Happy Wednesday!  It’s not often that I get to share really exciting news with you, but today just happens to be one of those days!  I am so tickled that I finally get to tell you about my very first stamping publication.  Yeppers, I said first.  I’m not one to try for publications, but for this book I knew I wanted to.  It’s all about Nestabilities and is full of fabulous projects from some awesome designers.


The book is scheduled to be released in print in January, but is available for download now here!  Needless to say, I’m super excited to have a project included with so many fabulous designers!  I just downloaded and looked at the book myself . . .  WOWZERS it’s fabulous!  You can also click on the picture and it will take you to the page where you can get a preview of some of the projects in the book!

Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, let’s talk poinsettias and tags!   I’ve got a special Christmas gift to give and it needs a special tag.


I started with the tag and the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique using Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  I misted the inks with water and Gold Perfect Pearls and in real life the tag shimmers like crazy.  To add some interest to the tag, I die cut the bottom with Spellbinders™ S4-243 Ric Rak Diamond Borderabilities® Petites and then embossed the tag with I2-1009 Flourish Impressabilities.  Hopefully you’ll be able to see the embossing in this photo.


I wrapped  1.25” May Arts Ivory Crochet Lace and 1/2” Olive Wrinkle Ribbon (from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) around the bottom of the tag and tied a bow with the Olive.

The poinsettia is made with GrungePaper that was die cut/embossed with S4-219 Nested Poinsettias.  Knowing that poinsettias aren’t all red, but the bottom leaves normally are green turning red . . . . the bottom leaf was inked in Peeled Paint Distress Ink before I highlighted with Fired Brick.  The remaining leaves were all inked with Fired Brick Distress Ink and then misted with the same mixture of water and Gold Perfect Pearls.  Craft wire was used to make the center of the poinsettia by curling the wire around a bamboo skewer and then smooshing it all together.

The sentiment is embossed in Queen’s Gold Embossing Powder and then die cut/embossed with S4-234 Ribbon Tag Trio Two.  The sentiment is then held in place with a Tim Holtz Memo Pin.

I truly think that’s all I have to tell you today . . . . I’m having a brain lapse.  Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, enjoy the adventures that come your way today!


Product used for Poinsettia Tag:

27 Responses to “Well Bust My Buttons!”

  1. Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the book.
    Love today’s tag. The coloring of the poinsettia is ingenious!

  2. I love your poinsettia. It’s beautiful and I may just have to give this a try myself. Congrats on the publication.

  3. Gorgeous!!!!

  4. Congrats! I was just looking at that book on another blog! I am going to have to own it! I love your tag and am pretty sure I have those nesties to give it a try.

  5. woohoo that is awesome. I’m so getting the hard copy in January but am heading over to download it now. THAT is awesome…. I know a celebrity :-)….
    The tag is beautiful. Love that pointsetta and love the lace and I so have got to get me some of those memo pins :-). Have a wonderful Thanksgiving sister!

  6. Gorgeous Sherry! I have never worked with Grunge paper, but all your beautiful flowers are giving me the inspiration to give it a try-TFS!

  7. You IS good gal. Love that you give the url s to all the products used .. makes it so easy for us to TRY to duplicate your design. Three cheers on the book.
    Cheer cheer cheer

  8. This tag is beautiful!!! Love it!
    Congratulations on being published!

  9. Your tag is very pretty, especially the flower. Congrats on your publication! The next time I see you I am so getting your autograph! Miss you!

  10. And to think we knew you when….wow….congrats to you. What an honor to have your work chosen. Good Girl! Your work is always so very special. Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Congrats on the publication!!
    such a pretty tag!!

  12. Yea on your publication. I’m happy for you. You deserve it. Edna

  13. Whoop! Whoop! Double and triple WHOOP!! Congrats, Sherry! I know exactly how you feel about the 1st time publication! Here’s hoping for many more! I love your poinsettia tag. Love that you zig zagged the bottom and love the soft look of the flower! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too! (Wish me well…I’m cooking for 16 people on Saturday. I’m freakin!)

  14. Cheers to you! Way Awesome! Off to download.

  15. Congratulations on the publication!
    I love this tag! I’m going to have to CASE this! Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Hi Sherry!! I am so excited to hear your publication news. Good for you!! Congratulations!! Happy Thanksgiving, too.

  17. Congrats. on the publication. All your
    projects should be in a book. You are
    so talented. Love the tag. Happy
    Thanksgiving to you and your

  18. That is one beautiful tag! I love everything about it! Also I’m so glad to hear the Nesties book will be available in print. I had read about it on a blog last night but thought I read it was only available to download. I love magazines and that is one that I think I would go to real often. I definitely want to order in Jan. Congratulations on being published in it!

  19. Oh wow I am lovin’ that tag ’cause it’s dimensional perfection…love it!!! Congrats on your being published that is fabulous great news!!!!

  20. Congratulations Sheree, you should be very proud. Course us followers aren’t surprised at all that your ideas would be ‘published’:)

  21. Congratulations to you my luv xx

  22. 3 cheers for Sherry! hip hip hooray for you!
    awesome news.
    congrats you.

  23. Woooo Hoooo Sherry!!!! I am so happy for you!!!

  24. Congrats on the publications! I am so excited for you! Your tag is beautiful!

  25. Fantastic, Sherry! With the way you use your Spellbinders you’re a perfect fit for this awesome book. Wow! It looks like fun! Love the tag, too. Especially the poinsettia. Fabulous look with the grunge paper!

  26. OMG! Sherry Cheever you have outdone yourself! You box is absolutely fantastic. I love how each box has a story. I am gathering my goodies starting today! I want to create some art stories too!

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