Friday, May 22, 2009

PTI Swatch Book


First I want to say thank you to all my friends who worried with me and then congratulated me on my Papertrey Ink GSS win. I'm so excited to be a guest designer on the template idea download and can't wait to see what My Timeless Templates has in store for June. Speaking of June...The contest for June is now open, so what are you waiting for? Get your Timeless Template ready and enter. You could be the next winner!

Did you see the PTI Newsletter this morning? Lisa Johnson made a fabulous swatch book and I decided to make one for myself. I have a SU version that Angela gave me back when I was a SU demo and I enjoy having that on hand. Mine is very simple for a reason. I'm messy and often lose things in my craft room, so this needed to be cute yet be able to stand up to being tossed around. It also had to stand out which is why I threw every color in the rainbow on it. I bet that button won't last a week. LOL

I used a scallop rectangle nestablitie to make the cover and used a 3/4" circle punch to cut out the letters. I used PTI's fresh alphabet and some berry sorbet bitty dot dp. No project is complete with some ribbon and a swipe of vintage cream ink around the edges.

I like to save the cardboard inserts from 12x12 paper packs and use them to make my own chipboard pieces. While not as sturdy as chipboard, it's sturdy enough for many projects.

Don't forget the Digiments contest--you still have this weekend to enter!

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

17 comments:

  1. Such a great idea to make it bigger! I made a couple of these (SU! and PTI) a while back, but I only used a 1 inch sqare. I find that I never use them. I also liked Lisa's idea to stamp the VersaMark right on the swatch. Yours is cute and bright! Love the bitty dot ribbon!

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  2. This is really lovely, love the colors.

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  3. I made a not-so-fancy swatch a while back, using smaller squares. This morning I was looking for it, since I was headed to town, and the scrapbook store, and I can't find it anywhere. Maybe this larger size is a good idea ;) I love it for buying patterned paper, especially, so I don't end up with thing that don't match anything!

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  4. Great little swatch book! Too cute!

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  5. Wow, you are really quick! Isn't this such a great idea. I hope to make one soon. I love how you used the nesties to make the cover.

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  6. Simply beautiful, and it took you how long to make this? You are truly gifted Annie. Have a great weekend.

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  7. I loved that when I saw it in the PTI e-mail this morning = you work fast, girl - - and this looks great!

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  8. Hi annie. Nice project! welcome to the KLM team as well! Have a great wknd. = )

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  9. Nice job on this and congratulations! I haven't tried any of these templates...
    Have a great weekend!

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  10. Congratulations Annie!! You're well-deserving!! Love your little swatch book and I know what you mean about that button - lol! My studio looks like a bomb went off in it most of the time!

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  11. This is a great idea! I may try and copy it for the ladies in my SU club. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Very cute, and congrats on your win.

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  13. very cute! congrats on your win!! enjoy your long weekend :)

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  14. Congratulations on your win! I look forward to seeing what you come up with with using the new templates. I also wanted to thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog too and leaving me such a sweet comment.

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  15. that is such a cute ptoject!

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  16. This is a super cute idea! I use WAY too many different products. I did do this with all my inks though. It makes it so much easier when working on a project. Plus the color on the package is not always the color it stamps!
    TFS!!!!
    Congrats to you superstar!!!!!

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