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!

262 thoughts on “Hero Arts: Stamp Your Story blog hop”

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

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

  3. 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 🙂

  4. Both layouts are great! WOW–your daughter looks so much like you! 🙂

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

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

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

  8. 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

  9. Double use of the arrow stamp is great! Creative use of all the great stamps 🙂

  10. 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.

  11. 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! 🙂

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

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

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

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

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

  17. 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!

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

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

  20. 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.

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

  22. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  29. Great layouts–such a fun use for these new stamps 😉 Thanks for sharing!

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

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

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

  33. 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!

  34. 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.

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

  36. 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!!

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

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

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

  40. 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!

  41. 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. 🙂

  42. 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

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

  44. 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!

  45. 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!

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

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

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

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

  50. 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!

  51. 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! 🙂

  52. 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.

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

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

    Linda D.

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

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

  57. 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

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

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

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

  61. 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.

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

  63. 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!

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

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

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

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

    Katie B.

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