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May 2011

Matchbook Notes & a Giveaway!

Happy Monday!  And Happy Memorial Day to my USA friends!  I'm so thankful for those who have sacraficed for our country!!

Remember how I said I have a fun project to share with you...well here it is!  I put a tutorial up for how to make it on the Imaginisce blog today, so stop over there to see how it's done.

BLOG Erin Bassett - Imaginisce - Matchbook Notes

I used Silhouette Studio to create the title "notes" and you can download the cut file here


Imaginisce Now, I have a giveaway!  Imaginisce has been generous to send me an awesome prize package to share with one of you!  It's chocked full of a variety of products and you're going to totally love it!  AND I'm going to add to it because I have some Tattered Angles and ProvoCraft goodies that I've been waiting to giveaway too!!

To enter, comment below with your favorite color and I'll draw a name on Friday 6/3.  Please remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win...I want you to get your goodies!!  Sorry international readers, this one is only good for USA.

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Sponsor: Imaginisce, ProvoCraft, Tattered Angles



Handmade Card: Life Is An Adventure

Can you even tell this came from a scrapbook line that's geared for camping?  Just wait until you see another project I did with it!  I can't wait to show it with you.

I used one of my favorite stamp sets...the Studio AE May 2011 "Real Life" and Imaginisce's "Happy Camper" papers and bike die-cut.  I had fun using my Silhouette to make the paper bow (shape: 3d ribbon bow) and the triangle boarder (shape: diamond circle border set).

BLOG Erin Basset - Imaginisce Bike Card

Here's a close up of how cute that bow is.  ;)

BLOG Erin Basset - Imaginisce Bike Card
BLOG Erin Basset - Imaginisce Bike Card


S'more Cookie Bars

Last week we tried a new cookie bar recipe and it was pretty darn good!  It definitely hit my sweet tooth!  I took some pics as I made them and then scrapbooked them with Imaginisce's new "Happy Camper" line that's being released this week.  I also have the recipe down below for you to download.

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Erin Bassett - Imaginisce - Smores


Those marshmallow on a stick die cuts are so cute!  I cut a little slit in them so I could wrap my twine around them and tie it in a bow.
Erin Bassett - Imaginisce - Smores

I used a 3" x 6" shipping tag to print out the recipe on and then distressed the edges with my d-stress tool.  Lastly, I added some faux stitching and a heart doodle.  It can then slip in & out of the pocket on the page.
Erin Bassett - Imaginisce - Smores
Erin Bassett - Imaginisce - Smores



- If you want to print it out on a 3" x 6" shipping tag download this one.

- If you just want the recipe download this one.


Sponsor: Imaginisce


What I'm Reading...

After having the pleasure to spend part of my weekend being surrounded by sick people trying to share their germs with me at Urgent Care, I spent the rest of it not being very productive and trying to start recovering from a UTI.  Fun.  But it did give me a chance to catch up on some reading.  


I love reading, but don't always have the time to squeeze it into my life....although now with the Kindle, it's easier to have it with me when I'm stuck waiting somewhere (like a germy waiting room).  I love reading books and magazines and here's some of what I'm reading right now...


  • Craft Hope (version: paperback) I seriously love everything about this book (and the website)!  The author, Jade Sims truly has the "it takes a village" philosophy in life.  She organizes all types of crafters into creating projects that help charities and they people they serve.  The book contains 32 different project craft instructions/templates, and information on the charity that it helps, so it's well worth getting...also $1 of each book sold will be donated to Global Impact.  This book totally inspired me to help by participating in their current project: handmade bracelets for Orphan Outreach. <--- a great project to do with kids!


  • The Right Brain Business Plan (versions: paperback, Kindle) For most of us that have creative jobs the business end of our jobs is not what gets us up in the morning.  (I for one hate it!)  The author, Jennifer Lee shows how to tap into your creative side in order to organize the business side of work.  She shares a bunch of different exercises to do to help you achieve your goals.


  • Digital Magazines - Ok, I totally love digi mags, and not just because I care about the waste traditional mags have, but because they are so darn convenient!!  Not only are they transportable on digital devices, but you don't have the bulk of storing them.  Love that!!

Some current digi mags I love are: Mollie Makes (versions: paperback, digital), craft magazines from the Northridge Publishing family (versions: paperback, digital)...and some FREE mags:  House of Fifty, Styled,and EST Magazine.  And I'm really excited to see that Etzcetera will be out shortly!

Do you have any favorite reads??  Leave me a comment below  letting me know what you're current favs are.


Sponsors: Sterling Publishing, New World Library 



Handmade Card: I love to see you...

The Remember When design team recently was challenged with using one of the Prima Journaling cards on a project for the store.  Here's what I did with mine:

Erin Bassett - Prima - MME CardI created a card out of some American Crafts cardstock, and added a piece of Crate Paper's "Bouquet" paper to it.  I then cut my journaling tag so that I was just using 75% of it on my card.  I added the ribbon, sentiment, pins, and the resin flower to it to top it off.


Sponsor: Remember When Scrapbooking