Hello, Happy New Year!! I hope this post finds you healthy and happy. My son, daughter in law, and grand kitty are on their way back to California as I type, and the house is yet again empty. Boohoo! It takes Dave and I a few days to go through our emotions and the letdown but will get there. What choice do we have right? LOL Trying to be thankful for the time we had together not what we are missing or what could be.
Are you as ready as I am for 2021 to begin! All I can say is good riddance 2020! I know things aren’t magically going to get better overnight but we have to have faith that some part of this year will be salvaged and life might return to somewhat normal. I am not sure we will ever go back to 100% the way things were pre-Covid but maybe that is a good thing. Thoughts? Is there anything about staying home and limiting social interaction that you have enjoyed? I think this would make a great conversation. I am up for it if you are!
Now, speaking of New Year! Do you do Resolutions? A few years ago I did manage to give up my one Coke-a-day vice and I haven’t even had one since. Go me!! So I guess some matter of success over the last few decades or so is better than none. LOL I usually don’t do a very good job sticking with these types of things. So, what I do NOW is, I come up with a WORD for the year to live by and to perhaps challenge me. My word this year is going to be…
pro·duc·tive : achieving or producing a significant amount or result.
This can pertain to every aspect of my life. When I was thinking about what I wanted my word to be I kept thinking about all the time I tend to waste in my day and how many things that I want to do especially now that I am retired. I want to travel more, golf more, bake more, craft more, read more, socialize more ( after Covid of course) and the list goes on and on. I don’t know about you but since retirement, I tend to waste the first few hours of the day right after I wake, and that has got to change! Hubby is in complete agreement with this idea so that is going to push me too!
This post was a tad longer than I expected so if you stuck with me….thank you so much!
Now, It is time for our next Hues of colors over at Color Hues! Woohoo!
As you can see the colors this time around are Red and Grey, and my mind went right to Valentine’s Day when I saw Lindsey’s selection. However, my card wouldn’t necessarily have to be for V’Day it could be for any time you want to tell a friend how much you care about them.
Card Details: Heart Die is from Simon Says Stamps, the Love You is from SU, the sweet friend is Gina K. Designs.
Please come on by Color Hues and check out all the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team and our guest Julie! We would love to have you join us too! And once again Happy New Year to all of you! Nanc’
January 1, 2021 at 7:37 pm
Gorgeous card, Nancy! I love that heart! Happy New Year!
January 1, 2021 at 10:18 pm
That die is just perfect–for Valentine’s Day and for this challenge! I love everything about it! Happy New Year!
January 2, 2021 at 3:05 pm
Such a simple yet elegant take on the challenge Nancy. Saying goodbye to your son must have been heart wrenching but the memories will remain. What would we do without technology in these strange times? My son has been keeping us updated with his house renovations with online tours and zoom has been a life saver for many. We keep positive and hope for a better year ahead. 🙂
January 2, 2021 at 4:32 pm
FABULOUS card Nancy!! I love red and grey together in any form and a Valentine’s card is just perfect for this color duo! And what an awesome die too…perfect for Valentine’s but also for so many other occasions too! Thanks for inviting me to tag along this month…I’m loving every card the DT has made with this color combo and playing alongside such talented designers! Hugs. :0)
January 2, 2021 at 6:45 pm
Marcia! Thanks so much! Your card is just as lovely as the rest! My team is amazing! Love having you with us! Take care!!
January 3, 2021 at 11:45 am
Oh, this card warms my heart every time I look at it. The die is so pretty and makes a great focal point. LOVE the silver glimmer paper hearts and perfectly placed sentiments!
I think you are very productive, Nancy! From what I see from a stamping and DT viewpoint, your creativity is inspiring!
January 3, 2021 at 1:59 pm
You are the sweetest! Thanks so much!!
January 7, 2021 at 4:23 pm
This is such a sweet and simple card and these colors are soft and subtle. I love how easily this card conveys love to friends, and I’m glad I recently stumbled upon this challenge! I look forward to playing in the future as time allows. I am a slug in the morning since retiring, but since the virus, there’s really no reason to jump up and go anywhere anyway, so I learned to just enjoy my lazy mornings and roll with the flow! After rising every morning at 5 to go to work for so many years, it’s nice lazing around in jammies for a few extra hours 🙂 Happy new year to you and yours!
January 9, 2021 at 9:08 pm
Well what do you know, we have Coke in common, too. 😀 I rarely drink any kind of sugary drink anymore, but once in a while, Coke will call to me. (It can be good for headaches…) Retirement … it’s so easy to put things off when every day is open, isn’t it? So a great word to pick.
Onto your card! The floral heart is gorgeous with the red showing through, with the touches of grey and silver.
January 10, 2021 at 10:56 am
Happy New Year to you too. I love your “word” and find I need to be more productive too. I spend my mornings visiting blog friends and commenting. I need to put chores first so they get done, so thank you, this made me think. This card is gorgeous. A wonderful Valentine but also versatile. I love that touch of shine with the hearts and flower centers.
January 10, 2021 at 2:36 pm
Thanks so much Brenda! Glad I could inspire you in more ways than one!