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Friday, December 21, 2012

Blue Roses

We get to do something with our Copic markers that nature cannot! We get to create a blue rose. Apparently, roses do not have the gene they need to enter the blue spectrum. They have come to symbolize mystery and longing for the unattainable. So, if you see a blue rose at your local florist, it is most likely a white rose that was dyed blue somewhere along the way.
     With all the end-of-the-Mayan-calendar predictions, what is more fitting for a new year Copic floral class than one that features the unattainable blue rose? In this case, our rose is part of the SparkleNSprinkle collection (Stamp # 3184-402N also in Stamp Set #402). This is also the first of our four-marker classes that we’re introducing to our students in 2013. The four colors in this care are B12, B24, B26 and Y15. The Colorless Blender is a staple and she be brought to every class.
     My $17 kit includes everything except the markers, adhesive, foam dots, Memento Stamping ink, Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink . It also includes a step-by-step illustrated instructions, the cushioned-for-acrylics stamp and enough product to complete three cards. Visit our website at for ordering instructions.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

New Classes: Latte Monkey

I'm busy, busy, busy trying to nail down our 2013 plan. I had grand ideas about how I was going to be working two months ahead on everything. It was a plan, but it's not quite going as I expected. Here we are on the 15th of December and I've only almost finished two kits; not the eight I intended. My first project falls under two separate categories (I have about five). For some strange reason, it took me four days to nail down the coloring technique for this little guy. I designed him so my students could color him with either Copic Ciao or Sketch markers. My little caffeinated monkey boy falls into one of two categories: Critters or  Coffee, Tea or Me. My other Copic categories are: Florals; Aquatics; People; Birds; Faithbuilders. I will be teaching a minimum of four Copic classes a month with most of projects fitting into these categories. For those who cannot attend a class, kits will be available to purchase.

Latte Monkey is a CC Designs stamp and my first product kit for 2013. The kit includes the stamp, illustrated directions and enough product to complete three cards. The kit will be available on our website after January 26th. It requires the following markers: 0 - Colorless Blender; BG000 – Pale Aqua; E000 – Pale Fruit Pink; E00 – Skin White; E02 – Fruit Pink; E33 – Sand; E37 - Sepia; E53 – Raw Silk; R85 – Rose Red; Y28 – Lionel Gold. I will be teaching our Latte Monkey class in Dover and Millsboro. Check our website ( for additional details and options.

While I plan to post my second project on Monday, I do want to extend Christmas blessings to you all and pray for joyful family time and traveling mercies as you handle the many details of the holiday season.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Copic Adds Blending Trios to Set Inventory

I just saw on my Facebook home page that Copic is adding some new kits to their line -- Color Fusion and Sketch Blending. These are actually three-color blending sets designed to take the guesswork out of building your inventory. The markers still cost $6.99 each but you're purchasing them in groups of threes. Copic is offering 13 color combinations.

Instead of buying the set, check your inventory and see what you need to purchase to add these blending trios to your toolbox:
Sketch Color Fusion :

Set 1: V20, V22, V25;
Set 2: RV000, RV52, RV55;
Set 3: E04, R56, R59;
Set 4: YR20, YR23, YR27;
Set 5: G40, G43, G46:
Set 6: B01, B04, B06.
Sketch Blending Set :

Set 1: G40, G94, G99;
Set 2: B12, B14, B16;
Set 3: RV63, RV66, RV69;
Set 4: R12, R14, R17;
Set 5: Y00, Y13, Y18;
Set 6: E95, E97, E99;
Set 7: E70, E74, E79.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Copic Green Poinsettia

I love this stamp. After I created six red poinssettia kits for my students, I decided I wanted to make a white one. The project took on a life of its own and became a stunning green.


Copics Markers:

  • BG0000 Snow Green
  • BG000 Pale Aqua
  • BG90 Gray Sky
  • BG93 Green Gray
  • G20 Wax White
  • G99 Olive
  • YG03 Yellow Green
  • YG95 Pale Olive
  • YR38 Honey

Tools & Supplies

  • SparkleNSprinkle Stamp Set 475 - Holiday Foliage
  • SparkleNSprinkle Snowflakes Stamp # 3383-414A 
  • Memento Ink, Rich Cocoa
  • Memento Ink, Love Letter
  • Memento Ink, Bamboo Leaves
  • Paper Towel
  • Foam Dot
  • Micro-Tip Scissors
  • Embossing Tool
  • Adhesive
  • Copic BLENDING CARD X-Press It cardstock (4" x 4")
  • White Cardstock (3 ½” x 4 ¼” )
  •  Christmas Print Cardstock (4” x 5 ¼”)
  • Card Base folded (4 ¼” x 5 ½”)
  • Green Print Ribbon (4 ½” long)
  • Small Green Crystal
  • Sentiment Stamp


Stamp image on 4”x 4” white Copic BLENDING CARD X-Press It cardstock. Place stamped image on paper towel to before coloring.

Apply BG0000 on the top level of leaves as a base coat.
With a flicking motion, shade the veined area of the top level of leaves with BG000.
Color over the top leaves with G20
 Apply base coat on remaining leaves with G20
Shade veins with BG93
Shade veins with BG93
Blend petals with G20.
Apply YG03 to leaves as base coat.
Shade veins with YG95.
Deep vein color with G99.
Blend leaves with YG03 AND G99.
Color center with Y38.


1.       Apply adhesive to the back of the green print cardstock; center onto white card base.
2.       On white cardstock 3 ½” x 4 ¼”, second generation stamp red and green snowflake.
3.       Stamp sentiment on lower right hand corner of stamped cardstock and accent with green crystal.
4.       Adhere green ribbon to left side of cardstock, folding one end over top.
5.       Glue cardstock back and position on card front.
6.       Cut out poinsettia image and back with large foam dot.
7.       Remove the protective top from the foam dot on the poinsettia and place your image on the card.
8.       Stamp the inside of the card with the sentiment of your choice.
For more information about this project or to purchase additional Scrappigators kits, contact Diane Cook at Christian Lifestyles/Scrappigtors: