I also get asked a lot if I have a dauber for each ink color. The answer is almost. Since I use Memento inks most of the time, I have a dedicated sponge dauber for almost every color, with the only exceptions being the few colors I don't use often. Cottage Ivy, for example, I don't use very often, so when I do, I just use my Bamboo Leaves sponge dauber.
Another question I get asked is do I wash the sponge daubers. Nope, too lazy. But they can be washed with a tiny bit of soap and water. Although, darker inks will stain the sponge, as long as you wash it (and let it dry), you can use lighter inks with the same dauber. If you are just starting to collect Jumbo Sponge Daubers, maybe just get one or two for each color family. One for yellows, one for blues, one for reds, etc. Or maybe two per colors, one light and one dark. I think I ordered around 5-7 and got by with that many for a several months without having to wash them. Just keep in mind if you have been sponging dark blue and want to switch to light blue, sponge off on scratch paper to get most of the dark ink off, before inking up the lighter color. But don't go from one color to a completely different color or your colors might get muddy.
Tip - if you have a label machine, you can print up labels for each color and place them inside the handles of the Jumbo Sponge Daubers. That way they don't wear off from repeated use. I used to have mine labeled back when I used SU inks, but I haven't gotten around to making new ones.
Edited to add - Someone asked if I prefer Memento Inks to SU and the answer is yes. I find Memento Inks to be more saturated in color and better at blending. I also find don't have to re-ink my Memento pads nearly as often as I did the SU ink pads. That said, I used SU with no problem for a long time before I tried Memento, so I don't think it is necessary to go out and buy an entire collection of new ink pads. (But I definitely love Memento!) The same commenter also asked what my top 10 favorite Memento colors are. They are Cantaloupe, Bamboo Leaves, Grape Jelly, Danube Blue, Tangelo, Rich Cocoa, Rose Bud, Potter's Clay, New Sprout and, of course, Tuxedo Black.
That is all that is crafty in this post. I made a card today, but still need to edit some photos, I'll get it posted earlyish on Tuesday. Below are a few photos from our vacation if you are interested…
After all the food was gone, this one decided I needed a new hairdo. She spent a long time grooming me. By the time she finished I looked like Cousin It from The Adams Family.
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