Sunday, August 28, 2011

Final Farewell Blog Hop

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Where to begin…. This is our monthly hop sponsored by Paper Wings, a place where Angels gather. It is with sadness in my heart that I say it is the Final Farewell Hop as TAC has closed its doors and hung up its wings.

What has The Angel Company meant to me… I have learned that there are people in the world that truly are a blessing to others. They give their time, talent and hearts to encourage and lift up those around them in need. Friends, family and strangers find themselves the recipients of love and long distant hugs all wrapped up in a handmade card or gift or just a word of prayer. I have met some amazing ladies and learned so much from them. Be a Blessing… such a simple thought but so easy to forget.

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This first project was my Prop Swap at TAC’s Seminar this year. I had such a good time making it and hope that it is bringing joy to the lovely Angel that received it. Happily Grateful is one of my favorite TAC sets, it can be used in so many different ways. I used Background Soup to distress my freshly painted box… much to my father’s dismay. He couldn’t understand why I would want to make it look dirty… we crafters are devious aren’t we!

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The PP and TAG are from the Amberley Grace SWIC. The flowers were made by cutting circles into spirals.
In life there are always obstacles to overcome and detours to take. It seems that the image they chose for our Inspiration book cover was preparing us.

A truly happy person is the one
who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Aug2011 Final Farewell Hop

I even pulled out my all time favorite TAC paper Mulberry Meadow…. yes, I’ve been hoarding it. I colored with copics and then took a white signo pen to the sentiment. Did some sewing on the panels and there you have it.

This is just a detour, and I do intend to enjoy the scenery. Thank you so much for taking this journey with me. I treasure all of my Angel friends and can’t wait to see where this detour will take them. Please take the time to see what they have to share with you. 

Rita W
Rita K.
Teresa That's me!!!

Copics: 0, B91, B93, B95, V01, V04, BV02, BV04, BV08, YG93, YG95, YG97, E47, E57, W1, W3, W5, W7, E01, E53, R20


Debra Miller said...

Lovely Teresa! This is just a detour there is so much more to see - keep blogging!

The Mama Monkey said...

I still cannot believe it. :( What a great last post though, Teresa! We all look forward to seeing more projects using your stash!

Glittered Paws said...

I am so glad I was able to read this one early - as I was reading through the tears - I know there will be more to come in the next couple of hours. Thanks you for your inspiration and wht a beautiful tribute.

Wendy Zick said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the color, you really have an eye for it. As to being a hoarder I have a theory- hoarders are just people who need bigger houses...

Chelsea said...

Great box and card!!!

Julie Robinson said...

I loved this at Seminar - and love it again here! and your card - well - it is just beautiful! It has been nice getting to know you through TAC. You are a wonderful person!

Angela K said...

Beautiful project and card, love them!! So happy to have been able to meet you in person. I will continue to read your blog, 'cause love your creations!! TFS :)oh I have some of that paper stashed too!

Seleise said...

what a lovely post! And, the projects - stunning! love the box - the details - fabulous! love the story too - lol! Mulberry Meadow is the best paper ever! So glad TAC connected us all!

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Wonderful project and card, Teresa. I miss TAC!

Char said...

So sad that I wasn't able to attend seminar the last few years, I missed out on meeting some really wonderful Angels. But, I will keep in touch on PW.

"A truly happy person is the one
who can enjoy the scenery on a detour"
Ok, now I have to get this stamp set somehow....I tell my hubby that we need to take more to do that but he is straight there and straight back :-)

Looking forward to getting to know you better in the coming months!!

Mary said...

What a beautiful box and the fitting for this tribute. Such wonderful work Theresa - and I loved the Mulberry paper too :)

Ginger - Angel 1427 said...

I am definitely Happily Grateful! Great project! :) I posted a bit late, but it's there now.

Rita said...

Your box is so very beautiful! I would have loved to receive it. And your "detour" card is lovely. And I so miss Mulberry Meadow!

Christine Pennington said...

What a beautiful post. I will take your advice and try to always enjoy my hobby--when it's not fun, then I need to ask myself hm...LOL I am so glad we met at seminar--I felt a connection in the lobby as we colored and chatted. You are very special to me--please stay in touch!

Laura said...

Beautiful projects Teresa! The image and message you chose for your card is perfect for this time in our lives! TFS!

Donna said...

Awesome projects!

Angie said...

Love your creations! Hang in there, you will continue to do amazing things!

Sandy said...

That is a great project Teresa! I am also a paper hoarder and now am grateful for it as I have lots of TAC papers to continue to use. =0)

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful box! I love the colours you chose and the lace trim and butterfly are lovely!

Carol said...

Teresa, the box is just as beautiful today as it was the day you showed it to me at Seminar. The card is gorgeous. You are so very talented. I'm so fortunate that we got to meet and be roomies at the 'last' Seminar. Good luck to you in whatever the future holds for you.

Stacy said...

Wow - I love the box project! Such a great idea!

StampinCarol said...

I SO enjoyed hanging with you this year at Seminar! Love how you chose to look at this sad time as a detour! Great description! Hugs!

Chris said...

Two of my favorite papers. Can we please get together before you leave?!?

KER said...

OMGorgeous..i do agree it is so sad about TAC closing...but my oh my you did beautiful work here

Cynthia said...

What a beautiful box! I love what you have shared! Thank you for your wonderful work! Inspiring!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

These are stunning. It's sad that TAC is closing its doors, but on a high note, you certainly gave them a gorgeous send-off. That box is a treasure and your card looks like a painting. Gorgeous!

Trudy Osborn said...

Beautiful project and gorgeous card!

Kim said...

What a Lovely box... I'm sure the lucky someone will treasure it always! Beautiful card too!

I have been hoarding my Mulberry SWIC ... LOL!!!

Rita Kegg said...

Beautiful projects Teresa ... your work is always georgeous ... I will keep in touch with you via blogs and games on BF ... Blessings and good luck to you!