Well, it will be when I get these new inks opened. LOL! Yesterday my order arrived from Jo-Ann.com. Everything you see was 40% off, making these Distressed Ink pads $2.99 each, how could I pass this up? I also thought I should have a couple of stencils, a couple of Distress Stains, Distress crackle paint and a new StazOn black, and why not a stone gray too? This morning I do have one dilemma.........
can you guess what that might be? LOL! yep, just where an I going to put them? Granted there are a few here that are almost dried up (but only almost). Yes, I know I have a LOT of ink pads already, but honestly I have only bought 6 Distressed ink pads, 2 StazOn and 1 Archival stamp pad in the last 10 years, until last week. Some of these ink pads are pushing 15 - 20 years! I have a Stamping Up pad that I bought with my FIRST stamp set and it is still good. So see, storing them tightly closed and up side down really does make a difference. Do I still use all of them? The answer is YES and more than you might think. Okay, so what I am thinking ( and this could be dangerous... the thinking part) is going through them and removing the ones that are ALMOST dry, to a drawer for journaling use, since they don't make a good stamped image any longer, but still have enough ink to play with. I have 7 new ink pads, the black always stays on desk top, to find a home for, and honestly I don't think there are 7 that are headed for the journal drawer.
Will this cause a major "clean up"? Guess I'll have to get started to find out.
Come back later and find out just what I did do..............LOL