Monday, July 15, 2019


Good Morning! 

Just wanted to share a card I made with the rubber stamp I colored for Day 25: of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. This one is from the Aloha Kit. All of the stamps in the Aloha Kit are super cute and I have colored only one before this one. I had this Doodlebug paper out on  my desk so I decided to pull out my Aloha Kit- good thing I had already cut the rubber stamps too. The aloha sentiment is also from the same kit I just stamped and cut around. The rectangle die is from Our Daily Bread Designs, the small circle die is from My Creative Time and scalloped die is from

Thank you for stopping by,

Katya Bess

Sunday, July 14, 2019

I am this deep...

Hello Everyone!

I want to share a bookmark I created using a Fathom Calmsea a Sweet November vault image as well as Bobber (the nicest looking angler fish out there.) Since she is deep in the ocean I wanted to create a dark scene and light up or glowing in certain areas with stars and with the bioluminescent anglerfish. I created the sentiment myself that says, "I am this deep..." That is to represent the deep ocean waters but also to represent how deep someone gets in a book but only stop because your eyelids won't give in anymore. haha I used lots and lots of colors that I just play around with my desk has lots of markers all over it at the moment... I was really fun to create this bookmark that I just may make another one soon.

Sweet November Stamps: Fathom Calmsea
Bobber also from Sweet November Stamps

I have this rainbow thread that I like to use for bookmarks and the Bead Landing 
star with pearl charm I purchased from Michael's.
I used Nuvo Dream Drops - Dragon Scales for Bobber and 
Nuvo Dream Drops - Fairy Wings for her peal belt.
You can't really see it on these photographs but I added lots 
of shimmer to the stars with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen.

Here is the back

I was debating if I wanted to laminate this bookmark but
I wanted to show off the Nuvo Dream Drops and I'm not sure
if they would melt in the laminator. So I used 110 paper as a
sandwich between the color image and mermaid tail papers
from Echo park that I got from 7 Kids Crafts the paper is called
Echo Park: Mermaid Dreams. I used a tiny hole puncher
before gluing them together so I can add the little string through it.
I hope you can give this deep in the ocean look a try.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Thursday, July 11, 2019

HB2U Francisco

Good morning!

Today I'm sharing a birthday card that I made for my brother Francisco. Chico (Francisco's nickname) has a big birthday today, he turns 30 years old.

Chico is very caring, giving, helpful, thoughtful and a funcle. heehee Chico doesn't have children of his own so he likes to get little toys or books from Walmart or Thrift Town for my kids and my nephews too. The kids could of been having a bad day but when they hang out with Uncle Chico he makes them laugh with silly/corny jokes, most of the time he makes them two or three batches of quesadillas, gives them soda (which we don't buy for our home) or he gives them ice cream and blows up lots of balloons for them likes it's a somebody's birthday.

For today's card I also used my Day: 6 and Day: 26 images of The 30 Day Coloring Challenge. For Day: 6, I colored Buddy Ian from The Greeting Farm. For Day: 26 I colored the HB2U from the Mini-Remix Balloons set by The Greeting Farm and the cloud shapes are from a die I made into a stencil from Land of Oz set by Stamp AnnieThing. Then I tried to draw a little bit of the San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge peaking out from the Bay Area fog. I don't really like the fog when I'm driving but it does really look cool (when I'm not driving. ha) Another thing is that a lot of the redwood trees get watered with fog. I still haven't gone up that hill next to the Golden Gate to take that must do photoshoot that most tourist seem to do. When you look at it in person or in photographs it seems like you're up in the clouds with all of the angels. heehee or at least that's how I think of it.

Oh yea so on to the card, I popped up the balloons with foam tape and drew some thing lines with silver Copic atyou Spica only because it's not really that shimmery and makes pretty thin lines.

Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Hello Gorgeous

Hello Everyone!

I hope you're  having a wonderful day.

I'm finally showing the card I created with the image I colored for Day: 19 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I used one of the Cheeky Girly Girls and one of the sentiments from the same set from The Greeting Farm. I used paper from Doodlebug Designs called Hello. 

Copic markers used. 
E00, E11, E13, E25, R21
E18, E15, E13
W9, W7, W5
RV13, RV17, RV19

Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

For A Star Student

Hello Everyone!

Just wanted to share my completed card with the image I colored for Day 24 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. To make this card I used Taylor - Think Like A Proton. I created this card for my daughter Jade. I was inspired to use a different hair color copic combination when I saw Stephen's Facebook live video while coloring Cleopatra.

I colored her up with Copic Markers.
The Background is done with Distress Oxide. 
The Stars are from a Memory Box stencil called Stars Star Show
The tiny little stars are from one of the Grab and Box- I think it was the Star Wars one.
The letters are from a Tim Hotlz/Sizzix set I got on Clearance from 
7 Kids Crafts clearance section. 

Thank you for visiting

Katya Bess

I will be entering my card at:
Stars! (Must have some stars on the project)

Sunday, July 7, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Flying by to say Hello

Hello Crafty Friends!

I hope you're all having a marvelous day. I've completed a card with the Day: 14 image I colored for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I finished this card on the very same day I completed the card and I've been trying to be patient to show you all. I purchased this set from  Hello Bluebird and it's called Maverick and now Kelly at 7 Kids Crafts carries these Hello Bluebird stamp and dies. I just love the storybook type of images they have and are really fun to work with especially because somehow they remind me of Calico Critters.

 There are several dies in the Hello Bluebird website that go with this set
but I didn't get any of the dies. I did some serious or at least I thought it was some
serious masking until I saw Amy Young's 4th of July card and Oh my word! I was my face was
stuck with a wide eye and open mouth in admiration. Amy
has some super talent and dedication. Oh yea, back to my back, heehee After I masked everything
(including that cloud in the middle... I was just too lazy to stamp and hand cut another mask) I used
Distress Oxide: Tumbled Glass. 
I found that I much prefer this color over Broken China for a soft blue "day" sky. 

Photo for Day:14 for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Distress Oxide:
Tumbled Glass

Copic makers:
E40, E70, E71, R30
W00, W1, W3
Y18, Y26
B24, B21, E11. E0000, YR12
B000, B0000
E21, E23, E25
R05, R24, R46, R59

I hope to see you around the 
7 Kids Customers Create! Facebook page
with your creations and inspirations. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. 

Katya Bess

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Shake, Shake, Senora!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I completed the card I was working on with Pearl Tidepool on Day 12 of the 30 Day Coloring challenge. This digital stamp is not in the Sweet November Vault so she's no longer available. Vault images are only available for usually one week. Keep an eye out for the next Vault release which is usually around the 22nd of each month. There are usually announcements on the 7 Kids Customer's Create Facebook  so if you like what you see or would like to see more, make sure that you join the group.

While I was making this card I kept thinking and playing Caribbean music either in my head or on my computer while I colored. Some Bob Marley, some Third World, some Harry Belafonte... some Reggae and some Calypso. I decided to give her some dreadlocks by adding some texture. With the salinity of the Caribbean sea and the hot sun her hair now has that sun-kissed color. The music notes are from a Hello Bluebird set. The rocks with coral and barnacles are from a retired Kraftin Kimmie / Moonlight Whispers stamp set. 

Pearl Tidepool
Copic markers used:
BV34, E13, E23, E25, R22 
(Polychromos: Rose Carmine, Caput Mortuum, Cinnamon)
R29, R46
E97, E99, E37
E84, E87, E74, E79, YR24
Y06, Y08, YG05, YG07, YR14, YR16, R05, R17

Thank you very much for stoping by.

Katya Bess

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: But I'm a Mermaid

Hello Crafty Friends,

Here's just a short blog today showcasing: Sweet November: Minnow, Sweet November Ocean Background Builder #1 and Sweet November Ocean Background #2

For the sentiment I just created it myself by finding some random mermaid quote online. 

is the newest release for July 2019

Thank you very much for stopping by!

Katya Bess

Sunday, June 30, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: On the way

Hello Crafty Friends,

I've been having fun coloring these super cute Dreamerland Crafts stamps this one is called On the way. I also used a flowery Doodlebug Designs 6x6 paper called Sweet Summer to stamp on and fussy cut her dress. The die is from Mama Elephant called Creative Cuts, Framed Tags Artist Mat. The grass die is from My Creative Time. For the frame I got inspiration from Nichol Spohr and used the 3M Foam Tape to the back of the frame to add dimension.

7 Kid Crafts  has the adorable  Dreamerland Crafts stamps & washi tape for 20% discount when you use code: DREAM at check out.

I imagine this little girl on her summer break. She's on her way to the ice cream
truck just down the driveway with her sweet little kitten. Her Mommy is 
trying to keep up to capture this sweet moment. :D 

Doodlebug Designs 6x6 paper - Sweet Summer
Doodlebug Designs 6x6 paper - Gighand-linen rainbow petite prints

Copic Colors used:
E00, E11, E13, E21, E30
C5, W7, W9
Y02, Y08 / E33, E55, E37
RV02, RV09, RV55, C0, C1, C4, C7 
C3, C4, R30

YG23, YG17
T4, N6

Thank you for stopping by,

Katya Bess

Thursday, June 27, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Thinking of you

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are having a nice day. This time I wanted to create a card with a storybook feel to it. I'm using this super sweet stamps from Hello Bluebird sold at 7 Kids Crafts. The stamps remind me of Calico Critters that my 6 year old loves to play with and also Peter Cottontail book illustrations. I combined 2 different stamps to achieve this look. One stamp set is called McGregor's Garden set and the other is from the Maverick set. The stitched rectangle die is from My Creative Time and the Scalloped die is from Mama Elephant.

                                                                  McGregor's Garden 

To achieve this look I first stamped some of the images with Memento Desert Sand and masked them, then stamped one more cloud and masked it as well. After that, I used Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass for the sky. Distress Oxide Shabby Shutters for the grass and a little bit of Tumbled Glass and light touch of Pine Needles. When everything looked to my liking then I carefully peeled off the masking tape for future use and I drew in some simple grass lines with a Polychromos pencil. The paper I used is a multi-media paper so instead of watercolor as I originally planned I used Copic marker for the images. Keep in mind that this paper absorbs more of your ink but I used it only because I wasn't planning on covering big areas and I do have the refills just in case. For the eyes I used a Black Copic-multiliner pen and for the birds legs and bunny's mouth I used a Sepia Copic Multi-liner pen.

Copic markers used:
B24, B21, E11, E0000, YR12
E40, E42, E93, R20, 

Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess