[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, March 31, 2016

A Birthday Celebration: CBLK Art Series (Part 3) - Creo by Lady Katutz Handmade Cards

Hi!

I believe I'm all set in taking my vacation and I just can't help but share my 4th post of my Art Series (Part 3), named in honor of my hobby blog, Creo by Lady Katutz.

Here are my Art Series (Part 3) Creo by Lady Katutz' Handmade Art Cards:

Handmade Greeting Cards

 Handmade Postcards



Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Birthday Celebration: CBLK Art Series (Part 3) - Creo by Lady Katutz Certificate Cards

Hi, everyone!

As I prepare to go on a vacation on my birthday,
I'm making my 3rd post on my Art Series (Part 3),
the Creo by Lady Katutz Certificate Cards:

Certificate (Folded Handmade Card) 

Certificate (Handmade Postcard) not shown in the photo above. 


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Birthday Celebration: CBLK Art Series (Part 3) - Creo by Lady Katutz ATCs

Hi!

Here's the 2nd installment or my 2nd post on my Art Series (Part 3), named in honor of this hobby blog, Creo by Lady Katutz.

The Art Series is in celebration of the month of April 2016, as my birthday month and also an advance preparation for November 2016, which is Creo by Lady Katutz' blog anniversary.

Here is Art Series (Part 3) -
Creo by Lady Katutz Artist Trading Cards:
(done March 24, 2016)




Monday, March 28, 2016

A Birthday Celebration: CBLK Art Series (Part 3) - Creo by Lady Katutz' Art Pages

In preparation for my birthday celebration this month of April 2016, I commenced work with my Art Series Part 3, named in honor of my hobby blog - Creo by Lady Katutz.

I went on ahead and skipped my Art Series (Part 3) in favor of Art Series (Part 4) last Valentine's Day.  Now, I'm making it work for the occasion of a celebration for me, as Kath and me as Lady Katutz.

Here are my completed Art Pages done from March 22 - 23, 2016:









Sunday, March 27, 2016

2016 Mother's Day Special: Silk Square Fashion Scarves Launch

Hi, everyone!

VIDA Ecommerce is releasing a Mother's Day Special with VIDA Artists release of Silk Square Fashion Scarves under the Mother's Day theme.

I have my own line of Silk Square Fashion Scarves that went live and launched last March 24,2016.  They are as follows:


For Mother's Day, I have:
LOVE OF A MOTHER SILK SQUARE SCARF


This one below is part of my Art Series (Part III),
a Creo by Lady Katutz OTP project, named as:
CREO BY LADY KATUTZ SILK SQUARE SCARF




Friday, March 25, 2016

"McDonald's Fries with Nacho Cheese Dip" & "Balay Dako" Layouts with Sunshine Inspired Designs


Hi, everyone!

Today's the release of


Sunshine Inspired Designs (SID)'s

"Photo Life Collection" digital kit


I had so much fun creating with the digital kit and
here I am now sharing my prepared projects with SID . . .

Here are my CT Projects for SID's kit release:

The above is a try-out product by a friend from the gym.  I just couldn't help to take care and create a scrapbook page for her for this very occasion.


The above ushers in the start of the Summer Season 2016 with an out-of-town trip with the family for the day, while a few of us went for a much needed vacation.

I created the above LO as a boarded up wall, boarded up with photos and hashtag writings.  And wordstrips making up for a plywood with a written quote on it to board up that part of the wall canvas.  Accentuated with buttons, hearts, paperclip, flowers and cameras.

Please visit the With Love Studio
to grab SID's new "Photo Life Collection" digital kit.

Thanks and happy shopping!!


Friday, March 18, 2016

Book of Life - March 2016

Hi, everyone!


I would like to share with you
my Book of Life - March 2016 layouts:

Topic:  1000 Steps From Home
Medium:  Digital Scrapbook

I had been crafting and doing scrapbook art inside my home in my craft room.  It was in year 2012 that I stepped out of my comfort zone to conduct a make n take workshop at a Christmas Crop.  This year 2016, I'm stepping out of my home again to conduct mini workshops e.g. one-on-one or just a small group interested in the art and in my craft.  It's 1000 Steps from Home (my Comfort Zone). 


Topic:  My Kitchen
Medium:  Digital Scrapbook

Whenever I get the kitchen bug, I really love working in the kitchen for my parents.  But I seldom get the kitchen bug nowadays, I'm more busy with arts and crafts.  The above layout shows my foray in embracing baking again in 2012.


Topic:  25 Hours
Medium:  Digi Art Journaling

When I did the above page, I was in the middle of missing the kind of work I so tediously and meticulously do in years 2012 to 2013.  But health calls me to be back to my normal self with a daily normal routine schedule . . .  and not going 24 hours at certain times or non-stop for a week.

But it did proved to me, that much can be possible.  What I thought I couldn't and wouldn't do, I have already broken that wall barrier and proved it doable.  Hurrah!

Now, I'm content and looking forward  or just moving onwards with what I can do more that is more worthwhile for me as a human being and as the person I had become - an ARTIST.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

"Sip & Gogh" LO with Sunshine Inspired Designs


Hi, everyone!

This month's the release of


Sunshine Inspired Designs (SID)'s

"Bohemian Girl" digital kit available at
With Love Studio and Scraps n' Pieces.

I had so much fun creating with the digital kit and
here I am now sharing my prepared projects with Sunshine Inspired Designs . . .



Here is my CT Project for SID's kit release:


I created the LO with a pocket page in mind as a resultant look or output.  From a 12 x 12 LO, I converted it into a 12 x 12 pocket page with a number of pocket pages done with a variety of frames.  These are accentuated with an arrow, wordarts and a dreamcatcher.


Since I learned to hold an art canvas,
I so wanted to join any mini art class here in my country.

It's mighty expensive to join classes held by museums
and a little bit expensive with the ones held at specialty bookstores.

What more with those held by known artists in their own art studios?

I have heard of Sip and Gogh, around 2 years ago,
and I'm glad they opened a franchise near my area.

So there we go,
we went a playing with acrylic paints.

Family bonding activity too!

And it did proved worthwhile!!
Relaxing and fun!


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Guest On Spotlight: Christine Pereira formerly of Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog

Hi, everyone!

I'm introducing a Papercrafter, specifically a Cardmaker and a friend on Creo by Lady Katutz' Guests On Spotlight.

My very 8th Guest on Spotlight was my former Lady Boss at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.  She's none other than Christine Pereira.  Below are the former logos of Kaboodle Doodles in her time.




We fondly call Chistine Pereira as Chris.  We love working with her.  She was the very 1st one who gave me my Design Team Member stint in year 2011, when I started scrapbooking in year 2010.

She took me in, as one of the lone scrapbook layout artist / designer of the team.  My co-design team members were a pool of cardmakers who loves creating handmade cards.  Chris made it possible for me to utilize sponsored digital images on any of my paper traditional scrapbook layouts for the challenge blog.

I, later on, chided her to incorporate into Kaboodle Doodles digital scrapbook works or layouts which she was happy to oblige to have me as the 1st in her design team to submit digital scrapbook projects.


I'm happy to mention, Chris entrusted Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog to me, after working for more or less than 5 years as administrator of Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.  I only took helm of Kaboodle Doodles challenge blog for 2 years after Christine Pereira.


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.
Christine Doucette-Pereira

2.  How did you get started in your craft?

I attended a Stampin' Up! party hosted by the wife of a co-worker and became totally enthralled with the world of stamping and paper crafting.  I was a communication and language arts major in college and so I was always interested in typography and design.  When the world of personal computers opened, it was like Pandora's box for me.  With my introduction to stamping, I was able to combine my love of design with the craft and tools of stamping and I was hooked!

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

I have been a potter since 1987 and work in functional, high fire porcelain.  I have a studio in my home with two wheels and both an electric and gas kiln along with many other tools of the ceramics trade.  I still enjoy working in clay but there are only so many hours in a day and because I also enjoy weaving (I have several looms and lots of fiber) and I also enjoy needlecrafts like knitting, crocheting and counted cross stitch, my days tend to be full of activity.  I also have a wonderful husband that I enjoy sailing with on our 36 foot sailboat.  This year we will be spending 4 months in the Keys and Bahamas!  Five children and six grandchildren also keep me pretty busy!

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

I really enjoy cooking, but my husband is pretty much a gourmet chef and does most of the cooking in our house.  I enjoy being able to dabble occasionally in the kitchen!

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

I find that much of my time these days is spent on stamping and paper crafting.  I am now retired and the income that I can make from this helps to support my hobby and that is a good thing.

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

I have been crafting since I was a child.  I come from a family of artists and was always encouraged to be creative.  I did not find "my" craft confidence until 1987 when I first was introduced to clay.  When that was successful for me, it gave me the confidence to try other things.

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

I find it very difficult to be idle.  Retirement has actually proved to be a busier time for me than when I was working full time (I was an IT professional for 30 years).  I love to create beautiful things from the supplies I have around me.  I also love to create digital art works on the computer.  Staying busy and active helps me be enthusiastic about getting up every morning.  Who could ask for anything more?

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

I hope to continue to expand my artistic horizons.  I have been experimenting with water colors and painting and the world of clay and fiber are endlessly interesting.  My husband and I will continue to sail for several months a year and I am hoping that exposure to new places and new cultures will provide new inspiration!

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

The world of blogging opened up a whole new world for me.  Not only was I "out there" on my own, but I discovered the creative worlds of so many others.  The inspiration and motivation to do more and do it better is a constant impetus to me to go forward.
10.  Describe yourself and your craft in one short phrase, word or sentence.

Dream, Create, Share.




Friday, March 11, 2016

Pres. Elpidio Quirino Maxicards I

Hi, everyone!

With the Hero's burial and interment of
Former Philippine President Elpidio Quirino
at the Libingan ng mga Bayani
last February 29, 2016,
here is an Elpidio Quirino Maxicard created in His Honor:

Cancellation:  March 8, 2016
Las Piñas Central P.O.


The above maxicard doesn't qualify as a maxicard per international traditional maximaphily guidelines as the cancellation I made is with Las Piñas City Post Office.

The above is the start of a year-long tribute for Pres. Quirino.


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

"White Gumamela" (Hibiscus) 2016 Maxicards I

Hi, everyone!

I had a new Maxicard project for the Summer 2016.
It is the Summer Blooms Series
for the summer months of
mid-February, March, April to mid-May.

I started with the mid-February to March 2016
"White Gumamela" (Hibiscus) Maxicards.

They are as follows:
(these ones are the best amongst the maxicards)




March 1, 2016
Las Piñas Central Post Office
Philippines

These set of 3 with 8 maxicards each appears to be a spoiled lot, however, hard I try to adjust the postmark in the maxicards' cancellation.

I just hope the whole lot is deemed otherwise.

Best of luck for the Summer Season of 2016!


Monday, March 7, 2016

"Mahal Kita" Fashion Modal Scarves Collection: a Creo by Lady Katutz Art Series (Part 4 - OTP Project)

Hi, everyone!

As my heading or title post says,
I'm re-introducing my
"Mahal Kita" Fashion Modal Scarves Collection

 . . . as part of a Creo by Lady Katutz
OTP Project of my
Art Series (Part 4)

In this Art Series worked with a theme of
"Valentine's Day Everyday".

Now, turned into Fashion Items with VIDA Ecommerce,
as Fashion Modal Scarves
for the fashionistas out there! =)




Sunday, March 6, 2016

"Sweet Life" Fashion Modal Scarves Collection: a Creo by Lady Katutz Art Series (Part I - OTP Project)

Hi, everyone!

As my heading or title post says,
I'm re-introducing my
"Sweet Life" Fashion Modal Scarves Collection

 . . . as part of a Creo by Lady Katutz
OTP Project of my
Art Series (Part 1)

In this Art Series, belongs:

- "the Smallest Wonders" themed artwork; &
- the "Hi !" themed artwork

Now, turned into Fashion Items with VIDA Ecommerce
as Fashion Modal Scarves
for the fashionistas out there! =)




Friday, March 4, 2016

"Listen to Your Heart" LO for Sunshine Inspired Designs


Hi, everyone!

Today's the release of


Sunshine Inspired Designs (SID)'s

"Art Journaling for Beginners" digital kit:



I had so much fun creating with the digital kit and

here I am now sharing my prepared projects with Sunshine Inspired Designs . . .

Here is my CT Project for SID's Art Journaling for Beginners kit release:


I created the LO above with art journaling in mind.  I have been working with my own art journal on my Bencab notebook.  It's my 1st try to do digital art journaling on a 12x12 digital canvas.

Please visit With Love Studio & Scraps n Pieces

to grab SID's new "Art Journaling for Beginners" digital kit.


Thanks and happy shopping!!


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

VIDA Artist: Mahal Kita Fashion Scarves Launch

Hi, everyone!

It's the launch of my 2nd Collection
with VIDA Ecommerce.

I'm really excited to collaborate with VIDA for this collection.  VIDA is a new kind of fashion ecommerce company that connects artists like me all over the world with producers to bring our work to life.  For every product, VIDA hopes to provide the gift of literacy to the makers they work with.


It's a set of Fashion Scarves, under the Mahal Kita Collection:

Mahal Kita Modal Scarf
by Kathleen B. Hernandez

Mahal Kita 2 Modal Scarf
by Kathleen B. Hernandez

The Mahal Kita collection comes from my 2016 Art Series (Part IV), dubbed as Mahal Kita.  The Art Series went on a theme of Valentine's Day Everday which was launched with art pages created, plus handmade and printed postcard sets released last love month of February 2016.

- My Mahal Kita Artwork Collections, 
Internationally Acclaimed with a Shakespeare in Art Award 
at the 1st Trienniale Contemporary Verona Art Fair and 
shown in Washington D.C. and New York City (USA), 
a June 2016 Awardee in Verona, Italy.


The scarves above forms part of the OTP project under the Mahal Kita Art Series.

Do own a "Kathleen B. Hernandez Mahal Kita Modal Scarf"!