Welcome Summer Mini Blog hoppers!

Stampin Addicts Summer Blog HopWelcome to Stampin’ Addicts‘ latest blog hop celebrating Stampin’ Up!’s upcoming Summer Mini Catalog, which starts May 1.  Each person on the hop will be featuring projects showcasing a different product from the mini.  I’m the 10th stop in this hop, so if you started at the beginning, you may have just visited Escape2stamp and enjoyed Adriana’s projects using Proud Peacock.  Love that bookmark!

Here at Heartfelt Inkspiration, I’m sharing four projects made with the set that immediately caught my eye from this mini:  On the Grow.  I can’t resist a line art set to watercolor — and the fact that this set is so affordable made the purchase decision even easier!

Your attention, please!  I always love comments on my posts, but during this hop, I’ll be drawing a lucky winner to receive a clear- or wood-mounted On the Grow set.  Comments left from now until the end of Sunday (midnight Central) will be eligible for this blog candy, but only from non-demonstrators, please, and you must reside in the U.S.

To keep your stop short and sweet, I am omitting recipes for the projects — check back next week for the complete stories! Click to enlarge the photos, please.

  1. My first thought when I saw this set was to use the spotlight technique.  I gave it a little twist by framing the spotlit image in a scallop punch.  If I had a cute scooter like this, I’d love it in turquoise.  (Note to DH:  I’ll take one in any color!)
  2. Debra Burgin On the Grow spotlight

  3. This card was a late addition to my projects, but I had seen another blogger paper-piece the scooter and thought it was stinkin’ cute!  Be not deceived, the cutting was very tedious — even more so because I had to do it twice, when some errant black ink ruined the first piece.  Come to think of it, a scooter in green all tricked up with a cool paint job like this would be fab, too!  When my granddaughter gets her driver’s license (when????), I’ll send this card to her.  Not that there will be the keys to a scooter included, of course.
  4. Debra Burgin Razzleberry On the Grow

  5. A scalloped card by Sandi MacIver with hearts around the edge inspired this next card.  For my Easter tables I had daffodils in blue Ball jars.  Almost everyone I’ve seen colors this jar as if it’s glass, but do you see what’s not quite right about that interpretation?  No stems. I thought about drawing some in, but it’s safer to let you imagine them instead.  I mimicked the stamped flowers with these punched versions, then left well enough alone.
  6. Debra Burgin Flowers On the Grow

  7. I could color this image all day, so I had to make one more project — this one an insert for the largest Simply Adorned charm.  There are details that I’m afraid don’t photograph very well, but I think you can at least see the flower centers that are the smallest Basic Pearls colored with a yellow Sharpie marker.  Those and a bit of folded lace at the bottom aren’t enough to prevent the charm from closing, thanks to the charm’s beautiful beveled glass front!
  8. Debra Burgin On the Grow charm

I enjoyed having you with me — I hope you were inspired!  You’re now on to the next stop on the hop, The Stampin’ Bunny, to enjoy Rhonda’s adorable projects using Sunny Fun.

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47 Responses to Welcome Summer Mini Blog hoppers!

  1. This set was already #1 on my wish list – definitely “sold” on it now! The paper-pieced scooter is SO fun!

  2. Jill says:

    Love this set – wouldn’t it be fun to tool around on a scooter like this?!? Love all your ideas for this set – the Adorned charm is wonderful!

  3. sue says:

    Hard to pick a favorite but I think it is the daffodils, followed closely (hahaha) by the spotlight scooter!

  4. Brenda H says:

    Love all your projects, but i do believe your necklace captured my heart. It is so pretty.

  5. Lolis Flores says:

    Love what you did with the set! my favorite is the insert in the charm, i like what you did with the basic pearls!

  6. Alicja says:

    I love the idea you have for the Simply Charming charms….I always love to see new ways to use our stamps !!

  7. What fun projects, Deb! I especially like the paper pieced scooter one–hope you treat yourself to a manicure after all that fussy cutting!

  8. Kelly Wentling says:

    I have to copy what Brenda said above. The necklace vase of flowers is adorable and especially sweet with that bit of lace! Loved your cards too. Thanks for the great sneak peek and inspiration.

  9. Really cute projects. I love the scallop circle card.

  10. Theresa Paulson says:

    You always have great projects. This set will be on my next club order.

  11. Terre Munk says:

    Oh, Debra, this charm is da bomb! It is so cute. I may just have to break down and make one of my own. Thanks for sharing. (And, the scooters are cute, too.)

  12. Sheri says:

    You’ve definitely SOLD me on this stamp set….love the spotlighting card! Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  13. Yapha says:

    Oh that Simply Adorned charm is fantastic! And I love the scalloped circle card! Your scooters are super cute — hope you get one soon!

  14. Peg Walt says:

    You know me . When i see stamp i always know just who i can make and send a card to. That scooter will be just the thing. Love your blog . Thanks

  15. tammy fletcher says:

    What pretty cards but love the charm the best…..how gorgeous. Thanks for the opportunity for blog candy!!

  16. Deb B (Debadoo) says:

    Great cards Deb! Love the paper pieced scooter, and wow, never noticed no stems, thanks for pointing that out. Love the charm also! I really love your color schemes you chose. Love the spotlight card too! Demo, so don’t count me for the candy.

  17. Super cute! You did a great job with this set!

  18. Amy Bell says:

    Love it! Your charm is AWESOME!

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  20. Jo Bailey says:

    Beautiful flowers! I loved your cards!

  21. Faith Gaspar says:

    CUTE…CUTE…CUTE… did I say cute!!!! I love that set also!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!


  22. Bev. says:

    My favorites were the spot card and the charm. Thanks Debra for sharing them.

  23. Wow-great job! I was already a fan of this set, but thanks for the great ideas!! LOVE the paper pieced scooter!!

  24. Gorgeous projects Deb! The necklace is perfect and I don’t know what else to say about the cards other than repeat…. gorgeous!!

  25. Michele says:

    I enjoy the specific use of color in the first card like looking thru a special window.

  26. Jennifer Montanus says:

    Debra thanks so much for sharing the mini-hop with me. It was inkspirational! I think the flip-flops and the ice cream cones are just too cute. I would love to get my hands on the postage punch and the set of 4 stamps to go with it that I saw on Sarah’s blog spot too.

  27. Renee says:

    I really like the charm. Great projects that show off this stamp set.

  28. Marla says:

    What cute ideas! Love the way you spotlighted with the scallop punch!!

  29. Kim says:

    Gorgeous projects! I love the jewelry piece.

  30. Heidi Baks says:

    Adorable, wonderful coloring! I love the way you spotlighted the best!

  31. Ruby says:

    I just love your projects… the adorned charm is my favorite, it would great for a keychain. Tks for sharing!

  32. Babe O'Mara says:

    Your projects are all fabulous. Great coloring. Thanks for a chance to win this set. I’d love to win!!


  33. Heather D. says:

    That set’s super fun. I’d love to add it to my collection!

  34. Kathryn says:

    Thanks for reminding me of the spotlight technique. I don’t love coloring all that much, so it works well for me! Beautiful cards and fun new stamps to put on my wish list!

  35. Carmen says:

    Love all the different projects you created!! Great job!!

  36. Nylietta says:

    I love all your projects. Yellow Daffodils are my favorite spring flower.

  37. Audrey says:

    Great cards-love the colors. Especially like the scallop card.

  38. Shar W says:

    Cute! Thanks for sharing!

  39. The scallop card and charm insert were my favorite. But, looking back, the spotlighting was really cute, then I noticed how cute the border was where you wove the ribbon through. Great cards!!

  40. Kristi says:

    I’m a demo so don’t include me in the drawing but I just had to tell you how much I love the ribbon treatment in the first card! I’m going to try that myself today. Thanks for the inspiration!

  41. So many great ideas in your projects, Debra. I particularly liked the charm insert. So pretty!

  42. Jen Timko says:

    More fabulous projects, Debra! I love the charm but the circle card has to be my favorite. The scooter card will be perfect for your granddaughter.

  43. Twila Davis says:

    Very nice set of projects. Love the second scooter care and the last charm. Great job. Now I have to get the set.

  44. Susan G says:

    WOWZA!! great and awesome projects! LOVE the charm, and without a doubt that is one of the best spotlight images I have seen!
    Thanks for sharing.

  45. Thanks for sharing all of your fabulous projects.

  46. Love your projects! The details are awesome. I especially love the paper-pieced scooter and the lace and pearls in the simply adorned charm.

  47. rhondag says:

    They are all so wonderful Debra! I love the adornment charm and WOWIE on the paper piecing! Such beautiful projects!!!

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