Ribbon Swatch Book

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.

  • Heather the MooseLoverApril 14, 2008 - 6:35 pm

    This ribbon notebook is fantastic! So organized- and I see you are like me and that you sort by type and not by color- which is how I think too.ReplyCancel

  • Debra BarkerApril 14, 2008 - 8:48 pm

    This is just to much, I like it . Keep up the organization. I am loving it.
    This is a good idea.ReplyCancel

  • Lynnette FlaglerApril 14, 2008 - 11:13 pm

    Great idea. Love the organizational ideas. Need all the help I can get.ReplyCancel

  • Savor the Journey * TexasGrammyApril 15, 2008 - 1:17 am

    No kidding!! You are so entirely organized!! Eeeek!
    Becca … you could package these up & sell them! Honestly!
    Way to go!


  • Mary KApril 15, 2008 - 11:47 am

    That’s a great idea. The last time Michael’s had a ribbon sale I bought 5 spools and when I got home I realized I already had all 5 of them. Your idea would’ve prevented that, but my sister-in-law might not like her free ribbon supply being cut off. I give her my duplicates. LOLReplyCancel

  • Linda KlebackApril 15, 2008 - 4:06 pm

    Yes, LK is still making lists! Now I want to create a list of all my acrylic stamp sets…ReplyCancel

  • nancy bApril 16, 2008 - 8:27 pm

    or you could package these and give them as Christmas gifts to your favorite RLs.ReplyCancel

  • Charlene Austin (Willow01)April 23, 2008 - 1:50 pm

    Becca, this is awesome! It scares the daylights out of me to attempt this but I do love it!ReplyCancel

  • KathleenNovember 18, 2008 - 8:40 pm

    A woman after my own heart. My mum used to call me the list queen.
    I currently have a book for both the card and paper stock I have and how much of each (not patterned papers, just plain).
    I must make a record of the stamps, punches, dies and ribbon I have now!!

  • emilyApril 3, 2010 - 7:41 am

    Oh Becca, I always aspire to make beautiful cards like your, now I will have to aspire to be as organized as you, too??!? :D
    Found this on the Crafty Storage blog today so I had to come back and visit you twice. No problem with that at all!
    Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great Easter weekend! :o)ReplyCancel

  • Shelly B.April 3, 2010 - 7:20 pm

    I LOVE binders and notebooks for keeping track of what I have! This idea is great. I will keep checking to see when you post keeping track of challenges……. because someday I am going to enter one. :)ReplyCancel