Monday, July 9, 2012

Sea Shells by the Seashore..

Hello Crafty Friends!  It's been a fun and busy summer!  We just got back from Captiva Island.  YES, we took a vacation!!!  It was awesome!  Spent quality time with the family...a wonderful drama free 5 days.  While I was there my brother introduced me to the "art of shelling"  As I child I use to pick up shells, keep a few but never really thought much of it.  Shelling is pretty popular and at first i thought my brother was crazy.  He's pretty obsessed with finding different kinds of shells.   So I started collecting shells and looking at their beauty, size, shape, color...etc  Amazing!   Then I thought, "wow, I just paid $$ to get star fish for a recent party.  (I know, starfish are probably much more difficult to find)  but the project really inspired me to collect shells and use them in some sort of crafty way.
Here are a few of the pictures of the party items I made.  Also a pic of all the beautiful shells I collected.  I can't wait to make something with them