Monday, June 29, 2015

{DAY 1} 2nd Birthday Blog Hop with the STAMPlorations Girls & Amy Tsuruta + Linky Party

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5

As we celebrate our 2nd birthday, all orders of at least $22 ship free worldwide until July 7! Use coupon code HAPPYBIRTHDAY on checkout.
(If you're a stamp club subscriber, use your personal discount coupon code
to get free shipping on orders of at least $15.)

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! Have we got a fun week of partying in store for you! We are celebrating STAMPlorations' second year -- and how awesome the last two years have been, as we've grown significantly since then! My husband David and I (Shery) are so blessed to have a wonderful team of talented paper craft artists helping us grow STAMPlorations. The STAMPlorations girls play such a significant part in our success.

We are also so very thankful to be part of a blogging community of crafters and I have "met" so many creative cardmakers and paper crafters the past couple of years -- I'm awed at the tremendous talent I get to see nearly every day online. We owe so much of our success to each one of you. Thank you so much for your continued support of this blog and our little company. Whether you're a customer, a blog follower/reader, or a challenge participant --thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

And so we're here all week to PARTY! Our celebration blog hop starts right now. We're sharing projects featuring 3 party-themed stamp sets we released just for the occasion: Party Mates (by Deepti of Dee's Artsy Impressions), PartyGirl (by Shirley of The Bee's Knees), and Party Time (by yours truly of Shery Russ Designs).

And what's a blog hop without prizes for those of you who hop along? Here are the deets:

Prizes for commenting on the STAMPlorations blog, STAMPlorations designers blogs, and guest designers blogs:

  • ONE (1) winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left to win a $25 certificate to the STAMPlorations shop.
  • FIVE (5) winners (1 per day) will be randomly drawn from all comments left to each win a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations shop.

Prizes for creating and linking up a party/celebration/birthday project:
  • THREE (3) randomly drawn winners of the party stamp sets (1 winner of Party Mates, 1 winner of Party Time, 1 winner of PartyGirl)
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn winner of a $25 gift certificate (if STAMPlorations stamps/stencils are used) or $15 gift certificate (if non-STAMPlorations stamps/stencils are used)

Extra prizes for commenting on Deepti's, Shirley's, and Shery's blogs throughout the blog hop:
  • ONE (1) winner of Party Mates randomly drawn from all comments left on Deepti's blog
  • ONE (1) winner of PartyGirl randomly drawn from all comments left on Shirley's blog
  • ONE (1) winner of Party Time randomly drawn from all comments left on Shery's blog

Winners have one week to claim their prize. (Anyone who is drawn as a winner and fails to claim her prize within the allotted time forfeits her prize. We want to be fair to those who do keep up with our blog and claim prizes on time. So you don't miss any of our posts, follow our blog by email or follow us via Google Friend Connect -- you'll find links to both on the right side bar.)

Ready to hop and win? You've got two ways to win:
  • Simply leave a comment on this post and on the designers' blog hop posts between now and Monday, July 6, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7) for a chance to win. Only one comment per blog, please. 
  • Create a party/celebration/birthday-themed project (any kind of project, not just a card) based on the mood board and link up in the linky below. You may link up to 3 projects and you can use whatever products you have -- STAMPlorations products are not required, although if you have them and use them in your projects, you can win the bigger prize! 
We'll announce the winners on Tuesday evening, July 7, right here on the blog. How easy is that? Have fun!

(Note: There are 16 stops in the hop, including this blog. You're not required to visit every stop on the hop to be eligible to win, 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 her main blog and scroll down to find the post for DAY ONE of the STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop & Linky Party. You can also go back here to our main blog; we'll update the links throughout the day.)


Partying with us today is one uber talented cardmaker: AMY TSURUTA!

"Hi! My name is Amy and I'm a huge fan of STAMPlorations! I'm thrilled to help in celebrating their 2nd birthday! I love all things crafty and have been blogging for almost 8 years. I feel so fortunate to be part of this Paper Crafting Community!"

After you've hopped, come party with us some more! 
  • Use the mood board below to inspire you to create a project with a party, celebration, or birthday theme.
  • Post it on your blog (or Flickr, Instagram, SCS gallery, etc.) and then link up below! Don't forget to display the mood board on your post and link back to this post! 
  • You may enter up to 3 projects and you can use any product(s) you have -- not just STAMPlorations stamps and/or stencils!
  • Link up by Monday, July 6, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7).
  • We'll randomly draw 3 winners to each win the party stamp sets.
  • We'll randomly draw 1 winner to win a $25 gift certificate (if STAMPlorations products are used) or a $15 gift certificate (if non-STAMPlorations products are used)

See you tomorrow for DAY TWO. We have another fabulous guest designer partying with us!


  1. HB2U STAMPlorations!! Looking forwart as you party on as you continue the celebration!! The DT has rocked this party!!

  2. congrats on your birthday. i'm off to hop... :)

  3. Happy birthday STAMPlorations and many more! Excited to see what the next year will bring!

  4. Happy 2nd Birthday Stamploration girls!! Super fun party blog hop on day 1, enjoyed the hop!

  5. HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY! I can only imagine how proud you and your husband are, Shery, to see your fabulous products all over blogland! A sign of just how awesome your stamps and stencils are! Your DT - incredibly talented! Their inspiration + your products = a winning combination! Off to party...

  6. Happy 2nd Birthday STAMPlorations!!!! Great to see the wonderful stamp sets and gorgeous cards!! Way to go lovely ladies!! Wish you years of success and happiness :)
    Hugs xoxo

  7. Happy birthday! I'm glad to have found your company through your DT member Becca. Now to hop! :D

  8. Happy Birthday, STAMPlorations! Love the cards today; now I'm gonna' go hopping.

  9. Happy Birthday at STAMPlorations, Shery ... congratulations on two fabulous years ... and best wishes for many many more! Brilliant cards fromt he DT girls ... fantastic inspiration! Anita :)

  10. Your DT is amazing. Each and every party card is fabulous in, oh so, many different ways.

  11. Congrats on two years Shery. Wow, you have come so far so fast. So happy for you to see your lovely products all over blogland. Looking forward to joining the fun. Hugz

  12. Congrats & Happy 2nd Birthday - wishing you many more years!

  13. Hello,
    I congratulate two birthday and I look forward to another beautiful anniversaries.
    I love your stamps. They are unique and so beautiful. I gather money for shopping :-)

  14. YAY~Happy 2nd Birthday. Wishing you many more years of creating fabulous products.
    Fun hop with a wonderful design team!

  15. Happy Birthday! Looking forward to hopping along and making something celebratory! Helene

  16. Happy 2nd Birthday! I hope that you'll keep on being successful for many years to come!

  17. Super BIG Happy 2nd Birthday! Thrilled to be part of the party! Off to hop!!!

  18. Congrats on your 2nd anniversary! Always enjoy your fun and fab projects & goodies!

  19. Happy 2nd Birthday to you Shery, David and all your amazing DT girls :-) So much Inspiration and fabulous prizes too. TFS. Hugs, r

  20. Love all the inspiration! Beautiful sets!!

  21. Congratulations on your second birthday, and wish you many more to come in future....I will miss out on this wonderful blog hop, just giving my best wishes this time!

  22. Fantastic blog hop party. Just need some cake and some candles! A very happy Birthday to you and may you go on from strength to strength x

  23. Happy 2nd Birthday Stamplorations!!!
    What a fantastic blog hop...Wonderful creations by the DT!!!

  24. A very Happy Birthday to STAMPlorations ! Wishing all the success in coming years :) Thanks for including us in the fun party and the giveaways ,I loved the cards shared in the blog hop !

  25. Happy Birthday to STAMPlorations. Congratulations!!

  26. Big birthday congrats! What an achievement!! Lovely creations all round!

  27. Firstly congrats on your 2nd birthday, and what fabulous new sets to celebrate the occasion. ALL the cards from the DT are so inspiring, and I have to say that party dress is already a favorite...can't wait to add these to my collection.

  28. congrats on STAMPlorations' 2nd birthday!! beautiful creations by the DT!!

  29. Happy 2nd birthday! Getting ready to start hopping!

  30. Happy Birthday! I hope I will get the time to make a card too, I have seen so many inspiering here:)

  31. Shery Happy 2nd Bday for Stamplorations
    he is older than your baby in tummy hehehe...
    he will be a great brother (ops Stamplorations is a HE or a SHE I dont know sorryyyy :) )
    And all the hop I did that and looveeeee them all the DT sample are so adorable
    will try to do the second day too
    my computer has probleme also I cant fast to visiting all the cards :((
    happy happy bday Stamplorations

  32. Happy 2nd Birthday! Sorry I haven't been around for a while to comment - life has got in the way! I am glad I have found the hop though! xxx

  33. Congratulations on this momentous birthday!! Can imagine many, many more birthdays in the future!

  34. Loved hoping around - I so enjoy your designers work!

  35. Love the new release. Great inspiration form the entire DT

  36. Congrats on turning 2! Fabulous birthday release!

  37. Happy Birthday to Shery and her Team for two wonderful years and cheers to many, many more to come!! Hugs, Darnell

  38. This comment has been removed by the author.


Spammers have been in full force lately so I had to turn comment moderation on. We love hearing from fellow crafters (not spammers), so your comment will be approved as soon as possible. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us :o)