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Moxie Fab Thanks! Blog Hop

Hi there! Today I’m writing a post to celebrate one of my favorite crafty people in the world, along with just a few friends. Ha! If you haven’t noticed, there are a couple hundred of us on this Moxie Fab Thanks Blog Hop. Pretty cool, if you ask me. And we’re all doing this for one special lady and her huge contribution to the hobby we love so dearly.

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Cath Edvalson, one moxie fab heck of a woman, editor, trend-spotter and writer. Man, is she a good writer. I had the pleasure of meeting Cath in 2008 when I ventured out to Utah to begin my summer internship for Paper Crafts magazine. Knowing no one there, Cath welcomed me into the Paper Crafts family and even into her home to celebrate July 4th (I would’ve been sitting in my hotel room alone). She and her husband Mark showed me such kindness and hospitality, taking me out to dinner and on a gorgeous Utah hike and of course hosting one amazing porch party. 🙂 Her family was my family-away-from-home and having that meant the world to me.

But beyond knowing Cath in person as a warm, passionate-about-her-job, inspired and energetic person, I’ve known her as the editor of the Moxie Fab World. I truly believe her presence on that blog has changed the industry immensely. Card-making is not a second-string hobby anymore. Remember when 6×6 paper pads didn’t exist? ‘Cause I do. I know that Paper Crafts and the MFW have a lot to do with that. And Cath is one of those people, one of those writers whose passion is infectious. She’s been able to inspire so many crafters around the world because she herself is inspired. And shouldn’t we all be so lucky to have that spark and to be able to share it so beautifully, so eloquently and so…moxily with the whole world.

So, here’s to you, Cath. To your years of contribution to Paper Crafts magazine, to the Moxie Fab World, to the paper-crafting industry, to your never-ending source of inspiration and to your genuine love for this hobby that we all appareciate so much.

Cath Edvalson…I’ll drink to her!

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You’ve reached my blog from the lovely Lisa Arana. To hop along in order, go to Rachel Kleinman’s blog. And to check out the hop in its entirety, go to the Moxie Fab World Blog to follow along there.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Much love!

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22 Comments

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    kelly Booth
    November 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Love this!

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    ~amy~
    November 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    super FUN!

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    Lea Lawson
    November 9, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Super cute! Lovin’ the colorful martini!

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    Jingle
    November 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Totally fun card!

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    Sylvia Nelson
    November 9, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    What a fun card!

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    Darnell
    November 9, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I’m almost half-way in and this is the first drinkie-poo card for Cath, and a great one at that! So fun, Kalynn! Cath will love this!! Hugs, Darnell (#221)

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    Jennifer Scull
    November 10, 2013 at 11:22 am

    thank you so much for sharing your Cath story with us! love your martini card! super fun! 🙂

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    Tenia Nelson
    November 10, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Super cute, Miss Lady!! 🙂

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    Kim Howard
    November 10, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    great image, a martini in honor of Cath!

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    Susan R. Opel
    November 11, 2013 at 12:31 am

    The PERFECT card for our Cath. xoxo

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    shirley-bee
    November 11, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Great tribute, and great tribute card!!

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    Tracey McNeely
    November 12, 2013 at 1:30 am

    The drink is so perfect, love this card.

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    Jessi
    November 12, 2013 at 11:19 am

    I love reading your memories of Cath – and what a fun perfect card, especially since you’re not the first one who’s mentioned “I’ll drink to that!” lol 🙂

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    Beverley
    November 13, 2013 at 4:49 am

    Such wonderful memories & Cheers! Love your card 🙂 Hugs Bev x

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    Noelle
    November 13, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    awesome story and card! 🙂

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    Alice Wertz
    November 14, 2013 at 1:28 am

    love the cocktail! such a fun card!

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    Cath
    November 18, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Oh Kalyn! Thank you for this “I’ll drink to that” card (you knew I would just love it, didn’t you?) and for this incredibly lovely and touching blog post. I am *so glad* that I have had so many opportunities to get to know you so well over the years, and wish you every success as your life’s path reveals itself to you. You will always hold a special place in my heart. Keep in touch, my oh-so-moxie fab friend! Mwah! 🙂

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    Rebecca
    November 18, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    What a sweet post and such a cute card, Kalyn!

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    Ashley N Newell
    November 19, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Super fun card! I love the glitter!

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    Carol Doggett
    November 28, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Someone say cocktail?? Too cute!

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    Joan S.
    November 28, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Such a colorful card-great!

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    maria f.
    December 2, 2013 at 10:03 am

    That is one cool card – those polka dots peeking out from behind are sensational. And the glittery glass. TFS the 6×6 story. Another reason to love Cath!

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