Friday, July 29, 2011

it's an inspired summer

Crafty and techie at the same time, my hard-working friend Amy Powers just published the bright new Summertime issue of her Inspired Ideas ezine. If you have plans for crafting this weekend or this summer, it's just in time for you to treat yourself to a subscription (only $3.99). You'll find over a dozen colorful ideas with full instructions and beautiful photographs -- and a batch of my summery doodles, too!
While Amy was hard at work, I was hard at play -- whiling away my summer afternoons doodling birds and borders, houses and hot-air balloons to illustrate the projects in this issue. Amy thought her readers might enjoy using these doodles, too, so they are available for purchase and download through her magazine site. They're called the Inspired Ideas Summery Doodles Bundle, a batch of almost two dozen bright and colorful doodles selected from the magazine that could be printed out for your stationery and scrapbooking needs or uploaded to your blog.  (You can also click the image in the right column.)

Already I've had fun printing some black-and-white doodle boxes and "bluebirds" on Avery shipping labels to send some special envelopes and packages to my arty friends. My hand-penned quotations in the magazine aren't available yet, but maybe we'll collect enough good ones for a quote library.

Happy crafting this summer!