Sunday, August 28, 2011

Farewell to The Angel Company

Hello Friend. Today's post will be a trip down memory lane. I'm using old card creations and photos to help me say what I want to say. It's a long post, but I'm hoping you think it's a fun way to say Farewell to The Angel Company. (Feel free to laugh at the old cards. LOL) It's also an Angel Blog Hop, so be sure to check out all the other blogs too! (forgive the funky spacing--I couldn't get it to work right.grrrr)

First comes a Thank You to Lori B for introducing me to The Angel Company and then becoming my upline.

When I found out that TAC was closing its doors, I went through several stages of grief, including my own personal little "Hissy Fit."

After the hissy fit, I thought about all the fun times I've had with The Angel Company.

I started to remember all of the friends I have made in the last 7.5 years I've been an Angel. It was fun to think about all of the Angel Gatherings I have been to. It was at this one in 2006 that Awna S asked me to be a part of a monthly swap. Those swap ladies amazed me with their creativity. Leslie L was my first downline to ever go to a gathering with me. :-)

This picture if from my very first Seminar in Kansas City in 2006. My Angel "sisters" Amy K and Karla M had not been to Seminar before either, and we had so much fun! This pic is from opening night, and that's Mischelle Smith to my left. She has always been so "available" to Angels, and that's one thing I always appreciated.

Because Angels wanted a place online to gather every day, A Shade of Blue became our online message board. It was there that many of us became better friends, then met each other for the first time at Seminar 2006. (notice our plan to wear shirts in shades of blue?)

Every year at Seminar, I enjoyed getting together with the teams I was on--such creative women! This pic is Mama Mary's team in 2007. She was always so generous with us! She put me to shame by ALWAYS sending me a hand-stamped birthday card every year!

From the very first time we met, Diana S and I hit it off. We started a tradition of getting our picture taken as "the Dianes" at every gathering where we were together. Here we are flying high (yeah, right) at Seminar 2007.

Oh, and I can't forget to add that Becky C always managed to pop up in our Dianes photo because she wanted to be one of us! Love ya, Becky! (this pic is from Seminar 2008)

In this Seminar 2009 photo, we had welcomed a new "Diane" to our group--Diana M. She's such a sweetheart! (We've got pix from Seminar 2008, but I had to limit this somewhere!)

Remember I said I enjoy my "sister Angels" on my teams? This is Lori B's team at Seminar 2009. I haven't included pix of my own Smilin Stampers over the years because those gals are also part of the other teams I'm on (Lori's and Mary's).

So, bouquets of flowers to Mischelle and all of you other wonderfully creative women!

Thanks for a fun ride these last 7.5 years! (This stamp set "Frazzled" was my very first TAC purchase as Lori's customer.)

To Mischelle and all you other Angels, blessings as you decide what to do next.

(oops this card isn't posting and no time to fix it--trust me it was an oldie but goodie)

(keep scrolling--there's more...)

Rita W
Rita K.


Wendy Zick said...

What a trip down memory lane, love how you tied in the wonderful cards! I feel like I really missed out- I didn't know about TAC until last December. How come no one told me?

Donna said...

Beautiful tribute, I remember all those sets.

Julie Robinson said...

great cards - great stories! It is so much fun to go through all of these blogs. While sad that we are closed, it is so wonderful to see all of the fabulous memories people have!!!!!

Chelsea said...

Diane ... great pictures ... I love seeing some of those gals again! I am sooo glad that TAC brought so many of us together!

Angela K said...

Lovely memories and pictures, wonderful cards, TFS!!

Mary said...

What a great journey! Thanks for sharing :)

Debra Miller said...

Love all the pictures Diane. Great memories.

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

A nice walk down through the memories. Oh how we will miss TAC!

Seleise said...

lovely, lovely post, Diane and lovely, lovely cards!! The hissy fit is my favorite story and card but they're all great! Love the picture of you and Diana S! so cute! So glad TAC brought us together and so fun to find out we were connected through our past career moves too. small world! Looking forward to the next time we stamp together!

Christine Pennington said...

What a fun tribute. Diane S was the first person to contact me about sharing a room with her and others at my first seminar. Beautiful lady. Diane, thanks for your friendship--I look forward to keeping in touch! Big hugs!

Jen Carter said...

What a fun trip down memory lane!! Love how you put that all together!! Not loving my picture though! :)

Ginger - Angel 1427 said...

Awesome...thanks for the memories! :) I posted a bit late, but it's there now.

Amy said...

Hi Diane! I just can't believe those times are over! We had such fun at seminars especially getting lost in KC and having to ride on the car seat thing cuz we thot we "knew" where we were going! LOL These brought back soo many fun memories! Thanks so much for sharing! I miss you!

Rita said...

Such a great trip down memory lane. Great use of the cards to tell your stories. And your photos brought back good memories.

Teresa Jenkins said...

Well my Angel Grandma... it was so great to finally meet you... even if it was on the side of the road in a drive by catty pick up! You are such a great person and I've had so much fun getting to know you. Love your tribute through cards!

Char said...

Great tribute and walk down memory lane!!!

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories of TAC! What a great tribute!

Angie said...

Love all the cards and thanks for all the support over the years. It's meant a lot to me!

Glittered Paws said...

Loved seeing the pictures and remember most everyone - have been an angel for 9 years and have never looked back, 9 years of great memories. Thanks for sharing with us.

Sandy said...

Fun to see your pictures and cards. Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

The perfect card tribute down memory lane. Thanks for sharing.

Stacy said...

Great cards! They all truly highlight TAC - Simple. Smart. Sophisticated! TFS the pictures too!

StampinCarol said...

So enjoyed reading about your memories (and the others in this hop). And your "old" cards definitely brought back more memories! I missed you so much this past Seminar! (But I'm gonna follow you!)

Chris said...

Oh boy was that fun! I have that same corner punch and remember winding twine through it as well. tee hee...Take care of yourself!

Cynthia said...

Very beautiful cards! Wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing' your wonderful cards and memories Diane!
It was fun seeing some of the old favorite stamp sets too!