Farewell, My Friend(s)

Today’s post is a Good-bye of sorts, but in an exciting way!  Every year, approx. 1 month before Stampin’ Up! releases their annual catalog, they release a list of products that will be retiring.  Since these items won’t be carried over to the new catalog, this is the last chance to grab those items before they are gone for good.

So with the posting of the Retired List (farewell), it’s also a great chance to score some good bargains as some of these items are on sale too.  I think it’s nice that Stampin’ UP! gives us a heads up on what won’t be making it into the new catalog so we have the opportunity to grab those items before they are gone. CM100700B-500x153


2014-16 In Colors

The 2014-2016 In Colors will be retiring so now is the time to stock up on cardstock, ink pads, reinkers, markers, ribbon, etc.  before your favorite colors from this collection are gone.  Typically, the In Colors are the first to sell out.

LAST CHANCE TO GET THESE RETIRING PRODUCTS!  SAVE UP TO 50% on a huge inventory of select Stampin’ Up! retiring products including stamps, punches, dies, ribbon, designer series paper and much more. The sale starts TODAY (April 18). Stamps will be available at least through May 22.  Accessories (“everything else”) are only available while supplies last and can sell out quickly.  See ALL retiring Stampin’ Up! products on this printable PDF OR in my store here.

One of my favorite stamp sets retiring from the Occasions catalog is called Apple of My Eye.  Here are two cards I made with this set previously that just might cause you to scoop this stamp set up before it retires. Apple of My Eye

Lost Lagoon and the Flowering Fields DSP from Sale-A-Bration make the perfect backdrop for these luscious lemon slices.   Wink of Stella gives the lemon a citrus shine!

lemon slices

This is so summery and citrus-y and it is a total Pinterest CASE!  I cannot take credit for this design but the color combo and the sweet sentiment had me head over heels!

I hope you get the items you want before they are gone.  My advice:  I mark my catalog(s) with a red “R” next to every item that is retiring.  Then I can go thru the catalog and easily see what is retiring. The Retiring List lets us know which item is in the Occasions Catalog (OC) or Annual Catalog (AC) and the page #.  It’s worth the time to me to mark my catalogs.

Happy Shopping!  Nancy


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I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! My blog contains everything you need to help you in your paper-crafting journey; whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned traveler on the paper-crafting highway.