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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Smile Big!

Happy 4th of July to all of my friends in the US!  I hope everyone had a safe and fun filled day.  I found a 4th of July scrapbook page that I never posted and it goes perfectly with our optional twist this week at 613 Avenue Create.  The twist is to use our newest Create Your Own Challenge chart.  

I'm using the American flag as a COLOR challenge.

I love how my son was laughing!

Hope you can join us this week for our Anything Goes challenge at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugs,
Kathi


Friday, June 19, 2015

Birthday Bear

Hi!

Happy Friday!  It's time for the new challenge at Kitty Bee Designs the Aloha Friday challenge theme is BIRTHDAY.  Easy Peasy huh?  We all need birthday cards, right?  For my DT project I used this adorable little bear.



The heart/banner and bear dress/shoes are water colored  and paper pieced.  Bear was colored with Copics and I used the colorless blender to "dot" the image after coloring it to add some texture.  Dies are by My Favorite Things and Lawn Fawn.  And I added a few Jolee's crystals to the flowers.  I hope you like my first official DT project for Kitty Bee Designs!  Come join the fun!

Hugs,
Kathi

Friday, June 12, 2015

If a cow laughs......

Hi Everyone!

I'm here today to share my first DT Spotlight for Kitty Bee Designs!  I just love the images I think they are just too cute!  I chose an image from the Cows 1 set.  I printed the image 3" tall.  I love this saying, for some reason it just makes me chuckle  :)   It was printed on the computer.




This cutie was colored with Copics then fussy cut and popped up with foam on the sponged cloud background.  I used an Avery Elle stitched edge die on the rectangle and a I believe the grass die is by Impression Obsession.  I also ran the chisel tip of my Copic R37 around the edges of the words.  The red vintage seam binding was bought at a yard sale, I'm always on the look out for that!  

So come join the current challenge - #49 Masculine Cards at the Aloha Friday Challenges!  You still have 1 week to join.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Kathi

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Subway art for my lovebug :)

 I try to have someone in mind when I create my DT projects and it usually ends up being my daughter Shianne.  So...this weeks Anything Goes challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the optional twist to use Subway Art.  I really like subway art, it's fun.  I found a free program that let's you create your own called Wordle which is what I used on my project.  Bugaboo Stamps is one of our sponsors this week and I used the image called Bugaboo Brat Bugs.  

Dies by MFT, Impression Obsession, Papertrey Ink.  The image was masked and the clouds were sprayed with Perfect Pearls. I did a little doodling along the edges. Black eyelets and a wire hanger were added at the top.

colored with Copics/Prismacolor pencils, 
Glossy Accents on the Ladybugs and heart

I added the mini hearts with a stamp

If you would like to see more inspiration check out what the 613 Avenue Create DT have created and check out my PINTEREST - SUBWAY ART board.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Kathi






Monday, May 18, 2015

Exciting news!

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to share with you that I've been accepted as a DT member for Kitty Bee Designs!  I just love the images, they are so stinkin' cute!!  Watch for my projects here beginning in June!



Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Kathi

Education Freebies!

Hi Everyone!

On May 17, 1954 Brown v. Board of Education is decided.  
Please click the link to learn how this historic decision was 
a stepping stone in abolishing segregation in the US.  

That brings us to this weeks Anything Goes challenge at 613 Avenue Create the optional twist is to create a card or gift and/or gift holder 
for a Teacher/Educator.  And just in case you need a little 
help I've created some digital quotes from prominent 
African Americans who have dedicated their lives to 
inspiring and educating the world in so many ways.  

**if you use these please give credit to Kathi Silvia or My Creative Therapy

to save to your computer:
1)  right click on image 
2)  then click save image as...
3)  choose where on your computer you wish to save image














Have a great week!
Hugs,
Kathi

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Friends by MWLW

Ok this is my last post today...I promise!  LOL!  Here is my final DT card for 613 Avenue Create today using our new sponsor My Whimsical Little World.  This is set has 3 images and here is the second one I've used.

Stop by 613 Avenue Create to see what the talented DT ladies have created to inspire you!  And link up for a chance to win 3 images from MWLW!

Hugs,
Kathi

Friends

Welcome back!  This is post #2 today so make sure to scroll down for my Mother's Day card.  Here is another DT card for today's Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  We have a new sponsor this week!
Visit the My Whimsical Little World Etsy shop

I've used the Friends image for my card
 


I paper pieced her kimono with some origami paper I've had forever!  Stop by 613 Avenue Create and link up your projects for a chance to win 3 images from My Whimsical Little World!

Thanks for poppin' in!
Kathi

CHALLENGES:

Papertake Weekly - AG

Clear It Out – ATG / Stash: ATG



Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of the crafty Moms out there!  My husband is making me breakfast as I sit on the couch and do my post!  My son is outside playing with the neighbors...ahh...life is good!  Later I'll sit on my mother's deck and have a drink while we watch the boats on the bay.  And best of all? There's no snow!  LOL!!  There better not be at this point!  :)

I've made a few cards for our weekly Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Our optional twist is Let's Celebrate!  So whatever you may be celebrating like a graduation, baby shower, birthday, etc. we want to see it!

For my first card I used an adorable pre-colored image by Toadstool Printables.




And I used this free digi I posted a couple of weeks ago:
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out what our super talented design team has created and link up your creations with us at  613 Avenue Create.  
Hugs,
Kathi

CHALLENGES:


Clear It Out – ATG / Stash: ATG


ABC Challenge L:10 – I is for Inspire Us

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mother's Day freebies!

Hi Everyone!  

I'm here with a birthday card I made for my Mom and to remind you about our weekly Anything Goes challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  Our optional twist is to make a feminine card because next week is Mother's Day!  Speaking of Mother's Day I have some free sentiment digi stamps for you! First here's my mini shaker card using Mama Elephant stamp and matching die:


Now for your free sentiment PNG digis:

to save to your computer:
1)  right click on image 
2)  then click save image as...
3)  choose where on your computer you wish to save image















I would love to see anything you make with these and you can link up your projects at 613 Avenue Create!  Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Kathi







Sunday, April 26, 2015

My Idea of Happy Hour! And Freebies!

Hi all!

I've been a busy bee...I know nothing unusual!  LOL!  Well I'm here with my project for this weeks challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  As usual we are Anything Goes with the optional twist to use a Humorous Sentiment.  You don't have a funny saying?  Well, I've created a few freebies that we used on the challenge blog and you are welcome to have here too!  Here is my project using one of the sentiments:




image provided by our sponsor
Visit the Chubby Mermaid Etsy shop
winner receives 1 digital coloring book of their choice

And here are the freebies:

to save to your computer:
1)  right click on image 
2)  then click save image as...
3)  choose where on your computer you wish to save image





















If you do use one of the sentiments I'd appreciate it you could link back to my blog or give credit to My Creative Therapy.  If you do make something come join our challenge with it at 613 Avenue Create!  

Hugs,
Kathi
      

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Rose

Hi!  I'm here with my card for this weeks challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  Our challenge is Anything Goes with the optional twist to use "diamonds" (clear bling) in honor of April's birthstone.  I've used the rose from our newest sponsor (and new to offering digi stamps!)

Visit the STAMPlorations store
winner has a choice between 3 digis or a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations shop



Come see what our very talented DT Ladies have created for your inspiration at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugs,
Kathi


Saturday, April 11, 2015

K for Kimono

Hi everyone,

Playing with the watercolors again  :)  Boy do I need to practice!  LOL!!  Here is a card I made for the Outlawz CAS challenge which is to use and embellishment or image that begins with the first letter of your first or last name.  That was a tough one and of course I couldn't do something simple like key or kite!  I new I had an old unmounted Kimono stamp which I dug out and used, also the HB stamp is an old UM.  I don't know who made either because I didn't label them...my bad I know!   I've been missing my stamps.  I love digi's but my first love was good 'ol rubber!  Hope you like  :)

Hugs,
Kathi


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Easter

Well I was able to make a couple of last minute Easter cards!  



I had a chance to play with my watercolors.  I embossed the egg image with WOW opaque bright white EP.  I've had this stamp forever!  It's from Denami Designs.  I used to love their stamps.  I added some WOS on the hearts for a litter shimmer  :)

This week at 613 Avenue Create we have a true Anything Goes Challenge...no twist!  Our sponsor is  Aurora WingsCome see what the DT have made with the beautiful images by Aurora Wings.

To my friends who are celebrating Easter I hope you have a beautiful day!
Hugs,
Kathi

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Haven't heard a Peep :)

Hey I'm actually here with a non DT card!  I know right?  LOL!  I made an Easter card for a friend that I haven't heard from in a while.  Hope you like!


The patterned paper is from a 6x6 MME pad called Remarkable, all other paper, dies and sentiment are from My Favorite Things. Micro hearts are from the Mama Elephant confetti die and the peep was a freebie from Create with TLC.

Happy Easter to those who are celebrating!
Hugs,
Kathi

Challenges:


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Caffeine is a drug! FREEBIE

Hi ya!  Ok so I forgot to post my project for last weeks challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Yup...my bad.  I'll do that tomorrow, what's one more day right?  LOL!  

Did you know it's National Caffeine Awareness Month?  Well I'm very aware that I would love some caffeine right now!  This week at 613 our challenge is Anything Goes but our optional twist is to use something caffeine related such as coffee, tea, soda or chocolate. Yum...maybe some chocolate will do.  I'm easily distracted  LOL!  

We have 3 great sponsors this week: Drawn with CharacterBugaboo Stamps and Fitztown.  I'm using an image called We go together like Coffee & Donuts, well actually it's half of the image as I cropped the coffee cup from the original image.
  
We Go Together Like Coffee and Donuts Digital Stamp Art/ KopyKake Image


The coffee bean stamp is so old, it's from Custer's Last Stamp.  I don't think they're in business anymore.  I inked it with Antique Linen Distress Ink then rolled the edges on Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The heart eyelet is ancient too.  Papers by Authentique and MFT.  Dies by MFT, coffee and cup highlighted with Copics, glossy accents on the coffee.

Here's the sentiment I used on my card.  Right click on image and save.
Ok that's it for now!  Make sure you stop by  613 Avenue Create to see what the DT have created.  They really are a talented bunch and we are so lucky to have them representing us at  613!

Hugs,
Kathi

Challenges: