Sunday, March 7, 2010

Copic Marker "Easter Blessings"

What fun I had creating this card! I used several new products. The bunnies on the front and the chick with the cute hat are both $1.00 Michael's wood mounted rubber stamps. The Easter Blessing and the grass are both from my stamp set of the month by Stephanie Barnard. The three rows of lattice borders were punched with a Martha Stewart punch. I used a Sizzix embossing folder for texture inside the card. I couldn't find my stamp that says "that means you chick!" so I picked out a font from my 10,000 plus fonts I recently downloaded on my laptop and printed it on cardstock with my Epson. I used my Marvy oval and square punches. The most fun of all was using the copic markers to color my little bunnies and chick! I do believe it is almost as fun as using crayons! Maybe that is why I keep adding to my collection? I believe I currently have 77 markers, that is more than a box of 64 but not quite as cool as a box of 96! Hope you enjoy looking and maybe it will inspire you to go color.

Obsessive Compulsive Organization Disorder!

OCD-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
This is a phrase often used by not only myself but those who know me well. Once I get an idea in my mind it is like a mind worm. I am sure there are plenty of others in this craft that enjoy organizing their stash. My scrap room is always a work in progress. I am constantly finding a better solution to stage my supplies for a more structured flow. In this situation I remember seeing markers stored in a similar fashion but could not find the magazine or a product ready to purchase. I love my copic markers but storing them in a closed container, usually out of sight, kept me from using them on a regular basis. Dual ended markers need to be stored horizontal. I eventually adapted containers I already had. I covered mat board and cut them so I could form the "X" that makes this four section division. This was my second attempt as my first flopped. My container wasn't deep enough and therefor my pens were top heavy and fell all over the table. With a deep breath and a good friend at my side (thanks Rachel for your great suggestions) I started over with a new and deeper container. When I see my mind worm turn into a butterfly I can just stand back and admire. Then it is time to grab my camera! My next blog update will show a card I just finished using my stamps and markers.