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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Happy Saturday!

I hope everyone has had a great start to their weekend. I was able to have a fairly nice low key Saturday. Originally my parents had said they were going to come for a visit but there ended up being a conflict with something else. That left me with a Saturday with no plans! I wasn't going to leave the house but then I realized we were out of coffee and I wouldn't have any if I didn't go to the store. No thinking was even required, I went out to buy coffee! I also spent some much needed time creating in my happy space. I made this card using School Girl Sophie from Hanna Stamps. The image was stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. I made this card to give to Jenna, using the school colors at her new middle school and tried to color the uniform as close to hers as I could. It's funny that I have about 8,000 spools of ribbon and not one that is blue and green plaid! Instead of plaid, I used this green and white ribbon from the Paper Studio. I am not sure of the maker of this charm, Cindy gave some of these to me when I visited Papertrix last weekend.

I have been on the lookout for the perfect storage system for my Copics. I wanted something that would keep them somewhat organized, not take up too much room and something that could be easily transported when I go to crafting get-togethers.  Someone posted on SCS the other day asking for storage solutions and Karolyn posted a picture of her system. I loved it! It is large enough to hold all my markers, Copics and Prismas too. It also has handles so that I can carry it to different places. Right now on the inside I have the acrylic cases that the sets of markers come in, but if ever get most of the colors, I will switch to dividers that take a little less room on the inside. This works for me right now since I am teaching Samantha how to blend colors and to choose the colors so they are all laid out in numerical order by color family.
This is one of the cards that we made in the Copic class taught by Candice last weekend. Great class! I will show you the other cards in the next day or so. 

22 comments:

Diane said...

Adorable cards. I need to carve out a day to play with my copics. These are both beautifully colored. Great job!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is spectacular coloring.

Vicki said...

Great coloring, Gina! Glad you enjoyed your class! These cards are wonderful! Blessings to you!

Mary G. said...

Love that Sophie image!! The green and blue together are great! Nice job on both cards!! And I'm SO jealous of how many Copics you have! ;)

Dru said...

This card is adorable! Of course I love Sophie and Riley - they are so stinkin cute. I too recently was able to find a storage system for all of my PCs and watercolor pencils that portable. I found a little caddy at the flea market, made chipboard DP covered boxes to fit in ea area and now they are totally portable - there's even room for my OMS, etc. Love it - it's so easy to just pick up and take out on my deck to play! Have a great weekend.

Michelle Forrest said...

Gina these are adorable! Love your
Halloween card!

Michelle Forrest said...

Wonderful cards Gina! I love the Halloween card and coloring!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh Gina, these are so cute! love your coloring on both..and drooling over your copics! had to laugh about not having b/g plaid ribbon! I could be buried in my ribbon and still don't have the "perfect" one...I like the way you did your ribbon! we drive ourselves nuts sometimes trying to make the card we see in our head!!
Linda

Sande said...

Gina

Both cards are adorable and super job at coloring them. I love the Fall pumpkin card...fantastic job. Love the greenish tint you added to the top of them...makes them so real looking.

Just found perfect storage for my Copics...my daughter and I share them, so they travel back and forth a great deal. Found these adorable zippered pouches at a Art Supply store and when in use got 4 wooden holders from IKEA that hold them perfectly.

I love the ribbon and colors you used.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

How stinkin' cute is this??!! and I LOVE the pumpkins!!! your coloring rocks girl!

Cindy said...

Both cards are great! The Riley one is adorable!! I love your coloring on the Halloween one.
What a basket of markers!!!WOW!!

C.C. said...

Your cards are adorable! The moose is to cute!

Scrapping Julie said...

LOVE that card Gina! and i can hardly wait until the 3rd. hope you find that the copic storage system works for you!!

The Mama Monkey said...

Perfect way to store those copics! Love the shading on the pumpkins!!

What a darling Riley! LOL about the ribbon...isn't it true...the one color/pattern you need in 1 million rolls you already own!

Colleen said...

Fun cards!! I love the look of all those markers in the travel bag! So fun! I dont have a travelling system....I always end up figuiring out what colors Im gonna use and then just bring those...I always end up needing different colors!!!

Angela said...

Hope you had a creative weekend. Love your card, Jenna will love this card. Great coloring..

JazzyH said...

I love the colors. Thanks for the sharing of the copic marker storage.

peggysue said...

I just love your pumpkins, what fabulous coloring! And the storage tote system looks wonderful too. A low key weekend isn't such a bad thing, time in your happy space is worth a smile.

Michelle said...

I totally LOVE your halloween card!!!!

Stephanie said...

What a cute Sophie card, Gina - love the colors!!

And what great organization - thanks for the link :)

Karen from PA said...

I love your cards and those pumpkins are fantastic. I store my Copics in a metal beverage carrier that I found at Target this summer. It works for me for now anyways. I took pictures a while ago, but I forgot all about posting them until I read your post.

Paula said...

beautiful card!