[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]

Sunday, April 20, 2014

"Happy Birthday, Mommy!" LO for Crescent Moon Designs

Hi, everyone!

Today's the release of

Crescent Moon Designs (CMD)'s 

"Easter Village" digital kit:

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

Please visit the following shops
to grab CMD's new "Easter Village" digital kit:

Scrappy Bee:



Friday, April 18, 2014

. . . another batch of postcards coming in . . .

Hi, everyone!

Another or this is my 3rd disappointing note on a 3rd batch of postcards received like this.  Again, I've received or awaken with these postcards ready on top of my writing desk.  I saw these a good postcard and decided to go back to sleep and then wake up and start writing on a Travelling Recipe Notebook.

After writing on a TN and getting ready to send as soon as Holy Week Observation ends, I found these 3 postcards again stamped with a Las Piñas City postmark on the face of the postcard.  Saddening and yet unbelievably true.

Here are the postcards received, upon waking up in the wee hours of the morning, as of April 17, 2014:

came in April 11, 2014 but claimed April 16, 2014 from Philpost customs window
Travelling Notebook (Recipe category)
notebook from Germany came thru Russia
sending to the next participant

April Alternative RR#3
a legendary Soviet cartoon
still popular amongst children

Palaces RR Group
Palace in Strelna in St. Petersburg suburb
card came from St. Petersburg, Russia

 April Alternative RR#3
multi-view card from Germany

Thursday, April 17, 2014

. . . more postcards coming in . . .

Hi, everyone!

Another disappointing note for this batch of postcards received.  I know and remembered receiving these batch of postcards or finding them on my writing desk unstamped or unpostmarked in front of the each of the postcard faces.

And now, as I'm sharing the photos of these postcards, I've found and now saw that these are stamped in front by a Las Piñas City Post Office postmark.

These are not suppose to be so, as these aren't Maxicards
Maxicards aren't done like this unless it is to pay for someone's Maxi card being sent out abroad by another fellow Filipina or Filipino.

I know how it is for most Filipino postcrossers and it's sad that this is happening to me too.  Most have quit postcrossing because of this matter.  And I won't hesitate to be included in the number of postcrosser quitters should this subsist as these aren't really permissible.

Sharing now postcards received:

art card from Russia done by Tisset James

 postcard from USA
ART RR - Portrait postcard

 Alternative RR#3 at Postcrossing.com's Forum
postcard of Chinese Food - Tofu from China

 meet-up postcard
meet-up done here in Intramuros, Manila, Philippines
postcard is Countryside in Oil by Fernando, Amorsolo

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My 1st Travelling Creative Notebook

Hi, everyone!

I know this must be long overdue as
a number are waiting for me to share
the pages of my Travelling Creative Notebook and Journal
that reached me back home here in Manila or
should I say - here in Las Piñas City, Metro Manila, Phils.
a few months ago.

It has been a long deliberating process within me
whether I should share the pages as this has been
quite a sentimental and heart-warming Creative Notebook
as soon as perused over the pages of my returned Creative Book
which have gone around the world over with
4 other Creative Notebook participants

HongKong, China 
another part of Russia again and
back home here with me in Manila

Here are the photos of all the pages 
of my Creative Notebook/Journal
that travelled internationally:

the Moleskin cover which I heat embossed with my name and a design from one of my stamps which I have to buy from Filipino Scrappin' Moms Mod Pia Salem-Lopez, one of the former Filipina industry leaders in the Scrapbooking industry in the USA.

below are pages of mine, Kathleen (Kath)
created a picture collage where each photo of every page are collaged in one photo, shown below:

below are pages created by Erica from HongKong, China
created a picture collage where each photo of every page are collaged in one photo, shown below:

below are pages created by Vicky from St. Petersburg, Russia
created a picture collage where each photo of every page are collaged in one photo, shown below:

below are pages created by Lily (Lilitec) from Moscow, Russia
created a picture collage where each photo of every page are collaged in one photo, shown below:

my Moleskin's Cahier Journal's backpage heat embossed again with a design and my name so as not to get lost while travelling internationally:

Looking for a possibility for more Creative Travelling Notebooks of mine to go around with the same forum or another forum, locally or internationally.

"Happy 64 Birthday, MA!" for Inspiredby dominic Designs

Hi, everyone!

I created another digital LO, I'm still working on photos of my entire family, my parents and sibling since last year 2013.  I haven't compiled photos since January 2014, all are with my mommy right now.  I hope she did save each photo they have.

This Inspiredbydominic Designs digital kit was release a few months ago at Scrapbook-Bytes.  I hope Inspiredbydominic could push thru with her digital site/scrapbook store.

 Inspired by Dominic Designs (IBDD)'s

"Green is Greenier" digital kit:

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

I utilized like me previous digital LO with Scrappy Bee, the digital template of Seoul 2 Scraps (S2SS), a digital designer at Scrappy Bee under Charly Renay.

The photo above was taken last September 23, 2013.
I hope I can get to creating scrapbook layouts of my 40th birthday last April 3, 2014 soon.

 Please visit the following shops
to grab IBDD's new "Green is Greenier" digital kit:


"Oh Baby" digital LO from IBDD digital full kit

Hi, everyone!

Yesterday, I went working with:

 Inspired by Domini Designs (IBDD)'s

"Oh Baby" digital kit,
the kit was released a few months ago and
I only got to work with the digital kit only yesterday morning:

I had so much fun creating with the digital kit and
here I am now sharing my prepared project with IBDD . . .
Working on a general-themed digital LO with the baby-themed digital kit.  No babies for me to create a digital LO, but really liked the colors chosen by our digital desinger, Tiffany Nicole Berman, for her created digital kit.
Here is my CT Projects for IBDD's kit release:

 Please visit the following shops
to grab IBDD's new "Oh Baby" digital full kit:


Monday, April 14, 2014

"Kahit Ano, Kahit Pano, Go!" atc Swap Hosted by Batangas City, Philippines

Good day, everyone!

Sharing the recently concluded
"Kahit Ano, Kahit Pano, Go!"
atc swap with
the Filipino Scrapbookers Club and
Philippine Crafters Association.

This time hosted by Batangueña,
Ces de Guzman de la Cruz.

Here are the atcs that came in from Batangas City
from various atc swap participants in the country:

L-R:  first 2 atcs from top left from previous atc swap; Jessa David; Maganis Mangilin; Tessa Morales-Serrano; Gale G. Solon

L-R: Cathy Rivera; Cattleya G. Bautista; 3 atcs from Faith Ramones-Balaga; 3 atcs from Virginia Cortez (Mayor Vi); Mariclaire J. Rioga

L-R: Fritzie Ann Vicmudo-Mazaredo; Jona Saavedra-Panesa; Ellen Joy Flores; Saenri Caccam; Liza Garcia; Mel P. Tiglao; Marinelle Desphy; Venus S. Fortuna, MD; Leah B. Reniva-Bernal

Ma. Pilarcita (Pia) P. Ojera; Jesslin Panganiban; Anginell Gateia; Ruth S. Gacayan; Cristina Fremista-Fortu; Julianne Carmen Manuel; 2 atcs from Gaye Lagula-Niango; Gilberto G. Reyes 

L-R: Kristine D. Bandilla; Febralie Franco; 2 atcs from Eden Gomez; Melanie M. Rogers; 3 atcs from Shiela May Castigador-Sierra; Jasmin Landicho-Arandilla 

L-R: 2 atcs from Jasmin Landicho-Arandilla; Dinah De Reyes; not signed atc; Monalisa Tadeo; Joy Nieva; Lorna Lubi (Laine's); 2 atcs from Aileen Joy Fernandez-Fernandez

L-R: Aileen Joy Fernandez-Fernandez; 3 atcs from Melanie Anne B. Cheng; 3 atcs from Vicenta D. Su-ay; 2 atcs from Gagay Li

3 atcs from Gagay Li; 3 unsigned atcs; Vanessa S. Torres; Catherine Tumbali-Gomez; Reya Eilleen S. Ramos  

L-R: 2 atcs from Reyna Jose-Walus (PCA President & Founder); 2 atcs from me - Kathleen Margaret Charity Borja Hernandez (out of 25 atc design sets sent for the swap)