Happy New Year!

A couple nights ago I decided to start the new year off organized. I decided to finally sit down and make an ink swatch book. I die cut 100 tags (yes, 100 – thankfully Pandora kept the tunes rolling and I danced my way through it).

I managed to get all my PTI inks done:

by karen @ carefree creations - Color Swatch

The front of the tag has two stamp images – one more dense than the other to help show what the ink will look like for solid and line-art type images. The back has a second-generation impression of the top image – because sometimes a second impression can give a wonderful new shade and sometimes it gives nothing! I also have a little label with the color name (have to have that!).

I can not explain how happy this little ring is making me!

I have enough tags left to do all the current StampinUp inks too (almost done with those).

I will need to make a few dozen more tags to make samples of the retired SU colors I still use, as well as all the neutral inks I’ve accumulated.

One great thing about doing this was that I finally made the decision to toss some inks that haven’t been used in YEARS (and for which I don’t have a refill). My ink drawers are lighter and less crowded!

2 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. Happy 2014 Karen. I’ve only been a follower for a few months, but wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed your posts. Your cards are lovely & I thank you for sharing your talents. Now, about that ink swatch ring- Seriously? You must have enough ink to paint your town! Sure was clever of you to stamp a solid image, script, & 2nd generation. I’m still struggling to organize. I think I’ve got a good idea, move something, & then can’t find it next time. Oh well, one step at a time. One decision I have made for the new year is to comment more on blogs. So often, I see something I really like & don’t take the time to tell that person. And now I have. Hugs.

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