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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

JIC DT: Embossing

Hello My Crafty Buddies,

Here with another Team A challenge from Just Inspirational Challenges. This week's challenge is EMBOSSING and we are sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps.

I used a round sentiment from Mother Sentiments and Angel Bear (click on the links and you right to them at the shop.)

Here's my card.

I used Copic markers, Copic Spica Atyou glitter pens and Sakura Gelly Roll to color my image.

Bear: E79, E57, E23 & E31
Wings: W3, W1, W00 and Clear Stardust
Halo: Y28, Y26 & Y23 Then Gold Copic Spica and Clear Copic Spica.
Background/Edge dots: B0000 and B21

For the embossing I used is An A2 sized Cuttlebug embossing folder called 
D'Vine Swirls. 
For the paper I'm not sure... I'm missing the cover...Ooops... but I know I 
bought it at Michael's and it may or not be Recollections All Seasons 6x6 paper pad.

That's about it. Don't forget to link up your projects over at

Thank you Stitchy Bear Stamps for sponsoring us at 
Just Inspirational Challenges this week.

Thanks for looking. Please leave a comment if you liked something. ;) 

Katya Bess

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

JIC DT: Monochromatic SSD

Hello Crafty Peeps :)

Here with another Design Team A card for Just Inspirational Challenges. This week I'm very happy that we got to have Sassy Studio Designs as our sponsor. Thank you very kindly SSD (even my hubby likes the image- I think it's the hair... what do you think? [giggles])

Her name is Sexy Cupid Sassy and you can purchase her at on blog date Feb. 15, 2014.

When I got my image I was too excited about the image and realized that I hadn't colored her as a monochrome (ooops!) LOL So I'll have to post that one another day, plus it's not a card yet. Ha! Okay, I colored this one in Sepia sort of tones with Copic markers - mostly E30's.

The Paper is from Prima Marketing: Julie Nutting "Buff A4 paper pad"
I bought from one of my favorite small business online shops:
ah she (Kina) still has it on sale 40% off. I also bought the tiny clouds from her shop
but couldn't find them anymore to give you the link. 
The sepia was a little challenging for me... 
I was almost getting used to coloring with the same
color combo for skin/hair/eyes
In the end even with some marker and paper booboos I had fun... just don't look too close. 

 Have to give credit to the poet. I found this Haiku online. I read it and I instantly loved it :)

Beautiful angel 
With dark brown eyes staring with 
A heart filled with love 
Haiku poem by India Wilridge

I felt like it matched this image wonderfully. 
Here's an extra picture- it shows the colors a little truer than the first picture 
and shows the tiny dies a little better.

Don't forget to visit
and enter the challenge and of course the sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs.

Thank you so much for visiting. 

Katya Bess

Entering my card at:

Monday, March 10, 2014

JIC DT Spring Challenge and Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to our first Just Inspirational Challenges DT Anything Goes Blog Hop. 
If you're just paying me a visit- thank you very kindly but if you'd like to win some prizes you can hop along and start at Caroline's page. I've included a list of the hop at the bottom of the post for reference. 
There will be more details about the special prizes and all of the sponsors at

If you'd like to participate in the challenge:
You must be a follower at "Just Inspirational Challenges" Blog.
Leave a comment on the blog of every member of the DT participating in the blog hop. 

This is the card I created with the image provided by: 
The image is called Annie as a Baker (if you'd like to buy it, just click the link.)
I had to retake the photo in the daylight... although the other photo (below) wasn't so bad 
just that I wanted to show the truer colors.

I love this 6x6 paper stack it's from Prima and it's called The Optimist 
I bought it from Kina at the, she is just awesome seller
and has some very good deals every month. Check out her store sometime. 

Here is the inside. I fussy cut part of a paper and added it to the top. 
I thought it would be neat to write a note inside with an opaque jelly roll, 
so I went with the black chalkboard paper. 

I used the sketch on the right to help me complete my card. :)

I hope you like it. Next in line for the hop is Pam

Thanks for stopping by,

Katya Bess

Entering my card at:
Use the sketch provided

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Egg-stra Special Friend

Hi Everyone,

Here with another fun project and monthly challenge at SBS.

I used SBS digi stamp Chickie Elisabete and for the background I used a Magnolia cling rubber stamp but I used baby wipes to change a few lines as well as paper piecing. I hope you like it... took me some time to make this card but it was fun either way.

 Something new I tried. It's an easel card with two mini easels...
The sentiment us is one of SBS digis that came with the monthly challenge images. 

Here is some of the paper piecing and altering the image a bit with baby wipes... 
This is before I colored a little bit with my Copic markers. Took me a while to finish it because 
I hadn't noticed that my baby ran off with my rubber stamp. I saw that she took something 
and ran off I just looked for my scissors and saw that they were still on my desk so I didn't bother
to run after her... now I can't find my Magnolia stamp :( (booohooohooo)

Close up of Cheekie Elisabete. I love her. 

Thank you so much for looking. I hope you liked my card. 


Katya Bess

I will be entering my card at:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

JIC DT: Hearts and Ribbons

Good morning Everybody!

Here with another card for Just Inspirational Designs. This week our sponsor is The East Wind Digital Stamps.

Today I used digi stamp called: Flowery Bride Mon Amour.

I used Copic markers to color her. I used papers from Heartwarming Vintage Collection: Classic Pad
 I wanted her dress to look aged liked an vintage/antique dress 
I added a few sparkles to the dress with my Sakura pen.
The pretty Spellbinder's heart die was a gift from my good crafty pal BreAnn McFarland
The die is called Vines of Passion. 
I tried to give her some soft make-up instead of bold like I normally would..

Hope you like my card. 

Make sure you participate and enter at
There are prizes up for grabs.

Until next time. 
Thank you for stopping by. 

Katya Bess

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Tamara Van Wijk

Hello and welcome Everyone!

If you're coming from the awesomely creative Trish TheDish Sakulich's blog then you're in the right place... if not then the hop starts at:

As many of you know it's Tamara Van Wijk's birthday and we're celebrating with a blog hop :P

I used Rockin Birthday Cutie drawn by Betty Roberts of Simply Betty Stamps

 Happy Birthday Tamara!!! 
I hope you like the card I created for you! Much love and prosperity!
I added a little extra... added a piercing under her lip and an earring on her ear. LOL 
I colored this image with Copic Markers, Copic Atyou Spica Glitter pens and Sakura Gelly Rolls.

Hopefully you're having fun. Next stop is: 

The entire hop list
Corinne Jones:
Rachel Gillham Http://
Christin Myhre
Vicky Fortier
Kerrie-anne Brown
Lucy Gregg
Floss Crabbe
Summer Hills-Painter
Trish TheDish Sakulich
Katya Bess
Irene Chapmon Sherman
Vanessa Bland
Louise Mann
Sheri Scraps
Celina ScrapVamp Matthews
Michelle Petersen
Emily Shroom
Jill Hogg
Kay Mowat
Jackie Randolph
Darcy Schroeder
Tanja Charles:

Thanks for looking and please leave a comment :)

Katya Bess

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day Box Swap!

Hi Everyone! Happy Valentine's & Happy Friendship Day!

Today we finally get to show our goodies from our "All Hearts Altered Wine Bottle Box Swap." My buddy is Vanessa Bland. When I got my buddy name I was excited because she seems like such a fun person and I can have more fun creating something but then I also thought what to get this woman??? I had no clue. What I did was stalked and stalked her Facebook page even her husband's page... am I a weirdo or what? LOL but I have a healthy and clean valid reason... or at least is what I keep telling myself.... you'll see.  Okay... if you'd like to see everyone who participated in this swap please start at
SBS Blog

Here is the card I made for Vanessa. 
Vanessa has purple hair and on her Facebook page she has this rainbow outfit. LOL 
She's not very girly so I gave her black wings and tried not to make the card a fufu.
I had so much fun coloring this image. Thank you so much Betty for letting us have this image. :)

This is the card Vanessa made for me. :) Love the coloring and its a big card! I love that!

Here are all of my goodies!!! WWWOOOWWW!!! Crafty Goodies overload!!!! :D
 I can't wait to be able to sit down and make something!
She even gave me a rubber ducky (not pictured) that My Baby Daenerys took off with. LOL 
It's so cute and it lights up. 

Thank you Vanessa! I love ALL of my goodies! You sure know how to spoil a crafty girl! LOL
Now this is the rest of the stuff I got for Vanessa. 
She stated she loved Jack Skellington so I made sure I got something with that. 
Here is the wine box I decorated.
 Found a cute little chocolate box and those nail tattoos. LOL
Okay this is the reason I stalked Vanessa's page... 
So I can draw her and her hubby ask Jack Skellington & Sally.
Plus since it's for Valentine's day... why not make it a love theme. heehee.
Hope you like it :)

Carmen Shannon ( no blog ) ^ ^ ^

Thanks for looking,

Katya Bess

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

JIC DT: It's Easy to Spot a Lady

Good morning Everyone!!!

Here with another Just Inspirational Design Team project.

This week's theme is "Ladies" and the sponsor is Emma Canning.

The image I used is The Happy Couple. (click on the name/link and you'll be directed to her etsy shop.)

Here is a link to Just Inspirational Challenge: Team A theme - Ladies
Okay on to showing off my little creation.

 I used my Copic markers to color this cute couple. 
This is my first time using Wild Orchid Crafts flowers- I love them so cute!
The roses were all white and I colored them with my Copic markers... 
one my kids used up my entire Copic Air Can... Noooo!!! 
Maybe the hubby will just get me the Copic Air Compressor... LOL yea right! A girl can dream right?
I decided to go on the simple side since I'm so challenged with Card Sketches...
It came out a little better than I pictured in my head. 
I also hand wrote the sentiment....
"It's easy to spot a Lady"
for those that can't read my chicken scratch.

Colors used.
Dress, Suit and Roses: R24, R27, R46 & R39
Suit: B95, B97 & B99
Her Skin: E50, E51, E53 & R20 for blush
His Skin: E51, E53 & E55
Her Hair: E33, Y23, Y21 & Y13
His Hair: E79, E77 & E71

Hope you liked my card. 

As always thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Happy Sweet Sixteen

Hello Everyone!

Today is a special young lady's 16th birthday. Happy Birthday Rio!!! In honor of Rio's birthday we're celebrating with a card share and blog hop.

Hi Rio and Happy Sweet Sixteenth Birthday. I hope you are having the time of your life. Always stay smart and sweet :) I wish you the best in all of your endeavors now and the rest of your life. Hugs.

Now on to the hop. If you are coming from the very talented Jackie Randolph's blog then you're in the right place. If not then you should start at Simply Betty's Blog 

I used Rio Mad Hatter Reads Digi and I used the Surprise Pop-Out Card Die and Stitched Gift Card Pocket Die to create my card. Here is a link of how the die works:

Here is the card I made.

 Here's a close-up. I cropped and it made it a close up so it can fit on that little flip section of the card.
This is the other side when I open or flip the card for a fun surprise. I so love this die. 
I created that layer... with Kraft Paper from Recollections- it's called:  "Printed Cardstock Timeless."
I kept eyeing it at Michael's LOL and now every time I look at it I'm absolutely in love with it. LOL
 .... here is part of my process to give it a more dimensional look
I used only Copic markers to color my image.
Cynthia Cole's on SBS blog

Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Monday, February 3, 2014

JIC DT: Dilly Beans theme Swirls

Hi Everyone!!!

Briefly showing a digi I colored but wasn't able to make it into a card on time to post on the challenge blog. Everyone in my house hold has been sick and now I'm playing catch-up with all of my projects. Team A's challenge at JIC is now over but still wanted to share the completed project anyway. I really feel bad that I wasn't able to participate on time.

This is image was created by Megan K. Suarez creator of: Dilly Beans. The name of this digi is  Lulu Framed. (click on the link and you'll find her if you'd like to purchase her.)

thanks for stopping by.