[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 designfor 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]
from my country are limited to touristic photography postcards
except for another store who produces more touristic postcards in graphic art design,
I plunged into creating my own postcards since year 2012
thru digi art and / or digital scrapbook art.
These postcards I do create I send freely
thru postcrossing to help postcard collectors
and themed card collectors to my own art cards.
And no, not a museum had yet financed my postcards.
And I did wished to have my postcards be museum cards too here in my country someday.
In the previous posts I shared my postcarding work in different art mediums. Now I would like to share and thank my sponsors of digital scrapbook supplies for my digiart to digital scrapbook art postcards.
Scrappy Bee (a digital scrapbook kit supplies store); and
Sunshine Inspired Designs
I started with each in chronological order working for them as their Creative Team Member to Product Kit Writer to Social Media Accounts Writer to their own Blog Writers of their Digital Scrapbook Kit Products.
It was a fun job and I do get to work with all of their products for free, with me as a Layout Artisan for them. With extra work as Freebie Makers and other more work behind the scenes for them, they granted me and allowed me use of their same products also for my postcarding work. This made them my sponsors for my Postcarding work which I make use in my hobby of Postcrossing.
Since, I made it as a Postcrossing.com & PHLpost Ambassador in year 2015,
I would like to thank my digital scrapbook kit supplies bosses
for helping me reach this milestone last year in 2015
with my postcarding work project for a cause,
for reaching the benchmark for
the number of postcards sent and received.
And also writing my experience about
Postcrossing.com and what postcrossing is all about.
Writing about postcrossing did clinched finally the
Ambassador spot for me.
My postcarding work never became an earning business for me.
It has remained solely a Project for A Cause.
It was something that I never thought of at first
but really grateful to be and had become
an Ambassador in doing so in so many ways.
And, yes, I was really finding it off
with such huge expense for me to carry
for such postcard production
(for many companies, this is just for them, minimal production)
But this is only how much I can carry and
do for the love of my hobby and for art.
Thanks, Charly R., Tiffany Nicole B.,
the team I was with at Scrappy Bee from the graphic designers to social media team to praise team and to Digital Scrapbook Kit Designers, and
"Our proprietary six-panel cut and sew construction provides an unprecedented quality in fit and versatility with an adjustable waist line for wearing high, low or somewhere in between. Using the highest quality anti-microbial polyester spandex material, these premium leggings wick moisture and remain breathable, making them perfect for running or runways."
In November 2016, I received the invitation to receive the International Prize Galileo Galilei together with other few awardees chosen by known curators - Salvatore Russo & Francesco Saverio Russo held in Pisa, Italy.
I sent my reply and requirements all ready in December 2016.
Awarding Ceremonies held January 22, 2017.
the above award, art book and art magazine
(featured in both book and magazine for art museums)
received thru EMS postal February, 2017
- awaiting corrected name on my trophy -
I wasn't able to be in attendance to the event,
but gracing the video presentation in Pisa, Italy for
my International Prize Galileo Galilei is
one of my Kathleen Hernandez Creo by Lady Katutz artworks.
"American Apparel California Fleece Zip-up Hoody made with a 100% California Fleece cotton. Complete with kangaroo pocket this stretchy, comfortable fit, unisex cut includes double-stitched cuffs and hem."
"Our Biker Tank, made exclusively for Society6, is an edgier take on the traditional Muscle Tank. It's crafted using extremely soft 100% combed jersey cotton with deep arm openings and raw cut edges. The Biker Tank is a boyfriend fit, intended to hang loose - women may wish to select one size smaller for a more fitted wear."
(sponsored a Hello Kitty Meeting for postcrossers, philatelists, maximaphilists and hello kitty aficionados . . . unfortunately can't provide and no food was available . . . coffee for us.)
- as crossstitcher under Brooches 'n Crossstitches of Creo by Lady Katutz;
as member of Proud Pinoy Stitchers;
as DMC Philippine Artist;
as DMC Philippines individual Artist;
as Dreams Yarnshoppe Community member
(donated all of my 15 SAP Creo by Lady Katutz crossstitch patterns to all Dreams Yarnshoppe and DMC with an indication which ones are for charitable projects and which ones can be for sale.)
as Postcrossing.com Ambassador from the Philippines
(donated a bunch of my own-designed Meeting Postcards for official use of Postcrossing.com in Portugal. These are Creo by Lady Katutz Postcrossing Meeting Postcards. Spearheaded a Letters to Santa drive for the 2nd year. Am glad SM did put up a Letters to Santa Contest this 2016 in their mall.)
as an Artist (since 2010)
- remaining a member of Filipino Scrapbookers (since 2011) after stepping down as admin in 2014 of the groups.
- remaining a designer of Kaboodle Doodles (since 2011) after stepping down and clossing it down as challenge blog in 2014 as an admin and designer.
- remaining a member of Philippine Crafters Ass. (since 2012) after stepping down as active admin in 2014
- online member of Art Philippines (Art Phi) Facebook Group (since August 2013)
- online member of Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) Facebook Group (since May 2014)
- online member of ArtLead facebook groups (since April 2015)
- National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA)
- new online member of Tubig at Kulay facebook group (starting November 2016)
(had an audience table as an artist as I work on my Christmas Lantern Parol art cards in various coffeeshops . . . sharing my designed, authored / written and published books in my art and crafts and with my art and craft communities for coffeeshop patrons and art enthusiasts to read and peruse.)
as a parishioner of Mary Mother of the Church Parish (MMCP)
(volunteered my photography work to appear in my social media)
as CBLK Philatelic, a Philippine philatelic member of:
- Las Piñas Philatelic
- Filipino Stamps Collectors Club
- Philippine philatelists and collectibles
- 24th Philatelic Society of the Philippines (PSP)
(taken cared of all the work and expenditures with my expertise
as a crafter and maximaphilist for a
Christmas Lantern Parol release for me to keep too now
as my Creo by Lady Katutz Collection)
as PHLpost Artist Ambassador
(taken card of the work for philatelic souvenirs to match
stamps release. Now, philatelic souvenirs are for me to keep
as my Creo by Lady Katutz Collection.
Appearing across my social media accounts and platforms.)
as Singapore Philatelic Museum Collaborator (3 years work under Maximaphily) - as CBLK Philatelic - as Las Piñas Philatelic - as Singapore Philatelic
(taken cared of the work in producing from digi art to my handmade Creo by Lady Katutz art cards to be turned into maxicards by Singapore Philatelic Museum for a Christmas Philatelie project with me as their collaborator. Now, my art cards turned maxicards and cancellation cards are for me to keep as part of my collection.)