[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

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Monday, April 30, 2012

"Filipiniana" LO for Let's Get Sketchy's Color Challenge: White + 1 color

For the last challenge for the month of April 2012, Let's Get Sketchy is having a Color Challenge (white plus one other color of your choice). . .

For my Sample LO, I chose white plus black in creating this digital LO.  I got this digital kit on sale.  Yay!  Digital credits by Maya de Groot Designs for Oscraps.com .  We were given a free hand to make use of any inspirational sketch in the net for this color challenge.  Without further adieu, here's my digital LO using the birthday photos I had taken in an advance celebration last March 31st:


We had dinner with cultural show at a relatively new place in Intramuros, Manila.  I felt so Filipino amidst the old Spanish-Filipino setting of the restaurant, the menu plus the Filipiniana-clad performers of the show.  The photos are taken with the Filipino performers on my LO.  What a souvenir, isn't it?  Hope to scrap more of my photos taken recently during my March 31st celebration & April 3rd birthday. . .

Here's the inspirational sketch I utilized for my LO:
Prize:  
For the month of April, 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

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Daisy Girl" Embossed Card for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #116: "Emboss It!"

Kaboodle Doodles' Challenge #116 is "Emboss It!".  Winner to be randomly drawn with sponsor prize of $12 voucher from A Day for Daisies Tues, May 1, 2012 at US timezone.  Link your entries at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog until Sun., Apr. 29, 2012.

I just love the new digital images released by A Day for Daisies.  I chose the "Daisy Girl" digi image from her Vintage catalogue.  I was afraid I might not be able to give her elegant and fabulous image justice.  Carefully, I chose the color combination of pink and shimmering silver.  At first, I was thinking along the color tones of black & red or black & white.  But the pastel lover in me gained favor . . . and soooo . . . PINK & SILVER, it is!! LOL

For the "Daisy Girl" chosen sponsored image, I matched it up with an elegantly beautiful embossing folder.  Enough narrative!  . . . let me show you my completed card . . .  A bit simple but I hope I have achieved the elegance that I want to convey on my card:


Drop by Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog for embossed DT inspirations . . . !

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

Monday, April 23, 2012

8th Sketch Challenge at Let's Get Sketchy (sketch by Tabitha)

It's my week off on Let's Get Sketchy.

For our 8th Sketch Challenge, here's Tabitha's wonderful sketch:

Prize:  
For the month of April, 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

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Newest Challenge Blog for Filipinos is here . . .


Announcing the newest Scrapbooking Challenge Blog in the Philippines . . .  drop by "The Filipino Scrapbookers Challenge Blog".  They're having their 1st Design and Sketch Team Call!! =)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"Happy Mother's Day" Digi Card for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #115: Recipe Challenge

Kaboodle Doodles' Challenge #115 is a Recipe Challenge: "1 button, 2 pattern papers & 3 colors.  Winner to be randomly drawn with sponsor prize of $10 voucher from Di's Digis Downloads Tues, Apr. 24, 2012 at US timezone.  Link your entries at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog until Sun., Apr. 22, 2012.

For my DT sample, I chose to submit a digital card using some buttons, 2 pattern papers (brown and a printed yellow papers) & colors of (brown, pink & yellow).  The digital image is sponsored by Di's Digis Downloads and it fitted perfectly on my digital card.

I won this digital kit from A-Manda Creations last year and just found the time to make use of it only now due to the fact that I've recently took the plunge into digi scrapping.  I guess I was preparing that long for this moment to arrive and they didn't fail me for I've finally started my digital scrapping days and moments just a few days ago . . . as it is it's my 1st digital card for Kaboodle Doodles.

Without further adieu, here's my digital sample card for my mom:

I'm keeping this a secret from my family with hopes of getting it printed before Mother's Day . . . ssshhhh!!! LOL

Visit Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog for more inspiration!

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

Monday, April 16, 2012

"Night Out" LO for Let's Get Sketchy's Sketch Challenge #5 (sketch by Bev)

We have another sketch by Bev Code for Sketch Challenge #7 . . . Thought of using my scraps and my stash and not my newly procured supplies for this challenge as my photo is an old one.  Well, not really old as in vintage for it dates back year 2001.  With this, I made a play on my LO with 3 kinds of gem brads and a lace.  Plus, a handmade origami-like column of squares.  And I just love the flowers I got way back from All About Scrapbooking.  Please find the sketch and my layout below:

Let's Get Sketchy Inspiration Sketch:


My Layout:


Prize:  
For the month of April, 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. . .


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

Sunday, April 15, 2012

MSW 2nd BlogHop for April featuring our Card Designers . . .

Join us on our 2nd blog hop for the month of April 2012 featuring MSW Card Designers!
 
Here’s the skinny on how it works. Stop by each designers blog to see what fantabulous creations they’ve made using My Sketch World April 15th card sketch and get to know them. Be sure to leave a comment at each stop along the way, we are going to draw at random from all the comments left on all 9 blogs (this includes this MSW blog posting), will receive a $20 GC to Scrapbook.com!

All comments must be made by midnight PST on April 16th. Tune into MSW blog by April 17th for the lucky winners.

So without further adieu here’s the line up:

MSW BLog

Nicole Wise
Suzann Jones
Jan Tatomir
Majo Wybranietz
Lisa Moen
Karen Zabuska
Scarlett Salamone
Stacey Wright
Lucy Chesna

Back to MSW Blog


Thanks & Very Truly Yours,

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

"Baby Boy & Girl Carriage" Cards for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #114: New Life

Kaboodle Doodles' Challenge #114 is "New Life".  You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge theme.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of $5 voucher from Digital Delights Tues, Apr. 17, 2012 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Apr. 15, 2012 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

I won last year some SVG files.  And this challenge prompted me to make use of (1) from those that I won.  The baby carriage shaped card was very apt for KD's challenge theme.  I was glad that there was a .pdf file for I know not how to make use of the svg file nor do I have the equipment for it if need be.

Still having a thing for sets of his and hers, I decided to make a set of carriage card for a baby boy and a baby girl.  With a couple of glitter glue, my cuttlebug with the appropriate embossing folder plus some distressed inks, here's my set of shaped cards:

Drop by Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog for more DT inspiration. Tah!

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

Monday, April 9, 2012

6th Sketch Challenge at Let's Get Sketchy (sketch by Laura)

It's my week off on Let's Get Sketchy.

For our 6th Sketch Challenge, here's Laura's wonderful sketch:


Prize:  
For the month of April, 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, April 8, 2012

"Easter Egg Hunt Invite" for Sketches4All

It's time for Sketches4All monthly event and we're having a Card or LO Sketch Challenge with a theme of Spring, Easter or flowers.  Here's the sketch by PageMap for inspiration:


I was assigned or opted to make a card out of the sketch.  It's been a busy week for me to even prepare but I enjoyed creating my card.  My option was to create a digital card.  Since I have a whole collection of Easter digital kit, I figured I'd create an Easter card and while I was in the process of creating . . . it turned out to be an Easter Egg Hunt Invite. LOL!!  I know the time & day of Sketches4All's event is already past Easter but I was so enamored of the outcome, that I decided to continue finishing and completing this Easter Egg Hunt Invite.  Without further adieu . . .  here's my invitation card:


Isn't it sooo cuute!!  Love how it turned out.  Digital kit is by A-Manda Creations & digital image is by Bugaboo Digital Stamps.

Anyway, I hope you loved it!  Head on to Sketches4All Events Section to join in on the Spring and Easter fun Sketch Challenge.  See yah!

CHALLENGES ENTERED:
1. Karen's Easter Card Challenge at MSW for April 2012
2. Cheryl's Holiday Card Challenge #8 at S4all


Love & Regards,


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

Saturday, April 7, 2012

My Prize Winner for the My Sketch World (MSW) BlogHop

The recently concluded My Sketch World (MSW)'s April 1st BlogHop was a success!! Yay!

I had and I guess all the Layout DTs who participated in the bloghop each got minimum of 30 commentors.  It also did generate a number of followers on my blog and for that I would like to thank you all for being so diligent as to click the follow button on my blog's right sidebar.  It did brought forth or drawn out current MSW members and non-MSW participants to join in.

As for those who joined in on the fun 2-day activity of MSW and are now followers of my blog, I have drawn a winner to take home a prize from me which is made from the Philippines.  

Here is the list of new followers and commentors on my BlogHop post:

1.       Joan – the Gov
2.       Lisa Moen
3.       Jan Tatomir
4.       Bev Code
5.       Cheryl Nyboer
6.       Toni-n-tin
7.       Gisele
8.       Lisa Rea
9.       GinniG
10.   Lucy Chesna
11.   Keely Yowler
12.   Darcy
13.   Laura

The winner drawn by Random.org is:
 CONGRATULATIONS, JOAN aka The Gov.

Here's your prize:
I have another 1 of this in
black outer cover & pink inner lining
(whichever you prefer will be okay)

Just pm or e-mail me your mailing addy &
I'll have your prize sent to you by post, Joan!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Scrapbooking.com April '12 issue is OUT with 3 of my LOs pubbed!!


Scrapbooking.com has done it again with their April 2012 issue!  This time I have (3) LOs published with their mag.

To view my pubbed LOs, just follow the link below:

A Garden Meal : (under Chipboard department)
Scrapbooking.com Article:  http://scrapbooking.com/article/77011

Bfast: (under Earth Day Dept.)
Scrapbooking.com Article:  http://scrapbooking.com/article/77128

18 Illustrators: (Showers & Parties Dept.)
Scrapbooking.com Article:  http://scrapbooking.com/article/77117

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Winner of my March 2012 Sketch Challenge 2 at Sketches4All

I'm happy with the turn-out of participants in my recently concluded March 2012 Sketch Challenge.

List of Participants:
  1. Stacy Harper-Watson - w/ card entry
  2. Lisa Rea - w/ LO entry
  3. Cheryl Caldwel-Nyboer - w/ card entry
  4. Lyla new - w/ card entry
  5. Michelle Atkinson - w/ LO entry
chosen by Random.org,
THE WINNER IS:
(drumroll . . . pls.)
CONGRATULATIONS,
STACY HARPER-WATSON!!!
please pm me your mailing addy, Stacy! Woohoo!

Stacy's winning card entry:
with a wonderful traveler's quote on her card

Other participant's entries:

Lisa Rea's LO entry:
with her adorable kid

Cheryl Caldwel-Nyboer's card entry:
with an adorable chick adorning her Easter card

Lyla's card entry:
with a cute lion on her love yah card

Michelle Atkinson's LO entry:
wonderful misting & distressing or crumpled effect

 would still like to share the lovely creation of a late submitter/entrant . . .
Asmah Zainal Abidin's Card entry:
 lovely, sweet & creative take on my sketch using an easel card . . .
 
thanks to all the participants for taking my challenge!
My April 2012 hosted challenge is up now. . .
Head on now to Sketches4All!