Well, I did much better purchasing my fav picks before they hit the retired list this year - there's only 3 that I have to decide whether to purchase now or wait 'n see what the new book brings! That's the benefit of the person who hosts a club meeting on those 2 dates - either a last chance to pick up soon-to-be-retired stamps or the introduction of a new catty.
I've added a link to the retired stamps list sorted alphabetically within my Stampin' Up! News links at right. Have you perused yet, and if so, how'd you do? More importantly, is anybody selling their Peaceful Wishes, Rough Edges Alphabet, or Weathered background stamps on the cheap? If so, lemme know!