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November 2011

Wow, time is a tick'n!

Yay it's the weekend!  -Although for me time seems to be flying by so quickly I wouldn't mind a few more weekdays to get stuff done before the holidays start up.  I can't believe Christmas is only 37 days away!  Yikes!!  Well, in preparation I got my hair done.  Yeah, I have priorities. ;)

Erin bassett new hair

Also, I've been catching up on TV while I've been relearning how to crochet again thanks to CraftyMinx great (& free) crochet school. I fell behind with TV when I was traveling in the fall and so I have a lot to watch.  The DVR was almost at it's max capacity!

Erin Bassett - Crochet Circle

E2e5bd953a_PCASpeaking of's voting time for the People's Choice Awards 2012!  My hair stylist & I were talking about our favorite TV shows today and we both agreed that there are some great new shows this year!

I'm totally loving how funny 2 Broke Girls is!  The lines have my husband and I laughing so hard we have to pause it.  It defiantly has my vote for Favorite New TV Comedy!

Now our other favorite comedy, The Big Bang Theory, is up for Favorite Network TV Comedy.  -Now if you ask my husband about that show he will brag how he knew it was going to be soooo funny & made me watch it's pilot when it first aired even though I didn't think I'd like it...and as much as I hate to admit it, he was totally right.  We've watched every episode!  It's up against some tough competition to win, but I really think it's one of the funniest shows out there right now.

So what TV shows are your favorite right now?  Did you vote for them?



Sponsor: WBWord

Disclaimer: I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote WBTV shows nominated in the People's Choice Awards.


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A Handmade Owl Card...Thanks To A Friend!

I love getting together with friends and working on crafty stuff.  It's nice to be able to bounce ideas off of one another and share new techniques and stuff with each other...and sometime just plain 'ol scraplift, scrapjack, or whatever you want to call it (aka: snag ideas)!  After all, what are good friends for?! 

Stephanie Mehlem - Basic Grey Card


Such was the case when I saw my friend Stephanie working on this card.  I knew I needed to make a card for an assignment with Imaginisce using Glue Arts products and asked her if she minded me scraplifting it.  And like the good friend she is, she said "go for it!"



And here's the owl card I made.  It's very similar, but a bit different as often is the case when one snags ideas from a friend!

Erin Bassett - Imaginisce - Owl

I like to give cards a little bit of dimension...but not too much that they can't be mailed, so I used some of the Glue Arts 3D Combo Pac foam adhesive to pop up the upper part of this cute owl.  It gives it just the right amount of dimension.

Erin Bassett - Imaginisce - Owl - CloseUp1

Erin Bassett - Imaginisce - Owl - CloseUp


Thanks Steph for letting me scraplift your cute card!

Cameo yellow flower


Oh, and more exciting news...I got to use my new Silhouette Cameo to make this card!!  -And I do have to say that I'm in love.  Let me know if you have any specific Silhouette Cameo, the Original Silhouette, or Cricut Expression questions and I'll answer them in a future post.


Sponsors: Imaginisce, Glue Arts


Doodled Shoes

Erin Bassett - TOMS shoes - Rituals Salon 3This past weekend a few of my crafty girlfriends and I went to a TOMS shoes event hosted by Avada's Rituals Colour Salon (where I get my hair done in case you're wondering).  We pre-ordered our shoes and then got to watch artist doodle and paint on was great!  Not to mention all the extra pampering that the salon gave us...neck & shoulder  Ahhhhh, it was nice.  :)


So here's a few photos from the event.  Also, check out Stephanie Darlings site out...she was one of the artist there.


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Erin Bassett - TOMS shoes - Rituals Salon 6
Erin Bassett - TOMS shoes - Rituals Salon 6
Erin Bassett - TOMS shoes - Rituals Salon 6
Erin Bassett - TOMS shoes - Rituals Salon 6
Erin Bassett - TOMS shoes - Rituals Salon 6

These are the shoes Kelsey (who works for Ignition...a botique clothing store here in town that carries TOMS) did for me.  She put the fruits of the spirit and some beautiful flowers and swirls on them.  I love it.
Erin Bassett - TOMS shoes - Rituals Salon 6Erin Bassett - TOMS shoes - Rituals Salon 6


My cute laptop!

You guys know I go to a lot of events, and most of the time I have my laptop with me...and every time it gets noticed.  Why, you may ask? -It's cute!

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GelaSkins was nice enough to send me both a laptop skin and an ipod skin of my choice...and I love them. I picked the "my pop" design, but they also let you upload your own graphics or photos to use! I'd love to make one with digi-scrapbooking graphics and some photos, I think it would be really cool to make as a gift for someone!

They were really easy to apply to both my laptop and my ipod and I've had them on for months now & they aren't showing any wear and tear.

Right now GelaSkins is having a buy 3 get 1 free deal, check it out by clicking HERE or on the gaphic below:


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Thanks Lori for sending me the photo of me teaching my online class while we were in UT. 

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