Previously I showed you the swatches that I use with Copics, Prismacolors and color samples of stamp pad ink. For anything that I have a few of, as time permits, I make a list or swatch pages to help me with colors or to help me remember what I already have. Well, for my ribbon outing, I was intent on not duplicating any ribbon I currently have (truth be known, I can look in my ribbon drawers and have three of several kinds – guess I really liked it).
This is a notebook that I carry with me in the car and then it goes back to my studio; it helps remind me what I have. I’ve just added the ribbon swatches since I can’t really go by name. In this case it doesn’t contain every ribbon I have instead it just covers the basics in satin, grosgrain, stitched grosgrain, dotted grosgrain and specialty series at Michaels where they have a spread of colors. When I made my last ribbon purchase at Michaels, this little baby kept me straight.
I belong to a group of women who are “list maniacs”, it’s a good thing (LK are you listening?) Many of them put me to shame and have gotten me over my “fear of listing”. Seriously, the front end investment in time, keeps me from always hunting for things and in the end means more crafting time. Who can’t use more crafting time?….I’m just sayin’.
I’ll be back later with some new organization I have developed for keeping track of challenges and sketches.