Finally Finished!

Hello My Friends!

I am in a beachy mood this week!  As a lot of you know; I live near the Chesapeake Bay.  The weather has finally gotten warm here in Maryland and I am looking forward to the days ahead of swimming, crabbing, fishing and boating!  I started this 7 Gypsies Shadow Box awhile ago; I was waiting for a picture of my daughter Kelly & her new husband Rich on the bay.  Sadly, Rich is being deployed to several places this summer so the chances of getting that picture are slim.  I decided to go with a wedding picture of them with water in the background.

This has so many things that I love on it; it gives me joy just to look at it.

Here are some details:

Blocks that spell Bay  and these adorable Anchor Flat-back Flair Buttons are from ScrappyKDesigns.  You can find her on face-book and Etsy.  The piece of cloth behind the buttons is recycled.  It is from an old sailboat.

Me & my daughter Kelly (husband in the back) and Beach Rules from Graphic 45 By The Sea.

My son Brian & his girlfriend Sarah.  The next picture is Sharp's Point Lighthouse; one of my favorite places on the Chesapeake Bay.

A Tim Holtz bottle filled with sand from our beach; my husband and our dog Louie.

This says "you are the beat of my heart" this shadowbox contains everything that makes this old heart continue to beat.  Note the teeny tiny basket of seashells...they are for a doll house I got them on e-bay.  My daughter and her soldier boy husband.

The title please note in the box below are sharks teeth I found on the beach and an anchor button that I found in the 3GirlJam antique buttons that Julie sent me.

I am entering this shadow box into the following challenges: - Anything Goes - Challenge #162 Earth Day Challenge (Use Something Recycled) - old sail cloth & button - Anything Goes (New Challenge Blog!)

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I love reading all of your comments!



  1. Chriss, this is WOW!!!! Sensational and so many fun things packed into each little cubby hole! Love it!!! Outstanding job on this.

  2. Gorgeous my friend... Love everything about this shadow box...
    I hope you got it hanging on that special wall. Great details, you rock on this project....

  3. This is absolutely fabulous, Chriss!! All of the details are just perfect!! It makes me want to be there right now!! Love, love this my friend - it's amazing!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Gorgeous hun....:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  5. Wow Chriss, this is awesome! I love the pictures and the fun details! It looks like a wonderful place to visit!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  6. What a fabulous project!!! I love all the details!!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  7. A beautiful creation my friend!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  8. Awesome shadow box with all the trinkets.

  9. Hi, A lovely project. Thank you for joining Crafting At The Weekend this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

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