Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Gift tags & a grateful heart

"For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

If you take a moment to really think about what
you're thankful for, you realize nothing is too small 
to go by unnoticed... a breath, the beating of your heart...
  Then there are bigger, broader things, like your family
and their health, your home, your husband, children...
 everything and everyone is a blessing.

In everything give thanks...
give thanks with a grateful heart.

~1 Thessalonians 5:18 ~ 

I'm thankful you're here today!  Hope you can
put these gift tags to good use!  Here are the
sources for free graphics used :

*The Old Design Shop*

*Altered Bits*

*The Graphics Fairy*

*The Vintage Moth*

"Not what we say about our blessings,
but how we use them, is the true measure
of our thanksgiving."

~ W.T. Purkiser ~


  1. Beautiful tags, Megan!

    I just had to leave a comment because I also LOVE your message about thankfulness. I want to start my first art journal (although I'm a little intimidated to actually get started) and thought my theme would be things I'm thankful for. I'm an average person with an average life but it's my dream life. I think a lot of it has to do with perspective, with being thankful for all the details, no matter how small. :-)

    Have a blessed day ~ and thank you so much for the link back to my blog.


  2. Megan!!! These are fabulous!!! Thank you so much!!


  3. AnonymousJuly 18, 2012

    Oh the tags are just so great and sure will enjoy using them. Loved reading about being thankful for everything in our lives not only the big things but the small ones as well. What a beautiful message that was. Thank you so much for sharing all your creations and words.

  4. What wonderful, multi-use tags! Thank you, Megan! xoxo

  5. Hi Megan..love all these tags. One of the things I'm thankful for is your beautiful art work you freely share with the world.
    Thank you.

  6. I have been meaning to leave a comment for awhile, but life's business takes over and that is sad! Your blog and all it's sentiments are truly motivational. You have such a positive view on life that is contagious and spreads to all your readers, I am sure. Thanks so much for reminding us to be truly thankful for every little thing in our life. My x-husband was involved in a swimming accident and is now a quadriplegic. We just never know what each day holds in store, so we must take each day as a gift to be thankful for, experiencing life to the fullest and being grateful for each sunrise and sunset. I have to say thank you again from the bottom of my heart...YOU are a gift to all of us!!!!

  7. Beautiful share and wonderful quote n' scripture. Thank you sweetheart. <3

  8. AnonymousJuly 18, 2012

    Thank You for sharing,the inspiration and the tags,they are beautiful and sincere and reminds us of the blessings we take for granted.Pauline B.

  9. I absolutely love the third set, thanks so much for sharing these wonderful tags!

  10. Doris SantiagoAugust 26, 2012

    I love your designs!!!! your page is absolutely special and amazing.
    Thank you to share this beautiful ideas.

  11. Thank you, these are absolutely brilliant!

  12. Victorian Tags Galore, using your fabulous grunge template:

    Gunnvor Karita

  13. Thank you so much...These are beautiful

  14. Dear Megan,
    Looks like your grungy tags are becoming my go-to template, these are my Halloween versions:

    Spooky Hallowe'en Tags and Plain Noir Tags (Victorian Style): http://wingsofwhimsy.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/spooky-halloween-tags-vintage-style/

    Skull Illusion Tags (Edwardian Style):

    Gunnvor Karita

  15. And here are my Needles & Thread - Victorian Sewing Printable Tags, again featuring your template:

  16. Those Boston Public Library pages on Flickr are so awesome, I had to do one more set of Victorian sewing printable tags... I'm thinking to attach these on some self made Christmas gifts, for my family and friends. One can never start crafting too early... :-P

  17. Megan, your images are beautiful! What software do you use to layer the images. I have collected postcards for 20 years and I would like to try it. Can I share some images with you? Thanks

  18. I've recently been inspired by all you beautiful ladies out there to learn to create Vintage/Junk Journals for myself personally and to pass along as gift to friends and family. I want to give my THANKS for the blessings of these lovely printables to begin my journey. I will pass along the blessings of my creations to others as you have passed on your works. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! Your freebies are greatfully appreciated!

  19. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful tags. Each of us have so much to be thankful for, we just need to slow down & open our eyes. Thank you for reminding me to see all I have to be thankful for! God bless you & your giving heart.


“Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.”

~ Mother Teresa