Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What exactly is a Copic?

Copic markers are one of the products we get the most questions on so I decided to do a quick blog post about these beauties...Copic markers (pronounced 'coh-pick') are one of the hottest items in the papercrafting world today.  Copics are filled with alcohol-based ink, are non-toxic, and when dry, are acid free. All Copics, in some way or another, are labeled with a combination of letters and numbers, which designate the colors.  The letters stand for the color family that the marker belongs to: B=Blue, BG=Blue Green, BV=Blue Violet, G=Green, YG=Yellow Green, Y=Yellow, YR=Yellow Red, R=Red, RV=Red Violet, V=Violet, E=Earth, C=Cool Gray, N=Neutral Gray, T=Toner Gray, W=Warm Gray.  The first number shown stands for saturation or how vibrant a color is.  Colors that have a low first number are more vibrant than colors that have a higher first number.  The second number in a color represents how light that color is within that saturation group.  To pick colors that 'go together', choose colors that have the same first number.  Colors will blend better if they are close to each other on the color wheel.  Sometimes, I look at two colors that 'technically' don't go together and think they look great together...So I usually tell people if it looks good to them, then go for it!!  

Copics come in 4 different styles: Copic, Sketch, Ciao, and Wide and are refillable!  Here at the store, we carry Ciao markers and currently have 144 of the 180 colors available.  

I LOVE my Copics....  I just love how bright and vibrant images become after being colored with the Copics...And with the dual tips, brush and broad, it's super easy to color and write with the markers.

Here is the color chart for the 144 colors that the Scrapbook Outlet currently carries:

And be sure to check our class schedule for introductory Copic classes coming soon from one of our three certified instructors. 

And for those addicted to Twitter (like me!), the Scrapbook Outlet is now on Twitter.  Follow us @scrapbookoutlet or click here: http://twitter.com/#!/scrapbookoutlet.

Here's hopin' for a calm night with no bad storms....

Have a good one!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Discount Photo Alert!

Jen just shot me this email, Snapfish is having a big sale and you can get 111 prints for only $1.11! Good time to order some photos for your scrapbooks! I know I'm going to be ordering some... 

Friday, April 1, 2011


What a crazy week here at the store!  New computer software provided a few headaches, but we're getting used to it and have gained our sanity back!!

Can you believe it is already April 1st??  Where has time gone?  April is going to be a super exciting month!!  Who's excited for the royal wedding??  I know Laura and I are going nuts waiting for the big day the end of this month!!  A royal wedding doesn't happen often and for me, being half British myself, I am super excited!

Here at the store, our excitement for the royal wedding carries over to our British themed crop on April 16!!  And our travel, princess, and wedding lines will be on sale at the end of the month in honor of the wedding!!

We've just got a whole slew of new goodies in here and one of our absolute faves here at the store is Ohio's own Jillibean Soup!!  I absolutely ADORE the lines we've gotten in!  So many bright colors and adorable patterns!  I can't wait to use it in my layouts!!  And as you saw in a post last week, Jen met Jill from Jillibean at the Memories Scrapbooking Expo and hopefully, we can get Jill out here to do a class later in the year!  Here are some of our faves from Jillibean Soup:

Aren't these papers gorgeous?!  I just love the colors and the kraft background is delish!!  Can't wait to get some layouts done on these!!  We've also got some cool corrugated alphas from Jillibean on their way!

In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend!!  :)