Monday, November 30, 2015


Hello and thanks so much for visiting!  I have some super easy ornaments to share with you today!  The theme this week for the Tombow blog is Christmas ornaments!  Please check out the blog every day this week to get ornament inspiration!
Daniella Hayes Ornaments 1
I am absolutely in love with them! I've made 20 ornaments so far!!  Here's how:
Daniella Hayes Ornaments 2
I cut out 11 of the gold ornaments and 9 of the silver ornaments.  You can hand draw the shape, use dies or die cutting machines. There are tons of free ornament templates you can find.  
Daniella Hayes Ornaments 3
I also cut out the ornament tops.  I attached them to the ornaments with Tombow Mono Multi Glue and let them dry.
Daniella Hayes Ornaments 4
Next, fold the ornaments in half.  The front of the ornament should be inside the fold.
Daniella Hayes Ornaments 5
Using the Tombow Mono Glue Stick, I adhered one side of the folded ornament to another as you can see in the picture.  Just apply the Tombow Mono Glue Stick to one of the back folded sides and stick it to another one.  The Tombow Mono Glue Stick is the perfect adhesive for this project!  You can apply it edge to edge and not worry about glue squishing out!  It makes a permanent bond, dries super quick and is clear when dry.  SOOOO super awesome and easy!  Keep gluing your folded ornaments together until you reach the end. That's it!  Now is that fun and easy or what?
Daniella Hayes Ornaments 6
To finish the ornament, add string or ribbon through the top so you can hang it.  I also added a bow to the top using Tombow Adhesive Dots.  I put the Adhesive Dot on the back of the bow and stuck it to the top of the ornament.
And that's it!  Super Easy Ornaments!  How fun would this be as a project for your children to make!  Or you can just make them for your tree to give it a custom look!  They would look so cute hanging off of a gift bag!  The possibilities are endless!!
Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoy making your own ornaments!!

Monday, November 23, 2015


Hello Friends and thank you for visiting!  In honor of Thanksgiving, the Tombow Design is celebrating with Thankful Week on the Tombow Blog!  The Design Team will be showing projects that express how thankful we are, and that show our gratitude.  
Did you know that November is Gratitude month?  For the past 5 years, I have made a gratitude journal every November.  It is something I wish I could remember to do every day, not just in November. According to National Day Calendar, “Research has shown that gratitude can enhance our moods, decrease stress and drastically improve our overall level of health and well being. On average, grateful people tend to have fewer stress related illnesses and experience less depression and lowered blood pressure, they are more physically fit, they are happier, have a higher income, more satisfying personal and professional relationships and will be better liked.”  
Daniella Hayes Gratitude Cover
This little journal is only 3 1/2" x 2 1/2".  Just big enough to write one or two words about what you are thankful for.
Daniella Hayes Gratitude 1
I cut some cardstock for my book and took out my Tombow Dual Brush Pens and a Gelli Plate.
Daniella Hayes Gratitude 2
By swiping the markers across the Gelli Plate and spritzing it with water I was able to make beautiful watercolor prints on my paper! You could also do this with your Tombow Blending Palette.
Daniella Hayes Gratitude 3
They are soooo pretty!!  Remember to do this on both sides of the paper.
Then I used my Dual Brush Pen, brush end, to ink up some stamps and randomly stamped on the pages.
Daniella Hayes Gratitude Pages
After I made the pages into a book, I numbered each page and every day I write 1 thing I am grateful for.  I used my Tombow Dual Brush Pen again to write with.  The pages are wrinkled and warped from the water, but it gives it more charm I think *although it made my pretty lettering a bit wobbley*.
Daniella Hayes Gratitude Cover
I added some seam binding to close the book, and a little label with the date on it.  I adhered the label with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.
I hope I have inspired you to make a project about things you are thankful for!  And keep visiting all week to see what the rest of the Design Team is thankful for!

Thursday, October 29, 2015


Hello!  I'm so glad you're here!!  I have a few things to share with you that I made for Tombow USA

First, I have a super fun Halloween project!  Pumpkin Treat Containers 2 different ways!

Are these the cutest Pumpkin Treat Containers you've ever seen or what?!?!

I started with some cardboard pumpkins that I got at the craft store.  You know that isle that has all these cute cardboard things for you to embellish?  They were really inexpensive so I thought they would be super fun and easy.  I bought a bunch of them for some special trick or treaters I know.  I am making them 2 different ways.  One pumpkin will have strips of tissue paper decoupaged on it with Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue.  Mono Aqua is the best for paper to paper adhesive and decoupage techniques.  It is AWESOME!!  Then I will "watercolor" over the tissue paper.  The second pumpkin will only be "watercolored" 

Using the broad tip of the Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue, I applied it to the back of the tissue paper strips and attached them to the pumpkin.  As you see, the pumpkin opens into 2 halves (front and back), so I opened them to alter them.  Be sure to use an embellishng stylus or, something similar, to get the tissue paper into the indents from the eyes, nose and mouth.  Let the pumpkin dry.

Now it's time for the FUN!  I rook our my Tombow Blending Kit (which contains a blending palette, blender pen and a compact spray mister) and 3 shades of orange Tombow Dual Brush Pens (925, 933, 946) and swiped them across the blending palette.  The palette has a coating on it so when you are done using it, you just clean it off with a damp cloth/baby wipe.  And on the back, there is a color guide to all the Dual Brush Pens colors.

I know.  You are like "well that was cool and everything Daniella but where's the fun???  It's right here!!!  Fill your compact spray mister with water and spray it on the ink a few times.  The colors all start running into each other and you now have your very own custom color!!  You can experiment all you want with fun color play!  No more searching for the perfect color, if you don't have it you can make it!  AND>>>  Now that you've made this super custom color you can use a paint brush and it is now watercolor paint!!  I know, I just blew your mind.  Now tell me that's not fun.  THAT is the definition of FUN for any creative person!!!  Sorry, back to the pumpkins.  Paint both of your pumpkins, avoiding the eyes, nose and mouth, and let them dry.  Then color in the eyes, nose and mouth.  For my paint only pumpkin I used a yellow (055) Dual Brush Pen and for the other I used a black (N15) Dual Brush Pen.  Don't forget to color the pumpkin stems too!  I used a brown (977) Dual Brush Pen.

To finish these FABULOUS pumpkins, I used my Tombow Mono Glue Pen to precisely apply glue to the eyes, nose and mouth, so I could add glitter.  I added some Tombow Mono Aqua Glue on top of the glitter, to seal it so it won't fall off.

And that's it!  How stinkin' cute are these pumpkins?  I LOVE them!!  I don't know which I love more, but I have a pretty good idea!!  Which one do you like better?  I'd love to know!!  

Next, I have a video I made when Tombow USA teamed up with Simple Stories.  I made scrapbook using products from both companies.  The Tombow products I used are: Tombow Mono Liquid GlueTombow Stamp Runner Dot Pattern AdhesiveTombow Adhesive Dots and Tombow Mono Twin Permanent Marker.

And the last video I want to share is a video for Tombow's "Color Love" week.  In this video I show you all the Tombow products that are pink and how to use them.  The Tombow products I used are:

I hope you enjoy all of these projects using the amazing products from Tombow USA!  I'd love to hear how you use your Tombow products, or tell me which products inspired you to try Tombow.

Thanks so much!  YOU are AWESOME!!


Monday, October 19, 2015


It's Altered Halloween week on the Tombow Blog!  Please visit every day to see the amazing projects the designers made!  I made a canning Jar Lid Pumpkin!
Daniella Hayes Canning Jar Lid Pumpkin 6
Is that fun or what!!??
Daniella Hayes Canning Jar Lid Pumpkin
I have a bunch of canning jars and lids that I got for free at a yard sale (awesome!).  I took all the lids that I had and painted them white.
Daniella Hayes Canning Jar Lid Pumpkin 3
I used a piece of string to tie them together and I added a wine cork to the center with Tombow Mono Multi Glue on it.
Daniella Hayes Canning Jar Lid Pumpkin
I cut some kraft paper into 1/4" strips and used Tombow Xtreme Adhesive to adhere them to the lids.  Tombow Xtreme adhesive is 5x stronger than regular adhesive and sticks to anything, including metal.
Daniella Hayes Canning Jar Lid Pumpkin 5
I noticed that I didn't have enough lids to have a full looking pumpkin.  So I thought I would just add strips of paper alone to the canning lid pumpkin.  I adhered them to the pumpkin using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.
Daniella Hayes Canning Jar Lid Pumpkin 6
I attached some brown paper for the stem, some rope, some leaves and a paper pine cone to the top with Mono Multi Liquid Glue to finish the pumpkin off.
Thank you for visiting!  I hope you make some awesome altered Halloween projects yourself!!


Monday, October 12, 2015


Hello and thanks for visiting!!  It's Halloween Cards week on the Tombow Blog!

I made a fast and easy Halloween card using patterned paper, diecuts and bling!  And of course, Tombow products to keep it all together!
Isn't this a fun card? Best "Witches"!  Awesome!
I started by adhering my papers to my card with Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Pattern Adhesive.
Witches Card Daniella Hayes
Then I added gauze to the card with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive.
Witches Card Daniella Hayes
And used Tombow 3D Foam Tape to give the diecuts dimension.  I also used Mono Multi Liquid Glue to adhere some of the diecuts.
Witches Card Daniella Hayes
A little bling and this card is finished!
Witches Card Daniella Hayes
How easy was that!  Just a fun and simple card that has awesome dimension!  I think it is FABULOUS!!
Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you make a fun Halloween card today!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Hi!!  I have another envelope junk journal video to share with you!  I am on a quest to get all of my little booklets I made for my Red Altered Book bound into albums!  2 albums down, 1 to go!

In this video, I show you a little about the next book and ask your opinion!  I used the 6"x9" Printable Envelope Album from Jen of Eve Designs to make this.

I hope you like it!!  Thanks so much for being AWESOME!


Monday, October 5, 2015

Tombow & Simple Stories SN@P Album

Tombow USA and Simple Stories are teaming up this week!  I made a SN@P Book using products from both companies. I made a video showing the whole book. To see the full supply list, visit the Tombow Blog!

There IS ALSO A CHANCE TO WIN AN AWESOME PRIZE!!! So hurry to the Tombow blog for you chance to WIN!

Thanks for visiting and watching my video!!  Good Luck!