Thursday, April 15, 2010

Stampin' Up! Colour Renovation

Hey Everyone,

I know that many of you who stalk a number of blogs already know about this, but some of you are visiting this link from my monthly newsletter. Stampin' Up! has announced that with the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue that will be released on July 1st (Happy Canada Day to us!) the core Stampin' Up! colours will be changing!

Here are the new colour collections: Brights, Subtles, Regals & Neutrals

You will notice that the Earth Elements are missing from this list, but fear not. Many of our beloved colours from this family have been rolled into the new collections.

You will see that the Brights have really changed. And I have to say I LOVE it! I didn't like the Brights before, but now some of my most favorite colours like Old Olive & Pumpkin Pie are in this family.

What you will also notice is that there are a few new colours listed:

Daffodil Delight
Marina Mist
Early Espresso
Cajun Craze
Cherry Cobbler

And if you are really paying attention you will notice that I didn't list Crumb Cake in my new colours list because technically it's not a new colour. It is our beloved Kraft renamed! And now it will be available as an ink pad and marker!!

And if you are a long time fan of Stampin' Up! you will notice that some old favorites have returned! That's right, a number of popular past and current In Colours will now be core colours. We can now use the following again:

Baja Breeze
Riding Hood Red
Pink Pirouette
Pacific Point
Tangerine Tango
Wild Wasabi
River Rock
Melon Mambo
Soft Suede
Rich Razzleberry

Through this change the core colours have been reduced to only 40 including the neutrals. This makes it much easier to produce coordinating products & embellishments, which is a very good thing! And since the colours have been reduced obviously a number of colours will no longer be available after June 30th, but the recommendation is to buy now as the retiring colours are not being produced anymore. Once they are sold out, they are gone for good. If you have ink pads and colours you love, stock up on the re-inkers and card stock while you can. Here is the list of retiring colours.
I am really excited about this change. For me, my favorites are staying around, and the colours I either rarely, or never use are being retired. Gone are the confusing blues & purples (I could never tell them apart). Gone are the "get your sun glasses" brights that are tricky to match. The new colours are richer, warmer and over all more pleasing to the eyes. I know that change can be difficult for some, but I assure you once you get to see all the colours together, you will grow to love them. Contact me if you have any questions about the changes. I am more than happy to talk to anyone about them.


Monday, April 12, 2010

I'm back!!

Hi everyone!

We have officially moved in, are still surrounded by boxes but are LOVING our new house! Since I have been out of commision there have been LOTS of exciting announcements at Stampin' Up! I hope to be able to get my newsletter completed and my blog updated shortly.

In the meantime I will leave you with a picture of my new house!!!!!!

I am now busy trying to get my stampin' studio sorted out. It is located over the garage on the left hand side of the house. Those two windows and door on the lower side are part of it. And I am in negotiations with my husband to figure out when he can vault the ceiling as it is only about 5'11 at the moment. It was built to be a kids playroom in it's previous life. I can't wait to have all of you over to see it. I am holding my first Open House in the new studio on May 30th! Mark your calendars and save the date. It will be a super fun day (there will be all day activities or just drop in for some make n'takes). Stay tuned for more information.



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