Thursday, October 1, 2020

Junk Journals and Tag books


I love it when my creative juices start flowing. I have SO many ideas for little journals and tags!


When the pandemic started I made a list on my IPAD of things that help me through the lockdown. I keep adding to it and have close to a hundred things on my list now. Some you would expect, like family and faith...others might surprise you. I look at the Flagstaff webcam almost every day. I know it's crazy but I have been there many times and long to go back. I make travel plans in my mind. So the webcam makes the list.


One of my ideas is a Fall gratitude tag book using things on my summer list. 

(messy table at the top of the mosaic, tags in progress along the bottom)


And I've started working on that. Every day I design, then cut and glue and sew.

But one day I went to Etsy to look for some ephemera. Bits and bobs that I could use on my tags and in my journals. I searched Junk Journal and oh my! There were so many pretty creations that my eyes got bigger and bigger! And then I gave in and ordered the cutest little fox journal.


I exchanged messages with the sweet lady and when she sent me the journal, she sent lots of extras.


This beautiful little insert to use in a journal.


The inside of it!


And lots of those bits and bobs that I need to work on my own projects!


Visit her shop Fibro Warrior Journals HERE and be amazed! 

What fun I'm having working on crafts....



oh and shopping on Etsy!

Have you been creative this week?

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I like Thursdays HERE too!


33 comments:

Laurie said...

Beautiful wonderful creations! I paint every morning in my journal,, it’s just routine now, thirty years lol plus lol,,but still creative and as necessary as breathing to me,,have a wonderful day I will enjoy seeing more of your creations!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

I have seen some of these beauties on You Tube. I believe there is one designer who does tutorials. It is a good way to save and sue cards and mementos. I have toyed with the thought of doing one. They look like such a creative outlet for those of us who like to play with pretty things.:)

Louca por porcelana said...

Super cute art works!Hugs!

Debbie said...

i find etsy to be one of the most amazing places to shop!! everything you could ever need or want and the sellers are so incredibly kind. i like this kind of creativity, paper crafts, scrapbooking, card making...i find it to fill my creativity cavity beautifully!!

i have knitted and finished my needle punching, creative outlets but not as much fun as what you are doing. everything looks so pretty and i like the fox theme!! i am going to look at her store now, i know i will enjoy it!!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Your journal and tags are so pretty. Lovely fall creations. I am glad you have some fun and creative hobbies. Hubby and I enjoy looking at webcams from around the country. I always loved the Yellowstone NP webcams. Take care, have a great day!

Sandra said...

looking at all your beautiful creations and hers also, i truly wish i had a creative gene to do some of this. they are all amazing to me. I have a creative gene but not with crafts. when i try a craft it looks like a 3 year did it. maybe even a 2 year old...

Martha said...

So much gorgeous fall crafty goodness here!

Vee said...

What a wise woman you are to plan ahead for things to do and accomplish in the long, dark days of you know. I do not shop on Etsy for this very reason. I would probably go broke. The seller was so good and kind to include all the extras...that should spark your creativity. No, unless you count clipping bittersweet berries and adding them to a bean pot, I have not been creative at all. 😁

Susie said...

Diane, You truly make me smile. You are just a tall little girl. I loved seeing all the cute things you have made. So adorable. Blessings to you, xoxo,love, Susie

Tom said...

...you need to be a hoarder to do this! Nice results!

grammajudyb said...

I’m intrigued by junk journals too! I save lots of stuff anyway, so should put it into a journal. I’m kind of stuck in the collecting mode right now! I have boxes of bits and pieces and scraps. That shouldn’t surprise anyone! What is your go-to adhesive?

Maggie Ann said...

I love your tag journals! They are beautiful! I have done 3x5 card jounals on a spiral wire and always enjoy looking through them. I may try to do a tag journal because you have inspired me. I have lots of bits an bobs for sure...... : )

Edna B said...

Such wonderful craft goodies. I don't do tags, but I've always been creative. I love making things. I do a lot of crocheting, and I enjoy making things on my laptop, using my own photographs. (cards, notes, calendars, etc.) Enjoy your new goodies, hugs, Edna B.

photowannabe said...

Absolutely gorgeous. That Fox journal is so cute.
I used to craft all the time....I craft In My Head...haha
Nothing actually gets done...
Sue

Terri D said...

I so admire crafty people!! Love what you showed us today!

Billy Blue Eyes said...

I do like that first photo, superb cover for a journal

Ann said...

Your messy table looks very organized to me. You should see my messy table when I get going. I always end up losing an item or two with all the stuff I have all over.
This looks like fun and I know I always enjoy getting lost in a project.
I love the cute journal with the woodland creatures on the front.

Crafty in the Med said...

Your table looks quite fascinating;all those gorgeous colours and images!! So many journals and tags and so lovely. I also find Etsy fabulous,a great place to browse in and I am amazed by the inspiration and creativity of its sellers. keep well Amanda x

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I just love your creatively made tags, they are gorgeous! I too, love to browse Etsy and see the beautiful creations there for sale! I've bought some too... they are so much fun to work on. It does always feel so good to get creative juices flowing! I like the idea of a gratitude tag book. I should make one :) Thanks for the inspiration Diane!

happyone said...

Your creations are all lovely and done with much care.
I finished knitting a scarf for Liz, my sons girlfriend.

PaintedThread said...

What cute cards and tags. I love that little fox!

Betty said...

They are all so cute.

It's me said...

Oh ...this is so nice...happy weekend love from me....🍂🌻🧡🍄🌽🌾🍀

Lea said...

You are a very talented lady!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Inger said...

I love the butterflies and I also love your creativity. I have been rethinking my blog, looking back to earlier posts, how I can make it more fun and interesting. Both for my blogger friends and for myself. That's been my creative project this past week.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

That is such a colorful and creative collection. Now I need to find a way to get those creative juices flowing.

A Bit of the Blarney said...

What wonderful and creative works of art! You are so talented! Thank you for sharing! Have a grand weekend!

Jeanie said...

I adore your tags -- each and every one. And that journal is darling. Love the foxes. So much to love here. I can see why you are overflowing with wonderful ideas!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Gorgeous. I am always amazed at those of you that junk journal and do the paper crafts.

Lowcarb team member said...

Your journal and tags look lovely, very creative, I like them.

All the best Jan

Teresa said...

Se ve todo precioso, me encanta. Besos.

Sandi Magle said...

I had to laugh at spending time on ETSY. I have to go on there everyday to check my shop---and it is a rabbit hole for sure. What a great bunch of supplies and projects you have going here.... Idle hands are the devil's workshop, my mom would always say. As an only child she always kept me busy with art supplies and goodie supply trays setup in a muffin tins. Enjoy and you have to share some of your projects..! Sandi

Red Rose Alley said...

The fox journal is so sweet. Look at all your creative tags. I like that little pumpkin lady hehehe. Sounds like you're having fun working on these projects and being creative. Wouldn't it be nice to have a whole desk or room for crafts? I've always wanted that.

Enjoy!

~Sheri