[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 =)

Friday, December 30, 2011

“Christmas Stocking Card” for CropStop


I just would like to share my created card for CropStop as my January monthly project being sent to their store.

My created card:


SUPPLIES:  Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny, Stickers: Bo Bunny, Marker: American Crafts, Baker’s Twine: We Are Memory Keepers, Button: All About Scrapbooking (Hallmark, Inc.), Digi Image: Stamping Dragon’s “SDD in a Tangle”, Stocking Card Shape: Whimsie Doodles.

CropStop Supplies List:   Tim Holtz Limited Edition Fall Distress Inks: Gathered Twigs & Seedless Preserves ;   Sew Easy Fancy Floss Tertiary Baker’s Twine Beacon 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue ; Zots Single Medium   


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

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


CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts Challenge #19 – Fancy Folds / Shaped Cards

Simply Create Too Challenge #3 – Shape It Up!  

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Eton Hotel" LO & "Gingerbread Cards" Featured at Nikki Sivils

This is my 2nd time being featured at Nikki Sivils' Showcase On You! for the month of December 2011.  This time, I have 1 LO with a supersized photo and 2 Christmas cards being shown on this feature. . .

It's been a while since my last feature with their blog from May to Aug 2011 and it's only now again that I got the materials, the mojo and time to submit to Nikki Sivils.  Thanks for accomodating me again, Julie!

To view Nikki Sivils' blogpost, click here.

A HAPPY NEW YEAR SOON!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My 2nd Baking Orders

Hi!  Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  We had . . . though everyone at home was so tired and needed some rest, we were glad that guests arrived to spread Christmas cheer in our home.  We didn't have a Christmas party at home like last year for numerous and legitimate reasons and thus we weren't expecting much merriment this Christmas.  Thank God, relatives from abroad came home and dropped by and a dozen came who serenaded us with beautiful Christmas carols warming our humble home. =)

Anyway,  I would like to share with you one of the reasons why I felt so tired but fulfilled this Christmas.  I had my 2nd set of baking orders.  They were of more Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies and 3 orders of my 4-Flavored Junior Cheesecake  . . .  all for Christmas Eve.  Below are the photos of my Junior Cheesecake - all packaged, wrapped and delivered:








Monday, December 26, 2011

"Angel" & "One Week Old" LOs for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #99: Angels/Fairies

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #99 is "Angels or Fairies".  You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge theme.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of 2 images from Jellypark Tues, Jan. 3, 2012 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Jan. 1, 2012 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

Some that I know of when we were kids used to wonder why the New Year is depicted by a baby.  I guess by now as we've aged and grew older, we now know why a graphic image of a baby symbolizes the New Year.  Thus, for this week's challenge which will end on New Year's Day, I decided to scrap a photo of me when I was still a baby, to be precise when I was one week old.  I guess not old enough to be able to walk about yet.  The other LO was scrapped to comply with the 1st challenge choice requirement which is an angel for the Christmas school programme.

SUPPLIES: Paper: Bo Bunny, Star Paper Corp., Alphabets: All About Scrapbooking, Die Cut Angel: Ling Designs, Digi Image: Jelly Park’s “Teenage Girl”, Stickers: Bo Bunny, Thread: DMC, Journaling Pen: Parker, Acrylic Stamps: Mary Engielbreit, Studio 18, Pigment Ink: Studio G, Other: Ribbon.

SUPPLIES: Papers: Robin’s Nest, Alphabet: American Crafts, Digi Image: Jelly Park’s “Teenage Girl”, Die Cut Fairy: Ling Designs, Die Cut Rose: Ling Designs, Glittered Chipboard Hearts: Robin’s Nest.

Drop by Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog. for more inspiration.

Again, A Happy New Year everyone!!

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


CHALLENGES ENTERED ON "ANGEL" LO:
1.       Jellypark Challenges – Anything But a Card  
2.       Crafty Emma’s Challenge #66 – Party, Party  
3.       Dream Valley Challenge #22 – Christmas  
4.       Scrapper’s Delight Challenge – Angelic Christmas  
5.       Crafts and Me Christmas Bumper Challenge #66 Part 1 – Anything Goes  
6.       Divas by Design Challenge #17 – Merry Christmas

CHALLENGES ENTERED ON "ONE WEEK OLD" LO:
1.       Catch the Bug – red, pink, blue and touch of glitter or flock  
2.       Addicted to Stamps Challenge #20 – New baby, New Home, New Year  
3.       Crafting for All Seasons Challenge #17 – Fairies  

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy mail on Christmas Eve!!!

Hi everyone!  I was glad and happy when I heard my name being called by mom telling me that I have some mail.

Happily, I looked for the envelopes and opened them immediately.  Here are the photos of my Christmas mailers . . . one from Kerys Sharrock and the other one from Jenny Jean Lim:
Above are Kerys' set of Christmas tags which were her winning entry on my hosted tag challenge at CC's member's bloghop.  Thanks for giving and sending them to me as Christmas gift!  Love them!

Above is Jenny Jean's handmade Christmas card.  I could still remember seeing and commenting on this at an online gallery.  Thanks so much for sending and giving it to me together with a Zva Creative goodie!! =)


A HAPPY CHRISTMAS DAY to my fellow scrappers!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

"Chelsea" LO & "Gingerbread Toilet Paper Roll Album" Featured (Nikki Sivils Blog)

Hi everyone!

I would like to share with you a "Showcase On You!" blogpost at Nikki Sivils Blog.  They're featuring our designer works for Sketches4All for the month of December 2011.

Drop by Nikki Sivils blog to view our inspirational works using Nikki's Gingerbread Line.  Thanks Nikki for the materials and thanks Julie for the blog feature!!

A MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

"My Favorite Time - Dec Holidays" LO for CropStop

CropStop's Challenge #51 is Circular Shaped Cards or LOs. . . .  this challenge runs for 2 weeks for we know how busy it can be during the holidays.  So do take your time for you have till January 4th to submit your entries. =)

I enjoyed creating a circular scalloped LO for this 2-weeks challenge.  With some Nikki Sivils paper cut-outs, tools and materials from CropStop, and with an inspiring past Christmas photo to scrap, I crafted away.  

Here's my created LO:

SUPPLIES: Pattern Paper: Robin’s Nest, Cardstock: Star Paper Corp., Christmas Cut-outs: Nikki Sivils, Sentiments: Nikki Sivils, Sunkissed Dew Drops: Robin’s Nest, Rhinestone Strass: Studio 18, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink Pad: Ranger, Other: Satin Ribbon, TOOLS: Edge Punch: Martha Stewart, EK Success.



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


Winner of the Challenge #51 will be announced Fri., January 6, 2011 at US timezone (EST).  Hurry! It's your chance to win a $15 gift certificate from CropStop. =)


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


CHALLENGES ENTERED:
1.       Dream Valley Challenge #22 – Christmas  
2.       Crafts and Me Christmas Bumper Challenge #66 Part 1 – Anything Goes  
3.       Divas by Design Challenge #17 – Merry Christmas