The Big Clean


Well, last night was our monthly Maui Stampers Teem Meeting.  The meeting began at 7:00– we chatted, stamped, but as soon as Anne’s clock DONGED 8…. we RACED to the computer, busted out the laptop so we could see what more items were going to be removed from the SU supply lines to join the others in the long, blissful rest of retirement.  Well.  Shocked doesn’t quite cover it….  It’s 12 pages long.  Holy Moley.

There are LOTS of 12×12 cardstocks, markers, and inkpads on the list.  Before you freak out that SU is changing their colors again (I had a small hiccup in my heart rhythm), they are changing the ink pad itself.  Not the color, but the actual design of the pad.  So, colors are the same.  But, they are doing away with the CRAFT ink (only will be offered in white or black).  So if you love craft ink, you should stock up.  The decor elements are gone…  Lots of bigshot dies retiring…    Well… why don’t you just look yourself:

Retiring Accessories

These items are ONLY available while supplies last.  So, the best way to get them is to order directly from my online store  There will be a link to the retiring products.

Also… in the middle of the retiring accessories list hoopla, we actually managed to make a card:


It’s beautiful.  Anne had it figured out for us to make.  And, FYI:  All the stuff on this card is retiring.  Sincere Salutations is one of my go-to stamp sets for a nice sentiment.  The ribbon is going too..  That Mocha Morning DSP.  It’s excellent…. I am quite sad that I waited until now to actually experience it.  The black swirls on this are actually flocked.  It gives a very elegant feel.  It’s wonderful.  And, all the other papers are beautiful.  I actually bought a pack just now…  This is one of those things that will go fast, so the faster you order, the better…

I’m actually going to copy some text from Anne, my friend, and downline…who can write things much more succinctly than I… just to summarize…  (Thank You, ANNE!)

  • Stampin’ Up! has announced that Classic Ink pads are being redesigned.  You will notice all colors of Classic ink are retiring but are not discounted.  The new design includes a different type of pad that promises a better image – exciting news!!
  • Craft Ink pads will only be available in Basic Black and Whisper White.  Stock up on your Craft Ink Refills!
  •  2010-2012 In Color products are all retiring.  The Stampin’ Write marker set, 12 x 12 smooth card stock and 12 x 12 textured card stock are discounted.  So are some of the Stitched-poly ribbons.  All other products from the 2010-2012 In Color line are discontinued (Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Concord Crush and Blushing Bride).  If you have ink pads and don’t have refills, I recommend buying them.  If you waited to get the markers, wait no longer.  If you’re low on paper, buy now!
  •  12 x 12 TEXTURED card stock is retiring and will no longer be available.  12 x 12 SMOOTH card stock will only be available in select individual colors and in color family collections.
  •  Only select Stampin’ Write markers will be available for purchase individually.  Those markers not available individually will only be sold as part of a color family set.  Stock up on your favorites!!
  •  A lot of Big Shot items are being retired but most are not discounted.
  •  Are you a fan of MDS?  The MDS Collection DVDs found on page 7 of the Idea Book and Catalog are all discounted 60%.

About clkondo

I am a teacher, mother, wife, and LOVER of all things papercrafting. It's been my sanity (and sometimes insanity) for the past 10 years. I am an Independent Stampin' UP Demonstrator...which helps me pay for my passion...

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