[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, November 28, 2014

Postcards Sent and Received - November 28th 2014

Hi, everyone!

I'm glad to share photos of postcards sent and received today, November 28th 2014.  I'm thrilled and glad to the point of glee as a Traveling Friendship Book of mine has been returned after going thru the group participants of the Travelling Postcrossing Notebook Group under Postcrossing.com.

Here they are:

 my traveling friendship book returned
- my Hello Kitty edition
under Postcrossing.com's Traveling Creative Notebook Group


 card and postcards received:
- the envelope of my traveling notebook returned
- Christmas postcard from Malaysia thru Christmas broadcast swap
- Christmas postcard from Lithuania thru Holiday Cards RR
- Christmas folded card from Russia thru Holiday Cards RR

postcrossing postcard received:
- received from Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia - The Simens Mountain National Park

postcards I've sent on November 28th


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mariska's Travelling Notebook Recipe - My pages

Hello, everyone!

I've been keeping from sharing photos of the pages I created with my groupmates or co-participants Travelling Notebooks since I started in this activity with Postcrossing.com's Forum.

Now, I'm ready to share these pages starting off with the very 1st Travelling Notebook I filled up as early as July 2013 (last year).

Here's the twenty sixth one:
(completely filled up November 23, 2014)

Note:  I'm refraining from sharing the other pages of my co-participants' Travelling Notebooks.  I'll be sharing photos of the pages of my own Travelling Notebooks upon their return.  I have so far only have 2 Travelling Notebooks returned.

My pages in Travelling Notebook - Recipe of Mariska30:




















Tuesday, November 25, 2014

"HP's Halloween Party 2014" digital layout for Scrappy Bee

Hi, everyone!

I worked on

Scrappy Bee's 

"Ghosts and Goblins" digital kit:


I had so much fun creating with the digital kit and
here I am now sharing my prepared projects with Scrappy Bee . . .
Here is my CT Project for Scrappy Bee's collab kit release in October 2014:


a digital layout for my younger sister, 
Jill Hernandez of her office's Halloween Party for 2014


For my blogpost at the Scrappy Bee blog of the above:

Scrappy Bee’s November 2014 Collab Kit




Saturday, November 22, 2014

Postcards received - November 19, 2014

Hi and hello, everyone!

As the Christmas Season is upcoming,
I've tapered my visits to my post office
from thrice and twice a week to
once a week starting the month of
November 2014.

I've joined 2 to 4 Christmas swap groups
under both Official and Facebook
Postcrossing Groups.

And . . . hehehe
the Christmas cards have started to come
to my P.O. Box.

I'm glad and yet frightful that I won't have
Christmas mails come Christmas day
to open and read
and feel some Christmas Holiday Joy.

I miss my teams as we have annual
Christmas handmade card swaps
(the folded kind)
purely handmade and crafted with
such Holiday Spirit for
the Christmas Season.

Anyway, here's sharing photos of the cards received for November 19, 2014:


- Christmas cards from a Christmas broadcast swap group
* Christmas food craving card from Taiwan
* Christmas postcard from Germany

- Halloween card from a Holiday cards RR Group
* belated Halloween postcard from Russia

- Christmas cards from a Christmas Holiday cards RR Group
* Christmas (Saw Three Ships) reproduction from a stamp design - card from UK
* A.L Bowley, postcard N.D. from Postcard.com from the USA with Christmas Forever stamp
* An ihana Christmas postcard design from Russia
* A Christmas postcard from Taiwan
* A Merry Christmas (20th century) from the Gabriella Oldham Collection - card from Hong Kong, China
* Christmas bear postcard from Russia
* A Paperbox Christmas postcard from Estonia

- Christmas folded cards from a Christmas Holiday cards RR Group
* Silent Night, Holy Night Holiday card printed in Finland from Estonia
* Christmas folded card from the Republic of China

- Dubai thank you card from U.A.E

- postcrossing official postcards received:
* Watermolen Hackfort, Vorden card from the Netherlands
* Authentic costume of Holland - card from Nederlands
* Constantinople. View of the Golden Horn - card from Russia
* Ice Age 2 the Meltdown - card from Duetschland
* Berlin Ballet "The Little Prince" - card from Duetschland
* Wooden shoes - card from Holland
* The Nightwatch by Rembrandt reproduced by Royal Delft - card from the Netherlands
* First Day Issue Gardenville Vic 3186 - March 23 2000 Maxicard


Friday, November 21, 2014

"Bibang Postcard" Layout for Scrappy Bee Honey Bee - Sweet Dreamer Designs

Hi, everyone!

I worked on

Scrappy Bee's 

Sweet Dreamer Designs (SDD)'s

"Lavender Love" digital kit:

I had so much fun creating with the digital kit and
here I am now sharing my prepared projects with Scrappy Bee . . .
Here is my CT Project for Sweet Dreamer's kit release:


I created a digital layout with a digital photography postcard created for my late pet cat named Bibang.  This is to introduce Lady Katutz Photography (digital photography) - LKP thru Creo by Lady Katutz / Creo by Lady Katutz Designs.

For my blogpost at the Scrappy Bee blog:

Honey Bee: Sweet Dreamer Designs


 Please visit the Bee Hive of Scrappy Bee
for more of Sweet Dreamer's digital kits

Thanks and happy shopping!!



Monday, November 17, 2014

"Hernandez Family" digital LO for Scrappy Bee's LW Designs

Hi, everyone!

I worked on

Scrappy Bee's 

LW Designs (LWD)'s

"My Day: Autumn" digital kit:

I had so much fun creating with the digital kit and
here I am now sharing my prepared project with LW Designs . . .
Here is my CT Projects for Scrappy Bee's Honey Bee LW Designs kit release:


For my blogpost at the Scrappy Bee blog:

Honey Bee: LW Designs



 Please visit Scrappy Bee's Bee Hive
to grab LW Designs "My Day: Autumn" digital kit.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fannn's My Country Travelling Notebook

Hello, everyone!

I've been keeping from sharing photos of the pages I created with my groupmates or co-participants Travelling Notebooks since I started in this activity with Postcrossing.com's Forum.

Now, I'm ready to share these pages starting off with the very 1st Travelling Notebook I filled up as early as July 2013 (last year).

Here's the twenty fifth one:
(completely filled up November 9, 2014)

Note:  I'm refraining from sharing the other pages of my co-participants' Travelling Notebooks.  I'll be sharing photos of the pages of my own Travelling Notebooks upon their return.  I have so far only have 2 Travelling Notebooks returned.

My pages in Fanny's Travelling Notebook - My Country:










Saturday, November 15, 2014

Postcards Sent and Received - November 12, 2014

Hi!

I'm back to sharing postcards sent and received again.
This time cards from November 12, 2014:

  postcards received:
- Christmas postcard received from Germany thru a broadcast swap
- Christmas postcard received also from Germany thru a Holiday cards RR


Christmas cards received thru a Holiday Cards RR both from Russia.

- postcrossing postcard (official card) from Republic of China [Taiwan])



I forgot to take a photo of the Winter Christmas postcards I've sent for a Holiday Cards with Winter Scene RR swap.  I would just like to mention about sending them last November 12th.




Friday, November 14, 2014

Artist's Tray Improvements and Works done

Hi!

I'm back blogging again =)

I would like to share what I have been busy with a number of days ago before the very day of Creo's Blogoversary.

I went back to my trays - the one's I deemed needs re-furbishing in terms of design.  They are my printer's tray and my very first Whitehouse tray.  Though I've previously improved on the Whitehouse tray, I saw it fit to add some more and tweek some parts of the design for a totally different look, vibe and feel.

Here they are with me, shown below:

 my Artist's Printer Tray

 My Whitehouse Artist's Tray

 posing with both trays


A closer view of 2 of my trays:

 "My Wonders of the World" 
an Artist's Tray

"Family LOVE"
an Artist's Tray



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

1st CONTEST at Creo by Lady Katutz

INTRODUCTION:

Hi, everyone!  I don’t know where and how to start as I don’t usually host a contest for my own milestone.  I had been a challenge blog admin or challenge host on various venues here and abroad, locally and internationally.  It’s but fitting in my own recall but yet it is admittedly uncomfortable for me to act on the idea that had been in my mind since my first blogoversary.

I have been conducting blog hops every blogoversary for every international challenge blog of scrapbookin community I have been with.  This time it is for my very own personal crafting blog.

I’m admitting now that I did forego conducting the same on my very own 1st blogoversary here at Creo by Lady Katutz in year 2012 of November.  I guess this is to commemorate lots of my hardwork that I usually see as pure fun and an activity to while my days.  This is for my 1st, 2nd and now 3rd Creo by Lady Katutz blogoversary.  And I know, it was called for that I do a 1st blogoversary contest with My very 1st scrapping and scrapbooking personal hobby blog, my “Let’s Get Scrappy”, which I refused or failed to do in year 2012.

Aside from the above it’s my Rubieth year as I celebrate my 40th birthday this year 2014.  I had been posting my month of April celebration.  Thank you for my family and relatives who did organized such an intimate and special lunch at the very special place I so remember roaming around during my junior years as a practicing Certified Public Accountant.  Thank you!!!  Now here I am doing as what I owe primarily to myself and my blog.

MECHANICS: (Open for happy participants in any part of the world, reachable by our regular post offices, for international participants, and couriers for local Philippine participants)

Create any project with the following themes for me and my Creo by Lady Katutz:

1.       A birthday project in a layout, a handmade card, an altered art or any out-of-the page project that you may think of.  These can be in paper, in canvas or digital/hybrid in nature.  Please make sure to have your digital projects printed and sent to my address.  And also your canvas and paper projects to be done, completed and sent to my address for me to keep, as I won’t be doing the same activity after this.

2.       A blogoversary project, in short an anniversary project, may these be in a layout, handmade card, altered art or any out-of-the page project.  These can be in paper, in canvas or digital/hybrid in nature.  You may choose which of the following blogoversary years to show in your project:

a.       Creo by Lady Katutz – 1st blogoversary for November 11, 2012 to commemorate
b.      Creo by Lady Katutz – 2nd blogoversary for November 11, 2013 to commemorate
c.       Creo by Lady Katutz – 3rd blogoversary for this year November 11, 2014
d.      Let’s Get Scrappy – 1st blogoversary for January 23, 2012 to commemorate

3.       A linky tool via Inlinkz.com is provided at the bottom of this Contest posting.  YOU MAY SEND 1ST YOUR ENTRIES & I'LL LINK UP YOUR ENTRIES UPON RECEIPT. . .  OR . . .   YOU MAY LINK UP PHOTOS OF YOUR ENTRIES, thru your own BLOG, OPEN FACEBOOK ALBUM, FLICKR GALLERY, and OPEN INSTAGRAM ALBUMS. Link up THE photos of your projects before sending them over to me, in the mailing address or courier office address provided.  I will open the contest up to January 11, 2015 (originally at November 2nd of 2014, though my 4th blogoversary falls on November 11, 2014) with winners announced on my birthday next year in April 2015. 

MY ADDRESS:

I worked out and obtained a P.O. Box at Las Piñas City Post Office thru Philpost starting today April 23, 2014 - for one year only for the purpose of this celebration, unless extended by my P.O.  It's the biggest P.O. Box size my Philpost branch has.  The box can accomodate greeting cards - handmade and digitally printed, 6x6 layouts, 8x8 layouts and 8x11 layouts.  Here's my new P.O. address:

Kathleen B. Hernandez
P.O Box # 249
Las Piñas Central Post Office
1740 Las Piñas City, Metro Manila
PHILIPPINES

For those within the Philippines, I have previously asked LBC to be my central depository of packages should this even arise. Ifever, I'll be picking-up all packages sent from within the Philippines from LBC or 2GO Express (both SM Center Las Piñas Courier Branch Outlets)Please let me know the tracking no. and which of the 2 couriers you sent your entries to for me to claim from.
  
Kathleen B. Hernandez
LBC Express
Space No. WS 9 & WS 10
SM Center Las Piñas
Alabang-Zapote Road,
Brgy. Talon Dos, Las Piñas City 

OR

Kathleen B. Hernandez
2GO EXPRESS, INC.
G/F SM Center - Las Piñas
Alabang-Zapote Rd.
Brgy. Talon Dos, Las Piñas City

Those who know me personally and have kept my home address, you may send directly your projects to my house address. Thank you very, very much!!  

PRIZES:

Prizes below are courtesy of me, Kath of Creo by Lady Katutz, with sources from bookstores near me with whom I’m a patron of:


FOR ARTIST TRADING CARD WINNER
(SERIES OF 3-atc Entry) 
5 Ultra Pro (Platinum Series) sheets or pages of 9-atc pocket sleeve page
5 Ultra Pro (Platinum Series) sheets or pages of 4-atc pocket sleeve page
2 different note cards from Peter Pauper Press, Inc. as follows:
(1 pc Butterflies & 1 pcs Birdcage note cards with envelope)

FOR POSTCROSSER WINNER
(with submission of best 3-pc postcard set or
self-published postcards or a Maxicard)
1 Nostalgia notebook from Little Town School and Office Supply to keep track of your postcrossing activities such as postmark stamps or Maxi card activities or regular postcrossing activities of keeping track postage stamps collection with 1 Philippine pocket mini album with ring from Korben Corporation's Papelmelroti

FOR CARD DESIGNER WINNER
(with submission of best handmade card)
1 Colorbok card kit with 1 Korben Corporation's Papelmelroti Philippines pocket mini album with ring

FOR CANVAS ART, ALTERED ART AND OTP WINNER
(with submission of best altered art or recycled art or any out-of-the page project)
1 EnoGreetings paper kit (photo shown below) with
an assortment of a couple of blank sheets of the following:
  1. Sheets from a Berkeley Watercolor Pad
  2. Sheets from an Oil Painting (Professional Series) Pad
  3. Sheets from a Canson Sketch Pad (ideal for pencil, charcoal and pastel)

FOR SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT or SCRAPBOOK LO and MIXED MEDIA LO WINNER
(with submission of best LO or page layout project)
1 EnoGreetings mini book kit with 1 Mini 7x10cm of 64 pages Victoria's Journal Lined Paper Notebook

(to view: My Sample Mini Book from the Kit Article)

For my Various Mini Book Kit published tutorials:
Mini Book Project III at Scrapbooking.com (April 2014)
Mini Book Project II at Scrapbooking.com (March 2014) 
Mini Book Project I at Scrapbooking.com (February 2014) 
(previous photo shown before are front and back parts of 
One (1) Mini Book Kit by EnoGreetings) 


FOR PROJECT LIFE (Regular or DIY or non-DIY) ALBUM WINNER
(with submission of best Project Life Project based on categories mentioned above, whether in Pocket Life Scrapping Style or any known style or technique)
1 year's worth of DIY Pocket Life Scrapping
minus the fillers and cards:
-  20 Ultra Pro Premium 9-pocket life sleeves per page
-  10 Ultra Pro Premium 4-pocket life sleeves per page
- 1 pack of SeaGull letter-size protector clear sheets
- 2 pcs. Eagle expandable clear sheets/pages
- 1 piece Eagle yellow envelope binder page
- optional album binder (for local winners): 
Project Life binder in Creo by Lady Katutz' color motif 
{looking into a few pieces of own-designed filler cards as bonus items}
(to view: My Pocket Life Scrapbook Pages)   


FOR SMASH BOOK (Regular or DIY or non-DIY) WINNER
(with submission of best Smash Book Folio Project based on categories mentioned above, whether in a DIY Smash Notebook, a K&Co. Smash Folio or any Smash Album and Travelling Notebook Project)

- K&Co. mini Smash Folio
- Korben Corporation's Papelmelroti's Mini ring album
- K&Co. Mini Smash Pad
{ to view sample of my DIY Smash Notebook, click, HERE. }


FOR NEEDLECRAFT WINNER
(with submission of best needlework project)
2 Red Heart mini crossstitch kit complete with a frame
(photo shown below):
  1. Countryside CrossStitch pattern
  2. No Place Like Home CrossStitch pattern
  3. with a Vintage-Inspired Frame for a completed crossstitch

Thank you and a HAPPY AND MERRY 2014 to all!!

You may send me an email at ladykatuts@yahoo.com for those serious inquiries only.

DATE OF POSTING & CONTEST STARTED: APRIL 23, 2014 

CONTEST ENDS: JANUARY 11, 2015 (2-months after the 4th Blog Anniversary)
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS: APRIL 3, 2015 (for all Categories)

NOTE:  Link up photos of your projects before sending them over to me.




















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