Saturday, July 30, 2016

Rainbow Brite fun

It's time for another Theme Week!
Time for a smile.. its all about RAINBOWS... Simply use rainbow colors and themes!
We would love for you to participate with us in our THEME WEEK and it's quite easy to do so!  Simply create a project using ANY Stamp Anniething product (as your main focal point) in the set "theme" for that month. Post your project to the corresponding album over at our Face Book Group page (Stamp Anniething Stampers)! You may enter as many projects as you wish, but you will only be counted as ONE entry person.  A minimum of 5 people (not including DT Members) is needed in order for a prize to be given.

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So here we go for July'sTheme Week!
Make ANY project using rainbows (papers, colors,, patterns, etc!)
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Hi! Today I'm popping in to show you my rainbow themed card.
I had a blast coloring this image. I did ask for permission from the owner Annie to alter the bangs and
the clothes.... just an F.Y.I. Keep in mind that the owner has the right to say no.... This time Annie was okay with it and I had so much fun coloring her like Rainbow Brite. Did you gals or guys
have any of Rainbow Brite dolls or toys? The Color Kids or maybe even a Sprite?
I only had a Rainbow Brite and I remember she had yard hair.... to be honest that is all I remember of of the doll of yeah and she had a purple star on her cheek. I did watch the cartoons in Spanish growin up but and I found some of the English videos on YouTube and I watch with my youngest daughter
when trying to soothe her and distract her from her severe Eczema itching.

I used Memento Desert Sand ink dye pad to be able to do the "no-lines-coloring" technique
and to be able to alter the bangs and clothes without any masking but if you look 
closely you can sort of see the original lines.
Of course I used Copic markers, Copic multi-liner and a Uni-ball Signo White Broad
(I love Sakura but I wish the white pen was a little more opaque
because I so much prefer how it looks in the end)

For the image I used 

This is how Trudy - Happy Day! looks before the no-lines-coloring technique.


Copic makers I used
E0000, E000, E01, E04, E21, R21 and R30
E33, E35, Y35, Y08 and Y26
V06, R24, B24, G05, YR04 and Y08
(sorry forgot the blues in her eyes) 
the colors look a little brighter in person the blues in her clothing look a little too dark here.

Here you can see here up close.

Here you can see the shimmer on the stars. 

The sentiment I use hand-wrote myself
(I was a bit lazy to see if I even had a color themed stamp. LOL)
and I just colored the rainbow background in carefully
and I only gave it two passes since I was scared they would
bleed into each other. The little stars from from some
My Creative Time dies as well as the rectangle to cut out the layer.
The for the stars I chose colors from the rainbow that I colored then I 
added Wink of Stella clear and letting them dry before I glued them 
on to the card. 

I hope you all really liked all of the cards for the theme week,
rainbows are one of my favorite things to see and color. 
I also hope that you get a chance to work on some rainbow themed cards

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a colorful day!

Katya Bess

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Back to School series

Hello Crafty Friends!


Today I am showing you a card with sort of a school theme. I used the fun papers from Doodlebug Design called: Back to School. The stamp I used is James - Happy Birthday to You. This stamp comes with a sentiment but I did not use it this time. 



 I colored him with Copic markers, 
the eyelights were done with a Uni-ball Signo White pen
and the card sketch is very simple to recreate.


I hope you liked the card.

Thank you for visiting.
Have a nice day. 

Katya Bess

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Cupcake Time

Hello Crafty Friends!

I have a little card to show you with 

I always like to play around with different skin tones but I also like to 
try out different hairstyles. With Megan I wanted to try and give her some 
braids. I have tried doing braids on another stamp Megan (Winter Wishes) before but with 
Prismacolor pencils and you can see my process here
I think it was a little easier for me to do it with markers
but I also tried a slightly different technique that was a little faster too.
I think in the future I will have to show you my braid process with 
the markers but probably when the kids are in school.... 

like I said before I colored Megan - Hey Cupcake
with Copic markers.

W5 and W7
E11, B34, E37, E34, R22 and R30
E50, (I forgot which yellow I used for the frosting)
but eh barrette, the collar, sprinkles
 and the cherry were done in RV29

The uniform was paper pieced
and all of the design paper was all from 
Echo Park: Birthday Wishes
The card base was with Recollections
Oh yea and I added Wink of Stella
Clear that I finally opened up to add some
shiny sugar to the yellow frosting. :P 


Also I used this sketch for my card I just placed the sentiment 
in a different spot... and I hope that is okay.



I Hope you liked my card.

Thank you so much for stopping by
Have a great weekend. 

Katya Bess

Will enter card at


Friday, July 8, 2016

Stamp AnnieThing July Release Day 3 Abigail


Hi and welcome to Day #3 of 
Stamp Anniething's July release!  

I love the carefree days of Summer and hope you find this release to reflect on that.


Sweet Abigail is ready to Hula Hoop into your heart!

Abigail is available in the store NOW along with the other 2 stamps we showed  you  this week!!
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Here is the project I made with the new stamp Abigail!

I colored my image with Copic markers
I decided to play with a different blend for 
African skinned tone.
The darker browns are a bit harder for me to blend out
but I will continue to play with them.
For skin B34, E31, E34, E39, R32, and R30 
for her dress V04, V06, V09 and V17
Hoola hoop YG09 and V09
grass G94 and G85
and ground W7 then blend out with E34
The eyesights with Uni-ball Signo Angelic
the dies are from Desert Divas and
My Creative Time.

Close up of my card. 

Thank you for joining us for our July Release.
Have a great day!

Katya Bess

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Stamp AnnieThing July Release Day 2 Kelly




Hi and welcome to Day #2 of 
Stamp Anniething's July release!  

I love the carefree days of Summer and hope you find this release to reflect on that.


Summer is the perfect time to catch up with your favorite books!

Kelly will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we showed  you  this week!!
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Good morning! Here is the project I made with the new stamp Kelly!
I colored the image with Copic markers
then I fussy cut so I can glue her
on a piece of cardstock that I distress inked
with different colors to create a galaxy full of stars.
The words from her book I stamped that part 
of the image onto a section of a Doodlebug
paper that says Meow Meow Meow... 
but you can only see that in person or
a super close-up picture. LOL  
I found the sentiment online and I just hand-wrote it
with my Uni-ball Signo Broad pen... I noticed that
the ink would separate from the middle so when it
was almost dry I went in with my Uni-ball Sign Angelic to fill it in.
Before gluing Kelly on I made sure to die cut the galaxy with
a die from Desert Divas. The white layered paper is cut
with a Rectangle die from My Creative Time. 


I hope you liked my card. 
I love things with bright colors
and things that encourage kids to read...
My first intension was to make a bookmark
but it's on my long list of projects to make. LOL  


Thank you for joining us for our July Release
 and have a great day!

Katya Bess

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Stamp AnnieThing July Release Day 1 - Tony


Hi and welcome to Day #1 of 
Stamp Anniething's July release!  

I love the carefree days of Summer and hope you find this release to reflect on that.


Meet totally rad and gnarly Tony!

Tony will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we show  you  this week!!
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Here is the project I made with the new stamp Tony!
Before we moved to our current house
we lived in a tiny 2 bedroom house
and we met one of the coolest persons ever- his name is Karl Watson.
Not only he was very nice and easy going,  he was always 
very happy and positive about life and he loved people especially kids.
I would say he was pretty famous but my husband and I 
just saw him as a very nice neighbor and friend. 
Kids and grown ups would often come 
to skate or see him do a trick or two. 

As  you know already this stamp does not come
with dreads I just decided to make his hair that way.

I colored with Copic markers. 
For skin I used colors E11, E13, E21, R30, R20
For hair: E23, E35, E59 and E79 
the hat and clothing I colored a different day and I didn't write
anything down and me having my kids home all day for the summer... sorry. 
Here is a close-up of Tony! (aka Karl Watson) LOL    

If you search for him online or even Instagram you can see
pictures and videos of him in action but I didn't take any photos... I know...
bummer! LOL Okay I took one... but only because we were near our
old house and we were showing our kids where we used to live...
then what do you know? We catch Karl outside on the front yard
playing with his kids.

Here is the picture I have with my husband DeAndre Bess and with Karl Watson

I hope you liked my card. 

Also, in case you didn't know 
there is a BIG sale going on 
from July 4th-July 8th 2016
"Some stamps discounted DEEPLY... and EVERYTHING is on sale !!  
 Since our July release begins Wednesday, it will NOT be included in the sale.. however if you plan to buy it, we can HOLD your order and ship everything at once to you on Friday.. just leave a note in the box at checkout!   " - Annie

We got a sale for July 4th going on.. some stamps discounted DEEPLY... and EVERYTHING is on sale !! 
Since our July release begins Wednesday, it will NOT be included in the sale.. however if you plan to buy it, we can HOLD your order and ship evverything at once to you on Friday.. just leave a note in the comment box at checkout!  
Thank you for joining us for our July Release
 and have a great day!

PEACE!

Katya Bess

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Happy 4th of July 2016



It's time for another Theme Week!
Let's get crazy with Stars & Stripes!
We would love for you to participate with us in our THEME WEEK and it's quite easy to do so!  Simply create a project using ANY Stamp Anniething product (as your main focal point) in the set "theme" for that month. Post your project to the corresponding album over at our Face Book Group page (Stamp Anniething Stampers)! You may enter as many projects as you wish, but you will only be counted as ONE entry person.  A minimum of 5 people (not including DT Members) is needed in order for a prize to be given.

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So here we go for June'sTheme Week!
Make ANY project using stars and stripes!!!


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Here is what I made for the June Challenge:

When stars and stripes were mentioned of course all I could think of
was of Fourth of July or an American theme.
My stars and stripes are subtle but you can clearly see where they are. 

For this card I used
First stamped the image
then I stamped it on a piece of masking paper
so I could use distress ink all over and not 
"ruin" the image I intend to color. 
After getting all inky with the distress inks:
Mermaid Lagoon (a tiny bit around Chloe and Sam)
Black Soot (which covers most of the background)
and Mowed Lawn (for a grassy area)
Then I drew up some fireworks
with my Uniball white pen and my Prismacolor Pencils to add some color
Prismacolors Premier and Prismacolor Berol used:
PC903, PC906, PC924, PC926, PC942, PC935 and Berol 915

When I was done with my background I carefully removed the 
masking paper to save for another project
The I colored my image as normal with Copic markers
Copics:
BV11, E21, E53, E01, E50, R30
E0000. E000, R21, R39, R27, R46
B24, B28, B37, B000, B34, B95, B97
W5, W7, W9
C5, C7, C9
When all of the coloring is done I had
to look around the edges of the stamped image
because sometimes a few bits here and there
weren't covered by the distress inks 
so I just for over it with the closest
colored pencil that matched.

Here is a close up of the Copic coloring, a tad bit of the background
and you can even see some of the firework colors reflecting 
on their shiny hair.

 Here is a tad bit of the process
before I started coloring the image
and check out those coupons and spicy wings
LOL  I just use junk mail to protect my table from the ink.
As you can see it's a pretty clean cover/masking I just had to 
fill in a few little white spaces but nothing major. 
Then I proceeded with my Copic coloring. :) 
Those are the colors for Chloe's face but not Sam's.
I hope you liked my card. 
Make sure to join us on the Facebook page with 
a project with the theme above. 


Thank you for stopping by.

Have a great weekend to everyone
and Happy 4th of July to those that celebrate :)




Saturday, June 25, 2016

Kitten Smitten

   Hello!

I'm here to show you my latest card using 

Here I set here up on a cute little cat friendly house on a flowery hill. LOL   
I got this from a Doodlebug Kitten Smitten 12x12 paper I got a while back... I cropped it down with
a die and then famed it. The background paper is from the same line from 
Doodlebug Kitten Smitten. This paper line is way too cute and it pairs up 
nicely with  Brittney and her kitten.

I used Copic markers to color the stamp.
Here are all of the colors I used:
E0000, E000, E01, E21, BV31, R20, R30 
Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
YR27, YR24, YR20, YR14
RV14, RV17 and RV19

the dies are from 
My Creative Time and from Craftin' Desert Divas
I love cats so this card was so much fun for me to color. 
I hope you all grab her from the store
and have fun coloring as much as I did. 


Thank you for stopping by to take a look
Enjoy the rest of the weekend

:)




Friday, June 3, 2016

Stamp AnnieThing June Release Day#3 Trudy


Hi and welcome to Day #3 of 
Stamp Anniething's June release!  

I love animals and my furbabies.... so this release is homage to PETS!

Here is Trudy and her very tweet friend!

Trudy will be available in the store NOW along 
with the other 2 stamps we showed you this week!!


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Trudy looks so cute with her little birdie.
Here is my completed card. 
I used Copic colors:
W5, W7, W9,
R20, R21, R22, R24,
E0000, E000, E01, E11, E40, E41 and E42
I used Copic Refills R20 and R30 to
color the smaller roses (from Wild Orchid Crafts)
that I purchased from The Not2 Shabby Shop
The paper is Prima Marketing: Lyric Collection
The dies are from Spellbinders
The banner from Spellbinders I just hand wrote 
the message myself. 

Here is a little bit of my process:
First I colored up Trudy but I outlined the leg 
since I wanted it to be visible behind the cage.
Then, I fussy cut as I normally do
but I cut off the cage. 
(My baby didn't like that I cut off the birdie. LOL)

Next, I only inked the bottom portion of the stamp
on to the Prima paper.
After that, I used a Spellbinders Oval die
and traced the outer part to make myself a bigger oval.
(Need to take care of that from my wish list....
buy bigger oval dies. LOL  )

Oh yea! I didn't throw the little bird from the original 
stamped image. I colored up the bird so I could stick 
it to the cage that was stamped on the Prima paper. 
I didn't keep beak nor the legs since it will show with the
the stamped image at the bottom.

Finally I glued her and the birdie down and added flowers all around.

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Thank you for joining us for our June Release
 and have a great day!

Katya Bess

Entering card at:
Challenge #30: Our Furry / Feathered Friends

Challenge #268: Anything Goes 

Anything Goes (no digital projects)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Stamp AnnieThing June Release Day#2: Sam and Best Bud


Hi and welcome to Day #2 of 
Stamp Anniething's June release!  

I love animals and my furbabies.... so this release is homage to PETS!

Everyone know Dog is Man's best friend, so here is Sam and his best bud!

Sam will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we show  you  this week!!
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Thank you for joining us for our June Release
 and have a great day!

 Here is my card. 
I colored Sam and his doggy with Copic markers
but I paper piece Sam's clothes with paper from 
Tiny Tatty Teddy: Me to You paper pack
The papers from the background are all from the
same paper pack as well except for the 
brown Kraft Cardstock.
Kind of simple but it came in good time to make
a boy card since I was very low on them 
to give out. LOL  
Here is a close-up of the coloring and on the 
paper piecing. 


Thank you for visiting
and don't forget we have one more
day of previews then you can buy them all! :)


Have a great day.

Katya Bess