With each new catalog, there is some sadness in seeing previous favorite stamp sets hit the dust so to speak. This new retirement list is no different.
As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, it is in my best interest to showcase stamp sets that are available to purchase. That is why I rarely keep retired stamp sets. I do hold on to a very few (I can count 8 stamp sets I have saved since 2000 - mainly religious and children/school related). I also have a customer garage sale that is always a huge hit. My customers get first dibs on my retired stamp sets. I then list the ones that didn't sell on my website garage sale (we are not allowed to sell the stamp sets until they are retired).
What will I miss from this year's retired list?
Happy Camper - this one was so fun to work with, but I had always hoped there would be a phrase accessory stamp set
Yappy Day - although I do not have a dog, I really enjoyed working with this set
Unfroggettable - Perfect set for those in-between kid cards
Peaceful Wishes - I thought this set was so elegant - it was one of the few non-snow holiday stamp sets I had!
Touch of Nature - I especially loved the Shakespeare phrase in this set
Although I will miss these stamp sets, I know Stampin' Up! has many new and exciting stamp sets that I will love with the new catalog!