Saturday, November 9, 2013

Thanks to Cath

This is a blog hop to thank our beloved " Moxie Fab-Cath Edvalson" who recently decided to step down from Moxie Fab World (MFW), as you can read here. It might be the biggest blog hop ever in the paper crafting world. Seriously, almost 300 participants in this hop! You should get to hit this post from Bev Gerard.

Let me write something about Cath, or, MFW (It seems that those two belongs to each other. Cath is MFW or MFW is Cath). When I started this hobby in 2011 and found this amazing MFW blog in 2012, I always start my day with it. I didn't really understand about the term " moxie fab", but later on I gather knowledge about what it might mean. I also looked back on what Cath posted years before.
Cath is fabulous. I like her writing style, her sense of humor, and every of the articles on MFW (specially moxie fabber of the week, challenge winner, and stamp of approval). I trust her eyes on new trends. Her energy to feed us with new blog post everyday is unbelievable. And she has been doing it for 5 years!.

When I read her last blog post, I feel-well-a bit disappointed. I mean, there will be no more MFW? but then I trust her word that there will be plans for MFW. I just can't wait.

Cath, I made this card today. For you. To express my gratitude for being so inspirational.

Whatever you plan in the future, I wish you nothing but the best.

From here, you should go to one of Cath's best friends: Megan Hoeppner.
Have a nice day-or-evening in Jakarta.

Asty P.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Smile and Be Happy

Hi everyone,
When I said here that I would make another post this week, that's because I knew what I was going to say.
I'm happily announce that I'm one of the winners for Season's Greetings category at WCMD Contest 2013. Holly emailed me last friday (saturday here) about the happy news, that I had to keep it for myself until it's officially published on this blog.

The winning card itself can only be seen at Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking on March 2014 edition. For today, let me just share this simple tag to express how happy I am.

 Have a nice day!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Give Me Five!

Today I want to feature cards I made sometimes ago. I was so into patterned paper. I tell you this is not my comfort zone, since I most of the times accentuate on stamps. However after I read this Handmade Cards (FYI, I have 1 card published in this issue), I envy with those beautiful cards which emphasize on supplies-rather than stamps.
These cards-not only I minimized the use on stamps, but I also use five supplies (yes, five!). Check them out.

First Card - Happy Anniversary
 Supply #1: Cardstock (American Crafts); Supply #2: Patterned Papers (forget the manufacturer - will inform you later); Supply #3: Sentiment stamp (from Hero Arts); Supply #4: Black ink (Tuxedo Black);Supply #5: Twine

2nd Card - Hello How You Doin?
 Supply #1: Cardstock (American Crafts); Supply #2: Alphabet Dies (PTI); Supply #3: Sentiment stamp (from Mama Elephant); Supply #4: Black ink (Tuxedo Black); Supply #5: Patterned Paper (from Basic Grey).

3rd Card: Light Up My Life Card
Supply #1: Cardstock (American Crafts); Supply #2: Patterned Papers (Amy Tangerine); Supply #3: Sunburst Background Stamp (from Hero Arts); Supply #4: Sentiment Stamp (Lawn Fawn); Supply #5: Ink (Tangelo & Tuxedo Black from Memento).

Let me be honest, I did two times trial and error on second card. To transform plain alphabet dies into frame needed an extra patience. Just make sure your 'sandwich' on your machine do not cut all parts of the dies. You need to leave about 2 mm on bottom of the alphabet to remain uncut.

Well, that's all from today. I hope I can write another post next week.