Some Colorful News

Hello!  I can’t believe it’s been over a week since I last posted.  There is just so much to catch up on.  I was pretty sick over the Easter Holiday and into the beginning of last week with a terrible ear infection (which is the first time I’ve ever had one of those).  And I needed to get better quick as I was going to OnStage in Hartford, CT with some of the best girls around.

We rented a huge house and stamped, talked, laughed (a lot), and ate (a lot, too!).  It was a blast!  How great is it when you get to spend time doing what you love with others who love it just as much?!  Oh, and we did attend Stampin’ Up! OnStage event on Saturday which was also a lot of fun.  Stampin’ Up! never disappoints with their events.  Here is a picture of the fun group of girls I got to spend 4 days with…

And here is the house we stayed in. It was build in 1904, big and beautiful and just perfect for all the stamping supplies everyone brought, along with all the delicious food!

As I said, we did attend the OnStage Event and learned all about the fun new products Stampin’ Up! is introducing with the new Annual Catalog.  I’m sure most of you have already heard that there will be a color refresh.  This seems to happen about every five years or so.  I really look forward to it, as it’s really fun to work with some new colors even if it means saying goodbye to the old and sometimes favorite ones.  Here are the fresh new colors we can look forward to very soon….

Along with the BRAND NEW colors, a few old favorites that have been gone awhile are coming back.  This is really great as a few of these were my favorites!  Also note, that Flirty Flamingo is one of the In-Colors retiring but it’s been added to the permanent line-up now.

So with all the changes, the color families have been re-arranged a little.  Here’s how they’ll be organized.

And…here are the In-Colors.  Look how bright and vibrant the new 2018-2020 collection is!

The colors that will be retiring are:

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

If some of these are your favorites, I say keep on using them.  And if you really love any of them and will sorely miss them, make sure to order a supply before they are out of stock for good.

Wow, I hope this wasn’t too much color overload but there is always so much going on this time of year and the color refresh just adds a bit more excitement!  And there is still more to tell, but I’ll save that for another post.

If I haven’t exhausted you yet, here is the list of retiring products from the Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog.  I know it’s hard to take it all in at once and there really isn’t too much urgency on the retiring stamps sets, as Stampin’ Up! will continue to make them until the end of the catalog period.  However, all the other retiring products are while supplies last!

Thanks for hanging in there with me here.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a project using one of my favorite sets from the Occasions Catalog that’s, you guessed it, retiring soon!

Take care,



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