Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy Birthday Corinne and Irene 2013

Hello there everyone!

Hopefully everyone had a nice Christmas! Been quite busy and not enough crafting time.....

Just wanted to pop in and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY CORINNE & IRENE.

Betty from SBS drew some super cute digis for them and they just fit them so well.
But wait there is a hop so if you are coming to visit me by chance... (thank you) but you'll want to start from the top. SBS birthday-celebrations blog hop

Here are my two cards.

Today's awesome birthday girl my friend, Corinne "Mrs. Jones"
The picture of the Wiener dog is actually from one of Corinne's fb photos... LOL her dog Stewie.
The sofa is a rubber stamp I have from The Greeting Farm and I just fussy cut Corinne and sat her on it. Here's the link to the sofa rubber stamp set: TGF Sitting Cute  
Here's a better picture outside in the natural light.
 Yep, twins born on different days... Here is the very sweet Irene-Bday-Girl :)
It's been nice getting to know you gals my two favorite red heads... heehee. 
Hoping and Wishing you the best of everything in life ladies. 

oh on to the hop line up:

Betty Roberts
Tanja Charles,BreAnn McFarland, Samantha Valantean
Tanya Johnson
Jackie Rakoski-Diediker
Sian Hillman
Lucy Gregg
Karen Pimblett
Maggie Cox Schoener
Wendy Billings
Darcy Schroeder
Sheri Scraps
Bettina Leikvoll
Lori Gauerke
Christin Myhre
Vicky Fortier
Katya Bess
Danni Bindel
Stacey Schofield
Jackie Randolph
Emily Shroom
Samantha Valantean
Kay Mowat
Ruza Stevanovic Rebel
Cindye Wile
Lisa Howell
Veronica Chasteen Rosenshein
Robin Bogle
Melissa Whaley Varga
Sharon Gerber Brown
Kezzia Kerri Brown
Roz Gold Wolfe
Trish TheDish Sakulich
Sharman DeLuca
Kathy Johnson Gillon
Lisa Lucas Nelson
Heath Whitlock
Stacy Stratis
Louise Mann
Rio Judy Ford
Lori Gauerke
Sharette Smith
Elisabete Olivera Balcavage
Celina ScrapVamp Matthews

Whooo that's a lot of hopping.
Until next time.

Thanks for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Greeting Farm Customer Blog Hop

Hello everyone!

Hope all is well! Enjoying this cool but sunny day in California. Okay, The Greeting Farm; one of my absolute favorite rubber stamp companies has put out a blog hop for their customers! I think that it's a pretty cool idea to show customer appreciation not to mention the big sale they're having a the moment. 25% off until the 2nd of Decemener simply use code: BLACKFRIDAY. Isn't that exciting?
Make sure you start at so you won't miss out on any fun.

On to my card... I chose Cheeky X-Mas from my favorite TGF line: The Cheeky Cherry Collection.
For a fun twist, I decided to make a snowflake easel card. I got the beautiful cut from Birds Cards.

Here is my easel card "closed."

Here is it open.

Hope you like it and are enjoying the hop.

Thanks for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Friday, November 29, 2013

Be Thankful for the little things

Hi Everyone.

Doing another SBS Challenge using.

Little Indian Betty And Pilgrim Corinne. You can find them in the links below:
I drew a background and colored the background on PSE. Corinne and Betty were colored with Copic markers by hand. I would say it's much easier coloring by hand. LOL I used to do PSE and Illustrator in high school and somehow I've forgotten everything.... but it was still fun coloring about... even if I had to stop a million times to get it done. I hope you love these characters as much as I do.
Even though I have a chart... for some reason I always tend to do this... sometimes I'm blending a couple of colors...

 Here's the background I drew freehand.... the scenery is just from my head from what I remember  seeing Teepees looking like. Nothing special I just wanted to put my characters in a setting that matched them. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Katya Bess

I've entered my card at
SBS November Facebook Challenge

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

JIC Rosette Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Back with another Just Inspirational Challenge This week is to use a rosette anywhere on your project. The DT gals worked with images from The Paper Shelter; I used a pre-colored image "Rock Star" of course the image is also available non-colored. You can get your Rock Star digi here:

I've also use a Scalloped Stitched Rosette die from
and Teeny Tag Greeting Stamp Set

Here is a better look at the dies used. 
Here is the Sketch I used for inspiration... Thank you to Tanja Charles for reminding me of these sketches. 

Remember to use rosette's in your project and enter them at:

Thank you for stopping by,

Katya Bess

I've entered my card at: 

Monday, November 18, 2013

JIC Challenge: Stitching- Real of Faux

Good morning!

Here with card I made for Just Inspirational Challenges.
Today's challenge theme is to use: Stitching Real of Faux.

The image I'm using is called Saucer Head and you can get it here:

As you can see I made mine into a "girl." LOL I hope you like it.

I used Copic makers to color my little alien.

Thank you for visiting me.
Make sure to link up at:
Katya Bess

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Queen of Halloween's Birthday Bash

Hi Everyone!

Hopefully everyone is having fun hopping along for Betty's Birthday.

If you're coming from the very sweet and friendly Berenice's blog, then you're in the right place. If not then you'll want to start at the amazing colorist Corinne's blog. Here is the card I created using the image Tamara creator of The Stamping Chef drew specially for this event. THANK YOU SO much TAMARA.

You can also get here here:
she'll be on sale for a couple of days so make sure to get her ;)

Dance to Thriller and the Monster Mash
It's The Queen of Halloween's Birthday Bash!
May the love and warm wishes of friends so sweet
Make you sing and dance like Happy Feet.
A blog hop with a digi just for you
Hope you don't mind we've
invited everyone from TSC crew and SBS too! 

Happy Birthday to you Betty Boo! 

Next up is Darcy but if you get lost along the way here's the blog hop list:

Bonnie Pruss, Cynthia Cole, Cat Sexton
Irene Sherman

Sian Hillman

Ruza Rebel

Katrina Benton

Jackie Rakoski

Sam Slater


Roz Wolfe


Sheri Scraps

Lisa Howell

Wendy Billings


Jackie Randolph

Tanya Johnson

Vicky Fortier

Rhonda Miller

Elisabete Balcavage

Milo Lilja

Berenice Rendon

Katya Bess

Darcy Schroder

Brandy Tinney

Emily Shroom

Karen Pimblett

Lucy Gregg

Dianna Sowerbrower

Trish the Dish

Sharette Brown

Louise Mann

Kay Mowat

Christin Myhre

Robin Bogle

Sharon Brown

Sharman DeLuca

Melissa Varga

Tanja Charles

Kathy Gillion

Kezzla Brown

Leanne Hanmer =


Ashley Murphy

Celina Matthews

Anita Blake

Patricia Buno

Deanna Fosnaugh

Pam Hicks

Shelley Mimi Bo

Cindye Wile

Jackie Maunder

Christine Garner


Saturday, November 9, 2013

PHun Hop 4 PH

 Welcome to our PHun 4 Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Blog Hop. We are sharing awareness on Pulmonary Hypertension, why early diagnosis is so important for PH patients. I am honored to be a participant in today's PHun 4 PH Awareness Blog Hop. If you have arrived from the very sweet Darcy's blog then you are in the right place. However if you just arrived why don't you start at Simply Betty Stamps' blog, so you don't miss any of the amazing creations.  

The image for today's hop was provided by creative Mrs. Betty Roberts. Here is my creation: 

Symptoms of P.H. may include:
Chest Pain

The question to answer for your free images is: 
"How many treatments are FDA approved for children with PH?"

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Saturday November 16th at 11:59 PM EST. Winners will be posted on the Papermoments Blog  on Saturday November 23rd.

Here is the line up if you're lost along the way. 

We will be having a challenge as well beginning on Sunday the 10th 
(tomorrow) ending Saturday November 16th
------There will be different prizes and you don't want to miss out------
It will begin at 6PM EST on the Papermoments Blog  
The hop will end on Saturday November 16th at 11:59 PM EST. Winners will be posted on the Papermoments Blog  on Saturday November 23rd** 

This is a 2 DAY HOP, today with Simply Betty Stamps tomorrow Sunday the 10th beginning at The Stamping Chef's . Everyone is welcome to join in.

Challenge Rules: any project with awareness ribbon attached supporting Pulmonary Hypertension which is periwinkle-- It can be a stamp, die cut, sticker or ribbon. 

OK- Now head over to Shelley's Blog to see what she has created.

Thanks for hopping with us today,

Katya Bess

Thursday, October 31, 2013

TGF Alter-Ego Draculaura

Hello Folks,

Here is the card I created using two different TGF stamps.

My inspiration was my daughter Jade and her love for Monster High characters (especially Draculaura.)

I used Copics to color her up. 

I also used TGF's couch from Sitting Cute! and I drew in pink lines because Jade says, "Draculaura's furniture has to be pink and black."

Okay this is how I used Cheeky Geeky and Cheeky Rockability to make my Draculaura.

Close up all colored up and glued up. I love it and Jade does too. LOL I might make some of her other favorite Monster High characters for her. 

Thanks for visiting. 


Katya Bess

SBS Secret Pumpkin Swap Blog Hop

Happy Halloween My Crafty Buddies!

Today there is a big blog hop and you it's the big day to reveal who our Secret Swap Sisters were....

The Secret Sister that was to send me a "pumpkin" was Stacey Stratis and boy did she spoil me.

 Look at all of the awesome goodies Stacey gave me. Wooo hooo!
Socks that'll I'' be wearing on more that Halloween night. LOL Lots of embellishments. Paper Smooches paints I really wanted to try those for so long that I opened the box and completely forgot I had to take pix first. LOL Love my paper stack already used several papers from it. 

She made me this really nice card 
AND altered this tin can. Isn't that super neat?
Thank you very much Stacey I love everything!
The crafty lady that I sent goodies to was Heather Whitlock.
 and I hope she likes everything and is useful for her. 
I had a fun time buying some of the things I got her but for me too. LOL

Here is my project for Heather.
I painted a box and added the digi stamp Betty provided us for the swap.
Her name is Kitty Boo Betty.

The altered box lid.
I colored her with Spectrum Noirs and Prismacolor Pencils.
The pumpkins and wagon are an SVG cut file from Miss Kate's Cuttables.
Everything else is Acrylic paints, Stikles and Sakura Stardust Pens.
Sorry for the glare...
Close up of some of the goodies I got Heather.

Thanks for looking.

-Katya Bess 

Here is the blog hop order.

Betty Roberts  

BreAnn McFarland, Vanessa Bland, Barbara ( Barb ) Ettinger, 
Carmen Shannon, Lindsey Gehin, Terry Helin

Corinne Jones

Sheri Loatwall

Trish thedish Sakulich

Marie Franklin

Maggie Schoener

Robin Bogle

Ashley Murphy

Lisa Howell

Tanja Charles

Emily Shroom

Kay Mowat

Wendy Billings

Stacey Stratis

Katya Bess

Elisabete Balcavage

Jackie Maunder

Anita Blake

Rio Ford

Summer Hills-Painter

Jo Walker

 Heather Whitlock

Tanya Johnson

Dianna Sowerbrower

Sharette Smith

Melissa Varga

Kathy Gillon

Rochelle Ayris

 Roz Wolfe

Have fun!