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.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Kitty and I wishing you and your family a  Merry Christmas, Joyful Holiday Season and Happy New Year.

Kitty promises to be a little less sassy in the new year (OK that's my wish - but since I am typing and she's not, I'm putting MY wish out there). 

See you all in the New Year.  May it be even brighter than 2012.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Maja Girls (and Cat) - Maja Design Team 2013

May we proudly present our Creative Team of 2013!

Camilla EkmanCamilla S BakkeIvana CamdzicRachelle SigurdsonRomy Veul

All these beautifully talented women are Maja Girls for 2013. 
Scrapbooking paper inspired by romantic vintage design
Maja Design is innovative, high quality and well designed paper for scrapbooking and crafts. Our unique patterned paper are all inspired by romantic vintage style. We hope our beloved designs will inspire you to create great joyful creations.

First - Big huge congrats to all the team. An amazing lineup of talent and pizazz.  

but anyone notice something dreadfully wrong?   Someone perhaps a little bit MISSING from here?   Like Me? 

shhhhhhhhh  this is between you and me- but I have already picked out my favorite pieces of Maja Designs paper and will help myself. 
It's too gorgeous to let Jen have all the design fun.  

Copyright  2012 Escape Kitty by Jennifer Snyder

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Scraps of Darkness Reveal - A Long December

Here is the wonderful Scraps of Darkness kit, Long December.  

This kit is full of coolness ( as in winter chill) to complement those snowy shots you'll want to take as the snow piles up.  If you live in a place that is having summer or nice weather, then you'll want use this kit to show off your amazing photos of sunshine to show the rest of us what we are missing.  Because that's what friends do for each other.  LOL.

This month's kit featured some absolutely fun and unique items including the popular handcrafted stick pins made by Mandy Harrell , craftysprinkles.   These pins are exclusively found in Scraps Of Darkness Kits.

Escape Kitty - Santa Kitty
Here is Kitty, to help you get in the spirit of the season.  Actually Kitty is trying to tell me she is expecting some new toys for Christmas, maybe a bird or two to fill her cage is empty, and loads of joy for the new year.  

What do you want this year? 

Escape Kitty wishes that all your dreams, hopes and joys come true at Christmas and in the new year. 

This design was using the monthly kit sketch by Charlotte Jenkins.  Give it a try. She is very talented.  You can find the sketch at Scraps of Darkness.

Kitty's jazzed this up a bit by adding some wonderful blingy jewels by ZVA in smoke color.  ZVA-CRW-05CB-148.

The bird cage is DustyAttic Birdcage #5 DA0678 and I coated it with Stampendous Aged Enamel in Gold.

Please join us over at Scraps of Darkness.  

Copyright 2012 Escape Kitty by Jennifer Snyder

Product List:
• Carta Bella Paper - Christmas Day Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Ever Green
• Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Aged Mahogany
• Martha Stewart Crafts - Christmas - Punch Around the Page - Craft Punch Set - Holly Leaves
• Martha Stewart Crafts - Punch Around the Page - Craft Punch Set - Swirling Lace 
• Petaloo - Chantilly Collection - Velvet Mini Blossoms - White 
• Ranger Ink - Liquid Pearls - Dimensional Paint - White Opal 
• Prima - Ingvild Bolme - Chalk Fluid Edger - Brick Wall 
• Prima - Ingvild Bolme - Chalk Fluid Edger - Olive Vine
• Dusty Attic Birdcage #5 DA0678
• Stampendous Aged Enamel in Gold
• ZVA CRW-05CB-148 Flourish in Smoke
• EK Success punch Diamond Lace
• Heartfelt Creations/Spellbinders Bella Rose set and Leaf Medley

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Escape Kitty's - $100 Photobucket Contest!

Wanna try your hand at sharing in Kitty's prize money? 

Well first she has to win some prize money.  That's where you come in.  She needs YOU to help her win. 

Kitty has entered a story contest at photobucket. She wants to win and I want her to win as well.  It's time she earns her own money and stops using my credit card to fund her wacky craziness.  
 If she wins the grand prize, she wants to share with you.  Please note, I said GRAND PRIZE....just to be clear. 
She'll have someone randomly draw 3 names from those that have left comments in one or more of the photos and have followed the directions.   This is open to anyone: family, scrappers, non scrappers, your pup, your best friend, your best friends pup.  You get the picture!  This is not a scrapper event - this is for everyone.  Each person will need to create a photobucket acct. 

If Kitty wins the GRAND Prize..... 
1st Prize winner....$100  gift card (on-line store of your choice or paypal acct )

2nd Prize Winner...$25  gift card (on-line store of your choice or paypal acct )

3rd prize Winner....$25  gift card(on-line store of your choice or paypal acct )

 Here are her stories:


How to win?  What do YOU have to do to have a chance at winning?  
First let me state that you do not need a Facebook acct to play!  This has nothing to do with Facebook.   So many people have emailed me back to say they cannot play along because they do not have a Facebook acct.  No problem!  Don't need one. 

You do, however need a photobucket acct.

The Rules
1. You need to have a photobucket acct - Don't have one?  Then it's time to get one.  VERY easy to start and free.  Even though it says log in through Facebook, you cannot unless you have a photobucket acct first.  You do NOT need to log in through Facebook - I never do.    But you must set up a photobucket acct. 

2. Click on the link and "LIKE" her. This is a MUST.  The "LIKE" button is located at the top of the page to the right hand side.

3. Make a comment in a photo by clicking on any photo you'll see my little face under each photo...look to the right of my little face.  You'll see a comment symbol.  Open that up and type a few kind words for Kitty.  The more photos you comment on, the better your chances.  I will be selecting my 3 winners from the comments. 

4.  Forward to Facebook (if you have an acct) or forward to a friend using email.  The FORWARD to Facebook and email buttons are located at the top of the page and to the right.  They are symbols.
If you post this to your Facebook acct or forward to someone by email, let me know by adding a comment in this blog post and you will earn another chance at the prize.  These options are found at the top right hand screen once you are in the story.

5. Come back on Dec15th to see if Kitty  and you are winners. I'll be posting the winners using your photobucket name so please remember this.  You will have seven days to contact me otherwise new names will be posted.

Here's the deal....the more you forward, LIKE and comment, the more points Kitty gets for judging.  She wins, YOU may win too.

( Special thanks to Maggi Harding who has let me use Chena in this contest as to Lynne Joncas for letting me use Pirate Squirrel in the Pirate Adventure)

Contest closes December 9th so hurry and get your comments in!!!! Kitty needs to win the GRAND prize so please keep that in mind.

Sheriff E. Kitty and Deputy Dawg Chena          Escape Kitty - Dread Pirates

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Scraps of Elegance Blog Hop and Dec. Reveal

If you have arrived here from Karolina Stopyra's (Drycha) blog, then you are on the right track and Kitty welcomes you ever so graciously.   

Welcome to the Scraps of Elegance December Blog Hop
Design Team Reveal

We are unveiling our December Kit 
“Winter Wishes” and maybe one of Kitty's most favorite kits thus far.  Gorgeous vintage feel and very delicate. 
Scraps of Elegance is giving away our fabulous December Kit to one lucky winner!

Our Scraps of Darkness Designers are sharing their work with the November “Karma kit” so that they can join in the blog hop fun.

We would also like you to meet our newest design team members!
Sara Onneby
Vivian Keh
Kristie Taylor
Agnieszka Bellaidea
Sarah Bargo
Evgenia Petzer

Here's what you need to do to qualify for the prizes:
  • Become a follower of the Scraps of Elegance blog and “like us” on Facebook.
  • You must visit each participating blog and leave a comment on each blog in order to be eligible for the prize.
  • When you have visited and commented on all the blogs return to the Scraps of Elegance 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 an extra chance to win!
 We are sure you will be inspired by our talented design team.
The December kit is stunning and you won’t want to miss out on grabbing one for yourself!
**Open to international entries**
You have until Monday December 3rd 1:00 AM PST to complete the hop.
The winner will be announced on the Scraps of Elegance blog on Tuesday December 4th.
Be sure to check back on that day to see if you have won…
Have fun!  Scroll  to view my reveals, then see where to hop next.
Kitty's Reveal:   Arctic Snow Kitty
This was based on the sketch for the month of December, prepared by Charlotte Jenkins. 

This is Escape Kitty in her alpine ski outfit.  The Bo Bunny papers came, I got home from work and found Kitty all decked out with skis and hat.  Makes me chuckle because Kitty does not like snow.  I've tossed her out in the snow before and she gave me "the look".  In addition to "the look", she was also very expressive and vocal.  When she finally came back inside, I felt her chill.  It was not due to the temperature in the room either.  It was all from attitude. Brrrrrrrrr cold cat!

So I am definitely thinking the snow hat and skis are just ploys to escape to a warmer climate.  not gonna happen babydoll. She does look cute.

Thanks for looking at my art work.  Copyright 2012 Escape Kitty by Jennifer Snyder
Please consider joining us at Scraps of Elegance
Your next stop.......Rachael Funnell's blog 

Have Fun!
Here is the full list of blogs to visit
Scraps of Darkness/
Scraps of Elegance
Mandy Harrell
Jennifer Snyder
Renea Harrison
Karen Zueger
Lisa Novogrodski
Elena Olinevich
Michelle Phillips
Karolina Stopyra
Escape Kitty
Rachael Funnell
Helena Johansson
Agnieszka Bellaidea
Sarah Bargo
Evgenia Petzer
Sara Onneby
Vivian Keh-
Kristie Taylor
Back to Scraps of Elegance

Copyright 2012 Escape Kitty by Jennifer Snyder