Category Archives: Give-aways

Sweet Lily and Instagram Copic Giveaway

Hi everyone! It’s another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week I have used what might be my favorite stamp of all time, Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lily. She’s sooooo sweet.  I think my give-away is kind of sweet too. Read on! 🙂


Last week’s challenge was to design using this {mojo}bella sketch:

March 10

I turned the sketch on its side and widened the center panel, pretty much sticking to it.

I used a few of the markers from Copic’s 6-piece Ciao Skin Set to color Lily’s skin. Included in the set are E000, E00, E11, E15, E18 and E93.


6pc Ciao Skin Set

If you’re new to coloring skin, this is a great beginner set as blending pairs have already been chosen for you. No guesswork! You can find many more Copic Ciao marker sets here.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic makers – BG10, BG11, C00, C1, E000, E00, E11, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, G21, G24, G94, R00, R01

I used E000 as a base, then added depth/shading using E00 and E11.

The super cute sentiment is from Marching Chick stamp set.

So… I would like to share with one lucky winner a brand new Ciao Skin Set of six markers, 24 quarter-sheets of X-Press It Blending Card (24 pieces 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ each) and one package of X-Press It 1/4″ High Tack Double Sided Tape. I’ll also include my card. (Approximate Copic value, $40.)


Here are the “rules:”

  • Find the card above on my Instagram account @SHEL9999. “Like” the post and leave a comment there for your chance to win.
  • The winner must be a follower of my IG account. Please only follow if you like my work. Feel free to tag friends if you think they might like my work too.
  • I will choose one random winner from the comments there on Friday, March 17. Winner will be announced on Instagram as well as here on my blog on that day.
  • Open to Canadian and US residents only. (I wish I could open to all but I need to keep the shipping costs reasonable.)

Next week’s challenge is to include glitter or bling. Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to [email protected] by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Welcome to a Start of Summer Copic Blog Hop

As summer gets into full swing, our Copic teaching team will take a short break to focus on refueling creative juices and prepare classes for the Fall season as well as brand new classes for 2017.


Fall workshops include More Whimsical Faces and Hair, Vintage Values and Mono Tones, and Dress For Success: Clothing and Accessories and will all be taught in the following locations:

  • Chicago, IL August 19th-20th **
  • Dallas, TX  August 26th-27th **
  • Edmonton, AB August 26th-27th **
  • Charlotte, NC September 9th-10th
  • Las Vegas, NV September 23rd-24th
  • Sacramento, CA September 23-24th
  • Boston, MA October 14th-15th
  • Hanover, MD October 14th-15th
  • Portland, OR October 14th-15th

** Registration now open

Be sure to register for e-mail notifications HERE (bottom of the page) so you will be the first to know when classes are open in your area.

Now for the prize:

One lucky winner will receive a pass to attend a Copic Coloring Workshop in the US or Canada in the 2017 season.

We will not be offering an alternative prize for those living outside the US or Canada. You are welcome to participate, but be aware that the prize is for a class in the US or Canada in the 2017 year.

How do you win?

There are six simple questions at the end of Michelle H’s post HERE. Visit each of the blogs listed below to find the answers then send those answers to Michelle in a quick e-mail at [email protected]  Those who have all six questions answered correctly will be entered into a drawing to win. E-mails must be received no later than midnight eastern time, Saturday, June 25.

Today I’ve colored a digi-image from All Dressed Up Stamps, Little Flower Girl. She was printed onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Michele Boyer - All Dressed Up Stamps

After coloring the hat (and before coloring the surrounding areas), I applied Colorless Blender Solution to a scrap of denim then touched the denim to the hat area.  The texture of the denim transfers the Blender Solution to the hat area, creating the denim pattern. It’s super cool and my favorite use for the Colorless Blender.  🙂

Michele Boyer - All Dressed Up Stamps

Copic markers – B93, B95, B97, E01, E11, E31, E35, E41, E42, E43, R20, R24, R29, R39, R83, R85, RV32, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR07

Be sure to visit Michelle H’s blog HERE to find the questions and the blogs below to find the answers:

Good luck, and thanks for visiting!  🙂

1amichele siggy

So Happy for You (Stamping Bella) and a Give-away

Hi everyone!  I’m on the Stamping Bella blog today sharing how I added dimension to lovely Uptown Girl Melanie the Modern Bride. You can find a complete step-by-step tutorial HERE.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BV000, BG11, C00, C1, C2, E00, E11, E29, E31, E35, G29, R39, R85, RV32, Y21, YG17, YR14, YR23

While I don’t want to duplicate the info found on the Stamping Bella blog, I do want to talk just a bit about one of my all-time favorite crafting products, X-Press It Foam Tape . I use lots of foam tape so I *always* ensure I have a healthy supply on hand.


X-Press It Foam Mounting Tape (green label) is available in 1/2″ and 3/4″ widths. High Tack Foam Mounting Tape (purple label) is available in 1/4″ and 1/2″. For paper crafting, I use them interchangeably, depending on the width called for on my project. They are basically the same except that High Tack Foam Mounting Tape has an extra strong adhesive which works well on glass, wood, paper, plastics and fabric. Both are acid and solvent free and ideal for scrapbooking and card making.


Three of the four products I’m giving away were used on my card today.  I have Stamping Bella’s Uptown Girl Melanie the Modern Bride stamp set, Taylored Expressions’ Dotted Lattice embossing folder, Paper Smooches’ Birthday Words dies and a roll of X-Press It Double-sided 1/4″ High Tack Foam Tape. Just leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, May 18, 11:59 p.m. ET. I will randomly choose a winner on Wednesday, May 19. The winner will be notified by email and I’ll post the winner’s name on my blog that day as well.

I hope you’ll check out my post on the Stamping Bella blog (here) to see my card in full as well as a step-by-step tutorial for multi-layer dimension.

Thanks SO much for visiting! 🙂

1amichele siggy

Seasons Givings Blog Hop Winner


1 Winner

Thank you to everyone who commented to win!   I appreciate your visit(s)!  🙂


Seasons Givings blog hop

Happy New Year!

Welcome to Paper Cuts!  Today 18 companies and 114 designers are participating in a hop dedicated to our readers and each one is hosting a giveaway!  Holy smokes!  Be sure to check the list below!

I honestly do appreciate every visitor, whether the stop is short or long, whether a comment is left or not.  There are a million things to do during a day. Knowing that someone is taking time from their hectic schedule to peek at something I’ve created is an honor.   So I thank you, from the bottom of my heart.  ♥

We had a lot of sickness here around the holiday so I didn’t have much time to pull things together.  However, I DO have a gift I hope one of you will enjoy.


I would like to treat one lucky winner to a $40 shopping spree at one of my all-time favorite shops, My Favorite Things.  Just leave a comment below for your chance to win.  No restrictions other than only one comment per person, please. Commenting closes on Monday, January 5th at 12 p.m. (noon) EST.  I will announce the winner shortly after noon here on my blog.  

May your glass always be half full.


I used Stamping Bella’s Uptown Girl Opal the Optimist to ring in the new year. She’s stamped using MFT’s Black Licorice hybrid ink on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.  Along the side, I used two layers of Looped Border cut from Electric Red card stock.


It doesn’t show well (or at all) in the photo, but her dress is covered with a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.  So sparkly!  It is New Year’s after all.  🙂

Thanks again for visiting!  I hope you’ll return.  You can find me HERE on Facebook, HERE on Pinterest, HERE on Instagram.  Your next stop along the hop is with Christiana Reuling.

Here’s your hop list.  GOOD LUCK!  🙂

A Quick MFT Giveaway

Hi everyone!  🙂  It’s been quite a while since I’ve had a giveaway so why not right now?  Do you remember these cards from MFT‘s April release (seen in more detail here)?

I have a collection of supplies used to create them – Raindrops Stencil, Blueprints 14, Cloud Cover-Up Die-namics, Blue Skies Ahead stamp set and Pure Innocence Sunny Thoughts stamp set.

And since I have about 400 cards on hand, I will include the three cards shown above as well.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, May 20th and I’ll choose one random winner on Wednesday.  Be sure to leave an email address so I can contact you. If I don’t hear back within a couple days, I’ll choose another random winner.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  I appreciate every single peek.  ♥

Copic Coloring Guide Winner

Big thanks to everyone who entered to win the Copic Coloring Guide, Level 4: Fine Details.  The winner is…






Going along with the numbering assigned by my blog, #9 is LISA HENKE who said, “Michelle!! you know i’m a huge fan of your work. this card is lovely. I can’t wait to get my hands on this magazine/book. thanks for a chance to win.”

I’ve sent an email and will await your address.  As soon as I have the book in hand, I will forward it along to you.  CONGRATS, LISA!! 🙂

Thanks again to everyone who played along!

Copic Coloring Guide Level 4 Blog Hop and Give-away

Good morning and welcome to a very special blog hop!  I’m certain you’ve heard about the release of the new Copic Coloring Guide, Level 4: Fine Details authored by Colleen Schaan and Marianne Walker.  Would you like to win a copy?  Of COURSE, you would!   :)

To help kick off the celebration, each designer on the hop is giving away a copy of the book. Please comment on this post* for your chance to win mine! Commenting will close at 9 a.m. EST, Monday, July 1st.  Winners will be announced on the individual designer’s blog.

*Contest (on this blog) limited to US and Canadian residences only.

The 64-page book is the latest in the Coloring Guide series, offering information and educational material for crafters of all skill levels.  From light source to shading and shadows, to mixing mediums and tackling detailed images, this book shows how to take your coloring up one notch further by focusing on the fine details.

An included CD contains all of the hand-drawn images used in the tutorial section of the book, along with the assembly instructions for all of the projects.  All information is presented in an easy-to-follow format.

Here’s a peek at one of my favorite projects from the book using Braid in My Hair from A Day for Daisies.

Be sure to visit each and every designer listed below to better your chances of winning!  GOOD LUCK!  🙂

Copic Coloring Guide Level 4: Fine Details is now available at many stamping and scrapbooking stores. Visit your local store today and ask about availability.  It is also sold through the Annie’s catalog, accessible online at Annie’s.


Contest Winners — MFT & Copic!

Thank you to everyone who left comments on  my MFT and Copic give-aways.   You are all SO sweet.   🙂


The winner of the MFT package is…


Congrats, Jennifer!  🙂





And the winner of this Copic package is…


Congrats, Judy!  🙂


I’ll be emailing you both shortly! Thanks again, everyone!

Happy New Year from Copic!

There are so many new things happening in 2013 at Copic that we just can’t hold back our excitement!

  • In less than two weeks we will be kicking off our new Color & Ink Workshop at CHA.  There’s still time to register but space is limited, so sign up now on the Copic Website — HERE.
  • This year at CHA we will be expanding our fabulous line of X-Press it adhesives.  Stop by our booth to see our new glue, glue markers, and double-sided adhesive sheets, along with all of our other fabulous rolls of double-sided tape and foam tape.
  • We will be showcasing a lot of new marker sets, including our new 3pc. Sketch blending group sets. These are a great way for beginners to start their collection, with markers that go together beautifully!  You can check them out HERE.

To celebrate all the excitement, we are having a fun blog hop among our designers and giving away a fun prize pack. Each prize pack will include an assortment of three markers from one of our Limited Edition 25th Anniversary sets (fine nib on one side, super brush on the other end). You also get one roll of our X-Press It 1/4 inch high-tack tape and a roll of our exclusive 1/4 inch foam tape.

Leave a comment on this post, then hop over to each of the other wonderful Copic designers for a chance to win!

Come back Friday, January 4th around 12 noon, EST when I’ll post the winner. Each blog will give away their own prize, so you have 8 chances to win!!

Note: Due to shipping restrictions, contest is only open to residents of US and Canada.

Good Luck and happy hopping! Have a colorful 2013!