Hi! I’m Nancy L. Katen,
Let’s get to know each other.
“Ask not what your Country can do for you, but what you can do for your Country.”
August 2, 1974 I enlisted in the United States Navy.
I was very fortunate In my Navy Career that I spent the majority of it living overseas. I figured I could always live in the United States. After the Pentagon, I went to Rota, Spain, to Patuxent River, Maryland where I had to rotate between Bermuda & Pax River 3 months at a time. Went back to San Diego for “C” school and then onto Hawaii for four years. After 1 year on British Indian Ocean Territory Diego Garcia I spent my last 8 years in the Navy in Yokosuka, Japan. I retired from the United States Navy on August 31, 1994.
I am going to write a book about my National Park adventures.
One of the things that I wanted to do when I returned to the United States was to visit all of our National Parks, Historic Sites, Forests. I have been working on this goal with numerous trips back and forth across the country routing myself through Parks or Forests with campgrounds. I made my last trip east from Washington State in November 2006 and settled back in Maryland where I grew up. Where I continued to explore all the National Parks in the Mid Atlantic area. After the 60″ of snow in 2009/10 I headed out for the southern region where I had not visited and to get away from the snow. I spent a year traveling around the south camping, hiking, and exploring and there are still places I need to go. I am going to write a book about my National Park adventures.
I could use my Stampin’ Up! products to help market my Origami Owl products. One thing lead to another and Blue Star Creations was founded in 2014. I really enjoy making things and when someone receives a card that I made for them it does my heart good that I was able to bring a little sunshine into someone’s day. I also really enjoy working with other small business owners to help them grow their business. I donate cards monthly to the Ronald McDonald Houses in Gainesville and Jacksonville, Florida.
I currently live in Gainesville, FL with my niece and her awesome 11 year old son who are totally supportive and helpful in making Blue Star Creations a success.