Tuesday, March 22, 2011

COPIC BLOG HOP & CANDY! - Marianne Walker's new book release

Wowza..... Have you see the new book by Marianne Walker? It is the most amazing book ever. I swear that after reading this book and taking the Copic Intermediate Certification class, my coloring has improved 10 fold... at least! Just check out my images that I have posted on my blog since January!

This book has made me look at my images before I start coloring, and has taught me how to add dimension to my images by adding shading and highlights in the right place! What
a difference it makes! The book also comes with several light study templates that will help you place the highlights and shadows in the perfect place.

This book is available at most Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook stores - ask for it by name SHADOWS AND SHADING by Marianne Walker.
If they do not have it in stock, many will be happy to order it for you....

Blog Candy! Leave a comment at the end of this blog and earn a chance to win one of these amazing books. If you really want to treat your eyes to beautiful Copic Artwork and find more chances to win one of these books, go to my team mate's blogs today! Each of us is giving away one free book. I will continue to take comments
until Sunday night! Will announce the winner
when I return from Washington on Wednesday.... or sooner if I can.

Hop blogs.... for a chance to win at each stop... only one prize per person! Good luck..... and happy hoppin!

274 comments:

  1. Oh how I need this book! I am getting a little better, but I am not artist for sure! Of course, I believe I can learn, just takes me longer and a little help, so this would be so great to have. It's just what I believe would help me sooo much! Thanks! Leah Ann

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  2. I echo just what Hoosier Stamper said, plus I cannot afford Copic classes at this time, so this prize is one I'd treasure. If you, as a Certification Instructor, could learn from it, think what I could learn!
    Hope you have a wonderful BDay trip & mini vacation with your son! My sweet son lives in WA too.

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  3. Wow! What a great book. I could really benefit from winning one. Have a wonderful vacation with your son!

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  4. Thanks for another fun class last night. I can't wait to have some time to finish up my projects. Thanks for a chance to win such a cool book.

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  5. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I would love to win this! I have so many students asking about this kind of info in my classes, it would be great to brush up on it before teaching it!

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  6. Looks like an awesome book. There really isn't anything else out there like it for us stampers.

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  7. What a wonderful book, I would love to win it,
    Patsy

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  8. So excited that this is finally available! Can't wait to read it and practice! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

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  9. This book sounds amazing! And my coloring is so NOT amazing. I sure could use the guidance from Marianne Walker's "Shadows & Shading." Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. Oh I really need this book. I keep hoping your going to come to Utah sometime so I can take your class, but you never do. I'll just keep hoping :)

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  11. i'm sooo excited about this book. I need it too!! Thanks for the chance to win

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  12. I just came back from the St. Louis Copic certification class this past weekend. I would love to win this book to add to what I've learned.

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  13. I can't wait to get this book! Thanks so much for the chance to win. I love my copics and this looks to add so much!

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  14. Thanks for the chance to win. Hope you have a great time with your son!

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  15. What a helpful book. I've been working on my shadowing lately and this would be such a great help. Thanks.

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  16. I am eagerly awaiting this book.I can hardly wait to get my own copy. thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. Wow - thanks for a chance to win this book. Can't wait to see it.

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  18. Oh how I would love to win this book! Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

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  19. Oh wow I'm so glad I stumbled upon this hop on my own... I so want to get into using copic markers I'm so new to them... this is a great opportunity for me to learn first hand.

    Thanks so much for the chance. I'm a new follower
    Michelle

    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

    http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi Jennie,
    I just came home from taking a class with you in whittier. Thanks for all cool tips..I will have lots of fun playing with my copics now that I know how to feather and blend.
    Sylvia
    S.solorio88@gmail.com
    Www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com
    Happy early Birthday. I hope you enjoy your birthday dinner with your son

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  21. Wow the book sounds amazing, what a wonderful idea, thanks for the opportunity.

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  22. This is amazing! I try but my shadowing and shading just aren't up to par. Thanks so much for the fabulous chance!

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  23. I would love this book! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

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  24. Just the resource I need! Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

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  25. I so want to get a copy of this book...

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  26. my shading skills leave a lot to be desired so I'm sure this book would be so helpful!

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  27. This book is definitely on my list of "have to haves"! Would love to win one!

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  28. Marlene Kiley said: this book will certainly improve on my shading techniques. Thanks for the chance to win

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  29. I can not wait to read this book .... I am sure I will learn so much. Thanks for offering it as candy!

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  30. It would be wonderful to win and learn more about the shading of Copics! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. Oh how I need this book! LOL! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

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  32. Thanks for a chance to win. I so want this book!

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  33. I have a ton of copics that I hardly use because I'm not that great at shadows and shading -- I would love this book to get more tips!

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  34. This book looks amazing. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  35. I could really use this book, as a newbie to copic's I would love to get my hands on this book. Thanks for the chance.

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  36. I really need this book. I look at images colored by others and my images never look the same. Proper shading makes such a difference. Thanks for the chance to win

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  37. thanks for the chance to visit this very cute blog and the chance to win this awesome shading book! I have visited the other blogs on the top of the list (so far 3 or 4 ) and cant find this post?? Started with Mariannes' blog... :(

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  38. Thanks for the chance to win this book. What a great addition to my supplies.

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  39. I am so excited about the chance to win this book!! I was going to buy it and it sold out before I checked out. I was so bummed!! Thank you for the chance to win it!! :)

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  40. This would be an amazing book to win..thanks for the opportunity!

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  41. I would love to win this book. Anything to help me along with my coloring. Thanks.

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  42. My comfort zone does not include coloring because I don't know how to blend, shade and make an image look "real". I only have TWO copic markers, which were given to me by a friend. If I could just get some good insructions, I know that I would embrace this technique on my cardmaking (and buy a whole lot more copics!). So please throw my name into the drawing hat for this fabulous book and I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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  43. Oh I would LOVE to have this book to increase my skills!!

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  44. I just found your site via the I Like Markers site. You are now on my bookmark bar! Thank you for the wonderful information and ideas.

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  45. Looks like a great book! I would love to have a copy. :o)

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  46. Wish you taught near me! Would love to win this book! Thanks for a chance!

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  47. Thank you for the chance to win I really need all the help I can get

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  48. Thanks for a chance to win this book. I definitely need all the help I can get in the shadowing department.

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  49. Thanks for the chance to win! I can't wait to read this book!

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  50. I love blog hops because I get to discover so many more talented people I wouldn't have. Also thank you for letting us have the chance to win this great resource.

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  51. What a handy book to own. Thanks for giving us a chance to win one.

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  52. I need this book. I'll be looking for your class.

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  53. woohooo! thanks for the chance to win!!

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  54. Wow!!! This looks like such an amazing book!! I can't afford Copic classes since I am a stay-at-home Mom, but I would LOOOOVE to learn more about shadows & shading!! I am definitely not an artist, so when I make my cards, that is the most challenging part....to make ti look real!! I hope I win this amazing prize!!!!

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  55. Oh! I would LOVE this book! To be able to create masterpieces with my Copics would make me SOOOOO happy!

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  56. What a great giveaway! I promise I will read it cover-to-cover at least 3 times if I win. :)

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  57. This book is exactly what we all need to show us how to make our designs more realistic and beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

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  58. Hi Jen,
    Hope you and your boys are doing well!!
    Looking forward to April 11th in Phoenix!
    I would love to win a copy of the new book.
    http://gail-cornvillecountrycrafts.blogspot.com/

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  59. I'm so looking forward to mt cert class in May - I'm sure I'll get my hands on this book one way or another!

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  60. I so need this book. I study what others have done and try it on my own, but my shading still isn't "right." Thanks for the chance to win.

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  61. Can't wait to get my hands on this book. Now I'm going to go through your older posts and check em out. Thanks!

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  62. I'd love to read this book to improve my shawdow and shading skills-as I'm not very good at them! Thanks for the chance to win a free copy!

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  63. what a great book - thanks for the opp to win.

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  64. This is a fantastic giveaway. Thank you for sharing!

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  65. What a fantastic book. Can't wait to see it Take Care

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  66. Wow... such a great giveaway... this book is something I definitely need. I'm not an artist, but I do enjoy coloring, though I seldom stay inside the lines!

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  67. This book looks wonderful and is exactly what I
    have been looking for. Thanks for a chance to
    win!!

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  68. Thanks for giving me a chance to win this book. I really need it. I am so looking forward to reading it.

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  69. I am so excited to get my hands on this book. I'll keep my fingers crossed that I perhaps could win it, but regardless, I will own a copy!! Many thanks!

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  70. This is a horribly exciting giveaway for me! I need to learn these techniques, esp with Copics!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  71. Thanks for the chance from you and your blog Jennie, will throughly enjoy it if I do win!! I love to color with my copics.
    Thanks
    Donna P

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  72. What a fantastic opportunity to have a chance to win the Shadows and Shading Book. I love working with my Copics and am always looking for ways to improve! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  73. This book is definitely something I could use over and over!!!!

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  74. I can't wait to get a copy of this awesome book!!! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  75. This is the answer for my cardmaking,for colouring my stamping etc,i NEED this book!

    mitch1066@gmail.com

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  76. love that the book includes the guide! thank you for the opportunity.

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  77. This book would be so helpful! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  78. Wow, I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance.

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  79. Would love one of these books! Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  80. Would love a copy of this book! Need all the help I can get! Thanks

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  81. This book would be great to win. Thank you Marianne for your efforts.

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  82. This book looks like a wonderful resource for me since I've just discovered copics.

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  83. This is a great resource! What a great idea to put the techniques in written format. Thanks so much.

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  84. This book would be the perfect companion to have with my copics. I have a hard time deciding on shadows and light source. Thanks for the chance to win.

    carolyn

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  85. This book seems to have some great information, I would love to learn some of the techniques of shadowing and shading!!! My cards lack that look of depth!! Thanks so much for the chance to win this awesome book!!

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  86. I love my Copics but have such a hard time figuring out the "art" part -- how to shade. I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

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  87. Looooove Copics and also Marianne's work, she's so helpful and I'm so excited about this book!

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  88. This would be a PERFECT resource for myself & my daughters.It appears the principles illustrated & explained could apply to any type of medium & to any type of artist. GREAT BOOK! hope we win :)

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  89. I am so excited for this book to learn more about shading- I cannot wait to buy it- if I do not win it! Thanks for the chance!

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  90. what a great resource for shading and lighting. thanks for the opportunity.

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  91. I would love to win this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  92. This book looks like just what I need to develop my skills. If I don’t win it, I’ll be buying it!

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  93. OMG! I would love to win the book it would help alot with shadowing with my favorite markers "Copics". Thanks for giving me a change to win

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  94. What a awesome book, I can't wait to get my hands on one!!! Thanks for the chance to win one!!!

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  95. This book seems so fantastic, and although I'm usually a "color outside the lines" kind of a chick, I'm learning the beauty of coloring in the lines with copics! I just thought of this on the last blog I visited -- this is like Wendy sewing on Peter Pan's shadow! I love it!

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  96. This looks like a wonderful book. What a great addition to my craft library!

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  97. I really need this book.Thanks for the chance to win.
    Jocelan

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  98. What a fabulous idea for a book. Definitely looks like a best seller to keep on hand for years to come--Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  99. would love a chance to win this book..thks

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  100. This seems like a must-have book for Copics newcomers like myself. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

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  101. Looks like an amazing book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  102. Jenn, Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. It looks like fun. I am very new to papercrafting and stamping. I am fully absorbed, and excited to find all the talented folks online! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  103. I can't wait to get this book---it would be great to win it though!! I have recently invested in 2 of the big sets of Copics, and really do not understand the concept of shading. The work you ALL do is beautiful!!!

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  104. Awesome book! Would love to win. Thanks for the chance!

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  105. What a great book to have in my collection!!! Just can't quite "get it" right. Know this book will help!!! I NEED all the help I can get!!!
    Loves & Hugs

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  106. Can't wait to get this book! Winning it would be even better! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  107. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

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  108. What an awesome addition to my reference library this is going to be. Can't wait to get my hands on it. Thanks so much for the chance to win it.

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  109. Wow!! The more I read about this book the more I want it. Thanks for the opportunity. Hugs, Sharon :o)

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  110. Thanks for the chance to win this book. It sounds fabulous. Lynn

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  111. This technique book would be such an asset for me. k

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  112. Would love to win this book! It would help me out a great deal!

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  113. So many Copics, so few clues as to how to use them ..... until now!

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  114. Thanks for the blog hop and a chance to win this great book. I’ve wanted a copy since I first heard about it.

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  115. Oooo! I could really use this book! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  116. Oooo! I could really use this book! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  117. Hoping I win :-) What a wonderful prize!

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  118. Love the book. It will be so great to have. thanks

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  119. Looks like a great book, Jennie!

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  120. This is just what I need... Thanks so much for the chanch to win!!!

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  121. Wow! This book looks amazing - maybe, even I could learn how to color!~

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  122. With a stash of copics and no cash for the copic certification classes, this booklet would be a blessing. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

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  123. OMGosh! I can't wait for that intermediate class!!!! :) Thanks for sharing the deets on this book!

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  124. Can't wait for the intermediate class to come my way and this book is certainly gonna help until then.

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  125. I can't wait for this book!! It looks like an amazing tool for doing a better job at shading and Copic coloring.

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  126. Wow! Beautiful cards~~Thanks for sharing! The book looks VERY helpful.

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  127. I'd love to win this book and improve my coloring.

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  128. Would love to win this book - definitely need help in the shading and shadowing department.

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  129. I soo want to get some of these markers, and even more now that there is a book that's such a good reference as this!

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  130. I NEED this book to improve my coloring!
    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome resource!!

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  131. I am looking forward to getting my hands on this reference! TFS!

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  132. Thank you for the chance to win Marianne's book and templates!!!

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  133. I am on waiting lists for this book, so to win one would be FABULOUS! Marianne's work is amazing so her tips on shadows and shading for any art form is priceless!

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  134. Thank you for a chance to win this fabulous book!

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  135. Love to have this book as a resource! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  136. This is a definite must have in my collection!!

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  137. This is an awesome resource book! Would love to win one! Thank you

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  138. This looks like a great book Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  139. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

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  140. I would love to win SHADOWS AND SHADING! Thanks so much for the chance!

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  141. Really need the help on shadows and shading!

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  142. I am so anxious to get this book. I need so much help with shading and shadows. I have taken several Copic classes and I have found that practice is what I need to do to improve. I know this book would be a great advantage.

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  143. A big thanks to all you "Copic people" who so willingly share your amazing ability with us!

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  144. As a copic marker enthusiast, I am thrilled that this book has been published! I would love to win a copy. Thank you for the opportunity. LeAnn

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  145. eeeek! I need all the help I can get. This is going to be a GREAT book to have. Can't wait to get my copy of it. See you soon!! ;)

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  146. Fabulous. Looks like a must have publication especially for us beginers.
    Marcie

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  147. I have been waiting for this book - This will really help give my coloring that wow factor. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Hugs, Wini
    wini@looneybugdesigns.com

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  148. Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

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  149. What a wonderful book, i can only imagine the hours playing with it.

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  150. awesome book!! thank you for the chance to win!

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  151. This is really cool. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  152. How very cool!! Hope you had a good mini vacay with your son

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  153. Since I have invested a "pretty penny" in Copic markers, I'd love to have a resource that helps me get the most from them!
    Thanks!

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  154. Such a terrific book for Copic lovers!
    Thanks for offering it!
    Hugs ~
    Sharron♥

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  155. I recently purchased my first bunch of Copic Sketch Markers-I can use all the help I can get! Thanks for sharing this GREAT reference book!

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  156. Love Copics and I would love to have this book! Thanks!

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  157. I can't wait to get a copy! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

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  158. Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to win this book!

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  159. Love my markers. Not good at shading. NEED the book. Thanks for chance.

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  160. thanks for the chance to win...the book would go to a good home!

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  161. Marianne's book sounds so wonderful. I have always wanted to learn how to do the shadows and shading and her book sounds like it would be a terrific teacher for me. I sure hope I win Marianne's book.

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  162. This book sounds so great. Hope to get my hands on one! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  163. I can't wait to read this book; to win it would be awesome!

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  164. I don't know when or if I'm going to be able to get to an Intermediate class, so I'm thrilled this book has been made available. Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy!

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  165. Looks like a fabulous book!
    DeniseB

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  166. I seriously just asked my drawing instructor if there was a book that would help me understand shading and values and shadows....he didn't know of one but I sure would love to be able to show him this one!

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  167. Hope New England will have classes offered this year

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  168. What a great chance to win this book. Knonw it would be so helpful.

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  169. would love to have a chance to win Mariannes new book.

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  170. Would love to win this book what a great addition to my book collection.

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  171. This book is a wonderful idea to help those of us who are shading challenged!!

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  172. I could really use this book. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  173. The more I use Copic markers the more I learn that I need to learn more!

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  174. Awesome book, I want it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  175. What a wonderful book to have, thanks for the chance to win a copy:)

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  176. Thank you for a chacne to win this book it will be a very valuable tool to have.

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  177. I would love to win Marianne’s book. I really need help with my shading and shadows and this book would be a Great tool for me. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  178. I would love to win Marianne's book. It will be a great tool. Thank you for the chance to win

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  179. Oh I would so love to win a copy of Marianne's book!!! I really need help with my shading and shadows and this book would be a wonderful resource to have! Thanks so much for the chance to win it!

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  181. What a wonderful tool. I would love to win this book.

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  182. Ahhh, would love to win this book - it looks amazing!

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  183. Really like the looks of this book. It may be the tool I need!

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  184. Great book.
    Thanks for the chance to win one!

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  185. Hi Jennie, I'm so excited about this book!!! See you in Phoenix =D

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  186. Wow, very excited to get this book. It looks amazing

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  187. What a cool cool book!!!! Marianne is so talented!! I would LOVE to have this book at my hand! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  188. This is a definite must have book and winning it would be fantastic so thanks for the opportunity, I really appreciate it!!! :)

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  189. The templates are so intriquing, would LOVE to win! Thanks for the chance!

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  190. Thanks for the offer! I would love to have that book! ~JJ

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  191. I am so excited about this book. It will be on my "must have" list after the contest is over!

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  192. Wow this book looks like it would be very helpful! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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