Monday, September 28, 2009

I'm so excited!


This little box was inspired by something Meital brought home from school a few months ago. I opened up her box and traced the outlines to make a template. After some tweaking, I have made one of my own! I love Halloween and thought the open box would be perfect for holding candy (M&Ms, I'm thinking). All stamps by Posh Impressions.

And speaking of one of my very favorite stamp companies, I have been given a very exciting opportunity: to be on a design team that features Posh Impressions stamps! If you've visited Bag of Chocolates more than once or twice, most likely you have seen some of the cards and things I have made using these terrific stamps. This whole thing is really getting my creative juices flowing, and I think there just might be a chance that I will actually get around to making some holiday cards this year! Every year I say I want to, but I don't often make the time. So if I don't have your address, be sure and e-mail me with it!

I have found that making cards, like many other creative processes, needs inspiration that doesn't come along if you don't flex those artistic muscles and use them daily. It's been a long time since I devoted part of every day to stamping, and I think it will be not only fun, but good for me. When I went through my health problems earlier this year, it turned out to be paper arts, and stamping, that helped me the most. It didn't strike me as odd at the time, though normally I find my knitting to be quite soothing. I guess the process of creating with stamps and ink, paints and paper, answered my need better. Maybe I didn't need soothing as much as I needed an outlet for my emotions. Now that things are going well (tfoo, tfoo as we say here in Israel to prevent the "evil eye", LOL) I am eager to use those media to express positive emotions.

Never fear, though, I will not stop knitting! I have finished the hat I was making for a friend of Liat's, and I will share that photo next time. Often lately Blogger doesn't let me position photos throughout my blog post. Instead, it just leaves them stuck at the top. So I'd rather only share one at a time, rather than have them all stacked up like cars in a traffic jam at the start of the post. And I have started another hat, this time a London Beanie in black (for a male friend of Liat's).

8 comments:

Jill L said...

That is so great -- congrats and it sounds like a lot of fun!

Sandy said...

Yay! Congrats on the good news. I know that you love Posh Impressions, so what a great honor! The box is as cute as can be and I can't wait to see what else you are stamping!!!!

Yay, doing the happy dance for you!

Caroline said...

Amy, that is fantastic! Congrats! I am so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Amy, Congratuations! :)
You certainly are a good choice and I look forward to your creations--stamping.
But I still like to see all your wonderful knitting!

Anonymous said...

OOPS--previois post--forgot to sign my name! Maybe I should let you guess--
Miriam

Grandma Elsie said...

Amy, been a while since we got to see any of your art and I am glad to know you are back in true form. I love that box..
Oh congratulations on being chosen to help design... They made a good choice...
I would treasure a holiday card from you but can't send you my snail mail right now. Something is wrong with my email , mail comes in but mine won't go out ,well it goes out but no one gets it.. Gotta get my daughter over here to check it out for me....

Barb said...

Wonderful box for Halloween!!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi, I really enjoy your blog arrived here from a knit group. Nice gloves I love them w/o the fingers too.
Lovely sweater with cables good thing you perservered the reward is great!
I too am having trouble with Blogger. My solution is to download all the pictures in order of my storyline. Remember, the first picture you load will be at the bottom of the post. When the pics are all in place click between each one to add text. It just takes a little planning. Just did a post with 14 pictures. Come on over and see.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~