Friday, July 13, 2012

Retiring List {July 2012}

Close To My Heart's Annual Convention is well underway in Dallas, Texas.  Yesterday, they unveiled the new Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book to Consultants in attendance. Those of us unable to attend were able to view the new Idea Book online. Not as much fun, but, I'll take it ;)

CTMH no longer gives us an official Retired List. However, they have given us guidelines so we can plan accordingly.  As I'm stuck at home on medical leave, I spent yesterday afternoon checking the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book against the Spring/Summer 2012 and Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Books.  Yes, I planned it that way :)

After going through all the books and the guidelines given to us by Close To My Heart, I've come up with a list of products that I believe will be retiring as of July 31, 2012.  Some of these will be while supplies last as they are not manufactured in house. You should be able to click on the little print to PDF button at the bottom of this post if you would like to print this list off.

Disclaimer:  I will NOT guarantee that this is 100% accurate, but I do believe it to be pretty darn close as I did double check. Someone did find an error and I have corrected it. I'm also basing this on almost 9 years as a CTMH Consultant.

I have made it easy for you by providing you with direct links to all the products. The links are meant to open in a new window each time so you won't lose your spot.  You are welcome to purchase directly from my website. If you do, you can take advantage of my Mystery Hostess gathering by joining it to place your order and get a chance to win the Hostess Rewards. You can get more information on that here. Be sure you take advantage of the Perfect Pairs special going on right now as well! And let's not forget the Stamp of the Month!

Retiring Colors
Close To My Heart announced yesterday that we will be going to a 40 + 2 Color Palette, with select seasonal colors only available in the new My Reflections Paper Packets.  The following colors are NOT listed in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book. We're also getting SIX NEW COLORS! I'll give you more on that in the next post :)

Of course, with the color change, this also means that the Combo Packs will be retiring, as well as the Shade Packs. This will also mean the stamp pads and re-inkers will be gone as well.  If you need these, you had better hurry! They do have a tendency to sell out FAST!

My best guess (after being a consultant for almost 9 years) is these will be available through July 31, 2012, while supplies last.

Grey Wool Cardstock, Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Grey Flannel Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Vanilla Cream Cardstock, Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Parchment Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Brown Bag Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Baby Pink Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Taffy Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Sunkiss Yellow Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Key Lime Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Heavenly Blue Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Lilac Mist Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Amethyst Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Holiday Red Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Sunflower Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Sunny Yellow Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Dutch Blue Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Moonstruck Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Vineyard Berry Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Tulip Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Garden Green Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Spring Iris Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Petal Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Garnet Stamp Pad, Re-inker
Pansy Purple Stamp Pad, Re-inker

Retiring Stamps

We have been told that our My Acrylix Stamp Sets are available for a period of one year - the current Idea Book and the one previous. Based on that, I have gone through the new AW 2012 book, SS 2012 book and AW 2011 book and believe these ones are going to be retired as they are NOT in the new AW 2012 book or the SS 2012 book.  As our My Acrylix Stamp Sets are manufactured right on Close To My Heart Headquarters in Utah, these should be available through July 31, 2012.

A1095 Always Remember
A1099 Angel Sent
A1107 A Twinkle
A1108 A Flitter
A1109 A Sip
A1110 A Timber
A1113 A Game
A1115 A Holiday
B1356 St. Nick
B1359 Fright Night
B1361 Tannenbaum
B1362 Tag The Occasion
B1381 Holiday Cheer
B1393 Joyful Jar
B1394 John 3:16
C1379 Holiday Commentary
C1382 Holiday Commentary - Spanish
C1383 Holiday Commentary - French
C1401 Friendship Alphabet Small
C1408 Live Inspired
C1419 Harvest Home
C1420 Snow Days
C1423 Captured Moments
C1424 Nature's Gift
C1425 Month By Month
C1426 Thanksgiving
C1427 I Believe
C1429 Party Pennants
C1465 Unscripted
C1468 Winter Joy
C1470 Gnome Garden
C1471 Happy Clusters
C1472 Bundled Buddies
D1136 Giggle Caps
D1137 Giggle Lowercase
D1267 Rustic Numbers
D1283 Say It In Style
D1306 Treasure Life
D1308 All Decked Out
D1373 Childhood Portrait
D1384 Snow Flurries
D1386 Save The Date
D1387 Made With Love
D1397 Save The Date - French
D1398 Save The Date - Spanish
D1401 Authentic
D1436 The Present
D1437 Party Animal
D1446 Adorn-able
D1449 Father Christmas
D1493 Fill In The Blank - Holiday
D1499 Live Your Style
E1002 Rustic Alphabet
E1006 Baroque Alphabet
E1011 Headline Alphabet Large
E1016 Friendship Alphabet Large

Retiring Accessories

We’ve been told that accessories are only guaranteed for the life of the current Idea Book.  I have gone through and compared the Spring/Summer book to the new Autumn/Winter book to give you a good idea of what is retiring.  The products listed below are NOT listed in the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book, so it is a good guess that they will be retired as of July 31, 2012.  As we’ve already found out with some of them, I would also venture to guess they are going to be while supplies last.

Z1163 Double Scrubber (Note: Being replaced with a new version.)
Z1006 Microfiber Cloth
Z1404 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Dark Cranberry
Z1405 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Outdoor Denim
Z1406 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Dark Chocolate
Z4110 Snapease Album System
Z1323 Clear Cards - 4 1/4" x 5 ½" Asst.
Z1309 Clear Cards - 4 ½” Asst.
Z1383 Sweet Leaf Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Z1384 Designer Ribbon - Pink Collection
Z1397 Canvas Badge Buttons
Z1367 Bitty Brads Basic Asst
Z1368 Bitty Brads Metal Asst
Z1104 Clear Sparkles (Note: Being replaced with all round sparkles)
Z1698 Mini-Medley Accents - Pacifica
Z1320 Mini-Medley Accents - Tulip
Z1338 Mini-Medley Accents - Sunset
Z1488 Mini-Medley Accents - Honey
Z1403 Photo Hangers
Z1402 Hinges
Z1690 Bitty Buds Asst
Z1691 Bottle Caps
Z1693 Seaside Wooden Shapes (SOLD OUT)
Z1688 Comic Badge Buttons
Z1635 Heirloom Asst
Z1337 Dimensional Elements Ornaments (Note: Updated to coordinate with Cricut Artiste)
Z1224 My Creations All Sorts Mini Album
Z1334 My Creations Mix & Mingle Mini Album
Z1321 My Creations A-Door-Ables
Z1152 My Creations Cube
4275 My Legacy Writers
Z338 Euro Personal Trimmer (Note: Being replaced with Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Trimmer)
Z339 Euro Trimmer Replacement Blades
Z340 Euro Trimmer Replacement Blade/Scoring
1766 Dotto Dots Dispenser
1767 Dotto Dots Refill

Retiring Workshops on the Go & My Reflections Kits

The Workshops on the Go (WOTG) are available for the current Idea Book, plus one month after. The following WOTG Kits will be retired as of August 31, 2012 (while supplies last)

G1032 Stella
G1033 Pemberley
G1034 Lucy
G1035 Victory
G1036 Footloose
G1037 Superhero
G1038 Florentine
G1039 Cruisin'

The following My Reflections Kits will be retiring as of July 31, 2012.

X7139B Typeset Level 2 Paper Packet
X7139C Typeset Complements Canvas Shapes
X7140B Roxie Level 2 Paper Packet
X7140C Roxie My Stickease Assortment
X7141B Elemental Level 2 Paper Packet
X7141C Elemental Complements Dimensional Elements
X7143B Sonoma Level 2 Paper Packet
X7143C Sonoma My Stickease Assortment
X7149B Lucy Level 2 Paper Packet
X7149C Lucy Complements Glittery Rub-ons
X7151B Footloose Level 2 Paper Packet
X7151C Footloose Complements Dimensional Elements
X7152B Superhero Level 2 Paper Packet
X7152C Superhero Complements Rub-ons
X7154B Cruisin' Level 2 Paper Packet
X7154C Cruisin' Complements Silver Foil Images

Feel free to place your order through my website: or you can email me your order. 

I'll be posting updates from Convention over the next couple of days - including a few sneak peeks ;)

Until next time...

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