I used the set that TAC made from MY words and a phrase that I use all of the time .... 'Dance with Your Spirit' ..... and that is what my time with TAC was like .... dancing with MY Spirit. The big word on that card for me is HOPE .... I am hoping the right opportunities open for me in the stamping world ...... I am looking at all of my options right now. I also used a set that I think may have been one of TAC's first sets called 'Rose Sentiments' which I have always loved. I pulled out my watercolor crayons to color instead of my Copics to remember my past and where I came from.
Here is an old stamp, 'Fern' and not sure which the set the words were from but I did save them and still use them. This card is for everyone in the Smith family, TAC staff past and present, angels/downline past and present and all my customers who loved TAC. We have all been blessed to have TAC in our lives. I lift you all up in prayer in your future paths.
This card used one of my all time favorite sets with TAC called 'Charcoal Flowers' and my watercolor crayons ..... this was my most used stamp and most frequently demoed technique (watercolor crayons direct to rubber) I did for my workshops. Here's to all of my customers from the past .... which I hope will continue to be with me on MY new path .... which I will be announcing soon hopefully. Do some of you remember 'Background Stamps'?? I used them here ..... yes .... it is a shadow stamp ... remember those and how much we used them. Tell me again why we stopped using them? And the words are from 'Contemporary Sayings' which was a well loved and used set too.
This is for all of the angels who have already started with their new companies ..... I wish you well! The set is called 'Sophisticated Sentiments' ..... do you remember it??? Every angel I have meant has been a sophisticated woman ..... they all knew how to stamp, create and have a good time ..... so keep it up angels! Let see all the crowns you will have next year at this time with your new companies!
This card it is in honor of Mischelle Smith. The stamp set 'Stars and Stamps' has always reminded me of you ... you did a lot of paper clay with it, did a demo on The Carol Duval TV show with it and it was one of the sets we used at our first seminar! Mischelle you have changed me, my life, my career and my beliefs in so many positive ways. I will forever be thankful for all of the time we shared together, all of the laughs, all the sharing of ideas, all of the times you listened so intently to me and all of our creative times together. Oh ... by the way I still owe you for leaving me at the restaurant in WI .... I had to find my way back and walk back to the hotel! LOL Those are memories I will keep forever .... and I do hope we can stay in touch. Thanks Mischelle!!!
And here is my last card using a very old set ... mine does not even have cling on the back, it has Tack it Over on the back .... oh those were the days. I think the set was called 'Flower Doodles'. I even pulled out the Stickles and used them ..... it looks better in person really! My set was used a lot on cards, T-shirts, on wooden boxes and baskets and on tote bags. I am not sure if I will be selling all of my stamps yet, it is too soon for me. I also have all of the catties TAC has ever published and I know I will always keep them .... some of them are signed and some have been colored in by angels ..... remember that angels??? They will always be a way to bring back all of the good times we all shared.
TAC was not just a stamping company for it's angels ..... it was a family, a creative community, a way to earn a living, a way to challenge yourself, a way to express yourself, a place where you felt like you belonged, a place you felt loved and supported by angels all over the US and a way to share our talents with so many other people. These are the things I will miss ... I can sell stamp and create with other companies stamps but there will never be a company like TAC again. These truly have been the best years of my life .... thanks TAC, Mischelle and Kevin, and all of the angels who I have been blessed to have meant in my life. You have given me some wonderful memories!!
Dance with Your Spirit .....
Blessings, Angel #0078 Rita (ritasangels) Kegg (Reder in KS)
...... signing off as an Independent Demonstrator with The Angel Company and hoping to spread my wings in new and exciting ways!
Be sure to hop over to all of the other angels blogs to see what they have been creating too!
Rita W.: http://handmadebits4u.blogspot.com/
Angela K. http://www.angelakelley.blogspot.com/
Rita K. http://ritasangels.blogspot.com/
Deb Miller: http://www.creamcityangels.blogspot.com/
Betty G.: http://www.stampinteacher.com/
Sandy A. http://inkingofyou.blogspot.com/
Diane H. http://www.thesmilinstamper.blogspot.com/
Chris F. http://allamericanstampers.blogspot.com/
Rita H. http://www.ritaholmes.blogspot.com/