Thursday, December 9, 2010

Prima Canvas Album - Copics

These amazingly beautiful albums are so fun to color. We will color so many different mediums with Copics, The Copic Air brush system as well as Copic refill inks. We will be coloring canvas, pearls, rhinestones, lace, ribbon, metal and more... so fun. the Album comes with two canvas pages and additional pages can be purchased at a very reasonable price! Too Fun! Some stores will also have a card to be done along with this beautiful project. Aren't those prima flowers and stencils awesome!

Several color combinations to choose from: Denim (with trim in pink or red), or Brown with trim in blue or peachy salmon.

You can add all sort of pages into this awesome album... 8 x 8" chipoard, canvas or standard clear page protectors.

Impression Obsession Cards & Canvas Bag

These fun projects have several different techniques on them. The watering Can shows how to color a metal cylinder object, subtle cast shadowing, and the wood tag will have greeting of your choice. Grass is texturized using terry cloth and Copic blending solution. Canvas bag makes a cute gift bag for a few cards or small gift. It is airbrushed with Copic markers, and also allows guests the opportunity to color on several different mediums including pearls, rhinestones, paper and fabric flowers, metal and more. The background is airbrushed using the Copic Air Brush System and Prima stencils. The ribbon is died using the Copic refills.

My Favorite Things

Here are a few of the cards I will be teaching in several stores this January. All of these images are by My Favorite Things. That awesome red heart paper is from My Little Yellow Bicycle tooooo cute! Several Copic Techniques will be used on each card. The little wagon is actually stamped on wood with buttons added on top. The little girls dress is paper pieced and shadowed using copics behind her arm. The little girl with the blue dress has had polka dots added to her dress by using the Copic blender pen. The flower pot also shows how to color a cylinder object and her hair has been extended using the Copic multiliner. The nurse card is my very favorite. I used Spellbinders
dies to create the pieces on which she is mounted. I colored the background by masking the image and using my copic air brush, I also altered the color of the background paper, flowers and lace. Several skin and hair color suggestions will be included for different ethnic colored skin.

Skin: E00,E 11, E 13
dress/apron/shoes: R24, R27, N1, n3, N5
Hair/prescription: E30, E33, E35, E37

Pulling for you:
Pinks: R81, R83
Browns: E30, E33, E35
skin: e000, E01, E03
shoes: N1, N3
Hair: e33, E35, E37
Sky: airbrushed b01

Watering Girl:
Dress: b91, b93 or B41, B45 or any two blues that blend well
Sky: airbrushed B01
grass: G30, G82 (blender solution on terry cloth)
Hair: Y32, E33
water can: R22, R24, R27
skin: E000, E00, E01

Swing girl and flower girl:
add Y32, Y35, Y38

Monday, November 29, 2010

Jennie's Copic Refurbishing Station

Okay, there are several of you who have said "I would LOVE your job". LOL I love my job, but this is my least favorite part of it. Each Marker needs the lids removed and cleaned, find the correct lids for each marker that guests mixed up for me, tested for ink, refilled, nibs checked and replaced if necessary, then I need to sort them into packets of nicely arranged and coordinated colors. This will take me days. Volunteers???? LOL

COPIC BONE YARD. Dear wonderful US Airways was kind enough to smash my luggage that was carrying Copics and popped the lids off about 50 markers. Normally this does not happen so they must have REALLY SMASHED my luggage - they even cracked the side of my hard sided suitcase. Of course they don't cover things like sports equipment and hobby materials or their cases - it's in their disclaimer - these just happen to fit into that catagory. The worst part of the ordeal is it was summer in California and I left my luggage in the garage for a week before discovering the mess.. by then the markers were all dried up because they sat in 100+ temps without their lids for a week. Don't do that you guys! Bad idea. I always share the fun days of my job so I thought I would make you guys feel better by sharing that not all aspects of any job are perfect..... LOL I still won't trade my job away.... love it. However, I will put off my manicure until after this chore is done! Inky messy hands are on the way!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Collective Journey - Sunday November 21

Here are a few of the projects we will be doing at Collective Journey in Redlands, CA on Sunday. It is not recommended to color with your Copic markers directly onto Glitter. However, we use a dedicated blender pen or a watercolor brush filled with Blender solution to apply the ink. That way the glitter does not clog the pores of your marker. The first card was done by basic coloring, blending with a bit of glitter added for snow and fur on the stockings. The other cards were done as follows.

1. using double sided tape place one side of tape on white cardstock and sticky side up.
2. add stickers sticky side of sticker onto sticky side of tape.
3. add micro fine glitter (Ritz Glitter - cool highlights).
4. burnish the glitter with a clean rag to remove all excess glitter (important step)
5. fill watercolor brush with copic blender pen refill solution, then use pen to paint color onto glitter.
6. trim and add to your card

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Indian Corn

This will be Austin's Thanksgiving card. Being a manly guy... he prefers realistic images rather than the cutsie ones that I color. I thought this would be perfect! The image drawn by Karen Medler and rubber stamp by The Peddler's Pack, and of course colored by me....

It was amazingly quick to color. I colored it in bed last night trying to settle down for the night... I think it took about 10-15 minutes max to color! Very EASY
colors: Y21, YR21, E30, E33, E35, E19, E15, E27, E09, E08 chosen randomly!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Let's Get Basted!

LOL.... Here is one of the cards we did on the cruise. If you went with four 18 year old boys you would see the relationship between this card and the cruise. The Greeting on the inside says LET'S GET BASTED! LOL... I wanted to wait to post this on Thanksgiving Day but thought a few of you might want to get this darling image from Whimsie Doodles - its a digi stamp so you can have it today! I used the new Copic X-Press it paper... no feathering outside the lines! The ink stays where you put it and still blends nicely!
My Thanksgiving will be celebrated with family and friends. Austin arrives Tuesday night! I can't wait - only a week from tonight and I get my own son here for almost a week. Whew Hew - this mom will be one happy girl!
Copic markers:
YR21, YR24,
E30, E33, E35,
G20, G82, G85
C1, C3, C5,
E13, E17, E19,
clear spica, and of course the blender pen!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Message In A Bottle

Like a message in a bottle, I am ready to set sail on the ocean blue. Cruise leaves on Sunday... two more nights in my own bed, then off to be rocked to sleep on the Mariner of The Seas departing from San Pedro. I finally got caught up on my sleep and got up real early this morning to color this image. I love the image which is from The Peddler's Pack (who has some of my favorite images drawn by Karen Medler).

Colors used were:

Sky B000, B00

Sea: BG000, Bg01

Browns: E50, 53, 55, 44, 47

Yellow/Greens: yg 03, 13, 17, 63

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Austin is a pilot!

If you know me, then you know how much I love my son. His Seventeenth Birthday was last week. He took his FAA Pilot's test on his birthday and is now a LICENSED PRIVATE PILOT at age 17. He passed the very rigorous test on the first day he could legally take the test. I am so proud of him. I had to toot my horn on my blog today just for AUSTIN. He has such focus, drive and dedication to accomplishing his goals, and has still maintained a perfect report card even while attending 1/2 day high school and 1/2 day of college. In addition to all of this, he is also on the Jr Ski Patrol on Mt Hood and volunteers at many community events. He is such an amazing kid and I am the luckiest person in the world to be his mom.

Austin I love you with all my heart and wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. Please do me a favor. If it is your dream to fly AIR FORCE ONE... PLEASE WAIT UNTIL OBAMA IS OUT OF OFFICE... it will be a safer job at that time! Here is a photo of the stuffed plane I found for Austin! Thought it was perfect for this occasion along with another present he will like better. Love you so much.....

Love Mom.

image by Whipper Snapper.. I am always collecting plane or aviation images... if you know of one please let me know... Austin prefers more realistic images, but I bought this one the second I saw it and kept it for this occasion. the flag was perfect to put in a little congratulations blurb.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Lilacs.... Cast Shadow vs shading

Here is the image I worked on during Intermediate Copic Certification class and on the plane. I colored this image as I always do by highlighting each and every little individual flower.

This second image I shaded the lower half of the flower as a whole rather than each individual flower. It was much quicker and probably more realistic looking. Tiny highlights and shadows can be added in. I also added a cast shadow below the flower. Cast Shadows are tricky and I will be talking about them more and more in the upcoming months.

IMAGE drawn by: Marianne Walker
Colored by: Jennie Black

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

“JustRite 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop #6”.

Doesn't Grovy Snowan has the coolest scarf! Welcome to JustRite Stampers’ newest Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops #6! Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving some of your favorite designers will be joining some of the JustRite design team for a series of Christmas blog hops, showcasing JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps! This week, it’s the Copic design team and Certification instructors! So mark your calendars for Wednesdays at 9am Central for great Christmas gift, card & project ideas, starting at the JustRite Inspiration blog!

I did this card at Scrapbooking Heaven on Monday and they LOVED it. It was a few too many pieces for me to cut up and pre die cut and emboss 12 of... but what the heck I love the outcome and so did my students. I sprayed the background with a very light lavender BV000, by leaving the Spellbinders die on the image while spraying it, you get a white outline which I love.

Here is a close up of his hat. Note that I first colored the entire hat with C1 then Added in C4 from the sides then blended with C1. I kept the highlight in the center of the hat from top to bottom and tried to highlight the nose to match. I did this as a project in my class last night at Scrapbook Heaven and they LOVED him.

Please check out my last blog post for some face and skin tips... I think you will like it!

Spellbinders Circes & scallop circles
Copics: C1, C4, BG000, BG02, YG04, RV00, BV000, BV02, G20, G82,
Paper: Winter Joy by Bo Bunny printed paper... it is sooo beautiful! i used two packs already for classes and think i need to get some more! the blues and purples are so fun and not the traditional red/green combos that I get tired of before Christmas!


JustRite Inspiration Blog Sharon Harnist
Debbie Olson
Kellie Fortin
Becca Feeken
Marianne Walker
Kathy Jones Barb Schram
Lori Craig
Stephanie Kraft
Jenn Balcer
Angela Barkhouse
Sherrie Siemens
Sankari Wegman
Colleen Schaan
Regina Mangum
Jennie Black
Kazan Clark
Sally Lynn MacDonald
Michele Kovack

Friday, October 8, 2010


These images will also be included in my Faces and Hair classes. I absolutely love this image by the Peddlers Pack Peddler's pack has so many large images that are just perfect for Copic markers... I have several of my students addicted to their stamps!

These were all stamped from the same stamp - yet by the changing her colors she takes on a whole new personality. In class each guest will get to personally select their own color combos for their image. How fun is that!

Green & Yellow - Dark skin: E11/E13/E15
Greens: G20, G82, G85 Yellows: YR21, YR24
Orange: YR16, YR18, YR21 Dark Eyes: E33, E35 -
Hair: C3, C5, C7 Lips: E09
Green & Yellow - Pale Skin skin: E000, E01
Green: G20, G82, G85 Yellows: YR21, YR24
Oranges: YG16, YG18, YR21 Eyes: B00, B01
Hair: E07, E09, E00 Lips: E07
Lavender on black Skin: E51, E11
Eyes: B00, B01 Flowers/lips R20, R22, R24
Greens: G20, G82, G85 Lavenders: BV000, BV02, Bv04
Hair: E30, E33, E35
Skin: E00, E02 Blue: B91, B93, B95
Yellows: YR21, YR24 Pnks: R81, R83, R85
Hair: E41, E43, E44 Lips/flowers: R81, R83, R85
Eyes: B92, B93


I am so excited to finally get my face and skin class prepared! I am totally satisfied with my samples and the classes are going to be so fun! You guys have been nagging me for months to get this done! I finally found the time to plan, create and color! I totally hope it is what you were wanting...

Class Description:
Each person will get the following:
3 Color Copies of samples colored by me
4 prestamped large images by Peddler's Pack
1 sheet blank hair/skin charts to be completed by YOU
1 Tips and suggestions sheet
Bring your own markers or rentals are available*

*Rental Markers are available if you do not have all of the markers you want. Please check with store for chart so that you can order your preferred colors! Rental fee is $5.00 - note that each rental set varies in colors - some colors may need to be shared.

I will demo coloring a few of the small Jennie Girl images and the face & hair of the larger image by Peddler's Pack. Then each person will select the color combinations that they wish to work on and I will walk around the room helping each person with their own images & color selections. This is a 2-3 hour class that is technique based with no finished card. You will have your charts and color references for future use and can mount your work onto matching cardstock after class.

WHERE & WHEN.....First class will be taught at The Peddler's Pack In Beaverton Oregon on Monday October 18th. Two classes are scheduled and one is almost sold out! Whew Hew... Hope to see you there. Upcoming classes will also be taught at Collective Journey in Redlands CA and Scrapbooking Heaven in West Minster, CA.

COPIC CERTIFICATION - VANCOUVER, WA - OCTOBER 15TH I still have room for my Certification class next friday in Vancouver Washington... Friday october 15th... Check the Copic website or my side log for other classes available in your area.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Baking up Christmas Memories

Wow... can you believe it... it is already time to make our Christmas cards... my Christmas Card making cruise is less than a month away... We still have one lady who needs a roomy.... do you want to go?

Girl with cookies is made with Stampendous stamp and Cosmo Cricket Paper... isn't she just totally cute! I added a bit of color on the tips of the legs and arms on the cookies with a darker color to make them look like they were baked by me... and burnt on the edges! I also shadowed the cookies with a darker gray. Background is hand colored with B00.
Here are the colors I used. YG11, GY17, E000, E02, R22, R27, B00, Sparkly Fluff on wrist is by Our Craft Lounge. I will be making this card in my class at Collective Journey on Oct 13.
I was feeling silly and wanted to fill in the white space on the background so I just polka dotted it with my markers. (snowflake was not supposed to be in photo)

Thursday, September 16, 2010


The evenings are starting to cool off here in California, and the days are still plenty warm. Before you know it we will be eating Turkey Dinner and opening Christmas Presents. That is after we get back from our Stamping Cruise - I am counting the weeks.
First card:Stamps: My Favorite Things
Copics: BV000, BV02, YG01, E000, E01, Blender Pen
Copics: Airbrushed background B000
Cardstock & Ribbon: Bo Bunny
Other: ultra fine Glitter & glue pen, adhesive
Spellbinders: Circle Die & Large Scallop Die

This beautiful winter cardstock by Bo Bunny has been screaming "play with me", since it arrived in the mail. I pulled out this stamp set by My Favorite Things and thought it was a perfect match. The scarf was extra fun by randomly adding soft broken lines of Green and Lavender ink to form a soft plaid design.

Second Card:
Stamps: Our Craft Lounge
Copics: G20, G82, G85, R22, R24, R29, E30, E33, YR21, YR24, YR21, YR24, blender pen
Other: Black Atyou Spica, foam tape, twine,
Cardstock: My Yellow Bicycle
Dies: Sizzix -
When this new paper by My Yellow Bicycle arrived, I knew I wanted to pair it up with this darling stamp set by OCL. I stamped the images and colored them with my Copics, then cut and popped them up on foam tape. Added a bit of twine and here is the result. I love this fun and playful card. Note that I used my R22 first on th sleigh then came in from the sides with R24 & R29.. then blended out with my lighter colors. Same with the deer.... I colored them with E30, then added E33 and blended out with E30. Same technique with the presents to leave a lighter look at the top, you may even want to leave some white space like I did on several of the presents and leaves.
Tip: Each time you add a layer of ink the color will appear darker. This is because the paper is becoming more and more saturated with color. It will continue to darken as you add layers of ink until the image is almost as dark as your marker nib. If you want to blend your image without adding color, try using a marker one or two shades lighter. This will add liquid to smooth out your image without adding more color. Don't use your blender pen to blend colors.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A million Thanks

Just got back from a Mills Repco trade show in Oakland. Not only did I get to make some really great new friends, I also learned a few new techniques that I just can't wait to teach in my October classes... Whew hew.
For now i thought i would post a simple card made with my Copics and a stamp set from Hero Arts "A Million Thanks" to Mills Repco for a great weekend.
Hello to all of my new and old friends. Els from Elizabeth Crafts and Donna Salazar were so fun. I really feel that I have new friends for life.
Hero Arts was at the show, so I thought I should use one of their stamp sets to say thanks to the entire Mills Repco Gang.... it was fun.. see most of in Buena Park and Portland - Can hardly wait.
card: hero Arts Stamp set, copics YR21, YR23, YR24, G20, G82, G85, E33, E30. One flower is popped up with a foam dot. Very basic simple fun card.

Everyone was so fun and had some great crafty stuff to play with. I can't wait to play with the goodies that Els and Donna gave me.... oooh oooh can't wait to share will all of you my newest creations.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Copic Certification Classes! - sign up fast

Hello Everyone,

Have you been wanting to learn more about Copic Markers. We have several Copic Certification classes currently being offered all across the United States. Please note that these classes fill quickly and if you are considering a class - be sure to fill out an application asap!

My Oakland class is sold out or very close to being sold out. If you could not get into that class, please email me. I am making a list and if I have enough interest I will come back up to Northern California in the next couple of months to do another class.

This is a great glass location for anyone who came to one of the previous Southern California Certification classes for a refresher. Also, great for general crafters wanting to get a spot in a certification class as it is now open to the public

For more information on the certification go here:

September 2010
3: in Branson, MO Taught by Lori Craig
6: in Pittsburg, PA Taught by Colleen Schaan
11: in Oakland, CA Taught by Jennie Black
16: in Minneapolis, MN Taught by Debbie Olson and Lori Craig
25: in Salt Lake City, UT Taught by Jennie Black
26: in Calgary, AB Taught by Sherrie Siemens

October 2010
2: in Buena Park, CA Taught by Jennie Black
8: in Jacksonville, FL Taught by Colleen Schaan
21: in Chicago, IL Taught by Lori Craig
22: in Chicago, IL Intermediate Certification Taught by Marianne Walker with an evening project taught by Debbie Olsen and Sherrie Siemens

The following classes are upcoming. Applications have NOT gone out yet, so sign up on the sidebar of Marianne’s blog through Vertical Response to get on the mailing for those classes. Applications are only available 60 days prior to the date of the class-not earlier.

November 2010
8: in Richmond, VA Taught by Colleen Schaan
14: in Halifax, NS Taught by Sherrie Siemens
20: in El Paso, TX Taught by Jenn Balcer

Austin takes his written Pilot's test Saturday!

My son takes his written Pilot's license test this Saturday. This card is for him. I am so proud of him. Not many kids at age 16 are ready to test for their Pilot's license. He plans on getting his full Private License on his 17th Bday in October. He has been flying since age 13.
Way to go Austin... as the card says...
If You Can Dream it, You can do it... good luck.

I love you.

Three Fun Cards.....

Well, I just discovered Kenny K images on Sunday... I must say they are darn cute. I could not wait to color this guy... Is he the coolest.... I actually colored him on the plane ride home from New Mexico. The ride was REAL bumpy but I just couldn't wait to play with this fun image.

I colored him with my Copics and added a bit of Glossy Accents to the instruments and some Copic Spica pen to the teeth.. gotta have shinny teeth!
colors used, E30, E33, E35, B91, B93, B95, C00, C02, C03, YR04, Y06 and a few other misc. colors.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Albuqurque New Mexico - Certification


Just got back from my latest Copic Certification Class. It was a great group of gals and I believe I made several new friends. The mountain was amazingly beautiful.. nothing like any mountains I have ever seen.... and the sunset was unbelieveable. I am glad I was able to see these natural beauties.
Here are a few photos from the class... someday I will fit my good camera into my suitcases and take a few better pictures.. the droid cell phone can take photos.. but the quality is not top notch.

A few tips for my Certification gals.
* remember to use your light ink first, add your darker color, return to your light color to blend. Do not use your blender pen to blend.

*Use the side of your nib instead of the very tip of the nip to get a wider stroke of ink onto your paper, making it easier to blend.

* Have fun and continue to practice. You were given a ton of information, now several of you still need to practice practice practice to master each of the skills you were taught.

* The numbers - First number is how much gray is in the color, The second number is how bright the color is. To blend a group of colors, I like to keep the first number the same, and the second number varies in increments of 2-3.
Elizabeth - Scraps Galore - thank you so much for being my limo driver and having me teach in your store.. it is fabulous! I love my new Starbucks Glass! Thanks
Jane - Thanks for being my taxi driver to the grocery store... and dinner
Lisa - You are a hoot girl! Thanks for taking me to the airport.
Everyone - Thanks for becoming one of my newest friends!
HUGS - Jennie

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fall Cards

Images: Impression Obsession.
Colored by Me...
Hello Everyone...
Wow, summer has been a blast. I got to spend some real quality time with my son which was absolutely wonderful! Now it is back to stamping, colorin and card making. I leave for New Mexico in the morning to teach a Copic Certification... next month I will be flying to Salt Lake City and to Oakland for Certification classes. Gotta make up for taking off most of August.

I am really coming back to my local stores for card Copic coloring and card making. Here are a few sneek peeks of a few cards I have been making. I kept the layout of the cards simple, because of all the detail in the image. Both of these images are by Impression Obsession - I love Gary Robertson's drawings.

Details and photos of cards in September classes to be posted soon! I sent out samples today, so they should be posted in your local store within a few days. See ya all soon!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Copic New Products - Adhesive & Paper

Exciting new products offered by Copic!
I am totally excited about the two new products offered by Copic. The most amazing new blending paper and a wonderful new adhesive! Whew Hew. I have always loved my Neenah Solar Crest White, but this paper is totally amazing and is definately my new favorite!
I am so excited about both of these products and will list all of the fabulous details below under each photo! Your local Stamping, Scrapping and Fine Art stores can order these products from their existing suppliers.

X-Press It Blending Card:
This is now my absolute favorite paper to use with my Copic markers! The ink stays where you put it. Take a look at my samples. Note that the ink blobs were done with the same exact pressure with the same markers. The Neenah paper allowed the ink to feather out and leave a fuzzy image at the edge of the ink. The new X-Press It did not allow the feathering! The ink stayed exactly where the nib touched the paper! How exciting is that!

Other great things about this wonderful new paper!
* Allows more ink & color layering in one spot without feathering.
* Perfect for marker blending
* Ultra smooth, silky finish (awesome)
* Crisp special effects & bright colors
* Ideal for card making and stamping
* Laser & inkjet compatible
*92 lb cover weight
* Acid free & archival
* Beautiful bright white cardstock surface
* Perfect for Copic Markers!
* Crisp image when stamped with Memento Ink (and other recommended inks)

X-Press It - Double Sided Tape
FINALLY an adhesive that has all of the requirements that I have been looking for!
* Affordable (more on the roll and lower price than competitors)
* High Tack - amazing stick power for wood, paper, metals, chipboard, glass, fabric, glitter, & more!
* Heat Resistant - great for applying a straight line of embossing powder - so easy!
* No applicator required - applies easily by hand.
* Easy to tear backing (similar product to Red Line Tape without the hard to tear backing)
* Different widths available.
*Excellent for cardmaking, scrapbooking, jewelry making, papercrafted boxes & more.

Monday, August 2, 2010

CHA news & Blog Candy Prize Winners

Wow! CHA was a blast and exhausting! The Copic Team demo'd all day, then had a 7 night slumber party at night... Hmm... I think that is missnamed, because at a slumber party every one slumbers right.... LOL... not at CHA we stay up all night to chat and giggle. Too fun. My roomies were Jenn Balcer and Marianne Walker.. what fun! wait till you guys see all the new paper that is coming out, and the new images by my favorite stamp companies... stay tuned as you will soon see samples made with these awesome new things. I LOVE PAPER!

My Copic Technique classes sold out quickly. Each class had at least 50 guests in them. My assistant Sara Henton was fabulous. We made sure to walk around and make sure each guest was able to see a demo of each technique. We did our best to give individual attention with such large groups. It seemed like everyone had fun and enjoyed the class. (even when we tripped a breaker and the lights went out).

I got home real late Saturday night, got up early Sunday morning and took the boys and their friends boating and wake boarding. I even tubed some and had a blast. Now today I am going to empty my three suit cases, do laundry and prep for my Arizona classes Friday thru Monday! Whew hew - here I come Phoenix!

NOW FOR THE LONG AWAITED BLOG CANDY PRIZES.... sorry In forgot to post these before CHA and I didn't take a laptop with me.

FIRST PRIZE: One Copic 36 count folder (without markers)..... Jennifer Dove! Whew Hew! Prize to be hand delivered next week while I am in Phoenix.

SECOND PRIZE: Jen - Your choice of any Our Craft Lounge Stamp set (go to their website and pic one, then email me your pick along with your mailing addy. (she has a cute photo of her and her baby in her profile photo.)

THIRD PRIZE - Ashley - Card Kit (private email me with your mailing addy)

FOURTH PRIZE - JC - Card Kit (private email me with your mailing addy).

Thanks for playing!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

CC Designs & more! (Blog candy reminder)

Here are the cards we will be doing at Collective Journey in August. Hope to see you there! Two images are by CC Designs --- they have the cutest little girl stamps! LOVE them! The watering can is a beautiful image by Impression Obsession - their images are so easy to color! Last but not least is the cute little mouse by Stampavie another of my favorite stamp companies. Isn't he cute (never knew rodents could be so cute!) I added Our Craft Lounge Sparkle Fluff to his hat and it really finished him off.. Can't believe my classes are begging for Christmas already!

I am counting down the days till CHA... I leave Sunday! Whew Hew.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Copic Blog Candy & Stamping Cruise Details

Hello Everyone..

Did you know that I will be teaching on a Stamping Cruise! I am so excited, and can't wait! Whew hew. We will have a miniumum of three sponsors assuring lots of goodies, and great stamping projects... of course Copic Coloring! Whew Hew! (sponsors announced soon)

Just think about getting all of your Christmas cards done just in time to get them in the mail. I will be teaching my Copic techniques class to everyone in our group, and several card classes and open time to stamp your own projects. What could be more fun... okay, we will throw in some chocolate, free yummie food, entertainment, swimming pool, mall at sea, rock climbing wall, ice skating rink, a special Dreamworks event and so much more! Oh and I get to scuba dive while in port.. whew hew again!
I have listed the details below. To add to the fun, I have decided to throw in some blog candy just to let more of you know about it! The more stampers we have on the cruise the more fun we will have!

1 chance for everyone!
1 chance for joining as a follower of my blog or already are a follower
6 chances if you call or email John regarding the Stamping Cruise we will be doing in November!
Leave one comment after this posting on my blog for each chance you earned.
one prize max per person

Bonus week: If you pay your cruise deposit today through Wednesday July 21st, receive an additional free Our Craft Lounge stamp set of your choice! Deadline for deposits is approaching soon.

First Prize: The first place prize is one of Copics new 36 marker folders... they are soooo cool. It is totally awesome for storing your copics to take to class, or just have on your table at home. These folders also come in a 72 size with a carrying handle/strap. (sorry they don't come full of markers!).
Second Prize: Your choice of any Our Craft Lounge Acrylic Stamp Set. Whew hew.. check out their sets at
Third Prize: Card kit... 6 cards pre-stamped and ready to color/assemble. A color copy of the finished products will be included.
Fourth Prize: Card kit... 4 cards pre-stamped and ready to color/assemble. A color copy of the finished projects will be included.

Winners will be randomly selected and then given out last prize first! Selection will be done on wednesday July 21st and posted on Thursday July 22 on my blog.
John is coordinating this entire cruise - please contact him for more information and an extra 6 chances for the blog candy!
John phone: 714-692-2210

Cruise Details;
Date: November 7 - 14
Port of departure/return: Los Angeles
Ship: Royal Caribbean - Mariner of The Seas
At Sea Days: Stamping, Copic classes, Card making & Free time.
Port Days: Enjoy the ports as you wish!
Cost: price fluctuates on number of guests per room, cabin class & availability - approximate prices began around $600.00 per guest including the stamping portion of the cruise. Separate pricing available for non stamping guests (hubbies, kids etc).
Ports of Call: Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallerta