witticisms by Jess Witty

November 09, 2013

Moxie Fab Thanks



Well, folks... there's not much that could bring me out of my crafty semi-retirement... but this is one of them.

Because... um... yeah... she's Cath.
CATH.

So unanimously beloved in our little crafty community that she has one of those single name names that doesn't even need a last name to accompany it, or even the "y" that usually comes after those first four letters 99% of the time.

Just... CATH.

And this is what I have to say about said Cath...



Cath... I still remember our very first CHA meeting where your excitement over a submission of mine was darned near unbelievable to me. 

I remember that specific feeling... that moment of "she gets it!"
That feeling of being understood.

Your excitement was about the cards... but it also wasn't.
Your excitement about all of our projects always seemed to be more about... us.

An excitement for us when we came with something that we loved... an excitement for us when we challenged ourselves... somehow it never seemed like it was about the cards.

It's hard to find, isn't it?
Someone who makes you feel encouraged... uplifted... valued.

I wish I had a card to share today... but as life would have it, this week I've been tied up living out what I talked about with you in my last post.  But I've been doing something that I love... challenging myself... trying new things. 

And I'm going to guess that you are excited about that for me :)

Just like I'm excited about whatever good thing is in store for you.

I admit... to me... it feels a little bit like part of the heart of Paper Crafts is leaving.
But I cannot help but think that you are going to end up doing something that you love... challenging yourself... trying new things.

And I think what we want is to make sure you feel is encouraged... uplifted... valued.


It was never about the cards... was it?

Here's to you, Cath.
Along with the most EPIC memory of the Great Wall of China {cake} there ever was :)



You probably arrived here via Ashley Nguyen Newell, so your next stop on this Moxie Fab Thanks tour is...

Jennifer Rzasa


With much love...

24 comments:

Anabelle O'Malley said...

How did I KNOW that the cake picture was going to make it's way into the blog hop?!?! LOL. Such a great memory. You summed Cath up perfectly. ;)

Debbie Craine said...

Love the sentiment and Cath's blog was one of the first papercrafting blog I followed. God bless and go forward because you know he has a plan for you. Hugs.
Debbie

~amy~ said...

awesome post:)

Maxine D said...

Jess I love your quote - and your tribute to Cath is wonderful.
Enjoy your new journey.
Blessings
Maxine

Katie Gehring said...

What a beautiful and fitting tribute to Cath! Thanks for sharing.

Jingle said...

Perfect quote and awesome photo!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Jess, that was so moving! Your words will wrap Cath in a hug!! Mwah! Darnell

Tenia Nelson said...

Very very COOL!!!

susan opel said...

Kinda can't even put into words how much I love this...

Deirdre said...

Great post.

shirley-bee said...

What a lovely post.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful words and fantastic photo!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love love love that quote!

Alice Wertz said...

what a wonderful tribute to Cath! love and enjoyed reading this. that is a huge cake, by the way! =)

Jessi Fogan said...

That cake makes me happy, lol! What a great post :)

Beverley said...

What a beautiful tribute & such happy memories. Hugs Bev x

Noelle said...

That is a lovely lovely post, so beautifully said!

Brenda Weaver said...

what a beautiful post, and such a fun photo!
I miss seeing your lovely creations in blog land, but I'm so glad you are doing what makes you happy.

{Rebecca} said...

I loved your post, Jess. And I've admired your beautiful cards for awhile now. Good luck to you, as well, in your new adventures!

Cath said...

Epic is right, my dear friend! Thank you for this. From the bottom of my heart.

And you're right, it never really was about the cards. You get it. And I love you for it.

All my love,
Cath

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Love the quote and the pic! What a beautiful post!

Michelle Lupton said...

Awesome post! Well said :) Sorry it took me so long to hop here!!

maria f. said...

That's one killer quote. And that's one lady who sure will be missed in the PC world.

Jill Norwood said...

Jess,
I was looking at one of your wonderful Cards today on Pinterest and decided to come to your blog to say hello! Love this post about Cath! You BOTH have inspired my card making and I pray that you are enjoying many new things these days!