Thursday, September 24, 2020

Thankful for a MESS!


How can you be thankful for a MESS?


When it's on your architectural table in the craft/sewing room!


I've gotten my junk journal supplies out and I'm going to town.


A little template I use to make tags.


Save all the corners and scraps...they will come in handy!


This is a way to enjoy Autumn...my least favorite season! (I know I am in the minority here but bear with me)


I'm happy to have survived the summer months, aren't you? It's been difficult, to say the least. And I'm ready to start 'anew'!


I got out some of the junk journals I've made in the past. And 'drug' out Fall colored paper. I even put a new blade in my cutter! YAY!


My desk doesn't look like this yet but give me a day or two and it will. 


Are you ready for Fall crafting or decorating? 


I'll play inside today so that I can hike tomorrow! 

Enjoy your day! Do something FUN today! 

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays and

I like Thursdays HERE too!

42 comments:

Sandra said...

Your junk journals are gorgeous!

Tom said...

...your mess isn't as messy as mine!

Marcia said...

I have on my list to start making my Christmas cards. Got a new punch (a moose), new papers, new embossing folder and new stamps. Now just need to carve out the time.

Creations By Cindy said...

Girl, you are so talented! Very pretty. I am ready for something....a freshness in life from all the mundane. But...God is good. Hug and blessings, Cindy

Vee said...

Your least favorite season...there's a reason...what, pray tell, is it? Your art and craft work is lovely.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I enjoyed seeing your craft table, I wish I was more crafty and talented. Your tags, scrapbooking materials and journals are pretty. I like the fall weather, it is cooler less humid. Pretty shot of the skipper. Take care, enjoy your day!

Debbie said...

awwww crafting, so fun!!! a favorite pastime of mine and it appears, yours as well!! i really enjoy playing with paper, i use to scrapbook all of my pictures, now i print my blog and those books have become my scrapbooks and journals!!

i'll be inside today, finishing a cleaning project i started on tuesday!!

that is a beautiful image of the butterfly!!!

Happy@Home said...

Your junk journals are very cute. I'm not much of a crafter. I think part of the reason is that I can only handle the mess for a short time until it gets on my nerves :). Now the decorating is another story. That I find to be fun.

Lea said...

Raining here today, so its a good day to do stuff inside. I am cooking homemade vegetable soup. I think the reason I like Fall so much is that it is such a relief after the (seemingly) endless heat and humidity of Summer! But actually, Spring is my favorite season
Have a blessed day!

Martha said...

Yay, I'm glad you finally pulled out your junk journal supplies! I was really into it all year but I've lost my mojo now. Have fun with it! :)

Edna B said...

There's no such thing as a messy craft table. That stuff is all precious. And necessary. As my mother always used to say -- "If you don't believe me, ask me and I'll tell you." If crafts can get messy, then I'm the Queen of Messes. Have fun with your crafts, hugs, Edna B.

Kate said...

Looks like you're going to be having some fun - I'm loving all those papers you have. Fall and spring are my favourite but they're also the two seasons that are getting shorter year by year in our neck of the woods.

Shannon said...

I love all your autumn journaling scraps and ephemera! I love scraps of things in general and it's so fun to put them all together into something cool. I got out my fall quilts and wall-hangings this week and that got me in the mood :)

Beside a babbling brook... said...

I don't do any crafting, so I guess, my decorating, is all I do. Along these lines.

But I do love everything about Autumn, so I don't need to *endure* it. ~gigggles~

But then, I live in the NE, where Autumn is gorrrrrgeous. Me'thinks where you live, has something to do, with not really enjoying Fall. But it doesn't matter why. It is simply not your choice. To which you are totally entitled!!!!!!!! :-)

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Home Sewn By Us said...

Good morning! All of your supplies for the Fall crafting look like fun to me. Enjoy your hike tomorrow. I'll bet you'll find some inspiration for your journals. ~smile~ Roseanne

Terri D said...

Your junk journals are lovely and what fun it must be to work on them! Thanks for sharing! Fall doesn't mean much to me, here in Florida, so I am kind of with you on that. We don't have those beautiful colors and the temps haven't changed much. It does begin to be less humid which is always good... especially for you to go hiking! Find some fun things for us on your next adventure outside!

Sandy said...

I think you have inspired be to become a paper crafter with this post.

Aunt Helen said...

Hi Diane, My computer Guru just left, and I am all set for a while! Lovely Butterflies, and those pretty journals are priceless! You have such nice hobbies, and an eye for putting things together! I saw Wendy with her cute mask on! I hope you have a nice weekend of hiking so I can enjoy your new finds. Love, Aunt Helen

LA Paylor said...

I love a busy crowded messy craft table. Things fall on each other creating new collages... yours are gorgeous. I do love fall, and if the temps will just get a bit cooler it will feel like fall here. And the smoke clears we'll see sky... it's been a long time... your photos are very pretty Keep making!
LeeAnna

carol l mckenna said...

For someone who doesn't like autumn you are being wonderfully creative ~ Wow ~ love the tags and your header is awesome ~

Live each moment with love,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I am kinda with you on fall being my least favorite time too--have never really known why--I love sunflowers, black eyed susans and pumpkins--sooo??? and fall leaves up north are pretty--I dislike the cold alot--so when in NY I could say that was part of the dislike--but here in Fl--still don't like it--guess it means way too much work--with fall comes all the holidays--and really no family anymore to even help make it better--
I love love that last photo of the moth/butterfly--
luv, di

Ann said...

I just answered your email where you said you were getting stuff out and I replied that I hoped you shared it because I would love to see and look, here you have it. Everything looks amazing. I'm hoping that Saturday I can find some time to play in the craft room.

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love tag journals! I want to see more of your finished journals. ;P I am ready to tackle a couple of projects, yes! And I am very happy about the cooler weather, so it is inspiring me to decorate for fall (I don't have a single pumpkin out yet!)

PaintedThread said...

A very pretty mess! These look great!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your paper crafting looks like fun! I don't really mind a messy crafting table either - it just gives you more ideas!

Jeanie said...

You, my friend, are in full gear and I love every photo. Fall is such an inspirational time to create lovely art!

Laurie said...

I see some exciting projects will be happening on that desk! I can’t wait to see what you create! Not everyone loves Autumn, that’s a good thing, our world would be awfully boring if we all liked the same things. Ilove winter best lol, living as far north as I do I know I’m a minority but I just do.

Linda said...

I'm not ready for fall decorating. I want to go back to spring and do it over without a pandemic.

BeachGypsy said...

well girlfriend if THAT'S a mess....you have the prettiest mess of anyone I ever did see! ha ha LOL. I haven't done any crafting at all...I've been so focused on changing and re-arranging rooms around, getting cozy for Fall/winter, putting up our Fall decor, hanging fairy Fall lights, doing the annual put the summer clothes and get out the winter things big closet change out.Refreshing furry blankets and throws, putting fresh batteries on our battery candles, finding MY BOOTS!!! ha ha, LOL! Old and worn out, but seen so many adventures with us...I will buy a new pair this week "for nice" and nicer occasions, but my trusty old comfortable broken in boots are glad to be trekking the city streets once again! Hugs!

Sharon Wagner said...

I'm going to read outside today. Enjoy your day too!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I enjoyed seeing your Autumn things and especially those old readers. I get very nostalgic when I see them...my childhood time from the look of the illustrations. How I used to love these poems and pictures.
Meanwhile, it seems you had a lot of fun with your journal making. What a creative process goes into making up the pages and finding and placing just the right doodad here and there.
It is all such good stuff.
A flock of robins, 20 or so have been hanging around the garden for two days now...getting ready for their Travel Time I think. :)

SImple and Serene Living said...

I do like fall except for the fact that winter comes next. Looks like you are in for some fun. xo Laura

A Bit of the Blarney said...

This is a wonderful post! It's so much fun to visit here!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a beautiful mess! Looks like you have all you need to be very creative. Love all your sweet 'scraps' and can't wait to see what you create with them. That butterfly is so pretty! x Hugs

dq said...

I used to scrapbook and do a few cards, but I was no where near as creative, artistic, or talented as you.

Teresa said...

Se ve todo muy bonito y me encanta las decoraciones de otoΓ±o. Un beso.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love your junk journals. I kind of look forward to fall because less outside work, more time for sewing.

It's me said...

Oh! ..this is nice !!πŸŒΎπŸπŸ‚πŸ§‘πŸ„πŸŒ½πŸŒ» happy Sunday love Ria...πŸ€πŸ’•πŸ€

Lowcarb team member said...

A beautiful, colourful mess.
I do like your junk journals.

Autumn/Fall is one of my favourite seasons.

All the best Jan

Miaismine said...

What an interesting post! I had never heard of tag journals or junk journals. Your post led to to YouTube where "I got me some education"! Lovely projects! Thank you for sharing and commenting on my blog so I could find you!

Michelle said...

I love seeing a crafty mess. I need to research your type of journals. They look very creative to me. Thanks for linking up and stay well.

Red Rose Alley said...

I've always wanted a craft room. How nice that you have one to create wonderful things. Loved seeing all your Fall goodies, and that first picture is so pretty. I noticed your sweet little doll on your desk - how cute is that? Keep creating, Diane. It's such a good and fun thing to do during this time.

~Sheri