Monday, October 25, 2010

Blog Candy Winner & Copic Class Fun

Hello and happy Monday to all my stamping friends!  I warn you this is a long post, because  I have a LOT to share with you today. ;)  First and most important, I have a winner from my weekend blog candy, and that lucky winner of the three Cottage Cutz die/stamp sets, designed by Kathy Jakopovich is commenter #19... 
*******Glora*******
  "Lorie, what an awesome giveaway. My favorite thing about fall is the changing of the leaves. It is breathtaking."
  
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Congratulations, Glora!  I'll be in touch soon to find out where I need to send your winnings!!  
 I'd like to thank everyone who left a comment and shared their favorite things about my favorite time of year.  I truly enjoyed reading your responses. 


The second order of business today is, sharing the projects with you that we made at my first Copic instruction class held at Ben Franklin (my LSS) on Saturday.  There were 10 wonderful ladies who signed up to take my class, and we had a very good time!!!  There was a lot of information to cover, and they hung in there with me faithfully, right up to the time we were ready to get stamping and coloring with those wonderful Copic markers!!
 Our main objective was to complete this card, learning basic shading techniques while coloring these beautiful pumpkins with the Fall Fun Pumpkins stamp (PK-614) set from Peachy Keen Stamps.  I have to say that everyone had amazing results with their coloring, especially since it was the first time to use Copics for nearly all of them.  What a great group!!!!!  Naturally in my haste get to class, I forgot my camera, but I'll have pictures to share the next time!!!


 This 6x6 scrapbook page was a great project to advance the masking technique we learned on the card, and take them a step further.
And the final project for those who had time was this large sour cream container, which was designed to double as a gift box/place card for a lovely Thanksgiving tablescape.  
I had a ball with these ladies, and I can't wait till the next class to share some more Copic fun, and expand upon what was learned!!!! 
  
So now, on to the next order of business.  I'd like to share with you how much I loved the Copic Intermediate Certification class that I attended in Chicago on Friday.  It was a whirlwind of a trip, because I had to leave and head back home immediately after the class was over Friday evening in order to be here for the class at Ben Franklin on Saturday.  Thankfully, my dear daughter-in-law and my youngest son's girlfriend went along, and DDIL did all of the driving.  They enjoyed a beautiful day in the city on Friday, while I was in class.  

This class was taught by Maryann Walker, and I can't say enough wonderful things about how she conducted the instruction of this class.  She was articulate, extremely knowledgeable, and manged to work fun and humor into the mountain of information that she had to share.  This class was attended by all of the Regional Certification Instructors, as it served for training for them as well.  What a trip to be in a classroom with so many of the artists whose blogs I follow and have followed for so long.  Talk about surreal!!!!!   Our evening class session was a make and take, led by Sherri Siemens, and Debbie Olson, and this project is just amazing!!  I'm not going to share it, because I'm not sure if they'll be offering the same make and take at the next Intermediate Certification, and I don't want to spoil the surprise for anyone else.  Let me say that these ladies did a beautiful job.  They were very attentive and gracious leaders, and gave us the perfect project to apply what we had learned in the earlier class session.  I'm so happy I was accepted into this class, and getting to spend time with my friend, Kathy J. was icing on the cake!  I had a ball!!!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and congratulations once again to Glora for her big win!!!  Have a beautiful day, and happy stamping!

Love ya,


10 comments:

Sharon said...

Congrats Glora! Sounds like you had an exciting weekend Lorie! We had a Pink Crop at our LSS-Scrappin
Kats this past Sat. and had an introduction to Copics. I have to say that I am in love with them now!! I'm working on DH to let me invest in some!! :)

Lauren said...

Super cute card!! I just got into Copics, and I love learning from you. Thanks for sharing!

Janice W. said...

Your projects are beautiful and I am so glad you had a good time in Chicago! It has been quiet around here. Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Lorie is an excellent teacher and I had so much fun. I'm looking forward to the next class!! Lorie -- wasn't there suppose to be something in your blog about your cutting machine (wink-wink)!! I just couldn't resist!!

Cheryl K.

Glora said...

Yea! I'm so excited. Thank you Lorie! You card is gorgeous as usual. me(at)glorajean(dot)com.

Sheena said...

Congrats Glora!!

Lorie, your card is so pretty:) TFS

Celeste said...

These projects are absolutely wonderful ... I love them.
I also wanted to tell you about my blog candy on my blog.
Celeste

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

WEE HEE!! It was great to get to see you and meet more of your beautiful family! The girls are so dang cute! Of course, I was more excited to SEE YOU than to be at class. I liked the class ... but seeing you was the best part of Chicago!! LOVE YOUR PROJECTS here Lorie!! They are oh so beautiful!
:) YOU ARE so good to us!! Thank you so much for everything you do for us!! Love you lots!! Kathy

Imke said...

Lorie your card is so beautiful. I love the big ribbon on top and the DP fits great. Your coloring of the pumpkins is awesome !!

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