The New Collection is Almost Here!

Gorjuss in her Spring and Summer Fun!

Dyan Reaveley Oh-So Vibrant spray is Here!

Create backgrounds on cards, scrapbook and journal pages, and in mixed media art projects. !

Cutters Dies!

From our favorite stamp company..WOJ, CC Designs and My Favorite Things!

Enjoy another great release from My Favorite Things!

Pure Innocence, Mouse in the House, Clearly Sentimental, A la Modes and Die-namics.

The one and only Henry the Mouse!

Fun, Upbeat and Animated designs perfect for traditional and classic styles!

Join the Fun!

Commenting Giveaway Alert: This week we will draw a name from all the comments left on this week's new posts and give away a $5 gift certificate! The more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win.


Gorjuss - Puddles of Love

Dana here, and I know I always say "I had a lot of fun with this card" but it's so true!! Look at this Gorjuss stamp called Puddles of Love:

I thought I would have a little play with trying to actually color a water puddle and rain drops instead of adding them with glossy accents. Here's a close up:
The raindrops were mostly done with my colorless blender and then I added a little shadow underneath. I was so inspired by these amazing papers from the Wild Rose Studio Summer Fiesta pack!   The sky was airbrushed with C1. I drew my sidewalk with a black copic multiliner.  My sentiment is from SP and Company.   The outside edge of my Designer paper was grunged with Copic Opaque just using my finger.
That's all for me today but I hope I'll get to see your creations in our challenge this week : )



Tuesday Tips and Tricks: Starting Point

Hey everyone! Samantha here with a quick and easy Tuesday Tips and Tricks segment.

Today, I would like to talk to you about starting your projects and getting going on it. For some of us, we just need that source of inspiration to get us started on our project, so I have a simple starting place for you: Patterned Paper!

Generally, crafters think of their patterned paper last, but truthfully, it is such an easy starting point.

When you pick out a patterned paper, half of your design work is already done for you! The paper will have a style (trendy, vintage, classic, chic, modern, etc) AND your paper will have a color combo. Then you can just plan the rest of your project to match! Even if you only plan on using a small amount of patterned paper, picking your patterned paper first can give you a starting point for your project.

Here's an example:
 I picked out this Wild Rose Studio patterned paper as my starting point. I saw that the paper was bright colored and has a cutesy style to it. From there, I grabbed some matching cardstock.

Then I chose this adorable image from Wild Rose Studio, called Millie Baking  and a cute sentiment to go with it from the SP and Company Round Sentiments I stamp set.

Coloring my image was easy because I already had my colors from the patterned paper to go by. I used the following Copic colors:
YG01, YG03, R81, R83, R85, E31, E35, E37, and E29.

Then to add a little pizazz to the card, I inked around the sentiment and the Millie image using the Tim Holtz Ink Applicator with some pink ink to match. The last step was adding a cute Wild Rose Studio brad to the center of the round sentiment.

And there you have it! The whole card was inspired by that patterned paper! Give it a try sometime: Just pick a patterned paper and see where your project goes from there. You may be surprised with the finished project :)


iCopic Weekly Challenge #45

Hey everyone! Welcome to your next iCopic Weekly Challenge!

The Challenge: Water
Color in some water with your Copics. It can be water of any sort, just show us some water :)

 Rachel made a water looking background around her Mermaid Anya image.

Now show us your colored water or water coloring (lol).

Add a direct link to your challenge project below. Projects are due on September 4th at noon PST. A winner will be chosen at random to receive this week's prize AND be showcased right here on the iCopic blog Sunday evening!


Winner iCopic Challenge #44

Hey everyone! I have a winner to announce tonight!

The winner of the iCopic chaqllenge #44 is. . . 13. Melissa Made

Melissa made this beautiful project:

Congrats Melissa! Please email us your mailing info so we can get your prize out

And for everyone else, please join us again this week for another super challenge!


All About Children WINNERS LIST!

Hey everyone! Samantha here to announce the winners of the All About Children Blog Hop!!!
If you are on the winners list below, please email us at with your mailing info so we can get your prizes out to you! You have TWO WEEKS to claim your prize or we will pick another winner.

The FIVE winners, each receiving a $5 gift certificate to the iCopic store are. . .
(from Kelli's Blog) Kendra said...
Great idea to make your card look like a present! Love the coloring on the bear.

(from Rachel's Blog)jodilynn67 said...
Adorable! Love the stitching.
(from the iCopic Blog)nanavf said...
I love your card. What is the name of the large glitter at the bottom of the snowman? I "liked" you on facebook, also. And to answer your question, the glitter is from a multipack of winter themed glitter from Martha Stewart, and the glitter was actually labeled "snow".

(from Samantha's Blog)earthspirit927 said... 34 What a wonderful card:) Beautiful Color Choices!


(from Alyssa's Blog) Carly said... Liquid pearls ... oh I must get some of them. First time I have heard of them. Your image is adorable ... I'm in love with him also and think I will have to get him.

The winner of the SP and Company Cutest Gingerbread stamp set is. . .
(from Dana's Blog)Jacee said...
Super card Dana, fab image. Hugs Jacee

The winner of the SP and Company Christmas Emma stamp set is. . .
(from Rachel's Blog)Cal said...
my first time on your blog! thanks for sharing!

The challenge winner, who won the $5 gift certificate to the iCopic store is. . .  11. Carly W 

The challenge winner, who won the $10 gift certificate to the iCopic store is. . .  7. MiaS 

The challenge winner, who won the $15 gift certificate to the iCopic store is. . .  14. Deonna B 

And last but not least, our GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the Sketch Marker Set of 24 Colors is. . .
Clare D. said... I am new to Copics so I am happy to follow and learn more! Thanks for the chance to win!

Congratulations everyone!!! We hope you all had a great time blog hopping, and we hope to have another blog hop for you soon. Have a great weekend and I will be back tomorrow with the iCopic Weekly Challenge Winner (pssssst . . . there is still time to play along, click here!).

Scarecrow Tilda

Michelle here with Saturday's Spotlight.    I am sharing a card featuring the Magnolia Scarecrow Tilda image.  I used the following Copic Markers with Xpress-It cardstock to coordinate with my designer paper:
B0000 - Bee Wings
BG72, BG10 - Dress
E35, YR23, Y21 - Straw Hat
E21, E00, R02 - Skin Tones
E59, E57 - Hair
W7, YR23 - Bees

The designer paper I went with is the Wild Rose Studio Kalahari Dreams paper pack.  There are loads of new collections in the store, perfect papers for any occasion or season!

Finishing touches on my card include Vintage Lace, a pierced frame, linen thread and a bosher.
Happy Fall Y'all!
Michelle Pearson - Inspiration Blooms


Fizzy Moon Christmas ~

TGIF! Actually, I wish it were Tuesday again because that would mean I would be going camping with my little family.  We had such a good time!  I love being in the wilderness!  Hmmm, that brings a cute little stamp set from Lawn Fawn to mind…perhaps I’ll have to scrap a little page!  So many projects, so little crafty time!  lol
Anywho, I’m here today with a *new-to-me* little cutie from Fizzy Moon.  This darling little set is called Little Messages.  The sweet bear is just peaking around a very large sign that you are able to customize with all the messages included in the set – gotta love that!  I tried something new on this card.  I cut the rectangle with a die and sponged the edges with Ranger Distress Antique Linen ink before stamping the bear.  I only had a scrap of paper and wanted to make sure that he came out level and straight.  Since these stamps are clear photopolymer, I was able to line him up perfectly after all the stuff I normally do at the very end!  I also didn’t have to worry that the distress ink would smear or smudge any of my Copic coloring…this may be a technique I use in the future more often!  The sentiment really pops because it is embossed.  I always use Versafine Onyx Black ink with clear detail embossing powder for my sentiments.  They just come out so crisp and nice!
The holly paper is from the First Edition Festive Treats 6x6 paper pack.  Because of the holly theme, I created a bit of a holly embellishment using some red jingle bells and a twiggy punch.  The bells are tied into a little cluster using the Cherry Divine Baker’s Twine.  I used the twine to tie a little bow through a red button as well.  You can’t tell on this image really, but the bear has one great big button on his belly.  CUTE!  A few more details to finish him off – his paws are stamped, colored and up on dimensional foam tape, his hat trim and pom are covered in white flock and the ground is covered in polar white flower soft.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you have a super fab weekend, your fingers get all inky and your Copic tips get dry! 

COPICS {E25, E29, E37, R29, R59, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9}


I love you, friend.

Hi, everyone!  Kelli here today with a fun, simple card using the Gorjuss - Toadstools stamp.  There are some adorable mushrooms and the cutest little hedgehog in this stamp set too, but I chose just to cut her out for this project.  I stamped her using my favorite ink for Copics, Memento - Tuxedo Black.

I colored her using the same colors that were on the front of the package because I really liked how it looked.  Her hat, arm warmer thingies and stockings were colored using Copics: C9, C7, C5, N0, B32 and B0000. Her hair was done using C9, C7, C5, N0 and B32.  Her skin was done with YR00, E00 and E000.  R22 and R20 were used for the pinks of her cheeks.  Coat and boots were colored with B39, B37, B34 and B32.  The undershirt was done with V09, V15 and V12.  And, as always, 0 (Colorless Blender) for any mistakes of going out of the lines.

Here you can see the two patterned papers I used.  The yellow is from the Authentique - Blissful, 6x6 Paper Pack.  I love that paper!  As you can probably tell, I have been really into the banner sentiments lately, I just can't seem to get enough of them!

Also, I just want to remind you to check out the All About Children Blog Hop if you haven't already.  There are some AWESOME prizes being given away, so don't miss it!  Click HERE to go to the first post so you can start hoppin'!
Thanks for stopping by!  :)


Tilda with Ponytail - Awwww!

Dana here and I've got a Maggie for you!!
Isn't she just the cutest thing? That's Tilda with Ponytail.  Someone asked me recently how I cut out all those little spots (like right under her ponytail). Simple, I don't... at least not with scissors. I find it's much easier for me to cut out my images with an X-Acto knife. Then one other little tip, instead of going around the entire edge of your image with a black copic or pen to get rid of the white from cutting, I use each color of copic. For example, on her hair, I used YR24, face and arms E00, so on and so forth. It just takes a few extra seconds, I already have all those markers out and it really does add to the final over all look. Here's a close up:
Our challenge this week is to color your embellishment. I colored a plain white prima flower with my YG11 in polka dots. The center of my layered flowers is a brad from Wild Rose Studio.
All of my papers are from Wild Rose Studio also. I love them!! My sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Sophies Sentiments set. Oh, and I can't forget that dreamy Divine Twine!!
Last but not least, here are the colors:
I hope to see you in this weeks challenge, and we would also love to see any of your copic creations on our facebook page. You just might find yourself on our Saturday spotlight : )


Tuesday Tips and Tricks: Combining Colors

Hey everyone! Samantha here, with this week's Tuesday Tips and Tricks segment.

Before we get started, I have two things that you should also check out:
Now let's get started. Today, I would like to talk to you about combining color families. . . as in on the same part of your image for a neat gradient look! It can be one of the most stunning techniques, and it is just so easy to achieve. Here is my example:
In this image, I combined two different color families while coloring in the hummingbird (BG's and YG's) and also when coloring in the flowers (YR's and RV's).

Here is a closer look:
Now remember your flicking technique? Well this is an instance where the flicking technique works perfectly. Basically you use your wrist to flick the tip of your marker across the paper, so where you touch the paper first gets the heaviest amount of ink, and then you pull your marker up as you are laying down the rest of the ink. As a copic user, you should learn to love this technique because it is a great tool to have in your coloring arsenal!

In this case, I flicked the two colors together, with the darkest part of my lines happening at the edges of the image, and the lightest part is where my two colors would meet.

Here are the colors I used:
For the hummingbird: BG07, BG11, BG32, YG13, YG17
For the flowers: YR000, YR82, RV83, RV85
For the leaves and stem: YG0000, YG00

As usual, my copic colors were inspired by the patterned paper I chose, which is from Wild Rose Studio.

The sentiment is from SP and Company's Bold Sentiments I stamp set.

I hope you will test this technique out and see what you can come up with!


iCopic Weekly Challenge #44

Hello all! Welcome to this week's iCopic Challenge! This challenge is one of my favorites and I hope you will think outside the box and give it a try.

The Challenge: Color an Embellishment
Use your Copics to color an embellishment. Get creative and color any type of embellishment and showcase it on your project.

Copics are GREAT to use on coloring all types of things because they are alcohol based. If you are stumped, here are some ideas to get you started: brands, eyelets, ribbon, fabric, acetate sheets, transparencies, paper flowers, buttons, twine, pretty much anything!

For my inspiration project, I colored some paper flowers!! This is a project I have showcased for you all before, but I think the results really showcase what you can do with Copics and embellishments!

Add a direct link to your challenge project below. Projects are due on August 28th at noon PST. A winner will be chosen at random to receive this week's prize AND be showcased right here on the iCopic blog Sunday evening!

Now get thinking about those embellishments and show us what you come up with.


Winner iCopic Weekly Challenge #43

Hey everyone! Samantha here, bringing you the winner from our last lovely challenge!

Don't forget, we are giving away 24 Copic Sketch markers and have lots of fun inspiration for you also. Please click here to see our blog hop and enter to win! There is still time to play along with the challenge, and leave comments.

The winner of the iCopic Weekly Challenge is. . .  4. jessica

Jessica made this lovely card for our orange and white challenge:

Congrats, Jessica! Please email us at so we can get your prize mailed out to you.

That's all for tonight, ladies and gents. See you back here tomorrow for another weekly challenge, and another great chance to win a prize.


Saturday Spotlight

Hi there! Samantha here, bringing you another fantastic Saturday Spotlight. But first, don't forget about our blog hop! There is still time to play along for a chance to win 24 Sketch Markers and many other awesome prizes. Don't miss out!!

What is the spotlight you ask? Saturday Spotlight is a special spotlight of some of our lovely customers' projects!! Every other Saturday you will see some awesome projects that have been posted on our Facebook Page.

Want a chance to be spotlighted right here on our blog? All you need to do is upload some Copic creations to the iCopic Facebook Page and you might be picked!

Melissa Oeters

Brenda Ogle

Carolyn Carter

Aren't their cards amazing?! I am so amazed with all the talented Copic fans we have!! If you would like to be featured right here, please head to the FB page and start uploading your best work. You never know when you will see your work here!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


Hi everyone! I will be back this evening to post the Saturday Spotlight, but I just wanted to tell you all about the wonderful sale we are having!! The sale details are below. Also, don't forget to join us on the All About Children Blog Hop! There is still plenty of time to play along and enter to win our glorious prizes.


All About Children Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the iCopic All About Children Blog Hop! Today, the lovely design team is going to show you some kid-inspired projects using some of the great supplies available in the iCopic store. Are you ready?

Well, here we go! The blog hop rules are super simple, simply "hop" along from blog to blog and see all the projects. Then when you are done at each blog, be sure to leave a comment. The more comments you leave, the more chances you will have for our GRAND PRIZE and our other awesome prizes!! At the end of the hop, come back here and play along with our Blog Hop challenge (details below). Comments and entries are due by Friday, August 26th at midnight EST. We will draw our winners randomly and share those with you next weekend!

THE CHALLENGE: All About Children
Create a children inspired project: think children images, child-friendly holidays, gift ideas, baby themed projects, etc. Pretty much anything goes! Enter your project at the end of this post.

THE GRAND PRIZE: Sketch Marker Set of 24 Colors!!
To be eligible for our blog hop prizes you must:
  • Be a follower of the iCopic Blog (click on follow in the right sidebar)
  • Leave a comment on any of the blog hop posts including this post (please only one comment on each designer's blog!). The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win!
  • For an additional chance to win, "Like" our Facebook page (let us know in the comments section below so we make sure to give you an additional entry!)
  • International readers are eligible to play along, but will be responsible for additional shipping charges if they win the grand prize!
There are also FIVE additional prizes to be won along the blog hop. Five random commenters will be chosen to each receive a $5 gift certificate to the iCopic store!! Same rules apply

And here is your first blog hop project, made by me, Samantha. What could be more child-inspired than a cute little snowman?! This snowman is one of the new releases from the Gorjuss stamp line, called Snowman with Scarf.
The snowflakes and sentiment are from the Falling Snow stamp set by SP and Company. The snowflakes were embossed with heat & stick powder and then I covered them in some extra fine glitter.  I also added some chunky "snow" glitter to the bottom of the stamped image. The sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder so it shows up really bright.

For my Copic coloring, used the following Copic colors:
For the scarf: R35, R37, C0, C1
For the snow: B000, B21, B23, B41, B45
For the carrot nose: YR14, YR18

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is Michelle's blog. Don't forget to to leave me a comment and play along with our All About Children challenge because we are offering some wonderful prizes for our blog hoppers.

Enter your All About Children project below. There are THREE prizes available for the blog hop challenge - a $5 gift certificate, a $10 gift certificate, and a $15 gift certificate to the iCopic store!!


Christmas penguins!

Hi everyone, Kelli here!  Can you believe that I have a Christmas card to share with you today.  Only 4 months left, phew how time flies!  I stamped the adorable Christmas Cuddles stamp by Wild Rose Studio in Memento - Tuxedo Black ink.

I can't get enough of these cute little guys, they are absolutely adorable!  I colored their hats with Copics: R29, R27, R24 and R22.  For the sparkly white parts, I first used B0000 around the edges to give it a little more shading and then put fine clear glitter over the top with a 2-way glue pen.  For the darker parts of their bodies I used C9, C7 and C5.  For the lighter part I used Y21, Y000 and a lot of 0 (Colorless Blender) to help smooth it out because it's really only supposed to be somewhat of a shadow.  Their beaks and feet are Y35, Y23 and Y11.  For the cheeks I just tapped a q-tip in some lighter pink ink and dabbed it on.

Here you can see the variety of patterned papers I used.  I was so excited to use some of the awesome Christmas papers!  The pretty, sparkly ornaments (that match the penguins' hats) is from the First Edition - Festive Treats paper pad.  I think it's great when papers have that little extra something, either embossing, glitter, name it, I love it!  :)
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for our blog hop!!!
Thanks for stopping by!  :)


TGF - Creeper Crew Monday

Happy Wednesday to all my copic crafters!! Have you been enjoying your week? I have been! You know how every once in awhile it's like a fire's been reignited for the ol' mojo? I feel like I've got mojo to spare so for all of ya's feeling a little, you know, just "eh"... let's get excited!!! Get out those copics, get some rubbah and let's make some pretty stuff!
Even though I've colored this image before, using new colors made her feel like a brand new stamp to me. Here's Creeper Crew Monday from The Greeting Farm:
I would've never have gone to this color palette but I got my inspiration from the gorgeous papers by Authentique and I really like how it turned out! Even those little touches of pink were perfect for her pink tipped hair : ) Here's a close up:
Does this girl lack attitude? I almost thought about using the sentiment "As if.." but didn't know if people still said that.. it's kinda 80's or maybe it was the 90's.. lol! What I did use for the sentiment I pieced together from both the Amy R Sassy Sentiments set (DIVA)  and Lawn Fawn's Sophies Sentiments  (love you) onto a ticket stamp from my stash and I think it works pretty good.
Here's the copic colors I used:
The other stand by's are my Memento Ink, X-Press It adhesive tape and Tim Holtz Distress Inks (for this card I used Walnut Stain). I seriously don't know if I can make a card without those three : )

Well, that's all from me for today but don't forget to come back on Friday to join us for our blog hop!! My first one as part of this team and I am really excited! Also, I hope to see you in the challenge this week and how about uploading some of your copic projects to our Facebook page?  That's a great place to add anything you are working on that may not fit this weeks challenge.


Tuesday Tips & Tricks - Quick & Easy Card Making

Hi Friends! It's Rachel here with this week's Tuesday Tips and Tricks. Well it may only be August, but the holiday season will be here before you know it. It never fails every year I find myself with some last minute gift giving to do and even worse I also find I am short on cards. This year I found the perfect solution with these wonderful new 6x6 papers available at iCopic. Have you seen this wonderful line of 6x6 paper pads by First Edition? I immediately fell in love with them and wanted to create something with them right away. I was blown away not only with the quality of the paper but with the wonderful prints too. The Festive Treats Paper Pack Pad had me at Gingerbread, but it was this adorable single sheet of glittery patterned paper that first caught my eye. The sheet contained 4 single images that were easily cut down into 3"x3" squares leaving 4 perfect main images for card making. So today I am bringing you my trick for quick and easy card making featuring patterned papers.

These cards came together so quickly I couldn't wait to share them with you. To get started I decided on a simple design and applied it to all 4 cards. I matted each 3" square piece of patterned paper with either a red or green cardstock mat. Then I cut a 4" square layering panel in the opposite color for each matted image and adhered the image to the panel with some adhesive. I loved the Homespun look of the images, so I embellished on the feel of the images by adding some stitching around them. I finished off the card by adding ribbon and adhering it to the card base with foam tape. So quick and easy!

I hope you enjoyed today's feature and be sure to drop by the iCopic store to see the wonderful selection of patterned papers they carry. I am sure you will want to keep some on hand for your last minute card making.

Thanks for visiting and Have a Fabulous Day!


iCopic Weekly Challenge #43

Hello everyone! Michelle here! Welcome to this week's iCopic challenge. This one is going to be REALLY easy. Are you ready?

The Challenge: Blue and Orange
Use Blue and Orange as your main colors on your project. You can use other colors, but use them sparingly. We want that blue and orange to shine!

Copic Markers

Add a direct link to your challenge project below. Projects are due on August 21st at noon PST. A winner will be chosen at random to receive this week's prize AND be showcased right here on the iCopic blog Sunday evening!

I went with the Cheeky Beach image from The Greeting Farm.  I colored her with the Copics below:
I matched it up with papers from the Wild Rose Studio Kalahari Dreams Paper Pack.

 And Samantha created an orange and blue card using Baseball Luka from La-La Land Crafts, a sentiment from the SP and Company Bold Sentiments I stamp set, and some orange Divine Twine.

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