Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Funny Valentine and a bit more...

Hey it's Gabrielle Watson today, and this weekend I stayed with my scrappy girlfriends at the new Elm Street Crafter's Retreat in Denton, TX. It was their grand opening weekend, and we were the first group to christen the joint!! We had a lot of fun, and well I completed several layouts, cards and one altered item!!

I created this cute heart frame as a Valentine's Day gift for my husband. One day we were just taking silly pictures in our hallway, and this is definitely one of my favorites. They are just both so lovable, Harper and her daddy. I got the wooden heart frame from Michael's for just $1, and I used the papers from our Sugar Kit, so stinkin' cute!

Patterned Paper - Pink Paislee
Embellishment - Jenni Bowlin
Paint - Apple Barrel

For my second project today I did a layout about my sweet "Queen of Hearts" Harper. She is just the sweetest girl, and in these photos she was playing dress up with her tutu and baby dolls. Our dog Josie was chasing her around the house trying to eat her tutu practically. It was just a really fun day. For this layout I used the Echo Park Little Girl collection pack. I also added a couple American Crafts City Park embellishments. They really matched this paper line really well.

Patterned Paper - Echo Park
Stickers - Sassafras Lass, the Paper Studio, Echo Park, Me & My Big Ideas
Ribbon - American Crafts

For this final show and tell, I did several layouts featuring the Festive Kit, but here is one for now. To see the rest of them just check out my blog From Watson With Love, and I will post all of them later today! This Basic Grey kit was absolutely one of my favorites that CTM has carried. I mean Basic Grey always has cute papers, but this line was just the best. I loved all the dark tones, the snowmen, the teal, everything about it. For this layout I cut a doily from the Lacy Labels Cricut cartridge, and I used several BG embellishments with BG buttons and papers. This paper really helped to capture the process of putting up our curved Grinch Christmas tree. We've had this tree since Gavin's and my first year of marriage. This was our first expensive purchase with each other, and we love having this unique tree to celebrate Harper's first two Christmases. This year Harper even got to help out with our "Trimming up the Tree" process. We always start at the beginning of November because we absolutely love enjoying our tree for a full two month. My family is eclectic; I know.

Cardstock - Kraft
Patterned Paper - Basic Grey
Die Cut - Cricut
Embellishments - Basic Grey

Well I hope that the projects I shared today inspire you to get your Christmas pictures scrapped and give you cute, inexpensive ideas for Valentine's Day! Enjoy the rest of this wintery week, and I hope that all of you stay safe and warm!


  1. I so, so love the frame. You did such a good job and the vintage flowers just make it. It also doesn't hurt that you had such cute subjects in the frame.