Tuesday, March 30, 2010

MMSC47 - A Fond Farewell to the MM Girls

This is a hard post to write. After nearly a year of fun, laughs, joy and tears with these crazy girls, I have decided to step down from my DT Spot at Midnight Madness. I LOVE (yes, Linda...I used YOUR "L" word!!) this group and what it is all about. That's what makes it so hard to leave. However, my husbands business has taken off like crazy (as well as my own store...such a blessing!!) and either we need to hire someone to help him or I need to take a few classes so I can help him. It only makes sense for us and our current situation for me to take the classes and do what I can to help. :) I am actually starting my class this morning. Boy, I hope this post posts properly!! My sister in law is taking the class with me so we should be sitting in front of our computers looking all studious right about now. Me...studious? LOL! I made myself laugh on that one. :)

These girls mean the world to me, so I only felt it fitting to make and dedicate my last MM card to all of them! Hey Linda...even one word in there for you. Can you find it???? I tried to write a word for each of them. Plus a few others. Luckily I wasn't thinking of the Monster Mash video when I came up with the words. LOL!

So for the last time...
Congratulations to our WINNERS this week! Our weekly and monthly sponsor is BOTH our Midnight Madness Mistress... priscillastyles. Check out her new store for her envelope kits and digi's!

Thank you to each and everyone of the Midnight Madness girls. Each of you has a special spot in my heart and always will. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this group and sharing your lives with me as well as allowing me to share mine with you. You are all true, sincere friends. Hugs and Blessings to you all.


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Sue, going from Linda's sweet post which already brought tears to my eyes to yours was probably not the best idea!! My nose is already runny from the flu but seeing your gorgeous card which says it all and then reading your post made the tears come for me!!

I have been so blessed by your creations and your friendship!! It is so hard to say goodbye...so I am saying see you around at your blog!! Best wishes with your store...Don't be a stranger!! You will always be considered my dt sister and will hold a special place in my heart!!

By the way your card is so appropriate, fun, creative and says it all!!!!


Teri said...

What a lovely tribute to you teamies! Brings a tear to the eye. . . I will miss seeing your creations on the MM blog.
Best of luck with both your businesses hun.
Teri x

G-ma said...

Does this mean you're not blogging anymore? If so, I'll miss u.

Carol said...

Sue how very thoughtful of you to create a card to honor us as your final farewell. You will be greatly missed by all of us. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. I saw Linda's word right away.LOL Who could ever forget that!!!! Thanks for making this wonderful tribute to us. It is so appreciated.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Oh G-ma, you are sweet! Yes, i will still be blogging. I'll just get to be a MM player instead of a DT Member. :) Maybe I can win some of those fabulous prizes I've been drooling over for the last year. LOL!


Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Sue, what a wonderful gesture!!! All those words describe you as well. I too will miss them and you all. Your card is tops on my list!! Hugs, Jane

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

It's been SO wonderful taking this adventure with you on the Midnight Madness Team! It's hard to believe we all started this nearly a year ago! Where does the time go? I hate to see you leave the team but I'm also so happy for you that yours AND your husband's businesses are taking flight. A bright future lies ahead for you and I'll still be cheering you on all the way! :) Michelle

Denise @ kc242 said...

Ahhhhh you gals are the best. The past year seeing your business blossom as well as your family doing well has been such a blessing to me. How far we have all come in the past year is so phenomenal! Both of you girls will be missed sooooooooo much! This card of yours is so wonderful and is very touching! Yes Linda we all are using the L word! I have been blessed to be part of the BEST team in blogland in the past year!

Sue said...

Sue, you emailed me around a year ago and told me about a new challenge and invited me to join in! Wow, time flies. Your DT sisters are really going to miss you and so will us followers. Good luck with all you do.

Sue Drees

Priscilla said...

Oh Sue, I have been putting off stopping by here long enough...I just know by the time I finish writing this comment post I will be viewing it out big puddly eyes. You have been such a joy to know and boy do we go way back. I know you will not be far and we will be checking in often with each other, but it is still not the same. The daily banter was so fun with you involved and you will truly be missed. Your card this week is so perfect and you always have a way of doing just the right thing at just the right time. Thank you thank you thank you for being my friend :) Ok..it is getting a little fuzzy now.. so maybe I should end with a catch ya later my friend.

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt - Sue, this is totally perfect - you are one amazing lady and such a constant source of inspiration to us all! I love your card Sue - says it all - yes I see the word you have chosen for me, but I think you have mis-spelt GORGEOUS!! LOL! Sori - couldn't help that! Sue, you have made me laugh on the DT - I will never forget your most creative moment and it holds a place of honour in my Scrapbook! This is not goodbye my friend, I will see you when I am looking at you...we have 'Kindgom connections' my friend!!! God bless you and your family Sue - don't be a stranger - we are only a 'comment' away - love you dearly my friend and Sister! {{{hugs}}} (pssst - I hope this made you shed a few tears - cause we all are! LOL!) {{{hugs}}}

Carolyn said...

You are making me sniff here!! I hate to say goodbye to you being a part of the team. What a blessing you were to the team. Such inspiration and friendship from you. What a lot of fun we all had this last year. I am so happy that you and your husband are achieving your goals and dreams and the blessings that you have been given as a result. I hope that you will always having those blessings in everything that you do. Our friendships in the MM will always remain even when we branch off in new directions. Your card is just wonderful and is a touching way to show everyone what the MM really is. You are an incredible lady. Thank you for sharing alongside us all that we have this year.

Many hugs and blessings to you..

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

You really do make such creative cards! This card fills me with bittersweet emotions. This is a wonderful tribute to how we were brought together, went through a journey of fun :) You are such a hardworker and We're blessed to know you. I hope that your business and your husband's business continues to take off. Thank you for being your talented self, Many Hugs and Kisses ~Jeni

Phyllis said...

Farewell Sue, you will be missed!! This is just a wonderful meaningful card. I spotted Linda's word right away..... We will be following you and your store and blog and maybe someday you will have time to join us again!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Good luck with all new things in your life, and thank you for the inspiration you have brought to us players of MMSC.

This card is great! So cool to use words like that and no image!


designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Sue, I had tears in my eyes the first time I saw your card...you have managed to produce something that is so special and such a personal touch to the DT sisters. You have made such incredible strides with your store this year and you will continue to be a success. I wish you and your hubby all the best for your future endeavors and know that I will keep checking up on all the things you will be doing. It has been such a wonderful experience getting to know you and working along side you! I will miss seeing you each week on the DT but look forward to seeing you play along!

pam124 said...

Oh, Sue, what a neat grand finale and good-bye card to the MM team. I was so disappointed to hear th news, but certainly understand. We shall certainly miss your wonderful creations every week. The best to you and your family!!