WOYWW – Name Those Ink Pads!

Ink Pads

Happy WOYWW, dear friends! Last week I shared my Ink Pad Storage ideas with you, which prompted one of our WOYWWers (Nan) to ask:

What are the inks in the black boxes in the top cubicle?

Since showing is better than telling, I thought I’d pull the ink pads from the shelf and give you a peek!

There are two types of ink pads on the shelves. Most of you who stamp will recognize the Tim Holtz Distress Inks in the little square pads. The other ink pads – a little more challenging to recognize – are Anna Griffin archival inks. I collected as many of these as I could several years ago before our local Michael’s stopped carrying them!

Legend - Mister Whiskers

On the feline front, there’s a fabulous photo of “Mister Whiskers” – (a new moniker!) – posing on my workspace at Wordless Wednesday. Stop by for a visit and you’ll learn lots of tantalizing facts about what cat’s whiskers are really used for!

Be sure to check my sidebar for some fabulous giveaways as well!

Have an awesome week – I look forward to seeing what’s on your work desk this Wednesday!

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36 Responses to “WOYWW – Name Those Ink Pads!”

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  1. Nan G says:

    Holy smokers! *grin* thanks for the show and tell! Ah yes love Timmy’s stuff. Guess I’ll have to back up a bit for next week’s desk pic so you can see my ink storage. It’s only fair you’ve shown yours. 🙂 off to check out Mr Whiskers….they do have some length to ‘Em. Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #1

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Congrats on securing the #1 spot this week Nan – that is always quite the accomplishment!

      I thought you’d have fun seeing all of the colors (wish I had more – but my shelves are stuffed at the moment!)

      Can’t wait to see YOUR storage next week!

  2. Jay @craftyspices
    Twitter: CraftySpices
    says:

    That is so cool!! Having all those ink pads would be like heaven. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Nikki C says:

    I had the purple one it bought it used and it finally dried up but those anna griffen pads are fab for their size 🙂 and who doesn’t love TH everything hugs Nikki 22

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      I have a few favorite pads that I’ve used and used until they’ve dried up!
      (Even then I try to use them – even if the color is faint – for background coloring!)

  4. Love your inkpads. Happy crafting. #7

  5. wow, what a great range of colors you have for your inks! i just finished the book i won from you some time ago (Art After LIfe) and i must say, I love it. I was going to write about it for WOYWW but I lent it to my sister since I think she would love it too.
    Happy WOYWW!
    peggy aplSEEDS @ 12

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Wasn’t that a fabulous book, Peggy? I’m so glad you liked it and are sharing it with your sister!
      If you do write about it, be sure to drop me a line so I can read your post! 🙂

  6. Eliza says:

    Thanks for sharing your stamp pads but Mr Whiskers steals the stage this week, what a handsome man he is. Give him a tickle behind the ears for me.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 24

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Truth be told, Mister Whiskers does a good job of stealing the stage just about every week!
      Thanks for visiting, Eliza and Yoda – have a fabulous week!

  7. Helen says:

    Good to see all the colours out in the open… have a good week. Helen 8

  8. Sara Jansen says:

    Greetings from a fellow feline fan in Alaska. I went back and read all your posts about ink storage and loved the idea for the little cat’s eye contains. Looked like a embroidery floss holder, but I suppose any would do. Thanks for the great idea!! Have a good week. Sara j #42

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Thanks, Sara, for checking out my posts! I may have to repost that idea since it has been awhile and it was hugely popular when I first posted it! I don’t remember where I got the tin or if it was initially an embroidery floss holder or not, but I do know it came with plastic dividers that I pulled out so that all of my ink pads (of varying tiny sizes) would fit!)

      It works great and I have two layers of ink pads in the container!

  9. I have run a strip of paper printed with the names and inked up round my pads so I can see the colours from the side. I also did this as the printed label is so off from the real colour of these distress inks. #46

  10. sandy :) says:

    Awesome stack of inks you have there Joy.
    Sandy 🙂 #64

  11. Julie Ann Lee
    Twitter: woletz1hotmail.co.uk
    says:

    Anna Griffin! I think I once saw some lovely stamps by her – very pretty and vintage! I haven’t seen anything by her since though. Mr Whiskers looks very handsome indeed! Julie Ann xx #35

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Her ink pads come in beautiful vintage colors that complement those beautiful vintage designs!
      It’s been awhile since I’ve seen her stuff too but I have a few goodies from her in my stash!

  12. Ria Gall says:

    Hi Joy
    We all love our ink pads don’t we it is a shame that most of them are in black cases it makes it hard to know what makes they are and what colours when they are all stored away.
    Have a really great WOYWW and enjoy the rest of your week
    Hugs Ria #87

  13. Roberta says:

    First that is a lot of stamp pads. WOW and Mr. Wiskers wow dose he have some really long ones. Im slowly making my way down the list, it seems to take for ever. Have a good day and bright blessings to you and your Roberta 26

  14. Kim Ferguson says:

    I have not gotten into the Tim Holtz Distressing Inks, but sure see a LOT of people using them. May have to venture there. Kim #52

  15. Mister Whiskers is a good moniker for him. Thanks for showing off your ink pads. I’ll have to go check out your storage idea from last week, although I have an old cassette holder that is working well for me. I always like to have new ideas because you just never know. And you were right, I had no idea who made those top pads. I’ve heard of Anna Griffin but didn’t know she did ink.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      I don’t know if you can still buy Anna Griffin inks or if they were only available for a limited time, but the colors in the line were gorgeous – I wish I had the funds to have gotten the entire line!

  16. julia says:

    OOh those Ag inroads look nice..never seen those here. mind, how many more archival inks does this gal need?!

  17. Danie May says:

    Loving all your wonderful inks, such great colors and Mr Whiskers new pose is adorable. Have a great week and Happy WOYWW! Danie #17

  18. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks
    says:

    I like your variety of ink pads!
    Love the photo of “Mr. Whiskers”!

  19. Kelly says:

    Good morning, Joy! I have a couple of the Anna Griffin SPs from when I taught at Michaels. I love her papers. I love how you also seem to be re-inventing your storage. I’m in that process for the gazillionth time as well. Creative Blessings! ~Kelly #131

  20. Angel
    Twitter: Sewcraftyangel
    says:

    Awesome colors. Thanks for sharing at our Thursday Favorite Things Hop. Great to have you party with us.
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

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