December 28, 2010

Happy New Year

I hope you all had a great Christmas, and have a safe and wonderful New Year!! I for one am glad that 2010 is almost over. It has been a long six months, and I am ready to start a fresh year!!

I haven't bloged much the last six months due to the loss of my mother, and my old dog Butch. I miss both of them a lot, and then the last three weeks I have been in bed for most of the time (or in the chair) with a whopping of a cold. I am getting back to normal, whatever that is. =)

We had a great Christmas at the Dumdi house, and I am looking forward to getting back to work. I have been busy at the antique store, and am still working Wednesday & Thursday, if you're in Old Town Lafayette. Haley d'Pug and I would love to see you.

More soon, and it sure feels good to get back to work!!

Nancie, Haley d'Pug, and Bear d'Pug

November 11, 2010

Snow has hit the metro Denver area

We all have been waiting for the weather to change, and now it has. We went from mid-70s to snow. Only in Colorado can you see that kind of change. It sure is pretty, and we need the mositure.

Things have been moving along at The Speckled Goose, and tomorrow it will start look like the holiday season. I am not sure I am ready for Christmas yet, but the calendar says that it is coming, and coming FAST!!

I am working on some changes at The Speckled Goose, and I am excited about telling everyone about them, but you're going to have to wait a couple of weeks. Don't worry it is all for the good!! I am continuing to work on tags, greeting cards, and need to get myself in gear and get the calendars that I have promised created and added to the website.

More later, hope you all have a great rest of the week.

Nancie, Haley d'Pug, & Bear

November 4, 2010

What's new at The Speckled Goose

It was brought to my attention today that I need to get back to blogging. I have been away from it since my mother was sick this summer. I agreed with Helen, and decided that there is no better time to get back at it.

What has been happening at the Goose you ask? Well, we have moved into a new space within Noble Treasures, and I have a lot more time to create which I am loving. I am missing the daily intereaction with customers, although I still get to do that at Noble Treasures.

I have been working long hours on my printables, graphics, and making cards, tags, recipe cooks, and more for the store.

I am off and back to work. You all have a great weekend, and I'll be back with lots more!!

Nancie, Haley d'Pug & Bear (wanna be Pug)

September 19, 2010

Long Summer and Back to Work

It sure has been a long summer for our family. My mom went to the doctor and the technican did some adjustments on her pacemaker. Needless to say, I believe that was the begininng of the end. She immediately started having breathing problems, but thought that was normal. Didn't tell my sister (who is a nurse) because of what she would say.

Mom and her hubby took a trip to Idaho to visit my sister, and she was immediately put into the hospital for the week. Got her stable and sent her back home to California. Had several doctors appointments, but nothing was done. Then her hubby took her to the hospital.

We (I) was in Paradise hospital for almost two weeks, then we had mom transferred to San Francisco. Spent about one and a half weeks there. Docs did all they could for her and it we were basically told it is now a waiting process. Can we get better enough to live in an assisted living facility or ???? Mom would never go back and take care of her home.

We got mom stable and then transferred her to Boise, Idaho, closer to my sister, (and a little closer for me). She was doing better, but not good enough for an assisted living facility yet. Then she took a turn for the worse. I headed that way, Jacque flew out, and the three of us girls spent the next week and half with mom, and then the Lord took her to another place.

She is no longer suffering, for which I am glad, but I miss her. The family then gathered back in Paradise, California to clean out her house, memorial service, and then place mom where she belongs, which back with our dad.

I am now back at home, John is back in school, The Speckled Goose is taking on more space inside Noble Treasures. That move should be completed within the next few days. No rest for the wicked, but I didn't realize that I was that wicked. =)

Next post I'll show you what I have been up to the last week or so, and then I am back to work again.

Have a great rest of your weekend.


ps - thanks for all the thoughts and prayers during this long summer I have had.

August 8, 2010

Back to School Clip Art Sale

For a limited time we are having a Back to School Clip Art Sale - Most sets are $1.00 per set and our Website Graphics are on Sale for $5.00 per set.

Our Clipart Sets are Commerical Use and Personal Use.

Load up now and get started on your Fall and Christmas crafting early.

Below is a small sampling of what you'll find:

Autumn Collection 3 LE

Autumn Colors LE

August 6, 2010

New Work Hours at Noble Treasures

For those of you that come to visit Haley and I at Noble Treasures on Monday or Tuesday, please make a note that effective August 11th, we will now be working on Wednesday and Thursday.

We have also added many new items to The Speckled Goose within Noble Treasures. You can still find our awesome handcrafted dolls, stitcheries, new jewelry, signs, salt & pepper collections, and so much more.

See you next Wednesday, and have a great week.

Nancie and Haley d'pug

August 1, 2010

Back in Colorado

Many of you who following me and are facebook friends, you know that I have been dealing with some very serious medical problems with my mom.

My mom is a very sick lady, and I was with her for 2.5 weeks while she was in the ICU unit in two different hospitals in California. She is now headed to a hosiptal in Idaho where my sister lives. Hopefully the trip goes well. Please keep praying for her recovery.

Thanks to all of my friends who have sent many emails, messages, prayers, and so much more. Just knowing that I have many friends and family that care and sent prayers makes me feel special.

Thanks again, and I am glad to be back home and will get creating this next week.
Nancie and Haley d'Pug

June 27, 2010

Gift Certificates

If you purchased or received a gift certificate from The Speckled Goose, in Old Town Lafayette, even though we lost our lease on our Chester Street Store, we will continue to honor them.

Just send us an email or call to find out how to use the gift certificate. We will honor them in our spaces inside Noble Treasures and on-line at The Speckled Goose, and The Speckled Goose, Scrapper & Stamper.

Our mailing address has changed, but our phone number, and email address has NOT changed.

You may contact us at:

The Speckled Goose
P.O. Box 1333
Brighton, CO 80601

We have added new clip art sets to our on-line store

We have added many new clip art sets, tea bag envelopes, greeting cards, and more to our on-line store, with more on the way.

All of these are available at The Speckled Goose, Scrapper & Stamper

June 23, 2010

We have completed the Move!!

We have completed the move and we are in our new space. I will miss visiting with customers, many are now very good friends on a daily basis. I will still be around, you won't be able to get rid of me that quick.

Haley d'Pug I will continue working at Noble Treasures twice a week, Monday's and Tuesday's. The dates may change in the future, but I'll let all of you know.

You will still be able to find our hand-made primitives, greeting cards, dolls, and so much more. All we have done is change our location.

The Speckled Goose

P.O. Box 1333

Brighton, Co 80601


Office hours:

Monday - Friday 8 am - 6 pm (MST)

We are now located inside Noble Treasures

409 S. Public Road

Lafayette, Co 80026

Store Hours:

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday Noon - 5 pm

Nancie & Haley d'Pug

June 14, 2010

The Speckled Goose is Moving!

The Speckled Goose is MOVING. Hard to believe that we have been in our space for almost four years now, but our landlord is selling the property and that leaves us without a home, so to speak.

Effective July 1st 2010, you can find us in several spaces inside Noble Treasures. As many of you know I already have space and work there. Now I’ll just be there more often. =)

You’ll still be able to find our hand-made items, our new items, and our old stuff. We are not changing a thing except our location.

I will continue to send out our monthly updates, continue adding items to my on-line store, and looking forward to visiting with you.

Our new location is:

The Speckled Goose
Inside Noble Treasures
409 S. Public Road
P.O. Box
Lafayette, CO 80026

Our on-line store – The Speckled Goose

And our hand-made cards, tags, scrap pages, printables, etc, can be found at
The Speckled Goose, Scrapper & Stamper

You can also find us on Facebook –

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Our blog –

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June 2, 2010

New Printables are available

Did you know that our printables can be found on our website,

and also at Instant Printables - -

just look for SpeckledGoose or The Speckled Goose, Scrapper & Stamper.

Thanks for taking a peak at our new items available on-line and in the store.

May 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Andy Printable Greeting Card

Happy Birthday Andy Printable Greeting Card

Our printable greeting cards, and envelopes are so quick and easy. You'll receive our greeting ...

Price: US$5.00

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May 11, 2010

Shoot the Moon, Graduation Frog Printable Greeting Card

Shoot the Moon, Graduation Frog Printable Greeting Card

Our printable greeting cards, and envelopes are so quick and easy. You'll receive our greeting ...

Price: US$5.00

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Congratulations to the Graduate Printable Hang Tag

Congratulations to the Graduate Printable Hang Tag

Our printable hang tags are so quick and easy. You'll receive our tags in a downloadable pdf file ...

Price: US$3.00

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April 28, 2010

~ Inspirational Quote ~

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
-Mark Twain

April 21, 2010

~ Inspirational Quote ~

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

April 16, 2010

~ Art Night Out ~

Tonight is the first Art Night Out of 2010, in Old Town Lafayette, Co.

Lots of food and drink specials, music, and shopping.

When: April 16 from 6 pm to 9:30 pm

Where: Along Public Road, Old Town Lafayette, CO

Hope to see you if you're in the area. Come in and check out our new printables, gift tags/hang tags, and new Mother's Day Cards.

Next Art Night Out is May 21st.

April 14, 2010

~ Inspirational Quote ~

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.
-- Faith Baldwin

April 10, 2010

~ Printables are HERE ~

Happy Spring. We now have printables. I am so excited. Below is a pic of some of our items. More are being added as I speak. If you have any questions, just let us know.

Hope you all have a great weekend. I am back to work. I am so excited to be able to share these with you all.
Nancie and Haley d'Pug

April 9, 2010

~ Inspirational Quote ~

The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught,as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
~ John Lubbock

April 7, 2010

~ Inspirational Quote ~

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
-- Katharine Hepburn

March 31, 2010

~ Inspirational Quote ~

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.
-- Barbara Bush

March 24, 2010

~ Inspirational Quote ~

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on Earth. So what the hell, leap!
-- Peter McWilliams

March 19, 2010

~ Norfolk Virginia Eagles have already HATCHED ~

Oh my goodness, I just went to one of my links from last year, and found that the Norfolk Virginia Eagles have laid their eggs, and hatched 3 already. I am sitting here watching mom feed the babies right now. I am so excited because I didn't realize that we already have eaglets!!

Here is the link ~

Hope your weather is nicer than ous is today in Colorado - we have a real wet snow coming down. We do need the moisture, but I want that 60 degree weather back!!

March 18, 2010

~ What's New this Week ~

It is a beautiful day in Colorado. Supposed to be in th high 60s and tomorrow they are forcasting for 5-10 inches of snow. Only in Colorado.

If you haven't had time to check out the eagle cams, I recomend you do. It is such wonderful watching, and an educational experience for all. I haven't checked out very many camera yet this spring, but I must get on it. The Sutton Center Eagles have laid 3 eggs, and are really taking great care of them. I have gotten to watch the changing of the guard a couple of times so far. The guys behind these camera do such a great job, and don't get enough thanks for credit. When you visit, please give them your thanks also.

No, Eagle watching is not all I have been getting done. =) I have been doing lots of other things, but I do have the camera up most of the time. =) it is in the corner of my computer screen.

Ok, on to what else has been going on. Easter cards, Easter tags, Easter baskets, and oh, did I tell you I am working on Easter stuff? We have primitive bunnies, we have bunnies made out of vintage chinelle, we have spring pillows, and are adding more garden items all the time.

Several more items have been added to the websites, and I am still add more daily. If you haven't stopped by recently, please do and see what has been added.

John has a music concert tonight, so what should be fun. He is not looking forward to it. Boys - he would rather be out playing baseball, hunting the birds, or anything else boys do.

Hope you all have a great day, and week.

Our on-line store ~ The Speckled Goose

Our on-line Scrap Store ~ The Speckled Goose, Scrapper & Stamper

March 17, 2010

~ Inspirational Quote ~

When we are writing, or painting, or composing, we are, during the time of creativity, freed from normal restrictions, and are opened to a wider world, where colors are brighter, sounds clearer, and people more wondrously complex than we normally realize.-- Madeleine L'Engle

March 13, 2010

~ Newsletter ~

Our newest Newsletter has been posted. Check it out at:

March 10, 2010

~ Grand Opening Sale Extended ~

We have extended our Grand Opening Sale at The Speckled Goose, Scrapper & Stamper through the end of March. Stop over and grab up our adorable clipart and website graphics at 50% off the original price.

These graphics are great for creating cards, scrap pages, and webset graphics.

Below is a small sampling of new sets added.

Our on-line store The Speckled Goose

The Speckled Goose, Scrapper & Stamper

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~ Inspirational Quote ~

Boy, do I love this one. It is sooooo true.

Sometimes you've got to let everything go - purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.
-- Tina Turner

March 9, 2010

~ Sutton Eagles have laid eggs ~

Oh my gosh, I just went out to see what the eagles are up to and I found out that they have laid 3 eggs and are nesting. And the best news of all is that the cameras are working. How exciting!!!!
They changed the link - so I have also updated the link for everyone.

March 3, 2010

~ Inspirational Quote ~

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

March 1, 2010

~ The Speckled Goose, Scrapper & Stamper Grand Opening Sale ~

All of our graphics and clip art sets are 50% off March 1st thru March 8th. Stop by and check
them out. We have lots of kids, shabby chic, and primitives, and a few websets.

These graphics are great for all of your digital scrapbooks, cards making, and so much more.

Our Terms of Use

The Speckled Goose, Scrapper & Stamper

February 26, 2010

~ What's new this week ~

Digital Scrapbook pages are what's new this week. Below is a new page I just created, and of course I had to create one just for Haley d'Pug. She is so adorable.

It won't be long and you'll be able to purchase our digital scrap pages, and all you have to do is add your pictures, or you can email them to us, and we'll add them to the page. You will then have the option to print them yourselves, or we can print them and mail them to you.

This scrap page was created using graphics created by Trina Clark.

For more info on our digital graphics, and greeting cards, check out

and our blog at:

February 24, 2010

~ Inspirational Quote ~

Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.
-- Mae Jemison

~ Inspirational Quote ~

The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business--or almost anywhere else for that matter.
Lee Iacocca

February 22, 2010

~ Newsletter ~

Our newest Newsletter has been published. Check it out at:

Have a great day!~!

February 18, 2010

~ Graphics have arrived ~

The Speckled Goose, and The Speckled Goose, Scrapper & Stamper is an authorized re-seller of digital graphics for scrapbooking, cards, creating websets, and so much more.

Our graphics can be used for either commerical or personal use. Please read our Terms of Use prior to purchasing, and if you have any questions, please let us know.

Our digital graphics can be found at The Speckled Goose, Scrapper & Stamper.

~ Easter Cards are here ~

We have added several new Easter cards to the store, and on-line at The Speckled Goose, Scrapper & Stamper.

We are also working on some that say "grandma & grandpa", and we have also started working on Mother's Day, and Father's Day cards.

If you want something just a little different, let us know, we can whip up something special for your loved one.

All of our greeting cards, and digital graphics are available on-line at:

The Speckled Goose, Scrapper & Stamper

These cards are designed and made by Nancie @ The Speckled Goose, Scrapper & Stamper, using digital art created by Trina Clark.

February 17, 2010

~ Inspirational Quote ~

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
Jawaharal Nehru

February 10, 2010

~ Inspirational Quote ~

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

February 3, 2010

~ Inspirational Quote ~

You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. But you can decide how you're going to live now.
-- Joan Baez

January 29, 2010

~ New Valentine's Day Cards ~

We have posted a couple of our new Valentine's Day card designs, and Easter Cards on our new The Speckled Goose, Scrapper & Stamper Blog. We are adding more all the time. Check back often as we're updating often.

We are also working on a new website dedicated to paper products of all types, from handcrafted cards, scrapbook pages, and hopefully soon re-sell graphics.

January 27, 2010

~ Inspirational Quote ~

Life is a big canvas, throw all the paint on it you can.
-- Danny Kaye

January 23, 2010

~ Watch Lily the Black Bear that gave birth ~

Ok, not only do we have eagle webcams, hawk webcams, to watch, we now have black bear webcams to watch. How are we every going to get any work done??? I sure don't know.

I love to watch these webcams, and listen in on these beautiful animals. Below is a link to Lily, and she is a beaut. Enjoy!!

This link below has a clip of Lily moving around, and you can even hear her talk to the cub and the cub talk and cry.

Have a great weekend!!

~ 2010 Eagle Cam Update ~

It is almost time to start watching eagles and hawks again. I am so excited. Thought I would check a few of my favorites, and thought that I would share the web address so that all of you can get updated on what is happening.

Camera is all set up and waiting for the eagles to decide to start furnishing their home.

January 21, 2010

~ New Photos of the Shoppe ~

Below are some new photos of the shoppe.

This is just a small sampling of what The Speckled Goose has to offer.

As always our on-line Store ~ The Speckled Goose is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Our Etsy store is also open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year ~ check us out ~ The Speckled Goose Etsy Shoppe

I am so jealous of my son

I am so jealous of my son - him and his dad went to the stock show last night, he moved to a lower seat above the bucking shoots, and ended up he was sitting in Don Baylor and Jim Tracy's seats (they are Colorado Rockies coaches).

Both men had him stay there, and talked the night away with him and asking questions about the rodeo, as that was Jim's first time at a rodeo. How cool is that. I am so jealous!!!!!!

At the time John didn't know that the seats belonged to Don and Jim because they were in the stage coach during an intermission. Boy did he come home excited!!

January 20, 2010

~ Inspirational Quote ~

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
-- Judy Garland

January 19, 2010

~ What's new this week ~

I don't know where the cleaning fairies were when I was on vacation, but they weren't at the store working. All the Christmas stuff that was left is put away, and the store is cleaned and looking more like spring.

I have not gotten anything new made within the last several weeks, with Christmas, vacation, and moving the store around, but we do have some great vintage glass items. We have added some vintage cut glass water glasses, water pitcher, milk bottles, cute juice glasses, and so much more.

If you are looking for unique cream & sugar sets, we have added several styles, along with cut glass, and USA pottery.

We also added 1999 Super Bowl Champion Denver Bronco Coke Classic 6 packs of coke. Bottles are full, and a great collector items for Denver Bronco Fans!!

Hope you all have a great day!!

January 13, 2010

~ Inspirational Quotes ~

I have a few friends on FB that share inspirational quotes, and since I enjoy them so much I thought that I would start to share of my favorites on a weekly basis.

I will post them each Wednesday, so check back to enjoy and if you have some you want to share, post a comment with your quotes.

Today's Inspirational Quote: "Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test." -- William James --

January 9, 2010

~ John's pic in the Denver Post ~

John made it to the Denver Post. Not sure how it will come through here, but he is in the 2nd picture, wearing a black cowboy hat. He is standing on the fence talking with his best buddy.

January 6, 2010

~ Our on-line Newsletter has been posted ~

~ Our latest version of our on-line Newsletter has been posted ~

The Speckled Goose on-line Newsletter

January 4, 2010

~ Store Hours ~

Wanted to let everyone know that our store hours are back to normal:

Wednesday through Saturday
10 am - 6 pm

Our On-line Store is still open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

~ Back in Colorado ~

We are home from our long road trip. We had so much fun visiting family in Idaho and Oregon, and of course I went shopping. That was a lot of fun.

Apparently Haley thinks that we did not bond enough in the truck as she thinks that I should be holding her all day, but customers call. Maybe I spent too much time with her??

I got some BEAUTIFUL wool yarn that I am going to use on my dolls. I can hardly see them with it. I am so excited.

I also picked up a bunch of stuff from my sister's that she was storing for me, an oak table that was my grandmother's, a tea cart that was my grandfather's on my dad's side, my mom's cedar chest, and so much more. I still have to go through all of the boxes to see what is there.