Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Regional Instructors & Blog Team 2010

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You may feel that I have really dropped off the face of the earth right now but actually I have been very busy making it even easier for everyone to get the Copic instruction they need. Now Certifications will be coming closer to your home town...

Over the last few days we at Copic hosted a special training session. Not a regular Certification, but a special training to add some very talented ladies to our team of Regional Certification instructors.

You can meet each of these people at CHA and if you are a store looking to have a special event hosted by Copic you can contact them directly in your region to arrange something. Stores attending CHA can also ask our great team for ideas and advice on how to teach their own Copic classes and build their customer's knowledge, so look for their table at CHA (And we are planning for the future, so if you thought a regular Certification was fun, just you wait). Each of our new instructors will begin teaching after Winter CHA, in addition to our current team. (For more photos like this one visit Debbie's blog, as we seemed to be too busy to take photos. Thanks Debbie for remembering!)

If you are a store interested in contacting one of the Regional Instructors please send e-mails to nancy@copicmarker.com Be sure to include where you are located and how large your classroom space is. We will forward your request to the instructor nearest you and they will personally contact you. If you are wanting to attend a class in your area also e-mail Nancy and she'll add you to the mailing list for that area.

We have switched a few people on our blog team as well, but all the names are ones you should already be familiar with.

And so, without further fanfare...

The new Copic Instructors and their regions are:

Colleen Schaan
Colleen will be covering the Southern US. She has been teaching some absolutely fabulous online Copic classes through Our Creative Classroom and has visited stores in here area. Now you can take Certification Classes from her and ask her to host something special in your store if you're in her new region, as she will soon be moving to Atlanta. Welcome Colleen!

Lori Craig
Lori will be covering the Central Midwest, US. Lori should be a familiar name to many stampers, and I think we all adore Lori just as much as she adores grits (a wink right at you Lori!). In addition to her duties at SplitcoastStampers, Lori will be occasionally teaching Certification classes around Kansas, Missouri, and nearby states, so welcome to our team!

Sharon Harnist
Sharon gets to visit stores and teach Certifications from her home state of Texas up to Lori's area, and I'm sure the two of them will be co-teaching classes as well, since they are great friends. Sharon is a name you've seen around here for a while, but she also helps Ellen Hutson, Just Rite Stampers, Inchie Arts, Lockhart Stamp Co, and Taylored Expressions to name a few! Now she's on our Blog team as well, so thank you Sharon!

Kathy Sanders
Kathy will be teaching in the Northern Midwest/Chicago area. Kathy is a name you might not be familiar with unless you're on Splitcoast and recognize her as making some fabulous cards & tutorials. She has also taught Copic classes to papercrafters at her home store in Brookfield Wisconsin, Creative Pals, for over 6 years! If you've ever seen Whipper Snapper design's colored card examples most likely it was sweet Kathy who colored it.

Then, some other names you already know on our Design Team and some are also teaching Certifications:

Sherrie Siemens- Certification Instructor, Western Canada and Pacific Northwest. Look for more classes from Sherrie not just in Canada, but also in Washington and possibly Alaska (Betty, Nancy that's just for you!). Now Sherrie is also on our Design/Blog Team.

Sally Lynn MacDonald- Certification Instructor, North Eastern US and Eastern Canada. Sally Lynn already has a full schedule for 2010 scheduled so check out her blog for dates and locations. She has also been added to our Design/Blog Team, so look for great inspiration from her as well!

Debbie Olson - Certification Instructor, Regional Floater. Debbie may occasionally fill in and teach or assist at Certifications all across the country and she'll be helping us a little more with special projects, so look for more great things from Debbie.

Marianne Walker- me. I'll be floating around like usual and covering classes more in California, Oregon, and the Southwest region. I am also proud to announce that I made the blog team (oh wait, I guess I was already on the team, sorry!)

Michelle Wooderson - She's still our steadfast blogger, out there making faboulous projects using Copic Markers like she has for the last few years. We love you Mish!!

And we want to leave Trudee with a big warm hug and thank you! Trudee hasn't been doing as much papercrafting recently, but we thank her for all her gorgeous work as a past Copic Design Team member.

Go visit the blog of each of these people to really get to know them better. We are so lucky to have them on our Team and are looking forward to 2010!


Copic Giveaway
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To celebrate the new team we are offering a special giveaway. Simply go to each blog listed below and leave a comment. The winner gets to PICK their prize: Either 12 Sketch of their choice or an ABS-1.


To enter, please leave a comment on this post letting us know either how you use Copics, which Copic products you use, why you love them OR why you wish you had Copics. Be sure to include contact information/link so we can inform winners.


You have 8 chances to win, since there are 8 blogs to visit. In addition to one winner from each listed blog, we at Copic will be reading through comments. If we find a testimonial that we really like, then we will contact that person to use their story for the CHA booth and whomever we choose would get an equal prize to the random winners. So make your comments good, and make them different on each blog for even more chances to win! There will probably be two or three winners chosen total on comments, as well as the one winner for each listed blog (The testimonial winners will not be announced right away, but random winners will).

The drawing begins on Wednesday, November 11, and ends on Saturday, November 14 at 11:59pm. This varies from blog to blog, by the way.

Blogs to visit:


Marianne Walker, Copic Product Specialist, Certification Area: West/Southwest, Floater

Debbie Olson Copic Blog Team, Certification Area: Floater

Sherrie Siemens Copic Blog Team, Certification Area: Western Canada, Northwest US

Sally Lynn MacDonald Copic Blog Team, Certification Area: Northeast US and Eastern Canada

Sharon Harnist Copic Blog Team, Certification Area: Southern Midwest

Lori Craig Certification Area: Central Midwest

Colleen Schaan Certification Area: South

Michelle Wooderson Copic Blog Team

Kathy Sanders Certification Area: Northern Midwest and Chicago area. No blog yet.


Good luck and have a great time coloring!

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AShu93 said...

Wow! What a great givaway. I'm not sure I could decide. I love the sketch markers better than the ciao because they have the color # on the end. I also like the brush tip better than the thin tip on the original. But I'd also love to have the airbrush set. It makes such nice backgrounds & covering for embellishments.

Sharyn said...

Debbie inspired me to start purchasing Copics, but I haven't yet worked up the nerve to actually use them.

Shirley N said...

I love my copic markers! I have both sketch and ciao makers and the Spica glitter pens and I use these to make cards. I have tried so many different coloring mediums and although I have a long way to go to become proficient in it, these markers have proven to be the best choice for me. It is fun to work with and even at the beginner stage that I’m in, this is the first time I am happy with my coloring and feel confident that with more and more practice, I can be even better (whereas with the other mediums I would give up using them very quickly and not even feel motivated enough to continue using). My wish list is very short now—my list from 1 to 10 starts with 1st choice: copics and ends there!

I have learned so much from you--your tutorials are so informative and educational!

ahuerta said...

I don't own any Copics, but I'm currently researching the best source for purchasing them and which colors are most useful. I have tried to convince myself that I don't need them for many months now, but I've come to the realization that I do. Try as I might to get the same effect with my colored pencils and other markers, I'm afraid to say it's impossible. I frequent many blogs and card galleries, and anytime I'm in love with the coloring on the project, it's always done with Copics. Seamless blending, beautiful shading, realistic contouring, and print-like quality are all achievable with these markers (and lots of practice!)

leenda said...

I use Copics for cardmaking. I enjoy them because they make my work look truely artistic & I've never had an art lesson! It's all in the blending! Plus, they glide like butter!!

Linda C.
leenda1 at cox dot net

Nancy in CA said...

Congrats to the new Instructors and Blog Team! I love my Copic Sketch markers for lots of reasons...but first and foremost all the wonderful colors. I've found that I can just about match any project I'm working on. I've used them on stamped images, crystal jewels to change the color and I've also used them on threads to match beads that I needed for an apron project. Would love to have more markers...but for today I will be thankful more those that I do have. Thanks for a great tool for so many projects. Nancy in So Cal.

Tricia said...

I'm pretty new to Copics, but I like what I have so far! I use them primarily to color images for making cards.

Margie H said...

This is a fabulous line up of designers!

I am starting to use COPICS after my LSS (CraftFancy/IL) offered classes - just love how vibrant the colors are.

Yvette said...

I've only known about copic markers for the last 6 months and I use them for making cards mostly, but I did let the kids use them for a poster contest;) They won by the way!

Darsi said...

I have been wanting some Copic markers for awhile now, but have not been able to yet. Thanks for the chance!

Kim Burmeister said...

I love my Copics and my airbrush system. I use them for making cards and sharing on my blog. They are addicting and I am so glad I found them. Using Copics has made me a better crafter. Thanks for all of your inspiration and tutorials.

Kori said...

I don't own any Copic's but would love to get in on the fun. As a 30 something I am known to pull out a coloring book and crayons just for my own coloring pleasure.

Karla Sue said...

I have yet to find and buy some copic markers! To me the colors look so vibrant! I won't say what brand I use, but they don't make me very happy because of the duller colors that make my finshed product drab! I would love the opportunity to play with copics too! Thank you!

Mary said...

What better way to color than to Copic Color. I only wish I had found them earlier. I purchased my first ones earlier this year. Then I took my certification class with you in April. It was awesome. Thank you. I use mine to hand color and airbrush. I am slowly learning by trial and error. I enjoy experimenting with them. I use them on paper to aluminum cans. It is exciting to see the different ways they can be used. I hope to get good enough to teach locally so others can benefit from such a great product. Thank you for all you have done for me.

Mary
http://crafty-cabin.blogspot.com

Maureen said...

Wow! I have to let you know that your wonderful posts on Copics are perfect for this newbie. I have been reading your blog from the beginning and have learned so much. Thank you.

I just got my first Copics a few weeks ago and have a lot of practice to do!

buzzy said...

I have learned so much from your blog that when I first picked up a few copics recently I was able to get nice results! I can't wait to get some more colors!

Susan said...

Copics have fascinated me from afar for a couple for years now. I live in Australia and could never source a local supplier, let alone a certified demonstrator, so I have learned the little I know of the art from closely examining people's beautiful work on blogs and websites. I was so excited recently to find a Copic source in Australia and finally have some lovely markers of my own.

The addiction has started!

Thank you for the chance to win some more lovely markers :)

Heather Jensen said...

WOW! Alot of comments. I do not have any yet. I plan on getting a couple this weekend though. I have seen such beautifl work done with these markers. I love the way they blend and have been wathcing many you tube videos on how to use them. I would love a set of these to add to my scrap/cardmaking supplkies.
Thank you so much for this opportunity.
Heather

Alyssa S said...

I love, love, love my Copics! I would love to buy them all but add to my collection whenever I can eek it in. I color every single day! At first, I was unhappy with the few I was able to buy, but the learning curve with these markers is incredible. It is also helpful that so many artists out there are willing to share their color combos and blending techniques. I'm excited for the new teaching team and hopeful that one will come to my area that I will be able to attend! I would love to learn hands on from the pros!

michelle in mi said...

I have a stressful job.Making cards is my 'down time'. Relaxing and being able to express myself creatively is so important to maintaining balance in my life. Discovering Copics added so much more fun & joy to the artistic part of my life that sometimes I can't wait to sit down and just immerse myself in new ideas and images.You know the saying "Calgon take me away" - well for me it's "Copics take me away!"

Lori said...

Love you guys who make it possible for lifelong stampers who don't have UHL's to have a chance.

I am following these Copics so closely. I am a 20 year addicted stamper who has a Copic habit now. I won't stop until I have them all!!!

jan said...

What a way to color the world, with copic markers! So many possibilities with blending capabilities1 Thanks for the opportunity to win a set!

Mary Duffek said...

Wowzers...what a great give away!

I love, love, love my copics. I resisted at first and gave in at the beg. of this year and haven't regretted it. Blending, shading and brillant colors...Copics Rock!

Aimee said...

I so love my copics.. I used them on almost every card I make...

Kimberly said...

I love the versatility of the copics, and you don't need a lot of them to have a wide variety of colors. Just a few basic colors in deep and light shades to blend and you have practically any color and shade you might need. Of course, the colorless blender is an absolute must :)

Jean said...

I love the few copic markers that I have. They are so easy to use and with the tricks and tips that are posted makes it easier than ever to use them. I can't wait until I am able to take a certification class. I can't believe all the colors. They are just amazing! Thanks for the chance to win.

Tamara said...

WOW!! What a great team of bloggers and instructors. Copic will be really well represented.

I don't yet have any copics because I am having trouble justifying the cost, and I know that once I buy one or two, it will never be enough and I will end up spending hundreds of dollars on markers that I can't afford right now.des

Maureen said...

I forgot to add to my comment: I have started with a few Sketch markers, and have so far made a few sample images for my small artist's portfolio so I can refer to them later. I also drew an image for a blog post and used Copics to create it. I was so pleased with the results and can't wait to do more!

Michelle Johnson said...

I love my Copic sketch markers. Slowly learning how to do some illustrations with them.

Cindy Vernon said...

I love how copics have made me a better cardmaker and scrapbooker. They blend so well, make it so much easier to highlight parts of images and just give a more polished look to my products. I am so happy that I discovered them!

Kimberly said...

I love the versatility of the copics, and you don't need a lot of them to have a wide variety of colors. Just a few basic colors in deep and light shades to blend and you have practically any color and shade you might need. Of course, the colorless blender is an absolute must :)

beadz said...

I really did not think that I would get hooked on copics (LOL), but, once I tried them, I realized they were unlike any coloring medium I had ever used. I color with my Sketch markers daily, and love watching the improvement in my work.
hugs,
Gini
beadz@bellsouth.net

sparkling stamper said...

Copics are the best! They are easy to use and come in so many beautiful colors. I am a novice but they make my work look so good. I would love to get some training and see what I could do then!!! They are expensive, but they are worth it. Save your pennies, ladies!!!

annesatx said...

I only have a few Copics so far but I love how easy they are to blend. They make me feel like I actually have some talent in coloring in images! Of course, I'd love to win some more and be able to expand my options when it comes to coloring images. Thanks!

Becky said...

I wish I had copics because I love the pop that you can get with them.

scrapfancy said...

My time with Copics is so much fun and I look forward to one day being able to take a class.

Being able to branch out in this area is fun and ables me to color items like with crayons.

MaGoooo said...

I LOVE how easy they are too use!!

DB said...

I wish I had Copics, non of our craft stores here carry them. I would love to try them.

Lorraine said...

The great blending and shading abilities of the copics make them the most reached for tool in my scrapbook room. I read your blog like I'm enrolled in a class and have learned so much! My scrapping and card making friends are always asking my opinion on colors to buy and how to's. P.S. I've always liked coloring, and now I get to do it in a very "grown-up" way!

Gabriela said...

I just LOVE Copic markers because of their exquisite blendability. They produce such a professional look that is unmatched. Sadly I don't own a single one, but a girl can dream.

Shazhank said...

My Copic Story.
I was doing some DT work for a stamp company {I will not mention} and the company had promised to reimburse me for the purchase of some Copic markers. The day I submitted the purchase information the owner started to be very rude.
So I decided to reigned. I only asked for the reimbursement and forgot about the stamps that the were to send. I never posted on my blog or contacted the other DTs to say what happened. I just slipped away.
Well the truth was I could not afford the Copics and got no reimbursement. So I tried to sell them on-line since I had only used them 2 time for the DT. I thought I live near an art school and a Animation college thought it should sell fast. Well, it never did, in 2 months i got 1 inquiry.
I started to use them again. And the images looked so great! Now I am IN LOVE with COPIC but I still can't afford to buy any more... I would totally appreciate the gift if I was chosen.~thanks

Anonymous said...

I have about a dozen sketch markers and just love them. The colors are so bright and vivid. I have been practicing blending and sometimes I'm sucessful and like the results. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

sarita said...

i don't have any copics and would love to have some to make my card making go up a notch! thank you for the chance to win some.

Jinny Newlin said...

I do not currently own any Copic markers but would absolutely love to try them out. I've seen so many gorgeous projects boasting their beautiful color schemes and love the shades of vibrant color they create. I'd also really love to try etching into them with a blender pen... such a neat technique! Thanks for the chance to win!

liannallama said...

Well I adore my markers for many reasons but one great reason is your great customer support. This blog is an outstanding resource and I love that you are also on Facebook too. You are all so knowledgeable and I love how you are artists at heart but you don't look down on stampers and other crafters! You have such a wealth of knowledge and are willing to share you love of coloring and art and techniques with us all! Thanks so much!

Janet said...

Hey Marianne - first off, I want to thank you for giving us such great tutorials on coloring techniques and hope that I can start using them more often in the coming months - I am relatively new to copics and to be honest, they intimidate me. I see so many beautiful creations using them and when I try, it just doesn't look that good; however, I am signed up to take a class next weekend and can't wait to get started.

Thanks

Janet

Barefootstamper said...

Congratulations on another great Copic Team! I'm very excited about someone being in Atlanta!!!

Amanda Sewell said...

I totally hope I can make it to a Certification class sometime, I would love that!

I use the copic ciao markers, because I am a beginner, but I love how smoothly they go on the paper, how easily they blend, and how awesome and vibrant my finished projects look! Copics are AMAZING!!!

Megz Mom said...

Once you start using Copic Markers there just is no going back to the old water based markers. They each have a place, but the vibrancy of the colors and the blending capabilities make Copics a must if you want to take your creations up to a new level. True there is a learning curve but as with any new thing, practise makes the journey so rewarding because you start producing such wonderful artwork. The next best thing about Copics is the sir brush system. Who knew how many things you can apply color to with a marker and some compressed air. Love it for coordinating embellishments for my projects. I want all the colors of sketch markers that I can afford. Riht now I hae about 150, but whose counting.

Shannon Fralish said...

I love using Copic markers on all my crafting projects from scrapbooking, rubber stamping, color coordinating embellishments and just making the ordinary EXTRAordinary! The huge variety of colors is like a grown-ups big box of crayons...I'm so glad to see the new set of colors has arrived, too. I check out lots of blogs on a daily basis and the best ones always use Copics!

Jessrose21 said...

I bought my first Copic markers because I loved the vibrant colors and the fact that they blend seamlessly, without lines, and don't pill the paper, unlike water-based markers, no matter how much you color over the same spot. They also have less of a chance of getting muddy compared to watercolors. My cards look so professional when I use my Copics and the range of colors is unmatched. My artistic coloring ability has really blossomed from using my Copic markers and following the Copic designers' blogs. They are undoubtedly one of the best investments in my stamp room.

Lynne Phelps said...

I have 42 markers and I need MORE!!! Previous to using Copic markers, I was a Prismacolor pencil addict. But with Copics I can get an even smoother blend of color and the color is sheer, not semi-opaque. I also love it that I can get textural effects similar to what you can get with watercolors! I would love to win all the new pale shades! I need to fill out my color selection before I go for the airbrush!!

Wendy said...

I can't believe I used to use colored pencils to color in my stamped images. What a difference my Copic markers have made!! I love everything about them... the tips, the wide variety of color, blending, everything! Thanks for the chance to win.

Chris Simon said...

I am completely in love with my Copics. This came as a suprise to me, since I swore that I wasn't going to buy them. And now, here I sit, with probably 75% of the colors, and more on the way! I love the way that the colors blend, and the fact that such a wide range of colors are available.

Pamm said...

Copics have completely changed the way I "color"! I am severely addicted and can spend many hours trying different color combinations and different methods of shading and emphasizing my main image. I have learned so much from the various blogs that feature these wonderful additions to my stampin' arsenal! Thanks for sharing girls!

LindaC said...

I love Copic markers because they allow me to revisit my childhood. As I child I loved to color; however, coloring took a backseat while I was busy going to college, raising our son, and participating in my career. Now that I am retired and have discovered Copics I spend my days coloring images for cardmaking. What a happy, colorful way to spend my retirement!

Nora said...

Marianne, what a fabulous surprise! I've been wondering when you'd be doing another instructors class. I would love to see my name up on that list one of these days!

I started collecting my Sketch markers in December 2008 & have expanded to 70 colors in less than a year. It's funny, but this last week I have probably spent half of my time online telling friends WHY I love COPIC markers so much & sending them to your blog for information and art lessons.

The one question that they all ask me is why are COPICs so expensive - my answer...they're NOT, because they're an investment. When you take into account the replaceable tips, refillable, the versatility, dual tips, and the amazing looks you get when you use them, they pay for themselves over and over again.

I will save money on some crafting products, but there are others out there that you truly get what you pay for...COPIC markers are one of those products - you pay for quality, you GET quality!

Thanks for the candy to celebrate & congrats to all the new team members!
-hugs-

Suzy said...

I don't own any copics yet, but am dying to get my hands on them! I admire Debbie Olson's work so much. She really is an amazing inspiration to try Copics, as well as many other techniques. I have put copics in my cart before, but I can never choose which ones to start with, I put all of them in my cart. This is so great, thanks so much for a chance to win!

suzy0820 said...

I love copics, they are the best. I have some, but need/want more colors. I need to practice with shading.

Liann said...

I love my Copics planning on getting all of them use them for coloring my images...LOVE THEM wish i started my collection while living in Japan...TFS

Anonymous said...

Although I have several Ciao markers, I rarely use them. I want to take a class to learn how, then I'll use them more!

Jannette said...

I have a few copic markers and I'll say I'm still a work in process. I love working with them!
Thanks for all your great tips!! They have helped me alot.

Jannette D.

Kathryn B said...

I use copics for coloring in my images for card making. They make an ordinary image on a card into a WOW how did you ever do that I have to have that image and those copic markers. I have gotten so many friends to purchase them after seeing just how awesome they are!

Catherine Doucette said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

I love Copic's, I can't say enough good things as to why I love them so much! I love the intensity of the color, yet you can also achieve a soft look. I think my favorite marker is my colorless blender! The texture I can create with that amazing liquid astounds me :0)Thank you for such amazing products!

YouInkIt said...

I grew up loving coloring books. All you had to do was give me a coloring book and a big box of crayons and I could easily entertain myself for hours. When I started stamping, I thought I would love to color in images - but to my surprise, I didn't! In fact, I hated it! I tried nearly every coloring medium available, but I just could not get the look nor with the color range that I wanted. So, I restricted myself to buying solid imagine stamps or ones that needed very little coloring. After reading all the rave reviews about Copics, I was convinced that I needed to give them a try. A few weeks ago, I attended a short 2-hour Copic class and fell in love! Not only do I have plenty of options with 334 colors, but I am also learning to get the exact look that I want with their awesome blending abilities. I have finally found my perfect coloring medium!

anni said...

I have the sketch markers because I really really want to try my hand at the airbrushing. I think I need a class for that though. Thanks for the chance to win!

Carrie said...

I love copic sketch markers because they make it so easy for someone (like me) to show some artistic ability. They really do add pizzaz to all kinds of images and the colors choices are endless. Of course, do to budget reasons, I agonize over which few to purchase next because I want them count.

Carol said...

I have been building a small but nice selection of sketch markers and have been gingerly practicing with them. I've recently been successful with my coloring and I just love how vibrant and dimensional I can make my stamped images appear. I'd love to add to my marker collection and, after seeing my friend's recent purchase of the ABS and the great things she's done with it, well, I think I'd like one of those too! Thanks for the opportunity!

Cheri said...

Oh how I would love to sit with a rainbow of Copics around me while I work! They are so easy and fun to use. . . quite forgiving for a beginner too! Thanks for a chance to win!

angeland said...

I don't have any copic markers. I keep hearing about how great they are but I just can't afford them.

Summer Braxton said...

I do not have any Copics markers, but I am ALWAYS impressed with how awesome they are. I've been dying to make the investment into these professional markers, but I want to learn to use them right. So glad to hear there are more instructors out there to teach us.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I love my copics for three reasons: the different effects you can get with them, the rich coloring ability they have, and they always make me feel so artsy. lol

Sheryl said...

I kept reading about how great the Copic markers were and looked all over for them locally. I finally found a place with a small inventory and add a new one to my stash whenever I feel the need for a treat...it beats indulging in a chocolate binge...and I have something left afterward besides more inches on the hips. I love the fact that you can color without obscuring the stamp detail

Crafty Cath said...

Marianne, Thank you for keeping things fresh. I would definately consider Copics to be innovative. Your call to add more instructors and certification opportunities tells you how popular these tools have become and how willing you are to reach your market! I personally love the vibrant color that have been added to my images. I was becoming bored stamping solid images with ink. Copics allow me to bring life to my images. Thank you to the Copics team members for your invaluable tuitorials and tips. Your encouragement and willingness to freely demonstrate the potential of Copics have allowed me to improve my skills immensely. I love my Copics!

craftycath@gmail.com

charlene aka scrappygma said...

I have just been introduced to copics this past 6 months and I love them, I am a card maker and love the effects I can get with copics. I have been using the sketch and the ciao and would love to expand my collection and really the the air system would be great for backgrounds. I sure would love to see some copics classes come to the Phoenix area.

Thanks for the generous offer
Hugs

Cynthia said...

Thank you for this wonderful contest! I've got everything crossed!

stampqueen said...

I love my copics - tons of great colors and they blend so wonderfully!!!! I have always loved watercolors because of the blendability, but with copics you get the blendability as well as control...

Sharron said...

What a wonderful chance to add to my Copic collection. I am still a beginner and have a limited supply but absolutely love the results. Nothing else gives quite the vibrant colors that Copics do. I want to add the set of pale pastels soon though. Amazing what adding very light hues can accomplish. Currently I am using Ciao and Sketch but love them both. I think I like the feel of the Ciao better but Sketch has more colors. I usually purchase whatever is available.

Melrose said...

Colouring with Copics looked like so much fun that I went out and bought some. I love them.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I don't have very many copics, so I haven't played with them much. But I'm very impressed by what I see others doing with them.

Mary Jane said...

I enjoy using my Copic Sketch markers for the ease of coloring, the great effects and the color selection. I still need a lot of practice and appreciate your tutorials and tips.

Cindy said...

How exciting to have such a fabulous team!!!

Thanks for the opportunity to win some to add to my collection. Right now I mostly use my copics for coloring digital images and embellishments to match!

Loydene said...

Your instruction makes me think I could "actually" do this!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh my- that is awesome that you are expanding areas. I was going to go ask at Dick Blick or somewhere if I could (try) to get a job there just so I could attend one of the Copic certification classes! My Mother is an artist- she teaches Porcelain Painting...I am not so swift with drawing, but rubber stamps are my creative outlet, and the Copics sure help the images come to life! I just love them and rest assures, my Christmas list will be more of the markers! I LOVE all of the tips and color info and shading etc you offer here- It really helps me choose colors, etc.....Thanks so much!

Trena in Naperville said...

Marianne! How exciting - Regional Instructors to support all the interest in coloring (by adults!)!
For me, in addition to enjoying coloring and blending and coloring with my markers, I bought the ABS1 system two weeks ago. I'm out of control with airbrushing! I've been wearing my husband out on the subject and got him to take me hunting for a air compressor. We picked one out tonight!! It may betwo days before he sees me again. :o)

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Rachel said...

I have some Copic Ciao markers, and I love how easily they blend and how pretty the colors are. I'd love to try the airbrushing since it looks so cool on the cards on your blog. Thanks for the chance to win!
~Rachel in Sacramento

Renee V. said...

I have a few Copics in my collection and I absolutely love them! ♥
I love how they can make your artwork just come alive!
Your blog and teachings are such a wonderful resource that I return to over and over again.
I am hoping to be certified one day soon!
Thank you for the chance to win!

Lueyes said...

How exciting to have all these new instructors. Love using copics and would love to win the prize.

Val said...

I love the Sketch markers. They are sooo great! The range of colours are endless and it's easy to make all of your embellishments match, no matter what the original colours are. I love how you can layer colours so that you get perfect shading and blending. They make all your stamped items very realistic. The ink in the markers also seem to last forever! The markers make even a mediocre colourer like myself, produce works of art!

Dawn said...

I follow many blogs. And I have noticed that the card(s) are done with Copics. They are all beautiful and I hope that I will be one of the lucky recipients to finally own Copics. My family and ESA sisters would get all handmade cards this year for Christmas done with Copics, of course! Thank you for the opportunity to win.
In His hands,
Dawn Womble

JeanFB said...

Oh My Gosh, I am addicted to Copics! I first saw Copic coloring on Kelly Lunceford's blog (Flutter by Atomic Butterfly) and then quickly found Michelle Wooderson's blog (Mish Mash) and was totally intrigued. I couldn't find Copics near where I live, so bought another brand, which didn't have much variety in the way of color. Finally, I found some Copics in the next city over from me, and bought about a dozen. Oh, was I hooked! I'm primarily a cardmaker/scrapbooker and am now on two design teams, and I just can't put my Copics away! So far my marker of choice is the Sketch. What I'm salivating over is an airbrush system, but I'm not sure where to start. Boy, would I love to win one... thanks for the chance! And a special welcome to Regional Instructor Colleen... I'm in North Carolina and we need more classes, LOL! Hoping to see you in the Raleigh area soon :)

Jana Weaver said...

I love my 20 or so copic markers, and have been slowly building my collection over the past few months. They are perfect for coloring in my stamped images as the colors go on the paper so smoothly and blend perfectly! I honestly don't know how I've survived this long without them!!

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

I have about 40 Sketch markers and a couple of Spica glitter pens and I just love them! I love the brush tip on the Sketch markers, how the shape feels in my hand and the fact that they don't roll off the table! Then there's the fact that they color beautifully! Thanks for the chance to win.

Stampintonya said...

I use my copics for paper crafting, stamping and changing colors to embellishments. these markers make images pop off the card and are so easy to blend and work with! Thanks for the chance to win more great product!! Tonya Davidson, stampintonya@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love Copic markers because you can add dimension to whatever you're coloring.

Paula said...

I am just getting started with Copic markers. I have 2. lol I have the light gray and been using it to highlight all sorts of things!

scrappinsarah said...

I'm a recent Copic convert and so far have a very small selection of 6 - I definitely want more because with Copics I feel like an artist. The blending capabilities are amazing and I'd love to try airbrushing in the future as well.

osirisandloki said...

hi there! I first was introduced to copics by accident. i was lookig for a new way to colour my stamps in with so i googled it! and low and behold i ended up on this blog. i went in search of copic markers to try them out with no luck. they just were really hard to get in australia. i ended up getting a few at a uni art shop! and it was love at first sight. i buy a couple from time to time but the cost of them is so great i cannot ever manage to own them all. so i wait every so hopefully each birthday and xmas that the fairies or santa may bring me just a few more! fingers crossed for this year.......

Karabeth said...

ilove Copic marker because you can color ontop of color and blending is awesome. I also like to use them on ribbon and buttons, as well as other meduims

Sheryl said...

I have been dying to take a Copics class! It is amazing how the colors blend, and the images are so vibrant, jumping off the page. The tutorials are fantastic; thank you. I'll need to be brave and purchase a few colors to get started!

Cindee said...

Copic Markers are great! The colors are nice and they blend so well. I've colored some amazing images using Copic Markers - everyone's always so impressed with how nice my images look!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Rubber stamps $10, cardstock $0.50, Copics PRICELESS! I am adicted to my Copics using them almost everytime I sit down to craft. Whether I am colouring images, dyeing ribbon or matching my embellishments to my other elements. My best purchase ever.

Jan Castle said...

Being 70 years old and with sore hands, I find the Copic originals just my cup of tea! My coloring is smoother, faster, and a real pleasure to do...can't wait to add to my collection! The tutorials are soooooo helpful. Thank you for the ideas and inspiration.
Jan Castle

MamaBugs said...

My heart is broken.
I do not see Hawaii listed in Copic Coverage. The markers are difficult to find here (not impossible just limited) and it seems we have no certified classes or instructors.
When will my dream come true?
Im sure if I had some copics a whole new world would open for me and my art.
co

mmechelle93 said...

I absolutely love my Copics! The love affair began after I started to really notice how much I loved the imagages on the cards from my favorite designers. I started to see a pattern that every inspirational piece that I liked had been colored using Copics! I soon realized I had to have these too! I have never regretted purchasing these markers because they are worth every penny because they bring my images to life!

marla said...

I love to use the Copics to color in my stamped images.

Sharon said...

I have recently starting using copics and love them because they make colouring so easy! Having not studied art at school and being only new to stamping I can use all the help I can get and copics are very user friendly. The fantastic colour range ensures you are always able to find the right colour for your project!

cutstickscrap said...

Copics are crayolas for big girls! I love being able to colour and shade just like I did as a kid - except, this time, they don't break nor need sharpening! The best thing ever is introducing my god-daughters to the world of Copic with Ciaos. They draw cute manga chibis and then have the best time colouring. I prefer Copic classic (square heads) but love the subtlety of the triple & quad 0's of Sketch.

Judy in Indiana said...

I never enjoyed coloring until I found copics! I love the Sketch best, just because I like the numbers on them. Having Regional Instructors seems like the best idea ever. I can't wait to get to a class near me.

jaymack said...

I don't own any Copic markers but I would love to. All the ladies do such a beautiful job of coloring. Looks like a must have tool (toy). I like the idea of instructors, I would love to take a class or two to get to know the markers.
jaymack1058@bellsout.net

hellokitty said...

I'm dreaming of... COPICS!!! Maybe someday I'll win!

Michelle said...

Man.. that's awesome! You guys are always so generous with sharing the Copic passion to all.. Thanks for the freebie chance!

Mishy

Charlene Waymire said...

I have to share a story about the recent CK Convention. I was taking a stamping class and someone asked about COPIC markers. My immediate thought was that she was going to regret asking that question because once you try COPICs, there is no going back and she will become addicted. And to my surprise, when the instructor asked if anyone used COPICs, I was the only who raised my hand. So many gals missing out on the fabulousness.

Pat said...

I currently own only a very few copics, but to own a whole set would be a dream as financially, it's just not in the budget right now. I see so many beautiful coloring done with the copic markers and love how they blend so well.

Tessa said...

Copics are by far the best markers out there!! I just wish I had more... hee!

LEichten said...

I don't have any copics yet and have only used them once in a demo at my LSS. I would love to get some and start playing with them, but as a stay at home mom of three I don't have the funds to get all the colors that I would want! I have been admiring the blog posts that use the markers, the colors make everything look beautiful.

kee kee said...

I just recently joined the 'Copic Craze' in the past month and currently own 20 markers. I plan on taking a Copic 101 class at my local stamping store this month. There is NO equal to the beauty of the results you get from Copics....NONE!

Thanks for the chance to win :-)

Julie B said...

Wow! Congratulations to all the Copic Instructors. I recently purchased a few copics. I am hooked. I would love to be a winner as I lost my job and money is tight. So I can only buy one at a time. I love the sketch markers because my dream is to have the ABS. I seen it used at our local scrapbook store and I dream about having won. I would love to learn as much as I can about coloring and doing everything with copic. I would love to thank copic for being so generous.

Beverly said...

The copic markers are a must in my studio. I use them to add dimension and depth to my stamping and other art work and find them to be the best markers available! I only buy a few of them at a time and could really benefit from increasing my supply! :-)

Ina said...

I only have a few copics at this time and am adding to the numbers slowly, due to financial restraints. I love the way you can blend the colors and make shadows. I have been following your blog and gone back to learn and practice your tutorials. Thanks so much and keep them coming. I notice that Toronto is under consideration for future certification classes and I am really rooting for you to hold them there and also to have spaces open for the general public. Ina

Rosella said...

I am totally in love with copics. I started using them when I bought some Magnolia stamps from Magnolia-licious with Diana Crick, and she introduced me to coloring these images with copics. LOVE them!!

BethieJ said...

I LOVE my copics! I LOVED everything that the DT from PTI did using them.. and I just HAD to have them!! I have not been disappointed!! Even my DD enjoys them.. (when she can manage to sneak them past me! HA HA!)

Kris Turner said...

The intensity and beauty of a finished project colored with Copics is uncomparable. I would love to have the airbrush system for them, but at this point, my copics are my "go to" coloring system. Thanks so much for the opportunity for this candy!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Kathy and Bobber-Wobbers said...

I discovered Copics nearly 3 years ago and while I nearly fainted away at the cost, I soon discovered you get what you pay for!! Having stamped for over 15 years, I've been through a lot of markers, Marvy, Tombow, CTMH, back to Tombows and then, THEN I discovered Copics and haven't looked back. While stamps, inks and cardstock are the main elements in my craft, my Copics are ALWAYS within reach. I am now investing in the Various Inks Refills. After a steep initial investment, with good care and attention, my Copics will last me absolute YEARS. Their superior quality can't be compared - the best investment I've made in my stamping "hobby"!!

doodlebug said...

I have the glitter pens and they are just great for writing in my cards, as well as coloring. I only have a few colors of the regular copics because of the cost, but I love the vibrant colors, and how easy they are to use.

Stampin Mindy said...

Congrats Design Team and Instructors! I cannot wait to see all of the creations I hope to learn lots by you all! Thanks for the chance to win some Copics! Yippie!

Giovana said...

I don't own any Copics yet, but i am looking forward to getting some and start a new coloring adventure.
Thanks for the chance to win.
God bless
Giovana

Bonnie said...

I have just started using Copic markers. I like the vibrant color and how smooth they look. My next task, besides adding to my little collection, is learning how to shade with them.

Mimi said...

Congratulatios, ladies!!! I would love to win some copic markers...the images colored are amazing...depth of color, shadows, highlights. All of it is beautiful!

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

I am so wanting the copic markers for all of my card designs, paper crafting and even for my jewelry design. Just found these blogs and that makes me so, so happy.

Thank you!

Nadine said...

I am new to Copics and have a set of Ciao markers, so far so good but I really need to take some classes to get more proficient using them. I am a stamper and I see so many beautiful cards using Copics that inspires me to learn more. I love the realistic look using Copics gives.

Michelle's Inky Fingers said...

I love Copic markers because the blending and the versatility! They simply are THE best!!!

Leonie Castro said...

ILOVECOPICS!!! THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN SOME! CONGRATULATIONS ON BECOMING A DESIGNER!

Judi said...

Let's see, I have some of the original and sketch and 1 Ciao. First, thanks so much for the chance to win. That is exciting! I guess the reason why I love using the Copic Markers is how they make my cards look, which in turn how it makes me feel. I have never been an artist. My kids laugh at how I draw stick people. When I use the Copic Markers I amazed at how much my art "ability" has changed. It's like putting on your favorite outfit, you can feel like a sweats girl, but the right outfit can make you feel like a million bucks. Same with the Copic Markers. When I add the markers to my cards and projects, I feel like I suddenly have some art ability. I might not be painting the Mona Lisa, but you gotta start somewhere. Thanks again for the chance to win and congratulations to the design team.

Linda said...

From the time I purchases my first few copics I was hooked. No going back to other brands and I must say my large selection of colored pencils have been collecting dust. These markers make my images look more realistic, easier to make highlights and shadows...and they blend better than any brand I've ever tried. All these new extra light colors are fantastic.

Barbara said...

I use the sketch copic markers these are my favorite. I love that artist's paint brush feel bringing out that inner artists in me! The colors are true and can be rich or light. All this really makes a good product with good results.

Shirley said...

I wish I had Copics! I've heard they can color on just about any surface!!

Carolyn said...

I am new to Copic markers just this week! Not sure why I was so hesitant to try them, but, OH MY, I am SOOOOOO glad I finally did. The results are amazing! I bought some of the Copic Sketch markers and a blender to get started.

JoAnn said...

It took me awhile before I would try a copics marker. I was always unhappy with my work. I did not like my coloring, it seem to smear and never turned out right for me. I was watching other blogs and noticed that they all used copics. One day I broke down and bought 6 copic markers. Since then I refuse to use anything but a copics! I love the way the marker blends and there is not one streak in my work. I put time into my handmade items, which is mostly cards but I love the way they now look professional. I would love to take that course. I wonder how happy I would be if if I did take the course? I can't imagine being any happier than I am now with my copic markers. I will be looking for a course, I will not wait as long as I did to try the copics!

Janet said...

I've been reading your blog almost from the beginning and have learned so much. I'm now the proud owner of about 175 Sketch markers and also have the ABS. I would love the chance to win additional Sketch markers to add to my collection. By the way, if anyone wants my Stampin' Up markers, they're sitting on my shelf collecting dust! I can't bring myself to use them ever again!

Helen said...

I always ohhh and ahhhh over the cards colored with Copics by all of the talented ladies on your DT. I don't currently own any Copics, but sure would love to try the them. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win some!

CaraDee said...

I only have one (C1 for shadowing) but I've got the itch to buy a lot more and have been scoping them out to purchase this whole week. I had a chance to play with them at an Archiver's store. They are so different than what I am used to and I'm excited to try them out more.
When I see what my favorite bloggers/crafters are doing with them, it makes me so jealous. I wanna try too!!

Pat W said...

Don't have them but wish I did.

Melody said...

I've been a COPIC lurker for a couple years. I didn't even take the plunge myself. My husband held my hand and gave me some for a gift just a month ago. I've been surfing online for all the ways to use them and get better at using them... probably spending WAY more time surfing then I should on practice coloring with them. (I didn't know there are Colorists. I want to be a Colorist! How cool does that sound!?! Nevermind that I have no color theory that could save me!) :) I learned the markers can also be used to color embellishments and so when I was making a mask for my Halloween costume, I thought, "Hey, I could use my new COPICs!" (I also tried to use a Sharpie, but it's NOT the same!). Well, I guess I didn't wait long enough for it to dry because my husband asked what all the black stuff was on my face... after I had taken the mask off. Well, I'm still surfing on how to use these things, but I also have actually started practicing. Fun times!! "Kids, want to color? Mommy wants to color."

Patty Chalas said...

I actually don't own any copics, but I love them for so long.... i love the great coloring and the way the colors blend.... I'm a card maker and make a lot of coloring i know that with the copics i will make a most wonderful job on my cards.
Thanks for this opportunity!!

Anonymous said...

I am new to Copics but I just love the number of colors to choose from. You just want to get them all!

Piali said...

I love my Copic markers..i have only 25 of them..but they are awesome..thanks to your tips and tutorials, I ahve learned to use very quick. I wish you have a certification class in NJ soon..

Karen said...

I am so excited about starting to use Copic markers to color stamped images. I love how many colors are available. I've been looking at lot's of blogs to see all the wonderful creations using Copics.

Laura said...

I don't have any Copics yet, but I've been eying them. I'm just getting into stamping and admire the beautiful results I've seen talented folks achieve. I would love to play, too! :-)

Aliogator said...

I don't have ANY copic markers, but I would love to win some! The techniques you could do with them are so cool! Thanks for the chance to win!

Michelle Galloway said...

I love copics, love the colours and the feel of the markers in my hand! I love using my copics for creating all my cards, I am not an artist in the form of drawing, and such! But love how a copic can so easily be used by a non-artist and look so good! Thank you Copic for such a great product!

scrappingnana said...

I don't have any Copics, but sure would love to win some. I have been wanting to try them. My friend has some and she does some wonderful coloring with them.

Lana said...

Copics......need I say anymore? They really do speak for themselves! I have been wanting some for ages and finally gave into temptation and boy am I pleased! I'm totally new to using them and I have really fallen in love with the fantastic vibrancy and selection of available colors and quality. I wouldn't go back to using anything else ever.
Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity.
Hugs
Lana from the UK x

Kathleen said...

I use Copic sketch---rarely, but I have a ton of them---I hope to get to a class soon, so I'll feel more comfortable using them--I do like it when I color---but then I go to blogs and see people like Debbie Olson and I want to run and hide~ :)I hope this new team means more space in classes to learn how to use these amazing markers~

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

congratulations on the new team! and congrats to kathy! I understand she doesn't have a blog yet but, I wanted to make sure she was recognized as well. :) I am brand new to these and am just learning.

Tracey said...

Seriously, what is not to love about Copics?!?! I'll be honest, I resisted the pull at first. So many people were raving about these markers but I was skeptical. Until I tried them that is! Once you try them you can't help but fall in love with them. What makes them great? For me, I love that you don't have to be an artisit to use them. I most certainly am lacking in the artistic department but these markers are pretty easy....just colour and go....a smooth streak-free picture every time. Even me (who has no artistic talent) has learned to colour and blend and shade with the best of them! It's all about the Copics I say! And I am always thrilled to add more to my still-growing collection! :)

Stampin_melissa said...

I love my Sketch markers! They have brought back my love for coloring! They really make it easy to create such well done artwork, (can make even ME look good!) I also own a few of the Spica glitter pens that I enjoy. Thank you for the opportunity to win!!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

I love how beautiful my stamped images are when I color them with copics...they blend so well and the images look fabulous...no other marker can compare

Sue Pardue said...

I've only bought a few Sketch markers and they're amazing. I really need to buy more markers and practice to learn how to use them properly. Christmas is coming so I think more markers may be in my future!

Peggy said...

I would love to try using Copic markers. I have seen so many wonderfully talented ladies using them on their blogs and have considered one day taking an on-line class to learn the basics when I get my own set. Maybe this is my time to win a set. Would love to see this come to pass one day. Thank you for sharing your love of coloring. God bless!
Peggy Allen

Karen said...

I use copic sketch for rubber stamping/making cards. I use the copic sketch and the blender solutions. I love them because of the great colors available and how easy it is the blend them.

Nimue said...

I love being able to spray things! Buttons, flowers, backgrounds, stencils, skys, oceans, etc. etc. etc. - Nimmy

Emelyn said...

I recently purchased an ABS-1. I was intimidated at first, but easily got the hang of it. I just love the finishing touch a lightly airbrushed background gives to my stamped image.

Jennifer Lubbock said...

I just bought my first Copics and have made just one project with them so far. i love that you can add depth to images by blending colors and that there are no streaking lines. I've started reading your blog to get tips on how use my Copics better. Thanks for the chance to win!

Marsha said...

After a lot of research on how to pick colors, I received my first copic markers in the mail today. I am so excited! I chose 20 colors and they are beautiful. I wanted them for coloring images on cards. I fell in love with the look of copics on the various card making blogs I subscribe to. The videos you have posted are really an inspiration to me. Thanks for making your talent accessible!

silvia said...

Glad to hear that there are more instructors :).
Why I love my Copics
1. Shape~no rolling away
2.Colors~vibrant and HUGE selection
3.Numbered Markers~makes color ranges and color families simple to identify
4.Blend flawlessly
5.Versatile~coloring or airbrushing
6.Refillable!!

DeniseB said...

As I said on Sharon's blog, using Copic markers is like holding a rainbow in my hand. I love the way they shade and cover the paper so smoothly.
I have mostly Sketch markers with a few of the Ciao style. Love the brush tips!
DeniseB
bryant@infostations.net

Laurie in MN said...

My favorite are the Copic Sketch Markers, they feel comfortable in my hand and have a huge color selection.
I would enjoy winning more Copic markers to complete a few favorite color combinations. What I would really like to win would be a Copic class. WooHoo.

I was thinking I had Ciao's. Oops.

Katherine said...

I just ordered my first Copic Sketch markers and I can't wait for them to arrive.

I have been waiting, chomping at the bit, I ordered a 36 piece set!
I'm sure that number will grow in no time at all.

I fell in love with Copics right away and had to have them. They have the most amazing color, so bright amd vivid, they just make you feel good.

Budgets are tight these days, so I have had to wait a while, but it was worth the wait.
My Stamps are ready to go!!

Cheryl Valadez said...

I'm not exaggerating when I say that Copic markers are the greatest invention since sliced bread! I use the sketch markers in most of my card creations and the only thing I can think about is expanding my supply ;D I teach at a local stamp store and have used the Copics in some of my classes. All the folks that attend are amazed at the quality of these fabulous tools.

Denise said...

I have recently started using copics for cooloring. I love the blending ability and the vast color availability. I have mostly sketch but a few original and ciao.

Denise Wells
mamascollections@aol.com

Lori said...

I was hesitant about Copics at first. I really didn't understand what a world of color they would open up. I kept seeing other people using them on cards and thought how pretty but just didn't buy any myself. Then I bought five...and it was downhill from there. I want them all. I love the shading and the professional look they give my cards.

Amy said...

OOOooo! I like my copic markers very much -- it's so easy to make a plain black and white stamped image really pop! I mostly seem to collect copic sketch markers. I am very interested in the air brush -- I think it would add a lot of depth to my work.

Bethany Paull said...

I love my Copics because they are so much faster and less messy than any other coloring medium I've tried.

Amber (bambi64) said...

Well I didn't make my comment different for each blog as it is the truth on how I felt plus I didn't know what else to say! lol So here it goes (again)

In all honesty, I didn't think I needed Copics. My husband had a set of Prismacolor Markers from his college days that worked just fine. So why spend my money on Copics? I had markers that worked just as well, right? I had tried Copics at a stamping retreat, saw Debbie Olsen demo them at summer CHA '08 but hey, I had Prismacolor markers so I was good, right? Then one day a friend sent me some copics to play with. I still didn't want to get caught up in the Copic "craze" but hey, free is free and if someone wants to send them to me, I wouldn't say no. So I get the Copics and gingerly try my hand at them expecting the worse. Wait! Is that really my card? Wow, who colored it? Wait... it was me! With Copics! Wow! Look at the difference from the Copics to the Prismas I was using. I am in love with Copics now. My Prismas are gathering dust now as I head right to the small selection of Copics that I own. I would love to own some more but with the times being what they are, I can't afford to buy them all. So for now the 12 little Copics that I have are earning their keep and would love some friends to keep them company.

Kelly Booth said...

My Copics are my very favorite thing in the WHOLE world...other than my hubby and kids of course...Don't go anywhere without them!!!!!

Carole RB said...

Hi Marianne

I use my copics to color my stamped images. I make cards. My copics are cio and I love them. I love the way they blend. love the colors. I would use more copics to have more colors!

You can reach me at:
caroricbretonathomaildotcom

Jamie Lane said...

I love my Copic markers and my recent addition to them is the airbrushing! I currently use them on my cards that I make and being able to airbrush embellishments to match is just so much FUN!

Gina said...

I just started using Copics umm...about a month ago, still learning though! Glad I found web sites to go to for "how to" use these markers. And would love to win some sketch style copics, just have the Ciao's for now! Thanks, Gina

Stamper said...

I just started using copic markers and I love them. I would love a chance to win some so I can add to my collection.

Thank You

Helen said...

I love my Copics. I have both Sketch and Ciao (Ciao so I can afford to buy more colors.) I started using Copics to color and shade my die cuts on my scrapbook pages. As I became more confident in my blending techniques, I now do stamped images for cards. Copic markers just make it so easy. I saw so many beautiful stamped images on the internet, but with Copic markers, I can do that too. Thank you Copic. I love that I can color other materials besides paper with my Copics. I would love to be able to win the set of new colors.

Helen said...

I love my Copics. I have both Sketch and Ciao (Ciao so I can afford to buy more colors.) I started using Copics to color and shade my die cuts on my scrapbook pages. As I became more confident in my blending techniques, I now do stamped images for cards. Copic markers just make it so easy. I saw so many beautiful stamped images on the internet, but with Copic markers, I can do that too. Thank you Copic. I love that I can color other materials besides paper with my Copics. I would love to be able to win the set of new colors.

Lori A. said...

I love all the projects I see using Copic Markers. I love the way they can be used for shading and shadowing. That really makes a picture! I don't own any Copic markers but would certainly love to give them a try.

Diana said...

I considered myself not talented at all when we talk about coloring skill (and I still need to learn more!), BUT since I have been using Copic (by myself) I am also using more my coloring stamps images! I love the images to color in, but before I was presented to the Copic world I haven't been able to use it, not anymore! Copic Markers are REAL magic markers, they are soooo amazing and the blending process is just out of this world. I talk to everyone about them and so far I have sold 10 of those sets in less than a month!

Artfully Stamping said...

I use my Copics for everything!! :) Actually mostly for coloring in images for cards. But I have painted my nails with them too!

fitnfunfam said...

What is not to love about Copic Markers...replaceable nibs, great colors, and refillable. How green is that? Thanks for all the inspiration and the tips in addition to the chance to win what I have long lusted after.

lorena b. said...

I have to agree with a previous commenter: The results you achieve with Copics outweighs the cost. Sure, they are not cheap. Plain and simple, you are getting a quality marker and in the long run, they are an investment because of their versatility. Take the plunge and try them!

Norine said...

where do I start no I dont want copics I really dont no no no so why do I own them now LOL of course I gave in and bought just a few to see if I would like them and yes love them will be getting all the colors soon. Maybe Santa will be good to me
Hugs
Norine

Angela (jellybean74) said...

Wishing I had copics because I love the look you can achieve with them. They're beautiful.

Jacilynn said...

I use copics for coloring images for cards and craft projects.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved coloring. I even won a $50 prize as a kid for my coloring! Now that I'm an adult I love using Copics to color. Coloring my images is relaxing and a stress release for me. Copics are so easy to use and the more you learn about them the better your coloring becomes.
Jacilynn
www.jacilynndashwood.blogspot.com

shannors said...

Life has not been the same since discovering Copics! My poor watercolour pencils sit lonely and neglected in a drawer while my Copics take centre stage - right out there on my desk - front and centre.They know they are well loved and cared for but the only problem is that they sometimes wish they had more company - yes, more copics would certainly make the party more fun!

Lisa Petrella said...

I LOVE using my Copic Sketch Markers to add color to stamped images on all of my paper crafting projects! They are easy to use and really give a professional look to your projects!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh gosh, where do I start? I've got to say that I've been making cards for a number of years, mostly with paper piecing and then my Cricut. I always loved the look of some of the stamps I had seen, but never liked any of the methods I had used to attempt to color. I spent money on different markers, pencils, and finally pencils and OMS. I just gave up. I didn't like the end result with any of them. Then I started hearing about the Copic markers. I wanted to make announcements for the birth of my second Grandson, so I thought to myself "why not give it a shot". So I ordered about six or seven pastel colors. Once they arrived and I popped off the cap, and made that first swipe on my paper, I was hooked for life. The smooth feel of it laying down on the paper, the brilliant color, and the array of colors offered. I wsa in love. I also use them to color buttons, flowers, and ribbon to the right shade for my card. They're AWESOME!
Sorry! Didn't mean to write a book here! But as you can plainly see, I am in love with my Copic markers! Thanks so much for the chance to win some! HUGS!

Nana said...

They are totaly addictive! It's ilegal! :) I've started with buying 36 chio set, and now have 46 colours. I just love the way they perform. Tryed several other brands before, but nothing compares to Copics. Recently found this blog, and was amazed to learn so many usefull tips. Thank you!

Tina said...

oh - I am so in love with the copics however, I do need some classes. I can color with them but need to learn the shading and such and all the cool techniques to make my things look even better. Thanks for the chance to win.

Paula Laird said...

I use Copic Sketch and Ciao markers and I love them! Even with no skills or blending they look better than any other marker I've used. With ptactice, the results are amazing!

Lisa Somerville said...

WOW, you've put together a wonderfully talented group of Designers! Sadly, I don't own any Copics ***sigh***, I'd love to win a set up Copics, and learn how to color as beautifully as your team!

Monika in VA said...

I left my story on Sherrie's blog ~ so I won't bore you with the details of my Copic addiction... I love all things Copic & truly appreciate the opportunity to win the ABS system ~ I'd love to be able to make backgrounds that I so admire ~ at least I'd love to try!!!

Sue D said...

It would be wonderful to own some Coopic Markers and try to replicate the wonderful coloring I see on all these blogs.

Victoria Y.R. said...

Hello~
I've been an obsessed fan of copics for four years now but I finally got my first custom sketch set about a year ago, and they beat any other marker that I've tried. Along with the sketch markers, I bought a few sp multiliners and they are absolutely amazing! I find that the nib doesn't get ruined as easily as other fine point pens and the fact that if a point did dull i can just buy a replacement nib!
I love coloring with copic because of the easy blending and how smooth it looks on finished pieces. I am an amateur manwha artist and copics bring such vibrancy to my work! These markers are beyond brilliant, and I hope to obtain more :) <3 Thank you~

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