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Saturday, September 20, 2014

I Love You For Your Braaaains

Hey Everyone,

Hope everyone is having a good old time this weekend. Today I plan on catching up on a few projects. I finally finished a card that I had colored the image for like a week ago but the card base was just taking me forever. It was a fun project just the figuring out papers takes me a while. #cardmakerproblems Released some new digis last week and Zombie Bday Betty; I just had to get her even though I'm not THAT into zombies. This was was rather pretty. LOL

So here's my card and I had to think Zombie Tattoo- or at least for the challenge.

 Here is my completed card. I was thinking tattoo lettering that I am able to write or really
that would take me too long. I really liked how my blood came out. 
I used both Copic and Sakura pens to create the blood.
The paper is mostly from DCWV: The Street Lace Stack. 
 This one shows the colors a lot closer to how it shows on the card. 
I took this picture outside while it was sunny. 
More of my own handwriting with random words that fit the image.
 And finally here is a shot of the side so you can sort of see the layers. 
I used the doubled sided adhesive foam to pop it up.

I had so much coloring this image like I just had nothing to do. LOL 
Very relaxing to color although my kids were going nuts 
and having their way in my living room and dining room.

I used this sketch from Kraftin' Kimmie's Stamps challenge on Kit & Clowder FB group

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Katya Bess

I will be entering this card at:

Recipe: include designer papers, flowers, and ribbon/lace somewhere in your project.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

TSC DT: Sirena Wall Decor

Hello Everyone,

Stopping by with a project that I have been working on for a while and finally I was able to finish it and I have it all done to show off now. I've been working on it bits and pieces here and there to give it the attention it deserves. I think my coloring has even improved since I colored the mermaid a Whiiiiiile back lol.

Anyway, this was a mixed media project and I used Sirena as the main focus/image.
(click on link and it'll take you right to the shop.

I mostly have some old paintings, calendars random pictures of my family 
but nothing really scrapbook/crafty style on my walls so I created this wall hanging
for may crafting spot.
Have I ever said how much I love mermaids?
I sure hope Tamara can draw up some more for me to color.... yea!!!
So the colored area measures 9"x6"
not too big but not tiny that it will be swallowed by everything else on the wall. LOL 
 I used all sorts of mediums to create this scene.
mermaid digi stamp: The Stamping Chef's Sirena
Chocolate Baroque rubber stamps: Something Fishy
Sentiment Rubber Stamp: Live In The Sun
I used a Color Catcher  my online crafty buddy Tanja sent me in swap
Stampendous! Frantage embossing enamel
Caran D'Ache Supracolor II watersoluable pencils
Copic Markers
Like 3 different Glimmer Mist Sprays from The Stamp Room
Copic Multi-Liner
Watercolor paper
 The photos do not show very well but it's actually very shimmery.

Thanks for stopping by.

Check out the TSC Recipes on FB
The FB group is loads of fun and every now and then Tamara throws in a freebie, 
random digi naming, random drawings, contests or giveaways and much more. :P

I hope you can join in some fun and enter your linky at
Everyone is welcome and 
Every week is always Anything Goes! 

Again thanks for visiting,

Katya Bess

I'll be entering my project at:
It's rectangle and it has at least two shades of blue

Monday, September 15, 2014

TTPH DT: Kenny K Teacher Card

Hello Crafty Peeps!

Trying to unwind from a crazy week.... still have loads to do but still grateful for everything.

This week at Through The Purple Haze Challenges blog is ANYTHING GOES with an option to use Wood or Chipboard and our Sponsor this week is Kenny K Woohoo!

So I was assigned this image called Sexy Teacher. The image is super cute but I don't know any sexy teachers LOL and if I did I would feel weird giving them a sexy card. LOL So I hope I don't offend Kenny him in anyway but I had to add a paper skirt on top of the image so I am able to USE this card for my son's Kindergarten teacher. She wears big colorful skirts all of the time. I showed my son my card and he told me, "I told you my teacher loves purple!" LOL I said, "Well you can make her a card using lots of purple." LOL I was asking if he liked it and what he thought but I guess he TOLD ME.... Ha! Anyway on to my card.

Okay, I do NOT have chipboard and the wood veneer that I do have are bikes. LOL It was 
an optional twist. I used paper with pencils.... but I hope you like it anyway.
 I colored my Teacher with Copic Markers
The papers are from Me & My Big Ideas and it's called Off To School.
The dies and sentiment stamps are from My Creative Time.

That's all folks!
Make sure you join Team B this week at 
TTPH by linking some cards. 
Make sure that if you want to be counted for the drawing for the prize that you only have 10 entries ladies and gents. 

Thank you for visiting,

Katya Bess

I will be entering this card at.
Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

TSC DT: Dear Credit Card

Hello Everyone!

Today, I start showcasing as Design Team member at I feel very grateful that they even considered me to be in the team.

Tamara's  digis (the owner) at are usually funny, always quirky and smexy :P Her images have always been a real treat to color.

Today I am showcasing, Stacey Spectacular (click and the link and it'll take you right to her at the shop)

I used Copic markers to color this image. I used 3D  very thick stickers from the Paper House to embellish and give my card dimension.  The cardstock is from recollections and the design
paper is from  Me and My Big ideas. 

I hope you can read the writing... I should of typed it.... but I'll do that the next time. It says:

Dear Credit Card
I love you!
'Til debt
do us part.


Miss Shopaholic

I thought it was pretty funny and fit well with the image.

I used Glossy Accents for her glass area and on her eye glass frame.

Here you can see the dimension of the 3D stickers.

By the way Tamara also offers custom watermarks and you can find them here:

I hope you liked what I had to show. 

As always it's Anything Goes!

Thanks for visiting,

Katya Bess

Monday, September 1, 2014

TRPH DT: Fairy in the Wilderness

Hello Everyone!

Hope you ALL are having a great weekend. For everyone here in the USA, Happy Labor Day

My husband and I are on a mini getaway in Mammoth Lakes, CA just past Yosemite National Forest. We are here for a our friends Matt and Farm's wedding. It's so beautiful here.  Hubby forgot his laptop  so I can't upload any of those pictures yet. LOL

So this week we are showcasing images from Whoopsi Daisy. Mine is a little fairy girl with cupcakes.

I used all Copic markers to color my image.
Sometimes CAS is a little challenging for me but I gave it a go anyway with a card sketch I found online. I hope you like it.

Make sure to follow TTPH's Challenge  #57 this week. The theme is ANYTHING GOES. Again our sponsor is Whoopsidaisy Digis. Have fun :) 

Thanks for visiting,

Katya Bess

Monday, August 18, 2014

TTPH DT: Crafty Sentiments Inspiration

Hello Everyone!

Just showing a little card that I made for TTPH with a Crafty Sentiments digi called Tess Summer Fun

Thank you so much Crafty Sentiments for sponsoring our DT this week. 

This week we are working with an inspiration that you'll see as you scroll down. 

 I colored her with Copic markers, 
used a banner spellbinder's die and a die from My Creative Time. 

Down below is the inspiration photo. I tried to pick up some of the colors from the feathers.
Furthermore, on the inspiration is my lovely crafty friend BreAnn McFarland who was
diagnosed with a rare and serious illness called Pulmonary Hypertension as a child and
needed to have a lung transplant. The color Periwinkle is the official color of 
Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness but varying purples are often used.
The phrase "Just Breathe" is one of the sentiments I like to use for her cards or cards inspired by her. 

Make sure to stop by 
Through The Purple Haze Challenges blog to enter your card/s using this inspiration photo. 

Thank you for stopping by,

Katya Bess

I will be entering my card at:

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Happy 5th Birthday Xzavier Luigi Style

Hello My Crafty Peeps!

Just coming in for a few minutes since I have house work to do... you all know how fun that is.

Well tomorrow is my son Xzavier's 5th birthday. He loves Luigi and he loves the color green. He is will be starting kindergarden soon and he is just so excited about everything. :D

I made him a card using:
  A Journey  rubber stamp set and Fairy Princess clear stamp set from The Greeting Farm

The step card is from the silhouette store, the grass is from My Creative Time  and the rest I created myself with the Silhouette D.E.

Here is my card:
As you can see this card was totally inspired by Mario Bros. Luigi character. LOL  
I colored my images with Copic markers. I didn't have any other little boy TGF stamps
with overalls so I kind of made them into overalls by drawing a line near the chest and coloring it blue. 
I created a little Green Toad by cutting a toadstool and cutting up a fairy. 

I know my son is going to love it! Well I'm hoping anyway. He has been counting down the days for his birthday to come... OMG all he does is count numbers all day and math problems all day. He drives me insane sometimes he has a thing for numbers but I still love him. 
Anyway, I hope you all liked my little birthday card too. :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Katya Bess

Will be entering my card at:
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Monday, August 4, 2014

TTPH DT: Sweet Summer with SSD Smurfette

Hello Everyone!

Hope everything is great.

Today I'm worked on a card from Sassy Studio Designs the digi name is Smurfette.

Thank you Sassy Studio Designs 
for sponsoring us this week at TTPH :) 

 I colored her up with Copic markers only and the background was drawn freehand 
with my Copic multiliner. I made the flowers myself using a spellbinder's die.

Hope you like it. 
Make sure to enter your cards at

Thanks for stopping by,

Katya Bess

Entering my card at:

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Christmas in July: TGF

Hello there Crafty Peeps,

Just stopping by to show off a quick (well not so quick initially) card I made. I colored this image a while back but just not made it into a card. I hope you like it. It's a Rubber Stamp that I actually have two of. LOL How did that happen I'm thinking I need to sell one or give one away... I'm 50%/50% on both ideas.

I used Holiday Anya just click on the link (but currently it's out of stock)

I used Spectrum Noir to color her and the background.
I cut that poinsettia with my Cricut a long time ago I just added Studio G glitter glue for the center 
to finish it off. The Merry Christmas greeting is from a clear stamp that I don't have the packaging.

I hope you liked my little card. 

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Katya Bess

I'm entering my card at: 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

JIC DT: TPS Ballerina

Hello Everyone,

I'm back with a short little note card for this weeks Challenge at Just Inspirational Challenge's Hobby and Sports week.

This image is from The Paper Shelter and it's called The Lovely Ballerina. The desinger paper comes with the digi. :)

 I colored her up with my Prismacolor pencils
I didnt add a sentiment but I will when I'm ready to give it out. 

Thanks for looking.

Katya Bess