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I guess it’s about time that I post Stampin’ Up!’s retiring list – after all, it was released Tuesday.  I’ve been reeling from the shock of it ever since!  This is by far the biggest retirement list they’ve ever had – I believe Stampin’ Kub counted it up and it was at 280 stamp sets!!!  The first thing I did Tuesday morning was log on to SU’s website and check it out.  I was already runnning a bit behind on getting out the door to take my kids to school, but I just *had* to know how many I had lost.  Are you ready? — 82 stamp sets! —- That’s probably about half my collection!!!  I was in mourning for a few days, and started trying to pull out some of those stamp sets that I have rarely used (in some cases not at all) and create cards with them.  Over the next few months you’ll probably be seeing a lot more cards with retiring sets.  I’m all over my mourning though as I think about all the exciting new sets that are going to be released in just 2 short months (actually a little bit less now, but whose counting (*wink*)?   I’m really excited about the new 2 catalogue / 2 mini catalogue system that Stampin’ Up! is moving to – there will be twice as many hostess sets, and they’ll be able to be even more responsive to new trends.  I’ve seen some of the sneek peeks that were released by the cruise-goers, and I can tell you – they are AWESOME! Once again it’ll be a “break the bank” catalogue!  Click on the links below to check out the retired list:

If any of these sets are on you wish list, be sure you grab them before June 30th, because after that, they’re gone for good!