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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Back to School

Come join us this week at 613 Avenue Create, we're Anything Goes but this weeks twist is to use our 
Create Your Own Challenge chart:


Our sponsor is a favorite this week:


I've opted to make an Anything Goes card this week using a Pure Innocence stamp by My Favorite Things.  My daughter is back to college for what should be her final semester! Yay Shianne!  So this was a card I made for her.   
The stick pin has hearts from a Lawn Fawn die and a vintage button with vintage seam binding bow.  I believe the papers were from a few different My Mind's Eye 6x6 pads.  Her outfit was paper pieced. 
   


Hope you can join us at 613 Avenue Create this week! Even if you just stop by to see what the DT have created this week, I really am so lucky to have such talented ladies on my design team!!

Hugs,
Kathi


Friday, August 21, 2015

Delicious Doodles GDT

Did you know that Delicious Doodles is back in business with a new Etsy shop?  Well they're back!  And I'm the GDT this week!  Check out the Delicious Doodles Facebook Group.  I'm using the Leather and Lace image.  


Colored her with Copics, Wink of Stella and added Glossy Accents to her eyes and lips. I used Spellbinders dies and some very old paper from Paper Adventures (are they even in business anymore?)  You know it was one of those pretty papers I never wanted to cut!  You know what I'm talking about LOL!  I matted the image on some mulberry paper.  I have a tip for tearing the mulberry paper HERE.  I finished it off with some satin ribbon and a rhinestone charm.  In hindsight I should have added some rhinestones to the corners of the card.  

Thank you to Delicious Doodles for having me as their GDT!!
Hugs,
Kathi   :)

Friday, August 14, 2015

It's almost time!

Almost time for the 1st day of school that is!  Are you other Moms as excited as I am??  LOL!  Well to help with your excitement we have a new challenge at Kitty Bee Designs and the theme this time is SCHOOL. The sponsor is one of my favorites Bugaboo Stamps.

This image is called Deacon - school sign it.  He is colored with Copics and the chalkboard is colored with chalks.  The tag is an MFT die set Blueprint #9.  I also used the Dots and Dashes die along the edges by Paper Smooches.  That's it! Pretty simple this time  :)  We hope you have some time to join us for the next 2 weeks at Kitty Bee Designs or just come check out the inspiration from the DT!

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Kathi








Thursday, August 13, 2015

Good Luck Panda

Hi everyone,

I'm using Lucky Bamboo Panda for my spotlight at Kitty Bee Designs .  This adorable image was colored with Copics and layered on a Memory Box die. The Asian inspired paper is very old and from my stash.  Mini flag die and good luck sentiment are from My Favorite Things. 


Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs,
Kathi

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hi all!

Just a quick post to let you know about our challenge at 613 Avenue Create
We're Anything Goes but our optional twist is Happy Birthday!  This week our fabulous sponsor are Melonheadz Illustrations Chubby Mermaid
Since adult coloring books are all the rage right now you should check out Chubby Mermaid.  She has some beautiful designs!  I have a birthday easel card to share with you but I did not use any sponsors this week.  Hope you like and yes I realize I'm late with another Cancer card!  LOL!  


This button actually had the two holes at the TOP of the button.  Don't know if it was an error but I wish I had more!!

Thanks for stopping by and come visit our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create, we have some very talented ladies sharing their designs.
Hugs,
Kathi

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hey baby...what's your sign?

LOL...what a cheezy line huh?  Well, my husband got a kick out of it.  Which is good because it was his birthday card...my little crab!  LOL!  I love this set from Mama Elephant.  It has all of the zodiac signs called Cosmic Stars.  I also used the coordinating set Starry Night which has the sentiments.  I used Versamark ink to stamp the crab background.  The t-shirt and tag dies are by My Favorite Things.  The tag was embossed with a folder from The Paper Studio.  And the little crab was colored with Copics.



Come join us this week at 613 Avenue Create, we're Anything Goes but this weeks twist is Shabby Chic.  We have 3 sponsors this week which means 3 chances to win!  Even if you just stop by to check out our amazing Design Team samples.  Hope to see you there!
Hugs,
Kathi

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hope Everything's Ducky!

It's time for my DT project for 613 Avenue Create.

On July 20th 1969 astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the moon.  Click the link to learn more about this historic event.

At 613 Avenue Create we're always Anything Goes 
but this weeks optional twist is to 
use a moon and/or stars in your creation.

One of our sponsors this week is 

I've used the Dancing in the Rain Duck


I had this perfect sentiment by Verve Stamps.  My stars for the optional twist are embossed on the yellow cardstock and inked slightly with black ink.  Dies are from MFT and Impression Obsession.  Colored with Copics and chalks, paper pieced umbrella and boots.  Glossy accents were added to the raindrops and puddle.

We have 3 great sponsors this week so come join us at 613 Avenue Create and you can also check out the gorgeous DT samples!

Hugs,
Kathi

Challenges:

Crafting-With-Friends - AG #2    7/31

Digitally Sweet Challenges - AG 7/30


Sister Act Card Challenge - #115 AG 7/23


Simply Papercraft Challenges - #9 AG 7/30



Friday, July 17, 2015

Summer Fun

Hi all,

I'm running a little late with my Kitty Bee Designs project!  This was one of those projects that I had a great idea to make a Christmas ornament with sand, shells and sea glass but that just didn't happen. Instead I have a card for our Summer Fun theme for the Aloha Friday Challenge.  You can find Kitty Bee images on Etsy HERE.




The sea turtle was printed on watercolor paper where I used the saran wrap technique.  Shading was added with Copics.  The sentiment stamp is by My Favorite Things.





I put him on an action wobble and bent his fins upward so it looks like he's swimming!

I like the way it turned out even though it wasn't my original vision.  Stop by the Aloha Friday Challenge to see what the other DT ladies have created.  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kathi


Challenges:

Inkspirational Challenges - #87 Kraft


"The beach scene on this card is so inventive! Such beautiful use of colors and an interesting layout!"

Graphit Markers - 2 Color Tones




MFP Stamp Shop - Beach Scene 7/24

Crafting-With-Friends - AG #2   7/31

Digitally Sweet Challenges - AG 7/30

Sister Act Card Challenge - #115 AG 7/23

Simply Papercraft Challenges - #9 AG 7/30

Friday, July 10, 2015

Kitty Bee love note

I'm here today with my DT spotlight for Kitty Bee Designs.  There is still another week to enter the current challenge.  This time I used the Best Friends Bun image. My husband (and best friend) reminded me recently that I haven't left him any love notes in his lunch bag or wallet in a long time.  Poor thing must feel neglected LOL!  So his love note measures 2.5" x 3" and colored with Copics.  I used a Spellbinder banner die, Mama Elephant confetti die for the hearts and the sentiment is by Verve Stamps. Paper is from a 6x6 American Crafts pad.  I added a little clear WOS to the heart too, just because it needed just a little sparkle LOL!  Hope you like this snuggly pair!



Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Kathi

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

HB2U - CYOC challenge

Hi again,

I forgot to add my second card for this weeks Create Your Own Challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  Our challenges are Anything Goes but the optional twist is to use this new chart:
I used this cute Love Bear  from QKR Stampede and I chose to use the Sweden flag as a COLOR challenge:



Come see what the Fabulous DT ladies have created for this challenge!  We are so lucky to have such a wonderful group of artists working with us  :)  Stop by 613 Avenue Create and join us!

Hugs,
Kathi

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