[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]

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Photobooth sMiLes" for Sketches4All

For the month of April 2012 at Sketches4All,  I have another sketch challenge for you using my own created sketch.  Create 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’sSketch3
2. Challenge starts Apr. 1, 2011 and ends Apr. 30, 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.

I had a relaxing time creating this LO. . . though I admit the Echo Park's Little Girl papers used are really girly.  It would have been perfect for a little girl's LO but I had to use a different photo, for my vintage little girl's photo would have been off for this line . . . hmmm unless I could have printed them in b&w?  (oh! didn't think of that!)

Anyway, I decided to make use of the paper for a photobooth shot of a recent wedding the family attended last January.  The bride & groom's motif were of "girly" girl pink and was so much perfect for EP's "Little Girl" line.  I just added embellishments from our local brand:  All About Scrapbooking's "Rouge de Garance" line of embellishments for a more festive and older girly girl look, right? ;-)

Hope you all like my LO!!

CHALLENGES ENTERED:
1. Joan's Textile Layout Challenge at MSW for Apr 2012 - using embroidery floss, felt & pleated satin
2. Andrew's Spring Fling BlogHop Challenge at CC - 12x12 spring LO


Love & Regards,


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

Friday, March 30, 2012

Art Journal (my 1st)

Creating an "art journal" was the last project we did in Iris Uy's class last Mar. 24, 2012.  We had a play with Distress Stains, embossing powders and glimmer glaze or was it glimmer glam?

Here's the completed or finished work:

I still consider it a work-in-progress with just adding a black cardstock as matting and just (1) itsy-bitsy detail that I'm having 2nd thoughts of . . . . thinking! thinking about it still!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

"New Year's Eve 2011" LO

As promised, this is the 2nd installment of the projects we created at the Mar. 24th class conducted by Iris Babao-Uy.

Our 2nd project was a mixed media LO:

Tomorrow is the last installment . . . watch for it!

CHALLENGE ENTERED:
Colorful Creations Spring Fling Challenge - 7 items out of 10 (bling, pp scraps, paint, buttons, pearl, flower, string & butterflies)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"Family" Artist's Tray (my 1st)

I was fortunate enough to obtain a slot at Iris Babao-Uy's class last March 24, 2011.  I signed up just a few hours after she sent out her invites and boy, did seats ran out a day after the said invite was sent.

Despite having a fever and a bad case of cough with accompanying colds, I had a firm resolve not to forego the class.  Thus, I made it on the said class day without even a voice . . . My voice has abandoned me probably to teach me a lesson for being stubborn and bent on attending considering the condition I was in, ha!

Anyway, I enjoyed the class with the help of my seatmates and instructor Iris. . . 

We had 3 projects created during the class & I'll be sharing these finished projects here with (1) project @ day.  So, without further adieu . . . here's the 1st project we created - an Artist's Tray with a few of my own embellishments. . . though I still feel the need of adding some more . . .:



Tomorrow, I'll be sharing the 2nd project we created. . .  do tune in, ok?

CHALLENGE ENTERED:
Paula's Spring Fling BlogHop Challenge at CC - chosen 3 items (textured medium, wet/dry embossing & misting on canvas flowers)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

"The Magic of Christmas" LO for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #112: Circles n Squares

Kaboodle Doodles' Challenge #112 is "Circles & Squares".  You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge theme.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of 4 images from Robyn's Fetish Tues, Apr. 3, 2012 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Apr. 1, 2012 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

Not yet done with creating Christmas LOs with past Christmas family photos, here's my sample LO:
SUPPLIES: Pattern Paper: Nikki Sivils; Stickers: Nikki Sivils; Cardstock: Star Paper Corp.; Digi Image: Robyn's Fetish' "Santa's Workshop"; Thread: DMC; Journaling Pen: Parker; Metallic Pen: Dong-A; Marker: Faber Castell; Glitter Glue: Leeho; Other: red foil paper.

Drop by Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog for more DT inspirations!

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

Monday, March 26, 2012

Let's Get Sketchy' 4th Sketch Challenge with Jenessa's Sketch

It's my week off on Let's Get Sketchy.
For our 4th Sketch Challenge, here's Jenessa's wonderful sketch:

Prize:  
For the month of March, we're being sponsored by:

with the prize below:
In order to be eligible to 
win the monthly sponsored prize, 
participants will have to participate in 
at least (2) of the (4) monthly sketch challenges.


Very truly Yours,
 Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez
Let's Get Sketchy (LGS) Sketch Challenge Blog
Pioneering Design Team Member

Sunday, March 25, 2012

"Easter Bunny" & "Easter Egg Birthday" Card for Sketches4All

For the Easter Contest at Sketches4All,  I'm hosting a Card or LO Sketch Challenge with an "Easter" and / or "Birthday" theme.  I'm offering (2) sketches for the double celebration - (2) occasions or (2) themes, (2) inspirations & (2) DT samples.  I just came up with the 2nd sketch and sample a few days ago.


For the prize draw: 
Using only Easter or birthday theme renders 1 point.  Using both Easter & birthday theme on your card gives you 2 points.  If you choose to become a follower of my blog, it's an additional 1 point. More ways to earn points for more chances to earn & win a small RAK/prize from me.

Why add a birthday theme?  I'm not sure if everyone know that it's my birthday on April 3 which happens to fall on the duration of this Easter Contest.  Thus, an added option.  How fun it would be to view birthday or much more Easter birthday Cards for my challenge.  What else could a birthday girl ask for?

Don't forget to upload your entries on Sketches4All's discussion thread under the Special Events Section under the Forums tab.

My card sketch inspirations:


My DT Sample - my 1st digital card:

My traditional card sample: 

Hope you all get to enjoy creating for Easter 
and 
help me celebrate my upcoming birthday too!

With hugs & lots of love,
Kath, the birthday girl

CHALLENGES ENTERED:
1. Cheryl's Holiday Challenge #8 at S4All
2. Karen's Easter Card Challenge for April at MSW


Love & Regards,


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

Thursday, March 22, 2012

"Easter 2011" LO for My Sketch World March 2012 Contest

Hi, everyone!

This is my 1st digital LO to hit the blogosphere for I just discovered digital scrapbooking a few days ago.  Actually this is my 2nd digital LO created but the 1st one was submitted for a DT assignment for June 2012. . . that far off.

Anyway, this Easter digital LO was created for a contest at My Sketch World.  They're having a "Let's Get Creative" Contest for the month of March sponsored by "My Scraps & More".  Upon seeing the sketch, I thought how perfect an Easter layout would be for my Easter photo taken last year.  And to top it all, I have on file an Easter digital kit which I won at another challenge from A-Manda Creations.  Now, I think this is the best time to make use of it, don't you think?  I just hope this LO qualifies for the said contest . . . I read and re-read there's no stipulation against using a digital kit. {crossing my fingers}

Without further ado, here's my created digital LO:

Quotations:
Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual & timeless
- Charles M. Crowe
The story of Easter is the sotry of God's wonderful window of divine surprise.
- Carl Knudson

Journaling:
Having a snack on Easter (April 24) with family . . .

The inspiration sketch by Lucy Chesna to be utilized:

The color palette I utilized from the choices available:

To join in on the contest, drop by My Sketch World.


Thanks & Very Truly Yours,

Kathleen (Kath) MC  B. Hernandez
My Sketch World (MSW) Design Team Member
Layout/LO Designer & Challenge Host

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"gLAm Rock" Card for Let's Get Sketchy

Let's Get Sketchy is having something new.  For this month of March, we're having an Impromptu Card Challenge sponsored by Kenny K.  They have some cool and groovy digi stamps over at Kenny K.  

For my DT card sample, I made use of 
Vikki Lee Vicious Kenny K digi image. . .:
SUPPLIES: Cardstock: Star Paper Corp.; Pattern Paper: Bo Bunny; Letter Stickers: Doodlebug; Digi Image: Kenny K's "Vikki Lee Vicious"; Metallic Silver Pen: Dong-A; Pens: Faber Castelle, Artline, Parker; Glitter Glue: Leeho.

Visit Let's Get Sketchy for more inspiration and a chance to win some Kenny K images. . .

Very truly Yours,
 Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez
Let's Get Sketchy (LGS) Sketch Challenge Blog
Pioneering Design Team Member

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"Bibang" LO for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #111: "How cute is that?"

Kaboodle Doodles' Challenge #111 is "How cute is that?".  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, Mar. 27, 2012 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Mar. 25, 2012 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.


Drop by Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog for more DT inspirations!


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

Monday, March 19, 2012

"Cocktails" LO for Let's Get Sketchy

We have an awesome sketch this week for Let's Get Sketchy's Challenge #3.  It took me quite sometime to work out a design for this one.  I guess I was too stubborn, bent and fixated on using a certain photo taken on a certain occasion, a specific collection kit's pattern papers and a specific laser-cut chipboard.  Ha!  And after days and days of fiddling with these materials, an inspiration suddenly hit me and work got underway. YAY!

Anyway, without further ado . . . here's Tabitha Triplett's inspiration sketch for Let's Get Sketchy:

And here's my sample LO using Tabitha's sketch:
SUPPLIES: Pattern Papers: Echo Park; Alphabet: American Crafts; Stickers: Echo Park; Chipboard Clock: Dusty Attic; Pen: Parker; Paint: Dong-A; Gesso: Grumbacher.

Prizes:  
For the month of March, we're being sponsored by:

with the prize below:
In order to be eligible to 
win the monthly sponsored prize, 
participants will have to participate in 
at least (2) of the (4) monthly sketch challenges.

Visit Let's Get Sketchy for more inspiration and 
a chance to join the draw for the monthly prize. . .

Challenge Entered:
Cupcake Craftroom March Spring Bouquet Challenge 


Very truly Yours,
 Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez
Let's Get Sketchy (LGS) Sketch Challenge Blog
Pioneering Design Team Member

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I just made it to MY SKETCH WORLD design team!!

Woohoo!  Wow!  It's official . . . . I just made it to MY SKETCH WORLD as a Layout Sketch Designer!  To view the MSW DT announcement, click here.  And below is the list of my team mates:

Layout Designers
Toni Archer
Joan Borgett
Ann Jobes
Malin Rimby
Kristin Perez
Kathleen Hernandez
Darcy Lagrandeur

Card Designers
Suzann Jones
Jan Tatomir
Majo Wybranietz
Lisa Moen
Karen Zabuska
Pati Dias
Nicole Wise (DT Coordinator)

Facebook Designer/Admin- Stacey Wright

Tutorial Designer- Bev Code

OHSC Coordinator- Ginni Gass

It's my 5th DT post since last year and glad to be among Lucy Chesna's designers.  I have heard so much of her sketches and seen them the few times I get a chance to work with them in challenges that do have her sketch. 

With this, I want to thank Bev Code for coaxing me on by replying to my queries.  It took time for me to have the courage to send in my application.  Now, I can't wait to get work started with them.  Just need a lot of site familiarization for now.


Thanks & Very Truly Yours,

Kathleen (Kath) MC  B. Hernandez
My Sketch World (MSW) Design Team Member
Layout/LO Designer & Challenge Host

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

"Green Happy Birthday" Card for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #110: Green

Kaboodle Doodles' Challenge #110 is "Show us Some Green - St. Patrick's".  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 Meljen's Design Tues, Mar. 19, 2012 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Mar. 18, 2012 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

For this challenge, I decided to have a fairly simple Birthday Card, the cardstock of which was a gift to me last year 2010.  While, the trimmings are all from one of our local crafty stores - Korben Corporation's Papelmelrotti . . .

Drop by Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog to view more of our design team's created projects. . .

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

Monday, March 12, 2012

Let's Get Sketchy Challenge #2 with Bev's Sketch

It's my week off on Let's Get Sketchy but I still can't wait for the blog challenge to go live with my co-DTs works.  They're really one mean bunch of scrapaholics! lol 

For our 2nd Sketch Challenge, here's Bev's wonderful sketch:


Prize:  
For the month of March, we're being sponsored by:

with the prize below:
In order to be eligible to 
win the monthly sponsored prize, 
participants will have to participate in 
at least (2) of the (4) monthly sketch challenges.


Very truly Yours,
 Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez
Let's Get Sketchy (LGS) Sketch Challenge Blog
Pioneering Design Team Member

Friday, March 9, 2012

Scrapbooking.com Magazine (Mar. '12) Issue is Out (with 2 of my LOs)

Hi everyone!
I would like to share with you the links to Scrapbooking.com Magazine Articles where (2) of my layouts were published:

Spring Back to Manila (under Family History Dept) : 
Scrapbooking.com Article:  http://scrapbooking.com/article/76854
It’s A Girl (under Templates & Tools Dept.) :
Scrapbooking.com Article:  http://scrapbooking.com/article/76829


Thanks for dropping by!!