There has been a little confusion since I sent out the retired list with all the ink pads on there. Let me calm your fears.
This is from the home office at Stampin' Up!:
"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.
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 above. You can refer to the old and new color charts in the 2018-2019 catalog. 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.
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
In addition to new colors, we also redesigned our ink pads. The case is a new, more intuitive design and we’ve improved the formula of the ink, as well!"
So does that help? I hope so. Look at the color charts above and you will see that there are still a lot of colors staying and you may even pull some out of your old stash of In Colors as well. In regards to the ink pads being redesigned, the molds that make the ink pads were on their last legs (if molds had legs) so Stampin' Up! decided to redesign the pad better, these open easier (like a compact), they are a little skinnier and stack as well. But don't think you need to get rid of your old ones because they are fine. Just know you will get the new style pads when you order from here on out. Also there has been a de-foamer added to the ink refill to prevent bubbles and make the ink stamp better. So personally I would not use an old re-inker in a new pad.
If you have any questions at all, please let me know...like you have been. My birthday morning was full of questions...ha!
Oh and if you follow me on FaceBook you would have seen this cute little surprise Jeff brought me.
While I was eating my breakfast, Jeff came in with his hands behind his back and said "guess what I got you for your birthday?" I thought it was going to be a rose he cut for me but I really wanted a horny toad so I said "a horny toad" and it was...ha!!
Isn't he so cute, hugging my fingers. He does not look impressed that I am 29...again!
I set him in a bowl while I got my camera.
After I held him for a while and thanked him for a nice birthday surprise, I let him go.
Thanks for all my birthday wishes, you were all blowing up my phone. Jeff took me to a movie and lunch and I had to turn my hearing aid dealie off as it kept flashing...ha!
Have an awesome Wednesday and thanks for stopping in.