Tuesday, November 18, 2014


I have exciting news!  I am a finalist for the Tombow USA Design Team!

Tombow sent me a product to use in my finalist project.  They sent me their super awesome Xtreme Adhesive.
This adhesive is AMAZING!  It is the strongest adhesive I've ever used!  It even works on hard to glue surfaces like burlap, cork, wood, fabric and glass!

I used it to make this burlap Christmas tree.
Can you believe I made this tree using the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Runner?  I never would have tried an adhesive runner on burlap!  But I did!  And it worked!  I also used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive on the ribbons and bow.  I have used this adhesive for a long time.  It is another amazing product!  If you put a few drops on something (like my ribbons) and let it dry it becomes a repositionable adhesive.  If you use it wet, it is permanent.  How amazing is that???

I made a Snapguide tutorial on how I made this tree.  

Check out How to Make a Burlap Christmas Tree by Daniella Hayes on Snapguide.

Thanks for visiting!!  Wish me luck!

Friday, November 14, 2014


Finally!  I'm getting around to getting Robert's graduation pictures in place.  I have to get his 12th grade memory book finished, a little album I'm making for him about his senior year and pages for our yearly scrapbook.  

I knew I had to get these things done now because in a week I have to start making Holiday Cards! 

And I have the perfect papers for the job.  Moxxie has several lines for Graduating, or School.  They are awesome!  I use paper from the Senior Year and Graduation Day lines.  They go perfectly together!
  • Moxxie "Graduation Day" Paper GD1354
  • Moxxie "Keys To Success" Paper GD1355
  • Moxxie Graduation Day Cardstock Stickers 
  • Moxxie "With Honors" Paper SR514
  • Moxxie "Congratulations" Paper SR516
  • Moxxie Senior Year Cardstock Stickers
  • Moxxie Alpha Stickers~Black
I Layered the papers and did some stitching.  Then I added some spray ink (of course!).I cut the different papers in flag/banner shapes and tucked them behind the picture.  I embellished with Moxxie stickers and sequins and added the year to a glitter frame.

Please check for Moxxie at your local Scrapbook Store, they have designs for every single occasion you can think of!  

Friday, November 7, 2014


Welcome to the Moxxie hop and challenge!  We have AWESOME projects to share with you today!! 

 I made 2 cards using the brand new Moxxie "Winterland Collection".

Isn't it so pretty?  I love the different blues, pinks and purples! 

For the card on the left I used the "Slip Slidin'" paper A and B sides and the "Winterland Diecuts".  I love the shape and sentiment on the diecut.  I also used a Sizzix Die and made that 3D snowflake.  Glitter and pearls finished it off.

The card on the right uses the "Snow Buddy" and "Ice Princess" papers.  The pink paper was embossed with an Anna Griffin embossing folder and sanded.  I LOVE the white core of the paper!  I cut a strip off the "Winterland Cutouts" paper and put it on the right side.

Now check out the other projects as you hop along with us!

And of course there is a PRIZE involved!
None other than the amazing New Winterland!!!
This line has a fantastic color combo, fun patterns and cute embellishments for all of your wintertime activities!

Details on how to WIN this line are below.

 To be eligible to WIN all you have to do is comment on the Moxxie blog.
(US addresses only please) 
Extra chances to win include:
  Comment- on any (or all) of the designers blogs
  Facebook- share the blog hop post (let us know by leaving a link on the Moxxie blog)
  Pinterest- pin any (or all) of these wonderful projects (leave a link for each pin on the Moxxie blog)
  Challenge- Enter your card in our challenge! 3 extra entries if you use MOXXIE product! Link directly to your project or project post. (link up using the inlinkz tool at the bottom of this page)
Commenting and Challenge end Nov 30th.

Have Fun and Good Luck!

Thursday, November 6, 2014


The holidays are fast approaching, are you ready??  I am SO not ready!  I have to get busy!!

A few years ago I had Pink Christmas.  With the exception of our sentimental ornaments, everything else was pink.  It was awesome!  I made a "Kissing Ball" for my foyer that was pink and that is what I thought of when I saw this new Susan K. Weckesser stamp set "An {Artful} Ornament".

I made a Pink Christmas card with this stamp set.
I gathered my supplies first.  I picked papers from Susan's Live In Color Scrapbook Paper Collection that were tan and pink.  I loved the circles and thought they would go well with the stamps.  I diecut the same paper and matted it on pink Core'dinations Cardstock.  I stamped on the same pink paper. 

I colored the ornament with my Tombow markers.  I just outlined the swirls and colored in some areas.  I finished the coloring with some Stickles glitter glue.  I love glitter!

I finished the card with some mini pearls,pink seam binding and a pink butterfly.

This card is making me think I need another Pink Christmas this year!
What do you think?

Thanks for visiting!  Have an awesome day!

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Sometimes a silly card is the perfect thing to make!  Just something to make the recipient smile :)

My baby, my first born, turned 18 this week.  This is still blowing my mind!!  18??  And even though he can vote for the leader of the free world, and is a college freshman, he is still a kid.  He LOVES zombies and video games and movie nights at home.  Such a sweetie!  So I made this card for his birthday because I knew it would make him laugh.
Just a little something to make him smile!  I used the perfect paper for the job, Moxxie's Zombie Attack line.  I made the base and crackle layers of the card from both sides of the Dead Man Walking paper.  I used the Zombie Hunter sticker on top of the red paper and distressed it.  The black flags are also from the sticker sheet.  I used bakers twine to hang them from.  I thought he would get a giggle at being called a Zombie Hunter, and he did!!

Make something silly today to make someone smile!!  :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


I love Halloween!  The Autumn air, the beautiful colors of the leaves, and the super cute Trick or Treat costumes!!  I always make a Masquerade style mask to wear when I give out treats and I even dress up my dogs!  I decorate my house and my yard to get in the spirit of this fun holiday.

Today I am sharing 3 Halloween projects.  A card, a home decor item and the mask I made for this year.  I've included a tutorial for the mask.

I like sending cards for any and all occasions.  This card is made in a doodling style.  I used my favorite markers to make it.  I love Tombow Dual Brush Markers and the "Manga Shonen" set of 10 are the markers I use for everything!  The pack has 9 markers and a blending pen.  The colors are perfect for skin tones and include shades of all primary colors and black.
I doodled the BOO and the spiderwebs on orange cardstock with my black Tombow Marker.  There is a flexible tip and a fine tip.  I used the Flexible tip for the border lines and the fine tip for the letters and the webs.  I used some web paper to mat the orange paper on and added some rhinestones and a spider sticker.  I photocopied the orange paper with the doodling so I can send some fun cards to several friends.

Next, I made a pumpkin decoration for my house.
At the store where everything is a dollar I got this Styrofoam pumpkin.  I covered the orange color with 2 coats of Gesso.  Then I doodled with my black Tombow marker from my set.  I used the flexible tip to make the scrolls and the fine tip for the small doodles.  I doodled all around the pumpkin.  I used my Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to adhere the black and white ribbon.  This liquid adhesive, when used alone, becomes repositional!  I used the glue to make dots down the pumpkin. When it was dry, I was able to add the ribbon in a cascading way.  How cool is that?  SO easy!!  Then I used my Black Tombow marker from my set to ink up my leaf stamp from SinCity Stamps.  I used the flexible end of the marker and colored all over the stamp.  I "huffed" on the stamp and stamped it on several pieces of scrap paper then cut them out.  Again, I used my Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to adhere the leaves, gauze, silver curling ribbon and some metal swirls.  

Finally, my masquerade mask.  I made a Snapguide Tutorial to show you how I made it.
Check out How to Make a Masquerade Mask by Daniella Hayes on Snapguide.

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope I've inspired you to make some wonderful things of your own. No matter what the reason or the season!!  And please click on the links to check out the awesome supplies I used!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Art Journal Pages

Today I am sharing an art journal page I made for SinCity Stamps and Terri Sproul's  Tuesday Night Art Journal Class.

I made a Snapguide Tutorial to show you how I made this page.
Check out How to Make a Halloween Art Journal Spread by Daniella Hayes on Snapguide.

Thanks for visiting!  Please be sure to check out all the amazing things that SinCity Stamps has to offer.  And check out Terri's Live Art Journal Class!