Wednesday, January 16, 2008

More about my Spellbinders trip

In yesterday's post, I eluded to something, and if you check the left margin, you will see a new graphic. I am now a Copic certified designer! (Do you hear the angels singing?! Or is that just in my own crazy, overloaded head?) Marianne Walker, Copic representative and illustrator extraordinaire, spent Friday and Saturday with the new Spellbinders team teaching us the amazing qualities of these fine-art markers. The time, patience and insight she provided to us was mind-blowing! The company was exceptionally generous with both time and product. I was slow to get on the Copic bandwagon, but after this training, I have bought a life-time pass!

So, you're probably wondering what the connection is between markers and a die cut company, right? It's easy - because not only do Spellbinders dies cut and emboss, they also stencil! This attribute makes them perfect for markers, as well as Copic's unique airbrushing system. (You know this gadget girl is ALL over that new toy!)

The thing that is most amazing about my time at Spellbinders HQ isn't my new Wizard, or the Copics, or even the 60+ lbs. of product I brought home (although they're all incredible). The most amazing aspect is the PEOPLE. Spellbinders is a small, family-run business; this trip was their way of welcoming me into their family. Now, I know that sounds a little hokey, but it is true to the highest degree. I was honored to have been chosen to represent their company before the trip, but now it goes so far beyond that.

What does that mean to you? What it really translates to is that when you decide to purchase a Spellbinder product, whether it is a set of Nestabilities or a Wizard, you have a caring, fully-invested FAMILY backing up your purchase. That's a pretty special feeling.

One other quick note - I received a note asking me to add an email notification service to my blog, so there is now a FeedBlitz service on my left margin. I'm sort of a trial & error person sometimes, so should you find I didn't set up the service correctly, just let me know through a comment or an email and I will find where I stumbled! Thanks so much for your interest - I can't tell you how much it means to me!! :)

Be well ~ Jenn


Julia said...

OMG that is the coolest! I've only dreamt about the Copic markers. That is wonderful. I can't wait to see and hear more about them!

And 60+ lbs..WOW! You GO GIRL!!!!!

Lisa C. said...

YIPPEEE! SOOOO glad you added the reader! Thanks, looking forward to hearing all about your new stuff!

Sherry Wright said...

That sounds like one amazing trip, I've heard wonderful things about the Copic markers. May have to find some. ;0)

Heidi said...

Hi Jenn!
I still can't believe what a blast it was in AZ!! It was so great getting to meet you!!

Debbie Olson said...

What FUN that sounds like! I think the Spellbinders people are the *nicest* too--and Copic to play with too? Sounds like my kind of party!