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, June 30, 2013

Card Swap at Let's Make Greeting Cards

I guess it's been a year since the card swap and
it's only now that I've decided to post this.

I guess it's the heartbreak of knowing that
(2) of my swap partners's card didn't reach me and
the realization that it's the end of that and
nothing more . . .

I will no longer share with you the photos of
(3) batches of cards by 2's I've sent
to my swap partners.
I guess I no longer received confirmation of receipt
of my cards as well.
Might be lost just the same fate as
the cards I must have received.

Anyway, I would like to share with you
the "Thank You" Cards that I received from this activity.
These are the only handmade cards that made thru:
from Lisa Allen

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

Saturday, June 29, 2013

"It's More Fun in the Philippines" ATC Swap at Pinoyscrapbookers

Hi, everyone!

This is really a late post with the ATC Swap
held a few years ago.

I just wanted to share how I started with ATC swaps.
And it's thru Pinoyscrapbookers that I got into
my 1st ATC swap.

They had a theme of:
"It's more fun in the Philippines"

I'm a bit shy sharing the ATC I made for this swap
and wanted to share instead the ATCs I've received 
from my swap groupmates:

 Alby's ATC                                 Cathy's ATC

 Cabbie's ATC

Cecilia's ATC

 Ime's ATC

 Karen's ATC

Lovez' ATC                                  Virginia's ATC

Aren't their ATCs lovely!

Unfortunately, there's (1) ATC that didn't reach me -
the ATC of Bessie.  So sad about it. :(

Friday, June 28, 2013

CT Projects for "PetShop" Digital Kit Release by Crescent Moon Designs & a Freebie

Hi, everyone!

Today's the release of

Crescent Moon Designs (CMD)'s

"PetShop" digital kit:

I had so much fun creating with the digital kit and
here I am now sharing my prepared projects with CMD . . .
Here are my CT Projects for CMD's kit release:

{it's a digital layout of my pet cat.}
There's a Quick Page and
a flower cluster digital element
out of my layout above.
  . . . kindly check the availbility of 
the above-mentioned QP and cluster at CMD's shops.

 {a 2nd digital layout out of the Petshop kit}
about our visit to Puzzle Mansion and
meeting Gina Lacuña,
Guinness Book World Record Holder

I've have a frame cluster
 out of the kit as freebie for CMD:
(shown or featured in the 2nd layout above)
 To download the freebie above,
click here.

As Bonus,
There's also a printable greeting card
for CMD.
{please check availability of
the aforementioned printable at CMD's shops}

 Please visit the following shops
to grab CMD's new "PetShop" digital kit:

Scraps N Pieces:

Stash to Scrap:

Thanks and happy shopping!! 

Very Truly Yours,

 Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez
Crescent Moon Designs (CMD) 
Design and Creative 'Moonpie' Team Member
(digital LO designer, social media & freebie maker)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Announcing Crescent Moon Designs' 1st Speed Scrap at STS

Welcome to Crescent Moon Designs first speed scrap.  Hope you can join us in the forum or for chat this coming Friday, June 28th, at 6 PM PST, 7 PM MST, 8 PM CST, 9 PM EST
Prize will be a coupon code to grab a PU Kit of your choice.. Valued at $4.00

Thanks & Very Truly Yours,

 Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez
Crescent Moon Designs (CMD) 
Design and Creative 'Moonpie' Team Member
(digital LO designer, social media & freebie maker)

Southern Girls Challenge #72 - Leaves

It's time for another fortnightly challenge at
Southern Girls with

It's my fortnightly off.
Drop by SGC Blog for some DT inspiration.


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, June 25, 2013

"Lighthouse" LO for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #177 - Pastel Colors

we go with: Pastel Colors.

Randomly drawn winner receives
$10 voucher from Just Some Lines.

I wanted so much to create an LO for this Pastel Colors Challenge.
Gladly I found a Webster Pages pattern paper in my stash,
a few Prima flowers in pastel hues, the heart doily my KD partner admin
gave me, some laces here and there, washi (just love playing with washi tapes now), &
a wooden crown stamp I just picked up from a store nearby.

Love how it turned out with all the pastel colors from plain white to pink and to blues
all coming together in my layout. . . . especially the cute Just Some Lines digi image
which I made the center of my flower matted in a huge heart-shaped doily.

Without further adieu, here my "Lighthouse" LO:

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

Monday, June 24, 2013

"Mark n Tin Wedding Scrapbook Album" for Sunny Side Up Creations Challenge #31

I'm sharing with you . . . a customized gift for my
mom's friend who wed a few years ago.

It's a scrapbook album wherein I had my cross-stitch piece
placed or inserted on the cover instead of the couples photo.
I further decorated the 1st few pages of the album with them,
scrapping their wedding invite.

The bride sent us a thank you note and was touched with the gift.
I'm glad they loved the scrapbook album I put together for them, 
for them to continue to fill up with fond memories of their wedding.

Here's the album's cover with my needlecraft project:

The cross-stitch pattern was bought in Luang Prabang, Laos.

Here's the color palette we worked and matched our project with:

Warm regards,

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Design Team Call at Crescent Moon Designs

Thanks & Very Truly Yours,

 Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez
Crescent Moon Designs (CMD) 
Design and Creative 'Moonpie' Team Member
(digital LO designer, social media & freebie maker)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"CropStop Mini Album Cover" for the Color Room

I've been planning on creating Mini Album Projects
documenting the past Design Teams I've been with.

And one of the 1st Teams I've been with was CropStop.
When I saw the Color Room Palette,
I just couldn't resist thinking of how my album cover would look like.
I already have the raw chipboard album and just needed the right
inspiration to get my CropStop Mini Album Project going.

I have the cover of my Mini Album completed.
Here it is:

Initially, I was planning to go with a shabby chic appeal but
my foam die cuts beckoned me and I decided to go for a
kiddie or child-like look for my mini album.

Varying shades of pink from laces to trims;
blues and yellows from my foam die cuts.
All in all following the Color Room color palette #152 & the sketch below.



"Good Times" LO for Scrap Around the World & Life Paper Scrapbook June Challenges

It's my first challenge to join in at

I had seen their previous challenge last month and
had not the time to join though I really wanted to take part
in their challenges as early as last month.

I created a single page LO of
the family's recent summer trip to Singapore.

It has been quite a while since I created a family LO.
I veered to another subject in my scrapbooking since last month.
And it is such a welcome treat for me
to be creating back again LOs with family photos.

It was my first visit to Universal Studios.
I had yet to step into a Disneyland Park.
But the Universal Studios Singapore proved to be
a fun and enjoyable birthday treat for me and my young sister.

"Good Times" LO of our visit to USS.

Scrap Around The World Mood Board & Sketch

My foal point coming from the Mood Board is the Camera.
I utilized mixed media for a more shabby chic however
how predominantly bright and cheerful the LO colors are in play.

I went along with the sketch with the banners
on top and bottom of the (2) photos;
flowers; washi and fabric tapes all about the LO too.

I enjoyed creating with this month's SATW challenge.
It did pave the way for me to start scrapping
my Singapore Birthday Vacation 2013 with the family.

I hope I'd be able to continue and keep up.
And finally completely scrap all the photos worth
documenting or capturing in an LO.

Thanks so much!!

Entry also to Life.Paper.Scrapbook's
June 2013 Colour Challenge #5


Good Times (Pens Dept): article:


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"Summer Fun" Card for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #176 - Summer

For Challenge #176 of Kaboodle Doodles,
we go with: Summer theme.

Randomly drawn winner receives
5 digis from QKR Stampede.

I went all summery with pastel colors for
my handmade card for this challenge.
I hope you all like it!

A focus on the use of a photo frame and some stamps
and the handmade card is already complete.

SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: Star Paper Corp.; Pattern Paper: Webster’s Pages; Foam Alphabet Stickers: Filstar Distributors Corp.; Photo Frame: Filstar Distributors Corp.; Digital Image: QKR Stampede’s Wishing Well; Felt Butterfly Die Cuts: Yellow Violet House; Ink: Ranger; Other: background stamp.

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