Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Hello Hoppers!  Welcome to my desk!  Want to join this party and visit desks from all around the world?  Start at Julia's blog.  She'll fill you in!

First, I must say I AM SO SORRY!!!  Things got so crazy for me last week and I didn't have time to visit all who visited me!  That has never happened before and I am sorry!  I hope you can forgive me!!
Here's my desk.
The usual mess in the back, with some stamped images, Martha Stewart Paper and my WOYWW Badge in front.  Too many things going on at once here, but I am ready for a relaxing day of blogging and visiting!!

I really am sorry!  And, like usual, I will visit all who visit me, and then some!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hello December!

Hello December is a super fun (and amazing value) grouping of beautiful Glitz Designs Products.  It contains the 6x6 Hello December Paper Pad, Giant Rhinestones Pack and a pack of "What Nots" (flowers and shapes as pictured below).

Hello December Special Package
It really is a party in a package!!  All of this for just $11!!  I ordered mine and I can't wait to dive in!  I will be showing off what I make in my next post!!  Be sure to order yours before they are gone!!

AND, don't forget to stop by our Challenge Blog and vote for the designer's project that you like best!!  I don't have any votes *sigh*  :(

Have an awesome day!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Hello my desk hopping friends!!  It is time for another snoop!!  Confused?  Don't be!  The answers can all be found at Julia's Blog!!

Here is my desk.
Messy as usual.  My badge on the left.  I was working on this "Doodle Tangle" this week.  I made up the name.  I really like how it came out!  I used my Yasutomo and Company Permawriter Markers in 2 sizes, 05 and 07.  

Here is a close up!
Not sure what to call it.  It sort of looks like an eye, and it sort of looks like a bug.  
What do you think?

Thanks for visiting!  Can't wait to see what your desk looks like!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Hello Hoppers and thank you for visiting my desk this week!!  

If you don't know why we are looking at desks, visit Julia, the Queen of this party!

Here is my desk.
Of course, my badge is there.  I also have stamps, a pencil, inks and tools.
And in the box is the prize everyone commented on last week.  Thank you all so much for visiting me!!  WOYWWers are the BEST!
The winner is

Create With Joy!

Congratulations!!! Please email me ~drhayes1770 at yahoo dot com~ your address so I can send you your prize!!

Thank you all so much for playing everyone!  I hope to have another giveaway soon! 


Today  I have an Elf tag that I made for Altered Pages.

Elves are our theme for the November Challenge.

I used many pieces from the Altered Pages store, such as the tag, the Elf collage sheet and the wood letters.

Please join us at the Altered Pages Challenge Blog.  Make us an awesome Elf project for your chance to win the prize!!

Monday, November 11, 2013


Hi!  Today, I am sharing an art journal spread that I made, using the Wings Plate.

I LOVE this set!  So many wonderful stamps to use. Backgrounds, wings (obviously), banners, words and more!

  • SCS Wings Plate
  • Pro Art Gesso
  • Ranger Distress Stains "Peeled Paint and Tea Dye"
  • Rnger Distress Ink "Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw and Bundled Sage"
  • Stewart Superior White Ink
  • Dylusions Stencil
  • White Sharpie
  • Faber Castell Pitt Pens

Paint your Journal pages with gesso.  Let dry.

Using the stencil and an old gift card (or palate knife)spread gesso over the stencil and remove the stencil. This will leave a pattern.

Apply Stains to pages, leaving the raised pattern out.  Dab off excess with a paper towel.  Then add inks to pages with a blending tool, just to fill in any white areas and make smooth color transitions.

Spray water from a mister bottle all over the pages lightly.  Let dry.  You will get an awesome blending of the stains and some water droplet spots too.

Doodle and color all over page with markers and paints.

Stamp wings in white ink and let dry.  Add some brown marker to the wings, around the edge and the inside of the wing.  Then, stamp the wings with white ink again to make a deeper and more detailed image.  Outline the wings with gold marker.  Write the text with a brown marker.

The text says
"If you were born without wings,
Do nothing to prevent them from growing."
~Coco Chanel

Thanks for visiting!!  And don't forget the awesome coupon this month!!


Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Hello hoppers!!
And thank you to Julia for inventing WOYWW!!

I am so excited!  I am having an AWESOME giveaway!!
For all of you and your wonderful comments.  You make me smile every week!

Here is my desk.  My badge is on the lower right corner.

I am giving away this Maude Asbury "Gabbie" card making kit.  It has a paper pad, sentiment stickers and 2 packs of 3D stickers.  

Everyone is welcome to enter!!  I will ship internationally!  My last giveaway went to the awesome Eliza, from Australia!

Just leave me a comment!  And, if you aren't already, would you become a "Friend of my Blog"?

I will announce the winner next WOYWW.
Good luck!
Enjoy the rest of the desks!!

Monday, November 4, 2013


I LOVE decorating and altering birdhouses.  They are a cute little miniature of all the houses I wish I lived in.  Who wouldn't love to live in a house that is circular, or one shaped like a star? 

Materials Used:
Click on any of these links to go to the Yasutomo&Company Shop!

Gather your supplies.  Aren't the papers lovely?  And that gold paint is one of the best paints I've ever used!!  

You will cut 2 strips from the red, green and patterned papers 4" x 3/4".  Cut another piece from the patterned paper, 4" x 1 1/2", which will be for the top of the house.

Place the strips of paper across the shingles on the roof.  Using a scoring tool (or your finger nail like I did) trace the shingle shape into the paper.  Then, cut off the excess.  Leave enough length on the paper to cover the ends of the roof.
Finish cutting all of your pieces of paper.

Using a paint brush, apply Nori Paste to the house and then the pre-cut paper.  Start gluing from the bottom up.  Remember to wrap it around the front and back edges!  Glue the top on last.  
Paint the house gold and leave it all to dry.

 Make some details on the front of the birdhouse.  I used the totally awesome Gel Xtreme pens.  I love them~~

I gave a friend one of the bird houses I make last Christmas.  I think this would make a perfect gift for your holidays!

Thanks so much for visiting!!
Stay Crafty, my friends.....