List of Biennials and International Prize Awards:

1) International Prize Tiepolo Awardee (my 1st Arte Milano award) - Milan, Italy (April 21, 2016); 2) International Prize Colosseo (Artist in History) - Brancaccio Palace - Rome, Italy (May 20, 2016); 3) Shakespeare In Art Award at the 1st Triennale in Contemporary Art - Verona, Italy (June 9-11, 2016); 4) Venice in Art (Casanova in Art Awardee) - Flangini Palace - Venice, Italy (September 17, 2016); 5) Critically Acclaimed Contemporaries at Uffizi (Contemporary Artist Awardee) - Uffizi Gallery Museum & Ximenes Palace in Florence, Italy (November 11-13, 2016); 6) International Prize Award Galileo Galilei Awardee - Pisa, Italy (January 22, 2017); 7) Awardee of International Prize Cristoforo Colombo in Genova-Genoa (an Art Explorer Awardee) - Genova Aquarium in Genova (February 16-18, 2017); 8) International Award Dante Alighierri Prize Awardee - Biennale Peschiera del Garda, Italy (April 1 2017); 9) Chosen or Cited as Top 100 International Artists for 2016 By VIDA E-Commerce Shop - (San Francisco, California, USA); 10) International Award Francisco Goya Prize Awardee - Hall of Mirrors at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain (May 6, 2017); 11) ART EXPO ROME CARAVAGGIO PRIZE: Awardee of International Award Michaelangelo de / di Caravaggio - An International Award Caravaggio Experience - Salle Del Bramante at Piazza del Popolo, Roma (May 26 - May 29, 2017); 12) Premio Internazionale Milan Art Awards Awardee (my 2nd arte milano award) - The very First International Milan Art Awards -Theater Del Verme, Milan (July 25, 2017); 13) A part of - "The Best 2017 Modern & Contemporary Artists" an Effeto Arte curated by Salvatore Russo & Francesco Saverio Russo "Premio Internazionale Berlino" with Official Presentation of Art Volume - Berlin at Franzosische Friedrichsadtkirche Georges Casalis room (September 24, 2017); 14) a part of Art Exhibition: Segnalati I in Berlin (September 2017); 15) Silver Artist Awardee of VIDA E-Commerce Voice and VIDA (dolce) Artist Discovery Showcase - San Francisco, California, USA (September 30, 2017); 16) Awardee of International Prize Award Andrea Mantegna - Biennale Mantua, Francesco Gonzaga Museum, Mantua, Italy (November 2017); 17) il Genio dell' Arte 2017 (Prize) Awardee {the Genuis in Art 2017) with Art International Contemporary Magazine (Paler{o}mo, Italy) - October 2017 release {November / December 2017 publication}; 18) a mini part with Miami meets Milano {International Art Milan / Arte Milano Exhibition} - Hotel Victor, Miami Beach, Florida, USA with El Russo and Spoleto Arte: on Biennale Milano (an Art Milan) {December 6 - 10, 2017}; 19) International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci (the Universal Artist Award) Awardee for 2018 - Borghese Palace, Florence (Firenze), Italy (January 20, 2018); 20) Biennale della Nazioni (United Nations Biennal - International Artists Awards 2018 Awardee) – Miseracordia Complex, Venice (March 16-19, 2018); 22) New Art Masters 2018 Catalogue (United Kingdom); 23) International Prize Award of Nations (Tribute to Tiziano),
Scuola Grande della Misericordia Palace in Venice (March 19, 2018); .
{-[-(--- my artisianl goals below: ---)-]-}
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]
[CULINARY & BAKING GOAL: to aspire, to indulge, prepare & bake and hopefully . . . learn to bake fondant & go full blast on this culinary endeavour]

Kerygma Books by Shepherd's Voice Publishing


Sunday, September 30, 2012

"Ibarra" LO for Sketches4All (sketch challenge IX)

Another sketchchallenge for you for my October 2012 hosted challenge at Sketches4All.  We have a sketch by Laura Whitaker of Let's Get Sketchy Challenge Blog.  Create CARD or an LO with the sketch below. . .

Here’s my Sample LO:

SUPPLIES:  Pattern Paper: Echo Park’s “Note to Self” Collection Kit; Letter Stickers: Echo Park’s “Note to Self” Collection Kit; Stickers: Echo Park’s “Note to Self” Collection Kit; Journaling Pen: Parker.

  You just need to:
1. Upload your LO in the Sketches4All's gallery with a tag: Kath’sSketch9
2. Challenge starts October 1, 2011 and ends October 31, 2011 (at Manila, Philippines timezone). To view Manila time:
3.  Upload your LO also to my challenge discussion thread in Sketches4All.

Love & Regards,

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

Saturday, September 29, 2012

“Banana Leaf” LO & Home-Baked Chocolate Crinkles for Sunny Side Up Creations Challenge #5: Food

we have a theme of "Anything About Food".

Create any crafty project with the above theme &
link up to Sunny Side Up Creations Blog.

Here's my DT Sample LO:
SUPPLIES:  Pattern Paper: Cosmo Cricket’s Garden Variety Collection; Foam Alphabet Stickers: Filstar Distributors Corp.; Flowers: Filstar Distributors Crop.; Colored Chipboard Embellishments: Cosmo Cricket’s Togetherness Chipboard Stickers; Chandelier Chipboard: Dusty Attic; Medium: Grumbacher; Journaling Pen: Parker.
And here I am gearing up for Christmas with
non other than my home-baked
Chocolate Crinkles . . .
. . . . accepting home-baked orders,
if anyone is interested . . .

Warm regards,

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Southern Girls Challenge #54: Spots & Stripes

It's time for Challenge #54 at Southern Girls Challenge Blog and this fortnightly theme is "Spots & Stripes". The challenge sponsors are Little Claire & DTSart. My 1st DT work with SGC is still on October 2012, so stay tuned. So, hurry and join in on SGC's Challenge #54.

Have a nice day!


Kathleen (Kath) MC B. Hernandez
{term extended until August 31, 2013}
LO Design Team Member 
(under Team Louise 'Lou' Forsythe)
Southern Girls Challenge Blog (SGC)


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Featured at Nikki Sivils Blog . . .


I would like to share the good news.
A card of mine is now featured at
Nikki Sivils Blog "Showcase On You" feature.

I'm so glad and priveleged for my card to be showcased
alongside fabulous and amazing projects.

Do drop by and take a peek at the feature, click here.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"Thinking of You" Card for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #138: Stitching

Kaboodle Doodles' Challenge #138 is "Stitching". 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, October 3, 2012 at US timezone. Participants have until Sun., October 1, 2012 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

I have been utilizing stitching on most of my cards especially for my designer cards for submission except when I decided to create are digital cards.  This challenge has always been dear to me eversince I started in this hobby.  For this I've re-created another card of which the 1st I sent over as a token to my friend and team head over at a cardmaking site I was previously with.  I believe she will hold it dear and close to her heart as well.

With the above, here's my re-created card with a bits of variation here and there.  I guess I got the tickle just thinking of coming up with a better version than the 1st card I've designed.  This card utilized both faux and stitching by hand.  I have yet to overcome the learning obstacle of using my mini sewing maching for some machine stitching action.

Featured at:

1st Featured Tutorial at the Filipino-owned
Let's Make Greeting
by Rochelle Mae E. Bien

Anyway, here's the photo of my card originally for Kaboodle Doodles:
SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: Star Paper Corp.; Pattern Papers: Nikki Sivils; Thread: DMC;  Pen: Parker;  Pearls: Queen & Co.;  Digital Image: Fresh Brewed Designs’ Flower Mug1

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

Sunny Side Up Creations Craft Challenge #4: End of Summer - a toast to the end of summer thinking of all of your friends you'll be missing and will be seeing on another summer vacation.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Let's Get Sketchy Challenge #30

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

For our 30th Sketch Challenge,
here's Laura Whitaker's inspiration sketch:

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

Friday, September 21, 2012

“Bye, Bye Summer Card” for Sunny Side Up Creations Challenge #4

goes with a "Bye, Bye Summer" theme.

Create any project with the theme above &

Here's DT Sample Project:
CARD TITLE: Bye, bye Summer Card


Digital Paper: Echo Park's Hello Summer
Digital Elements: Echo Park's Hello Summer
Digital Sentiment (That was Fun!): Echo Park's Hello Summer
Digital Image: Prairie Fairie Designs' "Singin in the Rain"

Warm regards,

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Word of THANKS!!

I know that I can't thank you enough . . . 

I would like to share the news that a few days ago,
I've finally reached the 100th follower mark
here on my personal crafting and hobby blog.

I was really esctatic and I was fast enough to contain my glee . . .
Well, not really! LOL
. . . for I went around all my FB groups to share the good news!!
{blabbing about it and was just too glad to have reached a mark to wit!!}

This is a milestone for me with this blog being almost 1 year old
{taking the time this specific blog of mine has been created}

And I'm grateful for the friends, confidant and the teams {current and past}
that I'm with right now in this well-loved hobby of ours.

I hope I could gather up my resources for a give-away to say my thanks,
but I know my resources are not enough to come up with such
a yummy give-away to celebrate the occasion.
I'm afraid that I might just disappoint you all.
Maybe in time . . . . 

I just want to be able to share to everyone my craft
thru this blog I have, pouring into it all my efforts by
trying to sustain and maintain daily crafting blogposts
for everyone to see.
I hope I could be that of an enabler and be able to
fully espouse my written goals on my header which is
to aspire, create, design & inspire
in whatever hobby I indulge in.

To all my followers and friends,

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"Love n Friendship" Card for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #137: Babies or Children

Kaboodle Doodles' Challenge #137 is "Babies or Children". 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 25, 2012 at US timezone. Participants have until Sun., September 23, 2012 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

I'm bad with creating baby cards.  Thus, for this week's challenge, I resorted to going through some of my unfinished handmade cards and found this wonderful semi-vintage handmade card in pink.  I wasn't that agreeable and had thought that it needed more than just how it appears and thus, I chucked it in my card compilation waiting for the right inspiration to bring it to it's needed finishing touches.  

With the children vintage photo, I thought of how it was when we were young - me and my neighbors, friends and classmates.  And I thought of how things are now with them.  Some have gone far away and some after more than 20 years of no news or communication, they're coming back to say hi and hello.  Thus, I added a long sentiment to this said semi-finished pink vintage card.  All I had to say to my old and long lost friends . . . is . . . it's about LOVE & FRIENDSHIP.  With this I'm wishing all of my long lost friends well wherever they are.  I think I'd be glad to see them once again after all these years.

Here's my now completed "Children" greeting card, 
greeting all of my childhood friends a great day:
SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: Star Paper Corp.;  Foam Alphabet Stickers: Filstar Distributors Corp.; Flower: Prima; Vintage Gem Brad: Filstar Distributors Corp.; Ric rac: Filstar Distributors Corp.; Other: pattern paper.

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

Challenge entered:
Sunny Side Up Creations - Friendship

Monday, September 17, 2012

"Love" Baby LO for Let's Get Sketchy Challenge #29

For Let's Get Sketchy Challenge #29, we have a sketch by Tabitha Triplett:

Again, I'm on my self baby album project with no less than a baby page of myself:

SUPPLIES:  Pattern Paper:  Market Special Crafts;  Circle Die Cut Sticker: Creative Imagination’s Narratives; Foam Alphabet Sticker: Filstar Distributors Corp.; Flowers: Prima; Gem: Prima; Handmade Tag: Virginia Cortez; 3D Baby Stickers: Filstar Distributors Corp.;  Heart Embellishments: Filstar Distributors Corp.; Fabric Tapes: ShangCheng; Sketch: Tabitha Triplett of Let’s Get Sketchy.

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

Sunday, September 16, 2012

"Best Day Ever" LO for the Filipino Scrapbookers Challenge #6

the Filipino Scrapbookers Challenge Blog,
we have another sketch by Melissa:

Here's my DT Sample LO for the above sketch:
DIGITAL SUPPLIES: Echo Park’s Birthday Girl Digital Kit;  Fonts:  Harlow Solid Italic (18pt), Goudy Stout (14pt).

We are sponsored by Lasting Impressions with sponsored prize of:

(A rub-on collection 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.

your FSC Admin and FSCB Admin-Creator

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Winner of my August '12 Hosted Sketch Challenge at Sketches4All

I would like to announce the winner of 
my August 2012 hosted sketch challenge at Sketches4All.

Participants are as follows:
#1-#18 Gilberto Reyes
#19 - #20 Aileen Linsangan
#21 Brandi Matos
#22 Maureen Stuckey
#23 Cheryl Caldwel-Nyboer
#24 Lisa Rea
#25 Jennifer E

  and the winner drawn via is
Congratulations to

Here are the participants' entries:

Gilbert's winning entry
(out of 18 entries submitted)

Aileen Joy Linsangan's 2 entries:
(I like the semi-shabby chic feel of her LOs)

Brandi Matos' entry:
(I like how she stayed true to the sketch with
such wonderful turn-out) 

Maureen Stuckey's entry:
(cute and adorable LO)

Cheryl Caldwel-Nyboer's entry:
(love how colorful and bright her LO is)

Lisa Rea's entry:
(what a sweet layout)

Jennifer E's entry:
(wonderful take on the sketch using
a floral paper for a boy page) 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sunny Side Up Creations Challenge #3: Friendship

I'm off with this week's challenge at Sunny Side Up Creations.
Challenge #3 of SSUC goes with a "Friendship" theme.

Create any crafty project with the above-mentioned theme &
link up or submit to Sunny Side Up Creations Blog.

Kindly visit the SSUC blog for more crafty inspirations from the Design Team.

Warm regards,