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:

Sheila said...

BEAUTIFUL FABRIC! Stamp and Tammy bag. Love it.

feltfree på Åsly said...

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

Thearica said...

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!

jan said...

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

Judy B said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Fishkopp said...

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

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

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,

Marianne said...

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

Anita said...

Wonderful stamp; so sweet!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your fabric is a huge hit! Very pretty :)

Martina said...

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

Cheryll said...

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

Theresa said...

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

Sharon said...

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

Liz - Moments said...

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

Just Quilt It said...

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

robin said...

Such romantic fabric- and a beautiful bag!

charlotte said...

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

Britt-Inger said...

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

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

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

Jeanie said...

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!

Tammy said...

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.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

NotionNanny said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Madame Samm said...

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

ga447 said...

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

Dorian said...

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

Little Quilt Shop said...

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

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

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

Agnes B. Bullock said...

This fabric is divine and i adore your bags!

krislovesfabric said...

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

Pat said...

I just love that fabric, Great job!!

Marilyn said...

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

Fiesta said...

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

linny said...

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

Sylvia Anderson said...

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

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

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

vicki said...

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

apple blossom said...

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

Mara said...

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.

Linda said...

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

Deb C said...

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

Amy said...

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

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

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...

evelyn said...

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

The Slow Quilter said...

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

Vicki H said...

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

suz said...

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.

Lou said...

Cute bags! Great job!

patchouli moon studio said...

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!!!

Kathy H said...

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.

Gill said...

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

Bonnie58 said...

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

usagypsy said...

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

HQT said...

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

Truffle queen said...

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!

Just one me said...

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@

MooseStash Quilting said...

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

Linda J said...

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!

SpartanBabe said...

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

Sheila said...

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 .

Unknown said...

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

barb said...

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

beaquilter said...

GORGEOUSS!! love it....

Leslie said...

Simply scrumptious. It makes a darling bag.

WoolenSails said...

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

Debbie

tink's mom said...

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

JanesQuilting said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Shauna said...

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

madebymeinred said...

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.

Sewgirl said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Wendy Kruskie said...

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

Mary said...

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

Rita said...

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

Julia Plunkett said...

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

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Gorgeous fabrics. Love the bag.

Green said...

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

lefuntz said...

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

Rose Best said...

I love the fabric, so beautiful

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

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

This Dog's Mom said...

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!

Annette Schultz said...

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

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

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!

Thearica said...

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. :)

Lesley said...

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!

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

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

Janarama said...

Your stamp is really stunning! Love everything about it.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

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

Emma's Daughter said...

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

gpc said...

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

maggie said...

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

Joanna said...

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

Patty D from NC said...

Very lovely! I like the matching Tammy bag.

Joyce said...

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

CharlotteT said...

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

Becki said...

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?????

Anonymous said...

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

(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

jmniffer said...

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

Crickets Corner said...

Beautiful! Love the delicate colors and the vintage feel.

Kathy L said...

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

the girlfriend gap said...

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

Karen said...

Wow! cool stamp bag! Karen, Hannah and Baa

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

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

Emily C said...

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

Stitches said...

I love your stamp, it looks so romantic ..

Patty said...

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

nicolesender said...

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

Linda said...

Love your stamp and the Tammy bag.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

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

BizyStitches said...

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

Jacque said...

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

Scrapatches said...

So lovely and so you ... :) Pat

Brenda said...

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. :-)

Sharon Dawn said...

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

Vickie said...

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

robin said...

Love that fabric! And awesome stamp. :)

Patty C. said...

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

Rebeckah Austin said...

Love love LOVE it!

Rhonda D. said...

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

Robin Sheaffer said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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.

Annie said...

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

Carol said...

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

Vickie said...

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

Corrie said...

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