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Good stuff

I have a lot of good stuff to share with you today...

Erin Bassett - Tattered Angles - Kosher Salt Technique - Card1 - blog

 <-----  First off, make sure you check out the Tattered Angles Educator's blog today & see the technique I'm sharing for making awesome background paper.  I've also posted a video here on the how to do it.


<----- Secondly, I'm the featured artist in the March/April issue of Scrap N' Art Magazine!  Pages 29 - 34 to be exact.  :)  It was really fun to be interviewed for it & to share some of my work with everyone.

Craft Critique Logo Color <----- And lastly, I can finally announce that I have a new hat to wear...I'm now a staff reporter for Craft Critique.  So you can look forward to more product reviews from me.  :)  

I also should have some more happy news to share with you soon!


Oh, and stop by When Creativity Knocks to see an interview with the first lady of crafting...Carol Duvall!  She's such a sweet lady!  I used to love to watch her on TV.


Hope you have a super happy day!!


Play Time!

Erin_Bassett MME Play Time
Here's my little niece!  I got the pleasure of being one of her first babysitters and of course I snapped up a bunch of photos of her to scrapbook.  :)

Supplies: Paper - My Mind's Eye; Chipboard - My Mind's Eye; Tags - My Mind's Eye; Rub-ons - Crate Paper; Buttons; String; Adhesive - GlueArts

Erin_Bassett MME Play Time CloseUp1 

Erin_Bassett MME Play Time CloseUp2 

Sponsor: Remember When Scrapbooking; GlueArts



Time for the Mad Hatter crop!

I'm headed over to Remember When for the Mad Hatter's going to be so fun!!

Here's a sneak peek of one of the Tattered Angles make 'n takes I'll be doing there thanks to the wonderful Amy Coon's inspiration.

{Edited to add some directions on how to make these}


  • Grunge paper
  • UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel)
  • Prima white paper flowers (I used large, two small)
  • Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist
  • Cuttlebug & embossing folders
  • Stazon Ink (Black)
  • Clear Embossing Ink
  • Prima bling for center
  • Tweezers (optional)
  • Heat gun
  • Ribbon
  • Crop-O-Dile or hole punch
  • Stapler or glue


  • Cut grunge paper so to 1 1/2" x 6 inches.
  • Place it diagonally inside a Cutttlebug embossing folder; run through Cuttlebug.
  • Spray with Glimmer Mist...don't blot! Heat set with heat gun.
  • Ink the embossing with StazOn ink.
  • Punch holes in the ends so when finished you can string a ribbon through it & tie it onto your wrist.
  • Take all your flowers and spray them with desired Glimmer Mist...heat gun dry.
  • Press largest flower into embossing ink pad so that it's totally covered in embossing ink.  Dip flower into UTEE so that it's totally covered.  Heat gun it to melt the UTEE.  Repeat 3 times for each flower.  (Note: after the last heating of the flower you can bend it into position before it cools & hardens...just be careful, it's HOT!!)
  • Once all the flowers are coated 3 times in UTEE & have cooled glue them together staple them to the center of the band you previously made.  (Staple it pokey side up so it doesn't scratch your arm.)
  • Cover staple with a bling.
  • Tie ribbon through holes & into a bow on your wrist. (A friend is super helpful for this step!!)

Sponsor: ProvoCraft, Tattered Angles


Some Imaginisce Scrapbook Layouts

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  Hope you have a very blessed day today! 

Here's a couple of scrapbook layouts I made for Imaginisce using the "Live Loud" collection of products.  

Erin_Bassett-Live-Legos-blogThis first page has some photos of my friend Michelle's son playing under the table while we were scrapbooking.  He was so cute playing down there!!

(click on photos to enlarge)

Erin_Bassett-Live-Legos-CloseUp1blog  Erin_Bassett-Live-Legos-CloseUp2blog
 Although you can't really see it well I used one of my favorite sparkly pens on the embellishments...I love the hint of sparkles!

Supplies: Cardstock - Worldwin, Bazzill; Patterned Paper - Imaginisce; Chipboard - Imaginisce, Rub-ons - Imaginisce; Stamp - Unity, Ink - Powder Puff; Clip - Making Memories; Thickers - American Crafts; Pens - Sakura; Copic; Electronic Cutter - ProvoCraft Cricut Expression; Stickles; Ribbon; Adhesive - GlueArts, Tombow

Here's another layout I did & I'm sure my brother wants to kill me for doing this one!  You can click on it if you want to see it larger and read the journaling.

Erin_Bassett-Live-DJ-CloseUp1-blog  Erin_Bassett-Live-DJ-CloseUp2blog  Erin_Bassett-Live-DJ-CloseUp3-blog 

Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzill; Patterned Paper - Imaginisce; Chipboard - Imaginisce, Rub-ons - Imaginisce; Sticker - Imaginisce, Ink - Powder Puff; Ribbon - Imaginisce; Staples - Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Font - Typewriter; Adhesive - GlueArts, Tombow

Sponsor: Imaginisce, ProvoCraft, GlueArts



Handmade St. Patrick's Day T-Shirt

Erin_Bassett Saint Patrick's Day child's shirt sewing model Here's a cute little T-shirt I made for my niece for St. Patrick's Day.  I used my Cricut Expression to cut out some hearts out of different patterns of fabric to make a shamrock (I hand cut a stem for it).  I also cut out a small little heart for the sleeve.

Erin_Bassett Saint Patrick's Day child's shirt sewing front

To cut fabric with the Cricut I first ironed some Heat N Bond Iron On Adhesive onto the "wrong" side of the fabric and then placed it on the mat.  I change my settings to medium speed and high pressure.  I then just cut as I normally would.  

Erin_Bassett Saint Patrick's Day child's shirt sewing sleve

Once the pieces were cut out I took them off of the mat, removed the protective backing, and then ironed them onto the shirt.  Next I added some decorative stitches to the shamrock and heart.


Go check out When Creativity Knock and see the cute bangle bracelets the ladies are making...I think I need to add this to my to-do-list!

Sponsor: ProvoCraft