Stamp on It - Blog Hop and Giveaway
|USA States fabric|
A current picture of the Alamo, thanks to my friend Linda of Buzzing and Bumbling (of Texas)
|The Alamo as it appears today|
Several years ago my husband asked me to design a postcard for his friend Tom in Texas. Simple shape wishing him a happy 50th. It went through the USPS and Tom was thrilled. Yes, this has something to do with the Blog Hop today!!!
|"Gig 'Em Aggies" is something they say at Texas A & M|
I began collecting stamps before I had children. Then that was abandoned, but I still own my two stamp albums, but not many stamps. I gave away my collection to a rabid collector when I moved from Atlanta to Virginia. What was I thinking? (He was a happy man.)
OK, what did I create for this Stamp on It Blog Hop?
I pulled out my postcards workshop box (I used to teach this) to see if I still had the freezer paper shape of Texas. Yes, I did! I used it again with a brown hay bale print fabric to cut out the negative shape. The little brown Texas is leftover.
|Freezer paper cutout of the state of Texas|
Then I dug around in my stash and found the perfect cowboy boot fabric:
|Aren't these awesome boots. My husband has several pairs of cowboy boots.|
My Texas Stamp - soon to hang over my husband's desk
|Measures 7-1/4" x 7-1/4"|
In the process of writing this post I remembered a small quilt I made using some USA state fabrics by Blank Quilting (in 2009). I found the picture (my daughter has this hanging in her high school classroom) and added a postage value. What do you think?
|USA states fabric from 2009. This is a real quilt, reverse appliqued.|
|Fat quarter of USA States fabric|
Many, many thanks to Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt and Thearica of Pigtales and Quilts for organizing, hosting and generally keeping things in order for this Blog Hop. Three Cheers for You!!!
Go be inspired by my fellow bloggers today and see what they've come up with for their stamps.