Sunday, May 5, 2019

2019 National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop featuring anything The World Is Yours! The National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop is a special hop from the group that brings you the SOTM Blog Hops. On our National Scrapbooking Month hop we have just almost 15 participating bloggers. If you just happened upon my post, clicking the link to the next blog (typically found near the bottom of the page) will take you full circle.

You should have arrived here from ***Miss. Carrie's Creations by Carrie Simonds***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

When I saw the stamp set my first thought was a graduation card. When I showed it to my mom, she thought it would make a great retirement card.

I used the The World Is Yours paper referred to as (I munged all of the names together) Mint Watercolor (Wash) Leaf Border / Peach Floral. I stamped the bicycle using Espresso ink, the leaves using Mint ink and "The Word is Yours" with Peach. The flower was first stamped with Sage ink and I used the back of the "tree crown" stamp to "watercolor" the flower with Peach ink. I cut a strip of White Daisy 7⁄16" and stamped "Happy Retirement" using Espresso ink and the Modern Typewriter Alphabet.

The fussy cutting of the bicycle took longer than I would have liked and it also took some small bits of Thin 3-D Foam Tape to attach it to the card front, but I think the result was worth it.

I stamped the sentiment inside the card using Espresso ink; the leaves are Mint ink again. I used the same technique for the flower, but this time I used the front of the "tree crown" stamp to "watercolor" the flower.
Your next stop on our hop is ***Jessica Kaiser***.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Consultant website.

If you have a few moments, please comment as you hop letting us know what you think of our creations. Thank you for hopping with us!

So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Jessica Kaiser***.


  1. Nicely done!! Your fussy cutting paid off!

  2. Pretty card...I can't believe you fussy-cut that bicycle!

  3. I often don't do anything on the inside as I keep the fronts generic and then can use them for any occasion. This does give me encouragement to try.

  4. Wonderful retirement card!! Love the inside too!


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