Thank you to BIC for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own. received this product from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review.

Ever since I was a young child I’ve loved playing with markers, crayons, and anything that would allow me to add some color to my life — or since I’m not so creative, add some color to my writing at least. Recently I had the chance to try out a 36 pack of BIC Mark-It Permanent Markers and I was thrilled to have so many colors to work with. Of course having that many colors and super awesome markers doesn’t mean that you’ll find time to create super awesome projects, and/or that your equipment will always work right.

Good intentions

I had intended on using my new Silhouette Cameo and using the marker tool to create some amazing designs using the BIC Mark-It markers, however, I haven’t been able to get my cameo to connect to my new computer. So until that issue gets resolved, I was stuck doing artwork by hand — and let me be the first to say I’m no artist.

Custom gift bags

I was armed with some blank gift bags, gift tags, and my markers. I decided to design a bag with a Christmas tree and some gifts (because that is about where my artistry ends), and added a custom tag for grandma.

bic mark-it gift

Although I didn’t get to do exactly what I had planned, I still of course had fun using the markers. Something about putting color to paper always relaxes me. I even had my kids pull out their coloring books and crayons so we could color a bit as I realized how much I used to like doing stuff like this.   🙂

About BIC Mark-It Permanent Markers

BIC® products are known and appreciated worldwide for their quality, their affordability and their ease of use. BIC® writing instruments have become part of the personal history of millions of consumers, making BIC® one of the best-known international brands. All BIC® Markers use Acid-Free Ink*

BIC Mark-It Permanent Markers provide vivid color for use on a variety of surfaces including, glass, metal, plastic, paper, photos and more. For more information about this product, click here to visit their website.

More great projects

I didn’t have a chance to create the exact project I wanted (hopefully soon), but I did find some amazing projects on the BIC site that would be perfect as we start the new year and head into Valentine’s day and beyond. Check out these fun projects I found (all images courtesy of BIC):



So tell us…

What would you create with these amazing markers?