Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Putting my stamp on it!

 My California Parents are both retired from the US Postal Service, so when I saw the announcement for this hop, I had to jump on board. Then I was thinking-"what in the world have I gotten myself into? I don't know what to make." I started brainstorming and writing all sorts of things down- how do *I* put my stamp on things?  All I ended up with was a couple of pages of words describing me, but nothing was clicking. 

Then I went to my sister's to babysit her kidlets. The kids all came running, excited to see Aunt Bobbie and Miah said "I was hoping it was going to be you. We knew someone was coming to watch us, just not who.  Aunt Bobbie always makes the fun things more fun."  ( isn't he the sweetest thing?) 
Didya hear that click? :)


 here is my "FUN" stamp!

 Aunt Bobbie has nicknames for all the kidlets so I added fabric for each one. Abby is my Ladybug, Azariah is my AzA Rizah Roo, Elijah is my Lijasaurus, Miah is my sunshine, and Emma is my Bean 
 







 I used Carnival Fabric because carnivals are fun and there are hats and umbrellas on it (a few of my favorite things.) Just for "fun" I used a different stitch for each kidlet's section.
My Currency is 5cents because there are 5 kidlets represented on my stamp. My Country is USA.



yes that is a mentos geyser tube on my desk
I should tell you, I am an Activity Director at a nursing home- it is my job to have fun. If I am not having fun,  I am not doing my job. :) 









Dr Seuss was right!





 For my second stamp, I googled postage stamps and a Love stamp caught my eye- the theme for this stamp is LOVE- unconditional love. the background is the colors of the Wordless Book.  
 My heart was black with sin
until the Savior came in,
His precious blood I know has washed me 
White as snow
And in God's Word I'm told, I'll walk the streets of gold
to grow in Christ each day, I read my Bible and pray.

 My country is Heaven - this world is not my home!  Hebrews 11:16 says But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

My currency is the blood of Jesus- I Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's

My stamp is a FOREVER stamp John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish but have everlasting life. 


 I FMQd the word LOVE but wrote in the rest of the words, I should have used a different pen- I may cut off the edging and redo that part. I appliqued the background to some very stiff interfacing that I bought to make Madame Samm's indoor awning. I traced the edge of a small spool of thread for my "perforations"





 I plan on using my stamp for an object lesson in Kings Kids this year. 


Thank you for stopping by! be sure to check out the others who are joining me today- if you went in order Our fearless leader is next! I am sure she has lots of
in store for you!
Thanks to  Madame Samm and Thearica for another great hop! 
By the way yesterday was Postal Workers Day- and today is my Sweet Mommie's Birthday!!!!!! Happy Birthday  Mommie! I LOVE YOU!   
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49 comments:

Vickie said...

I love your LOVE stamp....it has a wonderful message, it will be great for Kings Kids. Awesome Job !

Judy B said...

wonderful stamps! Thank you for sharing.

feltfree på Åsly said...

So cute your stamps.

charlotte said...

Good job. These look like they were lots of fun to make.

Thearica said...

Your stamps rock! Thank you for sharing with us today!

Happy Birthday Mommie!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Nice job. Thanks for sharing

Madame Samm said...

ahhhh birthdays and stamps and celebrations..I think you coverd it all....happy name sake to your MOMMA....

Sharon said...

Great job on your stamps and they will be put to a wonderful lesson....

Jeanie said...

For not knowing what to make, your sure made some winners! Love the fun stamp and the truly forever stamp! Great job!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wonderful idea for your stamps

NotionNanny said...

I loved your creativity. Thanks for sharing

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wonderful stamps - love them both! blessings, marlene

Judy said...

Very creative stamps, thank you!

Patty D from NC said...

very nice. thanks for sharing.

apple blossom said...

what a neat idea for the gospel in a nut shell stamp. cool. love it. that stamp tells it all.

Linda said...

How wonderful that you are the FUN aunt! Your stamp is such a sweet tribute to your nieces and nephews!

suz said...

wonderful stamps - each with so much meaning!

Carol said...

Such lovely stamps! We all need a little fun in our lives and your nieces and nephews are lucky to have you in their lives. :O)

krislovesfabric said...

Nice work, beautiful stamps :)

jan said...

Both of your stamps are adorable. I love the meaning of each. Great job!
jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

Kathy H said...

You definitely had fun making that stamp. But you will probably have to make 5 of them so the kids can each have one!

bumbleberrystitchn said...

Great stamps! I love your Love stamp!!

JanesQuilting said...

Both your stamps are adorable. I love the fabric you chose for them.

JanesQuilting said...

Both your stamps are adorable. I love the fabric you chose for them.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

LOVE these stamps! so REFLECTIVE AS TO WHO YOU ARE AND SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!

Corrie said...

It is definitely fun! What a creative stretch this would be for me. Looks like fun!

patchouli moon studio said...

Very nice stamps!

Britt-Inger said...

Your stamps are so cute. Thanks for sharing

lori said...

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes........ My Bobbie is a wonderful Blessing .......crying..... love you too my darling.

Little Quilt Shop said...

Thanks so much!! Sweet!!

Gill said...

Great stamps!! Thank you for sharing and Happy Birthday to your mommie!!

The Slow Quilter said...

Having fun is great and your first stamp show why the kids love you to come around. Your second stamp is inspirational, God's love is forever and I just love the passages you quoted. Thank you for sharing these most lovely stamps.

gpc said...

Great stamps!

maggie said...

Wonderful stamps. I love the inspirational one in particular and it clearly you have a heart for God.
blessings.
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Both of your stamps are beautiful! Alot of thought and hard work went into both. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

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Heikesquilt said...

Thank You for sharing these colourful stamps.

Leslie said...

Your stamps reflect the loves of your life. Beautiful.

BizyStitches said...

I enjoyed your blog and your stamps. thanks.

Annette Schultz said...

Great stamps ..... both with a lot of meaning.
thanks sew much for sharing
in stitches

Joanna said...

Fun and Love; it doesn't get much better than that. I like how you included each child in your stamp; so nice.

Linda J said...

Out of the mouth's of babes? How fun that you had a way of incorporating the kidlets in such a cool, bright way.

I was surprised that this is the first LOVE stamp in the hop since that is sort of an iconic USA postal stamp. The L with the tilted O, if I recall?

CharlotteT said...

Your stamp is very nice and fun!

Jackie said...

Great job!

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

Wonderful messages and stamps!

LJ said...

Very nice. I loved how you incorporated the kidlets into your first stamp. John 3:16 is my favorite Bible verse and can there be anything better than love?

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Wonderful stamps. The creativity is terrific. Thanks for sharing.

madebymeinred said...

Cute as can bee--or lady bug You sound like you have lots of fun.

auntdebbiequilts said...

Love how personal you made Fun stamp. You brought together many meaningful elements into one great quilt. Bravo!

Debby said...

Those are awesome stamps!!! I especially love the Love stamp. I had actually thought of having a heaven stamp because I had that song (and thought): this world is not my home, I'm just passing through - going though my head! Loved all you shared about that! So true, so true. Thanks for sharing everything today. Wonderful!