{weiner, wiener}

Teehee... well I have a winner for some lovely scrappiness today!!! I don't have any new projects as I still haven't taken pictures of some of the stuff that I've created lately. People, I know I'm getting lazy, but I am totally overwhelmed by school this semester (and it's only just begun, eep!) Oh well...

On to the good stuff!!!

According to Random.org... Marcie is the winner!!!!

Blogger" Marcie said...

Good luck Gabi!

January 19, 2011 3:42 PM"

Congratulations Marcie!!! You get your pick a homemade gift for your home or a custom scrapbook kit built by me!! Just email me what you would like to receive and your mailing address at tinyscrapper at yahoo dot com

{don't forget}

I am doing an RAK this week!!! Check out this blog post for the details!! Whee!!

I hope that everyone is having a lovely week. This is the first week of school, and well I was a bit overwhelmed by my load at first, so I made some changes, and now I am taking:

Anatomy & Physiology II
Child Development
Sociological Theory

I'm getting really excited about my retreat that starts a week from today over at Elm Street Crafter's Retreat in Denton, TX, and thankfully my pictures that I ordered from ScrapbookPictures.com finally came in, yay!! I just love ordering from them. They do great work and the prices are pretty fair! I will finally have the time to create some beautiful LOs that I'm creating based on challenges and sketches that I've gotten from all over the place including All About Me, Scrap That Baby!, and Scrap Chicks!

Yay, yay, yay!

{nominations and RAK this week}

Okay well I'm out of sorts today because I'm am uber sick. I've been sick since Thursday, and well it just kept getting worse from there.... fever, chillls, coughing, runny nose, runny eyes, runny ears, ear aches, headaches, body aches, stiff neck, stiff back, sinus pressure, stuffiness, congestion, sore throat and more!! I was and still am miserable, and the doctor was finally open on Monday, so I went, and I have a sinus infection and bronchitis. She prescribed some antibiotics, mucinex, aleve, alahist, rest and plenty of fluids since I haven't been eating or drinking much. I am just plain worn out over being sick, and I refuse to be sick anymore for the rest of the year!!! lol

Well so I am here pleading for your help!! It would be an absolute dream come true if I could make the Cosmo Cricket design team, and well they are taking nominations!!! I think this is only for a guest design team gig, but I would be plenty happy and grateful to be given the opportunity to show off my creative skills with their ingenius paper lines!!! I don't know if you have seen what they've come out with for this CHA, but it's AMAZING, and I demand to own every paper, every button, every alpha and every little bit of all of these lines!! They are to die for!!! Quite literally!!! So because I would love for everyone's help and participation in this...I will be hosting an RAK from my stash to yours this week!!! I will be creating a lovely kit for you including embellishments and paper, but in order to win, you must do two things for me, pretty please!!!!

Please leave a comment on this blog nominating me: Gabrielle Watson for the Cosmo Cricket design team :) this will also put you in the drawing to win some stuff over at Cosmo Cricket!! And please leave a comment on this blog letting me know that you nominated me, and I will have a drawing at the end of this week for the winner!!!

I know that you are going out of your way for me, so I am happy to host this RAK for one of my readers!!! Please nominate me at Cosmo Cricket, and leave a comment on this blog for your chance to win!!! Yay!!! And for my non-scrappy readers, if you win, and don't want a lovely scrappy kit.... I will make you something sweet for your home and send it your way!! Your choice: a custom kit from my stash or a button heart frame for your home!

Thanks my fellow readers and friends for helping me to succeed in my scrapbooking dreams!! Here are some LOs that I've made with past Cosmo Cricket lines:

{friday deal and jibber-jabber}

CTM Kits is having a HUGE sale for this Friday's Deal of the Weekend!! Basically everything in the Etsy store is on sale, and you can visit the Flickr account to buy individual items. All the details are listed on the CTM Kits blog, so check it out TODAY!!! I think there are a few things that I am going to get... like that Sugar kit, yum!

Tonight a girlfriend of mine is coming over, and we are going to scrap to our heart's content. She is new to scrapbooking, so I am going to let her borrow my supplies to make some lovely pages of her own, so that she can get a taste for the craft and well get an idea of what she likes and dislikes, so she can purchase some of her own products to SCRAP with :)

I am still feeling a bit under the weather. I took someone's advice yesterday and drank 4 tablespoons of Jack Daniels mixed with 4 tablespoons of honey, warmed. First I gargled and then I swallowed, and it wasn't the tastiest concoction, and it made me drunk (because I don't drink but 1-2 times a year), but it did soothe my sore throat. But the my throat felt... swollen, and like I could barely swallow. It was odd, but I slept well and that's all that matters there. I woke up with a sore throat again today, so I am just drinking water, and I might... just maybe drink some tea. Blegh! The thought of it makes me kind of want to vomit.

Well in other news. Harper seems to be feeling better, so she went back to school today. That girl. I sure do love her. She really is so sweet, and she impresses me with her intelligence and empathy. She is amazing, and I love her more than words can say! Last night she was crawling on me because she wanted to snuggle while we relaxed and watched a movie after our bath (yes we bathed together, I think it's ok for mommies and their babies to share a bath on occasion) and she smushed my right boob, and if you've been reading this blog for a while you'll know that I have a large painful lymph node in that one that hurts quite a bit, and only recently found out it was a lymph node and not a benign tumor like we all thought it was (my doctor included), praise Him. Anyhow she smushed my very tender breast, and I yelped. I didn't mean to scare Harper but she began hugging me and telling me how sorry she was. I felt awful, but she is so caring, and I told her that it was ok and only hurt for a minute, and that her hugs really helped. I just love her. Here is the most recent picture of her from last week. When Harper and daddy were joking around :)

With love,
Gabi Watson

{oh heaven's and a project}

So I've been MIA again lately, but for good reason. My sweet daughter has been so sick lately. Yucky cough, ear infections and just overall crankiness. I haven't had the time to get on the computer much with such a sick girl, and work has been brutal. Our heater went out at our house too, so we had that fixed. It's really been one awful thing after another.

This week I am gearing up for school that starts on Tuesday; another full load (yes I am crazy, I know), and I am purchasing textbooks so that they will be here in time for school. Luckily this weekend is a 3 day weekend with MLK day. I am tired, overwhelmed, and READY for the WEEKEND with a capital W!

I ordered some pictures to get ready for my scrapbook retreat at the end of the month. It will be the first retreat weekend hosted by Elm Street Crafter's Retreat, and I am excited to be a guinea pig with my girls from the Oh Crop! meet up group!

Today I would love to share with you something that I created as a holiday gift for my parents and my in-loves. I each made them one. I gave my parents the black frame, and I gave my in-loves the white frame.

Products: Pink Paislee pp, Sew Easy floss, Pink Paislee alpha, BG button, Jenni Bowlin button, Tim Holtz key, Making Memories metal decal, Prima flower, Maya Arts ribbon, AC lace

Thanks ya'll, and have a lovely Thursday!!

With Love,
Gabi Watson

{cold monday}

Cold Monday, that sounds like the name for a band, doesn't it? Well I am done putting together my year 2010 in review. I hope that you like it. I just made a collage of all of the pictures because I am going to make a LO for these pictures for the the Jan. 7th - Hen Party Friday, challenge Reflections over at Scrap Chicks!

I hope that everyone enjoyed their weekend!! I know that mine was snowy white and beautiful!! It really was great even though I stepped on my glasses and broke them. We had some significant events occur at the Watson household. You all know how much I love lists so here's my weekend:

Friday = In bed by 9; I was EXHAUSTED!
Saturday = Car inspection, IHOP for brunch, visited some shops on the square, napped at home, and set up Harper's toddler bed. She loved it and even slept through the whole night in it. She is my BIG girl now! Then I shopped at Walmart 10 PM at night, and THAT was a HUGE mistake. The lady checking me out was rude, so I was flustered and didn't give her my coupons that could've saved me $12, but at least she priced matched everything I needed her to. ARghh.. I was so mad I cried.
Sunday = Lazy morning, got ready for a movie, movie date fell through due to weather, Harper napped for 2 hours in her big girl bed, and then we ventured out to Target for a couple of things and ended up with SOME great STEALS! I got 2 mirrors for $20 when they were normally priced $40 for one. I know... queen of a good deal here! Also, HP Everyday photo paper was on sale for $8.24 for a 100 ct paper pack. Really awesome deal, cheapest amount I've ever paid for photo paper.

Okay. Well that was my weekend in a nutshell, no scrapping. I was just too pooped, but I vow to scrapbook this coming weekend since my friend is coming over!! I have some stuff I need to get scrapped and some challenge deadlines I would like to meet!

{deal of the weekend}

So Catch the Moments Kits is doing their first deal of the weekend, which will be posted every Friday on their blog!! Today their first steal applies to all sale kits and matching add-ons!! That includes: Festive, Jolly, Joyful, Spooky, Retro, and Wonderland. Please check out the CTM blog and the Etsy shop for more details and prices!

Sale Kits: $12.99
Matching Add-Ons: $4.99
TWO Sale Kits: $25.00
(just leave a comment when orderin
g about which 2 sale kits you want)

{framed button heart}

Today I would love to share with you, my friends and dear followers some beautiful gifts I made for my brother-in-law, sister-in-law and my grandparents for Christmas. Last year Monica Coffman and Shannon Bogan both created stunning framed hearts, and I felt so inspired by their creations, so I tried to make one of my own. Well I failed miserably at a couple attempts last year, so I figured that I would put it off till later. And I did...

My scrapping skills just were not up to snuff, and now that I've been scrapping for almost 2 years now... I felt like taking on this beautiful challenge!!! And well I made three of them for for my family members for the holidays.

Products: Cosmo Cricket pp, October Afternoon pp, Sew Easy floss, Bazill Swiss Dot cardstock, Kraft cardstock, White cardstock, corrugated cardboard, Basic Grey bloomer, Basic Grey buttons, American Crafts buttons, Martha Stewart baker's twine, Hemp twine

So here is my take on the button heart... I used a heart template that I found on google. Traced it lightly in pencil, and then I used my Sew Easy tool to create the holes for the floss. I erased the pencil lines, and I sewed for the first time on paper. I know, pretty good for my first time, eh? LOL, just kidding. Well then because I don't own any circular punches, I cut out 2 inch squares of Cosmo Cricket and October Afternoon, and put them through my Cricut cutting, two different sizes of circles. Then after inking the edges, I adhered them, added buttons, and well voila!!! I had 3 8x10 masterpieces. Instead of putting family names on the project. I put family inspired quotes...

"A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge."
"Other things may change us but we start and end with family."

I hope that this project inspires you as much as the originals did for me!! I would love to see your versions if you decide to make one for yourself, please email me your projects, and I will be happy to share them on my blog if you like! tinyscrapper at yahoo dot com

With love,
Gabi Watson

{something sweet}

Catch the Moments Kits just got a bunch of new goodies in shop!!! This stuff is wicked adorable, and although it is product that was released earlier this year, I believe that it will be great paired with some really cute stuff coming out this CHA; I can see me mixing the Sweetness papers with the Paper Crush line from Sassafras Lass! Well I hope that you dive into this delicious new product at Catch the Moments Kits, and also check out some of the other new things we have in store, like the Sugar Card Kit,Sugar Mini Album Kit, and the Old School Collection, enjoy ya'll!!! Mmm yummy!!

{beautiful dreamer}

My very good friends the Fields family finally welcome their sweet daughter into the world just last month. I was able to meet this precious angel for the first time a few weeks ago, and I took some yummy pictures for her proud Mama and Papa. Here is just a small dose of her cuteness, enjoy!

{sharing is caring}

I posted 2 layouts over at Catch the Moments Kits today! Please check it out and leave me some love!! I do appreciate it. Here are the layouts I share, cute stuff if you ask me :)


Well Happy New Years to all of my friends and followers out there!! I am back from my 2 week break from work, the internet, school, and well almost everything. I came back a couple times throughout my time off to let you know that I was still alive, and here I am today, still alive, but definitely more like the walking dead :)

Let's just say that coming back to work gave me more anxiety than I anticipated, and well I didn't sleep a wink last night. Not even 10 minutes worth. No dreams, just thoughts all night in the darkness next to my snoring husband, sleeping dog and listening to the whirring of my sleeping girl on the baby monitor.

Oh well. At least I'm alive, and I can be thankful for that today!!

Since this new year is still unwritten, I am going to share with you a few resolutions that I AM going to keep this year and maintain for hopefully the rest of my life :) We'll see how that goes.

I resolve to:
1. Give more of myself and my time to charity
2. Make time to scrap at least 1 LO a week, and keep my scrap room organized
3. Inject my style into my home
4. Help my hubby around the house more
5. Maintain a well-balanced check book, put more in savings and spend less on WANTS
6. Spend more time with my family
7. Do my homework the day I receive it; turn in papers early and study vigorously for upcoming exams (Pull all A's again this year)
8. Put ALL of my tax refund into savings
9. Be more fashion forward
10. Keep the weight off this year and tone my midsection
11. Nurture my current relationships and develop new ones with people I meet
12. Sleep at least 8 hours a night
13. Drink more water and less coke
14. Be more spiritual and communicate more with Him, less talking more listening
15. Post at least 1 project per week whether it be new or old, just something inspiring

Well friends, I hope that you will follow me again this year through the ups and the downs. Through all the projects that I create and share with you, my community of school mates, scrap mates and people I call friends... I am thankful for you this year and next, and I vow to bring more to the table this year than last!!!

Tomorrow I will be sharing a couple projects over at Catch the Moments Kits!! Make sure that you check them out. We have a new forum that is going to be great; please participate!! And all sales will be on a much easier system now through Etsy. Here are all the links:

Catch the Moments Kits - The Blog
Catch the Moments Kits - The Forum
Catch the Moments Kits - The Store

With Love,