Saturday, August 1, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Crafty Box

Happy Saturday Crafty Friends,

Today is the kick-off of a month long birthday celebration. Not only it's Kelly Neis' birthday but it's also the 7 Kids Crafts Store 4th anniversary. Tracy Young from the Sweet November team designed a stamp just for the celebration and it will be free in the shop. Thank you Tee for your contribution.
I also, used the Corner Room Scene Builder digital stamp set by Sweet November Stamps - this set is so versatile, you can use it for almost any room in a house.

Since it's a celebration month there will be lots of fun games, freebies, discounts, free shipping that you don't want to miss if you were planning on buying some crafty items.

When I first saw this image I thought it would be fun to create a card for someone who just received their new home. The sentiment I created myself as congratulations and because we know how fun moving, packing and unpacking is. (sarcasm) LOL


Free digi Crafty Box






For all of the fun games check out:


Thank you so much for visiting. 

Katya Bess

Saturday, July 25, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: fox and squirrel friends

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are doing well. This week 7 Kids Crafts is sponsoring our friends over at Crafting of Hue. All friends are welcome to grab this cute digi stamp from the 7 Kids Crafts, just check out the new arrivals in the store to find the new digital stamps as well as the freebie stamp that I used below.


Freebie for Crafting of Hue friends
Framed Tags - Artist Mat Creative Cuts - Mama Elephant
Doodlebug Designs - Fall Friends

I colored the image with Copic markers and framed it using a the Artist Mat Creative Cuts by Mama Elephant. The design paper I used is from Doodlebug Designs - Fall Friends.

Copic Markers used:
YR14, YR24, YR27
E41, E42
E17, E27
YG61, YG63, YG67
Y38, YR04, YG61, YG63

For fun monthly games, prizes and sales check out:



Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess


Thursday, July 23, 2020

Sweet November Stamps: Cats rule in our home

Hello Crafty Friend,

Today I am happy to announce that I am guest designing again for Sweet November Stamps. The images that I used today are called: Cats Rule - Alex and Oso as well as Cats Rule - Camilla and Dulce. As soon as I saw the images, I knew I wanted to pair them up with this die set I just ordered from 7 Kids Crafts called Slim Window Dressing - Creative Cuts by Mama Elephant. I wanted to create a cute little house for a family or siblings that love cats. I pictured Alex laying on a plushy pillow with his cat Oso by the window getting warmed by the sun. Outside on the lawn is Camilla petting the friendly neighborhood cat named Dulce. To make the home look even more playful I decided to use Doodlebug papers. This little family loves cats so much that even the yellow wallpaper in their home has a repeated cat silhouette design. heehee



Here is a close-up 





Thank you to the Sweet November Stamps team for letting me play with these fun images. :D 

For more inspiration check out the 
Facebook group page. 


Thank you for stopping by,

Katya Bess

Sunday, June 28, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Beary Merry Christmas

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you're having a lovely day. Today I decided to work on a Christmas card using this 'beary' sweet stamp. You can find a wide selection of Dreamerland Crafts stamps here.
This Dreamerland Crafts stamp is called Beary Merry Christmas, the die is called Snowy Sky Scene Die by Hello Bluebird and the snowflake paper is called Winter Wonderland by Doodlebug Designs and the sentiment is by The Greeting Farm, Secret Santa stamp kit. To give the snow some depth I used Distress Oxide Speckled Egg. If you shop at 7 Kids Crafts use this code at checkout for a special discount:  GRSWYCSUFB

If you'd like to see how I colored the bear, you can watch it in real time here:
How to color Dreamerland Crafts: Beary Merry Christmas stamp


Dreamerland CraftsBeary Merry Christmas
Hello BluebirdSnowy Sky Scene Die
Doodlebug DesignsWinter Wonderland

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Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Saturday, June 20, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Many Thanks

Hello Everyone,

I think I'm getting hooked on making slimeline cards, they are perfect for cash, for a check or just to write a long-winded message like I like doing sometimes. heehee For my card I wanted to make it look vintagey (I know that can't be a real word) but with a pop of color. I colored the Stamping Bella Daisy Squidgy with Caran D'Ache Water-soluble colored pencils. On top of the dried watersoluble color pencil/watercoloring, I then used a little bit of Polychromos to add depth. The slimline die is by Mama Elephant called Creative Cuts, Slim Card Basics. The letters that form the word "many" come from the Altenew set that I've been hoarding for a while called Tall Alpha die. 

Stamping Bella Daisy Squidgy
Mama Elephant Creative Cuts, Slim Card Basics
Altenew Tall Alpha die

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Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Saturday, June 13, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Make Waves

Hello Everyone! I hope you're having a fantastic day.

Today I worked on a card featuring this pretty mermaid by Maria Medel who has done these stamps exclusively for 7 Kids Crafts Store. This set is called Making Waves. I colored her with Karin Brushmarker Pro and a little bit of Polychromos. The Slim Card Basics die is by Mama Elephant. There are also some fun slimline dies by Whimsy Stamps in the store.


When I think about Slim Line cards I always think about money envelopes so I think
they would be a fun way to give a cash or check as a gift. 

For fun monthly games, prizes and sales check out:



Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Saturday, June 6, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Mahalo

Hello Everyone!


I am are excited to to participate in the New Hawaiian Vacation Stamp release, illustrated by Maria Medel @Mmedel_Illustrations, exclusively for 7 Kids Craft Store! We hope you'll enjoy our creations and be inspired by our talented design team.** To participate, visit each team member’s Instagram account, and leave a comment on their post. When you're finished head to @7kidscraftstore and leave a comment also saying that you completed the Hop!

You have until 2pm MTN on Friday June 12th to comment (on instagram). One random winner will win one of the new Stamps sets from the @7kidscraftstore
Without further ado, our design team members are:

Beata June @craftybee34
Janice Wilson  @jwilson809
Kerys Sharrock @craftybritmama
Marcia Caradinta  @thefrolickingfairy
Monica Edwards  @monicascrapstreasure
Katya Bess  @Snappykatty
Christine Copic  @christinecopic
Monika Hassel @monhasse
7 Kids Craft Store  @7kidscraftstore
Let's get Hoppin! 


For my card I used the 7 Kids Crafts exclusive stamp set called Mahalo


For my card I used Copic markers.
the backsplash paper is by Doodlebug Design: Fun in the Sun
the sand and sunset I created with Distress Oxide. 
The dies are from Spellbinders, My Creative Time and Hello Bluebird.


A big mahalo to everyone who stopped by. 

Katya Bess

Saturday, May 9, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Purrrfect Friends

Hello Everyone! 

Happy Saturday and welcome to blog. Today I wanted to work on a Clean and Simple card because I wanted to focus on the pretty kitty girl. Just like a card I created last month I gave her a cheetah print to give interest to her shirt and ears. This Purrrfect Friends set is available in both digi and clear stamp. For the digi click here: Purrrfect Friends digi and for the clear stamp set click here: Purrrfect Friends clear. I have both and love the different ways you can use them. 

Last month I had been hospitalized and I had a people that prayed for me and some took the time to write me or send me cards. This card will be one that I send out to one of those that sent me a card. The image was colored with Copic makers. For the eyes and the shoelaces I used a white gellyroll pen. The die is from Craftin' Desert Divas.


Here's a little close-up


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Thank you so much for stopping by. 
Katya Bess


Thursday, May 7, 2020

Sweet November Guest DT - Tide Mayfin

Hello Everyone!

I'm excited Sweet November has launched their own website and also asked me to guest DT for their opening release. The newest stamp in the shop is called Tide Mayfin, you can use her with or without the little fish. I decided to use Tide Mayfin with the little fish because I wanted to create a Teacher Appreciation card. During the Quarantine the classes have been on zoom and have different classroom times, some are the entire class, some days small groups and some days one on one. Tide Mayfin looks so happy with the little school of fish swimming around her that I was inspired to make a teacher card with her. 




I colored her up with Polychromos and the background with a marker to cover the base. I tried to keep the most detail on the mermaid and the little school of fish by coloring with bright and cheerful colors. 


You can find more info about the new releases and other fun content at: Friends of Sweet November Stamps

Thank you so much for visiting,

Katya Bess

Saturday, May 2, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Pearl

Hello Everyone!

We are excited to announce our Beautiful Mermaid Digital Stamps under the 7 Kids Craft Store brand! We hope you'll enjoy our creations and be inspired by our talented design team.** To participate, visit each team member’s Instagram account, and leave a comment on their post. When you're finished head to @7kidscraftstore and leave a comment also saying that you completed the Hop! You have until 2pm MTN on Wednesday May 6th to comment. One random winner will win a $20 gift card to the @7kidscraftstore You can check out my IG page here:

The digital stamps set is called:  Pearl and Finn I hope you're are able to grab this cute set and have a fun time creating. 


I wanted her to fit in this super cute fishbowl die set from My Favorite Things that I've been hoarding for several years. I colored her with Copic markers and tried to match some of the colors from Echo Park paper co. called: Mermaid Dreams. The foliage die is actually a mistletoe die from CC Designs and the tiny starfish and seahorse die is from Craftin' Desert Divas.


Thank you so much for visiting. 
Make sure to check out the
because there are always fun live videos, giveaways
and special offers going on. 

Thank you for stopping by

Katya Bess

Thursday, March 19, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Hello Spring

Hello Everyone!

Hoping that you are home safe, healthy and getting crafty.

Here are the two cards that I worked on this weekend with the same stamp, dies, and paper line.
These new The Greeting Farm stamps are available at 7 Kids Craft Store as well as other The Greeting Farm stamps and dies. The paper is by Doodlebug Designs called Hello. As you can see, I designed both cards the same way but depending on the color value and hue the card can look different.



I hope you like both cards
and enjoy a little social distancing. 

Don't forget there are weekly live videos 
and ATC swaps going on.
Also, catch special sales or promotions at:

Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess

Monday, February 17, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Puppy Love Instagram Hop



Hello Everyone!

Today, 7 Kids Crafts kicks off it's very first Instagram Hop!!! Our wonderful and talented Design Team at 7 Kids have each created a special card for the event featuring the Sweet November "Puppy Love" release.

To participate,  visit each team members Instagram account, leave a comment on their post. When you're finished head to @7KidsCraftStore and leave a comment on their post that you completed the Hop!

You have until 2pm MTN on Wednesday Feb 19th to comment. One random winner will win a $20 gift card to the store!

Without further ado, our design team members are:
Amy Young @Amyyoungforever
Beata June @Craftybee34
Bonnie Kohane @grandmabonnie2 
Danni Bindel @dannisdreams 
Janice Wilson @jwilson809 
Jenn DuBell @jenngarydubell 
Katya Bess @SnappyKatty
Kerys Sharrock @craftybritmama 
Marcia Caradinta @thefrolickingfairy 
Monica Edwards @monicascrapstreasure 
7 Kids Craft Store @7KidsCraftStore

Let's get Hoppin!

______________________________________________________

For my card, I used several Sweet November Digital Stamps. I colored the entire image
with Copic markers. The sentiment is from The Greeting Farm and inked it with the Versafine Clair. I had so much fun creating this scene of the little friends taking their pups out for a walk at the city park. I think it's so cute! 




Don't forget that there is also a sale going on 23% off today only, there are some exceptions - 
Use the code: LOVE

Thank you for stopping by,

Katya Bess

Sunday, February 16, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Annie and Sandy


Hello Everyone!

I hope you are having a lovely day. Here I'm sharing a card with the latest Sweet November Stamps release, this digital stamp is called: Coco and Pebble. The sentiment is from Penny Black Stamps.

When I first saw this image I was inspired by the hair and I had a few ideas in mind for her. One of the scenes I wanted to re-create was one from the 1982 movie called Annie. In the scene Annie beats up on some boys messing with a street dog, later they end up being great pals and she names him Sandy. I love that after rescuing him she says that she only did what any decent human being would have done. I resonate with that scene because I dislike when injustices are happening and nothing gets done. Another reason I like this scene was that all of the pets I've ever owned have been rescued from the street... oh yeah and the part that she sucker punches that one boy- that was too funny. hehe



Don't look too closely at the alleyway... 
I just wanted to fill the scene with color and show where
the event took place. I also drew the garbage can, the wood pallet,
the food cans (that the boys had tied to Sandy's tail.)


Colored up the entire image with 
Copic markers. 

Another this I wanted to mention is that there are
new clear stamps and dies released at 


Don't forget to participate all month long with this new Sweet November release.
Everyone who participates this month will get an exclusive Tot 
next month or you could possibly win all of next month's release as well.
Also, catch special sales or promotions going on at:

Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess

Monday, February 10, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Journaling Mochi Girl

Hello Everyone!

Hoping you've had a lovely day. Just sharing the card I created using this lovely Journaling Mochi Girl by StampingBella. I love how serene she looks journaling in her lovely and feminine space. The sentiment set is also from StampingBella and it's called Mochi Girl Sentiment Set eb938 that I stamped with VersaFine Clair Tulip Red. I loved framing her space by fussy cutting papers by Mintay Papers called Love Letters. It's a new brand that Kelly is carrying in the store so there are lots to chose from. For a slightly more vintage effect I distressed some of the edges of the Mintay Papers that I fussy cut.

Here's the card. :D

Journaling Mochi Girl + Mochi Girl Sentiment Set eb938 
Mintay Papers  Love Letters

Copic markers used:
E000, E21, E11, BV01, R11, R20
R14, E24, R02, E04
E79, E57, E77
E40, BG10, BG72

I hope you get a chance to grab some of the items in the shop,
there are plenty different styles to choose from. 

Don't forget to participate all month long with this new Sweet November release.
Everyone who participates this month will get an exclusive Tot 
next month or you could possibly win all of next month's release as well.
Also, catch special sales or promotions going on at:

Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess

Sunday, February 2, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Anything Goes ATC Jan 2020

Hello Everyone,


Hoping all is well and that you are getting artsy and crafty. These are the Artist Trading Cards I started a while ago and just had them unfinished. I was delighted to read that 7 Kids Crafts was going to have an "Anything Goes" theme so I happily finished them up. Oh what a happy feeling to finish up old projects. The little Lavinia door stamp is called Fairy Door Large. I also use other small stamps from The Greeting Farm, C.C. Designs and from Studio Light to add to the scene or background. The little fairy inside is a vault image from Sweet November that I shrank to fit inside of the little fairy door.




All of the little doors open and close to reveal a little Sweet November fairy. 
I am sure you can try it out with one of the tiny Lavinia stamps but I don't have any 
that are really small.


I hope you like these Artist Trading Cards.
I am so excited to see which ones I get back. :D 

Don't forget to participate all month long with this new release.
Everyone who participates this month will get an exclusive Tot 
next month or you could possibly win all of next month's release as well.
Also, catch special sales or promotions going on at:

Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess

Sunday, January 26, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Love Letters

Hello Everyone!

I've been having so much fun with The Greeting Farm stamps and Doodlebug Designs papers and Odds & Ends. This The Greeting Farm stamp is called: Miss Anya Samoyed and the Doodlebug Designs are from the Love Notes collection. The Mama Elephant die is called FT- Artist Mat 


I'm loving that I can use these papers plus the odd & ends for Valentine's, thinking of you, but also Spring or any time type of card that is cheerful and fun. I colored her up with Copic markers and I wanted her outfit and hair to match the little envelopes on the paper.


Doodlebug Designs: Love Notes
Mama Elephant: FT- Artist Mat die


I hope you liked my card.

Don't forget to participate all month long with this new release.
Everyone who participates this month will get an exclusive Tot 
next month or you could possibly win all of next month's release as well.
Also, catch special sales or promotions going on at:

Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess

Thursday, January 23, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: stylin' Miss Anya Buckles

Hello Everyone!

I hope all is well. Just wanted to share the card I created with one of the images I colored on this past Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day over at 7 Kids Customer's Create! Facebook page. This stamp set is by The Greeting Farm and it's called Miss Anya Buckles. Because of MLK Day and Black History month approaching I wanted to color someone of African Decent and create these braids. I like to see more variations in coloring skin and hair. 

The cutting dies are from Avery Elle and the background inks are Distress Oxides.



Don't forget to participate all month long with this new release.
Everyone who participates this month will get an exclusive Tot 
next month or you could possibly win all of next month's release as well.
Also, catch special sales or promotions going on at:

Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess

Sunday, January 19, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: I Heart U Anya

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all doing well. With this card I was thinking of all of the flowers that are given at this time, especially roses. I got this Doodlebug Designs paper at 7 Kids Crafts store from the Love Notes collections. This collection works well with Valentine's theme, Spring, Birthday or other occasions- they are some really pretty papers to work with. The stamp is from The Greeting Farm called I Heart U Anya that I've had since last year and I don't think I colored her up until now. You know when you get stamps that you have to have?! LOL Well it was definitely time to color her. Then I ordered some dies, one is called Love You also from The Greeting Farm and a new company in the store called Poppystamps by Memory Box, the die I got is called Whittle Birds. These cute birds are the perfect size to pair with I Heart U Anya and they didn't even need to be colored...


Copic markers used:
W9, W7, W5
N0, N4,
R27, R17, R05, R30
RV55, RV52
E0000, E000, E01, E11, R21, R20
G05, G16


I hope you liked the card
and I hope that you can grab some 
Doodlebug Designs papers + embellishments,  The Greeting Farm stamps + dies,
and some Poppystamps dies

Don't forget to participate all month long with this new release.
Everyone who participates this month will get an exclusive Tot 
next month or you could possibly win all of next month's release as well.
Also, catch special sales or promotions going on at:

Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Wish You A Beautiful Day

Hello Everyone!

I had so much fun trying Kathy Racoosin's Coloring Challenge Road Trip (online edition.) Some techniques I've already done just by the number of years playing with these mediums and some were new. I tried to follow her instruction as much as possible and I love what I came up with in the end. The stamp I used is from Waffle Flower Crafts called Peony Bouquet, which I've been hoarding for a while but I had courage to stamp it out because of Kathy's suggestions in being fearless.

Day: One
Waffle Flower CraftsPeony Bouquet.


Copic markers used:
YR00, Y35, R14, Y21
BG34, BG72
G07, G09
Copic Multiner: Black 0.1
to line the areas that didn't get inked as much. 

Polychromos used:
 Dark Chrome Yellow, Rose Carmine,
Middle Cadmium Red, Deep Cobalt Green,
Walnut Brown

Distress Oxide:
Chipped Sapphire,  Cracked Pistachio

Thank you for stopping by,

Katya Bess


Sunday, January 12, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: I love you in so many ways

Hello Crafty Friends!


Today I'm sharing a card made with two sets from the latest Penny Black Inc release, make sure to grab some of these cute stamps sets at 7 Kids Crafts Store while supplies last. For this somewhat simple card I used: Penny Black IncTake Me Away and Penny Black Inc: Love Language.

To color these cute bears that are floating away via balloons I first used a Spectrum Noirs as a base and then added shading details with color pencils. I wanted the teddy bears to sort of represent my hubby and I so I made one dark brown and one lighter brown.



Take Me Away and Love Language


I used both Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils.
Polychromos: 
Burnt Umber, Caput Mortuum, Black, Burnt Ochre, Dark Red,
Fhuchsia, Rose Carmine, Cold Grey VI 
the sky was done lightly with Light Ultramarine
Prismacolor: 
Sienna Brown
Uni-ball Signo White Angelic

Although I stamped my sentiment with my Misti I did not realize that my ink was kind of dry and attempted to go over it several times but my image shifted and had to go over the font with a gel pen.

I hope you like the card even though I messed it up with how my sentiment came out. 


Don't forget to participate all month long with this new release.
Everyone who participates this month will get an exclusive Tot 
next month or you could possibly win all of next month's release as well.
Also, catch special sales or promotions going on at:

Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess

Sunday, January 5, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: You're TuTu Sweet


Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all having a nice day. I know it's not Christmas but Nutcracker performances are still going strong. In anticipation for the Penny Black stamps and dies to arrive from 7 Kids Crafts, I decided to use one of the Penny Black stamp sets drawn by Mo Manning that I already had. Isn't this stamp tutu cute? heehee I definitely need to make more cards with her and the other cute stamps from the same set. I decided to pair it with some Graphic 45 8x8 clippings from the Nutcracker Sweet Collection.

Penny Black - tutu sweet
Graphic 45 -Nutcracker Sweet Collection

I colored this sweet little ballerina with Copic markers
but added a little shading with pencils.
The oval die is from Spellbinders which I used a little bit of distress ink 
to the background. The tutu sweet sentiment comes with the set
and I used VersaFine CLAIR: Rain Forest so that 
it compliments some of the green in the background details. 


I hope you liked the card and I 
hope that you can grab some 
Graphic 45 papers and Penny Black stamps and dies

Don't forget to participate all month long with this new release.
Everyone who participates this month will get an exclusive Tot 
next month or you could possibly win all of next month's release as well.
Also, catch special sales or promotions going on at:

Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess



Friday, January 3, 2020

You're the Icing on my Cupcake

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to share a little birthday themed card. This stamp set is called:
and I purchased it from one of my crafty online friends on her crafty destash instagram page:
Check out her page she posts a lot of the stamps or dies that she no longer uses and 
many that I've purchased are still brand new.

The paper which inspired the colors I used is 
Bubbly Girls by Find IT Media Kampen (Yvonne Creations)
I got that paper pad from one of Kim Reid's live "Shop the Box" sales on her


Thank you so much for stopping by.

Katya Bess


I'm entering this card at:

Thursday, January 2, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Neva Snowflake Fairy

Hello Everyone!

Welcome back to the Beautiful Blizzard release over at 7 Kids Craft Store. There are 3 main fairies and an ocean animal for you to enjoy.

For today and tomorrow there is a special mega bundle deal 2 Day Mega Bundle Deal - Beautiful Blizzard, you get more images to play with but you can also chose to get the smaller sets

Eira Snowflake Fairy
Neva Snowflake Fairy
Nixie Snowflake Fairy
for today and tomorrow Norman Narwhal is free only at the 7 Kids Create! Facebook group
there is also. Make sure to participate by creating something with these images for a chance to win next month's stamps but anyone who participates gets to have a tot digi.

A little excerpt about  Neva Snowflake Fairy: She is as soft and gentle as a midnight snowfall under the full moon. Peace and tranquility emanate from her like an aura of serenity. She never seems to be in a hurry to get anywhere... for Neva it is the journey, not the destination, that is important. And of all the Snowflake Fairies only Neva has the patience and skill to create the most beautiful icicles that decorate the winter landscape.

This mini bundle includes 6 digis: Neva the Snowflake fairy, her shadow, magical snow flurry and 3 snowflakes. Also included is a completed scene jpg, all ready to print and color. As 

I was coloring my card, I was watching Amy Young's 7 Kids Facebook live where she created an Aurora Borealis on her background so I was inspired to create one too. Of course mine didn't come out as beautiful as hers but I still liked the colorful background. I also wanted to color in an African skin tone and give her a fun hair color.



It's kind of hard to photograph but in person this looks very shimmery and so pretty.

I hope you liked my card.

Don't forget to participate all month long with this new release.
Everyone who participates this month will get an exclusive Tot 
next month or you could possibly win all of next month's release as well.
Also, catch special sales or promotions going on at:

Thank you so much for stopping by,


Katya Bess