Happy Annular Eclipse Sunday! I am sooooooooooooo excited because this evening, there will be an Annular Eclipse in our part of the world. We live in an area that will have prime viewing of the Ring of Fire. The moon will be centered on the image of the sun. The Ring of Fire will be perfectly symmetrical around the black shadow. How cool is that? We'll be able to see it from our front lawn. We've contemplated going out into the desert to view it, but are still undecided. This will be my fourth solar eclipse of my lifetime. I don't expect to experience another one, LOL. Age tends to put "ending points" of life's interesting events - such as solar eclipses. LOL I remember one while I was a child, living in Bucks County, PA, that was VERY dark. Even the street lights came on. I expect that this one will be just as dark. I'll be sure to take photos and share them with you.
A dear and treasured friend of mine, the owner of Happy Scrappin' Scrapbooking asked me to make a couple of graduation cards for her. Because she is a friend I hold close to my heart, I wanted my card to be keepsake quality. Sharon just LOVED the cards I sent! I would like to share one of them with you. Here it is:
On the front panel, I've used multiple layers, machine stitching, die cuts, lace, imported flowers from Australia which are available at Hooked on Craft. There is a hidden tag in the upper right corner. I also have added two charms. One is on the hidden tag while the other is hanging from the flowers is the lower left corner.
The paper I used is my all time favorite paper. I only use it for very special reasons. When I saw it, I just fell in love with the designs and colors. So, I bought quite a bit of it.
Here is the inside:
The inside of the card features another pocket in which I have placed a bookmark. I have also repeated the layering, machine stitching, and imported flowers. I even stitched the areas along the horizontal pieces on the right panel. They were already printed on there, but I chose to run the sewing machine along the printed stitches for more texture.
Well, that's my card. I'm off to anticipate the eclipse! LOL Have a wonderful week!
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad #171 ends 5/26 - Bingo I chose the bottom horizontal row with ribbon, flowers, and bling
Just Us Girls#137 ends 5/24 - Color Challenge
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog#65 ends 5/24 -
Hide and Seek
4 Crafty Chicks #90 ends 5/22 - Graduation
Crafts and Me Challenges #84 ends 5/21 - Pearls and Lace