Sunshine…a little Copic news and a giveaway

I am *always* short on birthday cards, and I never turn down an extra dose of sunshine. I thought I’d share this quick and easy card with you this morning in honor of a special Copic announcement. 🙂

Love this sunflower image from Taylored Expressions’ Thankful set. I paired it with a combo of great layering dies – the colored image is cut with Take Note Frame 3 (I love this one so much, I have two so I can cut two at one time!) the larger kraft layer is cut with Label Stacklets 2. The image is colored with Copic Markers: Y32, Y38, G21, G24, E31, E25 and sprinkled with a little razzle dazzle.

The thing I love, love about working with Copic is the wonderful people I have a chance to meet across the country.  This is a photo of my friend Michelle Houghton and I in Chicago in 2010 at an Intermediate Certification class. Michelle and I had met previously at a Standard Certification class in Lincoln, Nebraska, and she’s one of those people that you make a fast friendship with. She’s also one of those incredibly talented people who enjoy working with a whole host of art mediums, but ROCKS Copic Markers.

Michelle Houghton has done a number of special events and demos for Copic over the years, and today we are thrilled to announce that she is officially a new instructor on our team. You are going to love taking classes from her! Michelle has a BS in Fine Arts and an MA in Teaching with years of experience teaching high school art, live workshops, and online crafting classes.

And of course we can’t have a celebration without gifts… so we are giving away some great Copic prizes!

Join us in welcoming Michelle by visiting each of the blogs listed below for a chance to win.  Don’t forget to leave some love at each blog because EACH MEMBER OF OUR TEAM will be giving away a Copic T-Shirt and a 7-piece Doodle Kit to one lucky winner.

Commenting will close at midnight on Sunday, July 6th and winners announced on individual blogs on Monday, July 7th.

Visit each of our team blogs for pretty Copic goodness and a chance to win a prize package:

Have a great day! Good luck!


128 responses to “Sunshine…a little Copic news and a giveaway

  1. love this blog! great info! <3 copics

  2. new to copics and thanks for the chance to add to my collection

  3. I have never tried copies yet but I’m dying to try them!

  4. Wonderful card! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this great prize!

  5. Sunflowers always make me smile – thanks for sharing!

  6. Bonnie Condrey

    Just a beginner and loving all the help that is available. Thanks!

  7. Sunflowers are my favorite and so is the t-shirt.


  9. Love your card! Welcome to Michelle.

  10. Love the sunflower! Such a sweet card. And, welcome, Michelle!!

  11. Debi Aguilar

    Welcome Michelle! Cute and easy card!

  12. Karen Patterson

    Love the Sunflower!

  13. The flower is lovely and doing two at once is a great idea. Twice as nice! Thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize!

  14. Love your simple card. This is something I could recreate.

  15. I love your card. Very pretty.

  16. Your card is beautiful – love the layers and the colors – thanks for the opportunity to win these great products – Enjoy your day 🙂

  17. I have recently begun using Copic markers and LOVE them!!! Thanks for sharing your card ideas!!!

  18. Carol Coleman

    Welcome Michelle!

    Love the card! It is deceptively simple but has some wonderful layers.

  19. Pretty card. Love the sunflower.

  20. What a cute card. Love it!

  21. Sweet card! Thanks for a chance to win!

  22. Lisa Stayman

    Sending welcome notes to Michelle!!

  23. Love your sunflower – very cute. Been busy working on hair combos since your whimsical faces and hair workshop. Thanks much, I learned a lot!

  24. Donna Amos

    Love this stamp set! Sweet card! The copic colors look wonderful and the opportunity to win these is great!

  25. Love the card. Thanks for listing the colors used. Very helpful.

  26. Such a great card, Lori! I really like all the different layers.

  27. Thank you Copic for a great giveaway!! Love my Copics and don’t know how I ever created anything pretty before I discovered them!

  28. Lovely. Simple and perfect!

  29. Each person is showing me something I haven’t seen on my “regulars”. I will have to visit more often. Love your razzle dazzle and your use of repeating the pattern of dots on two colors.

  30. Great card. Thanks for this opportunity and for all you share

  31. Love this card, it’s simple but beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us.

  32. Great. Card. So many ideas. Gotto expand my circle of friends so I can send/ make more cards. Never too many for the stash

  33. Karen Pounds

    Love that card, love anything with flowers! Thanks for the inspiration!

  34. Shelley Lanthier

    Super clean card that I absolutely adore in its simplicity! Might have to C.A.S.E. this layout 😉

  35. Laura Glunt

    Considering getting Copic markers for our family. I do a lot of scrapbook ing and the girls both draw…A LOT. Lori, what is your recommendation of a great starter pack?

  36. Great card. Thanks for the inspiration.

  37. Wonderful card!!

  38. Love this card and your enthusiasm about copics!

  39. Victoria H.

    What a beautiful card!

  40. Kathy Thompson

    I love the card. I love the different frame layers. I hope I win some copics. I have some, but haven’t used them a lot. Welcome Michele.

  41. Cindy Rhew

    Thank you for sharing!

  42. Norah McPhee

    Good evening Lori,
    Although i have never been a craft card fan, anything more would ruin the beautiful simplicity of your sunflower design as it is crying out to be simple is best and boy does it do it justice, thank you
    Crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

  43. Jessica Bavier

    What a cute card and fun prize!!!! Awesome! 🙂

  44. Judy Weaver

    Wow, love the sunflowers–bright, cheerful! (Also, loved the photo of you and our daughter, Michelle! Thanks for the kind words. We think she is pretty special:-)

  45. Hi Lori! Fantastic card. Love all the layers. Nice photo too!

  46. Very cute birthday card, Lori. It’s nice that y’all are going to get a new instructor that rocks Copics and add in the fact that you already have worked with her. Hooray!

  47. Colleen K.

    What a fun layout for your card. I really like how you layered your dies.

  48. Gretchen Wilson

    Hi Michelle and welcome. Lori hi, it’s been awhile since Indy. Love the little flower card.

  49. Becky Morehead

    Thanks for the color combo chart for hair! I know it will come in handy. Welcome to Michelle, and I want that t-shirt! So cute!!!

  50. Shirley Smith

    Your cards are sweet….love working with copic markers

  51. Celeste Goff

    Your card is gorgeous! I love the little touch of bling you added to the center of the sunflower! And welcome to the design team Michelle!

  52. The card is adorable Lori. So sorry I haven’t been in contact lately, work is very challenging right now. Also, my daughter recently announced that she is getting married next June. Always something going on. I hope you and the girls are enjoying your summer. Thinking of you and wishing you well.

  53. I LOVE your card!! It is so pretty. The colors you used with the Kraft card stock are so delightful!!

  54. Traci Lord

    Pretty card as always Lori! Copics Rock! Hugs Traci

  55. Love this stamp set and especially love the design of your card and the way you’ve colored it!! So sweet! Congrats and welcome to Michelle!

  56. Love the sunflower card!

  57. Betsy Hance


  58. Love your card! Love my copics, too and would love to add to them!

  59. Kelly Flaherty

    Love the colors you used on this card. It gives such a happy feeling. Welcome Michele and CONGRATS!

  60. Rebecca Ednie

    Love your card!

  61. Welcome Michele, and I can’t get enough of your colouring techniques, and image selections!

  62. Michele J.

    Hi Lori! I love your fabulous cards. They’re colorful, happy, and full of personality. I am so happy I landed on your blog!!!

  63. Such a wonderful card, so “happy”! Love this giveaway!

  64. Love Michelle’s work. She’ll be a great addition to the Copic design team. I’m pleased to discover your blog through the announcement and have bookmarked your site.

  65. Looking forward to getting to see Michelle’s work! Love your krafty layers and flower – so sweet!!!

  66. Margaret Nan Harkey

    Just getting into the card making and embellishing. I just learned about Copic markers within the past week! Looking forward to purchasing my first markers soon! Until then, I will learn all about them! 🙂

  67. Attending a class on coloring flowers Saturday. Wish I could do this well. Sure would like the shirt and markers!

  68. Bernadette

    I love your card! And I love the picture of you and Michelle! She really is going to be a great team member! Congratulations to Michelle again. 🙂

  69. I love the layer die cuts on the card.

  70. Adorable card, love the T shirt!

  71. marie sierra

    good morning Lori! i had the pleasure of taking a class with you a few weeks ago in MD! keep up the great work! xox marie

  72. Lovely and simple flower but colored so nicely. Love Copic Markers. Just ordered more colors yesterday!

  73. Daphne Andersom

    Simple yet stunning card.

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  75. Diane Fletcher

    I love the simplicity of the card.Well done

  76. im new to copic,s but learning all the time please include me in the draw thankyou

  77. Lisa Miller

    This is wonderful, thanks for sharing….. Have a great day.

  78. Claudia Zimmerman

    I love the clean look of this card and your beautiful coloring of the yellow flower – gotta love yellow!

  79. Welcome Michelle!

  80. Huge congrats to Michelle, looking forward to seeing more of her work 🙂

  81. Thanks so much for the information on hair coloring and filling a copic pen, my stamping groups is going to love this info.

  82. Gorgeous card! I think it’s really neat that you and Michelle have been friends for a while and now you guys are on the same team working and creating fabulous artwork to inspire the rest of us!

  83. Elizabeth S.

    Beautiful card and love the layers and sweet sunflower!

  84. Yummy sunflower, and congratulations Michelle.

  85. I love the simplicity of your card along with the the beautiful coloring with Copics.

  86. Great ideas. Thanks!

  87. Oh how cute! I really need to invest in some dies. Which brand do you like?

  88. Love the sunflower and welcome Michelle. And thanks again for the great class you taught and starting me out with Copics.

  89. Love copics and your coloring is fabulous.

  90. welcome Michelle and hey Lori…love your work and thanks for the opportunity

  91. Judy Carter

    Love your sunflower card and coloring is great.

  92. Welcome Michelle. I can’t wait to see your inspirations.

  93. Colleen Howell

    love the pinks and browns together, so stylish and great coloring too

  94. I always need a bday card too.
    Love Copics!

  95. Sparkle Plenty

    Love sunflowers and Copics. Very pretty card.

  96. Love all the kraft! The sunflower really pops!!

  97. Love the simple elegance of the card. Welcome to Michelle.

  98. Jacqueline

    Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your talents!

  99. Beautiful giveaway and great coloring with copics.

  100. Great card! I like how simplistic it is yet it makes such a pretty statement with that beautiful sunflower! I also like the layering using the kraft color then popping in that pink. Wonderful idea and card!

  101. Welcome Michelle! I love my Copics. Thanks for the opportunity to win some. Happy 4th of July, everyone!

  102. Melissa Banian

    Lovely card, thank you for the opportunity to win! I’m not usually a fan of kraft, but it looks great on your card!

  103. Great card! I love copics just need to practice a lot more, just wish I had more time for fun.

  104. Great card! thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a great prize. I use colics for lettering and doodling—coloring, too. Welcome to the new member of your Copic team!

  105. Welcome to the Copic team, Michelle . Cute t-shirt!
    Carol b(cc)

  106. Claudine Lapointe

    wowwww! Superbe! Vraiment vous faites du beau travail! Bravo!!!

  107. Very cute card!

  108. Congratulations. I admire anyone who takes a talent to the next level. I am a amateur at best with Copics. Looking forward to seeing some of your projects.

  109. Mary-Anne V.

    Pretty kraft card…love how the image pop.

  110. Cute card. Polka dots are my favorite!

  111. Denise Bryant

    Love the card! Great layering and I love the look of kraft paper! And fabulous coloring too, of course!
    Welcome to Michelle! Love the cute shirt and Doodle kit… thanks for the chance to win!

  112. Janet Goshorn

    Cute card and great coloring. I wish I could do half as well

  113. Your card is so beautiful! The coloring is gorgeous, of course. A big warm welcome to Michelle and thanks for the giveaway! Hugs, Ivonne

  114. Sharon Massoglia

    Love the card and I too am always short of cards. I like the simplicity yet beautiful. Also welcome to Michele. Looking forward to meeting her in person.

  115. Paula Fuller

    I like your casual, summer card. I must do more cards with craft colored paper. Very nice gift prizes. I love copic markers, it’s my favorite medium.

  116. Love your blog and Copic coloring.

    A big welcome to Michelle.

  117. AnnCaryl Worland

    I love sunflowers….This gives me an idea for a card swap I belong to. Thank you!!

  118. Very nice card.

  119. Awesome card! Welcome Michelle to Copic & thx for the chance to win!!

  120. Miriam Prantner

    What a sweet card! Love the sparkly/glossy center!

  121. Congrats to Michelle!!!! How exciting!!!! Also thanks for chance to win giveaway!!!!
    Pam Allen

  122. Great card. Love the layers!

  123. Great sunflower card! Thanks for the idea. Welcome to Michelle.

  124. Very nice! thanks for sharing the idea.

  125. I love the layering on this card! The color scheme is so clean and refreshing!
    I am so happy to see Michelle join the team!