Saturday, January 22, 2011

2 Year Anniversary

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Hiya Nesters!  Welcome to this special Saturday edition of Temporary Nest. Today is a special day for me.  Matt and I are celebrating our 2 year anniversary.  {It's actually Monday, but who wants to celebrate their anniversary on a Monday? Not us!} It may not seem ground breaking or even all that significant since we're not married or engaged. But Matt is so wonderfully special to me, if you haven't noticed by his frequent cameos in my adventures.  And I'll be honest, before him, I had never celebrated a first anniversary, let alone a second!  

So of course, an anniversary calls for another hand made card.  This one I struggled with.  The ornament card for Christmas was a no brainer. It just "came to me."  But what signifies two years together?  It could be an inside joke, a significant place, a picture of us. {Only now, I'm thinking 2 birds would have been nice and a cute little homage to TN.}


Almost all of our adventures revolve around making our houses into our homes.  We look at real estate online for fun.  Someday we will make our own home.  But mostly when I'm with him, it feels like home{God, I'm such a horrific cheeseball.}

I looked at all my craft paper, and what signifies home and solidity more than bricks? Sweet! Luckily, I had some brick wall craft paper! Perfect! And I wanted to just write the number "2" it to look almost like graffiti.  First I tried cutting it out of paper to glue on it.  But it didn't come out right so I scrapped it. 

So I sketched out a couple of tries.

They were rough sketches... trust me.  But the last one had something, so I worked on it. shaping it the way I wanted, then cut it out with an Exacto knife.

Then instead of gluing the cut out onto the card, I used this as a stencil and traced it onto the card lightly with pencil.  Then traced it over with my beloved Silver Sharpie.

I took my white out pen and and highlighted a couple of corners just for some added definition. 

And then I wrote a sweet note on the inside that I'll keep between the two of us. 

So there you have it, Nesters! Another year, another card another mini-how-to!  In case you were wondering, {lets be real, you probably weren't...}  Matt has a mystery date planned for us today.  I just know I have to be at his condo at 1:15 SHARP! Right after class.  And I have no clue what we're doing but I already know I am one lucky gal.

Happy Saturday!


  1. Have fun today! Be sure to tell us (if you can) what your mystery date had in store for you today :)

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  3. love your the font style! Congrats on 2 years : D

  4. Thanks so much for the well wishes ladies! You will totally die when you hear what we did yesterday... wait to hear more tomorrow!!!

  5. Congratulations on your two years together. That's so sweet! I hope you had a wonderful time today.

    And thanks for stopping by my blog. I hoped you liked it. I definitely think you should hit your grandparents up for a swung vase! :)

  6. Congratulations on your two years. That's so sweet. I hope you did something great today.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you enjoyed it and will keep coming back. And I definitely think you should hit your grandparents up for a swung vase!


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