Thursday, September 14, 2017

Customer Appreciation Day at LMMS

Good Morning šŸ˜ƒ Crafty Friends!

A while ago I won a challenge at Little Miss Muffett Stamps and was asked  if I'd like to participate in their Customer Appreciation Day. Of course I said yes! I was delighted šŸ˜ to be chosen and be able to color an unreleased stamp. I colored her with Prismacolor pencils. I used lots of colors and had lots of fun coloring her up. I drew in the eyes, nose and mouth myself. I did buy a face that can overlay on this stamp but I couldn't figure out how to rotate slightly (LOL) that was more of my error but  I think it came out okay anyway.

Here is my card using Polka Dot Pals Kaari

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Friday, August 4, 2017

Wonder Woman

Hey Crafty Peeps!

Today I finished a card using  Liberty - for a Super Girl from Stamp AnnieThing. I drew in a few more lines to make her look like Wonder Woman. I drew in the headband, the forearm armour (not sure what it's called,) and the boots. I loved her before but watching the new Wonder Woman movie this year I love her even more and so do my daughters. I was inspired to make this card for the Seeing Stars challenge at the Stamp Anniething Fan page on Facebook. This time I felt like I had more time to work on it (aka more time on procrastinating on what I wanted it to be really.) LOL BUT I really did have more time because the challenges have been extended. Woohoo!

Here is the completed card

Here is a little bit of the process. I colored on Kraft Cardstock with 
Prismacolor pencils and to crop down the paper I used a die from Craftin Desert Divas.
As you can see I didn't want to cut off her hair so I fussy cut around the hair so I could
fit the die around it. This is called outer bounds die cutting (I think.)

Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

I entered my card at

Monday, July 31, 2017

Splish Splashy Day

Hi Everyone!

Today I will be sharing a card I made with Treena Twinkles from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I've been hoarding this stamp for a while and I can't believe I hadn't colored it yet. I had so much coloring this stamp and I even go to color her in one day! I didn't know what color I wanted her hair tail... I decided to color her sort of like Ariel, The Little Mermaid but then I realized I colored her eyes brown so I colored her tail in a two-tone color -just having fun with it. I drew/colored in some crashing waves in the back, sat on a rock and some water in the front. I wanted to keep it simple by not adding any embellishments or fancy papers. I hope you like the card.

 I used Prismacolor pencils and a Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
Also I used Gathered Twigs for the Distressing of the Kraft paper

Here's a close-up

Thank you for visiting,

Katya Bess

I will be entering this card at:

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Hello Sunshine

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I finally created a card using Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps I used a retired gray rubber stamp called "Sunnie" and clear stamp At the Beach.I had so much fun coloring this image that I colored one with Prismacolor pencils and had to color it again with Copic markers - This one is the one colored with Copic makers. The beach scene I was experimenting with Dr. Martin's Hydrus watercolors and unfortunately didn't use water color paper so it buckled but in the end it turned out okay.  I also really love the Doodlebug Design paper called "fun in the sun." The dies are from Magnolia Doohickey dies Spring Flower Lace that my talented friend Emily Shroom ordered for me for a past birthday - Thank you so much Emily It was perfect for this card.
Here is Emily's blog so you can see her awesome cards:

I was inspired to make this card  because we found a beach not too far from our home (like 6 minutes) and for days it's all I could think about so I took the kids and spent several hours there twice and then finally dragged the hubby to come with us one day. LOL So, here's my card I hope you like it.

Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess

I will be entering this card at:

Thursday, July 13, 2017

I try to believe in impossible things

Hello Everyone,

Today I finished a card using Angie from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps 
by the artist named Annie Rodrigue she is definitely one
of my favorite artist from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.
I used Premier Prismacolor Pencils on Kraft colored paper
The paper is Craft Smith "Tea Party" that I got from Michaels. 
I used a little Distress Ink "Antique Linen" to color around the edges of the
Kraft Paper.

I had colored just the face a while ago and put it away for weeks I think...
 too much stuff going on and I don't get to sit by myself without the kids jumping all over me to color but today I finished the coloring and I paper pieced the robe with that Craft Smith "Tea Party" paper. woohoo!!! 

Angie from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps 
Here is the full card 

Here is a close-up so you can see the Pencil Coloring
Also the paper piecing of the robe and I also stamped the hand
and coffee mug on another piece of Kraft Paper to layer it on
top of the design paper and it also give it dimension.

Thank you for visiting. 

I hope you liked my card. 

Katya Bess 
entering card at:

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Time to Chill

Hello Everybody!

It's Summertime and it's time to chill or at least try to anyway with some ice cream. Haha Today I finished a card using a rubber stamp set "Dollie with Ice Cream" from The Greeting Farm The "Sweet Thanks" is from  "My Creative "Time We're Better Together" Stamp and Die Set. The banner die is from Spellbinders. The papers I from Doodlebug Designs "Sugar Shoppe." I colored her up with Prismacolor Pencils 150 set that my hubby got me for Christmas (I previously had the 72 set but not sure if I grabbed colors that are only on the 150 set... so yea.) Anyway, the hubby got a good deal from Amazon and it's actually a little cheaper that last time I saw about a week ago.
Took me a while to finish the card only cause I colored the hair and skin only and the left it on my desk for about a week... I was undecided on what I wanted the clothing and papers to be. I finally went to The Greeting Farm website and saw that this month they were having a Summertime challenge and of course I had ice cream as a theme going. woohoo! That just gave me a push to finish the card and not just leave it there for who knows how long.

So here's my card, I hope it's not too busy.... 
 Here is a close up. I had to re-draw the little squiggly fly-aways because
I had a hard time fussy cutting them. I was going to leave them on and just color
around them but it didn't look too good so I cut them and then it just
felt like something was missing. Once I redrew those little flyaways
the image looked complete.

 Here is a side view and you can see a bit of the inside.

I hope you liked my card. 

Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess

I will be entering my card at:
Summer Fun! 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Inner Peace

Hi there!

It's summer time and the kids (all four of them) are here all day long 24/7.... sometimes I let them go run wild while I color... but there better be no monkey business!!! I will try to color for a bit and then hang out with them. Depending on how hot it is we have fruit snacks outside or try to chill inside. 
Coloring is like my meditation... peace and quiet... doesn't give me a stretch which I may need haha but it's a little peace... doesn't last very much but hey! I will take whatever amounts I can get. Today I decided to create a card with Kraftin' Kimmie's "Mandy, the Yoga Lover" rubber stamp (I believe it's a retired stamp since I have it in gray rubber.

Her complexion was inspired by a friend of mine.... she also looks like her with her short hair. I decided to use the KKS June Sketch but instead of a square card I decided to make in an A2 sized card. I kept it pretty simple and only used design paper from My Mind's Eye called Miss Caroline by Jen Allyson. 

I colored my card with Copic markers:
BV04, E23, E33, E35, E18, E27 and E74
W9, W7 and W5
C1 and C3 /  Multiliner Brown
Y06, Y08 and Y15
B99, B29, B24, B37 and B18
E04, R85 and R83

The circle dies are from My Creative Time

Here is my finished card

slight side view

Here is a close-up

Here is the sketch I used from Kraftin Kimmy Stamps

Challenges I'm entering:

I hope you liked the card. 
Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Friday, April 14, 2017

Hip Hip Hooray

Hi there!

Hip Hip Hooray! I finally get to post a card again! I know it's been a long time since I last posted or even made a card. I had so much fun coloring this image from Kraftin' Kimmie - you can find the stamp here: Carly Cupcakes

I colored the image with Copic markers on 
Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir White Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock
(man that's a long name!)
The paper is from Doodlebug Design Inc and it's called Hip Hip Hooray

Here is cropped image.

Carly could be making birthday cupcakes or Easter cupcakes...

I used the Kraftin' Kimmie's April Sketch
I just rotated the sketch sideways.
You can see the sketch below

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.

Katya Bess

entering card at: