Saturday, June 30, 2012


Hello all crafty friends!


You could win all six Images!

THE MONTH OF JULY IS AN EXCITING ONE AT Jackson's Digital Expressions!


Robert has created 6 fabulous new images for the Design Team

                   Special "Featured" Designers 

                    Month Long Design Challenge

                       Fabulous new sponsors 

                       Weekly Prize Drawings

                   Mini Blog Hop  July 6th - 8th

                  Welcome New Design Team Members

             There will be surprises throughout the month 

                   so be sure to check-in each week

              Bonus Mystery Prize for some Lucky Player

So make sure to join us! 

Crafty hugs and bye bye for now,

-Katya Bess

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sassy Studio Design Freebies

Hello All,

Hope all is well with everyone. Before I go out with the kiddos and enjoy some much needed SUN... since it's so hot and not just sunny and windy. I'm going to post about this site I loooooooove to visit and follow.

Every Friday on you can get a Free Digi and for the month of June they are celebrating their 3rd blogaversary (I think I spelled that right) so on Saturdays they give out bonus freebies. They are all fabulous digis you don't want to miss. They will end the month with a big release party but they also want/need to hit 700 followers on their blog. Check them out their pretty cool if I say so myself.

Well out to the sun we go...... good thing we're not vampires.

Have fun!

-Katya Bess

Thursday, June 14, 2012

JDE Inks & Such Card / Farmer Girl

Hello Everyone,

This is my card for Jackson's Digital Expressions Inks & Such DT Project.

This is our teams's Challenge #8 please click on that link to participate.

The image I used is from Jackson's Digital Expressions called 'Lil Farmer.'
If you're on the blog to get to Robert's online digi shop just click on his photo on the left side of the page or you can just go to:

For Inks & Such projects you can use any color medium to hand color your stamped or digi image.
Here's my take on the inks & such card.

I colored the image with Copic markers, Copic Atyou Spica pens and for the hair 
I colored with Marvy Uchida markers since I don't have any black or gray copic markers.
I used a white gelly roll for the dots in her eye.

Tip or Technique: For the clouds I just used a napkin as a fake dauber 
using Color Box cat's eye ink pad; the white one. 

Copic Atyou Spica 'Gold' for a slight sparkle over brown copic marker on her eyes irises. 
I also used Copic Atyou Spica 'Red' for her hair balls or knockers and 'Pink' for a slight shimmer on her lips. I lined the eyes with a black Copic multiliner. 

I used my Cricut for the small sunflowers which are in the Country Life
cartridge but the flowers are called Wildflowers. 
The large Sunflower and leaf are from the Spellbinder's Sunflower Two set
and I also used the Deckled Mega Rectangles Large set (the smallest die) 
to cut the sentiment. 
The sentiment is from Kenny Chesney since I was looking for country sayings.

Well ladies and gentlemen, I hope you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for stopping by.

See you soon.

Katya Bess

Challenges I've entered my card at:

Monday, June 4, 2012

Thinking of you / Grandparent

Hello Everyone,

Hope all is great with everyone. Here's a card I made.

This is how it looks before I add OMS. The image is from
Jackson's Digital Expressions it's called Suga Mama 

I used a Spellbinders die to frame it and to add to the scare corners as well. 

While waiting at doctor appointments I've been working on making mini 
crochet flowers... yes some came out very wonky only because I forget to count my chains lol. This one wasn't so bad (I counted that time). I still have to work on technique and eventually want to learn how to make bigger flowers and other patterns. The chain I find that I can do it so much 
faster with my fingers than with the needle. 
My mom gave me some thin yarn that she hasn't used and  for the crochet needle,
 I bought a pack of 4 (it came with different sizes) from the dollar store. 

Close up on spellbinders die and embossing.
When I saw this image (Suga Mama) it reminded me of my daughter kissing and hugging my mom. 
My kids have 2 grandma's and 2 great-grandma's so for my side of the family my mom is their Abuela (Grandmother in Spanish). I just found that it wouldn't be so confusing to them when I was teaching them the "family labels" lols and when they are referring to a certain grandparent I'd know which one their are talking about and will also when I was talking about a certain one.  Plus I'm teaching them to speak Spanish along the way. 

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog.

-Katya Bess