Welcome To My Blog.

Hello and Welcome to Blog.. Nice of you to stop by glad you did. I am a new Craft Dude and my whole purpose is to show you great technique's I have learned and give them to you in a Male's prospective. Love Learning New thing and sharing what I have learned with you. Hope you enjoy my Craft projects feel free to leave a comment or response on my project love to here from you. Please don't for get to sign my Guest-book.. Thanks again and Have a Blessed Day..

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Paper Phenomenon: Peep Show - The Secretary

Paper Phenomenon: Peep Show - The Secretary

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Mini: The Last One for 2011

Hello Crafters thanks so much for stopping by.. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.. I know I did.. We finally started to get some well over due rain this pasted weekend.. So enough about me.. Today is my last mini I made for a swap that I was in over at Your Paper Pantry.ning.com.. The Theme was Christmas and here is what I came up with I Really hope she like's it..


Sunday, November 13, 2011

New Mini (Secret Santa)

Hello Crafters, I know it's been a minute since I posted something.. I have been really busy with working on New Project's for next year.. I had some free time and wanted to share this Mini I did.. I used the DCWV Autumn Splendor Stack and Harvest Gathering on the Project.. I love the fall since California doesn't get to see the seasons change.. This one a fall project...Stopping for taking the time to stop by.. Love to hear your comment's and thought's... Have a Blessed day..

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My Completed Mini for My Baby sister..

Hello Crafters, Thanks for stopping by.. Here is a Mini I just finished for My sister and thought I would share it with you.. I hope she loves it as much as I did making it.. Love to hear your thoughts and comments.. Have a great Crafting Day..

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mini Swap for My Partner over @ ScrapsOfColor.ning.com

Hello Crafters thanks so much for stopping by.. Here is a Video of the Mini Album I did for my Partner over at  ScrapsOfColor.ning.com.. Love to here your thoughts and comment's... Have a gr8 crafting day..

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween

Hello Crafters, Thanks for stopping by. .Can you believe it's almost Halloween and here In California It still feels like summer.. Wow winter Is almost amongst up, I do love the rain (only if I don't have to be in it) So I was home to recovery from my surgery bored and came up with these beauties.. Love to hear your thoughts and comment's.. Thanks for stopping by.. Have a Gr8 Crafting day..
 

These cards A2 dsize are made from K and Company Halloween Paper stack and Embellishments too, The Ribbon is from Micheal's








Monday, October 17, 2011

An Apology and a Haul from Last week..

Thanks for stopping by Crafters.. It was brought to my attention about the comment's I leave on others blog's.. And wanted to clear the air on this matter.. And also share some of my goodies I got last weekend..

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Winner

Hello Crafters, as promised here are my Blog hop winners


The Main blog hop gift winner is The Scorpian Crafter, aka Caryn Kidwel
Winner from Cheryl's Blog:  The paper pack and stickers--L Wryt

My first Place winner is: Craftymonzon: the Winner of the bugaboo Gift Certificate
My Second Place winner is: Aissa : The box and All the cards set I made

So If you ladies can Private Message me I can get these Prizes out to you..

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Breast Cancer Blog is now Closed...


Hello Crafters, I would first like to personally thank everyone that participated in the Blog Hop.. It was fun doing all the great projects and see all thee others talent too.. Sorry for the delay, But I will be posting my winner's no later then Saturday.. It's been a crazy week for me and the Heat In Los Angeles has been unbarring it's hit 100 already ( can you say Indian summer) I have two prizes to give away First Prize and a Second prize winner as well.. Here is my last card and a extra one to tie them all together.. Thanks for stopping by love to hear your suggestions and comments...

This Card I made I used another one of my favorite from Jodie: Bugaboo this one is Breast Cancer: Hang in there.. The DSP: Me & My big Ideas.. I notice this was used a lot during this cause.. The Box was from: Tammybowstamper from You Tube..




Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Halloween

Hello Crafters I would first like to thanks all those that did take the time to join in on our Breast Cancer Awareness blog hop..Thanks for your Support.. I will remember those that took the time to show there love.. Any who back to work.. Here are some cards I made of this Halloween. Love to hear your comment's or suggestions:

This Card :A6 - Card Base by: Recollection, Pattern Paper by:  , Embellishment trim by: K & Company: Kelley P.,  and Sentiment stamp by: Inkadinkado:


This Card:

A6 - Card Base: Recollection, Pattern Paper & Sentiment by:  and the Embellishments are from a Chipboard Collection from: K and Company:

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Day 3 (Last Day)

Hello Again Crafters and Welcome back to the last day of our Blog Hop.. I am so honor to have those the participated in this event come and make this a great event.. We had a lot of problems with folks trying to add comment's but we didn't let that fail up we pressed on and here we are.. A big Thanks to all of our supports and hosts.. With All that said.. THANKS SO MUCH FROM US TO YOU..

Here my very first Tag I made and I hope you like it and would love to get your thoughts and comments..

 
Tag, Pattern paper: Me & My Big Ideas; The Image is: Twyla from Bugaboo Digi Image; the sentiment: Hope is from Regina Easter : the shades of pink I used my RoseArts Markers, Ribbon by Micheal's

Friday, October 7, 2011

Day 2: Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop

Hello and Thanks again for stopping by on day two of our Blog Hop.. So glad you have taken a moment to stop by and check out todays projects.. Hope They inspire you as well..

My First Card is a another Gr8 Image and this one is for One of my Favorite Male Artist: Robert Jackson of: Fine Arts;  RobertJackson.com.. The Base is your standard A2 size Card the card stock is from: Best Occasions, The Pattern Paper is The same pack from Me & My Big Ideas Breast Cancer Pack, the inked edges are from Inkadinkado Pink color.. The Sentiment is from Bugaboo. All other Color's were use by Rose Arts Watercolor markers..


This Is one of my Favorites here.. I just love all the shades of pink in this one too. Base Card A2 size card stock by: Best Occasions, the white layer is Georgia Pacific Paper, Ribbon by Micheal's, Ribbon Tag By: Spellbinders, the sentiment is by: Regina Easter Hope Digi set..All bra Images are from Bugaboo Breast Cancer Images..

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Day 1: Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop

Hello friends and fellow crafters! Welcome to our first Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop for Scraps of Color! If you are participating in this, you are at the right place. Today (Friday, October 7th) and our last day (Sunday, October 9th), we will be showing some wonderful work from some very talented people. Since I am the only gentleman, I felt honored when I was asked to be a part of this wonderful event and chosen to go first. I am dedicating this to my mom, Betty Lois Grant, who lost her fight with breast cancer back in 96'. She was, and always be remembered as a wonderful and fantastic mom, sister, aunt, wife, daughter, grandmother, and best friend to all that knew and loved her the most. Thanks so much for your time and I pray that this Blog Hop will be a blessing to you as I know it will be for me!

So Here we go I chose these two cards to start with:
This Card I think is a great way to start this off with, To Say Fight for Life and what it has to offer..


The Card Base is From Recollections (one of my favorite go to cards) the edges inked with Inkadinkado Pink in stamp, the Pink layer is also from Recollection the Script paper is from:Me &..  My Big Idea's Breast Cancer Pack 2011 and the Image was a freebie: melon headz digi  and the ribbon is from Micheal's..

My second Card  is From a Digi Image set I rec'd From: The Cutting Cafe.com..called Think Pink, The Base is Recollection, the Pink ribbon pattern paper is from: Me & My Big Ideas..


See You all at the next Project Saturday.. Remember that You can only play if your a subscriber or follower to enter to win the prizes..I am also giving away blog candy too..It also deals with Digi Images too.. One Lucky winner get's this wonderful prize.. so remember once each day until Sunday you have a chance to win..

Order of the participants:
RJ http://www.thriftycrafterdude.blogspot.com/ <---- Your are here
Letillia http://divaof5.blogspot.com/
Rochelle http://www.twotearsinmybucket.blogspot.com/
Cyndi http://nashvillesscrappinsisters.blogspot.com/
An'Jenic http://anjenicgibson.blogspot.com/
Tina http://www.parablesproductions.blogspot.com/
Tiare http://www.iclassygirl.com
Samara http://honeys-child.blogspot.com/
Barb W. http://thebuzzfromqueenb.blogspot.com/
Sharon http://seraph1959.blogspot.com/
Jessica http://oneseriouslyfrugalcraftymom.blogspot.com/
Suzy-que http://suzqucrafter21.blogspot.com/
Qadirah http://crafty-whimsyone.blogspot.com/
Nedine http://msscrappycreations.blogspot.com/
Cheryl http://www.onecraftyncpeach.blogspot.com


Now that I've sparked your creativity, how about a little something to spark a bit of desire!  How would you like to own this fabulous  Kit From Archive-rs: (to See This Prize check out Cheryl's blog listed as the last Name on list..)  One lucky someone will win!  All you need to do is leave a comment here on this post and you are entered.  Want an additional entry then just leave a comment on the other posts of this blog. The more comments you leave the more entries you receive!!!  So sit back and stay awhile.  Winner will be announced on or before Friday, October 14 and will be chosen in a random drawing. We would like to thank everyone in advance for their support.. 

Halloween Cards

Hello Crafters, thanks for stopping by.. I can't believe that it's almost time for Halloween and the next think you notice all the others are right behind.. So while I was working on My Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop stuff I did a few Halloween Cards as well.. Love to hear your thoughts and comments...




The base is by Recollections, the green layer is from Basic Occasions card stock. All embellishments are from K and Company:


This one was made with Recollection as the base, the paper is from Memento Paper Pack Called: Premium Scrapbook Pack , the ribbon is from Micheal's and the embellishments are from K and Company line:

Friday, September 30, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop Oct. 7 - 10, 2011

Join some crafty Sistahs and Brothas  as we honor B.C.A. Month with a blog hop!  They'll be great creative inspiration, as well as BLOG CANDY.   Come share in celebrating, remembering, reminding and loving those currently in the struggle, who have survived the struggle and those who have gone on.  And remember to do your monthly breast, self-exams and schedule your mammograms! Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! So in honor of this event--I, along with some talented Crafters, have teamed up to honor and celebrate the men and women in our lives that inspire us with their strength in the battle against Breast Cancer. Of course, a blog hop isn't complete without blog candy! There will be giveaways on various blogs throughout the hop! Plus, there will be an SOC blog hop gift awaiting one visitor!! To be eligible for that prize, you must comment on all the blogs by Monday, Oct. 10 at 11:00pm EST. From all who are eligible, one lucky reader will be randomly drawn. The winner will be posted on all the participating blogs this Friday, Oct 14.

And be sure to keep a look out for other B.C.A. activities here on S.O.C.
 


Order of the participants:
RJ http://www.thriftycrafterdude.blogspot.com/
Letillia http://divaof5.blogspot.com/
Rochelle http://www.twotearsinmybucket.blogspot.com/
Cyndi http://nashvillesscrappinsisters.blogspot.com/
An'Jenic http://anjenicgibson.blogspot.com/
Tina http://www.parablesproductions.blogspot.com/
Tiare http://www.iclassygirl.com
Samara http://honeys-child.blogspot.com/
Barb W. http://thebuzzfromqueenb.blogspot.com/
Sharon http://seraph1959.blogspot.com/
Jessica http://oneseriouslyfrugalcraftymom.blogspot.com/
Suzy-que http://suzqucrafter21.blogspot.com/
Qadirah http://crafty-whimsyone.blogspot.com/
Nedine http://msscrappycreations.blogspot.com/
Cheryl http://www.onecraftyncpeach.blogspot.com/

Thursday, September 22, 2011

September Swaps finished

Hello Crafters here is a video I made for the swaps I was for This Month Love for you to check it out and leave comment's or suggestions, Hope everyone is having a blessed and creative day...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bugaboo Image

Hello Crafters, I have been checking out sites with Digi Images and Love Bugaboo.com Images. Here Is one of my Favorites From Last year.. Love to hear your comment's..

Monday, September 12, 2011

Digi Stamp

Hello Crafters I hope everyone had a Gr8 weekend.. I know I did.. Just wanted to share a Digi Stamp I was given for a swap over @ ScrapsofColor.ning.com an wanted to share what I did.. Please check it out and love to hear your comments...

Monday, August 29, 2011

My First Swap

Hello Guys Hope everyone is having a blessed day... Here is  Swap I did over At: Crafters Digital Art Center.. These are some wonderful ladies to meet over there.. Come check us out we have lots of fun and you get to make so new friends too.. I was Partnered with a Wonderful Lady Named Sandy and I have fun Making it. I hope She enjoys it as much as I did making it too..


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Something for My Sister...

Hello Crafters This is a project I am working on for my Baby Sister.. I am so proud of her and what she is trying to do and wanted to make something to show her how proud I am of her.. Here is what I started with,, It still needs some work on it.. Love to here your comment's....



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Winner of Blog Candy

Winner of My Blog Candy is: Drum roll Please:

ellescrapper:
Hay that is some nice candy you are giving away but the eye candy that I saw is that going to be a give away for that lol. I just subscribe to your blog and I love how your blog page is done great job. You just got every thing going on this site prince one of my favorite artist, so I will be going back to finish checking out the eye candy:) 


Congratulations to The Winner.. Please leave me a Private Message so that I can send this out to you...

Friday, August 19, 2011

It's Time for a Giveaway: Blog Candy

Hello Crafters, I am so excited to announce that I have reached 100 Subbies, and in honor of this I am giving away some Blog Candy: Sew Easy Starter Kit..








Here's how you can win...
1. Subscribe or follow my blog. post your comment's to this link only
2. For a second Chance to win.. Leave a comment on My You-tube Channel: ChocoDrop2

Winner will be announced on Monday, August 22, 2011
I am also Having  a Challenge for My Ladies over @ ScrapsOfColor.ning.com
Called Show Your SOC Pride for those in this Group Head over and check it out too.. 

 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

HALLOWEEN: What Do You Have In Your Stash?

Hello Crafters as We get ready for back to school (and for those that have already started back) Halloween is the next Project People will be working on next.. So my question to You is what do you have in  your Stash?
 Here is what I have from 2010, Love to hear you comment's.. Thanks for stopping by..







Sunday, August 7, 2011

Some Cards I made During the Week

Hello Everyone, Hope your having a Wonderful Weekend.. With school starting back soon I know everyone is wishing the Summer was a little longer..  Here are a few cards I made.. Love to here your comment's and suggestion..''

Celebration! Happy Birthday..


Steam-Punk: Grandparents

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

With Deepest Sympathy

Hello My Friend's Thanks for stopping by today.. Here is a Sympathy card I made.. U can never have enough of these even thou you never think about it they are good to have around..

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Card: Here Comes The Sun

Hello Crafters Hope your having a great wonderful crafting day. Just wanted to give you another card I made. Love these quick go to cards when you need on in a hurray and can't make it yourself.. Love to here your thoughts or comments.. Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed crafting day..

Monday, July 25, 2011

Another Steam Punk Card

Hello Crafters thanks for stopping by. Today Is another Steam Punk Card.. Love these cards.. All the layer's give this one great dimension.. Love to hear your comment's.. Thanks and have a great Crafting Day..

Sunday, July 24, 2011

My Weekend In San Diego

Hello Crafters, thanks for stopping by.. I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe weekend? I know I did.. Have a Friend Come out from Dallas,Texas for a Visit and we had a great Time at the San Diego Zoo,, I hadn't been then since what Junior High (Middle school their calling it now.. Let's You know how old I am..LOL) Just wanted to show you some of the animals that we saw and had a wonderful time by all..


 What a way to start off..
 Wouldn't you like to have them for pets..





So of the fossils, were wonderful to view also
and here's One of many goofing off with the animals.. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Flying High: Birthday Card

Hello Crafters and thanks for stopping by.. Today I bring you another Birthday Card.. Love the color combo in this one and the embellishment's and matching Envelope on this one.. Love to here your thoughts and comment's.. Have a great Crafting Day..

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

June Stick Pin and Greeting Card Swap

Hello Crafters thanks for stopping by.. This is a quick video for a Swap I was in this Past June and wanted to share with you and thanks the Ladies that was in my group (Grp 2)

http://youtu.be/RwKNckDKfF8

Monday, July 18, 2011

Steam Punk Card

Hello Crafters and Thanks for stopping by today.. Here is another Great Card I made it's call a Steam Punk Card this one is for a Female in your life.. Love the dimension on this one.. The Camera doesn't do it justice.



Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Winner of My Blog Candy is:



Hello Everyone and thanks for participating in my first blog candy.. It was fun sending those that I shared with come by.. Wish I had more but what can I say, those that you follow don't always follow you.. So lets find out who are winner is...


http://youtu.be/kqww3_2Tcmk



I hope I'm the lucky subscriber... I follow your blog too

Thursday, July 14, 2011

First Blog Candy.

This Is Now Closed.......


 Thanks for Stopping By and Welcome to New and Old Friend's.. I hope you Enjoy your visit and look around and please feel free to leave comment's or suggestions.. This Contest Ends At 10 a.m. Eastern Time so that our East Coast Friends and get in the action too.. I will announce the winner either later that day or Sunday. I will to a quick video with Random.org and pick the winner live. The Winner will send a private message to me and I will send it out a.s.a.p.. (it's all ready to go to the Post Office) Again thanks for your support...



Please Post Comments to this Link.....


Thursday Technique: 1/4 Flap Card

Hello Crafters, Here is a Thursday Technique: 1/4 Flap Card.. you can use either a 11x4 card stock and score  @ 3 inches or take a 12x12 cut (3) 4x12 strips an score @ 4 inches, the dimensions of  8x4 inches and would fit in a standard business-size envelope.. You may take Standard Card stock (8.5x11) into Five strips approx. 8.5x2 1/4 and score @ the 1/2 inches for a finished card that measures 6x2 1/4 inches..



Here it is opened the Reindeer is used as a closure for the card..

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Another Christmas In July Card

Hello Crafters thanks for stopping by, here is another Amazing Christmas card I made using one of the Quick Card Kits by: PaperWishes.com.. Love How this turned out.. Love to hear your thoughts..

Love the Matching Envelope too..

Monday, July 11, 2011

Get Well Soon Card

Hello Everyone Hope your having a great Crafting day.. It's been a long weekend but glad it's another day.. Here is a Card I made for the PaperWishes.com Kits.. Prefect for when your in a crunch for time..  Love how this one turned out.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Stick Pin Swap: Theme: Red, White and Blue

Here Is a Swap I was In of June and the Theme was Red, White and Blue: this is my take on it..

And you can see I still need to work on my packaging and presentation.. a work in progress..

Christmas In July

Hello Everyone Thanks for stopping by.. Hope Everyone is having a wonderful weekend thus far.. Here is a card I made of a Challenge over @ ScrapsOfColor.ning.com.. It's a Christmas Card Challenge:  . The first challenge is to make a square card, (4x4, 5x5, 51/2 by 51/2, 6x6,) using the colors navy, silver, and white. You can only use these colors. You may use embellishments, tags, ribbons,etc. but no other colors are allowed. You can use black stamping ink if you don't have blue, white or silver. I love how this turned out.. Love to here your comment's and suggestions... Have a wonderful Crafting day..

Thursday, July 7, 2011

SteamPunk Card

Hello Everyone, Hope your having a great week.. It's been crazy but fun for me.. Working on New things and here is one I would like to sure with you... Please Leave a comment.. When your in a crush for time and need to make a quick card.. Love this Line by PaperWishes.com.. The Camera shot doesn't really do it justice..


I love how it turned out.. Too Stinking Cute.. Right?