Saturday, October 21, 2017

A Very Merry Christmas

Hello Everyone! Happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a card I made using mainly one color family... purples... 
I had particularly colored the image a long time ago and set it aside but finally took the time to complete a card with her. I bought the rubber stamp from the

The rubber stamp is called Holiday Anya 4
The paper is from Doodlebug Design called Frosty Friends
The sentiment is from a stamp set I bought at Michaels and I'll have to
come back with the name once I find it under all of my crafty mess. 
I used a Sakura Gelly Roll to glitter up the star and her boots.
The cutting die is from Craftin' Desert Divas.

Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

I'll be entering my card at: 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

LMMS Guest DT Inspiration card using Zappa

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! I have joined the Little Miss Muffet Stamps Guest Design Team. I am honored to be invited as Guest DT and feel very welcome. I have an inspiration card that I can't wait to show you. I have used Polka Dot Pals Zappa and one of the Polka Dot Pals Add-On Faces (Digital). If you have a program such as Adobe Photoshop Elements Editor or anything similar you can definitely used them. I have even used the faces on another LMMS stamp with a word document program such as LibreOffice. With Photoshop though you have more freedom to size, move the faces, tilt or rotate.

 I used Prismacolor Pencils to color this image
I am pleased the way she came out.
The Little Miss Muffet Stamp images make it easy to 
add facial features such as a puffy or child-like face. 
The papers are from Doodlebug Design Inc: October 31st

Here is the my coloring early on...  99% of the time I color the face first 
and then the rest of skin. I colored it a little more after this 
but I just wanted to show a little bit of the process in the beginning stage.

The Prismacolors I used are
PC: 109, 140, 901, 908 915, 926, 929, 935, 938, 
942, 943, 945, 946, 947, 995, 997, 1012, 1056, 1078, 1102
and I used Uni-ball Signo Angelic white pen
For the background I used a Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Please check out Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog for
Challenges (Always Anything Goes) and for more inspiration.

I hope you liked my card. 
Thank you so much for visiting!

Katya Bess 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie October Release Hop

Woohoo! It's finally here!!
Today we are celebrating the 
amazing CHRISTMAS release of ALL of our 
NEW October
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

ALL FOUR new sets are NOW available 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!!

Next, another sweetie....EVANGELINE ANGEL!

Then our feathered friends in

And lastly we shared the adorable new
ALL the new sets are available now individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our October Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all FOUR of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!

Here's the card I created for the hop.
She is so fun stamp to color! :D 

She's so adorable!

Thank you for stopping by

-Katya Bess

*** And don't forget the ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!!
All orders of $80+ get to CHOOSE
one of FOUR FREE stamp sets!!

Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin!!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie October Crafty Guest Bloghop

Good morning!

Welcome back to Day TWO of our October Krafty Peeks
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Did you love yesterday's peek?? So beautiful, right?! Well then you're going to love today's peek too because we've got another gorgeous ANGEL!
I'm super excited to share this one because.....some of you have seen it already! That's because it was the Super Secret Krafty Klub stamp set that was included in the Khristmas Kard Kit!!! So those who preordered it already have it in their inky little fingers and you'll get to see their creations today because they are our fabulous GUESTS!
This adorable new stamp set comes with one large main image and three fabby sentiments!!
All of the Krafty Krew design team members and Special Krafty Guests listed below have lots of sweet designs to share with you today featuring the EVANGELINE ANGEL 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 EACH DAY of the peeks this week! 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!
Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!
Happy hoppin'! 

Here is my card for the hop! Hope you like it!

I colored her up with Prismacolor Pencils
I added glossy accents to the lights and ornaments. The flowers are
from a poinsettia bunch from Michaels (originally white) the flowers are
from the Not2ShabbyShop, the papers are from Photoplay: Holiday Cheer
(the papers were included in the Super Secret Krafty Kit)
I lightly sprayed Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist around the background
and on the poinsettia.

I took the photos outside and got this warm glow from the sun.

Here's a close-up
I had these leftover white poinsettias from a project I worked on two years ago.
Originally I planned on using two poinsettia flowers but I changed my mind
and added smaller roses to sit next to one poinsettia.
I colored them with Copic refills and green details with a copic marker,
the center I added Nuvo Glitter drops called Ruby Slippers
that was included in our Super Secret Krafty Kit.

Thank you so much Kim Reid for letting us do this fun hop.
Thank you all for stopping by.
 If this is your first stop remember to hop along, 
the list of all of the all of the mega krafty ladies is right below.

Katya Bess

Saturday, October 7, 2017

A little birdie told me...

Good morning everyone!

This month I'll be participating as a Guest DT for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Woot Woot!
This week the theme is Fall / Autumn colors. When I think about Fall/Autumn colors I think about the changing leaves, colors of the sky but I also think about the harvest and fruits that were planted in the spring and fall. (I think I'm always thinking about food though. hahaha) Therefore, I was inspired to make this card. The image reminds me of my Mom, she's always in the garden. She gardens at home and she also teaches and maintains a garden at an elementary school in her local neighborhood. The food my mom grows is for the community she lives in. Many children and their families get to take home what they helped grow at their school. Every time I visit her in the garden there is always something I can just rinse off and nibble on.

I used this little girl with fresh picked vegetables from the garden
it's a retired Rubber Stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie's artists: Cheryl Grant
I got it from Facebook Rubber Party, Kim Reid had on the Kraftin' Kimmie
Facebook Fan page. Rubber Parties are really fun and sometimes sad (LOL  ) if you 
aren't quick enough or if your internet or Facebook is lagging.
I don't remember the name and I don't have the packaging printout
since it was sort of a online yard sale.
When I find the name I will update the info.
The Spanish sentiment is from
a Dilo En EspaƱol set called Set #2 Queremos Pastel
I colored the image with Copic markers
and used a Doodlebug Design paper stack called Friendly Forest
the banner die is from My Creative Time.

That is all folks! 

Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

I will be entering this card at:

Fall/Autumn colors (GDT)

Friday, October 6, 2017

Snowball Fairy

Good morning!

Last night I was working on this fairy that I've had for a while now but I hadn't trimmed it. I don't know why I don't do it when I first get my stamps..... I need to get better with that. This one is a retired gray Rubber Stamp but it may have been re-made into clear or revamped I'm not sure.  I found  a photo of the insert online so you can see how it looked on the shop. I also took a picture of a fraction of the mess I had created while trimming and coloring this fairy. No, It's not cute but when I get most creative the results for my desk are spread out and messy. At the end I might start a new coloring with the same pencils or markers or I'll put everything away and start fresh.

The Flowers are from Not2Shabby Shop (I just colored them a little),
 The corner Snowflake die is from LaLa Land Crafts,
and the Oval dies are from Spellbinders and from Avery Elle.
The paper is from Doodlebug Design

I used Sakura gel pens for some of the shimmer 
I also used iridescent Chunky Glitter from Recollections.

Here's some of my kreative mess
These are most of the Copic makers, a Copic Multiliner, a Sakura Gelly Roll,  
a Uni-ball Signo Angelic, and one Prismacolor pencil

Here is how the stamp set looks (only mine is lavender)

I used Kraftin' Kimmie's September Sketch 

I hope you liked my card. 

Thank you for stopping by. 

Katya Bess

Thursday, October 5, 2017

For a Purr-fect Friend

Gooooood Morning!

Today I finished a Christmas card I started working most of the night....(shhhhh don't tell my Hubby LOL   ) and I finished this morning. The clear stamp I purchased from  Kraftin' Kimmie and it's called Purr-fect Princess. It's not a holiday stamp but I sort of sketched out and drew a Christmas tree in similar style to Annie Rodrigue (no as nice as hers but I wanted to give that playful look.) I colored everything in bright cheery Christmas colors that I would pick for my Christmas balls and Christmas lights. ha! I used Prismacolor Pencils from my 150 set on Kraft cardstock.

I was so happy to get some sunlight for my picture! Woohoo!

Here's a close-up 

And here's another close-up where you can see some of my scribbles that are 
caused by the wax from the Prismacolor pencils. ha!

Oh yea! I used the sketch from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps as well.

I hope you liked my Christmas/Holiday card. :)

Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess

I will be entering my card at:

Anything Goes + optional monthly sketch

Anything Goes

Anything Goes 

U for Unlimited V for Vibrant 

Christmas challenge

Must have a creature. (mine has a kitten)

Friday, September 29, 2017

Hello Autumn

Hi there!

Today I'm showing you a card I made created using Social Sally from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

I used my Prismacolor 150 set to color this image on Kraft cardstock. I colored her top to look like a leather jacket and pants to look like dark blue dressy jeans. I colored heart to look like a heart from an iMessage.

The dies are from Prickley Pear and the are called Leaf Set. They Leaf set has a coordinating stamp set but I did use it this time I just colored them with copic markers on Kraft paper. The designer paper is from Doodlebug and it's called "Friendly Forest."

I originally wanted to make my own background with with the sentiments that came with the stamps but I changed my mind and wanted to do some layering with brown papers and the Doodlebug paper I mentioned above. The dies I used for the frames are from My Creative Time.

Hooray for natural sunlight. :P 

Here's a close-up of my coloring. 

Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess

I will be entering this card at:
9/28/17 "Lots of Layers"

Anything Goes (theme Technology)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Witching you the Best

Hey there Crafty Friends,

Today I'm posting a card I was inspired to finish for a Crafty Friend. I started working on this image a while back but only colored the eyes and skin. Last night I colored the hair, clothing and background and I didn't stop until I finished the coloring. Yay!

I used Prismacolor pencils on Kraft Paper to color Witch Willa from For the background I used distress inks and I drew in some details like the spider and spiderweb also added golden shimmer to the clothing and jewelry with some gel pens. The dies are from Craftin Desert Divas Fancy Frame Dies
Inside scalloped rectangle dies  and My Creative Time Stitched Rectangular Frames Dies and More

Distress Inks: Black Soot, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves and Mustard Seed. 

 Here is a close-up.

Don't you love the little toad's expression?! Haha

I hope you like my card. 

Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Customer Appreciation Day at LMMS

Good Morning šŸ˜ƒ Crafty Friends!

A while ago I won a challenge at Little Miss Muffett Stamps and was asked  if I'd like to participate in their Customer Appreciation Day. Of course I said yes! I was delighted šŸ˜ to be chosen and be able to color an unreleased stamp. I colored her with Prismacolor pencils. I used lots of colors and had lots of fun coloring her up. I drew in the eyes, nose and mouth myself. I did buy a face that can overlay on this stamp but I couldn't figure out how to rotate slightly (LOL) that was more of my error but  I think it came out okay anyway.

Here is my card using Polka Dot Pals Kaari

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Friday, August 4, 2017

Wonder Woman

Hey Crafty Peeps!

Today I finished a card using  Liberty - for a Super Girl from Stamp AnnieThing. I drew in a few more lines to make her look like Wonder Woman. I drew in the headband, the forearm armour (not sure what it's called,) and the boots. I loved her before but watching the new Wonder Woman movie this year I love her even more and so do my daughters. I was inspired to make this card for the Seeing Stars challenge at the Stamp Anniething Fan page on Facebook. This time I felt like I had more time to work on it (aka more time on procrastinating on what I wanted it to be really.) LOL BUT I really did have more time because the challenges have been extended. Woohoo!

Here is the completed card

Here is a little bit of the process. I colored on Kraft Cardstock with 
Prismacolor pencils and to crop down the paper I used a die from Craftin Desert Divas.
As you can see I didn't want to cut off her hair so I fussy cut around the hair so I could
fit the die around it. This is called outer bounds die cutting (I think.)

Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

I entered my card at

Monday, July 31, 2017

Splish Splashy Day

Hi Everyone!

Today I will be sharing a card I made with Treena Twinkles from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I've been hoarding this stamp for a while and I can't believe I hadn't colored it yet. I had so much coloring this stamp and I even go to color her in one day! I didn't know what color I wanted her hair tail... I decided to color her sort of like Ariel, The Little Mermaid but then I realized I colored her eyes brown so I colored her tail in a two-tone color -just having fun with it. I drew/colored in some crashing waves in the back, sat on a rock and some water in the front. I wanted to keep it simple by not adding any embellishments or fancy papers. I hope you like the card.

 I used Prismacolor pencils and a Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
Also I used Gathered Twigs for the Distressing of the Kraft paper

Here's a close-up

Thank you for visiting,

Katya Bess

I will be entering this card at:

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Hello Sunshine

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I finally created a card using Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps I used a retired gray rubber stamp called "Sunnie" and clear stamp At the Beach.I had so much fun coloring this image that I colored one with Prismacolor pencils and had to color it again with Copic markers - This one is the one colored with Copic makers. The beach scene I was experimenting with Dr. Martin's Hydrus watercolors and unfortunately didn't use water color paper so it buckled but in the end it turned out okay.  I also really love the Doodlebug Design paper called "fun in the sun." The dies are from Magnolia Doohickey dies Spring Flower Lace that my talented friend Emily Shroom ordered for me for a past birthday - Thank you so much Emily It was perfect for this card.
Here is Emily's blog so you can see her awesome cards:

I was inspired to make this card  because we found a beach not too far from our home (like 6 minutes) and for days it's all I could think about so I took the kids and spent several hours there twice and then finally dragged the hubby to come with us one day. LOL So, here's my card I hope you like it.

Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess

I will be entering this card at:

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: