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Art Journal: Flower Solace

The Zig design team was challenged to create something with the theme "spring bloom," and here's what I came up with...

Erin Bassett - Zig - Art Journal - Flower Solace1


All of the black ink doodles and words were done with Zig Millennium Pens and the background was done with acrylic paint, stamps, old book pages.  I cut out some flowers with my Silhouette Cameo (which is on comes with bonus stuff at Amazon right now! Check it out here!!), and adhered the flowers to the page, and then painted and doodled them up.
Erin Bassett - Zig - Art Journal - Flower Solace1
Erin Bassett - Zig - Art Journal - Flower Solace1
Erin Bassett - Zig - Art Journal - Flower Solace1

And then lastly I added this flower quote I really like by John Ruskin: "Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity."
Erin Bassett - Zig - Art Journal - Flower Solace1

Check out what the rest of the team did here!

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Scrapbooking the fun stuff!

BLOG Erin Bassett - SS December - Toms

Remember when my girlfriends and I went to the TOMS Shoes event where our shoes got artsy?  Well I saw the photos on my phone a couple of weeks ago and printed them out with my Selphy can do multiple photos on one 4" x 6" piece of photo paper, which I love!  It makes it really easy to just print and scrap without having to tweek the photos in Photoshop first.

So once I saw the Simple Scrapper sketch for this month I knew it would be a great photo to use for it.

I love our shoes.  :)


BLOG Erin Bassett - SS December - Toms1

BLOG Erin Bassett - SS December - Toms2Supplies: Patterned Paper - Jenni Bowlin Studio, Sassafras; Chipboard diecuts & journaling block - Pink Paislee; American Craft; Ink - Quick Quotes Powder Puff; Pen - Zig; Sketch - Simple Scrapper

I also did this layout using another Simple Scrapper sketch and photos I took during Thanksgiving when my niece was out here visiting.  She was dying to bake Christmas cookies together...which of course I was totally up for doing!  We hadn't baked cookies together since she was about 2 yrs. old!!  It was fun!

BLOG Erin Bassett - SS December - The Expert Cookie Maker copy

BLOG Erin Bassett - SS December - The Expert Cookie Maker1

Supplies: Patterned Paper - Echo Park; Sticker Letters - Echo Park, American Crafts, Doodlebug; Stickers - Echo Park; Silhouette Cameo diecut - "7 labels"; Ink - Quick Quotes Powder Puff; Pen - Zig, Uniball

I love taking a little bit of time to record great memories, and I'm sure that it will mean even more to me & my family years from now when we look back through our scrapbooks.


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I stuffed my heart with art!

Heart Art Journal Cover3 - Erin Bassett Pin It

I actually finished my most recently finished art journal's cover way back in October.  I tend to do the covers last, after I've finished all the pages.

This is one of Donna's fabric inspiration journals.  I just cut out a piece of canvas and sewed it to the cover using a contrasting thread, and then painted over it.  

I then created a collage of found papers and scrapbook papers.  Once it was dry I used my Cricut Expression to cut out the heart and some flowers which you'll see below.  {I did this before I had my Silhouette Cameo to play with!}

Heart Art Journal Cover1 - Erin Bassett

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I sewed my heart to the cover leaving a little gap that I could stuff batting through.  After it was stuffed I sewed it up completely, added the closure button back on (I had to take it off to put the heart on), and added the word "art" with fuzzy Thickers.  It makes me happy to look at it.

Heart Art Journal Cover5 - Erin Bassett

Heart Art Journal Cover2 - Erin Bassett


And what about those flowers you ask?  Well I put them on the last enclosure in this art journal, and added a bit of lace trim to them with staples.
Heart Art Journal Negataive - Extra Scraps - Erin Bassett

And not wanting to waste perfectly good collaged paper, so I added the negative to my new art journal.  Now it's set for me to do something with!

Heart Art Journal Negataive - Extra Scraps - Erin Bassett


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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.


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A Favorite Photo: 3 Generations

When my niece was out here visiting this summer we had a great time going over to see my Grandma (and her Great Grandma)!  

It's funny how the three of us are so similar. We are all creative and really enjoy "doing" and "making." I wish that we all lived close enough to be able to do that sort of thing together more...but hey, I'll take the time that we do have together.  ;)

Here's a scrapbook page I did with one of the many photos we took that day:

BLOG Erin Bassett - Studio Calico - Simple Scrapper - FavoritePhoto

I used one of the August Simple Scrapper sketch for it along with a Studio Calico kit and a couple of other doo-dads I had handy.  So often my layouts use whatever is out on my desk already...I guess I'm either too lazy to dig through stuff or I'm inspired by seeing it...or maybe both LOL.

BLOG Erin Bassett - Studio Calico - Simple Scrapper - FavoritePhoto

The "a favorite photo" is a Silhouette shape...I just ungrouped it and cut it out in different cardstocks (and inked the edges of the blue letters) and then adhered it to my page. 
BLOG Erin Bassett - Studio Calico - Simple Scrapper - FavoritePhoto
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