Saturday, August 13, 2016

Roaring Twenties Tiana

Hi there!


I made this card using one of the newest stamps from Stamp AnnieThing called

I colored her with Copic markers
and with the intention of looking like Tiana from 
The Princess and the Frog.
The skin colors are: B24, E11, E35, E23, R22 and R30.
For the Hair I used C9, C7 and C5...  I used that C9
so much that it was too sticky... good thing I have replacement nibs
and a refill because the alcohol did not help with bad it colored.
Oh yeah and the dress I used YG00, YG05, YG06 and YG07 (YG07 
always gives me big blobs of ink :[ I'm going to to have to stop being a cheap-o
and just change that nib too)
My desk is so cluttered that I keep trying new colors out because I can't
find my other markers... well I like trying new colors but part of it
is because my desk is so messy. LOL Creative Explosion happens I guess....
The paper is from Die Cuts With a View and it's called The Magnolia Way
and I thought it was perfect to go with "Tiana." 
The dies are from Craftin' Desert Divas and 
from My Creative Time. I fussy cut the image and used C9 all around to get rid of 
the white showing from the edges of the paper and then
added a little bit of Wink of Stella to her hair band and dress band
when it was glued down. The I decided to use the sentiment
that comes with this stamp that says: Roarin' Fun
but I accidentally used my Memento Black ink
and realized this will not work with that paper so before it smeared
I tried to rescue it with embossing and then realized that it was frantage
as I embossed it. LOL    It looks nicer in person but I may die
cut a little piece of paper and just glue on top... not sure yet.  teeheehee.

So the last card I made with this stamp I kept thinking of
Charlotte La Bouff aka Lottie which is Tiana's best friend...
you can see it here with the August 2016 release and I also 
colored Paige as Princess Tiana over here with the February 2016 release.
I have so much fun coloring the Chibi Kids as popular characters
especially when I make cards for my kids, teachers, family and friends.

That's about it for this card.

I hope you got a chance to buy and play with a 
few of these cuties. 

Have a great day.

Katya Bess


Friday, August 5, 2016

Stamp AnnieThing August Previews Day 3





Hi and welcome to Day #1 of 
Stamp Anniething's August release!  
Let's do a sort of TIME warp dance with this release!


Rip Roarin' 20's fun Lucille!

Lucille is available in the store TODAY along with the other 2 stamps we showed  you  this week!!
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Lucille is one of my absolute favorite images to color;
I just love her curls. 
I colored her with Copic markers and did the No Lines Coloring Technique.


Here is a close-up of the image and you can see
where I added a little bit of Wink of Stella to add some sparkle to 
the waist band and the feather and headband.

I hope you enjoyed our August peeks so far!
 Have a great day!

Thank you for visiting.
Katya Bess

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Stamp AnnieThing August Previews Day 2





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

Let's do a sort of TIME warp dance with this release!


Poodle skirt loving, 50's Jessica!

Jessica will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we show  you  this week!!
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This is my take on Jessica 
I colored her up with Copic markers.
I kept her simple and just stamped her with black ink
which takes less time than the No Lines Coloring technique.
The checkered floor looks a little wonky
because I just hand few without using a ruler. LOL 
(Whoops! But for some reason it doesn't really bother me)
All of the dies are different sets from My Creative Time.
I chose yellow because it symbolizes the state of being happy. 

Here is a close-up of the image all colored up. 

I hope you enjoyed our August peeks so far!
 Have a great day!

Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Stamp AnnieThing August Previews Day 1 - Tess



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

Let's do a sort of TIME warp dance with this release!

Meet 80s punk rocking Tess!!

Tess will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we show  you  this week!!
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Here is my card using the rocking Tess!
I colored the entire image with Copic markers.
I stamped the image with Memento Desert Sand.
Copic colors used: 
E21, E11, E13, E04, R30, R21, R22
B00, B21, B0000
B21, BG01, B23, B24
Y08, C1
E35 and Y15
For the eyesights I used Uni-ball Signo Angelic
For the eyelashes I used a Copic multi-liner
Then added some light shimmer with Wink of Stella Clear on the hair
and parts of her guitar as well as the stars in the background.

I colored this image based on this show my daughter Jade watches
it's called LoliRock. Talia is the name of this character, her hair is normally
brown but with magical powers her hair transforms to this frosty blue.

Close up and you can also see the shimmer a little better. 


I hope you enjoyed our August peeks so far!
 Have a great day!

Thank you for stopping by,

Katya Bess

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Rainbow Brite fun

It's time for another Theme Week!
Time for a smile.. its all about RAINBOWS... Simply use rainbow colors and themes!
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 that 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.

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So here we go for July'sTheme Week!
Make ANY project using rainbows (papers, colors,, patterns, etc!)
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Hi! Today I'm popping in to show you my rainbow themed card.
I had a blast coloring this image. I did ask for permission from the owner Annie to alter the bangs and
the clothes.... just an F.Y.I. Keep in mind that the owner has the right to say no.... This time Annie was okay with it and I had so much fun coloring her like Rainbow Brite. Did you gals or guys
have any of Rainbow Brite dolls or toys? The Color Kids or maybe even a Sprite?
I only had a Rainbow Brite and I remember she had yarn hair.... to be honest that is all I remember of of the doll of yeah and she had a purple star on her cheek. I did watch the cartoons in Spanish growing up but and I found some of the English videos on YouTube that I watch with my youngest daughter when trying to soothe her and distract her from her severe Eczema itching.

I used Memento Desert Sand ink dye pad to be able to do the "no-lines-coloring" technique
and to be able to alter the bangs and clothes without any masking but if you look 
closely you can sort of see the original lines.
Of course I used Copic markers, Copic multi-liner and a Uni-ball Signo White Broad
(I love Sakura but I wish the white pen was a little more opaque
because I so much prefer how it looks in the end)

For the image I used 

Copic makers I used
E0000, E000, E01, E04, E21, R21 and R30
E33, E35, Y35, Y08 and Y26
V06, R24, B24, G05, YR04 and Y08
(sorry forgot the blues in her eyes) 
the colors look a little brighter in person the blues in her clothing look a little too dark here.
Here you can see here up close.

Here you can see the shimmer on the stars. 
The sentiment I use hand-wrote myself
(I was a bit lazy to see if I even had a color themed stamp. LOL)
and I just colored the rainbow background in carefully
and I only gave it two passes since I was scared they would
bleed into each other. The little stars from some
My Creative Time dies as well as the rectangle to cut out the layer.
4x4 Journal Die + More
Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More
The for the stars I chose colors from the rainbow that I colored then I 
added Wink of Stella clear and letting them dry before I glued them 
on to the card. 
I hope you all really liked all of the cards for the theme week,
rainbows are one of my favorite things to see and color. 
I also hope that you get a chance to work on some rainbow themed cards

This is how Trudy - Happy Day! looks before the no-lines-coloring technique.

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a colorful day!
Katya Bess
entering card at:
Challenge #209 - Anything Goes
Anything Goes 

Anything Goes

Anything Goes (Primary item used available in the store: Copic markers)

Always Anything Goes

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Back to School series

Hello Crafty Friends!


Today I am showing you a card with sort of a school theme. I used the fun papers from Doodlebug Design called: Back to School. The stamp I used is James - Happy Birthday to You. This stamp comes with a sentiment but I did not use it this time. 



 I colored him with Copic markers, 
the eyelights were done with a Uni-ball Signo White pen
and the card sketch is very simple to recreate.


I used a sketch from Kraftin' Kimmy Stamps


I hope you liked the card.

Thank you for visiting.
Have a nice day. 

Katya Bess


Entering card at:


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Cupcake Time

Hello Crafty Friends!

I have a little card to show you with 

I always like to play around with different skin tones but I also like to 
try out different hairstyles. With Megan I wanted to try and give her some 
braids. I have tried doing braids on another stamp Megan (Winter Wishes) before but with 
Prismacolor pencils and you can see my process here
I think it was a little easier for me to do it with markers
but I also tried a slightly different technique that was a little faster too.
I think in the future I will have to show you my braid process with 
the markers but probably when the kids are in school.... 

like I said before I colored Megan - Hey Cupcake
with Copic markers.

W5 and W7
E11, B34, E37, E34, R22 and R30
E50, (I forgot which yellow I used for the frosting)
but eh barrette, the collar, sprinkles
 and the cherry were done in RV29

The uniform was paper pieced
and all of the design paper was all from 
Echo Park: Birthday Wishes
The card base was with Recollections
Oh yea and I added Wink of Stella
Clear that I finally opened up to add some
shiny sugar to the yellow frosting. :P 


Also I used this sketch for my card I just placed the sentiment 
in a different spot... and I hope that is okay.



I Hope you liked my card.

Thank you so much for stopping by
Have a great weekend. 

Katya Bess

Will enter card at


Friday, July 8, 2016

Stamp AnnieThing July Release Day 3 Abigail


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

I love the carefree days of Summer and hope you find this release to reflect on that.


Sweet Abigail is ready to Hula Hoop into your heart!

Abigail is available in the store NOW along with the other 2 stamps we showed  you  this week!!
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Here is the project I made with the new stamp Abigail!

I colored my image with Copic markers
I decided to play with a different blend for 
African skinned tone.
The darker browns are a bit harder for me to blend out
but I will continue to play with them.
For skin B34, E31, E34, E39, R32, and R30 
for her dress V04, V06, V09 and V17
Hoola hoop YG09 and V09
grass G94 and G85
and ground W7 then blend out with E34
The eyesights with Uni-ball Signo Angelic
the dies are from Desert Divas and
My Creative Time.

Close up of my card. 

Thank you for joining us for our July Release.
Have a great day!

Katya Bess

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Stamp AnnieThing July Release Day 2 Kelly




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

I love the carefree days of Summer and hope you find this release to reflect on that.


Summer is the perfect time to catch up with your favorite books!

Kelly will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we showed  you  this week!!
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Good morning! Here is the project I made with the new stamp Kelly!
I colored the image with Copic markers
then I fussy cut so I can glue her
on a piece of cardstock that I distress inked
with different colors to create a galaxy full of stars.
The words from her book I stamped that part 
of the image onto a section of a Doodlebug
paper that says Meow Meow Meow... 
but you can only see that in person or
a super close-up picture. LOL  
I found the sentiment online and I just hand-wrote it
with my Uni-ball Signo Broad pen... I noticed that
the ink would separate from the middle so when it
was almost dry I went in with my Uni-ball Sign Angelic to fill it in.
Before gluing Kelly on I made sure to die cut the galaxy with
a die from Desert Divas. The white layered paper is cut
with a Rectangle die from My Creative Time. 


I hope you liked my card. 
I love things with bright colors
and things that encourage kids to read...
My first intension was to make a bookmark
but it's on my long list of projects to make. LOL  


Thank you for joining us for our July Release
 and have a great day!

Katya Bess

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Stamp AnnieThing July Release Day 1 - Tony


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

I love the carefree days of Summer and hope you find this release to reflect on that.


Meet totally rad and gnarly Tony!

Tony 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 with the new stamp Tony!
Before we moved to our current house
we lived in a tiny 2 bedroom house
and we met one of the coolest persons ever- his name is Karl Watson.
Not only he was very nice and easy going,  he was always 
very happy and positive about life and he loved people especially kids.
I would say he was pretty famous but my husband and I 
just saw him as a very nice neighbor and friend. 
Kids and grown ups would often come 
to skate or see him do a trick or two. 

As  you know already this stamp does not come
with dreads I just decided to make his hair that way.

I colored with Copic markers. 
For skin I used colors E11, E13, E21, R30, R20
For hair: E23, E35, E59 and E79 
the hat and clothing I colored a different day and I didn't write
anything down and me having my kids home all day for the summer... sorry. 
Here is a close-up of Tony! (aka Karl Watson) LOL    

If you search for him online or even Instagram you can see
pictures and videos of him in action but I didn't take any photos... I know...
bummer! LOL Okay I took one... but only because we were near our
old house and we were showing our kids where we used to live...
then what do you know? We catch Karl outside on the front yard
playing with his kids.

Here is the picture I have with my husband DeAndre Bess and with Karl Watson

I hope you liked my card. 

Also, in case you didn't know 
there is a BIG sale going on 
from July 4th-July 8th 2016
"Some stamps discounted DEEPLY... and EVERYTHING is on sale !!  
 Since our July release begins Wednesday, it will NOT be included in the sale.. however if you plan to buy it, we can HOLD your order and ship everything at once to you on Friday.. just leave a note in the box at checkout!   " - Annie

We got a sale for July 4th going on.. some stamps discounted DEEPLY... and EVERYTHING is on sale !! 
Since our July release begins Wednesday, it will NOT be included in the sale.. however if you plan to buy it, we can HOLD your order and ship evverything at once to you on Friday.. just leave a note in the comment box at checkout!  
Thank you for joining us for our July Release
 and have a great day!

PEACE!

Katya Bess