Sunday, November 23, 2014


Michelle and Andy brought the boys to visit with their tattoos - aren't they getting big?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sept challenge

the challenge this month on Creativecuttlebuggers is to make a card with fall/autumn theme - was happy with my efforts this morning - although this is a second card - the first didn't turn out!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Keeping Busy Creating

These are stickers I created using my cuttlebug and dies - they are placed on a onesie when baby turns one month, two months, etc. - a friend of my daughter wanted a set - she chose the flowers!


Lucas is now 7 lbs - healthy and happy -
Arthur is now starting to say words - he's been chattering for a long time but in a language none of us understands - he is counting & calling for his Daddy in morning -
Gordon turned 8 months the other day - how time flies
Stay tuned - should have a one month pic of Lucas on June 15th

Friday, May 16, 2014


Lucas Edison Downey - born May 15, 2014 - 6 lb 1oz

Monday, May 12, 2014

Our Two Grandsons

Time flies - our third grandson is due in the next week or so - what an exciting time!!!!!! - in the meantime Arthur and Gordon are busy little boys - Arthur is getting ride from his maternal grandmother, Lynne and this is Gordon's 7th month pic.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

38 years!

Been married 38 years today - time has flown - !

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Where did the last month go?

He is growing by leaps and bounds - now up on his knees - hasn't figured out what to do with his hands yet - but it won't be long before he is crawling.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Kelly Purkey die

Ordered this die after seeing a great card created - knew I had to give it a go - here are my creations

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Month stickers for James

A long time friend also has daughter living in Brisbane, who is also married to a Brit - strange how life seems to go in circles, isn't it. Her daughter also had a son late Jan - when I showed her the tie stickers I had made for Gordon, she seemed to like them. Long story short - have made a set for her grandson James. Mailed the first one to James' mom and dad - hoping it will get there in time - the remainder will go with his grandmother when she visits in March - here are the first six

Thursday, February 6, 2014

monthly stickers

Made our grandson monthly stickers in shape of tie - daughter asked if I could make Australian friend some stickers for her daughter - tried to find shape but ended up doing ovals - here are pics - they are in the mail - hope she likes them!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Gordon is four months!

Gordon is four months old today - how the heck did that happen? - boy time flies when you are not looking....the tie Gordon is wearing  was made by me - we tried to get these off internet but couldn't get them in time for his one month birthday - so dear friend in Australia drew template for me - we found appropriate paper and made one.......came home to make the other months.....daughter is pleased with them!
our older grandson Arthur, is here with me today - currently having his morning sleep - I am a lucky Nan!!!!!!!
Oh and have I mentioned we are expecting another grandson in May - three boys - we are indeed fortunate!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Grandson back in Australia

Our daughter, SIL and our grandson, Gordon have now returned to Australia - she has bought him a jolly jumper so he is a happy boy. I am getting back to card making but have to fit it into days I am not working or caring for our grandson Arthur. Here is a card made of two dies I brought back from Australia - they are not available here so am glad I bought  four flower heads - wish I had bought one of each of the stem dies - never mind...... have dear friend who lives in Australia. She is going to craft show in March and will get the stems I did not buy!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Three Months

Gordon and his parents arrived Jan 1 to spend  the better part of three weeks with us - Jan 4 he turned 3 months