Color Charts to Organize Supplies


Ever been to the store and picked-up an art supply only to come home to find that you already had the color? I have done this too many times to count.  It’s time to take inventory of what you have! Here are color charts of many of the products that I use (don’t judge!). Once you take inventory, snap a photo with your phone and the next time you shop, your inventory will be at your fingertips! Note – wherever possible, I went directly to the supplier for the chart. In some cases I linked to charts on Pinterest.


DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Color Chart

Golden Fluid Acrylic Color Chart

Golden Open Acrylics Color Chart

PaperArtsy Acrylic Paint Chart 

PaperArtsy Acrylic Paint Chart Fill In

Pebec Acrylic Color Chart 


Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Ink Color Chart

Tim Holtz/Ranger Alcohol Ink Color Chart


Speedball Block Printing Ink Color Chart



Dr. Ph. Martin’s Color Charts


Dreamweaver Pastes Color Chart


Brusho Color Chart


Coats and Clark Thread Color Chart

DMC Thread Color Chart


Col-o-ring ink Testing Book 


Swatch the ink and keep the colors on the ring or file in a three ring binder using baseball trading card plastic sleeves.


Faber Castell Gelatos Color Chart


The Art Institute Art Glitter Color Chart

Elizabeth Craft Silk Microfine Glitter Color Chart

Ritz Micro Fine Glitter Color Chart


Copic Marker Color Chart 2019 Fill In

Copic Marker Color Chart with 358 Colors

Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens Brush Color Chart

Posca Pen Color Chart

Tombow 108 Color Markers Color Chart


Info on this Copic Marker storage unit is in the my most recent organizing article.


Pearl EX Color Chart

Perfect Pearls Color Chart  Color chart that prints out is not true to color, but it will help.


PanPastel Color Chart


Blackwing Color Pencil Color Chart

Caran D’Ache Color Chart

Derwent Inktense Pencil to Ink 72 Pencils  Color Chart

Derwent Watercolor Pencils Color Chart

Derwent Products Color Charts

Faber Castell 166 Pencils – Polychromos Color Chart

Faber Castell 120 Color Polychromos Fill In Color Chart

General’s Pastel Chalk Pencils Color Chart


Koh-I-Noor Progresso Pencils Color Chart

Prismacolor Pencil 150 Color Chart Filled In 

Prismacolor Pencil 150 blank Color Chart

Stabilo Carblthello Pastel Color Pencils Color Chart

Stabilo Woody 3 in 1 Pencil Color Chart

Tombow Irojiten Colored Pencils 90 Count Color Chart




Tim Holtz Oxide Spray Color Chart Fill In


Ranger Archival Ink Color Chart Fill In

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Color Chart Fill In

Tim Holtz Oxide Ink Color Chart Fill In


Coliro Pearlcolors Color Chart

Daniel Smith Watercolor Color Chart 

Daniel Smith Primatek Color Chart

Derwent Inktense Blocks Color Chart

QoR Watercolor Color Chart

Schmincke Horadam Aquarell Watercolor Color Chart



  • Don’t feel overwhelmed by this project. Each time you take out a supply, do the inventory just for that one product.
  • Laminate the color charts and store with the product or in a binder. Update new colors after shopping with a Sharpie!
  • Keep your charts handy when shopping online. These small purchases can get you to the free shopping limit!

What charts would you like to see added? Send me the link and I will add it. Stay tuned for an article on resource guides – which glue to use and when, what colors work together, difference in types of gel mediums, what paint brush should be used…

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Fall Into Color!

Fall is a glorious time of the year and I enjoy making cards in the beautiful colors of the season. In making this card, I wanted a variety of colors in the card. I found that it is a great way to use the coordinating paper packs that I had accumulated. Since you are using multiple colors you will end up with enough for four cards. The cards could easily be made with colors from any season. 


  • Paper colors of your choice for base. I used paper from The Paper Cut – and Marco’s Paper – 
  • Four papers in coordinating colors. I used Bo Bunny paper – 
  • Gold card stock
  • Cream color card stock
  • Gina Marie Designs Leaf die. I purchased mine from Let’s Create 
  • Fall word die from Cheery Lynn Designs – 
  • Jewel rhinestones to coordinate with paper
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink Carved Pumpkin – 
  • Bone folder – my favorite is Martha Stewart’s
  • Paper trimmer – Fiskars 12” ProCision Rotary Bypass Trimmer – 
  • Tape runner
  • Die cutting machine – Tim Holtz Vagabond 2 – 
  • Piecing tool – Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 372 Retractable Craft Pick – and 
  • Tombow Aqua mono liquid glue – 
  • Foam pop dots
  • Four small bowls
  • Blending tool – I use Tim Holtz blending tool.
  • Paper towel
  • Craft mat – I like the craft mat from Heidi Swapp –



  • It is easier to make four cards at one time for this project.
  • Cut four paper bases cut to A2 wallet size. Fold over and create sharp fold with bone folder.
  • Cut leaf die four times with four different pattern papers using die cutting machine. Place each cut die in a separate bowl to avoid confusion later on. Separate pieces.
  • Cut Fall word die four times from gold card stock with die cutting machine. 
  • From each of the four color papers cut one 3.25” x 1” piece.
  • Cut four cream color card stock pieces 3”x .75”. Blend Carved Pumpkin ink around the edges of the paper with blending tool. Adhere to 3.25” x 1” piece with tape. Adhere Fall word to cream color paper with Tombow glue.
  • Adhere cut frame to card base with Tombow glue. Use pieces from one bowl to fill in one frame section. Move on to next bowl for next section, etc. Blot each section with paper towel to remove excess glue.
  • Adhere Fall to card base with foam pop dots.
  • Adhere jewels to each of the corners.

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Abstract String Art


Optional Supplies


  • Cut twine to 10”
  • If using dried paint pigment, mix pigment with water in the paint palette tray to create color. To cover a 10” piece of string you will need about two teaspoons of liquid.
  • There are several ways to apply the ink or paint pigment to the twine –
  • Apply ink directly to the craft mat and drag string through the color OR
  • Drop ink on craft mat and using a paint brush apply the ink to the string OR
  • Put ink/mixed dried paint pigment and water in a paint palette tray and dip string in
  • Place wet string on the card stock in a looping pattern with string tail coming off the bottom of the paper.
  • Place second sheet of same size card stock on top of the inked string sheet.
  • Put book on top of sandwiched paper. Press down firmly and pull the string out. Remove book and open sandwiched papers.
  • Wet string can be used for two additional pulls.
  • Multiple colors may be applied to the string by dipping segments of the string various colors.
  • To add additional sparkle apply Glitter Kiss, Frosty Sparkle Kiss to dried artwork.


  • If there is too much ink on the string, press the string down on the mat with your finger and squeeze out excess.
  • When using Glitter Kiss, use a palette knife to apply to card stock to not contaminate the product as the moisture may reactive the pigment on the card.

The darker string flowers (first three) are made with reindeers and the bottom cards and envelopes are made with Color Burst

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Splish Splash, I was taking a Bath

I have had this cute Bubbles stamp from Unity Stamp Co in my stamp stash for a bit. I found inspiration from a card, Pamela J. Duncan, made on the Stamp Junkies Facebook page. She used an adorable bathing penguin stamp and that got my thoughts going! I love the little shower curtain!



  • White linen paper from Marco Paper – 
  • Black basic and white basic paper from the Paper Cut – 
  • Two coordinating pattern paper – used Teresa Collins and Stemma Masterpiece Studio papers.
  • Vellum paper – I had pattern paper vellum that was flocked in my stash.
  • Black Stazon ink
  • Fashionistas – Bubbles, by Tracy Malnofski, Unity Stamp – 
  • Prismacolor pencils – 
  • Ranger Distress Oxide Spun Sugar
  • Tim Holtz round blending tool
  • Stickles
  • Bone folder – my favorite is Martha Stewart’s
  • Paper trimmer – my favorite is, Fiskars 12” ProCision Rotary Bypass Trimmer
  • Tape runner
  • Foam dots
  • Scissors – my favorite is by CutterBee
  • Piercing tool
  • Hole punch
  • Brads
  • Embroidery floss 


  • Misti stamp positioner
  • Washi tape and stamps to decorate envelope 



  • Cut white linen paper to A6 size (9.5” x 6.25”). Fold in half, creating a sharp fold line with bone folder. Stamp, “It’s been one of those days” on the inside of the card.
  • Overall size of the pattern paper is 4.5” x 6”. I made one piece 1.75” x 6” and the other piece 2.75” x 6”. I used the leftovers for another card.
  • Cut black basic to 5.25” x 4” and white basic 5” x 3.75”, cut vellum 4.5” x 3”.
  • Stamp Bubbles and Time for Wine on white paper with the black Stazon ink. I used my Misti positioner to get a good clear image.
  • Color image with Prismacolor pencils. With the blending tool, blend the spun sugar ink on the edges of the stamped image.  Add highlights to tub, bubbles and wine glass with Stickles. When dry piece hole at both corners of the image, approximately down and in .25”. 
  • Fan fold vellum paper at .5”, make sharp crease with bone folder. Round one bottom of folded fan with scissors and punch hole in the top with hole punch.
  • Cut embroidery floss about 5.5”, wrap floss around the brad leaving a small tail. Push brad through hole in paper and secure. Thread floss through hole in vellum fan, wrap end of floss leaving a tail on the other brad and poke through paper and secure.
  • Adhere pattern paper to white card front. 
  • Place foam dots on the black paper and adhere to pattern paper. Place foam dots on back of stamped image and adhere to black paper.

I like to decorate my envelopes. I used the free bottle and bubble stamp from, Papercraft Essentials, (Issue 161 gift with purchase – a craft magazine from the UK. I colored the images with my pencils and added some washi tape to the back flap.  


Are You Ready For Some Football???

I am ready for some football and my favorite team is the Green Bay Packers. I found some fun football/Green Bay stamps and made a card to reflect my love of the team.



  • Sunburst Yellow paper from the Paper Cut – 
  • White card stock and brown or black card stock
  • Black Stazon ink
  • Peachy Keen Stamp – Will Work for Paper Tickets – 
  • Peachy Keen Stamp Set – PK-850 Packer 1
  • Packer paper by Scrapbook Customs –
  • NFL Decorative Ribbon – purchased at Michaels
  • Prismacolor pencils
  • Glossy Accents
  • Stickles
  • Bone folder – my favorite is Martha Stewart’s
  • Paper trimmer – my favorite is Fiskars 12” ProCision Rotary Bypass Trimmer
  • Tape runner
  • 1/2” double sided tape
  • Foam dots
  • Scissors – my favorite is by CutterBee



  • Misti stamp positioner
  • Washi tape


  • Cut sunburst yellow paper to A2 size (4.25” x 10.5”). Fold in half, creating a sharp fold line with bone folder.
  • Cut white paper to 2.5” x 4”, brown or black paper to 2.75 x 4.25”, and Packer paper to 1.25” x 5.25”. I trimmed the edge of the Packer paper with black ink.
  • Stamp Will Work for Tickets image on white paper. I like to use my Misti stamp positioner to get a nice image. It’s great to use if I need to reapply the ink.
  • Color image with Prismacolor pencils. Use Glossy Accents on the holes of the cheese. Apply Stickles to gloves and tops of boots. Allow to dry.
  • Adhere stamped image to black or brown paper.
  • Cut ribbon 5.75”, adhere double sided tape to back. Remove second strip from tape and adhere ribbon to card front. Trim ends of ribbon.
  • Use same double sided tape and adhere to trimmed Packer paper. Attach to card.
  • Place foam dots on back of stamped image and position on card.

I like to decorate my envelopes and used a stamp from the Peachy Keen – Packer set 1 and some washi tape.

I got my Packer paper from Valley Stamp and Scrap LLC –