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amy powers’

inspired ideas springtime 2011

volume 2, no. 3


dear friends Snowed-in wintry days are the best for crafting, don’t you think? The whole world takes a mandated break. Things that would be pressing on ordinary days are much less so. Hot cocoa is sipped. Fireplaces are aglow. Alarm clocks are silenced. You’re quite safe to stay in your pajamas well into the afternoon, for who in their right mind would fight through this weather to drop in on you? And you are free to spend entire afternoons piddling away at the kitchen table, crafting something extraordinary. And then later in the season, after the excitement of the snow day wanes, isn’t it the anticipation of Springtime and its flowers and gentle warmth that gets us through even the wintriest of days? The world may seem frozen in expectation, but the truth is that even now, under the frozen ground, the meekest little seed is starting its stretch toward its sprouting. Just like that little seed, we at Inspired Ideas have been crafting a veritable wonderland in the expectation of Spring. You won’t believe your eyes when you see the host of things we’ve made to share with you. Amazingly inventive crafts that will inspire you to spend all your snow days happily crafting away, making the most beautiful things ever.

Happy Crafting! with my love,

Amy Powers


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bunny slipper Pam Garrison sail away with me Mary Engelbreit be my valentine Charlotte Lyons bunny lumps Danielle Muller springtime greetings Mary Engelbreit valentine paper dolls Pat Wehmeier itsy bitsy teeny weeny baskets Stacey Bear piece of cake Charlotte Lyons bunnykins Jenn Docherty love bug Monica Solorio-Snow needle book Gina Bailey doe-c-doe Lesa Dailey


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on-the-go stitch kit Lynn Lebsack hippity hop Tim Haugen topsy turvy Jerusalem Greer vintage wallpaper Jenny Heid & Aaron Nieradka basket of love Amy Hanna shake it up Leslie Brier waxing poetic Kim Stout nesting instinct Jone Hallmark love birds Julie Collings valentine pocket Jone Hallmark the habit of happiness Stephanie Ackerman off the cuff Artist Collaboration

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amy powers’

inspired ideas volume 2, no. 3

springtime 2011

AMY POWERS . . . . . .EDITOR PAM KERAVUORI . . . .ASSISTANT LETTERS TO THE EDITOR & SUBMISSIONS: Email amy@inspireco.com or send correspondence to Amy Powers, Inspired Ideas, 5213 Tulip Leaf Court, Centreville VA 20120

Š Copyright 2011 by Inspire Co. LLC

All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced in any form without written permission of copyright owner. All images contained within have been reproduced with the knowledge and prior consent of the artists concerned and no responsibility is accepted by the publisher, Inspire Co. for any infringement of copyright or otherwise arising from the contents of this publication. Every effort has been made to ensure that the projects within this magazine are original.


photo by Julie collingS


photo by pam keravuori


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