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dear friends, Inspiration is just wonderful, isn’t it? When you open your eyes to it, you’ll find it everywhere. My friend Pam Garrison found it in her stash of vintage linens that she transformed into a summer tablecloth. My new friend Kima Casas Bo found it in a wooden fork that she turned into a whimsical lady. And when I was filling a water balloon for my little boy, I was struck with an idea for creating tiny hot air balloons! I am so excited for you to see these projects and all the others we’re sharing with you in this issue. I really do hope you’ll be inspired to make a thing or two...or more! There’s nothing in the world like crafti crafting the afternoon away when the heat is keep keeping you indoors. I hope the projects in this Su Summertime issue are just the thing to fill your laz lazy summer afternoons.

with love,


c o n t e be inspired to make... 12 ........... grown-up friendship bracelets 20 ...........................a summer tablecloth 28 ......... soap with photos floating inside 32..........a wreath from sewing notions 38............................mini chandeliers 44 .....................a cottage-shaped bag 50 ......................... a clothesline garland


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54...............a little doll in a matchbox 60........................... paper ower lanterns 70 ...................a hot-air balloon mobile 84 ...........................a mermaid beach bag 90 .............. ladies from wooden forks 96............................ felt cupcake toppers 102 ......... a beach mat with pockets 108 ................ a layered cake sampler


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1 Charlotte Lyons

2 Kristen Randall 3 Princess Lasertron

4 Tracey Fisher 5 Pam Garrison 6 Jone Hallmark

7 Linda Warlyn 8 Lynda Kanase 9 Kima Casas Bo

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inspired ideas Summertime 2011

volume 2, no. 5

AMY POWERS ....................MAGAZINE CREATOR PAM KERAVUORI................IDEA GENERATOR, DOODLER EXTRAORDINAIRE, WORDSMITH, PROOFREADER, GOOD FRIEND LETTERS

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

© 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 all 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. Please respect the generosity of the artists contributing to this magazine. Do not reproduce projects featured here for resale. They are for personal use only. Enjoy!


you love to make things In fact, you are always making something. It’s what makes you happiest. You are most inspired by ideas that are fresh, approaches that are ingenious, & designs that are lovely. Welcome! You are home.

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