Thursday, January 11, 2018

LMMS: PDP Kyree Ice Cream Shop

Hi Crafty Friends!

Hope you're having a very blessed day. I'm excited to show you a Little Miss Muffet DT card I created with a super sweet image called Polka Dot Pals Kyree and Flavors of the Month Sentiment from The digis is currently on sale for $1.00 as well as a some other sweet images- you gotta go check them out for yourself.

I had a fun time coloring Polka Dot Pals Kyree, I also stamped a face from Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces. I ran out of printer ink right after a test printing on a Kraft cardstock since I planned to some Copic Coloring. I have some ink now but I ended up coloring on that Kraft cardstock and it's a little challenging since the colors show up different than on a white piece of paper. I never throw away stamped paper- there is always a way I can use my stamps even if it's not the paper I intended to use- I can always work on it another time. The good thing is that it gave me an idea (Ding! Lightbulb above my head LOL)  I attempted for it look like one of those vintage Polaroid pictures. I have some pictures from the 1980's that have a certain look to them that I gathered inspiration from.

Copic markers I used:
E000, E13, E11, R22, R21, R30
E23, Y32, E71, E27, Y19, Copic Multi-liner Sepia, White Uni-ball Signo Angelic, 
Y35, E35
E35, E15, E79, Copic Multi-liner Sepia, RV21, RV14, R29, E41, Prismacolor White
BG49, BG15, BG13, BG34, Y35, YR14 and YR16

Prismacolors used
White and Black

Distress Inks Used:
Evergreen Bough
Vintage Photo

Here's a better look at the coloring.

Here is a little snippet of my creative mess. LOL
I was happy just to finish the polaroid picture but I really need to create more cards 
to have on hand for friends, teachers or people appreciate. 

Polka Dot Pals Kyree looks super happy with her massive ice cream cone
and the background sentiment made me think of an ice cream shop.
It's never too cold (even in winter) to eat ice cream, especially if it's indoors. LOL
I sketched in some lines to make a black and white checkered floor.
I could have done the black tiles with a copic marker but I wanted it to have the same
texture or look... I hope I'm explaining my self correctly. I just used Prismacolors
black and white and I colored lightly and maybe adding a little more coloring around the
edges of some of the tiles. After I glued my image on some colored cardstock
I finished it off with some Fun Tickets stamps and dies from 
My Creative Time and attached them with a little brad from BoBunny Isabella collection.

I hope you liked my card.

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super sweet images at

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

LMMS: Happy Birthday Cupcake!

Hello Everyone! Happy New Year!

This image is a rubber stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, she's called Polka Dot Pals Yang and I used a clear face from the Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces. I wanted to color her in an African skin tone since it's for one of my Hubby's relatives that has a January birthday. I chose the color red because it's her favorite color and her birth stone is the Garnet.

It took a while for me to finish my card... besides being the holidays, everyone in our household was sick with flu symptoms and all of us had this bad cough. I had no time for crafting which puts me in a really grouchy mood. I wanted to make sure to add lots of little details to the card and I am happy that it's finished.

Some of the colors I used on this image are:
E31, E33, E74, E27, E23, E04, E07, E79, E00, C1 N2
W9, W7, W5
E97, E27, E99, E77, Sepia Copic Multiliner
N2, N0, 0
R24, R29, R46, R56
B21, B95, B97 and B45
I drew in the stool myself.
(Must find a chair or stool or some stamp of that nature for her to sit on...  I saw some of the inspiration photos from the LMMS store. LMMS store here I come... heehee jk. I need a nap actually.)
The scalloped die is from CC Design,
The oval dies are from My Creative Time,
The Happy Birthday dies are from Elizabeth Craft Design called 947 - Happy Birthday Pop-Up
The Recollections paper pad is called Valentine
The blue paper it's also a recollections paper but I stamped it
with a grid mesh using Distress Inks to give it a worn jean look and to
break up a lot of that beige in the background.
I found the January birthday poem online.

Here is a close-up.

Thank you for stopping by.
I hope you got a little bit of inspiration from this card.

Katya Bess

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

LMMS Christmas Vega


Today I'm showcasing a card with image Polka Dot Pals Vega digi and Polka Dot Pals Add-On Faces from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I used a background from Make It Crafty called Penelope Watching Santa Digi. I cropped the Make It Crafty Image and used the version without the Santa in the background.

I had fun coloring this scene even though I  have been sick... (whaaaaaah) I would have colored much faster if I wasn't sick though and on top of that busy Mom schedule. I started coloring the image with prismacolors but some areas that needed more coverage like the curtain, the night sky and Vega's dress I colored with Copic marker first. I did not need to use markers first but I found that it was a slight cheater method to lay down some coverage. I mostly used Prismacolor pencils though.

I tried to color Polka Dot Pals Vega digi to look like the person I am giving the card to. 

Here is a close-up of the image 

To view more inspirational cards from the other talented designers
as well as entering your card for the Anything Goes Challenge
check out the link below

Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess

Thursday, December 7, 2017

LMMS: Lamb and Star

Good Day Everyone!

I hope all is well. I've been working on a few cards behind the scenes and this one is one of my simpler cards at the moment but it has a powerful meaning to me. I got the idea to make it a card from a bible verse. Matthew 2:10 (through verse 11)

The name of the Little Miss Muffet Stamp is Lamb and Star. The image was separated because I originally meant to add a die cut in between the mountains and the pasture but I ended up liking the image centered and I will have to make another card or two to show my original idea as well as the layout in which it was intended to be used by LMMS artist Barbara. The inside of the card is a rubber stamp from Our Daily Bread Stamps and it's called "Come Let Us Adore Him" 

I colored background with mostly distress inks straight on to the paper and then blended by using the mini ink blending foam. I made sure to block the image with a removable sticker or masking paper. When my background distress inking was done I colored in the star, the lamb and added a little shading and a few lines on the grass with Prismacolor pencils. I finished off the coloring by adding stars with a Uni-ball Signo Angelic pen and tracing over the black lines on the star. See! Easy peasy! :D For the sentiment in the front I hand wrote that myself... Every time I tell myself to not put my sloppy handwriting on the front for the next card... next card comes around if I don't have a proper stamp or die for it I mess it up with my sloppy hand writing LOL I don't know why I do it! Aaaaah! 

Here is the inside of the card. I ended up not using Kraft cardstock inside and went with 
plain white since I didn't need to use color pencils.
I know the stamp inside says it differently but I liked it a lot and the meaning is the same.

 9 When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. 11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

I hope you enjoyed this card as much I enjoyed coloring and making the card while playing 
Norman Hutchins - Emmanuel song on a loop. heehee

Thank you so much for stopping and don't forget to stop by the links below for more inspiration

Katya Bess

Thursday, November 30, 2017

LMMS Let It Snow

Hello Crafty Friends, 

I hope you're all having a wonderful day. Today I'm sharing a card I made using 
Polka Dot Pals Alpini and Polka Dota Pals Add-On Faces  from  Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

I wanted make a winter card and create an Aurora Borealis in the background. 
I haven't practiced much with coloring Aurora Borealis but I noticed that they are
always random shapes and colors. In the future I will try it out with dark edges and stars.

I used Copic markers for the entire image along with Rubbing Alcohol. 
Some of the colors I used are
BV01, E0000, E51, E53, E55, R21, R30, R85, E97 and Y19
E11, E25, E23
BV00, V04, RV00, RV21, B0000, B00, B01, B02, B02, BG000,
BG13, BG15, BG32, BG72
W5, W7 and W5
G85, G99 and BG96

After I colored the sky I got a thick napkin and rolled a tip and dripped some
rubbing alcohol on random spots. 

The rectangle die is from My Creative Time. 
Then I hand wrote the sentiment. 

That is it for now. 
Please check out the awesome and talented ladies over 

Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess

Thursday, November 23, 2017

LMMS Winter Cheer Simone

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving Day!

I hope you are having a wonderful day wether you stay at home or had to go to work. Today I'm showing a card with an image called Jr. Hatter Simone from  Little Miss Muffet Stamps This time I decided to color her blonde and put her somewhere cold but she looks really cheerful despite the cool climate. LOL

Here is my card. I used all Copic Markers for this image.
Here are the colors I used on Jr. Hatter Simone
skin BG000, E0000, E000, E21, R20, R30, R83
hat, skirt and boot socks V17, V15, V09, V06
leggings and shirt BG10, BG32, BG72
hair E50, E51, Y00, Y21, Y26
boots E21, E33, E34, E35
sky B21
water B02
snow B00
penguin C7, C4, C3, YR16, Y38

The papers are from Doodlebug Design called Frosty Friends
I really wanted to use some of that paper because of the cute penguins and then I 
layered more that I usually do that I ended up covering all but one little
penguin. LOL
(I think I'm gonna try and use up all of that paper so I can buy myself 
a new Doodlebug paper stack maybe not this one or maybe yes. haha)
I was trying to look for some flowers that grow in the Arctic and I did
see some flowers similar to the white and purple ones I have.
The white and purple flowers were gifted to me from my Crafty Friend
Carmen Shannon a few years back along with a bag will of random flowers-
it was really nice of her.  :)
The corner and border snowflake punches are from Martha Stewart that
I've had for years and both are under used. lol 

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-Katya Bess

Thursday, November 16, 2017

LMMS Itzel - Thanks

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I'm back with an inspirational card for Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog. I'm showcasing a brand spanking new stamp called Polka Dot Pals Itzel along with the Polka Do Pals Add-on Faces. I'm having so much fun adding the new faces to the stamps because they make the Polka Dot Pals so versatile.

 Here is my card using 
Polka Dot Pals Itzel

I was excited to color this image and wanted to add lots of color.
Everything was colored up with Copic markers and I added eyelights and 
polka dots on the headband with my Uni-ball Signo Angelic White pen. 
I've been taking my photos outside in natural light and I got lucky with 
this one because it stormed for the past 2 and half days. 
The die is from My Creative Time.

Here is a little close-up I wasn't done coloring yet but here you can see
the expression on that little mouse in her pocket. heehee
I wonder if it's cold, or if it sneaked in her pocket or if she ran out of
food or crumbs.

Here is a little of the process... Copic Explosion! 
This is when I was pretty much done with the coloring.
I know I get really messy when I get creative. 
(I do put all of my markers back when I start a new image. lol)

I hope you liked my autumn outdoor scene card. 
Please take a moment to check out the fabulous
creations done by the very creative ladies in on the 

Thank you for stopping by
Katya Bess

Thursday, November 9, 2017

La Catrina

Hey Everyone!

Hopefully all have been having a great time using the new Polka Dot Pals Add-On Faces clear stamps. There are 4 Polka Dot Pal Add-On Faces that are actually available in digital form as well which is what I used for this stamp because I had ordered the clear Polka Dot Pals Add-On Faces and I just got them in the mail today- Woohoo!

Okay, on to my card... I was inspired by La Catrina which is a fancy or elegant female skeleton and is the image of "death" and one of the main images for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead in English.) La Catrina is usually dressed in fancy European (usually French) hats and dresses from the early 1900's or in Traditional Mexican Folkloric dresses. On Halloween, November 1st and November 2nd some people dress as La Catrina or get skull candy facepaint. People sometimes tell jokes and act out humorous skits about death as well as perform traditional folkloric dances. I don't celebrate this holiday but I always have fun watching the performances or have painted a few faces myself.
For the dress I was inspired by the beautiful stitch work of the Traditional Mexican dresses from the State of Nayarit. I was also Inspired by one of the quotes Frida Kahlo said and I hand wrote it in Spanish. Frida Kahlo endured so much pain both physically and emotionally throughout her life but transferred and expressed all of her love and sorrow into her words and her paintings. To me she always represents a very inspirational and strong woman. For my rendering of this Remata I chose this quote of Frida Kahlo which she said on her final days:

"Espero que la salida sea alegre,
y espero no volver nunca mas."
(I hope the exit is joyful,
and I hope to never return.")

I colored the entire image with Prismacolor Pencils on 
Kraft Cardstock and hand wrote the words with a 
I tried to make the background a little creepy.

That is it for now sorry I'm a bit behind on the Day of the Dead image. 
There are workers outside of my house and I excavating to install
fiber optics on my street but in the mean time there 
was no internet and I couldn't update any of my software.
I hope that you still find the card a little bit inspiring.

For more inspiration make sure to go check out 
the rest of the DT work

Thank you for stopping by
Katya Bess

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Polka Dot Pals Faces Release Week

Hello Everyone! 

It's the release that you've been waiting for ... the new and improved Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces is here! These adorable and quirky faces are a fun way to customize your Polka Dot Pals rubber stamps. The clear stamps also make it easy for placement. This set features 32 high quality photopolymer clear stamps of faces and glasses sized for both the large and small Polka Dot Pals.
We're celebrating this release with a grand sale AND we have some fabulous guests that have joined us! Visit each of the four days for inspriation and get your Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces today. Let's celebrate!
During these four days ...
Buy the new Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces and you'll also receive the Little houses clear stamp FREE!
15% OFF all Little Miss Muffet brand stamps
(Check the Make it Crafty section too for some holiday sales)

Lastly, you'll get FREE US shipping on mailable orders over $35.00 or a $5.00 shipping credit for International Order. There's no better time to shop for rubber stamps at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Oh yeah!
All promos are automatically added to the cart during checkout - no coupons needed!

As I finished coloring her skin and bright red hair, 
Pipi Longstocking came to mind.
I colored her with mix matched stockings,
I colored her house
"Villa Villekulla" bright yellow
as I remember in the live show
and in a movie I saw when I was a child.
I added a design paper that had wildflowers
The paper is from Echo Park
and it's called Homegrown

 Here is the card I created with
I colored my image with Copic markers.

Don't forget to check out 
the cards all of the mega talented ladies

Thank you very much for visiting.

Katya Bess

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Birthday Wishes

Hello Everyone!

As some of you may have noticed, I was invited to the Little Miss Muffet Stamps DT. Thank you so much Barbara Sproat for the invitation and Kathy Curry for all of your help. Lately I've been coloring with mainly Pencils. I know I need to go back to Copic every now and then otherwise I'll loose my touch. LOL I've just been practicing and having fun with my Prismacolor Pencils  on Kraft paper that  I've neglected my Copic markers for a bit.

Here is my inspiration card for the week. 
I don't have many boy cards so I wanted to work
on a card with a little boy. I used two images
Polka Dot Pals Eric and Polka Dot Pals-Add on Faces (digital)
When I put it together it actually reminded me
of my two boys especially with the pajamas, holding books and toys,
the big brown eyes and curly hair.

Items used:
Prismacolor pencils
Doodlebug Design paper Hip Hip Hooray
Kraft Paper
Recollections black cardstock

A little close-of the coloring.

Don't forget that Little Miss Muffet Challenges 
are Always Anything Goes,
so take some time to make a little card or project if you'd like.
Next week we are going to have some extra fun and show some previews of some new and fun stamps- you won't want to miss.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  

Katya Bess