Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Product Review for BIC Markers and a GREAT GIVEAWAY!!!

So about 3 weeks ago I was contacted by BIC asking me if I would do a product review of their new BIC Mark-It Markers in Fine and Ultra Fine... I was super excited to try them out not just because they were free but because I am able to do a giveaway as well :) So I get these markers and figure out what I want to color with them, this cute stamp from My Favorite Things caught my eye. Using my Gypsy and Once Upon a Princess I cut the shape out that I wanted to stamp her on, then using some black versafine ink I put my main image on the shape (this is a tag from page 58, sized according to my image) then I got busy with the markers. I have to say that with this really cool storage system they come in, it makes finding the right color a breeze. They were very easy to use with hardly any smell and the rubber grip on the pen was oh so comfy. I was also excited to see that they didn't bleed outside my stamped image. I did get a little through to the back of the paper but not much. I also loved the fact that I couldn't see lines where I had already colored... you know the ones where your coloring in a large image and you go back to fill in a part you might have missed and then you can see exactly where it was dry compared to fresh ink... not something I love, but with these markers I didn't have any of that, and that's something I do LOVE!
 Here are my girlies all colored in and looking pretty, I didn't have time to put them on cards because I wanted to focus on the coloring part today. I went back with my Crystal Stickles and added just a bit to her cute heart and her shoes :)
 I love the color range with these markers, I am pretty sure there is a light, medium and dark in all the color families and something else I loved where the names like, Ocean View Blue and Plumtastic Purple, they just call my name.. pick me... PICK ME!!
This is what 3, YES THREE of my lucky viewers will receive, ONE pack of FINE and ONE pack of ULTRA FINE 36 count markers. That's a total of 72 markers and a retail value of $41.98... WOW! Did I mention they are ACID FREE... how great is that, you can also use them to journal in your scrapbooks and not have to worry about it :)
So for your chance to win just leave a comment telling me what you would do with your markers if you won. If you would like and extra chance at winning then blog about this giveaway or share my link on facebook and tell me that you did in a separate comment :) You have until Sunday October 17th to enter and I'll pick the THREE lucky winners on October 18th! If you would like to learn more about these markers check out BIC's website at http://www.bicmarkit.com/

126 comments:

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! I would love to win a set of these pens, such a great range of colours. Thanks for the chance to win.

jennyplace2 said...

Just sent my daughter a email about your give away and also posted it on my sidebar. Hope by being one of the first to post this is a lucky thing.
http://jennyplace26.blogspot.com/

Abby said...

I would definitely try coloring digis like you did!!! They came out soooo cute!!!!! Thank you!!!

Abby said...

I just facebooked about his giveaway!!!

scrapbookaholicbyabby at yahoo dot com

Totally Stamps said...

Oh wow! What a great giveaway! I would use them a lot! :)I will share this on my Facebook page.
totallystamps@gmail.com

creative patti said...

Wow! That sure is ALOT of Markers, I would love to win a set. I would so use them with all my didgi stamps and regular stamps. your samples looked great. Thanks for the chance to win.
martha
pattig161@yahoo.com

creative patti said...

I shared this on my facebook under Martha Galvez -pattig161@yahoo.com
Thanks for the second chance to win this awsome set.

Christina said...

I would love to try them. I have just started digis in the last few months and have bought a few copics. Will have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing
shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

Kim. said...

I would love to win some of these, I love colouring images to use on my cards and these look perfect for that. Thanks for the chance to win.
Kim xXx

Kim. said...

I have also posted your candy on the sidebar of my blog. Thanks again for the chance to win.
Kim xXx

DREAM CARDS said...

OMG !!!! Awesome Giveaway.
I woul Like to try coloring my Stampin'up Christmas set.
Thanks for the chance o win.

Now, I'm going to share this giveaway with all my FB friends and my FB fans.

Patty
dreamcards@hotmail.com

Kim Towell said...

Jamie, these markers look great....and a great giveaway as well! I love House Mouse stamps, and would use these markers to bring them to life. Thanks for the chance to win them. :o) towellk@yahoo.com

Valine said...

Wow these look so fun! I'd probably use them for lots of journaling & doodling! Maybe some stamp coloring...you could do anything!!!

vcampbell22@earthlink.net

DREAM CARDS said...

I share your giveaway on my FB fan page.

Thank you

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/SCRAPBOOKING-DREAMS-CARDS/131580423519798

KinderStampO said...

What an awesome giveaway. I'd stop using my Sharpies. Finally an awesome marker that is acid free. Thanks for sharing.

Jess - KinderStampO

info@kinderstampo.com

Helen said...

I would love to win these!!! I really need some good coloring pens, since I have not made the expensive jump to Copics. And I love Bic!

JeNn said...

OH I WOULD START STAMPING AWAY SO I CAN COLOR WITH THEM & JOURNAL IN MY SCRAPBOOKS.

LYNN.J.ANDERSON@GMAIL.COM

JeNn said...
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DREAM CARDS said...

Posted on my personal FB page.
Thnks for the chance to win.
Patty
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=100001467768115

Deanne Gutierrez said...

Ooooh lucky you and such a great giveaway - thanks so much!

Deanne G
dgutierez1@msn.com

Cricut Matriarch said...

WOW these are awesome! I would use for coloring stamps on cards. Posting on FB right now.
Thank you for the opportunity to win these!!

Cricutmatriarch@yahoo.com
cricutmatriarch.blogspot.com

JeNn said...

posted on my facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=660050648


lynn.j.anderson@gmail.com

Heather said...

What an awesome giveaway!!! I would love these for journaling and practicing my digi stamping!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Heather said...

I shared on facebook!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

goatesgirl said...

wow these look great...thanks for sharing

Cassandra said...

WOW! I love using sharpies. This is such an awesome giveaway. If I won I'd use them at school on some of our art projects. I work at an elementary school and go thru sharpies like they are going out of style. Lol Thanks for the chance to win

Celeste B. said...

You did a wonderful job! What a great giveaway! I haven't tried to color stamps (little intimidating) - with these markers I would love to try!! I have a bunch of borrowed stamps from my sis that I would love to color! Thanks for the chance!!!

TerryM said...

Great color job. I love the storage. Can't wait to try them for the projects, the colors are more intense them colored pencils. I blogged at: http://cricutcraftinterry.blogspot.com/ and posted on FB with a link to you. Thanks for the giveaway invite.

Kathy said...

Love the ways these color! If I won, I'd like to use them to color stamped images and journaling. Thanks for sharing!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

Ooooooo!!! Look at all those beautiful colors! I would use them on all my LO's and cards! They are fantastic!!!

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

Those look great. I have an addiction to pens and markers so the possibilities are endless! I would decorate cards...craft projects...banners... you name it!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Cheryl
blondiee975@gmail.com

Melissa said...

I just posted about your blog candy on my blog!

http://disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/10/blog-candy.html

Thanks for the extra chance to win!!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

Just posted a link to your giveaway on my blog

www.pinkandpaper.blogspot.com

Cheryl
blondiee975@gmail.com

Kristina said...

Great job!! I have been more about my cricut and what it can cut for me then actual coloring so this would be an awesome thing to win so I could try my hand at it!! Thanks for the chance! I just became a follower and can't wait to see more!!

Kristina

kristina at thyerzoo dot com

Kristina said...

I just shared your link on FB!! Thanks for the second chance to win!!

Kristina

kristina at thyerzoo dot com

scrappinmomma said...

I would LOVE to win this set they are so AMAZING! I would finally be able to color in all the digi stamps I have collected. Thanks for a chance to win.

http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

OMG, love the way the case opens up... I wonder if they can be blended? I would use them to color the digi sets that I have just recently won... I was just looking into some markers for digi coloring, but have not bought any yet due to financial restraints. thanks for the opp to win.
Staci - staci412 at optonline dot net

scrappinmomma said...

Just posted your giveaway on my facebook page.Thanks for the chance to win.

http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

thanks for the 2nd opp to win this awesome marker set... I posted a link on my sidebar to this giveaway
Staci - staci412 at optonline dot net

Jen said...

I would use these to color in my cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

Amy said...

I would definately use them to color all the digital stamps I've been amassing for making my cards! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jamie said...

Wow great giveaway. I'd use them to color in digis and other stamps. thanks for the chance to win
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@Yahoo.com

Minta's Creations said...

I would love to win these awesome markers, I would try my hand at a digi stamp since I have never done any of those.

I have put your blog candy on my face book page.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000049961398

Thanks for the chance to win.

Minta

Minta's Creations said...

I posted about your blog candy on my side bar. check it out.

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

christys_scrappin said...

If I won these pens they would be PERFECT for my paper piecing I do! Thanks for the chance to win....:-)) I am now a follower of your blog and going to Facebook right after this! Oh, and I think I will post the link on my sidebar too!

Hope you will become one of my followers too....here is my link! :-)

http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

Barbara said...

Awesome giveaway! I would love to learn to color stamped images like you do! I am also emailing several of my friends to tel them about the giveaway.

barbara614@insightbb.com

The Swapp Fam said...

This would be perfect for many a school projects. Just the other day Dana needed some for her Geography project.

The Swapp Fam said...

K posted it on facebook too.

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Your coloring looks great. I have a small set of these markers and I have actually used these to color gems and brads the color I needed them for my project. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lesley from WI said...

Wow...what an awesome giveaway! I have only used prisma colored pencils on digis and would love to try markers. Your coloring turned out beautiful!!

Genevieve Rodriguez said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe they don't leave streaky lines when coloring. That's awesome. Great price point, awesome color range too! What a fun assigment for you!

I would love a set like these for coloring in my stamped images. I just joined the QKD design team and these would come in SO handy. Crossing my fingers that I'm lucky tomorrow.

Genevieve Rodriguez said...

Now that I posted a link to this giveaway on Facebook (facebook.com/GensDen), I'm off to check out the rest of your blog. Toodles!

stefeni said...

I would love a set of these BIC markers! There's such a wide selection in colors!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

jayma15 said...

I would LOVE to win these! I am "new" to coloring (meaning, I'm not very good at it! LOL) and these seem so very forgiving!!

spunkygirl61@hotmail.com

jayma15 said...

I also shared the giveaway on my FB page!

pattyk said...

sure would like to try a set of pens.
great giveaway. Just became a follower millierose651@aol.com

Lori said...

These would be really fun to use for our ladies club Christmas invitations! And at the card party we have to send handmade cards to the little old ladies at the nursing home. So yes...I totally can find some testing uses for these. Love the range of colors. Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

And I posted it on my Facebook. Gotta love the media to get the word out. Thanks for sharing.
Lori
cobber@sagensun.net

sucor said...

Your samples are so beautifully colored! I would love to win a set of these awesome Bic markers! I would like to try them with my various stamps. Thanks for the chance to win!

NanaBeth said...

I might actually start using mys tamps that need to be colored!

AJ said...

I've been looking for a good set of markers for scrapbooking. THanks for the opportunity to win a set! P.S. I love the sparkley shoes!

AnneMaflan said...

I've tried the "stamp coloring" method a few times before, and I liked the results. After reading your review, I think I'll practice the technique a little more so I can get better at it. Maybe I'll be able to do it with a new set of BIC Mark-It Markers! :)

TFS, and thanks for giving us all a chance to win such a great prize! :)

George & Ashley said...

Hello Jamie! I am now following your blog to see what other fantastic projects you come up with :) I have always loved the BIC permanent markers, but I think what excited me most about your posting on their new crafting markers is that *they don't bleed through the paper*! I think it is every crafter's *dream* not to have to worry about putting down additional paper, newspaper, or magazines underneath their card and scrapbook projects to prevent unnecessary marks. With the holiday season coming up, and my goal of making all my holiday cards for friends and family, I'm hoping I win the sets of markers! Thanks for the giveaway and looking forward to seeing more project ideas! :)

Ashley
ourwedding71809@gmail.com

Jennybean said...

I love bic markers! I would definitely print and color more digital images with them... I wonder how well they work if you colored rubber stamps with them and tried to stamp?

Lisa J said...

This truly an awesome thing! Its even more awesome that THEY contacted you! Congrats!
I would create all that i never could create before! (lol I dont have any markers).

tjsgal at gmail dot com

Lolis said...

I love Bic Markers! I made a video showing how I color with them. I bought mine at Walmart for about $12.00 for the 24 set. I would love the 2 36 sets, they don't have them at Walmart. I would continue coloring my stamped images. Here is the link to my video if anyone is interested.
http://lolis-mycorner.blogspot.com/search/label/video%20tutorial

Lolis said...

I just shared your link on face book! thanks for the chance to win. I'm following now.

Ulysses' mama said...

I am learning about stamping, so I would use these markers to try and get better with that.
daladypej@gmail.com

Ulysses' mama said...

I just did a post about your blog candy.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http://lilbamaboysmama.blogspot.com/2010/10/blog-candy.html

Juicy Creations said...

just posted about this giveaway on my blog
http://juicycricutcards.blogspot.com/2010/10/bic-pens-giveaway.html

Juicy Creations said...

i would love these pens.. such beautiful colors.. i would love to use them to do stitching on cards and diecuts
juicycreations808@gmail.com

sillyp said...

I just found you and how exciting that you get to try out new product and share with us. Sounds like they are going to work fine with crafting. I would use them to color images for cards.
Thank You
cornesrstone(dot)cs(at)cox(dot)net

jgirl said...

OoOoOoh, the possibilities would be endless! I would love those great Bic pens as well!!
I shared your link on my blog and subsequent FB fan page as well! Very awesome Miss Jamie!

http://shesnotyouraveragemom.blogspot.com/

The Bug said...

Wow - what a great giveaway. If I were to win I would use these markers with my 11 year old budding artist. We are always making projects together and she loves to have lots of color choices and options. We have been wanting to make come trancparency projects and these markers would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win.

spage said...

These markers look amazing.

Wende said...

wow these markers rock. Would love to win them. Every color of the rainbow. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jenna said...

Wow. I would use them for cards and incorporate more digis in my cards with them!

Jenna said...

I shared your link on facebook!

Kelly English said...

Love all the colors! Thanks for the chance to win. I would use them for doodling and journaling.

Kelly English said...

I just posted a link to you on my blog!

http://kellycenglish.blogspot.com/2010/10/blog-candy.html

Shelbi said...

Awzsome - would use them to label and organize as well as journaling and captions!

CraftyKatDesign said...

I just started looking at blogs recently and I've never been a stamper. I was surprised to see how many people are using stamps and coloring them in for their embellishments on their layouts and cards. I would like to get into it but Copics are very expensive so these look like a great alternative. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Robin
angel.heavensent777@gmail.com

CraftyKatDesign said...

I posted your marker giveaway on my blog!
http://craftykatdesign.blogspot.com/


Robin
angel.heavensent777@gmail.com

scrapgranny said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! I'm always looking for the perfect color to journal with. This would solve that problem!

Anna said...

Wow there is so much you could do with a set like this. I hope it would make me a color better. LOL Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

I would use them to journal and scrapbook!

Melissa
dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

Lovebug Creations said...

New follower! Also posted a link on facebook about this awesome product and give away. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm new to stamping and coloring them in so I would love some new markers to try this out with! I'm also obsessive about going around the edges of my images with a marker to get rid of the white spots! Thanks again!

Kimi

~Army Wife Molly~ said...

I would definitely try to learn how to color in digi-stamps, etc.! And eventually when I start scrapbooking, I'd journal and so on... Thanks for the chance to win!
~Molly (armywifemolly at me dot com)

felkatz said...

wow!!! soo cool.. i would love to win this. i have yet to get me some markers.. copics are too expensive would love to try this!!

thanks

felkatz at gmail dot com

juelt said...

too cute - just started a blog today - hoping to get it up and running - love to see everyone's stuff!! Keep it up!

My Crafting Time said...

Very cute! What an awesome prize. I'd love to win the markersets and if I did, I'd use them on my digital stamps to make some cute cards if my own. TFS

Stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

Richelle said...

wow,, i would love to win as I have just gotten into coloring my stamped images using blender pen and stamp pad technique, so would love to give this a go...thanks for a chance to win..

DEBBIE said...

i recently started my new hobby as creating and making cards
i have purchased stamps for my christmas cards
these pens would work great in creating the perfect colors for my cards
thanks for the chance
gad1974@windstream.net

lamerlisa@hotmail.com said...

these are really neat! I would so love to win these! I am new to the stampinping world, they seem like they would be a great thing to start and learn with...

Lisa
lamerlisa@hotmail.com
http://lisakelly110803.blogspot.com/

lamerlisa@hotmail.com said...

I shared your link on my facebook page!

Lisa
lamerlisa@hotmail.com
http://lisakelly110803.blogspot.com/

Lori (THCEO) said...

WOW! I wouldn't have thought they would give such amazing results, but they did! Your images look fabulous! Who needs Copics?!?!? Hee, hee... I'd use them for my stamped cards. I don't have the money to invest in Copics, so these would be perfect!

Lori :)
TheHouseholdCEO@live.com

Denise said...

Oh wow!! How wonderful would these markers be for me!! I would use my stamps a whole lot more and color them in. I was wanting some markers but I just haven't been able to afford them! So a lot of projects I want to do I just don't because I have no markers. Thanks for the opportunity to win these fabulous markers!!
Denise in WA
www.rndhud6.blogspot.com

Vicki said...

I would like to try coloring stamps.

wendyp said...

check out all those colors!!!! Would love to give these a try for coloring stamped images!

Just A Pac Rat said...

I love these pens too and they are affordable which I really like.

Sharon's blog said...

I would use them for coloring stamps.

Sharon's blog said...

I posted it on my blog!!!
www.sharonbertolino.blogspot.com

Denise said...

Looks like I happened along your blog in the nick of time :))) I"d love to win this blog candy. I am an avid craft and I would really love to get into digis. If I won these, I'd finally have something to color them with. Thanks for the chance to win. What a generous giveaway :) I posted about your giveaway on my blog at

http://lalasworldblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/cute-cards-and-crafts-by-jamie.html

Helle said...

Hello from Norway
I'll be a happy cafting girl if I this markers dumped into my postbox,I love coloring stamps!
-Helle-

Helle said...

And now I,ve posted a link and a picture of your lovely candy in my blog ♥
-Helle-

Yelowflower said...

I would stamp and color of course!!! lol

Cambrea said...

These ARE great markers! I would definitely use them to color clip art and stamped images as well as adding some color to the edges of cards and scrapbooked elements.

Kelly Massman said...

What an awesome giveaway! I would use them for scrapbooking! Probably, I would also use them for cardmaking and maybe even doodling or drawing. They are awesome! I'm a new follower! Thanks!

A Christy Production said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! I would love these coloured pens! I have these cheap nasty ones at the moment and I hate using them. I've been umming and ahhing about just splashing out and buying GOOD pens for my card making, but haven't had the guts to spend the money yet. So they would be perfect!

A Christy Production said...

http://achristyproduction.blogspot.com/2010/10/giveaway-get-in-quick-it-closes-in-few.html

Just posted on my blog about your giveaway. Technically, because I live in Australia is it the 18th already, but luckily for me it's still the 17th in the USA!

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

I was impressed with what you did with the markers... they are amazing and with two sizes you could do just about anything with them... I would use them on my design team projects... and journel with them in my scrapbooking...
The Scrapbooking Queen
thescrapbookingqueen1@gmail.com

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

I have posted this on facebook so other can have the same chance as me...Thank you for your awesome giveaway
The Scrapbooking Queen

Manhattan Mandie said...

I LOVE Bic Mark-It's they color some nicely! I actually need a new set, my tips are getting pretty beat :) I've been dying to try the ultra fine too!

Manhattan Mandie said...

I'm also posting this on my facebook wall! Thanks for this chance to win!

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

What great colors :D I learned about your giveaway from The Scrapbooking Queen. Thanks :D

Julie said...

New Follower!! :) I would use thse for many different things from card making and scrapbooking to crafting and my daughters school projects! Great giveaway!

A Scrap Above said...

Oh this is awesome! I sure could use these markers! I have been looking for something new to use, hubby bought me something from Michales, and they just do NOT work, lines every where!
TFS and a chance to win.
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
a_scrap_above(at)yahoo(dot)com

A Scrap Above said...

I have also shared this on my blog, come check it out!
I am also a new follower.
FTS
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
a_scrap_above(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tamra said...

I would love these markers! I would use them for making cards and scrapbooking!

CuddlyBunny said...

Did I read fine and ULTRA-fine? WHAT?

I didn't know that Bic made the ULTRA fine ... and I certainly didn't know they're acid free (I already have a few of the fine tip, but avoid them for anything I intend to keep). So, what amazing news!

Thanks for the heads-up, the overall review and the chance to win!

Have a great Halloween!

Khristen said...

OMG I have been eying these for quite some time now. I love to stamp, and have been using colored pencils, but I feel sure enough to use markers. I haven't broken down and bought them yet...3 kids suck the money out of you LOL. I think this a great giveaway, thanks for the chance!

Khristen said...

...and here is my post about it...as late as it may be LOL http://khristenscraftroom.blogspot.com/2010/10/quick-enter-to-win.html

mytwoandras said...

Wow! What a great prize. If I won these markers I would be stamping tons of images to color. I would be in Marker Heaven! Thanks for giving me a chance to win. Jen

Works From The Attic said...

I would love to have the set of these. The Copics are out of touch and would love to try these out. Thanks for doing the review, I love reading them.
Linda M

madebyKarla said...

I'd love to win a set to color my stamped images and journal on my scrapbooks! Look at all those colors! thanks for the chance ;)

Steph said...

Great giveaway! These would be perfect for coloring stamps, my newest addiction.