Saturday, November 9, 2013

Moxie Fab Thanks blog hop

Hi everyone! Welcome to a Moxie Fab blog hop!  Some of you may know that Cath Edvalson from Paper Crafts has stepped down as the Trends Editor of Paper Crafts magazine an as the creative force behind the amazing Moxie Fab World blog.  As testament to the impact Cath had on the paper crafting world, hundreds of designers got together and participated in this surprise blog hop honoring her.

I was lucky enough to meet Cath all 3 times I went to CHA.  She really is the nicest sweetest person and even though I don't worked much with Paper Crafts, she had the ability to make me feel like I was the most special designer in the room each time.  And I will never forget that my VERY FIRST publication was from her!  I still have that acceptance email :)

Today I thought I would take a trip down memory lane of how Cath influenced and encouraged me over the years.
Here is a photo I took of my very first card publication, this was the March/April 2009 issue.
Over the years, I played along in many of the Moxie Fab challenges.
Here is one of the very first challenge cards for her The Value of Vintage challenge from June 2009.
This card used vintage buttons from my great granny's tin!  All my grannies had long since passed, but I made this card in honor of them.
and here is the inside
So Cath, here's to you!  I know you will do great things with the next chapter of your life.  This card is for you because YOU'RE PRETTY AMAZING!
Like I said there are hundreds of designers hopping today.  You can go to the Moxie Fab World blog and get a master list of every one participating - I am number 67.
Lin Brandyberry is before me on the hop and when you finish here, you can head on over to Kim Howard's blog!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy this very special blog hop!

You're Pretty Amazing Card deets:
This card was inspired by my talented friend Maureen Plut, who is hopping today!
Stamps - Truth Is by CAS-ual Friday Stamps
Ink - Versamark ink by Tsukineko 
Cardstock - White and Peachy Keen by Gina K Designs
Pattern paper - Recorded by Websters Pages
Accessories - Lil Missy and Audrey packs from Prima, Faux Canvas ribbon from May Arts, Foliage dies from Spellbinders, rhinestones, white embossing powder 
Pattern paper and accessories can be purchased at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
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44 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards, & a wonderful little trip down memory lane!

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  2. what a gorgeous way to send Cath off! Thanks for for the shout out...I totally remember that card made for a Verve release and funny thing is I just gave it to a friend I interviewed for one of my Masters courses! Cool coincidence! I hope banners never go out of style! LOVE everything about this card :)

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  3. Such a pretty card! Loved reading about your memories with Cath too :)

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  4. Awesome creations, Miss Lady!! You ROCK, girl!! :)

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  5. That was a wonderful trip down memory lane and a sweet tribute to Cath, Michelle! Your card, too, is pretty amazing!! You are so lucky to have met her IRL, and more than once!! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. Beautiful card, Michelle, love the colors!

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  7. Love your collection of pics & projects plus the story to bring it all together, Michelle!

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  8. Love the way you took us through the journey of knowing Cath and I totally remember your first published card! Great blast from the past! Love this gorgeous banner card!

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  9. What a fun post! Your new card is gorgeous!

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  10. Two beautiful cards, Michelle! Love the lime green and black color palette and all those pretty blooms on the 2nd card make me smile!

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  11. Gorgeous cards Michelle! I LOVE those pennants!

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  12. love the banner design. such pretty cards, Michelle!

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  13. Wonderful trip down memory lane. Love the cards!

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  14. Such a lovely tribute to Cath and a beautiful card, you really have made that design paper shine!

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  15. Beautiful cards and a fantastic tribute to your journey with Cath!

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  16. She is amazing as are your cards!

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  17. Absolutely stunning! I LOVE that layout with the banners :)

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  18. Wonderful creations - thanks for sharing.

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  19. FABulous array of cards & such wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing them. Hugs Bev x

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  20. this is wonderful, and thanks for showing us your past work, too! :)

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  21. Love the card you created for Cath and looking at your past works too! :)

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  22. I love everything about this card, Michelle!

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  23. Such a sweet and beautiful card! Great design, and I Love how the flowers look overthat woodplank paper!

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  24. Such great cards, love you first pub card-gorgeous!

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  25. Love the mix of patterns on the banners. Very pretty!

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  26. Such lovely cards, they all are! :)

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  27. great card for Cath! And how fun to look back on your first pub.

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  28. What a great story. Love those banners. Your card is pretty amazing!

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  29. What a fun trip down memory lane, Michelle! And I just adore the card you made for this hop! It's absolutely gorgeous! Thank you from the bottom of my heart--for your kind words in this post and for all the love and support you have shown me and the Moxie Fab World over the years. I appreciate it--and you--more than I could ever say. Hugs and loves to you, my oh-so-moxie fab friend! :)

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  30. What a lovely tribute to Cath. And your card is beautiful!

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  31. Love each of your cards- I really love that you included your grannies buttons as a tribute to them too. Sorry I'm late commenting - I'm a very slow hopper!! Thanks so much for joining with the blog hop! x

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