Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Robert Jackson aka Mr. JDE

Hello Everyone!

I hope all is well and dandy. Guess what? It's Roberts Birthday!!! Happy birthday to Mr. JDE and his twin sister Kezia!!! 

I made my card merging Robert's Logo with Happy Birthday Girl digi which can be found in the special occasions link:
I think it's fun when we use rubber stamps and switch heads or clothes from one character to another. You can also achieve this with digital stamps but the magic about digi stamps is that you can do it on the computer without using "tangible scissors" or wasting paper and ink. I merged the two images with the program GIMP. I'm still new using this program but it wasn't too hard and the best part it's FREE. I colored the image with Copic markers, one Spectrum Noir, Copic Atyou Spica and Sakura gelly rolls. I used this weeks sketch from Jackson Digital Expressions blog.
Completed card :)
 The sentiment is from My Creative Time stamps.
The few tiny spots like the sleeves and part of the candle that I couldn't exactly merge or were blank spots I just finished off with a Copic multi-liner.  
Hope you like my card and you had fun.
Thank you for stopping by,
Katya Bess

P.S. Don't forget about Robert's Birthday Special to celebrate, he will be offering a Special Birthday Kit with 5 exclusive images to everyone who orders between now and August 29th (more details on my previous post)

Mr. Jackson's Birthday Special

Special message from Robert Jackson:
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am very excited this week because I am offering a birthday special.  Yes, my birthday is coming up! I will be turning 36 years old with my twin sister, Kezia, on August 29th. To celebrate, I will be offering a Special Birthday Kit with 5 exclusive images to everyone who orders between now and August 29th.   To make it a little more exciting I will be offering an additional bonus birthday image to the first 36 individuals who place an order this week.  I just uploaded 15 new digital images for the week so there are a variety of choices.
Feel free to spread the word to your friends and fellow scrappers.  I will send out the Special Birthday Kit and bonus images on August 29th.  I will also be offering 2FREEBIES instead of 1 for anyone who purchases 10 or more digis (this week only).
Be sure to stop by Jackson’s Digital Expressions to view my upcoming images.

Thank you,
Katya Bess

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Super Hero in the Toilet

Good morning Crafty Friends!

How all is well! Please excuse me for my little rambling at first... I'll get to my project in a minute or two...  you may skip if you want after the the "line" I created. Okay up this early during the school year... yeah I don't know why I'm doing this to myself I know I'll be sleepy when it's time to pick up my daughter from school. So yesterday I didn't get to do my little post because I had called in a plumber. Okay one toilet backing up hmmm... okay... but two toilets backing or flushing slow? Oh heck no!!! Before any doodoo or pee "spillage" I had to call a plumber in... asked the hubby for help and for some reason wasn't listening or reacting so before I had major clean up to do so I had to do it. Twice I found my little rascal one and half year old son trowing toys in the toilet (I took toys out and threw them straight to the OUTSIDE garbage). What's up with kids under 2 years putting things in the toilet?  It happened with my daughter, Jade, when she was his age at our old house with a red block and a toothbrush. My son Xzavier around 1, I know much younger he started walking AND climbing at 10 months. So now my son Tiberius is up to no good. I took these toys out the toilet hoping and praying there were no more in there.... but NO... couple of days later the toilets don't function properly... ugh! The plumber finds Avatar the Airbender and calls me... but who comes running after me? Tiberius and Xzavier; they want to know what was pulled out of the toilet! Excited over seeing that toy... before taking chances on the little one grabbing that nasty thing again had to throw that sucker OUT. The other toilet had a larger lego. Sometimes I hate legos and hotwheels I find those things everywhere in my house... not to mention all of those ABC magnets. Sometimes I wonder was I as fascinated with the toilet as a little 2 and under child? Maybe, I do have a toilet or say "outhouse" memories... LOL.
Okay on to my little project heeehee. 

So school is in... I know not the only time to read books but I just kept hearing the word book or books and reading... not to forget Hunger Games, Twilight, True Blood Sookie Stackhouse Series... LOL so I had to come up with another bookmark and really need to make more. This time a more traditional styled bookmark and with a Robert Jackson image :)

I used the image Uh-Oh once again. I hope you don't get tired of her... at first I didn't know what to create with her but every time I look at my folder with Robert Jackson images I keep thinking of a new project to make with her. You can find Uh-Oh here: I feel that now-a-days you get surprised about a lot of things and this image is perfect for a lot of occasions. LOL Like: OMG He proposed!!! OMG my top college picks chose me!!! OMG by baby/child is going away to college!!! OMG you're pregnant! OMG I'm pregnant! OMG I'm getting old/ getting wrinkles... and the list goes on... my OMG this time is:

I came up with the sentiment and printed it over Kraft cardstock and 
ran it through my Cuttlebug with a Spellbinders rectangle die. I used Broken China
distressed ink around the raised edges of the triangle.
I used the Kraft cardstock to Copic color in my image 
because it gives it a different look and feel... I don't know dark and vintage sort of. 
Sakura white Gelly Roll for the eyes, shirt, petticoat and stockings.
I know I'm horrible at lining things up so I'm trying to 
"perfect" my fuzzy cutting...  and gluing as center as I possibly can....
still working on that too. 
I used an eyelet for the ribbon hole. 
The Ribbon is from Galena and it just says "Metalic" for the name 
but it's more like an iridescent than a metalic. 
The back layer paper is from DCWV's 
The immortal love stack 12x12 paper 
and I also ran than through the Cuttlebug with 
Spellbinders die Deckled Rectangles.

Well that's all for now folks.
Have a great day ;) and thank you for stopping by.

-Katya Bess

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Back to School Card for Kindergarten teacher

Hello Crafty Friends.

I have created a "back to school" card  with one of Robert Jackson's digi images. This digi name is
"Lil Back to School" You can find her on the Lil Folks gallery: I love this image.

I think the image is super cute for my daughter's Kindergarten teacher card. 
Or even a scrapbook layout for 1st Day of School.
 Somewhat detail of the "wooden desk."
I used Copic markers for the clothes, books, apples and skin. I used Spectrum Noir markers for her hair much cheaper than Copics- they did bleed a tiny bit but I wasn't using special paper... just plain old card-stock which is why I had to change my whole "card plan." (Can't throw my coloring away... I know it's just paper and ink but I'm slow at coloring and I barely do anything crafty so just make something different with the image right?) So I cut it and gave it a slight pop up look by fussy cutting her . I reprinted the image in brown for the desk and used a zebra embossing folder moving it slightly 3 times to give it a "wood" look but the embossing was too deep so I ran in without a folder to flatten it out a bit. I used glossy accents on the hair knockers/balls as well as on the mug to give it that ceramic look (sorry my photography didn't capture that.) The sentiment is from Emma's  My Creative Time, Gift Card Sentiments.

Thank you so much for stopping by my page. I hope you check out more of Robert Jackson's digis. Also, there are Weekly challenges always "Anything Goes."

Much Crafty Love,

-Katya Bess

I've entered my card at the following challenges:
Theme: "Escuela" which means "School" in Spanish. - I hope I still qualify for the challenge.
There is a sketch provided on the link. "Clean and Simple (plus a sentiment)"
I'm a little CAS challenged so I hope this works too ;)
Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

For you/ Anytime card

Hello Everybody!

Hope all is going great for you! This week a Jackson's Digital Expressions we're having a another challenge using a sponsor's digital image with a twist: optional challenge using brads or eyelets. Of course if you wish it could just be "Anything Goes"

For my Anything Goes Challenge# 17: Optional brads/eyelets, I used: My Heart Pieces digi stamp- Beautiful Nature
You can check out her images at:

  • To color my image I used Caran D'Ache Supracolor II Watersoluble Pencils
  • Designer paper from Heart Warming Vintage's Collection: Classic
  • Spellbinders: Fancy Tags
  • Spool O' Ribbon 
  • White eyelets sized at 1/8"
  • Double bow technique was with my fingers (lol no special tools needed) video example:

Thank you for stopping by.

 close up of My Heart Pieces Digi Image: Beautiful Nature

Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed it.


Katya Bess

I entered my card at:
Use Designer Paper