PTI Swatchbook

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Hi everyone! How's today shaping up for you? I've been cleaning like a maniac lately, so I haven't had much time to make cards... LOL, truth be told, hours of cleaning totally wipes me out and I've been going to bed quite a bit earlier than I had been in recent months. Haha, how sad! My *plan* is to stay up late tonight, since I haven't even gotten a chance to ink up my Giga Guidelines set yet. Inexcusable if you ask me. LOL...

When I look back on the cards I used to make when I first started stamping, and then compare them to the cards I'm creating now, I think the biggest difference is color. I *love* using fun, bright colors. LOL, I'd probably use them year round if I could! Haha, who am I kidding? It's gonna happen!! :) The tricky part sometimes is figuring out what colors will look like together. I'm a super visual person, so it really helps me to actually *see* them side-by-side. This is where my friend Becky Carafa comes in. She's offering these PTI Swatchbooks (inspired by Nichole Heady) on her blog for purchase. To get an idea of how three colors will look together, you just flip open the book to find the corresponding color pages. That's it! No more searching through scraps or grabbing full sheets to try to find combos I like. Woot!

You can find all the deets here: PTI Swatchbooks

The flower on my cover was inspired by the gorgeous Medallion image Nichole Heady created when she was showcasing the Mod Squad set back in July.

Have a great day!! :)

Stamps - Mod Squad, Polka Dot Basics 2, Fancy Flourishes
Ink - Raspberry Fizz, Versamark, Smokey Shadow
Paper - Smokey Shadow, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz Bitty Dot
Miscellaneous - Corner Rounder, Summer Sunrise Grosgrain Ribbon, Aqua Rhinestones, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Stickles, White Gel Pen


  1. Oh. My. Goodness!!!! This is beautiful! Nice work!

  2. Wow, this is stunning! Thanks for giving us the details on the swatchbook!

  3. Cute design, Heather! Love that ribbon and the mod flower! I hate going back to look at my earlier designs. I'm not too fond of them! :-)

  4. Aren't Becky's books fab? I LOVE mine, but I LOVE how you decorated YOURS!! Gorgeous!

  5. I wouldn't have ever guessed that you needed help with color!! I love your combos! this ribbon stapling is crack-a-lackin'. I've watched far too many kids movies far too many times!! love your corner diddy too:)

  6. no way i love what you did with the flower! i would have never thought of that!! great card!!

  7. Wow...I love your pretty swatch book!! Wonderful, Heather!!

  8. This is darling!! Wish I had a cleaning maniac at my house!!


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