Sunday, August 5, 2012

Day 2: School is Cool Blog Hop - I'm a student!

Welcome back, Bloggy Buddies!

I showed this on Thursday, did you see it?
It's Day 2 of the "School is Cool" Blog Hop and guess what?! For the past two days, I've been in school -- I've been taking a class to become a certified user/instructor in using Copic Markers. 

On Friday, I took the Beginner's Class and on Saturday, I took the Intermediate Level instruction.  The classes were offered in Lyndhurst, NJ which is about an hour and a half's drive for me, each way. So I stayed at the hotel (Courtyard Marriott) where the class was offered on Friday, and spent the evening playing/crafting. (Truth be told, I'm prescheduling this post, so this is all what I plan to do this weekend! More on the classes on Monday!!)

So in anticipation of taking lots of notes and meeting new friends who may be able to give me tips on Copics in the future, I created this cute notebook to keep my lessons organized:

I found the image and Copic logo doing Google searches. I created the cover art using the Adobe Illustrator program and printed it out on cover stock.  I then adhered it to a premade sketch (unlined) book.

Inside, I've bound in the synopsis for each class, information about the two instructors (Lori Craig and Colleen Schaan), and directions to the facility. I've also included the Copic Marker color chart that I made:

Feel free to "lift" this chart and use it to keep track of your own Copic Marker collection!


We are so excited to have Scrapbook Stamp Society sponsoring this hop!  Make sure you follow all instructions so you do not miss your chance  at any blog candy offered.  To complete your entry for the Scrapbook Stamp Society you have to comment on all the blogs; to gain extra entries, each blog you "follow" will give you an extra entry. 

It's coming from my stash of really neat stuff.
To win it, be a CardMonkey follower and leave a comment for me here. In the comment, tell me What was your favorite grade or subject in school, and why?  Also, please leave me a way to contact you when you win!!
Your next stop along the way is LIZ

 Here is the full line up in case you get lost:

  1. Jearise
  2. Lissa Marie
  3. Ellen
  4. Liz -
  5. Lisa
  6. Anita
  7. Cicily -
  8. Katina Martinez
  9. Pam -
  10. Jessi
  11. Pam Lavertu
  12. Paula McLane Jennings

DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,


Unknown said...

Super cute! I would have to say my favorite school memory was graduating. Many people thought I never would. I did, I did it on time too!
<3 Pam

Jennifer McLean said...

ummm, art. Ya, kinda obvious I know. I also loved science though too. Hope you copic courses are going swimmingly well, can't wait to learn from the master!

Ellen Jarvis said...

I'm baaaaack ... thank you to my Copic instructors Lori Craig and Colleen Schaan for teaching AND inspiration.

Glennis F said...

Congratulations on 'going back to school' but one I wish I could go to as well!

Crafting Vicky said...

super cool! I wish I could take those classes! Love the notebook. Perfect to take notes.

Liz said...

Fantastic notebook and what a conversation starter for your class, (not that you need any help breaking the ice I'm sure LOL). Can't wait to see what you've learned at the Copic class

Unknown said...

what an awesome notebook! I can't believe the class you went to is right in my old neighborhood. There was never anything like that going on when I lived up there! I'm sure you learned a lot! Copics can be so confusing and there are so many things to do with them.

D- said...

First grade was my fav. I have 7 siblings. 5 older and 2 younger. I can remember sitting on the couch, looking out the window, and crying because I wanted to go with my older sibs as they got on the bus.
Love your Copics journal. Hope you had a great time in class. I'd love a copy of your chart if you could send me one.
dmcardmaker (AT aol DOT com)
(email follower)

Anonymous said...

Hi, again! That is so fun that you are taking Copic classes. That is so neat. I have some, but have no idea what to do with them. It is also super great that you got to stay in a hotel. This momma would so love to stay in a hotel alone and craft and create! I hope you are having a super fun time. Your notebook is so unique and creative. What an awesome idea! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

Yvonne said...

Nice notebook and thanks for the copics chart

Emily said...

Fun notebook! I bet your classes are fun :) My favorite grade was Kindergarten. I had an awesome teacher and remember singing great songs and making awesome things. Maybe that leads to why I am a 4K teacher today ;-)

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Unknown said...

i would love to be in your class. i bet you make them interesting. Thanks you for sharing your cool school projects


Unknown said...

ok now teach me copics, but only for skin tones :p other wise i use my distress markers .

Pink Dalmatians said...

Ellen, wow again! love the box & want to hear more about that. But I do like the notebook too. I just bought a comp book for an idea of mine (I'll blog eventually) so was thrilled to see yours. I'm sure those into copic will love your idea & can't wait to hear about class!

Colleen Schaan said...

Ellen, it was so much fun to meet you in class! I love your enthusiasm and your personality! Keep it up girl!!!

Unknown said...

My favorite class was math. Don't know why but I always like it. I love that copic covered notebook. I have a small set of copics but I'm not that good at using them. Maybe I will pick up some pointers in the future from being a follower of yours.


Crafting Vicky said...

I got your wonderful comment on my blog about being your winner :D Sent you the e-mail with my address. Hope you got it



Karenladd said...

Wow, love this! I haven't even tried Copics but I love the effect everyone gets....I know you'll learn all kinds of tips to pass on to us!

Brenda "Disney Girl" said...

My favorite grade was 7th grade. It was the year that I had great friends and I was involved in a lot of school activities.

Jennifer McLean said...

You're so welcome Birthday Girl!! You deserve to be heralded as the wonderful person you are. I'll pick a rose just for you and get painting!!
much love,

(Oh, did you know that your google+ account is a no-reply blogger type??)