Thursday 16 October 2014

Meditation tags - Scrap Africa Dt challenge 37

Hello, hello, nice to have you back to visit; 
perhaps you will leave a little comment or become a follower.
I love to read your kind remarks.
Scrap Africa has changed things up a bit and we hope you will like
the challenge this fortnight which is simply "Lists"
It can be a page, a card, an OTP, any topic, any colour.
CLICK HERE to see what the DT and guest designers have created.
Most of my lists are functional, like shopping, packing for holidays, 
ordinary stuff, hardly worth creating a page about.
I decided to make a tag holder with inspirational words 
by Louise L. Hay, which I can use when meditating.
The latest of her books I have been reading is "Heart Thoughts,"
a beautifully illustrated, colourful book, chock full of wisdom
First, I made the background on chipboard, using a technique I learned in class from 
If you don't know her Art, do yourself a favour and check out her blog;
she is extremely talented, and generous with her knowledge.
The topiary tree, the chippy lace and the words are from Scrapmatts.
The papers are from Maja, "Coffee in the arbour" collection.
I created a gusset in the side of the paper to make room for eight tags to go in the pocket easily.
The words are paraphrased from the book and printed directly onto the tags.
Then I used texture paste and various stencils for texture, 
before spraying with Lindy's stamp gang mists.
The tags are a bit hard to read here, so I've typed them out, if you are interested.

Try to meditate outside for at least 10 mins a day.  
Just sit quietly. “Be” in the moment and connect with the Universe and Joy.

Yelling at the little girl inside only makes things worse. 
She is frightened and hurt.  
Embrace her and say you will always love her.

Ask yourself why you are angry? What am I sorry for?
Identify the feeling beneath the anger and gently let it go.

Replace the negative thoughts
like fear of pain, loneliness, loss and grief.
Open yourself to harmony, peace,
renewal of the spirit.

Be gentle and kind with yourself. 
Comfort your inner child, as you release 
negative thoughts and replace  them with positive ones.

Don’t chastise your self too much for your mistakes,
 that is how we learn.  
Love yourself for your willingness to try again.

Love yourself.
One of the gifts of loving
yourself and loving others, 
is the feeling of tranquility and 
well being that it generates.

Forgive your Parents
for their perceived mistakes.  
They did the best they could with the 
they had at the time.
Thank them..


  1. What a wonderful idea! And each tag looks fabulous with the texture and stencilling! And I need lists the most at christmas time, just soo much to get done and remember!

  2. Those sayings are really lovely....& your 'tag holder' a treat to look at...& I just adore how you've made the tags as a 'set' - but with different stencils. Really creative. You are on FIRE atm!!!

  3. What a fabulous idea Helen! The tag holder is so gorgeous and I love how you made the tags similar and yet so different!! Beautiful quotes too!! Love this!! ox

  4. I love this idea Helen...your tag holder is beautiful.

  5. A great job done here Helen and some very sage advice!!

  6. This is just beautiful in every way - love all the quotes too!

  7. Super cute project Helen! I love all the beautiful tags! So fun and creative!

  8. I love your project Helen, it's so beautiful and the tag set is amazing too! Great idea!

  9. I love her books too and I learned a lot from her. I haven't read this one and after reading the quotes I think I want to get it. I think this is a lovely idea Helen, and you have presented them so beautifully. I love the treatment of the tags and the holder is beautiful plus you used some of my favourite papers.... I am sorry I haven't been to visit for so long I am feeling just a little overwhelmed at the moment. big hugs xox

  10. I know I left a comment on this post, so I don't know what Blogger did with it. Stunning tag and love these little affirmations! I am a HUGE fan of Louise Hay too and so these are amazing to have on hand! So beautifully done and the techniques amazing! Stunning project! xx