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Introducing Siblings

Everyone was really excited to see how my niece would react to her new baby brother coming home from the hospital and being able to see her Mom again since she was gone for 4 days having the c-section & recovering. 

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She was super happy to see Mom...she got a huge surprise look on her face when she saw her...which of course made Mom start to cry and I was doing everything in my power to suck it up and not start bawling watching them.

She was also really curious about what her Dad was carrying in that car seat and was so gentle and timid with touching her new brother.  It was cute to watch!

She did have a bit of a melt down after awhile though...it was past her nap time and she was a bit confused about why Mom couldn't pick her up and what was going on with the baby.  Thankfully she got her nap and they are all now working at trying to help her deal with not being the sole center of attention....overall I'd say it's going pretty well!  (You should hear the horror stories my parents tell of when my brother came home...I was not a happy camper to say the least!)


BLOG Erin Bassett - SS - Temp 3 Sept - Studio Calico

Again for this layout I used one of the Simple Scrapper September sketches.  Love those! It makes it so easy to get started.  I also the Studio Calico kit "Boardwalk" for 99% of the layout. I think the only thing that didn't come in the kit was the tiny staples and tissue tape LOL.


BLOG Erin Bassett - SS - Temp 3 Sept - Studio Calico

 

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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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Two Scrapbook Pages: Chickadee & The LA Zoo

Normally I don't add multiple layouts to one blog post...but since I've been meaning to post these for awhile now, I'm going to!  I used the Simple Scrapper July sketches for both of them.

I love this photo of my niece!  Super cute! 

BLOG - Erin Bassett - American Crafts - Simple Scrapper Sketch

I used a lot of American Crafts and Studio Calico stuff on this layout.  I love the fresh & fun feel it has!  I added a bit of paint and doodling to the edges of the photo too.
BLOG - Erin Bassett - American Crafts - Simple Scrapper SketchHere's some close-ups...
BLOG - Erin Bassett - American Crafts - Simple Scrapper Sketch
BLOG - Erin Bassett - American Crafts - Simple Scrapper Sketch

And more of the Imaginisce i-rock heart studs!!  I told you, I use them on everything!!  I put them inside a border ("quatrefoil borders") I cut out with my Silhouette.
BLOG - Erin Bassett - American Crafts - Simple Scrapper Sketch

 

Ok, and here's the other layout I did.  We took my other niece to the LA Zoo and here's just some of the pics from there.  -Such a fun day!
Erin Bassett - BoBunny - Zoology - LO - LA ZooI think just about everything on this layout is from the BoBunny Zoology line...well, except the twine and mini paperclip.

Erin Bassett - BoBunny - Zoology - Simple Scrapper Sketch - LA Zoo
Erin Bassett - BoBunny - Zoology - Simple Scrapper Sketch - LA Zoo
Erin Bassett - BoBunny - Zoology - Simple Scrapper Sketch - LA Zoo
Erin Bassett - BoBunny - Zoology - Simple Scrapper Sketch - LA Zoo
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Handmade Card: I'm Always Here For You

I-rock banner It's time for the new Imaginisce i-rock release party...check out the Imaginisce blog for some great projects made with the new bling:

New i-rock hot rocks

I am deeply in love with those hearts...I use them on everything!! {See I used them here, and here, and here for my True Scrap class...and on some other stuff I haven't shown you too.)

 

I used the tear-drop ones on this card as rain-drops...

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other supplies: card - Silhouette "basic label card tall", ink - Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalking Ink , cloud stamps - Studio Calico, sentiment stamp - Hero Arts, Light Blue embossed paper - Bazzill, all the yellow papers are from Imaginisce's "Little Cutie" line, yellow paint - Kaiser Craft.

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Scrapbook page: Bailey Dog

Do you remember that little puppy Bailey, my brother-in-law's dog?  Well she's all grown up now and the other day I snapped a photo of her and decided to scrapbook it.  I'm eventually going to create a "Dogs We Love" album with the layouts I've made of family and friends dogs.

BLOG Erin Bassett - Studio Calico Kit - BaileyAll the ingredients for this page with the exception of the Thickers that spell out her name are from a Studio Calico kit.  I accordion folded a the top strip of paper and then machine sewed it to my page.

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Ribbon flower tip I created the ribbon flower by cutting two pieces of ribbon...on the first I did a gathering stitch along the bottom of the ribbon and then pulled it tight so that it formed a flower and then tied it off.  On the other ribbon I folded it almost in half and then did a gathering stitch along the fold, pulled it tight so it formed a flower and then tied it off.  I used Fabric Tac to glue the two flowers together and then topped off the center with a button & some bling.

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The sketch for this layout is one of the ones for March from Simple Scrapper.  

 

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