Starting with the new catalog that unveils on July 1st Stampin Up will have four color collections of 10 colors each; instead of 4 color families of 12 colors each plus Neutrals. You can see them in the color chart below which if you click on, you should be able to download and print it out if you like. I was unable to upload the retiring color chart, sorry but I will type a list of them. If anyone needs me to email either of these charts to them, or the list on Microsoft Word, simply click on my email link, and send me an email requesting me to send it to you.
Just to make it clear, here is a list of the color collections:
Brights, Neutrals, Regals, and Subtles. In-colors both old and current plus some brand new colors, and some current core colors make up these collections.
Here is a list of the Retiring Colors: Almost Amethyst, Apricot Appeal, Ballet Blue, Barely Banana, Blush Blossom, Bordering Blue, Brilliant Blue, Brocade Blue, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Gable Green, Glorious Green, Going Gray, Green Galore, Handsome Hunter, Lavender Lace, Lovely Lilac, Mellow Moss, Only Orange, Orchid Opulence, Pale Plum, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Sage Shadow, Summer Sun, Taken with Teal, Yoyo Yellow.
The Five Completely Brand New Core Colors: Daffodil Delight (yellow), Early Espresso (deep brown), Cajun Craze (rusty orange), Cherry Cobbler (red), Marina Mist (light blue with a hint of gray).
Brights Collection: Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Real Red.
Regals Collection: Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Bravo Burgundy.
Subtles Collection: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, So Saffron.
Neutrals Collection: River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft), Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black.
As for future In-colors, there will be five new In-Colors and they will be available for two years! Starting next year, there will be a total of 10 In-Colors with five rotating out and five rotating in every year.
Please keep the following in mind:
1. If the color is retiring, every item coordinating with it in the catalog will be retiring as well! I suggest that you go through your catalog, and mark all of the accessories that are in retiring colors, such as Brads, Ribbon, Designer paper, etc......This way, you can make a list of what you feel that you want to order extra of if it is one of your favorite colors.
2. With these new and returning in-colors to the core color collections there will be some new items to look forward to that coordinate with those colors, such as Markers, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Designer Paper, etc... Remember those old in-colors that you loved and wanted a marker for....well, as I said above, if they are on this new list, there will now be a marker for them starting July 1st, 2010! Yay! I am so excited about that part. I can't wait to see the new Designer paper too! Urgh, don't you just hate waiting?!
Now for my special deal to share with you! Just to make this transition as painless as possible, I am going to offer my discount of 20% off of ALL retiring colors and their coordinating accessories! Yes, you read that correctly! The only thing is that you have to email your order to me, because this is a sale offered by me, not Stampin Up. If you feel more comfortable paying via paypal, I can do that! You will have to email your order to me, I will figure up your total, email an invoice to you via paypal, and a detailed one via email, then you can pay on paypal. Once I receive payment, I will place the order and have it shipped directly to you if you so desired. If you order by yourself on the Stampin Up website and name me as your demonstrator, they will give you a 10% discount. Your choice! Now, to sweeten the pot even more, I will offer the same deal on all new colors and accessories to all who order retiring products once the new catalog opens up on July 1st, 2010!
Please understand again that I am offering this sale, not Stampin Up; and it is only on Retiring colors not stamp sets! I will post a retiring stamp set list as soon as it is made available to me. If you have any questions, please email me. As a reminder there is a link to my email address on my sidebar.
So, get your list together, check it twice, and send me an email! I hope this helps ease the pain of any colors that you will be missing. Remember too that we have until the end of June to get them.
Next time, I will be showing you a card to inspire you to get stamping.
Until then.........Blessings, Lisa