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Copic College Open for Registration!

Today is the day!

Copic College – Ankeny, Iowa and Copic College – Minneapolis, MN are open for registration! There is a limited number of seats at each location so signing up earlier will guarantee your spot!

You can get all the fun details of these crazy fun weekend on the Registration Page or Copic College page! If you have any questions please ask! You can reply on this post or go to the right side bar of the blog and use the “Contact me” form. 

Waiting for more locations? There are 2 more locations for 2018 in the works and I will be announcing them soon. You can check back here OR Subscribe to my mailing list, also in the right hand side bar. Then you will get newsy notes when the new locations are announced and opened for registration.  

I will be coloring up images for class over the next 3 weeks and posting sneaks on Instagram so if you want to see some of the fun, fun, fun follow me there as well! (Yep you guessed it over in the right hand side bar, click on the little Instagram symbol under Follow Me)

Hope I will get to see you at Copic College!

Have a Happy Colorful Day!

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January Challenge at Dare 2B Artzy

This month’s challenge over at Dare 2B Artzy is Winter Wonderland! I know here in Iowa the chill is ON! So it is not hard to gather inspiration for chilly cards. 


I created mine using the Snowflake Wishes stamp set.

I heat embossed them with a clear, sparkling embossing powder,

Then used my Copic ABS to air brush 4 colors over the top of the flakes.

To make the snowflakes shine through again I dripped a little Colorless Blender on a paper towel and gently wiped over the embossing and the Copic ink comes right up!

Lastly I used a beautiful patterned paper from D2BA, used a punch to get a loopy edge and pulled out some ancient rhinestone swirls from my old stash to put this lovely card together.

Make sure to stop by Dare 2B Artzy there will be NEW products popping up near the end of the month AND make sure to get your Winter Wonderland challenge turned in!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Happy Colorful Day!

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Stamping Copic Snowflakes

Hello Dare 2B Artzy fans! Michelle Houghton from here to share a little crafty inspiration today.

I am creating 2 cards this week I’ll share one today and then you need to come back on Sunday to see all the details on our new challenge!

Here are 2 quick peeks at my card today:

I stamped several snowflakes from the “Snowflake Wishes” set using my Copic markers

I then trimmed them into strips and added them to my card base of beautiful Dare 2B Artzy papers.

Simple and sweet, my kind of card. As a bonus here is a video of the full process!


Thank you for joining me today, make sure to stop by the Dare 2B Artzy shop to see all the wintery fun and more available for your crafting fun.

For this project I used the following products:

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I am thrilled to announce the first 2 Copic College weekends!

I will be scheduling 4 weekend events for the 2018 season and 2 are ready to announce. I can tell you many of the details now, but you will need to stay tuned for more AND come back to register after January 15th!

What is Copic College?

  • 20 hours of Copic Coloring and instruction over 3 days (Friday – Sunday)
  • We will push our skills warming up and refreshing our coloring skills Friday then continue building on them with techniques that can be used on countless other projects Saturday and Sunday. 

How much does it cost?

  • 350.00 

What does that include? (this list is not complete, but here is what I have so far)

  • Class manual
  • Packet of images from myself and 4 talented digital artists!
  • A meal and snack Friday, a meal and snack Saturday and snack on Sunday
  • Discounted rate at the hotel (the exception to this is my first weekend in Ankeny, IA)
  • 20 hours of instruction
  • Small tool kit – this is not complete yet but fun little additions
  • Plenty of individual help with talented teacher assistants

Other activities/options/add ons

  • Raffel – tickets are 1 for $5.00  or 5 for $20.00 – the prize? Possible prizes – Copic Air brush system including air compressor, Prisma Color Pencils, prize pack from Imagination International, Inc.
  • Copic Fix station – for $2.00 per marker we will refill and clean any of your markers (any style body) you can add a small fee and replace nibs as well.

What is not included?

  • Your marker sets. You will be required to bring your own markers to Copic College. I will post a list of colors when registration opens on January 15th **NOTE there will be several sets available for rental for the weekend, this is a great option if you are wanting to try Copic and not invest in the markers right away**

My first Copic College is: 

Ankeny, IA – April 6-8th – Memory Bound Scrapbook Store

My second Copic College is:

Minneapolis, MN – May 11-13th – Hilton Garden Inn Eden Prairie

This weekend, January 5-7th this blog is getting a major facelift and my hope is to be working out all the glitches so that both of these classes will be open for registration January 15th! I will have a few more of the details hammered out including a marker list.

In the meantime if you have questions please ask! And if you have not subscribe to my blog and I will be sending newsletters when classes are announced and then open for registration!

Have a Happy Colorful Week!


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Hark the Herald Angles Sing! Copic Bible Journaling

I am adding a couple extra posts this week at my blog and over at Copic In The Craft Room

Merry Christmas Eve to those who celebrate! Christmas looks a little different every year in our home since John’s schedule changes every year. This year he has a 4 day stretch of call that started Friday morning and will not end until Tuesday morning. Yeah it’s a little bit of a doozy! The girls and I have taken in a movie and snuck in a meal with John between his runs to the hospital. We will be celebrating our Christmas today the 24th and then might have to take in another movie on the 25th. In the meantime, if time allows I thought I would share a little extra art. No frills and not of explanation just a little love and joy from me to you!

I created this in my Bible and just love how she turned out. I have been waiting patiently to color her up with Copic markers

She is from Dare 2B Artzy and I just adore her. Here is a close up;

This is an image I know I will use again and make a point to try to pull out of my stamp basket to share. Now using Copics in my Journal Bible I do need a blotter sheet in between and although that protects the page behind the ink is still clearly on the back of the page.

She is still beautiful and I will find a way to use her on this page as well. I also got a quick shot of the fist full of markers that I used to color her up.

If I have time I will try to get one more post in tomorrow and then I have a video waiting to be edited for Wednesday so I am still trying to send you all some Copic inspiration. Thank you so much for your support and for stopping by!

Have a Happy Colorful Holiday!