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{Sponsored Post} Go Where Love Grows

There are so many reasons why I love this piece created by Satchel & Sage for Uncommon Goods, one of my favorite places to get wall art! They have such an eclectic mix of art using all different mediums...like this one that is screenprinted wood:


Seriously cute, right?! I love the positive message of surrounding yourself with love, and if there is one place I want love to flourish is our home.

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Ever since I hung it up I can't stop looking at it as I pass it by. It not only reminds me of all the fun I had screen printing on wood way back when, but it is just so me! I love the natural look of the wood and the clean design of the art...it really just makes our house feel even more a part of our home. See more items for your home HERE.

Now Uncommon Good carries a whole lot more then just art. It's also a great place to shop for those hard to shop for people. You know, the ones how have everything, or are just plain picky. If I didn't love the scent of this candle so much I'd give it to one of my fellow book lovers with a gift card for a new book! 

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Speaking of gift giving, stay tuned because I am going to be whipping up some handmade gifts this Christmas! Let's be friends on social media so you can get a sneak peek at what I'm up to before I even blog about it! 


Uncommon Goods was nice enough to send me some products to spice up my home this fall, so thank you to them for that. But, truth be told, I've loved Uncommon Goods for home decor and gift giving long before they showed my home or online home any love. They endeavor to feature unique designs and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people. They run all of their operations out of the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal, including their warehouse where the lowest-paid seasonal worker starts at 50% above the minimum wage. They make it their mission to support and provide a platform for artists and designers; in fact, half of what they sell is made by hand. Most of the products they carry are created right here in the USA, and about one-third of their entire collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials. At the core of our company is a great respect for the integrity of the creative individual and the belief that it is their responsibility to use our business to impact the world in a positive way.  -It's no wonder I love them.  :)


Disclosure: Erin  has received  products from Uncommon Goods to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.


CHA Summer 2010 (Plus a peek at new Yudu stuff!)

CHA Summer 2010 copy  The CHA trade show was a blast...it's always great to see the new product and to meet up with friends!  

{Thanks Elena for the photo!}

I was mostly working in the ProvoCraft booth so I didn't see every little thing there was to see at other booths, but I did take my photo with Woody and Buzz! 

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While in the ProvoCraft booth I demo'd the new Cricut Imagine...let me tell you, I think it's a game changer!  It really is amazing!  To best describe it is to say it's part Cricut, part HP printer.  Here's what the color printer ink looks like:

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ProvoCraft is also coming out with new Yudu stuff!  There's a new screen coming out that will allow you to use Yudu glue to screen print with glue and then apply glitter or sheets of foil or sheets of flock to it so that when it's ironed the glitter, foil, or flock will stick just to the glue and you'll end up with a fabulous design.  Here's some of the samples from the booth and a video of Kim showing how it works.   {Click on the photos to see them larger.}

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Sponsor: ProvoCraft


Yudu Screen Printed Baby Onesie

Ok, everyone that's been emailing me about showing some multi-color examples of Yudu screen printed things...here's one!

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I used my Cricut to make the design and my new i-rock to bling it up. You can download the free instructions on how I made it HERE.

Have you entered?

Also, don't forget to stop by & comment here for your chance to win one of two i-rock + lottsa bling giveaways!

Sponsors: ProvoCraft, Imaginisce



National Scrapbook Weekend @ Remember When

RW-Logo-Final-2 So this weekend is the big Remember When scrapbooking extravaganza.  Saturday I did a Yudu screen printing make and take where I taught everyone how to screen print tote bags...the ladies really loved them and were excited to make them themselves (something that was WAY outside the box for some of them). Everyone did such a great job!!  Of course I was so busy I didn't have a chance to take any photos, so I'm going to have to ask around to see if anyone did.  

There are so many awesome giveaways that the store is doing thanks to the generous donations of manufactures.  One of the things that everyone gets is a bunch of kits with sample layouts, sample cards and instructions that the design team created.  {Which, for the record was created with only what was in the kit and the basic scrapbooker's tool kit!  -Can you say "mucho Glossy/Crackle Accents and Sakura Stardust pen"???} Here's the samples I made with the kits I had to design with:

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Some close-ups:

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And a card to go with it:

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And then a layout for another kit:

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A close-up:

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  And a card to go with it:

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Don't forget that the National Scrapbooking Month celebrations continue at the Tattered Angles Educator's blog...check out what Nathalie Kalbach did!!


 Sponsor: Remember When, ProvoCraft, Tattered Angles


Yudu Screen Printed Girlfriend Bags

I had so much fun at the Reflections Event this past weekend.  It was great to make the time to hang out with my girlfriends for an extended weekend.  I'll be posting photos later in the week from our wonderful weekend, but for now I'll share with you a cute little bag I made for each of my friends.

Erin Bassett - Yudu - Cosmetic Bag I used my Yudu to add my friends names to the bags and then created a flower using my Cricut Expression and Cuttlebug and sprayed it with Glimmer Mist and Chalkboard Mist.  

You can download free instructions on how to make this on the Mixology Crafts blog.

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Also, make sure you click on over to the Tattered Angles Educators blog today as we continue for National Scrapbook Month...today Joscie Cutchens will be sharing some awesomeness!

Sponsors: ProvoCraft, Tattered Angles

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Get Your CRAFT on!


It's like Christmas all over again!

I've been really busy getting ready for the Craft and Hobby Trade Show that will take place next week in Anaheim, CA...and while I can't show you all the things I've been working on right now, I can tell you that I'm super excited about all the new craft products that are going to be released there!!  I'll be doing make 'n takes and product demonstrations for Tattered Angles (woo-hoo, I'm now part of their education team!!), ProvoCraft, Unibind, and others...so follow me on Twitter if you're interested in what I'm up to at CHA.

Speaking of crafts and new products...I think I might *need* this flower maker I saw on When Creativity Knocks. (Shhhh, don't tell my husband - I'm sure he thinks that I do not need it!!)  My brain is swimming with all the possible types of flowers I could make!

(photo from Clover


Web Finds

Hopping around from site to site I've found these terrific things...

Madebyjulene Paper Cuts - Fabulous works of art....I want them all!!  I don't know how she cuts all of these by hand...amazing! 



Ambrosia Girl - Happy Tickets (She's giving away a download for you to print them yourself!)


On poppytalkThe Autumn Colour Flickr pool...LOVE!

When Creativity Knocks shows how to make a flower finger pin cushion...handy for those of us that sew.


Up Up, The Blog has some great origami flowers up.  I think I need to make some of those!


What Katy Did - awesome bag she made with her Yudu... gorgeous!

 Lotus Lilly Print


Circle Journal Scrapbook Page Swap


Some friends of mine (from the Paperclipping community Crop Circle) and I did a circle journal swap where we each created a page on "music" for each other & then exchanged them so we'd have a scrapbook created by the group.  Here's all of my hybrid-scrapbook pages before I mailed them off.

I recycled the piece of plastic that is taken off of the Yudu emulsion when creating a screen for screen printing and used it with my Silhouette digital cutter to creat an iPod.  I glittered it up & used a plastic cord for the iPod wire.

(click on photos to enlarge)

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I put my journaling (about my favorite artists) on the back side of the insert that goes inside the iPod.

I can't wait to get all the other ladies pages in the mail...it is like happy mail every day! 

Supplies: Digital paper - Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals; Embossing - Provo Craft Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Digital Designs - Quickutz (music_player_icon, music_notes_1828); Transparency - Provo Craft Yudu Emulsion; Ink; Cord; Ribbon


Mixed Media Challenge: Stars

EPB-MMedia_Star1 I haven't done any challenges in a really long time so when I found a challenge this weekend on the Mixed Media Monday blog I decided I would participate.  The challenge this week is "stars."  I also found a challenge on the Melange blog about quotes, so this fits in there as well.  Bonus!

I used a piece of chipboard that I cut out in a star shape as the foundation of my piece and while I was looking through my stash for a sheet of chipboard I came across the Maya Road wings,  the Magistical Memories girl, and a Advantus Grungeboard heart and decided to incorporate them into it too. I used Tim's Stamper's Anonymous Stamps to create some texture in the gesso and then layered acrylic paint on it.  I love the way the background turned out!  After all that dried & I put a couple of coats of Golden gel top coat (semi-gloss) on it I used my Provo Craft Yudu to screen print the quote "Stay the course, light a star, change the world, where'er you are. " on it with Gold Yudu ink.

I wasn't sure how well the screen printing would turn out since my piece was pretty textured, but it really turned out well.  (Click the photos to enlarge them.)


Now, I'm not really loving the girl yet and I think I'll give her new hair when I get a chance.  I might also give her a charm or something to hold.  I made her by  "wallpapering" her with paper from an old dictionary and then painted her with acrylic paints.  For her hair I used some Golden soft gel on a piece of string to mold it into place & then inked it up after it was dry.  (I'll probably try to reverse that process & see if I get results that I like.)  If I get back around to fixing her up I'll be sure to post her "makeover" here on my blog.

The heart was simple...just put some of Golden's Micaceous Iron Oxide fluid acrylic paint on it.  I love that paint, the sparkles are awesome and my photo doesn't do it justice.


Sun and Scissors

Have you heard about the Sun & Scissor Retreat?  It's in Hawaii of all places & is happening in October this year and I want to go!  Scrapbooking in Paradise sounds like just the thing for me!!  They are holding a contest for a guest teacher, so of course I entered.  

Erin_Bassett-Project_Photo1My project is a mixed-media canvas panel that combines painting, screen printing (with the Yudu screen printing machine) & favorite photos to make a piece of home decor.  I think it would be so neat to inspire and teach people how to create beautiful works of art that will keep their favorite memories alive long after their vacation is over. 

Oh, and all those flowers...they're handmade!  Super fun to do too!!  Here's some close-ups of my project (click on them to see them bigger):

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