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..

Monday, July 30, 2012

Happy Belated Birthday Card

Hello My Crafting Buddies, I hope everyone is having an awesome day.. I know that I am.. Today I wanted to share with you all a card that I made for a dear friend who as celebrated a Birthday last week. So I thought I would try making a card for her.. She love's shades of Pink. Here is what I came up with. Love to hear your thoughts or suggestions.. As always, Peace, Love and Blessing..



Saturday, July 28, 2012

Christmas In July Series #3

Hello My Crafting buddies, Today I again bring you another Christmas Idea.. Love making these, they make quick gifts and we all seem to have them handy (LOL).. This one is awesome too. I love the color's and how it turned out as well. What do you think? Love to here your comment's, thought's or even suggestions.



 Here I chose not to Decorate but to let you see how nice it looks plain and I will decorate it  and Post it..

Here it is opened. Lots of space of those Special moment's you might have small size photo's for..

and here are the remaining photo's to last one..


Designer Paper: Momenta

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Purple Loft Creations Blog Challenge

Here's a card I am entering in Alice's Challenge, on her Blog: http://thepurpleloftcreations.blogspot.com/  Over at The Purple Loft Creations , her challenge was to create a Christmas card, using her favorite colors. Purple & Lavender and Sparkle, Ribbon or Bling. So here is my entry: Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Technique Tuesday: Christmas In July- Series #2

Hello My Crafting Buddies, Thanks so much for stopping by today.. As you all know with life you never know what's gonna happen. So let me first start off by saying sorry for the delay. But hey rather late then not at all right? LOL.. I what to share with you another Gift Card Technique. This time I have a Video for those that would like to know how to make this.. I had to go dig in my stash for the goodies to make this but had a blast making it.. At the bottom of this Link I have a list of Item's I just to make this one..  Love to hear your thoughts or comment's.. As always, Peace, Love and Blessing..

Take Care...
Bye for now..



Photo of Gift Holder open:

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Scrapbooking Made Simple Store

Hello My Crafting buddies, I hope everyone is having an awesome weekend? I know I am. Just got back from the Opening day at Scrapbooking Made Simple store.. I had a blast, met some awesome ladies there..It was worth the 2.5 hour trip to the store.. The Staff was amazing.. Special Shout Out to Mary and Yvette and the awesome stuff that were there as well.. Lots of goodies in her store.. It was my first visit and now I know where to get for the great deals next time. This is an event that you wanna mark your calendar's for.. Please Check out some photo's and goodies I got while there on my visit to the store..

As always, Peace, Love and Blessing..

Take Care.



Thursday, July 19, 2012

Card and Gift Card Holder

Hello My Crafting buddies, Happy Thursday to everyone. Thanks so much for stopping by today.. I wanted to share with you a Birthday Card and a Gift card Holder I was as to make for a Teenager and a Preteen. Love to hear you comment's or thought's.. I did have fun pulling out My Collection of Spellbinder Die's and Came up with what I think is an awesome card and my gift card didn't turn out to bad either... LOL. .



Gift Card Holder:

Supplies used:

American Craft Pink Textured Cardstock
Design Paper: Basic Occasions
Spellbinder Die's: Fancy Tags and Bird Cage;Bird Santuary
Ink Pad:
Sentiment: The stamps of life: Birthday2Celebrate
Bling: Recollection

Monday, July 16, 2012

Inks and Such Challenge #14 at JDE!

Well it's Tuesday and time for another Anything Goes Challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions. This week it's the Inks and Such team that's up plus we have Bugaboo Stamps as a sponsor this week!, Also the Lovely Lawren is that Host of the DT.    Some of the DT will be using their images. Today I have a Simple A2 size fold card using this adorable image of: JackandDiane... 

Bugaboo Bio –  A Short Essay

As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  

Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 

If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps   at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps Design Team for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

One of my favorite Image's from The Lovely ladies over a Bugaboo site.. I have lot's of other image's in my collect as well. You can find a list of supplies at the bottom of this page..  ***** So come join us this week at JDE with your Anything Goes entry, we are having a month long celebration..

Peace, Love and Blessing;


Base Card: Paper Company
Blue Cardstock: Textured by: DCWV
Spellbinder Die: # 14
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz
Ribbon: From My stash
Bling: Recollection
Flowers: From  I RAK I received
Skin: Both boy and girl Ciao E000
Her Hair: E31
His: E35
Jean's And Top and Her shoes: B23

Self Portrait

Hello My Crafting buddies, I hope everyone had an awesome weekend? I know I did.. Love hanging out with my special someone.. We had a  great weekend.. I was a lovely one as well. Today I wanted to Say thanks to all of those that have supported me thru this journey. I really can't say thanks enough to each and everyone one of you. So Here is a Little something from me to you just to say thanks for all that you do..

Love to Hear your thought's or comment's.. and as always..

Peace, Love and Blessings..

Take Care..




Friday, July 13, 2012

My 500 Subscriber's Winner Is Announced.

Hello My Crafting Buddies, Sorry for the delay, but it's finally here.. Thanks so much to Everyone for your continues support.. Please Watch the hold video and You will understand why there was nothing more I could say then on the Video.. As Always.

Peace, Love, and Blessing..

Take Care...

Bye For Now..


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Christmas In July Series

Hello My Follow Crafting Buddies, Thanks so stopping by today, so glad that you did.. Today I am sharing with you all my Christmas In July Series. Hope you can follow me while I come up with some great Idea's that you might be able to use in your project's as well. So Today is a Card-spiration that I got From the Lovely Rae Bethrel guest designer for Paper Crafts Magazine 2010 issue. I liked all the elements it took to make her card and I  think I did a good job since I don't all have the items, what do you think???? Love to hear you Thoughts, Comments or Suggestions.. As Always:  Peace, Love and Blessing's.. Take Care.. Bye for now.




Designer Paper: Memento: Christmas Pad
Red Cardstock: Recollections
Spellbinder Die: Labels 14
Poinsettia: Making Memories
Bling: Recollections
Tag: from Staples
Sentiment: The Stamps Of Life:
Christmas Bear: Ty Beanie Bear

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Another Card Kit

Hello my Crafting buddies, I hope all is well with everyone today.. I wanted to share with you a Card Kit I purchased awhile back. I think when you need a quick card these are nice options to chose from.. The Set's I will be showing are from the Bo Bunny Line: Gabriella ..  Love to hear your thoughts on Pre-made cards.. Here are some photo's of the one's I worked with and add some denomination to the cards as well.. As As always, thanks for stopping by. Peace, Love and Blessing. Take care.   Bye for now..


Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer Fun Blog Hop

Hello My Crafting Buddies  and welcome to our Summer Fun Mini Hop! (July 6 -July 8)  The team at Jackson's Digital Expressions, we thought it would be a good idea to use this hop to introduce one of our new sponsors. So, in addition to the six wonderful images from our resident artist, Robert Jackson, you have an opportunity to win an adorable image from Digi Darla ( site link: http://digidarla.com/) .  The Image I picked was: Sports Beauty #3 . If you came from Kim then you are in the right place..

The rules are simple.  We are asking this "Burning" question:  What has Red, Yellow, Black, Green, and Blue Rings? Start at JDE.  As you visit each blog, look for mystery words which are hints to help you answer the question.  Return to JDE and leave a comment which includes your answer to the Mystery Question.

And as Always, Peace Love and Blessing's.. 


Copic Ciao's I used:

Here's the hop order:

Jackson's Digital Expressions (jacksonsdigitalexpressions.blogspot.com)
Kim (kimskuties.blogspot.com)
Sheila (you are here)
RJ (thriftycrafterdude.blogspot.com) Me
Lawren (ahobby-holic.blogspot.com)
Katya (kattyxotica.blogspot.com)
Carol (happyexpressions.blogspot.ca)
Sharon (sharonshowcase.blogspot.com)
Vicky (crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca)
FranCine (confiseriespapier.blogspot.com)
Chana (redoralee.blogspot.com)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Summer Fun

Hello and welcome to our Summer Fun Mini Hop!
we are hosting a mini blog hop  (July 6-8)  Over at Jackson's Digital Expressions, we thought it would by "Jolly" good idea to use this hop to introduce one of our new sponsors. So, in addition to the six wonderful images from our resident artist, Robert Jackson, you have an opportunity to win an adorable image from Digi Darla.

DigiDarla is the brain child of Kim Eskola and her daughter Emilea.
Emilea and I both enjoy creating and when the idea of creating digital stamps came up, it sounded like the most wonderful way to earn ever! There was only one problem! We are both shy and dislike the center of attention! As a way of "hiding behind the scenes" and avoiding having one spokeswoman,
DigiDarla was born!
Working with Emilea on this project has been a wonderful blessing and has stretched both of us. Emilea is a busy teen with her passion for art and training our 2 horses, piano and violin lessons, and squeezing in high school classes somewhere in between! She is also the oldest daughter in a family of 11!
The rules are very simple. We are asking this "Burning" question: "What is Red, Yellow, Black, Green, Blue and has Rings?" As you visit each blog, look for the mystery words which are hints to help you answer the question. Return here and leave a comment which includes your answer to the Mystery Question!

Start here at Jackson's Digital Expressions, post your entry into the challenge and then begin the hop. Here is the order:

Jackson's Digital Expressions;
List of line up:


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

America The Beautiful

Hello My crafting Buddies, I wanted to first Wish Everyone a Happy Independence Day to you and yours.. I hope everyone is enjoying family, food and fun..
Me and the Lioness  and the rest of the cub's would love for you to prowl around with us as we share some of the awesome idea's that you might be able to use of incorporate in your holiday theme. so follow alone with us on the prowl as you tour each packs Den as we are having a mini-blog hop.
We each created something using stars and stripes as our theme. I decided on my favorite's a Card and  Mini Album.. So.  if you landed on my blog first  by chance go back to Elsa's blog so you won't miss any of the Den's on this hop...but if you have been hopping along with us then just move on to:
Michelle:  http://www.creativeoperation.blogspot.com/

Project's: Card and Mini ( I love Learning to make a mini)



For My card I used:

Recollection: Red Cardstock and Bling
Spellbinder Scalloped/Circle
Image: Robert Jackson; Lil 4th of July
Sentiment: Regina Easter Independence day set


Inspired by: Angelwings14100  on you-tube. Her Link: http://youtu.be/KpVCbLh-3uk
Paper Pad: We R Memory Keepers: Yankee Doodles, also the 4x6 pad
Embellishment's: K and Company; Americana Borders

Just A Few FriendsRoaring with Pride.....

So. if you landed on my blog by chance go back to Elsa's blog so you won't miss any of the Den's on this hop...but if you have been hopping along with us then just move on to:
Michelle:  http://www.creativeoperation.blogspot.com/ 

 List Line up:

Rj       http://thriftycrafterdude.blogspot.com

Michelle http://www.creativeoperation.blogspot.com/

Sherence http://proudmommy702.blogspot.com/

Monday, July 2, 2012

CAS Challenge, Jackson's Digital Exprssions

Please join us at Jackson's Digital Expressions,this week our challenge is CAS
(Clean & Simple),just a reminder, even though our Design Team created CAS cards,this challenge is also "Anything Goes". Here's a card I created just to give you a little inspiration.

The month of July is an exciting one at JDE!


  • Robert has created SIX fabulous new images for the Design Team

  • Special "Featured" Designers 

  • Month Long Design Challenge

  • Fabulous new sponsors 

  • Weekly Prize Drawings

  • Mini Blog Hop  July 6th - 8th

  • Welcome New Design Team Members

  • There will be surprises throughout the month so be sure to check-in each week

  • Bonus Mystery Prize for some Lucky Player

Join us!  

  Jackson Digi Expression site: http://www.jacksonsdigitalexpressions.blogspot.com/



So please join in the fun,visit Jackson's Digital Expressions and link your project there.
I cannot wait to see what everyone creates,I know they will be fabulous.
Great prizes to be won.
Please Don't Forget our July Release Party.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Just A Few Friend's July 4th Blog Hop

On July 4th We will be involved in another blog hop as a member of the PRIDE!!!  Myself, and a bunch of talented folks will be showing off our projects for our Stars and Stripes Blog Hop!  I hope you all can join us!!! We would love to see you there..  Take time off from the BB-Q's and the Fireworks to see what we have to share. On July

 Just A Few Friends

RJ- 4th of July Challenge #2

Hello My crafting buddies, I hope everyone is having an awesome weekend I know I am.. Today Just relaxing with My Num Num we have a busy weekend hanging out with friend's late and then Sunday see Maze featuring Frankie B. I can wait  I have been of Fan of theirs since the 80's Oops am I telling my age??? LOL.. Anyway with that being said I wanted to share with you my first ATC this go around and love to hear your thought's or comment's. Please be nice about it.  Thanks you for your time.. As always, Peace, Love and Blessing's.. Take care. Bye for now..


Image By Robert Jackson: Phoebe's Flag
Robert's Site: http://www.fineartsbyrobertjackson.com/