My Year With Helmar

In The Studio

This time last year I was positively over the moon about being accepted onto the Helmar team, and I’ve had a blast working with their products and getting to know my fellow team members. I’ve been invited to stay on for the next six months, too, so who knows what I’ll come up with to share. But today I thought it’d be fun to look back over the projects I’ve created for them over the last 12 months.

Helmar Scrap Dots into Stamps!

I started out my Helmar time with a bit of a bang: using Liquid Scrap Dots to pipe out my own skull stamps to make ribbon to decorate the house with. Still one of my favorites!

Veteran's Day Shadowbox

My next assignment called for a Veteran’s Day project, so I borrowed some service pictures from a friend and made this shadowbox for her.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece for Helmar

Then, suddenly, it was Thanksgiving, and I made a centerpiece for our hall table.

Victorian Ornaments for Helmar

I ventured into glittered territory for my December post, showcasing these Victorian Lady ornaments I made for our Victorian-themed Christmas tree.

King Cake Pillow Boxes

I loved these King Cake Pillow Boxes I designed for my January project. The look almost good enough to eat (and yes, there’s still glitter freaking everywhere!).

Sculpted Fabric Hearts

Using their Fabric Stiffener and Draping Liquid I created some patched fabric hearts and had a lovely time getting nice and messy with it.

Victorian Memo Frame

Then I spruced up an old frame with some fabric, ribbon, and (of course!) for a pretty Victorian Memo Frame.

Accounting Joke Birthday Card

In March I made the most of Todd’s upcoming birthday by making him a very accounting-centric card with real adding machine tape.

Decoupaged Wooden Bunny

Then decoupaged this wooden bunny wall hanging that I’ve had around for ages in time for Easter.

Time To Craft Altered Clock

In April I took advantage of a spare clock laying around and had a little fun with paper and glue.

Pocket Letter & Decorated Envelope

In May I made a pocket letter and decorated envelope for my pen-pal.

Doll Courtyard Diorama

In June I got to show off some of my Dal’s in the courtyard diorama I made from upcycled cardboard and other things around the house.

Drive No Evil Art Car

And I doubt you’ve forgotten my July post, where I painted my own car and sealed it with Helmar Crystal Kote Gloss (that I then needed to disclaim because it wasn’t a tested use… oops!).

Altered Composition Book

After the art car, I toned things down a bit and altered the cover of a composition notebook--a much more traditional project…

Perfect Planner Clips

Made some seasonal paper clips for use with my planner…

Baby Girl Dimensional Baby Card

And crafted a sweet card for a friend’s baby shower (which is today’s post over on the Helmar blog).

And that’s what I’ve created for Helmar over the 12 months! I’m already working on my next project for Helmar to kick off the next 6 months with the team. I have no idea what will come after that, but I know it’ll be creative and fun!