Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Yes Stampers, it's here!  The NEW 2012 OCCASIONS MINI CATALOGUE....

It's wonderful to start the NEW YEAR of with NEW!  A whole NEW YEAR, a NEW CHANCE to redo or start over, what ever it is - it's NEW.  With that being said:  HAPPY NEW YEAR to each of you and your families.

For all you stampers we get to brouse through the NEW MINI and see what kind of cards we would like to make for our families and friend.  I found that STAMPIN' UP! really did well with this mini, as I LOVE everything in it.  It really is just my style for most all the stamps.  I have been playing a little and have a few cards to show you.  But I have mostly been working on Valentine themes.  Our classes will begin in the new year starting with VALENTINE themed cards, but of course for those of you that don't really want a lot of valentines, you can certainly make them towards birthday's, friendship, or thank you cards.  I will list the Jan 2012 classes below, please ensure you let me know BEFORE the deadline posted that you WILL/WILL NOT be attending.  It really help me to be better prepared for that class and I appreciate you letting me know.  So:

Jan 10th - VALENTINE THEMED class - 4 cards will be completed

TIME:  1 pm to 4 pm
Fee:      $ 20.00

Linda's House

Jan 22nd  - Stampin Card Keeper - a Valentin card ( if time provided )

Everyone is required to purchase the card keeper and I have 10 - they are 14.85 inc shipping & tax
TIME:   1 pm to 4pm
Fee:        $ 20.00

Linda's House

In this class I will supply the material to decorate your card keepers inc. the ribbon, they are a lovely way to store your hand made cards.

Again please contact me to hold your seat: or 902 369 2471

Here are a few CASED card that I've made from the Occasion Mini:

 This is a little hard to see, but there is a little mailbox that holds (2) nuggets, the other is one of our Match Box dies that hold (4) nuggets, and is a lovely way to present a gift with a hand made card.

The Match Box die is found in the 2011/12 Catty under the Big Shot.

This of course is another from the NEW MINI: page 8 the set is called Rue Des Fleurs!  Of course there is matching DSP and ribbon that works with this.  BUT, did you notice the awesome new ribbon at the bottom of this card. NO MORE pleating, it comes that way and is absolutely my new favorite ribbon.  It lays so easily and looks like you worked REALLY hard to make such a lovely card.

Of course you won't find many of my cards with out BLING and although they are not on this card, we have a NEW size of pearls now.  You'll find them on page 26.

OK, I took this one outside hoping for better light.  This card was CASED from Mary Brown and I LOVE it.  I did some water coloring and used the stamp set: Bordering on Romance on
page 11. 

You will see on that page some of our other new items.  Finally Stampin Up has there own, Edgelit Dies and embossing folders to match.  I have done some cards with these and they work wonderfully, but I just couldn't post all the cards.

You will see in my last card below some MORE new Dies and if you have a BIG SHOT, cuttle bug or any machine that die cuts, you are going to want these!!

OK, take a peek!!

OK, look at all the HEARTS!!  Yep, on page 6 of the mini you will find the NEW HEARTS Collection - FRAMELITE dies

You can make all kinds of sizes and layer them, you can even make a Heart Shaped card.

I've used some of the new ribbon and attached it to the back of the last heart, this was SOOOOOO easy.

I used gold glitter glass and the stamp set Bordering on Romance.

YES Stampers, I think you will all LOVE the Occasions Mini and we'll be making lots of cards from these collections.

Of course if there is anything you need you can just click over to my online shopping button, and get all your own things.  The when you have some time, cards for everyone!!

So again, HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone, and I look forward to seeing you all starting in Jan.


  1. Beautiful!!! Love the little nuggets and matchbox set!

  2. Is that a flag on the nugget like a mailbox?!!!! That is so stinkin cute! I love it, and as always, love your bling ;)