Thursday, June 19, 2008

Organizational {Friday}

Okay, so several of you wanted to see inside the little binder I made a couple of weeks ago. If you missed it, you can see it here. Today we are going to look at how I store my Copic marker information in this book. This is my index tab page for my Copics. The other tabs in my book are my stamp index by manufacturer and my stamp index by theme. I am still working on these sections.
For my Copic section, first I printed out the amazing blank Copic color charts that Sharon Harnist has on her blog here. Then I cut each page in half to fit in my small binder and colored in all of the markers that I have. Then I put them in page protectors. What I absolutely love about this is when I am trying to match marker colors to my patterned papers, I just hold the patterned paper next to the marker "swatch," and it makes it very easy to match. I just love it! Then of course, this index makes it very easy to see what markers I have and which I might want to purchase in the future. Hey, why not all of them, right? :)
The other part of this section includes tips that I find in message forums. Sometimes it is hard to remember where I saw a great tip or color combo. So, I just copy the information to a Microsoft Word document and print it to store in my binder. Some of the information I have here includes an explanation of the Copic color numbering system, favorite color combos that people have used, favorite hair color combinations, etc. It really is a handy reference.
If you want to find some great information regarding Copic markers, there are several sites I recommend. First is the Split Coast Stampers message board. If you do a search on Copic once you get to the message board, you will get a zillion messages back. :) Second, I highly recommend Sharon Harnist's blog that I mentioned above. And thirdly, I recommend Marianne Walker's amazing blog! She is the product specialist for Copic markers, and her site has a wealth of information for everyone!

Well, I hope this has been helpful! Enjoy, and have a great weekend!


Stephanie said...

Thanks for showing us how you index your copics. What a great system you have! I've never seen copic markers. I'm guessing I should look for them?? LOL

Lori Craig said...

Great ideas, Patter.... Love your binder. I just have the chart, but I love the coloring guide that you have printed out. I'm going to the Copic training next month in Chicago, so maybe I'll be all 'official' after that.. :) Have a wonderful day!

StamperSharon said...

Thanks so much for the links, Patter -- you are too kind! I'm glad you are enjoying the Copic chart!

lynnscraps said...

Patter, I went to the blog to print out the Copic color chart and it looks nothing like the one in your photo, which I prefer. How can I get the same chart you have?????

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