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Monday Montage 88

Let's Celebrate!



Welcome to the Control Freaks monthly blog tour! This month's theme is Let's Celebrate!  If you started at the beginning of the tour, you just visited the very talented, Lyssa Zwolanek.   She is AMAZING!!!


I often hear 2 things from new stampers & demonstrators:

  • "I'm not very creative and can't come up with ideas."
  • "I don't have EVERYTHING yet."


Well, let me assure you that even after 15 years, I still feel that way occasionally.  However, I've learned to use the catalogs for inspiration and make projects work with whatever I do have on hand.  And no, I don't own everything in the catalog (and probably never will).


 Birthday Blast Bundle

If you look on page 11 of the Occasions Catalog, you'll see where I got the inspiration for these projects.  I switched up the colors with ink, paper, and accessories that I already had to create some fun, birthday projects.


Birthday Blast Box

This little box is super cute and sure to delight anyone that receives it.


Birthday Blast Card by Melissa Stout

I switched the colors on the card to Flirty Flamingo with Basic Black thread and Soft Sky enamel shapes.  I also changed the orientation of the card to mix it up a bit.  Again, don't worry about what you don't have.  You can take any layout and create with items that you do own.  Don't be afraid to change colors or layouts!


Birthday Blast Crown


At my downline meeting last month, Linda made me a "crown" from the Star Blast Edgelits Dies.  I thought this was another fun use for this bundle that you might want to try!


Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the web! Feel free to PIN any of the projects shown here today.

Don't forget to visit Connie Babbert to continue on the blog tour. She's got some amazing projects to share with you!




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