February 19, 2011

A Cherry on Top (And A Valentine Tradition)

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Today is my step-mom's birthday, so I made this fun card for her. It makes me want to run to a bakery! :)

Here are the DEEtails:

I started with a Real Red card and adhered a pretty doily. (are you tired of all my doilies yet?!) Then I adhered my cake stand and tiny cupcakes. I made the cake stand with a piece of Early Espresso card stock that I punched with a 1 1/4" circle punch on either side to make some curves and some strips of Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border cut in half. The mini cupcakes were stamped from SU!'s Itty Bitty Bits and punched with the circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punches. The sentiment is from SU!'s A Word for You set.

I'm also here to share with you the Valentine my sweet hubby made for me. Since we began dating, we started a tradition of always making a gift for each other for Valentine's Day. The "making" of the gift can be translated loosely, as long as you have some degree of "creating" the gift. This year, Hubby made me these:

I have a very narrow craft space (which is why I had to take the photo at such an awkward angle). It's actually the back part of our living room; the area behind our sofa. And it's always been hard having an odd (in both size and location) because whatever goes there is also the backdrop for our living room. So I really have to think about function and fashion when I'm tidying up the craft space. I have an Expedit shelf (you know, the one many lucky crafters have) that I got a couple of years ago for Christmas. I used to keep a large butcher block table in front of it, but it was rather awkward since it was so deep, and ate up most of my little narrow space. So I had been looking for some alternatives, when we came across this guy:

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It's actually a changing table unit, which you purchase the top piece seperately. We bought it without the top, obviously and it is fabulous. It's about the same width as my old butcher block, but shallow, so it gives a little more standing room behind it. And we decided to push it up against the couch, rather than against the book shelf to eliminate my use of the back of he couch as a shelf (which Hubby hated). We liked it so much that we ended up getting two! This almost doubles my work space and allows me to keep out my Cuttlebug and Cricut, which I will hopefully get more use out of, now that I don't have to dig it out! The top shelf, is great for those things that used to sit on top of my desk (like my cutter and Stampin' Scrub), that I use regularly, but don't need out constantly. The drawers are nice and roomy, allowing me to store all kinds of goodies and keep messy things hidden (as opposed to when they were on the open shelves of the Expedit). Plus the top drawer has a mini drawer inside which is perfect for storing little things! Like CHOCOLATE!

Of course, what's a Valentine without chocolate!?! Hubby filled one of the mini drawers with lots of yummy goodies! So SWEET! :)

Thanks for stopping by today! It's always fun sharing with you on Saturday. :)


  1. Cute card, and that's our changing table, Nina, LOL! Love your V-Day sweetness. XOXO

  2. I love the changing table. Great idea. I tried to click on the photo of it, but could not get more details. Where did you get it?

  3. The link is fixed! :) Sorry about that!