Copictopia is now open!

Copictopia LogoThat is right! I have Copictopia – everything Copic that you could want.. up and ready to sell! Granted I don’t have EVERYTHING Copic has to offer up on the site, but I have the basics. If there is something that you are looking for please feel free to email me, and I can get you a price quote.

Copic Sketch markers are $5.50 each, Ciao markers are $4 each. I also have the Copic X-Press It Cardstock on there as well. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I am very excited to be offering these markers at a price a little better than the stores, so we can all afford them.

Check it out now! www.copictopia.com


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  • Fun Fact Friday! What’s Your Favorite Copic?

    This is something new and going to be fun! My life is getting to be surrounded more and MORE around Copic markers and my love for them, and now teaching people about them! You will probably see more and more tutorials, fun facts and just stuff about Copic markers on my site. I am very excited about this!

    So our first Fun Fact Friday: Did you know there are 4 different body styles in the Copic Marker family? Which is your favorite and why?

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  • SO EXCITED! WOOT WOOT!

    logoOkay so it isn’t offical YET! (yet of course is the key word here!) But later next week I will be finding out more about getting set up with Imagination International to be a dealer for them selling Copic Markers!!!

    THATS RIGHT! You can get your Copic markers, Ink refills, X-pressit Paper and more over at my A Muse For Inspiration site!! But don’t worry I will have a link to the store at the top of this site so you don’t have to worry about getting lost :)

    It is in the beginning stages… But I just can’t hold in the excitement!

    Please keep me in your prayers that all goes well and smooth! :)

    WOOT WOOT! So EXCITED!

     


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  • Starter List of Copics

    I have been asked serveral times “What Copics should I start out with?”. I have to say this is not the easiest question since we are all different in what colors that we like. So I put together a small list of what I think would be the ideal colors for someone starting out getting their first set of Copic markers.

    Each color family includes a light, medium & dark tone for blending—great starter set to build on.

    Reds: R29, R24, R22

    Skin Tones: E11, E00, E000, R20 (for blush)

    Pinks: R85, R83, R81 (or) R20, R22 (or) RV000, RV21, RV23

    Blues: B97, B93, B91 Or B26, B24, B21

    Aquas: BG75, BG72, BG11, BG10

    Greens: G99, G82, G40 (or) YG67, YG63, G20

    Yellows: Y000, Y11, Y13, Y21, Y26

    Oranges: YR00, YR12, YR18

    Peaches: YR000, YR00, YR02

    Browns: (good for benches/wood/hair) E29, E25, E53 (or ) E39, E33, E34

    Grays: C9, C7, C4, C2, C1

    Purples: V000, V12, V15, V17

    Lavender: V93, V95, V99 or V20, V22, V24

    Accessories: Copic Colorless Blender & Copic Multiliner fine (0.3) in black


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  • Deconstructed Sketch 130

    IMG_4198 Another mouse? Seriously? Yup, I love mice, I am a strange one. I used to have several hamsters and gerbils when I was a kid and now I actually have a dog named mouse – because that was the size he was when he wasIMG_1174 born. Think baby mouse that could fit into a lipstick. That is my little mouse to the right.. I love him! He is a 3lb 3oz Yorkshire Terrier who actually just became a proud papa a few weeks ago for the second time.

    But this sweet little birthday mouse is actually for a friend of mines little girl who just had her 11th birthday. I hope that she likes it. I put it in the mail the other day. Wow! me? Actually put a card I made in the mail!! You know that she is special because I hoard the cards that I love, and I love this one. I had to color a second mouse just so that I could make another card that looks like this one.

    I had to do my typical flag that I love doing that is all curly with a button (which I hoard as well). I also had IMG_4199to bling it up a little bit by putting some glitter on it too. I hope my friend doesn’t kill me for that. Hopefully there wont be to much glitter in there when they open up the card when they get it in the mail. So here is hoping that it doesn’t get to crazy.

    I think the only other time that I send out cards is to my downline every month. Or at least I do my best to do sketch130so.

    I also made this card for the Deconstruction Sketch I really like these sketches but this if the first time that I have ever been able to do one because of life just being to busy. So I am very excited to be able to join in this time.

    I used a whipper snapper stamp for the mouse, not sure of the name sorry, a friend stamped off a few of the mouse for me. However the sentiment came from an A Muse Studio stamp set called “Woohoo for you” super cute set! But then I love all A Muse Studio stamp sets :)

    The paper is all A Muse Studio , Sugar, Grapefruit, Polka Dot Grapefruit, and French Roast. The button is A Muse Studio Bubblegum Buttons. The coloring was done with Copic Markers – sorry I had it written down what I used but now I can’t find the paper and I can’t remember what they were. The twine is also A Muse Studio as well.

    If you like sketches as much as I do you will want to check this one out! They are all wonderful sketches and I can’t wait to join in the next one as well. I had a lot of fun! thanks Jen!


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  • Posting again

    hey there everyone :)

    I wanted to let you all know that I have decided to start posting on this blog again, which will also go into my fan page on facebook. I have found the freedom in creating things with all things instead of just one particular product. I love my A Muse Studio, I love my Stampin’ Up! but I have discovered DIGI STAMPS (woohoo!!!!) and I am loving every minute of them with my new found love of copic markers and now that I am a copic marker instructor I am having way to much fun coloring! I feel like I am being naughty for as much fun as I am having! What is great is that my kids are also loving the copic markers and are having a great time!

    so I wanted to let you know that I will be putting things on here that are all things wonderful and creative. This blog will be a blog about just having fun “Gettin’ Crafty” :)


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  • So Excited!!!

    IMG_3819 Life is going so good over at A Muse Studio for me! And it gets even better! Our Holiday Catalog is AMAZING and I LOVE every little bit of it!

    We are also doing what we call Holiday Hoopla! It gives hostess’s increased benefits, gives the recruits a little something, and gives consultants a great thing to shoot for!

    One of the incentives that I am shooting for is A FREE Convention Registration Paid! Which convention registration is about $299 and is normally on the East Coast… which most of you know I am in the Pacific Northwest so that is a bit of a trip for me… so any money I can save the better!

    So I am setting my goals high so I can get that Convention fee paid for!

    I also heard about Stampin’ Up!’s recent policy change that Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators can use competing products :) YAY for most of you reading this! Because guess what…. I sell Copic markers! wink wink! hehe :) I also sell the paper straws that are very popular right now as well! IMG_3820And lots of other things too! You should check out my Online Store! CLICK HERE

    If you would like to have a catalog of your own you can get one by Clicking Here or you can look at it online HERE

    You can also get a Holiday Catalog as well… you can pre-order it now…. but it wont be sent out until August 2nd. You will be able to view it online August 15th.  Click HERE to order yours!

    What did I use for this card? looks kind of like Stampin’ Up! but it only has 1 element that is from my Stampin’ Up! days….

    • A Muse Studio Stamp Set Come Fly With Me (SBSH008)
    • A Muse Studio Stamp Set Modern Zinnia (SVSE023)
    • French Roast CS ( PAPS803)
    • French Roast Ink (IAPF803)
    • Toffee Ink (IAPF802)
    • Sleepy Hollow Patterned CS (PASH100)
    • French Roast Twill Ribbon 7/8″ (RAT7803)
    • 3D Foam Adhesive (ASFA001) (stampin dimensionals)
    • Sponge Daubers (TSPDBX3)
    • Clear Twinkle Stickers (EATW000)
    • Sizzix Impressions Folder  – sorry I dont remember what it is called :(

    I look forward to hearing from some of you! I I hope that you like the card!


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  • More late on Easter

    So ever since my kids saw the movie “Rise of the Guardians” they think the easter bunny just colors and hides the eggs.  So I was able to make their easter baskets right in front of them without sneaking around this year. It was AWESOME! Stephen actually picked everything out for his basket that he wanted.

    Both of their baskets are made completely 100% from Stampin’ Up! product … well except for the thread, heat bond, and hot glue gun :)  But the fabric, ribbon (retired) and buttons are all from Stampin’ Up! even the glitter on Meadow’s flower.

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    I have to say that they loved them! It was even Stephens suggestion to cover a corner that didn’t get sewn all the way with a bow and hot glue gun. He said his basket had a tail like the easter bunny now :) Meadow loved hers… she had to show it to everyone that came over and a few people even wanted to take it home with them.  Everything was done with my scallop tote tutorial just on a larger scale. I measured everything out to be 8 x 8 for each square.  The ribbon is all hot glued on – there was no way you were going to get me to sew that on! haha!

    I hope you enjoy the pictures :) you can also see them in the idea gallery

    Inky hugs,

    Cristena


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  • Little late on Easter…

    yeah I know these photos are a little late… however they are still great if you just change out the stamp sets :) You can use these great little boxes that i learned how to make from Becky Roberts.  I made the ones with flowers for my mother in law and sister in law. Along with the matching card…. which it looks as if I forgot to take a photo of, so I will have to make another one and take a picture for you all. :)

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    the bunny rabbit ones were made for Stephen’s classmates for Easter. We had fun making them with a lotta help from my friend Rhiannon. She did all the coloring (she is awesome at it!) and i did all the assembly work. We had more than enough of these done in one afternoon/evening… lol

    These little cuties are made with the matchbox die from the big shot Then there is a little easel made that you glue on top of the box. When i find the directions again i will share them with you… or you can find them on Becki’s site as well. She has them on there for free.

    I hope you like these lovely little boxes :)

    Inky Hugs,

    Cristena


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  • Stephen’s birthday – Spongebob Stampin’ Up! Style

    IMG_3481So, if you read below in the whirlwind of life happening…. my son Stephen turned 7 years old. He is SO EXCITED! It is his first birthday party that is exciting because it’s just not family coming! He is in Kindergarten this year so he gets to have his “guy friends” and one of the girls he is sweet on come to his party. Stephen was even sweet enough to ask a couple of extra girls that his sister likes in his class so that she will have fun too. I thought that was the sweetest thing ever!

    While these were not his invites (I will show you those later.. these are pretty cute so I had to show these first…haha) But these were his thank you cards. It was so funny because I WANTED to do these for his invites since he wanted to all Spongebob Square Pants stuff at his party… but NOOOOOO he had to use the Stamp set ” I Dig You” LOL

    So to get the background for Spongebob to look “spongy” I used bubble wrap… yep just used the brayer and Daffodil Delight Classic Ink to ink up the bubble wrap… then pressed it on Daffodil Delight card stock. :) easy peasy!

    His tie is : Real Red Card Stock , Word Window PunchIMG_3482

    His pants : Soft Suede Card Stock, Basic Black Card Stock  – to get the lines right I cheated and used some of those crazy scissors that have the 4 blades on them… hehe… same goes for the eye lashes :)  no the black card stock is not woven through I used a two way glue pen to just glue them on.

    His shirt: Whisper White Card Stock , and to get the collar for his shirt to work nice I just trimmed off 2 of the points from the large star punch we used to have.. sorry yeah retired :(  but just basically a triangle

    His mouth: that is freehand drawn… sorry and his teeth are just two pieces of whisper white card stock that I cut free hand too. But I did use our Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to make the mouth black ;) does that count for something? haha!

    His nose is the Word Window punch stuck on with a mini glue dot

    His eyes: Whisper White Card Stock cut with the 1 1/4″ circle punch, Tempting Turquoise Card Stock cut with the 3/4″ circle punch, Basic Black Card Stock cut with the circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack… sorry can’t remember the size that is right now. Then a White Gel Pen for a little in the eyes to make them come to live. They look pretty plain if you don’t have that white part in the black. I used some Stampin Dimensionals to pop the eyes up.

    I also added 3 Daffodil Delight punched out circles to his face for some more texture. I used the same circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack for that as well.

    I hope that you like Stephen’s thank you cards. He was very proud of them…. This was also the day his sister broke her arm… geesh! What a DAY!

     

     


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