Hello! Quite the *exciting* week in our province, weather-wise. Blizzard conditions over the last couple of days have wreaked havoc, especially in the two major cities, and the highways that connect them. Roads closed, travel not recommended, schools closed – not where I work, though. People were pretty much encouraged to stay home…and where is my husband this very evening? Traveling to the city where my parents live, to attend a meeting tomorrow morning, then heading back home! Yeesh! While part of me is disappointed I couldn’t join him, the other part is content not to be on the roads. Actually, the timing worked out well: personalized delivery of the cards destined for the Christmas Bazaar my mom will be at on Saturday. I also sent along a little package for my niece (45 months old today!!) for him to drop off…and yes, yes, a thousand times yes, I am most envious that he’ll get a visit squeezed in with Ms T and Mr. C, minus me. I’ve given him careful instructions to give them both great big Aunty C hugs!
Speaking of my niece and nephew…my sister-in-law, who is absolutely amazing, had a 'wee' request of me during our Sunday conversation. She works at a popular fitness/recreation center, and because she has the most upbeat, kind personality imaginable, she wants to give her staff and volunteers a little something 'extra' in their Christmas cards; namely, a tag. Made by me. Seventy of them!!
Mass production of the same thing + me = not going to happen. I have the attention span of a gnat. So, I’ve decided to tackle production in groups of ten. Ten of ‘similar’ I can handle. Today’s tags (and yes, I hope you’ll bear with me during this creative process; I’ll try not to be toooo boring!) were inspired ( and yes, even for tags I need inspiration. Sad isn’t it!) by my rosettes die and Festive Fridays’ Final Challenge of 2013 : to select our favourite challenges from 2013, and create something new. As I only *just* discovered FF this fall, strolling through the year’s 21 challenges was an eye-opener. Oh what fun I missed, but with this challenge on the table, I’ve made up for it…a little bit!
So, Festive Friday team: I hope you don’t mind that I partnered up pairs of tags with your challenges, which means: more than one inspiration. They’re just ‘little dabbles,’ but they offered the sparks I neeedd for Round 1 of my tags. Thank you!!
The background paper is full of little candy canes.
I couldn't decide on red or aqua for the background paper/rosette, so made one of each.
And these last two are...just on their ownsome...
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