[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, February 29, 2012

Winner of my Sketch Challenge 1 at Sketches4All

I'm glad to have a number of participants on my 1st Sketch Challenge at Sketches4All debuting my 1st created sketch with them.  I guess S4All's members have more scrapping time last month of February compared to last year's December 2011 Christmas Season and this January 2012 due to a holiday hangover period. LOL 

Order of Participants' Entries for the draw are as follows:
1.       Maureen Stuckey
2.       Cheryl Caldwel-Nyboer
3.       Stacy Harper-Watson
4.       Jose Huisman

I have drawn a winner yesterday at midnight. . . 
and by random.org, 

the WINNER OF MY 1st SKETCH CHALLENGE is. . . .
CONGRATULATIONS, Cheryl Caldwel-Nyboer!!!
I already have your mailing addy with me. =)


Now, I would like to share the participant's entries:
(I noticed there were all cards.  
And such wonderful card creations!)

wonderful doily and medallion center!
Maureen Stuckey's "YOU HAVE MY HEART" Car

wonderful colors, banners, postage stamp & distressing . . .
Cheryl Caldwel-Nyboer "TO SIR WITH LOVE" Card

wonderful handmade doily and handpainting. . .
with a very nice verse from Hans Christian Andersan:
"Just living is not enough. . . .
one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
Stacy Harper-Watson's "Handpainted Fuschia Flower" Car

sooo cute color combo used on her card &
love the stamped sentiment on her flower too!
Jose Huisman's "Merci or Thank You" Card

Thanks to all who participated on my 
February Sketch Challenge I at Sketches4All!!

I have another Sketch Challenge up on the site 
for the month of March 2012.
So, hurry & visit Sketches4All!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

"With Love" LO - Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #108: Shades of Purple

Kaboodle Doodles' Challenge #108 is "Shades of Purple Color Challenge".  You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge theme.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of images from Pink Gems Tues, Mar. 6, 2012 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Mar. 4, 2012 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.



Here's the Color Palette to Work with:

My Sample LO:
I made use of Pink Gems Design's digi image: Poinsettia Hearts.

Drop by Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog for
more inspirations and
don't hesitate to join Challenge #108!!


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

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Baking Basics" Cupcake Mini Album for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #107: Food, Baking or Cooking

Kaboodle Doodles' Challenge #107 is "Food, Baking or Cooking".  You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge theme.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of $10 voucher from Di's Digi Downloads Tues, Feb. 28, 2012 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Feb. 26, 2012 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

I've been procrastinating over creating any project documenting my baking adventure last Nov to Dec 2011.  I guess I got caught up with the Holiday Season and the opportunity only presented itself now thru Kaboodle Doodles' challenge to create a mini album on my 6 day baking session with an experienced chef and classmate.  

I made use of Di's Digi Downloads "Cherry Cake" digital image with a mixture of papers from Nikki Sivils Gingerbread Line, All About Scrapbooking and from Making Memories' Dilly Dally Paper Collection.  Without further ado, here are the photos of the pages of my cupcake mini album: 

SUPPLIES: Patterned Papers: Nikki Sivils, All About Scrapbooking, Making Memories; Specialty Paper: Star Paper Corp.; Chipboard Cupcake Mini Album: Papermania; Chipboard Embellishments: All About Scrapbooking; Foam Sticker Embellishments: All About Scrapbooking; Other: Foil Paper, Assorted Ribbons, Christmas trimmings; TOOLS: Letratag: Dymo.

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

Monday, February 20, 2012

I'm up on Let's Get Sketchy DT Reveal Day 10!!

Hi, everyone!

It's my turn to be introduced on Let's Get Sketchy: DT Reveal - Day 10.  I'm always a tad shy being introduced but I feel privileged being on the spotlight this time.  Thanks Brenshevia & LGS for making us feel more welcomed and loved.

If you have the time, drop by Let's Get Sketchy to get to know my co-DT members.  

Have a nice day, everyone!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

"My Princess Carriage Cake" LO for Let's Get Sketchy Impromptu Challenge

Before the official grand opening of the brand new sketch site: "Let's Get Sketchy", we're having daily DT reveals for everyone to get to know the 1st batch of DTs making up the Let's Get Sketchy site.  Aside from this, we're having a bunch of mini challenges for the month of February 2012.   These are all for the time being while we count the days 'til the 1st Monday of March being March 5, 2012 which is the official opening of the site.
 
 For February's 2nd LGS impromptu mini sketch challenge, here's Brenshevia's sketch which is also a Colorful Creations' sketch for everyone's inspiration:

And here's my DT sample LO:
SUPPLIES: Pattern Paper: Echo Park; Doily Paper: Echo Park; Alphabet: All About Scrapbooking; Flowers: Prima; Gems: Prima; Stickers: Echo Park, Glitter Glue: Leeho, Pen: Parker.

My inspiration for my layout:
I sooo wanted Disney and girly themed cakes when I was still young and I guess up to now. But with my age right now. . . I just don't know if it's still appropriate. And I think they are such a frivolous indulgence. But nevertheless, I love them and stand in awe gazing on cakes like these. When a chance to bake my own Disney Princess Carriage Cake came up at a class, I was reluctant and unbelievingly grabbed the chance to do it. Though there's no special occasion, it was like a dream come true. At that instance, I felt like a child again looking for girly and other fine things. And now, how I wished I have my own little girl waiting at home to give my baked Princess Carriage Cake to which was lovingly and carefully baked by me. {sigh}

Thanks Brenshevia for your inspiration sketch, Mother's Cookie Jar for the wonderful time and Lasting Impressions for the Echo Park papers. Loving EP, now! ♥


For more DT inspiration, drop by "Let's Get Sketchy".   This Impromptu Challenge ends February 28th of 2012.  So, hurry and join in on the fun and excitement!   And don't forget that we're also having an Echo Park Collection kit give-away at the said sketch site.  Hurry and join in for a chance to win!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

mY pArEnt'S Wedding Anniversary & Valentine's Day

It took me a while to have a post this week showing our Valentine's Day celebration.  We hied off to a new place away from home with just the family for 2 days.  But prior to that, my mom got a pleasant surprise from my young sis on their Wedding Anniversary day.  It was also for Valentine's day:

It's such a beautiful flower arrangement in all it's shabby chic elegance with an assortment of flowers from yellow roses (yellow for anniversary); African daisies, stargazers, Malaysian mums and another bunch the name of which I couldn't remember.  Soooo beautiful!!  How I wish I could be given such beautiful sight to behold every Valentine's Day. {sniff, sniff}

A HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

"Sparky D Knight" Card for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #106: Masculine Card / All About Boys

Kaboodle Doodles' Challenge #106 is "All About Boys or Masculine".  You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge theme.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of $10 voucher from Digital Delights Tues, Feb. 21, 2012 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Feb. 19, 2012 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

Creating anything in the line of masculine has been difficult for me or has not been my main cup of tea.  Thus, for this challenge, I decided to create a handmade all boy card.  Not really masculine but a cute boy card making use of Digital Delights "Sparky d Knight" digital image. I made use of faux stitching, semi-blocking technique, a little coloring with pencils and markers, and some foam star embellishments. . . . :

SUPPLIES: Paper: Star Paper Corp, All About Scrapbooking; Digi Image: Digital Delights' "Sparky D Knight"; Pencils: Faber Castell; Marker: Marvy Ichida; Pen: Parker; Foam Stars: All About Scrapbooking; Distress Ink: Tim Holtz' Ranger.  


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

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Good news to share with a new DT stint at Let's Get Sketchy!!

Hi everyone!

I would like to share the news that I've been accepted/invited to join to be one of the 1st batch of DTs of a brand new site, "Let's Get Sketchy".  I'm so glad to be one among the 20 fabulous and avid crafters out there chosen to share on a twice a month basis our own creations.  And I'm happy that this is my 4th DT stint, so far!

The site will be hosting weekly challenges every Mondays and they have such fabulous sketches sent our way for our 1st Reveal month of March.  I just can't wait to get started with the sketches and I'm sure you'll enjoy crafting with these too.  By the way, they have an on-going start-up mini sketch challenge everyone.  So, drop by "Let's Get Sketchy" to get you scrapping week after week.  Join us and have fun!

See you there!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Baking at Home Experiments with Choco Chip Cookies

I'm back baking again at home. . .  Yay!  I thought my "gusto" for baking had escaped me but with my mom's request for baked goods . . . here I go at it again. lol

I 1st went for a new Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe which 
I call Choco Chip Cookie Recipe #3, photo below:

The following day, I made a go with 
re-inventing my Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe #2:

Thursday, February 9, 2012

"Wine n Dine Anniv" Card

It's the start of the LOVE month for the year 2012. This week's CropStop Challenge #57 is "Wedding or Anniversary". . . . 
My Card Entry:
 SUPPLIES: Paper: Star Paper Corp.; Die Cut: Ling Designs; Baker's Twine: WRMK; Distressed Ink: Ranger; Other: Ribbon; TOOLS: Bow Easy; Cuttlebug Machine: Provo Craft; Embossing Folder: Provo Craft's Cuttlebug.



Winner of the Challenge #57 will be announced Fri., February 17, 2012 at US timezone (EST).


OTHER CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Cheryl's Valentine Holiday Challenge at Sketches4All
Paper Secrets Card Sketch February Challenge


 Thanks and regards,

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Scrapbooking.com Magazine (Feb 2012) issue is Out with 3 of my LOs published =)


Hi everyone!
I would like to share with you the links to Scrapbooking.com Magazine Articles where (3) of my works were published:


Paella Birthday with Chie (under Birthday Section):
Scrapbooking.com Article:  http://scrapbooking.com/article/76751
A Portrait of Your Love (Letters Dept):
Scrapbooking.com Article:  http://scrapbooking.com/article/76628
BLOW (under Adhesives Dept):
Scrapbooking.com Article:  http://scrapbooking.com/article/76590

Thanks for dropping by!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

"Baptized" LO for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 105: Hearts & Flowers Sketch Challenge

Kaboodle Doodles' Challenge #105 is a Sketch Challenge with Hearts & Flowers theme.  You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge requirements.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of 5 images from The Stamping Boutique Tues, Feb. 14, 2012 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Feb. 12, 2012 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

This is the 1st sketch I've created for KD and I have to admit that I enjoyed conceptualizing the said sketch.  Thus, I wouldn't hesitate to come up with more sketches as long as the inspiration or mojo is there. =)  Without further ado, here's the inspiration sketch for the challenge. . .


SUPPLIES: Die Cut Paper: Pink Paislee; Patterned Papers: 3 Bugs in a Rug; Multi-purpose Paper: Star Paper Corp.; Alphabet: American Crafts, Digi Images: The Stamping Boutique's "Balloons1" & "Heart-Scoop"; Rose Trim: All About Scrapbooking; Foam Hearts: All About Scrapbooking; Glitter Glue: Leeho; Pen: Faber-Castelle, Baker's Twine: We R Memory Keepers; Ink: Tim Holtz' Ranger; TOOLS: Paper Shapers: Provo Craft.

I decided to make an LO out of the sketch with a vintage baby photo of mine taken when I was baptized.  I really wanted to have pretty pink LOs for my baby album but having vintage photos to work on takes longer to complete just (1) LO. {sigh}  How I wish I could work and conceptualize faster. {sigh}


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

OTHER CHALLENGE ENTERED:   

Sunday, February 5, 2012

"Lolo Alber at 89" LO for Sketches4All's Feb Valentine Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone . . . specially S4A fans!! 

Here is the next monthly sketch challenge at Sketches4All.
Criteria: use the sketch and the theme is Valentine!
This is due Feb. 29th at mindnight! CST.
Upload your entries at Sketches4All gallery and discussion thread under the Special Events Section.
Look forward to seeing your sketch LO's!
Remember you don't have to have to use all the photos you can use, die cuts, journal cards ect. in place of some of the photos!!

Inspiration Sketch you'd be working on. . . .
My sample LO
SUPPLIES: Cardstock: All About Scrapbooking – Hallmark, Inc.; Velvet Mat: All About Scrapbooking – Hallmark, Inc.; Chipboard Numbers: All About Scrapbooking – Hallmark, Inc.; Chipboard Embellishments: All About Scrapbooking – Hallmark, Inc.; Heart Sticker: Fancy Pants; Scallop Border Strips: Fancy Pants; Flowers: Prima; Gem Accents: All About Scrapbooking – Hallmark, Inc.; Pearls: Queen & Co.; TOOLS: Letratag: Dymo.

Drop by Sketches4All to view more DT inspirations and win a RAK.  We have joining us Dionne as Guest Designer at S4All.  Welcome her as she stays for us as GDT for the month of February 2012.


OTHER CHALLENGE ENTERED:   
Jessica Jennings' February Challenge at Sketches4All - Birthday
Nicolle Kramer's February Color Challenge at Paper Secrets - black, red, white & pink 


Love & Regards,


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

 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

"Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes" LO for Let's Get Sketchy DT Call

Hi everyone!

"Let's Get Sketchy", a brand new sketch site, is having it's 1st DT Call.  They're looking for members for their design team and sketch team.  DT term is for 6 months with DT samples needed on a bi-weekly basis.  Challenges are posted every 1st and 15th of the month.  Terms starts on March 1 and the DT Call ends on Feb. 13, 2011.  Newly accepted DTs are announced on Valentine's Day - Feb. 14. 

Here's my DT Call Submission for "Let's Get Sketchy":
SUPPLIES: Cardstock: Studio Calico; Pattern Paper: Studio Calico; Alphabet: American Crafts; Flowers: Webster's Pages; Foam Stars: UBL; Buttons: Studio Calico; Baker's Twine: We R Memory Keepers; Glitter Glue: Leeho, Chipboard Glasses: Cosmo Cricket; Thread: DMC; Ribbon: Studio Calico; Journaling Pen: Parker; TOOLS: Letratag: Dymo; Glue Shot: Stanley.

Let's Get Sketchy's DT Call Inspiration Sketch

To get to know more on their DT Call,
visit "Let's Get Sketchy".



 Thanks and regards,

Friday, February 3, 2012

My 1st Cake Decorating Adventure

Satisfied with my Cake Baking Adventure, I eagerly plunged into another baking adventure focusing on Cake Decorating.  This is with the hopes of having a Cake Baking Stint. ;-)  

It was really interesting - with us choosing our own character pans.  I immediately chose a Princess Carriage Pan to bake on.  It was an ardous but enjoyable task to work on.  But sadly,  I had to deal with aching hands in the evening and 2 or was it 3 days after.  Gee!!  I can barely write, type, grip nor clasp.  I'm still working on clasping at the moment I'm writing this.  This is one of my scheduled posts coz I'm so eager to share with you the results of my 2-day hardwork on this wonderful cake.  For me, it's a feast to one's eyes.  I had to stare at it at home and won't eat it until the following day when I had satisfied myself with taking photos of it for remembrance. =)

Here are the photos of my cake:




I've added (1) last detail on my cake.  Can you spot it?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

My young sis scrapping for the 1st time

Hi everyone!

I'm proud to share with you a photo of my young sis creating her 1st scrapbook album for a friend for Valentine's Day.  I guess my passion for scrapbooking had finally rubbed off or caught up with her.  I hope it's not a 1st and last indulgence in scrapbooking for her. =)


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

"3 month Old" LO for Sketches4All

Happy Valentine's Day in advance, everyone!  I'm glad to be renewed for another term with Sketches4All.

For this month of February 2012,  I have a sketch challenge for you using my own created sketch.  You can create a card or an LO with the sketch below.


You just need to:
1. Upload your LO in the Sketches4All's gallery with a tag: Kath’sSketch1
2. Challenge starts Feb. 1, 2011 and will end Feb. 29, 2011 (at Manila, Philippines timezone). To view Manila time: http://localtimes.info/Asia/Philippines/Manila/
3.  Upload your LO also to my challenge discussion thread in Sketches4All.

Inspiration Sketch
I'm submitting the above sketch to a DT  & Sketch Team Call at Let's Get Sketchy.  Here's hoping to be part of their 1st sketch or design team.

Sample LO

SUPPLIES: Pattern Paper: All About Scrapbooking – Hallmark, Inc.; Multi-purpose Paper: Star Paper Corp.; Chipboard Alphabet: All About Scrapbooking – Hallmark, Inc.; Les Memoirs Gem Accessories: All About Scrapbooking – Hallmark, Inc.; Ink: Tim Holtz; Ribbon Trim: All About Scrapbooking – Hallmark, Inc.; Other: Satin Flowers; Sketch: Kathleen B. Hernandez of Sketches4All; TOOLS: Cuttlebug Machine: Provo Craft; Hearts Embossing Folder: Provo Craft; Paper Shapers: Provo Craft.


My sample LO is a baby LO using Valentine motif.  Sorry I've scrapped all my valentine family photos and I have to turn to my own baby photos to scrap.

I would like to credit Riti Poddar for the assorted satin flowers and the heart and wooden embellishments I used on my corners.  They're all sought after scrapbooking items in India.  Thanks, Riti!  I told you I'd make use of them on my self baby pages. =)

CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Cooking it up with Katie: Punch me an embossed heart
Creative Belli: Hearts/Valentine
Divas by design: Anything Goes
Little red wagon Valentine's Day or Love
The Paper Shelter: Love is in the air
Truly Scrumptious: Love & hearts

Die Cuttin' Diva's: Anything Goes