[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 =)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Postcards Sent and Received - January 26, 2015

Hi!

Sharing photos of postcards sent and received:
January 26, 2015

 postcards sent:
- official postcrossing postcard
- postcards for swap thru facebook
- Cat RR swap


mails received:
- 2 closed envelopes: 1 from Sweden and 1 from Russia
- 1 Cat postcard from Duetschland from a Cat RR Group
- 1 UNESCO card of Caucasus Nature Reserve from Russia from a SEA - UNESCO RR
- 1 card from Russia from a SEA RR
- 1 handmade postcard from Russia from a Handmade RR Group
- 1 Map card from Finland from a Maps RR Group

 handmade Christmas card received from Sweden
from Postcrossing Handmade Card fellow-former Admin

 Holiday cards received from Russia from a Holiday card RR


 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"Happy New Year: My Resolutions" LO for Sunshine Inspired Designs

Hi, everyone!

It's the release of

Sunshine Inspired Designs (SID)'s

"Winter Time - New Year's Edition" digital kit:

Kiss me at Midnight for it’s New Year’s Eve . . . !  

Start scrapping or start creating your LOs with the New Year’s Eve revelry in mind with photos from New Years past . . . of fireworks and of small to huge celebrations as we usher in the New Year.  Done in happy shades of pastel colors where you can create layouts with your old and new NYE photos.

I had so much fun creating with the digital kit and
here I am now sharing my prepared project with SID . . .
Here is my CT Project for SID's kit release:



Sunday, January 25, 2015

OTP FINALISTS for the Creo by Lady Katutz Milestone Contest

Hi!


I'm back to show the next CBLK 2014 Milestone Contest category's finalists.  This is the 2nd installment with the 1st one being the ATC Category.

I would like to jump to the OTP Category.  This time I was no longer able to contain my list of finalists to only 3 as there was really an influx of entries.  I have (5) OTP or TAG FINALISTS out of a total of (45) OTP CONTEST PARTICIPANTS.

Again I would like to thank the Philippine Crafters Association and the Filipino Scrapbookers Club participants to the "Let's Celebrate Family" atc and tag swap, as they sent in a token set of atcs and tags.

It was so heartfelt that I decided to include their works as entries in both atc and OTP category.

Now, I would like to proceed and share the photos of my (5) OTP finalists:

{clockwise from top left}

Aileen Joy Fernandez
(from Cotabato City, Mindanao Region, Philippines)
a simple wedding chic handmade tag with a play on trims or lace in white with a touch of pink.  Tag accentuated with 2 wedding rings.  Pearl adornment with a die-cut quote with mica flakes makes the project chic albeit a bit more elegant to be great for a wedding handmade tag.

The quote reads:
"The Wedding Ring goes on the Left Ring Finger because it is the only finger with a vein that connects to the Heart."

Vicenta Duero  Su-ay
(from Iloilo City, Visayas Region, Philippines)
A Masculine "Thank You, DAD!" handmade tag with a play with lots of die cuts of gears and other more.  Dry embossing and inking done in masculine and vintage colors.  The DAD digital image was decored and colored in retro-80's style of paper piecing and outlined with a white pen.  It's a Handmade tag for Father's Day in tune and in line with the joint FSC and PCA Celebrating Family tag swap.

Cattleya Bautista
(from Los BaƱos, Laguna, NCR, Philippines)
a Handcut and lovely jar-shaped handmade tag with no need to add a ribbon on a punched top.  Done and printed pre-designed print in wonderful pink-rose colored patterned paper or simply a cut-out from a patterned paper design with floral embellishments adorned on certain designs in the body of the jar.  

It would make a wonderful handmade greeting card / folded greeting card!

Joy Frances Valerie
(from South Korea)
an upcycling project with the use of lots of corrugated box materials.  Fantastic way and marvelous way of passing the corrugate box packaging material thru a die-cutting machine to make a camera-shaped huge handmade tag to show off a recycling or upcycling project for environmental concerns.  Wonderful choice of brown color with a play of mixed media for both base and the camera-shaped corrugated handmade die-cut with a few more embellishments and die cuts adorning the project.  

A quote on the project says:  You make me laugh

Gale G. Solon
(from Metro Manila, NCR, Philippines)
a traditional handmade "Thinking of You" tag project done in minimalist tone or denoting simplicity or in a 'less is more' style.  Perfection in the handmade tag shape and in her die-cutting works, all with precision, and with punch tool works to complete a perfect traditional handmade tag project.  Done with inking and dry embossing banner strip too and wonderfully stamped: 'Thinking of You'.


THE EMERGING TAG (OTP) WINNER:

FOR CANVAS ART, ALTERED ART AND OTP CATEGORY
will receive prize of
(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)


Good Luck!!




Saturday, January 24, 2015

Postcards Received - January 23, 2015

Hi!

Sharing photos of postcards sent and received:
January 23, 2015

 postcards received:
- Happy New Year Envelope from China
- a Lactarius Forminosus Maxicard from Belarus thru a South East Asia Maxicard RR
- A Christmas card from Indonesia from a South East Asia RR
- a Christmas envelope from Russia
- a Happy New Year card from Romania from a South East Asia New Year's RR
- an Amsterdam Meet-Up card thru an RR


 Happy New Year Envelope from China contains:
- a dedicated Clarinet and Piano card from Shanghai, China
- Potala Palace Maxicard from Shanghai, China


 a Christmas envelope from Russia contains:
- cats in art card from a Cat RR
- Adult Domestic Cat card from a Cat RR


postcrossing postcards received:
- Universiade Kazan panoramic card from Russia
- St. Basil's Cathedral card from Russia
- Valdicha brana tower postcard from Ceska Republika


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Postcard Sent and Received - January 20 - 22, 2015

Hi!

Sharing photos of postcards sent and received:
January 20, 21 and 22, 2015

 Wonders of the Modern World postcard sent 
to Indonesia thru a postcard swap
January 20, 2015

 postcrossing postcards sent
January 21, 2015

postcrossing postcards received January 22, 2015:
- a Sasha Lru postcard from Minsk, Belarus
- Jip and Janneke character cards from Netherlands' children books


Sunday, January 18, 2015

"Aged Classic" LO for Scrappy Bee

Hi, everyone!

Today's the release of

Scrappy Bee's 

 PBDesigns (PBD)'s

"Vintage Chic" digital kit:


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


Such wonderful digital kit to work with.  I have long wanted to created a vintage digital LO just like when I was in papercrafts.  Vintage-styled traditional paper LO was the last in my bucket list to create.  And, now I'm glad to have reached creating vintage digital LO designs.

Thank you, PBDesigns!!

The LO shows how I regard aging for women like me.  How I used to be fond of beautiful bright LO to shabby chic and now vintage in design.  Just like how a young girl finds herself growing up from pre-teens to teen-age years; from young adult to adulthood and I guess the magic word is "Growing Gracefully".  I don't want yet to mention the 3 letter word. =)

{ . . . growing old gracefully . . . .}


ATC FINALISTS for Creo by Lady Katutz Milestone Contest

Hi!


It's been a week since the Creo by Lady Katutz Milestone Contest has ended.  And I'm now in the judging process and prelimaries since December 2014.  As I did prepare to narrow down my winner's choice down to a few.  All of the entries are beautiful.

Creo by Lady Katutz has a total of (6) contest participants under the ATC Category.

I'd like to thank the atcsforall.com Members {those I was able to converse and communicate with while I was going on daily trading and swap activities to hosting 2nd Generations and Digital ATC swap}. 

I would also like to thank the Philippine Crafters Association and the Filipino Scrapbookers Club, specially the participants of the "Celebrate Family" ATC swap hosted by Ces de Guzman, as they sent in a token and thank you set of artist trading cards as I was their former atc swap activity hostess.

I can't resist not to include all your artist trading cards, both those who sent me artist trading cards as thanks and in friendship, to my CBLK 2014 Milestone Contest under the ATC Category.


For today, I would like to share the works of the 3 Finalists under the Artist Trading Card Category.  They are as follows:

{clockwise from top left}

an uknown sender:
(from the Philippines)
I no longer found out who created the artist trading card for me.  The lot of 4 atcs are done in sweet shade of pink and decorated with quotes and digital images of being a mom and of being a wife and of family.  Thank you so much!!

Gilberto and Rosalinda Reyes:
(from Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines)
such lovely monogram atcs with a word for me to remember everything and both of you: mother and son -  Enjoy; Dream and Family.  It is what my own dad would remind me when I was young.  A mantra that I had lived by in my growing up years to see life as an opportunity to enjoy, to dream lots of things that I could be and would want to be and would aspire to be.  And never ever forget to include family as part and parcel in my journey to my Dreams.
Done in traditional papercraft with coloring and paint splatters for the rose atc.

Ces de Guzman de la Cruz:
(from Batangas City, Philippines)
the set of 4 atcs were done in native Filipino fare:  upcycling of handmade materials and recycling with a key to use natural resources.  Advance techniques were utilized with the base and finishing of 2 atcs.  Handmade paper with bits of flora were also made into a simple atc.  And a close-to-burlap make atc with a plant or grass were also captivating to me.  

Truly exotically created and naturally handmade!



THE EMERGING ARTIST TRADING CARD WINNER
will receive prize of
5 Ultra Pro (Platinum Series) sheets or pages of 9-atc pocket sleeve page
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)


Good Luck!!



Saturday, January 17, 2015

"My Artist's Life" Digital LO for Scrappy Bee's Honey Bee: PBDesigns

Hi, everyone!

Today I worked with


Scrappy Bee's 

PBDesigns (PBD)'s

"In Memory of You" digital kit:

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


I thought that I never had an LO with my profile photos as Creo by Lady Katutz.  I once did create a traditional paper LO with my profile photos but it was the time when I was only starting as Let's Get Scrappy.

Let's Get Scrappy was my very 1st hobby and scrappin' blog.  This was followed by Creo by Lady Katutz hobby blog.  My paper traditional LO at that time was entitled:  "My Scrappy Life"  and was published with one of the US digital online magazines.  It was Joya-inspired working with white space.  I really love that LO of mine.

I hope I won't regret not being able to think of a unique name for my digital LO above, except for CBLK Profile Photos.  It could as well go for my Artist's Life, to take after my other LO - My Scrappy Life.

I guess that settles it:  My Artist's Life Digital LO, up above!


Postcards and Mails Sent and Received - January 14, 2015

Hi!

Sharing photos of cards and notebooks received
January 14, 2015

mails received:
- 2 Travelling Notebooks - Hobbies
- postcrossig postcard of Winnie d Pooh from Canada
- postcrossing postcard of a park in Munich from Germany
- Porto postcard from Portugal
- New Year's postcard from Russia
- Jetoy cat card from Malaysia from a Cat RR Swap
- Year of the Horse Maxicard from Vietnam from a SEA RR Swap
- Adult cat card from Malaysia from a Cat RR Swap


mail sent to India for a Swap



Thursday, January 15, 2015

Postcards, Stamps and FDCs received - January 12, 2015

Sharing now photos of postcards, postage stamp orders and FDC orders received - January 12, 2015:

 received my 2nd Pinoy Emall order
2 FDCs of Philippine Festival of Masks
1 FDC of Souvenir Sheet of Philippine Festival of Masks
2 FDCs of Souvenir Sheet of 2015 Year of the Goat
2 FDCs of 2015 Year of the Goat Stamp Sheet
1 FDC of COJ Teehankee
stamps of Valentine 2013

{I'm disheartened that there's suddenly a break on the cancellation of the Year of the Goat.  It was all clear cancellation when I received all the FDCs I've asked for}

postcards received:
- Christmas postcard received from Czech Republic from a Christmas broadcast swap
- UNESCO WHS Stonehenge postcard received from London from an RR swap


 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

PHLpost's Magazine: SELYO

It was like a breath of fresh air when I received my 2nd order from Pinoy Emall.
Inserted together with my envelope of stamps and FDCs is Philippine Postal Corporation's 1st Magazine:  SELYO

It's pages and pages of worthwhile reading of stamp releases and various book releases of collectors for the cause of Philippine Stamps.

I'm glad to have received a copy of SELYO.


Cheers to PHLpost!!


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Papal Stamps 2015

Hi!

I was able to procure from the post office
Pope Francis' stamps for his Papal Visit.


I'm glad to have obtained 3 stamp sheets of the above.  And I'm actively trying to look for any Papal Visit postcard of Pope Francis for either Maxicard purposes or to send with matching Papal stamps.

Also waiting for the release of Papal Visit Souvenir Sheets.  Hoping for FDCs too. {sigh}


Monday, January 12, 2015

"Mother's Day Lunch at Pamana" Digital LO entry for SID's Mini Kit Challenge at Scrappy Bee

Hi, everyone!



This month of January 2015 there's a Mini Kit Challenge hosted by:

Sunshine Inspired Designs (SID)'s
with SID's
"Back In Time" Mini kit:

I had so much fun creating with the digital kit and
here I am now sharing my prepared projects with 
Scrappy Bee's January 2015 Kit Challenge  . . .
Here is my entry with SID's Mini kit: