Sunday, December 18, 2011


If you've stuck with me thus far, thanks.  If you're just checking out my space, welcome.
I've managed to complete all 12 of the 12 tags of Christmas.  I have learned so very much and yet feel there is so much yet to learn.  Before I ramble too much I'll share tag 11:
This is my husband's favorite of all the tags.  I'm not sure why he likes this one so much, but I do know he is the king of  Christmas bling.  I improvised on this tag as well as many of the previous tags.  Since the tag was about the shiny effect, I decided to use the shrink plastic I had and make my own holly leaves (no die).  I'm still wary of my melt pot, so I chose to sprinkle the UTEE on the holly after it was shrunk.  The overall look is similar and I felt a bit like a kid again working with the shrink plastic.  Since my glossy paper is too short for a tag, I used picket fence on the manilla tag to lighten the surface and give me a bright blue background.  The remainder is pretty much per the technique on t!m's blog.
For tag 12 I had a bit of thinking to do as I wanted to create a variation of the original tag.  Check out t!m's blog for the exact details.  Here's my take of a shabby chic Christmas:
The colors are impossible to capture well with my camera, but I like the aged feel this tag evokes. 
This ends my journey for the 12 tags of Christmas, but not my creative journey.  I will continue to share my creations with each of you as frequently as possible.  I can tell you I have some items to share, but they will have to wait until after the holidays as they are gifts. 
Please try something new at least once a week....and....have fun.
Until tomorrow,


  1. These are FANTASTIC Dawn...I love the look of all of these!!!

  2. What an awesome job you did on all your tags!!! *Hugs*

  3. You have done a great job on all your tags. Congrats on getting them done.

  4. I really like your Tag 12. The gold with the blue and white are gorgeous! And I really like your little gnome/Santa.

  5. love all your tags! hope to see you at the January crop :)