fun day with claudine hellmuth!

good morning!!!

i hope you all had a fun weekend!  mine was great!  i got to spend a little time with my dad who is int own for a few days for some meetings and such shenanigans on the Hill  AND i got to spend the day with my buddy Amy (Pickled Paper Designs) taking a tag technique class with Claudine Hellmuth!  She is a fun person and great teacher!  We also met some great people too – love making new friends!!!

AND amy owes me a starbucks whenever we are together from now on…..she doesn’t want me to tell why but what do y’all think???  should i spill the story….!!!!?????


before we get into the tags check THIS OUT!!!!!  YUMO blog candy!!!!!!

It is new release week over at SCACD – Victoria Case has once again created images to delight just in time for summer fun!  Best of all Susana is giving away FOUR unbelievable prizes – FULL SHEETS of stamps – not ONE IMAGE!

Here is the info straight from the SCACD blog:
Did I say that Victoria is once again providing a signed piece of Art from this collection – WOO HOO!!!
4 Prizes for 4 People:
*One person will win a sheet of the Hearts and Hugs – Summer Collection PLUS the signed art piece
*One person will win a sheet of the Hearts and Hugs – Summer Collection
*One person will win a sheet of the Hearts and Hugs – Spring Collection
*One person will win a sheet of the Aurora collection
How Can You Enter?
Now to enter all you need to do is answer the following question by May 27th 10pm EST and leave your answer on the store blog ONLY (please one entry per person):
“What was the last thing that put a smile on your face?”
(let’s keep it clean though, LOL)
SO HEAD OVER TO THE STORE BLOG to enter this amazing giveaway!!!
then make sure you catch the new release blog hop this friday!  the store blog also has a lil’ sneaky peek for you!

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Now i want to show you the fun stuff we made in class yesterday with Claudine:

Each tag demonstrated a different technique using Claudine’s fantastic line of paints, mediums and sticky back canves.  Directions are on the back of each tag.  These are such fun classes to take – i did learn lots of fun things and got to experiment with her full line of goodies.  Here are my favorite tags:

NOT a coincidence that they all use the sticky back canvas!  LOVE the stuff!  just another different texture to work with instead of paper.  i also did some transfer techniques for the first time ever – FUN STUFF!  i am not quite sure when i would need to use that as opposed to just stamping BUT it is net how it works!  i do have some ideas i may try tho.  anyone out there do transfers and why/when???  i think the other neatest thing is the red and bronze tag – it has the look/feel of vinyl or pleather – pretty cool!

i wonder if folks would be interested in an online technique workshop sort of like this but that included a finished project with each technique too…???
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speaking of online classes the very first Cricut class on Color Me Creative will be up and ready for registration on Wednesday.  What class is it?  a VERY BASIC intro Cricut class.  it is geared toward folks whose Cricut is still IN THE BOX and will help them get past the intimidation and be ready for the Cricut Classes coming in a couple weeks!

The Intro Class ($15) has FIVE lessons:

1. Unboxing and tips for set up
2. Dial Settings
3. Basic Buttons
4. Mats & Paper
5. Cartridges and Handbooks

Upcoming classes include:

Prices and details subject to change and classes get closer to actual release time!

Cricut Basics ($45): Learn how to use every single feature/function on your expression machine and make 10 projects along the way to reinforce what you have learned

Cricut Cartridge Exploration ($40):

Pagoda:  Use the Pagoda Cartridge and Asian Cuttlebug Folder bundle to create a plethora of projects to include cards, lay outs and gift sets.  Learn to understand all of your different options and Creative Features on the Pagoda cartridge along with the Functions on your machine to really get your money’s worth from this fascinating cartridge.  Advanced projects will include bonus lessons on creating custom backgrounds to enhance your projects!

Fabulous Finds:  This is an oldie but goodie!  This incredibly versatile cartridge can create some truly unique interactive mini albums and fun cards!  Learn what you can use this huge variety of shapes for  and how to make the most of the unique cuts for a wide range of projects.  We will have guided projects as well as open challenges to encourage you to use your imagination to put this cartridge to use!

Sweet Treats:  This is one SWEET cartridge with LOADS of stuff to do!  Some great Creative Features make this cartridge an incredible buy  with lots of versatility.  We will explore these features as well as learn some none paper applications for your Cricut including chipboard embellishments, fabric & felt embellishmnets, masks, stencils and fabric appliques projects.

My classes will include full video lessons with accompanying detailed PDF files and will be available forever so your access to them will not *run out* – this means you can do them at your own pace and refer back to them whenever you need them.  In addition we will have a gallery to display our projects and i will be available for questions and additional help if you need it!

see you here tomorrow!!

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3 Responses

  1. Marti, love the tags! Looks like fun. And as someone who checks out yours and Amy’s blogs daily, I would LOVE to hear the story!!! But……if it really is against Amy’s wishes, I guess you’ll have to keep it to yourself! LOL

  2. OMG GF, you always have such amazing stuff to share! A class with Claudine….I am so jealous! Wow tags, I need to touch each and every one, what fun! hugz

  3. for Gerrie,
    Why be jealous? every joy and grief that can only create it yourself. Sesusah regardless if we live happily then our hearts will also be pleased. he .. he ..

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