Monday, July 7, 2014

Steadfast love. . .

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning; great is Your Faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

CHACB Challenge #11: Tag! You're It!

Gloria Designs ChallengeThe current challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous is: Tag! You're It!!

Use a tag on your project. Create a handmade gift tag. Create a tag mini album. Add tags to your scrapbook layout or your card. You may use some hoarded tag-shaped packaging or you may cut tags from scrap paper using a die cut template. Maybe you hoard shipping tags of all sizes. As long as your project contains some sort of tag, you will meet the requirements to play along!
And one talented participant will receive a prize for their work from our fabulous sponsors: Spectrum Noir and Crafter's Companion

Crafter’s Companion produces and offers a full range of tools and products to create cards and other paper craft projects.

Spectrum Noir is the revolutionary coloring system brought to you by Crafter's Companion. The range combines affordability with versatility across a vast color spectrum, deigned specifically for the crafting market.

You have until Sunday, July 20 at midnight PDT to prepare, submit and link up your project to the CHAC Blog

Of Birds and Hope

"Tag it!" said our Hoarder-in-Charge, Gloria. . .so what started out as one tag, turned into a project with a total of five tags. This is more of a placard card, than a traditional card, and it is designed to be displayed on an easel. 

And, when displayed this way it contains a secret that only the recipient knows: tucked away behind the main tag is another tag, slipped into a pocket. The second tag and the the pocket both contain a special message of encouragement. 

However, since the most encouragement comes from God's precious Word, it graces the front of this piece serving as a reminder that our Lord is good, loving, faithful, eternal, merciful and sovereign, and sustains the universe by the word of His power (as we are told in Hebrews 1:3).  

We are encouraged because we know that all of the troubles and toils in this present age are not intended for the harm of those who are trusting in Christ, but for our eternal good and His glory. . .we know He is working all things together toward a glorious end and that all of creation is being restored! What a great hope!! 

That is also why I incorporated the birds, which remind me of doves. And. . .doves remind me of Noah and the promises of God and they remind me of our Savior, who is the fulfillment of every promise!

Project Description

This project consists of a backing, a pocket, made by modifying a handcrafted envelope, and a total of five tags. Two of the tags are attached front to back, with one inserted into the envelope hiding the sentiments below.
The third tag is on the back of the card. The fourth and fifth are on the box that was crafted to package the placard. See below for pictures.

It didn't start out to be so complicated!


Paper: WorldWin kraft, Crafters Companion  Ultra Smooth White Cardstock 
Designer Paper: Prima Madeline
Ink: Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Tea Stain, Vintage Photo
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers, SU pearls, Stickles, Liquid Pearls, SU brad, Oriental Trading Company envelope template, Sizzix embossing folder, assorted ribbon and flowers (MS, SU, Recollections); Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys; lace from my fellow Zonie Sabrina (sjbutterflydreams)
Stamps: Layers of Color Merci Bouquet and Royal Birds, Stampin' Up!, Inkadinkadoo

Please visit the rest of the design team to see some AMAZING projects.




Blessings! jme ~ SDG




  1. All of your images, your coloring, using kraft....I am in awe! Once again, I think your project is my favorite of the group. {Don't tell the other girls!} ;) This is so uplifting! Thanks again for the mini devotional!

  2. Gorgeous work, just amazing pieces and colors!! xo

  3. This is just a stunning piece in every way....the design, the colors, the images, the Scripture of my faves! I love every wonderful detail. You are amazing!

  4. So beautiful! Amazing colors, sentiments, papers, everything!

  5. Jan, love your card! Love how you added the tag to the card and your scriptures are wonderful!

  6. Beautifully done and wonderfully said! God is so faithful!

  7. This is exquisite project Jan Marie - I love those stamps ( I have the set myself) and I am in awe at the way you have used them.

  8. Well, I am speechless. What an AMAZING project! Such colors! So beautiful!

  9. Love all your projects and adore the colour scheme! :)

  10. Oh my! What a fantastic project! Love the mix of patterned papers and stamps! Thanks for the inspiration!


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!