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From December 1-12th we will be posting a different special each day in the store. All sale prices end Dec 31st. Please note in the comments to “Hold Box” If you would like your box held. *NO PRICE ADJUSTMENTS for items currently not on sale**

Day 1 – 30-50% OFF  all STAMPS
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 20-40% OFF all Copic Accessories
COPIC MARKERS
$4.75 Each
 

Day 2 – 20-45% OFF  all PAPER PADS
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 56% OFF all ARTISAN TAPE

 

Day 3 – 10-45% OFF  all RIBBONS & TRIMS
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 20-40% OFF all TONIC STUDIOS TOOLS (TIM HOLTZ)

 

Day 4 – 20-25% OFF  all SPELLBINDERS

Day 5 – 20-45% OFF  all SIZZIX
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 27% OFF all DISTRESS STICKLES

Day 6 – 10-45% OFF  all FLOWERS
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 10-45% OFF all BUTTONS

 

Day 7 – 20-25% OFF  all MISTS

 

Day 8 – 20-45% OFF  all PAPER PACKAGES
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 25% OFF SCOR BUDDY

   

Day 9 – 10-45% OFF  all INKS & PAINTS 
 Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 25% OFF TIM HOLTZ TOOLS

 

Day 10 – 40-60% OFF  all RIBBON KITS 
 Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 30-45% OFF BRADS

  

We still have 2 More Days of sales to come – so be sure to check back!

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Good morning everyone!!!  Here are my cards for this months Copic Reveal.   I love all the new colors that have just been released – of course you can find these in the store!!!  Also, don’t forget to check out the new Copic book which I’m sure will be filled with LOTS and LOTS of GREAT tips on coloring!!! I can’t wait until mine arrives.  I should have it in the next week or two!!!  Can’t wait to try out some new techniques!!     Well, thanks for stopping by…..have a GREAT weekend!!! …..Lisa 🙂                                                                        

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My but it seems like a long time since I’ve posted here!! Where does the time go?!!!  Here are my copic cards for the month of February!! 

Just a reminder that there are 12 new copic colors being released soon and Rhea has the preorder up in the store!!!  Go sign up now and be the first to receive these fabulous NEW colors!!!  Check out the other preorders when you’re there – there’s tons of new stuff on the way!!  Thanks for stopping by –  and stay tuned…..I will have a little copic challenge for you later in the month!!

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Hello all….

This month my first two cards showcase the Brick Wall Technique, which was our monthly technique reveal here at Savvy n Sassy. 

Then I just worked on some different techniques to come up with these:

Thanks for stopping by!  Check out the SNS GALLERY if you have some time – there’s some great stuff in there!!!

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Ann’s Copic Tip for September……..

How to test your papers to see if you can color with Copics on them:

On your untested paper draw a circle with your multiliner OR you can use something stamped with Copic friendly ink (ie Memento). You want to make sure it’s not your ink bleeding.

Take a lighter colored marker and color in the circle or image in a circular motion

What you are looking for is to see if the color stayed where you put it. If it bleeds then your paper might be too soft for Copics. Also, flip your paper over you want to see it soak through the paper

You can color over your paper again with a darker color and feather half the image and see if you can blend it.

You should also test your colorless blender on it. Make sure to let your coloring completely dry first. Then take your blender and touch it to the paper. The ink should move out of the way and become lighter. Some papers will give more crisp edges than others.

Lisa’s Copic Tip for September…………………………
Okay, so eventually you’re going to have to refill your markers. There are a few different ways to do this and I totally encourage you to watch a couple of YouTube videos before your first attempt. If I can give you any advice …make sure you are working over a well protected area. Remember …you’re working with alcohol ink!!

1. How much ink do I add?? Well, it depends on the marker and if it is completely dry or not, but here is a good guideline:

Sketch markers – 2 cc’s.
Ciao markers – 1 to 1.5 cc’s.
Copic original markers – 2 to 3 cc’s.
Wide markers – 3 to 4 cc’s.

**each little mark on the side of the refill bottle is 1 cc.

Keep in mind …it is better to underfill your marker than overfill – be carefull!

Methods to fill….

1. Drip and dab method. This is the most direct method of refilling. Using the dropper built into the various ink bottle simply drip/dab drops of ink onto the chisel nib of your marker. To re-charge a marker it takes about 20-30 drops of ink (your drop size and my drop size are different, so the best judge is still how many cc’s you’ve added). Let each drop get sucked in before you add the next drop. Try not to squeeze the bottle or you’ll end up with a huge mess!! You can touch the end of the refill bottle to the actual marker or you can leave them a few mm apart. Just find which way works best for you.

2. Remove the nib and fill. This way is much faster! With your tweezers pull the chisel tip out from your marker. Carefully set your tip onto something that won’t get ruined or soak through while you are refilling. Be sure to check where the ink level is in your bottle before you start filling so you don’t overfill.

Take the cap off the other side of the marker (this helps to avoid getting air bubbles and allows the ink to seep in better). Carefully pour in the ink. Don’t squeeze too quickly since it’s easy to mis-judge how much ink you’re adding. When you’re done, put the nib back in and put both caps back on. Let your marker sit for a moment so the ink evenly distributes within the marker.

3. Refilling with the booster needle. The most accurate and quick way to refill markers is with the Copic booster needle. This is a large needle that attaches over the built-in dropper on a bottle of various ink. Then, you insert this into your marker, squeeze gently until you’ve added the correct amount of ink.

Some of these tips were taken from the I Like Markers Blog (http://www.ilikemarkers.blogspot.com). Marianne goes into specific detail about filling the copic markers and I encourage you to check out more tips when you have some time to peruse her site. It’s a fabulous resource for all things copic!! 🙂

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Happy September everyone!! Well, this month it is my turn to show you how to do the brick wall technique.  This one is super easy….all you need are your copic markers and your colorless blender pen.  I’ve done the brick wall with my samples this month – but if you think outside the box – you can use this technique to add any sort of “texture” to your cards and backgrounds!!!  Check out what Ann did with her trees!!  🙂 

So as I was sitting down to do this tutorial, I came across this YouTube video, which explains this technique perfectly!!!!   As I don’t think I could explain it any better than Annabelle….please have a looksee at this ….and then lets see your designs!!! 

Brick Wall Technique by Annabelle

Here are my takes on this fabulous FUN technique!!

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