Monday, June 2, 2008

I gave in to technology


Well, I have resisted for a long time, but I finally decided thad my world didn't have enough obligations, so here I am, setting up a blog. This is going to focus mostly on papercrafting, but it really is everything you ever wanted to learn about Copic Markers and techniques. Straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak.

So who am I? People out in the land of papercrafting and Splitcoast talk about Marianne from Copic. That's me! I've worked for Copic Markers for about 8 years now. I started as their graphic designer and general helper, now I'm the product specialist and in charge of promotions, teaching workshops, and answering questions. I am a freelance illustrator, so you may see a few hand-drawn things pop up on this site over time.
I am generally addicted to Copic markers and I love using them. 
My husband and kids know that these are "Mamma's Markers".
Please contact me if you ever have a question you're DYING to have answered. I will be more than happy to help you.

As I refine this blog, be looking for symbols- the first one is TIPS. My first tip is for cleaning your dirty Copic Markers, try Hand Sanitizer. This stuff has alcohol in it, and Copic markers are alcohol based. Depending on the brand this will also moisturize and smell nicer than rubbing alcohol.


Are you a teacher, designer, or store owner in papercrafting? 
Want to get Copic Certified? We still have space in our Seattle classes June 18 or 19th. Please e-mail me at office1@copicmarker.com to get on my mailing list. I also have room for my July 15th Milwaukee WI class, as well as the July 16th Chicago class. the July 17th Chicago class is pretty much full. These classes are only $85 for a 7 hr class, and include about $50 worth of supplies as well as a handy info packet.

25 comments:

Joy said...

Woohoo! :) m has a blog! :) Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

Debbie Olson said...

Welcome to Blogdom, Marianne!

Stefanie said...

I'm so glad you started a blog! You are now at the top of my Google Reader! Looking forward to all your tips.

broni (waterchild12) said...

Welcome to the blogging world!!

Still waiting for you to make that long trek to the deep South to give us backwoodsers some coloring lessons!!!

Milissa said...

Will you be coming to Florida anytime soon? I would love to take your class ....

wsdanielson said...

As many times as I have talked with you, I had no idea that you had started a blog! YEAH! Now, how can we sign up to receive it automatically?? Can't wait for some more great tips and ideas. And when can you come to Omaha NE to have a certification class???

ShariM said...

Welcome to the blogging world! I am in NJ, but hoping to get to one of your certification classes sometime this year!

Mary Dawn said...

i am so excited to find this blog...i just bought ciao set 36A and i can't wait for you to have a certification class in louisville, ky **crosses fingers, eyes and toes** hehe...welcome to the blogosphere, o'goddess o'markers

tlynn said...

Marianne! Thanks for starting a blog and sharing tips on using Copic Markers. I'll be visiting often!

Take care & STAY POSITIVE

Trena in Naperville

Incredible CreatAbles said...

I am so excited. I bought 24 markers around Christmas and since I didn't think I had enough I stopped playing with them. I didn't get the results I wanted.I picked them up again and now I am in love! I just bought an air compressor to use the ABS. I am going to purchase 40 more markers with birthday money and can't wait to get all of those tips.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

I'm so excited to see this blog!! I'm fairly new to copics but have 50 and have been playing and I love them! I can't wait for all your wonderful info!

Will you be coming to Northern California to teach anytime soon?

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I'm so glad you started a blog. I'm sure I will learn much from you.

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is FABULOUS...I'm so glad you started this blog!

StamperSharon said...

Woo-hoo, welcome to the blog world, Marianne!!

Otter said...

Yeah I'm excited!!!

Jessrose21 said...

I'm so glad you started a blog! I hope you don't get too overwhelmed with questions. I'll appreciate any tips you have to offer! Thanks in advance for sharing your time and knowledge. :)

Laurie Wilson said...

Wow! So glad you are blogging now! I need A LOT of help. When are you coming to Houston, TX?
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Michelle said...

Welcome the the blogosphere!! We will now be hanging on your every typed word to be able to use these amazing tools to their full potential.. I am eagerly awaiting a Copic Certification Class in San Antonio!!

Waiting Patiently,
Michelle

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

I am so thrilled that you have started a blog ... already have picked up helpful information on several of your helpful tips. Tammy at Toyrifix in Smithville, OH told me about your blog ... into my favorites you go!!!

susantodd said...

YAY!!! a blog for copics! i am so excited. i have wanted to buy them for so long, but am scared! :) after reading all of your tips, hopefully i will be more confident to try them. thanks!!!
Susan

Nimue said...

thank you so much for all the information you are presenting so very well. I've learned so much already. It's very encouraging. - Nimmy

Nimue said...

Thanks so very much for all the information you're giving us. You present the material very clearly, The information flows very smoothly and is easy to read. I am going to enjoy my copics so much more. Thanks - Nimmy

Amy said...

Any plans for a certification class in Texas??

sweetpea1030 said...

Hi, Marianne,
I finally made it to the end -- or shall I say, the beginning of your blog.

Now I feel up-to-date.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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