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Today my great friend Elaine is celebrating the 1st Anniversary of her store, Quixotic Paperie, and we're having a celebratory blog hop! Elaine asked me a while back if I would like to contribute to her blog hop and I didn't have to think twice...I immediately said YES!!! If you're already following the hop, you should have hopped over here from Katie Cotton's blog! If not, then hop back to the beginning at the Quixotic Paperie Blog where you can find the line up! You won't want to miss a stop, because in addition to lots of fantastic inspiration, there are also some prizes too (details can be found on the Quixotic Paperie Blog).
A little bit about Elaine's awesome store:
Quixotic Paperie was started on June 1st 2009 by Elaine Hughes. Having been an avid crafter (and craft shopper!) for a number of years, Elaine wanted to share her passion and see where it might take her - so, Quixotic Paperie was born! Since then, the store has grown, and now stocks a fabulous range of rubber stamps from around the world: The Greeting Farm, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, SCACD Stamps, Paper Makeup Stamps, Belles 'n Whistles, the Mo Manning for Stamping Bella range, Stempelglede and more! In addition, the store carries a large range of charms and embellishments, and a host of gorgeous papers for all your crafty projects! If Elaine loves it, you will probably find it at Quixotic Paperie! In November 2009 the Quixotic Challenges blog was started, where you can find weekly inspiration from the wonderful Quixotic Paperie Design Team, and join in for the chance to win a monthly prize.
I would love to wish Elaine continued success with her store, and thanks again for asking me to be a part of your blog hop hun! :)
Now, onto my project! To celebrate Quixotic Paperie's Birthday I thought it would be perfect to make a birthday gift set!
And since it's summer what would be better than a fun summer card and summer scented candle!
For my card I have used the NEW SCACD By the Sea stamp along with some gorgeous papers from the Pretty Please Collection by My Mind's Eye. The fun computer sentiment was computer generated by me! :)
Miss. By the Sea was of course colored with Copics. My Viva Decor Glitter Liner (Holo) was added to the water ripples for some sparkle. I've airbrushed the sky with my handmade cloud template for a soft look. The sand is created by adding some fun Ultra Fine Sand Flower Soft. The small glitter dots on the Labels 10 die at made with my Viva Decor Gloss Pen and Glamour Dust.
Here's a close up of my flower corsage! I've added diamond Stickles to give them some extra sparkle!
The triple bow has been created with my Bow Easy. The starfish charm has been added with some chain and jump rings. You can find a similar starfish charm at Elaine's -->here<--.
And here is the candle! I've added matching papers and ribbon to dress up my candle! And what better then to put a Happy Birthday sentiment on the candle to coordinate with the card theme!
Lastly, I would like to share one more view of Miss. By the Sea with you! This one shows the shimmer and shine! I've painted over the water, water drops, and By the Sea's eyes with Glossy Accents to give them the "real life" look! Illuminate Smooch has been added to this cutie's skirt, sailboat on her swimsuit, and the flowers on her swim cap for some glitz!
I want to thank you so much for stopping here along the hop! I hope you enjoy the rest of your stops! Your next stop is Julie Baker!
Stamps: By the Sea by Victoria Case for SCACD, Happy Birthday Sentiment (from Target Dollar Spot)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, White Gel Pen,
Copic Colors Used: YR00, YR04, YR07, YR24, BG11, BG13, BG32, Y32, W3, G12, G14, G17, R02, R11, R20, R30, R32, R35, B0000, B000, B00, B02, B05, B21, B24, E000, E00, E11, E21, E30, E34, E35, E99
Papers: My Mind's Eye Pretty Please Collection.
Tools: Bow Easy, MS Border punch, Spellbinders - Circles, Scallop Circle, Oval, Labels 10, SU punches, Copic ABS,
Embellishments: Glossy Accents, Illuminate Smooch, Ultra Fine Flower Soft Sand, Viva Decor Transparent Gloss Pen, Glamour Dust,Viva Decor Glitter Liner (Holo), Roses & Heart Gems (Wild Orchid Crafts), Charm, Ribbon, Diamond Stickles.
♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥