Saturday, February 9, 2008

I Love My Copics...But Not Enough to Buy Them Twice

Hello everyone. Welcome to Craft Store Junkie. This blog is dedicated to living a creative life and features my many adventures into crafting bliss. I'm a dedicated stamper (paper crafter), knitter/crocheter, sewer/quilter and cook/baker. There are never enough hours in the day!

Something that's been chatted about a lot lately is Copic markers. I love my Copics - even a bad day of colouring turns out okay with these amazing markers. One of the issues I had was remembering which markers I already had in my stash whenever I went shopping for new ones. I am loathe to buy two of the same marker when I could have had two different markers for the same price! As a solution I created this marker inventory sheet which I take with me to the store whenever I've got the urge to buy new markers (I mean...when haven't I got the urge). Each time I buy a marker I colour in the little circle. Its a nice visual to remind me how many I have in a given colour family, or if I've got way more blues then reds.

Actually, I inventory all my supplies on similar sheets (stamps, paper, punches, etc.) to help me keep track of my supplies. I find it helpful to be able to look through my inventory binders when I'm trying to get inspired about a new project. Its easy to forgot what I have and a quick glance through reminds me of some little embellishment or die cut that I bought and haven't had a chance to use yet!

11 comments:

Julie said...

Nice blog! Sounds like you are waaaay more organized than me!!!

Tami said...

This chart is awesome! I'm going to borrow it (now if only someone will make one for the prismacolor markers!).

Sarah said...

This looks great! I will update my link to you on my blog to your beautiful new site!!!

Sue said...

lisa -
That is a great way to keep track of Copics.
I am looking forward to any other ideas that you have.
Thanks!

Sue

Heather said...

I had a similar systems for my inkpads and reinkers and it helped immensely!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Love your Bella mail, and cards. That little oven is adorable..it is on my wish list. Love your copic list idea. I just started collecting copics about a month ago, and I too LOVE them...but not even for twice...which I have done..Great idea on the chart..I wish I knew how to knit. I do quilt, scrapbook and am an avid photographer. Great blog. Chris

Kevin & Misti said...

Thanks for sharing your chart! It's fantastic!!

Tami said...

Lisa- do you have a subscribe feed (or am I missing it)?

Beth M said...

Fabulous chart! I made myself a list that I keep in my purse but I didn't have it sorted by color family so this is great! Thanks for sharing!

Corinne said...

Thanks for the chart, but you forgot the Warm Greys

khaslam said...

Hi- I tried to look at your download for the copics colour chart (love the correct spelling of colour) since I have bought the same markers at least twice. But I can't open the download- it says I don't have access. Do I have to register or something- I subscribe to your blog through RSS
thanks