Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Recording my Distress Inks

I went in my scrap/craft room, got side tracked again and started organizing.
I needed some way to keep track of my distress inks....but I one that I could take with me when we go on our trips.
So I printed out the distress ink printable list on sticky labels and then inked up the colours that I own. That way if the colour isn't inked, then I need it could purchase it if I see it at a good price.

I made this to fit in my smash travel journal. But after I made it, I saw that the binding holes are closer together then my Bind It All does.

I also wanted to a way to remember some of the stamps I own.
Not only that, but it gave me an excuse to stamp them up.
If you remember me saying before, that I couldn't buy anymore stamps until I inked up the ones I have?
Well I inked them up ;)

I will show you those on another post. As I need a way to distort the images....don't want to get in trouble for sharing images....oh that's right, that happened already :-0
 A few of you have asked what a hot knife is.
It is like an exacto knife but you plug it in and it gets hot....very hot.
It is what I used to cut the thin foam for the backs of my rubber stamps.


Look what came to visit us today :)
There were 8 deer hanging around today.
There is so much bush here that they love it.
It doesn't hurt that many of my neighbours have bird feeders and feed the little animals around here :)


Hope you all had a creative Tuesday :)

I am so happy, I got my billing finished tonight. My wrist is killing me, but I won't have to worry about it now :)

Tracy :)

21 comments:

  1. Pretty little handy ink sheet you made. hehe... I think I'm going to go get my first distress ink this week.

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  2. You are on an organizing kick girl! Good for you, I always feel better when everything has a place and is labeled.
    We use to get Elk and deer in our backyard in Oregon, what a beautiful site to see, thanks for sharing.

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  3. oh thanks, just gave me something else I need to do LOL have fun!
    Pea

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  4. you go girl!!! loving all your organizing tips!

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  5. That's a really good idea for keeping track of what you have and what you still need! My only problem would be that I would leave it at home, so I'd still be in the dark. LOL! I also like how you solved the "uninked stamp" buying dilemma! I like the way you think!

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  6. You know I'm still trying to figure out a way to organize my inks. I like the idea of a traveling system so you know which ones you already have. Smart girl! Happy for you that you're done with the billing today and can rest your wrist :)

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  7. Wow! You are so organized. Thanks for sharing the photo of the deer in the snow. What a pretty sight.

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  8. Great idea on the inks--and also an easy way to hold them up to something to see if they're the right color.

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  9. Love your ink page. Great way to see all the colors. Such a pretty picture!

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  10. What a great idea for your inks! I keep thinking I need to do this for my stamps, but it is QUITE a daunting task because I have SO MANY! It would take weeks.

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  11. Great tip on organizing your inks and your visitors are so beautiful, tfs

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  12. I love how your organized the inks! And thanks for sharing that picture of the deer - they are so cute!

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  13. You've been a busy bee organizing! I caved and just bought some new kraftin kimmie stamps yesterday. I figure I'm just getting ready to keep myself sane. I hope you are having fun over the border today and pick up lots of goodies. I had a whole group of coyotes in my back yard last night. My dog was barking at something and when I turned on my flashlight little red shiny eyeballs were staring at me. It looked like little demons watching me, creepy. I much rather have deer.

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  14. Great idea for keeping track of your inks!

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  15. Thanks so much for sharing the list. I will be doing this soon! Love the photo! The deer are so pretty against the snow.

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  16. Great idea! I have to print one of these out some time. I have about half that amount of inks. I need Frayed Burlap then I think I have at least the browns covered. WHOA...That's a lot of snow. We have almost none...AGAIN!

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  17. Smart idea! Time to get some more =)

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  18. Love this idea! I always have to run upstairs and remind myself which colors I already have and which ones I need when I'm placing an order. I totally need to do this! :)

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  19. That is a neat idea with those ink charts....
    Aw how cute - deers! We don't even have them here on the Big Island... I wouldn't know how I would react if I've see one alive in front of me....LOL!

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