Monday, September 17, 2007

Happy Birthday, Mum!

Today is my Mom's 65th birthday! She's celebrating today by decorating the house for Halloween. This year was sort of low key for her...we usually celebrate September birthdays (Mom, Aunt Jan & Grammie) by going to Junk Market's junk sale in Long Lake, MN, but this year it was held on a different weekend. So instead, we will celebrate in October when we have a girls weekend planned to go junking in Buffalo, MN & visit the town that my Grandma grew up in.

I couldn't wait to show you guys the gifts that I bought her at Patina when I was waiting to get my tires put on. I fell in LOVE with this BLACK hobnail CAKE PLATE as soon as I set foot in Patina's door. I knew that my Mom, who is gifted with an unbelievable talent for decorating her log home, would LOVE it for displaying treats or fun Halloween decorations. THEN, I spied the cute little witchy- poo riding the crow! This chicky has given me a weeks worth of inspiration for my Halloween cards. If you look at the close-up of the witch, there are 3 elements that I pulled from her to create cards. I was inspired by her vintage newspaper hat, the sparkly crepe paper rosette on her outfit, and the vintage glitter center of the rosettes. My card posts this week will all center around these elements, using Crafty Secrets vintage Halloween images. I've been going crazy with the glimmer mist all weekend.. I've been spraying the heck out of crepe paper and rosettes, and I LOVE the effect it has on the crepe paper. Here's a closeup so that you can see the glimmer up close and personal. I used the terra cotta color on white crepe paper and got a shimmery, antiquey looking orangey-gold color. The swirl is from the Cherubs set. Martha Stewart yellow-gold glitter decorates the edges of the paper and the rosette middles. Tomorrow night I'll do a tutorial for you on making crepe paper rosettes... I just need to sit down and take some pics for you.

Have a great evening, everyone, and Happy Birthday, Mom!



Ijsbeer said...

Cool decoration and card! Hope your bad juju is gone!

HB said...

Happy Birthday Mama Zappa!!!
LZ, the cake plate and witch are soooooo cool! Oh, and I love that you shared the inspiration pieces you pulled from the witch!!! OMG, you are such an inspiration to me... maybe I can hang you in my room for a few days?

Heather said...

WOW! You amaze me - you just do! I bow down!