I was a rep for a stamping company for many years…. you know, one of the home party companies. Of course, for most of my tenure, I only did workshops in my home for my dedicated following. I wasn’t really into “growing my business”; I just wanted have fun with my stamping friends and get the company discount.
I have stamps and accessories from many companies but even though I’m not selling any longer, I still get excited when the annual catalog comes out. The first day to order is today. One of the things I’ve learned over the years is that the colors of ink/paper in the catalog aren’t always QUITE the same in person as they are in the book. You wouldn’t think I would be too fussy about my ink colors (especially if you could see how many I already have). But when you have a lot, you don’t want duplication. If I’m going to get another pink pad or green pad, it needs to be a different shade. When I saw new colors called Polished Pink and Parakeet Party, I visited my rep (I signed up with her the day I resigned as a sales person) to see those colors in person.
Parakeet Party is a light but vibrant green but it occurs to me that the average person wouldn’t figure that out immediately. And it made me think about some of the incredible names that stamp companies come up with for their colors. Here are just a few… can you figure out what color they are by the name:
- Coastal Cabana
Of course a lot of them are more obvious: Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Bubblegum (just about ever company that does ink pads has one named this) and one of my favorites – Not Quite Navy. I’m thinking that when they have meetings to talk about ink names, there must be alcohol involved!
What’s your favorite Crayola box? 8-pack? 24-pack? 64? Living large with the Ultimate 152? What about neons? Or glitters? Or confettis?