Hello Stampers! I am so excited because I had the opportunity to see the new catalog coming out in June online yesterday and all I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW!! There's some changes coming our way and they are all GOOD!
The first thing I want to share is the Retiring List...lots of favorites are leaving the catalog but it's always to make room for new favorites! Be sure to check out the retiring list to make sure you don't miss out on something you really wanted before it was gone...because they are on the retired list, they are only available while supplies last so don't wait, especially on things like retiring ink colors, reinkers and cardstocks. Those items tend to sell out fast.
To view the retiring list (and place an order for anything you must have before its gone, click the link below. But be sure to come back here to finish reading this post because I'm sharing some exciting new things below!
Did you notice that ALL of our ink pads are on the retiring list? Hold up...wait...WHAT????? One of the biggest changes in the upcoming catalog is a redesigned ink pad. Does that mean your current pads are no good? Absolutely not! You can continue to stamp with them for many happy years to come, and even reink them with reinkers from the new catalog (if you don't have old ones)! Any new colors you add to your collection--including the new 2018-2019 In-Colors, will just have new packaging. My biggest fear was that they wouldn't fit in my stamp pad holder but they do! The new pads are the same width as the old ones, but slightly shorter. They still store themselves upside down when not in use and are still raised to ink large images. Improvements are that they are easier to open and are stackable! Wait 'til you see them...they are slick!
While we're on the subject of ink pads...in addition to the new In-Colors, Stampin' Up! has done a much-needed color revamp. A few colors are being discontinued all-together (sad face) BUT several of our favorite past In-Colors are being reintroduced to our color families AND there are some new, absolutely GORGEOUS colors!
Here are the newest In-Colors, along with the current In-Colors available for another year...
Ahhh, don't you just love them??? I'm super excited about the Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch! When I start to work with them, I always come to love them all though!
These are the new colors being added to our color families:
Granny Apple Green is definitely going to be a favorite of mine but I seriously love them all! I'm really happy to see a true purple in Gorgeous Grape and the Soft Sea Foam and Balmy Blue make me swoon....love it!
Here's the updated color families:
As you can see, Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Whisper White have been taken out and have become their own, little mini family. Some colors have been moved to new families...and did you notice there are now a full 40 colors? Whoop, whoop!! Some of my very favorite In-Colors are returning...Coastal Cabana, Poppy Parade and Blackberry Bliss, just to name a couple!
Of course there are some colors being retired so if you have them and love them, you'll want to stock up on a reinker (or two) and coordinating cardstock before they're gone...these items go fast! These are the retiring colors:
Always Artichoke (sad face!!)
Marina Mist (I'll miss you!)
Soft Sky (goodbye my friend!)
There are soooooo many gorgeous new stamp sets I can't WAIT to share with you, along with lots of other exciting new things...June can't get here soon enough! Soooooo, guess what? There's going to be a whole SUITE of products you'll be able to get in May...I've already pre-ordered mine and I'll be sharing ideas with you just as soon as I get it! Be watching for that in the next few days!
Until next time...happy stampin'!