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Old 01-25-2008, 07:05 PM   #1  
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I have to choose six different stamp pads for my demo start up kit and it's killing me. I like some from Earth Elements, Soft Subtles, Rich Regals, and the In Colors. I'm afraid to choose from different families in case they won't work together, and I can't decide. Are there any guidelines? The colors listed in the kit seem a little bold for me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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They are all really nice! Just choose what BEST fits your style and the sets you will be getting. Then during SAB order them all - lol
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if this is what i had to do, i would pick groovy guava, pretty in pink, true thyme, choc chip, so saffron, and soft sky. i can never make a decision without stressing when it comes to what to order, but for you it was a piece of cake, no pressure. thanks for asking. elaina
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Taken with Teal
Certainly Celery
Real Red
Soft Sky
Pumpkin Pie
Pretty Pink

Those are my picks, you'd have a ton of great combos with those! Of course, it all comes down to what you like!

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Taken with Teal
Certainly Celery
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Those are my picks, you'd have a ton of great combos with those! Of course, it all comes down to what you like!

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I think I'd vote similarly - except, I'd be sure to get Chocolate Chip - such a yummy color and goes with a lot!
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Definitely get Chocolate Chip...that's a must have, in my book. As much as I love the In Colors, they will be gone at the end of this catty, and new ones will take their place. And True Thyme was last year's...it's already gone. I think it all comes down to 6 colors that you can do a lot with (Chocolate Chip goes with just about anything, by the way). Good luck making your choices!
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I would say that chocolate chip and certainly celery are must haves. Then I would build off of those colors. pretty in pink looks great with both of them. Muted/darker blues (blue bayou, not quite navy, night of navy) look great with certainly celery. If you like the earth tones, really rust goes great with chocolate chip, and I even like it with certainly celery on the right card. Then I'd have to go with a red color, which would look great with all of the colors I listed previously. I like rose red a lot, but real red would also be great. I would NOT get a black pad - I'd get a Stazon for 50% off at Joann's (you'd be okay demo'ing this b/c SU! also sells it).
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I would go with...

chocolate chip
certainly celery
more mustard
old olive
sahara sand
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I would say that chocolate chip and certainly celery are must haves. Then I would build off of those colors. pretty in pink looks great with both of them. Muted/darker blues (blue bayou, not quite navy, night of navy) look great with certainly celery. If you like the earth tones, really rust goes great with chocolate chip, and I even like it with certainly celery on the right card. Then I'd have to go with a red color, which would look great with all of the colors I listed previously. I like rose red a lot, but real red would also be great. I would NOT get a black pad - I'd get a Stazon for 50% off at Joann's (you'd be okay demo'ing this b/c SU! also sells it).
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Thanks everyone - I appreciate your feedback. I had finally settled on the following colors but with your help will make some changes.
Creamy Caramel (will probably change to Chocolate Chip)
Cameo Coral (will probably change to Pretty in Pink)
Sage Shadow (will probably change to Certainly Celery)
Bashful Blue - which I might keep (good chances of a new grandson in the next few months)
Rose Red
Not Quite Navy (I love Blue Bayou but if it's being retired in June...)

I guess the problem is I'm trying to combine colors I will use a lot myself with colors that will be good for demoing too. I'll add more colours as soon as I can.

Thanks again for all your help!
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Oh, bashful blue is a great color, and it will also look great with chocolate chip and certainly celery - great choice! I don't have a bashful blue pad yet, and it's going in my very next order because I've been feeling the need for one!
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I think you are wise to change from Sage Shadow to Celery - and from Cameo Coral to Pretty in Pink.

You might want to do some more thinking about Not Quite Navy. It's a strange dark blue - has some green in it, I think. I would almost recommend not getting it and adding another dark color from the green family to your list - Always Artichoke. It is a color I use a LOT, and it looks fab with all the other colors you are considering: bashful blue, pretty in pink, celery, and carmel. Just a thought!
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I think you are wise to change from Sage Shadow to Celery - and from Cameo Coral to Pretty in Pink.

You might want to do some more thinking about Not Quite Navy. It's a strange dark blue - has some green in it, I think. I would almost recommend not getting it and adding another dark color from the green family to your list - Always Artichoke. It is a color I use a LOT, and it looks fab with all the other colors you are considering: bashful blue, pretty in pink, celery, and carmel. Just a thought!
I agree with what she said....I LOVE navy blue (it's my favorite color!!) but I RARELY use my Not Quite Navy ink pad....it's just not a 'hue' of navy that I'm drawn to. Always Artichoke can also be sponged lightly, stamped off one, two or three times to achieve varying shades of the original color (a great idea to achieve a greater range of color from any ink pad)---and it does go well with your other choices. Chocolate Chip has become my MUST-HAVE pad....I use it on 99% of everything I create. Initially, I thought Basic Black would be my most-used ink pad but I don't use it much at all. Chocolate Chip is considered a 'neutral' and goes with everything that you would think of pairing with a black ink anyway. Hope this helps a little....
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I definitely agree with what others have posted. I would pass on the Not Quite Navy for now and go with Always Artichoke. It looks good with all your other colors, and for me personally, two greens is a must have.
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good luck! It is such a personal decision. I would definatly go with a few from the same color family (meaning if you are getting one from the earth elements make sure you get one or two more from the same family) that way you know you have colors that work together.
My go to colors are:
choc. chip
old olive
pumpkin
regal rose
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celery

I love all the new In colors, if I could only pick two, I'd choose guava and river rock (with soft sky a close third).
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Thanks again! With spring and summer coming on two greens is probably a really smart way to go. You guys are great!
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Ooh, I forgot about always artichoke. That was one of my first colors and I love it! It's another that would look great with certainly celery and brown. Of course, almost everything looks great with those two colors!
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good luck! It is such a personal decision. I would definatly go with a few from the same color family (meaning if you are getting one from the earth elements make sure you get one or two more from the same family) that way you know you have colors that work together.
My go to colors are:
choc. chip
old olive
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regal rose
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celery

I love all the new In colors, if I could only pick two, I'd choose guava and river rock (with soft sky a close third).
I agree with the main list, subbing only Rose Red for Regal Rose.

The new In Colors? River Rock and Wild Wasabi. I love them all, but I use those 2 a LOT.
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good luck! It is such a personal decision. I would definatly go with a few from the same color family (meaning if you are getting one from the earth elements make sure you get one or two more from the same family) that way you know you have colors that work together.
My go to colors are:
choc. chip
old olive
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regal rose
saffron
celery


I love all the new In colors, if I could only pick two, I'd choose guava and river rock (with soft sky a close third).
I'd have to agree with this list.
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I picked all the in colors for my kit, then on my first order where you get 30%off, I ordered the four sets!
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You have gotten some great advice here - I got Not Quite Navy when I signed up and have NEVER used it! Chocolate chip is definitely one of my favourites, and buying one of each of the In Colour stamp pads is not as painful as having to buy a whole colour family.

One other thing you might want to think about is ordering the spots or the markers in the colour families with your 30% off - this is a great way to get all of the colours if you don't have the money to invest in all of the large stamp pads, and you can show something different to your customers at workshops! Good luck and enjoy getting your new toys!
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ruby red or rose red
pretty in pink
so saffron
certainly celery
brocade blue or bashful blue
close to cocoa or chocolate chip

these are the ones i use a lot! have fun picking.
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That was what I was gonna say!

I'll add: buy the spots and get even more for your money....
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