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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:

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss...freebie!

Hi Everyone!

Our challenge this week at 613 Avenue Create is a tribute to Dr. Seuss whose birthday is March 2nd.


I've created some Dr. Seuss quotes in PNG format.  I've used one with an image from the Kidlettes 3 Bundle by Melonheadz Illustrations who is one of our sponsors this week.  This is a card I made for my daughter Shianne or "Shi" as I call her  :)



               a close up of the microbeads which I adhered with Ranger's multi medium

                          To download PNG's just right click and choose save as




I hope you like the quotes and choose to join us at 613 Avenue Create for our Anything Goes challenge with the optional twist to use one of these quotes.  All I ask is a simple thank you if you do choose to download.

See ya next time!
Hugs,
Kathi

Challenges I would like to enter:

Die Cuttin Diva's Challenge - Dr. Seuss

Inspiration Destination Challenge - Anything Goes

Through the Craft Room Door  Anything Goes

Simon Says Wed – Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly  Color Theme: Cool Colors

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bella Sweet Tea

This is my second post today.  I'm here with a book mark I made for our challenge at 613 Avenue Create.   The challenge is Anything Goes but our optional twist is to create a RAK because February 17th is National RAK day!  In case you don't know a RAK is a Random Act of Kindness.  Just a little something to make someone's day maybe a little card for your favorite bank teller or a candy treat for the mailman, in my case I made a book mark for my elderly neighbor who loves to read  :)  

We have a new sponsor this week
Etsy Shop
 visit Faery Ink Designs 



I used the image Bell Sweet Tea. Colored with Copics and Prismacolor pencils, stamp by Mama Elephant - In My Heart set, dies by Spellbinders, MME paper, crinkle ribbon and a vintage WWII era button!


I bought a bag of misc. buttons at Savers (big chain thrift store) and these buttons were in the bag. On the card it's stamped "MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN".  Wow huh?  I hate to use them but I don't think they're really worth anything.  And I know my neighbor, who is 82, will appreciate the extra embellishment.  

Well thanks for stopping by again!  I appreciate the company  ;)  Stop by  613 Avenue Create and see what the other ladies have created this week!  Oh and you can see the awesome RAK I received this week from Sara on the DT!!  She is such an incredibly talented artist!  
Hugs,
Kathi