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My Dog's Obsession: Angry Birds Dog Toys

Christmas came a bit early for our pets...thank you Hartz for sending us some Angry Birds dog and cat toys. To say my pets like them is an understatement! 

Erin Bassett - Hertz - Angry Bird Dog Toys2
From the moment we opened the package, our dog was nuts about them.  Especially the Angry Birds Plush Piglet.  And when the sound chip goes off and it makes that well know laughing pig sound she dances around with it and growls at it.  It's hilarious to watch.

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Erin Bassett - Hertz - Angry Bird Dog Toys1

Our cat loves the Angry Birds - Birds Gone Crazy Cat Toy too!  She's batting them all around the house!

Erin Bassett - Hertz - Angry Bird Cat Toys1


There are a lot of different Angry Birds pet toys to choose from, you can check them all out HERE, and purchase them on Amazon HERE.


Disclaimer: I received products from Hartz/Golin Harris



Welcome SITStahs!

SS_150x150_buttonToday is my SITS Day!!! 

If you're one of my regular blog readers you're probably scratching your head and wondering what I'm talking about...well, be of no fear, SITS Girls is a group of women bloggers (over 10,000!) that support each other.  It's really great and I've met a lot of other crafty bloggers through it!

If you're visiting from the SITS site...welcome!  Let me tell you a little bit about myself.

Erin Bassett - creativitE

I live in Southern California with my husband, a Golden Retriever, and a very fat cat.  I am a craft addict who loves to do something creative every day.  My current loves are mixed media/painting, scrapbooking, papercrafts, and sewing....and I'm starting to really get into embroidery too! {Basically, if it's artsy craftsy I do it!!}

I've been blogging for over 5 years about all my creative endeavors.  Since I work freelance for many craft manufactures I often post what I've created for them here, but I also love to share what I'm making that came from my heart and not an assignment!

Here's some popular blog posts:

Candy Wrapper Bracelet - Erin Bassett



If you still have Halloween candy around, you can make this!




Rolled Fabric Flower - Erin Bassett



These flowers are seriously quick & easy, you can make this!




Crinkly Edged Flowers - Erin Bassett



Some more easy-peasy (and slightly dangerous) flowers, you can make this!




Baby Burp Clothes - Erin Bassett copy


Need some DIY baby shower gifts? You can make this & other stuff!



Erin Bassett - Thankful Tags




If you're looking for a way to record what your family is thankful for this year, you can make this!







AsteriskAlso, if your into crafty things like scrapbooking, mixed media, photography, ect, check out True Scrap.  I partnered with 17 other teachers to give you a variety of classes and other goodies! 

I teach one of 17 classes, it is a mixed-media scrapbooking's a peek at the projects:

Mixed Media Scrapbooking 1 - Erin Bassett
Mixed Media Scrapbooking 1 - Erin Bassett
Mixed Media Scrapbooking 1 - Erin Bassett




Introducing Siblings

Everyone was really excited to see how my niece would react to her new baby brother coming home from the hospital and being able to see her Mom again since she was gone for 4 days having the c-section & recovering. 

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She was super happy to see Mom...she got a huge surprise look on her face when she saw her...which of course made Mom start to cry and I was doing everything in my power to suck it up and not start bawling watching them.

She was also really curious about what her Dad was carrying in that car seat and was so gentle and timid with touching her new brother.  It was cute to watch!

She did have a bit of a melt down after awhile was past her nap time and she was a bit confused about why Mom couldn't pick her up and what was going on with the baby.  Thankfully she got her nap and they are all now working at trying to help her deal with not being the sole center of attention....overall I'd say it's going pretty well!  (You should hear the horror stories my parents tell of when my brother came home...I was not a happy camper to say the least!)

BLOG Erin Bassett - SS - Temp 3 Sept - Studio Calico

Again for this layout I used one of the Simple Scrapper September sketches.  Love those! It makes it so easy to get started.  I also the Studio Calico kit "Boardwalk" for 99% of the layout. I think the only thing that didn't come in the kit was the tiny staples and tissue tape LOL.

BLOG Erin Bassett - SS - Temp 3 Sept - Studio Calico


Sponsor:  Simple Scrapper, Target


Back from stay-cation

E and V - Disneyland CA We had a great stay-cation here in Los brother & niece flew in and we all had a great time.  

I'm catching up on email & social media right now and hope to post some projects shortly.  (I flaked at writing them ahead of time and having them auto-post during this vacation.)

If I owe you an e-mail hold tight...I'll catch up soon!!  Hopefully!  ;)


Let's Party

FC-DMC I'm really excited that I get to host the next Faber-Castell’s Design Memory Craft Twitter Party along side Christy Nelson this Thursday, June 16, from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. EST!!!!   We’ll be chatting about techniques and the basics of the Design Memory Craft product line, and there will be chances to win products!  Woo-hoo!!!


 So, if you're unfamiliar with Twitter parties, here's the scoop:


  • Be sure to follow  @ErinBassett@ChristyNelson1 and @DesignMemCraft prior to the party.  (To follow us just click each of our links and then click on the "follow" button.)  Watch for questions from us to WIN awesome prizes including various design kits & products from the Design Memory Craft line!

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  • Then on the June 16th at 8:30pm EST (that's 5:30pm for us SoCal people) follow along with us on  TweetGrid or TweetDeck or search for #dmc101 on Twitter.


  • When you want to add your two cents to the discussion, just make sure you add #dmc101 to the end of your tweet so that we will be able to see your comment.  No one expects your tweets to be perfect; we're just glad you made it to the party! 


Leave me a comment below if you have any Twitter Party questions & I'll do my best to answer them.


sponsor: Faber-Castell


Good News!

Hard to believe it's already June!!  Seriously is time going faster or what?!  

Blog Erin Bassett - Peek1 -Warm Winter Wishes June for me means working on Fall and Holiday projects for manufactures and publications...which is kinda hard to do when every fiber of my being is begging for the warmer summer weather that SoCal has not had a lot of so far!




Erin Bassett - Cricut Silhouette Die-Cut Class - True Scrap

So, while I don't have a full project to share with you today I do have some great news!  My class at True Scrap is now available individually! You can also get the individual classes from the other instructors (Ali Edwards, Noell Hyman, Aby Garvey, Kelli Crowe, Lain Ehmann, Stephanie Ackerman, Tami Morrison, Tracey Clark, Nic Howard, Katrina Kennedy, Shimelle Laine, Jennifer McGuire) as well.

My class, "Die-cut Dress-Up," teaches you some awesome techniques to use on your die-cuts and shows you a bit of how the machine (Cricut Expression and Silhouette) work. You'll love it! Go here: individual True Scrap classes.



Reminder: Today is the last day to enter my giveaway of a big box of Imaginisce, ProvoCraft, and Tattered Angles prducts...go here to enter!