Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What a day!

Evening all :) I had a pretty rough day today. Went to the gym as usual and worked out hard. I took the phrase, "Finish strong" a little too literally. I did not do a proper cool down and then went to the steam room. Well, I had 3 episodes where I almost passed out! I had to come home and rest. Still feel funky all day. I have been wanting to post these pics so I figure now is the time. I am boycotting the gym tomorrow to recuperate. Have errands to run but will be taking it easy overall. Until next time, here are some pics for inspiration....

DD's band banquet w/her friend Jenna
Mom's Mother's Day Present 2011
Scrappy Jack Card of the Month Kits for June

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Made It Myself Mondays Week 6

Ok, I know that this is called Susana's Scrappin Corner but I wanted to share one of the other crafts I do. On Tuesday's I cross stitch with my wonderful friend Linda. We have been friends for many years since I was her Secret Buddy in an online swap. I had visited her twice in Louisiana and once in Maine. I look forward to her visiting me one day. For now we will have our weekly stitching session. This is what I finished. Now I need to figure out my next project.....
Until next time.....

I'm Baaaaaacccckkkkk......

Hi there all! I hope this blog post finds you well on this hot and humid summer afternoon. I have to say that it has been a wild week here at the Casa de Bermudez. One child severely sunburned (when not with me ) and a general running around. That all said and done, it was a productive weekend in the card making department. I attended my monthly Stampin' Up technique class and swapped my cards. I also got my Scrappy Jack June cards made and finished my July swap cards for next months card class. I was a card making fiend. I also got one project made for the next blog hop I am participating in. 

It will be on July 9th and 10th. I have one project done and an idea for another. Now to get back to the Craft Cave do get it done. I hope you will be joining us for a fun and creative way to use your scraps (you know we all have them )

Well, let's get on with the show and tell for the day. If you have any questions about the cards, please feel free  to email me at susanascorner at yahoo dot com. First up is the cards that I received for the swap. We all make 5 card fronts so I usually get two of my own back. I decided not to wait and I turned them all into cards already:

Next up, the cards that we made at the class. We played with different techniques with ink, different kinds of paper/stamps and premade cards.

I became so inspired that I took my card sketch for July and came up with these:

Since I had a brain moment, I ended up making these cards that were NOT with the right colors :

I plan on entering these in the Made It Myself Monday's challenge. You can find the link HERE
Unfortunately I cannot share the Scraps Blog Hop or my Scrappy Jack cards yet. I also have several scrapbook pages to share that I made yesterday. Until next time....

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Up Close and Personal for St. Jude's

It is really late and I am kind of yucky. I wanted to share the pics hubby took of the cards I featured in my last post. I am so happy that the deadline has been extended because I want to make some more with my new Elegant Edges and my not so new Best of Pixar carts :) Until next time, enjoy....

I thought I would share the man behind my videos and pics. This is my wonderful husband and I outside our favorite Spanish restaurant for Father's Day . I am one lucky woman :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Father's Day/St. Jude's Card drive

Hi all! I wanted to share this yesterday but the rendering finished late and I was beat. I went on a card making frenzy for a card drive for St. Jude's Hospital sponsored by Erica of My Cricut Craft Room (read more here). Here is a special video that we filmed for both occasions. My cards were mailed out today and I look forward to making even more.

Wishing all the Dad's and Mom's who fill both roles a Happy (belated) Father's Day. Until next time.....

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Heat Embossing and You :)

Thanks to a great fellow blogger, Kassidy of Inking It Up Crazy, we are celebrating her birthday all month long. Today I am the guest designer and I wanted to share a faux metal technique using heat embossing. It is so easy that you are not going to believe it. Before we get to that, let's all say "Happy Birthday Kassidy" . You can hop over to her blog by clicking her blog name above. Now onto our project...
Here is the finished product....
How did I do this? Well let me explain. Here is a picture of all the supplies I used:
We have my Stampin' Up Versamark, silver embossing powder and embossing buddy, my Inkadinkadoo clear embossing powder, and my heating tool from a major chain store. Not pictured is my Sizzix Big Shot, Stampin' Up Heart punch and Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls embossing folder. The first step was to take me yellow paper and emboss it with the Cuttlebug folder. I then took a purple marker and went over the dry embossed areas. I took the Versamark and patted it on the entire card front. Take the clear embossing powder and cover the card front generously. I usually pat the embossing powder to ensure that it covers the area. Tap off the excess and use your heat tool to "melt" the powder. You have to make sure that you move the heat tool around so you do not burn the paper. Here is what I ended up with:
I love inking and was happy with the muted look. To get the faux metal technique I took a piece of white cardstock and punched out my heart shape with my Stampin' Up punch. 
I covered the heart front with Versamark and dipped it into the silver embossing powder; again, patting it for full coverage and then tapping off the excess. You have to using the heating tool to melt the powder. While it is still hot, dip it into the embossing powder and heat again. You will repeat this step one more time (or until you are happy with the look). While it is still warm, you can take a stamp and make an impression into the "metal". Here is the results:
I added a Stampin' Up rhinestone embellishment to the center for some bling. Putting the rest together was easy peasy. Here is the end result:
The ribbon is from a Stampin' Up ribbon swap I participated in. As you can see I trimmed the yellow down so the purple A2 card base would show. 

I hope that you enjoyed this little tutorial and I wish you success in trying this. Should you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Hop on over to Inking It Up Crazy with Kassidy for the contest going on. I currently have a video rendering that we recorded for another worthwhile cause I participated in. I hope to post it a little bit later. Until then....

P.S. This will be posted for Made It Myself Mondays too :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Royal Purple Freedom Blog Hop Winner!!!

Good afternoon all. I promised to pick a winner from our hop. Remember that the only criteria was to be a follower and leave a comment. It was not too difficult right? Since this was such an IMPORTANT hop for many of us, I have decided to do something extra. I was giving away a $10 gift card to Michael's, AC Moore or Joanne's Fabrics and Crafts. Well, guess what? I decided to give away 2 instead. May not seem like a big deal but since I am currently "in transition" (I know the perfect job is out there for me) I am wanting to share some joy. May I have a drum roll please? So the WINNERS (picked by my friend Randy of are:

Vicki said...

I really like the embossing on this card..I am getting so many great ideas..Thanks for sharing.


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful card! Great awareness hop! Already a follower abusybee24atcoxdotnet

Congratulations to you both! abusy bee you have email. Vicki please email me at suenj99 at yahoo dot com :)

Also, I challenge you to go out and do a random act of kindness in honor of this hop. Remember to please get your cards in for a chance to win the BIG BASKET of goodies. You do not want to miss this. Here are the particulars:

Until next time...