[PAPER & DIGITAL CRAFTING GOAL: to create, to aspire, to design, to inspire and hopefully continue to reach new heights in this crafting hobby]
[NEEDLE CRAFTING GOAL: to create, to aspire, to design for gifts and give-aways of friends and loved ones]
[BAKING GOAL: to aspire, to indulge, bake and hopefully . . . learn to bake fondant & go full blast on this baking endeavour]


ENDED JANUARY 11, 2015: the Creo by Lady Katutz' 8-Categories Contest has ended. No more acceptance of entries.

To view the entries, click HERE.

Entries will be reviewed over a 3 month-period. Finalists will be posted from January - March 2015.

Winners will be announced April 3, 2015.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Postcards Sent and Received - January 26, 2015


Sharing photos of postcards sent and received:
January 26, 2015

 postcards sent:
- official postcrossing postcard
- postcards for swap thru facebook
- Cat RR swap

mails received:
- 2 closed envelopes: 1 from Sweden and 1 from Russia
- 1 Cat postcard from Duetschland from a Cat RR Group
- 1 UNESCO card of Caucasus Nature Reserve from Russia from a SEA - UNESCO RR
- 1 card from Russia from a SEA RR
- 1 handmade postcard from Russia from a Handmade RR Group
- 1 Map card from Finland from a Maps RR Group

 handmade Christmas card received from Sweden
from Postcrossing Handmade Card fellow-former Admin

 Holiday cards received from Russia from a Holiday card RR


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"Happy New Year: My Resolutions" LO for Sunshine Inspired Designs

Hi, everyone!

It's the release of

Sunshine Inspired Designs (SID)'s

"Winter Time - New Year's Edition" digital kit:

Kiss me at Midnight for it’s New Year’s Eve . . . !  

Start scrapping or start creating your LOs with the New Year’s Eve revelry in mind with photos from New Years past . . . of fireworks and of small to huge celebrations as we usher in the New Year.  

I had so much fun creating with the digital kit and
here I am now sharing my prepared project with SID . . .
Here is my CT Project for SID's kit release:

Sunday, January 25, 2015

OTP FINALISTS for the Creo by Lady Katutz Milestone Contest


I'm back to show the next CBLK 2014 Milestone Contest category's finalists.  This is the 2nd installment with the 1st one being the ATC Category.

I would like to jump to the OTP Category.  This time I was no longer able to contain my list of finalists to only 3 as there was really an influx of entries.  I have (5) OTP or TAG FINALISTS out of a total of (45) OTP CONTEST PARTICIPANTS.

Again I would like to thank the Philippine Crafters Association and the Filipino Scrapbookers Club participants to the "Let's Celebrate Family" atc and tag swap, as they sent in a token set of atcs and tags.

It was so heartfelt that I decided to include their works as entries in both atc and OTP category.

Now, I would like to proceed and share the photos of my (5) OTP finalists:

{clockwise from top left}

Aileen Joy Fernandez
(from Cotabato City, Mindanao Region, Philippines)
a simple wedding chic handmade tag with a play on trims or lace in white with a touch of pink.  Tag accentuated with 2 wedding rings.  Pearl adornment with a die-cut quote with mica flakes makes the project chic albeit a bit more elegant to be great for a wedding handmade tag.

The quote reads:
"The Wedding Ring goes on the Left Ring Finger because it is the only finger with a vein that connects to the Heart."

Vicenta Duero  Su-ay
(from Iloilo City, Visayas Region, Philippines)
A Masculine "Thank You, DAD!" handmade tag with a play with lots of die cuts of gears and other more.  Dry embossing and inking done in masculine and vintage colors.  The DAD digital image was decored and colored in retro-80's style of paper piecing and outlined with a white pen.  It's a Handmade tag for Father's Day in tune and in line with the joint FSC and PCA Celebrating Family tag swap.

Cattleya Bautista
(from Los BaƱos, Laguna, NCR, Philippines)
a Handcut and lovely jar-shaped handmade tag with no need to add a ribbon on a punched top.  Done and printed pre-designed print in wonderful pink-rose colored patterned paper or simply a cut-out from a patterned paper design with floral embellishments adorned on certain designs in the body of the jar.  

It would make a wonderful handmade greeting card / folded greeting card!

Joy Frances Valerie
(from South Korea)
an upcycling project with the use of lots of corrugated box materials.  Fantastic way and marvelous way of passing the corrugate box packaging material thru a die-cutting machine to make a camera-shaped huge handmade tag to show off a recycling or upcycling project for environmental concerns.  Wonderful choice of brown color with a play of mixed media for both base and the camera-shaped corrugated handmade die-cut with a few more embellishments and die cuts adorning the project.  

A quote on the project says:  You make me laugh

Gale G. Solon
(from Metro Manila, NCR, Philippines)
a traditional handmade "Thinking of You" tag project done in minimalist tone or denoting simplicity or in a 'less is more' style.  Perfection in the handmade tag shape and in her die-cutting works, all with precision, and with punch tool works to complete a perfect traditional handmade tag project.  Done with inking and dry embossing banner strip too and wonderfully stamped: 'Thinking of You'.


will receive prize of
(with submission of best altered art or recycled art or any out-of-the page project)
1 EnoGreetings paper kit (photo shown below) with
an assortment of a couple of blank sheets of the following:
  1. Sheets from a Berkeley Watercolor Pad
  2. Sheets from an Oil Painting (Professional Series) Pad
  3. Sheets from a Canson Sketch Pad (ideal for pencil, charcoal and pastel)

Good Luck!!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Postcards Received - January 23, 2015


Sharing photos of postcards sent and received:
January 23, 2015

 postcards received:
- Happy New Year Envelope from China
- a Lactarius Forminosus Maxicard from Belarus thru a South East Asia Maxicard RR
- A Christmas card from Indonesia from a South East Asia RR
- a Christmas envelope from Russia
- a Happy New Year card from Romania from a South East Asia New Year's RR
- an Amsterdam Meet-Up card thru an RR

 Happy New Year Envelope from China contains:
- a dedicated Clarinet and Piano card from Shanghai, China
- Potala Palace Maxicard from Shanghai, China

 a Christmas envelope from Russia contains:
- cats in art card from a Cat RR
- Adult Domestic Cat card from a Cat RR

postcrossing postcards received:
- Universiade Kazan panoramic card from Russia
- St. Basil's Cathedral card from Russia
- Valdicha brana tower postcard from Ceska Republika

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Postcard Sent and Received - January 20 - 22, 2015


Sharing photos of postcards sent and received:
January 20, 21 and 22, 2015

 Wonders of the Modern World postcard sent 
to Indonesia thru a postcard swap
January 20, 2015

 postcrossing postcards sent
January 21, 2015

postcrossing postcards received January 22, 2015:
- a Sasha Lru postcard from Minsk, Belarus
- Jip and Janneke character cards from Netherlands' children books

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Creo by Lady Katutz' May Flower Collection

Hi and hello!

I'm again sharing another set of collection.
This has been started and done last week January 14, 2015 and yet I thought there would arise a need to add to the maxicard collection and not make the whole "May Flower" Collection just purely handmade maxis.

Without further delay, here I am sharing:

Creo by Lady Katutz 'May Flower' Collection

I worked with PHLposts 2012 stamp issuance with stamps painted by Young Filipino Artists:

The Collection is in Support of Young Filipino Artists.
Here is my Mint Collection:

CBLK May Flower Collection
- Souvenir Sheet of 10 different stamps of Paintings of Young Filipino Artists {2012}
- 10 Maxi Handmade Cards
{First Day Issue: January 14, 2015}
1 Collection Only


Monday, January 19, 2015

Creo by Lady Katutz' Writings Collection

Hi, everyone!

I've been glued to the T.V. the whole day yesterday as the Papal Visit to the Philippines winds down.  I had been completing another Creo by Lady Katutz Collection since last week the day before Pope Francis' plane touched down.

I would like to introduce:

Creo by Lady Katutz' WRITINGS Mint Collection

The collection is in consonance with PHLposts November 2014 stamp release for the celebration of the 160th year of National Stamp Collecting Month:

I apologize for the delay in the release of the Creo by Lady Katutz Collection.  As this is a promised release supposedly last November 2014.  I had to delay for 3 months as I had yet to turn things around and see which is the best possible collection combination and if there's a collection I can put together for the November 2014 stamp release - their 160th year of the First Philippine Stamps.

Here is my Mint Collection:
{Mint Stamp Collection not complete as to FDC}

the Writings Maxi Handmade Card Collection
First Day Issue: January 18, 2015

CBLK 'Writings' Collection
- Souvenir Sheet: 160th Year (1854-2014) the First Philippine Stamps
- 4 Maxi Handmade Cards {blue, teal, yellow, and pink}
2 Collections