Archive for March, 2012

Book Tag Tutorial

Book Tag Tutorial

March 21, 2012 |  by  |  Tutorials  |  No Comments

Last week I did a VERY simple tutorial over at Tiffany Doodles.  I was sick all week and I am still recovering but managed to get a little creativity done anyway.  If you would like to check it out HERE is the link.

Copic Beginings

Copic Beginings

March 21, 2012 |  by  |  Copics  |  No Comments

I recently posted a little write up on how I got started with Copic markers over at Creative Passion.  you might already know, but you should check out the new blog that we just added to the site!

And the winner is …

March 10, 2012 |  by  |  Announcements, Copics  |  2 Comments

#8 in the comment section Anita Madden  she said “Gorgeous card. Thanks for the chance to win.”  Well Anita you won!


Just so everyone knows I did get several messages via e-mail instead of posts and I counted those as well!  So you were still included in my random number selection!


I thought I might as well share a little Copic goodness while you are here checking in so here is a card that I will be sharing the “how to” in my Copic Coloring 3 class this spring!

The image is from Tiddly Inks and we will go through step by step all the coloring both in print and on video!  Check out the details HERE.

If you want to get a free sampling sign up for the free mailing of my Copic tutorials HERE.  10 tutorials from picking Copic colors to blending basics and a few images to start practicing on, free to you e-mail inbox!

Win some more!

March 6, 2012 |  by  |  Announcements  |  No Comments

For those of you hopping by that happen to see this there is another alcohol ink give away going on this week.

Paper Crafters Corner is spending a whole week exploring alcohol based markers, Copics included.  They have an amazing prize package they are giving away including a copy of my Copic Craze class.

Stop by and through your name on the list over there as well!

Copic Coloring Guide Blog Hop!

March 5, 2012 |  by  |  Announcements, Copics  |  170 Comments

Good morning and welcome to a very special blog hop!  I am excited to announce my participation and publication in the new Copic Coloring Guide, Level 2: Nature!

Authors Colleen Schaan and Marianne Walker have partnered up again with the team at Annie’s Attic and some of the most talented artists and designers in the industry to bring you a quality publication packed full of techniques, theory, tutorials, and inspiration.  The 64-page book is the next step in the Coloring Guide series, offering information and educational material for crafters of all skill levels.

From the introductory suggestions for creating a Copic journal and tips for working with digital images, to explanations of advanced blending techniques and detailed tutorials for coloring specific objects, the book presents useful information in an easy-to-follow format.

A bonus CD comes with the book that contains all of the hand-drawn images used in the tutorial section of the book, along with the assembly instructions for all of the projects.

Each participating designer is hopping today to give you a peak at their favorite project from the book – and a chance to WIN your own autographed copy!
I was humbled to be invited and to participate in this edition of the Copic Coloring guides.  I shared this card created with an image from Tiddly Inks.  I focused on creating the textured foliage in the tree top.
To help kick off the celebration of the new book… each designer on the hop is giving away an autographed copy of the book…signed not only by Colleen and Marianne, but by the individual designer too!  Please comment on this post for your chance to win your copy of mine!  Commenting will be closed midnight on Friday, March 9th.  Winners will be announced on the individual designer’s blog.

Michele Boyer

Lori Craig Dove-Bonner

Sharon Harnist

Tammy Hershberger

Melanie Holtz

Michelle Houghton

Debbie Olson

Claudia Rosa

Colleen Schaan

Marianne Walker


Can’t wait for your copy?

Copic Coloring Guide Level 2: Nature is now available at many stamping and scrapbooking stores. Visit your local store today and ask about availability.  It is also sold through the Annie’s Attic catalog, accessible online at

Thanks so much for stopping by on your hop through our list of Copic artists.  I would love to share more exciting news about my upcoming on-line Copic classes including my brand new class coming out in May.  Please sign up for my newsletter in the right hand column of my blog and I will let you in on all the news.