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


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pasko 2014 CBLK Maxicards


I would like to share with you today, another SPECIAL ISSUE by Creo by Lady Katutz and PHLpost Las Piñas City Post Office with special cancellation of December 25, 2014.

The handmade embossed cards are created under my Hobby Creo by Lady Katutz.  Colors are chosen to complement the colors of the Pasko 2014 PHLpost stamps.

These Handmade Maxicards were done following the issuance by PHLpost of Pasko 2014 postage stamps.  These stamps came in a set of 4.

The main concept of these set of handmade maxicards is to depict A Happy Christmas with the Filipino family celebrating under a Christmas tree.

Here are my Handmade Pasko 2014 Maxicards:




Under FIAP and FIP these maxicards won't qualify for exhibition under the traditional concordance rule.   The above are non-traditional CBLK handmade maxicards.

These looks very much a spoiled set of maxis as the cancellation is or has become technically not upright as to the mention of country P.O, though the cancellation is quite clear.  {sigh}

Monday, June 29, 2015

Pasko 2013 CBLK Maxicards


I would like to share a Special Issue in 2013 of Pasko 2013 Creo by Lady Katutz Maxicards.  This was done following PHLpost's release of Pasko 2013 postage stamps and mini sheet.  The postage stamps and Mini sheet are from the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (A.M.F.P.A.)

For the REGULAR PASKO 2013 postage stamp SET OF 4, my Christmas or Holiday Maxicards were cancelled December 25, 2013.  As mentioned, a special issue collection done in both gold and regular maximaphily black ink.

Here they are:

1st maxicard above: CBLK's Happy Holiday postcard cancelled in black ink 
2nd maxicard above: CBLK's Happy Holiday postcard cancelled in gold ink 
stamp: 1 of the regular Pasko 2013 set of 4 postage stamp

1st maxicard above: CBLK's Joy with Family on Christmas Eve postcard cancelled in black ink 
2nd maxicard above: CBLK's Joy with Family on Christmas Eve postcard cancelled in gold ink 
stamp: 1 of the regular Pasko 2013 set of 4 postage stamp

1st maxicard above: CBLK's Merry Christmas postcard cancelled in black ink 
2nd maxicard above: CBLK's Merry Christmas postcard cancelled in gold ink 
stamp: 1 of the regular Pasko 2013 set of 4 postage stamp

maxicard above: CBLK's Merry Christmas, Dear Santa postcard cancelled in black ink 
stamp: 1 of the regular Pasko 2013 set of 4 postage stamp


For the Pasko 2013 Mini Sheet, I have prepared and have the same cards chosen for each of the 3 stamps belonging in the Pasko 2013 Mini Sheet.

Here they are:

maxicard above: CBLK's Happy Holidays postcard cancelled in gold ink 
stamp: 1 of the Mini Sheet Pasko 2013 stamps from the set of 3 

maxicard above: CBLK's Merry Christmas, Dear Santa postcard cancelled in gold ink 
stamp: 1 of the Mini Sheet Pasko 2013 stamps from the set of 3

maxicard above: CBLK's Joy with Family on Christmas Eve postcard cancelled in gold ink 
stamp: 1 of the Mini Sheet Pasko 2013 stamps from the set of 3

Due to the glossy nature of my postcards and due to the Holiday rush, some of the postmark cancellation are not quite clear.  Some are slightly smudged with the postmark a bit sliding upon postmarking or cancellation.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Writings CBLK Maxicard


I would like to share with you now another Handmade Maxicard from my Creo by Lady Katutz Collection.

This handmade maxicard was created for the Philippine's or PHLpost's 160th National Stamp Collecting Month Celebration last year November 2014.  Though the handmade cards prepared were cancelled only January 30, 2015, these were still postmarked cancelled for the mentioned occasion or celebration.

The handmade postcards was created under my hobby Creo by Lady Katutz in shades of colors to complement PHLpost's stamp release for the said 160th milestone celebration.  November 2014 was the 160th year from issuance of the very first Philippine stamps.

Here are my CBLK Handmade maxicards:

Due to the embossed nature of the Handmade Maxicards the postmark cancellation is slightly clear.  My apologies as we tried our best to cancel it as clearly as possible.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Layout Artisan Entry #4 at With Love Studio: A Letter to the Future Generation

Hi, everyone!

I'm on the last week or Week 4 of the Layout Artisan Competition at With Love Studio (WLS).

Our 4th Week Challenge is to create a layout with a Spill Over technique with a Letter to the Future Generation.

Here is my take on the Challenge requirement:

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Valentine's Day 2015 CBLK Maxicard Set

Hi, everyone!

I would like to share bits and pieces of my
Creo by Lady Katutz (CBLK)

These are my own card designs printed into postcards, turned maxicards with Las Piñas City Post Office.  Here is my one set from this year's Valentine's Month or 2015 Valentine's Day CBLK Collection:

My CBLK Valentine's Day postcard created for and printed as tribute to both communities of Filipino Scrapbookers Club and Philippine Crafters Association, turned Maxicard. 

My CBLK Handmade Valentine's Day Postcard turned Handmade Maxicard. =)

The philatelic stamp is a Valentine's Day release in year 2013 by PHLpost.

Per Maximaphily Exhibition purposes (FIP and FIAP), I believe both maxicards need to contain a clear cancellation.  The Handmade Maxicard could just be a clear heart abstraction per FIP traditional concordance rule.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

CBLK Anniversary PL pages 7 for Book of Life - Birthday Album


I've so far completed my 7th PL page.  My 8th PL page under my Book of Life - Birthday Album is lagging behind.

For now, here's showing my 7th PL page:

SUPPLIES CREDITS:  Becky Higgins; Dear Lizzy; Webster's Pages; Studio Calico; Scribe; The Sailor Pen; Ranger.

Monday, June 22, 2015

"A Family Together" Layout for Book of Life - Birthday Album 2015


On a spur of the moment early this morning,
I created another mixed media layout.
It's the 14th 12x12 LO for my Book of Life - Birthday Album 2015.

I just went on and on with the thought of consuming more of the scraps from my 2013 workshop attended class of Pia Salem-Lopez at the once Treasured Memories in BF Parañaque.

Here is how my layout looks:

SUPPLIES CREDITS:  Basic Grey (Kissing Booth); EK Success; Ranger, Studio G; Artline; Copics; Pilot; my stash. 

working with calligraphy, coloring and mixed media

Sunday, June 21, 2015

"Cecile's Cafe" LO 3 for Scrappy Bee

Hi, everyone!

Today's I worked with

Scrappy Bee

"Justice Against Abuse" digital kit:

It took time for me to complete my layout as I was feeling for the cause of the digital collab kit.
Here I am now sharing my prepared project with Scrappy Bee . . .

Here is my CT Project for Scrappy Bee's kit:

Please visit the Scrappy Bee
to grab Scrappy Bee's "Justice Agains Abuse" digital kit
to help in the cause for Treven.

Thanks and happy shopping!!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Layout Artisan Entry #3 at With Love Studio: Family Traditions

Hi, everyone!

I made it to the 3rd round, though finishing last of the cut.

For the 3rd week of the Layout Artisan Competition at With Love Studio, we were to create something to show our Family Traditions.

Here is my artisan layout for Week 3:

I utilized inchies technique in block style format for my 3rd layout in the competition.

As a family, we observe every holiday, event and milestone together. . . . from New Year's, Valentine's Day, Parent's Wedding Anniversary, Birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Sibling's Day, All Saint's Day, family vacations to Christmas.

We cap it off with a family photo as our souvenir for every event and holiday.

It has been my scrappable photos for years, creating family layouts after family layouts.  Though lately, I've started creating an album of me.  I'm now enjoying both a ME scrapbook album and a FAMILY scrapbook album to digitally compiled printed FAMILY books for the living room.

Thanks for keeping it up with me.

I hope and here's to making it to the 4th Week of the Competition.

Friday, June 19, 2015

"XOXO" Layout for Book of Life - Birthday Album 2015


I was really adamant to use up my scraps from a layout class 2 years ago in 2013.
This page also forms part of my Book of Life Birthday Album for 2015.  It is my 13th LO for the album.  

I estimate that I could even reach 15 LOs, but I'm not pushing myself on the thought terribly hard.  With my current commitments in all sort of hobbies I'm in, I would rather work at leisure at a budgeted pace.

Here's my 13th Book of Life Birthday 12x12 layout:

SUPPLIES CREDITS:  Basic Grey (Kissing Booth Pattern Paper); Webster's Pages; Studio G; Michael's; All About Scrapbooking; RC Jade; Paper Secrets; Copics; The Sailor Pen; Pilot; others.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Flower Postcards and Flower Stamps III: (Hibiscus - Gumamela)

Hi, everyone!

With the Heritage Month, the University of the Philippines with PHLpost released a Hybrid Gumamela Stamp Issue.  The Stamp Sheet in Hybrid Gumamela Centennial Series, while the Mini Sheet is in Hybrid Gumamela Millenium Series.

The stamps are shown below:

 Hybrid Gumamela Stamps of 4
(Centennial Series)

Hybrid Gumamela Stamps of 4 Mini Sheet
(Millenium Series)

I'm sharing another series of Flower Postcards and Flower Stamps with a focus on Gumamela, known also as Hibiscus.

The cards are Hibiscus (Gumamela) CBLK Postcards with Hybrid Hibiscus PHLpost stamps.  The Hibiscus CBLK Postcards belongs to the May Flower Creo by Lady Katutz (CBLK) Postcard Collection for 2015.

To read more of my CBLK Hibiscus (Gumamela) postcards released June 15, 2015,
click HERE and HERE for my posts under Detiology
(my 5th and 6th batch of CBLK 2015 postcards printed).

Here are my copies of my mailed out cards:

I believe I chanced upon seeing these Philippine Hybrid Gumamela when I attended an event at the University of the Philippines - Los Baños, Laguna.

Here is a photo taken of the 2 Gumamela flowering plants:

They indeed look like the Hybrid Gumamela on PHLpost's Heritage Month stamps.

Here's to more PHLpost stamp release under the flora category!