I'm back! I'm sorry to report it's taken me longer than I would have liked to get things moving to the point where I can safely say I'm ready for business. We've had some familial issues here which needed to be dealt with, but now things are getting on track and I'm ready to get going!
First of all, I wanted to let you know that Stampin' Up! is getting ready for a change in it's main catalog, the Idea Book and Catalog, to change over to a new publication. What that means is, the 2009-2010 IB&C is getting ready to be stored on your idea shelves on June 30th, and a new catalog will be available for purchase on July 1st. The 2009-2010 Definitely Decorative catalog will also be transitioning to a 2010-2011 selling year as well. Look here or on my store site on July 1st for links to PDFs of the new catalogs!
Many items are being retired as of June 30th. If you're interested in seeing what those are, "Last Chance Lists" are available under the tab near the top of the page entitled "Promotions" on my store website which refer to item name, item number, and the catalog/page where they can be found. You can order anything through me by clicking on the "Shop Now" button, or by getting in contact with me via my phone number and/or email address, available on that website.
Stampin' Up! is doing a "Color Renovation!" After doing some extensive research into the current trends, Stampin' Up! has determined that they need to make some major changes to their color offerings. In many ways they are simplifying things by offering more neutrals, making neutrals one of the four main color groups available, and reducing the number of colors in each main color group from 12 to 10. A side benefit of this change is that buying a complete set of stamp pads or markers will cost a little bit less. Admittedly, there are a lot of very pretty colors being retired, and for some people that will be problematic in getting their sets of pads, markers, etc updated. However, I have to say that I am personally VERY excited about the new colors!!! Look below for documents showing the colors being retired and the new color collections (and if you'd like PDFs of the below documents, please email me and I'll be happy to forward them to you!):