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March 2011

Scrapbook Studio Update

Thank you all for asking about how my craft space is coming's getting there!  I shot a really quick video on it just for you.  Please excuse the "unfinished-ness," I'm still wanting to put in a small filing cabinet and change around some of my storage...but at least I can function for now!!



So there ya go!  Hopefully I'll be able to show you a more thourough video soon!!  


Sign up now for the online True Scrap event!

 I'll be teaching a die-cutting class that will help you jazz up your craft projects...more sneak peeks coming SOON!!


Mixed Media Canvas: Sing Praise

Erin Bassett - Bird Canvas - Mod Podge - Unity Stamp Co

I love a good mixed media project and I miss doing them!!  

For this 4" x 4" canvas I took some paper from by Kaiser Craft that I tore and used Mod Podge to adhere it to the canvas.  After it dried I painted it and then added the embellishments.  The stamps says "I will sing the Lord's praise, for He has been good to me" and is from Unity Stamps.

Erin Bassett - Bird Canvas - Mod Podge - Unity Stamp Co -CloseUp2

For those strips of music notes I just cut them out, scrunched them up, covered them with Mod Podge, attached them to the canvas with a bit more Mod Podge and then let them dry.  

That bird is from Maya Road.  I covered it with gesso and laid one of my Tattered Angles swirl masks in it to create it's texture.  After I removed the mask I let it dry and then painted it with some Glimmer Glaze.  The eye is tiny hot rock from Imaginisce and the flower button is from Create Paper.

Erin Bassett - Bird Canvas - Mod Podge - Unity Stamp Co -CloseUp1

To make the nest I just took two pieces of burlap and twisted them up to make a nest-ish shape and then glued it to the canvas.  The sprigs coming out of the nest are from Prima and the lace trim is from Maya Road.

If you'd like to take a look at it in real life, it's over at Remember When.



Sponsors: Mod Podge, Remember When, Imaginisce, Tattered Angles


Fun with Fabric & an i-Rock!

I Rock Fabric LogoDid you check out the "Fun with Fabric" sneak peeks on the Imagince blog today?  I'm totally loving what all the designers came up with!! 

Here's what I made:  BLOG Erin Bassett - i-Rock Hat

I just picked up an inexpensive hat from Target and dressed it up a bit.  

I created the flower and put a pin on the back of it.  {Want to know how to make flowers like this???  -Here's my video tutorial.}

Next I put a tennis ball under the hat's bill and a i-Rock heat proof template on top of it...filled in the holes with bling and then used my i-Rock to set them in place.  Of course I had to hold the ball steady with one hand, but it wasn't that hard to do and use my other hand to do everything else.

I moved the ball and template around to finish up the blingy swirls and also added some bling to the center of my flower.

BLOG Erin Bassett - i-Rock Hat - closeup
Following along with today's blog hop and leaving comments at the blogs below to win an i-Rock bundle of goodness from Imaginisce.  Winner will be announced on the Imaginise blog on Friday.

Erin (you are here)


sponsor: Imaginisce


I'm addicted to the letter E!

I don't know what it is as I've grown older (especially considering I didn't like my name when I was a kid), but I have gotten more & more attached to the letter E!

When I was in Utah last year I saw this "E" at Star Mill and totally wanted it, but ended up leaving it behind.  Boo hoo.

{click on photos to enlarge}

BLOG Erin Bassett - Kaiser Craft - E
I was inspired to create this layout by one I saw in the February issue of Scrapbook Trends by Rita Oliverio.

I used my Distrezz-It-All to distress the edges of my photo.  I then used my Cricut to cut out that row of hearts on my background paper and then I adhered the music note paper behind them to give it a reversed applique effect.  I also used it to cut out those squiggles at the bottom of the page. (Cartridges used: "Create a Critter " and "Cake Basics")

BLOG Erin Bassett - Kaiser Craft - E - CloseUp1

I also used some Glimmer Mist on the Maya Road trims.  Gee, I love those trims!!!  {This is the back side of this piece of trim...the front side is all lacy!}
BLOG Erin Bassett - Kaiser Craft - E - CloseUp1


Create Magazine Speaking of Magazines....I have a couple of projects that are out in mags right now!  Check out Scrapbook Trend's Create:Quick & Easy Scrapbooks & More for the card that's pictured on the left.  And Cricut Magazine for a layout with my two nieces. :)

Sponsors: Remember When, Zutter, Tattered Angles