Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Stamp On It Blog Hop Day One

I'm putting my "Stamp On It" today! 
Welcome to day ONE of the
Our head cheerleader 
Thearica of Pigtales and Quilts
has done a super job of rounding us 'stampers' up
(or maybe that should read - she's really glued us down
...in a good way of course)
either way...
I'm sure you'll have fun visiting everyone between now and July 3.
Thank you as well
Madame Samm of !SewWeQuilt!
for another fun and inspiring challenge!
Visit the Mdm for a chance to win something fun and wonderful when you leave a comment on her page.
Our goal was to create a "Mini Quilt Stamp" that would tell you a little about where we are from..do we deal with rubles or Euros...pounds or what?
Ok...mini is such a relative term dontcha think?
The Madame said we could make our 'mini' ANY size...even 14'x14'
(I guess if your name was Igor and you stood 77 feet tall, a 14 foot stamp would be mini)
My "mini" stamp is 13" x 15-1/2"
(Igor thinks it's uber-mini)
It represents my
chosen home of
Florida!
Naturally I had to include a flamingo.
And the Florida Sunshine.
I took a survey and asked several customers
"How much is a First Class Stamp?"
Nobody knew for sure.

Nobody.
The USPS has been marketing "Forever"stamps for a few years now...
The cost is whatever the going rate is 'that day'...
and they are good to use...
well...
Forever!
Works for me.
The flower in her 'hair' represents
the Orange Blossom.
(our state flower - and yes, the real deal looks different...so use your imagination)
Dontcha just dig her Orange 'shades' and her beaded glasses holder?
The lenses were cut from a silvery cellophane candy bag.
(yes...I ate all the candy...HAD to, so I could cut up the bag)
What's on the back?
I'm so glad you asked....
Sweet Florida Oranges baby!
I pondered for days and nights about the stamp "edge"....
in the end, I used some great
Black & White Chevron fabric from Riley Blake for effect.
It's a little wonky...but I'm a little wonky too.
So that's ok.
There is no "postmark" on the stamp....
are you kidding?
This stamp will never be used on an envelope....
unless of course...
I become pen pals
with Igor.
Thanks so much for hopping by today...
I enjoyed making my Florida Stamp...
it was fun to have a little 'me' time to play...
Most evenings are now spent in the great outdoors...
with my new friend....
Mr. Lawnmower.....
don't ask.
 
Enjoy my Stamp On It buddies today
for some really 
First Class Fun!
(see the list below)
Lynn ~ The Thimblemouse >"<

Day One - Wednesday June 26
Life in the Scrapatch
Pig Tales and Quilts
littlemushroomcap
sosewgreen
The Thimblemouse (Igor's friend)
Just Let Me Quilt
Words & Stitches
In Stitches And Seams




77 comments:

  1. You are always so creative! Love your Florida stamp! The flamingo rocks!

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  2. Love your all things Florida stamp! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. I love your bright happy colors and the oranges fabric for the back! very cute!
    great job.
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  4. i love your sunny bright stamp. You can stick that sweetie on an envelope and send it up to Maryland.

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  5. A bright and cheerful stamp!

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  6. Sooooooooooooooo nice, I love love love it!!!!!!!!

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  7. So lovely and colorful! Cute!

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  8. OMG... your stamp is wonderful!!! Just like I picture Florida too! Thanks for sharing... :)

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  9. Lynn loved your stamp of Florida...and the flamingo well she is just wonderful....

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  10. Such a awsome start. Love Your stamp. You realy did a great job. Thanks for showing. Have a great "stamping day". Frederika

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  11. Your Stamp is fabulous ...a work of art !
    Love it !!

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  12. What a bright, cheery stamp! I would love to see this coming in the mail!

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  13. I love your stamp. The sun is sew cute and of course, the flamingo...well what else would you put on a Florida stamp? Awesome! Perfect backing fabric too.

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  14. Oh Lynn you have never ceased to surprise me. I bet you could hear my laughing out loudly all the way from the south of Sweden to Florida. I love, love your birdie, she is so awesome. You are a woman full of fantasy and joy. Thank you very much for sharing your work and given me such joy.
    Do you feel the hugs coming from me all the way from Malmö, Sweden?

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  15. I love your take on this Blog Hop. Of course you had to eat all the sweets to get the perfect match for the sunglasses, it would have been a waste not to:)

    Wonderful stamp!

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  16. Your flamingo is priceless, so it's appropriate you used the forever designation for your postage!

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  17. Yes... this is a first class stamp for sure! Love your stylin' flamingo and those candy wrapper glasses..... such fun!

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  18. and dear igor...you certainly have a funny lady in your corner....we love her stamp...glasses and all

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  19. This is great. Your stamp represents Florida really well. Nice work!

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  20. Now THAT is creative!! Colorfull!! It is great! thanks!!

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  21. Love the flamingo, and I especially love her shades! Would have been more than happy to "help" out with the candy!

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  22. I livI live in Florida andi am so loving your stamp. Such a great idea!

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  23. Love that flamingo...great work and those oranges on the back look yummy :)

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  24. Of course you had to eat the candy, it was for a good artistic cause! lol Love your "groovy" stamp, thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  25. It's always such fun to visit your blog and read your posts...this morning is no different. I love that flamingo and the wonky (like you) edge around it. And those glasses are just too cute, cute, cute! I'm glad they have Forever stamps--I can't ever remember how much a stamp is, either. LOL

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  26. Congrats on placing today...your designs are always fun!

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  27. You just had to eat the candy, huh, love the sunglasses and the embroidery.

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  28. love your stamp very inviting to FL

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  29. So cute! I love the flamingo and her style. :-)

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  30. Adorable! I love your flamingo and all the "nods" to your chosen state! Great job!

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  31. OMG you crack me up! Great stamp. Congrats on being chosen.

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  32. I am falling out of the chair laughing, I think Igor would love to get mail from you. Your stamp is on the money no matter how much a stamp cost.

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  33. Goodness gracious! this is the funniest stamp I've seen in a long time! I have no trouble believing that the flower is an orange blossom..I'm looking at a flamingo wearing sunglasses after all! Great stamp! Hope Igor doesn't try and steal it!

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  34. Great...Great...Great project. You are my favorite stamp. Love the colro love the creativity love the Forida Flamingo and sunshine. I allways love to see your projects.

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  35. Oh Lynn you crack me up!!! Igor's friend, ha ha. Love your flamingo stamp it's so darling and so YOU. The lenses on the sunglasses is a great idea, plus you got the bonus of eating the candy...score! You should design your ideas into patterns, really they are so great.

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  36. You have amazed once again! What a great stamp!!! Lov ethe flamingo...those sunglasses are the greatest! Your projects always have such humor in them! Just makes my day:)

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  37. WONDERFUL stamp! I'm a "snowbird" from Illinois and I truly love your rendition of the Florida stamp! I want one!!! Right on!!! thanks for sharing - made my day!!!

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  38. How creative, I love the Flamingo and his groovy glasses, what fun you have a wonderful imagination and make us all laugh.

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  39. I always love visiting and seeing what kind of trouble you get into! This is another reason why. Now who would have thought to use the cellophane from a bag for glasses! I am definatly going to have to think outside of the box more! And as for postage, I had to go online and look it up myself. How sad is that? LOL!! Your right Forever is all we know. That's the way the post office keeps raising the rates and hiding it from us! hahahahaha Great job my dear!

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  40. Very cute stamp, love the flamingo. ANd the oranges on the back, how perfect.

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  41. Your stamp looks quite tropical. What fun you and Igor could have, LOL.

    I think it is 46 cents but they are apt to change it again in a few months. No wonder no one knows as we don't have time to get a number etched in our brains.

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  42. I love your stamp! The flamingo is perfect!! Thanks for hopping with us :o)

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  43. You know the US Postal Service has issued some state stamps through the years. Maybe you should send yours in for consideration. Postage is 46 cents for first class for an ounce or under (for now).

    Love coming to see what you come up with on these hops. Thanks for sharing.

    Oh, I guess you could also say Thearica "stampeded" you all.

    senstrings (@) yahoo dot com

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  44. this one is hilarious!! love it. I used to live in FL too, S.E FL :-)

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  45. So cute and clever and it just screams "Florida". Thanks for my morning giggle.

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  46. How sweet....I love your Flamingo!! You did a beautiful job with him.

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  47. I love Flamingos (or is that Flamingoes?) so your stamp is right up my alley! Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Great fun - I love your flamingo with her orange glasses!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  49. I can count on you to share a dynamic entry and put a chuckle in my day. The flamingo is so unique and has personality too. Tell Igor hi.

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  50. What a fun post to read! I <3 Igor! The sunglasses on your flamingo are fabulous! I love all the floridian touches too! Fantabulous job!

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  51. Love it, great job! I enjoyed reading your post. I was born and raised in Florida but live in NC now. My granmother had two of those pink flamingos in her yard. You know the ones I am talking about ;) Take care!

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  52. I love, love your flamingo! Super Great job on your Stamp!!

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  53. Congrats on being a Top Pick of the Day! Wonderful fabrics on your project and very creative!

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  54. I love your sweet flamingo stamp! Very creative.

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  55. I love the way you show your pieces, lovely

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  56. Wonderful! Congrats on being one of the chosen.

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  57. I love wonky.... and your stamp it wonderful. Lots of little details makes it special.
    thanks for sharing with us today
    in stitches

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  58. Oh Lynn, I love it! It really shows your state! Congrats. on top picks!

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  59. Love it! Especially that flamingo! Great job!

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  60. What a great representation of your state. Too cute!

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  61. I lovvvvveeeee your stamp! Maybe the art of writing letters back and forth would come back if we had great stamps like this one!

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  62. How adorable! Love the flamingo, love the flower, love love love it all! I write several letters a month, but I'd write even more if stamps were really that cute! :)

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  63. Such a fun mini...has me smiling! Love how you did the glasses.

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  64. You have a lot of beautiful things in that little stamp. Very creative and fun.

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  65. Adorable! It's so creative and cute. Jane

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  66. I am just crazy about your flamingo! So cool and so appropriate!

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  67. You are always a joy to read - thanks for lightening up my day. Love Igor's stamp. The sunglasses are the BEST! The edgeing was perfect.

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  68. OOO. Very nice stamp. Love the flamingo sunning herself, wearing those cute shades. Nice touch with the forever stamp.

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  69. I really enjoyed your blog and your talent. Thanks for the fun

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  70. Fantastic job. I love everything about your stamp! Just too cute!

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  71. Love your Florida stamp. The flamingo is perfect-such pazzazz and personality. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  72. I adore your "flamingo with the sunglasses" mini-quilt, it is super-fantastic.

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