All Posts By

Robin Tharaldson

My Rearranged Copic Chart

It’s been raining cats and dogs here in SoCal! Yes, we get rain but not this much and it keeps coming. Don’t get me wrong, I am thrilled with all the rain, we need it and I stay in and get things done that I would normally put off because I love to garden. I have put this project off for far too long and, since I just purchased a new marker storage box, I decided it was time to tackle the task.

I have used the original Copic Marker Chart for years but it has always seemed too small. So the other day I downloaded the original from Copic, it’s free, and you can get it here!

As you can see the blocks are small and have little marker keys in some of the blocks which I found distracting. The dark Copic markers always covered up the color key and I was having to put my glasses on to see what was what!

After I downloaded the chart into Photoshop I rearranged the chart to suit my needs. Why PS? Because I’m much more familiar with PS, been using it since 1996, than I am with Illustrator!

Here is my rearranged chart!

As you can see I made the chart a bit more user friendly for me! The blocks are much larger and I have eliminated a few blocks I know I will not use. I added the Copic Logo just in case they get a bit ticked off that I rearranged their chart, LOL! As I indicated before this is more user friendly for me, I’m a papercrafter, not a graphic artist who might use the original chart to a better advantage.

What I really like is not covering up the color keys because the blocks are much larger!! What prompted me to redo the chart??? Two things, one, I was worried because of the remodel at the house I may have misplaced or lost a marker AND two, I just bought a Copic Marker storage box on Etsy that I LOVE!!! YES, I have all the markers and this box holds them all plus room for more! I did misplace one marker, E40…now where could it be??

I purchased the Copic storage box on Etsy from Purple Lake Stamps! They have two sizes, 300 markers and 358+ markers, I have the larger storage box, only because my OCD made me get all 358 of them! Please don’t judge! Plus, as you can see there is room for more…I hope not!!!

I really had fun with the reorganization of my markers, a trend I hope will continue as we get the house back together!

Thanks for stopping by…

Sending My Love

Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away and you still have time to create a few cards for those special people in your life! By “special” I mean those who know how much work you put into your cards and won’t just toss them away…right!

My A-10 or business size card features the Tumbled Heart Balloon Collage die from Poppystamps 2019 Valentine’s release. This die was a lot of fun to work with; I love the colors and the fun silver string with a bow!

I used two shades of card stock for my hearts and then added Tonic Shimmer to all of them for that little sparkle!

My sentiment is from the Sending Love stamp set. The following video will show you how to create this card!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and be sure to check out more inspiration from the Poppystamps Design Team here!

Poppystamps Summer Release Blog Blitz – To a Special Friend

I hope you have seen the latest release from Poppystamps…no? Well here’s the link to see all the new products Summer Release! PLUS, you could win the Daisy Frame die from the Summer Release, more information at the end of my post! The pretty background die on my card is the Daisy Frame!! This die is 4″ square and is very versatile! For this card I cut the Daisy Frame three times, yes I know, I do that a lot, BUT I love how it looks!

Also new to this release is the Friend Folksy Script die; just a super fun font! I layered three together, he he he, for more dimension and used a sentiment from the Fairy Wishes stamp set. I cut one sentiment (Special Friend) apart and added it to another (To A), to create the exact wording I wanted on my card.

The dark grey cardstock (Lawn Fawn Storm Cloud) I used was a nice compliment to the light pink cardstock (Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers). It’s a nice contrast but much softer looking than black! The following video will show you how to put this card together!

If you would like to win the Daisy Frame die, please leave a comment!!  Here’s all the important information about Poppystamps Summer Release Blog Blitz!  The blog blitz runs from June 19-29, 2018; Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every Blog Blitz post during this time.  You must leave a comment on ONLY the posts you wish to enter.  To enter ALL the posts during the Blog Blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.  One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. Poppystamps uses a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST July 4 to leave a comment on each and every post you want to enter. Winners will be announced on the Poppystamps blog on July 6. Good Luck and LEAVE a comment…please!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies

Bee-lieve in Yourself

With graduations happening all over the city, I created a card to encourage any graduate!

For my background I used the Honeycomb Curve die on a panel of white cardstock. I then backed the panel with a honey colored panel.  I cut the Believe Loose Script die three times and stacked together to create a dimensional word. I also sponged a little Fossilized Amber to the bottom for more interest.

My little bees are from a blog hop Poppystamps had with Buttons Galore! The shanks, on the back of the buttons, are easily removed with wire snips.

The following video will show you just how this card went together!

I hope you enjoyed my card and tutorial, thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you next time!

 

Supplies