Sunday, December 27, 2015

Wintertime is Golden

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm just showing you a card I made to give out for Christmas. She is an image drawn by Elaine Cox I had found at Sweet Pea Stamps... that company is no longer and I may have to look for Elaine Cox's page to see if I can but more of her images. This one is called Moon of Wintertime.

I colored her with Copic markers.
A gold Sakura Gelly Roll for some shimmer, Copic Atyou clear for the snowflakes.
The 6x6 paper is from Craft Smith and it's called Holiday Foil...
I found that at Michael's and I almost put it back- it's fabulous with dies as you can see.
The Poinsettia I made a long time ago with my Cricut.
The layering die is from My Creative Time
The "Merry Christmas" dies are from Paper Smooches
called Christmas Words.

Here here it is from the side so you can see it's a gold foil cardstock

Hope you liked my card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Katya Bess 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Simple Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone!

I know it can get a little hectic around the holiday season but crafting doesn't always have to be.... I made this CAS (Clean and Simple) card for my daughter's principal to wish her a Merry Christmas and to thank her for her excellent work at the school.

The rubber stamp is from The Greeting Farm's 
Secret Santa Set.
She's too cute but really all of them are. 

I colored her up with Copic markers.
The card layers dies are from My Creative Time. 
The white card base heavy cardstock is from Recollections
a Michael's brand.

Since the card is simple I tried to give it a little shimmer
with Wink of Stella Glitter pens on the bow and on the 
cuts on the from and inside of the card which read
Merry Christmas.

Thanks for looking.

Katya Bess

Entering my card at:

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Baby Blue Winter Wonderland

Hi Everyone!

 I hope everyone is enjoying the season whether you're at home or in the work place.
As for me, I'm at home all day with the kids. LOL    It has been cold and raining... 
a big big change for us in California. I hadn't posted because all of last week.. well not 
every single day but for a nice amount of days our kids had to 
rehearse for a play and to sing at our church.

Okay on to my card. It's sort of a re-do using:
Audrina as an ice skater!
Audrina is just flowing with motion on her new skates! She is just skating to say hello
or whatever sweet message you want her to say. :)

for my previous card using Adrian I colored her in brown and gold tones.
Check out that card here:
With this one I used a lot less glitter... actually it was embossing glitter so none of it flakes off.

Okay here is the card... in my Winter Wonderland theme.

I used Copic markers to color her up
Salty Ocean mini Distress Ink for the trees on the back
then I used Whispers Clear Glitter embossing on top of some of the trees.
The hill die is from Avery Elle Elle-ments it's called Dotted Border Die.
The bottom portion I used Copic markers again to give it an frozen ice
for skating then I used Versamark pad to use the Martha Stewart's
Sterling embossing Powder for the sentiment at the bottom.

Here you can see the sparkle from my Sakura Gelly Roll it's a soft blue
and it's from the Stardust collection. You can also see the sterling silver embossing :)

For more inspiration using this cutie you can check out 
our Pinterest page using here: 

Thank you for stopping by.
Have the Merriest Christmas and/ or Holidays.

~Katya Bess

will enter card at:
Any Christmas Cration, Any Color

Christmas / Winter Themed

Anything Goes

Anything Christmas

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Anything Goes but create anything using your Copic or any of the markers the they carry.

December Challenge - must have sentiment of greeting

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Jaded Blossoms December Guest Designer

Hey Crafty Friends!

I am very excited to be a guest designer. Woohoo!
Thank you Candace and Michelle for giving me a chance. 
Now, I have one question for you all:
Have you been naughty or nice?
I have four children but one in particular is a little bit mischievous... his name is Tiberius.
(Yes, I got that name from Star Trek... Captain James Tiberius Kirk. LOL)   
Anyway, he's the sweetest little boy when he wants to be but most of the time he's a goofball 
and how do I say this... he gets on my nerves especially at the stores or at church. LOL 
He would have almost have all "no's" but the elf was grading on the curve this time. 
His birthday is coming up this weekend but I wanted to give him a chance 
to get his act together before his birthday and before Christmas.

I used 
(click on the links to see the stamp sets)
The present card base will be available soon at

I stamped the elf with my Memento Desert Sand stamp pad
for a "no lines" coloring method and used Prismacolor pencils to color him up.
The Elf Report Card is also colored up with Prismacolored but "aged" with 
Antique Linen Distress Ink. 

Here is a close up of the elf.

Meet Tiberius (Photo by David Meza Zap.Inc)

Look at him sleeping and smiling.

Boom Boom and his yellow glasses... his favorite color.

Thank you for stopping. Don't forget to keep coming by
to check out the other guest designers. 
Have a great day.

Katya Bess

Friday, December 11, 2015

Kelsey You Got Game!

Hi and welcome to Day #3 of Stamp Annie Thing's December Release!
This release is all about sports... well SAT Style anyway.

Meet Kelsey, our little All Start! She looks adorable in her basketball gear
and little sweatband too! She definitely has some game!

Color her to match  your favorite team and get into the game!

available in the store TODAY along with the other 2 stamps
we showed you for this release!


This is my  card using Kelsey

I colored her as a California Golden Bears Women's Basketball Player. 
found my dimensional Sticker sheet and it's from 
Michael's Recollections Signature brand.
I used two sets of dies from My Creative Time
to make the layers. 
Lastly I added the sentiment that came with Kelsey
"you got game"

I hope you liked my card.
Don't forget to visit the blog for more inspiration here:
And to BUY these cuties you can find them here:

Thank you for visiting! Have a great Day.

Katya Bess

Thursday, December 10, 2015

James Slugger - Let's Go Oakland!

sneak of James...

Hi and welcome to Day#2 of December Release!

This release is all about sports... well SAT style anyway....

James is back and he is pitch perfect! Check out his cute little baseball 
uniform and glove! Color him in your favorite ball team colors.

James be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 
stamps we will be showing you this week!!!

I colored James with Copic markers, I used Mambi Sticks (stickers)
to embellish and of course the sentiment came with the stamp.
The dies are from My Creative Time. I didn't fussy cut him
this time because I thought the rectangle die was perfect
just like that and it looks like a baseball card.
Pretty simple right?

Of course with the Bay Area teams theme....
I made mine look like an Oakland Athletic's (Oakland A'sbaseball player
"Let's Go Oakland, Let's Go!" (clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)
"Let's Go Oakland, Let's Go!" (clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)
 Are you in the spirit now? LOL  

Make sure to stop by Stamp AnnieThing's blog to get more inspiration.
but remember this James be available in the store Friday! 
(just click on the links)

Thanks for joining us for our December Release
Have a great day!

Katya Bess

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Trudy cheers "Everybody say Warriors!!!"

Sneaking you a peek of Trudy...

Hi and welcome to Day #1 of Stamp AnnieThing's December Release! 
This release is all about sports... well SAT style anyway!
Everybody in the stand let me hear you clap your hands(Clap hands) 
Now that you got the beat let me hear you stomp your feet (Stomp Feet) Now that you got the groove let me see your body move awooga awooga awooga (Move body from side to side with pomp pomps in hands) Now give me one loud cheer 'cause Trudy is the house! 

Trudy is back and she has loads to cheer about!
Look at her adorable pom poms and she even comes with the megaphone + a sentiment.
Color her to match your favorite team and get into the spirit!!!
Trudy be available in the store Friday along with the other 2
stamps we will be showing you this week!

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Here is my completed card. You can call it CAS.
I kept thinking of the cheerleader photos from high school...
not mine of course, I had a choice of going to cheer camp for the summer
and spending about $500 on that or earning some money with my love of 
visual arts at the Richmond Art Center. The art center won but I do love 
choreographed dancing too so I did that during the school year just not as cheerleader.

Coming back to Copic markers and I even used some
ZIG Wink of Stella pens my angel friend BreAnn, now in heaven gifted me last Christmas. 
I used GI. Yellow because it has a golden shimmer and GI. Blue 
which were perfect in making my Trudy be 
a Golden State Warriors cheerleader. 
I have to rep The Bay okay!  

Everybody say Warriors! 

The stickers of the hoop and basketball are from Michael's 
and sorry I misplaced the packaging.
Stamps will be available in the store Friday!

Thanks for joining us for our December Release
Have a great day!

Katya Bess

Thursday, December 3, 2015

A Cheerful Christmas with Brooke Panda

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are all enjoying the season even if it's cold and wet... and for those that are enjoying nice warm or hot days I'm so not talking to you. LOL   Juuuuuust kidding... just a little bit jelous :P

I intend to do at least one card a day but I think I'm getting a bit in over my head... yesterday I didn't get to be on my computer too long. When I got back home with the kids we ate, did some homework and I was too sleepy to do anything crafty plus I was freeeezin.'

Okay on to my card- I used:

I used the super cute Doodlebug Design 
6x6 paper pad called Sugarplums. 
I colored Brooke Panda with my Prismacolor Pencils
sorry guys I didn't keep note of all of my colors this time 
because I was working on and off with this one.
I did the "no lines coloring" again
which simply just means that you stamp or print it with a very light color.
This way I was able to color in the iris. Besides adding a nose
the lines weren't changed and are not supposed to.
You can click on this link and you can see
Brooke Panda with regular stamping and with Copics instead of pencils:
Here is a close-up. 

I hope you like her. I loved coloring here even thought I had to 
stop so many times in between.

You can check out more cute stamps here:

Thank you for stopping by. 

Katya Bess

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

On the First Day of Christmas

Hello Everyone!

It's December and Christmas is here! Woot woot! Happy First Day of Christmas! So this post will be short and sweet... if I don't think of random things to ramble on about. LOL

Anyway, I am in dire need of Christmas/Holiday cards and so I'm digging through my stamps... I have a whole bunch but for some reason I get into this weird thing that I have to turn a non-holiday stamp into a holiday stamp. LOL     Anyway, here is my card.

I have turned a super girl into Elsa from Frozen. LOL  
 I know I had neglected my Prismacolor pencils for a very long time.
So here you go. 
Oh and another thing I took notes of my pencils... aren't you proud of me? LOL  

skin: PC927, PC943, PC1084, PC928, PC929
eyes: Uni-Ball Signo Pen Broad, Sakura Gelly roll, PC903, PC904 and PC935
Dress: PC992, PC905, PC938 and Clear Star Sakura Stardust pen
Hair: PC941, PC997, PC 914 and PC938
whooo!!! That was too much typing. LOL    
The sentiment is from The Greeting Farm.
 I couldn't get a good photo of the shimmer in her dress and shoes 
but you can see it a little.
Here is a close up. 

Oh yea here is the original image. 

I hope you like my card. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Katya Bess