[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]

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Book of Life Pages (September 2015)

Hi!


Here are my Book of Life Pages for the month of September 2015:

LO Title:  Work Out at Slimmers World International
Sub-title:  Starting at the Gym (My Before Photos)
Topic:  Work Out


LO Titles:  A Book I've Read This Year 2015 &
The Bookmark I Keep Forever
Topic:  Book I've Read & Item I keep Forever


LO Title:  Happy B-day (Sept. 2015)
Topic:  A Day to Remember 


LO Title:  Days in September 2015
Topic:  A Day in September




Monday, September 28, 2015

Flower Postcards and Stamps V

Hi!

This is the last and 2nd Flowers Postcards with Stamps post I have for the month of September.  A 5th post on such topic found in this blog.

Here are beautiful flowers on a postcard that I like in my collection:




Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hibiscus Flower Postcard n Stamps (Flower Postcard n Stamps IV)

Hi!

It took me a while to share my Hibiscus Postcard Collection (in full color).

The Hibiscus flower is the National Flower of Malaysia.
I again featured my own Philippine hybrid Hibiscus from my CBLK May Flower collection.

Here they are:





Thursday, September 24, 2015

My Own Creo by Lady Katutz' (CBLK) Designed Starbucks Tumbler

Hi, everyone!

These another set of OTPs I came up as part of my Art Series (Part I) for both collections under these theme:  Hi!  and the Smallest Wonder.

I'm glad to chance upon the "Design Your Own Tumbler" at Starbucks, and I was reminded of my bestfriend in Canada.  Oh, how we planned and dreamt of having an activity together of designing our own tumblers by Starbucks way back in year 2010 when I 1st meet-up with her on her 1st balikbayan visit to her home country, the Philippines.

Here is my tumbler with my 2 Art Designs, as a tribute of our very 1st meeting when you visited me and the Philippines, as a balikbayan:



the above photos and the design on the Starbucks tumbler belongs to the Hi! Collection of Creo by Lady Katutz' Art Series (Part I).

--o0o--



the above photos and the design on the Starbucks tumbler belongs to the "The Smallest Wonders Ring the Greatest Joy!" Collection of Creo by Lady Katutz' Art Series (Part I).


I have such fond memories of spending a few hours with you having lunch together with your mom, BFF!~  Wish us both more designing dreams and more realities of these for both of us and for our well-being too. 

--o0o--

It's our 25th Alumni Homecoming this December 2015 at San Beda College, Alabang.  I'll be wishing us well on our 25th Alumni Homecoming and more and brighter well-wishes for us and our families too.

Much love BFF,


Friday, September 18, 2015

My 8th Batch of Cards for 2015

Hi!

I'm sharing now photos of the last of my Art Cards from My Art Series (Part I) for Series 1 and Series 2.  The Series I dubbed for this year as the "Hi!" CBLK Mini Art Collection & "The Smallest Wonders Ring the Greatest Joy" CBLK Mini Art Collection.

here I am on the go and at it

Here are the last art card versions for both Series under Art Series Part I.
This time, the greeting card series:




Thursday, September 17, 2015

International Art (Dance n Glassware) Postcard n Stamps

Hi!

Sharing another post on International Art under Dance and Glassware Museum Piece, as follows:






Wednesday, September 16, 2015

International (Illustrative) Art Postcards and Stamps IV

Hi!

I'm sharing on my 4th post on International Art a 1st post on ILLUSTRATIVE ART postcards and stamps under Deltiology.







I find these postcards super cute to have in my collection.
Thanks to postcrossing friends at Postcrossing.com and Postcrossing facebook groups!!


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Guest On Spotlight: Designer Priscilla Ashley, formerly of Beautifully Blessed Designs


Hi, everyone!

I'm introducing another Graphic Designer on Creo by Lady Katutz' Guests On Spotlight.

My very 2nd Guest on Spotlight is my former Designer Prissy from Beautifully Blessed Designs.


I've worked with Prissy for 6 months from April to September 2014.  I worked mainly as her Creative Team Lead. From producing or creating digital scrapbook layouts to blog write-ups for the digital scrapbook store we are housed in, to co-managing Beautifully Blessed Designs Creative Team with Prissy, it was fun stint to be with BBD.  It is indeed, my very 1st TEAM LEAD post with a Graphic Designer.

I would never forget creating project life pages with her kits for my project life album in 2014.  I would also never forget marketing BBD's kit with blog write-ups both at my blog and Scrappy Bee's blog as both BBD's Team Lead and Scrappy Bee's Worker Bee.  

She's a very accomodating Graphic Designer and boss to work with and I love her mini kits.  She gave me another bird's eye view of behind the scenes of managing a creative team and not just staying in the role as one of her creative team members who creates layouts.  Her digital kits are in bold but happy colors and are characteristically fun to work with in reds and other rich, bright colors.

Prissy of BBD became my official a sponsor of  3 to almost about 4 months worth of Project Life layouts for my 2014 PL DIY Album.  Hopefully, I could finish my 2014 album by going back to my 2014 photos to scrap in a Project Life way.


Below are the prepared questions and her corresponding answers to each:  
I hope you get to know her thru this post of mine about her.


9 Short Questions and 1 Wrap-It Question:

1.  I would like to know your complete / full name and what you do.

Priscilla Ashley

2.  How did you get started in your craft?

I started digital scrapbooking after I became a "target" at CafeMom. I tagged for about 2 years before I realized I liked making layouts more. 

3.  Where there previous or other arts and crafts that you delved with or are currently enjoying?

Yes, I love knitting, crocheting, do it yourself projects, and couponing (I consider it a craft to be able to save 90% on everyday household necessities).

4.  Do you have hidden crafts that you like and enjoy by yourself?

No, I'm pretty open about the things I enjoy.

5.  Amongst your crafts, which one did struck gold and became your main stint?  How did it help you?

Of all my crafts, I'd have to say couponing. It has helped my family save an outstanding amount of money that I can now put toward my other passions.

6.  How many years have you been dealing with your craft?  Or with each of your crafts?

I've been in the digital scrapbooking world for approximately 4 years, crocheting for 11 years, couponing for 6 months, and I taught myself how to knit about 8 months ago.

7.  What is your main motivation or inspiration for indulging with your craft?

For couponing, that would be the sales and awesome coupons. Also, I love being able to help my husband stretch a paycheck. For knitting and crocheting, I'd have to say the hope of helping people have a warm blanket, hat, or socks motivates me to continue doing it. As for digital scrapbooking, all the photos I take of my boys are a great motivator for me.

8.  Five years before, where were you in your craft?  Five years from now, what do you envision for your craft?

Five years ago, I didn't know where life would take me. I had no idea I would develop so many new skills and talents. At this point (5 years later), I've learned tagging, digital scrapbooking, freebie creation, met many new people online, and learned how to coupon. Five years from now, I hope to have a small business for my knitting and crochet work, finish at least 1 scrapbook, and have a huge stockpile.

9.  What are your major breakthroughs and milestones in relation to your craft or in the industry you are with?

A major breakthrough for me would be to finish an entire large afghan in either knit or crochet, finish a scrapbook or print a page for scrapbooking (I've never been able to do that), and to start stockpiling more expensive laundry detergent.

10.  Describe yourself and your craft in one short phrase, word or sentence.

My crafts help me make it through life. Aside from my firm belief in God, my wonderful husband and kids, crafting keeps me sane.  




Saturday, September 12, 2015

A Writer's Postcard with Stamp III

Hi!

Here's sharing a 3rd post on a Writer's Postcards with Stamps:









I really love this set of postcards and stamps!


Friday, September 11, 2015

2015 Christmas & New Year's Postcards n Stamps (IV & II, resp.)

Hi, everyone!

Sharing an early post for Christmas 2015 and New Year's 2016.

Actually, these are Christmas 2014 and New Year's 2015 delivered after the holidays and well within Year 2015 or almost mid-2015.

Here they are:







Probably, I just can't wait for the Christmas Holiday 2015 to come.  :)



Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Maxicards & Stamps III

Hi!

I'm sharing another post under Maximaphily and Deltiology.
I have previously shared posts of Maxicards with matching stamps and my own CBLK Maxicard with a stamp.
This time this post is about regular Maxicards in other countries with a stamp affixed at the back as postage.

Here they are:










Sunday, September 6, 2015

Maxicards Received - September 1 to 5, 2015

Hi, everyone!

I would like to share with you maxicards I've received from September 1 to 5, 2015, thru official postcrossing at Postcrossing.com:

Bundesrepublik
11, August 1988
Dauerserie: Sehenswurdigkeiten 
(sent from Germany)

Emma Ihrer
Edition Maxiphil, Berlin 4/89, 9, 2, 1989
(sent from Germany) 


 Bloeimaand
(sent from Nederland)

cancellation is not clearly manifested


Birth sculpture
Tai-tai, 1962
Wik people of western Cape York Peninsula
First Day of Issue
Opening of National Museum of Australia 2001
8 March 2001 Canberra Act 2600
(sent from Australia)





Friday, September 4, 2015

"The Enchanted Kingdom 2015" layout for Sunshine Inspired Designs

Hi, everyone!


This is my 3rd post for the month as Sunshine Inspired Designs' Layout Designer.

It's been a while since I last visited Enchanted Kingdom.  And what a sweet treat to be treated to an Amusement Park visit with a Family Day by none other than my younger sister's Company.

I like the amusement park now better than the my last visit which was probably more than a decade ago by now.  I'm glad EK have family day packages for corporations.

The theme park is full of rides and games booth.  And you won't get hungry roaming around the theme park as certain areas are with food stalls and there's a carnival-like cafeteria or resto at the back center of the amusement park.  And so many souvenir shops too that you won't go home without any from the theme park to keep.  As for me, the tickets and the booth photos is already enough for my souvenirs.

It was indeed sweet as it proved to be a happy visit at the time, as I was capping off my Creo by Lady Katutz 2014 Milestone Celebration.  I was busy sending off prizes and communicating with the winners here and abroad.  Also busy preparing posts here and there to carry the excitement of announcing the winners, with a monthly installment post of finalists.

Anyway, I created another LO with my photos at Enchanted Kingdom with my family:


I went on a collage set with a color motif very Enchanted Kingdom or Hidden Forest theme with a mini digital kit by Sunshine Inspired Designs, named Bohemian Breeze:


The mini kit is a freebie available at Pixel Scrapper's Blog Train.

So, hurry on to Pixel Scrapper's blog and forum!