Smiley from Happy Saturday!  Wow the time is sure flying by and Christmas will be here before we know it.  I called my mother and the conversation went something like this:

Me:  What cha doin’?

Mom:  Decorating the big tree.

Me:  The big tree?

Mom:  Yep, the big tree.

Me:  You mean you’re putting up the big tree?

Mom:  Yes, I’m putting up the big tree!  I have two flowers on it and that is all.  But I’m putting up the big tree!

Me:  WOO HOO, my mommy is having Christmas!

My mother hasn’t had Christmas since my dad passed away!  This is a big deal!!!!  Maybe it’s because she thinks my uncle will be here again, or that I’m having surgery this coming Friday (which she claims I did so I wouldn’t have to have Christmas and cook), or simply that she’s ready to have Christmas again!  Either way, I’m super duper excited . . . Smiley from

You know I can’t remember if I made it into the studio or not yesterday, I don’t think I did.  Now I have to ask myself, that the hell did I do yesterday?  That’s a darn good question!  I guess it was just one of those days.

I worked on T!m’s Smiley from 12  Tags of Christmas this morning.  I’ve been putting on working on T!m’s Smiley from Tag 10 because I just didn’t like the metal.  After thinking about it for a few days, I came up with an idea that would suit me and also use the metal that he did.  So here’s my Tag 10.


I took a piece of silver paper and embossed it using Spellbinders™ Snowflake Impressabilities.  Once that was done, I found Grunge Board letters that spelled “Let it Snow” and glued them down to the tag.  Now here’s where it get messy!  I decided to run it all through the Wizard™.  When it came out, the words were debossed and showed great on the back side of the tag.  I removed them all and glued them to the back side of the tag in reverse order.  This time when I ran the tag (with newly placed letters) and the embossed silver foil through the Wizard™, it came out right.  I did forget to tell you that before I did embossing on the foil, I covered the entire piece with blues and purples alcohol inks.  It seemed to me that these colors fit the snowflakes better than reds and greens.

I found some Grunge Board snowflakes, painted them white and then added some sparkle.  “Let it snow” was sanded to reveal the silver paper, too!  Once I got over the look of the metal, I had fun making this tag.

  • Paper:  Manila Shipping Tag
  • Ink:  Ranger Aqua, Cloudy Blue, Cool Peri, Eggplant and Pool Alcohol Inks; and Ranger Broken China Distress
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders™ I2-1003 Snowflake Impressabilities; Ranger Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber, Glossy Accents, Rock Candy Distress Stickles, Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Felt; Sanding Tools; May Arts Ribbon; Tim Holtz idea-ology Long Fastener; Foam Mounting Tape; Darice Craft Wire

That’s all I have right now!  I need to work on a few special projects and get ready for my class Monday night!  Have a great day and thanks for spending some time of the BAD Side with me!

Smiley from

17 Responses to “12 Tags of Christmas – Tag 10 My Way!”

  1. WOW!!! I like!!!
    This is so soft and cool and gorgeous!

  2. Sherry –

    I love this tag! And I agree with you, the blues and purples go better with the snowflakes. I just finished my Christmas cards and I die cut snowflakes for them. I also used china blue to lightly highlight the snowflakes. I looks very wintery.

    So glad you Mom is feeling up to having Christmas, whatever the reason.

    Elaine Allen

  3. This is awesome! You are good, lady!!! :0)

  4. A stellar project! Love the colors, love the metal, love the embossing. Well, I just LOVE it! I started to ask what size your tags were, but I see on the “ingredients” list that they are manila shipping tags.

  5. Love this, and I agree == blues and purples are better for snowflakes — I know this because my little daughter is a snowflake in the Nutcracker tonight, and they chose blues and purples to accent the white of their costumes

  6. K…..I am going to have some serious TMJ problems since my jaw keeps hitting the floor so much these past few days!! (shhhhh…..don’t tell T!m but I think I like your tag more!!)

  7. What a great tag!! I’m with Starla in thinking I like it better than Tim’s. Good luck with your hand surgery Friday. Until then, I hope you’re still making and displaying “pretties”!

  8. Sherry you have been working your heart out on these tags! Two more before Friday so you can get them entered into that big Kahuna Tim Holtz prize! You certainly are deserving!

  9. LOVE IT!

  10. Just Awesome and Beautiful, clever thinking with the letters!

  11. your pole dancing is getting better every year!!!!!!!! can’t wait to have Christmas at mom’s and with the uncle billy OMG, when was the last time????????? love ya sis

  12. Sherry, this is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful colors achieved and an over all beautiful design. You are so creative. TFS!!!

  13. Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the blue and purple. I agree with the others, I like it better than Tim’s!

  14. absolutely gorgeous!

  15. The colours are perfect with the snowflakes, I prefer your tag, maybe because I love snowflakes, your tag is so pretty.

  16. How cool isn’t this!!!! Oh my god, I love it big time!!!! 😀

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