Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Problem Solver

The first new release of the summer season is here!  Although I don't know why Tim called these things Mini Distress Ink Storage Tins...I seriously could have come up with a better name...such as The Problem Solver, The Stress Reliever, or The Travel Mate.

The Problem Solver: Instead of having little stacks of inks all over my desk that I have to unstack to find the right color, I can see every color right through the clear top!
Each tin holds up to 12 Mini Distress Ink pads and includes
 a removable clear plastic divider for easy accessibility.


The Stress Reliever: I admit it.  I never got around to printing the tiny labels Ranger provides for the side of the ink case.  Now I can let it go and be free of organizational guilt (crossing that off my to-do list right now).
So you might wonder why the colors are not in a pretty rainbow??  Well, I am choosing to keep my inks in the color combination that comes in the sets Tim designed.  As I have mentioned before, the colors are put together for a reason so why not give myself an instant color group that works together.  Each set also is marked with the set number on the bottom for quicker clean up.

The Travel Mate: No more rubber bands around the stack when I travel with these little guys.  Into the tin and off I go.  I was going to say, "just take the colors you want" but that's kind of a ridiculous statement (because I need them all with me) so just disregard that idea.
Well, whatever you want to call this little baby is fine by me, but know I've given you some options!

Tim sent me an extra Problem Solver Mini Distress Ink Storage Tin to give away right here at One Lucky Day.  So leave me a comment and I will draw a winner on Sunday, July 13th.  You know you want need one...or two...or three.
 


Ranger is also releasing 2 other products today,
Texture Paste 
for building dimensional textures onto a variety of surfaces. 
Dries to a matte finish

and
Distress Specialty Stamping Paper
20 sheets 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" pre-cut card sized sheets.
A matte coated paper to use with Distress Inks, Stains, Markers and paint.
Be sure to stop by Tim's blog today.  
He has a video of the mew Mini Tins so you can see them in action!

now carry on,
paula


259 comments:

  1. I have been really feeling stressed lately and could use some relief.:D

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  2. Love the minis - and now I have a good excuse to actually PURCHASE them - because STORAGE is a BIG issue at my studio! I'm on my 4th LARGE inkpad storage unit now, and I just could not see my way clear to getting TWO inkpads of each color - but now I have been ENABLED! (Thanks, Tim!)

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  3. I love your names Paula! Cause let's face it, you can guarantee that if you don't take all of these babies with you when you are out and about creating, the one you need will be at home on your desk! Have Distress Inks will travel I say!!

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  4. These are so fun! I am so excited and I agree, your names are much more clever>.<

    Have a fun day!~kim

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  5. Awesome giveaway Paula! I love how Tim's mind works!

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  6. I NEED one of the "Travel Mates" to put my mini's in when we go to Japan in Sept.

    I can't wait to get my grubby little mitts on the Texture Paste too!

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  7. Leave it to Tim to find a solution for carrying around our fave lil minis

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  8. I'm, yes we need these. Love your names Paula. Great idea to keep them in release groups. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  9. Love, love, love these. Now I need them all.

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  10. This is so funny, that's exactly what I said when I saw these-PROBLEM SOLVED!! I so miss the old distress ink storage tin and this one is so much smaller, and cuter!

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  11. Lol these are fantastic. Love all your names.

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  12. Love these, so hope I can find them in my area. I don't think Tim has ever had a bad idea, I love all of his products. Thanks for the chance to win this goodie.

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  13. What a great idea! You can never have too much storage options.

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  14. All my problems would be solved......I'd have no stress....and be able to travel with my mate. You and Tim are geniuses! Thank you.

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  15. At first I resisted the tiny inks - I mean I have all the large sizes, so why did I need those? Then I saw what you and others did with them and realized, okay, I need to start collecting them. Same thing when I saw the tins. But you know, you're right. It IS a pain unstacking the little guys so I might as well order them now. Resistance is futile!

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  16. I love those little tiny inks. They are just too cute!

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  17. Such a great problem solver! I love these tins and LOVE LOVE LOVE the minis! Great for travel- and I can have ALL my favorite colors right with me!

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  18. I believe I love your names better...Now to win this tin so I can get me some minis..:)

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  19. Love, love, love the tins!! Gotta have 1 or 6!

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  20. Fabulous! I've always loved the metal tins for carrying supplies and was so disappointed when some were discontinued.

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  21. would to have these little tins so handy

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  22. Love these tins !! Need need need them !!

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  23. this tin for the mini's is epic!! I need them!! asap!!

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  24. Add this to my list of "wants".

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  25. oh my that is perfect...and I so need one...(lots of problems that would be great to contain in there!) thank you for the chance to win!

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  26. The new tin (Problem Solver) is fantastic! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  27. Love the minis!!!! Want them all!

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  28. What an awesome invention. What a wonderful prize.

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  29. Love storage that you can see through…and these tins are perfect for those great little minis!!!

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  30. I didn't know about these. Adding to my wish list.

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  31. OF COURSE I need one of these tins, a great idea -- isn't Tim amazing? Always coming up with just the right thing! I love it!

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  32. I just took a stenciling class and I'll be using the distress inks a lot.
    Having the little boxes of ink and a place to store them would be wonderful.
    I'll be thrilled to hear that I won the container. thanks

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  33. OMG OMG OMG!!! these are awesome. I need them and can already see so many more uses for them!

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  34. I love these little tins! I so NEEEEED one!

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  35. wowzer would love to have something like that

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  36. HOw cool! Yes - could use one........ or two or three!

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  37. Please forgive me is this is a 2nd post...I don't see my 1st one. So...here's pretty much what I "thought" I'd posted...I've been holding out getting the mini Distress ink pads because of space but now with the new storage tin I can easily store them and still have space...so glad Ranger and Tim came out with the storage tins!!!

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  38. An awesome case to keep the minis and still small enough to pack with you

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  39. Oh I think you're right, I DO need one or three of these fabulous organisers.

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  40. I think a couple of these would have a happy home in my craft space!

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  41. YES! I need one so I can take my minis with me!

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  42. I was wondering what he had up his sleeve, now I know, love the little mini takers, I'll need about 3 or or more please, but I could start with one.

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  43. That Wonder! I'm in love with the Distress inks, they are all beautiful colors! Difficult to obtain is Here!! The cans are luxury!! Excellent idea to save!

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  44. Oh, how I need a problem solver and stress reliever! 'Mini tins, take me away.....'

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  45. LOVE the tin but am also in LOVE LOVE LOVE with the texture paste release.. it will be a toss up which to get first!

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  46. Love the tin- great for traveling and knowing where they are in my craft room - easier to spot.

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  47. OOOH!!! It's a tie between the mini tin and the texture pastes! What a great storage solution, can't wait to get some of the tins.

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  48. Tim has found a way to make make storage cute, functional and vintage inspired. What mare could you want?! Ok ok ok, I want three. :)

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  49. Love these new releases. I "need" those storage containers. Thanks for the chance.

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  50. This is similar to the tins for the big distress inks. I had have that and it looks like I have to have the mini tin also.

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  51. Awesome giveaway Paula!Thanks for the opportunity!PROBLEM SOLVED... I love all of his products.

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  52. I need this Tidy Master for my inks! All my minis are dancing around my drawer and each time I'm looking for them I just sighing....and wishing to get them outside in comfortable way. What would be better than tin designed specially for them? :)))

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  53. Yippee, yippee. I have been searching for a storage solution for these little puppies. Now I just hope the supply can keep up with the demand. Joyce Segur

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  54. That is exactly what I wanted! Whoo Hoo!

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  55. OMG!! These are are great storage system for the minis!

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  56. Omg I so need these . Just bought all and looking for the perfect place for them .PERFECT......

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  57. I SO get that you have to take them all! Great tins!!

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  58. Can't you just think of lots of other of things to do with these tins also. Can't wait to see what other things you do when the joy wears off from just having them to travel with. Lol

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  59. OMG! I swear that man thinks of everything, I would like to live inside his head for just one day, it would be inspiration overload. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  60. What a great storage idea..tfs

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  61. Ingenious, absolutely ingenious!

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  62. OMG, I have mine in an old tupperware container but cannot see what color is what without pulling most of them out. I need/WANT this container. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Great give away :-) and of course I need it!!!

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  65. Love the new tins!! I will need several since I have all the mini inks so far!!

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  66. What a great idea!. Would love to have one.

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  67. I am so excited for these! My stacks have been taking over! This is perfect! Definitely a problem solver!
    Lindsey Amschler

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  68. Looove those minis! They look to fun as does the texture paste! I would love a chance to win some tim holtz anything! Tfac! Jennifer taylor

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  69. As you say Paula, problem-solving! That would be so handy!!

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  70. definitely a problem solver. Mini's are not in our stores yet. Hoping they come in soon. Love the storage tin.

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  71. That is a great tin for many things besides Distress minis! Bring them all back, Tim!

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  72. Love, love, love all things Tim! Thanks for the possibility of winning these awesome products.

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  73. I'm just starting my little Distress Ink collection, so this holder would be great! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  74. Can't wait ot get my hands on one or more of these!!!

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  75. I love containers and I love storage! Tim has outdone himself with these cute little tins...now all i need is the mini distress inks to fill them :-)

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  76. Great idea with the tin...it would give me such a great excuse to go out and purchase Distress Ink!

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  77. Love these now I just need more mini pads.

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  78. How COOL is that? I just ordered my first Mini Distress Pads this week!

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  79. I had decided I didn't need the mini's since I had no way of storing them....well guess this has changed everything!! lol

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  80. Well aren't they just the cutest storage solution! Makes you want every color! Thanks!

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  81. Yay!!! I have been counting down the days for all the exciting craft news..😃

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  82. oh this is just perfect! fab little mini ink pads and now a fab little storage bin for them!! Fabulous! I would love to win one of course! thnx for a chance to win!! it would work well with the new set of mini pads I just bought!!

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  83. There is no doubt, I absolutely so need these mini ink storage tins! Fabulous!

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  84. I really like this idea! and I am looking forward to trying the new paper. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  85. I would love to be organized with this!!! And a win win either way

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  86. I definitely need one or more of these. Love me some distress ink, and being organized is awesome.

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  87. What ac cute tin and it even matches the tins Tim released a few years ago. Love it!

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  88. With so many storage problems in my craft room to overcome, it would be awesome to tick this one off my list too.

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  89. Paula, I love your ideas to rename the Mini Distress Ink Storage Tins...I only have set #1 of the Mini Distress Inks, but hope to have more very soon :)

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  90. Love the new mini storage tins. What a great way to see exactly what you have. Thanks for sharing. Linda from Alaska

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  91. You may have to work with tim on the naming process next time... love these little cuties though so please pick me!

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  92. What a brilliant idea to store the inks. Would love to win. Karen Seidlitz

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  93. What a great storage product! I need to get some of these!!

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  94. Totally the best idea to see them all in that cool tin !

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  95. Those tins are awesome. Can't wait to add them to my collection.

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  96. I have to agree with you that it is a problem solver!! I really like all Tim's new items!

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  97. Yes! I am in desperate need of The Problem Solver! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  98. These are terrific, and are desperately needed.

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  99. I just finally bought my first set mini inks the other day. There were just too many cool projects out there and I couldn't pretend I could do it with the big pads any longer. My four year old was a big champion of them too. How could I resist her saying "but mum, they are the perfect size for me!" She would love the storage containers. They would fit right on the shelf behind her desk.

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  100. I like how Tim showed to store the blending foam under the ink pad. Works out pretty swell. thanks as always for sharing.

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  101. I like how the divider comes out so the tin is even more versatile!

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  102. This is such a wonderful idea! These little guys seem to get lost on my craft table all the time! I am also looking forward to trying the texture paste! Each brand is different and I love trying out all the textures. Thanks so much for a chance to win!

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  103. What a great idea. I LOVE to organize my art supplies.....Pick me, Pick me.....please!!

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  104. This IS a great idea! Really like the clear lid so you can see just what is in there!

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  105. Ohhh! Great idea! Such an easy way to organize and transport them! I would love to win these tins.... and the specialty stamping paper..... and the texture paste!!!!!!! Ok, I admit...I would love to win it all!!!!!!

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  106. I love these. I didn't think I needed the mini inks, but found them soooooo useful. Now this wonderful container...Gotta have it!

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  107. Love the tin, love the names! And I'm really thankful these products are coming out now, I was bummed last weekend when I bought the last item from the last release new neat stuff to anticipate! Yay!

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  108. What a perfect match! To have the mini inks AND a great, easily visible, storage system! So easy to keep the inks handy on my design desk!

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  109. I am fond of travel mate, I also opt to keep mine in the set they came in, since I am color challenged, but most of all, I just love the mimis! Oh so glad to have the specialty paper precut, and the texture paste looks really interesting. I have a feeling my must have list is just beginning.

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  110. The only words that i can say: I need these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BArbarayaya

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  111. I like this system, the ease of access and portability. I imagine a blending foam would fit under each ink pad too.

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  112. This is perfect to take the stress away and be organized. thank you

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  113. Those tins are a definately must have!

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  114. He could called them "just another genius idea by Tim". I have a bunch of them and yes they are wonderful!! Also if you have any of the Hero Arts minis they will work for them too.

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  115. Love the mini storage tin...now I need to complete my set!

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  116. Wonderful problem solver... I especially love them all tied up with ribbon!
    I'm not sure I could manage to keep mine in the set color groups 'tho... I obsessively color sort all my supplies... Pink , red, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, tan, Brown, white, black. Always in order... I'm crazy that way!

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  117. With the tin I could buy the mini inks. Still new to using inks but having a ball.

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  118. What a concept! That boy thinks of everything :)

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  119. Love this! Now I need them all!

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  120. this really gets my distress level soaring , oh we just love to ink away those blues, greens, yellows , reds .. oh the colours of the rainbow .. he he .. oh we do love time crafting with tim :) x

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  121. All Awesome products....love the tiny tins...great concept and easy to view, and use.

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  122. Oh crap, they've come out with the great tin, and Tim shows how to put a pad under each mini! I can no longer resist! Pick me, please, pick me!

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  123. That's a fabulous idea, a little tin storage for the minis and you are totally right I'll need more then one ;-)

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  124. Like everyone else above, I NEED these, they are such a clever storage idea and I love the Stress Reliever title! I also love that you can store the little pads right underneath the the ink pad too!

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  125. I SOOOOOO need those little problem solvers of having a place to store those minis.

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  126. For some reason, the post from my phone didn't happen so I'm back again :) Love, love, love the new releases…these tins a super cute and practical and the texture paste is calling my name too. Great release for my birthday :)

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  127. This is a great idea from Tim and great to give one away! I've started to collect the minis as I think they are so versatile and now so easy to sort

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  128. For anyone taking their inks to demos or classes these are a MUST! Thanks so much for the chance to win. Jenny x

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  129. wow what a fabulous idea, great for taking away but also for storage of those little pads,,, fabulous..... I need one or two of these ..... :)

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  130. Oh I really do need that! How handy!

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  131. These tins are so cute...just what I need!

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  132. These tins are going to be a hit and reason we all switch over to the minis!

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  133. I am so excited for these mini tins, I can't wait to get my hands on them!!!!

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  134. Love it all! Can't wait for these to come to Betty's (LSS). Love......

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  135. Can not wait to get the tins. A must for carrying to classes.

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  136. Gotta have one....or ten! Thanks Paula.

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  137. These are so cute. I will definitely need quite a few.

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  138. Oh yes, I would love to win a storage tin or anything else from Ranger for that matter. Thanks.

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  139. Love the project you did with the texture paste....and would sooo love to win a few of these lil' distress inks! Then I guess I'd have to get that sweet tin too....:) Thanks for sharing!

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  140. Great idea! Always so impressed with the range of products! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  141. Love these storage tins, a must have!

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  142. LOVE the little metal tins!

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  143. I just bought some of the mini ink pads and was wondering where to store them. The new tins sound great. They also look great to store other do-dads, too. Would love to have one of them. Thanks for sharing.

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  144. Gosh, I'd be tempted to make it into some crafty shadow box display or something. LOL....But how handy is that! Handy Dandy.

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  145. I NEED this tin and WANT to fill it just like you have with the colors in their groupings! It's great...flat, visible storage!

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  146. Oh my!! I kept trying to convince myself that I do not need those mini pads but after seeing the tin and reading your post, I Gotta Have Them!

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  147. Hey Hey Paula.

    I bet you've heard that a time or two, right?

    I would LOVE to own the tin. Oh yeah - we need it all, don't we? Anything "t!m" works for me. Thank you for your generosity - and Tim and Ranger, too!

    SuZeQ

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  148. Storing my minis in the Mini Storage Tins is a given. Now to decide between storing them by color like Tim or by group like Paula? Hmmm! I may try Paula's method first.

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  149. Well, I've got 3 sets of the minis so far, and have ordered the rest that are available. The tins do make a lot of sense. I have mine stacked in their original configurations and used a white paint pen to write the color name on the side of each. That works for now, but these tins would definitely be a plus for taking them with me. I'd love to win one!!

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  150. It's a brilliant idea. Now a great way to store and transport my mini pads!! I'd love to win one!

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  151. Yes, I need one or 3 of these tins!

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  152. Goodness me, what a wonderful idea these Mini Ink storage tins are. Sooooo looking forward to them hitting the shops in the UK, better still would be to win one !!!!

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  153. I LOVE the new releases! The mini ink take alongs are brilliant, and I have to have several!!!! I too never printed my labels....the shame!!! Thanks so much for giving us all a chance to win! You rock!

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  154. So many minis ... just not enough crafting hours in a day! LOVE all the new inks and what a GREAT idea for storage!

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  155. What a great idea for storage!!! Love it!!!

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  156. What a perfect solution to the little pads. Have to add more things to my wish list!

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  157. Such a fun and brilliant tins! And I can't wait to try the paste!

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  158. What a wonderfull idea; so much better than stacking and then having them tip all over the place. What will be next? I cna't wait.

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  159. I just watched Tim's video and now I want several of these too. I totally understand your want/need points in your blog today.

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  160. The problem solver... love it.

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  161. I love to be an organized person (which I have a hard time doing) and this would be a great thing to have!

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  162. And it's just so doggone cute all filled with the ink pads--like a box of chocolates only it's crafty goodies with no calories!

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  163. oh me, oh my....GOTTA have these babies.....hoping to begin my collection sunday? They are SO cute - just like the mini inks.....omg i hope i see these at the stamp show tomorrow....Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

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  164. Adore you name for this awesome 'must have'! It was like you were channeling my own thoughts as you wrote that blog post...thanks heaps for showing us this great problem solver!

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  165. Sigh...another must have....must.not.resist!!! LOL! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  166. I do love seeing the colors, too! Just keeping them altogether is a big deal! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  167. Paula, your little stress reliever is soooo cute. Can see these little devils being altered up to personalise them, can't you??? Thanks for the chance of winning one of these cuties... Jean.x

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  168. Well that's it then.......resistance really is futile and I now no longer have any excuse not to get these little minis!! Great storage tin, thanks for the chance to win one....😄

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  169. LOVE all the new goodies and since I already have some of the mini distress inks- I must have the holder. Can't wait to get the texture paste. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  170. You are right-- I NEED one. Thanks for the offer of a giveaway. Love the tins!

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  171. O wow, what a great give away. Ofcourse I 'need'it all :-)

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  172. Who doesn't need lots of storage solutions. Love this storage "Tim's tin" :)

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  173. Yes I am stressed! Help! What a great product. Love this idea.

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  174. great idea! I love this box!!

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  175. I love the new box and I can't wait to try the new paste!

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  176. I so appreciate Tim thinking of not only the detail on a Tag, but also the storage of the supplies! And Paula, I love your blog. It has given me some wonderful ideas. Thank you.

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  177. oh my! A chance to win one of these babies? I'm In! Thank you this is awesome!

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  178. Love the idea of keeping the sets together!

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  179. That is fantastic!! I soo need to organize my stamp pads! Thanks for a chance!

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  180. well this would give me some extra fire under me to buy the new minis from Tim :)

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  181. How lucky you are! These Problem solver aka tins would prevent me losing the minis amidst my (mess) scrub that - I mean 'creations'!

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  182. I love the new mini tins. such a great new product.

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  183. I didn't think I needed the mini distress ink pads! I love the tin and now I have an excuse to start my mini collection.

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  184. These tins are perfect! And since they look so great filled it's a great excuse to buy more ink pads.

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  185. I love all the products, but the storage tins are so cute. They will be great in my small craft space and they hold a lot of the minis in each tin. It will be really easy to see what colors are in each tin as well. Thanks

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