Sunday, February 7, 2016

A Dream is a Wish your Heart makes

Good morning friends!

Katya Bess here showing you another princess card, this time I colored Paige as Cinderella.

I colored her with Copic markers (no lines coloring) then fussy cut her.
Then I used a Sakura Gelly Roll to add a few sparkles
which is hard to see with the lighting I had.
I left the card without a sentiment
since I don't have a particular person to give this card to yet.
The rectangle die is from My Creative Time.

I will include a Copic recipe later tonight.

Here is a close up.  :D

Here is Paige with the sentiment and crown.

The background wasn't colored by me... 
It was my daughter Daenerys' Disney Princess Palace Pets set
she got  as Christmas gift from the people at our kids' Bible Club.
As I was taking apart the boxes for recycling I noticed that
 I could probably use the inside of the packaging so I saved it 
particularly for these princess stamps. LOL    

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend...
Have a great time crafting or watching the football game
even if it's just the commercials and Half Time Show
 since our teams are NOT playing. Teehee 

Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Such a Beauty

Hi and welcome to Day #1 of Stamp Anniething's February release!  
If you love Princesses this release will be right up your alley!
here is a sneak peek of my card
She was so fun to color.

Annie is ready for her prince!  
Annie is available in the store NOW along with the other 2 stamps we showed  you  this week!!

Here is my completed card

I colored her with Copic markers 
this was actually the fist time I did a no-lines coloring
with Copic markers and it took me a little longer but
I enjoyed it the entire time.. Duh I love coloring.  haha
This method of coloring did take me a little longer only because it was 
my first time so I wanted to make it a CAS card but the
gold foiled card-stock gave it that extra something (I think.) 
I added some sparkle to her dress by adding some
yellow wink of stella and to me the shimmer is gold 
so it worked out wonderfully.

She's is such a beauty don't you think?

Stamps will be available in the STORE Friday!

Thanks for joining us for our February Release
 and have a great day!

Thank you for stopping by,

Katya Bess

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Kiss Would be Nice

Hi and welcome to Day #1 of Stamp Anniething's February release!  
If you love Princesses this release will be right up your alley!

Paige is ready for the ball!  She even comes with an optional tiara crown (that fits on any of our pretty princesses!)

Paige will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we will be showing  you  this week!!
Here is my completed card using Paige but you can see I colored her 
Princess Tiana from Princess and the Frog

I colored her with Copic markers
but before I colored her in I had to mask her and color in night background
with distress inks. After using distress inks I went in with a water brush to 
remove some of the color in random spots and colored in with a Yellow Copic
then I used Yellow Wink of Stella to make it look like fireflies are around her.
This is supposed to be Tiana in the masquerade dress that her friend Lottie let her wear.
The hand written message is a something that Tiana says when she sees
the "frog prince" when she first sees him and he responds by saying, 
"A kiss would be nice!" LOL  or at least is what I think he said.
For the crown I used Ranger's Big & Bossy embossing pad
and Martha Stewart tinsel embossing powder.
The dies are from My Creative Time. :P
That's all for now friends...

Stamps will be available in the STORE Friday!

Thanks for joining us for our February Release
 and have a great day!

I hope you liked the card

~ Katya Bess

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Once Upon a Dream

Hi and welcome to Day #1 of Stamp Anniething's February release!  
If you love Princesses this release will be right up your alley!

Giselle is as pretty as a princess!  Check out her beautiful flowing gown and her curl locks of hair!  She is great for many occaision cards, party decorations/ invites and scrap book layouts!

Giselle will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we will be showing  you  this week!!
Here is my finished CAS card. 
I colored her as Princess Aurora and yes with a blue dress not a pink one. LOL   
I used Copic markers:
My interpretation of Strawberry Blonde 

Aurora's Dress

Her purply blue eyes before the eye lights.

Her skin and Whoops!!!
I misplaced one more maker for skin E0000

I loved coloring her so much. 

Hope you can get your little crafty hands on her so you can
have fun coloring her too.

Stamps will be available in the STORE Friday!

Thanks for joining us for our February Release
 and have a great day!

Thank you

Katya Bess

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Raining Roses

Welcome to our first ever THEME WEEK!

Hi there! Here closing out the January Theme Week... Month we will hold a "theme" week, where our fabulous design team members will post a project within the "selected" theme all week long!
Here is the twist!  We want you to play along with us!
Simply create a project using ANY Stamp Anniething product (as your main focal point) in the set "theme" for that month.
Post your project to the corresponding album over at our Face Book Group page (Stamp Anniething Stampers)!
You may enter as many projects as you wish, but you will only be counted as ONE entry person.
A minimum of 5 people (not including DT Members) is needed in order for a prize to be given.

So here we go for January's Theme Week!

Make ANY project using the colors PINK /WHITE / RED

I used Annie - You're Sweet and the rose from Party in the USA.

I used distress ink for the pink background after masking Annie - You're Sweet.
I then stamped the rose at random places and also making sure to rotate it
and Bam! You have yourself a custom background or wall paper. :P
I stamped Annie with Memento Desert Sand and colored her with Prismacolor pencils.

Here is some detail of the hair and face.
I'm still working on my coloring techniques but I hope you can find
some inspiration by it. I did not use any blending mediums other than pencils to
show that you don't need oils or mineral spirits to blend color pencils.

Make sure to pull out your Pink, White and Red crafty goodies
to play along with us on the challenge. 
I can't wait to check out your creations.

Post your creations here!

All projects must be uploaded by midnight PST February 7th to qualify
Again, a min of FIVE entries for a prize win!

Thank you for stopping by have a wonderful day. 

Katya Bess

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Oh Snap It's Valentine's Day

Hello Everyone!

Happy Sunday! Today I'm am sharing a card I made for my little Brother David Meza and his girlfriend Lala. I'm also happy to say that they are expecting a little baby boy, due sometime around my birthday in April. :P Woot Woot! I can't wait to meet another nephew! I wanted to personalize a Valentine Card for them. My brother is a photographer, biker, teacher, public speaker, hipster and all sorts of other things but his main profession is photography.

I used the stamp Chloe and Sam - Love You and for the little black and white insta-photo or polaroid photo I decided to use Sam from Chloe and Sam but I masked Chloe's face and then stamped Chloe - Stay Cool so yea same girl different stamp. LOL

I colored everything with Copic markers this time and I made sure to color Lala's hair in Warm Grays but David's hair is jet black and very shiny so I used the Cool Grays for his hair.  The papers are from Recollections Valentine 6x6 paper pad it's an older pad but I gotta use it to buy more right?

Chloe and Sam - Love You
Chloe's Hair W9, W7, W5 and W3
Sam's Hair C9, C7, C5 and C3 and pants too.
easy peasy... lemon squeezy
Chloe's Dress R35, R37, R46 and R39
Dies are from My Creative Time and from My Favorite Things

I kind of sort of forgot to add the glasses  before but I managed to use my embossing pad
and Whispers Opaque Black for the glasses. I was scared to mess up the image while 
making the card but I will definitely add some Glossy Accents to make the lens.

When making the card I was inspired by this photo of them. I didn't take that photo but I think it was a selfie... and probably David took it. LOL  

so with some masking and coloring with my Copic Warm Grays
I came up with this image.  Please excuse the scribbles...
it's my 3 year old Daenerys' artwork she wanted to add legs to 
the area that wasn't stamped. LOL 

Here it is all cropped and in a tiny polaroid picture die 
from My Creative Time.

I hope they like it and I hope you like it too.
Make sure to stop by 
for more inspiration with these adorable stamps.

Thank you for visiting and happy crafting.

Katya Bess

entering card at:

Challenge #118: Masculine (must use stamp)

Anything Goes with a die 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Friendship card with Brittney stamp

Hello Everyone!

A little late than usual... have been busier than normal... and here I thought I was going to get a little break when the kids (2/4) went bak to school. LOL   Just wanted to pop in and show you a card that I worked over the weekend. My kids' Coding teacher was the inspiration for the way I made the hair on the image. She has a different hairstyle now but before the Holiday/Christmas break she had Gucci braids. This stamp in particular has nice chunky sections of hair where it is easier for beginners to color but if you're not so much a beginner like myself... I also took the freedom to make them into braids... Gucci braids. :P

Here is a bit of my process:
First stamp with Memento Desert Sand
Then trace/outline with a black Copic Multiliner over the eyelash line and the eyelashes
(try to be careful to keep the artist's lines)
Now if you stamp this in black or a darker color the iris will be all black 
or whatever color you chose to stamp and it will be just a big pupil. 
It's cute either way but since I used Desert Sand I am 
able to personalize the iris color and just fill in a smaller pupil.
Don't forget the inside of the mouth will be dark as well.
Then I used a Sepia Copic Multiliner to add in braids but
I wasn't very maticulous with the braid shapes as long
as you can clearly see that they are braids and that they weren't too skinny.

Next you can color the way you want but
for me I use the main color of the skin as a light first layer.
(Here you can see the hair sections a little clearer I just outlined or traced over them.)

Just as in applying make-up you want to contour your face to give it dimension.
You can proceed on to adding more light layers until happy with your results
before you press the color onto the paper. 

Here is my completed card.
(please excuse my lighting it was night time and it was a little... meh when I took the picture)
The scalloped rectangle card is from SVG Cutting Files here is the link with those card bases
The dies are from My Creative Time.
The paper is from Prima Marketing Lyric Collection
I hope you liked my card and teeny weeny tutorial. 

I hope you all have a great 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
I'm planning to take my kids to the Richmond Greenway
where every year there is a collaborate effort from the community
to celebrate Martin Luther King National Day of Service.
It's a little late in the day for us but we're still going.

Catch up with you all later!
Thank you for looking. 
Katya Bess

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Wish Big Happy Kelly

Hi Everyone!

I'm showing Kelly, once again.

I love using Copic markers but I really wanted to show this image

colored in the "no lines style" but with my Prismacolor Pencils.

You can see the original card here:

Kelly is part of AnnieThing's January 2016 release!

With Valentines Day next month, we showcased the cards with a "LOVE" theme.

Kelly is so adorable and was so fun to color especially the face and hair. & lt;3 :D

She comes with a sentiment that reads "happy" but since I didn't want to make a copy

of my last card I used another Stamp AnnieThing's sentiment from the Wish Big stamp set.

Since she has heart balloons, you can also make it a birthday card or whatever you wish

it doesn't have to be Valentine... I know I have a few friends who are Anti-Valentine

LOL  but NOT me I love it. (Hahaha)

Here is a close-up of her Cotton Candy colored hair.

(I tried with the transparent balloons... LOL  gotta work on that more.)

Gave her some cute blue jeans shorts, added grass and lightly

colored around the image to give her a background.

Kelly is be available in the store RIGHT NOW along with the

other 2 stamps we will showed  you  this week!

I hope you can grab a few and have fun coloring away. :)

Thanks for visiting. 

Have a happy day!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Head in the Clouds

sneak peek preview. :P

Hi and welcome to Day #3 of Stamp AnnieThing's January release!  
With Valentines Day next month, we are showcasing some SAT LOVE images!

Kelly is back and she wants to spread some love! You can easily mask her to hold the double heart balloon to send some love!! 

Kelly is be available in the store RIGHT NOW 
along with the other 2 stamps we showed  you this week!!
here is my completed card using
I colored her up with Copic markers. 
I wanted to mainly work with blues and pinks so I gave her a cotton candy 
sort of hair color. I think the hair and the balloons came out pretty cool
but I feel that I may need to redo the face. Perhaps I will redo in a
different medium for you fine people. :D
Other than that I think it's okay and it was kind of simple to do with
My Creative Time dies called Stitched Cartoon Cloud Dies
The Recollections 110 lb cardstock is my fave for card bases
the light blue cardstock is 60 or 65 lb (I don't remember) but it's great for layering.
The clouds are with the 110 cardstock and some I even used the
Scotch mounting tape to pop them up (including Kelly and her balloons.)
That is it for now. 

Check out the AWESOME creations the Design Team made with Kelly at
Don't forget to leave some love for them and
stamps are available in the STORE NOW!

Thanks for joining us for our January Release.
 Have a great day!

Katya Bess

Thursday, January 7, 2016

je t'aime means...

preview of today's card :P

Hi and welcome to Day #1 of Stamp Anniething's January release!  
With Valentines Day next month, we are showcasing some SAT LOVE images!

Chloe is back, but this time to introduce you to her main squeeze Sam!  An adorable couple image for all your crafting needs!

Chloe and Sam will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we will be showing  you  this week!!
This is the card I made made with Chloe and Sam!
I used Copic markers. I tried to give them fun hair colors 
but kept the clothes simple white, black and gray.
The Eiffel tower in the back is also from Stamp Annie Thing it's called
Ooh La la - France (just click on the link to find it.)
The papers are from Bo Bunny's Isabella Collection
I fussy cut some butterflies from that paper too 
then added a little bit of the pink I used on the hair.
The roses are from
Check out the AWESOME creations the Design Team made with Chloe and Sam
Don't forget to leave some love for them! 
Stamps will be available in the STORE Friday!

Thanks for joining us for our January Release.
Have a great day!

Katya Bess