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…
Deb Chitwood – Raising Figure Skaters
Help Our Daughters Have Healthy Body Images
Last week’s story on teenager Judy Bluhm’s crusade
To change how women are portrayed in the media
Struck a chord with many Create With Joy readers,
Including inspirational writer Deb Chitwood!
Deb provided us with an insider’s view of how this issue
Promotes eating disorders in the competitive world of
Figure Skating and similar pursuits!
I encourage you to read her thought-provoking essay
And to explore her fabulous blog,
Raising Figure Skaters!
Book Of The Week
Some Parts Are NOT For Sharing!
By Julie K Federico
Jill at Blessed Beyond A Doubt
Shared this fabulous book that she calls
A must for every child’s bookshelf!
According to Jill,
This book is an ideal introduction
To the basic body safety rules for the young child.
The author, Julie K. Federico,
Uses friendly fish to explain what the boundaries of
Appropriate touching are in a very non-threatening way.
For a chance to win a copy of this book,
Visit Jill and enter her giveaway before July 30!
Pinterest Board Of The Week
Things That Make Me Smile
Highlights From Week 28
You Gals Are Bursting With Creativity!
Denise – Harvest Moon
Summer Art Journaling
Artist Denise Mulligan used a children’s atlas
To start a new Art Journal this summer!
She’s filling it with beautiful international themes
And magnificent mandalas!
For lots more beautiful inspiration, be sure to visit Denise!
Naomi – What Joy Is Mine
Which Menu Do You Choose?
When you get up each morning
Do you plan to have a good day or a bad one?
If you’ve never thought about the ingredients
That go into your day,
Naomi’s wonderful post will give you plenty of
Food for thought!
Kim – Made In A Day
Painted Wedge Sandals
Summer time is fun time –
And what could be more fun than
Painting a pair of inexpensive sandals
In a rainbow of delightful colors?
Have fun expressing your creativity
With Kim’s playful post!
Chris – My Creatively Vintage Life
Rustic Roof Tile Transformation
If you delight in flea market treasure hunts
And DIY transformations you will love the
Makeover Chris gave her rustic tin roof tiles!
Khadija’s Creative Mind
Journal / Sketch Book
The very talented Khadija
Who frequently shares her
Crafts & DIY tutorials
Delighted us this week with the latest drawings
From her Journal & Sketch Book!
Birdcage Mini Book
Cardmaker Donna Heber dazzled us
With her Birdcage Mini Book -
Beautifully stamped inside and out!
Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 28!
Inspire Me Monday #29 – Week Of July 23, 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!