Thursday, July 13, 2017

I try to believe in impossible things

Hello Everyone,

Today I finished a card using Angie from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps 
by the artist named Annie Rodrigue she is definitely one
of my favorite artist from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.
I used Premier Prismacolor Pencils on Kraft colored paper
The paper is Craft Smith "Tea Party" that I got from Michaels. 
I used a little Distress Ink "Antique Linen" to color around the edges of the
Kraft Paper.

I had colored just the face a while ago and put it away for weeks I think...
 too much stuff going on and I don't get to sit by myself without the kids jumping all over me to color but today I finished the coloring and I paper pieced the robe with that Craft Smith "Tea Party" paper. woohoo!!! 

Angie from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps 
Here is the full card 

Here is a close-up so you can see the Pencil Coloring
Also the paper piecing of the robe and I also stamped the hand
and coffee mug on another piece of Kraft Paper to layer it on
top of the design paper and it also give it dimension.

Thank you for visiting. 

I hope you liked my card. 

Katya Bess 
entering card at:

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Time to Chill

Hello Everybody!

It's Summertime and it's time to chill or at least try to anyway with some ice cream. Haha Today I finished a card using a rubber stamp set "Dollie with Ice Cream" from The Greeting Farm The "Sweet Thanks" is from  "My Creative "Time We're Better Together" Stamp and Die Set. The banner die is from Spellbinders. The papers I from Doodlebug Designs "Sugar Shoppe." I colored her up with Prismacolor Pencils 150 set that my hubby got me for Christmas (I previously had the 72 set but not sure if I grabbed colors that are only on the 150 set... so yea.) Anyway, the hubby got a good deal from Amazon and it's actually a little cheaper that last time I saw about a week ago.
Took me a while to finish the card only cause I colored the hair and skin only and the left it on my desk for about a week... I was undecided on what I wanted the clothing and papers to be. I finally went to The Greeting Farm website and saw that this month they were having a Summertime challenge and of course I had ice cream as a theme going. woohoo! That just gave me a push to finish the card and not just leave it there for who knows how long.

So here's my card, I hope it's not too busy.... 
 Here is a close up. I had to re-draw the little squiggly fly-aways because
I had a hard time fussy cutting them. I was going to leave them on and just color
around them but it didn't look too good so I cut them and then it just
felt like something was missing. Once I redrew those little flyaways
the image looked complete.

 Here is a side view and you can see a bit of the inside.

I hope you liked my card. 

Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess

I will be entering my card at:
Summer Fun! 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Inner Peace

Hi there!

It's summer time and the kids (all four of them) are here all day long 24/7.... sometimes I let them go run wild while I color... but there better be no monkey business!!! I will try to color for a bit and then hang out with them. Depending on how hot it is we have fruit snacks outside or try to chill inside. 
Coloring is like my meditation... peace and quiet... doesn't give me a stretch which I may need haha but it's a little peace... doesn't last very much but hey! I will take whatever amounts I can get. Today I decided to create a card with Kraftin' Kimmie's "Mandy, the Yoga Lover" rubber stamp (I believe it's a retired stamp since I have it in gray rubber.

Her complexion was inspired by a friend of mine.... she also looks like her with her short hair. I decided to use the KKS June Sketch but instead of a square card I decided to make in an A2 sized card. I kept it pretty simple and only used design paper from My Mind's Eye called Miss Caroline by Jen Allyson. 

I colored my card with Copic markers:
BV04, E23, E33, E35, E18, E27 and E74
W9, W7 and W5
C1 and C3 /  Multiliner Brown
Y06, Y08 and Y15
B99, B29, B24, B37 and B18
E04, R85 and R83

The circle dies are from My Creative Time

Here is my finished card

slight side view

Here is a close-up

Here is the sketch I used from Kraftin Kimmy Stamps

Challenges I'm entering:

I hope you liked the card. 
Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Friday, April 14, 2017

Hip Hip Hooray

Hi there!

Hip Hip Hooray! I finally get to post a card again! I know it's been a long time since I last posted or even made a card. I had so much fun coloring this image from Kraftin' Kimmie - you can find the stamp here: Carly Cupcakes

I colored the image with Copic markers on 
Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir White Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock
(man that's a long name!)
The paper is from Doodlebug Design Inc and it's called Hip Hip Hooray

Here is cropped image.

Carly could be making birthday cupcakes or Easter cupcakes...

I used the Kraftin' Kimmie's April Sketch
I just rotated the sketch sideways.
You can see the sketch below

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.

Katya Bess

entering card at:

Saturday, December 31, 2016

December Theme Week Day#6 Happy New Year

         It's theme week over at Stamp AnnieThing 
                                                      This week's theme is all about GLITTER!

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 this 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.
So here we go for December's Theme Week!
Make ANY project that is inspired by GLITTER!

Hi there! Happy New Year!!! It's Katya Bess from Kattyxotica's Kreations. This is my last DT card at Stamp AnnieThing, it's a little sad but happy I had a chance to be here. I will still stalk everyone on Facebook or the blogs as usual... heehee maybe Anne will let me be a Guest DT sometime... Thank you Anne for giving a chance to color up your cute little images and being part of a nice DT. The DT gals are all so talented and always very inspiring.

So, for my inspiration card I used glitter pens. 
I colored Anne- Happy New Year separately with
Copic markers and used W3 and W5 to make light
shading on her headband and the blouse because
I wanted it to look silvery/glittery/white so
for that I used the remained of my Wink of Stella
and then went over with my Clear Star Gellyroll.
The Clear Star Gellyroll is my most favorite glitter pen. 
For the background I used Distress Ink
and then drew some fireworks and topped that
with my handy dandy Clear Star Gellyroll. 
The person I intend to give this card came to visit
for Christmas and went back to Florida
so that is how I imagine New Years to be like...
no jacket and probably a short dress, skirt or shorts. haha

Here is a close-up of my coloring.

Here is another close-up but with the lights dimmed... 
it really shows off the glitter but the coloring looks darker 
so I wanted to show you both.

I hope you enjoyed the card. 
I really hope you have an awesome 2017.
Good luck to the current DT and 
and good luck to the new DT.

Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Warmest Holiday Wishes

Hello Everyone!

Today I'm sharing a card I made with Felicity - Hello. I colored her up with Copic markers and gave the card a little winter/holiday look with the Recollections: Christmas Noel paper pad called: Say Freeze. 

I colored her up with Copic colors: 
Skin: B34, E11, E37, E34, R22 and R30
hair: N8, N6 and N4
Dress: C3, C5, C7 and C9
Scarf: R56, R46, R29 and R39
The eyelights: Uni-ball Signo White Broad pen

The dies and sentiment are both from: 
My Creative Time

So here is my card with 

Here is a close-up of the coloring although the lighting was a little different.

I hope the intended recipient likes the card
and I hope you liked it too.

Thank you for visiting.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Stamp AnnieThing December Release Day 3 - Annie

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

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

Annie is available in the store NOW along with the other 2 stamps we show you  this week!!

I used Copic X-pressIt paper with Copic markers
Skin: E04, E55, E53, E51, E50, R21 and R30
headband and blouse: Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21 and Zig Wink of Stella
for the sparkly stuff on the headband 
I used clear wink of stella and Clearstar Sakura Gelly Roll
The papers are from Recollections
I chose to make this card very simple and depending on the
person I give it to I'll add another sentiment to the front of the card.

 I hope you don't have to squint too much to see the sparkle on
her blouse and New Year headband. LOL 

We hope you enjoyed our December release!
All the new stamps are available NOW in the store!

 Have a great day!

Katya Bess

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Stamp AnnieThing December Preview Day 2 - Felicity

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

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

Felicity will be available in the store FRIDAY along with the other 2 stamps we show you  this week!!
To color up Felicity - Be Healthy I used Copic markers on the 
Spectrum Noir Ultra-Smooth 
White cardstock! (My fave so far!)

The Copic colors I used are:
W9, W7, W5
B34, E11, E37, E34, R22, R30
B02, B04, B05, B06
YG01, YG05, YG06 and YG09

The die is from My Creative Time
Most of the design papers are from Doodlebug.
The handwriting on the clipboard is my own
and the "be healthy" sentiment comes with Felicity.

I chose these uber bright colors because it's the colors
we use in our Zumba classes or at least a lot of the sporty
gear that a lot of the ladies and some gentlemen wear to class.
After our Zumba class is over there is usually a healthy
snack to chose from a bowl... fruit, raisins, nuts or berries
and there is always water or tea to drink through-out the class. 
When I saw this image I thought about how people
choose the New Year to make new resolutions or new goals
but choosing to be healthier doesn't have to start on the 1st of January
or the 2nd for some... you can start now/anytime!
I made this to be a little motivator card. 

Here is a close-up
Oh yea! I almost forgot I tried to color this apple like
an Ambrosia apple... I went to the grocery store
and tried these apples for the first time and they were actually
pretty good.... so I hope it looks like an Ambrosia apple but
it kind of looks like she took a bite. haha.

Also, I wanted to share this I found on the internet

We hope you enjoyed our December release!
All the new stamps will be available FRIDAY in the store!
 Have a great day!

Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Stamp AnnieThing Preview Day 1 - Giselle

Hi and welcome to Day #1 of 
Stamp Anniething's December release!  
We got some really fun new Chibi Kids to share with you today!

         Check out Giselle - Have A Ball   

Giselle will be available in the store FRIDAY along with the other 2 stamps we show you  this week!!
To color Giselle, I used Copic markers and for the first time I 
used the Copic X-PressIt paper. 
It was my very first image I colored with it but not
very impressed with the paper... I do like
how smooth it feels and how it easy it was to blend
but that was about it. 
So this release will be sort of New Year's theme
but when I saw this image all I could think
about was Mardi Gras masquerades or celebrations,
I chose to to color with Greens, Purples and a little bit of Gold.
When I was done coloring I think I used about 40 Copic colors. Insane!!!

Some of the 6x6 papers were from: 
Penny Black called Coco Style. 
Some were from Halloween pads from Doodlebug
and some were from I believe Kaiser Kraft.
All of the dies were from My Creative Time. 

I wanted to add some sparkle to her dress so I added
some Wink of Stella and I also drew
some sparkle with a Uni-ball Signo White Pen.

We hope you enjoyed our December release!
All the new stamps will be available FRIDAY in the store!
 Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


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: