I don't remember my life before everything I owned had a smudge of paint on it.
I remember that it existed. I just don't remember the details.
I don't remember when I didn't like sushi.
I don't remember a lot of things.
But I do remember the day I discovered Cath Edvalson and the Moxie Fab blog.
I'm weird about challenges. I'm too right brained for some and too left brained for others.
Her challenges spoke to me. They were the perfect blend of inspiration and flash. Her style is very bold, and her challenges were bold.
My favorite cards I've EVER MADE I made for Cath's challenges.
Here's one. Here's another. Here's another. Here's another. Here's another.
As I go into mourning that she is leaving Paper Crafts and Moxie Fab World, I feel such a deep sense of gratitude for her that it's hard to feel completely sad.
Cath - you made me a better artist. I love you. I'll miss you, but I hope that whatever is next for you is also a part of my life.
Thank you for being so sweet and gracious in real life - I felt very star-struck when I met you at CHA even though you are the most down-to-earth, humble lady in our industry.
Bless you and wherever your new path brings you. You've got moxie, and little else is required.
I made a card for her and our hop today. (To see the full hop list please click here.) I wanted to send a "just keep swimming" message, as well as a nod to the orange and blue style path she set me on with her challenges.
I used an old Stampin' Up! set - Oriental Brushstrokes. I created the background with a credit card and ink and acrylic paint. The turquoise paint was applied with the end of a piece of drywall tape. After I stamped the image in black, I filled in the fish with Crystal Effects - you can sort of see the shine here.
God speed, Cath. :)
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