[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]

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

1st CONTEST at Creo by Lady Katutz


Hi, everyone!  I don’t know where and how to start as I don’t usually host a contest for my own milestone.  I had been a challenge blog admin or challenge host on various venues here and abroad, locally and internationally.  It’s but fitting in my own recall but yet it is admittedly uncomfortable for me to act on the idea that had been in my mind since my first blogoversary.

I have been conducting blog hops every blogoversary for every international challenge blog of scrapbookin community I have been with.  This time it is for my very own personal crafting blog.

I’m admitting now that I did forego conducting the same on my very own 1st blogoversary here at Creo by Lady Katutz in year 2012 of November.  I guess this is to commemorate lots of my hardwork that I usually see as pure fun and an activity to while my days.  This is for my 1st, 2nd and now 3rd Creo by Lady Katutz blogoversary.  And I know, it was called for that I do a 1st blogoversary contest with My very 1st scrapping and scrapbooking personal hobby blog, my “Let’s Get Scrappy”, which I refused or failed to do in year 2012.

Aside from the above it’s my Rubieth year as I celebrate my 40th birthday this year 2014.  I had been posting my month of April celebration.  Thank you for my family and relatives who did organized such an intimate and special lunch at the very special place I so remember roaming around during my junior years as a practicing Certified Public Accountant.  Thank you!!!  Now here I am doing as what I owe primarily to myself and my blog.

MECHANICS: (Open for happy participants in any part of the world, reachable by our regular post offices, for international participants, and couriers for local Philippine participants)

Create any project with the following themes for me and my Creo by Lady Katutz:
1.       A birthday project in a layout, a handmade card, an altered art or any out-of-the page project that you may think of.  These can be in paper, in canvas or digital/hybrid in nature.  Please make sure to have your digital projects printed and sent to my address.  And also your canvas and paper projects to be done, completed and sent to my address for me to keep, as I won’t be doing the same activity after this.
2.       A blogoversary project, in short an anniversary project, may these be in a layout, handmade card, altered art or any out-of-the page project.  These can be in paper, in canvas or digital/hybrid in nature.  You may choose which of the following blogoversary years to show in your project:
a.       Creo by Lady Katutz – 1st blogoversary for November 11, 2012 to commemorate
b.      Creo by Lady Katutz – 2nd blogoversary for November 11, 2013 to commemorate
c.       Creo by Lady Katutz – 3rd blogoversary for this year November 11, 2014
d.      Let’s Get Scrappy – 1st blogoversary for January 23, 2012 to commemorate
3.       A linky tool via Inlinkz.com is provided at the bottom of this Contest posting.  YOU MAY LINK UP PHOTOS OF YOUR ENTRIES, thru your own BLOG, OPEN FACEBOOK ALBUM, FLICKR GALLERY, and OPEN INSTAGRAM ALBUMS. Link up THE photos of your projects before sending them over to me, in the mailing address or courier office address provided.  I will open the contest up to January 11, 2015 (originally at November 2nd of 2014, though my 4th blogoversary falls on November 11, 2014) with winners announced on my birthday next year in April 2015.  I'll be extending for another year with Inlinkz.com. . . hopefully with the help of blog readers, followers and participants. 


I worked out and obtained a P.O. Box at Las Piñas City Post Office thru Philpost starting today April 23, 2014 - for one year only for the purpose of this celebration, unless extended by my P.O.  It's the biggest P.O. Box size my Philpost branch has.  The box can accomodate greeting cards - handmade and digitally printed, 6x6 layouts, 8x8 layouts and 8x11 layouts.  Here's my new P.O. address:

Kathleen B. Hernandez
P.O Box # 249
Las Piñas Central Post Office
1740 Las Piñas City, Metro Manila

For those within the Philippines, I have previously asked LBC to be my central depository of packages should this even arise. Ifever, I'll be picking-up all packages sent from within the Philippines from LBC or 2GO Express (both SM Center Las Piñas Courier Branch Outlets).
Kathleen B. Hernandez
LBC Express
Space No. WS 9 & WS 10
SM Center Las Piñas
Alabang-Zapote Road,
Brgy. Talon Dos, Las Piñas City 


Kathleen B. Hernandez
G/F SM Center - Las Piñas
Alabang-Zapote Rd.
Brgy. Talon Dos, Las Piñas City

Those who know me personally and have kept my home address, you may send directly your projects to my house address. Thank you very, very and oh so much!!  


Prizes below are courtesy of me, Kath of Creo by Lady Katutz, with sources from bookstores near me with whom I’m a patron of:

(SERIES OF 3-atc Entry) 
5 Ultra Pro (Platinum Series) sheets or pages of 9-atc pocket sleeve page
5 Ultra Pro (Platinum Series) sheets or pages of 4-atc pocket sleeve page
2 different note cards from Peter Pauper Press, Inc. as follows:
(1 pc Butterflies & 1 pcs Birdcage note cards with envelope)

(with submission of best 3-pc postcard set or
self-published postcards or a Maxicard)
1 Nostalgia notebook from Little Town School and Office Supply to keep track of your postcrossing activities such as postmark stamps or Maxi card activities or regular postcrossing activities of keeping track postage stamps collection with 1 Philippine pocket mini album with ring from Korben Corporation's Papelmelroti

(with submission of best handmade card)
1 Colorbok card kit with 1 Korben Corporation's Papelmelroti Philippines pocket mini album with ring

(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)

(with submission of best LO or page layout project)
1 EnoGreetings mini book kit with 1 Mini 7x10cm of 64 pages Victoria's Journal Lined Paper Notebook

(to view: My Sample Mini Book from the Kit Article)

For my Various Mini Book Kit published tutorials:
Mini Book Project III at Scrapbooking.com (April 2014)
Mini Book Project II at Scrapbooking.com (March 2014) 
Mini Book Project I at Scrapbooking.com (February 2014) 
(previous photo shown before are front and back parts of 
One (1) Mini Book Kit by EnoGreetings) 

(with submission of best Project Life Project based on categories mentioned above, whether in Pocket Life Scrapping Style or any known style or technique)
1 year's worth of DIY Pocket Life Scrapping
minus the fillers and cards:
-  20 Ultra Pro Premium 9-pocket life sleeves per page
-  10 Ultra Pro Premium 4-pocket life sleeves per page
- 1 pack of SeaGull letter-size protector clear sheets
- 2 pcs. Eagle expandable clear sheets/pages
- 1 piece Eagle yellow envelope binder page
- optional binder (for local winners for now): 
Project Life binder in Creo by Lady Katutz' color motif 
{looking into a few pieces of own-designed filler cards as bonus items}
(to view: My Pocket Life Scrapbook Pages)   

(with submission of best Smash Book Folio Project based on categories mentioned above, whether in a DIY Smash Notebook, a K&Co. Smash Folio or any Smash Album)

- K&Co. mini Smash Folio
- Korben Corporation's Papelmelroti's Mini ring album
- K&Co. Mini Smash Pad
{ to view sample of my DIY Smash Notebook, click, HERE. }

Thank you and a HAPPY AND MERRY 2014 to all!!

You may send me an email at ladykatuts@yahoo.com for those serious inquiries only.


CONTEST ENDS: JANUARY 11, 2015 (2-months after the 4th Blog Anniversary)
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS: APRIL 3, 2015 (for all Categories)

NOTE:  Link up photos of your projects before sending them over to me.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Coming Back to CrossStitch Works

I have to admit it took me approximately 5 years and
I'm glad to be back crossstitching (needlecrafting) again.

I thank the Proud Pinoy Stitchers,
- Margaret Tipton of Proud Pinoy Stitchers
- Yeya Albano of DMC
- Dreams; and
- Leda of Stitch Crossing

My wanting and craving to stitch again was fueled
by the group mentioned above.
With that I'm grateful.

I procured my very first set of Cross-stitch mags
from Stitch Crossing and
a few books too.
 Also my very first papercrafting mags too.

I also procured within the same month materials
from Leda of Stitch Crossing
and here I am,
stitching my very 1st crossstitched atcs:

 I'm looking into working with some
crossstitched handmade cards,
a mix of my love for papercrafts and needlecrafts.

Hopefully, this would get me ready to
stitch the following,
which I've been craving to stitch
since I entered the Proud Pinoy Stitchers Group:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Chloroom's Recipe Travelling Notebook

Hello, everyone!

I've been keeping from sharing photos of the pages I created with my groupmates or co-participants Travelling Notebooks since I started in this activity with Postcrossing.com's Forum.

Now, I'm ready to share these pages starting off with the very 1st Travelling Notebook I filled up as early as July 2013 (last year).

Here's the twenty fourth one:
(completely filled up September 13, 2014)

Note:  I'm refraining from sharing the other pages of my co-participants' Travelling Notebooks.  I'll be sharing photos of the pages of my own Travelling Notebooks upon their return.  I have so far only have 2 Travelling Notebooks returned.

Chloroom's Travelling Notebook - Recipe:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Postcards Sent and Received - September 12, 2014

Hi and hello!

Last September 12, 2014,
I mailed out the following postcards:

for a swap under a postcrossing facebook group

sent out as official postcrossing postcards

for an RR under Postcrossing.com
Group of Published Cards 

my very first hosted
Around the World Traveling Envelope
(TE #1 - Map Cards)


postcards received

- Japanese art card from Japan
- postcard from the UK by Sarah and Glenn

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Next Batch of Printed Designed Postcards / Cards

It's been quite a number of weeks
since my first posting or sharing here of photos
of my very 1st set of Own-Designed Postcards.

I'm now back sharing my next batch.
Printing done and completed for
a number of days or weeks:


The 3 sets above were fresh from the printer
August 27, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Postcards Sent and Received - September 11, 2014


Sharing photos of postcards sent and received
September 11, 2014

handmade cards sent to
Postcrossing.com RR Group of Handmade Cards 

postcards sent for a swap thru an FB Group


Postcards received: 

 Helsinki Suomi - Finland's South Harbor
from a Panoramic Postcard RR

postcrossing postcard
City of Zabinka, Belarus 

 postcards received thru FB Group swaps:
- 3 postcards from Indonesia (Masjid Raya Makassar; Tropical rainforest heritage of Sumatra - Unesco; Lorentz National Par - Unesco; Sangiran Early Man Site - Unesco WHS)
- Koala card from Australia;
- Hello Kitty 40th Birthday Celebration card from Japan (a collaboration of Hello Kitty and Takarazuka Revue Company);
- the Australian Flag Card from Australia;
- Becak card from Indonesia
- Milano (Le guglie del Duomo} card from Italy
 The Monument to the Scuttled Ships Maxicard from Russia

art postcards from Indonesia
from an FB Group swap


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Follow Your Heart LO for Crescent Moon Designs

Hi, everyone!

After my letter resigning from my post as Moonpie of Crescent Moon Designs a number of weeks ago or more than a month ago, here I am working with a few or probably my CMD's last kit to play with under official capacity.

Crescent Moon Designs (CMD)'s 

"Follow Your Heart" digital kit:

I had so much fun creating with the above set of digital kits and
here I am now sharing my prepared project with CMD . . .
Here is my CT Project for CMD's Follow Your Heart kit: