Monday, December 17, 2012

Coolest Friend in the Galaxy

Hello Bloggy Friends,

Just here... worked on a card.

This Jedi digi stamp from Simply B Stamps drawn by Alicia Bel


Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess

entering card at:
Create Movement. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Happy Holidays again

Hi there!

Hope everyone is well.

Here is a card I made for my daughter's librarian.

Rubber Stamp is from Holiday Anya from The Greeting Farm.
The skin is and clothes is colored with Copic markers
The hair is colored with Spectrum Noirs.

The Sketch was created by Jas from TGF

The sentiment is actually designer paper (will post name later)

The inside... so it wouldn't be too plain.

Thanks for looking.

Please visit again ;)

Katya Bess

I entered my card at:
Use sketch provided

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Steve Harvey - Happy Birthday

Good Evening Everyone!

Just showing a card I created today as a late homemade birthday card request for a family member's BFF. I hope she likes it.
Digi stamp is by Robert Jackson called Steve Harvey
 I Used Copic markers to color Steve
Skin: E31, E33, E50, E53 
Cheeks: R20,  E53
Lips: E000, R20, E53
Spectrum Noirs were used on his suit.
IG4, IG6, IG7 and IG8
shirt IG9 + (IG4 for the collar)
The brick I colored with a sponge dauber 
with Colorbox cat's eye pigment inks 
Here it is without the ticket information...
(real tickets will be inserted later)
 The inside I made into a pocket card
I used the a brick embossing folder from Tim Holtz
For the tie and handkerchief I used Copic Atyou Spicas
Oh yea, for the actual card base I used a 
Recollections Gemstones cardstock in black. 

That's it folks.  
I hope you enjoyed your visit. 

Thank you ,

Katya Bess

I entered my card at:
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes 1st challenge

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas is on its way

Good morning everyone!

I have another Christmas card for you today. The rubber stamp is from The Greeting Farm and it's called Holiday Anya (it's from last year's collection but who cares). I kept telling myself I'm not going to buy too many more stamps this year and was just going to collect a select few like the ones from the Cheeky Cherry line but this one was way too cute to pass up.

Holiday Anya rubber stamp from TGF
 I colored the entire image with Copic markers.
The die cuts are from Spellbinders.
The designer cardstock paper is from 
Anna Griffin: Holiday Traditions
The red self-stick gems are from Darice: Primary set
Here's the inside.

I used this Sweet Sunday Sketch as an inspiration for my card.

Well ladies and gents I hope you like the card and hope you enjoyed your visit.

Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

I'm entering this card at:
Christmas of Winter Themed card

Use the sketch provided. 

Christmas is coming

Anything (Holiday) Goes

Decemeber Anything Goes Challenge
Anything Goes + Red

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas card swap hosted by Cricut Crafts

Hi Everyone!

I'm back for a little while.... Just wanted to show the cards I made for a Christmas Card Swap I joined. It was a small group which was good for me because of family life adjustments here and there (new baby) but I really wanted to join something this year. It ended up being 6 of us total so I only had to make 5 cards but I made an extra card which I will mail out to a Hello Kitty fan/bloggy friend lol. Anyway, here are my Hello Kitty snow globe cards:

I hadn't really used my Cricut in a long time and on top of that I hadn't
used my Hello Kitty cartridge in a really long time.  
 The cards measure 5x7. 
Carts I used are: Hello Kitty Greetings, Create a Critter and Joys of the Season.
I used Stikles for the falling snow holes. 
The snowflakes are from Martha Stewart's Aspen Snowflake around the page punch set .
The Hello Kitty rubber stamp on the envelope is from Target.
The "Merry Christmas" sentiment is from My Creative Time.
The Buttons on Hello Kitty's coat are from Viva Decor Pearl Pens
Here is a close up of the card. I mailed all of these in 
cellophane envelopes so that my recipients were able to use
blank envelopes... I mailed them all out on the 1st of December 
I hope all of the ladies have received them. I'm still waiting for one card.
The ladies are: Lourdes (swap host), Luz, Jessie, Gloria, Gina and myself (Katya)
You can request to join the facebook group at:
There are a lot of talented ladies there. 
Some even have YouTube videos with tutorials.
I love the cards I received. I hope I wasn't too bad for my first swap
and hope they liked the cards I made for them. 
Can you believe my daughter Jade got to do a card swap before me? LOL
 I'd like to finish stating this was a fun experience for me
especially checking my mailbox with my daughter Jade and opening the cards together.

Thanks for stopping by.

Katya Bess

I'm entering this card at:
Tis the Season! Cricut Cardz Challenge #122: Christmas or Hanukkah card using any cartridge

Holiday Spirit
Christmas card, layout, ornaments... etc.
Create a card using either snow, or snowflakes, or a snowman.  You can use one or all three if you like, it's up to you.  Show us some snow!


Hello I'm back but nothing crafty- this time

Hi Everybody!

Haven't had time to sit too much and craft... been a "little" busy with family life :) Some of you may know others  may not... but I just had a little baby girl :)

My baby girl was born November 20th at 7:33AM. I named her Daenerys Arielle Bess, she weighed 7 lbs 13oz and measured 21 inches long (in no time she'll catch up to me I'm super short my hubby is the tall one LOL.)

 This is me at 38 weeks (6 days before the big day)
2 days before the big day trying to stay awake (uber tired)

 Day 2, hubby brought our oldest to visit.

4 days old she looks like such a big girl. // Then 2 weeks smiling at me (awww)

         All of my kids last week sometime :)
Daenerys today at 3 weeks old. 

Will be back soon to post some things I tried to work on and wasn't able to finish but little by little I got something done.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

-Katya Bess

Friday, November 16, 2012

Sassy Baby Shower card

Hello my Crafty Peeps and happy Friday!

Hope all is well! Today it's a cold and rainy day... I wanted to go to the movies watch 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2' ... not sure that it's going to happen... no baby sitter... and too rainy for a drive-in movie... can't go shopping no money... it went to the plumber a few days ago (ugh) AND he still didn't fix the problem... apparently it's somewhere between the house and the sewer lateral but on my property :( . This is so not cool right before the holidays and right before baby is due I'm 38 weeks+ 2 days; yep I think I'm having myself a little butterball (Literally, none of my previous pregnancies have gone this far).

Anyway... sorry TMI lol

There's this other gal at my church she's due next month and I wasn't able to make it to her baby shower but I made her a card anyway. This image from Sassy Studio Designs reminded me of her because she wears those pretty maxi dresses. She's having a little girl (I know I didn't make it pink) I hope she likes it though.
I think she's called Preggo Honey
The skin and dress  are colored with Copic markers.
The hair is colored with Spectrum Noirs.
The Heart Lace/ribbon was given to me by my mother
(it was a thrift store find- I think)
It's from Teeny Trims (never heard of it before but I love it)
 I Used Copic Atyou Spica pens to go over the words and make them glittery
also used it the eye-shadow and lips (wish I could capture it better on the pictures)

Thanks for stopping by.


Katya Bess

Challenges I've entered:
NO Patterned Paper

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Carol

Good morning everyone!

Hope all is well with everyone! Me? I'm just here in the mood for making cards. Today I decided to work on some Christmas cards. This digi is from Robert Jackson; it's called "The Carol" and you can find it here:

Not feeling too chatty lately just want to create cards or color and listen to music-
so on to the card...

 Everything was colored with Copics. 
The DP is from Anna Griffin "Holiday Traditions" 
close-up of digi "The Carol"

Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess

Challenges I'm entering:
Inspired by a Carol
Challenge 141 - Sketch
Anything Christmas
Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

JDE Sketch Challenge- Thanksgiving

Hello Everyone!

Hope all is well with everyone! It's time for another Sketch Challenge over at Jackson's Digital Expressions. This time with an optional twist: Thanksgiving. JDE also, has a sponsor this week; Bugaboo Stamps.

This time I created two cards - for my first card I used Robert Jackson's LIL THANKSGIVING (which is still on sale at a special- for a limited time). Isn't that image way too cute? I also used a sentiment from Create With TLC (that one was a freebie but not sure for how long.) Here are the links for the image and the sentiment:

Here is this week's Sketch for Jackson's Digital Expressions Challenge

I used DP from Me & My Big Ideas: Harvest
I've had that paper pad for 2 years and had only used one sheet from it (oops)
The image was colored with Copic markers
except for the hair (I don't have blacks or grays yet)
 As you can see I had more trouble that usual with my "sewing."

I used Glossy Accents for the knocker/balls

Now on to my Bugaboo card.

I used Christmas Teddy 2 Ornaments. At first I made an oops and didn't realize it was supposed to be a "Thanksgiving theme" and I had chosen a Christmas image to work with but it all worked out in the end because it was just an "optional twist." Again, please excuse my crazy attempt at sewing... I almost started to draw the lines but left it alone. I've sewn much better before... don't know what happened today LOL. Here is the link to the site if you like this digi:

Here I used ALL Copic markers
DP is from Martha Stewart Holidays: Winter Wonderland

I don't have buttons like many of my crafty online buddies
but I did have these cute little aluminum bells that I've for a long long time. 
(which I thought went perfect with the image.)

Hope you enjoyed your visit. 
using the Sketch at the top of this post; you don't have to use a 
Robert Jackson image but it would be greatly appreciated if you did. 
Thank you so much for stopping by.

-Katya Bess

Challenges I've entered:
Use stitching real or faux


Use a digital element (I used a digital stamp and a digital sentiment)
Give Thanks
Thanksgiving themed
Hoarded supplies (I've hoarded my "Me & My Big Ideas" cardstock paper pad for over 2 years o.O)
Anything Thanksgiving

Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Betty

Hello Everyone!

Hoping all is well. Wishing Betty Roberts a super happy birthday. Betty is the brain child/creator of Simply Betty Stamps a.k.a. Simply B Stamps, this image was drawn specifically for Betty's shop by Alicia Bel.

I made her a little card... although I wanted to do something else but haven't had the chance to work on that particular project so for now this is what I have done.

I used one of her clear stamps on 
black cardstock with PrismaColor Pencils
to achieve this effect. (No OMS this time)

Here is a closeup  of the image
It almost reminded me of chalk the blackboard in my 
elementary/middle school days. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Howdy Doody Ya'll

Hello Everyone!

Hope you all are having a nice evening. Decided to work on something today... Been either busy with my kids and housework or just plain doing nothing because of my condition o.O

Here is my card project. 
I used a rubber stamp from The Greeting Farm
Cheeky Collection: Cheeky Howdy
Isn't she cute?

I used this Sweet Sketch 

I also stamped my own background for FFF (Farm Fresh Friday) Challenge:
"Stamp your own background"
The cherry stamp is from Crafty Secrets and it's from the
Kitchen Classics set. 
 The Cherry banner is also from the same stamp set.

I used Copic and Spectrum Noirs to color my rubber stamp image.
I also used Copic Atyou Spicas to accent certain things on this Cheeky Howdy. 

Hope you liked it. 
Thank you for stopping by.

Crafty Hugs,

Katya Bess

Challenges I've entered:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday # 179-109 (see sketch above)

Stamp Your Own Background

Any Creation with color RED included

No Flowers


Lots of Layers

Challenge #60 Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Anything Goes (with optional twist)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

13 Days of Halloween, Day 12

Hello Everyone!

Just stopping by to show off another little card I've made using digi stamps from Simply Betty Stamps it's from the Alicia Bel line and I think she's so cute.

The sentiment is from Dilo en Espanol Set# 2: Queremos Pastel

I made these roses a while while back with my Spellbinder's die
Rose Creations

Here's a slight close-up with a little bit of better lighting. 
I colored with almost all Copic markers this time exception of the cat's eyes
and the gray stone and gray shingles and window frames- 
those were with Spectrum Noir markers.

I made a little card using Witchy Boo Betty and House of Usher from Simply Betty Stamps; She gave this house scene as a freeby for a day or two a while back on the Facebook fan page and am embarrassed to say that I didn't use it right away.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Katya Bess

I'm entering this card at:
use a hunted house
Julieta's Challenge: Scary Birthday
Day 4: Horribly Haunting
Challenge #68 Herbs/Halloween
Challenge 75: Flowers in 3D
Anything Goes
Dark Gothic or Spooky
Anything Goes with any Artist
Anything Halloween

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I will restore you to health...

Hello Everyone,

I was on a roll with sitting on my craft desk but hadn't been feeling well with too much cramping and back pain... (pregnancy things) So I had to stop :( I tried to color laying in my bed and it's not fast and practical as I'd like it to be plus with kids jumping or rolling around on the bed you can see how much of a challenge it can be LOL... well enough whining.

I created this card with a digi image from Robert Jackson you can check it out here-
The digi is called:  Sunday Hat.

You can sort of see the shine/sparkle on her
hat, earrings, necklace, blouse and on her rose, which was
done with my Sakura gelly roll pen.
The Bible verse stamp is from Our Daily Bread Stamps.
I stamped/wet embossed the sentiment in silver 
For the background I chose to dry emboss with an embossing folder
that looks like roses its from Provocraft/Cuttlebug 
(sorry I don't have the name of the embossing folder)
My mom found me this super pretty ribbon at a thrift store (awesome find)
it's from K.D. Richards Inc- The Boutique Ribbon Collection

The rose on the lapel is also a Robert Jackson digi stamp
you can find it here:
and it's called: Rose
The card looks much more sparkly in person I'm just not as good as 
capturing that with my camera. 

Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess

I'm entering this card at: 
Challenge #2: Those Bloomin Flowers

"Get Well" Challenge