Monday, March 21, 2011

Handmade Flowers and a Week of Copic Giveaways!

Hi Bloggers!  I appreciate all that visit Debby's Dare blog.  Your comments are so encouraging.  I unexpectedly ran into a friend at a scrapbook crop with May Flaum this past Friday.  Becky encouraged me about my blog.  Thanks Becky. 

In the spirit of thanksgiving I thought I would do several Copic Markers giveaways this week.  These are not "sets."  I do have 6 Copic Markers to giveaway today!  These are the Sketch Markers.

Sketch Markers come in all 346 colors. The replaceable Super Brush nib acts like a paintbrush in both feel and application. Sketch Markers feature refillable ink and optional nibs and are compatible with the Copic Airbrush System.

Colors for today's giveaway.  FYI:  you can see the colors on Copic's website.
Holiday Blue
Violet
Abyss Green
Spanish Olive
Rose Red
Acid Yellow

How can you enter to win?
  1. Become a follower of Debby's Dare and leave a comment.
  2. Tell others about the giveaway and leave a link back to the blog.  Leave another comment.
  3. Leave another separate comment about what you would do with these Copic Markers.
I'll draw a winner and announce Wednesday morning the winner and post another Copic Markers giveaway.

The Story
This is me and Mom way back when.  It's one of Dad's photos and I cleaned it with Photoshop Elements.  I love my Photoshop.  It has really saved my older photos. 

Layout
What I Learned
This is just a quickie today.
  • I love handcrafted flower but it is still in my learning zone I've committed to this year.  I created these flowers based on a tutorial by Hilde Janbroers-Stolk.  Hilde's flowers turned out much better than mine, but they were fun to make.  Next time I will opt for a smaller flower and not so many layers.


  • Placing a pre-made flower on the lowest layer makes an overall difference in how the flower looks.  It seems like an anchor for the flower.

  • I'm in love with Ranger's Tim Holtz Distress Stains.  They are easy, can do many of the techniques in a faster time,  and just way cool.  I used Antique Linen and Fired Brick. 
  • I'm using more and more of my "older" stash.  It's a great way to use it up.  Makes a good excuse to buy more.
Gratitude List
1.  time with old friends
2.  saftey driving
3.  the joy of little Raelyn
4.  a great son-in-law
5.  God's wisdom for my life

65 comments:

  1. Oh the opportunity to add to my collection! So love Copics! Your flowers are beautiful Debby!

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  2. Left a comment on Facebook with your link!

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  3. My Copics just came back from St. Louis with me - out there I colored several images for cards and visited a great store and bought more to add to my color "family"!!!

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  4. I don't own any copics and have never one a prize so this would be great for me!

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  5. i absolutely love to colour..thanks for the chance to win..hugz anita..xx

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  6. I am a follower of your blog and left a link to your giveaway leading back here on my facebook!

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  7. I have never owned nor used a copic but have heard only great things about them, I love all their colors and would just like to play with them on my projects, thanks for the chance!

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  8. i have left a link on facebook and on my blog sidebar...

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  9. I can't believe I had not signed up as a follower - I am now!

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  10. Told all my Facebook friends about you. Thank you so much for sharing and your creations are awesome.

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  11. I have not purchased any copics yet, but it is on my to - do list. I would love to be able to enhance my stamped images better.

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  12. Hi Debby -- I've enjoyed your blog for a long time.. I can't always get here everyday. Just not enough time any more. But I do pop in and read till I'm caught up.

    I've enjoyed seeing all the wonderful Blessings happening in your family. Give that "new" baby a squeeze for me !

    2832

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  13. I would love to win the Copics -- I have 1 and it is ORANGE ! LOL I see so many using them and doing beautiful work..would love to learn.

    2832

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  14. I have been a follower of yours for a long time under the name buckskinbelle through google. Great info on using something on the lowest layer to anchor your project! It makes sense. I would finally make a card that you have to color with markers. I don't have the best quality ones so I am leary of trying this. Copics are a little intimidating to me so winning would get me to be adventurous!

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  15. i love your photo and project!!!

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  16. what a lovely page--I love how you used the distress products! I love using my Copics to color images for cards so that is what I would do with yours!

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  17. I thnk you did a great job on the flowers!! the LOis beautiful!!

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  18. I love your layout and your flowers, great job Debby! Thanks for the chance to win some Copics!

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  19. If I had some Copics I would use them to color in all my stamped images!

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  20. SusanHnSC10:04 AM

    Already a follower - so here I am!! I would first probably should take a class and learn to use Copics!! And then I would color and color and color - I've got some freshly stamped spring flower images that need color!

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  21. I am already a follower - what GORGEOUS flowers on that creative page layout - very beautiful!

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  22. I have shared your link on my FB page! Will send my crafty friends your way!

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  23. I do not own even ONE copic marker - if I were lucky enough to be your winner, I would definitely take a copics class and learn how to color like a pro - right now my coloring competes only with my 3 year old grandson's (grin).

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  24. Great giveaway and thank you for the opportunity! If I were to win, these markers will help me get my rear back in gear in regards to stamping. I sort of fell off the wagon and needed a pick-me-up to start coloring and making cards again.

    xoxo
    mary

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  25. ok, it's official, I'm a follower, even though I was always stopping by anyway..it's just a fun blog site! Thanks for thinking of us!

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  26. I would use the Copic marker with my stamps first, as I see everyone else doing..then I would try them to change the colors of my flowers, embellishments, and metal pieces parts. I guess I need to find out what it's all about! Thanks!

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  27. Already a follower debby.....thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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  28. I'm a follower! This is one of my regular blogs, as you know. Thanks for the flower idea. Love them!!! I'm like you... I love making handcrafted flowers. I also love my photoshop... for all my pix, but especially the older ones!!!

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  29. I posted on my facebook about your blog! Hope you get a ton of new followers.

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  30. Left a comment on my blog:
    http://victoria0611.blogspot.com/

    I am a follwer!

    I have never tried Copic, but have a friend who uses them and she has done some fantastic layouts with them. I have been wanting to try them!

    Thanks for the chance!

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  31. I am now a new follower.

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  32. I put a link to your blog on my Facebook.

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  33. I am new with Copic markers. I would color with them everyday to get better at it. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  34. beautiful layout debby - love all the great details (even the staples are strategically placed)

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  35. I tweeted about your giveaway @craftysuz

    BTW to answer question - I have about 15 markers. Just starting to build a collection of colors I use often & buy different shades to get the blended effect & not just pretty single colors.

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  36. Ooooh I love leaving this comment!!! I've recently gotten into copics and card making. I went and bought myself 10 copics. The colours, unfortunately don't do together well. lol I thought I should get all different ones to have a variety. Obviously I know differently now. lol Oh well. Live and learn. So I'm in desperate need of copics. LOVE my copics.

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  37. I am already a follwer!!
    WOW!!!what a lovely giveaway debby! this is sooo awesome!thanks for the chance:)

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  38. I am posting the link on facebook and twitter!

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  39. What I would do If i win copics...umm...first thing...open the package and then look for how to use them on youtube!!!!!
    I would have a tons of fun coloring my stamped images...i have some of the magnolia stamped images...someone sent it to me a while back...high time they get colored!

    Would love to win:)
    thankyou!

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  40. omg what wouldn't i do with copics! i love to draw manga and they are a must!! i love coloring images too and since my kidds kinda destroyed my last stash of copics a few years ago i've been super low lol

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  41. I already follow your blog!

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  42. I've posted your link on my website - http://emily.kincke.com/contests/

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  43. Some scrappy friends of mine just went to a Copic Marker class and they can't stop talking about them. I have not used one yet, but I'd love to learn from them and try my hand at it.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  44. Oh what a great give away i have no copic's. Thanks for the chance

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  45. Left a link on my Blog http://bluucaca.blogspot.com/2011/03/copic-give-away-at-debbys-dare.html

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  46. I am a follower - just not much lately as life has really been crazy for us! Too much going on to even turn the computer on, except to make sure the bills are paid! Nice to see this post on my first day of looking around for quite some time!

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  47. I've been following you since you started this blog...and I have to say that I adore all of your projects...I'd love for you to stop by my blog sometime too... http://tqmnurse.blogspot.com

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  48. Copics...they seem to be all of the rage ....I have yet to try any of them...but I definitely have a couple of projects in mind...specifically for my new grandson....

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  49. What a great give away Debby! I thought I was already a follower, but I guess I just keep clicking from the Fiskateers board. So, I am now officially a follower.

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  50. It feels funny to leave another comment, but I want every chance to win. LOL! I learned to use Copic Markers over a year ago and have the air system I need to air brush. BUT... I just got my first marker a week ago. I hope to get a few more colors (and your six are perfect) so I can work on flowers, sunsets and sky, clothing and cars, you name it. I have over a thousand stamps that need coloring.

    I love your layout and I think your flowers are excellent. Thanks for the notes on what you learned.

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  51. Debby, I am now a follower of your blog; actually, I thought I already was, wink!

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  52. Debby, thank you for this generous give away. I just retweeted this on twitter for all of you followers to see at @ replied it to you! I love your creations!

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  53. I did a post of linking back to your blog here: http://number1aunt.blogspot.com/2011/03/debbys-dare-handmade-flowers-and-week.html

    I forgot to tell you how beautiful I think your flowers are! You are so good at using different techniques with such good results! I haven't used distress stain yet, but I am sure it is something that will find the way to my table!

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  54. What would I do with the Copics? First I know a lot of practice would be involved...but I love to color stamped images. It is very relaxing to me. Right now I use Prisma pencils an OMS, which works well. But, I know the Copics would be much better. I have not bought even one, because I know that once I get one, I will need six :-)

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  55. I am a follower. I don't own any
    Copics but have been dying to get some.

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  56. Hi Debby ... Marianne - Fiskateer sent me over and I'm glad she did. I am a new follower. I have about 20 Copics and enjoy using them very much. I would love an opportunity to win more!

    Thinking about it after I saw your post and trying to recall how many I have, I think what I will do next is get the list of all of the colors and then put a dot of the ink of the color next to the ones I own. Every once in a while, when I come across them, I don't know if I already have that color (and so many are close enough to each other that memory doesn't work best). If I had a pocket-card of colors I could purchase more wisely.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    cardmonkeky@comcast.net

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  57. I am a faithful follower who is late because she just completed her 20th challenge on Fiskateers. Thanks Debby!

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  58. I forgot in my last message to tell you what a beautiful layout that is Debby. But then, I always love the stories you tell. I posted a link to your blog on my blog:

    http://kellyisascrapdiva.blogspot.com

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  59. I only have a few Copics, but I am a Certified Copic Designer. I think I would take more time to play with my new bundles of joy and blend, blend, blend!

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  60. Great Giveaway Debby. I am already a follower. Thanks for the chance
    Hugs, Rosalee #5977

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  61. I have just linked your giveaway to my blog sidebar.
    Hugs, Rosalee #5977

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  62. Hi again Debby...lol.
    I would use the copics for coloring my Magnolia and WOJ stamped images. Coloring them with copics makes them look beautiful and I don't have any colors to blend with...so these would be wonderful if I won them. Thanks again for the great chances
    Hugs, Rosalee #5977

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  63. Love your blog! I would add these fab colors to my stash of Ciaos and have a blast coloring away this weekend!

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