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As you know I had a GREAT TIME at our annual Stampin' Up! Convention in July ... I wanted to archive some of the fun moments in a My Digital Studio SWATCH BOOK.. these books are so cute.. i did this in an evening!!  If you have updated to the latest version of MDS you will see this swatch book option under PHOTOBOOKS & INDIVIDUAL PAGES when you go to create a new project.  (More info on SWATCH BOOKS here)

Conv swatch 1

this gives you an idea of the size... the pages measure 3-1/4" x 5-1/2" and are attached with a rivet in the upper left corner.
Conv swatch3

here are a few of the pages:

Conv swatch 4
Conv swatch 5

Conv swatch 6

Conv swatch7
Conv swatch8

when you flip it over, you see all the pages on the back sides... too fun!

Conv swatch 2

I know this is going to be hard to see but you can double-click it to enlarge it.... what I did to start my swatch book was to make about 10 different "templates" (backgrounds with places for photos and journaling) and I repeated these pages over and over to fill my 26 page book.  Then I SAVED that file and opened a duplicate file to use for my Convention 2011 book, and inserted my convention photos.. that way I have a little swatch book template that I can reuse, modify, etc. without redoing all the work.

  Swatch book template

I tried to stick with just a few different MDS download files.. for the most part, here are the downloads I used:

  • Convention 2011 Designer Kit, #127361
  • My Friend set, #123147
  • Downtown Grunge, #126056
  • Limited Edition embellishments, #127175

 Hope you enjoyed my little book.. I hope  YOU will try a Swatch book in MDS !! 

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Nanci Luna

What a great idea for family reunions and just for pictures of families - what about that new baby! Such a great idea!

Veronica Cannon

A beautiful, witty idea!

Do you have a list of the printing prices? I'm assuming you had it professionally printed.

Paula M

Oh, this is AWESOME!! I just did a movie maker video of pictures of my 18 yo from pictures of her growing up - this would be awesome to put together on a swatch to give to her. Oh, so many ideas that this can be used for. Thanks for sharing your GORGEOUS swatchbook.

Monika Davis

That's a very fun idea Patty! Thanks for sharing it with us.
Monika Davis


The size reminds me of the color coach, they look the same, size wise. What a neat memory book to be able to take with you anywhere you go, thanks for the great idea!


awesome awesome idea... you are so smart!How much did it cost to get it printed?


Thanks for posting this. I've been working on my own swatch book for my family members, but there are hardly any samples available to work from. I may do a Convention one too. Would be a great recruiting tool. Now I wish I'd taken more pictures!

Allison B

This looks amazing! What a great way to show off SU product and fun!

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Very nice collection with your family and friends picture on it. It is definitely something you should be proud of. And it's cute you can do some flipping.

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