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, April 24, 2012

SOC. (Birthday Tag Swap)

Hello My Crafting Buddies, I hope everyone had a wonderful Saturday I know I did.. Did some shopping since Mother's Day is right around the block.. So glad you had a minute to stop by.. I wanted to share with you all.. A Birthday Tag Swap I am in over @ http://scrapsofcolor.ning.com/.. Lots of fun with some wonderful folks over there as well.. So Here is what I came up with.. Love to hear your comment's or Thoughts.. As always thanks for stopping by. Take care for now. Peace, Love and Blessings...


Monday, April 23, 2012

JDE - Challenge (CAS) Any Family Oriented Image

Hello My Crafting Buddies, thanks for stopping by. I hope your having or had a wonderful and blessed day. I am On the Design Team for Robert Jackson Digi Image's.. And we had a challenge for the week and here is what I attempted to make my own.. Love to hear your comment's and thoughts. As always... Peace, Love and Blessing.. Take care for now..




Kraft Cardstock: The Paper Company
Pattern Paper: Travel by: Memento
Image: Proud Po-pa
Star: Spellbinder Die
Sentiment: The StampsofLife.com:
Buttons: From My Stash
Twill: Micheal's

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day..

Hello My Crafting Buddies, Happy Earth day to you all. I had this stamp since last year and said I would challenge myself into using all the stamps I have. So here is a card and short Video on that I use to make it.. It's my first and I hope not the last of many more of these to come..

So tell me what are you doing to make the Earth better and Safer for the Next Generation..

As always:
Peace, Love, and Blessing.. Thanks for stopping by. .Take care for now




Stamp: Who Cares by: Autumn Leaves
Kraft Cardstock:  The Paper Company
Pattern Paper: The Petal Press Company
Ink: Tim Holtz
Bling: Recollection

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring Card Swap

Hello My Crafting Buddies, Thanks for stopping by. I wanted to share with you some cards I made of a swap over at MiniAlbumScraps.ning.com.. The Theme was Spring and This is what I came up with.. Love to here your comments or thoughts.. and as always.. Peace, Love and Blessing. Take care.. Bye for now..




Monday, April 16, 2012

Winner of The JDE Blog Hop

Hello Crafting Buddies, First I would like to say thanks to all of those of you that have taken the time to stop by for our Hop.. I thank you so very much. With that being said.. Let's get started.. The winner of My Blog Candy:
Blogger Renee said...
Love the image...always fun. Great use of the color red.
April 10, 2012 4:04 PM

Congrats to all the winner's.. 
 "To Claim your prize please send your contact information/e-mail address: bydesign613@hotmail.com..
Please leave me a private message @ Thriftycrafterdude1@gmail.com, also.. so that I can get your prize out to you quickly.. Thanks again to all that supported this hop..Again thank you so much..  Rj....

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Completed Mini #1

Hello My Crafting Buddies, I hope everyone is having a great weekend.. Thanks for stopping by today.. so glad you did.. I wanted to share with you a Completed mini I had worked on.. I am trying to complete projects that I didn't last year.. Love to hear your comment's or thoughts.. As Always.. Peace, Love, and Blessings.. Take care.. Bye for now..


Friday, April 13, 2012

Altered Composition Book

Hello My Crafting Buddies, Thanks for stopping by today.. I hope everyone is starting off with a wonderful day this T.G.I.F. Day.. I wanted to share with you a composition book I did for a dear friend of mine.. Don't want anything fancy he said just make it simple and this is what I came up with.. Love to hear your thoughts or comment's.. As always Peace, Love and Blessings. Take care. Bye for now..


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Box Double Mini

Hello My Crafting Buddies, Thanks for stopping by Today I wanted to share a Mini I found from one of my Friend's and follower"s:(her Idea) Susie:CreativeCafegirl and (My Inspiration) Margaret: MargaretsCrafts.. I was home today (it's was raining last nite), So I finished this that I had started weeks ago.. Love to hear your comment's or thoughts.. So glad you had taken the time to check me out. Hope your having a wonderful Hump day as well. And as always..

Peace, Love, and Blessings



Paper Stack: Coffee Talk By: Presses Pedals
Cardstock: Recollection and The Paper Company
W.R.M. Chomper (Light Green)
Elmer's Glue Sticks
Twine/Ribbon From Michael's
Tim Holtz Die:
Big Bite

Monday, April 9, 2012

Jackson Digital Expression's Blog Hop and Challenge....

 Blog Candy:

Hello Everyone! Welcome to the Launch Party for Jackson's Digital Expressions. If you came here from Jackson Digital Expression blog, then you had landed in the right place. We are having a BLOG HOP and Design Challenge to introduce our DT members and to introduce many of you to our Resident Artist, Robert Jackson. We hope you will HOP along with us, PLAY along in our Design Challenge, and BECOME a new follower! For the Hop. Follow the path to each DT member's blog. Make sure you leave a comment on each and that you FIND the MYSTERY LETTER. When you complete the hop, return to Jackson's Digital Expressions and leave a comment that includes the MYSTERY WORDS. Each DT member will have a random drawing and award a prize to some lucky visitor to their blog and we will have A GRAND PRIZE drawing here for those who collect all the letters and correctly Identify the Mystery Words. For the Design Challenge, our theme is "Anything Goes" you may submit cards, layouts, altered art, or ATC's. We would love to see you use an image from Fine Arts By Robert Jackson , but it is not required. Prizes: Grand Prize - Our grand prize winner will receive 5 digital Images from Robert Jackson and a $15.00 Oozak Gift Certificate.
You have until Sunday, April 15th at 11:59pm EDT to complete the hop and to get your challenge entries uploaded here at our blog (http://www.jacksonsdigitalexpressions.blogspot.com/) . So, I bet you're ready to start hopping?!?

***If you came to my blog from Jackson Digital Expressions  blog then you're at the right

 My Challenge was: for your project and add in a few RUBIES AND/OR RIBBON: Have you guess my color Yet? 

If you did visit Jackson's Digital Expressions then your at the right place. Don't
forget to write down the letter each team member has for you xxxx.

Happy hopping and good luck.....

***Your first stop is:
http://www.thriftycrafterdude.blogspot..  You Are Here!!!

Next on the list:

JoAnna Branscomb
FranCine Green
Joyce Ann Owens
Trish Butler
Chana: http://redoralee.blogspot.com

Kathi Silvia
Berni Cuttino
Katya Bess
Lesia Cook
DeNetra Bates
Chauntelle Nealy
Pamela Levingston
Kim Grant
--------------------------------------------------------------- Challenge Deadline:You have until 11:59 pm on April 15th to link your project to the InLinkz . Please make sure your project matches the requirements before you link it. How to participate: You can enter only ONE project per challenge, but if you use a Robert Jackson image, your project will count for two entries. New entries only, please, no Back linking Prizes: A winner will be selected by the Design Team and will win: 1. A gift certificate for 5 Digis from Robert's online store 2. and the winner will also be invited to be a Guest Designer on one of our upcoming challenges We will also recognize 3 additional designers as our Top Three. Normally, we will not give prizes to the Top Three, but, to celebrate our launch, our Top Three this Week will receive a Gift Certificate for one free Robert Jackson Digi.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Jackson Digital Expression Launch & Blog Hop

Happy Friday everyone!! I know I have been missing in action but I have been working hard on my Design Team projects for the Launch of Jackson Digital Expression Challenge blog! All the fun starts on Monday April 9, 2012, Jackson Digital Expressions will launch with an inaugural Design Challenge and Blog Hop. This will be a fun filled week with something for everyone. Make sure you participate for a chance to win a free Robert Jackson digital image!!! So please mark your calendars, hope to see you all there at for a whole lot of fun!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Phoenix Trip

Hello My crafting friend's I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I hope you guys didn't prank to many folks.. I wanted to share with you my trip to Phoenix over the weekend I went to see family and friend's.. also to celebrate my wonderful Niece My's (Myleshia) Birthday with her and her family. We had a wonderful day.. Please check out the photo's that were taken.. Thanks for stopping by and as always.. Peace, Love and Blessing.. Take care.. Bye for now..

Here I am Just Passing the Border to Arizona:
Me and a Dear Friend  who use to leave In Cali too..
Me and My Friend's Having Breakfast at: The Good Egg
My Niece she did know I was coming..
My Babe Sis.. Love Her!!!
Happy Birthday Myleshia (April 1)

This Is one Special Young Lady Right here...