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

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

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

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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!

The 2017 Copic season has posted

December 5, 2016 |  by  |  Announcements, Classes, Copics  |  No Comments

I know I shouted the news that the 2017 classes had been announced and that the first classes are currently available for registration. Our first round of Standard Certification, Intermediate certification, Copic Coloring Flowers, Hand Lettering, Copic Coloring Animals and Comic Coloring Landscapes are filling up FAST! 

I happen to know that a few of them only have one or two spots left! 


The Phoenix classes run Wednesday January 18th through Saturday January 21st. I would love to see you there! For full descriptions of each of the Certification and Workshop Classes make sure to check out the Imagination International, Inc. page HERE

What you may NOT know yet is that the ENTIRE 2017 class season has posted! You can see the full schedule now at Imagination International, Inc. Remember that classes open for registration 60 days prior to the event. If you want to make sure not to miss your location check back here, I continually update my class openings in the sidebar of my blog OR sign up to be on the mailing list at III.

Find out if one of our FAB-U-LOUS instructors will be in a city near you this coming year and save the date!

Have a Happy ColorFull Week!

Remember to check back Thursday for the fourth and final free digital stamp for the holiday season!

Just a few opportunities left! Copic Coloring Workshops 2016

September 1, 2016 |  by  |  Announcements, Copics  |  No Comments

Did you know that there are only 6 Copic Coloring Workshop weekends left in the 2016 season? Make sure not to miss these fun, informative classes when they hit your vicinity!

I will be in Sacramento, California in just 3 short weeks and I still have spots left…SO COME PLAY WITH ME!

All three classes are a blast and have amazing techniques to learn and tips to take with you to use on your Copic coloring projects.

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The dates I will be in Sacramento are Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th. We have a great group shaping up and I would love for you to join us! Sign up right HERE! Scroll down to Sacramento and get yourself on the list 🙂

Hope to see you soon!

Have a Happy Colorful Day!