Here is a video featuring Carrie Cudney from SU to explain and show you the new colors:
From the Stampin’ Up Newsroom This Am:
“Announcing our Color Refresh! We love color and we know that you do too. Color is fundamental to who we are and what we offer. It’s important for us to stay up-to-date with color trends so we are thrilled to share our updated line of colors, and hope you will be as excited as we are by the new possibilities!
Why now? In 2010 we did a big color renovation and shared our plans for smaller color refreshes every three to five years to keep our colors on trend. Well it has been three years and we are excited to announce that the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)! We are welcoming back some of your favorites, moving some colors around, and introducing one brand-new color, so take a look!”
What this means to you, my customers? Get our your catalogs, take inventory! If you own those 10 retiring colors and you like them, you need to buy the ink refills for your ink pads, any paper or ribbon or accessories NOW. I predict they will sell out fast.
“Beginning on April 4, 2013, all retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last. This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period. We did anticipate increased demand and based our forecasts for these retiring colors on historical sales information from previous color transitions.”
Get your favorites and look forward to the exciting colors coming in the 2013-2014 annual catalog!
Retiring Colors are (and my 2 cents:)
Regal Rose (brights) Needed to go
Pretty In Pink (subtles) ok to go, kinda a strong pink and at least there is Blushing Bride added back in as well as Pink Pirouette
Bashful Blue (subtles) I’m going to really miss this one
Certainly Celery (subtles) I love celery but Pear Pizzazz is way better so I’m happy
Baja Breeze (subtles) My best selling blue, not sure how I will make it without Baja… 😦 Pool Party and Soft Sky are pretty though
Riding Hood Red (regals) we had too many reds, so I can see why they are getting rid of these
Bravo Burgundy (regals) bye bye
Not Quite Navy (regals) It didn’t sell b/c of Midnight Muse but I love it…sniff
More Mustard (regals) THE go-to color for leaves. I’m sad. Crushed Curry will have to do now.
River Rock (Neutrals) Once crumbcake came on the scene, river rock fell off the planet. I’m thrilled they are adding Smoky Slate instead. Gray is way more current!