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Friday, January 27, 2012
CHA show here I come!
This morning I am on a plane to LAX headed to the CHA show in Anaheim.

I always look forward to CHA. It's exciting to see the new products, see old friends, make new friends and catch up on all that is happening in the craft industry.

If you are one of the 100 students in the Ranger class on Saturday morning, here's what we'll be making in my segment of the class using a bag from Canvas Corp and my Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints, mediums and stamps with Ranger!




When I get back from CHA I'm going to turn this cute little bag into a free class download. So look for that soon! 

Here's my schedule again for those of you who will be attending the show. I hope you'll stop by and say hi!
 
SATURDAY 1/28
8am - 12pm. Tons of techniques and fun projects. I'll be teaching with Tim Holtz and Dyan Reavely

SUNDAY 1/29
12pm-1:45pm -  Prima Booth #1269. Make N Take using Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints and Mediums with Lilla Rogers's Ruby Violet Jewelry line! 
2-5pm -  Ranger booth #1338 I'll be demoing techniques from my Claudine Hellmuth Studio Line of products! 

MONDAY 1/30
10am-11:30am Stampers Anonymous booth #1056 I'll be demoing my new clear stamp designs
1-4pm  Ranger booth #1338 More demos using my Studio products 

TUESDAY 1/31
1-4pm  Ranger booth #1338 More demos using my Studio products 

I'll be posting photos and updates from the show! Follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook too!

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Thursday, January 26, 2012
mini hsn sneak peek
Here's another sneak peek from two of the kits that I'll be debuting on HSN on February 9th. I'll be on at 12noon, 6pm and 7pm EST. I'm getting nervous and excited!

here's a little peek of a few of my chipboard designs from my scrapbook kit... 


and a peek from the rub on kit.... 


I am crazy in love with rub ons now. Who knew how fun these things are?! Now I do! I am rub-on-ing on everything: ribbon, pleather, photos, paper, wood too!

There are only limited qualities of the kits available so mark your calendar for Feb 9th. If you can't watch on your TV, you can catch it live on HSN.com and also the kits will be available for purchase on HSN.com starting on Feb 9th as well.

I'll keep you updated with all the details. I really can't wait to share what I have created with you!

I'll be blogging extended preview peeks of the kits starting Wednesday. See you then!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
workshops
My very close friend Lesley Riley, is hosting a retreat in the western Maryland mountains at a beautiful location. It'll be 3 fabulous days of creating October 25-28th with 3 instructors and I am one of them! 

Sounds like fun? The trick is there are only 15 spots available. So sign up now for Lesley's advance registration notification list and you'll get all the details about the retreat before the official announcement on Feb 14th.

I'm only teaching one retreat weekend workshop in 2012 and this is it! Hope to see you there!

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Monday, January 23, 2012
CHA demo schedule
The CHA Show is fast approaching! Here's my schedule for those of you who will be attending the show. I hope you'll stop by and say hi!
 
SATURDAY 1/28
8am - 12pm. Tons of techniques and fun projects. I'll be teaching with Tim Holtz and Dyan Reavely

SUNDAY 1/29
12pm-1:45pm -  Prima Booth #1269. Make N Take using Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints and Mediums with Lilla Rogers's Ruby Violet Jewelry line! 
2-5pm -  Ranger booth #1338 I'll be demoing techniques from my Claudine Hellmuth Studio Line of products! 

MONDAY 1/30
10am-11:30am Stampers Anonymous booth #1056 I'll be demoing my new clear stamp designs
1-4pm  Ranger booth #1338 More demos using my Studio products 

TUESDAY 1/31
1-4pm  Ranger booth #1338 More demos using my Studio products

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Friday, January 20, 2012
more CHA Sneak Peeks!
I'm excited to share another CHA Sneak Peek with you of my new stamps with Stampers Anonymous! These will be released at the CHA show in Anaheim CHA which starts Jan 28th!

Here are a few cards from the So Retro set (which is fast becoming my most favorite!) also combined with the Words and Frames sets. 






Stamp sets above .. So Retro is on the top of the pile! 



If you are a retailer attending CHA make sure to stop by the Stampers Anonymous booth #1056 and the Ranger booth #1338 where these will be available.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
craft.you. : interview
A big thanks to the lovely Margot Potter for interviewing me on her blog Craft.You. Click here to read!
 

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
CHA sneak peek
I'm excited to share this CHA Sneak Peek with you of my new stamps with Stampers Anonymous! These will be released at the CHA show in Anaheim CHA which starts Jan 28th! 

This collection is a little bit different than my last release, Creative Layers Stamps where the clear stamps were paired with matching foam stamps. This set is just clear stamps, and the focus is on lots of drawing, drawing, and more drawing with all the images sized perfectly for card making and scrapbooking. Remember all those ipad drawings? Well I've put them to good use! 

Here's a little preview.... I have 8 sets of stamps. Soon all will be revealed, but here's a little peek I shared with my Twitter and Facebook followers last week! 


Brian cat "helping" me create samples!


Samples in progress ...


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Monday, January 16, 2012
flip pal moblie scanner
The nice people at FlipPal sent me one of their nifty little mobile scanners for review. (full disclosure: I was not paid for a review but they did send me a scanner for review purposes)
I got this little scanner and then it sat in my studio for months. I am embarrassed to say. I kept looking at it and thinking.... was it going to be hard to learn, would I have to install software etc etc. 

I had lots of excuses why I should wait to test it. 

Finally one day my mom was lamenting about how all of our old photos were fading but many of them are too delicate to take out of the photo albums and the albums are also thick and bulky and won't fit in her scanner. ta da!! FlipPal to the rescue! 



Here's one of our very old albums with photos of my grandma. We can't take the photos out of the album because they are glued in and we risk tearing the photos. The album is also so creeky and old that when you try to flip it over to scan on a regular scanner it starts to tear at the pages as well. 

One of the best things about FlipPal is that you can scan photos while they are still in the album. And was it easy to use? Completely 100% easy. I promise. I didn't even read the directions for more than just a second and I had it. Pop off the lid, place the scanner face-down and press the big green button. 



Here is the FlipPal scanning the album ... watch out for the kittens trying to help. Brian cat was mesmerized by the scanning sound. 



Now was there going to be any software to install? I hate installing software on my mac because I don't like to crowd it up with things I might not use again. 

Well the best part about the Flip Pal is  NO software. 

You scan till your heart's content, then you put the memory card into this USB stick, put the USB stick into your computer and you can either open it up like a regular USB drive and look at the files, move them into photoshop, or you can open them up into iphoto (on mac). Fabulous!!! 



Here's the finished scan! Beautiful!! Now I am wondering what took me so long, I am in love with this little scanner!

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Sunday, January 15, 2012
visionary art museum
Yesterday we took a field trip to the Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. I love folk and outsider art  it is so fresh and free and playful. It was just what I needed after weeks of non stop work. I was starting to lose sight of playfulness which is so important to being the best you can creatively. This is my new all time favorite museum!

vma 

You are not allowed to take photos around the museum but we did take a few snaps in the gift shop. The VMA gift shop was too much fun. Everything from kooky sunglasses to totes and gag gifts. 

Being silly in the museum gift shop 
There's me, Kim and Paul being silly with the sunglasses in the gift shop! When I turned the corner into the book part of the gift shop look at what I found...



My cards in the visionary art museum gift shop in Baltimore! 

... my cards with Teneues!! That was such a thrill!! 

If you are ever anywhere near Baltimore this museum is a MUST see! I can't wait to go back!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Studio paints the the rescue!!
I got this fantastic email the other day and and I thought I would share it with you, with permission of course!! 

 

Hi Claudine - bet this is a new one!! My daughter's friend was stepped on and damaged an expensive pair of pumps. My daughter brought the shoe home and asked for my help. Using your Studio paints and the color chart, I was able to match the color pretty well and even though the patent leather finish is not the same in that area, at least she can wear them again. Thanks for those paints...even the shoe store said it was hopeless!  --Robyn Kaplan

I love that! Color mixing can come in handy even for non art uses! Way to go Robyn for saving the day (and the shoes)!

Here's a link to the color mixing chart and also a video which will show you just how easy it is to mix colors with the Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints!

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Monday, January 09, 2012
embroidery kits!
I am so excited about my embroidery kits with Dimensions/EK Success!

These came out at the CHA Summer show and I was waiting to officially share them with you when I had samples in hand to do a blog giveaway. The good news is that they are selling so fast I have yet to receive my samples. 

I'm going to share some photos with you now and then when I get my samples I'll do a blog give away! I have created a "House Warming set and a "Travel/Places" set. They come with the thread and iron ons and everything you need to get you started embroidering (except for the hoop!)! 

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The are available to buy on the Dimensions web site and I found them on 1-2-3 Stitch as well. Look for a giveaway soon when  I get my sample kits!

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Tuesday, January 03, 2012
CHA sneak peek
A quick sneak peek of my class that I will be teaching at the CHA Winter Show!
 

I'll be teaching a class along with Tim Holtz, and Dyan Reaveley about all things Ranger! My segment of the class will of course cover my product line with Ranger, Claudine Hellmuth Studio. And we'll be making SUPER cute raw canvas shoulder bags provided by Canvas Corp. Thanks Canvas Corp!

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