Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Thankful

Hello Everyone!

Hope all is well! Kind of feels like I haven't been blogging much, too many minimum days and days off at school for my kids which is cutting into my coloring and cutting paper time. LOL Normally I try to do my crafting in the middle of the night or very early in the morning but I'm been trying to catch up on other things. So about a week ago I heard Noelle the owner of Quick Creations was having a Guest Designer Call and it's only for one month in the second half of 2017 so I decided to give it a shot. One of the cards I made is for Thanksgiving. The stamp I used I purchased at The Greeting Farm a long time ago but I noticed that it was listed at Cheeky Cherry Pie @ Quick Creations. The paper is from Doodlebug Designs, the roses I bought at Not2ShabbyShop and I just colored them with Copic refills. The small Thank You dies I also got from The Greeting Farm.

Okay here is my  card using Cheeky Cherry Pie. 


I didn't mention above that at the end of the night on the 15th I noticed that I did make it as 
Guest Designer for the month of December 2017. Woot Woot!!!
I'm very thankful to Noelle for giving me a chance. 

I hope you liked my card.

Have a wonderful day. 

Katya Bess



I'm entering my card at:

Saturday, November 12, 2016

For Someone Sweet and Deer

Hello Everyone!

I hope all is well. I've been working on some Christmas coloring and decided to share this card I made with Lucille - What a Deer, she is one of my favorite Chibi Kids to color from Stamp AnnieThing. On one of my previous posts I decided to color her as a red head with cute little freckles and this time I'm coloring her as an African-American with sort of medium tone.

I used Copic markers
the colors are
B34, E11, E37, E34, R22, R30
R27, R29, R46
E42, R43, E84, E33
N2, N4, N6 and N8

The papers are from DoodleBug Design: Sugarplums line
the dies are from 
My Creative Time
CC Designs
and Craftin Desert Divas

The sentiment is from 
and the DEC. 25th I fussy cut from 
the DoodleBug Design: Sugarplums 6x6 paper pad. 

Here are some close-ups.


I hope you like it.

Thank you so much 
for stopping by.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Latte Birthday Wishes

Hello Everyone!

I'm latte! I'm latte! I'm latte for a very important date.... LOL  Today I have a coffee themed birthday card for you... it's a little belated birthday card. I'm thinking I need to make more of these (when I get time) with different skin tones and different hair colors and just have them ready for when I forget a birthday or just cause I'm busy. ha! I found this coffee themed 12x12 paper at Michael's and I had a few coffee cards for friends and teachers in mind but I love how clean and simple this one looks.

I colored her up with Copic markers
some of the colors I used are:
BV000, E55, E53, E51, E50 E21, R21, R20 and R30
for the clothing G07, G46 and G94 also N6, N4 and N2
The dotted circle die is from My Creative Time 
as well at the new sentiment.  To make the black outer layer 
I just traced around the die and cut with scissors.
the design coffee paper is from Recollections (found at Michaels)
and the base cardstock are from Michael's as well only the black
cardstock is the 110 lb paper I love to use for bases and the
white is 65 lb I like to use for simple layering. 

I was going to go for an otter bounds image and circle so I had cut out the face
and the latte/coffee but the head ended fitting inside the circle because
I didn't align it right LOL    so the only thing that is outer bounds is the 
latte/coffee but it ends out working out because the person receiving it doesn't
wear skirts or dresses and now it just looks like a trench coat which she does wear
sometimes. LOL   

Anyway, I hope you liked my card.

Have a wonderful day. 


Friday, November 4, 2016

Stamp AnnieThing Preview Day #3 Lucille




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

We got some really fun new Chibi Kids to share with you today!



Lucille is available in the store Today along with the other 2 stamps we show you  this week!!
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Good morning Crafty Peeps!

Today is is the release day for all of the cuties we showcased this week. 
I like them all but one of the ones I love most is the Lucille chibi
she is so adorable with her little curls. 
So this is my card:

I colored her up with Copic markers.

Doesn't seem like it but I used a bunch of colors with her. 
skin: Bv00, E0000, E000, E21, E50, R20, R30 and R33
for the eye lights I used Copic White
hair: E08, E35, E23, YR27 and Y35
for her clothing: N4, N6, N8, R46, R29, R27 and R24
for the vest hoodie I paper pieced from a 
Recollections Christmas 8.5 x11 stack called
Frosty Cabin
found some year or two or three years ago. [gulp]
I really don't need any more Christmas paper
unless it's from Doodlebug Design or Echo Park
those I  use up really fast. LOL 
The die is from Craftin Desert Divas.
Oh snap! I could have made the hoodie brown
just like her deer hat. I didn't even think about that 'til
now... Now I have to color up another Lucille. ha!
but that's okay I love her! :P
My mind has been every where ATM with my kids'
school meetings and events, and CCSA meetings,
church choir rehearsals and other functions for the kids. I 
love all of that stuff but now we are also house
hunting and that has been taking up most of the time
and it's actually becoming overwhelming or really a little bit
stressful since we don't really know the neighborhood.
On the flip side of that I most likely will have my own 
craft room where I can close the door and my things
will be untouched by kids- keeping my fingers crossed for that
and I love my hubby but I hope that I won't have to 
share that space with him either.... so he won't have to look
at all the scrappy things I have bought or use my scissors...Seriously!!! 
Y'all know how that is. LOL 
okay too much of my unorganized, unscripted, unplanned... or just plain crazy 
crafting mom life. ha! 

Here is a close-up of my colored up Lucille.


I hope you enjoyed our November release!
All the new stamps are available NOW in the store! 
Woot Woot!

 Have a great day!

Katya Bess

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Stamp AnnieThing Preview Day #2 Paige Holiday Magic



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

We got some really fun new Chibi Kids to share with you today!


Paige is available in the store FRIDAY along with the other 2 stamps we show you  this week!!
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Here is my card with Paige Holiday Magic- She's so cute!
I used some Copic markers
N8, N6 and N4 for the hair.
Greens are G05, G07 and G85
R24, R29 and R46
Y08, Y13, B04 and B05
I used some of the papers from my favorite paper company
Doodlebug Design it was actually two different Christmas papers
The dies are from CC Designs and from My Creative Time
The yellow in the background is 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Mustard Seed.
Here is a close-up. 

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We hope you enjoyed our Novemberr release!
All the new stamps are available NOW in the store!
 Have a great day!

Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Stamp AnnieThing Preview Day #1 Brooke



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

We got some really fun new Chibi Kids to share with you today!


Brooke is available in the store FRIDAY along with the other 2 stamps we show you  this week!!
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Here is the card I created with Brooke she is looks
so sweet holding her giant candy cane so I had
to use the Christmas paper from Doodlebug Design
that has all of that sweet candy and kept the 
card pretty simple. 

I colored her with Copic markers. 
I used blends of
R39, R29 and R24
G05, G06 and G85
Y08 and Y13
As you can see I kept it very simple but she still pops
against the busy candy background IMO.

Here is a close up of the coloring.
I ended up fixing her eye lights with Copic White after I 
photographed it... I might come back to show how it looks
my Uni-ball angelic white is not being my friend lately. LOL 

I hope you enjoyed our November release!
All the new stamps are available NOW in the store!
 Have a great day!

Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess



Sunday, October 16, 2016

To a very important patient

Good morning Crafty Peeps!


Today I made a 6x6 card using Holly - Cheer Up, she's a super cute little nurse. Actually, you can leave out her nurse hat and just color her as a little girl holding a Teddy Bear but this time I actually stamped and masked the hat so she can be a little nurse. The message "To a V.I.P... Very Important Patient" I just hand-wrote with my Sakura Pigma Sensei black pen.
The Markers I used are Copic.
The Teddy Bear was colored with E50, E51, E35 and E55
The clothing was N4, N2, N0. R46 and R35
All of the background paper is from Recollections 
and the paper I used to color is from Crafter's Companion.

Here is a close up of Holly - Cheer Up

I hope you like her. 

Thank you for looking. 

Katya Bess

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Wild Wild West

Hi there!

Today I'm sharing a card I made with Savannah - Howdy Partner and a Magnolia background stamp called Golden Creek.

 I colored her with Copic markers except for one Spectrum Noir marker (TB1 for the sky)
For the hat, lasso and booths I used E51, E34 and E35
for the scarf R27, R35 and R46
for the jean outfit B91, B93, B95 and B45

I wanted to create a simple card to be used for any occasion so I left the 
sentiment out for now. 
The die is from My Creative Time
and the background paper is from Kaiser Kraft: Summer Breeze

Here is a close-up of the image.


Thank you for checking out my blog.

Katya Bess

Friday, October 7, 2016

Stamp AnnieThing October Release Day 3


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

We got some really fun new Chibi Kids to share with you today!



Its Ugly Sweater season coming upon us, Lorraine is ready, are you?

Lorraine is available in the store TODAY along with the other 2 stamps we show  you  this week!!
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Here is the project I made for today using Lorraine!

I was inspired by Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
You know the hotel gun scene haha I almost know it all by heart. :P
Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal
So that is where I got my inspiration the inside reads
"... and a Happy New Year!"
Lorraine looks super sweet just like Macaulay Culkin (when he was a kid) lol 
so I made her blonde with baby blue eyes. :)
I colored her up with Copic markers.
Colors used:
BV01, E0000, E000, E01, E21, R21, R20, R30
B91, B45, B93, B95, B97
Y28, Y26, Y23, Y35, E35
R89, R59 and R46
For the sweater I decided to stamp on red cardstock 
with a white ink pad to get the white designs and to sort of match
the design on the paper from American Crafts
this line is called Kringle and Co (I think)
I found this paper pad at Marshalls.

I hope you liked my Christmas movie inspired card. 

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We hope you enjoyed our October peeks so far!
See you tomorrow!
 Have a great day!

Katya Bess

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Stamp AnnieThing October Release Day 2


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

We got some really fun new Chibi Kids to share with you today!



Diana is a little cold but her oversized sweater sure comes in handy!

Diana 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 for today using Diana!
This image is so cute with her slightly oversized sweater
trying to keep her hands toasty. 

I used Copic markers for coloring her. 
Colors used:
E23, YR27, E35 & Y35
Skin is BV01, E0000, E000, E01, E21, R20 and R30
for her freckles I used E23 (this time)
For her stockings I used C1 and C0
and a little bit of Wink of Stella to give them sparkle dots but it's hard to see
with my lighting. 
For the clothes I paper pieced from 
Doodlebug Design 6x6 paper pad called Sugarplums. 
To give the clothes a little extra dimention 
I outlined some areas with C3 copic marker.
One item that made it easier to paper piece was the 
Xyron Sticker maker -sometimes I feel like some sticker paper
gets wasted because of the design but it saves me a whole lot of time trying to 
glue small areas.
The stitched rectangle and oval dies are from My Creative Time
and the scalloped die is from CC Design. Oh the snowflake dies are from
Die-Versions.


Here she is close up. 




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We hope you enjoyed our October peeks so far!
See you tomorrow!
 Have a great day!