Saturday, March 24, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Flowers of Australia

The bouquet of flowers which arrived Tuesday - has reminded me of the pics I was able to take of flowers while in Australia. Here is one

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


For the past while we have been trying to coax a baby to breastfeed. He was born early and I think was just not ready. With much determination on his mother's part...eight weeks later.... he is breastfeeding. As if the fact that he IS breastfeeding wasn't enough, his parents sent me these lovely flowers - aren't they fabulous?

Monday, March 19, 2012

another version

Feeling better and decided to share yet another card made late last week - now checking my stash for single dies that prove to be appropriate!!!!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Down with Flu

Have been hunkered down battling with flu - think I may have the worst behind me - thank goodness - here is more of what I made late last week before the flu hit. After making the first two, I realized I hadn't used dimensional to add depth - another DUH moment for sure - think it really makes a difference.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lynette's card

Over on Lynette's blog she made a card based on her friend's card - loved both so decided to try my hand - the scale is off in first one - like the second one better!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dawn did video showing how to make this card - I took a few liberties and think it turned out okay

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

My tree thing

Found some Martha Stewart stickers on sale - so made these cards

to post to tree challenge on CST - a Canadian stamping group.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Another die

Not sure why but I have a thing for trees!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Memory Box dies

Memory Box makes some of the nicest dies - I have been making some cards using my newest dies and want to share them with you - here is the first die - love these three deer - great for man cards!!!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

This is a pic of our last night in Brisbane - we had such fun with our family. Many happy memories!

Monday, March 5, 2012

More Australian pics

During our travels the first week in Australia, Doreen and Patsy took us to some falls - bit of a walk but the views were spectacular and of course the company more than made up for the rainy, cool weather.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

More about Australia

Our son and his new wife flew to Australia and spent a little more than 2 weeks there. We rented a condo in Noosa for the 6 of us - turned out to be a good move as kids were jet lagged and needed time to get their clocks readjusted. This is our last night in Noosa.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Change of Topic

Today's mail brought a certificate that reads:
Awarded to
Mary-Jane Downey
for long service
in recognition of more than 40 years
in the profession of registered nurses


guess that's kind of a big deal!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fig Tree

One of the most interesting things we saw in the rain forest was a fig tree - initially this tree starts off as a gum tree - a bird then makes a "deposit" in the canopy of this tree and the fig tree starts to grow, sending roots down the trunk of the gum tree and ultimately destroying the gum tree. These trees are huge - not only at the base but very, very tall - this picture taken at the base of the tree will give you an idea of how big