Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I Stamped On It!

Madame Samm consistently keeps us challenged with her fun and creative ideas. 
This time we're putting a Stamp On It by creating our own STAMP...how cool is that!

Thearica from Pigtales and Quilts is hosting this hop and she's done
a magnificent job of keeping us motivated and ready to hop.
Thanks, Thearica!

While I was at that retreat not too long ago, we went to do a little shopping at Scrap Apple where I saw a quilt on the wall that totally stole my heart. I loved the fabric...it's called Ladies Diary...and it's a little vintage looking like me, plus I love to write in my journal so it was a fabric I'm sure was created JUST FOR ME! I bought a little fabric for my stamp AND THEN went back later to buy the whole quilt kit...HAD to have it and I've already started working on putting it together.

MY STAMP

My stamp ended up on a side-slung bag with no zippers or pockets....just a bag
to throw my stuff in when I'm dashing out the door. 
My sister's yard was in total bloom mode with beautiful flowers...
Ladies Diary fabric by Wilmington Prints

I fussy cut some of the pictures from the fabric and appliqued them in positions I liked better for my stamp.
The postal marks were hand embroidered as was the 1 cent mark. USA was stamped on with ink.

Ooooo, look what's inside! Can you see it? It's my new label (love it!)

It needed a matching Tammy Bag...I was sure of it...so, of course I made one.

GIVEAWAY ALERT!
I love shopping at Quilt Taffy, so there's 
A GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM ME just waiting for a winner.
The usual rules..blah, blah, blah...
  1. Leave a short and sweet comment. 
  2. This one is important! Make sure I can contact you if you're a no-reply blogger. *If you don't get a reply from me, you're a no-reply blogger or something else is screwed-up.
  3. I'll mail it anywhere...yes, even to the other side of the world.
  4. Giveaway ends at 6 p.m. PST on July 3rdEntries after 6 p.m. PST on July 3rd will not be included in the giveaway.
Today is just the beginning of all the stamps...don't miss any of them!

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Thanks for stopping by to visit!

127 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL FABRIC! Stamp and Tammy bag. Love it.

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  2. Love your stamp. I would love ta get a letter with this stamp on it. Thank you for showing. Great job. Have a stamping day Frederika

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  3. I love that fabric! and it has really made a gorgeous stamp! If my stamps looked like that I would never send my bills off because I would horde them away just so I could look at them! ha!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous! And I do love your new labels. Love the Tammy too.I just adore that fabric!
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. lol
    I love your give away rules :-)
    And the stamp is wonderful.

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  7. What a cool cool project! You did a super job! Thanks for the chance for the gift certificate to quilt taffy. I was just on there looking at precuts,

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  8. That fabric is so pretty! I love your stamp...and your labels too.

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  9. Your fabric is a huge hit! Very pretty :)

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  10. Oh, its a dream! Love this wonderful journal , so precious!

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  11. OMG that's gorgeous! Could NOT part with THAT stamp...no matter what the cost... lol!
    Thanks for sharing it ! :)

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  12. What gorgeous, gorgeous fabric your stamp has turned out wonderfully and I love that you made it into a bag with a matching Tammy.

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  13. Carol the stamp is just gorgeous...I love the fabric and will have to look for some of this...wonderful job.

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  14. WOW ...I am in love !!
    I need that fabric !
    It was made for me too ! LOL

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  15. This is such a classy-looking stamp! Just beautiful! I love the fabric, and your work is superb!

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  16. Such romantic fabric- and a beautiful bag!

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  17. What a beautiful old fashioned stamp! I love it. And of course there had to be a matching Tammy bag!

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  18. Your stamp is so beautiful made of a wonderful fabric.
    I love it. Thanks for sharing your creativity and for a great give away.

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  19. Wow, your stamp is so beautiful, and what a clever idea to make it into a bag!

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  20. Oh my! This is my first stop on the hop and I'm so amazed at the details on your bag! Love the stampy edges and all of your personalization. Wonderful bag!

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  21. How amazeing. Absolutley beautiful.. Love it all the fabric, the stamp and the bag and the other small clasp bag as well. I can definitely see why you went back to buy the rest of the kit.

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. I saw your tag there..and I just love love love your stamp bag....it is very feminine.

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  24. The fabric you selected is Perfect for a stamp theme. I am sure you receive lots of compliments.

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  25. Just lovely! What great fabric for a stamp. Great job on the Tammy bag too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. Just great!! I had thought of making a journal too....love it!!

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  27. Oh Carol!!! It is just adorable...love our stamp!

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  28. This fabric is divine and i adore your bags!

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  29. Oh, this is a fun idea, love your fabric choices and the stamp quilting is great :) Love that you made a matching Tammy!

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  30. I just love that fabric, Great job!!

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  31. I love the fabric and your stamp. Speaks to my heart.

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  32. Carol I so love your stamp. The change purse is adorable.

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  33. Stunning fabrics, made up into 2 beautiful bags. I think I'm going to enjoy another great blog hop.
    lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  34. Beautiful fabrics used to create a beautiful stamp...can't get any better than that, unless, of course, it's a matching Tammy Bag!

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  35. Oh how I hope you "put a stamp on it" and send it to me! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

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  36. Love that fabric! Makes me want to start a journal..Love the stamp and tammy bag. Thanks for the giveaway too. vickise at gmail dot com

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  37. very gorgeous love your bag. Victorian looking. awesome
    thanks also for the giveaway

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  38. WOW! I love everything about it! So very beautiful the fabric and your embroidery and how you made the white part of the stamp, it looks so real.

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  39. Beautiful, Carol! I love the stamp and the bag, too! Great job!

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  40. The fabric is stunning. I love the embroidery detail you added. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. Another beautiful creation, Carol! Your fabric selection, appliqué and embrodiery are look just perfect. And I love your matching Tammy bag. :).

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  42. Wow, your stamp looks real...i mean really...and have to say I just love your new label, too! And gotta say, being a Tammy Bag fan, yours is loverly...

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  43. Gotta love it when vintage meets modern. Love that you made it into a shoulder bag. Congrats on being chosen.

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  44. What a lovely stamp with the vintage fabric and to make two bags from the fabric is great. Great work on the stamp.

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  45. Your stamp is wonderful. I can't wait to see your quilt.

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  46. Great, great idea! love the fabric and the idea that you just threw together a bag! That alone would have taken me months! I have the pattern for the Tammy bag and it's my project for the 4th of July long weekend - you've all inspired me.

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  47. Carol that fabric is so beautiful. I can see why you feel for it. Love you stamp too! And the Tammy in that fabric is gorgeous!! "The fabric is vintage like you"...oh you crack me up!!!

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  48. That fabric is really beautiful. ANd made just for you!. I was wondering how this hop was going to go and yours is the first I have seen. Just gorgeous. I don't know if I was expecting them all to look like the little blog button or what but was amazed at yours. And then making it into a bag and then a matching tammy bag. Just wonderful.

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  49. Fabulous bag Carol!
    I love the fabric and what a great idea to make a Tammy bag too!

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  50. Love the stamp. and the bag. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  51. Beautiful! So unique and creative! I love everything about it!

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  52. That is a very elegant stamp. much too pretty to use. Love the Tammy bag. Can't wait to make mine!

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  53. What a truly beautiful stamp! Love how you made it into a bag - and THEN to make a Tammy purse to go with it! Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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  54. I love blog hops...it reminds me of window shopping as a little girl with my mom. Its a great way to dream up new projects and a chance sometimes to win too
    Thanks for all you do too@

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  55. That is just beautiful. I so love that fabric. The bag and a matching Tammy...your the belle of the ball!

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  56. OOOH nicely and prettily done, Carol! Tammy bag to go with too.

    THX for the giveaway chance. It won't be me in all likelihood but someone is going to be happy!

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  57. drool...I want that bag! That fabric is too cute and the stamp is perfect! Thanks for hopping with us!!

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  58. Lovely stamp , I can understand why you were smitten with that fabric , it is gorgeous! Love the Tammy bag too , so sweet, thanks for sharing .

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  59. Great stamp! Love your fabric choice. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  60. i love your bag! it would make a great giveaway prize hint hint lol babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  61. Simply scrumptious. It makes a darling bag.

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  62. I really really love your piece and how you made it into a sling bag, that would make a really nice gift.

    Debbie

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  63. Oh so pretty. Wonderful fabric choice and your detail is terrific. your tag is cute too.

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  64. What a great idea....I just love that fabric. You did a beautiful job with you bag.

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  65. Oh, that fabric is adorable...I love vintage, too! And your Tammy bag is wonderful...I have the pattern but just need to choose my fabrics and get going! pbstrand@msn.com

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  66. I love your stamp!!!!!! Thanks for the chance

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  67. That is some fabric and you fixed it up to a T. The stamp is outstanding--outstanding and again: outstanding. The Tammy bag is over the top.

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  68. You did an absolutely marvelous job with your stamp. Just fantastic...you are so creative. Nice job!

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  69. Beautiful! That says it all. I love the fabric!

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  70. ohhhhhhh wow! Very lovely fabric. I really like your stamp. I haven't made a tammy bag yet. Now I definately want to.

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  71. You did a fantastic job on your 2 bags! Love what you cam up with. Thank you for sharing.

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  72. wow, i love your beautiful fabric choices (especially the lining), and the black embroidery really adds to it. both bags are just too stinkin' cute! keeping my fingers crossed to win! marcab77@aol.com

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  73. Carol, as usual you knocked it out of the park! Congrats on being the creative pick of the day. Well done!!

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  74. Fabulous stamp! I think you really did put your stamp on it. Great job.

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  75. Love your stamp bag. You always have a terrific project. And a matching Tammy? I'm drooling here.

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  76. I love the fabric, so beautiful

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  77. Oh my goodness, that is stunning! Congrats on being one of the chosen.

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  78. That fabric is so beautiful it just made me gasp. And I love the stamp and bag that you created with it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  79. I really like how you stitched the cancellation through your stamp.
    what a great tote to put your mail into....
    in stitches

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  80. Oh Carol, Who could not fall in love with that beautiful fabric. I love your stamp. And your label, just too cute. Of course you needed a Tammy bag. Congrats. on making top picks!

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  81. I am taking a stroll through everyone's blogs to be sure that you all change Sew many yarns to July 1 on any schedule you may have posted on your blog. Thanks for taking the time to do that. :)

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  82. Carol, you impress me soooo much with your creativity and superb craftsmanship. Is there anything you can't do? Love that beautiful fabric and how you made the bag and postmarked it. So sweet! And your matching Tammy bag is just the perfect companion to your tote. As to the label, it looks very much at home! Way to go!

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  83. Great job! I love your cancellation mark, everything! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  84. Your stamp is really stunning! Love everything about it.

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  85. I love your beautiful stamp!! I love your labels!! I need to get some made for me!!

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  86. Love your stamp and your little coin purse! Rcoyle@olemiss.edu

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  87. Wow, what fabulous fabric! Absolutely love it - and it's perfect for the Tammy bag!

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  88. Oh carol,
    Your stamp project is so awesome..Love the postmark.Wonderful, cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  89. Elegant! Your stamp is too pretty to get a cancellation stamp.

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  90. Very lovely! I like the matching Tammy bag.

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  91. How wonderful....that fabric is wonderful! I can see why you had to have more!

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  92. Hey Carol, love your vintage stamps they are so nice!

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  93. Love your vintage stamp. And that Tammy bag is to die for!!! Thanks for the opportunity. PS, gotta know--where'd you get your cute label printed?????

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  94. Hello, your stamp is such a beautiful Victorian one, love it.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  95. Your stamp is wonderful. Love how soft and pretty the fabric colors are. Thanks for sharing.

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  96. Beautiful! Love the delicate colors and the vintage feel.

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  97. Love your creations and the fabric you chose. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  98. You are going to steal Madame Samm's heart with that Tammy bag :) It all looks stunning! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win ! Janita

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  99. Wow! cool stamp bag! Karen, Hannah and Baa

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  100. OMG!! I love that fabric, and the stamp and the Tammy bag. You are so clever. Thank you for sharing.

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  101. Now there is a stamp I would love to collect. So cute adding a tammy bag for a set.

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  102. I love your stamp, it looks so romantic ..

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  103. That fabric worked just perfect for your stamp. I like how you used it on a bag. That way you can show it off!

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  104. The Tammy bag is so feminine and lovely. And a matching little bag; how nice.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  105. Love your stamp and the Tammy bag.

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  106. What a sweet bag and Tammy bag to go with it~ I love that fabric!!

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  107. I loved your fabric and project. Thanks for the fun.

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  108. Gorgeous job, you rocked this assignment! LOL Really love how the Tammy bag goes with the larger one....pretty!

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  109. Simply beautiful!! I would love to win or make your bag with matching purse. You are so creative.
    Lvrayspools at google mail dot bla bla bla. :-)

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  110. Love that fabric and bag! Cute, cute!! Your stamp definitely says you!

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  111. Love your stamp and the bag. I'm looking forward to seeing the quilt soon!

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  112. Love that fabric! And awesome stamp. :)

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  113. Lovely work - But that's not unusual here !!! Enjoyed my visit :)

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  114. Absolutely love your bag! Love the embroidered cancellation on
    your stamp. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  115. Oh my! Your beautiful stamp turned into a stunning bag! I am always excited to see what you come up with. Both bags are just gorgeous!

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  116. Just love that fabric. I saw it yesterday in a fabric store and it was difficult to resist but we are moving because our home is going to be renovated so I passed it up. Your stamp is stunning, so vintage looking-better looking than many stamps I've seen. From CA, thanks for sharing.

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  117. A beauty of a stamp choice, carol! And so perfect on your bag!...or should I say on both bags!

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  118. I love your sweet stamp--and your label inside! Thanks for sharing what your do. I'm inspired.

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  119. Oh my....now that is pretty Carol ! Singing songs of delight !

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  120. Ahhhh, the bags are fantastic! You're really quite good, you know that don't you :). Nice job, Carol. And what a terrific giveaway. :)

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