LuAnn Horstman of SunnyLu Stampers Blog

Celebration!! Free Open House June 2, 2018 10-2pm Grand Rapids, Michigan

Good afternoon everyone! Thank you for joining me today. We have a cloudy rainy day here in Grand Rapids! A big change from the beautiful day yesterday. Today is a good day to stamp… Alright I think everyday is a good day to stamp! So many different projects are going through my mind. Have you seen the great String Art cards that people are making? Looks so fun and easy. I plan to do that today! I will share with you tomorrow. I plan to post weekly(or more) so I hope you will follow me 😀

But today I want to share my Apron Of Love cards. I had so much fun making these! My mom loved her Mother’s Day card. She especially loved the tiny baking tools in the pocket. 

On card #2 I was going for a masculine look.I can envision my dad with barbecue tools at the grill making hamburgers or Brats for us. My dad loved to barbecue. I find Fathers Day hard because my dad went to heaven not that long ago and I miss him! Cherish the time you have with your family because things can change in a flash!

Cards #3 and #4 would be great for crafting friends….birthday, thank you, thinking of you…just change up the sentiment! Don’t you love those tiny flowers on the apron on #3?

I am so excited about the new Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! You can check out the new catalog starting June 1st at http:/ or you can wait one more day and come to my home to get a new catalog and other goodies at my Celebration! I will have goodies, door prizes, ‘make and take’ cards, and more! If you can’t make it Saturday just email me your name and address and I will get one to you.

Meanwhile the Last Chance Products promotion is going on until May 31st. Hurry and order before these item slip away! Also you can preorder ‘Share What You Love’ bundles. I just love the designer series paper(dsp) in these bundles. Very elegant and gorgeous colors! Check out my shop at http:/

Hope you enjoyed my cards today! Please let me know if you have any questions about stamping/card making. Contact me at

Hugs and Happy Stampin’


Stampin’ Up! Retiring List Available Now

Every year a new annual Stampin’ Up! catalog comes out June 1st and unfortunately everything from the previous year can’t be carried over. On the positive side, this leaves room for new items. On the negative side, some items are retired forever. Stampin’ Up! Has now posted the retiring list. Items will be available available until May 31st or while supplies last.

You can access this at the following link to my Stampin’ Up! Business website:


A Bundle of a stamp set and coordinating die set may be retired but the stamp set and die set may be in the next catalog as individual items. If you are interested in buying both the stamps and dies, it is a good idea to get the bundle because this will save you 10%

Stampin’ Up! Is planning an exciting new color revamp this year. This means some colors from the collections are retiring. Some colors are making a comeback! Some totally new colors will be available

Also the new ‘In Colors’ will be available in place of the 2017-2018 In Colors. I am sorry to see the older colors go but this makes room for the new. I am especially excited by the Blueberry Bushel and Lovely Lipstick colors that are coming!

Another change is that the ink pad design is changing! Easier to open and now able to stack up easier. The ink recipe has changed too. Now the ink will have a defoaming agent. This will help stamped images ti be clearer.

Finally I want to invite anyone near Grand Rapids, Michigan to my Stamp-A-Stack card making party. This will take place on Saturday April 28, 2018 from 10am until noon. Any questions? Contact me at