Thursday, October 19, 2017

LMMS Guest DT Inspiration card using Zappa

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! I have joined the Little Miss Muffet Stamps Guest Design Team. I am honored to be invited as Guest DT and feel very welcome. I have an inspiration card that I can't wait to show you. I have used Polka Dot Pals Zappa and one of the Polka Dot Pals Add-On Faces (Digital). If you have a program such as Adobe Photoshop Elements Editor or anything similar you can definitely used them. I have even used the faces on another LMMS stamp with a word document program such as LibreOffice. With Photoshop though you have more freedom to size, move the faces, tilt or rotate.

 I used Prismacolor Pencils to color this image
I am pleased the way she came out.
The Little Miss Muffet Stamp images make it easy to 
add facial features such as a puffy or child-like face. 
The papers are from Doodlebug Design Inc: October 31st


Here is the my coloring early on...  99% of the time I color the face first 
and then the rest of skin. I colored it a little more after this 
but I just wanted to show a little bit of the process in the beginning stage.

The Prismacolors I used are
PC: 109, 140, 901, 908 915, 926, 929, 935, 938, 
942, 943, 945, 946, 947, 995, 997, 1012, 1056, 1078, 1102
and I used Uni-ball Signo Angelic white pen
For the background I used a Tim Holtz Distress Ink


Please check out Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog for
Challenges (Always Anything Goes) and for more inspiration.


I hope you liked my card. 
Thank you so much for visiting!

Katya Bess 


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie October Release Hop

Woohoo! It's finally here!!
Today we are celebrating the 
amazing CHRISTMAS release of ALL of our 
NEW October
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

ALL FOUR new sets are NOW available in the Krafty Shop!
So let's have a big happy hop around the design team blogs and check them all out in action! Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations!!
First up is ANGELICA ANGEL!

Next, another sweetie....EVANGELINE ANGEL!


Then our feathered friends in

And lastly we shared the adorable new
ALL the new sets are available now individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our October Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all FOUR of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!

Here's the card I created for the hop.
EVANGELINE ANGEL
She is so fun stamp to color! :D 



She's so adorable!

Thank you for stopping by

-Katya Bess


*** And don't forget the ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!!
All orders of $80+ get to CHOOSE
one of FOUR FREE stamp sets!!

Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin!!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie October Crafty Guest Bloghop

Good morning!


Welcome back to Day TWO of our October Krafty Peeks
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Did you love yesterday's peek?? So beautiful, right?! Well then you're going to love today's peek too because we've got another gorgeous ANGEL!
It's EVANGELINE ANGEL!
I'm super excited to share this one because.....some of you have seen it already! That's because it was the Super Secret Krafty Klub stamp set that was included in the Khristmas Kard Kit!!! So those who preordered it already have it in their inky little fingers and you'll get to see their creations today because they are our fabulous GUESTS!
This adorable new stamp set comes with one large main image and three fabby sentiments!!
All of the Krafty Krew design team members and Special Krafty Guests listed below have lots of sweet designs to share with you today featuring the EVANGELINE ANGEL stamp set!
Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop EACH DAY of the peeks this week! Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!
Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!
Happy hoppin'! 

Here is my card for the hop! Hope you like it!

I colored her up with Prismacolor Pencils
I added glossy accents to the lights and ornaments. The flowers are
from a poinsettia bunch from Michaels (originally white) the flowers are
from the Not2ShabbyShop, the papers are from Photoplay: Holiday Cheer
(the papers were included in the Super Secret Krafty Kit)
I lightly sprayed Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist around the background
and on the poinsettia.

I took the photos outside and got this warm glow from the sun.

Here's a close-up
I had these leftover white poinsettias from a project I worked on two years ago.
Originally I planned on using two poinsettia flowers but I changed my mind
and added smaller roses to sit next to one poinsettia.
I colored them with Copic refills and green details with a copic marker,
the center I added Nuvo Glitter drops called Ruby Slippers
that was included in our Super Secret Krafty Kit.

Thank you so much Kim Reid for letting us do this fun hop.
Thank you all for stopping by.
 If this is your first stop remember to hop along, 
the list of all of the all of the mega krafty ladies is right below.

Thanks,
Katya Bess



Saturday, October 7, 2017

A little birdie told me...

Good morning everyone!

This month I'll be participating as a Guest DT for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Woot Woot!
This week the theme is Fall / Autumn colors. When I think about Fall/Autumn colors I think about the changing leaves, colors of the sky but I also think about the harvest and fruits that were planted in the spring and fall. (I think I'm always thinking about food though. hahaha) Therefore, I was inspired to make this card. The image reminds me of my Mom, she's always in the garden. She gardens at home and she also teaches and maintains a garden at an elementary school in her local neighborhood. The food my mom grows is for the community she lives in. Many children and their families get to take home what they helped grow at their school. Every time I visit her in the garden there is always something I can just rinse off and nibble on.

I used this little girl with fresh picked vegetables from the garden
it's a retired Rubber Stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie's artists: Cheryl Grant
I got it from Facebook Rubber Party, Kim Reid had on the Kraftin' Kimmie
Facebook Fan page. Rubber Parties are really fun and sometimes sad (LOL  ) if you 
aren't quick enough or if your internet or Facebook is lagging.
I don't remember the name and I don't have the packaging printout
since it was sort of a online yard sale.
When I find the name I will update the info.
The Spanish sentiment is from
a Dilo En EspaƱol set called Set #2 Queremos Pastel
I colored the image with Copic markers
and used a Doodlebug Design paper stack called Friendly Forest
the banner die is from My Creative Time.


That is all folks! 

Thank you for stopping by.


Katya Bess

I will be entering this card at:

Fall/Autumn colors (GDT)

Friday, October 6, 2017

Snowball Fairy

Good morning!

Last night I was working on this fairy that I've had for a while now but I hadn't trimmed it. I don't know why I don't do it when I first get my stamps..... I need to get better with that. This one is a retired gray Rubber Stamp but it may have been re-made into clear or revamped I'm not sure.  I found  a photo of the insert online so you can see how it looked on the shop. I also took a picture of a fraction of the mess I had created while trimming and coloring this fairy. No, It's not cute but when I get most creative the results for my desk are spread out and messy. At the end I might start a new coloring with the same pencils or markers or I'll put everything away and start fresh.



The Flowers are from Not2Shabby Shop (I just colored them a little),
 The corner Snowflake die is from LaLa Land Crafts,
and the Oval dies are from Spellbinders and from Avery Elle.
The paper is from Doodlebug Design

 close-up
I used Sakura gel pens for some of the shimmer 
I also used iridescent Chunky Glitter from Recollections.


Here's some of my kreative mess
These are most of the Copic makers, a Copic Multiliner, a Sakura Gelly Roll,  
a Uni-ball Signo Angelic, and one Prismacolor pencil

Here is how the stamp set looks (only mine is lavender)


I used Kraftin' Kimmie's September Sketch 



I hope you liked my card. 

Thank you for stopping by. 


Katya Bess

Thursday, October 5, 2017

For a Purr-fect Friend

Gooooood Morning!

Today I finished a Christmas card I started working most of the night....(shhhhh don't tell my Hubby LOL   ) and I finished this morning. The clear stamp I purchased from  Kraftin' Kimmie and it's called Purr-fect Princess. It's not a holiday stamp but I sort of sketched out and drew a Christmas tree in similar style to Annie Rodrigue (no as nice as hers but I wanted to give that playful look.) I colored everything in bright cheery Christmas colors that I would pick for my Christmas balls and Christmas lights. ha! I used Prismacolor Pencils from my 150 set on Kraft cardstock.

I was so happy to get some sunlight for my picture! Woohoo!


Here's a close-up 

And here's another close-up where you can see some of my scribbles that are 
caused by the wax from the Prismacolor pencils. ha!


Oh yea! I used the sketch from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps as well.



I hope you liked my Christmas/Holiday card. :)


Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess

I will be entering my card at:

Anything Goes + optional monthly sketch

Anything Goes

Anything Goes 

U for Unlimited V for Vibrant 

Christmas challenge

Must have a creature. (mine has a kitten)


Friday, September 29, 2017

Hello Autumn

Hi there!

Today I'm showing you a card I made created using Social Sally from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

I used my Prismacolor 150 set to color this image on Kraft cardstock. I colored her top to look like a leather jacket and pants to look like dark blue dressy jeans. I colored heart to look like a heart from an iMessage.

The dies are from Prickley Pear and the are called Leaf Set. They Leaf set has a coordinating stamp set but I did use it this time I just colored them with copic markers on Kraft paper. The designer paper is from Doodlebug and it's called "Friendly Forest."

I originally wanted to make my own background with with the sentiments that came with the stamps but I changed my mind and wanted to do some layering with brown papers and the Doodlebug paper I mentioned above. The dies I used for the frames are from My Creative Time.

Hooray for natural sunlight. :P 

Here's a close-up of my coloring. 

Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess

I will be entering this card at:
9/28/17 "Lots of Layers"

Anything Goes (theme Technology)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Witching you the Best

Hey there Crafty Friends,

Today I'm posting a card I was inspired to finish for a Crafty Friend. I started working on this image a while back but only colored the eyes and skin. Last night I colored the hair, clothing and background and I didn't stop until I finished the coloring. Yay!

I used Prismacolor pencils on Kraft Paper to color Witch Willa from http://www.kraftinkimmiestamps.com For the background I used distress inks and I drew in some details like the spider and spiderweb also added golden shimmer to the clothing and jewelry with some gel pens. The dies are from Craftin Desert Divas Fancy Frame Dies
Inside scalloped rectangle dies  and My Creative Time Stitched Rectangular Frames Dies and More



Distress Inks: Black Soot, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves and Mustard Seed. 

 Here is a close-up.

Don't you love the little toad's expression?! Haha



I hope you like my card. 


Thank you for visiting.


Katya Bess

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