Hero Arts: Stamp Your Story blog hop


Hero Arts is having a blog hop today (start here) to celebrate their newest stamp collection, and I’m honored to be taking part in it! The Stamp Your Story collection is one that I’m really loving, and have already used a number of times. You can see a card I made here with stencils + stamps, a layout with the stamps + neon daubers here, and a super quick card here. Today I’ll be sharing two new layouts that I made, with the help of these stamps to really tell my story.


The arrow stamp is absolutely a favorite because it can be used as an arrow, or as you see in my layout below as a banner as well!


I always love documenting my daughter’s fashion choices and pointing out things that are favorites in this moment for them to later reflect on and remember. They love looking back and remembering favorite outfits.  Before I share my second layout – let me take a moment and share some of my favorite stamps from this line…


What I’m loving is that the fonts and sayings will be great on a wide variety of layouts, but they’re also fun for cards and mixed media projects as well. The splatter and the arrow are my most used already – but truly I could happily collect every stamp in this collection! Here’s another layout using many of my stamp favorites-


On this one I layered stamps, and got a bit messy too which is always fun.

LOVING that checklist stamp for short journaling, and of course “best time ever” is going to be a favorite.


Supplies used in these layouts:

The entire Hero Arts Stamp Your Story line can be viewed in the digital version of the catalog here and is available in stores now. Also, I want to mention that there will be a giveaway for this hop, with the winner drawn randomly from the pool of comments left on ALL of the blog hop stops… so you might want to be commenting!

For more details, and to start from the beginning of the hop start at the Hero Arts blog. Here’s a list of the other participants in today’s hop.


Thanks to Hero Arts for inviting me to join in the fun – you’ll definitely be seeing more of these awesome stamps from me right here on my blog in the future!


  1. Wow! Both of the layouts are so much FUN!

  2. I’m so loving these new stamps! Can’t wait to get my hands on some!

  3. Wow that neon ink is an eye popper. Need to get me some of that. Thanks for the ideas. x

  4. Jennifer (stamplover2011) says:

    Wonderful layouts!

  5. I love these fun layouts!!

  6. Wonderfully fun layouts to showcase the new products! Memories captured – and the snake pants are super cool!! Thank you for brightening my day!

  7. What great layouts! Just love how you used the stamps for borders and accents!!

  8. Renee M. says:

    Such a fun, happy layout and I think that using the arrow to create little banners is great outside-the-box thinking! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Reah Feiertag says:

    I am enjoying all the talent on this blog hop. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Kathleen H says:

    Beautiful…love the neon ink!

  11. Stamps are great toys for girls)

  12. Super layouts. This stamp set is great.

  13. Awesome layouts!!!

  14. Love the layout.

  15. Great layouts. I love how you used the stamps!

  16. Laura G.Turcotte says:

    Both layouts are great! WOW–your daughter looks so much like you! :)

  17. Michelle Johnson says:

    Lovely layouts. :) Thanks for sharing.

  18. VERY COOL layout! Love the bright colors!

  19. jackie S says:

    Two fantastic layouts. Love all the stamping. Something I wish I did more of on my LOs

  20. Susan T says:

    Love what you did here. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  21. Tiffany M. says:

    Love the new alpha and sketchy stamps! Love your layouts! THanks for sharing!

  22. Jennifer J. says:

    I like your creations for the blog hop.

  23. cosmictwirling says:

    Love how you used those stamps in the layouts! I love that big arrow too.

  24. Wonderful layouts! Love how you used the arrow as a banner!

  25. Sharon L-S says:

    great layouts. I absolutely love the first one. The colors are great and the embellishments highlight the frame around the photo. The Lazy River layout made me think of our day at Disne World’s water parks. tfs

  26. Great layouts! :-)

  27. Carol Mc says:

    Gorgeous pages. Love the splashes of neon and
    that print stamp.

  28. These Lo’s are really funny, love them!

  29. Renee Cliffe says:

    Double use of the arrow stamp is great! Creative use of all the great stamps :)

  30. Your layouts are so much fun and totally capture the spirit of the photos!

  31. Love both your layouts. Lovely work on each one. All the elements are very pretty. Thanks for sharing it. :-)

  32. Fun stuff! I love that you are documenting your daughter’s wardrobe choices, and the jewels are perfect. On the second LO, I really like the circle borders.

  33. What beautiful layouts, May! Your little girl is adorable!!!

  34. Lovely layouts! Love all the stamps you used!

  35. Dana D. says:

    Very cute and adorable layouts.

  36. Neat layout!!

  37. Pia Larsen says:

    Great inspiration. Thanks :)

  38. May, you never fail to inspire me. Great layouts. I love how you used the stamps; makes me want to buy them all, put them to use myself. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  39. Angie Hall says:

    Great layouts, May. This whole group of stamps would be great for scrapbooking and art journaling. Thanks

  40. Karina McQuistan says:

    I love these stamp sets! I can’t wait to get my hands on more of them! Thanks for sharing your layouts!

  41. What fun layouts you have made. I think I should also take pictures of my girls outfits that was a great idea!

  42. Bridget N says:

    Great layouts and use of stamps! I like the layered stamping look. Thanks for sharing!

  43. Lorraine Brock says:

    Love the clean and simple look of your layouts. Great use of product.

  44. Those neoncolours really fit the colours of the picture.

  45. WOW, great layout and use of the stamps, love it!

  46. Valerie B. says:

    Your layouts are amazing and I loved the way you incorporated the stamps (they are the best!!) Thanks for sharing.

  47. Gorgeous layout, fab use of stamps and wonderful colours! hugs Karen P

  48. Kezzia F says:

    Really awesome layouts! I love them both

  49. tammy b says:

    digging that messy layered stamp look, thanks for the inspiration!

  50. Nadine Mogg says:

    Great lay-outs and the daughter is pretty cute, too!!!

  51. barbara lassiter says:

    Both LO’s are beautiful and I especially love the colors. I love the Stamp Your Story stamps and would own all of them if I could! They are fabulous!

  52. Great stamps looking really versatile.


  53. VikkiCH says:

    creativity is your name!

  54. What great layouts! Thanks for sharing!

  55. justasiam says:

    I really like how you used the arrow stamp to stamp a banner shape! I love multi-purpose stamps!

  56. Love your pages.

  57. isabelle messier says:

    Love the grungy style of your LO
    Thank you, I’ve got an good idea for LO for my lil’niece.

  58. Jeanine C says:

    Your layouts are wonderful! Love the color!

  59. love the neon!

  60. 2 great layouts.

  61. Such a great project!! lovely!!

  62. You have used the arrows & neon in such a fun way.

  63. Great layouts, I love how you’ve used the stamps!

  64. What fun layouts! Love all the sparkly, fun embellishments on the first one!

  65. Liliana P says:

    Wonderful layout, thanks for sharing!

  66. Love what you did with these stamps!!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  67. Maggie Flynn says:

    Cool ideas! Love the glitter!

  68. Donna B says:

    Fun layouts!!

  69. LOVE that you used the sketch circle to create a banner in neon blue! SO FUN! Who would have thought of that??!! Why, YOU, of course.

  70. Sue Givens says:

    Awesome layouts–thanks for sharing your work.

  71. Kris Van Allen says:

    Veru cute layouts!!

  72. Your layouts are to die for – love the colors and absolutely everything about them.

  73. Harriet says:

    Love your pages….brought back nice memories for me of my daughter.

  74. karen k says:

    Love your layouts. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  75. Denise Bryant says:

    Fun layouts! Love the bits of bling on the first one!

  76. Love your imaginative layouts with great use of the stamps

  77. What great layouts. Love the neon ink.

  78. Love your layouts and the way you used the stamps on them!

  79. Kailash says:

    Stunning layouts, love the designs!!

  80. Really sweet photos!! Great layouts!!

  81. This has been such a fun hop! Love the free form feeling of your work, May! Terrific use of all of the arrows. Brilliant layouts!

  82. Lilian B. says:

    What a great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!!!! Love your LO!!

  83. Super cute Los! Love it! ~God bless~

  84. Mariette van Leeuwen says:

    Great layouts!

  85. Great pick – so many awesome stamps. Love your layouts, the sequins especially :))

  86. Terri (blindstamper) says:

    Great layouts. Love how you used the pink arrow ends at the top of the page!

  87. Sabrina Radican says:

    Gorgeous layouts!!

  88. Debbie Eslinger says:

    wonderful bright and full of life layouts thanks

  89. Love all the elements you used on your layouts. The stamping are just perfect in its place. So lovely.

  90. I already splurged on the Bursh Strokes set and I want to collect them all- thanks for the chance to win some!!

  91. pam h in oregon says:

    Really like the use of the new stamps.

  92. Love these layouts, and you use of the arrow as a banner? Brilliant!,

  93. love the bling! lovely layouts

  94. Miriam Prantner says:

    Great pages! I love the new alphas, the frame and sequins on the first one, and the stamped border on the second!

  95. The first layout is so fun with the sprinkling of sequins and gems.

  96. Fantastic! Love how you used the arrow stamp.

  97. Love your snakepants page – it just looks like a cupcake with sprinkles!

  98. Love your layouts!! Your style is fabulous and I love how love to get inky!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  99. I love collection because I can use in my cards and art journal :)

  100. Annie W says:

    Gorgeous layout…love these new stamps so much. Thanks so much for sharing.

  101. Cynthia B. says:

    Fun pages! Love how you can create projects that are perfectly “messy”. Thanks for sharing your talents with us on this hop!

  102. Donna Cala says:

    Wonderful pages. You will treasure having them.

  103. LOVING your FUN designs!! Such INSPIRATION!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  104. Beautiful layouts with awesome stamps

  105. Mary-Anne V. says:

    These stamps look amazing on the layouts…wonderful and creative!

  106. LauraJane says:

    Messy is ALWAYS fun!->-><-<-

  107. brenda becknell says:

    Love all your pages! Great tip on using the arrow as a banner, too!

  108. Everything looks so wonderful. I can’t wait to start crafting. Thanks.

  109. laura m. says:

    Great layouts–such a fun use for these new stamps ;) Thanks for sharing!

  110. Beautifully designed layouts!

  111. Robin in WA says:

    I love how you used the arrow for a banner. My brain never shares those kinds of things with me.

  112. i really like the first layout!! awesome!

  113. Haven K says:

    As always your work is wonderful :)

  114. Love these stamps and great colors. Thanks for sharing.

  115. Karen Rice says:

    How utterly fabulous! I love what you have done with these stamps! Very inspiring! Thank you for sharing your exceptional talent with us!

  116. Linda Trace says:

    Love these!! That arrow as a banner?! GENIUS I SAY!!

  117. Such great layouts and loved how you used the stamps :)

  118. karenladd says:

    Absolutely love those distressed circles and that cute arrow stamp! Wonderful layouts!!

  119. Tammy Bachmeier says:

    These are such fun layout pages! I like your creativitiy in how you use your stamps, for other than what they were intended! I’m a cardmaker at heart, even though i started my collection of papers and ribbons and buttons with the intention of scrapbooking. This post inspires me!

  120. What gorgeous pages, May. Love how you used the arrow as a banner & those painty letters are brilliant too!

  121. Thanks for the inspiration May!

  122. Dorothy C. says:

    What cute layouts! Great ideas on using these new stamps.

  123. Lane Cermak says:

    I love this layout!

  124. Tina Egan says:

    I love it when I come across a layout that inspires me!

  125. Wonderful layouts! I always enjoy seeing stamping incorporated into scrapbooking! Well done!

  126. Loly Borda says:

    Very creative use of the stamps in your LO May! TFS

  127. Inspiring layout!

  128. Betty Meyskens says:

    OMG! love these stamps – can’t wait to get my hands on some of them. Your scrapbook layouts are fantastic. Your creativity in making these pages is like no one else – you are so inspirational and motivate me to try some different techniques.

  129. Man, you always make “messy” look good! Mine looks … messy. :)

  130. KAThy H says:

    THAT’s a great idea to document your daughter’s outfits. Wish somonehad done that for me! :)

  131. Rebecca King says:

    Cute layouts. Love the way you used bling on the first one.

  132. The new stamps are so cool – love how you have used them! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  133. Barb Ghigliotty says:

    Your layouts are so much fun! I love how you played with these new HA stamps…so clever! Thank you so much for your inspiration…I really enjoyed visiting your blog!!

  134. Fabulous layouts! I really like these stamps.

  135. You always come up with such fun layouts! Loving all those sequins :)

  136. Such lovely layouts. Adorable subject to work with too! Fun titles, and love the neon dauber you used!

  137. Robin L says:

    Great layouts and cute kids!!

  138. Becky Schneider says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  139. Great layouts. Thank you.

  140. Love your layouts, May! What fun stamps to play with every day!!

  141. Suzanne Q says:

    Wonderful layouts! These stamps are great!

  142. KathyJH says:

    Love your layouts! Your kids will thank you for featuring their favorite outfits! My girls love looking back at some of their favorites.

  143. Judy Hall says:

    The stamps have a carefree, relaxed look!

  144. Looks like there are lots of possibilities with the stamps; thanks for sharing your layouts.

  145. what a fun idea to document favorite outfits! And i love how you used the arrow as a banner!

  146. These layouts are fun – TFS!

  147. Josiane says:

    LOVE your tip on using arrow stamps to stamp banners! Can’t wait to try it.

    Thanks for the giveaway and have a great July 4th!

  148. Such sweet layouts!

  149. Kelley_R says:

    I need to start putting photos to paper! Thanks for the inspiration. This line from HA is so fun. Looking back on clothes, some times I wonder, ‘What was I thinking? ‘ Too bad I didn’t write down my reasoning. :)

  150. Great layouts! Love the way you turned the arrows into banners! Ingenious!!

  151. Bartemous Black says:

    Love the stamps, but NEON Daubers? Too cool.

  152. I am so loving that arrow..its so over the top it is fantastic. Lovely layouts.

  153. What a beautiful layout with a beautiful girl :)
    SO in love with the stamps!

  154. Janet L. says:

    Love both your layouts! They’re pretty and cheerful!

  155. Carmen Lucero says:

    I can’t get over how great your LOs turned out. The stamps are perfect for mixed media projects!! Gotta get them soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carmen L

  156. Leticia says:

    Great layouts, thanks for sharing!

  157. Really like the layouts.

  158. RachelV says:

    Beautiful layouts. I love all the stamping you did!

  159. Danielle D says:

    WOW. Love the layouts. Have to get this set.

  160. LOVE how you used the stamps May….

  161. very cute!

  162. Shaughn says:

    Hi May! We have a lot of the same favorite’s, imagine that! Lol… Great inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous talent!

  163. Rhonda Strickland says:

    May, you know I am a huge fan!! You did another awesome job. :o)

  164. Awesome layout! I especially love how you used the arrow stamp at the top of the page.

  165. Such pretty layouts..

  166. I agree! I want all of these. I’ve seen a lot of card examples but love them on layouts. The arrow as banners? So cute!

  167. Grest layouts! Love the messy feel that they have!

  168. Love your layouts.. all the bling is so cute.. the stamps are drool worthy. Thanks for sharing!

  169. Giovanna says:

    Great layouts! Love the idea with the arrow/banner!!

  170. What a fun page. I sometimes have a hard time incorporating stamps into my layout. I appreciate the inspiration and fun ideas you all share. Thanks for sharing!

  171. Memoriesbymanda says:

    Great layouts. Love how you showcased the stamps. I love how you used the arrow stamp as pennants.

  172. Stunning layouts and such clever use of the stamps!

  173. Fiona Gough says:

    Can see why you would want all those stamps they all look awesome and love how you used them on your layout.

  174. Heng Wei says:

    What a great way to end this blog hop! And sequins just look amazing on your layout. thanks for sharing.

  175. megan mcdonald says:

    So many great ideas

  176. love all these stamps and you have really made them look awesome

  177. I like how you have framed the photo with the daubers in your first layout. Using the arrow as a banner is totally brilliant!!

  178. Love your artsy look!

  179. Great stamps. Would love to win!

  180. Great layouts. I like how you used the arrow as a banner.

  181. These stamps are fantastic. Love the use of the dauber and neon.

  182. Barbara M. says:

    Love all the new goodies, thanks for sharing.

  183. Laura Holt says:

    Thanks for some great ideas to use in my card-making!

  184. Connie Pruitt says:

    Great stamps and great page.

  185. Love the stamping, you have really made them work well.

  186. Fun layouts! You used a variety a variety of cool techniques. Those “banners” made from the arrow stamp are fabulous! Very clever use of stamps!

  187. Jenny McGee says:

    Great layouts and fun use of the stamps. thanks.

  188. Great layout! Love the little glittery accents on it!

  189. Jayne K says:

    I really like how you used the stamps in your layouts. Very creative.

  190. Georgia Cloer says:

    I think my favorite part if the cute font. I can see many uses for them on my cards. The arrow too looks fun. Love how you used the back end for a banner! :)

  191. Love the way you stretched the arrow stamp:)

  192. Nancy S says:

    What a great use of these stamps, both in bold and earth tone colors. I never think to do so much layering and your pages are a real inspiration.

  193. what great layouts. Love the gems all ove the first layout,

  194. Creative way to use the arrow stamp, I wouldn’t have thought of that. Thanks.

  195. Jayme B. says:

    very creative

  196. GREAT accents!

  197. Monique says:

    Love those distressed circles and how you used them on your page!

  198. Alma Dirpaul says:

    Great scrapbooking ideas.

  199. Very cute layout, love the stamps and the snake pants!

  200. Alexia Misso says:

    Such a fun layout, love it! Thanks for sharing!

  201. This layout says: Me! I love the jewels! thanks for sahring!

  202. Linda Duensing says:

    Great layoust and cute little girl. ove her new snake pants. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  203. Love your layouts. Thanks for sharing.

  204. Valerie says:

    Love your work. Thanks for sharing.

  205. Renee Hoffer says:

    Just beginning to be brave enough to stamp on my layouts–thanks for the inspiration!

  206. Great layouts, love the new stamps!

  207. Sheri K says:

    Great layouts! Love it.

  208. Great hop!

  209. Kendra H says:

    Thanks for sharing.

  210. Fab showcase of the stamps–great layouts, too!

  211. Wonderful layouts with so many great details! I love seeing how you used these fun new products from Hero Arts!

  212. What amazing layouts, May! Love how you used these new stamps – so clever! :)

  213. liking the double use of the arrow stamp – as itself and the tail as a banner!

  214. Marcia Scantlin says:

    Love how you made the banners. So cool.

  215. Love those stamps you used!! Cute.

  216. Cindy C. says:

    How fun!! Love how you used the stamps in your layout!!

  217. Cris G. says:

    Beautiful layouts. I love the whole HA new line. Thank you for the chance.

  218. Ann Marie says:

    Great layouts. Thanks!

  219. Love the layouts and those snake pants; all that and a bag of chips :)

  220. Barb Housner says:

    great layouts – nice to scrap new outfits – my kids even when theyare in their 30’s will comment on some outfit they wore in their young years.

    thanks for sharing

    Barb HOusner

  221. Lovely layouts!

  222. Virginia L. says:

    I absolutely love how you used these stamps and make them shine with the darling photo! Totally inspiring!

  223. I love the way you used the arrow stamp in 2 different ways… Brilliant!

  224. Shauna M. says:

    I love how you used the new stamps on your layout May!!! Thanks for sharing your unique style with us once again!!

  225. Hilette says:

    Like the way you used the stamps

  226. Love your style. Love the Arrow stamp and how you used it!

  227. SrappyBarb in VA says:

    Love the arrow stamps. Cute layouts. Thanks for the chance to win!

  228. Judy Hodges says:

    Hope I win.

  229. thanks for the chance!!!

  230. Charlotte C says:

    oooh, looks like some new stamps sets will be joining my family. TFS.

  231. Thank you for some really great inspiration to get scrapbooking this weekend. Love the look of these pages and how you have used the stamps in the layout.

  232. Love the stamps cnd love the layouts!

  233. Fantastic Layouts, and sweet pictures :)

  234. While I don’t scrapbook, your page gave me lots of ideas for cardmaking.

  235. love your layouts thanks for a chance to win

  236. Very cute layout! I love seeing stamps used on layouts.

  237. Love all the stamping on your layouts! I always struggle with stamping on my layouts (not on my cards though…) thanks for the inspiration!

  238. Fun layouts! Need to work on a layout now.

  239. Janis in ID says:

    Clever using the arrow as a banner!!
    <3 J

  240. Kerri C. says:

    Fantastic layouts! Thanks for sharing.

  241. Theresa says:

    Awesome ideas, the creative juices are flowing :)

  242. Eye-popping layouts!! Thanks for sharing:-)

  243. Your layouts are such works of art! Love them!

  244. Wendy W(wowzer98) says:

    Great layouts!

  245. I just love your layouts! I will now have a lot of the stamp your story products on my wishlist! I love how you used them in your layouts! Great job & tfs!

  246. What a great idea for a layout, my nieces would just love it!

  247. very fun project, very clever layouts.

  248. Love the scrapbook pages! The stamps are great for the casual feel to the pages!

  249. Kathy Stacy says:

    Love your pages May.

  250. Your scrapbook pages are so much fun and really capture the moments so well.

  251. love the stamps-Can’t wait to get my hands on some:)

  252. Lisa mares says:

    Love these stamps….

  253. Elizabeth says:

    These cards and layouts are incredible. Thank you for sharing.

  254. Katherine Dent says:

    Thanks for sharing your layout. Loved the idea of recording “fashion choices”.

  255. croppinmama says:

    Great layouts and use of this new product line. TFS your inspiration.

  256. Lucy Schmidt says:

    You always make me want to take up scrapbooking! Love the stamps you used and all the others you showed. Sweet layouts.

  257. Katie B. says:

    Great layouts! Love the stamping details, really wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  258. I love the first layout. TFS!

  259. Karen G (Cardcrazed) says:

    Those are two very neat layouts.

  260. Barbara-Jean says:

    Love the photos of your girls…and your layouts, too.

  261. Kayla F. says:

    Wonderful layouts!

  262. Love your layouts!

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