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 What’s Inspiring Me…
My One Thousand Gifts Gratitude Journal
The outpouring of love and encouragement
I have received in response has been beyond belief!
As a result, I will journal both privately and online –
Using certain entries in my private books as
Springboards for my public posts.
My first entry?
The Dedication Page.
Do you journal?
If so, what type of journals do you keep?
Please let us know!
Create With Joy On Pinterest
Beautiful Books & Journals Board
If creating art journals, scrapbooks
And altered books and projects interest you
Join me on these two special Pinterest boards
Which I’ve dedicated to creative journaling!
Highlights From Week 22
Mel – The Yorkshire Fox
Card: Red, White & Blue
This week, I’d like to welcome Mel from
The Yorkshire Fox to Inspire Me Monday!
Mel wowed us from across the pond with
Her version of red, white and blue!
Beautiful job on that card, Mel –
I love your attention to details!
Speaking of details…
Have you met:
The Redhead Riter
Essay: The Devil Is In The Details Of Your Life Shoe
I love The Redhead Riter.
She never ceases to amaze me.
She reminds me you must never judge a post
By the amount of shoe ads that are
Plastered in a single post!
Contrary to first impressions…
She isn’t a shoe salesperson.
She isn’t married to one.
She isn’t Imelda Marcos writing under a pseudonym.
Hey, wait a minute…
Wasn’t Peg Bundy a Redhead?
In spite of her obvious shoe obsession…
And the fact that she will leave us wondering
What our lives would be like if we were shoes…
I encourage you to read her post!
The Hemingway quote alone is
Worth the price of admission!
(And the rest is pretty darn good too!)
Debbie – Easy Natural Food
Recipe: Tangy Carrot-Apple Salad
If you are looking for a healthy salad
To rejuvenate you on a hot summer day,
Look no further than this fabulous salad
Debbie re-created from a Vegetarian Times recipe!
It looks divine and I can’t wait to try it!
Nina – Mama’s Little Treasure
Project: Father’s Day Banner Card
Father’s Day is coming!
If you’d like to make a special project for Dad,
Look no further than Nina’s beautiful banner card!
She’s provided an easy-to-follow tutorial and
Her project is easily adaptable for any occasion!
Beautiful job Nina – thanks for the inspiration!
Donna – Tuesdays With Jesus
Devotional: Relax Your Grip
There are days when we feel depressed….
Times when we face situations
Where the outcome seems hopeless.
On these days, God does not give us permission to mope.
Instead, he says, “Do not be discouraged!”
In Relax Your Grip, Donna writes about how we can
Move past discouragement and hopelessness.
Thank you Donna for offering us hope and encouragement!
Tiffany – Don’t Waste The Crumbs
Recipe: Vanishing Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Time for a sweet treat!
Tiffany discovered her husband was a magician
When she made these delicious cookies.
“Mr. Crumbs” made the entire pan of cookies
Disappear shortly after she made them!
If that isn’t an endorsement for delicious –
I’m not sure what is!
Talent is timeless.
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Inspire Me Monday – Week 22!
Inspire Me Monday #23 – Week Of June 11, 2012
Monday’s often get the short end of the stick
But they are fraught with potential!
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!