Saturday, May 23, 2015

SBS DT: Aloha & Howdy

Hey Ya'll,


How's  it going? Coming in with a brand spanking new line from Simply Betty Stamps.

I got to color two digis one for the State of Hawaii and the other State of Texas. Both were colored with copics only for Hawaii Betty I colored the background with distress inks.


Here is Hawaii Betty and she comes with that sentiment.


Distress inks used:
Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Mermalade and Fired Brick
Sand paper from Recollections

Close up

Here you can see the mess on my desk and the process before cropping. 


Here is Texas Betty.
You can find her here:
http://simplybstamps.net/item_3231/Texas-Betty-Digi.htm
Paper and Embellishment are from BoBunny Anthem collection

close up

Again mess on my desk and the process before cropping. 
I don't know much about Texas besides what I see on tv and food I've tasted
but this is how I image some places that would have armadillos... maybe???
I hand drew the image with Copics... just skipped pencil and inking all together and 
freehand the scenery but I'm happy with it.



Thanks for looking.

Katya Bess

Friday, May 8, 2015

SBS DT: What's Your Sign?

Hey Everyone!

Hope all is well with everyone! First, I would like to say Happy Teacher's Appreciation Week and Happy Mother's Day to all the lovely mothers.  :)

Okay on to the post, so what's your sign? LOL I remember growing up I would watch Walter Mercado give out the daily horoscope or at least Monday through Friday on Primer Impacto a Spanish television show... it was all silly but I watched it everyday religiously and there was no DVR to pause and rewind so if we missed what he said oh well. LOL Then in high school the students or at least all of the seniors would get the local newspaper for free so we always read our daily horoscopes and it was fun to read your friends' daily readings too... it was all silly but it gave us a good laugh.

I'm not into horoscope stuff anymore but I do love reading or listening to the Ancient Mythologies behind them either Greek or Roman versions. Besides the Big Dipper and Little Dipper I couldn't tell you which constellations I'm looking at unless I've been given a hint or sat there long enough to make little pictures around them. LOL Last year we went to Big Trees in Calaveras County, drove up to a mountain where an astronomer pointed out the stars with a green laser and told us the stories of these constellations and I even got to see the Milky Way. The whole experience was fascinating! Everything in it's natural state is so beautiful.... something we miss out on living in the city-  of course there is beauty in the urban life... but doesn't compare to natural beauty. :)

You can find the entire Zodiac Bettys Bundle here:
http://simplybstamps.net/item_3221/Zodiac-Bettys-Bundle-Digis.htm
or you can just search for the individual images.

Okay on to my cards. I feel like I made them sort of simple but I didn't want to hide the papers. LOL

This is Aries Betty, my sign, I was born April 15th! :)

I colored her with Copic markers.
I used papers from the Stardust Stack by DCWV.
Copics used:

Here is Cancer Betty.
She actually has straight her it's just the way I decided to color her hair makes in different. 
 Same papers used.
I decided to give her an natural afro texture
Colored with Copic markers

 Here you can see the shimmer on her dress and eyelids


Here is Saggittarius Betty.
 Again paper from the same stack.
I noticed that the constellation of Hercules was in this page... and even though it was like smacked in the middle of the page lol I cut it up and will use the scraps for more cards.
The constellation of Sagittarius, a centaur who was a great archer was placed near the Hercules constellation to keep guard of him from Scorpius, the scorpion.

Copics used


Here is a closer look at her face.

I hope you liked my cards.

Thanks for looking and/or commenting. 

Katya Bess







Friday, May 1, 2015

Slinky Tart DT: I'm back

Hey Everyone I'm baaaaaack!

How's everyone doing? I had to take the longest break ever from crafting... I absolutely didn't touch my markers... okay well I did but only to rearrange them.... life was getting a little bit too crazy for me and had to put crafting aside to reorganize my life some. With classes, meetings, trying to stay fit... I've been doing Zumba more and I've also been doing some weight lifting... okay not that much but I can definitely life more weight. Just different things it was just wearing me out. Of course I hated not doing anything creative but it was essential to get a routine going... it is now the end of the school year and some of these meetings are dying down for the time being and my last Parent Academy class was last night the celebration will be next week but no homework or projects due... woohoo lol

This past month had lots of up and downs... Hubby took me to Las Vegas to unwind during the kid's Spring Break... that was fun! Hubby and I both have birthdays in April so we both had nice dinners with the family, got some good news and some bad news... I can't say the good news yet... I think... (no it's not about a DT spot lol) the sad news is that my remaining grandmother died and I didn't get to visit her once more. :( I will always love and cherish her; always. I am so happy that I got to meet such a beautiful soul.


Okay on to my card...

I used Dayna of the Dead (clink on the link)  If you'd love to see more images to purchase, check them out here https://payhip.com/SlinkyTart 


 I used Copic markers to color her of course. 
the doily is from Michaels (Recollections brand)
I typed up that sentiment, cut it and used distress ink for the edges
The hand I bought in a set from ebay years ago
The orange rose was a little gift from shopping at 
(I love her store for physical stamps, dies and embellishments)
the flower under that, my crafty friend Carmen Shannon sent to me in a R.A.K. :D
the die is from My Creative Time.

 Here is a close-up of the face
please excuse the shaddows at the bottom I think I had my big head blocking the lamp light
This was a Spanish poem I found on the internet; 
translated it and added it as a sentiment to my card. 

Well ladies and gentlemen it's time for me to go back to bed. 
As always thanking God for another day and for the gift of creativity.
I hope you all liked my card. 


Hugs,

Katya Bess

Will be entering my card at:

Friday, March 13, 2015

SBS DT: Commission G Hop

Hey Everyone,

Just poppin' in to show some cards I created a while ago but was't allowed to show yet.

There an entire bundle where these cuties are included and you can get them here:
http://simplybstamps.net/item_3140/Commissions-G-Digi-Bundle.htm


This is Angelina Morris

I colored her with Copic markers
and used paper to adorn the card. 
I made it into young Magnolia tree. :)

This is Elizabeth Morris

I colored her with Copic markers as well
and used paper to match the star she is portraying :)


I hope you liked my card. If you want to check out the full list of the blog hop just
start at the beginning of the which is at:



Thanks for looking. 


Katya Bess

Will enter card at:


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

SBS DT: Brighter Days for Friends: Vicky

Hi Everyone,

How are you doing today? Hope all is well and some friends here I know have health issues or feel sort of gloomy for personal reasons... I know that sometimes in the crafting community some can get a little dramatic but in most cases most people are here to uplift your spirits to let you know that you did a really good job, to check on you, to be  your friend, to appreciate you... and many more positive things. We have many friends like that even if we've never met in person. I had a special friend, BreAnn that if you follow me on my blog then you'd know she was very special to me as well as Tanja, Corinne and few more. It is important to let them know you care for them and appreciate their friendship as often as you can... you never know when they may be called to leave this Earth....

Anyway, today we are going to cheer up our bloggy friend Craftin' Vicky. I first met her during our DT time at http://jacksonsdigitalexpressions.blogspot.com/, although there is no more DT there, the blog was left open for all to enjoy the work we all created. JDE was my first DT and I believe it was hers too. Vicky has always been ready to join on in all projects, always eager to learn and participate in as many projects or teams. I see her as a Vampire... girl you don't sleep... lol or simply put Super Craftin' Vicky. LOL

So here is my card. I hope you like it too Vicky and I hope that the girls and I have "lifted up" your spirits. Have a blessed day :)


I colored Vicky with Copics. I chose a bright bright pink for her dress and umbrella. 
I fussy cut  some DCWV papers from the Street Lace stack
and colored the butterfly and flowers to match. 


Slight close-up. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Will enter card at:

Friday, March 6, 2015

Slinky Tart DT: Golden State of Mind

Hey Everyone!

Back with a DT project for Slinky Tart today I'm using We Like It Dirty.

So I've had this image since last year and I even had her printed out and hadn't even colored her up... shame on me. Finally I get to do a project with her and I wanted a sun kissed skin, with golden hair and highlights. I wanted everything to represent The Golden State. I found this stamp set called California Lovin from http://www.sweetstampshop.com/ and Dude, they ship super fast!!! Well besides that they are in California like me... there are many others that won't ship as fast as they did. LOL Just sayin...

So it's not that we like it dirty in that kind of way... but we are in a drought so we need to conserve water... but we're supposed to be good a recycling it too... but either way I love the weather here especially the Bay Area but I actually wouldn't mind a little bit more sun like in the Central Valley and this image went well with the theme if all of us had bodies like her and the weather is nice enough to wear something like that while we washed our cars..... hmmmmm.... LOL.

Anyway, on to the card. Here it is:


Made her into a Clean And Simple card
Used Copic markers to color her up
I used Martha Stewart embossing 
for the gold letters, state and stars

Well I hope you like it. I had loads of fun
coloring her up but I do need to buy some refills. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Katya Bess


Will enter card at:




Tuesday, March 3, 2015

SBS DT: Are You Feeling Lucky?

Hey Everyone!

So back today with a fun and super cute image. her name is Kiss For Luck. You can find her here:


Ever since Betty came up with the drawing and showed us I knew what I wanted to do with her. She was so much fun to color. I colored up another one... well just the skin LOL but I finished this one. I still think I need to add a few butterflies here and there... but maybe I'll do it with the other image I started.

Look! Isn't she so cute?

You can find her here: http://simplybstamps.net/item_3121/A-Kiss-For-Luck-Digi.htm



I  used Copic markers to color her. 
The Shamrock is from Silhouette store but I cut it up to make it look more wild, 
the flowers I just hand cut myself then shaped and colored them. 
The paper is from My Mind's Eye and I believe this one my crafty buddy
Roz sent me in a swap a couple of years ago. 

Here is a close up. 

I tried to give her that pucker up/ kissy face. I colored a rainbow behind her since
I knew I might mess up fussy cutting the thin frame but it works. 

Check out my SBS teamies work at

Thank you for looking.

Thank you for stopping by.


Katya Bess


Will enter my card at:



Saturday, February 28, 2015

SBS DT: Flying with Fairies

Hey Everyone!

Happy Weekend and Welcome to a new SBS Release day!

There are 5 images to this release but I was given 2 lovely images to work with.
Check them all here for a special limited price
http://simplybstamps.net/item_3109/Flower-Fairies-Digis.htm

I don't have the links yet but their names are Frou Frou and Wendy you will be able to find them under the "New" category on the site, here is the link: http://simplybstamps.net/category/new.htm


Sunflower Madame Frou Frou Fairy

I colored Frou Frou with Copic markers
The dies are from Spellbinder and from Hearfelt Creations
I tried to give her a funky little hair color. 

I colored Wendy with Copic Markers
I just made the tulips by hand... 
didn't even feel like turning on any electronic cutting machine... 
I tried to use complementary colors. 


Check out the blog
and you'll find more inspiration from the other awesome DT ladies. 

Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess

Friday, February 27, 2015

SBS DT: Steampunk & TV Inspiration

Hi Everyone!

I created a card that I hadn't shown in the blog world. This character was drawn by Abigail Larson for Simply Betty Stamps. Abigail is an amazing artist but I must admit I have been intimidated to color her images sometimes.... Once I get going with the coloring it turns out okay but always afraid of what the artist may think of how the characters are portrayed...

In this case I used Lavinia Outing and you can find her here http://simplybstamps.net/item_1481/Lavinia-Outing-Limited-Digi.htm

I know... it may be scary for some people or not... but I was intrigued by the show Sleepy Hollow and one of the characters sticks out with her bright red hair, her very delicate and feminine ways... most of the time LOL her real name is Katia Winter but her characters name is Katrina Crane and she's a witch. ha!


I tried to color her dress with a sheer lacy top to show the chest. heehee
I used Copic markers to color her
Then I remembered I had The Olde Curiosity Shoppe 8x8 pad from Graphic 45 
and the crazy part is that it all seems to match with the image I colored. :D 
Isn't that cool when you color something and you find papers to match from your stash??? LOL
Yes I'm one of those crazy people that colors first and then goes nuts trying to find 
something to match later...

Okay... well i made her eyes brown instead of green because there was another person
who inspirited me for this coloring. 

Hope you like her. I took my sweet time on this image because I wanted to do her justice.... 

Thank you for visiting. 

Katya Bess

will enter card at

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2015/02/piecing-or-piercing.html
Piecing or piercing

Friday, February 20, 2015

SBS DT: Happy Birthday Lisa H

Hey Everyone,

On February 14th it was our lovely teamie Lisa Howell's birthday. She loves loves loves Steampunk and Betty has drawn up an image for the occasion.

You can find her on this link http://simplybstamps.net/item_3105/Lisa-H-Steampunk-Bday-Digi.htm

Isn't she cool?


I colored her up with Copic markers
Of course I chose red as part of the colors since it was also Valentine's day
The paper is from DCWV Tattered Time stack (12x12)
My Crafty Friend BreAnn McFarland sent me the gears as part of a Christmas gift. 
(She's is looking at this from Heaven)
I fussy cut a larger gear for a little bit of dimension 
The faint stamping is from a Heartfelt Creations stamp
which I have misplaced on this messy desk.... 
I used Antique Linen Distress Ink to stamp that on the edges.


That is it. I hope you like it
I hope Lisa H likes it too. 


Thanks for looking. 

Katya Bess

entering my card at

Anything Goes

http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com/2015/02/dtbst270-sassy-in-row.html
Sassy in a row (tic tac toe)  Made it vintage, used a sentiment and added charms.