Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ice Storm and Copic Give-a-way!!

Hello Friends!  Here is a photo of what it looked like here in central Indiana this morning outside my window:
It is MUCH more icy now, but too dark outside to take a new photo to show you!  I plan to enjoy the day tomorrow while I'm stuck inside finishing up designs for my newest stampsets which should be out mid-February and working on some coloring with my Copic markers....speaking of which....
      Copic Marker CASE GIVE-A-WAY:
A 72 slot Copic Marker Carrying Storage Case (no markers included!) to give away to one randomly selected winner:

How to enter:
1. Sign up to be a follower of this blog (if you haven't already) OR sign up for email updates in the top right corner of the blog
2.  Let your friends know about this blog and giveaway!!  When they leave a comment, make sure they tell me they found this blog from YOU...you'll be entered ANOTHER TIME for each person whom you recommended to come here, and they'll be entered too!!
3.  Comment to this post and let me know:
What is your favorite image to color (flowers, characters, hearts, trees, etc.) and WHY!!

This contest will run through February 14th at noon (Valentines Day)!  I'll mail out the case to the lucky winner the next day....CANADIAN AND US mailing addresses only, please :o)

I'll have some new artwork up in a couple of days,
until then Be the blessings,
inspired stamping,



  1. I'll say hello since #1 never wins these drawings ... and a 72-slot Copic marker holder would only inspire me to buy 62 more pens!

    Glad to see you are busy during this storm. I keep trying to get upstairs to scrap, but I'm too fascinated with my computer.

  2. I am already a follower and I when I color I love to color flowers! Much easier than flesh tones! LOL

  3. Love the ice pictures! I think the trees are so pretty right now.

    What a great giveaway to brighten up this winter's day. I'll have to say that my favorite images to color are flowers - there are so many varieties and colors and I can always see the Lord's handiwork in their delicate petals.

  4. Hi Antoinette! I love your blog! Thanks for sending out my "Sarah's Praying" stamp so fast. I love to color characters with Copics because you can really make them detailed. Take care in the ice storm, sounds pretty bad.

  5. Hi Antoinette:

    What a great give-a-way. You are so very kind. My favorite images to color are flowers, and my very favorite the GERBER DAISY. They make me so happy! Perhaps this is a "HINT" for a design with your next release of stamps!!!!

    Bonnie B

  6. I am in NW Indiana & we have LOTS of snow. 3'+ drifts and snowing hard again. I love coloring people & animals. Just got my copics for Christmas & I love them.

    Simple Creations
    simplecreations@ live.com

  7. Hi Antionette.. Sorry I havent been in touch, been sick in bed... I love making cards for friends with my Snowman and Circle sentiments.. (So many uses for these..Just love Em...)

    My friends ALL say your Snowman design is So Cute..
    I am sure some of them will be shopping your site soon...
    I have sent cards using him to many friends in Canada and US as it seems we are all a little overwhelmed by too much snow....
    (Even most local (Wiarton,ON) Groundhog Day events back home were delayed due to a storm...)

    Happy to say your Cutie Pie Snowman design is cheering up so many of my friends, keep the awesome designs coming...

    Thanks Again.... Geri Freeborn in Snowy Canada......

  8. Great giveaway! Your blog looks great! I must visit it more often!
    My favorite things to color are people. I like doing hair and faces.

  9. I loved the experience using Copic markers with the watercolor pencils! I need to practice, practice, practice... Thanks for introducing me to Copic and pencils.

    Kathy M

  10. I already subscribe to your blog through email ; ) I'm a brand new Copic user, so I don't have a favorite thing to color yet...working on it! If I HAD to choose, it probably would be things like angels, fairies, or silly (not scary) dragons...

  11. hello! just found your blog through Lillian Child's blog. I'm now a follower. I've been coloring with Copics for a year and a half and i mostly love coloring caracters.
    here's my post about your giveaway

  12. I love your blog, your stamps, and Copics! Great job! Even tho we do miss you over at CTMH! Best of luck!

  13. I love Copic markers they are so easy to color with. I am a follower of yours and enjoy your blog alot. I love to color flowers the best because there are so many variations and shades you can do on just one flower. Love your work.

  14. Hello Antoinette! It was great seeing you a couple of weeks ago. Now that we've met I bet we'll run into each other often as we seem to frequent the same stores!
    I love to stamp and ink flowers, wedding and baby related things. I love the way color brings images to life! God sure had a wonderful plan when He introduced nature and color into His grand scheme!

  15. I love your blog and always look forward to looking. I guess using copics to colors flowers would be my favorite. I was introduced to copics recently and I LOVE all the color choices. I'm always amazed when I look at the finished piece and know that I did it!

    Sandy M

  16. I own 12 copic markers and really haven't done much with copics because I need more colors for shading and for matching. I love the intensity of the color and the blendability. I love to color anything with outlines. :-) PS you always have stunning artwork!!

  17. I'm a new stamper and have fallen in love with copic markers and Tilda! I'm going to have to venture out in other areas soon.

    The copics case is a great give-a-way! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  18. I have 6 copic markers and until I have more I used my copic for skin and anything I have for the rest of my stamps. I’m like a child and just love to colour in but haven’t really got a favorite stamp. I love your work Antoinette and your clear stamps. Will have a look at the shop now.

    Wishing you a great week end and hoping to win the copic case;)
    Thanks for giving me the chance.

    Greetings from NZ

  19. i am a follower, I like coloring flowers, but working on people to get better at flesh and hair. Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. I just signed up to follow your blog. I love coloring Magnolias. They are so cute and Copics are awesome to work with.


  21. I am new to the copic markers but I really like all the blues. I like to color flowers with them.
    I really like the neat case..
    I now have 6 maggies I have a list of more to get I love them.

  22. Just found you and now following! Love to color girls. I don't get crazy with flesh tones. Why? cuz their cute and I have no boys of my own. :)

  23. The e-mails reminding me to check your blog update is great! You are in my favorites. My favorite subject to color is human characters. I still need to work on my fur technique.

  24. I love coloring little humanoid figures with my Copics since they offer so many different aspects of shadowing...hair, clothing, shoes = lots of fun!!

  25. I love your website! I was introduced to CTMH when I started making my own wedding invitations in 2008 and since then I haven't been able to stop! I love it.

    I actually don't have any copic markers and the only thing I have colored is a palm tree. But I purchased a set of calla lillie stamps that I really wanna try out. I'm afraid if I win I'll become obsessed with filling it with markers, so I think my husband is secretly hoping I don't. :D

  26. I am a new follower of your blog that I just discover by Isabelle (http://isabelle1976.blogspot.com/p/blog-candy-and-giveaways.html) here!

  27. And...
    My favorite image to color is landscape with all kind of flowers and trees, plus beach because it's make me feel peace inside.

  28. woo hoo! LOVE it! Thanks for your generosity! I love my copics and color my images with it!

  29. The contest is over....winner will be announced tomorrow!! Thanks everyone!!


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