Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Copic Swatch Book

I have to say this is probably my #1 favorite item from the Summer CHA show.  Yes, I loved plenty of papers, embellishments and other new products.  But this is just so stinkin' cool!  And no matter how small my purse is this baby goes in it!  You just never know when you'll happen upon Copics & I want to make sure I don't buy duplicate colors.

I'd been holding off coloring the cover of my Swatch Book but today seemed to be the day.  I pulled up Marianne's post about coloring her's to use for guidance.  I decided I wanted to do my own colors & I must say I'm pretty happy with it.

Colors used: text - B16; leaves & vines - G21, G24, YG63, YG67, YG03; flowers - V06, RV17, RV34; marker - C1, C3, C5, C7, BV23, BV31; shadow - B000

One more change to my swatch book.  I've found that when I'm in the store looking to see which colors I have I'm usually flipping back and forth to find the page I want.  Now I've got a color code on the side of each page so I can go immediately to the color family I'm interested in.

Tip: I've also made some notes on the pages to help me with a few things.  I need to know which colors are included in the papercrafting sets so I've added PCA or PCB next to each color to signify Paper Crafting A or Paper Crafting B.  I've also noted VI next to the colors I've got a Various Ink refill for.  That'll help me know which ones I still need to buy.  Tons of information right at my fingertips!

I've got some cash burning a hole in my pocket that I want to put towards more new pens.  I can't wait to pull my new & improved swatch book out to help me make my choices!


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh this is soooooooooo cool!!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee it my friend! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Wonderful coloring on the cover Krista! Now...are your pages almost full of color? hee hee hee. Gotta love being a collector :)