I LOVE distress inks (have them all, yes, I have an illness....have the paints, and a lot of the stains as well. If you love blues, pinks and purples, I would start with those. They are fun to play with. My favorite blues are Broken China, Chipped Sapphire (dark), tumbled Glass (light), and my favorite purple is Seedless perserves, my favorite pinks are the raspberry (bright), victorian velvet, worn lipstick. Spun sugar is a very, pale pink.
I love to use antique linen to age paper, and vintage photo to go around images as well. Another favorite of mine is Wild Honey.
Check out the videos Tim has on his site as he has lots of info on there on how to use them in fun ways. I love to use them for backgrounds.