Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Color Renovation--coming July 1st

Stampin' Up! just made one of the biggest annoucements I have ever seen and I didn't see it coming. A COLOR RENOVATION!!
IF YOU: Enjoy the In Colors each year and are sad when they retire....
Have been looking for a new fresh way to combine the colors we already have...
Find the current Bold Bright family too bright or the current Soft Subtle family too subtle...
These changes will make your eyes happy and you jump for joy.

On the other hand: For those who resist change, I am sorry. Still, I hope you give it time and see the benifits of the changes SU! is making. It is simply time to rearrange the furniture so to speak and give a fresh look to the colors we all love and some that we miss.

So what are the changes. Stampin' Up! currently has 48 colors, 7 neutrals and 6 In Colors. Starting with the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog SU! will be changing to 40 Core Colors and 5 New In Colors. The new In Colors will be available for 2 years, with 5 new colors being introduced each year. So in the 2010-2011 IB&C there will be 45 colors total. In the 2011-2012 IB&C there will be 50 colors total. Then each year 5 In Colors will remain, 5 will retire and 5 new ones will be introduced.

If you have done your math they are going from 61 colors this year to only 45. So what happened to the rest of them. We are having a Fond Farewell to many colors. To help you plan here, I have listed all the colors that will be retiring at the end of the current catalog. You have until June 30th to stock up on these colors. Please keep in mind that retiring accessories are only available while supplies last. Supplies will last into June, but may not last till the end of June, so plan accordingly.

Starting with the 2010-2011 IB&C ALL COLORS will be available in cardstock, ink and MARKERS. For those who have some of the returning In Colors, they will also have a marker available. For those who like using Apricot Appeal for your flesh colors, it will still be available in a marker.

Check back later for a showing of the new color collections including a look at the new colors.

Personally, I welcome this change. There are many past In Colors that I have missed using and still have stashed in my file cabinet. There are also several colors that I don't use and are now retiring. I will miss a couple of them, as I am sure we all will, but I won't miss them for too long with 6 new Core Colors Coming and 5 more In Colors to start a fresh new Stampin' Up! year.

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

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

Pretty in Pink
Regal Rose
Rose Red
Perfect Plum
Elegant Eggplant
Night of Navy
Not Quite Navy
Tempting Turquoise
Bashful Blue
Always Artichoke
Old Olive
Garden Green
Certainly Celery
So Saffron
More Mustard
Pumpkin Pie
Real Red
Bravo Burgundy
Chocolate Chip
Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft; now also available in ink and other accessories)
Sahara Sand
Very Vanilla
Whisper White
Basic Gray
Basic Black

Check back later for another post with the new color collection groupings. So you too can get a fresh look at our current colors and be as excited as I am about the new colors coming.

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