Bye Bye, Blackberry Bliss

All good things must come to an end.  Stampin’ Up!’s 2014-2016 In Colors will be going away* with the release of the new catalog in June, so it’s time to start preparing for their departure.  After two years with these colors, we’ve grown to love them and instinctively reach for them.  Some took longer to warm up to than others, but we still have to let them go.

*If there’s a color refresh, we might see some of these colors stick around, but we have no information to indicate they won’t be going away at the end of May.

In a series of posts over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be sharing a look back at these in colors and sharing some color combinations I like for each.  First, here’s a recap of the colors that will be retiring soon:

2014-2016 In Colors, Stampin' Up!Blackberry Bliss
Blackberry Bliss was an immediate favorite with many – how will we ever survive without this rich, deep purple that borders on black?  Blackberry Bliss is a perfect color for any time of year, and it’s just as comfortable in a supporting role as it is as the star of a project.  I’m not a huge fan of purple, but I have really enjoyed this one.Here are some color combinations that work really well with this gorgeous color.

You can click on any of these color swatches to see my original posts and projects with these combinations:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Blackberry Bliss, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Blackberry Bliss, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Tip Top Taupe, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Blackberry Bliss, Delightful Dijon, Soft Sky:

Don’t Wait for the “I Told You So”

NOW’S THE TIME to stock up on everything Blackberry Bliss (and the other great colors) – you can earn Sale-a-Bration credits for free product with your purchases AND the items are still orderable.  As you may know from prior years, as soon as Stampin’ Up! releases the Retiring List, all of the retiring In Color products will go first.  Here’s a quick rundown of some of my favorite Blackberry Bliss items you could pick up now:

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  1. Great reminder and sumptuous combinations using the retiring In Colors. My personal favorite is Blackberry Bliss, Tip Top Taupe and Lost Lagoon!

  2. Brian, I’m with you, if I had to vote, it would be that Black Berry-Bliss, be chosen to stick around. It has been my go to color.

  3. I agree, blackberry bliss should stick around, forever. Maybe it could replace elegant eggplant??

  4. I can’t believe I bought the papers but not the ink! Ink and refill in my cart now, enabler…teehee! Thanks for the heads up, Brian!

  5. Noooooo,not Blackberry Bliss!

  6. I love these colors – it will be interesting to see what SU comes up with to replace them. I really don’t appreciate it when I fall in love with a color and SU decides to take it away.

  7. Thanks for the reminders. Thanks too for some great color combinations. Good information and really appreciated the links from the combos to projects.

  8. Thank you very much for your great review and color swatches, Brian! You make me feel like making something using Blackberry Bliss today. I’m looking forward to more of these for the next few weeks!

  9. You know this month`s Paper Pumpkin really showcased BlackBerry Bliss . It is a intense color that when you want” that color” only Blackberry Bliss will do ! I like Lost Lagoon …..but we do have a lot of the blue greens . Remember your fave …Baja Breeze ??? It is still a great color !! So glad I got back ups ! Thanx for the color charts ! SWOON !

  10. Need to correct my mention of the Paper Pumpkin ….it was Feb. using BB . We haven`t gotten March PP. yet

  11. I might be lost without Blackberry! funny before I read this post I designed a card for my April classes with an OWE To Old Incolors to remind my customers to stock up on them on April’s order and get refills if not already!

  12. I din’t know if I want to live in a world without Blackberry Bliss.

  13. Going to miss Blackberry Bliss, very much. : (

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