Hoping for some wisdom :-) I have about half of the full sized ink pads from Catherine Pooler, and one set of minis. I find the minis SO much more convenient for getting out and using and obviously for storing. Would it be mad to get all the minis even though I have a lot of full pads already>?
Do you intend to keep the full size pads you already have?
When I started getting her inks I thought about the minis because they would b easier to store. Two things changed my mind, I would most likely have to buy reinkers sooner rather than later and the cost. The minis are only .50 less then a full size pad.
If you decide to go with the minis this girl has a great storage idea and it’s currently 50% off at JoAnn’s.
I have one full size and all the minis. I love my minis its so much better than the full size. Much easier to use them in my stamping platform and its easier to store them. I have almost all the reinkers. I want to use them for techniques and to keep the minis juicy.
I find the minis much easier to use too, although they do need re-inking a lot more often. They're also easy to match together since they come in coordinated sets. I keep mine in their sets with a swatch card showing the colors together. I waited for a good sale on her site during Black Friday to stock up on more colors and all the reinkers.
The full sized pads might be a little easier to use for ink blending or creating your own cardstock direct-to-paper but other than that I much prefer the minis
Thanks everyone. I put my full size pads up for sale and they went instantly as a bulk lot, so now I have purchased: three sets of CP minis, 3 sets of PinkFresh quads to try out, three distress oxides to play with. I will see what I like but I can see the oxides might be a good thing…… I know I am very late to that party! Feels great to have a range to try out and still have money left to play with!
I prefer the mini's (not CP, but other brands). Aside from TH Oxides the only full-sized ink pads I use are LF Jet Black (copic), VersaFine Onyx Black (W/C and sentiments), VersaMark (for embossing) and a SSS white (for embossing and techniques).