January Control Freaks Blog Hop



Welcome to the Control Freaks monthly blog tour! This month's theme is Sale-a-Bration & Occasions 2017.  There are so many amazing products to showcase that we are continuing our theme from last month.  If you started at the beginning of the tour, you just visited the very talented, Connie Babbert.  She is the bomb!


Vertical Garden Project Kit

Have you seen the Vertical Garden Project Kit in the Occasions Catalog?  Jaw-dropping, isn't it?  Obviously, succulents are very hot in home decor and gardening right now.  With this kit you can create a colorful block of flowers for your door, wall, or table.  You'll need a few additional supplies to complete the project, including the Vertical Garden stamp set shown below.

Vertical Garden Stamp Set

After you complete your project kit, you don't have to feel "stuck" with the stamp set.  It can be used for so many different things!  I received this set to create display samples for the On Stage event back in November, so I had the opportunity to play with it before I even knew there was a succulent-making kit.  Today, I'm sharing 4 of my samples and you can look forward to seeing the rest over the next week.


Hello Vertical Garden Gift Bag

Why not welcome new neighbors with a cute little gift made with the Petite Cafe Gift Bag?


Vertical Garden Hello card

Who wouldn't love to receive a bright & cheery Hello card in their mailbox?


Hello Sunshine Scrapbook Layout

Pair it with cute papers & die-cuts to create the perfect scrapbook layout


Vertical Garden Hello

This final card was my favorite.  I love the simple, but elegant color combo.

You can click on any of the photos to get a complete supply list for each card.

Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the web!  Don't forget to visit Kelly Acheson to continue on the blog tour. 




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  1. Amy Koenders | 19th Jan 17

    Wow, awesome projects! Love all of them…but I agree with you, I love your final card the most. 🙂 Great examples to showcase that stamp set!

  2. Mary Brown | 19th Jan 17

    Oooooo…what a great way to use the set! Love your projects!

  3. Deanna Green | 20th Jan 17

    Love your projects. So creative!

  4. Connie Babbert | 20th Jan 17

    Love all the ideas using this stamp set! My favorite is the last one, too! Love that chalkboard look. Great job!

  5. Cindy Elam | 20th Jan 17

    I didn’t think I needed this set, but you’ve changed my mind! And I agree, the last card is my favorite, too, though ALL the projects are wonderful!

  6. LeeAnn Greff | 20th Jan 17

    What a great way to showcase the versatility of this stamp set! Love your projects!

  7. Mary A Bellis | 20th Jan 17

    Love your projects, for such a great HEllo. All so clever.

  8. Libby | 20th Jan 17

    WONDERFUL projects! Love them all!

  9. Heidi Baks | 20th Jan 17

    Adorable projects, Melissa! I love the font in this set, and you incorporated the vine images perfectly.

  10. Melissa Stout | 21st Jan 17

    Thank you Amy!

  11. Melissa Stout | 21st Jan 17

    Thanks Mary!

  12. Melissa Stout | 21st Jan 17

    Thank you so much Deanna!

  13. Melissa Stout | 21st Jan 17

    Thanks Connie!

  14. Melissa Stout | 21st Jan 17

    Awww….thank you!

  15. Melissa Stout | 21st Jan 17


  16. Melissa Stout | 21st Jan 17

    Thank you so much for the sweet comment!

  17. Melissa Stout | 21st Jan 17

    Thank you!

  18. Melissa Stout | 21st Jan 17

    Thanks Heidi!

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