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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mojo Monday

               Here is My Mojo Monday Card.

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Whew, what a week and still not over. Christmas is almost here and my kids are sure excited. They cannot wait to rip all their presents open.  I am using up my Christmas Scrap papers. Yay. Although, I am making more. I bought the deer at Micheals and the Paper is from Target dollar area. Very thin paper but love the designs of it and there was 6 different papers for a 1 dollars. Could not go wrong. Hope you all like it. Wishing you Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your family.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mojo Monday

                                   Mojo Monday

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Here is my mojo Monday card.  So excited that, I am actually getting things accomplish.  Yay me.  I love Christmas, so here is Santa standing by the tree with presents. I  have bought the  3d stickers from Micheals for 59 cent each last night.  The presents, christmas tree, and Santa came from different sets. But I do love how it came out. Love to hear what you think?

Friday, December 7, 2012

MOJO MONDAY 270 Contest

 Mojo Monday 270 Contest

         Here is a picture with the  hidden gift card behind the Elf Crossing.

And here it show where the gift card is.

Here is the Sketch

I finally got around to do some Christmas cards after weeks of sewing. Sometimes, I don't know what to get my sisters or friends for Christmas. So, I decide to give them gift card and a  handmade card by me.   And all the papers, I used is from my scraps basket.  I had used  this same paper on a layout that, I put together last Christmas.  And the Elf stickers is from Micheals.  And Stampin Up new Gumball Green. Love how it turn out and the special part is you can put a gift card behind the Elf Crossing. So you can still write your special message to whom your sending it to.

Wishing Happy Holiday to you and your families.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Looking for Gifts Ideas. Look Here.

I like to introduce you to my brother Leroy Begay 
The Silver Smith." He is a Wonderful Artist. You can tell just by looking at his Work of Art. 

Here is a few items that he created:
Here is a "Bolo Tie" he created for someone in the Marine Corp.  I put two photos up so you can see his creations up close. The detail work is amazing.  I am not just saying this because he is my brother.                      

   This is a new creation of his. It is a  Concho Guitar Band Strap.

Looking for a gifts ideas for that one person.

Here isa picture of him.

There is also other jewelry he can create like necklaces, ring, bracelets, and more.  If you like to get  a handmade gift for that one special person  in your life or someone else. You will need to get a hold of my brother. Christmas is around the corner so if you like to order from him. Here is his information:

  Here is his website so you can see others "Work of Art."  CLICK HERE--> 

Thanksgiving Apron

                                        Thanksgiving Apron
                                  Here is an apron that, I made.

I created this apron for my Sister. 
I been busy as usually. It is that time of the year where, I am busy sewing projects for friends and family and customers. My poor sewing machine is always going. But I love to sew and that is why, I  do what I do for a living. I hope you enjoy this apron. I will be posting a Christmas Apron Give Away next week. So come back soon and check it out and leave a comment at that time to enter the Apron Give Away.

Monday, October 29, 2012

20% off Cricut Dust Cover in my Etsy Shop

                 20% off  on  all Cricut Dust Covers in my Etsy shop.

I wanted to celebrate Halloween  with everyone. Also  wanted to give all the crafters  a scary 20% off discount and free shipping . The sale end Halloween night at midnight.  So Go to my Etsy Store for this fantastic deal. Here is the link  Put this code in LENA20  for the 20% off .

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cricut Book By Cathie Rigby is going to be available @ Hobby Lobby Soon

                           Cricut Expression Book by Cathie Rigby

                                    The Cricut Expression: A comprehensive guide.

Just heard some exciting new from my friend Cathie Rigby. She is going to have her Cricut Expression Book in Hobby Lobby Store soon. I am so happy for her that, I wanted to share the news with all of the wonderful crafters out there. If you have not gotten her book. You are going to need to get one as soon as possible. As far as, I am concern it a Paper Crafters Bible Book. She is an excellent teacher. She know so much about the Cricut that she has been traveling around the States to different  Scrapbooking Expo to teach about the Cricut Expression. She also plan a super fun retreats for anyone that wants to get away for a few day of relaxation. She called it "Women Fishing Treat." If you like to find out more about her and her retreat and her Cricut Expression Book. Click here and you can find out more about her.

Cuttlebug Bags

                                             Front of Cuttlebug Bags

                                             Side of the Cuttlebug bag

Lately, I been busy making Cuttlebug bags to sell. These are just the couple of custom cuttlebug bags that, I made for other customers. I will be making more.  Next is to finishing halloween treats for kids school. If you like a custom Cuttlebug bag you can contact at Etsy. We can work the details there.Here is address  my  Love to hear what you think?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Treat Bags For Halloween

Treat Bags for Halloween.

                                                      Frankie Frankstein Front

                                                      Side of Frankie

                                                     Back of Frankie

                                                   Mummy Front

                                                    Back of the Mummy

                                                       Devil Front

                                                        Devil Back
                                             Scarecrow Front

                                              Back of the Scarecrow

                                              Front of Dracula.

                                              Back of Dracula

                                               Front of the Witch

                                                Back of the Witch

                                             Front of the Owl

                                              Back of the Owl

I been so busy sewing that, I been away from my scrapbooking and cardmaking for awhile. But I am back and getting ready for the Halloween. These are some treats container, I have been making  for my boys school.  I know it gets busy at this time of the year.  That I made extra to sell.  If you like one or more Contact me @  They are $4.00 per treat. Shipping and handling is included.  Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The best things in life are made, not bought.

Here is my Mojo Monday Card
Come and Join the Fun

 Here is this week Sketch. Take a look at the other Crafters Cards.
It is alway AMAZING to see others Crafters Card for inspirations.

Well it has been awhile since, I posted  anything and did a card with Mojo Monday. Just had alot to do and also getting my two boys off to school. I am getting adjust to my whole new routine such as my second baby boy has started kindergarten. The first day was a long day and  the week for me to get used to my babies  away from me. Thank goodness, I still have one at home with me. And, I also just been sewing my Cricut Dust Covers to sell.  I will be selling it at the Scrapbook Expo in Utah on March 28 &29, 2012. Wish me luck.

Enough about why, I was missing in action. Here is a card I made for the Mojo Monday.  I use 6 x6 paper pad by My Mind Eye. The sentiment is from Stampin up. Other products, I used from Stampin up is the heart punches and Textured Impression called  Chervon. I also used Spellbinder Nestablities.
Let me know what you think?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Stamping is an addiction

    Stamping is an addiction and a therapy all rolled into one!

Here is my card for The Paper Players

I love the color they have this week. It was a bit challenging but this is what, I came up with.  I used varies stamps. The back ground is by and it did come with 5 different background stamps. I also use Stampin Up Tote-ally Tess stamp sets. I also used the sentiment is by Inkadinkado. I love how it turn out. Let me know what you think?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

so... tweet

                    Mojo Monday card for this week.

so... tweet

I was spring cleaning out my stickers drawer and I found this sticker pack by Jolee's Boutique. So I decided to used it on my Mojo Monday card challenge. Items, I used Hare & Tell paper by Pebbes Inc. 
Stamp  was by Imaginisce, bling is by Queen & Co called Pretty in Pink. Last is Doodle twine.
The paper yellow is by Stampin up called so saffron. Tell me what you think?

Come & Join the FUN here.--->

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tribute to Dad & Father-n-Law

                               Here is my Mojo Monday Card Challenge.

When I saw this Recollections Paper Stacks. I was going to use it as a scrapbook layout tribute to Dad (husband). But when I saw the mojo monday card challenge, I thought it would also be a great card to sent to my Father-n-law for always putting up with me for shopping for their outfits colors and getting photos taking. Also standing still and smiling for an hour.  

My Husband & 3 Boys.
They are my inspiration for this card.

     Sentiment: Dad The greatest treasures are invisible to the eye & found with the heart.

My Father-n-law, Husband, and 3 Handsome boys.
The sentiment is very fitting for them.

To share this card is a really special moment with all of you. Because I never have met my real dad. That is why, I had to share our photo for Father Day & card with all of you.  It was alot of work but it is always worth for me.  
    Stamp is called Wonderful Friends.
The paper is from Recollection Stacks  called Love Letters.
The main paper is Stampin Up Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler is use for the hearts.
Also used Stampin Up 3 Hearts Punch & Arrow Punch is pointing toward love.
Ribbon is by Offray.
Love to hear what you think?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Dynamic Duo # 13

                                      Here is my card for Dynamic Duo.

I took two pictures of the same card. The one on top is taking in the sunlight and the other is taking in the shade. I don't know which one is better so, I posted both pictures.

Love this sentiment:

You only live once, but if you do right, once is enough.

Come and join the fun @ Dynamic Duo for their challenge. 

 I used Stampin Up Fifth Avenue Flower Stamp set. I also use Stampin  Up textured impressions vintage wallpaper folder on the Flowers which is by Tim Holtz Die Cut call tattered florals. I added a little bling on the flower. I had so much fun making this card.  Love to hear what you think?

Click here to look at the Fantastic Crafters Work of Art.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Miss you & thinking of you grandma

                          Here is my Mojo Monday card for this week.


                                                 Miss you & thinking of you grandma

Card Recipe    

 *Imagine Cartridge*                             *Rubber Stamp*
     ~Notebook Doodles                       ~Hero Arts (Lily Pad Greeting)
                                                              ~ Studio G (grandma)

*Stampin Up *                                       *Other Tools*

    ~Pacific Point Ink Pad & CS        ~ Frisker (scallop punch)
    ~ Daffodil Delight Card Stock             ~Cuttlebug (Circle dots)
    ~ Paper piecer                                       ~Transparent Paper
                                                                 ~Foam Adshesive
                                                                 ~Scallop Nestablities
I just got my Notebook Doodles Imagine Cartridge and wanted to use it. So here it is, hope you like it. I printed the cute little monsters and word cloud. I think that is what its called. If not that is ok. I stamp miss you on the clouds background and thinking of you grandma on cloud and adhere it with foam tape  on  the back of the cloud. I use spellbinder grand scallop nestablities and pierce around the scallop.  Last I ran the cuttlebug circle dots on the transparent sheet and adhere 1/4 scallop piece on the bottom of transparent. Love to hear what you think of this card?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Rockin Birthday Card & i Tunes Gift Card

                               Here is my Mojo Monday Card.

                   This show the iTunes card inside the headphone

                            iTunes card pull out to give to the birthday person.

Card Recipe

*Cricut Imagine*                       *Paper*

JT Cartridge                           JT Print off the Imagine
Headphone & Guiltar            Bazzil (Black & White)

*Stampin Up*                                               *Marker*

Its a Sign (Be Prepared to Party)                    Zig Memory
Messages for Mom (Happy Birthday)            Tim Holt Black Soot Ink Pad
Thanks for Everything ( to you)
Sock Monkey ( Just for you)

* Spellbinder Nestabilities*          *Stampin Up Punches*

Circle 4"                                         Circle 1"
Circle 3 1/4"                                   Circle 1 1/4"

Wow, its Monday. Thank you for all the wonderful comments that everyone left last week on Mojo Monday Card Challenge. I wanted to share a birthday card that, I made for a special person. Also added a  iTune gift card next to the headphone. I used foam tape to give it a little bit of a lift so you can slide the gift card in and out. I also used Stampin Up punches which was 1" and 1 1/4 "  at the edge of    the iTune card  so you can easily take it out.  The background paper, I used  behind the headphone is the circle nestabilities  which was 4" and 3 1/4". And the papers, I used was printed from the Cricut Imagine JT Cartridge. I print every paper expect the black and white bazzil card stock. Distress the around the edge of the paper to give it a distress look. Love to hear from all of you. Have a great week.

Monday, July 16, 2012

I Heart Mojo Monday

                             Here is my Mojo Monday Card.
                  Dedicate To ALL MOJO MONDAY LADIES.
Thank you for all the hard work you put into your sketches to make our crafting easier. It help us and inspire all of us crafters. Thank you so, so, soooo much for the Stamp.

Card Recipe

*Stamps*        *Cricut Imagine Cartridge*              *Stamp Pad*
    You and I                  Black & White           Color Box Black  
BY Verve Stamp             by Teresa Collins                                                                                                                                       
(Alphabets Sets)            
by All Night Media

            * Papers*                                     * Embellishments*
    Melon Mambo by SU             Pink Rhinestone by Queen & Co.
Zebra print by Cricut Imagine         Sweet Stack Pop-Up Sticker
     Black Glitter                                     Heart Punch by SU
                                                            Spellbinder Nestabilities

I really love this sketch. I love everything, I use on this card. I want to sent a BIG THANK YOU to Mojo Monday for the stamp set that, I won from the last Sketch. I had to used it on this week sketch. I hope to inspire all of you crafters out there to join Mojo Monday every Monday. I used all the items that is above and hope you can try it. Love hear what you think?

Thursday, July 12, 2012


                Here is my card for Dynamic Duo Card this week.
                      OOPS, I was late but here it is anyways.


          Here is my Card Recipe:
         Stampin Up  &  More

 * Papers *             * Ink  Pad *
Rich Razzleberry   Rich Razzleberry          
Old Olive               Old Olive                                
Whisper White       Crumb Cake                                                    

*Rubber  Stamps *
Extreme Guitar  & It A Signs
 * Other Products*                                 

Adhesive & Foam Dots          
Want2scrap Bling

I thought of listing the items that, I used as a recipe card that you could copy and print it out. I had so much fun with this stamps that is called Extreme Guitar by Stampin Up. That is why,  I used twice in row this week.  I love  Challenges.  I cut Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive at 1" diagonal then used my adhesive to adhere to another CS which is Whisper White.  And  layer all of my pattern and stamp the Extreme Guitar images 3 times with Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and then use glitter glue at the bottom to give a little sparkle.  Last I stamp U Rock and use Bling that is from and shape round the U. I had to add bling even though its for a boy.  Love to hear your comments?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Using Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash & Stampin Up Stamps

                       Here is my card for Mojo Monday.

                            Using Tim Holtz Paper Stash
                                 Stampin Up Stamps.

 I also use Distress Vintage Ink on the edge of the paper.  And use black  bazzil card stock for the main card. I use 3 different stamps by Stampin up that are called Seeing Star, Perfect Words, and  Extreme Guitar Stamp. Love to hear your comments.

Friday, July 6, 2012

New addition Cricut Dust Cover

Here is 2 new addition Cricut Dust Covers that, I made.

This is the Bling Pink Sequin Dust Cover Fabric.

This is a Pink Vinyl Leather fabric Dust Cover .

I just love how the 2 dust covers turn out.  I would love your opinions on these to dust covers that, I  made with 2 different types of materials. I will be putting on my Etsy for sale. Click here and it will take right to it. If you have any questions please contact me through here or Etsy. Thank you for taking time to comments.