Sunday, January 27, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Kylee's Unicorn

Hello Everyone! 

I hope you all are having a lovely day. Today's project is for 7 Kids Crafts and I am working with a clear stamp called Picket Fence Studios - Kylee's Unicorn. This is a really cute set to work with. The images are adorable and the sentiments can be used with many other stamps or projects.
I haven't done this in a long time but I colored with pencils on white paper... it's a little scary but doable. heehee When I saw the little girl "Kylee" I immediately thought about the collectible Blythe Dolls which I think are super cute and I wish I could afford a real/custom doll for my"inner-child"self and to put in my craft-room. I have a factory version (still pricey) of the Blythe doll with a long wig but still needs clothes because well I spend my money on stamps, paper and dies. LOL 

Picket Fence Studios - Kylee's Unicorn

I colored this image with Polychromos 

I didn't write down the colors for skin and fur
 but here are the ones for the hair, the crown, horn and dress

 Light Phthalo Green, Phthalo, Hookers Green
Light Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine
Permanent Carmine, Madder
Blue Violet,  Violet, Light Magenta
Fuchsia, Light Purple Pink, Middle Purple Pink

Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Ochre, Walnut Brown

Light Magenta, Violet, White

The dies are from My Creative Time
and the chunky glitter is from Recollections

Here's a close-up

Don't forget that January's Vendor at
7 Kids Crafts are the Santoro Gorjuss Girl stamps
Kelly carries the larger sets as well as the mini sets.

Check out the Facebook group at:
7 KIDS Customers Create!

Thank you for stopping by

Katya Bess

Saturday, January 26, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: I hold you in my heart

Hello Everyone,

Many people don't talk about it- at least I haven't heard much people talk about their experience. I have heard some say it happened to them at some point but that is it. I know that it can be too difficult to share... Sometimes it's a fast process and sometimes it's a long process both physically and emotionally. Everyone deals with their loss in different ways and some always have a feeling of a void. So, this time I'd like to share a card with Miscarriage and Stillbirth in mind. I chose the Miscarriage Awareness colors. pink and blue. This clear stamp set was sent to me by Kelly with the rest of my January Design Team Package goodies and it was the first stamp I knew what I wanted to create right away. This stamp set is called Visible Image clear stamp set, Bloom and Grow. The Distress Oxides I actually purchased from before I became a DT member and I was very excited to play with them.

Distress Oxides + Water + Sheer Shimmer Spritz
Broken China
Picked Raspberry

Distress Ink:
Broken China
Picked Raspberry

Baby stamped with:
Ranger Archival Ink, Shadow Gray

I stitched two ribbons together to form the Miscarriage Awareness colors. 

The sentiment and Bible verse are from my crafty stash... 
The stamp is from  JustRite Stamps clear
stamp set called With Sympathy

No Matter what stage
Your baby existed.
Your baby mattered.
(Don't know who the author of this poem is.)

For more inspiration check out 
the 7 Kids Crafts Facebook page:

Thank you for stopping by

Katya Bess

Thursday, January 24, 2019

LMMS: Happy Birthday Baby Dragon

Hello Everyone,

First I want to mention that Barbara Sproatmeyer  is having a huge sale, just about everything in the store is 60% off- lots of rubber stamps, clear stamps, some dies and a few other things. 

Winter has come! Heehee As soon as I saw this Baby Dragon from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, I wanted to make it look like Drogon hatching out of the "Petrified Dragon Egg." The egg is available smooth, I just drew and colored in some lines to resemble the eggs from Game of Thrones. I also wanted to give the background and old age feel so I used a Distress Ink called "Old Paper."

Baby Dragon

Here's a slightly different angle so you can see the shine 
on the foil paper and on the embossed sentiment. 

Close-up of Baby Dragon

I colored my image with Copic Markers. 

Copics Used:
C1, C3, C4, C5, C7
R21, R22, R27, R46, R89
Y26, Y28

Distress Ink:
Old Paper

Foil Paper:
Craft Smith: Holiday Foil (silver)

The sentiment is from 
Kraftin' Kimmie: Kick Assy Birthday

Silver Embossing Powder is from:
Martha Stewart

Thank you so much for stopping by,

Katya Bess

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Pierced by a Cupid's Dart

Hello Everyone!

I'm right back with another card. This one is just for a fun challenge over at 

This fun digital stamp is called
 I colored her up with Polychromos colored pencils.

The sentiment I actually found it in an antique
Valentine's Day card front. I just typed up the sentiment and 
printed it on my computer. 

Thank you for stopping by

Saturday, January 19, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Princess Ilyse

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are having a beautiful day (despite the weather.) Today I'm featuring a digital stamp by Sweet November called Princess Ilyse. Currently this stamp is only available in digital and only at

I colored her up with Copic Markers and 1 Spectrum Noir:
E0000, E00, E11, R20, R30, E33
YG63,  Y08, W3
YR23, YR27, E09, E18
Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
RV63, RV55, RV69
YG17, YG63,  YG67, YG97
B02, B4 (+ Spectrum Noir IB2 for first layer)
R05, YR27

Here's a close-up

I added dots with the Uni-ball Signo Angelic White pen
and the Spectrum noir Sparkle pen to create a sparkling water

Here is one of my red combinations
I was going for that Sansa Stark red hair
because this princess sort of reminds me of her,
well before she married Joffrey "Baratheon" heehee

Instead of using a masking paper
only because this is really not a wet technique
I just used a piece of a printer paper to trace
along her hair and then stamped the Make It Crafty
"Rose Garden" rubber stamp from
Make It Crafty - Rose Garden
I stamped it twice and as you can see I
missed a spot but it's not the main focus
(I let it go and just colored more green in that spot)

Here are most of the markers I used
and right before I discovered that my paper was wonky so I had to 
crop the image down a bit. 

The background is a rubber stamp from 
Make It Crafty called 

I printed the Princess Ilyse digital stamp first.
I made sure to not have her exactly in the center
so I could have space for the sentiment.
I also wanted to place Princess Ilyse so she 
could direct her gaze towards sentiment.

I really loved this sentiment:
"Take time to do what makes your soul happy... 
You deserve it!"
Those are actually two stamps from 

for the water I used a Uni-ball Signo White Angelic pen
and then I used a Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen 

Don't forget that January's Vendor at
7 Kids Crafts are the Santoro Gorjuss Girl stamps
Kelly carries the larger sets as well as the mini sets.

Check out the Facebook group at:
7 KIDS Customers Create!

Thank you for stopping by

Katya Bess

Thursday, January 17, 2019

LMMS: Winona

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I have a Valentine/Friendship Day themed card. I've had this rubber stamp called Polka Dot Pals Winona for a while and I can't believe I didn't color it as soon as I purchased it. This stamp is super adorable.

Copic Colors I used:
E000, E00, E11, R20, R30
E35, E55 and E37
Y15, Y26
R21, R22, R27. R39, R46
W1, W3

The Paper is from Recollections
and the Sentiment is a 
Doodlebug Designs: Down on the Farm Chit Chat

There is a sale going on at LMMS
most of the clear and rubber stamps at
are up to 60% off.
The are various companies available:
Little Miss Muffet Stamps
C.C. Designs
Make It Crafty
Whimsy Stamps
and a few more

Thank you for stopping by

Katya Bess

Saturday, January 12, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Hello Gorjuss

Hello Crafty Friends,

This is my first time making a card with a Santoro Gorjuss girl stamp that Kelly sent me to work with, it's called Santoro - Gorjuss Girls Stamp - Summer Days. Actually, this month, Kelly at is having a sale with the Docrafts Santoro Gorjuss Girls. It took me a little while to work on this image but it came alright in the end. I also tried out a new technique that I learned from Amy Young's at The technique was the very first Walk Thru Wednesday theme on the 7 Kids Crafts Newsletter. This die overlay or "Eclipse Technique" is a pretty neat way to use words especially when you want to say a message but don't want the word to overshadow the image which is the focal point. I really loved trying that technique out and I think any person that loves handmade cards will especially appreciate.

On to my Gorjuss - Summer Days

I colored her up with Copic markers which Kelly has at the 7 Kids Crafts store
and one Spectrum Noir marker on Spectrum Noir Paper.

Ink to Stamp the image:
Memento Tuxedo Black

Copic colors used:
E000, E00, E11, R20, R30, R33
RV02, RV04, RV09
V06, V09, V12 
Y15, Y23, Y26
Y32, R26, Y28
T0, T1
Spectrum Noir:

The embossing enamel on the sand is from Stampendous! Aged Ivory
The Hello die is from The Greeting Farm
and the rectangle die is from My Creative Time
The A Happy Hello stamp on the envelope is from 
Gina K. Designs.

Here is some of the process photos I did to create this card.

Here I was trying to figure out a sentiment
and position, finally I picked a "hello" from The Greeting Farm

After cutting  down the card layer with the large
rectangle die, I then cut the hello word die.
Make sure to save all of your little negative space
or colored bits, you'll need them later.
(See photo below)

 I cut the "hello" die several times with white cardstock (all not shown)
then glued one down along with the little colored bits.

For more inspiration check out:

and the

Thank you so much for stopping by

Katya Bess

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

LMMS: Get Well Soon PDP Estrella

Hello Crafty Friends, 

Today I have a card for a family member that has been having some health issues for some time, and sadly she's  currently back at the hospital. I want to give her something to cheer her up and that is allowed in hospital without taking up too much space or denied such as flowers. I wanted to make it very colorful but also wanted to make it somewhat simpler than my usual cards. I used Polka Dot Pals Estrella along with a face from the Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces set.

Copic colors used:
E21, E11, E13, R22, R30
E11, E84, W3
E49, E19
R14, R17 BG15, BG18, Y15, Y26
W3, W00

The pattern paper is from 
Doodlebug Designs Inc: Cream & Sugar
All of the dies are from My Creative Time

For more coloring inspiration check out

also add your creations at

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Monday, January 7, 2019

LMMS: I'm Shearly Sorry

Hello there Crafty Friends!

Llama tell you I had lots of fun coloring this stamp. heehee These are actually two stamps merged together the one on the back is called Lallana Llama and the one in the front is called Lukeelu Alpaca. Both digital stamps along with the sentiment can be found in the Little Miss Muffet Stamps online store. I was totally inspired by Annabel Haines' work, she puts in a lot of pencil details and I'm always impressed by every card she makes.


For the background I used
Distress Oxide: 
Broken China
(for the sky)
Distress Ink:
Mowed lawn 
(for the grass)

Polychromos color pencils used are
White, Black, Ivory, Burnt Sienna, Walnut Brown, Bistre and Permanent Carmine
Colorful Textile:
Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Fuchsia, Crimson, Light Phthalo Green, Indanthrene Blue,
Permanent Carmine, Deep Red, White, Cobalt Turquoise and Ultramarine
Grass Detail:
Olive Green Yellowish and Hookers Green

For more inspiration you can check out

Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Saturday, January 5, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Nora Northlight

Hello Crafty Friends,

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break and a fabulous new year. I'm excited to tell you that Kelly form had a design team call so I decided to give it a go. I was shocked that I was one of the chosen designers because I felt there was a tough competition, many talented crafters applied besides myself. Before Christmas I was messaged to see if I was still interested, of course I said yes and soon after I received a parcel with some DT goodness. All of the items I received here in the YouTube video 7 Kids Crafts DT Package are all available at

Here is the card I created with digital stamp
Sweet November Digital Stamp: Winter Fairytale - Nora Northlight
and a clear stamp sentiment from
Witt and Sass Stamp Company Clear Stamp - You Are Beautiful set
both can be found at:

Here are the Polychromos (and a couple of Prismacolor) color pencils I used:

Skin: Ivory, Burnt Sienna, Caput Mortuum and Medium Flesh
Hair: Black, Cold Grey VI and White
Cloak and Gloves: Walnut Brown, Burnt Sienna, Beige (Prismacolor), 
            then White, Ivory and Walnut Brown for fur
Dress and Boots: Brown Ochre, Burnt Sienna
Snow: White, Cold Grey III and 20% Cool Grey (Prismacolor)
Sky and Water: Sky Blue. I added Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the water. 
Wings: Copic Y21, Outlined with Cadmium Yellow, added dots and stars with Cadmium Yellow and then added Spectrum Noir Sparkle on top. 

The large rectangle die to cut the top layer and small dies to make the sign post for the sentiments are from My Creative Time tiny tags and the fence that I cut to use one portion of it is from La La Land Crafts. I used a little bit of Gathered Twigs distress ink on the sign post. 

For More inspiration check out the 

Thank you for stopping by

Katya Bess