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!


Thursday, October 1, 2015


I am so super excited to show you my latest 6" x 9" envelope album~ backwards!!

 As part of the JenofEve Designs design team, I get to create these awesome books using her awesome printables!  This time I turned the envelope printable backwards!  I needed the room in the envelope album for my little booklets.

If you remember, I made 12 booklets to go in my Altered Red Book....

There is a video on how I did it on my YouTube channel if you want to see it.

But the book was soooo full and fat  and awesome, the booklets didn't fit.  So now I am able to use them as signatures in my Envelope Junk Journals!!  And using JenofEve Designs 6"x9" printable envelope album is the perfect size!!

To get your own printable, visit JenofEve Designs on Etsy!
And check out her awesome videos on YouTube!

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you like my video and subscribe to my channel!