Yesterday, Stampin' Up! released the retired list of products to make room for new products that will be released in the new catalog (June 1st, 2014). The emotional rollercoaster, Jomina Creation's creators, went through was both excited and sad. Some retiring products left us unaffected while others made us want to cry.
Some of the products were expected to be retired such as any "2012-2014 in colour" products like paper, ink, markers and embellishments, but there were many surprises.
One of the biggest shockers, at least for Jomina Creation's creators, was the Sponge Daubers (item #102892). As the dauber queen, I was shocked to see this item being retired. Although, the daubers are being retired, I do hope for and speculate, Stampin' Up will release a similar product or the same product with a new design (such as a dauber with an attachable lid).
Another item I surprised to see retired is, anything to do with the Stampin' Around Wheels including the handles, the inked cartridges, the uninked cartridges, the wheel builders and the wheel stamps. While the wheels are difficult to use, especially for new stampers, they have been around since the beginning. I can only speculate that the wheels are being replaced with the new photopolymer stamps, which are currently only available online and not shown in the catalog. While I only own three wheel stamps, I am sad to see these classic stamps be retired.
To see the full list of retiring product visit: http://www.stampinup.com/ and ride the emotional rollercoaster with the creators of Jomina Creations.
Thanks for Reading,
Andrea and Irma Radzick