Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative making cards!

Tie One On and Meeting Blogging Friends!



Hello Friends, Hope you are having a great day! If you are visiting me on Thursday August 3rd, it’s indeed my last day of Summer Vacation.  Boohoo…..I was having such a great summer I didn’t want it to end, but end it must! Our school year starts tommorrow. I know you are scratching your head and saying on a Friday???  I am too, but whatever!  The weekend will be here before you know it! LOL I don’t want to appear ungrateful for the time off, so I will move onto today’s New topping over at Seize the Birthday! The topping is ” Tie One On.”

I had a fabulous time creating this card.  This particular MFT guy was colored with my hubby’s help.  He was giving me an art lesson and said that the elephant needed to have more variations of color to make him look real.  Not sure I am 100% pleased with how he turned out, but I went along with the ART teacher anyways. 😉 The balloon and butterfly are colored pencil too.

The dots were made with a SU stencil.  Everything else is MFT.

Now the exciting stuff!

I had the ultimate pleasure last week to meet up with Lesley Croghan the creator of Seize the Birthday while in Canada with my family!  She is as lovely and funny as I imagined she would be.  I also had the opportunity to meet one of my STB teammates while in Victoria, CA. Glenda, her hubby Karl, and my family and I had a delightful lunch together too. I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed it. They are the nicest and sweetest couple. When the day was done my son said it best, “Canada people are just good people!”  I so agree with him! It felt so comfortable and that I had known both of these lovely women for years!  My heart is full and I can’t wait to do it again someday!  Here are a few photos!Lesley Croghan and IKarl, Dave, Sandra, Ty, Myself and Glenda

Glenda and I

If you ever get the opportunity to meet your blogging friends….I strongly suggest it!

Please join us over at Seize the Birthday!  My fabulous team and Guestie- Lindsey did a wonderful job as always!  Come by and check it out!

Take care, Nanc’

12 thoughts on “Tie One On and Meeting Blogging Friends!

  1. enjoyed your post and card, thanks

  2. Beautiful card and it looks like you had a great time with friends.

  3. Beautiful card. Love the cute elephant. So glad you got to meet Glenda and Lesley. I know you had a wonderful time.

  4. Oh Nancy what an adorable card. Can’t believe you have to go back to work already. When do the kids start? Surely not tomorrow. Oh lucky you meeting Lesley and Glenda. That is so great. I was in Victoria a couple of weekends ago and it is so pretty. I didn’t get to meet blogging friends though.

  5. Such a cute card! So nice you got to meet blogger friends in person!

  6. Such an adorable card, Nancy! And lucky you to get to meet those wonderful ladies! 🙂

  7. This card is so adorable, Nancy! Love the colors and cute elephant, and your use of a tag for this challenge was brilliant. How awesome that you got to meet some blogging friends! I hope to meet some of my Florida blogging friends one of these days 🙂

  8. This card is beyond adorable ♥ So sorry we couldn’t connect. Maybe next time!

  9. You have a great art teacher, Nancy :)! The elephant turned out very cute!!! How lucky you are to have such a great time with family and friends!!!

  10. Nancy, your card is adorable and I love your inspirational background with the cute elephant. I so enjoyed your visit with Lesley and Glenda. This is a bonus.

  11. Awww I really like this color combo! and your adorable elephant is just huggable!! : )

    So glad you got to meet all our crafty friends. I’m jealous! giggles and your son and future DIL are CUTE!! what a sweet couple. You are well blessed friend.


  12. This is so freakin’ cute! Love everything about it – great layout. Have to LOL about hubby giving colouring advice – my hubby has made suggestions from time to time too.
    Thank you so much for the kind words! We felt the same way – totally enjoyed meeting you and your amazing family. Could have talked for hours. xo

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