 30% discount in our store
  •  Your bio and headshot on our site and you will be included in all Scraps of Elegance design team related promotions

This call is open to Us and International Applicants 

How to apply 
  • Please send all applications to ScrapsofElegance@yahoo.com
  • Include your full name, address, email, phone number
  • Include links to your blog, on line galleries, resume if you have one
  • Submit 3 projects that demonstrate your style and technique
  • Sign up on our forums and start chatting! We want to get to know you better!
  • Please list all current design team commitments that you have

Note: Scraps of Elegance designers are exclusive to us. You are permitted to design for manufacturers, local stores, sketch sites but no other kit clubs are to be promoted or advertised in any way, please!

Applications must be received by October 31st 2012

You will be contacted via email if you are selected for our team. An official announcement will be made on our blog November 5th.

 Good luck!!!

Scraps of Darkness Educator Design Team Call

Scraps of Darkness Educator Design Team Call
Term Date- December 2012- May 2013

Scraps of Darkness Kit Club - for the Alternative Scrapper is growing!

We are looking to add an Educator to our Design Team.

Do you enjoy working on the latest techniques, exploring mixed media and sharing your knowledge?  Then this call is for you!
As our Design Team Educator you will be working with our exclusive Color and Creativity Add On’s.

 Responsibilities Include-
  •  2 technique based projects utilizing our Color and Creativity Add Ons per month
  •  2 video tutorials to accompany the projects and available for viewing on YouTube
  •  1 project must be completed along with the tutorial on reveal day (the 15th of the month) and uploaded to you tube and galleries
  •  1 project to be completed any time during the month with accompanied video
  •  Respond to members requests for tutorials during the month, with tips, how to’s or step out tutorials
  •  Be an active presence in our forums and check in daily in the design team forum
  •  Participation in our blog hops
What you will receive in return for your commitment
  •  The Main Monthly Kit
  •  Our exclusive Color Add On
  •  Our exclusive Creativity Add On
  •  50% discount on any additional add ons you may want  
  •  30% discount in our store
  •  Your bio and head shot will be on our site and you will be included in all Scraps of Darkness design  team related promotions

 This call is open to US and International Applicants
 How to apply  
  • Please send all applications to lisa@scrapsofdarkness.com
  • Include your full name, address, email, phone number
  • Include links to your blog, on line galleries, resume if you have one
  • Provide a link to two of your tutorials
  • Submit 3 projects that demonstrate your style and technique
  • Sign up on our forums and start chatting! We want to get to know you better!
  • Please list all current design team commitments that you have

Note: Scraps of Darkness designers are exclusive to us. You are permitted to design for manufacturers, local stores, sketch and challenge sites but no other kit clubs are to be promoted or advertised in any way, please!

Applications must be received by October 31st, 2012

You will be contacted via email if you are selected for our team. An official announcement will be made on our blog November 5th.
Good luck!!!


Monday, October 8, 2012

Escape Kitty Little Miss



Escape Kitty - Little Miss
This was created using the Scraps Of Elegance July kit. The kit featured the Bo Bunny Little Miss Collection, which Kitty took as being named for her. Typical of Kitty.   (eye roll)

So because Kitty thinks this is her own personal collection, she did it up big, all glam and girly here.  Maybe someday Kitty will have her own paper collection, but till then, we'll just keep this our little secret and let Kitty go right on thinking she's all that!  She just looks so happy, I couldn't bring myself to let her down.

shhhhhhhhh.  OK?

I made my own flowers, which I really do not do that often. 
And in the photo below, I decided to have a little more detail in my paper doily by adding some punching and some Flourish With A Bling gold centers.  I used the McGill Starburst punch for my pale green centers.

The bead spray is just something I picked up at a craft store in the floral dept. 
I also took some brown lace and covered green patterned paper which is from the Authentique Lively Collection.   Then I slapped a little molding paste over the top of the lace like frosting.

Thanks for looking.  Give Scraps of Elegance some thought - perhaps come and visit.  Create something beautiful today. 
Copyright 2012 Escape Kitty by Jennifer Snyder

Friday, October 5, 2012

Scraps of Elegance teaming up with CSI - Colors Stories Inspiration for October






Scraps of Elegance is teaming up with CSI- Color Stories Inspiration for the month of October as Special Investigators and Sponsors.

Join the fun, play along, and create something beautiful today with Scraps of Elegance!

Scraps of Elegance will be providing the prize this month for the winner at CSI.  It's the gorgeous, elegant September kit, Nostalgia.  This kit features the wonderful Pion Design Grandma's Schoolbook Collection and Renea Harrison's handmade butterflies. Scraps Of Elegance is the only club to feature these exquisite butterfly embellishments.  

So come on over to Scraps of Elegance....and create something beautiful today for CSI -Colors Stories Inspiration.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Escape Kitty's Birthday Celebration - Scraps of Elegance Oct Reveal - Dreams of You





Here is the magnificent, romantic and elegant October Scraps of Elegance kit.   These kits are packed with beauty and the most unique embellishments available.  


The sketch was created by Charlotte Jenkins, also known in the scrapping world as suepup.   Thanks a million , Charlotte, for continuing to inspire us.

Now on to Kitty....
Her birthday was Sept 1st.  We had a quiet day at home for her, with love and tuna flavored Meow Mix.  Great day for a cat, I'd say. 
But nooooooo.  Kitty wants to order a large sheet cake to serve a houseful of guests.  I reviewed the party list:
Our dear scrapping friend, Chez's - Cockie the bird
Bunny, the Cat, who owns fellow scrapper Teri Pannisi
Chena, her bestie Standard Poodle  to fellow scrapper ,Maggi Harding
Some hummingbirds from the neighbors house
Kitty's pup cousins, Lexie and Fezzik.
and a whole assortment of other critter friends.

I did absolutely have to say NO to the moose from Alaska.  He can't fit through my door. 

All that is missing is YOU.  PLease come have cake with Kitty!

Happy Birthday Kitty, sorry your party is so late but it took time to gather up all your friends. 




Don't forget to LIKE her on facebook with the handy link on this blog. 

Scraps of Elegance - stop by for a visit. 
Copyright 2012 Escape Kitty by Jennifer Snyder