STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop

Lots of excitement to share today!  STAMPlorations is turning a year old and is celebrating with a blog hop!  I was asked to join the celebrations as a guest designer!

Visit all the stops on the hop (a total of 14) and leave a comment for a chance to win stamps. We’re giving away over $120 worth of stamps!

FOURTEEN (14) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the designers’ blogs will each win a stamp set and ONE (1) lucky hopper randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win all the stamps in the July release! You have until Wednesday, July 2, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700) to comment here and on my fellow designers’ posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on Sunday, July 6.

I decided to play with the oh-so-fun VIGNETTE:  Puzzle Pieces set and guess what?!  You can win this set by commenting on my blog post by next Wednesday (July 2) at 11:55 p.m. PDT!

To create this clean and simple card, I stamped three puzzle pieces and fussy cut them.  I then spritzed them with three different Heidi Swapp Color Shine colors before popping them up on the main panel with foam dots.  I added a heart gemstone that I’d colored with a red Copic marker.  DS3 is into puzzles these days, so I need to make a card for him with this set later in the summer!

The new release is available in the store today!  A bundle of all 6 of the new July sets is available for $30 (17% off) + free shipping in the US (flat rate to other countries)!

After leaving a comment at the bottom of this post (for a chance to win the stamp set I used…), be sure and visit the rest of the blog hop stops listed below!

*** The stops in the hop*** 

Design Team:
Cornelia | Debra | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley | Vicki

Guest Designers:
Have a terrific Thursday!



  • Eemeli Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 1:23 pm

    For some reason I am a sucker for puzzle pieces (in any form…). Love your creation! Nice hop too…


  • Rahmat Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 1:31 pm

    Melissa, I had a chuckle as soon as I read this sentiment! absolutely love it! I so agree with the sentiment! indeed 🙂

  • Pia Krogh Larsen Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 1:44 pm

    That stamp set is perfect! Love jigsaw puzzles 🙂

  • Lisa Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 1:49 pm

    Cute colors on the puzzle pieces Melissa and I love the tiny heart!

  • Deepti Stephens Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 2:05 pm

    Very very nice card!

  • vinita jain Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 2:09 pm

    I just love these puzzle pieces and the coordinating sentiment. What a true statement!!!

  • Sari Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 2:30 pm

    That stampset is awesome and love how you have used them. Thanks for the hop.

  • Chrissie Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 3:15 pm

    This is simply STUNNING!
    Chrissie x

  • jimlynn Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 3:42 pm

    Fabulous!!! Love those little jig saw puzzle pieces! A precious card.

  • Julie Beech Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 4:23 pm

    What a great design and love that little heart gem in the center.:)

  • Craft-E-Place Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 4:36 pm

    Fabulous, simply fabulous!

  • Indy Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 5:37 pm

    I absolutely love jigsaw puzzles!! These puzzle piece stamps are so fun, as is your CAS card!

  • zub momi Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 5:56 pm

    Fabulous card! Love the sentiment too 🙂

  • Helen J Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 6:15 pm

    Brilliantly CAS card!

  • Victoria Lavender Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 6:53 pm

    Life really is a puzzle. Glad you've made fun of it! Your blog title is hysterical! Cheers, Victoria Lavender

  • Cynthia Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 7:10 pm

    I love jigsaw puzzles and have used stamps similar to this before – I really like the way you used them on this card.

  • Louise Wright Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 7:46 pm

    I think those jigsaw stamps must be some of my faves from stamplorations. so simple and yet so sophisticated. Brilliant card
    Happy 1st birthday to stamplorations 🙂

  • Gracie CH Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 8:04 pm

    For starters, how fun is your blog! It made me smile the minute I entered. Your card is so much fun and the stamps together with all the lovely white space look great! Thanks for sharing.

  • Jane Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 8:40 pm

    Great card and the sentiment is so true!

  • Vicki Dutcher Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 8:41 pm

    Fabulous CAS card using the puzzle pieces! I might be “borrowing” this idea in the future 🙂 — Well done –thanks so much for joining us for this hop!

  • Nancy Seed Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 9:12 pm

    Puzzle pieces are one of my fav's for several reasons, but I Love the sentiment you have chosen and so true!

  • siljia Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 9:40 pm

    Love jigsaw puzzles

  • Sarah Gray Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 10:04 pm

    Beautiful CAS design and fab sentiment!

  • Lisa's Creative Niche Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 10:16 pm

    This is so cute and love these puzzle pieces!

  • Lisa's Creative Niche Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 10:16 pm

    This is so cute and love these puzzle pieces!

  • Lisa's Creative Niche Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 10:16 pm

    This is so cute and love these puzzle pieces!

  • Lisa's Creative Niche Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 10:16 pm

    This is so cute and love these puzzle pieces!

  • Cornelia W Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 10:53 pm

    Hi Melissa, great to have you as a GDT – fun card!

  • Nonni Posted Thursday, 06/26/2014 11:40 pm

    This is so cute… I love the CAS layout and the sentiment with the puzzle pieces says it all! 🙂

  • Mynn xx Posted Friday, 06/27/2014 1:39 am

    What a gorgeous CAS card! LOVE that little heart accent! Fabulous! So happy to be hopping with you! HUGS! Mynn xx

  • pcm Posted Friday, 06/27/2014 3:56 am

    very cute!

  • Gerrina Posted Friday, 06/27/2014 7:53 am

    That quote is so true! What a perfect beautiful CAS-card!

  • Sandie C Posted Friday, 06/27/2014 8:00 am

    This clean and simple card seems to just look right. TFS

  • aileen (mum) Posted Friday, 06/27/2014 8:01 am

    Love your card, the quote is so true hey.

  • cm Posted Friday, 06/27/2014 12:42 pm

    Your puzzle piece card is pure fun and the sentiment, yep! Wonderful showcase of the set AND your creativity!

  • Kim M Posted Friday, 06/27/2014 2:08 pm

    This is one CAS-iliscious card! Great design! Love it. 🙂

  • LEELOOE Posted Friday, 06/27/2014 3:05 pm

    Great card. Great stamps. I hope that I win lottery 🙂

  • Deepti Posted Friday, 06/27/2014 4:13 pm

    Awesome design 🙂 so glad to be Guest designing with you 🙂

  • Lilian YF Posted Saturday, 06/28/2014 3:10 am

    What a lovely card! Loved the little heart! =)

  • Riette Posted Saturday, 06/28/2014 10:30 am

    That is a fun set!

  • Parker Posted Saturday, 06/28/2014 7:01 pm

    Nice “piece” of work.

  • Monika Reeck Posted Saturday, 06/28/2014 7:22 pm

    Dear Melissa you are clever to use the puzzle on your card and love that cute tiny heart…love the simple card you made..adorable and sweet…Congrats on your GDT dear Melissa, big hugs , Monika

  • Kathy Schweinfurth Posted Saturday, 06/28/2014 9:00 pm

    So cute!! Love the CAS design. Congrats on being a Guest Designer!!

  • ionabunny Posted Saturday, 06/28/2014 11:21 pm

    Fantastic card. Love these stamps

  • Taunya Butler Posted Sunday, 06/29/2014 5:06 am

    Such a cute and way clever card!!

  • Kathy Krug Posted Sunday, 06/29/2014 5:27 am

    wonderful CAS design.

  • Bizzi Hands Posted Sunday, 06/29/2014 6:45 am

    Awesome card.. love the simplicity of it! these stamps are amazing.. Well done to you and the rest of the team

  • cebelica Posted Sunday, 06/29/2014 7:13 am

    oooh, I love jigsaw puzzles. They are so much fun! 😀 Awesome card! Hugs! xx

  • Alica Ziakova Posted Sunday, 06/29/2014 12:02 pm

    Simple and fabulous! Great card!

  • Flo Posted Sunday, 06/29/2014 12:21 pm

    A very fun and clean card, love it.

  • joy Posted Sunday, 06/29/2014 1:00 pm

    Jigsaw puzzles have a special place in my family and I love this adorable stamp set! Your card is so sweet – love the little heart!!

  • My Paper Epiphany Posted Sunday, 06/29/2014 11:34 pm

    Gorgeous CAS and fun card!

  • MonikaRose Posted Monday, 06/30/2014 3:10 am

    Beautiful and simple card, love it…I have not got this set of stamps, love to own them and thank you for the opportunity. Great blog hop 🙂

  • Denise Bryant Posted Monday, 06/30/2014 5:08 am

    Love the puzzle pieces! Awesome card!

  • Alison C Posted Monday, 06/30/2014 7:25 am

    What a great set. Simple but effective card. Lovely.

  • Chriss Blagrave Posted Monday, 06/30/2014 4:06 pm

    Simply…CUTE ! Love this little set and how the sentiment stamps with a little ” movement” 🙂

  • Rita Montgomery Posted Monday, 06/30/2014 11:47 pm

    I love the grungy puzzle pieces and the “bad” type letters. Thanks for the chance to win this great set.

  • Goldie Posted Tuesday, 07/01/2014 6:58 pm

    Love this!

  • ~ginny Posted Wednesday, 07/02/2014 9:34 pm

    I really like the elevated panel for your focal images – a very pleasant result for your CAS card Melissa! Happy Birthday STAMPlorations!

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