Tag and Journal Spots, 25th Birthday, and Funnies

Happy Labor Day Weekend ~ I’ve been busy creating for a swap inspired by Tracie Fox’s Video (HERE) on making tags for junk journals. If you decide to watch the video, you can skip the first 8 minutes if you just want to watch her create. I watched her use her tearing ruler, and thought “hey, I have one of those!” so I found it and played with it again. I stamped, layered, distressed, added lace, a tea bag quote, and a button to complete. I also have four matching journal spots for my swap partner to write on.

Next up, I made a birthday card for my daughter who is turning 25 this month. Double D Challenges requested lot’s of color be used for there bi-weekly challenge and gave this mood board for inspiration:

I started with the scrap of birthday confetti paper first which helped me pick my colors. Then the number die cuts by Tim Holtz, which I purchased a while back from a store called Tuesday Morning. I colored them with Radiant Rain roll on twinkling H2O’s and let them dry. I used my “Happy” and my “Th” die in complementing colors and found a fun purple polka dot ribbon to complete. Now I just have to find some presents to go with it!

Now for some Friday smiles

Card made by Jenny at gingerninjacrafts
Spotted these at the thrift store! Just in time for Halloween as they look like spider webs. Even on my best day I couldn’t have walked in these ~
Card for sale on Etsy by Paperchicks2
Vintageous paper goods on Etsy
Funny found on Cindy’s blog: “Plant’s List

Enjoy the weekend!

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Hello! I'm a 50 something wife and mother of two girls ~ I started Blogging in March of 2011 on Blogger and just converted to WordPress in Dec 2019. I started paper crafting in 1995 when I first tried embossing with powder, I was so excited and couldn't believe it was so easy to make something so beautiful. Creativeseconds was started as a way of selling secondhand craft supplies and cards on Ebay and Etsy. You will find creative cards, tags, and paper crafting projects here as well as craft room organizational ideas. Follow along with me and comments are welcomed and appreciated.

13 thoughts on “Tag and Journal Spots, 25th Birthday, and Funnies

  1. Great post and some wonderful funnies. I love the glue\ chapstick one, too funny. The tags are fabulous and I love the card you made for your daughter. And those shoes are a dream, but I couldn’t wear them these days! Have a great weekend, take care! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. I don’t think I ever wore shoes like that! but I can see their appeal.
    The swaps you do are fun. I always found them a great way of linking up with like-minded people.
    I had a good laugh at your funnies. I think my dogs and cats have chased my ducks right away. Kate x

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  3. Hi Karen. Popped over to Tracie’s, great tags and so is yours. Love your card too and all the funnies, brilliant. Love the shoes but think they may be ankle snappers Lol! they are what my hubby calls ‘Car to Bar shoes’ in other words that’s as far as anyone would be likely to manage to walk in them if you get it. Have a lovely weekend, Angela xXx

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  4. That’s a great card you created for your sister. I really like it. Someone sent me an “A” like your “2.” Now I know it was a TH. You really rocked that card.

    Loved your funnies. And those shoes are WILD. Love them, but from a distance (grin). Hope you have a great rest of Friday and a wonderful weekend, too.


  5. I had to smile at those shoes. Who could wear those heels? (Not me for sure.) And love all the art today. The card especially made me smile. Yup. I definitely know some people that keeping 6 feet away is a good rule! Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

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  6. What fabulous tags Karen and what a brilliant card! Love the bright colours and the celebratory feel 🙂 Happy birthday to your daughter – is this Wilson’s mum? The shoes are fabulous and I would SO wear them to a halloween party (but of course there won’t be any of those this year!!) Thanks for the funnies too – the ducks in a row one, lol, I can relate! Vicky x

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