Happy April! I'm super excited about this month. Why? Well, there are quite a few reasons! First, the semi-annual Stampin' Up! On Stage conference (formally known as convention) is being held here in Salt Lake City in just 2 weeks! EEEK! AND....do you know what we'll get to see at the conference? If you guessed the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog, you're RIGHT! AND....do you know what coincides with a new catalog??? A retired list! Can you believe it? We're getting ready to say goodbye to some of our favorite products already.
Note: did anyone count how many exclamation points and question marks are in the above paragraph???
In addition to seeing many of my stamping friends and a new catalog, my parents are also coming to Utah to visit for the very first time! I can't wait to share our new home state with them. I'm sure they'll quickly realize why we fell in love with Utah! There's lots of shopping, eating, and sightseeing on the agenda! I even think we're gonna tour the Stampin' Up! Home Office! (I probably ought to call about that one of these days.)
Anyway....you probably stopped by to be inspired, right? Let's talk about today's card, shall we? I thought I'd share with you this fun collage card I created this week. While so many people are creating projects out of the Occasions Catalog, I'm having fun revisiting some old favorites from the annual catalog. Now, I have no idea which stamp sets will be retiring. BUT, I do know that most of the colors I used on this card ARE scheduled to retire: the 2014-2016 In Colors (Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, and Lost Lagoon). If you've been around for a "retirement period" before, you probably know that everything except stamp sets are only available "While Supplies Last". So, I encourage you to order any refills BEFORE that retired list posts! In the past those retiring colors sell out VERY quickly. And....many of us believe there just might be a "color change" happening this year. There has been no announcement. There have been no hints. BUT, I've watched many core colors go on backorder over the last few months. Many of the "color family" products have gone on the backorder list as well. To me that's an indicator that more than just the 2014-2016 in colors are going away. However, they're all still available.
I guess I got off topic there, didn't I?
Stampin' Supplies: All of the supplies used to create today's project are shown below. Feel free to click on each image to learn more about each product or purchase them in my online store. There's also a nifty link on the bottom left that will allow you to create your own printable list of all of the supplies!
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