I'm woefully behind in my Studio Spring Cleaning this week. Life and warmer weather keep getting in the way. That, and wanting to sleep more than four hours a night... A number of you have e-mailed to confess that you're falling behind. No worries! Take it at your own pace. Focus on getting yourself a clean primary workspace. The rest is secondary. You need a clean place to work and then you can start organizing your inks, papers, stamps, etc.
In that spirit, I'm not even going to try to work on organizing my paper this week. I'll bump it out a week and give myself time to catch up on my inks. I have worked my way through my Stampin' Up! and Close To My Heart ink collections. Everything has been catalogued on index sheets I created myself:
I saved each index by color (i.e. reds, oranges, yellows) and group (i.e. CTMH Cozy, Stampin' Up! Regals). I personally index mine by color (see above) so that it is easy to distinguish between the varying shades within each color family. Others prefer to keep them in their selected groups. It makes it easier to find complementary colors.
I will add more ink indexes as I do them for myself. Feel free to change the fonts up and make them your own. If you do post them on your own blogs/websites, please make sure to credit www.wewillalwayshaveparis.com.
When you print out the index sheets, make sure you print them on good quality smooth cardstock. You'll need a good stamping surface. Find a solid stamp that fits in the squares and start stamping away. I found it handy to work right next to my new stamp cleaning station. Stamp. Clean. Ink with a new color. Start all over.