My Top Ten Favorite Retiring Products

Today I thought I would share my top ten retiring favorite products!  (Well, at least those that are still available as of the writing of this post! Some retiring products have already sold out!  🙁 )

It’s always sad to see favorite products go!  But it is necessary to make room for new and exciting products, as well as keep things new and fresh!  Here’s a quick peek (in no particular order) of some of my favorite Stampin’ Up! products that will be gone for good after May 31, 2018:

Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set

This is the first stamp set I bought when I became a demonstrator!  I just love the images of the tree and flowers, and it has really beautiful sentiments.  This is one I will definitely be keeping even though it is retiring!


Bow Builder Punch

This punch makes perfect little bows!  They are the perfect size for the Clear Tiny Treats Boxes, and are also perfect for adding bows to gift tags, envelopes, and masculine projects (weddings too!)


No Bones About It Stamp Set

I have two young boys.  Need I say more?  🙂


Metallic Enamel Shapes

I LOVE THESE!  I use them on everything!


Definitely Dahlia Background Stamp

I love the very large, bold image created by this stamp!  I use it frequently, and am definitely keeping it for personal use.  There are so many things you can do with this stamp. You can make beautiful backgrounds for scrapbook pages, wedding invitations, cards, gift wrap and more!  This stamp makes beautiful framed home decor pieces as well.


Sweet & Sassy Framelits

Hearts are a staple of every papercrafter’s stash!  And the fact that you can make so many different sized hearts with this set makes it a great item to have.


2016-2018 In Colors

I really love these colors, especially Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy!  Don’t forget that Flirty Flamingo is actually sticking around and will now be part of the Brights Collection as of June 1st.


You’ve Got This Stamp Set

This stamp set is gorgeous and I love it!  It’s also perfect to use with the Stampin’ Blends Markers and the sentiments and fonts are really pretty too!


Magical Day Bundle

This bundle is whimsical and fun!  I was really hoping it would stick around awhile longer.


Tranquil Tulips Stamp Set

Tulips are my favorite flower!  Although Stampin’ Up! has had tulip sets in the past, I really love this one the most!  So yes, I will be keeping this one too!  (Please note that this set is ONLY available as a hostess set, which means in order to get it, you must place an order or have a qualifying workshop of $150 or more.  There is still time!)


So there you have it!  Ten of my favorite products that are almost gone for good.  If you love any of these products as much as I do, I recommend not waiting too long to order.  They are now only available while supplies last, and could sell out at any time!  Please order soon to avoid disappointment later.  I will post direct links below for the ten products shown, but you can shop the entire retiring products section of the online store HERE.

If you have any questions or need anything, please feel free to ask!  Thanks for visiting today!



UPDATED: Retiring Products are Starting to Sell Out and the Clearance Rack Has Been Restocked!

Looks like some retiring items have already sold out!  As of the writing of this post, the above items have sold out and will NOT be restocked.  This list will only continue to get longer as time goes on, so be sure to check out what’s left on the retiring list and stock up while you can!  You can browse retiring items HERE or by clicking the image below:

Also, when I woke up this morning, the CLEARANCE RACK had been restocked!  Be sure to check out the great deals added!  There are many, many great products that have been added with markdowns of up to 60% off!  But the Clearance Rack deals are only available while supplies last!  So be sure to check them out ASAP!  Click HERE to go straight the the Clearance Rack, or click the image below!

Contact me with questions or for help placing an order!  (And don’t forget to use this month’s host code NMJ46VUH when you shop online and your order is $50-149!)

Have a great day!



2018 Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp

So perhaps the biggest news to come out of OnStage this past weekend is that Stampin’ Up! has completely revamped their color palette!  We all knew that the five 2016-2018 In Colors were retiring, and that we were getting five NEW In Colors to replace them!  However, turns out we’re actually losing and getting a whole lot more than that!  In a nutshell, 18 Colors are retiring this year, 15 NEW colors are being added, and 6 colors that previously retired are returning as core colors!  It’s a huge shake up in the color palette, but one I believe is for the better!  The new color palette is gorgeous, and so many of the new colors are right on trend!  So let’s take a closer look at exactly what is happening with color when the new catalog comes out:

Retiring Colors

This year, there are a total of 18 colors retiring. (Sort of. You’ll see what I mean in a bit!)  The five 2016-2018 In Colors are retiring, as well as 13 core colors, as shown in the chart above.  (If you really love any of the retiring colors, NOW is the time to stock up, as they may sell out quickly now that the retiring list has been released!)

In Colors

The five colors on the above left are the NEW In colors for 2018-2020, and the five on the right are the ones that were introduced last year.  The new In Colors are gorgeous!  I just love how bright and fun they are!

New Colors

In addition to the five new In Colors mentioned above, there are also ten other new colors being added to the core color collection!  What do I mean by “core color”?  I mean the four main color families: Subtles, Regals, Brights, and Neutrals.  There are two colors being added to the Neutrals, three to the Brights, four to the Subtles, and one to the Regals!

Returning Colors

SIX former In Colors are returning to the color palette as core colors!  So remember near the beginning of this post when I said that 18 colors are retiring this year, “sort of”?  If you look closely, you’ll see that Flirty Flamingo is actually staying as a new core color in the Brights collection!  So it’s “retiring” as an In Color, but will still be available as a core color.  This is definitely exciting news for fans of Flirty Flamingo!

Here’s a look at the full NEW core color palette:

You will notice that each color family still has ten colors.  You may also notice that some colors have been moved from one family to a different one.  For example, Real Red was in the Brights collection for years, but is now part of the Regals collection.  There are a few other colors that have been moved around as well!  You may also notice that Basic Black, Whisper White, and Very Vanilla are no longer part of the Neutrals.  They have been put into their own NEW color family called the Basics collection (not shown).

So did you get all that?  I know it’s A LOT to process!  All total, there will be 53 colors available from Stampin’ Up! when the new catalog comes out in June.  This is up from the 50 that have been available in the past.  More colors means more opportunity for mixing, matching, and creativity!

Be sure to check out the online store for all of your favorite retiring color items!  This is especially true of cardstock, ink pads, and ink refills.  Be sure to stock up before they are gone for good!  I will list them all below for quick access, but you can also visit the Retiring Products section of the online store by clicking HERE.

I have so much more exciting news to share about the new catalog, but I think that’s probably enough for today!  Please check back tomorrow for more info.  Thanks for stopping by, and please let me know if you have any questions!  🙂



The 2018 Retiring Product List and NEW Annual Catalog Cover!

As promised yesterday and this morning, I have the official Retiring Products List from Stampin’ Up!  There are two separate lists.  One is for the current Annual Catalog, and the other is for the Occasions Catalog.  Both lists will open as PDF files, which can be downloaded and printed!  Please note that now that the lists have been released, all products on them have officially reverted to “Available While Supplies Last” status!  Many items WILL sell out quickly!  And once they are gone, they are gone for good, even though the catalogs do not retire until May 31st.  I suggest ordering sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment!

To access the Annual Catalog Retiring List, click HERE.

To access the Occasions Catalog Retiring List, click HERE.

Once you’ve got your wish list together, please visit my online store to shop!  Be sure to shop early for best selection!


You can also go directly to the Retiring Products section of the online store HERE.

And of course, I know you’re dying to see the new catalog!  I can only show you the cover right now, but here it is:

Isn’t it pretty?!?!  I just love the colors!  Speaking of colors, there is a LOT of exciting news about the Stampin’ Up! color line that I need to share with you!  Please check back tomorrow for all of the news about Stampin’ Up’s new color palette!  They are retiring a bunch of colors, adding a bunch of new ones, and even bringing back some from retirement!  You will NOT want to miss it!

If you have any questions, or need anything, please don’t hesitate to ask!  🙂


Retiring Product List and NEW Annual Catalog Cover to be Released Today


Hi! Thanks for stopping by this morning!  The Retiring List and Catalog Cover will be released this afternoon, so I don’t have that info for you just yet.  The list is scheduled to be released at 1:00 PM Mountain Time.  I will post the list of retiring products, catalog cover, and some additional exciting information as soon as possible after that time!  I hope you will check back later today!

See you soon!