Hero Arts Blog Hop: Stamp Your Story

by Lain Ehmann on July 3, 2013

sys-blog-hop1When the adorable Jennifer McGuire posted about Hero Arts’ new line of stamps and associated products, I immediately fell in love! Stamp Your Story is PERFECT for multi-craftual types like me: Those who are primarily scrapbookers, but enjoy stamping and dabble in art journaling and card-making. This line won my heart because it focuses on STORY, which is the element that carries across all my crafts. To me, if there’s no story, the craft is just pretty paper. (There’s nothing wrong with pretty paper, of course, but I aim for a more evolved level of crafting. You know, MEANING and all that. Ha!)

And the Stamp Your Story line offers tons of fun options for creating meaningful crafts. Can I just say that I am thrilled to be part of the Stamp Your Story Blog Hop! (To start from the beginning, you can visit the Hero Arts blog.)

"I want an Oompa Loompa, Daddy!" “I want an Oompa Loompa, Daddy!”

My assignment was to create anything my little heart desired using these super-cool products. Ummm… Seriously? I felt like Veruca Salt when she first pops into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory! Where to start? The edible snails or the drinkable dew? 😉

Oompa Loompas aside, I decided to go with my tried-and-true… Scrapbooking! And super-fast scrapbooking at that. (If you are new here, please know that I rarely spend more than 30 minutes on ANYTHING, including my hair, makeup, and wardrobe choices. Which is pitifully obvious when you meet me in person. Maybe I should quit bragging about it.)

Stamp Your Story blog hop https://layoutaday.com

I punched two of the die-cut arrow (DI082)  and popped them up with foam dots, then added the page title stamped on white cardstock and cut out (stamp set is AC025 Letters). Then I stamped a bunch of small sentiments in Versamark on kraft paper using the My Words cling set (CL695) to create background paper. Yeah, I pretty much love it! Here’s a closeup of the stamping:


Oh, I should add that the rest of the supplies except the twine and the yellow cardstock are from the Gossamer Blue June kit. Love that.

And I should also add that there is a Hero Arts giveaway for this blog hop! Just leave a comment below telling me… hmmm… how about telling me:

Are you a scrapbooker who stamps?
Or a stamper who scraps?Or something else entirely! Do share!

And forget about the Oompa Loompas. I’ve got scrapbooking (and stamping!) to do!


P.S. Your next stop on this very fun train is Kelly Purkey!

Here’s the full list of participants in case you want to visit from the start:

Hero Arts links to Michelle Wooderson ->
Michelle Wooderson links to Lisa Spangler ->
Lisa Spangler links to Kristina Werner ->
Kristina Werner links to Lain Ehmann ->
**YOU ARE HERE: Lain Ehmann links to Kelly Purkey ->
Kelly Purkey links to Jennifer McGuire ->
Jennifer McGuire links to Kelly Rasmussen ->
Kelly Rasmussen links to Julie Ebersole ->
Julie Ebersole links to May Flaum


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