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!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


What an awesome combination!!


The design team got a wonderful package from The Crafter's Workshop, filled with awesome stencils!  I used mine with some fabulous stamps from Susan K. Weckesser and made an art journal spread and a card!

This is my finished art journal spread.  The different stencils paired with the stamps is an awesome look!  I used 2 of Susan's stamp sets, "At Ground Level" (for the bird) and "Heartfelt Warmth" (for the Love).

The Crafter's Workshop Stencils Used:
And here is the card I made from the reverse stenciling.

This is the Snapguide tutorial that shows you how I made them.
Check out How to Art Journal With Stencils by Daniella Hayes on Snapguide.

Stencils + Paint + Stamps = AWESOME FUN!!

Thanks for visiting today!  Keep checking Susan's Blog this week because we will have TONS OF INSPIRATION AND PRIZES!!  And please visit The Crafter's Workshop, they have amazing products!!


Thursday, October 16, 2014


We are so lucky!  The whole design team at SinCity Stamps got to try the new 3"x5" Gelli Arts Printing Plate.  Gelli Arts are our sponsor this month.

I made these cards.

I made a Snapguide Tutorial to show you how I did it!


Friday, October 10, 2014


Welcome to the Moxxie Halloween Hop and Challenge!  We have some amazing projects to share with you!!

I made a "Canning Jar Lid" Pumpkin.  I found the idea on Pintrest and went to this blog, Pen & Paper FLowers, to get the full instructions.  My pumpkin doesn't have as many lids as she used, so I used Moxxie's "Autumn Glory" paper and curled it to act like a lid.  I also added paper straws, leaves and a pine cone, all made with Moxxie papers.
The papers I used are Fanciful Flowers, Folliage In Flight, and Season's Beauty.  

We have a fantastic line-up this month!! You won't want to miss a single project.
And of course we have an awesome prize up for grabs!
Your choice of Zombie Attack! or Autumn Glory!

Aren't they gorgeous?
To be eligible to WIN all you have to do is comment on the Moxxie blog.
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 Halloween project in our challenge3 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)

 Here's our fantastic line up:

Good Luck!  Can't wait to see your creations!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


I made this French Chalkboard Sign for The Robin's Nest, using their awesome papers.  Want to know how?  Check out my Snapguide!!  I love this new way of showing tutorials!

Have an awesome day!

Check out How to Make a French Chalkboard Sign by Daniella Hayes on Snapguide.

Saturday, October 4, 2014


Moxxie's new "Racing" line is super fun!  The cool colors and sayings lend itself to many uses!  I went with the neon colors on the "Motocross" paper, and the black from the "Speed" paper and made Neon Mice Racing, instead of car racing!!
Of course, it starts out as a regular accordion card, with cut outs for the "Start ~Your ~Engines"  cardstock stickers.

Because with a piece of bakers twine, I made them able to be flipped to "Go, Caution and Safety!!

Inside, I added a journaling tag from the "Racing Cutouts" sheet.  I also cut out the flags from that sheet and attached them to the top.

But on the back, there is a Neon Mice Race going on!!  Hundreds came out to see the race!  See them all on the top of the card?  Tiny little faces, all watching the Neon Mice!!

I hope this makes you want to make something fun too!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014


I don't know what made me think of this card idea.  I learned it over 10 years ago at my local scrapbook store that closed 7 years ago *tear*.

I got a lovely surprise in the mail this week, the new stamps from Susan K. Weckesser!!  The Garden {Whatnot} collection is a set of 3 tag stamps.  Super cute!!  I couldn't wait to use them!!  But I wanted to do something different, something special with them.  And this idea came back to me...

It starts off as a card that is flat so it can be mailed (I know I have 3D embellishments on it, but pretend it is flat).
But when you pull the tag, it turns into a stand for your tag!  Isn't that fun???  

To start, I made my tag.  I used Ranger Distress Inks *Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed and Frayed Burlap* and inked a tag background with the yellows and the outside with the brown.  Then I inked the stamp with brown except for the branches.  I colored them on the stamp with a marker and stamped it on the background.
I cut a piece of white Core'dinations cardstock and scored it.  The measurements are on the picture.

I covered the sections with green Core'dinations cardstock and Susan K. Weckesser's "Live In Color" paper.  After attaching them, I cut a slit in the middle of the sections for my tag to fit through.

I layered my tag with 2 pieces of cardstock and I diecut some branches that looked like the branches on the tag.  I added glitter, a button and some pearls from Kaisercraft to finish it off.  I used more yellow ink on the white areas on the card.  See how the tag just slips right in?

Now for the tricky part.  Flip your card and tag over.  Add double sided tape to the 2 ends *I showed you where in the photo*.  The tag sticks to one end of the card and then you stick the two ends to each other and it will make a box.  Don't forget to embellish your "Card/Box" too!  I used ribbon, flowers, pearls and a diecut.

So the card comes to you like this, and when you pull the tag, it turns into a tag with a stand!  I still think this is very clever!  But I am easily amused :)
Ta-da!  Like magic!!

Make something magical today!!