Sunday, June 28, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Beary Merry Christmas

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you're having a lovely day. Today I decided to work on a Christmas card using this 'beary' sweet stamp. You can find a wide selection of Dreamerland Crafts stamps here.
This Dreamerland Crafts stamp is called Beary Merry Christmas, the die is called Snowy Sky Scene Die by Hello Bluebird and the snowflake paper is called Winter Wonderland by Doodlebug Designs and the sentiment is by The Greeting Farm, Secret Santa stamp kit. To give the snow some depth I used Distress Oxide Speckled Egg. If you shop at 7 Kids Crafts use this code at checkout for a special discount:  GRSWYCSUFB

If you'd like to see how I colored the bear, you can watch it in real time here:
How to color Dreamerland Crafts: Beary Merry Christmas stamp


Dreamerland CraftsBeary Merry Christmas
Hello BluebirdSnowy Sky Scene Die
Doodlebug DesignsWinter Wonderland

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Katya Bess

Saturday, June 20, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Many Thanks

Hello Everyone,

I think I'm getting hooked on making slimeline cards, they are perfect for cash, for a check or just to write a long-winded message like I like doing sometimes. heehee For my card I wanted to make it look vintagey (I know that can't be a real word) but with a pop of color. I colored the Stamping Bella Daisy Squidgy with Caran D'Ache Water-soluble colored pencils. On top of the dried watersoluble color pencil/watercoloring, I then used a little bit of Polychromos to add depth. The slimline die is by Mama Elephant called Creative Cuts, Slim Card Basics. The letters that form the word "many" come from the Altenew set that I've been hoarding for a while called Tall Alpha die. 

Stamping Bella Daisy Squidgy
Mama Elephant Creative Cuts, Slim Card Basics
Altenew Tall Alpha die

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Katya Bess

Saturday, June 13, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Make Waves

Hello Everyone! I hope you're having a fantastic day.

Today I worked on a card featuring this pretty mermaid by Maria Medel who has done these stamps exclusively for 7 Kids Crafts Store. This set is called Making Waves. I colored her with Karin Brushmarker Pro and a little bit of Polychromos. The Slim Card Basics die is by Mama Elephant. There are also some fun slimline dies by Whimsy Stamps in the store.


When I think about Slim Line cards I always think about money envelopes so I think
they would be a fun way to give a cash or check as a gift. 

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Katya Bess

Saturday, June 6, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Mahalo

Hello Everyone!


I am are excited to to participate in the New Hawaiian Vacation Stamp release, illustrated by Maria Medel @Mmedel_Illustrations, exclusively for 7 Kids Craft Store! We hope you'll enjoy our creations and be inspired by our talented design team.** To participate, visit each team member’s Instagram account, and leave a comment on their post. When you're finished head to @7kidscraftstore and leave a comment also saying that you completed the Hop!

You have until 2pm MTN on Friday June 12th to comment (on instagram). One random winner will win one of the new Stamps sets from the @7kidscraftstore
Without further ado, our design team members are:

Beata June @craftybee34
Janice Wilson  @jwilson809
Kerys Sharrock @craftybritmama
Marcia Caradinta  @thefrolickingfairy
Monica Edwards  @monicascrapstreasure
Katya Bess  @Snappykatty
Christine Copic  @christinecopic
Monika Hassel @monhasse
7 Kids Craft Store  @7kidscraftstore
Let's get Hoppin! 


For my card I used the 7 Kids Crafts exclusive stamp set called Mahalo


For my card I used Copic markers.
the backsplash paper is by Doodlebug Design: Fun in the Sun
the sand and sunset I created with Distress Oxide. 
The dies are from Spellbinders, My Creative Time and Hello Bluebird.


A big mahalo to everyone who stopped by. 

Katya Bess

Saturday, May 9, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Purrrfect Friends

Hello Everyone! 

Happy Saturday and welcome to blog. Today I wanted to work on a Clean and Simple card because I wanted to focus on the pretty kitty girl. Just like a card I created last month I gave her a cheetah print to give interest to her shirt and ears. This Purrrfect Friends set is available in both digi and clear stamp. For the digi click here: Purrrfect Friends digi and for the clear stamp set click here: Purrrfect Friends clear. I have both and love the different ways you can use them. 

Last month I had been hospitalized and I had a people that prayed for me and some took the time to write me or send me cards. This card will be one that I send out to one of those that sent me a card. The image was colored with Copic makers. For the eyes and the shoelaces I used a white gellyroll pen. The die is from Craftin' Desert Divas.


Here's a little close-up


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Katya Bess


Thursday, May 7, 2020

Sweet November Guest DT - Tide Mayfin

Hello Everyone!

I'm excited Sweet November has launched their own website and also asked me to guest DT for their opening release. The newest stamp in the shop is called Tide Mayfin, you can use her with or without the little fish. I decided to use Tide Mayfin with the little fish because I wanted to create a Teacher Appreciation card. During the Quarantine the classes have been on zoom and have different classroom times, some are the entire class, some days small groups and some days one on one. Tide Mayfin looks so happy with the little school of fish swimming around her that I was inspired to make a teacher card with her. 




I colored her up with Polychromos and the background with a marker to cover the base. I tried to keep the most detail on the mermaid and the little school of fish by coloring with bright and cheerful colors. 


You can find more info about the new releases and other fun content at: Friends of Sweet November Stamps

Thank you so much for visiting,

Katya Bess

Saturday, May 2, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Pearl

Hello Everyone!

We are excited to announce our Beautiful Mermaid Digital Stamps under the 7 Kids Craft Store brand! We hope you'll enjoy our creations and be inspired by our talented design team.** To participate, visit each team member’s Instagram account, and leave a comment on their post. When you're finished head to @7kidscraftstore and leave a comment also saying that you completed the Hop! You have until 2pm MTN on Wednesday May 6th to comment. One random winner will win a $20 gift card to the @7kidscraftstore You can check out my IG page here:

The digital stamps set is called:  Pearl and Finn I hope you're are able to grab this cute set and have a fun time creating. 


I wanted her to fit in this super cute fishbowl die set from My Favorite Things that I've been hoarding for several years. I colored her with Copic markers and tried to match some of the colors from Echo Park paper co. called: Mermaid Dreams. The foliage die is actually a mistletoe die from CC Designs and the tiny starfish and seahorse die is from Craftin' Desert Divas.


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Katya Bess

Thursday, March 19, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Hello Spring

Hello Everyone!

Hoping that you are home safe, healthy and getting crafty.

Here are the two cards that I worked on this weekend with the same stamp, dies, and paper line.
These new The Greeting Farm stamps are available at 7 Kids Craft Store as well as other The Greeting Farm stamps and dies. The paper is by Doodlebug Designs called Hello. As you can see, I designed both cards the same way but depending on the color value and hue the card can look different.



I hope you like both cards
and enjoy a little social distancing. 

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Katya Bess

Monday, February 17, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Puppy Love Instagram Hop



Hello Everyone!

Today, 7 Kids Crafts kicks off it's very first Instagram Hop!!! Our wonderful and talented Design Team at 7 Kids have each created a special card for the event featuring the Sweet November "Puppy Love" release.

To participate,  visit each team members Instagram account, leave a comment on their post. When you're finished head to @7KidsCraftStore and leave a comment on their post that you completed the Hop!

You have until 2pm MTN on Wednesday Feb 19th to comment. One random winner will win a $20 gift card to the store!

Without further ado, our design team members are:
Amy Young @Amyyoungforever
Beata June @Craftybee34
Bonnie Kohane @grandmabonnie2 
Danni Bindel @dannisdreams 
Janice Wilson @jwilson809 
Jenn DuBell @jenngarydubell 
Katya Bess @SnappyKatty
Kerys Sharrock @craftybritmama 
Marcia Caradinta @thefrolickingfairy 
Monica Edwards @monicascrapstreasure 
7 Kids Craft Store @7KidsCraftStore

Let's get Hoppin!

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For my card, I used several Sweet November Digital Stamps. I colored the entire image
with Copic markers. The sentiment is from The Greeting Farm and inked it with the Versafine Clair. I had so much fun creating this scene of the little friends taking their pups out for a walk at the city park. I think it's so cute! 




Don't forget that there is also a sale going on 23% off today only, there are some exceptions - 
Use the code: LOVE

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Katya Bess

Sunday, February 16, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Annie and Sandy


Hello Everyone!

I hope you are having a lovely day. Here I'm sharing a card with the latest Sweet November Stamps release, this digital stamp is called: Coco and Pebble. The sentiment is from Penny Black Stamps.

When I first saw this image I was inspired by the hair and I had a few ideas in mind for her. One of the scenes I wanted to re-create was one from the 1982 movie called Annie. In the scene Annie beats up on some boys messing with a street dog, later they end up being great pals and she names him Sandy. I love that after rescuing him she says that she only did what any decent human being would have done. I resonate with that scene because I dislike when injustices are happening and nothing gets done. Another reason I like this scene was that all of the pets I've ever owned have been rescued from the street... oh yeah and the part that she sucker punches that one boy- that was too funny. hehe



Don't look too closely at the alleyway... 
I just wanted to fill the scene with color and show where
the event took place. I also drew the garbage can, the wood pallet,
the food cans (that the boys had tied to Sandy's tail.)


Colored up the entire image with 
Copic markers. 

Another this I wanted to mention is that there are
new clear stamps and dies released at 


Don't forget to participate all month long with this new Sweet November release.
Everyone who participates this month will get an exclusive Tot 
next month or you could possibly win all of next month's release as well.
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Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess