Tuesday, July 1, 2008

inspiredideas and a giveaway!

There are lots of really fun projects to try in this lastest issue of inspiredideas! You can add real silver to seashells to make them even more beautiful!

Make this adorable little collage that's nestled in an altoid's tin! This project is courtesy of the amazing inspiredfriend Jenn Hayslip!



For your creativity journal project...a sweet mama bird delivering a special message to help feather her nest...



And an apron made from a lowly dishtowel? Yes, ma'am! This project is contributed by Angela Williams.


And just in case you're dying to have some silvered seashells but don't really care to apply the leaf yourself...today {might be} your lucky day. Add a comment here, my friend, and you might be chosen as the winner of this dazzling set of silvered sea shells...6 in all! Winner chosen randomly and drawing ends tomorrow at 4:00 pm EST. Be sure to post your name so I know who you are!


I'm going to add a giveaway every two weeks for every new update (on the 1st and 15th of every month!) Just another reason to tune in!

p.s. I am in the process of activating comments for the project instruction pages in the magazine. If you've created anything from past issues or just want to leave your feedback, feel free! Oh, and be sure to link to your finished projects there if you've posted it on your blog. It'll be a great for folks to see, don't you think?

62 comments:

Sue M said...

How totally cool are these. Would love an "original". Sue M

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful. They would be used in so many ways. Love 'em!!
Susan

Wanda said...

Those are really nifty. The scallop shell is the best.

ann~vintage whisper said...

AWESOME BLOG!!!

on the dot creations said...

The silver makes the already lovely shells even more beautiful!

Julie

Piper said...

Just when I thought sea shells couldn't get any better!
-Piper Wise

Diane said...

I love these shells!!

MaryCatherine said...

ooh! I love those!

Amber said...

oh my gosh- how fun are these?! Fantastic ideas, I'll have to head on over for instructions!
~Amber T.

Holly said...

How lovely! These seashells might like a new home in Oklahoma. Unfortunately, we don't have seashells here. *sob*

Take care!

tammyCA said...

Pretty...I had never seen silvered shells before.

Barb @ getupandplay said...

Wow- super special and pretty!

Janice said...

What a fabulous idea-silver shells. I'd love to have some.

Lady Dorothy said...

Oooo! I would love these!

And I love that flag! Very creative!

Recycled Rita said...

Amy,
I kept hearing about your wonderful blog but just found it 2 weeks ago! You are so generous with your magazine and projects and I love your blog! Thank You!
and...I would love to win some sea shells! karen b...
recycledrita.blogspot.com

Halo Hill said...

Absolutely AWESOME! I love everything, ESPECIALLY the beautiful shells. I would love to win them!

Sheila
halohill.blogspot.com

angie said...

I grew up a little ways from the Oregon Coast, and miss it so much! These are just beautiful- what perfect little shells! I love your blog- just discovered it a couple of weeks ago. It is so fun to read about your crafty ventures and little Baby too!

Beth P. said...

Blingy shells! Love them and your blog!
Beth P.

Mary said...

neat shells! i just love your blog, particularly reading about baby (i'm a new mom too :)
thanks, mary c.

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Did I hear seashells! I'm in!! Love all the new stuff from Jennifer! xo, suzy

linda said...

A giveaway - Wheee!! How sweet of you. I have soooo enjoyed every single issue of your magazine and the updates can't come soon enough for me. Love them A L L and looking forward to more! LindaSonia

Uniquehandbags.net said...

Great Blog and so much inspiration here! I would love to enter your giveaway.

Uniquehandbags.net said...

ooops, sorry I guess you need my name for the giveaway - Pamela

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! Thanks SO much for all the eye candy & inspiration - always such a treat. Must be wonderful for you to know that you're making so many people happy!!

Terry in Kansas

Anonymous said...

REALLY NEAT..LOVE ALL YOUR STUFF..VAL FROM WASHINGTON STATE.

Stink Bone Jones said...

I know I missed the giveaway. I just wanted to stop by and say what a FANTASTIC blog this is! I love the bird messenger craft along with everything else!

dubuhdudesigns said...

These are gorgeous! Funny you should mention these as I have a whole bag of shells for a project I never did and wasn't sure what to do with them! I'd love to win yours as my collection doesn't include those kinds:)
~Christine

chloe said...

do you ever run out of amazing ideas? i dont think so!

beachbookreader said...

How cool are these! How generous are you!

Amy said...

Love the shells! Looks like another amazing issue of Inspired ideas! Thank you!

Lynne H said...

I am so enjoying the yummy products and projects. Great job, Amy.
I'd love to win silver sea shells. They remind me of my grandmother. She was a kick...so much fun...and she loved silver and pink!

Lynne

mo said...

They are so pretty! What a great idea.

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Jennifer has made some yummy-yummy items! The silver sea shells are wonderful!
*Heidi*

Anonymous said...

I am loving reading these inspired ideas, thank you so much for sharing them.
Leonie - Australia

Anonymous said...

Amy, I'm loving all of your inspired ideas! I always make at least one thing from each volume. You are so gracious to share so much!
michelleb.

Runspud said...

Hi Amy,

I NEED more time in the day to try all your beautiful fun creative ideas..don't know how you do it..but soooo glad you do!
Sarah D

a pink-bee said...

She sells sliver sea shells by the sea shore :)
Have a happy day :)
crystal

Melissa said...

Those are so pretty! And a new issue is always good news.

lulusparkles said...

oh you read my mind! as soon as i saw the sweet seashells i clicked for instructions but figured i would flub it up...throw my name in the 'ol hat please!

Noelia said...

Thanks for this chance, i always read the blog :)

Noelia F.

Andrea said...

These will look SO pretty in my gorgeous silver bowl! What a wonderful idea...

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

LOVE these!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial!!! The whole magazine is fabulous... so much eye candy!

Leslie said...

I've got to stop reading your blog while at work . . . because I immediately want to skip out, go home, and create!! Thanks for the inspiration! Those shells are amazing!

Anonymous said...

These are so great! Thanks Amy for the giveaway!
xo Corinne

Beth said...

ohh every issue of this is just heartwarming !! love it !!
please enter me !!!
xo,
beth
www.bethquinndesigns.com

Leslie said...

Your photos and projects are all so inspiring! And the silver seashells are awesome. Leslie

Amy Ragland said...

love the fabulous sea shells! :)

Lovie said...

I always get so excited when it's time for a new issue of the mag! Oh, and I would love to have those seashells!

BailiwickDesigns said...

Those shells are lovely! I can just see them sparkling in a pretty bowl. ::Jill

Anita said...

These projects are all so amazing and beautiful!

sherri s. said...

So pretty--I don't usually think that nature needs to be embellished, but in this case: gilding the lily, as they say, is a good thing! I'd love to win these...Thanks for the giveaway, and thanks for the Inspired Ideas.

Angela said...

Those shells would be great in my bathroom, but I really want to win for the wonderful inspire co. packaging!!!!! Hee... heee...

Thanks for the giveaway, Amy!
Angela

Anonymous said...

Oooh Amy, love those sea shells; Sally sells them at the seashore, doesn't she? I hope I got in under the wire to get my name in the drawing! Hope you're having a lovely day.

Julie B.
Roswell, NM

loulou said...

love the silver seashells wish i had your talent.lynda gil

Janis said...

Hi Amy, I always enjoy your Blog
and all of your lovely ideas and
creations. The silver seashells
are so sweet. Please enter me
in your giveaway.
Hugs

Sunny said...

Oh, they are just lovely. What an interesting idea! Please enter my name. xx Denice

Bev said...

Being an "inlander", I LOVE shells as they are hard to comeby. My bathroom is done as "by the sea" and I love it. I would add those fab shells to my collection for a fun summer project. What a sweetie to include us in all your fun!!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

My dining room table is currently home to a $7 mermaid I found at a discount store. She would love the company of some beautiful shells.

karen brown said...

these are sooooo pretty! please put me in the draw. I love your blog and have been prompted to clean my art room(a three day undertaking) just so I can find materials to try out some of the magazine projects. Cheers from the edge of the map, Karen Brown..Wellington..New Zealand

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

Oh pretty! I can't wait to see the latest issue of the mag. Thanks for your continual inspiration.

Jenna Marie said...

I linked into your blog and I just love it! It's so much fun! I'll be "tuning in" probably every day now! Thank you so much! (I would love to win these shells too!) :D
Jenna Corry

Anonymous said...

Wow those look great. Awesome ideas!

Lisa