Stampin' Up! has announced their list of retiring products, and to sweeten the deal they are giving away Free Shipping on all regularly shipped orders this week. I know that I love to take advantage of free shipping deals when they are announced – as long as I want something from the company. I've even made a purchase or two when I wasn't planning on placing an order, but I just couldn't pass up that deal. blush And if you like Stampin' Up! products (and why wouldn't you) then you likely have a list of things that you have been considering since the big catalog came out last summer.

As I said earlier, the retirement list has now been published. As usual, the list of accessories are available while supplies last, and there is already one item that is gone – the Raspberry Ripple ink refill. What has changed this year is that stamps are also only available while supplies last, too. In the past we could all focus on making sure to get accessories first since we could rely on still getting stamps later into the retirement cycle. Not This Year! This link will take you to the retiring products in my on-line store. The safest way to shop to make sure that you don't miss on something you want is to place your order on-line. I would really hate to have you miss out on something because it sold out really quickly.

I'm still processing the list, but off the top of my head the accessory that I'm going miss the most is the Tasteful Trim die. I use die cuts from that on different creations all the time. And – the die cuts are 12" long, so it is great for scrapbooking accents, too. The retiring stamp set that brings tears to my eyes is En Français. I use that background a bunch to add a little sumthin' sumthin' to my cards. And the biggest surprise … seeing the 2013-2015 In Color Ruffled Stretch Trim ribbon on the list. That one is a real head scratcher for me. What is on your "gotta have it list"? I don't think that I can stress enough that you should not delay in placing your order. In the past, I have seen a few things sell out on the first day and I would hate to have that happen to you. And, with the addition of the free shipping offer, I bet stuff will be flying off the shelves!

Happy Shopping!