Monday, June 28, 2010

CNS Blog Hop-Blog Candy Winner!

I wanted to announce the winner of the blog candy I offered during the CNS Blog Hop over this past weekend.  Before I do, I want to thank everyone who took the time to come over and check out my new stamp site.  A few asked if I was offering my free shipping to Canada.  At this time, I don't offer free shipping to Canada, although I wish I could.  I am very willing to ship for the actual cost of shipping though.  I am also willing to accept checks and money orders if you want to email me directly at shelleybeanstamps@gmail.com ; we can discuss that.  Paypal imposes ridiculous fees (in my opinion) so alternative options will be considered.  But, enough about that!  Let's get onto the winner!!

creative patti said...
I love Copic markers!!! Great stamp, would love to own it!!! Loved your store and your blog, Great Job!! This was sooo much fun, learned sooo much!!!! pattig161@yahoo.com
June 26, 2010 10:34 AM

Patti, please let me know the stamp of your choice and I will send it out to you right away!  Congratulations!

Now...more about Copic Markers!

Thank you for the overwhelming response to my videos on Copic markers.  You can find my past videos at the link above, and I hope to contribute more as I go along.  I really hope to impress on everyone that the only thing scary about these markers is their price.  They are soooo fun to use.  With all that being said, I do know of a website that I highly recommend that has an excellent price and the best customer service I have ever seen.  (I am not mentioning the name of another well-known store that claims an ever lower price but my experience with their lousy customer service made me cancel an order with them...no, I won't mention them by name.  Seize the Day!)

OOzak had my order to me in one and a half days!  I was so surprised and happy!  When I ordered, Copic sketch markers were $4.15 each with a minimum $50 order (not hard to do).  I thought to be helpful, I would also recommend some colors that I think go well together for basic shading.

Flesh = E000, E00, E11
Denim = B97, B95, B91
Red = R29, R27, R24, R22
Pink = R39, R85, R83, R81 (you can eliminate R39)
Orange = YR00, YR12, YR16, YR18
Green = G99, YG63, G40
Lavender = V000, V12, V15, V17

These are just a few suggestions.  Usually you can get away with only buying 2 shades...a light and a dark within the same group.  (the 3rd in the middle is even better if you can manage to get it too) but using the blending tricks you can create that third color with some practise.  But, enough about Copics. (for this time, anyway!)


6 comments:

Nicole said...

Ahhhh Free Trade EH! All the Canadians want to play, and the Americans want to play, but "FREE TRADE" get's in the way! GRRRRR!

Thanks for joining and I hope yo had fun.

CONGRAT'S to the winner!

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

Congrats to the winner and have fun!
Thanks for the recommendations, I think you should do this more often, Its always confussing what copics to purchase and having some type of guide line to go by really helps, pls keep up the great work! Love your copic colorings and vids.
Thanks!

Pam said...

Great price on those Copics,needing to get some more myself. Congrats to the winner!

MJR said...

thanks for the all the information on the Copic markers. I will definitely try this new supplier.
Congrats to the winner, wish it was me!!!

Teese's Scraps said...

love ur copic videos i always learn so very much

Mariam Satchell said...

thank you SO much for the numbers on copics. I am hinting strongly to DH for copics and these numbers help nudge him a bit more to get them for me ;)