[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, August 31, 2012

“How Do I LOVE Thee . . .” LO for Sketches4All

Another sketch challenge for you for my September 2012 hosted challenge at Sketches4All.  We have a sketch by Jenessa Franco of Let's Get Sketchy Challenge Blog.  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’sSketch8

2. Challenge starts September 1, 2011 and ends September 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.

Here’s my Sample LO:
SUPPLIES: Pattern Paper: Echo Park’s Note to Self Collection: Foam Alphabet Stickers: Filstar Distributors Corp.; Flowers; Prima; Brad: Filstar Distributors Corp.; Stickers: Echo Park’s Note to Self Collection. 
I utilized the Note to Self sticker sheet, tag sheet and other accessories provided by our Sketches4All's lady boss, Fia, as much prize for being March 2012 member of the month.  Thanks so much, Fia!!


Love & Regards,


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


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

“Cheers to Retirement” Card for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #134: For Someone Older Than Us

Kaboodle Doodles' Challenge #134 is "Tribute to Someone Older than Us". 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, September 4, 2012 at US timezone. Participants have until Sun., September 2, 2012 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

The card project, I did for this week's challenge is a more appropriate card for our former KD head, Chris.  She's now embracing her retirement years upon leaving the helm of Kaboodle Doodles. And I guess a toast is very timely for this phase and milestone in her life.  I guess the same goes with me as I embrace a less stressful life which I also considered my retirement phase at an early age.  So, I would like to dedicate this card project of mine to Chris . . . saying: "Cheers to Retirement!" 

Here's my created card:
(utilizing Bugaboo's image: Scarlett party)

Yours truly,
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog (KD) Admin-DT

Monday, August 27, 2012

Let's Get Sketchy Challenge #26

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

For our 26th Sketch Challenge,
here's Tabitha's inspiration sketch:

 Prize:  
For the month of August, 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, August 23, 2012

Cardmaking Day with LMGC

It's the end of my term, as well as with all the 1st batch of designers of LMGC.  Rochelle, the owner of LMGC thought of organizing a meet up for the Filipinas forming part of her design team.  And what a great way to end our term and meet up by having a cardmaking day held at Sunshine Asuncion-See's craft studio.

I didn't think that I could make it or at most join in the event and funfare due to the fact that I was indispose for about 2 weeks, but God willing I was up in good condition and got myself a clean bill of health (i think) all ready to attend.  Just the thought that what a happy coincidence for all of us to make it to the said activity with one designer flying from Davao and us meeting in a venue so much near to my place of residence.  It was just like it was all just waiting to happen.  Thanks to Rochelle and Shine!

Here's our group photo with our handmade card output for the day:
(I missed having the opportunity of having Shine included in my photo.
Maybe next time, perhaps . . . )

And a closer shot:

Here are the (3) cards I was able to finish,
with (2) lacking in sentiment still:
(How I wish I got photos of the cards my co-designers have done)




Yours truly,
 Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez
Let's Make Greeting Cards.com
(LMGC) Design Team Member


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

DT Call at Let's Get Sketchy

Hello everyone!


Lets Get Sketchy is looking to add TWO more members to our Design Team.  The DT term will run from Sept 1 until March 1st.  You will be responsible for at least 2 layouts a month as well as commenting on entries each week.  I am only looking for dedicated members.   If you are interested and would like to be considered for a position then here is what you need to do:


1.  Create a layout from the sketch below
2.  Post about the DT call on your blog along with your layout from the sketch
3.  Leave a comment AT LET'S GET SKETCHY DT CALL BLOGPOST telling that you would like to be considered for a position.  
4.  Become a new follower and spread the word about the sketch blog
5.  Email the following information to letsgetsketchy@gmail.com:
  • your name
  • why you should be considered
  • how many design teams you are currently on
  • your blog link
No previous DT experience needed to apply.  The call will only be open for ONE week.  DT call ends on Sunday, August 26th, with the new design team members being notified that same day.  Your first layout will be due for the first Monday in September (Sept 3).  

I can't wait to see what you come up with!  International members ARE welcome to apply!

Call sketch:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

“For Our Lady Boss” Card for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #133: Thank You Projects

Kaboodle Doodles' Challenge #133 is "Thank You Projects". 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, August 28, 2012 at US timezone. Participants have until Sun., August 26, 2012 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.


This challenge made me a little bit sentimental with the recent turn of events at Kaboodle Doodles, having to bid our former DT Coordinator / KD Owner and for me my KD boss, farewell . . . I just have to make this card just thinking of Chris.  To Chris, thank you so much for everything you've done for the team, the KD site and especially for me.  You're the 1st one who gave me a chance, paving the way for my 1st ever DT stint.  And for that, I'm utterly grateful for it.  Thank you, so much!

Without further adieu and without me pouring out a lot more sentiments,
here is my created card for this week's challenge:
(I utilized Di's Digi Downloads image - "Little Bunny Love")


Yours truly,
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog (KD) Admin-DT

Monday, August 20, 2012

"Funicular" LO for Let's Get Sketchy Challenge #25

I was so taken by the colorful papers by Filstar Distributors Corp. or what we locally know as "All About Scrapbooking" brand here in my country.  I have been waiting for the right inspiration . . .  challenge and perhaps a sketch with papers and photo all chosen and prepared beforehand.  Thus, it was a delight to find this week's Challenge #25 LGS sketch by Bev Code to be such an inspiration for this LO project.

Here's LGS inspirational sketch by Bev:

And here's my LO Sample:



Prize:  
For the month of August, 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, August 19, 2012

"Fireplace" LO for Sunny Side Up Creations

Hi everyone!  My next DT stint is with Sunny Side Up Creations.  


All of SSUC's designers starts September, but our admin wants to start early with challenges.  Thus here, I am sharing my 1st LO with them for their DT inspiration challenge, as follows:

The inspiration photo for the challenge:

Here's (1) of my DT Sample LO for the inspiration photo:
(I submitted 3 LOs for this inspiration challenge LOL)
LO TITLE: FIREPLACE

SUPPLIES: Paper: Bo Bunny’s Back to Basics, KYT Manufacturing & Marketing, Inc., Alphabet Stickers: Bo Bunny, Flowers: Prima, All About Scrapbooking, Glittering Gems: UBL, Journaling Chipboard Tag: All About Scrapbooking.

JOURNALING: Enjoying the fireplace at Baguio’s “The Manor” – Nov. 2002.



Warm regards,

Saturday, August 18, 2012

"It's A Boy" Baby Card for Let's Make Greeting Cards

This is my 4th handcrafted card for Let's Make Greeting Cards.  The theme I had to work with was "baby card".

I came up with a lot of concepts or ideas for a baby card, but I settled for this one as shown below utilizing LMGC's starter package of October Afternoon's Schoolhouse paper pad. 


SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: Star Paper Corp.;  Pattern Paper: October Afternoon’s Schoolhouse;  Thread: DMC;  Onesie Image: Echo Park’s Pride & Joy Digital Element; “A Boy” Image: Echo Park’s Pride & Joy Digital Element;  Airplane Image: Echo Park’s Pride & Joy Digital Element; “Little Guy” Banner Sentiment Image: Echo Park’s Pride & Joy Digital Element;  “Lovable” Banner Sentiment Image: Echo Park’s Pride & Joy Digital Element;  Adhesive Chipboard Frame: Filstar Distributors Corp.’s Rouge de Garance Collection;  Other: white satin ribbon (from Tess Davis of Creative Xpressions).
(published at this September 2012 issue of Scrapbooking.com)

 It’s A Boy Handmade Hybrid Card : (HYBRID)

Scrapbooking.com Article:  http://scrapbooking.com/article/78314



For a different version of my card tutorial,
please drop by at
Let's Make Greeting Cards (LMGC).


Very Yours truly,
 Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez
Let's Make Greeting Cards.com
(LMGC) Design Team Member

Friday, August 17, 2012

"Thinking of Friends" Card for Let's Make Greeting Cards

It's the time of the month again for 
another set of cards for Let's Make Greeting Cards. . .

My 1st task for July 2012 is to create a "Thinking of You" themed handmade card.  Utilizing materials courtesy of LMGC - October Afternoon's "Schoolhouse" & Echo Park's "Note to Self" Collection, I commenced creating a "THINKING OF FRIENDS" card.  It's been quite a while that I haven't seen or heard from my old friends, making this as the inspiration of my DT project for LMGC.

Here's my handcrafted card:

SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: Star Paper Corp.;  Pattern Paper: Echo Park’s Note to Self, October Afternoon’s Schoolhouse;  Thread: DMC; Friends Sticker: Echo Park’s Note to Self Collection;  Flowers: Prima;  Pink Satin Ribbon: Echo Park's Be Mine Collection;  Heart-shaped Pink Metal Brad: Echo Park's Be Mine Collection;  Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels;  Other: small doily


For my card tutorial,
please drop by at
Let's Make Greeting Cards (LMGC).


Very Yours truly,
 Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez
Let's Make Greeting Cards.com
(LMGC) Design Team Member

Thursday, August 16, 2012

"Senado Square" LO for the Filipino Scrapbookers Challenge #4


For our 4th sketch challenge at 
the Filipino Scrapbookers Challenge Blog, 
we have another sketch by Melissa:
 
Here's my DT Sample LO for the above sketch:
(I rotated the sketch 90 degrees clockwise)
SUPPLIES: Pattern Paper:  K&Company;  Alphabet:  All About Scrapbooking (Filstar Distributors Corp.);  Flowers: All About Scrapbooking (Filstar Distributors Corp.);  Tag: Ime Oranga;  Trim: All About Scrapbooking (Filstar Distributors Corp.);  Color Spray: Tattered Angels;  Sketch: Melissa Bonifacio of the Filipino Scrapbookers;  Others:  doily courtesy of Cheryl Caldwel-Nyboer, Macau bookmark memorabilia.

We are sponsored by Lasting Impressions with sponsored prize of:
(A kit from Lasting Impressions)
    
Drop by the Filipino Scrapbookers Challenge Blog for more DT inspiration from Team B.
Note:  Our challenges are open only to Filipinos residing in the Philippines.



Tuesday, August 14, 2012

“My Best Friend” Card for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #132 - All About Friendship

Kaboodle Doodles' Challenge #132 is "All About Friendship or Best friend's Day". 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, August 21, 2012 at US timezone. Participants have until Sun., August 19, 2012 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.


It took some time for me to conceptualize a card project for this week's challenge.  But I was so dead set on utilizing Digital Delights' "giraffe" digital image with a few digital supplies from a variety of digital designers:  Pink Paislee, A-Manda Creations and Carina Gardner of Jessica Sprague.

Here's my created card:


Yours truly,
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog (KD) Admin-DT

Monday, August 13, 2012

Let's Get Sketchy Challenge #24

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

For our 24th Sketch Challenge,
here's Laura's inspiration sketch:

Prize:  
For the month of August, 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, August 12, 2012

WinnerS of my July Challenge at My Sketch World

I would like to announce the winnerS of 
my July 2012 hosted sketch challenge at My Sketch World.

Participants are as follows:
  1. Phillis
  2. Lisa Rea
Congratulations to
BOTH PHILIS & LISA

Here are the participant's entries:

Phillis' entry:
(making use of foil)

 Lisa Rea's entry:
(making use of coffee stirrers)


thanks to all the participants for taking my challenge!
I'll be having my next challenge
at My Sketch World by September 2012.
Watch out for it!