Inspire Me Monday – Week 20

Inspire Me Monday

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I like the idea of Inspiration Monday.
Monday’s often get the short end of the stick
But they are fraught with potential!
Judy Palmer

Welcome to Inspire Me Monday –
A place to share your creative inspirations,
Sharpen your creative vision, and
Showcase your creative talents!
I invite you to inspire others and
Nurture your creative spirit by
Joining our Creative Blog Hop!

To participate, simply join my creative community and
Follow the guidelines at the end of this post!

What’s Inspiring You This Week?
Here’s Who’s Inspiring Me…

Legend & Tsunami
Lessons I’ve Learned From My Cats

Baby Tsunami

I remember the day I met Tsunami.
He was such a tiny kitten –
Too young to take home that day –
But too adorable not to fall madly in love!

And I remember the first time I saw Legend.
It was love at first sight!

This week I’m celebrating how blessed I am to have
Tsunami and Legend in my life!
I invite you to celebrate with me at
Lessons I’ve Learned From My Cats!

Highlights From Week 19

Art Joy Stuff
Project: Red-White-Blue Monday

Art Joy Stuff - Red, White & Blue Weekend

Patriotic holidays are just around the corner.
If you’re looking for creative inspiration,
Be sure to check out the beautiful
Red, white and blue projects at
Art Joy Stuff!

Bonnie – Simply This And That
Project: Fabric Scraps Wreath

Simply This And That - Wreath

Who can resist a beautiful blue wreath -
Especially one that comes with an easy-to-follow tutorial!
Beautiful job Bonnie!

Carolyn Dube – A Colorful Journey
Essay: Why Do I Make Art?

Carolyn Dube - Why Do I Make Art

Have you ever wondered why creative people create?
If so, be sure to check out this inspiring essay
From one of my favorite artists!

Donna – Holimess
Project: ABC Bible Scrapbook

Donna - Holimess - ABC Scripture SB

Have you ever considered starting an ABC Bible Scrapbook
Where you scrap your favorite Bible verses?
If so, you will want to check out Donna’s inspiring project!

Donna Shultz – Tuesdays With Jesus
Essay: A Broken Will

Donna Schultz - Tuesdays With Jesus

Donna is a devotional writer who strives to teach
The word of God in a practical way.
This week she shares how God can use Brokeness
To transform our lives.

Life As We Know It By Paula
Recipe: 15 Minute Chili

15 Minute Chili - Life As We Know It By Paula

Looking for something quick, delicious and healthy
To feed your family?
Check out Paula’s 15 Minute Chili Recipe!
It’s one of the many fabulous recipes you’ll find in Week 19!

Nina Newton – Mama’s Little Treasures
Project: What Is It?

Mamas Little Treasure - Art Journal

Nina Newton is one of the most creative women I know!
She writes.
She sews.
She publishes e-zines and e-books.
She builds communities.
And she creates beautiful scrapbooks and art journals!
If you have not met Nina,
Be sure to visit her and say hello!

Tina’s Pic Story
Project: Purple Leaves 

Tinas Pic Story - Purple Leaves

Check out Tina’s beautiful artistic photography!

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Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 19!

Inspire Me Monday #20 – Week Of May 21, 2012

Inspire Me Monday

Now it’s time to share your inspirations! You can participate in Inspire Me Monday in the following ways:

1) Share “What’s Inspiring You” by creating your own Inspire Me Monday post! You can include any creative challenges you’ve discovered – any books or quotes you love – any bloggers who have inspired you – anything that has inspired you and will inspire us too!

2) Share your creative projects with us! You’re welcome to link up your Arts & Crafts projects – your Recipes – your DIY, Home Décor and Organizational Ideas – your original Writing, Music & Photography – you get the idea!

3) Visit the participants – share some comment love – let them know what’s inspired you!

When you link up, be sure to include the Inspire Me Monday button and a link back to this post on all of your entries so that your readers can join the fun! The blog code is on the side bar if you need it!

Be sure to link directly to your Inspire Me Monday Posts and Creations using the permalink to the individual posts – not your blog’s home page URL – so that participants can easily find and comment on your creations!

The party will remain open all week so have fun sharing – inspire me with your comments – and please, use the social media buttons below the post to spread the word!

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46 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 20”

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  1. Molly says:

    Thank you for hosting! I love your features this week, especially the “Why I Create” essay :) Have a great week!

  2. Meryl says:

    Thanks for hosting, have a great week.

  3. Carolyn Dube says:

    Thanks for sharing my Why Do I Art post- I have really enjoyed reading all the different reasons why people make art. I’m off to the grocery to get the makings for dinner tomorrow night – chili. Can you guess where I got the recipe?

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      This is a such a great topic for a post Carolyn – thanks for sharing – and I know Paula will be thrilled to hear you’re making her chili! :-)

  4. Bonnie says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my wreath! What a wonderful surprise! Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful week!

  5. thank you sooo much for featuring my photo! ♥ congrats to all the winners!

  6. Thank you so much for featuring my post, “A Broken Will” this week. I’m humbled and honored, all at the same time!

  7. Dawn
    Twitter: breathoffaith
    says:

    I so enjoy your picks. I am looking forward to checking them out- especially the ABC scrapbook. Each link looks unique and wonderful AND so love your kitties. Thank you for sharing them.

  8. Adele says:

    Thank you so much for hosting! I’ve linked up four projects this week: a tshirt I made into a shrug, some sandpaper numbers I made to teach my daughter, a refashioned tshirt bracelet and the best coffee cake in the world recipe :)

    - Adele @ Mammy Made

  9. Tat says:

    Tsunami is so cute! I used to have a cat when I was at school and I certainly learned a lot from him.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Thanks Tat – this is a photo of Tsunami’s breeder bringing Tsunami to me on my first visit to her home so I could meet him for the first time. It was so funny – he was a young wild thing who didn’t want to be held when I first met him – BUT – if you flipped him over (like she is doing in this photo) – it was like he had an On/Off switch – and suddently he would turn into the epitome of calm/rest! He is like this to this day – he calms if you flip him over – although he is so big, it is just about impossible to do so!

  10. April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    Twitter: apriljharris
    says:

    Your cats are so gorgeous! The featured posts all look so interesting too. Thank you for hosting this wonderful inspirational linky!

  11. Cherry says:

    Linking up here for the first time – looking forward to looking around!

  12. Paula J says:

    Thank you sooooo much for featuring my 15 Minute Chili post!! I’m so flattered :))) This week I’m sharing yummy, healthy beef and broccoli….

    Thanks for hosting this wonderful blog party,
    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

  13. Mary says:

    Good Morning Ramona! Wonderful featues this week, but I especially loved reading about Legend and Tsunami. I always enjoy seeing their photos here on your blog, because they remind me so much of my Maine Coon, Simba. (different coloring, but same amazing faces) MC’s are such loving and intelligent creatures and as much as I love my other furry kids, he just has a way about him that draws you to him. Anyone who meets him simply can’t resist his charms. (he knows it too. LOL) Thanks so much for hosting today. I hope your upcoming week is awesomely blessed! ~Mary

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Mary I would LOVE to meet Simba – if you have post/pics, please share! Maine Coons truly are the most amazing of cats – they stole my heart from the first time I came across the breed many years ago, and I’ve seen them make many a convert out of non-cat people!

      I hope you have a fabulous week and I can’t wait to see what lucious temptations you are sharing with us this week! :-)

  14. Evelyn says:

    Thank you for hosting this each week:) I just love Donna Schultz. I have been fortunate to have her share her message at Freedom Fridays. I always love to visit her to inspire me and to give me strength each day.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Thank you Evelyn for sharing your thoughts on Donna! It gives me such joy when I read everyone’s positive feedback about my featured guests and I always hope that my featured guests get to see what an impact they have on my readers – I love it when we can be a blessing to one another!

      I hope you have a beautiful week Evelyn! :-)

  15. Donna Brown says:

    Fantastic Monday post – so many lovely things!

    Book Bags and Cat Naps has now merged with The World According to Dave to become Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dave – just letting you know so you don’t wonder what the strange new blog is!

    Have a great week!!
    Donna

  16. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr
    says:

    What an endearing and sweet face! I can see how you fell for your amazing cats!

  17. Carol says:

    Thanks for coming by ~ meant to link up with you again but it was a busy weekend and have been sick so just now getting back some energy ~ Great blog ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

  18. So much inspiration in one place!
    stopping by from the alexa blog hop :)

  19. GREAT ideas here…I love that ABC Bible Scrapbook! :)
    Thanks so much for sharing…
    ~Kara @ The Chuppies/NOBH

  20. Nina @ mamas*little*treasures
    Twitter: mamastreasures
    says:

    Hello my dear friend ;o) I was all set up to write my Inspire Me Monday post and link up over here (as well as promote in the Ruby community!) when I got a call yesterday from the school . . . . Annie had fallen on the playground and broken one of her front teeth right off ;o( I immediately went into my Mama Bear mode, flew up to the school and was able to get an emergency appointment with a local dentist.

    Fortunately it can be fixed . . . . unfortunately, it is going to cost almost $1,400 for a root canal, post and crown. No clue how that is going to happen, but I’m trusting God to show us the pathway ahead. So . . . . . . today I’m playing a bit of “catch-up” as she is fine (she is doing much better than I am, actually!) so after a little breakdown yesterday of fear and worry, I pulled myself back together and reminded myself to stop fretting – and today I’m back to work!

    On my way right now to get that posted and linked, but wanted to let you know what is going on. Angela (who started the WW hop in the Ruby community) is going to be promoting the WW hop here at Create with Joy so I’m sending her the link and logo. Just had to stop in and say HI! Be back soon with my link. BIG Hugs, Nina

    PS thanks so much for including me in your Inspire Me Monday post ;o)

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Oh dear, Nina – I sure hope that Annie is fine and that God provides the provisions for her teeth! That must have been quite a scare for you both!

      Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for sharing Create With Joy with the Ruby for Women conmmunity! :-)

  21. Marcie says:

    Love the inspirations. The garden will be mine inspiration for the week.

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