Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Digi Galore DT: KSD Sunday Afternoon

Hi there!

Tonight I'm coming in with a sort of simple card I made for my design team over at Digi Galore Challenges.

This month we are showcasing images from KarleighSueDigis Easy shop. This is my first time using an image from this artist. :)

The image I used is:

I colored her entirely with Copic markers.
The papers are from Bazzil Basics that my friend BreAnn sent me
and the pattern paper is from Doodle Design Inc. 
6x6 Fruit Stand paper pad I got from  Joann's
The dies are from Spellbinders and from My Creative Time
The sentiment is from TPC Studio called "Faith Greetings" clear stamp set

Here is a close-up of the face details which seems to get faded in smaller photos. 

Hope you like the way I'm showcasing her. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Will be entering my card at:

Friday, July 24, 2015

Red White and Blue HBD to You

Hey there Everyone!

There are a several family members and friends that have July birthdays and I need to catch up on some birthday cards. Since it's USA's birthday too I chose these colors. :)

For a while I was fortunate enough to be able to splurge on some Secret Stamp of the Month Club Stamps from The Greeting Farm and one day I opened my little envelope to open up a Cheeky.  If you have been following me for a while you know that the Cheeky Cherry line is my most favorite line from TGF.

I'm using Cheeky Sweet 
(click on the link if you want to buy it)

I used Copic markers to color my image.
For the lips I used a Sakura Gelly roll but wasn't bright enough
so I used a little bit of Acrylic paint with a super tiny brush.

I need to get used to coloring African American this dark
trying a different combination than I normally do.

Thank you for looking,

Katya Bess

Will be entering my card at:
Red, White & Blue

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Happy B-Day Jackie R

Hello Everyone, 

How are you? Today is sweet Jackie Randolph' birthday and I wanted to share a little card I made for her today. 

Happy Birthday Jackie
I hope you like your birthday card when it arrives.

I used this digi that I purchased a long time ago it's called
 I only used Copic markers to color my image. 
Some roses were bought from Wild Orchid Crafts and the bigger roses from the
same company but were purchased at Jamie's Not 2 Shabby Shop here in the U.S.
 The inside before writing...
close up of the birthday digi :)

Thank you for looking. 

Katya Bess

I plan to enter my card at:

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Digi Galore DT: Summery / Bright

Hello Everyone!

[Still playing Terminator's drumming beat in my head] Just got home from watching Terminator Genisys :P Hmm... what can I say... I'm an 80's kid LOL :) Okay on to the details of my card and nothing at all from the new Terminator movie... but then there is a scene where you see a big.... Ha! Won't tell ya- You'd know what I'm talking about when you see it. LOL ;)

Today I'm showcasing a card and also brand spankin' new design team member for the Digi Galore Challenge Blog. I am featuring a stamp from http://digitaldelightsbyloubyloo.com/

This month's them is Summery / Bright. 

Isn't it a sweet looking bear?

I think it's supposed to be a girl bear by the name but I intend to give it to a male. I did use bright colors but for a "boy." I colored everything with my Copic markers.

The papers are from a Echo Park and it's called: Splash Collection Kit

I hope you like my card. Make sure to stop by Digi Galore's Challenge blog at:

Thank you for stopping by,

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Happy Birthday Tee

Hi Everyone!

Happy birthday Tee!!!

Hope everyone is having a great week. Out here everyone is having parades for the Golden Gate Warriors (Oakland Warriors to me) or celebrating Juneteenth. For me I think of my friends' birthdays but I don't get to see them "in person" one of them is Maria "Loli" we go way back since high school and my other buddy is a gal I met in the craft world her name is Tanja- Bre and I just call her "Tee."

I think I'm lucky to know some of Tee's crafty likes LOL so I found one with big curly hair like her. :P I guess for me it's fun coloring big hair because my daughters have hair like this too.

I used Kisses from Saturated Canary and you can find her here:

I did ask permission to crop first, just to be safe since I wanted to focus on her fave and big curly hair. I will color the full image one of these day :)

I colored her up with Copic markers and one Spectrum Noir only because my desk is a mess and I couldn't find one color. LOL

I tried to keep it simple to make sure I was done on her birthday. LOL To personalize it even more I just hand wrote the front sentiment with a Staedtler fineliner pen.

The lined paper is from Doodblebug Design Inc. 6x6 paper pad called "Fruit Stand" and the base is from Bazzill Basics Paper my friend Bre sent me before she went up to Heaven.

I hope she enjoys her card and goodies coming to her sometime in the near future.

***I know I'm a day late posting but I did show her on her birthday LOL***

Thanks for looking, 

Katya Bess

entering card at:

Bright Colors.

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

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:
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:
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. 


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:

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: