A Moxie Fab Homespun Holiday!

A Moxie Fab Homespun Holiday!


Hello crafty friends and welcome to a very special post today!  I’m delighted to be joining a HUGE group of talented paper crafters today to honor Cath Edvalson – creator of the inspirational Moxie Fab World blog!  Cath will be leaving her job as a contributing editor for Paper Crafts Magazine this month, so a group of us got together to host a Designer’s Blog Hop today to help celebrate Cath and show her just how much she will be missed!

papersweeties-debbie-11-9-13(2)I have been a fan and follower of the wonderful Moxie Fab World blog for several years … and have found so much inspiration in the weekly challenges offered there!  A couple of the very first challenges I ever won at the beginning of my paper crafting ‘career’ were from projects I created and submitted to Cath’s Moxie Fab World challenges:

Challenge Winner Button

8/4/10 – Moxie Fab World Card Style: Shabby Chic winner!

10/13/10 – Moxie Fab World Holiday Cards & More: Season’s Giftings winner!

11/2/11 – Moxie Fab World Textured to Perfection winner!

7/16/12 – Moxie Fabber of the Week!

papersweeties-debbie-11-9-13(1)I love making handmade from the heart paper crafted treasures all year round, but when the holidays roll around, I am so in my ‘element’!  Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year for me, and I so enjoy creating pretty things from paper and glue to help celebrate the season!  Cath’s Moxie holiday challenges were always at the top of my list of favorites to be inspired by and create along with!  Cath was always so encouraging and sweet through the comments she left on my little projects — the fact that she took the time to leave me a little love throughout my crafting journey always touched my heart!

papersweeties-debbie-11-9-13(3)I created a holiday card in honor of Cath with a homespun feeling — all warm and cozy with gingham and dots, lace and buttons, tea-stained hem tape and rusty bells!  I’m thinking this card will become my 2013 family holiday card … smitten with it’s warmth and charm … what do you think?  {click on photos for larger views}


I used these *new* holiday goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique which are LIVE in the shop as of today — released EARLY this month for all of your holiday crafting needs:

Homespun Holidays stamp set

Homespun Holidays Sweet Cuts die

Rusty Jingle Bells

I hand tea-stained the hem tape.  The buttons and twine are from Papertrey Ink.  The gorgeous patterned paper is from October Afternoon – 2012 and I’ve been hoarding it in my stash … LOVE 🙂

You should have arrived here from Sabrina Alery’s blog

–> you are here: Debbie Marcinkiewicz / Paper Sweeties <–

The next stop on the hop is Lyndal Higgins’ blog

If you get lost along the way and want to start from the beginning, hop on over HERE.

Some of the Sweeties Teamies are sharing projects for the Moxie Fab Blog Hop created using new products released today in the Paper Sweeties boutique too:  Kristi Schurr, Lori Hairston, Pattie Goldman & Tammy Hobbs!

Cath, I wish you all the best in whatever the future will bring to your life!  You have been such a source of inspiration for me over the years and I appreciate all that you did to help spark my creativity so I could let my passion soar!  BIG HUGS – xoxoxo

Inspiration found at these awesome challenges:  Ribbon Girl November Challenge – stripes; Word Art Wednesday #105 – anything goes; There She Goes #232 – dots & stripes; Ribbon Carousel #87 – holidays/celebrations; Top Tip Tuesday #113 – seasons; Really Reasonable Ribbons #83 – Christmas or winter holiday


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  • redbirdroad@knology.net
    Posted at 10:00h, 09 November Reply

    This is gorgeous Debbie!

  • Judy1223
    Posted at 10:29h, 09 November Reply

    Debbie, what a wonderful post in Cath’s honor! I love hearing how she has affected so many people in so many different ways. Your card is beautiful…she is sure to love it!

  • Karen Letchworth
    Posted at 13:17h, 09 November Reply

    Thanks so much for sharing your “Paper Sweeties” SWEET card in our challenge this week. It’s always a blessing to have you join us, and we’re SO excited to have Paper Sweeties sponsoring us next week. God bless you!
    Word Art Wednesday

  • ~amy~
    Posted at 17:36h, 09 November Reply

    Such a pretty card Debbie!

  • Deirdre
    Posted at 17:53h, 09 November Reply

    Love reading about how Cath has touched your life. Beautiful creation.

  • kelly Booth
    Posted at 18:05h, 09 November Reply

    LOVE this….

  • Angi Barrs
    Posted at 20:23h, 09 November Reply

    I love the homespun feeling of your beautiful card! Fabulous!

  • Natalie H
    Posted at 01:30h, 10 November Reply

    What a sweet card! So nice to honor Cath and her many years of inspiring others this way! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday, too!!

  • Elaine
    Posted at 07:45h, 10 November Reply

    A delightful card. Lovely and fresh. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  • Miriam Prantner
    Posted at 14:30h, 10 November Reply

    Such a sweet card Debbie! Loving your gorgeous bow and that lace too!

  • Keren Baker
    Posted at 18:54h, 10 November Reply

    Such a lovely card- so delicate and pretty! Thanks for joining with the blog hop! X

  • Tenia Nelson
    Posted at 20:14h, 11 November Reply

    Very pretty!!

  • Virginia L.
    Posted at 21:00h, 11 November Reply

    Love your shabby cards- as always. This gorgeous card is true Debbie style! So glad that you are part of this epic blog hop 🙂

  • Bonnie
    Posted at 12:15h, 12 November Reply

    Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  • maria f.
    Posted at 14:14h, 12 November Reply

    Comfy, cozy and with a big, beautiful bow on top… what’s not to love?

  • Tracey McNeely
    Posted at 00:45h, 13 November Reply

    Beautiful card!

  • J. Atterbury Creations
    Posted at 02:41h, 13 November Reply

    This is such a cute Christmas card. Love the non-traditional colors and the fun lay-out. Thanks for blessing us with a great project at Word Art Wednesday this week. Big hugs always!

    JO ANN

  • Cheryl Walker
    Posted at 11:06h, 13 November Reply

    Absolutely Darling card!! Love the colors on this one!!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge #83!

  • Jingle
    Posted at 12:28h, 13 November Reply

    This is such a cute card!

  • Jessi
    Posted at 04:13h, 14 November Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous! And so perfectly shabby chic 🙂

  • shirley-bee
    Posted at 12:29h, 17 November Reply

    Gorgeous card – love that huge bow!

  • Michelle Lupton
    Posted at 01:57h, 19 November Reply

    Love the gingham!

  • Cath
    Posted at 16:18h, 19 November Reply

    Thank you so much for this beautiful card, Debbie! I absolutely love it and am honored that you created it for little ol’ me! 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 I’m *so glad* I got to know you so well along the way! Hugs and loves to you, my moxie fab friend! 🙂

  • Michelle Lupton
    Posted at 02:53h, 24 November Reply

    Awesome card! Sorry it took me so long to hop here!!

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 15:10h, 01 December Reply

    I’m slow getting through all the blogs. 🙂 What an adorable Christmas card, Debbie! I love it!

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