Halloween Boo … from the Phantom Kitty

Phantom Kitten Halloween BOOWith just days before Halloween, it’s time to get the fun rolling with some Halloween BOO.  What is a Halloween BOO? It is one of my family’s most favorite traditions at Halloween time!  The kids see it as a way of getting away with the old “ding-dong-ditch”.  I see it as a way of spreading Holiday Fun!
A Halloween BOO is sometimes called “ghosting” or “the phantom”. It is a tradition very similar to “secret Santa”.  It usually takes place in neighborhoods, however it could be in a workplace.  My family and I make up 2-3 bags or baskets of yummy treats, we print off a few BOO Poems, and then sneak out into the night (of course dressed in black) and secretly deliver them – ding-dong-ditch and leave it at the doorstep!
In turn, the lucky BOO-ees are asked to BOO two other neighbors, leading to a chain reaction–and lots of BOO-eautiful Halloween fun!
To start a BOO in your neighborhood, DOWNLOAD the PHANTOM KITTY BOO card from the link below. Make a small gift basket for each BOO-ee on your list and add a copy of the BOO card and, here comes the fun! Get all dressed up in black, grab those flashlights, and deliver the BOO’s secretly to a your neighbor’s doorstep. For even more fun, stick around inconspicuously, and watch your neighbors’ reaction!

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Ready? Set? BOO … let the Halloween Phantom Kitty BOO for YOU!   MOST of all, Have a safe and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Here is what it says: “You’ve been BOO-ed! It’s your turn now… to pass it on, I’ll tell you how. Choose a neighbor, friend or anyone, Who needs some special “spooky” fun!  And when you’ve made your secret pick,  Let Halloween kitten do the “trick”!”



A Cat and a HAT, how silly is that?


Foster Rescue Kitten on red background

A CAT and a HAT, how silly is that?

Don’s miss Kelly’s NEWEST Collection of over 50

teeny, weeny, rowdy, pouty, silly, nilly, furry, purry,  tawny, yawny, itty, bitty, kitty CATS and
cuddly, snuggly, lovey, dovey, fancy, pantsy, silly, nilly, fuzzy, wuzzy, sissy, kissy, missy HATS.
CATS and HATS PDF download available in the image-bank

IMG_1754 bdrWhat’s Sillier than a CAT and a HAT?

A DOG and a HAT

Don’t miss Kelly’s Collection of over 80 dogs and

Not So Scary Spider, Flower Power Blossom, Greedy Gangsta, All Studied Out Graduate, Glenda the Good Witch, Chez Paris Chef, Ahoy Matey’s Pirate, Under The Weather, Made in the USA, Tacky Tourist, Cinco de Mayo Sombrero, Warm Wishes Birthday, Rudolph Reindeer, Frosty Flakes, Teeny Beanie, Delightful Daisy, Frisky Ferocious Fireman, A Little Lucky Leprechaun and more… HATS
DOGS and HATS PDF download available in image-bank







Bring in the focus with a splash of color – colorize tutorial

Colorsplash_LIThis is a fun way to bring extra attention to a particular area of a busy or almost too colorful image.   It will definitely “draw” the viewer’s focus to exactly where you want it to be on the image. Colorizing in Photoshop can be accomplished in many different ways, this is just one way to colorize.  I think this is one of the easiest ways and should only take less than ten minutes.  We will change the image to black and white then using a mask and a paint brush, we will bring a splash of color back.  Enjoy!

This Colorize Tutorial available as PDF download click here


The kitten photographed by Kelly Richardson in this image is a rescue kitten that has been in foster care since she was just 4 weeks old. She was adopted almost immediately within hours after her image was uploaded to the adoption website. She is extremely sweet and affectionate and it was not hard to fall in love with her while taking her photos. This image is also part of our LuvKelly Recycles Campaign for November, and is available for licensing on greeting cards and such, along with many others from the shoot. If interested in seeing more, please contact Kelly using this contact from.