[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]

FOR CREO BY LADY KATUTZ' CONTEST:

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.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Postcards Sent and Received - March 23, 2015

Hi!

I've sent another souvenir card to my Graphic Designer in the USA.
A postcard designed by me with her as my sponsor for the digital kit utilized.

She's coming out with her own printable set to include in her kits soon.
Congrats and Cheers to a another first for my Graphic Designer, I'm working with.

--o0o--

Now, I'm sharing a photo of a postcard received from a swap more than a month ago.

The Union Street Pillar Box from Guernsey sent thru a Facebook Swap with a Year of the Goat 2015 postage stamp.



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mini Art Output Collection Series 2: Hi!

Hi!

It took me a while though I started feverishly completing these next set of pages and handmade cards.  And yet, I felt there was lack of detail in all of the pages except for the handmade cards.

From March 19 to the 23rd, I was embellishing, coloring, painting and inking each of the 5 pages plus the handmade cards.  . . . embossing and doing calligraphy in everything.

Now, I've finally chosen the 2 final details on my part pages and all was done and completed.

Here I am now sharing 2 presentations done and completed out of my pages and cards:

video
Five art pages with:
papers for watercolor, oil painting, sketch, scrapbook and art journal.
{pages signed a day after}


video
Three handmade cards in a series done as:
postcard, certificate card and folded greeting card


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mini Art Output Collection Series I: The Smallest Wonders Ring the Greatest Joy

Hi!

I would like to share a presentation of  
My 1st Mini Art Set Output Collection
(from pages up to cards).

I could still remember my 1st 2 Artworks I got up on a frame to decorate one of the places where I'd like to stay and rest.  And I thought of starting to create mini artworks from artpads.

I have been keeping an assortment of artpads from a watercolor pad, oil painting pad, a sketch pad and a few art journals.  They were expensive for me to procure and it shows that it took me a couple of months a few years back to complete my art materials in terms of pads, canvases, palette knives, and a palette plastic board for paints.  It was kind of a relief to have them completed in my art bin and art & craft room.  And, I know I still need to buy a few painting materials in terms of paint and other more basic consumables.

Anyway,  here's my thought of coming up with a concept and rendering a number of renditions from various kinds of textured paper to art cards, shown in 2 separate presentations below:

video
The above is a presentation of my art pages:
from watercolor paper;
from oil painting paper;
from sketch pad paper;
from art journal paper. . . . {sigh}


video
The above is my presentation of my rendition of the same into cards:
from handmade folded card;
from handmade postcard;
to certificate card.


Friday, March 20, 2015

My Postcrossing Status & Postcards Received - March 17, 2015

Hi, everyone!

I have been on an online break and have been offline for a few days and had taken respite in my own bedroom to indulge on television and work on my cards and a few art pages.

It's quite difficult to re-learn to watch television shows again.  I hope to take things light and not go on a merry-go-round with feelings and emotions with each show or movie shown on TV. {sigh}

I had taken leave from all of my postcrossing activities a few weeks ago.  And I could already feel the sadness of not receiving so many postcards in my mail.  I'm glad that I could rest from my daily postcrossing routine and of being active in various postcrossing forums, and from my swapping of postcards too.

But I do miss looking at postage stamps and the feeling of writing at the back of each postcard I want to send to my recipients together with affixing postage on the back of each postcard.  Sometimes, it's all work, albeit a lot of work for me to do so.  And I'm glad for the opportunity to take a rest from it.

I'm still to renew my P.O. Box rental as I still have a lot of pending and in transit postcard swaps, travelling postcard envelopes and travelling notebooks.  But I'm winding down from travelling notebooks and travelling postcard activities since last year.  Just waiting for all my notebooks, postcard envelope and mini scrapbook's return from travelling.

Anyway, I'm back sharing the few postcards received on March 17, 2015.

postcards from RR swap:
- a multi-view postcard from Portugal of a traditional feast of Our Lady of Agonia
- a postcard of the sanctuaire of Fatima from Portugal


Thursday, March 19, 2015

CBLK Cross-Stitch Collection - 3rd Set

Hi!

Here I am now sharing my Cross-Stitch Collection:
(a 3rd set)

 Our Lady Boss
Crossstitch Pattern
(for personal use)

  Missing You
Crossstitch Pattern
(for personal use)

 Always Thinking of You
Crossstitch Pattern
(for personal use)


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

"Julio" LO for Scrappy Bee

Hi, everyone!

This month's the release of

Scrappy Bee's

"Friendship" Monthly Mix digital kit:


I love this digital kit so much and found it apt to create an LO with my pet cat Julio as the main subject.  I love how the LO looks totally like a RUSS friendship theme which is somehow something that I wanted since when I was a teen . . .  to have a RUSS teddy bear.  Now, I'm content with my LO looking as such.
Thanks, Scrappy Bee Honey Bees!!

I had so much fun creating with the digital kit and
here I am now sharing my prepared projects with Scrappy Bee . . .
Here is my CT Project for Scrappy Bee's monthly mix kit release:


 Please visit the Scrappy Bee
to grab Scrappy Bee's new "Friendship" Monthly Mix digital kit.

Thanks and happy shopping!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

"Golden Bay" digital LO for Scrappy Bee

Hi, everyone!

I worked for the month of March 2015 with

Scrappy Bee's 

Honey Bee
Just Another Scrap's

"Somebody's Hero" digital kit:


Somebody's Hero digital kit of Just Another Scrap proved to be close to my heart not just by the color scheme of the digital kit and the motif.  I love how simple the mini kit contains elements and yet speaks profoundly with its mini kit's name.

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


I went minimalistic on my layout above.  I wanted so much to show off the tree watermark design of her pattern paper and decided to digi scrap traditionally too.  Not artsy in style but traditional digiscrapping.  I'm delighted how the color combination of the mini kit complements the colors in my chose photo.

 Please visit the Scrappy Bee
to grab Just Another Scrap's "Somebody's Hero" digital kit.

Thanks and happy shopping!!