Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Copic Marker Holder Case

I think one of the challenges anyone has with Copic markers is how to store them and make them useable.  I like to be able to find my marker quickly, but I also like to be able to transport them.  I've tried the Art Bin and the grid made from lighting covers but quickly noticed that my markers don't fit in the slots straight and are "very tight".  The Copic Bag is nice but all the markers are thrown together making it hard to find the marker you want quickly.  So I've searched high and low for a bin and then asked my husband to make inserts for it.  This is the result:

There are slots for 374 markers.  Plenty for all the Copic colors plus additional pens or markers. It's great because you can lay it down or on it's side while you are coloring.

And it comes with a great lid that latches shut with the handles.  Transporting them is very easy.

The boxes are for sale on my Etsy site TJandThings.  They are available in smoke, teal, pink or purple transparent bins.

Also available is an insert for the Copic bag.  It has slots for 274 Copic Sketch markers. 

***UPDATE ****
Bins that hold Copic Originals, Spectrum Noir, and Promarker markers are here!  You can order it from TJ and Things on Etsy!


*Shipment will occur 3-5 business days from date of order due to the hand made nature of these holders.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day 2015

It's fun making my husband a card, but it's also challenging because cards for men are so "plain" to me.  For this one, I used Big Guy Grilling by Mo Manning.

His shirt is paper pieced with Kaiser Craft paper called Sears & Son.  Copics used are:

Skin E13, E11, E21, E00, E000
Pants, Hat and Charcoal Bag  B99, B97, B95, B93, B91
Grill R59, R39, R29, R24, R22
Glove and Grass G99, YG67, YG63, G28, G24
Hamburgers, Sandals and Utensil Handles  E49, E59, E57, E35
Silver C7, C5, C3, C1, C0


A Friend that Does Her Own Thing

Do you have or have you had a friend that just dances to her own music?  I have one leaving to hike the Appalachian Trail all by herself for 4 months.  I thought this card was fitting for her.  The image is Diva by Mo Manning.  I just purchased her yesterday after seeing her at the Kit and Clowder retreat.  Chelsea is definitely one of a kind and this sweet girl exudes that attitude, only in a dress instead of hiking gear.

Colors used:

Skin E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Hair E18, E15, Y21, YR23
Dress BG10, BG53, BG57, BG75, BG78
Boa BV00, BV13, BV08, 100


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Happy 23rd Birthday to My Daughter

This is a birthday card I finished up after a wonderful retreat with Kit and Clowder in Anaheim, California.  With all the chaos in trying to pack everything up, I totally forgot which Copic colors I used.  But the image is Let Us Eat Cake Sweet Tooth from