Monday, April 30, 2012

The Copic Inventory Journal Project and a Tim Holtz enabler alert

I am back again with more on my Copic Inventory Journal project.

Before I start on that, here is an enabler alert- *** If you like Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads and want to pick up a few more colors.  Blitsy has them this week for $2.99 each, reinkers for $2.75.  These are the existing colors, not the new spring ones.  For those of you out there like me who are late to the Distress Ink party, this is a great time to pick up a few to play with.  I got myself Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky so I could do sponged cloud backgrounds.  You can join Blitsy using the link on the right side bar.  It is free to join and most products that they run sales on are 40% off. 

Back to my project, below is the blank Ditto mini brag book that I picked up from the clearance isle at Michael's for $1.49.
It has 8 plastic sleeves inside for photos.  I colored the front with copies and covered the rest with Making Memories Just Chillin' patterned paper and Washi tape.  

 Next I colored in the Copic Inventory Pages.  You can find the Copic Inventory pages here on the Copic Munkie blog.  I included an "R" for the refills I have and filled in the circles and squares for which markers I have as ciaos and which are originals.  I have 3 sleeves left over to include my wish list for crafty items and then I can carry this skinny little book in my bag.  This way I can ensure I don't buy any duplicates and I can see at a glance what I might need.

Supplies- Hampton Art Ditto Mini Brag Book, Boise HD Color Copy Cover, Copics, Glitz Epoxy Stickers (Dance in the Sunshine and Beautiful Dreamer), Recollections Washi Tape

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Smash Sunday

I shopped this week for a few crafty items.  After seeing a cute SMASH journal of copic color combos for hair colors here, I decided to make one of my own.  I went over to Michael's to see if I could find the Mini Smash Journal because it looked like it would be the perfect size for my project.  Unfortunately my Michael's didn't have any.  They did have the new extra large SMASH Folios.  I was tempted to get the red one and the new baby one for my BFF Marle who is expecting.  I decided to keep to my budget and not go crazy.  I did pick up some of the calendar washi tape and some Recollections lavender washi tape they had.  I also snagged a cute brag book by Hampton Art ditto.  It was in the clearance section and was only $1.49.   It had a blank cover you could color. Inside are plastic sleeves for photos.  

I decided to use this as a portable Copic inventory journal.  I will use the extra pages to hold my wish list when I go to Scrapbook Expo this June.  I find it is very easy to get distracted with all those amazing vendors and end up buying duplicates of something you already have or forgetting to pick up something you need.  I colored the cover with my Copics then put on a piece of patterned paper from the Making Memories Just Chillin paper pad and Glitz Epoxy stickers.  I covered the seam with some washi tape.

I ended up ordering from Oozak to get the Mini Smash Journal.  I also ordered some Goosebumps Shimmer spray and 10 Copic Originals.  Why originals you ask?  I feel like I can't seem to get a crisp enough stroke when coloring hair with my Sketch markers and trying to draw in strands of hair.  I decided to get some colors for hair where I could use the fine nib to do that.  I am so pleased, I ordered on Thursday and got my Copics by Saturday.  Excellent customer service!  Below is the picture of the Mini Smash Journal.  It is very cute and light and comes with a Smash Pen.  

I used the Moka Hair Color Chart which is a free download from Taylored Expressions.  I copied the image from the pdf into Word and then typed in the colors under each picture.  I added some Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks scraps and Washi tape to the already decorated SMASH pages to make the background.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketch 143

 Hey Y'all!  I haven't done a challenge in ages but I decided to jump back in with the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge.

I like the clean and simple design of the sketch.  I decided to go colorful for my card and not do anything too fussy.  I hope you like it.

Stamp- Jean Reading digi by Mayzy Art Stamps
Paper- Bazzill Smooth Cardstock, Stampin' Up Cardstock, Pixilicious patterned paper
Accessories- Marvy Circle punch, Twinery Caribbean bakers twine, Recollections embellishment, Glitz Beautiful Dreamer Epoxy Sticker
Copics- BG10 BG57 B91 B95 B97 E00 E93 E95 E99 T0 T5 RV52 E0000 E000 E21 E34 E47 E57

Check back again tomorrow.  I will have a SMASH Sunday post featuring the Mini Smash Journal that I am using for  Copic Color Combinations.  Tomorrow's post will feature Copic Color Combinations for hair colors.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Get Well Wishes

I am feeling crummy today so I stayed home from work.  On the bright side, I did have time to make an actual card.  Plus I figured out how to use my new HP Envy All In One Printer/Scanner to scan my card instead of my iPhone camera.  Here is my get well card.  It is dedicated to the artist of this great digi called Under The Weather Xandra.  Mayzy Green has an awesome Etsy shop called Mayzy Art and she wasn't feeling well last week.  I hope she is feeling better now.  You can check out all her wonderful digis in her Etsy store here.  

A note on this great printer- the ink does run when coloring digs with Copics.  I printed in fast draft quality so that there was less ink on the paper.  I didn't have too much of an issue with smearing after printing this way.  

Stamps- Mayzy Art Stamps, Teeny Tiny Sentiments by Stampin' Up
Paper- Bazzill Smooth Cardstock, My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks
Ink- Memento Dessert Sand
Accessories- Recollections embellishment and foam adhesive
Copics- EOOOO EOOO E21 V20 V22 V28 E40 E41 T0 E34 E47 E57 BG10 BG57 RV52 RV55 RV00

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Copic Anniversary Set US preorder

So.. I was surfing/snooping around and saw the cool new limited edition Copic Markers being released for Copic's 25th Anniversary. They are so cool looking- black casing with a fine tip and the Super Brush tip. If you don't already own these colors this would be a cool set to own. They will be shipped at the end of October. Nice little collection of colors if you are just getting started.

iCopic is offering a very good price of $188.73 for the preorder to be shipped Oct 31st!!!

This offer is for today only. You may pre-order here.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Smash Sunday

Did a little smashing today. I went to see the Hunger Games a few weeks ago with my BFF's for my birthday. When I saw this cute Katniss digi from Saturated Canary, I knew I had to do a Smash Page.
Smash Doodle Red Journal
Boise HD Color Copy Cover, Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks paper
Copics: BG90 BG93 BG96 BG99 E93 E99 RV52 E40 E41 E42 E43 E44 E47 E49 E04 E00 E01 E19 E000 Y35 YR16 T3

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Birthday!

I always find it hard to make cards for men. I decided to keep it clean and simple.

Stampin' Up! Elementary Elegance Stamp Set
Die Cuts With A View Linen Closet card stock and card
Boise HD Color Copy Cover Memento Cocoa Bean Ink Queen & Co Chocolate Delight Pearls

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! I am finally back. My poor Dell caught a terminal virus and is no more. RIP Dell! Say hello to my new MAC. After a few weeks of deliberating I decided to head over to the Apple Store to see if a MAC would work for me. I ending up leaving the store with my new 15" MACBookPro. I love it. See ya later PCs! I am never going back. Wishing Everyone a Happy Easter!
Stamps: Saturated Canary digi, Whimsie Doodles digi
Paper: Making Memories Cardstock, Boise HD Color Copy Cover, Best Creations Walk In The Park Glitter Paper
Accessories: Petaloo Flowers
Copics: EOO, E11, E21, E23, E37, R43, Y11, V01, V04, V06, V09, G40, G43, G46, BG11, BG72

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