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She Flies

Hello Friends

Happy Friday :)   I was feeling a bit emotional last night so I wanted to make something. I love to craft my emotions it really is my therapy. I always feel better after I make something. I wanted to make a tag that represented right where I am at in my life ready to take dive into the unknown. It is scary and it takes a lot of faith to do that but I am so ready for a change.

 This stamp is called She Leaped how appropriate right?? I heat embossed it with white embossing powder then I used my water colour paints to colour it.  The sentiment is from another stamp set called With Her Own Wings. Once it was dry I added some coloured sewing floss and some tiny punched butterflies to embellish.

 My husband and I leave for Scotland on Monday. I have a job interview and It will also be great to spend time with my family. I never get to go home around this time of year so it will be really nice to spend Easter at home. It is my husbands last day at his job today too. He has been offered job in Maine so you can see we have some big decisions to make in the next few weeks. So if you are the praying kind please keep us in your prayers. What ever happens it is our time to to FLY we just don't know where to :)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

Mandi xox

PS I may do a wee craft/souvenir giveaway from Scotland. Let me know if that would be something you might like :)

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  1. Mandi The tag is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your feelings. I craft too for therapy when I am not in the best condition emotionally and physically. Good luck on the trip to Scotland. That is the country where my Grandmother and MOM were from. I wanted to get there one day but it doesn't look like I will make that trip.. Both of my loved ones are no longer here. BUT that is where MEMORIES begin. Good luck to your husband too. I am sure you will figure out where you need to be. Good luck and prayers.

  2. Lovely tag. Wishing you & your husband the best - I'm sure you'll make the right decision. Just another adventure in this thing we call "life".

  3. Super lovely tag and colors! I often find myself at my craft table when my emotions are high. It calms me when not much else can. Good luck on your interview and prayers for you both during this uncertain time!

  4. VERY beautiful tag!!! I will keep you in my thoughts as you journey to start something new! Good luck!!

  5. Your tag is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    {I spotted you on Unity FWF today}
    Have a safe trip and enjoy your family time.
    Crafty hugs,
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

  6. This is just lovely. The image and sentiment are wonderful and love the colors you chose with the white embossing. The addition of the floss was the perfect finisher.
    A souvenir from Scotland? How fun!!!
    Prayers for guidance and clarity for you and your hubby. Big changes ahead mean big opportunities for personal hang on to your bonnet and hang in there!!! :)
    Hi from one of your Friends with Flair! :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. Your tag is beautiful, Mandi. You always design the most wonderful things. Like I have said before, I love your eye for detail.

    I wish I could create when things are weighing heavy on my mind, but the creative juices are at a standstill during these moments. Sounds like you and your husband have a great deal of things to consider, but I will be praying that everything will fall into place as they should.

  8. Very pretty tag and image. Love the pastels.

  9. Wonderful tag and hope the decisions you have to make will be easy. A souvenir from Scotland would be awesome.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  10. Gorgeous mixed media creation! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog :)


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