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With sadness and excitement I'm share the retiring lists with you. Sad that some of my favorites are leaving us, but excited about the new!

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The Colors are Evolving!

The spice of life is variety, and that’s especially true in the world of color. Stampin’ Up! makes a point to keep an eye on color trends across different markets and industries. When we see changes happening, we review our color spectrum to ensure that we remain consistently on top of the trends. This brings us to the 2018 Color Revamp! In order to keep bringing you the most current and on trend colors, we decided it was time to give our color collections a makeover.

The Details

There are still four color collections, each with ten colors. There is also a new color group called Basics.

In order to keep our color collections to exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, we moved Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White out of the Neutrals collection. We’ve also moved a few colors into the Neutrals collection, making it more exciting and colorful!

Some additional colors have changed collections as well—you’ll notice this as you look through the new collections below.  These changes were based on needing to maintain color balance in our updated collections. For example, Poppy Parade is now the brightest red so it is part of the Brights collection.

In Colors

There are no changes to the In Color program. Every two years we will continue to introduce five new In Colors that will be available for the ensuing two years.

We also have previous In Colors that are returning and joining our core colors:
  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss

 New Color Collection 

Retiring Colors

On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors are retiring.
  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder
The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:
  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum
*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of our core color collection.

Retiring Colors Product Resource IMPORTANT INFO

Whenever colors are retired, there is always some confusion about the status of various products in those colors. We wanted to be sure that you have a chance to buy retiring ink pads and refills before they are gone. We have worked with our vendors to ensure that we have a period of guaranteed stock before the retirement date. This means that even if an ink pad/refill goes on backorder during that guaranteed time, those orders will be fulfilled.
However, after that guarantee date has passed, those products in retiring colors are available while supplies last. Please see the chart below that details this. It also shows how other products with retiring colors will be handled.
ProductRetiring Color(s)
Classic Stampin’ Pads --------------------Guaranteed stock of old ink pad design through May 7, 2018; then, available while supplies last May 7–31, 2018
Classic Stampin’ Pad Collections -----------While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills ----------------Guaranteed stock through May 7, 2018; then, available while supplies last May 7–31, 2018
Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill Collections ----While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Single Color Cardstock (All sizes and  colors)  ------------While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Cardstock Packs, Collections, etc. (all sizes and colors)  --------------------While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Stampin’ Write Markers (2-pack, Collections, and Many Marvelou Markers)While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Color Caddy -----------------------While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Color Embellishments ---------------------While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Perennial Birthday

https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/product/145760/perennial-birthday-clear-mount-stamp-set
https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/product/145579/perennial-birthday-project-kit 
I know another flower set, but this is so stink'n great! The kit is beautiful, and you get the box too.
So you can order the stamp set, or the kit, or both. 
https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/product/145579/perennial-birthday-project-kit
This is everything you get in the kit and the cute box! The kit is $27
Stamp set is W $30, C $22
You will also need Old Olive, Dapper Denim, and Flirty Flamingo Ink Pads $6.50ea
Or use colors you have that will coordinate nicely.

This Stamp Set and Card Kit will only be around till May 31, so if you love it don't wait as if the supply depletes as we get closer to the ending date, you may not be able to get one.

Quilted Bags

I took a quilted bag class at my one of my favorite quit shops, Unraveled in Spencer In. I made this blue bag out of my beloved fabric stash.  Lisa the shop owner taught the class, and she always makes thing fun.
You start with a log cabin quilt block and continue building upon that design, and the back side should end up with a chevron. Well if you do it right, but I wasn't loving the way the second side turned out, so I started a second log cabin, and then because I did that I had to "hide" where it met in the middle.
but that was on the bottom of the bag, and so I used a darker blue fabric and I love the way it turned out.
 Cute all scrappy sides seams.

 This was such a fun project I made two! The green bag was given to my mom-in-law for Christmas. She loved it.
I used a quilt as you go, on stable foam interfacing. Added pockets and a really nice lining to.

You Are

Dear Ol' dad's day is coming around the corner, and this card fits that bill just fine. I find guy cards are harder to make. So anytime Stampin Up comes up with some great guy Designer Series Paper, I nab it! Punch it, glue it, and add a little embellishment.. wa-la, cute, quick guys card.
This is really nice paper, and can be used for many things.
Pick up some today, before its gone for good - 
True Gentleman Designer Series Paper
True Gentleman Designer Series Paper #145593
Price: $11.00                                                                          

Home

Join me in making this adorable "Home" frame.

You will get to make this great home decor with interchangeable "O" pieces. 

You will get to make 6 (5 shown) interchangeable pieces and get a storage box for them.
Choose from two class dates, bring a friend, and have fun! Class is $20. Friday April 13 at 6PM and Saturday April 14 at 10AM. Class will be held at The Stamp Pad. Bring your tool box and  RSVP for seating and supply. Hope to see you there!

Fool

What an oxy-moron holiday this year - Easter on April Fools Day, or April Fools Day on Easter. Personally if you don't believe in Jesus and Easter, in my belief there may really come a day where you were a fool for not believing.

As my dad who is dying from dementia, and a list of other aliments, said a few weeks ago, "I'm just waiting to die".  In reality we are all waiting to die, but it is what you do in the meantime that makes a difference and where you will end up at the end of your waiting.
If you do not know what will happen or where you will be going at the end of your life, listen up!  I had a friend laugh in my face when I share the story of Jesus. My friend  said to me when this life is over it is done, there is no more, you just go in the ground and that's the end of it.

Oh how I felt so sorry for him to think that he lived his life with no hope, nothing to look forward to at the end. Well my friend had a defendant end and in a very tragic way. See he was an alcoholic and facing jail time for the second time because of DUI's.

He refused the story of salvation. He refused to think that there was anything more then this nano second of life on earth. My friend died with no hope, no love, no future. My friend took his own life. It was tragic for all!

It was also tragic for God too. God lost him too. I believe in heaven and hell. God = good and Satan = bad also believe in heaven and hell. God sent his only son, Jesus, to give His life for others. The others is you and me, my friend. Jesus paid the price of your sin so you can be saved.

What dose that all mean?

My friend's sin of drinking and driving was covered by Jesus. God loved Charlie so much he gave his son Jesus to pay for the sins that Charlie did. But my friend refused to accept it. Had he asked God to save him from his sins, Charlie would have had hope in heaven and God would be waiting with open arms to welcome him in.

But he refused, so then what?

Satan was happy and laughing and mocking him into hell. Where my friend's thrust for the drink will never be satisfied. It is heart wrenching to think that my friend is in a very bad place and will be there forever more.

Please do not let this happen to you. God can save you from your sins if you let Him. Ask him into your heart, to be the Lord of your life, and to forgive you from your sins. It is so simple, you just need to believe and receive in His precious name.

Together we can walk into heaven into Jesus' open arms and be home in heaven together forever more.  I remember telling my friend, I'd rather live this nano second of a life with hope, then a life filled with nothing but these temporary present pleasures, and if I'm wrong, then so be it! But if I'm right in my belief, it would make me sad that he won't be with me in heaven.

Say this out loud to God now: God please come into your heart, be the Lord of your life. I know I am a sinner, please forgive me. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen. 

Now contact me so I can cry and celebrate with you. Love you friend, please don't miss going to heaven with me. You are not promised a tomorrow.