Monday, March 3, 2014

He answers!

Call to me and I will answer you. Jeremiah 33:3

CHACB Challenge #3: Vintage or Retro

Gloria Designs Challenge With Graphic 45 sponsoring the prize package, we're honoring their style with our current challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous: let's see what you can make in a vintage or retro style. Do you hoard lace or vintage hat pins? Do you snap up all the postcards at yard sales? Do you love mid-century modern? Do you long for avocado appliances and orange shag carpets? Show your vintage or retro spin on a paper crafting project.
   And one talented participant will receive a prize for their work donated by Graphic 45. You have one week remaining to prepare and submit your project by linking up at the CHAC Blog. The deadline for linking up is Sunday, March 16 at midnight PST

Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company­— owned and operated by a mother (Diane Schultz) and her two daughters (Aimee and Charee Filimoehala). Together they create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project. Please visit the Graphic 45 Website or Facebook page for more information. 

From the Stash

This verse is such a sweet reminder of the faithfulness of the Lord and was given to His prophet Jeremiah "while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison" when the southern kingdom of Judah was taken into captivity (the northern kingdom had fallen years before). It was given to Jeremiah in order to encourage the Lord's people that they would not remain in captivity forever, but that He would free and restore them to Himself. 

It is a message of encouragement even for today, as the Lord does not change. His children, those who are in Christ, are to call upon Him and we can be certain that He will answer. . .it may not be in the way we would expect, but it will always be in the way that is best for our eternal good and His glory. He also promises to answer those who call out to Him for respite, those who recognize their neediness and dependency and insufficiency, those who are hungry and thirsty. . .call on Him: He WILL answer!

 About this card and the paper I've hoarded: My father started working for Pacific Bell when I was four. He retired after 30 years. When I discovered this paper from Graphic 45, a bought a sheet so I could make my dad a card. . .I hoarded the scraps and even after this card, have a couple of small pieces left!

Supply List

Designer Paper: Graphic 45 Communique Party Line 
Ink: Versa Mark, Versa Fine Onyx, Ranger Distress Antique Linen and Vintage Photo .

Accessories From the Stash: Ticking fabric torn and dyed with tea bags; chipboard frame (K and Company) embellished with embossing powder; wire twisted around a pencil; Stampin' Up Brad; K & Company tape; nameless adhesive brass gems, Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder.
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 5

Blessings! jme ~ SDG



  1. This is such a beautiful piece and I think it's amazing that you saved this partial piece of paper for all this time. Did you shed a tear when this project was finished? I probably would have just sobbed. Hehehe....

  2. Beautiful and inspiring card sharing with us of God's Faithfulness. Thank you.

  3. That message is perfect with that paper! I love your mini Bible devotionals every week! It always makes me want to sit down and do a study with you! I am still hoarding some Communique....I hate the thought of using it all up! LOL

  4. Love how you incorporated fabric and wire into your creation. They mesh with your card design seamlessly. Very inspirational quote as well.

  5. Jan this is fabulous - love the paper, and the images fit with the 'hoarded' element of the challenge too :-). Thank you too for your words regarding God hearing us - they are so true, and an encouragement.

  6. Fantastic card and thanks for the wonderful message!

  7. The thought that went into this gorgeous creation leaves me speechless. Everything just works...the paper, the Scripture, the wire on the tag...such amazing design. Just. Fabulous!

  8. Amen!! This is just so lovely...every detail is so beautiful!!!! Blessings my friend!! xo

  9. Love your card! Well worth hoarding the paper to make this card! I bet your dad's card was great, too!

    Have a wonderful week!

  10. Lovely inspirational card for easter-- Thanks for sharing

  11. Love that verse! Great paper to use for the design, too.

  12. This paper is so perfect for that verse! I love it. I also love how you made a telephone cord out of wire attached to the tag. Very clever.

  13. What a wonderful example of retro! I love the tag and the coiled wire along with all those great images in the paper! Well done!

  14. When I saw this at Craft Hoarders I knew I just had to link across and tell you how much I love it! Perfect verse for the sentiment and so well matched with those papers. My favourite detail is the telephone wire... very clever!

  15. This is just one awesome card, Jan Marie. Love the monchromatic color scheme-so retro when paired with those great images! And speaking of images, you have really kicked it up a notch with your pairing of the phone images with this scripture verse! Outstanding! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some love!


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!