I'm a Demdaco artist!
I have some VERY exciting news! It has been killing me to keep this a secret but now that everything has been made official I can share!

After about nine months of hoping, creating, contacting, meetings, sending in samples, calls, e mails, brainstorming, more wishing, hoping, and dreaming ..... Demdaco (easily the number one gift company in the US) has offered me a Licensing Agreement and is going to manufacture a gift product line with my artwork and illustrations!

I can't share the details just yet but we have some very fun, inventive and exciting ideas! If all goes as planned we'll launch in January 2012! I'll keep you posted!

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back on the hamster wheel!
I am back from teaching my workshop in Florida at the Art League of Bonita Springs. Actually I have been back since Monday but things have been SO busy I haven't had a spare minute! And I can't believe I didn't even blog before I left to teach!

Well, I have a good excuse. I was so sick I almost thought I wouldn't make it down to Florida for my class, but sheer determination got me on the plane and to Orlando where I rested up for a day at parent's house. I just got well enough in time to teach and all worked out perfectly. I have never canceled a workshop for being sick and I didn't want this one to be the first!

So now I am home all the way until March 18th when I am teaching a workshop at the Ink Pad in NYC. There are only waiting list spaces left but if you are interested get on the list, as there are always last minute changes!
Click here for all the workshop details!


May 27th- 29th: Mixed Minded Event in Kitchener ONT Canada. I'll be teaching 4 classes! Click here for info!

September 23rd - 25th -  Classes at the The Stamper's Ink store in
Shawnee Mission KS. Classes announced soon!

October 7-9th - 3 day Collage Discovery Intensive in Coupeville WA. Click here!

I will also be teaching an online class or two with Big Picture Classes. More info coming soon on that!

More workshops and complete information are on my web site here!


using creative layers stamps at CHA Winter
I've got another video from CHA Winter Show!

Scrap Time - Claudine Hellmuth's Creative Layer Stamps from Mark Giles on Vimeo.

This one shows basic stamping using the Creative Layers Foam and Clear stamp sets. Filmed by Scraptime!

The ring in the video was given to me by the sweet gals at My Little Shoe Box. It's made from Sticky Back Canvas! You should see what creative and amazing things they did with Sticky Back canvas and the aprons they wore at the show!

Have a great weekend!!

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back home from the CHA winter show
I am back home from the CHA Winter Show!

What a whirlwind show. I was demoing so much I only had 2 hours to race around and see as many booths as I could. But I caught up on Suze Weinberg's blog (she has the best recap of CHA ever) and now I feel like I saw the whole show!

The trip out to CHA was a little hairy, flights canceled, then re-booked. But I wore my lucky travel shirt and I made it there! I had a good book, yummy snacks and I was set!

We stayed at the Hotel Figueroa which looks WAY fancier on their web site than it is in real life. It's a place could be best described as kooky. But it was fun to stay a different place even if it did send me into sneezing fits. I think all that drapery was put there 30 years ago and never dusted.

We also had added bonuses... look sanitary drinking cups! A "plus feature"! And we were also told it was haunted. Carmi and Bonnie both heard screams in the night. Hotel ghost? Or just crazy LA people near the Staples center? We'll never know!

The day before the show started Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi, Dyan Reaveley and I all taught a class together.

We each had 30 minutes for our segment and here's what the 100 students made in my segment using my stamps and paints with Ranger.

Then it was onto the show! I'm getting ready to demo at the Ranger booth!

Here's a video from Noell Hyman of Paperclipping Roundtable. She did a little chat about my new products out at the show with Ranger!

And here's a little demo filmed by Simon Says Stamp. I didn't know we were filming so I was just chatting away! I show a little demo how to stamp using my acrylic paints and clear stamps on the rock-a-blocks. Here's a link to the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

So another CHA Show all done! It always feels like summer camp. Catching up with friends, making new ones etc.... looking forward to seeing everyone at the Summer show in Chicago. I have lots of work to get done that piled up while I was away!

I'm home for a week then onto Florida to teach at the Art League of Bonita Springs! 2 spaces left if making art in beautiful Florida weather is sounding tempting :)

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