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Erin Bassett - Hoop Exchange 1

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw my posts about Emmy's Hoop Exchange fundraiser (#itsjustemmyhoopexchange) to raise the funds to adopt again.  Well my hoop is finished & headed off to it's new home!  I really hope my hoop-mate likes it!!! *fingers crossed*

Erin Bassett - Hoop Exchange 1I did some embroidery and added some beads and sequins to it as well.  I'm really happy with how it turned out!

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Erin Bassett - Hoop Exchange 1
Erin Bassett - Hoop Exchange 1

If you're bummed you missed this swap then no fear, Emmy is doing another one! This time it's a Garland Exchange...check it out HERE and help them add to their family!

 

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Letterpressed Baby Boy Cards

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The guest post I wrote is up on the Lifestyle Crafts blog...go check it out HERE.  (And if you leave a comment there you'll put a smile on my face! Wink, Wink!) They sent me a great Echo Park Paper collection: "All About A Boy" to work with and here's what I created with my Letterpress...

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For all the cards I used leters from the Scholastic Printing Plates, and of course orange letterpress ink. I love how it pops!

This first card is my favorite, 
Baby - blog - Erin BassettSee how the bottom flips up to keep it closed? I popped up the button with some foam adhesive so the lip of the paper would catch on it.
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Here's another one...
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And then I decided to change up the words...
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Baby - blog - Erin Bassett

Save $$$ and use coupon code "ERIN" for 20% off when shopping at LifestyleCrafts.com

 


21 Secrets

 

Oh, and I'm so excited that 21 Secrets opened up this week! I love me some online mixed media workshops!!! It's not too late to join us either! Go HERE for more info.

 

 

 

 

 

*Sponsor: Lifestyle Crafts, Echo Park

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  (insert the sound of one of those crazy, loud party horns here)

Christmas 2012I hope you had a fantastic holiday time with your family and friends. We had a great time, busy, but not too busy to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas....Jesus' birth, our salvation, the love of our family and friends.

I've been crafting and baking away over the holidays, and since I'm a firm believer in taking time for my family, I've held off on blogging about every little detail here.  And frankly, I just needed a little break! If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instgram, etc you probably have a pretty good idea of a lot of the things I've been up to anyway LOL.

I've also been crocheting a lot at night when we're just relaxing, or watching a movie...like Elf (one of my faves!!!)  I hope to get photos edited of those projects sooner or later and I'll post all about them here on my blog...and to tide you over here's a photo of my niece wearing her new hat I made her.  :)  She's adorable!

Kaela - Crochet Baby Hat with Flower
Here's the pattern I went off of for it.  I'm loving how it turned out and that I had the perfect button in my stash to add to the flower's center!  

 And here's how the hat looks off her precious little head.  

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Crochet Baby Hat with Flower1

Lastly, before I go I wanted to share with you a few things I want you to know.

1. I'm so blessed to have you all in my life!  It's truly fun to chat with you online and I always love whenever we meet up in person!  (So if you see me out and about say hi!!)

2. Just a reminder that the True Scrap 4 classes are now available individually!  So treat yourself!!  Speaking of classes, I'll be teaching a workshop at CHA this year, and also at 21 Secrets of Art Journaling 2013 online this next year!  So excited!!

3. If you letterpress...Lifestyle Crafts is having a 50% off sale!!  Use coupon code "ERIN" for an additional 20% off your order of anything on their site (even non-letterpress stuff)!!

 

 

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Fun Kids Craft Projects

Here are the kid's art projects I did with my 2 yr old niece this year for Christmas gifts.   

 

This first one is a canvas we painted for her little brother. 

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I started off by using my Silhouette Cameo to cut out some vinyl text and then applied it to the canvas with transfer tape.

Erin Bassett - Kid's Art - Painted Canvas

Then I just let her have at it with a foam paint brush!

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And of course we cleaned up with some Wet Ones Wipes

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I let it dry, and then peeled off the vinyl letters.  There were a couple of spots where the paint got under the vinyl, but I just went over them with a white Zig Painty FX pen to fix them.

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We also used her hands and foot to create a reindeer print for other family members.

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Fun and easy kids crafts!

 

Sponsor: Zig/Kuretake, Wet Ones

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