About Me

Hi! Michelle Houghton here.  I am the wife to an amazing husband and the mother of two beautiful girls in Iowa.  I am a busy stay-at-home mom, teaching aerobics at our local YMCA as well as doodling and Copic classes both on-line and across the US and Canada.

Prior to motherhood, I was an art teacher and I love being able to continue sharing my art through card making and scrapbooking techniques.  I have been scrapbooking for about 20 years and coloring with Copic markers for the last 10 years.  When I first tried Copics I fell in love and have since gotten both my Certification and Intermediate Certification from Imagination International Inc., the United States distributor of Copic Markers. After about 5 years of teaching Copic classes on-line I began teaching for III as a Regional Instructor, I also run their Copic In The Craft Room site and help create new curriculum for their Certification Team.  Bottom line: I love to teach! Teaching live and on-line has been an amazing adventure!


This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions. I write for my own purposes. However, I may be influenced by my background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience.

Any compensation I receive will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.

On occasion I am  compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine.   I make it a point to work with designers and companies that fit my personal style, so that using their products benefits my personal crafting efforts, just as much as it benefits their marketing efforts.  The free products I receive from these designers and companies is not a form of sponsorship.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

If at any point in time my blog does receive or offer sponsorship this information will be made available to my readers.



My Background
  • I have my BS in Fine Arts and my MA in Teaching
  • 7 Years Experience Teaching Art to ages K-12
  • 6 Years Experience as a Teacher for Get It Scrapped
  • 4 Years Experience as a Teacher for Creative Passion
  • Certified Copic Instructor/Designer
  • Copic Regional Certification Instructor for Imagination International, Inc.
  • Copic Craft Educator for Imagination International, Inc.
  • 20 Years of Scrapbooking Experience
  • Published in Memory Maker’s Big Book of Scrapbook Pages
  • Published in Book 2 and 3 of Copic Foundations
  • Published in Card To Canvas Mixed Media Techniques for Paper Crafts