thursday in a nutshell
What I did today:
  • Intense Hatha Yoga class with my friend Alex who also happens to be our pet sitter
  • ate lunch
  • checked email
  • walked dogs with Alex on his dog walking route . I am missing Toby & needed some dog love!
  • checked email
  • worked on custom artwork orders
  • complied online tutorial for Fiskars blog
  • short nap to try to avoid another migraine
  • brushed our cats teeth
  • packed up orders I had finished to ship tomorrow
  • checked email
  • got photos ready to start custom artworks tomorrow
  • walked 2 miles meeting Paul on his way home from work
  • now it's dinner time and I am tired!


new from my studio
Here's a peek of a custom artwork I recently finished of this super cute couple. It was ordered for them as a wedding gift. I hope they like how it turned out! I had a great time working on it!


Buildings in the background are of their colleges and the church where they are getting married... with the words "happily ever after" along the line of the hills.


quick canvas art, tutorials videos and more!
Lots of exciting linky shout outs and a big THANK YOU to everyone who used the Claudine Hellmuth Studio products on their blogs in the week! I found some more great projects that you don't want to miss!


  • Julie Prichard is teaching a class using the Claudine Hellmuth Studio line at Stampfully Yours in Escondido CA.
  • I'll be teaching a 1/2 day class June 28th at Angela's Happy Stamper in Reston VA. Click here!

And just a reminder! If you make a project and post it to your blog using any of my Studio Line products, let me know and I'll list it when I do linky blog post! Also for the instructors out there: send me an email if you are teaching a class using my product line and I'll mention it too! For more information about the
Claudine Hellmuth Studio product line click here!

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local workshop update
I have a workshop just scheduled for June 28th at Angela's Happy Stamper in Reston VA. It will be a 1/2 day afternoon class. All the info is on Angela's Happy Stamper web site here!

Here's the class description:
Claudine is back with a repeat of her popular class for those not fortunate enough to enjoy it earlier this year! In this two ½ hour workshop you’ll create along side Claudine while she shows you her latest tips and tricks with her new Claudine Hellmuth Studio product line. You'll learn 9 easy techniques, such as how to glue with gel medium, image transfers, creating custom backgrounds, and more that you can use to enhance any scrapbook, paper craft, altered art or collage project!

Very Small Supply List!
Students should bring: an 8x8 stretched canvas, nine 2x2 chipboard squares (both of these items will be available at the shop) and a heat gun or hairdryer.

To Register, visit Angela's Happy Stamper web site here!


sticky back canvas beaded necklace
Here's a quick video from the NAMTA show that we taped showing how to make a quick necklace from Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky Back Canvas.

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back in the studio
It feels like forever since I have been home and working in the studio. It has been 3 weeks but it feels longer than that! I am still gathering my wits about me, usually a lot of travel will get me off balance and it takes a few days to settle back into artwork and getting into the flow of being creative in the studio.

Last night Paul and I rescued a baby bird who was hopping around in the street. We took him home and he snuggled down in a box with blankets and this morning I raced him over to The Second Chance Wildlife Center in Gaithersburg MD. What an amazing center! There were baby ducks and baby squirrels all being given a second chance! Turns out our bird was a baby Robin and the prognosis is good! I said a tearful good-bye to my little Robin and wished him well. Paul and I are now members and we are so relieved there are places and people like this where you can take injured song birds. I know he'll enjoy flying around in Maryland much better than in the city here in DC!


on the road again!
I've been home for two days and tomorrow I'll head out on my third and final trip this month! Wow! this has been way too much travel in a short period of time. I can hardly think straight.

I'll be teaching a 3 day intensive workshop at the Art League of Bonita Springs. First I'll stop in Orlando to visit my parents, Paul is coming with me for that leg, he'll stay in Orlando and my Mom and I will head to Bonita Springs for my workshop!

My online workshop starts on Monday, there's still time to sign up! Here's a link with more info!

I'll be Twittering from the road! Follow me on Twitter to get the latest updates from my travel adventures!

See you next week!

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louisville here I come!
This is the second trip in my three trip travel odyssey! I have been home for 24 hours since teaching 5 classes at Art & Soul Virginia and here I go again!

I'm headed to the NAMTA trade show in Louisville KY. If you are attending the show, stop by the Ranger booth and say hi! I'll be doing demos and make-n-takes every day of the show!

I get back Sunday and am home for two days before heading to Florida to teach a 3 day collage workshop at the Art League of Bonita Springs
(spaces still available!).

One trip down... two more to go!

I'll be Twittering from the road! Follow me on Twitter to get the latest updates from my travel adventures!

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new online class!
I have a new online class available! The class will start May 18th! Because it is an online class you do not have to be present to attend, if your schedule doesn't allow you to check in each night, you can simply download the class PDF and take the class at your own pace.

This will be a 5 day class called "Home is Where the Art Is" A photo of what we'll be making is to the right!

here's the class description:

Home is Where the Art Is
Explore mixed media techniques along with Claudine Hellmuth! In this 5 day online class you will learn 12 different mixed media techniques that you can easily incorporate into your scrapbooking layouts, journals or mixed media projects.

At the end of the class you'll assemble all the technique pieces into a wall hanging so that you can display it in your home!

For beginners through advanced, this class is a perfect introduction to working with acrylic paints and mediums, with new and exciting techniques for those who are already familiar with these materials.

Claudine will be there checking in to guide you through learning each of these new techniques, and there will be a one hour online chat with on Wednesday May 20th at 9pm EST. Claudine will be available to answer your questions through out the class and a complete PDF will be ready to download at the end of class so you can play along at your own pace.

  • Is this class open to International students? - YES! That's what is so great about online classes no matter where you are you can take it!
  • Do I have to buy all Claudine Hellmuth Studio products to take the class? No you don't. You can take the class, see what we are making and then decide which products you would like to buy or if you want to make the projects using items you already have at home. It is up to you!
  • Do I have to be "present" each day to take the class? no you don't! you can check in each evening or just on the last day of the class on the 22nd and download the full PDF to create at your leisure!
  • When does the class start? Monday May 18th
  • How much is the class? Only $14.95!!! WOW!!
  • I can't find the supply list. here's the link to download!
  • I can't find all the supplies on the the supply list.Don't worry! You don't need to purchase everything on the supply list to take the class. I will talk about options and substitutions, many of the times you probably already have and can adjust to work. You can sign up for the class and then decide what you want or need to purchase from there. I'll work with you to make it work!
If you have any other questions just post them in the comments and I will answer! All this for only $14.95!! Ready to sign up? Click here to register!

Here's the direct link to the supply list. You do not need all these supplies, feel free to get creative, but these will be the supplies I will be using in the class!

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***Bonus ***
Enter to win a free attendance to the class! Leave a comment to this blog post and one winner will be chosen at random May 11th at 5pm EST for free admission to the class!! WOW!

EDITED 5/11/09 5:30PM EST
contest is now closed, I am selecting a winner using number generator. Will post results soon!

The winner that was selected by the number generator is Cameron! Cameron email me and I will get you all set up to take the class!

thanks everyone for playing! you can still sign up for the class, at only $19.95 for 5 days of instruction and over 12 + techniques! Hope to see you there!


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