Thursday, March 15, 2018

LMMS: Kaari butterfly

Hello there!

I'm back with another Inspiration Thursday card for Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Today I had a little fun working with Polka Dot Pals Kaari digi stamp plus a Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces clear stamp and The Corner Park Background. The I had started coloring some of the Polka Dot Pals Kaari image for Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Marker challenge and I finally finished coloring it. When Barbara, artist and owner of Little Miss Muffet Stamps posted the The Corner Park Background, I was inspired to color and add PDP Kaari to create a scene. I was undecided on the sentiment so for now.

I used Copic markers to color her up.
For the eyes and wing details I used a
Uni-ball Signo Angelic White pen as well as a Yellow Sakura Gelly Roll.
and I was inspired by the colors of a Monarch butterfly.
Another reason I was inspired is because someone I know
is moving; not very far away but she rented the same home for 
close to 30 years... sometimes even though we may not want to 
change is necessary. The situation is very sad and frustrating at the same time.
She will have to downsize immensely, travel further for work
 and leave or give away most of her precious plants. 
For that and many other reasons I wanted to make her a card to cheer her up 
during this difficult transition. 

I specifically chose these images: because of the butterfly and the outdoor scene .


Please make sure to link up at: 

as always the challenges are ANYTHING GOES

Thank you very  much for visiting. 

Katya Bess

Sunday, March 11, 2018

March Kraftin' Kimmie Release Day Hop

Woohoo! It's here! It's here!!

Today we are celebrating the 

amazing release of ALL of our 

NEW March Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

ALL THREE new sets will be available this afternoon 
in the Krafty Shop!

So let's have a big happy hop around the design team blogs and check them all out in action! Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations!!
First up is

and lastly....NINO-MITE PALS!
ALL the new sets will be available individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our March Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all THREE of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!
Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'!


Happy Sunday Everyone!

 I hope you've enjoyedall of the fabulous cards everyone had created for the 
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp Sneak Peeks.
Thank you very much Kim Reid the KKS Guest DT package and  for letting me join in this month. 
I had loads of fun creating all of the cards for the hop/

Here I'm using Birthday Bianca again because I just love this image! :P

I colored Birthday Bianca with Copic Markers,
The sentiments are from the same Birthday Bianca set
and the design paper is from Doodlebug Design.

Here's a close-up

Copic Recipe:
E50, E51, R20, R30, E04, E11
E23, E37, Copic Multiliner Black, Uni-Ball Signo White Angelic
Y08, Y19, Y26, Y28
V04, V06, V05, V06, V09
RV06, RV17, RV09
BG02, BG05, BG07
YG06, YG07, YG17
YR04. YR07, YR09

Distress Ink:
Spun Sugar and a tad big of Gathered Twigs
but then I filled/blended it in with Copic E42 and E43
Dies are from:
My Creative Time and from CC Design

Thank you so much for visiting. 
Don't forget to check out all of the fabulous
Kreations (links below)

~Katya Bess

Friday, March 9, 2018

March Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Peeks Day 3

Welcome back to Day THREE
of our March Krafty Peeks
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today is the final day of peeks and the release party is
THIS AFTERNOON at 1pm EST on Facebook!  
Are you going to join in and help us celebrate ALL the new sets?

Our last stamp set is from fabulous artist Becky Pearce!!!
It's called DINO-MITE PALS!

I'm sure you'll agree with me when I SQUEAL with delight at this adorable set! Think of all the quick and simple cards, tags, gift bags, party decorations and suplies you could design and all the fabulous scenes you can create with this set! So easy to add to scrapbook pages, pocket pages, bookmarks and lots more! It's totally up to YOU what you create!!
The set comes with FOUR main images, LOTS of accessory stamps and also SIX fun coordinating sentiments! There's a total of SIXTEEN cutie pie stamps!!!
Now don't forget!!! It's also CHALLENGE DAY and as always, during release week the theme is ANYTHING GOES!!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp!! Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. You have a week to play with this challenge (until March 16th) and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER from all of the weekly challenges for March! We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $40 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! Wanna win??
All the Krafty Design Team members and Guests listed below have lots of stunning creations to share with you today featuring the DINO-MITE PALS! stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! The winner will be announced at the LIVE Online Release Party this afternoon, so don't miss it!
Happy hoppin'!


Hey there welcome back to my blog for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' March Peek Day 3 and Release Party.

The Prismacolors I used to color both dinosaurs are actually the same.
They are actually like a negative image of each other like they way I see a black and white photo and black
and white film strip. I'm not sure how to explain myself. LOL 
Basically I used the same colors but in a different amount.
All colors listed below are used on both dinosaurs. 

Prismacolor Premier Pencils:
PC915, PC1002, PC921, PC1033, PC902, PC903
and PC935 to outline the black lines to make them stand out again.
I used a little bit of the Uni-Ball Signo Angelic for the eyelights 
and for the frosting on the cupcake.
Oh yea! I also used PC109 and PC911 for the tall grass.

The Mini Distress Inks
Fossolized Amber, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade,
Mowed Lawn, Gathered Twigs
and lightly with Black Soot all  around the edges.
I did go a little heavier with the Black Soot above
the sentiment to dim down the brightness and bring eyes/attention back to the 
sentiment and dinosaurs. 

Both of the layering dies are from 

I hope you liked this card as well as the previous peeks. 

Don't forget to hop along to see what the rest of the 
Krafty Krew + Krafty Guests have Kreated.  :D

Thank you for stopping by.

~Katya Bess

March Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks Day 2

Welcome back to Day TWO of our March release of 2018
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

In keeping with our birthday theme for this month,
we're introducing a super fun set by artist, Annie Rodrigue!

It's called BIRTHDAY BIANCA!!!
This lovely stamp set comes with one large main image and FOUR super sassy sentiments!!
All of the Krafty Krew design team members and Krafty Guests listed below have lots of great designs to share with you today featuring the BIRTHDAY BIANCA stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop! Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! 
The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

You'll get to see all the incredible creations for March as we share them each day this week! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the THREE new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!
Happy hoppin'!


Hey there! So here is my take on this Birthday Bianca. Isn't she just
so fabulous! Love this image!
I've been listening to Melanie Martinez music on iTunes but I was
inspired by her music video Pity Party.
I gave her the two-tone hair, the gap in her teeth, sat her on an antique couch similar to her video. LOL
I had so much fun creating this scene. Of course she isn't crying though. haha
I think I will do more coloring inspired by Melanie Martinez style.
Then I felt like there was too much of a white background so I colored in a wall color with 
Y23 and used Distress Ink to antique the edges.
Then I tried to do a wooden floor... I think I should have used guidelines or at least a ruler...
Either way I had loads of fun recreating a scene from a music video without the tears. LOL 

I hope you liked my card. 

Don't forget to hop on to see more inspiration from all of the Krafty Peeps on the inlinkz lineup. 

Thank you for visiting!

Katya Bess

Thursday, March 8, 2018

March Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Peeks Day 1

Welcome, welcome, welcome!

Today we are kickin' off our March Krafty Peeks

at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

We have a theme for this month's stamp sets and it's a category that every stamper must have in their stash!
We're celebrating BIRTHDAYS!

Today we have a totally SASSY new set
by artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen!!

I'm super excited to share this set because.....some of you have seen it already! That's because it was the Super Secret stamp set that was included in the latests Krafty Kard Kit!!! So those who preordered it already have it in their inky little fingers and you'll get to see their creations today and on release day!
This totally awesome set comes with a bunch of sassy larger sentiments that work for boys, girls, men or women!
There are also a selection of birthday themed images including balloons, stars, cake, candles and ice cream! Just wait 'til you see all the totally different creations today!

Check out this versatile birthday set in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs today! You'll see the list of Krafty design team members and Krafty Guests below and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!
You'll get to see all the incredible creations for March as we share them each day this week! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL three new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!
Happy hoppin' and we'll see you back here tomorrow!


Hi there! Back again with an inspiration card for Kraftin' Kimmie as March Guest Designer. 
When I saw these I was really excited to use these sentiments. 
Here is the first card I have created with one of the sentiments from the Kick Assy Birthday set. :P 

I used Distress Inks for the background 
and a Uni-Ball Signo Broad White pen to create a galaxy scene. 
The rectangle die is from My Creative Time and the balloon dies
are from C.C. Designs. 

I decided to keep it sort of simple to focus on the sentiment but still have plenty of color
for some interest. For me CAS cards are a little challenging but I love adding lots of colors anyway.
Since I used Black Soot for  the edges and in between some of the bright colors I wanted to 
give it a high contrast with a white card base and used white paper to stamp the sentiment and make it stand out as well. 

I chose this stamp from the set because it gave me a little giggle and
it's perfect for my older crafty friends. LOL You can use it for whomever you'd like but my crafty friends are the ones that came to mind first- one in particular knows I like to mess
with her on her birthday cards. :P

Here is the full set

Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess

LMMS: Polka Dot Pal Temoc Cheer!

Good morning Everyone!

Welcome back to another Inspiration Thursday! A new challenge starts over at Little Miss Muffet Stamp Challenges. For the next 14th days you can link your creations to the inlinkz list for a chance to win a $10.00 gift voucher to the Little Miss Muffet Stamp Shop.

Little Miss Muffet Stamps is also holding a Guest Design Team Call for a 6 month term. Just click here for the Guest Designer requirements. Deadline is March 17, 2018.

For today's card I used digi Polka Dot Pal Temoc and combined it with one of the clear stamps from Polka Dot Pals Add-On Faces.
I colored up Polka Dot Pal Temoc with the Golden State Warriors (formerly known as The Oakland Warriors.) Is it bad that I don't know if it's basketball season... Is it? But if it is... Go Warriors!!! LOL I know that it's not football season anymore though. haha I was thinking I should color her as an Oakland Raiderette but maybe next time I use PDP Temoc I will. heehee Some of my friends
might want me to color up a Goldrush Cheerleader. :P

Copic Recipe:
E0000, E000, E21, E11, R21, R30,
E23, E25 +(Uni-ball Signo Angelic)
C9, W7, W5,
B28, B16,
Y19, Y26,
N0, N2

Distress Ink:
Black Soot

Design paper is from Doodlebug Design 
and the rectangle card die is from My Creative Time.

Don't forget to link up your card for the Anything Goes Challenges over at

Thank you for visiting. 

Katya Bess

Saturday, March 3, 2018

KKS Guest: Happiness is Reading

Welcome to another fabulous Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!
Are you ready for some krafty fun??

We've got a super easy theme for you this week and we hope you can play along!

This week our challenge to you is to make

Now this may be a big challenge for some of you who love lots of layers!! Haha! Use any one of our stamps and try really hard to limit yourself to ONE LAYER! How fun is that??
Submit your design for your chance to WIN! You have until Friday, March 9th to enter this challenge! Keep in mind, all entries are welcome but you must use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp in order to win.
Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like!!! And each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize which will be....
a $40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop!!! 
What do you think? Worth playin' for? 

We've also got a fun sketch for your inspiration for March! You don't have to use it but if you need a little extra kickstart in your mojo, feel free to use it any time!
Be sure to hop on over to the Krafty Shop this weekend because our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS are up with FOUR of our amazing stamp sets on 40% OFF! Plus we've got a bunch of fabby sets back in stock and some of them will not be restocked!
ALSO the Krafty Vault has been OPENED! We have rereleased a retired stamp set and you can NOW get it in unmounted red rubber! GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN is back in the shop for a limited time so if it's on your krafty wishlist, add it to your cart this weekend!
Can't wait to see your krafty kreations!! Happy stampin'!

Hey Everyone!

I'm delighted to say that for the month of March I will be guest designing for Kraftin' Kimmie!  Yay!
For my first card, in honor of Dr. Seuss Day, I decided to color up a cute little stamp called Happiness Is Reading. I love the cute little images Cheryl Grant creates for Kraftin' Kimmie so my collection is slowly but surely getting bigger. While we were at Bible Club and since it's not at our own school, I stay with them but tucked in a little corner and sometimes I take a little nap but usually I spend my time coloring. This time I decided to pull out my Prismacolor Pencils again.
 t has been raining a lot but the sun decided to come out for a bit so I decided to take another shot with some natural light. 
Here is a close-up.

My Prismacolor Recipe is:
PC947, PC945, PC997, PC1013, PC929, PC140
PC908, PC909, PC913
PC925, PC924, PC923
PC915, PC942, PC917
PC903, PC208
PC1102, PC933, PC208
PC935, PC1099, PC1058, PC1060, PC938

Distress Ink:
Vintage Photo

I hoped you liked my card and hope that you can enter the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge at:

Thank you for visiting!

Katya Bess

Thursday, March 1, 2018

LMMS: Toby It's a Super Big Day

Hey there!

Today I'm worked on a boy card, I was specifically thinking about one my nephews when I colored rubber stamp Polka Dot Pals Toby. I used Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces clear stamp as well to give him his expression. I really liked that PDP Toby has curly hair like my nephew, he's in his play clothes and in a homemade cape. I like that he looks playful and in super hero mode. I was thinking about how my brother takes him to him on B.A.R.T. rides a lot and he gets to see Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and San Francisco city skylines on their way home after day care /and after work. My nephew gets excited about all of the people and action he gets to see but also city scapes with the sunset colors on The Bay.

I used the sentiment called Big Day Tobie from Some Odd Girl Stamps, the Make A Card #7 die set from C.C. Designs, and the cityscape is called Super 2 from Paper Smooches, the card rectangle layers dies are from My Creative Time. I colored Polka Dot Pals Toby with Copic markers and I used Distress Inks for the sunset background.

Copic Markers:
E04, E11, E13, E21, R30
E25, E15, Y19, Uniball Angelic White. 
W9, W7, W5, E25
R24, R29, R39
B21, B45, B95, B97
G07, G09, G28

Mini Distress Inks:
For the background layer I started with Distress Inks: Fossilized Amber at the bottom working my way up, from the very top I used Abandoned Coral working my way down towards Fossilized Amber. Then in between the first two colors I used Spiced Marmalade to blend them out. Lastly I used a very light amount of Black Soot on the top and bottom edges and an even tinier amount on the sides. I really enjoy using Distress Inks to give color for backgrounds I can't wait for more colors. I really need to do inventory because there might be more colors out there that I'm missing out on. Oh yea I really need to buy Re-inkers for them too.

I cut up two sets of the Super 2, Paper Smooches die set and just lined and trimmed them to extend the cityscape and fit the card size. After fussy cutting Polka Dot Pals Toby I made sure to place him to cover up the edges where it was more obvious that I joined the two sets of dies.

The reason I used the squiggly comic speech bubble is because I made a mistake with the stamps. I really meant to stamp part of the Some Odd Girl sentiment, add the super die cut and then the rest of the Some Odd Girl stamp....on the background but somehow my paper got stuck to the stamp and the paper lifted bit [insert internal whine face here. LOL] and the I got an offset stamped section where I didn't want it. So after digging around since I had no time to start another background and cut up more cityscapes I found a way to block it with that big comic speech bubble die from CC Designs that also has the "Super" die cut. Sometimes super hero's don't have capes... sometimes they are in paper form and die cuts to block the bad stamping away. Haha In the end I liked that it gave it more of a small child comic book feel. I think I'm going to play with that die set a little more now.

See my crafty mess... looking over to my desk and there is still a bunch of things I need to put away so that I can start on a new card or project.

Also check out Little Miss Muffet Stamps on Amazon... Whaaaaat?! 
I know some people that ONLY do their online shopping with Amazon.
BUT if you're like me, I like to go to the artist's main site which is here:
and don't forget about the challenges (Always ~ Anything Goes!)

Thank you for visiting,

Katya Bess

Sunday, February 25, 2018

The hurrier I go the behinder I get!

Hello Everyone!

Today I'm showing a card that I started working on yesterday. I had colored the Alice image but for months I hadn't done anything with it. I was watching one of Kim Reid's live video's where she said there was a new challenge with "grass" and that alone gave me an idea of the scene to create with this image. I have created a video of my process of the background but I'm not sure if anyone would really want to watch it... it might be like watching paint dry for some. Plus I have a hard time figuring out what to say. haha.

I used two stamp sets for this plus my own art for the background. 
The stamps are both from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
and both are from artist Annie Rodrigue
Alice in Wonderland (Retiring soon)
Fabulous Frames 2! (retired rubber stamp set)
Also the small pocket watch is of a set from Vera Stamps

I found the free printable deck of playing cards at: I just distress them a little and curbed them with a pencil.

I hope you liked my card. 
Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess

I will be entering this card at:

Thursday, February 22, 2018

LMMS Estrella hugs

Hello Everyone!

I hope you're having a fabulous day! Today I want to share an inspiration card that I created for Little Miss Muffet Stamps. I created this card in honor of African American History month and for the American Heart Awareness Month as well. I hope that you're able to find some inspiration with this card, I have listed the Copic Colors I used below.

The digital stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamp is called 

Here is a little close-up of the image. 

Here is my Copic marker recipe:
E11, E55 and R30 
E99, E33, Muilti-liner Sepia 0.1 and Uni-Ball Signo Angelic
dress: BG32, BG34, BG23
RV11, RV32, RV34 and E04
bear: RV34, R30, E70 and E43
for the hair I used C9, W7 and W5

Spellbinder's Nestabilities dies
Elegant Ovals and the other one is a basic Oval
that I don't remember the name. 
The flowers I purchased from Jamie's Not2ShabbyShop
The paper is from Tiny Tatty Teddy Girl 6x6 Paper pack
 The sentiment also came from the same paper pack.
I home you like this card and hope that you 
got some inspiration from it.

Don't forget to check out the talented ladies over at
and make sure to join in on the challenges

Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess