Imagination International, Inc. Holiday Wish List Part 2!

November 27, 2017 |  by  |  Copics, Doodling, Scrapbooking  |  No Comments

So I was going to do a top 5 wish list from Imagination International, Inc. BUT there are just too many things I love about the products at III so I am doing a part 2 with 5 more things that I would put on my wish list. So you know, I am only putting items on my wish list that I use regularly! These are things that I pull out multiple times a week and some on a daily basis. So on with the crafty/artsy goodness! If you missed the first 5 scroll down or check them out on this post: Imagination International, Inc. Holiday Wish List Part 1

6. Kirarina Wink pens

I love these opaque pens! I use them on top of my Copics in a lot of situations, in particular small touches of opaque white. Small reflection in an eye anyone? They even have a little shimmer!

7. Is another Kirarina product, Kirarina 2win

Do you have a planner person in your life? You know who I am talking about , list making calendar toting highlighting fool? These are so perfect! They have 2 ends (thus the 2win name) One is a sketch pen and the other is a slightly lighter ink that is a highlighter! All sorts of fun colors AND scented, makes me giggle every time! It takes me right back to grade school! Mr. Sketch ring a bell to anyone out there? These are an upgrade and I have found myself even tucking them into my purse and every corner so they are always available for lists, notes and of course my planner!!

8. Sense Book. OK I know another paper source, but this one I use completely differently! 

Sense books come in refill and non-refill varieties I have both and depending on who you are buying for both have their benefits. Why do I like them, I just like the aspect of different sizes, I have a small one for a prayer journal and medium size one (many of these) for all of my class notes, ideas, quick sketches AND lettering practice. And I love the variety of paper styles as well, they come in lined paper, blank and graph as well. The graph works brilliantly for my lettering practice and the blanks are super fun for quick sketches. 

9. Nobby pencils

These are SO FUN. If you have a sketch artist in your life this would need to get bumped up to #1. These are chunky lead pencils that are perfect for drawing. They even have their own built in sharpeners in the lid. (Don’t forget the refill leads if this makes it into your shopping cart)

10. Tommy Art

OK so out of the list I have given you this is the one I do not reach for regularly BUT it is not because I do not love the product it is a time issue! I heart these paints and all the mediums that come with them! Tommy Art is a chalk based paint that blows the others right out of the park. You know how Copic is the #1 Alcohol marker well Tommy is going to become the #1 crafters paint not to mention DIYer and maybe even some mixed media artists as well! This line includes colors and mediums like waxes, coatings, pastes, transfer gels, sparkle and ohhh metallic! And they are continuing to expand the product line!

Woosh! I am ready to go shop! I hope this helps AND if you ever have questions please ask! I am on-line most days and happy to help!

Have a Happy Colorful Week!

Creating Halloween Cards With Copic and Kirarina!

October 26, 2017 |  by  |  Cards, Copics, Doodling  |  No Comments

I have some Halloween cards to share this week. There will be another next week as well, and videos too! This week I started with some crazy cute digital stamps by MMedel Illustrations. I colored them up with my Copic markers of course! Here is a quick close up of the 3 that I colored:

If you would like to see the coloring and take a peek at all the colors used head over to the Copic In The Craft Room YouTube channel!

This week I added them all to cards! I LOVE how these turned out, simple phrases and doodling with Kirarina Wink pens. The slight shimmer and the opaque color are perfect for the darker card bases!

Here is a close up look at the three cards:

Here is my second video! This one is featuring the doodling and hand lettering with the Kirarina Wink. 

The Kirarina Wink has become one of my go to pens in my tool box, I love the opaque nature it works so well on all sorts of different papers and beautifully on top of copic work as well.

Have a Happy Colorful Week!



Bible Journal Page with D2BA

September 7, 2017 |  by  |  Bible Journnaling, Doodling  |  No Comments

This week I am in overwhelmed mode. Projects left and right all stacked up, all good, but overwhelming. So when the devotional that I received via e-mail seemed to speak directly to me to slow down, take a breath and start fresh, I figured I better pay attention. So to start re-freshing my devotional/worship time I slowed down to create a Bible Journaling page. I used a stamp set and ink from Dare 2B Artzy.

I used both the Be Yourself stamp set and the Totally Black Premium Ink. Then SHHHH! I did not use Copics this time I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens for this particular entry.

I stamped one birdie, some music notes and a phrase in the margin of my page:

Then I added color. I used my pens and also a water brush for a beautiful water color effect. The ink sat tight with no smearing! Gotta love a good ink!

I added my journaling and also a few small do-dads. The page needed very little added around the beautiful stamps.

I am truly enjoying being part o the design team over at Dare 2B Artzy, even though I am busy right now this has been such a wonderful infusion of fresh inspiration and time for art. Here is one last peek at the sweet birdie:

Thank you for stopping by! Make sure to check out more of the inspiration and beautiful supplies over at Dare 2B Artzy when you can!

Have a Happy Colorful Day! 

Blog Hop with Dare 2B Artzy!

August 25, 2017 |  by  |  Cards, Copics, Doodling  |  18 Comments

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy‘s Blog Hop!!

Summer is such a beautiful time of year!  

It’s always so fun to see all the beautiful flowers blooming!!

In honor of summer, we decided to have a fun Blog Hop with the theme of Dreaming of Flowers!

A few DT members are using previously released floral stamp sets and a few are using two of our newly release floral stamp sets! 

If you haven’t had a chance to see our newest two floral stamp sets, be sure to check them out; Wishing  Happiness and Playful Posies!! They are beautiful and so much fun to use!!

You should have arrived here fromTonya‘s

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 of their choice!!

Blog Hop will end Sunday, August27th 7:00pm Eastern.  

We will then post a winner!!

 I am excited to be showcasing one of the new stamp sets from Dare 2B Artzy, Playful Posies. This stamp set is so very versatile! 

I’ll let you in on a little secret, I am not really a card maker or stamper I just pretend to be one for work! I LOVE all kinds of art and crafting, and have played with card making and stamping, but did not really get serious about it until I started working for Imagination International, Inc. (Better known to most as Copic) That being said I just do not have a huge store of stamping supplies and tools. I am slowly collecting like any good crafter the things I “need” for this craft, but in the mean time I am making due with what I do have. 

With this layering set one of the really fun things to do is to layer colors of ink with the different pieces, but I do not have different colors of ink, so my solution as always is Copic! I decided to stamp my bottom layer with Copic and then added black ink on top. I added a few doodles in white on top as well.

Once the images are ready I got them all fussy cut and added them to a card using papers from the “Artsy Doodles” paper pack.

Here is a closer look at some of the details.

Best part yet, I did it all on video! So you can see me, mistakes and all, experimenting with the stamping process. Spoiler Alert it took me more then once to get the flowers just how I like them. The video is over at Copic In The Craft Room on YouTube and you can find it at the link below.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, make sure to stop by the other designers for Dare 2B Artzy they are all playing along today!

Your next stop in the hop is Chris blog!   

We hope you are inspired all along the way!  

Check out all D2BA’s products here!

Have a Happy Colorful Day!




Fine Sketch Nibs Hooray!

July 24, 2017 |  by  |  Copics, Doodling  |  No Comments

After years of asking they finally arrived. Copic Sketch markers have a fine nib option! If you wanted to doodle, write or fill in those super tiny corners on your intricate stamps you now have a great option with the Fine Sketch Nib!

I have this beautiful new stamp from Dare 2B Artzy that just screams to be colored and all those tiny details seem to be designed for a fine nib. So to start I chose with markers I wanted to switch out. 

The Fine Sketch Nib works ONLY in the Sketch marker and ONLY in the end with the chisel nib. So I selected a group of 4 markers I wanted to switch out. I could use my fingers to pull out the chisel nib, it is fairly easy, but I had my tweezers near by so put those to good use and gently pulled out the chisel nibs.

Next I slid the new Fine Sketch Nibs all the way in. The ink from the core seeps right into the new nib and I am ready to color!

Excuse my messy markers they are in need of a little TLC!

I colored up my image and added it to a card front, easy peasy. No shading this time just coloring and the fine nibs are perfect for this!

You can find the Fine Sketch Nibs at Imagination International, Inc. and other Copic distributors. They come in packs of 3 nibs for 5.95. You might want to switch out a few of your markers as well!

Thank you for stopping by this week! If you would like to see a few more Copic artists featuring these great new nibs head over to Copic In The Craft Room on Facebook. I will be hooking you up with lots of great blog inspiration and more Fine Sketch Nib art this next month!

Have a Happy Colorful Week!