Sunday, October 4, 2015

Simon Says Stamps World Card Making Day....

Update:  well, I didn't win, but I had fun making this card, and hopefully my classmate enjoyed it.  And, I've since made a couple more really similar ones for relatives.

Here's a card I've made for a former classmate's birthday this week, and I'm entering it into a drawing at Simon Says Stamps for World Card Making Day!  Boy, I'd love to win that!

I hope my friend likes this card.  It's for a guy, and they are sometimes tricky about cards, unsure what they'd like, but hopefully this simple fall card will work!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Little Daphne Gwen Scott has arrived.  Yesterday at 10:17 am.  Weighed EXACTLY the same as her big sister Dahlia, 6# 6oz.  She is 18 1/4 inches long and  has a head full of dark hair and really long fingers just like Dahlia.  So adorable.

Here's a cute family pic.  Mom Karen is doing well also.  And as you can see, Dad is still beaming!

Also, I'll be back to finish up the blog candy by this weekend (kinda busy for the next couple days).

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I'm really disappointed.... no one likes blog candy any more? EDITED

My blog candy has been posted since June 16, and NO ONE has signed up yet. What's with that?  Usually there are several in the first few days at least.

 I realize I haven't shown all the candy, but with that many dies I thought sure someone would have signed up already.  Did I totally lose all my followers?  I know I haven't posted much in the past year, it's been a very bad year for me, but I have received a few comments here and there so I thought I'd do something nice for those who continue to follow and have the candy.  Now I don't know what I'll do.

I will try to gather some of the other items up in the next few days and get it posted, but if there is no more interest in this candy.... well..... we'll see.

Well, the baby shower is tomorrow, and I've been so busy with that.  I have Not gathered everything up for the rest of the blog candy, but know that I do have a lot of things I should be gathering.  So, the baby is due actually on the 26th, so she's coming soon.  (did I tell you, they have chosen the name DAPHNE and I don't think they've finalized a middle name yet, I just know they didn't particularly like one I suggested).
 I hope a few more people sign up. And again, for my lovely followers who aren't in the good old USA, I promise that I'll have a gift certificate before too long just for all of you (maybe at another milestone, like when my husband's stone gets placed).  

Oh, I almost forgot.  I won a card from Amazing Paper Grace, and if you would like to win too, there is still time.  Go check out Becca's blog and comment, that's all there is to it, except maybe a lot of luck too.  Her cards are so very fabulous!! She's having a month long celebration by giving some of those wonderful cards away!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Blog candy ...UPDATE another UPDATE.....

Sorry for the big delay.... Additional things happening in my life besides the new baby Daphne arriving.  I'll detail things a bit more later on.
  So, I have now decided to give something to the 4 people who made comments here on my blog candy post.  So, please send me your mailing address (terriavidreader at yahoo dot com), and something will be coming to you.  I'll divide up the dies to the first 4 commenters (one for each), and add some other items,  and get them all mailed soon. I'm sorry I can't get something for everyone who commented on the other posts.

I've ordered a few extra dies and I hope to have some blog candy up soon.  I am expecting a new granddaughter by the end of July, so that will be the reason!  I also need to clean out my craftroom.  There is tons of stuff that I know I won't use, so I need to just get it sorted and get it gone.  Some is really nice things I've won, but that just aren't my style.  So I hope someone wins it who will use it.  I can only offer this to the USA crafters because of postage. Sorry.  I really wish I could afford to send it anywhere.  Maybe I'll do a gift cert later this year that's open to anyone.  Anyway as soon as the items arrive, I'll take a picture and post it.  Stay tuned!!

Well, the dies I ordered have arrived, and here are some that I will be adding to the blog candy.  I got a GREAT sale on these.  Now I haven't had time to go through things just yet, so I'll be adding pics when that is done.
I'll keep this up until the new baby has arrived in late July.
Some requirements will be:  must be a follower of my blog, and leave at least a couple comments between now and when the winner is chosen.  And must have a USA mailing address because of the postage.

By the way, this little one's name is going to be Daphne, but I don't think they have a middle name yet.  Stay tuned.

Here are the new dies I bought to give away.  All the other items will be added really soon.  I still have to go through a lot of stuff to get them sorted.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Updated Blog Name...

It's been suggested that I should rename my blog... so here goes.  My sis-in-law Joan was the most recent to suggest it.  But since it's been out there for such a long time - I didn't want to change it too much, but maybe this is a better title now.  And, since I do mostly just make cards, it still fits.  Now don't get me wrong, I'm still "trying" at this, still trying to find a style that's mostly me and I will continue with that, but I have actually been able to make some pretty cool cards during all this time since I started (wow! back in 2009!) and so keeping the trying in my blog title just isn't accurate so much any more.

I'm sorry to my followers that I haven't been posting much.  I have been making a pretty good handful of cards, and I'll try to get some photos up soon.  I haven't always taken pics of them, but I do try to capture most of them.  I'd had to recently make many more sympathy cards and I hate those. Well, hate the need for them anyway.  Mostly they have been birthday and thinking of you cards, and those are fun still.

My grandkids are growing like crazy and I have a new little granddaughter expected in late July.  Can't wait for that!  Dahlia and Finn are such fun that I can't wait to see what this new little one brings to the family!

So... I'll try to get some pics of the recent cards up soon, and I hope you continue to follow me and enjoy some of what I bring to this blog.

(oh, and one recent change is that I do now have a roommate!  His name is Brady.  Well, it's a long story, but I've always wanted a Yorkie.  Many years ago we went to a pet store to check them out, and a Cairn Terrier latched onto my youngest son Steve and so we adopted him and  he was part of the family for 18 years.  And since he died I've been wanting to still get a Yorkie, but the timing was never right.  While my husband was so sick we discussed getting me one, for companionship but couldn't because of all the stress and obligations we were under.  At any rate, at Bob's funeral, a lady came forth to state that Bob had reached out to her through our friend, and she was searching for a rescue Yorkie for me, at Bob's request.  She found me one recently.  He is helping me tremendously with the loneliness and also keeping me pretty busy!    I've posted a picture of him here with my granddaughter Dahlia (who was too close to the lamp to show up well) .  I'm sure you'll be hearing more about him later on.

Take care everyone, ,and please, tell those you love how much you love them every day.  You never know when it will be the last time you can say it face to face!!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

I want it, I want it!

EDITED:   Well, I went to check to see if I won, and very sadly I did not.... someone who saw it here (and said so!!)  did.  Way to go REGENA!

I do want one of these, but it's not in my budget this year.  I hope I'm lucky enough to win this one. she's posting a winner on April 26th, and after the past few weeks of trials I've been through I want it to be me!!  You can go to  and check it out yourself.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Husband passed....

Bob, my husband of 42 years, passed early yesterday morning.  He met the goals and more that we had set and died peacefully in his sleep.  It's been a long road since July and his terminal diagnosis. We've had some really good things happen during this time, but they were overshadowed by the knowledge that this day was coming much sooner than we'd like.

I don't know how much I'll be on this blog for a while.  Definitely not for many upcoming days.  I ask for your prayers to help me and our sons and family get through this time.

EDITED:  wanted to add this pic.  My local newspaper delivered yesterday - WOW, what a surprise.  My husband would be so happy (as a reporter) to be both what they call above the fold, and nearly all the whole front page!  The paper has done several articles, and you can go to and find them if you are interested at all.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Very little blog candy out there lately.....

Is it just me, or is there very little blog candy showing up any more?  I don't seem to find much.  I admit that I don't offer it nearly as often myself as I should.  Course, if you follow my blog, you'll know why the past several months have not left me any time to blog myself, let alone look at as many as I usually do.

But there is a blogaversary I found with candy:  go check it out:  She just posted her 1,000 blog post as well.  You can find the link over on my sidebar!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

update on hubby....

Well, I haven't posted again in a long while.  My husband Bob got to come home from the Nursing home and my youngest son Steve and I are taking care of him.  That happened back in late October.         Well today we had another checkup with the Oncologist, and they are placing Bob in Hospice care today.  His recent MRI shows that the lesions in his brain have grown and there is nothing else that can be done.  He's had all the brain radiation allowed, and the chemo isn't affecting the brain lesions at all.  So there is no point in continuing the chemo for the rest of his body. So we are just going to try and make him comfortable and without pain as much as possible.  We've had 5 months since the diagnosis and that's good.  We'll push for all we can get.
      One thing we were hoping for early on was that Bob would last long enough to see our new grandson, and that has happened, even if not in person yet.  Finn Patrick was born on Sunday, and after a few days recovering with his Momma,  we hope to see him next week or at least by Christmas Eve, which is our family traditional get together.  He's adorable.

Thank you all for the continued prayers for my husband, and the entire family.  We can use them all.

And Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Some lovely halloween candy

I just saw this, and would love to win them.
LiaStampz has a new realease on discount! until the 26th of October !!
Aren't these cute?
We will chose, randomly,  3 blogs that will share our promotional link below, and send them the Halloween collection FOR FREE! 

Monday, August 4, 2014

A couple more cards...

 Here's a few cards I've made recently.

I'm trying to remember to post some before I lose track of them, or my computer crashes again like it did in February and I lost everything because my backup failed also!

These were all done before my husband's hospitalization.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Need PRAYERS from everyone! UPDATE!

Prayers are needed, desperately.
We have just received really bad news about my husband.
He has Stage 4 Kidney Cancer which has also infected his lungs and brain.
He's a strong, faith filled man and is determined to beat this despite the very poor prognosis.
Please pray for my family as we deal with this.
I won't be posting much or even checking in often, but I would so appreciate all the prayers.  You guys have helped me through some bad times before and I have come to really appreciate all the blessings from having such blogging friends!

This is his "mug shot" used when he was still working at the newspaper!  I love it  I think it shows clearly what a positive outlook type person Bob really is!!

UPDATE:  Aug. 27, 2014

Bob is getting to come home later today!!  He's been doing really well in rehab, and although he must continue a stringent range of therapies, he is getting to come home tonight.  We are so looking forward to that!  He's completed all his radiation to his brain, and is currently doing his chemo.  But his strength is returning to his left arm and leg and he's doing so much better!  Thanks for all the prayers. and keep them coming.  I've received a lot of emails, and comments on my facebook as well!  So appreciated.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

first attempt

Well, this is my first attempt at this type of card. Overall I like it.  Sorry that my photo isn't too good.  I'm way out of practice with that.  This is for Pat,  a former classmate of mine who has a birthday this coming week.  We just lost another classmate last week.  I come from a very small town and we've tried to stay in touch with each other.  I use my cards as one way to do that.  I hope that Linda (the one who passed away) enjoyed all the cards I had sent to her.  I heard back from most of them that they enjoy getting the cards.  And of course, there are a lot of them I don't have snail mail addresses or birth dates.

Monday, July 7, 2014

a few of my recent cards...

 I'm way behind in posting here, but I have been making a few cards.  Here are a few of those.  Many I've not even taken photos of, but wish I had.  Oh well, things do continue getting a little better.  Hope you enjoy seeing some of these, and I'll try to do better.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Can't believe it's been so long....

since my last posting.  Where has the time gone.  I know February was really bad for me (with losing my brother Doug) and although I'm much better with it now, it's been hard.  And my poor Mom, it's been very hard on her too.  She couldn't remember it for a while, and that stressed the rest of us, having to keep bringing it up so much.  She has a photo of Doug and his obit framed that she must walk by many times a day, and that has helped keep it fresh in her mind.  I almost wish we could just let her forget but she needs to know why she isn't hearing from him any more.  Every now and then she still comments when talking to me that she wonders why he hasn't called lately.  Little brother John is having a struggle too.  So its been pretty rough, but getting onto better now.

And I do have some absolutely wonderful news to report, and maybe that's partly why I'm getting more into the mood of getting back in control of things and writing here again!!

Anyway, my good news is that my oldest son and his wife are expecting a new baby boy just before Christmas.  And we are all over-joyed.  They've been married 10 years, and this is a long time coming!

I want to thank all of you that have stayed with me during this down-time, and I promise to get more and more cards shown.   Thanks for all you who have sent me cards and emails.  It's been wonderful.
I have still been making cards now and then, but maybe not as many, and I just haven't been putting any up here on my blog.  I'll have to go back through and see if I still have pictures of many of them.

Have a fantastic day!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Want to pick your brain for a minute...

I'm hoping to get some comments about where you find your best deals on dies.

I'm wanting to buy a few new ones (got a few dollars from selling a few cards) and I've always waited for what I felt were the best sales - and then end up finding I've missed even better sales and better values (like free shipping or really reduced shipping) within a matter of days.  So very frustrating, especially if you have a tight, tight crafting budget like me.

Now I own a fair amount of the basic dies (most of them I've won) like Spellbinder Nestabilities.  And I do own a few of the smaller misc. shapes of various Companies dies (like a couple of Verve and 3-4 from Simon Says.
AND, maybe more importantly, I only have the cuttlebug, no other machines, so they must be compatible.

So let me know where you shop for the best bargains!! I'd love to know.  Oh, I am in the US - so keep that in mind too.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

I just won some blog candy.....

and I wanted to share that with you.  I won it from a blog called:  Needful Things.  Melissa has a tab called:  Pay It Forward, and I love this idea, and was lucky enough to win the February giveaway.  Go check it out, and remember it's always extra nice to Pay it Forward!!  March starts a whole new chance to win.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sad news

My brother Doug passed away on Sunday.  Very unexpected, although he had been in failing health for a while.  He'd been in hospital and in bad shape once before, and I'm just so very grateful for the past 10 + years extra we had with him.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ever get frustrated in card making and ...

not making a design team, or not winning a blog candy, or.... Well go read this post:   Cardmaking and SAT scores.  I found  her link by reading one of my regular blogs Susan's Simplicity.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas to you, and I have a winner...

** Edited:
Here's a photo of all the items won by JANIS in my blog candy.  It went into the mail today!  Besides the die set, I added a stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs, and one from Tim Holtz; about a dozen misc. ribbons, some bling, some stickers.  I don't remember what all else.  ENJOY Janis.

I hope you are all enjoying a lovely Christmas day.  

Yesterday, my family got together for a lunchtime gathering, which was very different, but very nice also.  We kept things very simple and just enjoyed being together.  We only get gifts for our little one, which is Dahlia, and she loved being the center of attention.  She loved all  her presents, even the clothes!  (she got a few new skirts which she loves).   She thanked everyone with each present opened.

Anyway, after everyone left I forgot to post the winner of my candy.... and the winner is:   JANIS
Janis did leave me her email, so I will be sending her a note asking for mailing information.  She must acknowledge her win by commenting here, and I also must hear back from her within 2 days ( to terriavidreader at yahoo dot com - subject: winner) with her address or I'll draw another winner.
I'll try to remember to take a pic of the final items in her package right before I mail it.

Thank you everyone who joined in my candy draw.  I wish I could send something to each and everyone of you.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Just a few more days to enter my candy....

My candy draw will be coming up on Tuesday evening, and will probably be posted Christmas Day.  
You can still enter, and remember there will be more than just that set of dies. 
I have scrabbled together a few other goodies into this package (sorry, they aren't really edible)..

Monday, December 2, 2013

a Small BOG CANDY!

Hi Everyone,

I have a small blog candy to offer for my followers.  Very simple, just be a follower of my blog, and comment with your most favorite ever Christmas gift you have received.  

I'll be adding a few little things to this Shapeability die; like maybe ribbons and bling and whatnot!  And this contest will last until December 24 when my family gathers for the holiday.  I know you won't have them to use on your cards this year, but you'll be ahead of the game next year!!

I'm also hoping to have some news to share by that date!

Merry Christmas everyone.   I hope you all enjoy some time with family - whatever that means to you and yours!  Be Blessed.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Tammy Louise is having a sale....

My blogger friend is having a sale to buy some craft room furniture - and I could win these!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Some new books on my reading list....

The writer is not a relative, I promise, but I think I like her!  These are on my newest wish list for reading!  And she has a contest going right now too, through Nov 26th

My favorite genre is mysteries, especially murder mysteries, but once in a while this is what I also read.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I just had to share

Isn't she just adorable?!

Her first  year she was a princess, then last year she was a dragon.  This year she is the  Knight!      

We are expecting cold and rain tomorrow - Halloween.  But hopefully she'll have a good time anyway!  She's coming by Grandma's house to trick or treat!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I need some help....

EDITED:   I found out - it's Papertrey Ink.  They have the dies that help to make popup or cut outs for a few things to make it easier!  I think I have some shopping to do in the next couple of weeks!!

Just in the past couple of weeks I saw on a blog about some dies that I hadn't seen before, that help you make pop-up cards.  I know one in particular made the cutout of the word HAPPY  and I know there were a few others.  I thought this was on Youtube, but I cannot find it again.  I was sure I had bookmarked it, but maybe not.
SO... If anyone has an idea about this or knows what I'm talking about, please let me have that information again.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Still a few days left

to join in the challenge at Imagine That!  Here's my entry.  They provided the cute little penguin image and I wanted him to dominate the card, so I just added the little oval saying onto one of those little spring things so it bounces.  My sister-in-law likes penguins, so this may be a card for her!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Stamping Chef challenge entry

I got this image free from the Stamping Chef, and I just love it (she has tons of cute ones!). Check it out and then go enter one for yourself.  I saw on facebook that the next one is fantastic too and I definitely want that image!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

YUM - Blog candy goodies!

Doesn't this sound like something you'd love to win?  Well, I would!  Check it out here:  - sorry - you need to post here:

Monday, July 15, 2013