A Birthday Gift

Good Day My Friends and Welcome Visitors!

Today I would like to show you a birthday gift that I made.  I used one of my Quick Quote Kits; I love them because they are so easy to use and they give you an idea of where to start and you end up with your own creation.  So...here was the Quick Quote Shadowbox Kit..remember you can click on the picture to make it bigger...

And this is what I made with it.

I started out by coloring the sides of the canvas with Blue Jeans & Feather Gray Powder Puff Chalking Ink.  I then used the papers that came with the kit as patterns to cut the papers I wanted to use.  The blue paper is Graphic 45 By the Sea and the orange, brown blue stripped paper is a very old paper from BoBunny called Paradise.  I then edged all of the rest of the pieces that came from the kit in Powder Puff Coral Chalking Ink.

The photo is Sharps Island Lighthouse it is a special place out in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay that we like to visit.  It is kinda lonely & spooky, but really cool.  The day we took this picture, it was showing off for us.  I chose the BoBunny paper to reflect the it's beautiful rust colors.  

This "Moments" sentiment came with the kit.  I chalked it, added a different color behind it and some pearls.

Do you see that metal flower?  I received an entire bag of them with the kit!  I love using it because the lighthouse is metal too.  The cardboard flowers & flourishes came with the kit and I just chalked them with coral.  The other flowers are from the Prima Seashore Collection as is the flair at the top. 

Ride the waves is from Prima Seashore also, all of the pearls are from Prima e.  See the little sea-gull sitting on a barrel?  He is 3-D, I bought him on e-bay a long time ago.  He sits right in the frame.

Well that was certainly a long post!  Thanks for hanging in there with me!

I am entering this Shadow Box into the following challenges:

Quick Quotes Friday Challenge - Challenge #49 Off The Page
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Craft My Life - Anything Goes But No Cards
Craft Your Passion = #253 - Always Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 302 Flowers & Pearls
Not Just Cards - Challenge #15
Pile It On - # 60 Use 3 of Something - Used at least three shells & Pearls
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Add Some Metal
Chalk N Stock - Use Chalk

Thank you so much for stopping by my friends, I appreciate all of your comments.



  1. great job! I love it!! I love the photo and all the papers you picked go with it so well! Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes this month...I actually saw your post because I am a follower, too!


  2. This is absolutely gorgeous, Chriss!! I love the beautiful photo!! You showcased it perfectly!! That curved memories is fabulous!! The details are awesome!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. This is so stunningly gorgeous. I love everything about it. You go girl!

  4. A really beautiful creation Chriss and just perfect for our flowers and pearls theme, thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. Hi Chriss,
    I saw this BEAUTY on FB and WOW!! A gorgeous creation!!
    This is Amazing and Stunning my friend!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  6. Super job! Keep up the good work!

  7. Lovely card - perfect for this weeksn challenge.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Flowers & pearls' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  8. Very nice~ thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!

  9. Beautiful! This is turned out beautifully and the photo is fantastic too! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this month at Quick Quotes!

  10. Turned out wonderful. Thank so much for joining us at Though the Craft room Door challenge.
    Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia

  11. This is fab. Thanks for joining us at Not Just Cards. xx Jan

  12. This is gorgeous lovely photo. Such a lot of work in this shadow box. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar challenge and Good Luck

  13. I love the idea. Job well done!!!


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