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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!



Letterpressed Baby Boy Cards

Hi there!

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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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.






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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 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!

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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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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)!!




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!


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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!)

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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.

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Christmas in July

Have you even begun to think about the holidays yet?  -With the way the days seem to whip by they will be here before we even know it.

Imaginisce just released their new holiday line this week, "Santa's Little Helper"...which I used to create this layout of my niece when she was just 15 days old.  

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BLOG Erin Basset - Imaginisce SLHI love how Imaginisce embosses the papers!  I added a bit of bling to them too.
BLOG Erin Basset - Imaginisce SLHStop by the Imaginisce blog every day this week to enter to win some of this fabulous line.  (Winners will be announced on Friday.)


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Easy Canvas Prints

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I'm the main photo-taker in our I'm always really happy when someone else does it and I can just reap the cute pics!!  My sister-in-law had photos taken of my niece recently by a friend and so I was really happy when Easy Canvas Prints offered to print one up for us!  It turned out perfect and my SIL & BIL love it.  :)

It was a super easy process too...I just choose what size canvas I wanted...uploaded the photo...choose a boarder option (you can have it wrapped as is, mirrored & wrapped, or have a color boarder around the edges...I just kept this photo the way it was, so her hand wrapped around the edge which isn't really a big deal to us.)...and then sized it so it fit on the canvas.  

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It came in a box wrapped in plastic to protect it and looked great!  I put just had to put it on an easel I bought eons ago.  :)  Easy gift!

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Mustache Baby Onesie

I love that in addition to the new shaped bling that Imaginisce came out with, they also have a bottle of all black bling & it has different sized studs in it.  I made this cute onesie with them: 

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To do it I just cut out the mustache shape with my Silhouette, taped the negative to my onesie, and then filled it in with bling.  Then I went ahead and heated up the bling (to activate the adhesive on the backside of it)  by placing a paper towel over it and then ironing it.  -I could have used my i-rock on it too...but I was in a rush.  -Once done I just removed the template.

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And then you have a fun mustache mask to play with.  ;)

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Baby Photo Jar...Perfect for Baby Showers and Parties!

Need some cute baby decorations....or even a fun gift?

How about making one of these: BLOG Erin Bassett - Imaginisce - Little Cutie Photo Jar 1Just stick a photo inside a jar (I used a 4"x6" black & white photo in a jar from Ikea) and then embellish it with cuteness.  I used embellishments from Imaginisce's new "Little Cuties" line.

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On a side note...isn't that photo adorable!!  It's my cousin-in-law's daughter.  And speaking of my cousin-in-law, check out her site...she has the cutest baby & kid wall decor.

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