Wednesday, November 3, 2010

thank you, thank you, thank you


Thank you so much for all the magazine love. I'm so glad you are enjoying it.

I'm not going to lie--it was an insane amount of work. For weeks now, I've worked on it from early in the morning before anyone awakes until late at night when everyone is asleep, taking breaks to feed people or empty the dishwasher or read a bedtime story.

For that reason, I want to say thank you first to my sweet Rich and Alfredo. Thank you for being so patient. Thank you for oooing and ahhhing. Thank you for understanding when I say "I'm just going to finish this one little thing" might mean another hour. Your support and love mean the world to me.

Thank you to my friend Pam who spent nearly as many hours poring over this issue as I did. She dedicated her time to making beautiful photos and proofing pages. When I ask Pam for her opinion, I know I'm going to get a thoughtful answer. Thank you, Pam, for putting your life on hold for days at a time.

Thank you to my friend Charlotte for all your support and encouragement. 

This is starting to feel like an acceptance speech...so maybe I should wrap it up.

Thank you to all the contributors who made the most incredible projects ever. I had a rock-star list of artists who donated their time and love and this magazine wouldn't exist without it.

Thank you to the advertisers for supporting this little project.

And thank you for your enthusiastic response. Please link to the magazine on your blog and tell everyone you know about it. My goal is 75,000 readers in a week. Help me get there! (Feel free to grab the cover graphic above for your blog post)

p.s. And for those who want a printed version, I hear you. Let's see what I can do...

61 comments:

Erika M. said...

Is there somewhere where you can download the magazine maybe as a pdf file?

oldgreymare said...

Amy,

Want to know if I can post your mag cover into my post about this? I'll add later if the answer is yes : )

xx

Suzan

Anonymous said...

i love it- sorry i don't have a blog to link it to! :) beth

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful Magazine; I am so happy i found it. I can't wait to try all your wonderful projects. Thank you, Thank you.
KAT

Firefly Hill said...

amy....it is just beautiful! so many
wonderful projects from so many talented people! thank you!

i am going to link it to my blog!

xo,

annie

Pamala said...

I'm an idiot but I can't figure out how to link to the magazine itself? Is there a url?

oldgreymare said...

http://oldgreymareprimitives.blogspot.com/2010/11/inspired.html

Ok did it anyway, I was too excited to wait! Hope it's OK to use the pic... : D

Suzan

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Thank you thank you thank you dear Amy and all your fantastic holiday elves who have given us this awesome, wonderful and delightful gift! We'll never leave the house again with all these fun projects to work on.

Wishing that all the joy you have given us returns to you, a thousand fold.

Off to post about it ... :)

Sally xoxoxo

Rose Brier Studio said...

Amy, This is an amazing magazine, a real inspiration. I want to go right out and decorate for Christmas! All your hard work is so apparent, good job!
~Marilee

TYRaines said...

Really lovely publication. I'll be pointing some readers in your direction. I love everything I have seen.

Jessica-Such Pretty Things said...

Oh, Amy! The new issue is absolutely beautiful! What a magnum opus! I can't even begin to fathom the amount of work that went into creating it. But I can assure you it was all well worth it - simply breathtaking! Congratulations!!!

XOXO
Jessica

Alison said...

WOW! insane amount of work, is probably only the tip of the iceberg. What an accomplishment. I feel so humbled by my craft efforts in comparison. I've blogged about you, and included the copy of your lovely cover. THANKYOU Amy. Regards, Alison
lallalliving.blogspot.com

Kris said...

What a fabulous issue! I consider myself a holiday magazine expert and this has the best idea and instructions of any I have seen. I would love it in print too -- still old fashioned enough to want the paper to hold and turn. Thank you == eager to see you in Omaha next week.

Debby said...

This was a wonderful issue. I asgree with Kris. I would love to sit and go over each page over and over again. Thanks so much.

Chelsea said...

This is GORGEOUS, Amy!

I added it to my blog and I'm linking back to you (so my 5 readers will head on over...)

I can't wait for the Spring issue!

stefanie said...

oh, it just perfect!!! I love it, thank you so much!!!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Fab U Lous ! ! !

kana said...

I just love it and hope to make some of these wonderful Christmas projects! Thanks so much for all of your hard work and also to all of the talented contributors. Hope to see you at Silver Bella this year.

Sharon said...

i am in love....mag love! this is far better than any printed holiday mag i have seen this year! well done you! i LOVE it and will be linking on my blog farmandfrufru.blogspot.com...hope it's ok....s

Ma said...

Amy, I just stumbled upon your blog....Oh MY!!!! What a great day it is!!! I have posted a link from my homeschool forum, and I’ll post one on my blog!! Terrific work, really, really terrific!!

Erica said...

i REALLY REALLY want a printed version of this. just tell me where to pay. seriously. i would buy a couple for friends too. this is too good not to have as a real life magazine! i NEED a printed version!
email me: ericaengland@gmail.com

thanks!
erica

Karin said...

Thanks so much for your insane amount of work!! I loinked it to my blog so that everyone can enjoy....

Karin said...

retraction...I did not loink it to my blog....I linked it!

Whim & Fancy Designs said...

Amy, I met you a few years ago at Silver Bella....I have to say this is thee most smartest and well thought-out craft publication. Snaps and kudos to you, sincerely! I am a color addict and the pictures and graphics...it pulls me into that creative utopic dream world and your E-Mag does just that!
I will definately link you in my blog and again, Bravo, you have created a spectacular masterpiece!

Thank you~
Ann-Denise Anderson
Whim & Fancy Designs

Piper said...

Amy, you should be so proud! I'm glad you are taking yourmoment to shine!! We are so lucky to bask in the glow! You are wonderful, as is your little family. Thank YOU for all you share with us!!

Piper said...

PS- tell your readers there's a little "print" icon at the top of each page, with options on printing the right, left page, or both. I've already printed my 2 faves that I'm going to try first! :)

Holly Abston said...

It's wonderful, Amy! I posted a link to it on my facebook account and I'll blog about it tomorrow.

Cecilia said...

Beautiful! How can I get this? I want it!

ThirdMargaret said...

What a beautiful, remarkable accomplishment! Thank You SO much!! I'll have to tear myself away from the captivating pages to go make something!!

Cynthia said...

Your Christmas issue is wonderful! I am looking forward to this weekend when I can spend time really reading it. You did an awesome job with both issues, Autumn and Christmas. My fingers can't wait to pick up my needle and threads. Thank you for this treat.

Jill said...

I just finished reading your beautiful magazine from "cover" to "cover"~ I'm so excited about this issue, I can hardly breathe!! I love the ideas, the colors, the variety~ oh, I just love it all! Love it! Love it! Love it!
Hugs,
Jill

Jill said...

PS: I just posted a link to your wonderful e-magazine. I love it so much, and am so excited to tell everyone about it! Great job, Amy & Friends!

alexa said...

Lovely, lovely pages - I personally would happily pay you, you know... Perhaps you could have somewhere for donations?

Molly said...

Love it!!! And I'm in it!!! I am already starting to get crafty with all this awsome Christmas goodness!! I have my first craft show tomorrow and Saturday and when that is finished I plan on just sitting and readig this fabulous magazine!! By the way I love the silo tags, wink wink!!!
~Molly P
P.S Yes we need a printed version!!

Suz said...

Amy,
I am so happy for you and proud of you...I have tears in my eyes right now! It is a wonderful magazine and I am going to write a little article on my blog as soon as I get my SB things sent off. You are joy personified and I am so enriched by knowing you. I will never forget seeing you last year in your beautiful pink, standing in line at SB and you said, "Hi" to be by name. I was stunned. I forgot I was the onlyl one in the wheelchair!!! ;-)
Sending you huge hugs and congratulations for a fantastic piece of work!
Love,
Suz

Amanda said...

I've enjoyed it immensely and have added a link on my blog. I hope it brings you a few more readers.

Judy said...

I just found you too...Awesome! I'll add a link to my blog as well.

mommaB said...

This is a wonderful accomplishment !! It is so much fun to just keep perusing through! Thank you so much !!
MommaB

The Dreaming Bear said...

Hi Amy! This is absolutely delightful! LOVE IT! Congrats on a job well done!!!

Ellen aka Ella said...

Amazing; I so love all the Christmas
creativity, it is so beautiful~

I would love to see it in print; I will help spread the word~

Congrats!

The French Bear said...

Amy, it's beautiful!!! What a lot of work, but it is so worth it!!!! I have posted about it on my blog!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

meleen dupré said...

WOW!!! just wonderful amy!!!! i'll be checking it out over and over!!!

ox, meleen

see you soon!!!

Diane Duda said...

Loved it Amy! You should be so proud.
Congratulations to everyone involved.

xo
Di

Rosemary Rattan said...

What have I done to deserve this? I must have been very good in a past life! I love your ezine and all the great ideas from all the uber talented contributors! Thanks so much!!

sherri s. said...

AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us! Are there other past issues available other than the autumn one? (I feel like I'm late to a party--I want to check out ALL of the things I've missed!). Simply wonderful!

pinkroses said...

FABULOUS Amy!
You are amazing!
Thanks for the cover photo-I blogged about this yeaterday, but didn't have a photo, so I just edited my post. See you in a few days!
xo suzanne

happy zombie said...

Still trying to catch my breath - I'm in such awe. To ensure I'm being heard, I'm typing REALLY loud, k.

HARD.
COPY.
PLEASE.

It's for the greater good.
i ♥ inspired ideas.

Texana said...

Thanks! That was awesomely inspiring!

jenny b harris said...

Super duper!!!!!!! Really!

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

DIVINE!

Natasha said...

I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!!!

Am blogging about it right now.

Thank you so much!!!!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Amy, this is gorgeous and amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I can't wait to do some of these projects, especially some with my two girls!

martha brown said...

Amy! This is so beautiful! You (and all of the contributors)have done a fabulous job. I agree that viewing full screen is the way to go. ANy idea about the best way to view on an ipad? It kept crashing......

Chris said...

Totally loving this! And I'd love if it could be downloaded (easier for accessing, viewing and all that jazz). I posted about this on my blog and was so excited to do so. I also wound up looking back at your last issue. AWESOME.

ros said...

Hi Amy - love the magazine - so many talented people, especially you - and what a lot of work - wow
I put a link to your blog on my blog: roswistful.blogspot.com - however I was looking for an image to put with it - I know when I did the 32 squares project you had something I could post on my blog - anything for the magazine? Hope you are getting to your goal of 75,000
ros

Petra Kern, handpainted design said...

I've shared your magazine here ...

http://www.petrakern.com/2010/11/08/hohoho/

xo

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a truly inspiring treasure. Congratulations. I would love the creation of a "Hard Copy". Page by Page I'll truly have a coffee partner. Thanks so much for the hard work, and sharing your special talents

Darlene said...

Congratulations on your gorgeous Christmas issue!!!

I did a post about your wonderful magazine:

http://cinnamonpink.typepad.com/cinnamon_pink/2010/11/inspired-ideas-magazine.html

Kathy said...

I have to say that this is the best magazine that I have seen in many, many years! I too, want to add my request for a printed magazine, I am from the old school, where I love having it in my hands and looking through it over and over again.
Love it!
Kathy

Alex Hughes said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Have made sure to share it with my blog world. A good thing is always worth sharing!

Kitty said...

Your magazine is outstanding, I really enjoyed it. Quite a number of projects have been earmarked (thank your Mum for the yo-yo tree).
Consider yourself linked!