Tomorrow is the day. The Retirement list comes out! It's an exciting day, as well as a day for mourning.
It's exciting because we are getting closer to the new Annual 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. It goes live for everyone June 3. The catalog will go out in May. I haven't seen it yet, like other demos, but I'm sooo excited to see all the new stamps, colors, papers, oh, just the whole catalog!
It's also a day for mourning. We have to say good-bye to some products and colors we love. The 2018-2019 In-Colors for sure are retiring. It's not just the In-Colors inks, but embellishments and paper as well. Should I mention that stamp sets are also retiring? For me, it creates anxiety because I'm always afraid that a favorite stamp set might be on that list. But then I remember, for ever retired set, another new one appears and then I create new favorites all over.
Which In-Color are you going to miss the most? For me, it's pretty much a tie between Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist. Oh, hurry up new In-Colors. I need to move on.
This year might be especially hard. The Big Shot and Stampin' Trimmer are retiring. The Big Shot is hitting close to the heart. With the dies and embossing folders, I can't imagine not having it to use. Stampin' Up! is coming out with a new die cutting machine. They hasn't released the new name or even the look, so all eyes are keeping watch. Expectations are very high.
I, personally, do not have the trimmer, but I also haven't heard anything bad about it. Everyone loves it. The reason it is retiring is more because of the quality of the replacements blades and also the reliability of getting the product in the warehouse. Again, I'm excited to see what is coming to replace it. The new trimmer won't be in the new catalog, but it will be available to purchase. The catalog deadline came before the trimmer product had been finalized. We are in the paper crafting business. You know Stampin' Up! won't let us down.
Stay tuned for the retirement list tomorrow! But more importantly, this means we are closer to the new Annual Catalog!
Until next time...Stampin' Always,
Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper