Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Stamp on it Blog Hop

Hello, today is my day for The Stamp on It Blog Hop.  I really would like to thank Thearica Burroughs from Pig tales and Quilts for being our cheerleader and great scheduler.  Also a big Thank You to Madam Samm at Sew We Quilt for getting these hops organized.

When I signed up for this hop, I knew what I wanted to do.  I wanted to represent the state I live in – Arizona USA.  I love, love to make fabric postcards and just knew that’s the size my stamp would be.  So much for what I know!  I didn’t want my stamp to be cluttered so it grew!  My finished stamp is 12” square.  So without further ado, here it is:

IMG_0013As I was looking for fabric as my background, I knew I wanted to show the colors of Arizona.  This fabric jumped out at me.  The Arizona sunsets are spectacular!  The bright pinks and oranges just light up the sky.  Most people think of Arizona as desert.  Well, yes we do have the desert, but we also have mountains, forests and lakes.  So the blue represent the water that reflects the clear skies of Arizona.  And the cactus abound here, therefore, I had to have a Saguaro.  The howling coyote could not be left out.  I hear them almost nightly where I live (which is very rural).  And, of course, what would the desert be without the road runner?!  They really are a little comical to watch.  And the embroidered image?IMG_0004  That represents the legends of the cowboys.  We are a western state and deep in cowboy history and tales of the wild west.  And how did I come up with .48 cents for the postage?IMG_0003  Because Arizona is the 48th state in the United States. 

I really enjoyed making this stamp and displaying a little of what I feel represents Arizona.    I hope you will take the time to visit the other blogs on today’s schedule:

Sew and Sow Farm 
fishkopp
Scraps of Life
Meadowbrook
Katie and Kwilts  * This is me!*
Em's Scrap Bag
GrammieQ's
How ART you?
BumbleberryStitches
A Stitch in Time

Enjoy,

Katie
 

39 comments:

Linda J said...

This is lovely, Katie! I think you have probably captured your state and area well with the colors of your fabric, the segura cactus which I hear are everywhere!

I have never been to Arizona short of that little area where you can stand in all 4 corners of 4 states at one time, down near Mesa Verde---years and years ago. I have a friend who hopes to snowbird down there from Canada which her parents are doing now. There is hope that maybe I'll get there some day, LOL.

Patty D from NC said...

Very lovely - thanks for sharing!

Thearica said...

I ditto what LindaJ said. perfect Arizona stamp!

jan said...

Wow this is really pretty - I drove throgh Arizona once and it was at sunset and it really was spectacular just like your stamp!
jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

apple blossom said...

beautiful...thanks for sharing. love your stamp

Carol said...

Your colors are beautiful...love the stamp! I hope all the fires down there aren't too close to you.

Mary said...

You did a great job on your Arizona Stamp. Thank you for sharing.

Little Quilt Shop said...

You can feel the heat!!...Great job!! Thanks

Judy B said...

Your Arizona stamp is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

jan said...

Oh I meant to tell you in my earlier comment that i love your Featherweight sewing machine. I use mine to piece on.
jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I love your Southwestern stamp!!

patchouli moon studio said...

Love that sky fabric and the wavy edge to your quilt is great too. Yep we here in NM have those kooky roadrunners too...our state bird as well as AZ? Your stamp is wonderful.

Jeanie said...

Great stamp... I love the background fabric... it really does represent much of Arizona. Thanks for sharing!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

WOW!!!! This is stunning. Just love it!

em's scrapbag said...

Your stamp is stunning. Love the background fabric! I'm a desert girl myself. You've captured it's beauty wonderfully!

Cathy said...

Great stamp! I live in northwestern Arizona and your lovely stamp is perfect!

Madame Samm said...

Hi Katie...well worth the wait....looks fabulous...x

Nellie Duclos said...

Katie-LOVE your Arizona stamp especially the cute roadrunner. From CA, stay cool and thanks for sharing.

feltfree på Åsly said...

This one is lovely. Like the colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

Gill said...

Great stamp - I love the background!
Thank you for sharing!

tink's mom said...

Love the stamp, the colors and all of the items you picked to honor the state. Great job. Oh and I love the edge.

Sharon said...

Very nice.work....workshop

Sharon said...

Sorry.i. at docs office and cannot type on this little thing that well..i meant to say wonderful job

Joanna said...

I love the background fabric you used; it does work perfectly to give a feeling of your state. Nice stamp.

The Slow Quilter said...

You have capitured the colors of Arizona. It is a truly lovely stamp.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Your stamp is GREAT!! It sure looks like Arizona to me - ;))

Britt-Inger said...

Your stamp is awesome and so much Arizona. Thanks for sharing

Sharon said...

The more I look at this stamp the more I love it....very pretty. I know I posted before but had to come back....thanks for sharing.

Annette Schultz said...

I can feel the heat coming off your stamp.
great job. and thanks for sharing
in stitches

Kathy H said...

I think your stamp is perfect for Arizona. So pretty.

maggie said...

Really like your stamp. It is so creative.
Well done.
cheers
maggie
maggiemine42@gmail.com

Mara said...

Pretty, love the colors and your embroidery.

LJ said...

The colors are wonderful and surely do tell a story. 48 for the 48th state was a great idea.

lefuntz said...

Love your stamp! It really does capture Arizona. I think Arizona is a beautiful state! Almost as pretty as my state of California. Your deserts are prettier than ours but we also have beautiful beaches. Hello neighbor!

charlotte said...

Very nice. I love the colorful background.

Karen said...

The stamps you used are so cute! :) I wouldn't want to send such a great creation through the mail!

BizyStitches said...

Lovely, I love all the color and designs. Thanks for the fun on your blog.

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

That background fabric you used is gorgeons! I've never been to Arizona, but now I'm even more curions to go. Lovely!

Robin Sheaffer said...

Wow, that is a beautiful stamp!