Here's the outside. It's a fun binder that I found at Target, but I just loved all the colors!
I have the inside divided into four sections. The first section is a picture of the stamp sets that I have.
I turn to this section OFTEN when I am looking for a certain sentiment or type of image. I just print off a copy of each of the stamp sets I own from online and then I have a reference for what I have in my collection. If I am looking for a "Happy Anniversary" stamp and can't remember what I have, I just start flipping through the pages until I find the one sentiment that is just perfect! It's amazing how many times I forget what a certain stamp set contains!
The next section contains color combinations.
As I find color combos that I like or that I want to remember, I save them to a Publisher file and then when the page is full, I print it and add it to my binder. I have tons of pages filled with color ideas. It gets me outside my comfort zone sometimes which is always good!
The next section is for sketches.
Again, this is such a wonderful resource! As I find sketches I save them to a file and then print and add them to my binder. Some sketch websites have their sketches already on a PDF file that you can download. It's is wonderful! I use this section a lot and often I'll combine certain elements of sketches to create just what I want.
The last section is a resource section and it doesn't have a lot in it right now. It lists PTI colors and copic colors, etc. It's nice to have all this information in one file and easy to access at all times!
My book is kind of thick, but that is OK because I don't always start at page one and it is organized. Sometimes I'll turn to the middle of a section and start from there when I'm looking for inspiration so I'm not always looking at the same thing.
This is such a great resource for me. I hope it gives you some ideas too!
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