[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, February 26, 2015

Constellation: Cassiopea or Lynx

I saw the Lynx today, my favorite Cassiopea constellation. I also saw the Orion too. It has been 2 decades since I located these constellations again in the sky. Due to the cloudy night skies, that sights of these constellations aren't possible for me for decades.


I'd usually see the Lynx or the Cassiopea whenever an important day of my life happens. A Milestone and great mark in my lifetime occurs. I wonder what it is for this day and time. I guess it must be the end of my celebration of my Milestone Year and Anniversary Year as a Hobbyist and Artist. Thanks so much!! I missed seeing my fave constellation in the sky.

I noticed a missing or invisible star with the Lynx constellation. . . . probably cloudy on that part of that single missing star. {sigh}

And my pet white cat is turning pink again. . . . 

Postcards Received and Sent - February 23 & 25, 2015

Hi!

Sharing photos of postcards sent and received:
February 23 and 25, 2015

official postcrossing postcards received:
February 23, 2015
- Borubudur UNESCO postcard from Indonesia
- postcard from Austria
- Taiwan Hualien Taroke National Park from Taiwan
- Coronado island California postcard from the USA

postcards sent - February 25, 2015:
2 teacup shaped postcards
2 Masbate postcards
2 Philippines touristic postcard



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Postcards Received - February 21, 2015

Hi!

Sharing photos of postcards received:
February 21, 2015

official postcrossing postcards
- postcard from Northern Bavaria, Germany
- Sergiev - Posad postcard from Russia




Saturday, February 21, 2015

Postcards Received - February 20, 2015

Hi!

Sharing photo of postcards received:
February 20, 2015

- Lille, France postcrossing Meet-up Card thru an RR swap
- professioal printed card from Ukraine from a Professional printed card RR swap
- 2 Degas cards from the USA from a facebook swap



Friday, February 20, 2015

Postcards Sent and TN received - February 18, 2015

Hi!

Sharing photos of postcards sent and TN received:
February 18, 2015

 my Travelling Notebook (for a Cause) returned home
traveled thru a TN RR under the theme: My Country


official postcards and maxicards sent
thru official postcrossing and a facebook maxicard swap



Thursday, February 19, 2015

Postcards Sent & Received - February 9 & 11, 2015

Hi!

Sharing photo of postcards sent:
February 9, 2015

official postcrossing postcards sent thru RRs


Sharing photos of postcards received:
February 11, 2015

 postcrossing postcard received:
- MAP card from Germany
- card from Suomi, Finland

postcards received from an anonymous sender
from Republic of China (Taiwan)
- thank you!
{I still need to trace it from my previous swaps agreed upon, to find the sender)



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

CBLK Cross-Stitch Pattern Collection - 2nd Set

Hi!

As I have been looking thru my prior year's post under Detiology on my own postcards design printed which I could no longer find.  Tiredly,  I need to re-post the postcard collection which blog post I found missing.

I now go about posting the same designs turned into CrossStitch Patterns for my 2nd set of Collection:

 digital art tuned crossstitch pattern

"THE GAZEBO"
(for personal use only)

digital design initially created for Crescent Moon Designs under Charly Renay Lyons on July 1, 2013 as her Moonpie Creative Team member and as Admin-Creator of Filipino Scrapbookers Challenge Blog.

Done to commemorate and celebrate CBLKD's Milestone Year 2014 and a tribute to the Filipino Scrapbookers.

Special thanks to Crescent Moon Designs


 digital art tuned crossstitch pattern

"KITTY CAT"
(for personal use only)

digital design initially created for Crescent Moon Designs under Charly Renay Lyons on June 22, 2013 as her Moonpie Creative Team member.

Done to commemorate and celebrate CBLKD's Milestone Year 2014.

Special thanks to Crescent Moon Designs


 digital art tuned crossstitch pattern

"ORIENTAL"
(for personal use only)

digital design initially created as Administrator and Creator of the Filipino Scrapbookers Challenge Blog on May 22, 2013.

Done to commemorate and celebrate CBLKD's Milestone Year 2014 and a tribute to the Filipino Scrapbookers.

Special thanks to Crescent Moon Designs


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"Love is a Many Splendored Thing" LO for Scrappy Bee

Hi, everyone!

I worked with another LO with 
the month of February 2015's release of

Scrappy Bee's 

"A Love Story" digital kit:


I had so much fun creating another layout with the digital kit and
here I am now sharing my prepared project with Scrappy Bee's A Love Story . . .
Here is my CT Project for Scrappy Bee's Monthly Mix kit release:


I never thought I'd create a Father's Day LO with a valentine themed material.  But I do remember explaining to my dad on the day of his Father's Day celebration the answer to his question of what movie it was that was a great inspiration.  I told him "the Love Story" and the inspirational quote in a song that "Love is a many splendored thing".

You know my dad loves asking what it really was that things had come to be.  Or how a design of mine came to be, what is it?  He would usually ask my mom after I told my mom thru stories in my life what my inspirations are.

Anyway,  the LO is reminder of the first time my dad asked me about things.  And it was Father's Day 2014.  He need not know that those are things that makes me go on.  Not material things provided to me.  It is my emotional nourishment that sometimes people around no longer provides.  All I could see are people lacking in love and appreciation, until I saw myself  . . . me too.   Am lacking in the feeling of being loved and appreciated, and not just a home fixture of a daughter or a reunion organizer fixture.

I wish and hope everybody feels loved soon and so am I.


My LO is about the use of white space.  How I clustered everything in one part of the canvas.  And the rest are open space or white space, albeit decored with pattern paper, but nonetheless utilizing the most white space that I could free up and not clutter with embellishments.


 Please visit the Scrappy Bee
to grab their new "A Love Story" Monthly Mix digital kit.

Thanks and happy shopping!!

New Year's Card with New Year's Stamps

Hi!

This is my 1st post under Deltiology on New Year's Postcards and New Year's Postage Stamps:

 Postcard / New Year's Card:
New Year's Sanrio postcard
(Copyright 2014)
sent from Japan

Stamps / New Year's Stamp:
Nippon Year of the Goat postage stamp plus
another Nippon stamp (food postage stamp)

Received:  January 5, 2015
Thru:  South East Asis New Year's Card RR Group
Venue:  Postcrossing.com Forum


 Postcard / New Year's Card:
Creo by Lady Katutz Feliz Ano Nuevo tall postcard
(Copyright 2013-2014)
from Manila, Philippines

Stamps / New Year's Stamp:
PHLpost's 2015 Year of the Goat postage stamp plus
a definitive fish postage stamp

Received:  December 19, 2014
Thru:  Holiday Any New Year's Card RR Group
Venue:  Postcrossing.com Forum


  Postcard / New Year's Card:
Christmas and New Year's Holiday postcard
from Russia

Stamps / New Year's Stamp:
2014 Year of the Horse postage stamp plus
a matching Christmas and New Year's Holiday postage stamp

Received:  December 11, 2014
Thru:  Holiday Card RR Group
Venue:  Postcrossing.com Forum


Postcard / New Year's Card:
Happy Chinese New Year postcard
(Year of the Ram 2015)
by Hibeelle
sent from Taoyuan County, Taiwan

Stamps / New Year's Stamp:
Republic of China (Taiwan) 2015 Year of the Ram postage stamp 
and a Kite stamp and fruit bearing plant stamp

Received:  January 14, 2015
Thru:  Holiday Card RR Group
Venue:  Postcrossing.com Forum



Monday, February 16, 2015

"Father's Day 2014: Bon Chon" LO for Scrappy Bee

Hi, everyone!

Today I worked on with the release of

Scrappy Bee's 

"A Love Story" digital Monthly Mix kit:

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


 Please visit the Scrappy Bee
to grab Scrappy Bee's new "A Love Story" monthly mix digital kit.

Thanks and happy shopping!!

Mother's Day 2014 in Tagaytay City - LO for Crescent Moon Designs

Hi, everyone!

February 2015 is the release of

Crescent Moon Designs (CMD)'s

"Bee Mine" digital kit:

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


We conducted an ocular inspection while spending Mother's Day in Tagaytay City.  We passed by or dropped by one of the venues my sister's office HP-Manila will be conducting their team building activities.  This was in 2014 and my younger sister's office team did push tru with renting the place for the office activities in Tagaytay City.

Above is the LO when our family of 4 conducted an ocular inspection.  The place was filled with lots of companies conducting team activities at that time.

Oh how I missed joining the few office out-of-town team building activities I once have with each of the companies, albeit corporation or firms I was previously with. {sigh}

Glad to be of help to my younger sister and her office - HP-Manila, Philippines (Mckinley, Taguig City)

 Please visit the Scrappy Bee
to grab CMD's new "Bee Mine" digital kit.

Thanks and happy shopping!!

"Family Love Grows" LO for Scrappy Bee

Hi, everyone!

Today's I worked with

Scrappy Bee 

Honey Bee
WinksArtGraphics (WG)

"Eternally Yours" digital kit:


I had so much fun creating with the digital kit and
here I am now sharing my prepared project with WinksArtGraphics (WG) . . .
Here is my CT Project for WinksArtGraphic's Eternally Yours kit :


 Please visit the Scrappy Bee
to grab WG's "Eternally Yours" digital kit.

Thanks and happy shopping!!


"My 1st Pigtails" LO for Scrappy Bee

Hi, everyone!

I worked with the release of

Scrappy Bee's 

Honey Bee
Creations by Samantha

"Take A Selfie" digital kit:

I had so much fun creating with the digital kit and
here I am now sharing my prepared project with 
Take A Selfie by Creations by Samantha . . .
Here is my CT Project for her kit:



 Please visit the Scrappy Bee
to grab Creations by Samantha's "Take a Selfie" digital kit.

Thanks and happy shopping!!



POSTCROSSING FINALISTS for the Creo by Lady Katutz Milestone Contest

Hi!


This is the 4th installment of showing off the Finalists to Creo by Lady Katutz Milestone 2014 Contest.  This post is for the Postcrossing Category of Postcards, Maxicards, Covers - of First Day Covers and First Day Issues to postcards from rare to exotic countries.

Contest participants are a total of 11 participants for the Postcrossing Category.

I'm so glad to have received a number of entries and I would like to thank them all for submitting entries.  They're entries of friendship and for the love of the hobby of collecting for swaps and trades has opened my eyes to the Beautiful world of Postcrossing and the various branches of it.

Thanks to those who made an effort to send albeit thru official postcrossing postcards, maxicards to vintage collectible postcards.

Thanks to have exerted effort to send Meet-up cards for my cause of cheering up both my parents at their darkest days last year.

For all of you beloved postcrossers and collectors, active swappers and traders, a gracious THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!!

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I have been going thru prelimaries with all the entries since the month of July 2014 for the Postcrossing Entries and I believe this category has been the toughest for me to pass judgement to choose a winner.

Here are my chosen 4 ENTRIES by my chosen 3 TOP FINALISTS:

{clockwise from top right}

Nathalie Jane (Cabbie) Lim Lopez 
(Philippines)
an International Year of Forests 2011 FDC, autographed by the postage stamp artist
Issued: October 24, 2011 First Day of Issue


Nathalie Jane (Cabbie) Lim Lopez 
(Philippines)
a Valentines Day 2014 FDC, autographed by the postage stamp artist
Issued: January 27, 2014 First Day of Issue


Isaac 
(Australia)
a Maxicard First Day Issue flower card from Australia
Gardenvale Vic 3186
Issued: March 23, 2000


Scutelnic Elena 
(Moldova)
a 'Premier Jour' Maxicard and also a Meet-up Card in one from Moldova
Issued: 02-07-1995


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THE POSTCROSSER WINNER
gets to win the prize of
(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




Good Luck!



Sunday, February 15, 2015

2014 Christmas Postcards and Christmas Stamps III

Hi!

I'm on my 3rd and last installment under Deltiology on Christmas postcards and Christmas stamps:

 Postcard / Christmas Tree Card:
official postcrossing Christmas tree postcard
by K. Majewska, A. Tylkowski (ilustris.pl)
sent from Poland

Stamps / Christmas Stamp:
1 Christmas postage stamp
(Boze Narodzenie)
by A. Sancewicz

Received:  January 2015
Thru:  official postcrossing
Venue:  Postcrossing.com

 Folded Card / Christmas Tree Card:
Christmas tree folded greeting card
by Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
with illustration from London portfolio
Copyright 2010
sent from USA

Stamps / Christmas Stamp:
2 Christmas forever ornament postage stamps &
1 Mockingbird and Bluebonnet Texas USA stamp

Received:  January 2015
Thru:  Holiday Card RR Group
Venue:  Postcrossing.com Forum



Postcard / Christmas Cat Card:
A.L. Bowley, Postcard N.D.'s Art Christmas postcard
sent from USA

Stamps / Christmas Stamp:
1 Christmas Forever Wreath 2014 Global postage stamp

Received:  January 2015
Thru:  Holiday Card RR Group
Venue:  Postcrossing.com Forum



Saturday, February 14, 2015

2014 Christmas Postcards and Christmas Stamps II

Hi!

My 2nd installment of 2014 Christmas Postcards and Stamps post under Deltiology:

 Folded Card / Christmas Handmade Card:
Cross-stitched Handmade Card
from Germany (Deutschland)

Stamps / Christmas Stamp:
Snowman in a Globe on a Duetschland stamp and
flowers on a stamp

Received:  January 2015
Thru:  official postcrossing
Venue:  Postcrossing.com


 Postcard / Christmas Card:
Winnie d Pooh postcard with an ornament sticker
sent from Canada

Stamps / Christmas Stamp:
3 Christmas Noel stamps 
(2 of Santa Claus and 1 of a Nativity scene on a Stained Glass Window)

Received:  January 12, 2015
Thru:  official postcrossing
Venue:  Postcrossing.com


 Postcard / Christmas Card:
Christmas winter scenery
sent from Ceska Republika

Stamps / Christmas Stamp:
2 Christmas Ceska Republika stamps
(Nativity scene art stamp A)

Received:  January 2015
Thru:  Christmas broadcast Facebook swap
Venue:  Postcrossing Asia Facebook Forum


 Postcard / Christmas Card:
embossed Christmas and New Year's Card
sent from Deutschland

Stamps / Christmas Stamp:
1 Christmas Snowman in a Globe stamp &
2 flower stamps

Received:  January 2015
Thru:  Christmas broadcast Facebook swap
Venue:  Postcrossing Asia Facebook Forum


Postcard / Christmas Cat Card:
Cats in Art Christmas postcard
sent from Russia

Stamps / Christmas Stamp:
1 Christmas gift tag postage stamp
(Nativity scene art stamp)

Received:  January 2015
Thru:  Cat RR - Cats in Art
Venue:  Postcrossing.com Forum