Saturday, August 1, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Crafty Box

Happy Saturday Crafty Friends,

Today is the kick-off of a month long birthday celebration. Not only it's Kelly Neis' birthday but it's also the 7 Kids Crafts Store 4th anniversary. Tracy Young from the Sweet November team designed a stamp just for the celebration and it will be free in the shop. Thank you Tee for your contribution.
I also, used the Corner Room Scene Builder digital stamp set by Sweet November Stamps - this set is so versatile, you can use it for almost any room in a house.

Since it's a celebration month there will be lots of fun games, freebies, discounts, free shipping that you don't want to miss if you were planning on buying some crafty items.

When I first saw this image I thought it would be fun to create a card for someone who just received their new home. The sentiment I created myself as congratulations and because we know how fun moving, packing and unpacking is. (sarcasm) LOL

Free digi Crafty Box

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Katya Bess

Saturday, July 25, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: fox and squirrel friends

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are doing well. This week 7 Kids Crafts is sponsoring our friends over at Crafting of Hue. All friends are welcome to grab this cute digi stamp from the 7 Kids Crafts, just check out the new arrivals in the store to find the new digital stamps as well as the freebie stamp that I used below.

Freebie for Crafting of Hue friends
Framed Tags - Artist Mat Creative Cuts - Mama Elephant
Doodlebug Designs - Fall Friends

I colored the image with Copic markers and framed it using a the Artist Mat Creative Cuts by Mama Elephant. The design paper I used is from Doodlebug Designs - Fall Friends.

Copic Markers used:
YR14, YR24, YR27
E41, E42
E17, E27
YG61, YG63, YG67
Y38, YR04, YG61, YG63

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Katya Bess

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Sweet November Stamps: Cats rule in our home

Hello Crafty Friend,

Today I am happy to announce that I am guest designing again for Sweet November Stamps. The images that I used today are called: Cats Rule - Alex and Oso as well as Cats Rule - Camilla and Dulce. As soon as I saw the images, I knew I wanted to pair them up with this die set I just ordered from 7 Kids Crafts called Slim Window Dressing - Creative Cuts by Mama Elephant. I wanted to create a cute little house for a family or siblings that love cats. I pictured Alex laying on a plushy pillow with his cat Oso by the window getting warmed by the sun. Outside on the lawn is Camilla petting the friendly neighborhood cat named Dulce. To make the home look even more playful I decided to use Doodlebug papers. This little family loves cats so much that even the yellow wallpaper in their home has a repeated cat silhouette design. heehee

Here is a close-up 

Thank you to the Sweet November Stamps team for letting me play with these fun images. :D 

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Thank you for stopping by,

Katya Bess

Sunday, June 28, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Beary Merry Christmas

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you're having a lovely day. Today I decided to work on a Christmas card using this 'beary' sweet stamp. You can find a wide selection of Dreamerland Crafts stamps here.
This Dreamerland Crafts stamp is called Beary Merry Christmas, the die is called Snowy Sky Scene Die by Hello Bluebird and the snowflake paper is called Winter Wonderland by Doodlebug Designs and the sentiment is by The Greeting Farm, Secret Santa stamp kit. To give the snow some depth I used Distress Oxide Speckled Egg. If you shop at 7 Kids Crafts use this code at checkout for a special discount:  GRSWYCSUFB

If you'd like to see how I colored the bear, you can watch it in real time here:
How to color Dreamerland Crafts: Beary Merry Christmas stamp

Dreamerland CraftsBeary Merry Christmas
Hello BluebirdSnowy Sky Scene Die
Doodlebug DesignsWinter Wonderland

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Katya Bess

Saturday, June 20, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Many Thanks

Hello Everyone,

I think I'm getting hooked on making slimeline cards, they are perfect for cash, for a check or just to write a long-winded message like I like doing sometimes. heehee For my card I wanted to make it look vintagey (I know that can't be a real word) but with a pop of color. I colored the Stamping Bella Daisy Squidgy with Caran D'Ache Water-soluble colored pencils. On top of the dried watersoluble color pencil/watercoloring, I then used a little bit of Polychromos to add depth. The slimline die is by Mama Elephant called Creative Cuts, Slim Card Basics. The letters that form the word "many" come from the Altenew set that I've been hoarding for a while called Tall Alpha die. 

Stamping Bella Daisy Squidgy
Mama Elephant Creative Cuts, Slim Card Basics
Altenew Tall Alpha die

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Katya Bess

Saturday, June 13, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Make Waves

Hello Everyone! I hope you're having a fantastic day.

Today I worked on a card featuring this pretty mermaid by Maria Medel who has done these stamps exclusively for 7 Kids Crafts Store. This set is called Making Waves. I colored her with Karin Brushmarker Pro and a little bit of Polychromos. The Slim Card Basics die is by Mama Elephant. There are also some fun slimline dies by Whimsy Stamps in the store.

When I think about Slim Line cards I always think about money envelopes so I think
they would be a fun way to give a cash or check as a gift. 

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Katya Bess

Saturday, June 6, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Mahalo

Hello Everyone!

I am are excited to to participate in the New Hawaiian Vacation Stamp release, illustrated by Maria Medel @Mmedel_Illustrations, exclusively for 7 Kids Craft Store! We hope you'll enjoy our creations and be inspired by our talented design team.** To participate, visit each team member’s Instagram account, and leave a comment on their post. When you're finished head to @7kidscraftstore and leave a comment also saying that you completed the Hop!

You have until 2pm MTN on Friday June 12th to comment (on instagram). One random winner will win one of the new Stamps sets from the @7kidscraftstore
Without further ado, our design team members are:

Beata June @craftybee34
Janice Wilson  @jwilson809
Kerys Sharrock @craftybritmama
Marcia Caradinta  @thefrolickingfairy
Monica Edwards  @monicascrapstreasure
Katya Bess  @Snappykatty
Christine Copic  @christinecopic
Monika Hassel @monhasse
7 Kids Craft Store  @7kidscraftstore
Let's get Hoppin! 

For my card I used the 7 Kids Crafts exclusive stamp set called Mahalo

For my card I used Copic markers.
the backsplash paper is by Doodlebug Design: Fun in the Sun
the sand and sunset I created with Distress Oxide. 
The dies are from Spellbinders, My Creative Time and Hello Bluebird.

A big mahalo to everyone who stopped by. 

Katya Bess

Saturday, May 9, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Purrrfect Friends

Hello Everyone! 

Happy Saturday and welcome to blog. Today I wanted to work on a Clean and Simple card because I wanted to focus on the pretty kitty girl. Just like a card I created last month I gave her a cheetah print to give interest to her shirt and ears. This Purrrfect Friends set is available in both digi and clear stamp. For the digi click here: Purrrfect Friends digi and for the clear stamp set click here: Purrrfect Friends clear. I have both and love the different ways you can use them. 

Last month I had been hospitalized and I had a people that prayed for me and some took the time to write me or send me cards. This card will be one that I send out to one of those that sent me a card. The image was colored with Copic makers. For the eyes and the shoelaces I used a white gellyroll pen. The die is from Craftin' Desert Divas.

Here's a little close-up

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Katya Bess

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Sweet November Guest DT - Tide Mayfin

Hello Everyone!

I'm excited Sweet November has launched their own website and also asked me to guest DT for their opening release. The newest stamp in the shop is called Tide Mayfin, you can use her with or without the little fish. I decided to use Tide Mayfin with the little fish because I wanted to create a Teacher Appreciation card. During the Quarantine the classes have been on zoom and have different classroom times, some are the entire class, some days small groups and some days one on one. Tide Mayfin looks so happy with the little school of fish swimming around her that I was inspired to make a teacher card with her. 

I colored her up with Polychromos and the background with a marker to cover the base. I tried to keep the most detail on the mermaid and the little school of fish by coloring with bright and cheerful colors. 

You can find more info about the new releases and other fun content at: Friends of Sweet November Stamps

Thank you so much for visiting,

Katya Bess

Saturday, May 2, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Pearl

Hello Everyone!

We are excited to announce our Beautiful Mermaid Digital Stamps under the 7 Kids Craft Store brand! We hope you'll enjoy our creations and be inspired by our talented design team.** To participate, visit each team member’s Instagram account, and leave a comment on their post. When you're finished head to @7kidscraftstore and leave a comment also saying that you completed the Hop! You have until 2pm MTN on Wednesday May 6th to comment. One random winner will win a $20 gift card to the @7kidscraftstore You can check out my IG page here:

The digital stamps set is called:  Pearl and Finn I hope you're are able to grab this cute set and have a fun time creating. 

I wanted her to fit in this super cute fishbowl die set from My Favorite Things that I've been hoarding for several years. I colored her with Copic markers and tried to match some of the colors from Echo Park paper co. called: Mermaid Dreams. The foliage die is actually a mistletoe die from CC Designs and the tiny starfish and seahorse die is from Craftin' Desert Divas.

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Thank you for stopping by

Katya Bess