Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ink Organization

As many of you know, I have been working on re-organizing my scrapbook room. I still do not have everything in its place, but just had to share my new ink organizer!  I have tried many ink organizers over the years….I always seem to outgrow them or they are just not quite what I needed.  I have finally found the ink organizer of my dreams……….or rather had someone build the ink organizer of my dreams!  I know there are a variety of organizers on the market…..but they all seem to lean to one type of pad or the other.  As I have mentioned before, I am equal opportunity stamper, so I needed something that would hold ink from various companies.  Not only did I need the organizer to hold various styles of pads…..I wanted my reinkers to be stored with my pads.  I was so tired of searching through bottles to find the reinker that I needed for a particular project.  The majority of my pads are by Close To My Heart.  CTMH is very generous with their reinkers!  The larger bottle size offered by CTMH does not lend well to most organizers on the market.  I came across Jerry Fraser from Canada in my search.  He builds a unit that is made for Stampin Up Inks.  I contacted him to see if he could accommodate the CTMH reinkers.  He agreed to make some changes and this is the result!



I also increased the size of the unit to accommodate my stamp pad collection.  I have a little room left for new colors in the future.  Here is a pic of my unit compared to the SU unit that Jerry normally builds.



Along with my obsession for finding an organizer that would accommodate the CTMH reinkers, I also wanted it to be able to hold various styles of markers.  I have a ton of the old style CTMH markers which are still going strong, so no need to replace them…not to mention the Copic collection.  This unit will hold SU, CTMH and Copic style markers.  I love having all of my ink right at my fingertips!  If you feel you have to have one as well, you can contact Jerry at spearthrower at live.ca.  He was great to work with and delivered the unit when promised.  I highly recommend his products!  I am not being paid in any way for endorsing his ink organizers, just wanted to share the information!


This is the unit I replaced.  This unit holds 76 stamp pads and markers.  It will also accommodate various sizes of ink pads and markers.  The reinkers can be stored in the tray on top of the unit.  I loved that this unit only had an 11” x 11” footprint on my desk.   I have listed this unit for sale on EBay.  Now that I have my new organizer, this one is just taking up space.  At the time I wrote this, bidding was at $39.95.  Only a fraction of what I paid for the unit.  If this unit will work for your needs, you can pick it up at a great price! The auction closes on Friday evening, so hurry over if you want to place a bid!

If you only have Close To My Heart Ink pads and newer style markers…I highly recommend the CTMH Ink Pad Organizer.  It is a great compact unit.  You can also get the unit with a carrying case for portable storage.


Z4131 Exclusive Inks® Organizer

 

Keep your Exclusive Inks® stamp pads and markers all together, safe, and secure in this handy storage organizer. The swivel tower design gives you maximum desktop space, allows you to read the labels, and can be placed in the carrying case (not included) for on-the-go fun. (Stores 60 pads and 76 markers, includes swivel base and carrying handle; 9 1/4" x 7 1/2" x 12 1/2" tall.)

You can purchase the CTMH organizer here.

I hope you enjoyed the peek at my new ink organizer!  Thanks for stopping by!


8 comments:

Karen Day said...

I think I have ink storage envy! I've been working on reorganizing my craft room, too - must post some pics soon, would love to see yours too!

Teresa Kline said...

wow, these organizers are very nice....my dh is in the process of building me a built in wall unit...I can't wait, happy stamping to you...have a great day!

enjoy *~*

Cheryl said...

Wow! That is an awesome unit!

:) Cheryl

Romaine said...

Allisa, what a feabulous unit! Love it!

Lori said...

Hi Allisa!! This is Lori, from Inkingly Yours :) Aren't those the bestest??? That is my DAD who made that for you :) So glad you like it - I have one for my SU inks/reinkers/markers too and we've sold quite a few to friends/family/crafters here in Alberta CANADA! I appreciate the wonderful comments - he really DOES do awesome work! ENJOY IT!!!!

Lisa P said...

I think I need one of these! About how much was it and how do I get in touch with him? LOVE IT!

Allisa said...

Lisa, you can contact Jerry Fraser directly at spearthrower at live dot ca. I am sure that pricing would depend on exactly what you needed or if you were purchasing a stock unit. He was awesome to work with! I can't say enough good things about my unit! The units are competitive with other similar units on the market.

Kim- www.agirlandherstamps.blogspot.com said...

wow,this is amazing!!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...