Hero Arts Stamp Your Story Blog Hop!


Hi there, and welcome to my stop on the Hero Arts Stamp Your Story blog hop! You should have arrived here from Shari’s blog, but you can always head back to the start right HERE at Hero Arts.

The new stamps from the Stamp Your Story catalog are all about telling your story — whether you are a cardmaker, a scrapbooker, art journaler — whoever you are. As for me, I’m a cardmaker through and through. But I’ve been keeping nature journals for years. This is where I document hikes with J, prairie trips, plants, birds, butterflies, sightings in our backyard wildlife habitat — and I even do some sketches in them.

I also like to keep a journal of stamp ideas. Things I’ve tried, what worked. What didn’t. Often when I get some new supplies I grab a journal and play around. That’s what I did when I got some of the newly released daubers and stamps. Check it out!


First I made some stripes with the daubers across the top of the page. Love how they turned out, especially how the colors blend together. Then I thought that they went with the shape of a feather, somehow. So I stamped one on there from the My Favorite set and thought it looked good! Next I grabbed my trusty white pen and colored in some of the lines on the feathers.

From here it was easy to make a bunch of cards!


Love how the neon daubers really pop, don’t you? Then I had to make one more, alternating the feathers as I went:


And I couldn’t stop there! Remember the blotches at the bottom of the page? Well, that gave me an idea for a card too:


Love how this turned out! And love how you can make different blotches with the daubers depending on how hard you tap them on the paper. All of the blotches are from the daubers, except for the one under the “hello”, which is a stamp from the Not Perfect set. I did “ink” it with a dauber tho!


Of course, I had to add a few sequins, too. (You know me and sequins lately, ha!)

So that’s six cards, all from one journal page!

Now how about another share? This one uses the flowers from the Remember set — I kinda think they look like California poppies. (Bet you didn’t know that there are California poppies in Texas, did you?)


For this journal page, I actually played around on a scrap of paper and then taped it in the journal after I was done. This can be less intimidating, and it also allows you to do some techniques easier — like this one.  Here I tried daubing the daubers on a craft sheet, misting them with water, and then dragging my paper through it. Turned out so pretty!

I decided that the flower stems looked a little lonely, so I added some leaves with a green marker. Here’s how they look without my leaves :)


I added some centers to the flowers too. Then when I made the cards I just had a add a bird from the My Favorite set! (This set is rapidly becoming my favorite, ha.)


And I came up with two cards using this idea! They are kind of similar, just different sizes. First up, the square one — because it’s hip to be square, right?


Love this “be who you are” so much. It’s so true. (It’s from the My Notebook set.)

And here’s a closeup of the second card:


Eagle eyed readers may notice that the old book text has “Texas” in it. Yep, that’s where I live. :) (It also has Nebraska, where two other artists on the blog hop are from. Do you know who?)

Well, that’s it for me today — thanks so much for joining me.  Now, on with the hop! There ‘s an awesome prize up for grabs, and the winner will be chosen from all the comments on all the blogs in the hop. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win — so you may want to leave a comment here before you click on over to your next stop! That would be the talented Kelly!  I just love her style. Can’t wait to see what she’s made.


256 Replies to “Hero Arts Stamp Your Story Blog Hop!”

  1. woow Lisa I love that splotches too…great idea and lovely color….I wanna try also…love those new stamps also…thanks for sharing with us… :)

  2. Pia Larsen says:

    Pretty, pretty & pretty. Thanks for sharing :o)

  3. susan in Manchester says:

    I just love your use of color! the feathers are so versatile- cant wait to get my hands on the new release!

  4. susan in Manchester says:

    from an idea to a creation- these new sets from HERO and amazing!

  5. Peggy Wood says:

    Love Love Love these cards. I usually just keep lists of the birds I see or places I’ve been. I think I am going to have to journal more. I like these new sets for this. Really great ideas.

  6. Lisa–loving your style, as always!! You never cease to amaze me :) all sooooo fun! loving these ditties you whipped up :) Tami & Kelly=Nebraska! :) take care

    1. JILL!! Thanks so much! And yep it’s Tami and Kelly in Nebraska :)

  7. Thanks for letting us peek into your creative process, Lisa. So interesting and boy do those daubers look like fun!

  8. Lorraine M. says:

    “Be who you are”…I think that’s one of the best sentiments/phrases I’ve seen. So important to spread that message.

  9. These are really terrific looking stamps. Can’t wait to use some of them! Val from IL.

  10. Lisa you always amaze me with the way you share and inspire. Your way of sharing your design process really reminds me of being taught by a collage prof, someone who tries to share in vivid ways the excitement and love of colour and creations. Thanks for mastering this again in this post. Love the cards that you shared and so love the crispness of the black feathers against the beautiful vibrant colours. Hugs.

  11. Love all your projects Lisa! Like how you highlighted the feather with the white pen!

  12. I love the cards you made based on your journal page! So creative! :-) xx

  13. not a big fan of Neon, but these look fantastic, Just love the feather stamp

  14. Holy cow, Lisa. Every single thing in this post is incredible. Every single thing.

  15. Brenda Ryan says:

    Just love the color combos. Journaling is looking more appealing these days!

  16. Love the little bird card- these new stamps are out of my comfort zone but I’m up for trying something new!

  17. These are just beautiful Lisa! I love the watercolour effects you achieved on that beautiful background of your last card! I am so in love with that birdie, it is the most beautiful shape!

  18. the My Favorite set is perfectly named, so many favorite items included, like the beautiful feather stamps, wow, already on my wish list. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creative process, very inspiring.

  19. Love the cards!! I really like the feather stamps!!

  20. Deepa Lakshman says:

    Love all the wonderful cards you made with these new sets. Love everything.

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