Saturday, November 9, 2013

Moxie Fab “Thanks, Cath!” Blog Hop

Hello creative friends!!

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Welcome to the Moxie Fab “Thanks, Cath!” Blog Hop!  If you’ve landed here from Nina Yang’s blog, you’re in the right place!  If not, please start the hop at the Moxie Fab World Blog – you don’t want to miss a thing, right?!

Thanks Cath Blog Hop

 (Inspired by THIS card.)


So let me just start by saying that the reason behind this hop makes me beyond sad.  I cried when I first read the news that Cath Edvalson would no longer be a part of Paper Crafts Magazine and The Moxie Fab World.  Cath has been such an important part of my creative life.  In fact, I can say, without hesitation, that she is the biggest reason that I am the designer that I am today.  Cath is THE authority on what makes a good design.  But more than that, she is a kind and generous soul who has done her level best to develop and nurture those that want to learn to be a better designer.  She is forever inspiring us, encouraging us, sharing with us, challenging and enabling us.  Her words draw you in, put you at ease and make you feel right at home.  I had the great pleasure of meeting her face to face last year at the winter CHA.  I can tell you that when I saw her in the airport and hugged her (sans introduction, mind you), I felt as though I was hugging a close friend.  She’s a rock star, and I admire her in that way, but I also feel as though she is the most approachable rock star on the face of the earth.

How lucky are we that we all got to be a part of the Cath Edvalson Moxie Fab World era?  As much as I know that Cath will go on to do more amazing and great things, I will forever remember the Moxie Fab World as Cath’s home.  She invited us in with open arms, and we sat down and gabbed for days about this creative world that we all share.  She’s such an amazing hostess, isn’t she?!!

So, thank you, Cath . . . thanks for sharing what you love with us, nurturing us, encouraging us, challenging and inspiring us every single day.  I will miss you, your humor, your ability to articulate what IS Moxie Fab, and most importantly, your willingness to make us all feel right at home in your world.  I will be forever grateful to you for that.  I look forward to seeing what your next adventure will be and hope that it, in some way, will include all of us.  If not, know that your friendship has meant the world to me, and I will never, ever forget you and all that you’ve done for me.  I’m not as magical with my words as you are, but I hope that I’ve articulated my message in a way that makes you know you are amazing and have touched my soul.  Thank you seems so inadequate.  Thank you for everything . . . .

Okay, so your next stop on the hop is my friend, Lori Barnett – you so need to click on through to check out the deliciousness that she has to share with you!  If you get lost along the way, here is the entire list of designers that are sharing their gratitude for Cath today.  Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

86 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

I, too, cried the day the announcement was made, and will probably spend today crying as well. but for a different reason. your post is the one starting it because of the way you've poured your heart out. Cath is so loved!!!! isn't it glorious to see so many who have been touched by her kindness?

and your card is fantastic as well! :)

Susie Wittwer said...

That butterfly is gorgeous! Wonderful card and such a beautifully written post!

~amy~ said...

Such a striking card...that blue is fabulous!

Gayatri Murali said...

Gorgeous card, Karolyn! That butterfly is beautiful.

Megan said...

What a pretty card! Thanks for sharing your work.

Tasnim said...

Beautiful card, Karolyn!

shirley-bee said...

Fab card! Love the lacy layer behind the butterfly.

Judy1223 said...

Karolyn, your card for Cath is absolutely stunning! Your post is a beautiful tribute to a wonderful lady, too!

Alice Golden said...

Beautiful card - the butterfly is perfect!

E.T. said...

beautiful!!! I am loving the blue.

Lindsay said...

Soo pretty Karolyn! LOVE that gorgeous butterfly!

Jingle said...

Absolutely beautiful card! That butterfly looks amazing!

Lea Lawson said...

This is so very pretty! I love the intricate cut butterfly & its pearled center!!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

This is stunning. The big, white, satin bow is the perfect touch.

Ashley M said...

Love your card and your sweet post Karolyn <3

i {heart} papers said...

Beautiful and classy, just like Cath!

natashakara said...

Your card is so,so beautiful! I love it. And your post is so touching. :)

Heather Maria said...

Beautiful post and your card is absolutely gorgeous! How wonderful that you and Cath got to meet each other!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!!

paperella said...

Such a beautiful card, Karolyn!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my goodness, Karolyn, your card is a gift wrapped up in a loving bow!! Spectacular!! Hugs, Darnell

bad kitty said...

So beautiful

Tracey McNeely said...

Karolyn I love the bold blue! Beautiful as always.

Meredith MacRitchie said...

This is so SO lovely... the butterfly is so delicate and beautiful!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful card, Karolyn!

Jane said...

So pretty!!!

Debbie Craine said...

Wonderful Card.

Cathy A said...

Such a pretty card

Dana said...

Fantastic card!! Love it!!

scrapinmo said...

A lovely card!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Karolyn!

Beverley said...

So beautiful, love the crisp white embossed sentiment & the delicate die cut butterfly, perfect. Hugs Bev x

Pia said...

What an amazingly beautiful card you've made for Cath! She will love this! Just gorgeous!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how bold and beautiful this is, yet CAS too. Love it!

musemyworld said...

Beautiful Butterfly!!

P. Kelly Smith said...

Beautiful tribute from a beautiful soul! :)

richardbreaks said...

Beautiful, both the card and the post!

Michelle Lupton said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

Michele Gross said...

I cried too that day, and again when I wrote my post. I love your card and your post :) Miss you girl!!

Virginia L. said...

So eloquently written, Karolyn! Your gorgeous card truly speak volumes about the designer you are! Yes, Cath would be proud! Thanks for being part of this EPIC hop!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Beautiful card, beautiful post Karolyn.

Jamie said...

This is so pretty, I love that butterfly:)

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Oh my what a beautiful card it speaks volumes.

Lisa - papergrace said...

Your butterfly is SO beautiful and elegant. And your post is a fabulous tribute to a phenomenal woman. xoxo

Katie Gehring said...

Karolyn, your card is just stunning. I also loved your story about Cath. How lucky you are to have met her in person!

Juliana Michaels said...

Gorgeous!!!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful, I love the colours and the elegance!

Alice Wertz said...

so pretty! love the delicate butterfly!

Lin said...

Your post is lovely, Karolyn, as is your butterfly card! The end of an era.....I cried with you on that day...

Annette Allen said...

wow totally gorgeous.. love that butterfly.

Wanda Cullen said...

Stunning card! Love the lacy BG showing through the negative space.

{Rebecca} said...

Your post was very tender and your card is beautiful, Karolyn!

Noelle said...

so lovely! :)

cal8007 said...

Yes, such a wonderful and creative lady leaving us is sad! We wish her a great time and we will see her again cyberspace, I hope! Your card will be enjoyed very much by Cath, I'm sure!

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS card & post Karolyn!

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful post and gorgeous card, Karolyn!

Dawn Turley said...

what a stunner. just love this butterfly

N@ Ali said...

fantastic card and post ; )

terisplace said...

LOVE your card.
And love your words.
And love you, too!

keren said...

Karolyn- what a perfect post and such a beautiful card. You have expressed it so perfectly. Thanks so much for joining with the blog hop! x

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

What's struck me most whilst hopping around is just how similar a lot of our stories are. Cath means the same to so many of us, and for a lot of the same reasons too. I loved reading your tribute and felt it echoed my heart very closely too.

Your card is fabulous and perfect for this special event! Thank you so much for being a part of it!!

Laurie said...

Wowza~ This card is amazing! I love the detail in that butterfly!

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful!

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh Karolyn, I teared up again reading your post! Your words are so heartfelt & your card is just amazing :)

Shemaine Smith said...

Awesome color and design! Beautifully done!

Suzanne Bier said...

Karolyn, I love the simple elegance of your card!

Katrina Hunt said...

This is beautiful!!! That chevron paper behind just makes it so delicate!! Hugs, Katrina

Valerie said...

Beautiful card! So striking, feminine and full of impact, just like Cath!

Basement Stamper said...

gorgeous butterfly!

Geri said...

Karolyn, you did a beautiful job of honoring Cath in your post! Your words were perfect, sincere and straight from your the heart. You did a fine, fine job putting your feelings to paper!

I image there were several misty eyed crafters around our blog world these past few days (:

Your card is beautiful - what an elegant way to honor your friendship with such an amazing woman! She is going to love your card and your post! Well done dear friend.

Deirdre said...

Beautiful creation - love the layers and elements - so gorgeous.

Colleen Dietrich said...

So lovely, Karolyn!

Colleen Dietrich said...

So lovely, Karolyn!

Shelly said...

Soooo pretty! Love! :)

Beth Matson said...

Beautiful card!

Studio B Designs said...

Stunning

Brenda said...

beautiful!

Cath said...

Oh Karolyn! I thought I was all cried out, but no. Apparently not.

I can't tell how much this post, and your incredibly beautiful card, mean to me. I am *so honored* to know that the Moxie Fab World influenced your creative path as much as it did. It has been my true pleasure watching your skills grow and blossom over time, and to think that I had anything whatsoever to do with that journey makes me very happy and extremely proud.

I, too, am so glad that we were able to meet, and I hope our paths will literally cross again one day. You have been a joy to get to know, and I am so glad that you are my friend.

All my love to you, today and always! :)

DoBea A. said...

That butterfly is gorgeous and I love your card!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

so very lovely. I know Cath will love your card and your touching post!

yyam said...

Really classy and elegant!

Asty Purbasari said...

How beautiful! I also like your story.

Asty Purbasari said...

How beautiful. I also like your story.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is gorgeous! I love the butterfly!

Helen F. said...

What a beautiful post and card, Karolyn!

maria f. said...

Lovely, Karoly... your card and your words.