I wanted to encourage those of you who use Copic markers to go to Sandy Allnock's webpage and buy her Hex Chart. For the first time in years, I've found something for my copic hand color chart that makes sense to me visually. The reason is that she has these colors side by side in a reasonable color order that is easy to read and refer to when coloring stamped images. This is a honest, non-sponsored review of this product.
I purchased mine from her and printed it off on express-it card stock. I purchased mine from Amazon. I suggest buying the 125 count package. In comparison to the 25 count package you get considerably more and it is less expensive.
I have all of the 358 markers and within 5 minutes of starting I totally understood why she has this chart arranged in the hex format. Since I use my express-it blending card for 99% of my copic coloring, it is true to color as a reference.
Coming soon, a video tutorial of how to use simple car hanging air-fresheners to scent your cards. All you need is your favorite scents, some scissors and your stamps, dies, colors. You can also scent cards using dryer sheets. It is a fun way to re-use a product that you don't often think about for stamping.
Also coming soon, a "Blessings" package. Living near DC and Baltimore we often run across many homeless people. Many of our counties do not allow these folks to panhandle. However, there is something you can do to help out.
I do not give these individuals money. Instead I have a pre-made gallon size baggie with items such as hand sanitizer, those lotions/shampoos and conditioners from your travels you brought home are great editions. Cheap toothbrush/tooth paste, combs, fuzzy socks, a snack, gloves or just a few of these things with a gift card to a local fast food joint.
I actually gave out 5 of these today. They were given to the ladies that attended the same crop I attended. With a pay-it forward attitude. Then shortly there after, I saw a woman outside a local fast food place looking for a ride. Instead I just bought a $5.00 gift card for that store and told her I was sorry I couldn't offer her a ride, but to please have a meal. It didn't seem to be much, but it was what I could offer at the time.
My point, simple. Be kind. Be a blessing. The smallest things can make the biggest difference. In the bible Matthew 25:40 it says: ""And the King will say, 'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!" Wouldn't the world just be a nicer place if we just took a moment to bless another?
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