OK so I have to admit this is one of my more favorite layouts as of recent days.
I have enjoyed all of the challenges and creating as part of the Get It Scrapped team over the past year. The ideas are always so fresh and make me think about my scrapping in new fun ways. Pages that might be just ho-hum turn out so much more special when I have a little added challenge or direction! Thank you Get It Scrapped!
This layout was no exception. The article it was created for is about Merging Title and Journaling. The photos are special ones and I bet you can see why. It was so much fun thinking through what I wanted to say about the photos and seeing if I could find a word or phrase that could stand out out as a title amongst it. Any who I LOVE how it turned out! Make sure to check by Get It Scrapped to find more ideas and inspiration HERE.
So I hope everyone is starting to feel the thaw of spring. We are still a bit chilly and I know my parents are downright cold being buried in snow in Denver.
I wanted to make sure to share the events going on at Get It Scrapped! over the next few weeks. Debbie is celebrating 5 years of being open and is handing out some pretty amazing prizes to those participating over the next few weeks you will need to go by and check it out! Click HERE to get all the details!
Also today a really fun article posted about using rainbow colors. I have to say Marie-Pierre’s layout with the watercolor in her stamped mason jars is one of my all time favorite layouts I just LOVE it! I also had a layout included here is my contribution…
For those of you that are Copic lovers stay tuned over the next week and possibly the next couple months I am going to have tons of news and announcements from all different directions so keep checking back!
The first weekend had us hosting the Houghton Grandparents and nursing a sick Lori back to feeling good so she could participate at her state swim meet. She did EXCEPTIONALLY well for having been crazy sick for 3 full days before the event.
The second weekend had Lori and I traveling to Minneapolis for regional swimming (and some retail therapy at the Mall of America). John was on call. Grandma Weaver flew in from Denver to play with Sara and take her to a dive meet in the wee hours on the morning in Grinelle. Both girls had a great weekend and we can’t thank Grandma enough for helping us make it all happen!
The third weekend found us on spring break and visiting john’s sister Sheri in Salida, Colorado. We spent the next week in Denver and then the fourth weekend returned home.
The last weekend in March saw john back on call and the girls celebrating Easter quietly at home. We managed to get an Easter service in and a dinner all together Saturday night so a successful weekend and closure to the crazy month.
In the past month I did have four new layouts posting at Get It Scrapped. Debbie Hodge and her amazing team keep cranking out great work. Here they are and links to the articles you can find them in;
I can’t promise that I will keep up this month, but I do have a little more breathing room so I am going to make every effort to back to regular postings
I have written a lot of tutorials on Copic markers. I have talked about how to buy them and how to blend them and I have answered questions about which colors go together, which ones to add to a set, where to put highlights and how to shade specific images. But I am pretty sure that the number one question has been what are you storing your markers in? There seems to be a lot of curiosity about my bag.
So to answer the question for all of you that have asked and for all that are curious it is a combination of two bags. I use Copic wallets to hold my markers. They are designed for the job and hold the markers using minimal space; they stack nicely together and travel well.
When my collection grew out of a single 72 count wallet then I went looking for a bag that would carry the wallets neatly. I discovered I had the perfect solution already in my home. I have a 31 bag that fits two Copic wallets perfectly. It actually looks like it was made to hold them. The name of the bag has changed and the pockets on the side have changed more than once as well. But 31 bags still carry the size. The dimensions of the bag are 13” W x 6.5” D x 8” H. The beauty of the system is I can tip the bag on its side and if the wallets are opened with their flaps tucked in I can have easy access to all of my markers right at my desk, in fact mine sits right at my shoulder within easy reach.
Then if I am going to a crop I grab the handles of the 31 Bag and carry the markers out with no packing or re-bagging.
My collection has held stable now at 3 Copic 72 count wallets which meant I had to go in search one more time for a carrying bag. 31 bags came to the rescue again but when I last looked they discontinued the size. Just in case they bring it back the bag that I think works great for my 3 Copic wallets is 12”x12”x9”. This bag has the same qualities of the first sitting on its side and being ready to carry out any time. This larger bag has a little bit of wiggle room but to me is still the best thing for storing and traveling with my markers.
Copic of course makes a large bag that comes with baskets that can hold an entire collection. It will also hold either the Copic plastic cases or the Copic wallets quite well it is just quite a bit bigger than what I need. There are also tons of desk top storage ideas and homemade carrying ideas for Copics check out Pinterest for some great ideas!
Happy Wednesday all!
Get It Scrapped update time! There are a slew of new things to read over at Get It Scrapped including inspiration for including 8 photos on a two page layout:
Then there is also an article about using themed papers, with strong motifs:
Both were so much fun and got lots of Thanksgiving photos scrapped from my stash. I think I can reasonable say that I am far enough behind right now that I will never catch up
Check out today’s article while you are there as well that includes a pile of links to more inspiration!
As the Midwest is shoveling out it’s streets and driveways i hope you all are safe, warm and having a great start to your weekends!