Friday, February 21, 2014

Swatch Book Idea

Happy Friday!!!

Hey there! It's Ruthie again!  So a couple weeks ago I went to Michael's to do some retail therapy and when I got home, I realized that I already had three of the items that I purchased. Darn! That means I had to take another trip back to Michael's... now this could be a good thing, but I was not looking forward to driving back to the store that night. Well, today I am going to show you a quick and easy tip to stay organized and help keep track of products that you already have.  

I have most of the Color Shine sprays by Heidi Swapp. I love them and use them often, but I always forget what they look like once they are dry. I thought it would be a good idea to make a swatch book of all the colors that I have, so it could be used as an quick/easy reference when I am working on projects and when I go to the store to pick up new colors. :)
I grabbed some of the small white tags from the Timeless Twine Store, wrote a Color Shine color name on the back of each one, and then sprayed the front with that Color Shine color. Once they were dry I strung them together with a bit of Tuxedo Twine. Now I have something to reference the colors by while I am working on projects. I can also grab it and take it with me to the store, to make sure I don't purchase a color that I already have. 

This idea would work with ink pad colors as well. 6-6
Products used:
Color Shine: Heidi Swapp, Michael's
Timeless Twine:Small Tags
I hope you have a wonderful day!


Julie Odil said...

The is such a great idea! Why didn't I think of it? Super clever, Ruthie!

DebC said...

Great job! Good idea for many things!

Tara said...

This is an awesome idea! I believe I will have to make one of these!

Isha Gupta said...

Great idea to stay organised. I have to make a few of these for various products.

Rose said...

Ruthie this is an excellent idea!!!
i always love new organisation ideas :)

Cassandra Chen said...

What a fun and creative idea!!

Karen (karey2005) said...

I need to do this with my distress inks. I use them a lot.....and am always searching through and daubering trying to remember what colors look like.... Great idea!

quilt4fun2 said...

Clever idea to keep track of inventory and see what it looks like for a reference. Love it.
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Kristy said...

This is such a fab idea!! I only have a few of the Color Shine colors, but placing an order for a TON of Mister Huey's, so I can't wait to be able to do this when I get them. Thanks for sharing this awesome tip! : ) ~ Kristy

Madge Gillen said...

Ruthie- BINGO!!!!! This is a supercalafragilisticexpealidocious (is that even how you spell this word?) LOL idea!! I need to make me one of these awesome swatch books!! Thanks for the inspiration!!! loves-Madge

Timeless Twine said...

What a super fun project. I am going to have to do this one of these days with all my ink padsmarkers from SU.

Brianna loeffelbein said...

Great way to stay organized and know what you own and what you need!!