"You did what with my Copic marker!?!?"

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Posted 1/30/2013 by naby64 in General Scrappin'
 

naby64
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Posted: 1/30/2013 1:58:53 PM
Background story: I splurged and bought some Copics last year. Used them a bit but not like I should. Cut to this weekend. My oldest 2 kiddos got to AR State. Both DH and I have tags on the front of our vehicles with differing logos from the school. Their colors are black and cardinal. Over time the red on the plates faded to a pink. Not a very ferocious Red Wolf if you ask me. So anyway, I was out in the scraphouse gathering some things for an inside project and noticed my markers. Hmmmm, the Lipstick color might just do the trick and I grabbed it. Sunday afternoon, I had some time and grabbed a plate and started coloring. Gee willikers, it looked just like new again!! Gave it back to DH and laid my marker on the counter to go back out.

Cut to Monday evening. DS calls me and ask for the Itunes sign on info. Give it to him. As we are getting dinner together, he picks up my Copic marker and said "hey, I used this to write down the info this afternoon." I quickly turned and said, " WHAT?!?!? You did what?!? " DH laughed and immediately told him that was not the thing to tell me or the writing implement to be used. I just told him, no it was not to be used to write with, that is what a pen is for and inspected my marker. All is well! But there was a panic for just a moment.

A year or so ago, one of the kiddos has a school project coloring a poster and used up all the ink in one of my Bic pens. That is easily replaced. The copic hurts just a bit more to buy... All is well in the house again.


Renee
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CreativeEngineer
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Posted: 1/30/2013 2:02:34 PM
I actually let me kids use my Copics more than other markers. They can be refilled (my awesome LSS offers it for $1.25!) and the tips can be replaced. So it's darned near impossible to "ruin" one.

My SU markers are much more delicate than my Copics.





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Posted: 1/30/2013 2:42:21 PM
*you* used your copic marker on a license plate, and you're mad at your kid for writing down an iTunes login and password with it?


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Posted: 1/30/2013 2:47:39 PM
Love the do as I say - but not as I do theme you have!! LOL!!


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Posted: 1/30/2013 2:50:49 PM
As an alumni we cannot have any pink red wolves

Loved this story!!


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naby64
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Posted: 1/30/2013 3:09:53 PM

*you* used your copic marker on a license plate
Yes and why wouldn't I? It is a coloring marker and that is what I was doing. It was smooth acrylic.


Love the do as I say - but not as I do theme you have!!
Yeah, it does happen around here quite a bit.


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pilotswife2008
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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:52:19 PM
If he wasn't so little and I didn't love him oh so dearly he won't be alive! Not just one copic but several. They have been moved.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:26:51 PM
Love that you took a picture of the Copics on his hands. It will be a great scrapbook layout!

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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:33:19 PM
Oh Renee....you know who's fault this is don't you?

Who didn't put their stuff away?


nikomoon14
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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:37:01 PM
Hey at least they didn't eat them. My son has PICA and a lot of my markers have been digested...along with a lot of stickers and papers but that is just my scrappy stuff. I know you guys are not ready to learn the things I have taken out of his mouth. The main reason I can't bring myself to pay for Copics.


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naby64
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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:27:13 PM

Oh Renee....you know who's fault this is don't you?

Who didn't put their stuff away?
Oh, yes, I have heard that from DH many times. My scrap house is in the backyard and I will wait until I have an accumulation of stuff and make one trip. Let's not even discuss the new puppy eating my brand new just out of the box OA stickers and journaling cards last Christmas due to the above laziness!


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bhelenj
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Posted: 1/31/2013 11:32:49 PM
I would not be concerned about the Copic on the license plate as long as the plate was clean and not full of grime. After all Copic can be used to color metal. I would be concerned about the hubby writing notes with the Copics however, if he doesn't realize that Copics are meant to bleed through the paper and that the paper underneath will protect the surface under the paper from being stained with the marker which is permanent.

I have colored shoes, sweatshirts, sweaters, furniture and other non-paper things with my Copics. My friend finishes her violin repairs with them and I am planning on decorating some of my husbands decorated bowls with my Copics.


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