Tuesday, June 22, 2010

thinking...

Do you remember the inspired ideas magazine I did in 2008? I'm thinking of resurrecting it...with a few changes.

Namely, I think I'll do it monthly instead of semi-monthly. Just crafts...no artist profiles. And I'll have a few paid advertisements. I was also thinking of having a guest artist project each month too. Maybe I'll even have a design team...

What do you think?

Would you be interested in being a guest artist or being on a design team for inspired ideas? How about advertising? How would you feel about leafing through a few advertisements on your way to the next inspired ideas, in exchange for the magazine remaining free?

Comment here to cast your vote...the more comments, the more likely I am to do it. I just need to know that it's something you'd be interested in...

80 comments:

Stephanie said...

I found you through the Inspired Ideas. I love them. SO pretty. I would mind leafing through some ads to see the mag free.

Jill said...

Sounds great!

WalkingwithHIM said...

I love ideas!!

Christine said...

I say yes to your entire blog entry!

Christine said...

I say yes to your entire blog entry!

Jen said...

I wouldn't mind adds if it kept the magazine free. I still like to look through your old inspired idea magazines!

Alicia A said...

I would love to see your magazine back again, it was fabulous! Ads are okay

♥ Calamity Anne ♥ said...

Sounds like a fantastic idea!!! Looking forward to it!

Honey Lamb and I said...

I would LOVE being able to get this magazine with all your amazing ideas. I would love to help to contribute a project too!!! ~Shelley

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh Amy! I loved Inspired Ideas and was so sad when it ended - so my vote is a big YES PLEASE, please bring it back! :)

& I don't mind advertisements one iota in exchange for it being free.

Getting excited over here!

Amy in Texas said...

I'd be more than happy to wander through some ads to keep your magazine free. Loved it when you did it in the past. And has it really been 2 years? Wow!

Maija said...

Oh yeah....

Angela said...

Amy I would love to see the free mag again and wouldn't mind seeing some ads in order to keep it free. I actually have missed your inspired ideas magazine!

Helensh said...

Oh so interested, YES PLEASE :)

Amy said...

I am so excited! I LOVED your Inspired Ideas! I would even subscribe to it! Please bring back the monthly inspiration journal activity. That really helped me to be creative on a regular basis.

-Amy
Crafting by Candlelight

TxScrapAddict said...

I would LOVE to see it resurrected! Guest, artist? DT? I'd be excited to be part of THAT too!

Amy said...
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lynnkrestel said...

loved your mag before..would love to see it again!!
ads are fine...i may even purchase a spot - if i can afford it!!
: )

Sonja said...

Oh wholeheartedly, resoundingly, absolutely YES! I loved Inspired ideas, and relative ads would not be minded at all. Xo, Sonja (hopping up and down with her fingers crossed.)

Doreen said...

Amy, that is SO weird! I was googling like crazy to try and find an old issue over the weekend!!! I would LOVE if you brought it back!! I wouldn't mind ads if it made it easier on you. My Mom would be great guest artist! Please bring back inspired ideas!!!

Katsui Jewelry said...

I'd love it if you would resurrect inspired ideas...and I wouldn't mind a few ads.

Great idea!!!!

Julie Fillo said...

I would love to be inspired by it and I would be happy to participate if I could inspire. :)

Julie Fillo

Sarah Lou said...

I dont mind ads. Actually sometimes ads can be useful!!

corinne said...

Amy, you have such amazing creative intuition I think everything you're saying is spot on. I will tell you that I cannot get enough of women in their creative spaces. I would flip (and never get bored) to see women doing what they love in their studios, kitchens, garages, libraries, wherever. So I know you want to cut that, and I'm guessing you're right again, but know that I love it - it's what I miss most about ME's Home Companion. Also, I think ads are fun if they're not too over the top (if you have to close one to get to the next page, that stinks, but to have them on a sidebar or something is good with me). Yes, I'd love to advertise - I'm getting my etsy shoppe ready all summer! Can't wait to see what you come up with! xo corinne

Sandy Michelle said...

You know I loved your magazine before girl! A few adds won't bother anyone if the magazine is free. Let me know if there is any way I can help!

Sandy xox

martha brown said...

Um, helllloooo> Earth to Amy -- of course everyone wants you to do this! Ads are fine with me :)

Doreen's mom/Evan's grammy said...

YES! YES! Bring it back! Love it! Of course I wouldn't mind looking through ads to keep it free. I think we are a specialized audience and would probably find the ads a good thing. I trust your choice of advertisers. xo

Kelli said...

Loved Inspired Ideas! Always so cute and original. I'd be a reader...ads are ok...

C'est Magnifique said...

I think that's a great idea Amy, I loved those! I would also be interested in being a guest artist, that would be fun! And a few advertisements wouldn't be any big deal in my opinion, it's the same with magazines!

Tania

Linda B said...

I ditto EVERYONE! I would also love to be a guest designer for you:)

Lori Bei Durst said...

Hi Amy,
Yes, loved your inspired magazine and I would be interested in advertising in it too. :o)

Piper said...

Oh my goodness, this is wonderful news! I wouldn't mind looking at ads at all! Oh please say it's true?

Sara said...

Pretty please with sugar on top do it again! I adored each one and can remember with vivid clarity some of the amazing photography. I'm happy to deal with some ads to get more of your delicious-ness.

Michele @ Frugal Granola said...

I loved your magazine! Please do it again!
I don't mind browsing advertisements. (Well-chosen ones can actually be pretty inspiring, too, actually.) :)

Please? :)

Lorrie said...

I'll chime in with the others in saying that I loved your magazine. And I wouldn't mind a few advertisements at all - I'm sure they would be totally in sync with the flavour of what you offer.

Heather said...

YES!! Bring it back. I discovered some cool artists and goodies on it. I wouldn't mind some ads to help cover the costs of making it free. Cheers!

Lisa Super said...

Sounds wonderful, you have my support!

Pearlie said...

Would the ads be from crafty shops? I'd LOVE that! The ideas you share in your blog really spark my creative and I've been missing Inspired Ideas lately. Just yesterday I was thinking about going back and doing the sketch book exercises.

Rebekah said...

Amy-
I would love, love, love to see Inspired Ideas again!! Pretty please-with a sparkly cherry on top.

joey72 said...

I miss Inspired Ideas and hey, ads can be inspiring too. Whatever it takes to see your beautiful mag again.

Anonymous said...

Yes please Amy that would be brilliant! I loved looking at inspired ideas, ads are fine. I can't find the back issues anymore now you have changed your blog. Could you please let us know where we can see them if they are still online?

best wishes
Jane

cupcake studio said...

Oh yes, please! Would LOVE to see monthly crafty stuff. And the ads...just fine.

Jennifer Kolakowski said...

Amy,

I was so, so sad when you discontinued Inspired Mag, totally understood but sad. I would absolutely love to see you resurrect it!
Jen Kolakowski

Teresa said...

Sharing your talents and making it worth your while...it's a good thing! I hope you do this Amy! xoxo

jeny said...

I think that sounds like a great idea. Although I didn't see the orginal, your blog is always the top in my blog roll for visual inspiration. I would love to read/partipate...subscribe!!

Kathy said...

Please do it. I loved the old one. I know its a lot of work but for us reading it - so great!

Anonymous said...

YES PLEASE..PRETTY PLEASE WITH SUGAR ON TOP.

www.WildOliveKids.etsy.com said...

Yes. Yes. I think its a great idea.

Rosemary P. said...

YES! I so looked forward to your magazine when you had it and have missed it so. PLEASE bring it back!

Anonymous said...

i miss your inspired ideas magazine! i am so happy that you're considering doing it again. ads or no ads, i'd be a faithful reader! thanks

Noël said...

YIPPEE!!! Amy, I would love it if you would do this again. I would love to read it & would love to advertise in it.

Jane said...

Yes, Yes, Yes! Please do bring it back!!! Loved it! Ads are not a problem.

Hope your reunion goes well!

Jane - Jacksonville

miss lynn said...

yes
yes
yes
yes
yes!
please go
for it!
if you wanted
me,
i would
help in
any way that
i could!
: )
happy day!

Vanessa said...

Yes, please do your little magazine again! I so loved it when you were doing it, and marveled at all the time you spent on it. You are so creative, and up beat. One Inspiring lady that's what you are! Ads are find. there are so many lovely e-zines out there, I would so love to get, but my budget is prohibiting it, I drool over all their pictures posted, sure would be nice to have one, where money is not involved, all tho I completely understand where those lovely artists are coming from. Hope you can make this work, and still be good to yourself. So looking forward to what you come up with! Vanessa

Molly said...

YES! Bring it back now!!! I would love to advertise in your magazine!!! And maybe if you like my clay flowers I could a tutorial on it. But only if you approve :) This would be fabulous to read and see your creations and other artists too. Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!
~Molly P

Lori said...

Go for it!

Anonymous said...

I think it is a great idea!
Lovie

Kiki said...

I would love this and I never mind an ad....can't wait!!

Natasha said...

I loved inspired ideas and do not mind in the least if there is an ad to keep it free. If I were an artist I would also love to be a guest but alas I am not so I will just read it. I hope you bring it back!! It would be great if you included something like 'inspired camping' your camping pictures from a few years back are some of my favorite and helped me bring our camping to a new inspired level.

Sewn With Grace said...

Yes, yes and yes! Would love to be an artist or on a design team. So fun!

Sarah B. B. said...

Yes, please!! And add me to the list of folks who are fine with a few ads - they can be inspirational, as well!!

About our shop said...

Yes please do bring it back.
It was so fun to look at.
Carol

Little Moe-Ments said...

I loved Inspired Ideas, and I would love to be on a creative team if you choose to take on this new fantastic idea!!! I think that a few ads is no big deal and that sometimes they are even fun when you can find new fun products or stores.
Thanks!

Tracy said...

I would love to contribute a project(s) if you move forward with this adventure!

charlotte said...

that's a whole lot of yes's .... it was such a fabulous endeavor with so much heart and soul from you. so glad you are feeling better. xo

naomemandeflores said...

I thinks that's a wonderful idea! I can't wait to read it.

marie said...

I love inspiration and I love your blog ~ and anything combining the two (ads included) would be loved as well!

Diane said...

"Yes, please, may I have some more?"

Can you start with your darling house pillows?

Sharon Bull said...

Please, Please bring it back. Won't mind ads at all! Is there any way you can make the old issues available again? I have missed the magazine so much.

Kris said...

Yes, yes, a thousand times, Yes!! I loved your inspired ideas and miss it. I would not mind an ad or two along the way.

Kris

The Happy Chappys said...

Dear Amy,

Sounds like a great idea,and I would love to be involved!
Could you email us more info about the advertising.
Glad your going to be doing this again, we really enjoyed being apart last time.

-Phil Chapman
Berries in the Meadow

Kelly said...

I think it's an awesome idea! I don't mind advertisements in exchange for a free magazine. Count me in!

Becca said...

I really enjoyed Inspired Ideas. I'd would love to see you do it again. I don't mind the ads. You never know what you'll find.

buttel4him said...

LOVED inspired magazine!!!!!!!!!!!-ginger

Anonymous said...

Thats why i keep looking you up! So I don't miss anything when you continue with the inspiration magazines! They are total eye candy!

Beth said...

hi amy !!!! sooo excited your doing this again !!! LOVE IT ! count me in for an ad space too , would love to be a part of it !!
xo,
beth
www.bethquinndesigns.com

twinkleshabbystar said...

Exciting news Amy!!! I LOVED your inspired ideas magazine!!! Count me in for ad space and would be overjoyed to contribute in anyway! :) Xo,Jenn

Susanna said...

I've been missing it.. so happy to hear it'll be back! :D

Christine said...

Yes, yes, yes!

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