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); International Prize Award of Nations (Tribute to Tiziano),
Scuola Grande della Misericordia Palace in Venice (March 19, 2018); 21) New Art Masters 2018 Catalogue (United Kingdom), only waiting now for the catalogue's release with; 22) Premio Canaletto Awardee (one of the 15 awardees) – Spoleto Pavillion, Venezia (May 29, 2018); 23) International Prize Raffaello Awardee 2018 - Bologna, Italy (May 4, 2018); 24) International Prize Guilio Cesare Awardee 2018 - Velli Palace, Rome (July 7, 2018); 25) European Art Museum 2017 artists for 2018 - EAM, Denmark (year 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


Thursday, February 28, 2013

A new-found hobby and Crafty place to visit

Hi, everyone!

I would like to share with you
another hobby I got into. . .
Well, not really much into yet but
I'm glad to have it started and got myself
trying my hands on it . . . .

Rubber Stamp Making Workshop
Craft Manila

It was a first for me and I just have
to get my hands on the tools and supplies
readily available at Craft Manila.

Here are photos taken during my
first ever attended class there:

a very well decorated wall before entering Craft Manila

Alexandra Paredes of Rubber Ducky (at the far end)
our workshop facilitator

me, busy at work, with my wood . . .

get those rubber stamps going . . .!

another shot of the class working . . .

class photos, please . . . with our rubber stamps


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

My Craft Room - 1st Quarter of 2013

I would like to share with you how my craft room looked
now at the start of 2013 - 
more than 2 years after I discovered scrapbooking . . . 

 The start of 2013, saw me with lots of
shelved projects.  I just keep changing my mind!
I guess this literally had my mind all a-mess
as can be evidenced by the mess left in my craft room . . .

My Craft Table:

(this month of February 2013)

(last month of January 2013)

My scrapbook trolley of supplies
(trolley gotten from my dad's old or former office) 

The other fourth corner of my craft room
with littered bundles of bought supplies from last year
with no more storage bins for me to keep them.
I realized my craft room isn't big to accommodate everything. . .
Hope I can show you a tidy craft room again soon . . . 


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"18th Birthday Card & My Dec 8th page of my 2012 December Daily" for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #160 - Blings

Kaboodle Doodles' Challenge #160 is "Use any bling". You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge theme. Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of $10 GC from Floppy Latte, March 5, 2013 at US timezone. Participants have until Sun., March 3, 2013 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

I've been saving up my blings, specially those that I've won from last year's challenges.  But I couldn't resist utilizing a piece for this challenge - the project of which I prepared as early as last year, being my Dec. 8th page of my December Daily.  And am I so glad on how it turned out.  The bling was really the added touch to make my said page look so alive and elegant.  Here, I am sharing the said mini page album with you:

 SUPPLIES: Pattern Paper: Echo Park’s Season’s Greetings Collection Kit, My Mind’s Eye’s Holly Jolly Collection Kit; Digital Date Banner: Echo Park; Flowers: Prima, Filstar Distributors Corp.; Crystals: Prima; Other: Purple Rhinestones.

I've created another project this time an "18th Birthday Card" utilizing Floppy Latte's "Always a Bridesmaid" digital image.  I was so drawn to the image the minute I saw it on Floppy Latte's catalogue that I just have to get it for my DT project.  I don't want to be unlucky in love, that's why I had an 18th birthday card created.  The digital image very much suits what I have imagined my card creation will be and I wasn't a bit disappointed with my card output after I had it done.

(featured at the Sponsor's blog - Glitterbabe)

 SUPPLIES: Cardstock: Star Paper Corp.; Pattern Paper: Daisy D’s; Digital Image: Floppy Latte’s Always a Bridesmaid; Flowers: Prima, Number Chipboard: Imaginarium; Pearls: Queen & Company; Distress Ink: Ranger; Other: ribbons; TOOLS: Paper Shapers: Provo Craft.

 Drop by Kaboodle Doodles for more DT inspiration.

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

Sunday, February 24, 2013

"Stained Glass Angel" Framed Cross-stitch Piece for Sunny Side Up Creations Challenge #22

It's still February and it's now my turn
to post a project on the Sunny Side Up Creations Blog
and here in my own blog.

It's SSUC Challenge #22 with a color palette challenge:

Here's my Sample Project for the color palette:
a cross-stitch piece framed for home decor . . . 
 Project Title: "Stained Glass Angel" Framed Cross-stitch Piece

I embraced and went back to needlecraft - cross-stitching to be specific, when I stopped working and stayed home.  This was one of the cross-stitch projects I undertook from year 2005 until I discovered papercrafting in 2010.  It is a "Stained Glass Angel" Cross-stitch pattern throwpillow project which I preferred to be made into a framed wall cross-stitch decor, as shown in the photo above.  I would sometimes look at the piece and call it as "A Christmas Angel" project instead of the pattern's name of "Stained Glass Angel".

Embroidery floss are all from DMC.
Cross-Stitch Pattern - "Stained Glass Angel" by Jodie Davis

Warm regards,


Thursday, February 21, 2013

"HP Bazaar 2012" for Southern Girls Challenge #63 - Banners n Pennants

Hi, everyone!
This is my 5th DT reveal with
"Banners and Pennants".

Here's my DT Sample LO:

SUPPLIES: Pattern Paper: Crate Paper; Banner: October Afternoon; Poinsettia: Scrap It!; Colored Chipboards: Basic Grey; Tag: Cheryl Caldwel-Nyboer;  Other: Doilies (heart and scallop shaped); pink & white flowers; leaves; buttons; gold ribbon; green and red ribbon; stocking butterfly, jar charms; twine.


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)


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

"2013 Altered Planner" n "Valentine's Card" for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #159

Kaboodle Doodles' Challenge #159 is "Anything but a Square". You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge theme. Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of 5 digis from QKR Stampede, February 26, 2013 at US timezone. Participants have until Sun., February 24, 2013 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

I ended up with both rectangular projects for this challenge - an altered 2013 planner and a regular Valentine's Card with our sponsor's digital image from QKR Stampede.  I decided to have some mixed media in both my projects - though little or a lot on one and the other.  And I enjoyed though a bit hesitant at first to color my digital image with my Faber Castell pens. . . but it all turned out well, I believe.  So, here they are:

 Drop by Kaboodle Doodles for more DT inspiration.

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

Saturday, February 16, 2013

"My Kitchen's Chef Chris" Filipino Scrapbookers Sketch Challenge #14

It's the 16th of the month and
it's time for another sketch challenge at
the Filipino Scrapbookers Challenge Blog.

It's my bi-monthly off but
I still created an LO and would like to
share with you the 2nd bi-monthly sketch of FSCB
for your inspiration in your scrapbook layouts by Melissa Bonifacio
for Sketch Challenge #14 . . . 

My layout:
SUPPLIES: Cardstock: K&Company; Pattern Paper: Basic Grey's June Bug; Bows: Filstar Distributors Corp.; Foam Alphabet Stickers: Filstar Distributors Corp.; Handmade Tag: Karen Filipino; Journaling Pen: Parker; Ink: Ranger: Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels; Mediums: Gesso; TOOLS: Border Punch: EK Success.

your FSC Admin and FSCB Admin-Creator

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

"Love Mini Album" for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #158: Valentines

Kaboodle Doodles' Challenge #158 is "Valentines". 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 Digis, February 19, 2013 at US timezone. Participants have until Sun., February 17, 2013 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

Project Published at Scrap N Art Magazine as a Valentine's Day project.

SUPPLIES: Love Chipboard Mini Album: Papermania; Pattern Paper: My Mind’s Eye; Foam Letter Stickers: Filstar Distributors Corp.; Die Cuts: My Mind’s Eye’s Be Loved; Flowers: Jaclyn Kline Torres; Other: lace, teddy bear keychain, stocking butterfly.

Drop by Kaboodle Doodles for more DT inspiration.

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