Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fond Farewell Blog Hop

In December of 2010, I was browsing through the rubber stamps on Ebay and a set of stamps by "The Angel Company" caught my eye.  Never before had I heard of this company, but a Google search brought me to their website.  I fell in love with their images and their prices.  Even though I had not been thinking about direct sales, I wanted these stamps- and LOTS of them!  After talking with a couple of my friends and doing some praying I decided to take the plunge.  My kit arrived late January and I got to work.  Everyone that saw the catalog loved it and I was my best customer.
Sadly, "The Angel Company" has closed it's doors.  This blog hop is a tribute to all the Angels and our founding Angel mother- Mischelle Smith.  Thank you Mischelle for allowing me to be a part of your Angel troop and providing me with some spectacular rubber stamps.  I have been truly blessed by the experience.  I also want to thank all my Angel sisters for posting so many beautiful cards and projects that have inspired me and for the camaraderie especially during this last week.  I will not be putting my wings in a drawer, I will put them on whenever I paper craft.  My prayers and best wishes to Mischelle and my Angel sisters.  Thank you also to my customers and to my friend Renee, who teaches me wonderful things.

This was to be our August Blog Hop and I had my cards ready before we knew that "The Angel Company" was closing.  Now we are calling it a "Fond Farewell".  Fittingly my cards feature wings- on butterflies.

"New Creation" 
"New Creation" is one of the new stamps in the 2011-2012 catalog.  The background paper was a free download from Digi House.  I stamped the image with Palette Noir ink, being careful to leave the butterfly uninked so I could use Versa Mark (pad and pen) on the butterfly.  Since the palette ink dried more quickly, I waited briefly after stamping the image then applied embossing powder to the still moist butterfly.  A little heat and the butterfly is a pop of color, finished off with a blue gem on its back.

"Lovely Butterfly"
"Today would be a lovely day to be a butterfly" is the phrase on this stamp, another beautiful stamp from the 2011-2012 catalog.  The "Maggie" collection was used for the background of this double mounted image.  The 3-D butterfly was cut on my Silhouette using glossy photo paper.  Using a technique I learned from my friend Renee, I pounced some pearl paint on the butterfly giving it a shimmery effect, then stamped it with "Floral" GWP.  Color was added using copic markers.  The lacy band on the image was carried across the card by layering real lace underneath the image.

Check out these wonderful projects by my Angel sisters:
Rita W.
Angela K.
Wendy- You are here!
Rita K.
Deb Miller
Betty G.
Sandy A. 
Diane H.   
Chris F.   
Rita H. 


  1. Very lovely cards, especially Lovely Butterfly. And I can see you in your craft room proudly wearing your angel wings!

  2. What sweet cards - love the lace and textures. I'm so sorry you didn't get to be an angel for long but am glad TAC connected us all! Keep on creating!!

  3. What sweet cards - and I enjoyed your story too! I am glad you got to be a part of the group - even if only for a little while

  4. WOW - love the lace accent it is like teh stamp is continuing onto the base card - lovely Wendy!

  5. Gorgeous cards!!!! Although you were only able to spend less than a year with TAC, you will still be a part of a bunch of FABULOUS gals!!!

  6. Gorgeous cards Wendy ... I love that you used butterflies!

  7. These are both wonderful! So glad you found your way to TAC, wish we had more time, but you are right... we can always put on our wings to craft!

  8. Your cards are lovely Wendy! So glad that TAC has connected us, and we can stay in touch through PW!

  9. Beautiful cards and such a nice tribute to such a great company. Love the lace trim - adds just that special touch.

  10. Beautiful cards. Love the lace trim. tfs

  11. Beautiful cards Wendy! I love the ink technique you used on New Creation! I love that you shared your personal TAC story. Once an Angel (even for just a little while) ALWAYS an Angel. I can't wait to see where this road takes you.

  12. These are just gorgeous! Sad, though, that you were not able to be an angel longer than you were.

  13. I agree with Risa, once an angel, always an angel! Love your quote about the Angels troop! We are just that and TAC will always be the most wonderful company I have ever known!

  14. Beautiful Cards! Thank you so much for sharing!

  15. Wendy- Congrats!!! You won the blog candy on my blog from this hop. Please send your address to

  16. Beautiful cards Wendy!!! Your work is really nice. I will continue following your blog ... good luck to you!!


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