Thursday, October 22, 2020

My Fall Tag Journal


 I wanted to make something special for Fall as a gratitude journal. 


I've been keeping a list of things that have helped me through the pandemic.


So I used the list I had made to make different size tags to include in a tag journal.


It's a fun way to use smaller pieces of paper and it's a project you can work on a little at a time.


I get a bit overwhelmed with a huge project so this is perfect for me.


I've mentioned several times that Fall is my least favorite season but that just means that I make an extra effort to make it good. We are hiking more and making some new 'good' memories.


And I'm taking time to be thankful for all the people and blessings I had in the past few months.

The very first tag says Faith, Family and Friends. 
(not pictured)


And when I got to a point that I wanted to stop, I made a list to include in the back of the tag journal.


These tags are on a ring with pretty silk ribbon and a leaf charm to finish it off.

Have you been artistic or creative this week? 

It helps, doesn't it?

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays and

I like Thursdays HERE too!

47 comments:

Tom said...

...what a collection of pretty stuff!

Sandy said...

This is such a creative idea with those small pieces of paper and fun too. These would be so cute sitting out in a bowl.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Your tags look beautiful. I like the fall colors, textures and the pretty images. The ring, bird, fawn and the leaves. We are blessed.
Take care, wishing you a happy day!

Barbara said...

WOWOWOWOW! I love your tag journal! This is such a fun idea with limitless possibilitities! I'm thinking a tag journal would make a lovely addition to a coffee table and would certainly be an ice breaker for conversation. Thanks for such a wonderful idea!

Inger said...

I never heard of a tag journal before, but since a very nice friend recently sent me a book journal that included many tags hidden in different compartments inside it, I now know what I can do with them. The larger tags are spread out around my house, on my mantle, and other places (a few creative ones). I smile every time I look at them. Today, I'm grateful for the good people of this country and glad I chose it as the place I wanted to live.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

What a great idea, Diane and so pretty too!!

Debbie said...

ooooh i LOVE this!!! i happen to LOVE autumn, but to each "her" own!! it came out great and i enjoyed reading those things you are thankful for!!

i have been creative this week, i am always working on a craft or two!! i shared mined today also!!

LA Paylor said...

I LOVED Larkrise to Candleford!!! Your collage is very clever and fun to look at
LeeAnna

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Have a blessed day!

Meditations in Motion said...

I have never heard of a tag journal, but yours is beautiful! Such a creative endeavor.

T3inKY said...

What a nice way to remember good things.

Sandra said...

The first I have heard of a tag Journal but it's really beautiful to look at and perfect to remind you of what you're thankful for. Plus it gives you the fun are creating and making something beautiful

Vee said...

How beautiful and a wonderful way to document this time...you know...in the best possible way. It will be a cherished piece of history.

SImple and Serene Living said...

I love this, and I loved Lark Rise to Candleford. xo Laura

Edna B said...

I never heard of a tag journal, but yours is very interesting. And yes, I believe that keeping busy with creative projects is the best way to get through a difficult time. Actually, I do my crafts all year long because I enjoy them so. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Martha said...

Beautiful - I'm so glad you are back into your art. It's definitely therapeutic!

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful idea. Creative and not overwhelming at all. I love the idea. I am starting to paint the interiors of windows this week before winter sets in. We have some new windows coming but the trim needs painting first. I am blessed to have warm rooms with clear glass to our park-like outside areas. xo Diana

Terri D said...

That is such a fun and therapeutic project!! I have not been creative for so long, I can't even remember the last project I worked on. Thank you for sharing this with us today!

carol l mckenna said...

Oh so creative and delightful for the autumn ^_^

Live each moment with love,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Those are so cute and interesting, and I bet they were fun to do. You are very creative!! That takes a lot of patience!

bobbie said...

You did a great job!!! I love little projects like this ~

Linda said...

I love this!!! I keep a prayer journal and got the idea to add things I am thankful for A to Z.....Tuesday A was attic fan. I just love the attic fan. Have had one since I moved here in 1967 and it brings me so much joy and lots of good memories. Wednesday B is Bible. I read it every day and have for the last 66 years. I learned to read from the Bible and taught my children to read from it too. Today is C and it has not come to me just yet what my word will be - but I will have one!!
Another thing I like to do is wrtite a verse that starts with the alphabet letter of the day.....A...etc. I'm going to do that in 23 days....

Lowcarb team member said...

What a good idea and such a fun and creative project.
Good to see all of your photographs.
Well done :)

All the best Jan

jp@A Green Ridge said...

WOW! What a creative and awesome idea!! Obviously YOU are very talented!!...:)jp
(formerly A Quiet Corner)...https://www.agreenridge.com/

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Very creative, and beautifully done!

happyone said...

A tag journal - what a great idea!
Fall is one of my favorite seasons, but then I like them all!

Kit said...

This is just wonderful! I see one of my favorite shows on one of your tags. It always makes me feel good. Take care. Kit

Debbie said...

I love all of the rich colors that you used for this project! What a great idea you have using a ring to hold all of your tags. Great post! Debbie xo

PaintedThread said...

Looks like a fun project! I've gotten some sewing done this week, but little else!

Happy@Home said...

That is such a pretty way to remember that despite all the negatives, there is still much to be enjoyed and thankful for. I also like how you are finding the positive in your least favorite season.

Gina said...

Diane, your tag journal is gorgeous. Your choice of colors, textures, and pictures are perfect! I have been creative & crafty this week. Peek in your mailbox soon! ♥

Sandi Magle said...

I'm thinking maybe of making/painting cards and sending for November...as I never get Christmas cards out...such a strange year...love all your ideas!

Ann said...

Not only is it pretty but a great way to remind yourself of all the things you have to be thankful for. I like how they are all different sizes and the fall images and colors always appeal to me. Fun project.

BeachGypsy said...

Gorgeous!!!---love the tag journal! You make such pretty things my friend. I love seeing them all. Lots of fun stuff. I like those altered books you do as well. I liked the pretty collages on the previous post. Y'all sure see some pretty wildflowers on your hikes. We don't see those here really as we mostly walk about the city and there are really no wildflowers of course. We walked a big long hike this past weekend on a big old plantation and yes, we did see wildflowers that day. Hope you've had a good week your way?

Irma said...

I think it's beautiful Diane.
You are very creative.
Greetings Irma

Sharon Wagner said...

Festively fall! I need a craft project.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

That is beautiful. What a wonderful idea. Fall is my favourite season.

Aunt Helen said...

Dear Diane, What a clever idea you had!! In days, and years to come, you can look back and see what the Fall of 2020 was to you, and see what blessings you enjoyed. Love, Aunt Helen

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a sweet idea! x K

Home Sewn By Us said...

Good morning, Diane! What a wonderful idea. I've never heard of a tag journal before, but you have a wonderful collection of memories for yours. Thank you for sharing this idea with us. ~smile~ Roseanne

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love your journal. Larkrise to Candleford was an awesome series. Back in the day my husband would even watch it with me.

Teresa said...

Te ha quedado muy bonito. Besos.

Jill Harrison said...

I think this is such a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing. It is a lovely reminder of what is important to us. My photo a day project has been my "thing" through the pandemic, though I didn't expect to still be doing it!
Stay safe, have a good week, and thank you for visiting my blog last week.

Jeanie said...

This is fabulous, Diane. What a wonderful idea. I've always love the gratitude journal concept but doing it so creatively is really wonderful. What a treasure to hold onto long after this is over.

Michelle said...

This is so beautiful and I haven't seen anything quite like it. A creative idea that focuses on gratitude, perfect for this time. Thank you for linking up and have a great week.

Red Rose Alley said...

How wonderful this Fall Gratitude Journal is, Diane. I like the little deer and bird and pumpkin and tags, and mostly the thankful tag. I'm thankful for you too. : ) The Fall silk ribbon is pretty and adds a special touch. This is such a creative project, Diane.

~Sheri

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que bonito!!! me encantan!!