Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A New Month ... But Time for "Something Old" Again!

It's May 2nd and I placed my first pre-order for items from the new catalog yesterday afternoon -- it'll get here by Thursday p.m.! Yay! I can't wait to play with the new in-colors and try out the new ink pads! I only pre-ordered a couple of stamp sets and designer papers, just to give you all a sneak peek.

In the meantime, catalogs will start shipping out to my customers on May 14th -- are you on my list? Email me today for your own copy!

I thought everyone would benefit from having all of the retiring lists and carry over lists in one place.

CARRYOVER LIST. (Click on the links for this and all lists.) Although the Spring Mini Catalog was "done" as of April 30th, Stampin' Up! released a Carryover List. "Carryover" means that the products are still available for purchase even though the catalog expired 4/30. This does not guarantee the products will be in the new catalog.

IMPORTANT: Not on the list but definitely WILL BE CARRIED OVER after 4/30 are:

Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)

Simple Scored Diagonal Plate (125586)

Mixed Bunch Stamp Set (Wood-Mount 125535, Clear-Mount 125537)

Apothecary Art Stamp Set (Wood-Mount 125525, Clear-Mount 125527)

STAMPIN' UP RETIRING STAMP SETS. The last day to order any stamp sets on this list is May 31st! They won't disappear based on depleted supplies, but after this date, you're going to have to look awfully hard to find these stamps if they're on the list!

STAMPIN' UP RETIRING ACCESSORIES LIST UPDATED. Select products discounted to 70%. Products are ONLY available while supplies last. Please note that items with an "X" to the right are sold out.

STAMPIN' UP RETIRING DEFINITELY DECORATIVE LIST. The entire line of Definitely Decorative accessories is being retired. These make great wall accents, or even a great accent to your lap top cover, etc. If you like something, the last day to order these is May 31st!

What's Retiring and Why? Many of you are excited but a bit overwhelmed by the size of the STAMPIN' UP! RETIRING ACCESSORIES LIST. YIKES!! Well, I put together a brief overview with details of what I have gathered from Stampin' Up! I'm hoping this will lessen the confusion and your anxiety!

When you look at the retired accessories list, you'll note that all of our Stampin' Pads are listed. This is for two reasons: (1) Craft Stampin' Pads will now only be available in black and white; and (2) we are introducing a new Firm Foam pad in our Classic Stampin' Pads with the 2012-2013 annual catalog.

The Firm Foam pads offer better ink coverage and, in turn, better stamped images. They will be available for customer order on June 1.

In addition, please note the following changes in the new catalog, which explain some of the products appearing on the retired list:

  • Only select Stampin' Write Markers will be available individually (Stampin' Write Markers In Color collections will continue to be offered)
  • 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock will no longer be offered.
  • 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock will only be available in select individual colors and color collections.
  • Any item with an asterisk next to it is being reconfigured. An example of this could be repackaging, as in the example above of the markers.
  • Craft Ink Pads (other than black or white per above) and Craft Refills will no longer be offered.
  • Classic Ink Refills (other than the retiring 2010-2012 In Colors) will still be available.
  • Stampin' Spots are being discontinued. Stampin' Up! may possibly reconfigure & sell some of the Classic Ink Spots, and the Getting Started Collection will continue with the new catalog.
  • Other than the retiring 2010-2012 In Colors, the Stampin' Up! colors are NOT retiring.


Two items that were included on the Retiring Accessories List are not actually retiring. The lists have been updated to remove these items.

208 108360 Craft Scissors
208 103579 Paper Snips

*A FINAL NOTE: I have always been one to embrace change and am very optimistic that the new catalog will fulfill my stamping dreams of fabulous stamps, luscious colors (no pun intended with Stampin' Up's classic naming of the colors!), and fantastic accessories! Contact me today if there's anything I can help you with!

Well, time to share a quick card that I made yesterday in preparation for Mom for Mother's Day! She loves to drink tea with my dad every afternoon and evening. They'll now have more time for tea since he's retiring June 15th after at least 35 years on the farm (including growing up) and 30 years in the store! I used the Tea Shoppe stamp set and the Attic Boutique DSP to create this beautiful card. I was totally inspired by Robin Messenheimer's card! I didn't nearly do it justice but I know that my mom will love it regardless!

I popped up a couple of big flowers from the back of one of the papers -- if I was a scrapbooker, this paper would be out-0f-this-world gorgeous, but since I'm not, it's just fantastically gorgeous!! I used my So Saffron marker so I could color in a couple of the flowers on this vintage-looking cup with my Bashful Blue marker. I tied a Pool Party seam binding bow around the image, and attached a tiny little "tea bag label" to the top, again with a scrap of the DSP.

So, what do you think? Almost as nice??!!

Thanks for stopping by today!


1 comment:

Robin Messenheimer said...

Thanks so much for CASEing my card. Yours is just delightful - and perfect for a Mother's Dagy card!