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Monday, January 26, 2015

{DAY 1} STAMPlorations Stamp Release Spotlight Week -- Hop with the STAMPlorations Girls and Guest Designer Laura Bassen!


It's stamp release month again and we are back to showcase 6 new stamp sets! We hope you enjoy the parade of projects we have in store for you in the next 5 days as we put the spotlight on our fun new stamps.

Stamp release months are always an exciting time around here at the STAMPlorations HQ. I know the STAMPlorations girls are going to blow me away with their projects, but I'm never really prepared the first time I get to see what they've made. I tell you, nothing beats having a front row seat whenever stamp release month rolls around. These ladies are simply amazing. 

And this month's stamp release is made even more special because we have a rock star cardmaker as a guest designer joining us today, tomorrow, and on Thursday: the fabulously awe-inspiring Laura Bassen. Yep, the Laura Bassen! If you've been around blogland for a while now or if you've taken a class or two (or more) at Online Card Classes, you've no doubt have had the pleasure of watching Laura teach creative cardmaking techniques. Maria suggested we invite her to guest design so in November last year, she asked Laura and wouldn't you know...she said yes! 

But before I introduce Laura properly, let's get the deets of the hop out of the way first. Here's how it works:
  • SIX (6) lucky hoppers will be randomly drawn from the designers' blogs to each win a $10 gift certificate to use in the shop.
  • ONE (1) lucky hopper will be randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog to win a $30 gift certificate to use in the shop.
  • There will be a few surprise prizes too!
  • If you are picked as one of the winners, you have until Tuesday, February 10, to email us and claim your prize.
Ready to hop? Simply leave a comment on this post and on the designers' blog hop posts between now and Tuesday, February 3, 11:55 p.m. PST (GMT-8) for a chance to win. Only one comment per blog, please. We'll announce the winners on Thursday, February 5, right here on the blog. Become a follower of our blog or follow us by email to receive updates when we post something here. How easy is that? Have fun!



Today, we're putting the spotlight on The Bee's Knees: Houses, the stamp set designed by our very own Shirley Bampton. This set of whimsical doodled houses is loads of fun and offers lots of possibilities.

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(Note: There are 10 stops in the hop, including this blog. You're not required to visit every stop on the hop to be eligible, but commenting on all the stops will increase your chances of winning. In case you click on a designer's link and you get a page/post not found error, just go to their main blog and scroll down to find their post for the STAMPlorations Stamp Release Spotlight Week blog hop. You can also go back here to our main blog; we'll update the links throughout the day.)


Meet our guest designer: LAURA BASSEN


"Hi there! My name is Laura Bassen and I am honored to be guesting for STAMPlorations for their Stamp Release Spotlight Week! I live in central Illinois with my husband and our five very busy kids. I studied graphic design in college, but card making has become my passion and creative outlet. If I'm not cooking, cleaning and taking the kids to all of their numerous activities, you'll find me in my little crafty corner, babbling away to myself, possibly dancing and enjoying all the fabulous new products that I get to play with and wearing my sweatpants. Thank you so much to Shery and her amazing team for having me this week!"




















Thanks for hopping along! Don't forget to comment on this post for the chance to win a $30 gift certificate to the shop! Check back again tomorrow at 6 a.m. PST (GMT -8) for DAY TWO of the STAMPlorations Stamp Release Spotlight Week!

53 comments:

  1. Awesome inspiration from the DT and Laura. I'm off to the hop :)

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  2. Love the fun whimsical style of these stamps. So many diverse makes from the DT. Off to leave some love. Hugz

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  3. Love the new release, especially The Bee's Knees: Houses by Shirley Bampton. Great cards by Laura and the design team!! Thanks!!

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  4. Love these fun houses! Great cards from the DT!!! Off to hop!

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  5. Such fun stamps and fabulous inspiration from Laura and the team.

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  6. The cloud treatment is terrific- what a great idea.

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  7. I love these houses! Great cards here too. I'm new to your company and excited to look around!

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  8. These houses are amusing and versatile. Great ideas for cards.

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  9. Love these cool doodled house stamps release so much and What an awesome creation by Laura and so many inspirational projects by the Team!!! Off to hop!

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  10. I love these houses and am so glad they are in my arsenal. I definitely need to bust them out to play.

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  11. Beautiful projects, ladies! I'm so impressed with Stamplorations and with the versatility of this particular stamp set...Love it!!!

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  12. My first look at Stamplorations & I am WOWed by you all!

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  13. Cute houses, all are so colourful and good!

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  14. These are simply adorable! Thank you for sharing them with us hoppers/shoppers

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  15. These houses are just the cutest ones I've seen in awhile! Love all of the cards the DT made. Laura rocked her card also. (LOVE Laura!!!)

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  16. I don't know who drew these houses but they did an AWESOME job. I'm new to your website but I'll definitely be back.

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  17. Love the houses, these have to be my favorite!

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  18. Have to hop ove to every Artist to tell my WOWzers !!!
    All of the Artworks are beautyfull !!!
    Think I have to have These stamps *gg
    CU hellerlittle

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  19. I LOVE those house stamps and cards!! The DT did an amazing job

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  20. Today I have to write in german, because my english is not so good, that I can say what I want:
    Es ist erstaunlich, was für unterschiedliche Karten mit ein und demselben Stempelset, das sooooo einfach gehalten ist, gestaltet werden können. Alle Werke sind wunderbar, ich könnte mich für keines entschieden, wenn ich eines als das Beste auswählen müsste.
    Weiter so, Ladys, it's wonderful!!!
    Hugs, Flo

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  21. Wow, one stamp set and so many different cards and designs. I love it! I want it!

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  22. Super variety in showcasing those Houses!!
    While Laura Bassen is UBER Super...I think the Stamploration DT gals are Super-stars too!
    Great job ladies!

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  23. I love these stamps and the cards are so beautiful.

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  24. so many possibilities with these house stamps! A must have for me!

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  25. oh, those stamps and DT cards looks so good!

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  26. Just love this set and how every card designed is so different and fabulous. Brilliant start to the week!

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  27. You have really showcased the new stamp! Great cards.

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  28. oops. I left this comment on the wrong post. Here it is, where it belongs.:
    Love this post today. Lucky for me, the highlighted stamps are the ones I have out on my desk and used just yesterday. Now I have lots more ideas and inspiration.

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  29. A cool set, and great inspiration projects by the DT.

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  30. Love this stamp set! Can be used in so many different ways!

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  31. What a wonderful series of inspiration cards from the DT using these adorable houses! In awe.....
    ~c

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  32. these stamps and stencic are AWESOME, i'm sorry I never heard of you before today....must remedy lol

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  33. All the ladies had done their best and all the cards are wonderful!!! The set is very versatile for using. Thank you for showing us these diversity of using.

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  34. So glad to be a follower and get to see the incredible things that this Design Team comes up with - so creative, so clever, so innovative and just so fun!!! Love all these - so fun, and I have put this stamp set on my list!!!

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  35. Adorable stamp set and I love all of the cards!

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  36. These are all so awesome! Love these stamps also! :)

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  37. Hi all, well I arrived on day 3 and I must say I am truly impressed with the new release sets and the cards the DT are making are wonderful inspirations.

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  38. Fantastic hop day 1! Wonderful inspiration from this team of talent! Thank you all for sharing ♥

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  39. So many amazing ideas on using these darling stamps!

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  40. I love all inspiration from all DT member really inspiring and awesome Idea...will do the hop soon...Love all the cards on this post...thanks Sheri for the chance to win...love your stamp always

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  41. Great stamps and great stencils.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  42. Just discovered your site and love what I am seeing. Looking forward to viewing the DT creations.

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  43. Very cute houses..love the way the team used them.

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  44. What fabulous inspiration with Shirley's wonderfully whimsical houses! Anita :)

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  45. Super cute houses!!! :-D
    Gorgeous cards from DT. :-D

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  46. WOWOWOWOWOW!! LOVING the New Release and ALL of the AMAZING Inspiration that was shared!! Have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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