Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Hey! Well I finally got a chance to make a card today! I've been trying to pick out Copic colors, which takes me forever! I don't want to end up with colors I don't like, so what ever colors I'm considering I google to find cards it was used on, so I can see how the color really looks, and how well it goes with other colors since the Copic color charts are so horribly off. I was going to get 12 more Ciaos, but my sweet hubby told me I could get more if I wanted! So my 12 Ciaos turned into 13 Sketches, 10 Ciaos and a colorless blender refill (mine is dry already). Carpediemstore.com has free shipping on any order that contains at least $50 in sketch markers, but otherwise their shipping is really high! They haven't raised their prices yet like they were supposed to, so the sketch were only $3.95 each (Ciaos are $2.65), and I was thinking now would be a good time to get some of the colors not available in Ciao that I want since I know I'll never be able to get that price again. I emailed them and asked when they are raising their prices and they said the price will stay as is until they run out of inventory. Better get them cheap while you can!!

I've been wanting to try the new Gina K pure luxury cardstock, since I've heard how great it works with Copics, and Lorie sent me some to try out! Wasn't that sweet of her! She also sent me the gorgeous card below! I LOVE that sentiment! Have y'all tried this paper? The name describes it perfectly! It is awesome! Super smooth like SU, but really thick. You get beautiful stamped images just like SU cardstock. It does work great with Copics. They go on so smooth, and blending is easier. Even though it's such thick paper it doesn't feel like it's draining my marker like when I color on PTI though. I really love it! With that being said though, I think I'm actually going to stick with my Georgia Pacific for now though. Now that I've gotten used to the GP, it works almost as well. My main reason though, is that I participate in WishRaks, so I receive images that 99% of the time are stamped on GP. I noticed that when I colored on the Gina K paper for a while, and then went back to the GP is was much harder for me to blend and keep the ink from running out of the lines, so I don't want to get spoiled by the Gina K, to where I'm not able to color on the GP. If I was rich I'd just buy all the stamps I wanted and only use Gina K cardstock, but I'm not, lol. Seriously though, I highly recommend the Gina K cardstock!

ETA: I forgot to mention this sketch is from the Viva La Verve challenges on SCS. I didn't follow the rules though. It was supposed to be a monochromatic card, but I really liked the sketch. You can see the sketch HERE.

-Stamps-Stampendous Fluffles, PTI Papertray
-Paper-Gina K pure luxury, GP white, So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Purely Pomegranate cardstock; Cutie Pie DSP
-Copic-RV000, RV19, RV85, Y21, Y38, E33, E35, E37, YG95, G99, G24
-Accessories-Bashful Blue grosgrain, circle punches

Thanks again for the gorgeous card and the paper Lorie!

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Cheryl said...

I have just had my first taste of the Copic Sketch markers and must say they can become very addicting. Your card is wondeful Emily!

Erin... said...

Super cute cards Emily!!! Jst did the same thing at carpe diem. ssshhhhh!!! They should arrive tomorrow can't wait to play!! enjoy yours!

Kathy W said...

lucky you and nice husband- I try not to let him know about my purchases but he found out at tax time!
so excited when I saw fluffles in your title- love him!

Jennifer Orbaker said...

Very cute card! You almost have me convinced on the Copics, but I just can't right now. I love seeing what everyone else does with them though.

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Fluffles is adorable! And Lorie rocks! :)

Lorie said...

What a cute card Emily...I love it! And, I love the images you sent me...you are so thoughtful...thank you! I think I need to switch to the Gina K paper for a little while and see what I think of it with Copics. HUGS!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Love your card Emily, so fun! That image always makes me smile! have fun with your new copics, Erin and I ordered some last week and now we're waiting, should be today! :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMGOSH Emily!!! These are soo totally CUTE!!! I really love that sweet image on the top one and the yummy chocolates on the second one!! Beautifully colored in on both!! Fun layouts and I just love those Copics too!! :) Fab job GF!! Have a great day!!

KJ said...

Your little Best Wishes card is so cute! I have that SU dsp and I swear it multiplies! I'm never going to be rid of it! LOL!!