Monday, July 6, 2015

Inependence Day

My belated greetings to my U.S. readers for Independence Day.  I signed in to post on my blog last week and picked up a virus. Yuck! I clicked 'yes' on a pop-up without thinking, and instantly knew that was not a good thing.  I have a good anti-virus program that stopped it from doing great damage and was able to retreat to an earlier point on my computer.  Whew. I was so discombobulated that I couldn't finish my post that night.  If that wasn't bad enough, another nasty old virus made its way into my throat so I spent most of the weekend in bed. But I am back in business now.

I made three versions of this card since I had only two 6x6 inch squares of the patterned paper.  One version that I gave to the Cardologists used a triangular piece of the patterned paper at the top with a diagonal strip of blue embossed paper.  In these two versions, I used up the scraps of the patterned paper.

The embossing folder used on the blue paper is by Darice; the sentiment is by Serendipity stamps purchased a while ago from a local store that has gone out of business:-(  Inside the card is a larger white star stamped with "Have a Star Spangled day!"  The stamp is by CC Stamps and purchased years ago at a stamp convention.

Because the nasty viruses threw me out of schedule, I missed entering these cards in the Retro Rubber challenge for the 4th of July.  Please check out the winners of that challenge now. I can enter these cards in the Pixie's Snippets Playground 184 challenge though since I used up my snippets of patterned paper on these designs.

Have a good day.


  1. Hi Dora - how lovely to see you in the Snippets Playground again! Love these cards, great design and very stylish too.


    Di xx

  2. Love the triangular design that I found in the mail and also these two versions! So sorry to hear that both you and your computer caught viruses! Can't wait to see you!

  3. I just cannot understand why anyone would even want to create a virus, I'm thinking they must just have too much time on their hands and love showing how clever they are and how we are not. Glad to hear that you could save everything, but I would have been discombobulated too lol.

  4. I have used AVG anti virus for many years, and I would recommend this product to everyone.