Sunday, April 25, 2010

Colour Renovation - don't be scared! ;)

Well, I realise it's been awhile, and I have to apologise for that.  It's safe to announce to the blogging world that I am 12 weeks pregnant today, so have been.... a bit... under the weather, to say the least.  ;)  Baby #3 is due 7 November, so I have 6 1/2 months to go.  And thankfully, this time around, I'm feeling not too bad at this stage of the game, so THAT is very exciting!  (With both of my boys, I had all-day sickness to the halfway mark.)  Thus, I have LOTS of time to get more stampin' posts in before life changes (again!) forever.  ;)

Anyway, I've known about the new Colour Renovation for awhile, but because I haven't been posting, haven't had a chance to mention it.

Now, some die hards will probably cringe at this announcement... that said, most die hards will already KNOW about it!  And, I have to be honest - I almost cried when I read the news.  But, now that I've had a couple of weeks to digest everything, I am SO STINKIN' EXCITED!!!!  In the 8 years that Stampin' Up! has been in Canada, this is our 2nd Colour Reno.

On 1 July (first day of the Stampin' Up! calendar year), when we switch to the new catalogue, Stampin' Up! is doing a Colour Renovation.  :)  It's a scary thought, but believe me, you will LOVE the new colour families!  I already can't wait to add the new colours to my collection!  (Unfortunately, I have to wait another 2 months!!!!)

Stampin' Up! is saying a FOND FAREWELL to THIRTY (30) of the current colours, and ALL the current colour FAMILIES.  They are bringing in FIVE (5) BRAND-NEW colours, and bringing BACK TEN (10) InColours (from this year, AND the last 2 years!).  They are also rearranging the colour families, to bring us FOUR (4) gorgeous new families, each containing some new colours, and some old favourites, that will bring about some breath-taking combinations that I'm excited to see.

The retiring colours are:
Pink Passion                Pixie Pink
Pale Plum                    Orchid Opulence
Lovely Lilac                 Lavender Lace
Almost Amethyst          Bordering Blue
Brocade Blue               Ballet Blue
Brilliant Blue                 Taken with Teal
Glorious Green             Handsome Hunter
Sage Shadow              Mellow Moss
Green Galore              Gable Green
Barely Banana             Yoyo Yellow
Ruby Red                    Cameo Coral
Blush Blossom             Creamy Caramel
Close to Cocoa            Going Gray

The brand-new colours are:
Cherry Cobbler           Cajun Craze
Early Espresso             Marina Mist
Daffodil Delight

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

AS WELL, because one of the new main families will be our Neutrals (which will expand greatly!), they are bringing the Kraft cardstock OVER to that family, creating an ink for it too, and re-naming it to Crumb Cake. 

As part of the reno, all CRAFT INKS will be RETIRED.  BUT, refills will be available for ALL the new and remaining colours, as well as a blank pad for purchase to create your own craft pad from whichever colour you want.  (YES!!)

On this note of retiring colours, PLEASE be advised that if ANY of our Fond Farewell colours are your faves, make sure you purchase cardstock and refills (including Craft inks if you need them!) before 30 June 2010.  A refill (or 2, for your ABSOLUTE FAVES!) will last you a fair while (as in, a decade or two!), and they are pretty cheap! ($3.95)  Just go to my site at, or give me a buzz on 250.392.9644, to place your order.

Now, one LAST point, and this is regarding the InColours.  Stampin' Up! had MANY requests to carry over InColours, because, let's be honest, one year just isn't long enough!  So, with that in mind, each InColour group of 6 will be around for TWO SU! calendar years, overlapping each other.  That means that this July, we will be introduced to a new group of InColours (as always), but, they will stick around until June 2012.  Then, in July 2011, we will be introduced to another group of 6 InColours, that will stick around until June 2013, and so on. This new family system will give us 60 colours at all times to play with (same as before!!), just in a different format than what we currently have.

For the PDF of the retiring colours, please click here and then download the file.  (Sorry, I don't have file hosting set up at the moment, so it adds an extra step. :P Once the colour reno goes live on the SU! site, I will be able to directly link to these docs via the main SU! site.)

For the PDF of the NEW colour families, please click here.


Dinnae :)

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