Imagination International Inc. Announcement!

November 21, 2017 |  by  |  Announcements, Classes, Copics  |  6 Comments

As one door closes another opens! The Copic Girls are still ready to share Copic love and creativity. 

First: If you had not taken the Certification classes or the current workshop series and are able to take the classes in Phoenix DO IT! This will be a one of a kind experience, multiple teachers and high energy.

Second: STAY TUNED! I will post new Copic opportunities right here on my blog, through my mailing list (make sure to sign up!) and through Copic In The Craft Room. I will be teaching locally on a monthly basis, but will also be creating 2 major Copic weekend events! I do not have details yet, but my hope is to hit two major Copic fan areas in the country for a full 2-3 days of Copic Coloring!! I am so excited to start hammering out the details!

Have a Happy Colorful Day!

Dare 2B Artzy 3D Holiday Blog Hop!

November 17, 2017 |  by  |  Announcements, Challenges  |  17 Comments

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy‘s 3D Holiday Blog Hop!!

Can you believe the Holidays are right around the corner once again?!

We at D2BA are so excited!!  We decided to have a fun holiday blog hop featuring 3D projects!!  We hope we inspire you to get artzy this holiday season!!

You should have arrived here from Melody blog!  If you haven’t and would like to hop along with us, please go back to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to start at the beginning!

Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!

Winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad!!

Blog Hop will end Sunday, November 19th at 7:00pm Central.  

We will then post a winner!!

For our hop I created a decorative piece for my counter using the Poinsettia Die cut! I die cut both the small and large flower portions out of red and white felt.

Then I cut small holes in the centers of all of them with a craft knife:

Next I found these small posts in the jewelry making aisle and stuck 4-5 in to each small bloom and added a dollop of hot glue on the back:

Next came the larger part of the bloom:

I trimmed of the excess wire and bent over the ends and used more hot glue to attach my Poinsettias onto my bucket:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE how this piece turned out! I am thinking teacher gifts!

Thanks for stopping by!  

You have actually reached the end of our hop loop!

Your next stop in the hop is the Dare 2B Artzy blog!  

We hope you are inspired all along the way!  

Check out all D2BA’s products here!

Happy Hopping!

Have a Happy Colorful Weekend!!

All New Copic Class Deputes at Creativation 2018

September 11, 2017 |  by  |  Announcements, Copics  |  No Comments

Today is the day we are opening our classes for January 2018 Creativation. The event in Phoenix is being held January 19-22 and we are holding all of our classes January 17th -20th.  The full line up includes

  • Standard Certification taught by Jennifer Dove January 17th
  • Brand New Copic Coloring Flowers taught by Jennifer Dove January 17th
  • Intermediate Certification taught By Jennifer Dove January 18th
  • Copic Coloring Animals taught by Cindy Lawrence January 19th
  • Copic Coloring Landscapes taught by Cindy Lawrence January 19th
  • Hand lettering taught by Debbie Olson January 20th

We are super excited to get these classes open and ready for registration so you can make plans to attend while you are in the area for Creativation AND you do not need to be a member of CHA to come! ANYONE can come take our Certifications and Workshop classes! So come join the fun with 1,2,3 or all 4 days of Copic Coloring Fun!

Here is a peek at some of the new Copic Flower images!

Make sure to come over to Imagination International, Inc. to see all the details and get registered to attend! All of the remaining 2017 classes are now open for registration as well so check out the remaining Workshop and Certification weekends and see if you can come color and play!

Have a Happy Colorful Week!


A Hello, Goodbye, Tommy Art and a PRIZE!

May 24, 2017 |  by  |  Announcements, Copics  |  41 Comments


Welcome Copic Fans! You hopefully are here hopping along to give a grand welcome to our newest Regional Instructor, Jen Dove!

Many of you know Jen for her fabulous Copic teaching on-line and for her Boot Camp, and other Copic classes, live in the Phoenix area! I am super excited to have her as part of our Certification and Workshop teaching crew. I know she will add fun, and crazy Copic skills to our talented team.

I miss you already Lori

Sadly we are saying goodbye to our long time instructor Lori Craig. Lori is not leaving Imagination International, Inc completely she will be the new brand supervisor for Tommy Art, launching that new product line which is incredibly exciting and the Tommy Art team is VERY lucky to have Lori Leading the way.

I met Lori when I took the Standard Certification in Lincoln, NE many years back. She is a fabulous teacher as those who have been lucky enough to have her can attest to. We stayed in contact while I was teaching on-line and had fun touching base through the years at other Copic and Crafting events.  I have been blessed to be a part of the Regional Instructor team alongside Lori the past few years and will certainly miss her lovely spirit and beautiful smile, not to mention her Copic skills and creativity! I am lucky to be able to count her as a friend.  

On to Tommy Art!

You are not done yet hang in there! The product line that Lori will be helping launch and promote is Tommy Art! You will love these paints, mediums and finishes. I have only had a minuscule amount of time to begin experimenting with them but I have to tell you these are NOT your simple craft paints. These are the bee’s knees. Yummy texture, opaque coverage, work on all kinds of surfaces, flexible when dry AND easy water clean up!

I tried two different background techniques for journal pages or card bases or… I really was just wanting to play and this is what resulted. 

I started with two of the chalk paints and one of the waxes to create this distressed look. (I really like the ombre effect I achieved with the paints first and will definitely be doing that again as well!)

Then I played with two of the chalk paints and a wood grain tool to create this faux wood look.

You can see all of this on my latest video over at Copic In The Craft Room on YouTube!


We are thrilled you are joining us for our Hello/Farewell hop, and of course always LOVE to share a goody or two. So make sure to stop by ALL the blogs on the hop, leave a little love and then I will be drawing a name to win a NEW Copic sketch book AND a doodle pack (COLOR WILL VARY!!)

So hop along and make sure to hit everyone! The hop will end midnight EST on Sunday May 28th, and I will be checking in on all the blogs so do not skip any! We will announce the winner Tuesday the 30th. Here is a list of the whole line up:

Sharon Harnist  
Michele Boyer 
Lori Craig 
Cindy Lawrence 
Debbie Olson 
Michelle Houghton – You are Here
Jennifer Dove


Thank you all of you for making it through the lengthy post and CELEBRATING all of the news with us!!

Have a Happy Colorful day!

Copic Coming to Calgary!

March 2, 2017 |  by  |  Announcements, Copics  |  2 Comments

Hey Copic friends! Believe it or not I will once again be flying across the border with my Copics to come share all the NEW WORKSHOPS in Calgary, AB! I will be sharing the Copic Coloring Animals April 7th from 8am-1pm

Blog Animals 1

Blog Animals 3

Copic Coloring Landscapes April 7th from 2pm-6pm (Yes all of you can do this!)

Blog Landscape 2

Blog Landscape 1

AND the Hand Lettering class April 8th from 9am-4pm

Blog Lettering 3


Blog lettering 2

You can sign up and find all the details at Imagination International,Inc.

These classes are truly amazing and fun! If you have any questions or concerns just give me a shout and I am sure I can clear things up. Hope you can join me and come COLOR!

The whole teaching team is out and about these days so make sure to check my sidebar for all the latest openings for class offerings! Who knows we might be dropping in near you!

Have a Happy Colorful Week!