Hi there stampers! I wish I had a card to share with you today. If you don't already know, I had foot surgery last Friday and have been very limited in my mobility this week. I have been doing a LOT of resting (thanks to the pain meds) and keeping my feet elevated, which has been tough for my creative mojo. I do, however, have an little organizational project that I completed today, to share with you. If you make it to the end of the post...you might also find a little Blog Candy, too! Woot woot!
Right before my surgery, I took out all of my ink refills to take an inventory of the colors I had and to make note of the colors I needed to order. I store my ink refills in the little spaces on the top of my Color Caddy, where my stamp pads live. Searching for an ink color has always been a bit of a challenge, because you pretty much have to take ALL of the bottles out to find the color you need. I wanted to try to find a way to make it easier. That, and if you know me, you know how OCD I am about things like this. *wink, wink*I'm sure I'm not the first person to think of doing this, but I did not search for ideas anywhere, so this is what I came up with for color coding my ink refills. I simply grabbed some card stock scraps in coordinating colors and a 1/4" Circle punch. This punch is retired, HOWEVER, you can use the "eyes" on the Owl Builder punch just as easily for the same effect. They are just a touch bigger then the 1/4" circle...I just happened to have that punch more readily accessible at the time.
Then, I added some Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the to the top of the ink refill cap and stuck the punched color-coded circle to the top of the cap. There you have it, an easier way to search for a ink refill color to keep those ink pads full and ready for stamping. Here is how the ink refills look in the top of the Color Caddy. I have them organized by color family. There are a few retired refills in there, too as I wait for my next order to arrive to fill up more of the space.
I also thought I would share a fun photo with you of my little Schnauzer, Emmitt and my bandaged up tootsies. He was lounging in our walk-in closet next to my favorite pair of Toms wedges. LOVE my Toms! Ahhh, such cute shoes...it will be a little while before I will be able to get my feet into them again. *sigh* Thank goodness Emmitt is keeping watch over them for me. Ha!
*** But WAIT! Did somebody say BLOG CANDY?? ***
I happened to notice yesterday that in all the recent happenings, I completely missed my 2 year Blog Anniversary! So crazy that I have had this little blog up and running for 2 years now. Wow! Thank you to everyone who has stopped by to share encouragement along the way. I am so blessed to have met some wonderful friends thanks to this blog.
Since we are talking about INK today, I wanted to offer up a brand new Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad (my favorite color!!) to one lucky blog reader. Yes, this is the brand new style of ink pad that SU just released in the new catalog. They are AWESOME!
How do you win? Simple...just leave a comment on this post between today and Sunday, August 12th sharing a favorite ORGANIZATIONAL TIP for your crafting supplies. If you would like to become a follower of my blog, that would be awesome, but it is not required to win. I want you to follow me because you enjoy my little corner in blog-land, not because you could win something. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by! I will announce the winner on Monday, August 13th.
Enjoy your day,