I am not going to apologize this time for not being more on top of things. We have had a medical issue here at home, and my family comes first. That being said, I did want to share some very exciting things coming up!
What does this time of year conjure up in your mind? Spring flowers? April rains to bring those May flowers? Summer coming very soon? Well, my peeps, at Stampin' Up!, this time of year means the NEW ANNUAL CATALOG is coming! Yippee! As a demonstrator, I have had a chance to look at the catalog online. I wasn't able to attend an On Stage last weekend, so had to wait until Monday! BUT! It is an awesome catalog!
One thing worth mentioning is the Stampin' Up! Colors REVAMP.
Yes, there are 13 colors going away (Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi and Wisteria Wonder - whew!). The In Color 2016-2018 group (Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugar Plum) are retiring - In Colors are only around for 2 years then..gone. Flirty Flamingo though has managed to flirt its way back in to the Core Color Collection...sneaky little Flamingo! Ha! Here are the latest In Colors - aren't they awesome?
There's more! Some older colors that were previously retired are....wait for it.....coming back! This includes Mossy Meadow, Poppy Parade, that little Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Mint Macaron (I can hear cheers from the crowds) and Blackberry Bliss. These 5 colors will be integrated into the Core Color Collection. So if your favorite In Color has gone bye bye, don't fret because sometimes they come back!
The Brights, Regal, Subtles, and Neutral collections have been revamped too! They now incorporate the 10 new colors. What can I say, except they are GORGEOUS!!! The Brights, Regal, Subtles, and Neutral collections have been revamped too! You should notice that White, Vanilla and Black are no longer in the Neutral list. They are now just considered Basic colors.
And those 10 completely new colors are...
Lovin' me some new purples! Yippee!
In addition to new colors, Stampin' Up! also redesigned the ink pads. The case is a new, more intuitive design and the formula of the ink has also been improved! The cases are sleeker, more modern looking and from the videos I have watched - much easier to open and close. *A note to all of these changes! Your Basic Black Archival and Basic Gray Archival inks are gone. They just weren't doing the best job and Stampin' Up! decided to stop trying to improve them. So, they are bringing back Staz-On black ink and of course the Memento Black Ink is available. They still have a Basic Grey in the Neutrals category,
Just a reminder...the current Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog still have some great things in them until May 31st. There are "retired" lists (these include both catalogs).
To see the Retiring Stamp Sets Click Here
To see the Retiring Bundles Click Here Remember, these may have the stamp and framelits/thinlets or punch carrying over, but they will not be at a bundle price. You save 10% on bundles
To see Everything Else on the Retiring List Click Here
Well, that is it for today...I hope you all are as excited as I am for some change in colors. Also, anticipation for ordering from the new Catalog. If you have ordered from me in the last year, you are on my Mailing list. If you would like to officially join my team, you can pre-order from the catalog starting May 1st. The general public will be able to order from it on June 1st. So that is a HUGE advantage. There are many more for becoming a demonstrator! First look (or sneak peeks) at many new things, discounts on your orders, new friendships in a family business and more! I would love to be your team leader, and have you as a member of Creating With Paper. Click on my blog page to shop, or join me and start to enjoy the Stampin' Up! craze!
Be kind to one another, have a wonderful weekend and as always, remember to make time for Creating With Color!