Monday, December 10, 2012

Guess Who's Moxie Fab?

Eeek!  Somebody pinch me!  Yes, I am the "Moxie Fabber of the Week" over at Moxie Fab World!  Squeeeee!  :-)  When Cath Edvalson of MFW contacted me earlier this fall, I floated through my days with a big smile on my face.  It was so much fun to fill out the questionnaire she sent me.  I hope you have a few minutes to pop over there and read it.   The "Moxie Fabber of the Week" is one of my fave features that I try never to miss.  I love getting to know the familiar names and faces I see while out-and-about in the blogosphere.  I am completely honored to be ranked among those talented artists.  Thank you so very much, Cath!

I thought I'd better have something pretty to show you since you are here visiting.  It reminds me of cleaning and tidying the house when company is coming.  ;-)

This sympathy card is for my husband's cousin, whose father just passed recently.


My colors were inspired by CR84FN:


and the theme is from Word Art Wednesday - 'Giving/Anything Goes'.  One of the greatest gifts we can give is our support and encouragement for those in need.  

I was also inspired by Jay Gee's Nook challenge photo collage:  the creamy ivory of the hot cocoa cups and the blouse, as well as the pretty lace collar.


I die-cut a scalloped circle from a sheet of cork (wonderful stuff!) to use as a background for my pretty flower.  I topped the flower (from Inspired By Stamping) with a burgundy pearl from Colorbok's Victorian Parlor collection.  The papers are by My Mind's Eye and the velvet ribbon is from May Arts.  And the lace - oh, the lace!  It's debuting here at my blog.  This past summer I bought a huge box of goodies from Webster's Pages when they had a sale (get on their mailing list and you'll be among the first to know when there's a blowout sale) and the lace was in there.


Thank you SO, so much for coming by and sharing my joy today.  May your day be a blessed and beautiful one!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: With Sympathy - Hero Arts
Paper: Very Vanilla - SU; Lost & Found Union Square - My Mind's Eye
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen - Ranger
Fibers: crochet lace - Webster's Pages; gray velvet ribbon - May Arts
Other: cork sheet; Scalloped Circle die - Spellbinders; flower - Inspired By Stamping; burgundy pearl - Victorian Parlor by Colorbok; Dotted Scallop punch - EK Success

48 comments:

Sindhu said...

Congratulations Colleen! Your card is indeed beautiful..

Emily Keaton said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Colleen! Your MFW interview read *beautifully*. Everything about it is perfect! And this card is a true stunner, the perfect intro for new visitors who may happen by. Good for you for using some of that WP lace on this gorgeous card--I haven't been able to bring myself to cut into any of mine yet ;). Enjoy your time in the spotlight--you SO deserve it!!!

Annette said...

YAHOO...big congrats girl...so happy for you.. You are amazing... love your card..

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Congratulations Colleen. I need to go over and read all about you and all about this. Your card is stunning and a beautiful piece to show how talented you are.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

richardbreaks said...

Congrats on MFW! It was me just two weeks ago. You'll have a BLAST! Meanwhile, I am smitten with your blog. Adding myself to your followers!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Congratulations, Colleen. You are a super talented artist, and I hope you enjoy this honor. I am SO grateful to have you share your beautiful art with us at Word Art Wednesday - thank you! I never like having to make a sympathy card, but....yours is beautiful and will, no doubt, be a blessing and comfort. I hope you have a blessed week, and that you will come back real soon to share with us again.
Blessing to you,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Marisa said...

Whooo Hooo you Moxie girl you :) Congrats!! Lovely card - that velvet ribbon is divine!

Lisa said...

I'm happy dancing for you Colleen! Big hug and congrats ~ well deserved and what a splendid interview!

This is a lovely sympathy card. Love the pretty lace trim and velvet bow.

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful card Colleen. Soo elegant. Congratulations on being Moxie Fabber! Nicola x

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful sympathy card, Colleen! You have that gorgeous style of your own! You are most definitely Moxie Fab! Congrats, Colleen, for this well-deserved honor!

Jay Gee said...

Beautiful card Colleen - I love the softness and different textures. Huge congratulations on being Moxie Fab! Thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card, Colleen! Indeed the cork looks gorgeous on the flower wit the soft bg.

Congrats on being the Moxie Fab!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

BIG, BIG congrats Colleen - I think You've been Moxie Fab for AGES!!! Lots of love, Karin
ps. Your card is AMAZING - as always!

Bumblebee said...

Well done Colleen, I think you're fab all the time!

Chunyuan Wu said...

Congrats, Colleen. I know for sure you are fab always.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on being picked Moxie Fabber of the Week over at Moxie Fab World!! It is well deserved recognition for all the beautiful work you create, just like this subtle and lovely sympathy card.

Bonnie said...

Oooh! Colleen, how exciting! And so well deserved! This card is another beauty!

Lesley said...

Awesome news Colleen!!! So excited for you my friend!
Hugs!
Lesley

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

CONGRATS on being featured!! That is AWESOME!! I love love love your card! Very beautiful!!!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! You are indeed so Moxie Fab....very well deserved my friend! Gorgeous card as always =)

Vickie Z said...

Congrats! So happy for you! I would be honored too, now, I would be nervous filling out anything "nervous nellie"!! Lovely card for the CR84FN challenge!! Thanks for joining in....moxie girl!! Does that give you extra Santa points or maybe use it to justify your purchases...just teasing...well, maybe I would try that, LOL!

Helen F. said...

Colleen, your cards are amazing, it was so nice to read your interview with Cath and learn a little more about you, Congratulations Moxie Fabber!

Audrey Ann said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!! I'm not familiar with Moxie Fab so I'll have to check it out. Love your beautiful creation - it is over the top gorgeous! Hugs

Martha H. said...

Congratulations, Colleen, you deserve it! And your card is a "WOWZA"

lisa808 said...

Congratulations!

Vicki Dutcher said...

OH KUDOS TO YOU and your fabulous card making skills! YAY!! Doing the happy dance for you!!

Hussena said...

A huge Congrats on being the Moxie fabber of the week ...wow!! what an honour ...I am so happy for you :)...Your work is always so beautiful and elegant and today's card is no exception ..love the way you have kept this so understated yet so Beautiful!!

Carole said...

Congratulations Moxie girl we all know your cards are Fabulous. It's great to be recognized! Hugs

~Tammy~ said...

Woohoo big congrats Colleen well deserved friend well deserved!!!!

~amy~ said...

congrats! so very deserved!

Deborah Frings said...

Huge congratulations on being Moxie Fabber of the Week!! Your card is just lovely; simple and elegant. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Marlena M. said...

I love your beautiful Moxie photo Colleen~so happy for you! Your card is amazing~as always, my friend. ;)

Jinny Newlin said...

I saw it! A HUGE congrats to you, friend! And your card is just perfect! LOVE those trims, especially that scrumptious, gray, velvet ribbon! Yum!

Char Kochensparger said...

congrats--cool reading more about you!

Char Kochensparger said...

congrats--cool reading more about you!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this card and the flower focal point you created you Moxie Fabber! I left you some LOVE on the site!

Ange Kelly said...

A BIG congrats on being Moxie Fabber of the week! and this card is so beautiful!

Jessi Fogan said...

My turn to call YOU Miss Moxie Fabber :) It is by far the biggest crafty hug out there - I'm still glowing weeks later :)
I am sorry you have need of a sympathy card, but the one you've created is perfection. I love the textures and colour!

Ellen said...

Congratulations my sweet friend! You so deserve this honor. And, your card is gorgeous!!!
hugs,
Ellen

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

ChristineCreations said...

Well, I just saw it! Congratulations lady! So well deserved! You create beautifully and it was fun to read more about you too! Blessings!

Leslie Miller said...

I've always thought you were pretty fab and had a lot of moxie. Congrats! Gorgeous card!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved recognition ... I will have to pop over and read all about you. Sympathy cards are the most difficult to design and make but yours is just right - beautiful. Elizabeth x

Pauline said...

Big congrats on being Moxie Fab Colleen, and no wonder!
Your card is beautiful, and so elegant!
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Linda R said...

That is exciting indeed.. Congrats to you my friend. Well deserved.

Your card here is Beautiful.

Hugs~

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Congratulations!! I'm not surprised!!
Your card is so pretty! I love the lace! Love how you used the colors! Thanks for playing with us at CR84FN!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! That is another cool honor for you!

Love your card with all the pretty details.

Happy holidays!

Chris R. from Iowa

My Paper Epiphany said...

I was so pleased to see you as the Moxie Fabber - I love your work and have followed you since I first discovered Playdate Cafe! This is a very beautiful sympathy card.

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