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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

I'm Putting My Stamp on It!

Welcome to my day on the stamp blog hop. Sew many thanks to Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt and Thearica of Pig Tales and Quilts for being such great cheerleaders for us. This has been such a fun hop. I love the ones that are sew different like this. Sew here we go.  I immediately wanted to do something rainbow, since I love rainbows.  The first thing I did was sew some strips together for a background.

 Then I had to think of something to applique onto it. I stared at it for several days before I thought of this...my car. I love my little yellow VW beetle. So I found a line drawing of one on line and used it to make my applique.
 There is no particular reason I chose 5 cents for the stamp price. It just came to me. I used my wavy rotary cutting blade to get the white edging for the stamp.
 In retrospect, I should have lined the beetle so you can't see the stripes behind the car. Oh well...

 And after I fused everything on the stamp, I stitched around all the car parts with yellow thread for the body and grey thread for the wheels and windows.
There you have it, my stamp. I love it so much, but I am going to send it to my sister-in-law, Sally. She too has a yellow beetle that she loves and yellow is also her favorite color. So off to Vermont it goes.  If you are keeping track, this is post 199, so my next post will be 200 and will have a special giveaway. Look for it on Friday.

Now go and visit all the other lovely stamp makers today.

July 2

Sew and Sow Farm 

fishkopp

Scraps of Life

Meadowbrook

Katie and Kwilts 

Em's Scrap Bag  

GrammieQ's

How ART you?

BumbleberryStitches

A Stitch in Time

50 comments:

  1. Love your car stamp, groovy!

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  2. Love your yellow VW stamp! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Great stamp! I love the rainbow background!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. GREAT stamp Charlotte...one of my very first cars was a beetle bug....all white with a black stripe down the centre...I was one of the first to get a car at 16....OK, my parents were just tired of driving me...lol

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  5. I love your stamp with the cute VW. Thanks for sharing

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  6. I kind of like the way the background peeks through the doodlebug. Makes it look like an illusion.

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  7. I want to be Grammie Q when I grow up...

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  8. Love this stamp! I've had a few VW's over the years and they still hold a special spot in my life. Gotta add that I'm unable to read your text....old eyes and small print just don't work for me. Thought you might want to know, as I'm sure others must be having troubles too. Thanks for sharing your great stamp today!

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  9. I'm back again.....this is weird, but after I left the comment, the font changed and is quite readable now! Hmmmmmmm.

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  10. Cute VW Bug and the rainbow stripes are nice as a background.

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  11. love your car stamp...rainbow background very nice.

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  12. So very cool!! I have a black little VW Buggy.....does yours have a bouquet in its' vase? by the steering wheel....FUN!! Thanks!!

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  13. A cute Beetle in a rainbow!

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  14. Well done, Charlotte! Sweet of you to gift this to your sister-in-law. Will you make another for yourself? THX for sharing with us today. Congratulations too for your almost reaching 200 posts!

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  15. How adorable! Your little car makes a sweet stamp!

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  16. My dad has a yellow VW! Great stamp!

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  17. That is just the cutest stamp...love the car! Congratulations on almost hitting that 200th post. :O)

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  18. Your stamp is sooo adorable. I remember those VA "Bugs". My sister-in-law had one and would let me drive it to work. So much fun!!

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  19. What great memories this brings back. I learned to drive a stick shift on an old VW bug. What an adorable stamp! Thanks for a great blast to the past! :-)

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  20. Cute ... cute ... cute ... :-) Pat

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  21. This is sew cute! I love your Beetle and your Cathedral Window pillows in your header!
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  22. Terrific stamp. Gotta love the Beetle. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I love VW bugs! Your stamp is great! It makes me smile.

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  24. Beetle`s are fabulous! Nice stamp!

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  25. Love your VW rainbow stamp. I had a '69 bug in college that we eventually got rid of after 200,000 miles and I was commuting 50 mi a day for teaching. I miss that little blue bug but now have a more sophisticated Passat! From NoCA, thanks for sharing.

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  26. What a nice stamp. Love your colors and fabrics.
    Thanks for sharing

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  27. What a great stamp. Love the car. Had one in Navy myself, many years ago. Your sister in law will be thrilled. Lovely gift.

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  28. love that stamp -- colors are great and the detail on that yellow 'bug' are just too groovy, like far out!

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  29. The first car I bought was a '72 VW bug, but in red, so I like your little car stamp very much.

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  30. Love the colors in the stamp and the car. That was the first car I leard to drive.

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  31. VW....first car my DH and I owned. Had several after that first one. Perfect way to highlight this great car. Today we drive a Acura. Good car but not as cute as "yellow bug.

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  32. Cute Bug! That was my first car!

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  33. Cute VW and I love the rainbow colors.

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  34. That is so cute and your SIL will just love it!

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  35. sew cute.... I thought of Herbbie the Love Bug when I saw your stamp.
    Great job and thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  36. What a cute car. great stamp.

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  37. That's a really cute stamp. Honestly, I liked the look of the stripe coming through the car. I actually was wondering how you were able to do that. Ha, what a surprise when you told your story and I realized it wasn't what you'd intended. :)

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  38. Your car is very clever. I thought you had used the transparency on purpose, it is a nice effect.

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  39. Cute stamp. I always wanted a VW Bug but never did get one. Thanks for the fun and for sharing

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  40. Oh, I love me a love bug! I love your stamp!

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  41. Aw, that stamp is so cute! Sally is going to be tickled when she gets that squishie!

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  42. I'm just catching up. Your stamp is cool. Great colors and design.

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