Panelist – Self Publishing
Amy Powers decided to create her very own online magazine, Inspired Ideas, on a bit of a whim. She always adored magazines and when she didn’t find anything on the newsstands that particularly inspired her, she decided to publish her own virtual one. With a background in magazine design (she was once art director for a very boring engineering magazine), she dusted off her ancient computer programs and got to work. She called upon her crafty friends for project ideas and published her first issue in Autumn of last year. It was met with a small happy reception. Her goal is for readers to feel inspired to create at least one project from each issue. “I’d love for the magazine to be page after page of inspiration. I always feel a magazine is worth the price if I’m inspired to create something after I read it.” Amy lives with her charming husband, Rich, and their adorable son Alfredo in their home in the DC Suburbs. She writes of her sweet life on her blog, Inspire Co.