Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Copic News and Giveaway!

Hey everybody! Some fun stuff to share with you today....first of all a fun card that puts me in the spring mood. This is one of my favorite images from the "Friendly Kritter" line from Cornish Heritage Farms. It is called "Lending a hand".
One thing I LOVED in the design of this card is the core'dinations cardstock that has this woodgrain pattern in it. It is the cosmo cricket pattern in the coreimpressions. I loved this pretty warm grey that I could match my copic markers.
Here is a close up of my tap....do you see the blues and violets in there? Metals are really fun to color. My little rub on sentiment I could bend around the tap too!


NOW to copic news....if you have been on the copic teams' blogs this morning you may have noticed that we are adding a very special girl to the team...

WELCOME JENN BALCER! Woohoo!
She is such a sweetie and talented like crazy...I'm so glad she is joining us! She is looking after the south central part of the US.
To celebrate copic is giving away an empty 24 piece size wallet to carry your favorite markers in. I often use this size when traveling on a plane to color while I am up in the air.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I will do a draw first thing Saturday morning.....good luck!

Be sure to check out the other designers blog and enter for your chance to win there too!

LoriMarianneSharonJennie JennDebbieSally LynnColleenMish

On the certification note.....Anchorage, Alaska has just opened up to the general public so now applications will be received on a first come, first serve basis. I am so looking forward to this class.....come and spend the day coloring with me! You can find the application form HERE!

71 comments:

Gabriela said...

What a darling card - and so expertly colored! Huge welcome to Jenn Balcer too. She's quite an asset to the team.

Shana said...

Beautiful coloring on that adorable stamp. I'll have to check out that company. Welcome Jenn!
shanaheeg@gmail.com

Debbie said...

Welcome Jenn!

Lisa said...

Beautiful work on that stamped image. I would not have thought to use blues and violets to bring out the "metal" visual.

Janet said...

Congrats to the newest team member! What an achievement!

Love your card--the wood background really draws the eye.

PamS said...

Right now my goal with copics is to actually like something that I colored. I am getting there but it does take practice. I love what you do and am thankful for all the hints you give.

Kay said...

The images on your card are so darn cute. Of course, the coloring is great!

Lesley said...

What a darling image...and flawlessly coloured. Thanks for pointing out the blues and violets in the metal tap. I'd never have thought of that!

Stampin Kimber said...

Love the card and your coloring is awesome!!! Congrats to Jenn!!! I had a really great time at the Copic certification class in Calgary, btw you are awesome at public speaking.....well, I ordered my compressor yesterday and just a few more markers....lol...I almost have them all now!!! :) Now to be patient until it arrives....so many things to airbrush.....thanks for such a great giveaway!!!

kimfletcher@shaw.ca

Beverley said...

This card is soooooo111...darn cute...I love the image...your colours are great...thanks for sharing.

Stampin' HUGZ
Beverley

angelnathalie said...

What a great prize to win. I love my Copic markers and never have enough. I love your card great coloring.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Lad to hear of your new team member! More inspiration out there. I'd love that wallet! So fun to travel with.

Marge said...

Oh, LOVE those new Core'dinations papers and your sweet image/card! Thanks for a chance to win this handy wallet. It would be so nice to have!

Susan said...

I never thought of using purples on my metals. Great idea!! Love the wallet!

Helen said...

The card is so cute and congrats to Jenn.

Pat S. said...

Hi Sharrie! Love your little bird!
Thanks for a chance to win a wallet :)

Lori Barnett said...

That image is sooo CUTE! And your card design rocks! Congrats to Jenn.

leenda said...

Super cute card! Fabulous metal coloring!

Debbie said...

Hi Sherrie--
What a sweet card!! The stamp reminds me of House Mouse stamps, they are one of my favorites. I can't wait until you come to teach in Boise. I am already signed up for the class at the local store here. I will also be signing up for the COPIC certification class when it is available. Welcome Jenn! from a Copic addict!!!!

Marie said...

I love the "Friendly Critter" and will have to add this stamp to my wish list. It made me smile! the coloring that you did on this is magnificent.

TN Granny said...

I love the card its darling I'm heading over there right now to check out the stamps but you are really good.
God Bless,
Jeanine

PJL said...

Your card is too cute!! Welcome to Jenn, good luck to you!
Pamela~

Alvin & Denise Engler said...

hey sherrie -- this card made me laugh. we had a couple of little mice find their way into our house and chew into assorted pantry items. your "thanks" tag almost looks like little bite marks. i was not thanking the mice for being them though. the card would have to have a "thanks for being dead" sentiment -- probably not a big seller for a card. :)
-de

Natalie said...

Cute, cute card!! Fabulous coloring, of course! Welcome to Jenn.

nat95525@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Great card!. Thanks for a chance to win a cute Copic wallet. If I won one - I would have to buy some Copics to fill it!

Chris R. from Iowa

Sew Many Cards said...

I LOVE this image and you did such a great job bringing it to life! The faucet looks so yummy--

Angela
SewManyCards

Pegg S said...

Congrats to Jenn!! I love seeing your beautifully colored cards and your videos! So very helpful!

GobeaGirl said...

Ever since I got into Copics (July 09) I have had nothing but fun and good luck. I started a blog in August and I have to say I am loving the whole Copic community. Thanks for this opportunity to win. I love your card and I hope one day to be able to go to a Certification class. Hugs, Lisa G at l_gobea@yahoo.com

HappyCrafter said...

What a sweet card, I've been eyeing up that image at CHF! Neat marker pouch, I'm always afraid to bring my markers with me when I travel in case they get lost, but maybe with just a few as would fit in that case it'd work, thanks for the chance to win.

honugurl16 said...

My friend and I carry our Copics to color during down time, so this wallet would be perfect!

Bettyann said...

lovely design and colouring..Welcome Henn..

IRIT SHALOM said...

What a great blog!! Great giveaway too!!

Anonymous said...

Great card! I love all your work I check out your blog everyday. You are ver creative. Welcome Jenn.

Janine said...

Well done Jenn. love your colouring here.

Anonymous said...

Cute card. Great coloring.

lim said...

Cool! It's amazing the things you can do with copic.
Just bought my first few copics the other day and eager to try them out and make fantastic stuff =D
Following your blog closely *hugs*

Donna said...

Sweet!!! I love your card! I'd have never thought of using the colors you chose...Guess I need a class! Thanks for the chance, & for sharing with us your suggestions!

Cyndi Landrigan said...

I just love that card, and your coloring is perfect! Welcome Jenn!

denise said...

Congratulations to Jenn...and welcome...
This card is so much fun...I just love those stamps and cards that bring a smile to my face...and you did a wonderful job with the coloring too...
Denise Trottier

Sheri said...

I had never seen these wallets before but they would be great to travel with. Thanks for the chance to win one of them. Your card today is adorable!

Mindy said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and the cute critters. Sending congrats to JEN!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous card, love that woodgrain cardstock! Thanks for the chance to win the Copic wallet.

Anonymous said...

The mouse and little bird are so cute. And the coloring is great. I love my copics also, but still learning to use them as well as I could. Would love to win something. Edna

Judy Applegarth said...

What a sweet card! I can't wait to meet you in Anchorage.

Anonymous said...

The coloring is beautiful on this card. I need to color more!
carol b.

tampatha said...

wow! this is awesome coloring and such a cute image! thanks for the chance to win and thanks for sharing! Welcome Jenn!
--Tammy
tealeaf@shaw.ca

milkshake007 said...

Amazing coloring job on your card....and gotta love that core'dinations cardstock!
Congrats to Jenn!
Thanks for a chance to win!

Bev said...

a holder for my Copics? How wonderful that would be!

annette burton said...

Love the cute card and how its' colored! I always come to your blog for some new and fantastic ideas!

GrammaR said...

Cute card. The faucet is wonderful; I need to practice...alot! :) Have fun in Anchorage.

wustaz said...

very cool. I look forward to being inspired to actually use my Copics and not just collecting them

CL said...

I love your card Sherri and am a huge fan. I've signed up for your class on May 15th as well as the certification course on May 30th. Can't wait to learn tricks and tips!

Welcome Jenn Balcer!

Warmly,
Carrie-Lou

Danese said...

What a beautiful card. Welcome Jenn!

lutee said...

What an adorable card! I don't care for mice, but this one is such a little sweetheart! I've tried coloring with my Copic markers, but it doesn't look anything like yours. Thanks for sharing.
Lucy Lam

Conniecrafter said...

I think this is one of my favorites, always brings a smile, and your coloring of it is just Awesome!

Aimee said...

LOve your card... wonderful coloring..

Amber said...

Oh how wonderful that Jenn joined your team...loving your copic coloring on this spout..what a cute image.

~~Deby said...

As a girl new to Copics..I would LOVE this...
your coloring on your card is beautiful..once again you made it *zing*....
Deby
yesipray at gmail dot com

Lori said...

This is such an ADORABLE card, Sherrie! Amazing coloring : )

Thank you so much for the chance to win the copic wallet...

Yay for Jenn!!! I'm still waiting for a certification class in my area. Will you move to say Modesto or Manteca in California? LOL!

Love and hugs ~
Lori

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Your card is adorable! Love the image and your coloring is, well no wonder you teach certification classes. Welcome Jenn!

Vivian Lindsay said...

Very nice Card!!! Welcome Jenn!

Shirley B said...

First time to your sight and a chance to win. Wow. Now I have to go explore. I was in my local craft shop today and she gave me the link.

Cheers from sunny Queensland, Australia

Nic Keily said...

Thanks Sherrie. I would love to win a wallet. I have just started playing with copics and I am having a lot of fun. I have learnt from your tutorials. Thank for posting them on your blog.

sheri said...

hey sherrie:
saw you in calgary at camp croppin' for the retailers & love you (in a singing voice). i learned so much from you in the 20 minutes or so that you spoke. thanks for all of that. can't wait to get certified in the fall;) thanks for the chance to win the wallet for my new collection!

KYCrafter said...

WOW!! The colors are great! I would've never guessed about the different colors used for the faucet. I learn something new about Copics/coloring with Copics every day. Thanks for the great example. Thanks for the giveaways!!! Keep up the great inspirations!
Lisa in KY

KYCrafter said...

WOW!!! I would've never thought about all the colors used for the faucet. Amazing! I learn something about Copic/Copic coloring every day. Thank you for your giveaways! Thanks again for all the inspiration you spark in your followers!
Lisa in KY

rlowcrafts said...

hola Jenn!

Donna said...

What a cute card! Love your coloring. I need lessons. Congrats to Jenn and good luck!

Renée Storch said...

I just love your coloring!! It was awesome to be able to take a class at Camp Croppin' from such a talented individual. Congrats to to Jenn, she joins a great crew of people!!

Elaine said...

Great card! I've never seen the woodgrain core d' paper! I hope it's going to show up in the stores in the seattle area soon!!!

Cheryl O said...

What a great card, those mice are so darn cute!!!

Welcome to Jenn, she should have fun.....