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…
The Biannual Blogathon Bash
June 22-25, 2012
This week I am gearing up for the
Biannual Blogathon Bash
Where I’ll be working behind-the-scenes
To make Create With Joy an even
Better place to visit!
One of the things I’m working on
Is becoming a more organized blogger
So I wanted to share this fabulous tip from
Denise is a Crafter, Oil Painter, and Mixed Media Artist
Who recently joined the Inspire Me Monday community!
To capture all of the wonderful ideas that inspire her
During her Blog Brainstorming sessions
She created a beautiful, colorful notebook
Filled with her handwritten notes and art!
Who says that organization has to be bland and boring?
I’d also like to share that
A very exciting milestone occurred
This week at Create With Joy.
Over 100 awesome creations were shared at
Inspire Me Monday!
Thanks to all of you who take the time to
Share your creative gifts each week.
You are a blessing to this entire community!
Highlights From Week 23
William – Lazy Cat Cards
William’s Been Creating
We have a NEW ARTIST in our midst!
HE is only 9 years old!
Look at how focused he is as he creates.
Could this be the next Tim Holtz?
I am so excited to introduce you
William of Lazy Cat Cards!
William was inspired to create this delightful
Father’s Day Card for his dad Simon!
I know he’ll be proud!
For more beautiful cards –
And to meet the Lazy Cats –
Visit Mom Penni at Lazy Cat Cards!
Kelly – Indiana Inker
Shopping Bag Card
Another card that caught my eye was this
Adorable card by our dear friend Kelly!
Yes, I love the colors!
Yes, the cute shopping bags caught my eyes!
But I also loved the great design –
See how easily the elements could be swapped out
And how fast a similar card could be created?
Great job Kelly –
Thanks for all of your wonderful shares!
Shari – Blessdom
Daja Ablama – Syrian Chicken Stew
I don’t know how it happens.
Each week, I scour the Inspire Me Monday boards
Looking for great new healthy recipes to try.
I am SO happy when I find
Delicious looking recipes like this.
Even if they have funny names I can’t pronounce.
Evelyn – My Turn
Chicken Cordon Bleu
I’m also delighted when I find old favorites to revisit
Like Evelyn’s Chicken Cordon Bleu!
It’s been forever since I’ve made this.
I even have the Panko Crumbs in my cupboard!
But then – my eye starts to wander.
To the cakes.
And the cookies.
And to every other sweet delight you’ve posted!
Create With Joy
Pinterest – Food That’s Crafty Board
I tell myself it’s all about the art.
I tell myself I’m doing research.
Wouldn’t this look lovely on my
Food That’s Crafty Pinterest Board?
The Red Head Riter
Recipe: Moist Red Pear Upside Down Banana Cake
But then –
I come across recipes like the one that
The Red Head Temptress – er, Riter – shared
And I know I’ve lost the battle!
She does the most decadent things
With pears and bananas on her blog.
But boy, fruit never looked so good!
Donna – HoliMess
Grace For The Good Girl
Summer time is reading time!
Kick off your shoes and get cozy with a great book!
This sounds like such a great book!
Visit Donna’s blog for more details!
Donna Shultz – Tuesday’s With Jesus
Writer’s Block Jumble
Have you ever experienced writer’s block?
If so, how did you move past it?
In this inspiring post, Donna shares how
She and a 14-year old girl inspired one another
To move past their writer’s block blues.
Nine year old artists…
Fourteen year old writers…
I invite you to inspire us with more examples
Of creative and passionate youth!
Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 23!
Inspire Me Monday #24 – Week Of June 18, 2012
I like the idea of Inspiration Monday.
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!