Just saw your question about colored pencils...yes, you can use the colored pencils you have on hand. Just be sure to test them on a scrap of black paper like Gina K showed us on this video...that way you are sure to get the hue that you desire. I love the way she created the gold edge-embossed layer for her card...great idea. I had never thought of that. Hope Gina is having fun on AZ.