Scrappers' Anonymous

Scrappers' Anonymous
Victoria, BC's Premier Scrapbooking Store #2-50 Burnside Road West, Victoria, BC 250-590-1266

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

COPIC Products! Ordering soon!

With our order soon going in for COPIC markers and COPIC products (after the long weekend!), I thought that I would share with you a list that I have compiled listing "Some reasons why COPIC Markers are all the rage!"

1. Copic markers are initially a larger investment(although our prices are among some of the best!), the Copic markers are refillable and all the nibs are replaceable making these markers a lifetime investment. You are not buying a disposable purchase. once you run out of ink or forget and leave a cap off.
2. Copic Sketch markers are available in 322 colours. Prismacolor markers are available in 156 colours. Copic Ciao markers are available in 144 colours. We carry the Sketch markers but will bring in the other styles by request.
3. All the Copic markers are refillable in both the Ciao and the Sketch with the standard Copic Various Inks. Many other brands of markers are not refillable.
4. Copic markers have a beautiful ink flow...both ends of the marker get the same amount of ink. It has been reported to me that Prismacolor does not- the brush end gets more ink than the fine tip end of the marker.
5. With the unique Copic airbrush system attachments you can airbrush with your markers. How cool is that!! The airbrush system is simple anyone can airbrush!!
6. The Copic markers are acid free, fast drying and won't dissolve toner on photo copies or photos.
7. The oval body profile of the Sketch marker makes it roll resistant on working surfaces. This shape is what fits in the airbrush system and one reason why I and many other people prefer Copic Sketch over the Copic Ciao. The Ciao marker has a traditional round barrel shape.
8. The solid propopylene body of the marker is both smooth and comfortable for a controllable grip.
9. The precise and positive coloured capping system provides for instant colour selection. Copic markers provide for an easy to understand colour coding system. For the quickest explaination, the alpha portion of the code tells you the colour family and the numeric portion of the code tells you how dark the colour is.
10. The body inscriptions and symbols are wear resistant and easily cleaned.
11. The nibs are made of durable polyester and are available for the Sketch and Ciao in 3 styles. 12. The tips: The chisel, brush and an optional tip (the firm medium round) all of which will fit in either end of the Copic Sketch and Ciao markers. The super brush is a soft flexible fast-flowing brush which can be used on its very tip for delicate areas as well as used like a brush for bold expression.
13. Unlike Tombow markers you can actually use the tip of the brush. When you are blending colours, you actually load your pallete by tapping the tip (tip to tip technique). Tombow markers are waterbased and will bead paper fibers when you try to layer or blend. Alcohol ink markers will not.
14. ....Now you will no longer worry about someone using your markers and ruining them.
15. If you forget to put the marker cap on and your nib dries out - you can replace just the nib not the whole marker. Many other brands of marker nibs are not replaceable.
16. The Copic Sketch marker has more ink than the Copic Ciao. Ciaos are available in only 144 colours.
17. The refills now provide you with 322 colours of alcohol ink to alter items with.
18. The bottle of colourless blender is 200 cc's of ink. It will refill your Copic Ciao marker approximately 100 times and your Copic Sketch marker approximately 70 times. The comparison that I found was this example: You would have purchased $300.00 worth of prismacolor blending markers for the $13.00 of colourless refill you purchased from Copic.
19. The colourless blender allows you to colour large areas of design without stroke marks, simply colour the entire image with the blender and then while the blender is still wet add your colour.
20. The Copic markers have a larger selection of skin tones than the prismacolor markers.
I believe that it is safe to say that most everyone who has used them absolutley loves them. The airbrush system is easy to use. It can be used on a wide range of surfaces including paper, fabric, plastic, and metal.

The above is a colour chart of the COPIC sketch markers. If there are some colours that you would like or other COPIC products, please contact the store or come in to place your order. Pre-payment is required. Here is the link to see these colours in a larger format as well as to view other COPIC products!

I hope this helps you with your decision to start using COPIC markers or furthers your reason why you are already using them!


Friday, July 23, 2010

New Class just added!

Butterfly Art in Cards!

I have been working on these cards, both to add a few elements using embellishments, but to also add a class for anyone 12 years and up!

Papers featured in these cards are from My Mind's Eye and tons of embellishments have been used. You will discover how easy it is to use the embellishments in these cards and hopefully find a new way or two to incorporate them into your future cards and projects.

I have added 2 different class dates and times for this class.

Wednesday August 4th 10:00am-noon OR
Thursday August 19th 6:00pm-8:00pm

The fee for this class is $15.00. Hope you will be able to attend!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Basic Grey Kit Sale!

SPECIAL DISCOUNT *** Special Discount***SPECIAL DISCOUNT***Special Discount

Have you checked out all of the Basic Grey Page Kits that we have in stock. These kits are a fabulous way to get your pages completed. Basic Grey designers have done all of the thinking for you. All that you have to do is follow their easy step-by-step instructions and in no time at all, you will have pages completed. These pages will be ready to display all of your memories, just add pictures and journaling! These kits are great for beginner to advanced. Complete the layouts as they are or add more special touches.

We brought in an abundance of these kits, that we've decided to put the Basic Grey page kits on sale just for you!. Buy one and get the second kit 25% off. To all of our customers who are currently registered with our Basic Grey Page of the Month Program, we have an additional percentage off for will receive 30% off the second kit. Remember, these kits are usually excluded with your BG POTM discount card!
Don't delay, these page kits will only be on sale for a short while. The sale is on kits that are in stock. Once they are gone they are gone! Sale is on Page Kits only.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


As you may already know, CHF is going out of business. We are putting in a last order this Wednesday so if there is anything you want/need/desire please call or come by the shop to prepay for your order. We have a catalogue at the shop if you would like to peruse through it.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

BOGO Sale starting today

We are having a spur of the moment sale. Come in to the shop today & buy one amuse stamp and get the second one free!! Buy any FTI embellishment and get a second one free. More paper has been marked down, and more items added to the pink tag section.Don't hesitate 'cause who knows when I'll stop the sale!! Susan

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Class Calendar

Teresa, Glenda, Layne & Susan have been adding classes to the July calendar. Check out what is coming up

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day!!

So Dave & my youngest daughter,Kelsey, have headed for an off-roading trip thru Pemberton, over the Hurley pass and back thru Lilloett this long weekend. I've just dropped Kimberly off at her friend's house and they are going downtown with a group of friends to celebrate Canada Day. In the past I would be doing a happy dance having the house to myself, but as soon as I dropped off Kimberly, I felt lonely. Funny what motherhood does to one's heart!

Anyhow, in celebration of Canada Day, if you come in tomorrow and mention reading this blog, I will give you 20% off any red cardstock, patterned paper, flowers and FTI embellishments. Don't forget to pass this on to friends!!