[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, October 29, 2015

Be A Kolorista

Hi, everyone!

Coloring has become an art or an art form, as young and old alike plunge into coloring with the influx of Coloring Books for Adults in other countries.  The Philippines also welcomed this wave of coloring with coloring enthusiasts, aficionados and masters come together to share their talents.

We call ourselves Koloristas here in Manila.  Workshops, here and there, abound as coloring books found the main display and shelves of every leading bookstores (national or specialty bookstores) here in Manila.

I would like to share a photo of a Coloring Workshop for Adults, I attended which was conducted by Iris Babao-Uy last October 24, 2015.


We learned the various techniques on coloring from shading, blending to burnishing and the numerous art mediums and kinds of pens, pencils one can play with coloring.

Here's my semi-completed page from Carnet de Coloriage, which is a book from Morocco utilized by Iris and can be found at Fully Booked:


I would like to thank Iris, Faber Castell, Nette of My Little Attic, Fully Booked and Canvas for coming together in making this Workshop possible for us enthusiasts and aficionados wanting to get together under the same interest in the coloring art form.

Be a Creative Kolorista!


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

"Creo by Lady Katutz" Art Series (Part II) - Christmas Forever Around the World

Hi!

I would like to share with you a video of 5 art pages I created under Creo by Lady Katutz Art Series (Part II), which goes with the theme "Christmas Forever Around the World":

video

This has been inspired by my own work with Kaboodle Doodles in Christmas 2014.  I decided to incorporate my work here as part of my Art Series (Part II).


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Book of Life Pages - October 2015

Hi, everyone!



I would like to share with you now,
my October 2015 Book of Life pages:

LO Title:  Missing You, BFF
Topic:  Missing You


LO Title:  World Post Day 2015 Meet-Up
Topic:  A Day in Oktober
{digital kit utilized is a collab kit between Creo by Lady Katutz and Papermade by Ing, to be released Nov. 11, 2015}


LO Title:  My Addiction in Arts & Crafts
Sub-title:  Sweet Hugs Moment
Topic:  My Addiction
{digital kit utilized is a collab kit between Creo by Lady Katutz and Papermade by Ing, to be released Nov. 11, 2015}


LO Title:  Heneral Luna Movie Time
Topic:  Movie Time
{digital template utilized is part of a collab kit between Creo by Lady Katutz and Papermade by Ing, to be released Nov. 11, 2015}




Monday, October 26, 2015

Seattle's Best Coffee's Macaroons

Hi, everyone!

I started going to Seattle's Best Coffee now more regularly after a work-out from the nearest gym.  I have to keep myself fit and healthy, afterall.

I used to go to Seattle's Best Coffee at the turn of the millenium, when I was still an employee at a GFI.  I would sometimes meet friends there for a tete-a-tete or for coffee after a dinner date.  My SBC of the year at that time was Seattle's Best - Greenbelt 5.

A decade after, my Seattle's Best Coffeshop turned out to be the one at Filinvest.  It was always after a work-out that I'd take a breather before going home.  My Christmases at that time was livelier. . .  WHAT with their coffee planner promos . . .  that I'd keep tab of all the coffee for I need to earn their planner.  My happiest take home from Seattle's Best - Filinvest, was coming home with 3 SBC planners and SBC glass mugs.  I spent my allowances on SBC coffee for them planners and for my mug collection.  

I thought I'd never forgive myself for doing so LOL . . . . not until this 2nd decade of the millenium, wherein I didn't hesitate to make use of my planners . . .  all in the virtue of Postcrossing.  It is my new found hobby, furthering my love for writing and collecting postcards and stamps.


This year 2015, I'm back with SBC - Filinvest.  This time on the virtue of keeping fit and healthy, enjoying healthy to vegetarian food or low carb food with them.

Chef's salad and breakfast meals are a treat for me on certain occasions.  It now cures my salad or leafy appetite.  The other meal cures my appetite for snacking on moderation on chips, peanut butter and french toast . . . . all not overly much or just not too much . . . . all moderated.

I just love it, this time.  I'm turning slimmer with a more healthier self-regulated diet.  A new leaf for me and not just eating what's on the table served hot.


AND . . . You know WHAT?!!!

I discovered Seattle's Best is now serving macaroons.

And . . . 

This SBC macaroons has my seal of approval!!


It is just how I used to bake macaroons with my mom in the late 1980's!!

We don't make them anymore in this time.

And I do cherish that the exact macaroon taste can now be found at Seattle's Best Coffeeshop.  It did cure my years of fixation over my own home-baked macaroons!

And I just love it served with Steaming Hot Mocha.  
My drink from SBC!


SBC Macaroons is Hernandez-approved!!



Sunday, October 25, 2015

Kaboodle Doodles Postcards n Stamps (Zazzle.com and USPS)

Hi, everyone!

I'm finally happy to share under Deltiology, my Philatelic Souvenirs for my community Kaboodle Doodles.  

I have shared in previous post the Kaboodle Doodles postage stamps released by Creo by Lady Katutz with Mr. Dorin Cojocariu at Zazzle.com.  This time, I would like to share the Kaboodle Doodles postcards from 2014 to 2015.  These postcards have the Kaboodle Doodles stamps utilized as postage from U.S.A. to where I am here in Manila, Philippines.

Here they are:







Saturday, October 24, 2015

My 2015 Zazzle.com Kaboodle Doodles Stamp #4

Hi, everyone!

I'm glad to share the news that last October 7th of 2015,
my Zazzle.com Kaboodle Doodles stamps,
a tri-issue (USA - Philippines - UK) has arrived.

These were designed by Creo by Lady Katutz Designs
and printed with the help of Mr. Cojocariu by Zazzle.com under dorinco.

Now, I'm showing here my 2015 Zazzle.com Kaboodle Doodles Stamp Design #4:


The above photo stamp design was utilized as postage for the Kaboodle Doodles postcards released also this year 2015.

To purchase my stamp from dorinco at Zazzle.com:
http://www.zazzle.com/kaboodle_doodles_4a_tri_issue_postage_stamp-172365660276316963

Here's what my Zazzle.com Stamp Sheet of Kaboodle Doodles Stamp Design #4 looks like:


Friday, October 23, 2015

My 2015 Zazzle.com Kaboodle Doodles Stamp #3

Hi, everyone!

I'm glad to share the news that last October 7th of 2015,
my Zazzle.com Kaboodle Doodles stamps,
a tri-issue (USA - Philippines - UK) has arrived.

These were designed by Creo by Lady Katutz Designs
and printed with the help of Mr. Cojocariu by Zazzle.com under dorinco.

Now, I'm showing here my 2015 Zazzle.com Kaboodle Doodles Stamp Design #3:


The above photo stamp design was utilized as postage for the Kaboodle Doodles postcards released also this year 2015.

To purchase my stamp from dorinco at Zazzle:  http://www.zazzle.com/kaboodle_doodles_3a_tri_issue_postage-172348037409620286


Here's what my Zazzle.com Stamp Sheet of Kaboodle Doodles Stamp Design #3 looks like:


Thursday, October 22, 2015

My 2015 Zazzle.com Kaboodle Doodles Stamp #2

Hi, everyone!

I'm glad to share the news that last October 7th of 2015,
my Zazzle.com Kaboodle Doodles stamps,
a tri-issue (USA - Philippines - UK) has arrived.

These were designed by Creo by Lady Katutz Designs
and printed with the help of Mr. Cojocariu by Zazzle.com under dorinco.

Now, I'm showing here my 2015 Zazzle.com Kaboodle Doodles Stamp Design #2:


The above photo stamp design was utilized as postage for the Kaboodle Doodles postcards released also this year 2015.

To purchase my stamp from dorinco at Zazzle:
http://www.zazzle.com/kaboodle_doodles_2a_tri_issue_stamp-172706683136078256


Here's what my Zazzle.com Stamp Sheet of Kaboodle Doodles Stamp Design #2 looks like:


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

My 2015 Zazzle.com Kaboodle Doodles Stamp #1

Hi, everyone!

I'm glad to share the news that last October 7th of 2015,
my Zazzle.com Kaboodle Doodles stamps,
a tri-issue (USA - Philippines - UK) has arrived.

These were designed by Creo by Lady Katutz Designs
and printed with the help of Mr. Cojocariu by Zazzle.com under dorinco.

Now, I'm showing here my 2015 Zazzle.com Kaboodle Doodles Stamp Design #1:


To purchase my stamp with dorinco:

The above photo stamp design was utilized as postage for the Kaboodle Doodles postcards released also this year 2015.

Here's what my Zazzle.com Stamp Sheet of Kaboodle Doodles Stamp Design #1 looks like:



Tuesday, October 20, 2015

McDonald's Chicken Fillet Ala King

Hi, everyone!

It's not often that I come up with post on Food, albeit a Food Review.  I had literally stopped from writing on Trip Advisor for a number of months now, though I hope I could get back to it, but it seems it gets tiresome just getting to it these past few months.  I know I have a lot of catching up to do with Trip Advisor someday soon.

For now, I'd like to share a post here on my blog on the new product this 2015 of McDonald's Philippines.  It's Chicken Fillet Ala King!!


It made me travel back to memory lane, when I was already a senior in the auditing/accounting firm I was working for in 1995.  It was the 1st time I was treated to a meal by my co-auditor from the team of auditors I'm with. She's been the co-worker or co-auditor I most worked with not until I got new hires to work with me in return, making me the senior in the audit on fieldwork.

I miss the times working with her.  As a token of friendship, she treated me to Chicken Ala King at Frenchbaker at Landmark Foodcourt located in the heart of Makati City, in the midst of the big Commercial Center in Makati, in 1995.  {It was in that year that Frenchbaker was bought and was newly acquired by Jollibee Foods Corp.} It was just the 2 of us on a break away from the hustle and bustle of our audit work.  We would usually eat at the client site with food deliveries or at our own office building canteen or client's canteen.

The taste is very much similar with what McDonald's offer this year 2015 here in the Philippines.  Their new product really brought back fun working memories.

The meat of the chicken fillet was served tender, juicy and the outside crisp as it is breaded chicken fillet.  I like the cream sauce Ala King very much.  It is this very distinctive taste that reminds me of Frenchbaker and the good old times with my fellow senior Ana.

It's best served with softdrinks (Coke or Sprite works with me), but I preferred pineapple juice as I'm dieting - a pledge to trim down after gaining so much weight recuperating at home from the operation.

So here's to more fantastic meals, may they bring forth wonderful memories of me working in the corporate jungle or corporate world or just being out there with my profession in my younger years.

Thanks, for those fun times of working it all out and of working hard as an SGVian in those years from 1994-1996.

Cheers to McDonald's Philippines for a fantastic new product this 2015!!


Monday, October 19, 2015

Postcrossing Communities' Lady Katutz Maxicards

Hi!

I'm sharing this time my 3rd Lady Katutz Community Maxicards.  This is with the various Postcrossing Communities I've been with, namely:  Postcrossing Handmade Cards Facebook Group; Travelling Postcards Postcrossing Facebook Group; and the Community Facebook Page of Postcrossers and Postcrossing Groups Around the World.

This is a Philatelic Souvenir for me as a Past or Previous Admin of the aforementioned Postcrossing Communities from Years 2013 - 2015.

Done with the help of Mr. Dorin Cojocariu with Zazzle.com for my Photo Stamps.  To read more of my 2 Lady Katutz photo stamps designs under Philately and the Philatelist,
click HERE, for photo stamp #1 and
click HERE for photo stamp #2.

Lady Katutz Community Maxicard Design #2 for Kaboodle Doodles is designed by me under my Creo by Lady Katutz.  To read more of my Lady Katutz postcard designs under Detiology, click HERE.


Here are my Lady Katutz Postcrossing Maxicards, for my Maximaphily post:





The above 4 Maxicards utilized Lady Katutz' Photo Stamp #2.  
All with Mr. Dorin Cojocariu's MPPs.




The above 4 Maxicards utilized Lady Katutz' Photo Stamp #1.  
All with Mr. Dorin Cojocariu's MPPs.


For my Deltiology post:


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Kaboodle Doodles' Lady Katutz Maxicards

Hi!

I'm sharing this time my 2nd Lady Katutz Community Maxicards.  This is with the Kaboodle Doodles Community.  A Philatelic Souvenir for me as a Past or Previous Admin of the Kaboodle Doodles Community from Years 2012 - 2014.

Done with the help of Mr. Dorin Cojocariu with Zazzle.com for my Photo Stamps.  To read more of my 2 Lady Katutz photo stamps designs under Philately and the Philatelist,
click HERE, for photo stamp #1 and
click HERE for photo stamp #2.

Lady Katutz Community Maxicard Design #2 for Kaboodle Doodles is designed by me under my Creo by Lady Katutz.  To read more of my Lady Katutz postcard designs under Detiology, click HERE.


Here are my Lady Katutz Kaboodle Doodles Maxicards, for my Maximaphily post:





The above 4 Kaboodle Doodles' Lady Katutz Maxicards utilized Lady Katutz' Photo Stamp #2.  All with Mr. Dorin Cojocriu's MPPs.





The above 4 Kaboodle Doodles' Lady Katutz Maxicards utilized Lady Katutz' Photo Stamp #1.  All with Mr. Dorin Cojocriu's MPPs.



For my Deltiology post: