Sunday, August 28, 2011

Paper Wings Final Farewell Blog Hop

A Final Farewell Tribute to The Angel Company.....

As most of you know by now we have received very bad news this last week.  The Angel Company is no longer in business.  As hard as we all tried, this economy is getting the best of several small businesses and we were no exception.  This has been a tough week for many Angels but we will be forever grateful for the blessings we have received, the people that we have met and also the people we have grown to be become being part of an amazing company.  More than just a company, more than just a business adventure but a family and community.

Here are a few cards that I did using some images from a set called "Beautiful Lace" that I received from a very special Angel - Angela Kelly - an amazing lady who also designed our last catalog cover card.  Thank You Angela - you are truly inspiring....

Pink and Black - one of my favorite color combinations.....It is hard to see the true soft pink of the dress....it washed out pretty bad in the photo.  There is a heart pearl by the sentiment and a teeny tiny one on the bow of the dress....


This is actually one of my favorites.  The green strip through the center of the card is done with glitter on scor-tape, and the dots on the top half of the card are from glitter on glue dots.  I hadn't done this before it is was so easy and fun :)  Again kind of a washed out picture but I think you get the general idea....Love this card.


I never really thought I would get into the Victorian kind of cards, but this didn't turn out too bad.  Reminds me of an old photo of my Grandmother.  It is all done in a very soft peachy pink with brown and gold ribbon.  I sponged some Desert Sand Ink over the cuddlebuged background to age it a little and soften it up.  And even though you can't see it - I used the paper piercer to go around the lace edges.  Looks really cool in person.

I hope you enjoyed my cards for this blog hop- things that remind me of The Angel Company - Simple -Smart -Sophisticated and best of all fun.  Thanks for everything Mischelle - you have definitely made a difference in my life....

Ok Done with the mushy stuff now......

So grab your favorite beverage, sit back, check out the blogs below and prepare yourself to be inspired....

Julie: http://juliesstamppad.blogspot.com/
Seleise: http://www.amethystcat.blogspot.com/
Rita W.: http://handmadebits4u.blogspot.com/
Donna: http://lakesidestamper.blogspot.com/
Chan: http://purpledfly.blogspot.com/
Angela K. http://www.angelakelley.blogspot.com/
Laura: http://www.thecraftysister.com/
Barbara: http://www.stampingwiththekamperstampr.blogspot.com/
Trudy: http://www.trudystreasures.blogspot.com/
Shirley: http://glitteredpaws.blogspot.com/
Wendy: http://wendyswhimsyandwit.blogspot.com/
Carol: http://stampincarol.blogspot.com/
Rita K. http://ritasangels.blogspot.com/
Chelsea: http://inkystamps.blogspot.com/
Kim: http://angelatmydoor.blogspot.com/
PaulaKay http://www.angelstampingwithpk.blogspot.com/
Ginger: http://rubberstamped.blogspot.com/
Teresa: http://mamapickle.blogspot.com/
Maria: http://www.meastamper.blogspot.com/
Angie: http://www.creativeinkspirations.com/
Deb Miller: http://www.creamcityangels.blogspot.com/
Diana: http://memorycrafter.blogspot.com/
Betty G.: http://www.stampinteacher.com/
Christine: http://christines-creativetherapy.blogspot.com/
Sandy A. http://inkingofyou.blogspot.com/
Char: http://pawsn2stamp.blogspot.com/
Diane H. http://www.thesmilinstamper.blogspot.com/
Chris F. http://allamericanstampers.blogspot.com/
Stacy http://www.stacysangelcreations.blogspot.com/
Rita H. http://www.ritaholmes.blogspot.com/



27 comments:

Chelsea said...

Very lovely!

Rita said...

Nice cards Mary... love the pink and black one too!

Seleise said...

These cards are STUNNING, Mary!! wow - love the textures and colors you chose to use to accent the images. Definitely works of art! So glad TAC connected all of us together!

Debra Miller said...

Oh so Lovely Mary!

Angela K said...

Mary you made me cry! Beautiful cards, I am so glad I got to see what you made with those images, love your stuff! Keep stamping, TFS!!

Char said...

Wow Mary, love those cards!!!!
I am so happy that although TAC is no longer...we can still keep in touch in other ways!!

Julie Robinson said...

very pretty!!!!!! Love the elegance of all of these cards!

Glittered Paws said...

Loved all the victoria charm in your cards - great tribute to TAC.

Donna said...

Awesome cards Mary, you have a great eye for choosing colors.

Teresa Jenkins said...

Oh Mary, these are lovely! I'm so not a glitter person but that green card is FAB! Love it!

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Very pretty cards! Lots of memories!

Ginger - Angel 1427 said...

Great cards! And yes, Angela is such an Angel! :) I posted a bit late, but it's there now.

Wendy Zick said...

These are exquisite!

Christine Pennington said...

All of your cards are very pretty! Thanks for sharing them with us!!

Laura said...

Your cards are beautiful Mary! I love the trick with the glitter and different adhesives... great idea!

Angie said...

Beautiful cards Mary! Love the colors and layouts!

Sandy said...

So pretty Mary! I did get that stamp set, just haven't used it yet. Can't wait not!

Diana said...

your cards are sooo Fabulous!! I agree, Angela is such a wonderful friend and sooo inspiring! I will try what you did with the glue dots, I have used scor tape, but not the glue dots and I am a polka dots fan, lol!

Carol said...

Beautiful cards. tfs

Chris said...

Great work Mary - it was a treat getting to know you online those final days. Stay well!

Risa said...

LOVE those glue dot polka dots! I always forget to do that...great cards Mary!

Stacy said...

Love that stamp set! Your cards make it look so different - wish we could have gotten it! Pink & Black one is my favorite ;)

StampinCarol said...

These are just lovely! Love the "monotone" look!

Kim said...

All your cards are just lovely Mary! I'm lucky enough to already own this set, but have yet to get it inky... Thanks for always inspiring me!
Hugs

Trudy Osborn said...

What beautiful, beautiful cards. The last one being my favorite, as it has an antique feel to it

Cynthia said...

Very creative and absolutely beautiful cards! Loved them!

Rita Kegg said...

Mary ... these are beautiful cards and so well designed ..... I love this set. Good luck to you and blessings