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Copic Team Changes & a Give-Away

Hello friends~

Today's post is full of big Copic news, a fun project, and even a sweet give-away.  So, grab yourself a cup of your favorite beverage, and settle in for a bit.

Our dear friend & long-standing Copic team member, Lori Craig, is stepping down from our instructor team, and moving into a new position with the Tommy Arts brand.  I am so very excited for Lori's wonderful new opportunity, and I'm also going to miss her something fierce.  Lori is the girl who knows how to get things done.  She has incredible ideas, a huge heart, and an infectious laugh.  The room absolutely lights up when Lori walks in.  She is like a sister to me, and I'm so grateful that God brought us together in this crazy wonderful world of paper crafting.  

Here's one of my favorite photos of Lori & I from back in 2011:

I loved her then, and I love her even more now.  To know Lori is to love Lori. She is all about people and relationships, and she has a way of making you feel special from the first conversation.
The whole team is going to really miss you.  We wish you the VERY best in your new position, sweet friend!  ..and I know I don't have to say "keep in touch", cuz, girl…I know you will.  Love you! xoxo


As we bid farewell to sweet Lori, we welcome on a new team member that I think you all are going to be pretty excited about…

You may just recognize her as the fabulous Jennifer Dove.  Jennifer has been teaching Copic classes and her famous Boot Camp retreats for a number of years.  She has also been on the Copic Fine Arts Team for the past two years.  So, she's a fantastic addition to the Copic Paper Crafting Team.  If you've ever met Jennifer, then you know that she is very enthusiastic, fun, and ridiculously talented!  

Here's a photo of us from when I was teaching in Phoenix a few years back. As incredibly talented as she is, she is sweet & kind as well.

Jen & I
I am a HUGE fan of her work and am thankful to call her friend!  I am so excited to have her joining the team!  Welcome, Jennifer!!!

I created a card today in honor of both Lori's & Jennifer's new positions, which I know they are both going to rock!

Potted Primrose - OHS
I stamped the small flowers from Power Poppy's Potted Primrose stamp set onto a strip of X-Press It Blending Card using Memento Northern Pine ink.  I colored it in with the following Copic Markers:  Y21 for the flowers, B60 & B63 for the background, and YG41 & G14 for the leaves, vine & flower centers.  

The sentiment is from Power Poppy's Lilac Time stamp set.

Potted Primrose Close-Up - OHS
Check out that pretty sparkle!  I created that with the Olive Spica Glitter Pen that comes in the Copic Green Doodle Pack.  Such a pretty, subtle shimmer!


The leaves & vine on my card are not part of the stamp set.  I drew them myself using the Copic Green Doodle Pack.  What an awesome idea that is, to have all of those coordinating pens in one little, affordable kit!  Really great for travel, too!  You have everything you need in one handy little package.  Of course, if you're like me, you're going to want all of them!
Check out all of the different colors the doodle packs come in:

Yummy, right?!  The doodle packs come with two Copic Ciao Markers, a Spica Glitter Pen, and a coordinating Multi-liner.  It's a great way to expand your collection!

Hey, did I mention that we are giving away one of those Doodle Packs along with a Copic Sketch Book???  Well, my friends, that is exactly what we're doing! 🙂

Blog hop prize
Please note that the color of the Doodle Pack may vary.  Everyone who comments on each blog on the hop between now & Sunday, May 28th at midnight EST will be entered into the drawing.  The winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 30th.  Good luck!

Before I you go, I want to remind you of the upcoming Copic classes for the remainder of 2017.  You can check out all of the details at Imagination International Inc on the Copic Classes page.  I do hope we'll get to see you in class one weekend this year!

Now, go check out the rest of the blogs:

Thanks so very much for visiting today, friends!  Swing on by Lori's blog to wish her well, Jennifer's blog to welcome her, and the rest of the team blogs for your chance at the prize!

Have a beautiful day!



Celebrating YOU!
Happy Geraniums


  1. Beautiful Copic doodle packs…. And congrats to 2 talented ladies having a blast in the ART industry. We all wish we could be them…. 🙂

    Love your coloring and how the sparkle of spica pens add pizzazz.

  2. A beautiful bye and hello card. I got a chance to meet Lori in Orlando when I was taking a Copic certification class. Such a nice woman. A big YaY for Jennifer joining. Another woman I got to meet in Florida. Both talented.

  3. A huge congratulations to both ladies!
    Love your sweet card, Cindy. Cute design
    and I love the sparkle in the sentiment.

  4. Love your card and those “doodled” leaves. Oh to doodle that well lol. So happy for Lori on her new position and welcome to Jenn.

  5. I LOVE your card, as always, Cindy!!! This is exciting news for both Lori and Jennifer! Thanks for sharing the news (and for the chance to win an awesome giveaway) my dear!! ?

  6. Your card is gorgeous! You all do a fantastic job and looks like you have added an awesome new team member to soften the loss of a special friend who is moving on to an awesome new position.

  7. Love the Doodle Packs! Awesome card and fun look with the glittered sentiment! Congrats to Jennifer on joining the team, and to Lori on her new position!

  8. Lori has been such a huge fan inspiration. Best wishes to her on her new endeavors. And a big welcome to Jenn. I’ve been a huge fan of both of these talented ladies.

  9. WOW Cindy, your card is amazing! I won an online Copic card class a few months ago and I cannot wait to start it. I have been amazed by Copic’s since I first saw them but am still trying to get enough to actually start the class. I AM getting there and love the idea of being able to blend like you pro’s!
    Congratulations to both Lori and Jennifer in their new positions!

  10. Thanks for the great card and wonderful sentiments, Cindy. It warms my heart to see how close you ladies are – it seems like such a great group of multi-talented artists/teachers. Congratulations on Lori’s new gig – good for her… and Welcome to Jennifer – good for us! YIPPEE! Can’t wait to see what she brings to classes… and aren’t the Doodle Packs a great idea?

  11. Those copic sets are fantastic!!! Thank you and good luck to Lori, and a big welcome to Jennifer.Love the card.

  12. Best wishes and congratulations to both ladies!!!
    Love so much your card and The Doodle Packs!!!

  13. Oh my! So much fun in one post. I totally enjoyed your share over a cup of coffee! Congratulations and thank you for the opportunity at the Copic doodle pack (love it) and sketch pad giveaway!

  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Look of these BEAUTIFUL New Products!! Looking forward to learning/seeing MORE!! You Card is AMAZING too!! CONGRATS to BOTH Jennifer and Lori on their New Roles!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Memorial Day Weekend!! =)

  15. Oh, Cindy, I can’t imagine how hard it is for “the team” to be split like this, but I know you are all so happy for this opportunity for Lori. And we do all love her so much! She is so talented, and I wish her all the best in this new position. She will rock it. And a big congratulations to the amazingly talented Jennifer Dove! Wow, that girl can color, and she is fun! And what a beautiful card you’ve made! I love the simple strip against the die with the twine! Beautifully done, and thanks for this wonderful time of cuppa and a chat! Hugs!

  16. What did we ever do before we picked up Copic pens and doodled our blues and boredom away? Who knows how many anxieties and depressions doodling with a Copic has obliterated?

    Such a lovely card.

    Thank you for this opportunity to add new tools to my arsenal against bad moods!


  17. Good luck ladies!

    The Doodle packs look like such an awesome way to begin acquiring the coveted Copics and some snazzy glitter!

  18. Your card is beautiful!! And those Copic packs look awesome. I’m in the process of collecting Copics now (I only have 6 so far…LOL) and then I’m hoping to take some classes! Looking forward to it!

  19. Well…now I’m a crying mess. Cindy… I have learned so much from you about the person I want to be… Your grace and patience. Thank you for being a wonderful, dear friend to me – making me laugh, making me think, making me want to be better – at teaching, coloring, mothering, friending, discipling … Love you much!

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