[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]

Kerygma Books by Shepherd's Voice Publishing

SHOP FOR KERYGMA BOOKS =)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My 3rd day Baking

I was really in no condition to bake that day . . . but still I attended thinking of the learning I will be missing if I skip a class.  It was bread day that Saturday.  Below are the results of the day with the help of our talented Chef:

Focaccia

Cinnamon Rolls

Strawberry & Cheese Muffins

White Pan Bread

Cheese and Corned Beef Pandesal

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My Creo Cookies

With still 2 Saturdays to go for baking and having just finished learning to bake cookies, I've found a suitable packaging for my cookies . . .

Now, I just need to find the time to bake those cookies for Christmas. . .  and with that I hope I'd be able to remember and duplicate what we've done during our baking session 2 Saturdays ago.  Uh oh  . . . it just hit me that I need to invest in a good mixer for this purpose. :(

Monday, November 28, 2011

"Eton Hotel" LO for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #95: Bundle Up for Winter

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #95 is "Bundle Up for Winter".  You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge theme.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of 3 images from Wax Fruit Tues, Dec. 6, 2011 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Dec. 4, 2011 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

This must be the last LO I'll make with Nikki Sivils' Something for Everyone paper line for I've used up all the 12x12s in the collection kit.  It's a fairly simple LO.  I have to admit I wasn't able to wait for the images from the sponsor and was in a haste in finishing the layout.  It's a fairly simple layout with emphasis on the big photo.  I would have added more details had it not for the busy schedule I've been having for weeks.  And I think, I'll still be busy in the remaining week of the year 2011 due to family matters.

Without further ado, here's my LO entitled: "Eton Hotel".  This was taken at the hotel lobby on our departure from Shanghai going back to Manila.  By the time we were leaving China, winter was already upon us, thus, I considered the photo apt for Kaboodle Doodles' challenge theme which is "Bundle Up For Winter".


Inspiration Sketch by Scrapbook Challenges

Here's hoping for an enjoyable Christmas Season up ahead . . .!

Yours truly,
Design Team Member
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog (KD)



CHALLENGES ENTERED:
1.    GingerLoft GL30 – Christmas and Winter   
2.    Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #138 – Photo Inspiration  
3.    Craft Your Days Away CYDA Challenge #34 – Buttons or Bows  
4.    Divas by Design  Challenge #15 – Monochromatic 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Card Xchange at Filipino Scrapbookers Club

It's the 1st activity of the Filipino Scrapbookers Club which can be found in Facebook.  We have an on-going Christmas Card Exchange with 14 member participants who signed-up.  Sign-ups have already closed and the deadline of mailing of respective Christmas Cards has ended.  I just hope all the participants had done their part in mailing their cards to their assigned partners.

I've received the Christmas Card sent by my partner just yesterday afternoon.  Iris Uy was my card sender whose beautifully handcrafted Christmas Card I'll be sharing with everyone here, below:
 

FRONT of  IRIS UY's Christmas Card
BACK of IRIS UY's Christmas Card

Thanks Iris for the clear stamp from Martha Stewart!


Sincerely,
your Filipino Scrapbookers Club Admin


Thursday, November 24, 2011

CropStop's Challenge #47: Thank You Card / Thankful LO

It's the last challenge for the month of November at CropStop.  This week's Challenge #47 is "Create a Thank You Card or Thankful LO".  It's your chance to win a $15 gift certificate from CropStop's online store.  Come and join us!


It's my month's off at CropStop, thus:

I would only like to share with you a CropStop 10% off with (no minimum purchase required) discount code: CTCH-2Use the discount code when checking out your puchases.  To shop at CropStop, click here.


Winner of the Challenge #47 will be announced Fri., December 2, 2011 at US timezone (EST).  

Around Always,
Kath B. Hernandez
CropStop Challenge Blog & CropStop Online Store
Creative Team Member

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

CropStop Creative/Design Team Call

CROP STOP CREATIVE TEAM 2012

CropStop is looking for 2 committed team members to bring inspiration and creativity to our site through card and layout projects.
The Creative Team call is open to all.  We welcome international submissions.
The Creative Team term is February 1, 2012 - August 1, 2012
Deadline for submission is December 31, 2011

PLEASE SUBMIT to Cropstop@cropstop.com
Name
Address
Phone Number
E-mail Address
Link to your blog


List of current and/or past Design/Creative Team positions (Team experience is not required)
Tell us about yourself and why you want to be a part of our team in a paragraph or two. 
Send a total of 3 projects that best display your crafting style.
We reserve the right to share your submissions in our Crop Stop Gallery even if your are not invited to join our Creative Team.  Please be sure you are sending projects that you are willing to share with others.

As a Crop Stop Creative Team member you will be responsible for creating 4-5 projects every other month for use in our CropStop Challenge Blog. (Subject to change depending on number of members)
Submit all work on time to be used on the Crop Stop Sketch Challenge Blog and participate on the blog as required.
Post projects on your personal blog and link products used from the Crop Stop Store.
Work with other Creative Team Members to help promote the Crop Stop Store.
Register on the Crop Stop Forum (to be used for Creative Team communication)
You may be asked to send in physical projects for use in our exhibition booths.

Creative Team Members will receive a fantastic discount as compensation along with occasional free product to be used on projects.
The Crop Stop Creative Team Blinkie for blogs and signatures.
More details will follow upon being invited to join our Creative Team

Monday, November 21, 2011

"Ice n Snow WonderPark" LO at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #94

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #94 is "Baby, It's Cold Outside".  You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge theme.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of 3 images from The Stamping Boutique Tues, Nov. 29, 2011 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Nov. 27, 2011 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

Playing with Nikki Sivils' Something for Everyone Line together with a sketch from Colorful Creations and topped it all with The Stamping Boutique's set of digi images ("Snowfriends" & "800KK"), here's what I came up for this week's challenge for KD:


Inspiration Sketch by Brenshevia of Colorful Creations

Yours truly,
Design Team Member
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog (KD)

CHALLENGES ENTERED:


1.   Divas by Design Challenge 15 – Monochromatic  
2.   Fab n Funky Challenge #99 – Baby It’s Cold Outside  
3.   Little Red Wagon Challenge #107 – Paper Piecing  (the digi images are pieced) 
4.   Digital Tuesday Challenge #137 – Christmas Time  

Sunday, November 20, 2011

My 2nd day Baking is Cookies Day

Hi everyone!

As promised, I'm sharing my efforts on my 2nd day of Baking.  It was purely Cookies Day having 5 cookies baked on that 5 hours of non-stop baking.  Here are captured photos of my day's output of baked cookies:

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Icebox Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies which tastes likes Chips Ahoy =)
Peanut Butter Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies
3 more baking sessions to go!! =)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Gingerbread Christmas Cards for St. Jude Hospital's children

Hi friends!

As promised, I've made HIS & HERS Gingerbread Christmas Cards for the children at St. Jude Cancer Hospital after receiving my materials from the post office yesterday afternoon.  The cards were created in a jiffy and finished in the evening of yesterday Friday (Manila timezone).  I just have to wait for the glitter glues to dry and was only able to take a photo of these 2 cards a few minutes ago.  Thus in a baker's perspective, the cards are fresh from the oven. LOL

If you'd guess I just came in from a whole day baking session and got to shift to scrapbooking or rather cardmaking right this very afternoon minute. {sigh}  I think I wouldn't want to see another baked good for now until tomorrow. LOL  Too much baking in my head that I want to rest. {sigh}  I still have my baking preparations to do for the week for next weekend's baking session again.  {breathe, breathe LOL}  But I do enjoy it! {wink, wink}  I just need to have time for everything on my to do lists from my hobbies, errands and to baking assignments.  Will post my newly baked goods tomorrow for everyone to see.  I better hurry and take a picture before they are consumed!  LOL

Anyway back to my cards,  I suddenly have a thing with a set of HIS & HERS . . . from the tags I've previously made with Colorful Creations and now with these Christmas cards . . . though we were asked to make 2 cards (1 for a boy & 1 for a girl).  

All the materials are from Nikki Sivils Gingerbread line except for the cardstock and the glitter glue.  The Gingerbread Line is so adorable and easy to work with.  It will inspire you to create and create to your heart's content. {sigh}

Without further ado, here they are:

With the "ladies first!" phrase, 
here's my Gingerbread Girl Christmas Card:

Now, as a true gentleman coming in last . . . 
here's my Gingerbread Boy Christmas Card:



There, promise fulfilled 
and as they say,
"Better Late Than Never!"

Hope you liked my Christmas Cards! =)


If you would like to join us in 
sending SJCCH's children Christmas Card, 
you can send them to: 

St.Jude Children Research hospital

595 N parkway
Memphis,TN
38105 USA
ATT: Vilma Carnahan

Thanks in advance!! 


Love & Regards,


 Kathleen (Kath) MC B. Hernandez
Sketches4All (S4All / S4A) Design Team Member
{creative team member and monthly challenge host}

Friday, November 18, 2011

Winners on Colorful Creations Members' TAG YOU'RE IT! Bloghop

I would like to thank all the participants on my bloghop challenge and all the new followers of my blog.

We have drawn a winner for my mini tote bag prize.


I have 7 participants and only 5 are followers of my blog.

The randomly drawn winner is:
KERYS SHARROCK
CONGRATULATIONS!!

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER of
1 set of 4 Marivic Clifton Tags is:
RACHELLE


Now, I would like to share with you the participant's entries:

Denay Parke's Embossed Tag entry

Kerys Sharrock's His & Hers Xmas Tag Entry

Rachelle His & Hers Baby Tag Entry
Nicolle Kramer's Embossed Tag
Paula Jennings' Embossed Tag Entry
Theresa Petermann's Embossed Tag Entry
Tam Oconnell His & Hers Tag entry

How I wish I could keep all their wonderful
tag entries as a souvenir of
Colorful Creations Member's Bloghop
(the 2nd bloghop I've joined so far with them).
=)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

"White" Card for CropStop Challenge #46: White as Snow Card

It's the 3rd challenge for the month of November at CropStop.  This week's Challenge #46 is "Create a White as Snow Card".  It's your chance to win a $15 gift certificate from CropStop's online store.  Come and join us!


It's my month's off at CropStop, but I'm submitting a project for this challenge.  It was hard for me to create a predominantly white card.  I found myself sinfully adding embellishments of pink colors with an idea of coming up with a sunny glistening frosty image.  At the back of mind, I'm thinking that I should have added touches of glitter on my pink flowers.  Anyway without further ado, here's my "White" Card:

"White" Card's FRONT
"White" Card's INSIDE

SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: Papermania, Flower: All About Scrapbooking, Gemstones: UBL, Thread: DMC, Other: Ribbon, TOOLS: SewEasy Hearts: We R Memory Keepers.

CropStop Supplies List:  

I would like to share with you a CropStop 10% off with (no minimum purchase required) discount code: CTCH-2Use the discount code when checking out your puchases.  To shop at CropStop, click here.


Winner of the Challenge #46 will be announced Fri., November 25, 2011 at US timezone (EST).  

Around Always,
Kath B. Hernandez
CropStop Challenge Blog & CropStop Online Store
Creative Team Member


CHALLENGES ENTERED:
2.   Lollipop Crafts Challenge #57 – Use Embossing & no Designer Paper  
3.   The Pink Elephant TPE 125 – Embossing  
4.   Whoopsi Daisy – The Colours of Winter  

Winner of my small Rak (St. Jude Christmas Card BlogHop for Sketches4All)

We have now a winner of my small RAK at the recently concluded St. Jude Christmas Card BlogHop!!
Thanks so much for my new followers. =)

And the winner is CHERYL NYBOER
(drawn by random.org amongst commenting participants
who are also followers)
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I have your mailing addy Cheryl & 
will have your small RAK mailed soon!

The Grand Prize Winner is
 TRISHA!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!
Head on over to Sketches4All &
contact Michelle, the DT Coordinator for your prize!

Monday, November 14, 2011

"Thanksgiving" LO for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #93

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #93 is "Thanksgiving".  You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge theme.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of images from A Day of Daisies Tues, Nov. 22, 2011 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Nov. 20, 2011 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

I've been dilly dallying on what to submit for this challenge, as we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in our country.  Although, we occasionally celebrate milestones or accomplishments by having our own thanksgiving meal with loved ones with whom we wish to share our own triumphs and joys.  Thus,  my submission below is a double pager with my young sis celebrating with the family her accomplishment in her career.  I'd say it was a feast that the family had.  Congrats young sis on that well-deserved triumph!!



Inspiration Sketch

SUPPLIES: Paper: Echo Park, All About Scrapbooking (Hallmark Inc.), Alphabet Stickers: Doodlebug, Buttons: All About Scrapbooking (Hallmark Inc.), Sketch: Sketch Inspiration,  TOOLS: Border Punch: Martha Stewart.

Yours truly,
Design Team Member
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog (KD)
 
 
CHALLENGES ENTERED:

1.  Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge #66 – Give Thanks  (DT Call) 
2.  The Sisterhood of Crafters – Giving Thanks  
3.  The Paper Variety – Family  
4.  Whimsical Wednesday – Thanksgiving themed   
5.  Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday Challenge – Thank You

6.  Lawnscaping Challenge #21 – Thank You