Saturday, November 9, 2013

"Moxie Fab Thanks!" Blog Hop

This is one of two posts today.  Please click HERE for the Inspired By Stamping November release post.  Thanks!

Our well-loved epicenter of the papercrafting community, Moxie Fab World, is sadly closing its doors.  Its creator and hostess extraordinaire, Cath Edvalson, is moving on to other things in life.  To show our appreciation for everything she has done for the crafty world, we're having a MAJOR, MAJOR blog hop.  I'm tickled pink that I could be part of this amazing outpouring of gratitude and affection.

You should have arrived here from Niki G's blog.  If you would like to start at the beginning, click HERE.  

I pondered a while, trying to decide how best to honor Cath.  I know the kinds of cards she is drawn to, as evidenced by her Pinterest board, "Cards I Just Love" (I am still so very proud that one of my creations made it onto that board.).  My style doesn't necessarily lean toward the super clean and simple, and often contains vintage touches.  I remembered that Cath likes roosters (check out her Pinterest board called,  "I'm Stricken With Chickens.") and it just so happens I recently bought some pretty chicken paper.  Voila!  An idea was born.


I attempted to include a sentiment on the front somehow, but it just didn't work aesthetically for me.  It was going to say "Good luck", and as roosters are a sign of good luck in a kitchen, it would have been appropriate.




Cath, I will miss you and MFW.  It kind of feels like our crafting world is bit more 'untethered' now.  Thank you for every lesson you taught, each lovely challenge, every smile you brought to our faces, the moxie-fab prizes you offered, and every crafter you highlighted in Moxie Fabber of the Week (thank you for letting me be one of the lucky ones).

If you are continuing on the hop, your next stop is Sharyn Tormanen.

Thanks for your visit today!



Paper: kraft - PTI; cream; Chocolate Chip, Old Olive - SU; hens - Michaels Fibers: linen thread - SU Accessories & Tools: crochet flower, button, large round scallop die - SU;  Branch punch - Martha Stewart; Bisque Liquid Pearls - Ranger; Chicken Wire die - MFT Die-namics

35 comments:

Ellen said...

Oh I love that chicken paper and that crocheted flower is beautiful! Did you make it?
Hugs
Ellen

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this! Loving those roosters!!!!

Kelly Booth said...

Such a Pretty card!!

Lisa said...

Oh now this is fun and Cath will LOVE it!!

~amy~ said...

Awesome card...love it!

Debbie said...

GORGEOUS, Colleen! I adore that chicken fence die, sweet papers and lovely crocheted bloom :)

Sylvia said...

Fun card, Colleen!

Michelle said...

Colleen! I've been wishing all week that I had chicken stamps or chicken paper! I'm so glad that one of us on this blog hop made a chicken card. :-) This is gorgeous! I love that little flower, too, so pretty!

Linda R said...

This card has me smiling. I just love the paper you used on this card. Great design...

Hugs~

Niki G said...

WOW! The colors and textures are amazing on this card. The roosters with the crochet flower and amazing detail is lovely!

Leslie Miller said...

This is just perfect! I love the look with the crochet flower. I didn't know roosters were a sign of good luck in the kitchen. Learn something new every day!

Cathy A said...

Great rustic design

Benzi said...

How perfect for the cause. I didn't know there was a chicken wire die..just so cool for this type card.
This is really pretty, Colleen, and love your paper.

I didn't know roosters in the kitchen were a sign of good luck, but I do have one in my kitchen..actually, two. :-) That may be one too many. Ha

Jennifer Scull said...

this is so very pretty! love that paper you found with the vintage chickens. the die makes the perfect backdrop! :)

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous, layered card Colleen! I LOVE that chicken patterned paper, seriously! :0)

Tenia Nelson said...

Oooooooooh!!! I just LURVE this!!!

susan opel said...

I just love your style, Colleen!

Deirdre said...

Beautiful - love that chicken wire.

Emily Keaton said...

What a truly gorgeous card for honoring Cath!! I love that you chose a theme that you knew she would love. Your crocheted flower treatment looks spectacular!

Lea Lawson said...

This is pretty! I love the chicken wire cut in the background!

yyam said...

Really classy!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous! The chicken wire die cut is the perfect background, and I love the crocheted flower.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Awesome, Colleen! I think this card will make it onto BOTH of Cath's Pinterest boards! How fun that you used that spectacular chicken paper for her card!! Hugs, Darnell

Jessi Fogan said...

Just too fabulous, Colleen! CHICKENS! I love it - and the crochet is perfect :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

So pretty. Really love the crochet flower. It's fabulous.
Bear Hugs
Carol

Jingle said...

This is such a cozy card! Very pretty!

Noelle said...

fun card! I love the elegant but rustic feel it has :)

Alice Wertz said...

oh so pretty! love the crochet flower!

keren said...

what a pretty card- love the chicken wire in the background!Thanks so much for joining with the blog hop x

Cath said...

Thank you so much for this lovely card, Colleen! I absolutely love that you pulled from so many of my own personal tastes! Thank you, also, for the kind words you said about me and the Moxie Fab World. I had such an incredibly good time there and am *so glad* I got to know you so well along the way. Hugs and loves to you, my moxie fab friend! :)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is fabulous! I love that you used chickens for Cath! What a great card!

Beverley said...

So pretty & such a lovely way to honour such a wonderful person. Sorry it's taken me so long to hop by! Hugs Bev x

{Rebecca} said...

I absolutely love this, Colleen! Very country chic! :)

maria f. said...

What a fabulous Colleen card and so wonderfully tailored for one special lady. I sure miss my daily dose of MFW.

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