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Copic Book …

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Recently my computer bit the dust… blue screen of death , the whole works 😦 Luckily one of Justin’s is a computer genius. He was able to fix the computer but i LOST all of my copic class information and the swatch book I was working on. Ugh! My current book is dying a slow and painful death. Plus it is out dated (doesn’t include any of the colors from 2011)

So I’m going to start designing a new version. What do you enjoy in your swatch book or what do you wish it had that it doesn’t have. I’m thinking about going large. 8.5 x 11. My current one is only A2, its small and compacted BUT it so full of stuff that its going to explode if anything else goes it.

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Merry Christmas to me !!!

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My Husband hit it out of the park today … I love him dearly but he is such a present botard sometimes 🙂 Today I got a pair of work pants ( in the right size) and super great sweater that I will actually wear. But the gem of the day was my new copic marker storage. He picked this out ALL by him self. In fact i had never even seen these cases.image

I couldn’t wait until the Dora fest was over in the living room so i could run off and sort my Markers. I also got that set of gel pens from my dad. I think i need to figure out how to make some more dividers so i can have each color in their own “home”. Clearly i need more markers to fill out the new storage container. I wish the price wasn’t going up again ….

 

How do you store your copics? I also have a wooden desk box that a friend recycled to me. I like being mobile so i have use that.

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas to all! Hope you get all the crafty bits you asked for! Also welcome all the lookers from pin interest.  Please feel free to add me. I will get my link up as soon as I’m not mobile. I’m waiting for the wondertot to wake up to open her presents. I think I maybe more excited then she is.

I hope to update more now that the retail season will finally show and that I figured out how to down load the WordPress. Android application….. makes my life so so much easier.  Plus I’m feeling the need to color… copics or prismas?

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Not art related …

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I actually miss writing and creating. Since the beginning of September i have been working 6 days a week filling in for the main book keeper at work. Not to mention that some how the wonder tot ended up with hand foot and mouth disease… I itch just thinking about it again.

My main reason to post is to find out if anyone has gone back to school after getting a degree and having a family … and working full time?

The reason i ask is in march i will be taking over the main book keeping spot at work and i know ZERO ( except what i have learned since September) about accounting. My degree is actually in Art history and communications.
Were you able to do it and balance family and full time job? is online the way to go for as much as you can? local college or one of those internet based things? HELP…..

Copic Classes

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I just wanted to Let you know that the Intro to Copic Markers, Advance Copics, Coloring Hair and Skin classes have been scheduled. Upon RSVP of class you will be mailed a supply list of what you will need to bring to class.

Intro to Copic Markers –

Date: Friday 8/26 OR Saturday 8/27 (Please let me know which class you will be attending)
Time: 1-4 pm
Place: Hobby Lobby Classroom

Price: $40 – Includes printing of class book and use of Class markers
This class will cover the Intro to Copic Markers and Getting Started with Copics. Here’s a list of just some of the topics/questions that will be covered in the Intro to Copic Markers class:
Why Copic Markers and what makes them so unique?
What is the best type of paper and ink to use with Copic Markers?
Techniques for Coloring and Stamping with Copics
What do the numbers on the markers mean?
How do I know which colors to choose?
How should I buy/collect Copic Markers?
Everyone will receive a class information packet with all the topics and answers covered throughout the class. A Color copy of the newest version of the Copic color wheel and paper samples to decide what kind of paper you like to use.

Advance Copics
Date: Friday 9/9 OR Saturday9/10 (Please let me know which class you will be attending)
Time: 1-4 pm
Place: Hobby Lobby Classroom

Price: $40 – Includes printing of class book and use of Class markers
Expands on Intro to Copics {required to take Copic II, unless otherwise approved}, including information on advanced blending techniques {feathering}, use of blender pen and further uses for Copic markers {Embellishments). Class included instruction sheet and stamped Images.

Coloring Hair and Skin Class
Date: TBD – depending on student interest.
Time: TBD
Place: Hobby Lobby Classroom
Price: $30 – Includes printing of tag book and use of Class markers
Pre-req – Intro to copics and Copic basics 2. Please refer to instructor if you have any questions.

Build on your knowledge of Copic Markers and learn how to color different hair and skin tones. Plus additional information and practice for coloring wings and shadow/lighting tips. Class includes notes and stamped tag book.

Going gothic ??!?!?

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I should really get better at posting… i actually have like 3 projects done but just haven’t posted much. I was recently hurt at work during a freight day and have been taken off work for a few weeks to heal. It will be 2 weeks since it happened and i have only now regained use of the fingers on my left hand.

This was a picture take a few days ago.  It looks a lot better today, the bruising seems to travel. my hand is pretty black and blue right now 🙂

Luckily its not broken, But still hurts like hell. The picture doesn’t do the swelling justice.

 

On to happier topics ….I have a card to share with you. The challenge over at Tiddly ink’s Challenge blog is to attempt something “Gothic” . That is WAYYYYYYY outside my comfort zone.  Here is my final result. I’m not sure I’m in love with it. I been adding and maybe it will grow on me.

I used Copic Markers to color her in. I tried to feather blend the skirt. It got a little spotty in the middle. I was trying to blend with a lighter color. The flower is actually a pink Prima. I Couldn’t find the colors i wanted so i just made my own. I used BVoo and BV08  to get the colors I wanted.

Her hair was my favorite!!! I replaced the C7 that I usually use for black hair and used BV29.  I then used the black spica marker. The glitter is awesome.

Here are the colors that I used:

 

Cards

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While I was adding the pictures from my phone to the computer for my copic marker post. I figured i should post a few of the cards that i have finished lately.

This one is from a card sketch from somewhere. I believe it was my Stampers Anonymous group…

Here is the sketch that we were suppose to be following …. I don’t do well with that…

I did this card for a friend who had a baby boy … I wish i knew what the stamp was called. I received them in a stamp swap. I would love to actually own these stamps.

I seem to think that its called Lazy Ellie or something like that.

and this was for a birthday card for one of Katie’s little friends.

In the Spokane area ?!?

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Hi everyone – nothing overly crafty today ( lost my camera and misplaced my sister’s camera, because I’m AWESOME like that) but once I do find them, BAM the posting will start again i promise.

I have started to teach Cricut basics and Advance cricut classes at work. Next saturday is my first class. If your in the Area and want to come,  email me and i can get you registered.

The class is from 4-6pm on the 25th.  $20 for the class and Hobby Lobby does NOT take any fees for using their classroom, Which is AWESOME!!! There will be a make and take project. Totally not sure what that is going to be yet. I have no idea what cartridges people will bring yet.