Saturday, November 2, 2013

Thank You Cath

It was Friday morning. Nothing out of the ordinary. I woke up and checked my phone before getting my kids ready for school. I was a bit groggy because I hadn't had my morning coffee yet. As I checked out all the posts in my news feed, one particular post caught my eye.

It was Cath posting something on Moxie Fab World. I always see these wonderful inspirational images show up in my news feed. This one, on the other hand, was different. It was this:

Why would she post something about saying goodbye? I clicked on the link to read the entire post. It was Cath's last. She was saying goodbye to us. My heart sunk. My grogginess turned to alarm. I love the Moxie Fab World blog. As I mentioned to Cath, it was the Moxie Fab World blog that motivated me to hone my card-making skills. I entered the challenges, oohed and ahhed over cards made by some very talented designers, and made friends. A couple months after I started regularly participating in this Moxie Fab World she created, I was pleasantly surprised to get an email from her. She invited me to be the Moxie Fabber of the Week. I couldn't believe it. I was so humbled and excited and honored and ... I just felt really good.

As time progressed, so did my kids and their schedules. I found myself unable to actively participate as much as I had, but you can bet that I checked out that blog every day. Every. Single. Day.

So, when I read Cath's post on Friday, a part of me mourned. I know Moxie Fab World will continue, but it was Cath who nurtured that fun phrase into a huge community of talented designers, several of whom I now call friends.

It's without further adieu that I say thank you, Cath. Thank you for your inspiration, for your kindness and most importantly, thank you for your moxie fabulousness. You are very special to me. (Pause to wipe tears from my eyes.) I dedicate this card to you.

Supplies used include:
Stamps and dies from Wplus9
Bling from Eyelet Outlet

12 comments :

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous card, Annette! Love the color contrast and layering! You wrote such a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to Cath! Well done!

Linda said...

What a beautiful card and tribute, Annette. Like you, I have participated in as many challenges lately but Moxie Fab World was a must-read for the inspiration, trends and eye candy! Little did I know when I created a card this week, that it was one of the last inspirations I would get from MFW.

Michelle said...

Beautifully written, Annette! Your response to the picture on Moxie Fab World was the same as mine - Why words about saying goodbye? My heart sank, too! Your card is absolutely beautiful, and I'm sure Cath will love it.

Kate said...

Gorgeous card!
Kate xx

Annette Allen said...

wow this card is gorgeous..

Helen F. said...

Annette, your post and awesome card are a beautiful tribute to Cath!

Marlena M. said...

Your card and words are beautiful Annette. I know Cath will feel loved!

Cath said...

And now I am wiping tears from my eyes.

Your telling of your experience in reading that last post is heartbreaking. And I'm so sorry that I was the one breaking your heart.

And yet, I am so grateful for the sentiment. I can't tell you how overwhelmed I am to know that something I created has come to mean so much to so many people. I am so blessed to know you, Annette. Thank you for being such a bright light in this craft, in the Moxie Fab World, and in my life.

Thank you also for this beautiful card, created for little ol' me. Hugs and loves to you, my moxie fab friend!

Beverley said...

Beautiful card & words for such an inspirational person. Hugs Bev x

Darnell J Knauss said...

You made a stunning card as a tribute to Cath and your words were beautiful, Annette!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a fun creation!

maria f. said...

Yep, it was one of those "remember what you were doing when..." moments. Bad news for all of us. But ce la vie. This is moxie fab with all that black space, BTW.

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