Hey there! Today I’m guesting over at the Simon Says Stamp blog for their  STAMPtember® celebration!

Simon Says Stamp Stamptember with Lisa Spangler

So happy to be joining in the fun! I’m sharing two cards there that both use the new Hero Arts Lisa’s Painted Maple leaf stamp since I thought it would be perfect for fall.

Lisa's Painted Maple Leaf stamp BTS by Lisa Spangler for Hero Arts

Here’s a bit of backstory — I drew the leaf and watercolored it on a rainy vacation day at a cabin in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. It was so peaceful and relaxing as I sat with a real maple leaf and sketched it — but  I never dreamed that it would become a stamp one day! It was so crazy cool stamping it, the stamp captured all of the little details that I added.

You can see a peek of the cards that I’m sharing in the upper left side of the picture — I was imagining how the leaf would look if I watercolored it this time of year instead of back in June. So if you haven’t seen the cards yet, click on over to Simon Says Stamp and check them out — then come back for the a coupon code that gives you 15% off ALL Hero Arts products!

Back yet?

Okay, the coupon code is:

herolisa

and is good for 15% off ALL Hero Arts, now through September 27th!

I thought I’d share a few more stamps that I did for Hero, along with some of my favorites from the 2013 Holiday Catalog! First up, Lisa’s Pen and Ink Fir.  It’s a sketch of a balsam fir that I drew the same day as the maple leaf.

Lisa's Pen & Ink Fir by Lisa Spangler for Hero Arts

When I drew it, the tips of the boughs were bright lime green — such a contrast with the evergreen color of the rest of the plant, no? I have big plans for this stamp, can’t wait to have more time to use it. Here’s a quick card that I did for the Hero blog last week.

And that’s not all — I also did some greetings and a set of parenthesis to go with them!

Lisa's handwritten messages by Lisa Spangler for Hero Arts

I thought these would go great with the chalkboard trend that’s so in right now! I did them while at a hotel in Montreal. So crazy having stamps with my writing on them — I’m still can’t believe it! BTW, if you haven’t seen it yet, I did a video on how to use the awesome Chalkboard Background stamp right here.

Now then, to help ya with your shopping I put together a list of just a few of my faves from the Hero Arts 2013 Holiday Catalog. I could have listed more — LOTS more, ha ha!

Some Favorite Hero Holiday Catalog Stamps

And here are some supplies you might want to stock up on while you have that coupon code handy — just sayin’ :)

The Hero Arts black notecards shown in the first row are white inside, so you can make a chalkboard background and still stamp or write a message on the inside — so handy! They’re also great for Halloween, too. I’ve also listed some of my fave inks, including new neon red! And I added some of the metallic decor that Hero has — these are like enamel dots, only shiny. Love!

Supplies to Stock Up On

Thanks so much for joining me today, and thanks again to Simon Says Stamp for having me join the STAMPtember®  festivities and for the very generous coupon code! Love and hugs to Heidi, Stephanie, and the whole crew! And big hugs to all of you, too! xx

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