[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 album binder (for local winners): 
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 and Travelling Notebook Project)

- 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.

For those Interested also in an InLinkz Gadget: (just click the InLinkz button below)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Postcards Sent and Received - October 22, 2014


Sharing photos of postcards sent and received
October 22, 2014:

postcards received and
registry return receipts received:
 - Handmade card from Shenyang, China (Handmade card RR)
- Postcrossing Cologne Meet-Up Card (Meet-Up Card RR)
- Cologne Meet-Up Card (Meet-Up Card RR)
- Collage Handmade Card from Russia (Handmade Card Group RR)
- Handmade Card No theme from Russia (Handmade Card Group RR)


Christmas Cards sent thru Holiday Cards Group RR

 Christmas Folded Cards RR

 Christmas Postcards RR
Thank you Cards sent


OCTOBER 22, 2014:  the very day that I held a 2nd postmarker and sat at a post office personnel's chair to do postmarking and cancellations on the postage stamps on my Christmas cards and postcards.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Postcards Received - October 21, 2014

Sharing this time photos of postcards received
October 21, 2014:

postcrossing postcards:
- Windmills image of Holland
- Old Temple of LU-KANG from China

Friday, October 24, 2014

Postcards Received - October 20, 2014


Sharing a photo of postcards received
October 20, 2014:

postcards received:
- Cidade Marvilhosa (Monumento do Cristo Redentor) from  Brazil (thru swap)
- An Indonesian Terimakasih card from Indonesia (thru swap)
- a handmade card from USA (thru handmade card RR)
- Meet-Up Card from Chengdu, China (thru Meet-Up RR)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hungarian Runes, Postcards and ATCs Sent and Received - October 17, 2014

Hi, everyone!

I'm back to sharing photos of postcards and atcs sent and received - October 17, 2014:

postcards received for the day above
- envelope of ballet cards from Russia (thru a swap)
- Bali Indonesia card from Indonesia (thru a swap)
- handmade card from Russia (thru a handmade postcard RR)
- MAP card from Deutschland (thru a MAP RR)
- Sphinx on the Egyptian bridge from Russia (Art RR Group)
- 4 seasons card from Finland (postcrossing postcard)
- Russian Famous rulers from Russia (postcrossing postcard)
- mutli-view card from a spa-town in Germany (postcrossing postcard)
- illustrative card from Russia (postcrossing postcard)
- Warswa view card from Poland (postcrossing postcard)
- friendship card of Famous Temple of Amritsar from India (thru a swap)
- Hungarian runes Cella Septichora postcard from Hungary (broadcast swap)
- Monument of Tomb of Kong (Art Group RR)

 atcs received thru a private trade

Hungarian runes postcards sent to me says:

"Hi, Kathleen

Yreetings from hungary.
I hope you like this UNESCO card from Pecs.
Have a nice day.



Postcards sent:

 thru facebook swap

 thru a Postcrossing.com RR
of Halloween cards

 thru a Postcrossing.com RR
of Halloween Cards

 thru a Postcrossing.com RR
of Halloween cards

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My 7th Batch of Published Postcards

It took time for me to share photos of my 2nd to the last postcards published and printed.  Here's sharing the photos of the next 3 postcards:

digital art on a postcard
"In the Stillness of Life" - regular postcard and maxicard
digital design initially created for the Filipino Challenge Blog as owner, admin, sketch team member and Design Team member on May 29, 2013.
Postcard printed to commemorate and celebrate CBLKD's Milestone Year 2014.
Also a tribute to Filipino Scrapbookers.
Special thanks to Jessica Sprague Designers, VJS Designs, Mye De Leon Designs.

digital art on a postcard
"Merry Christmas, Santa!" - regular postcard
digital design initially created for Sunny Side Up Creations Challenge Blog under Nanette van der Veen as her Design Team member on July 9, 2012.
Postcard printed to commemorate and celebrate CBLKD's Milestone Year 2014.
Special thanks to Lettering Delights.
{2 chosen postmarks or stamps stamped in black ink}

I found a 2nd postmark for the above card.
I'll share photo of it as soon as I get my cards to be photographed organized and all my photo files neatly compiled for upload.
{getting to be tedious for me everyday since}

digital art on a postcard
"Valentine's Day" - regular postcard
digital design initially created for the joint Filipino Scrapbookers Club and Philippine Crafters Association's Swap activity as admin and activity host and coordinator.
Postcard printed to commemorate and celebrate CBLKD's Milestone Year 2014.
Also a tribute to the Filipino Scrapbookers and Philippine Crafters Association.
Special thanks to Nancie Rowe Janitz Designs and Echo Park.

For personal use and not for commercial use of now.

Completed and put together with postmarks set aside and stamped for these postcard designs, October 16, 2014

I still have one last set of postcards to share photos of.
My last printed (I think) for this year 2014.

I'd like to say special thanks to:

Inspiredbydominic Designs
Nick P. Rodis

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

An Exhibit: Karayom Masterpieces at iba pa . . .

Hi, everyone!

I'm glad to be sharing today news of the upcoming gallery exhibit of various Amorsolo paintings reproduced into crossstitch masterpieces for everyone.  Not only Amorsolo masterpieces but also Baldemor paintings into crossstitch masterpieces.

The exhibit opens on November 5, 2014
at LRI Plaza, Makati City

An Invitation:


As I visited Dreams, Makati City in Glorietta 5.
I saw Amorsolo and Baldemor crossstitch pieces all ready in black frame setting.  I was in awe of the huge masterpieces in front of me.  I was literally gaping at the 2 pieces:  the Fernando Amorsolo's Countryside in Oil in crossstitch reproduction and Manuel Baldemor's Good Harvest.  

To add to the eye candy was a masterpiece Hardanger of an Advent Calendar done in Christmas tree form how we used to love our Advent Calendars in papercrafting in Christmas trees.

I was silently and intently looking at each of the 3 works and couldn't help but marvel at such work and craftiness of the finish and presentation.

I could only guess how the presentors at the Karayom Masterpieces will mesmerize the patrons of Amorsolo and Baldemor works and needlecrafters in the country.

I felt my life as an accountant and as an auditor or the remaining lifeblood breathing accounting terms and concepts and accountancy frameworks was suddenly dead.

I'm all out for the Arts and Crafts Sector now, still keeping in mind that I'll still try to continue to do my personal accounting of my personal expenses and savings.  That is now what will be left of what I am as an accounting professional.

A full-time hobbyist turned artist.  I'm spreading my wings again to indulge not on papercraft arts or other more craft art, digital art and now to add needlecraft art aside from canvas art.

I ask for guidance in this heartfelt decision.  The accountant in me still resides but no special feeling to my profession is felt by me anymore.  The happiness with numbers, the love for accounting terms and concepts is now diminished.

I hope I can still be all of what I was but then change is always inevitable as a Mood is always temporary.

Sharing now a movie of my project with 3 Certificates tucked in for me to work with and more with Amorsolo and Baldemor works.  I guess to add to these will be Creo by Lady Katutz works in crossstitch patterns.


Wish me good luck and happiness . . .