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Old 07-01-2006, 04:11 AM   #1  
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Default Wouldn't uninked stampin' spots be great?

Wouldn't it be nice if SU! offered a package of uninked stampin' spots? We could have spots in the limited edition colors we like - or all of 'em - since reinkers are available.

I'd definitely go for that. I've even got a few reinkers I don't have pads to match, because I only needed those colors for a couple of techniques. It would be nice to use them as spots.

Demos could demonstrate the usefulness of spots at workshops without having to purchase entire color families, especially when they already own every possible color inkpad!
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SU Doesn't offer them but there is a link around here somewhere if you wanted to get them for your own use and the new colors....I will see if I can find it...
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Here it is!
http://www.welburngourdfarm.com/inde...ROD&ProdID=124
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Thanks, Keri! All of my customers use spots, so I think I'll offer to order these if they are interested.
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I couldn't find the shipping info but I bet you could call and see what they had to say about it!
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Thanks Keri! I'm bookmarking this site for future use.

I used their shipping calculator and was at least able to find they ship USPS - so APO should at least be a possibility.
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Ok so where is the shipping calculator? I missed it! LOL
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Doh never mind...I found it! LOL
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Shipping is a bit on the high side, but by buy at least 18-24 it evens out a bit. If you really want spots, it is still cheaper than buying the standard size pads and the reinker.

Buy in bulk, sell to your customers at cost or offer as a gift if they buy the re-ionkers?

Just my 2 cents worth!

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Sorry - no edit feature to correct my typo!

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I agree, shipping is high. Splitting an order with a few friends makes it seem more reasonable.

Nice to have an option if it becomes useful!
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That is such a wonderful idea! I've been wishing for uninked spots...Maybe someone could offer them on the B/S/T forum?
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Oh sure. I would go right to a GOURD FARM looking for empty inkers! Keri, I am not even going to ask HOW you found that. Geez.
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I've got mine ordered from the gourd farm, and I believe they have shipped.
Didja see that there's also a gourd publication, and a gourd-fest event??
Who knew...!
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Oh sure. I would go right to a GOURD FARM looking for empty inkers! Keri, I am not even going to ask HOW you found that. Geez.
LOL Someone else found that link and posted it on another thread...I am just good at copy and pasting! LOL
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Trust Keri!

The felt pad spots come from the Gourd company and the foam spots come from Frantic Stamper!

I have ordered both and they are great!

I plan on making my own spots in the new colors and craft spots for my WW and VV large craft pads.

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I plan on making my own spots in the new colors and craft spots for my WW and VV large craft pads.

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I'm thinking about getting some of these uninked spots, but am wondering about getting more than just six for the new colors SU is offering this year--is it definite that new colors will be coming out every year, just for that particular catalog? If so, it might be worth it to stock up on the spots to have them available in the future. Any thoughts on this from anyone?
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I'm stocking up -- the shipping is prohibitive on a smaller order. Plus, you'll probably be surprised at the number of things you can do with the uninked spots -- blend your own custom colors, make spots of the colors they don't come in (such as Sahara Sand and Going Grey), etc. Not to mention that you'll be prepared if they decide to continue the In Color program in future years and are silly enough to *not* offer the spots! I suspect they've learned the error of their ways by now, though -- and it wouldn't surprise me to see the In Colors offered in spots sometime this catalog year.

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And heeeeere they are, Ladies & Gents! The fresh-out-of-the-box, newly-inked Home-made In Color Spots! Very quick & easy to do, for those of you who might have been wavering about doing this. Go for it -- I really don't think you'll regret it!

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Great visual! And, very timely--from what I've heard, it appears spots with the In Color colors aren't in the next mini catalog--anyone, please correct me if I am mistaken.

Sue, about how much of a reinker did it take to ink up the spots? (inquiring minds want to know...lol!
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Thanks, stu! You are correct, the Holiday Mini is Spot-less. Lots of other goodies, but no Spots or Markers in the new colors.

It really didn't take much of the reinker at all to ink these babies up -- I was surprised! I started in the center of the pad and worked my way out to the edges (drop by drop, letting the drops meet) to cover as completely as possible. I let that soak in for a few minutes, while I did the first inking of the other 5 pads. Then I worked across each pad, from left to right (top to bottom), squeezing the whole time to produce more of a stream. Then I rotated the pad 90 degrees and repeated, to get full coverage in both directions. I let it sit for a few minutes and it was fully saturated -- ready to rock! That process used up less than .25" of ink from the top of the reinker bottle -- there is more than 1.5" left, so I think I'm set for awhile! That won't prevent me from stocking up on them before they disappear next summer, however...

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What do you think of the 6 new colors?

Interested if you think they are close to other colors?

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OK guys, (gal's)

I did one of the craft inks! WOW that is a lot of work! The ink is thick and does not want to *just soak* in like the new colors did last night.

You have to work the ink into the foam pads.

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Sorry to take so long to get back to you on this, Karen! I just recently had a block of time to sit down and play with the new colors in a Compare & Contrast (shades of English Lit) kind of way....

First off, I *love* the new colors -- every one of them! To my eye, they aren't super-close to any of the colors I have, but most of them seem like *combinations* of some of the others. For example, the Violet looks to me like a blend of Perfect Plum and Night of Navy -- try stamping them next to each other and see if they look that way to you. (Those three cardstock colors together are lovely, BTW!) I see a blending of Almost Artichoke and Close to Cocoa in the True Thyme, Ruby Red and Bravo Burgundy could easily create Cranberry Crsip, etc. That's why the In Colors work so well with the regular line, IMHO. Clever folks, those SU color-mixers!

I had fun playing with the colors of card-stock, too, since there are differences between the paper and ink colors that I have. In the stock, I'd say that Buckaroo Blue is about halfway between Bordering Blue and Not Quite Navy.

An interesting thing I discovered while playing is that the colors I'm using may not be the current ones. I use Spots exclusively (I find the big pads very awkward), and most of mine are pretty old -- circa 2001, I'd say. A testament to their quality and longevity, folks! Anyway -- I discovered that my *old* Bordering Blue spot and the one that came with the Designer label punchbox are two VERY different colors! The same is true of my original More Mustard spot and the punchbox one -- a HUGE difference. I know that some of the colors have been reformulated & 'adjusted' over time, as have the cardstock colors -- I just wasn't expecting the difference to be so great! The reason I bring this up is that the new Bordering Blue is much closer in tone to the Buckaroo than the old Bordering. Same with the old & new Mustards and the Marigold. They aren't super-close, but closer. What this means in the grand scheme of things, I can't say -- except that maybe it's time for me to pop for some new Spots and reinkers, huh? Kind of a bummer, since most of my re-inkers are pretty much full -- another testament to the longevity of the spots. Most of mine haven't needed re-inking in the 5 years I've been using them. (The Basic Black is the only one I can think of offhand that I've re-inked more than once.) It's late and I'm rambling now...

I don't know if I answered your question or not -- particularly since everyone's color perceptions are different. I did have fun playing with it, though, and thank you for the idea! I've gotten some new color-combinations I want to try that I probably wouldn't have come up with otherwise.

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I agree, the Crafts require more time and a different technique to ink-up a new pad, but it's worth it! I'm *loving* having a small & easy-to-use Craft pad. I also did a little mixing while I was inking up my WW and VV spots -- I blended the two (about 50-50) in a teaspoon and worked that into an empty, to come up with what I'm calling Cream. I love this 'new' color on the dark stocks -- sometimes the WW would be too stark, and the VV would be too yellow and I'd just give up & go away mad. NOW I have the perfect color for those times -- a nice, soft, creamy cream that looks lovely with most everything I've tried so far! Those are the only Craft re-inkers I have at the moment -- I may have to acquire some more Craft colors so I can play around with them. Yikes. I'd better get another paper route, huh?

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Wouldn't you be able to ink an uninked spectrum pad if you were in a pinch. Only, you would be able to do only five colors instead of the six. But this would also be nice if you were having to take only a few colors for a stamp fun night out. Carrying one pad versus 5 would be alot easier. Just my 2cents.
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You sure could -- but how would you ink up a stamp with *just one* color? The little felt pads aren't removable on the Spectrum pads I have... If you've found a way to do this, please share!

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