The rolling stone, the Mellow Moss

Part of the Color Renovation announcement that sent me into a tailspin (my first reaction) was that there will be twenty-nine (29) colors from the standard 48 that will retire — be no longer available — at the end of June.  (Oh, and Going Gray will leave from the Neutrals.)

Marking my catalog, seeing the “Fond Farewell” chart, wondering how I could create projects without some of my faves — well, I could hardly catch my breath.  My stampers will understand, looking at this list, why I felt so stunned:  some of these are colors we use regularly (all the time!) in camp.

Luckily, I had first seen the new colors and heard the name of some of the new In Colors before I saw the retiring list.  I’m excited about those.  It’s like getting ready for company!

And it’s also kind of like my favorite sandals I wore for years and years:  really, really comfortable but, truthfully, looking tired and very much out of date.  (DH would give me “the look” when I put them on.)  In a frenzy of closet cleaning, I pitched them a few weeks ago and happily replaced them with some I can hardly wait to wear.

So I’m ready to move on.  Meanwhile, I revised some of this month’s projects to give a proper “farewell” to some of my favorite colors.  The tease at the top of this post is a sneak peek at one of those projects, this one using Sage Shadow.

And so without further ado, the retiring colors list.  You’ll want to plan ahead to acquire anything that uses these colors:  paper, ink, re-inkers, ribbon, buttons, brads — think carefully!

Bold Brights

  • Glorious Green
  • Green Galore
  • Gable Green
  • Yoyo Yellow
  • Only Orange
  • Pink Passion
  • Pixie Pink
  • Orchid Opulence
  • Lovely Lilac
  • Brilliant Blue

Earth Elements

  • Close to Cocoa
  • Creamy Caramel
  • Really Rust
  • Ruby Red
  • Cameo Coral
  • Summer Sun

Rich Regals

  • Bordering Blue
  • Brocade Blue
  • Ballet Blue
  • Taken With Teal
  • Handsome Hunter

Soft Subtles

  • Pale Plum
  • Blush Blossom
  • Apricot Appeal
  • Barely Banana
  • Mellow Moss
  • Sage Shadow
  • Almost Amethyst
  • Lavender Lace


  • Going Gray


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2 responses to “The rolling stone, the Mellow Moss

  1. Sally

    O M G !! That’s an awful lot of colors to retire! How can I afford to stock up on all of those????

  2. sally

    Now I am really excited about the new colors. I was not attached to any of the ones that are going. Is that harsh? 🙂

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