Year's End

As the year is drawing to a close I wonder if the reason there are so many get togethers is that we gather to celebrate we have made it through another year. I know this one has been a challenge in more ways than one.

That might be the reason I chose this subject for my latest Christmas creation from the beautiful images at DB Tuck. It reminds me of nature’s creatures and the fruits they gather as they prepare for the long winter. It’s not typical but transitional and I think these tags go just as well with Thanksgiving as with Christmas.

As I have several paper projects going on at the same time I took a breather from snowflakes, glitter and cards and just created something a little different.

I began with Christmas Labels/Tags and remembered some pretty clusters I saw made with burlap and then combed through my bead collection to make the flower centers. I like rustic and country as much as I like bling, gold and silver so it was a nice change of pace and since I didn’t feel like die cutting flourishes I just chopped up a green snowflake for the paper embellishments.

As my year end preparation list gets longer instead of shorter it reminded me to take a breather from time to time and just meditate on the passing of another year, those I will be celebrating with in the coming weeks and creating from the heart.

Happy paper crafting!

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