Thursday, October 31, 2013

Special Halloween Gift....

Hello and HAPPY HALLOWEEN Everyone! Today's the BIG DAY for all
those adorable Trick or Treaters out there! But for me its a different kind of
day... It's a very special day for one of my very good friends! Her name is
MiMi! And Noooo it's not my sister MiMi... it's my girlfriend of 8 yrs. MiMi....
50 years ago today she was born! So today I'm gonna celebrate her! :o)
This morning I have surprise balloons showing up at her work... with
the sentiments of Happy Birthday in Orange & Black and some
"Over the Hill" balloons as well... You know I gotta throw that in there!
I mean she 1/2 a century old now! LOL I also sent her a cute gift
basket that has funny things in it... like a pill box, tums, gasX.... you
know those fun things! I know she'll love it! But besides that....
I'm making her a special Birthday dinner.... I have my oldest boy taking
my youngest boy out trick or treating so I can host a small get together
with some of our friends! Oh.... and I made her a couple of things
that I'm gonna show you right now! :o)
(This is a picture Heavy Post)
TADA!!! I made all of these for her!

Let's start with the card....
I made this in my Silhouette...
Card stock - Stampin' Up
Digital Designer Paper - Echo Park
Halloween Baker's Twine
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Ghost House - Miss Kate Cuttables

I Cut & Print out 2 of the spooky houses and
popped them up....

The inside sentiment is computer generated....
Some of the sentiment is from my Hallmark Program.....
 This is the very first time I've ever used Mod Podge!
I know... CRAZY... Right?
I purchased the clip board and the ruffled ribbon at
my local True Value.... The ribbon was on clearance
for 59 cents and the Clip board was $2
I used: Imaginisce Halloween Paper
Bakers Halloween twine
Orange Spray paint
Stampin' Up Black ribbon
Pen is from a pack I got at Walmart
I punched 2 holes in the paper and threaded the ribbon through
I used my hot glue gun to attach the ruffle trim
And I attached the twine to the pen using
Scotch Quick Dry glue

I covered the back of the Clip board too... I glued the paper
down with the Mod Podge.... Then after it dried I
used more Mod Podge to seal it.... I did paint the border first
and after I applied the paper I did sand it down before the sealing......
I so LOVE how this turned out! Since she was born
on Halloween, she told me it was her favorite holiday...
So I went with that as my "Theme Gift" for her....
I created the letters with my Silhouette
using the letter boxes....
The Card stock is all Stampin' Up 12 x 12
The Designer Paper is DCWV

I used a Halloween Shaker I had gotten from Walmart
a long time ago and Some Orange Tulle...
The Glitter Spider I purchased from Hobby Lobby
and added some Doodlebug Designs Gems....

Again I added Tulle... this time it's a lavender color
and the Doodlebug Gems... The Gem Brad in the
center of the flower is from Karen Foster....
The flower pieces are from Daisy D's
The beaded Pin is from Petaloo... I got that from
Hobby Lobby over by the clearance rack...

I love this shaker! :o) again from Wally World.....
The Tulle is Green and another glitter spider.... and
of course a little more orange bling!

I've got Black Tulle on this one... All of my Tulle
came from Store Supply Warehouse... A couple more
Gems.... Another beaded pin from Petaloo and
the bat is actually suppose to have "Brad Eyes" but
I changed that and added more orange gems... The bat is from
Oriental Trading.... I've had that a while too... So glad I
found a use for it! The base is spray painted in a lavender
color and I had my hubby cut the piece of wood for me....
I hot glued all the letters to the base.... And that's all she wrote!
I really do hope my friend likes her gifts...
I'm very excited to share them with her tonight....
I wish I could say I decorated a bag too...
But.... I didn't... I don't have one big enough
to put the Home Décor "Name" in it....
So, I'll just hand it to her! :o) The dinner I'm making
is Salad, Lasagna, and Brownies for dessert...
I'll let you all know how it turned out!
Thanks for making it all the way to the end
of my long winded post! LOL
I hope you all have an AWESOME DAY!!!!


Gerda said...

What a fabulous projects! I love them all! Have a wonderful day.

Sharon said...

W:OW!!!! Your friend is gonna so love her gifts and card Theresa! I love the card. So pretty. Love the sentiment. And that clipboard is fabulous. And the home décor is wonderful. Love all of the papers you used. And that tulle is great. Happy Halloween!!! :)

Stephanie said...

Of course she will love it all. You are such a FABULOUS friend! Everything is so special and beautifully done. Ya'll have a great time tonight.

Sherrie K. said...

Wow...she is so lucky to have a friend like you! How sweet of you to help her celebrate her day...even if she is a 1/2 a century old:( I know how that feels so shhhh! lol!
I love the fun card, darling clipboard and amazing box letters; The embellishment, ribbon, trimmings, tulle are absolutely fabulous Theresa! You did an AMAZING job on this!
Have a great wknd!
Sherrie K

Nana said...

One lucky friend. Fabulous projects.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Jayne said...

Wow Theresa, these are AMAZING!! Lucky friend,bet she loved it all. Hope you had a great evening together.
Jayne x

Norma said...

OMG! you are too funny and I love the sentiment inside the card LOL!! All in god fun right??? happy Be-lated birthday to Mimi and such cute and fun projects, I'm sure she not only got a kick of the balloons and gag gift (gas pill LOL, in tears hee hee…) but was dying laughing!! I will have to do this one for when my sister turns 50 LOL!!

miislucky said...

First off I just have to say I just totally Love the name (sarcasm) lol. What a great Job!!!!