Logo Anniversary/PIA Card Sale

Today marks the one year anniversary of the Kevin’s Cards logo!

It was created in my graphic arts class at Laney College using inDesign. The design is a replication of a open greeting card with the initials K & C, although some people might refer it to as Kansas City.

This logo is used on all the new set of greeting cards and business cards, which is why the cards look better than the original ones. It also made its debut at last year’s PIA Card Sale.

Speaking of which, Kevin’s Cards will be returning to Philippine International Aid (PIA) this Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco from 10 AM – 4 PM.

Here are some reminders of event in case you plan on going: 

-Boutique Sale is Free Admission

-Luncheon/Fashion Show is $150

-Cards will sell for $1 Each or 6 for $5

This is a ONE DAY ONLY EVENT, so make sure you tell all your friends, relatives, neighbors, and colleagues because you don’t want to miss this! Hope to see you there!

Happy Veterans Day/San Mateo Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show

Hope everyone had a great Veterans Day!

Thank you to all our brave men and women who served in the Armed Forces to keep our country safe!

How I spent my Veterans Day was a visit to the San Mateo Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show. Most of the stuff I saw were previous items from the past shows and gift ideas for holiday season.

When I was at that show last year, it was the first time I bought a bottle cap design from Linda Cullen with the Sacramento Kings logo after meeting them for the first time in Pleasanton, and I still have it to this very day!

In addition to that, I’ve mentioned about ideas for new projects with sports, television, fast food, travel, and other things along those lines.

Ever since I’ve being taking graphic arts classes and using some of these ideas, I’ve created a lot of posters and making a few updates here and there using inDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, and each one has its on personality.

Some of them are currently on the website, while most of them I have to myself to look at. Every once in a while, I’ll show them to other people to see what I’ve created.

However, everyone likes my paintings the best since they’re the ones used for my greeting cards. As I said, anything I create is a work of art no matter if it’s on canvas or a computer.

Going along with my art, any art show that I’ve been to can be a great place to display my creations and sell my cards because I know people will really enjoy it. The Harvest Festival in San Mateo is one example, along with San Jose or Pleasanton.

What other show can I do it at? The best thing for me to do is to keep visiting them and to see which one would work!

2018 College Basketball Season

Tonight, the 2018 College Basketball season will kick off!

Schools from all different conferences will compete in a bunch of match-ups which range from the PAC 12, BIG 10, BIG 12, SEC, ACC, and everyone in between!

Unlike college football, there are more schools to deal with and it’s really confusing on what school is in what conference, and of course they don’t call it March Madness for nothing!

Speaking of which, it’ll be a long journey to see who will make it to the 2019 March Madness Tournament and who be crowned the next champion!

I’ve already done some projects involving these schools including A House Divided because most of the rivalries and divisions are pretty much the same with college football, but maybe I’ll try one with basketball as well, even if it takes a lot more effort!

To all the teams out there, good luck and have a great season!

Battle of the Bay Area

One of the greatest NFL rivalries the the Battle of the Bay Area between the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers. Tonight was the match-up at Levi’s Stadium.

With both teams having poor records and only one win apiece, only one could take home their second win of the season. A lot of people were betting that the Raiders were favored to win because of 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s season ending injury and the fact that their backup CJ Bethard wasn’t playing well since losing six straight games.

However, it was the 49ers that pulled off a huge victory by a final score of 34-3 over the Raiders, thanks to their third string backup quarterback Nick Mullens. With that being said, the 49ers are now 2-7, while the Raiders fall to 1-7.

Along those lines of this rivalry, I’ve created A House Divided poster with those two teams since I new these two teams would face off against each other this year.

With half of the NFL season gone, the second half of the journey to Super Bowl LIII continues to see who will make it and who will take home the Vince Lombardi Trophy. 

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone has a great Halloween!

Hope you have the best and scariest costume and I know it’ll look great! If you’re going out trick-or-treating, please be safe and hope you get lots of candy!

Happy Halloween!

2018 World Series Champions

Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox for winning the 2018 World Series!

This was a fierce battle between them and the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the pennant. The Dodgers did win in Game 3 in the longest World Series game ever that lasted 18 innings and hoping they’d have a chance to come back. Unfortunately, it was the Red Sox that won it all in Game 5 by a final score of 5-1.

With baseball season over and all the 2018 Champions complete, the long journey has officially begun to find out who will win the College Football Championship, Super Bowl LIII, the 2019 March Madness Tournament, the 2019 NBA Championship, and the 2019 Stanley Cup.

Before we know it, another World Series Champion will be crowned in 2019. Will the Red Sox go for a back-to-back championship or will it be someone else!

As with my projects in baseball, I’ve done some with all the MLB teams and of course A House Divided. In addition to the ones I’ve already done, I plan to do more along those lines!

No matter what sport it is and whose playing, one thing’s for sure is that everyone is a winner, even if their team has a bad year!

Pleasanton Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show

Today, I returned to the Alameda County Fairgrounds to attend the Pleasanton Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show. This was my first time back since selling my cards at Artist Alley this summer.

As always, I was on a mission to check out some new items for the holiday season and to find inspiration for my new projects.

Of course, I had to check out Linda Cullen’s creative bottle caps, which I have been doing at nearly every show I’ve been to. You may not believe it, but it’s been a year since I first met her at last year’s Harvest Festival.

When I attended that show, I thought to myself, is there any booth that’ll stand out for me? After seeing it for the first time, I was instantly inspired to create projects with sports, television, and other things along those lines.

The highlight of it all was giving her one of my new Kevin’s Cards calendars after giving some away to a few people, including Melanie Johnston’s mom from Artist Alley. I figured she would like to have one since giving her some of my cards at Fremont Festival of the Arts.

As I’ve said before, art shows like these are great places to sell my cards and display my art and this one in particular would be one of my top choices to do it! No matter which show I attend, there will always be something to inspire me for the next project!

Washington State/Stanford Game

Today, I watched the Stanford Cardinal take on the Washington State Cougars at Stanford Stadium with my cousin TJ. This was the second college football game we went to this year after attending the Idaho State/CAL Game last month.

The tickets were courtesy of my Uncle David Lambros, whose part of the PAC 12 Officiating Crew, and was also officiating the game. Even though we didn’t get a chance to see him in person, he was able to see us from the replay booth upstairs. Our seats were located in the exact same area where I sat during the game against UCLA last year with Justin.

As for overall game itself, this was definitely without question one of the most intense match ups I’ve ever seen.

It started off as a back-n-forth game with each team scoring a touchdown on their opening drive. Then, Stanford led 28-17 at halftime, thinking that we had a shot to win the game.

The second half was where things got really intense, especially late in the fourth quarter where the score was tied at 38 points a piece. If it was still tied, the game could’ve went to overtime. However, it was a last second field goal that gave Washington State the win by a final score of 41-38.

Even though we lost, watching the game live definitely made it a great experience, especially if it’s a team playing in the same conference because match-ups like those or even college bowl games are definitely the best ones to attend to.

As with my projects, I have revisited the sports posters to make them more updated, especially with college football, since I decided to put them all together in one poster rather than making ones for individual conferences because I can imagine them playing in multiple match-ups.

Special thanks to Uncle Dave for the tickets and to TJ for attending the game with me! Looking forward to the next game I attend!

2018 World Series

With the regular season over and the playoffs complete, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers will face off in the 2018 World Series in a best-of-seven series!

The last Word Series win for the Red Sox was five years ago in 2013 when they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals. As for the Dodgers, their last win was 30 years ago in 1988 against the Oakland Athletics. They had an opportunity to win last year, but fell short to the Houston Astros.

What will be the overall outcome for this year? You never know because anything can happen!

May the best team win!

2018 NBA Season

Tonight, the 2018 NBA Season kicks off with the defending champions Golden State Warriors hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder. Then, the Sacramento Kings will host the Utah Jazz tomorrow night.

This will be a long journey to see who will compete in the 2019 NBA Finals and who will be crowned the next NBA Champions.

If you want to find your favorite teams, check out my custom-made posters for the NBA or A House Divided for the NBA. In addition to the ones I’ve already done, I plan to create more, including one with all the arenas they play in!

To all the teams out there, good luck and have a great season!