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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.

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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:

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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.
 
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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

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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…

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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:

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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!

~Cindy

 

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