Wednesday, April 7, 2010

IT'S TIME TO RENOVATE!

Stampin' Up! just announced the all new Color Renovation with the release of the new 2010 - 2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog beginning July 1st.  So what's all the hoopla?  Stampin' Up! is reorganizing and renaming the color families - getting rid of some of the old, bringing back oldies but goodies and bringing on a few brand new colors.  You can see the updated Color Renovation Chart below.  Please feel free to click on the charts to enlarge them for better viewing. 

So what changes will you see?  Well, let me tell you.  Stampin' Up! is changing the names of the collections from "color families" to "color collections".  There will be four new core color collections with ten core colors in each collection.  You will also see the return of core colors you have come to love along with some current and older "In Color" core colors.  Some colors will be retiring altogether.  You can view the Farewell Color Chart below.  These colors will be retiring with the current 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog in June, 2010.


The new Color Renovation consists of four different color collections:  Brights, Subtles, Regals and Neutrals.  Five new core colors will be introduced:  Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler.  You will also notice the name change from Kraft to Crumb Cake - same color, different name.  These new color kits will be availabe to customers beginning on July 1st.  You will not need to purchase all new Stampin' Write markers, Water Color Wonder Crayons or Stampin' Pastels.  Stampin' Up! will offer color kits, including card stock, classic ink pads, Stampin' Write markers, Watercolor Wonder crayons and Stampin' Pastels to help make this new transition.

Honestly, it was probably time Stampin' Up! revamped their color collections, but I don't do change well.  I love the all new core colors, but I'm going to miss some of the retiring colors.  I guarantee I will make the transition and will most likey fall in love with the new collections.  I just need to breathe and tell myself, "It's all good!"  Do you know what I mean? 

That's it for me today.  Thanks for peeking in on me.  I would love to know what you think about Stampin' Up!'s new color renovation.  Will you go down kicking and screaming or will you embrace the colors with all your love?  (Insert smile here.  LOL!)