Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Color Renovation

I am so excited about an announcement made by Stampin' Up! yesterday!  As you know color is a big deal with SU and so this new Renovation of our core colors is a BIG DEAL!  I can't wait to show you the new collections....so here goes!

NEW COLORS WILL BE AVAILABLE 
FOR PURCHASE JULY 1, 2010 

 I know this is hard to see so, let me type out what that top portion states, then I will break down the color collections for you with larger pictures of each below....keep reading!

Color Renovation: New Color Collections

At Stampin' Up! color is part of our identity.  It's fundamental to your ability to create and be creative.  That also means that it's important for you to be able to stay up-to-date with trends in color to keep both your artwork and your business fresh [remember this is for demonstrators right now] and exciting.  That's why we've worked to present you with the Color Renovation-a refreshing, updated color palette!

The new color collection combine current colors with previous In Colors, and five new colors.  These luscious collections give you new and vibrant choices, keeping your papercrafting passion original and exciting. Mix and match for your favorite combinations, and make the Color Renovation work for you!

OK, so that is the 'official' wording from Stampin' Up! to me, a demonstrator.  Now what do I think personally?

Holy Guacamole Batman!
This is GREAT NEWS!

Sure, I am going to miss a few of my favorite retiring colors, but I am thrilled with the return of some beautiful previous In-Colors.  Pink Pirouette is a favorite, and I was dreading the thought of loosing Soft Suede.  I am THRILLED and happy with the changes.  I hope you are excited for new options as well!

Here's the break down of the color collections (the photos are the best I can get right now)

BRIGHTS COLLECTION

NEUTRALS COLLECTION

(Crumb Cake is actually the new name of our Kraft card stock - so may have this one already!)

REGALS COLLECTION
 
SUBTLES COLLECTION 

I hope you can see these over the web because they are BEAUTIFUL!  I am loving them!  I can't wait to see the new colors in person.  WOHOO!  Be sure to watch for an upcoming Preview Party...and start thinking of a date for you workshop in July when the new Idea Book & Catalog comes out, with the new core colors, and 5 new In-Colors (not pictured).

So...what's retiring?  

30 of Stampin' Up!'s current core 48 colors will be retiring as of July 1st, or soon as supplies last.  If one of your favorites is leaving you may want to stock up on Card Stock, Stampin' Write Markers, and considering buying a re-inker or two to refill the pads and markers in those colors.

Color Renovation: Fond Farewell
In case you can't read this picture here's a list of retiring colors

Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Pale Plum, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue, Taken With Teal, Glorious Green, Handsome Hunter, Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss, Green Galore, Gable Green, Barely Banana, Yoyo Yellow, Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, Only Orange, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Going Gray.

Other Items You May Want To
Stock Up On...

Due to the fact that the above colors are going to be gone, it is extremely likely (never say never) that any matching accessories will also retire.  Consider if you need any of the following:

Buttons
Corduroy Buttons
Ribbon  (all styles)
Ribbon Originals
Brads
Rhinestone Brads
Bead Duos
Stampin' Glitter
Designer Series papers
Classic Ink Pads
Craft Ink Pads
Stampin' Around Wheel Ink Cartridges
Ink Refills (Classic & Craft)
Stampin' Write Markers
Mellow Moss 12" x 12" Album
Mellow Moss 6" x 6" Album

COLLECTORS

I know you're out there!  People like me who have an uncontrollable NEED to own every single color of ink, card stock, etc. in the Stampin' Up! line.  Fear Not!  Stampin' Up! has a few package deals that will be available with the next Idea Book & Catalog to help you purchase replacement inks, card stock, Stampin' Write Markers, ...even Stampin' Pastels & Water Color Wonder Crayons!

WOHOO FOR SU!!

I will keep you posted over the next few days.  I will have some of the new colors to show you at the Great Lakes Mega Meet....see you there!