Inspire Me Monday – Week 188

Inspire Me Monday

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!

What’s Inspiring Me This Week?
Here’s A Few Highlights I’d Like To Share!

Swirls & Pearls – Thinking Of You Card

Thinking Of You Card - Swirls 2

This week, I used a long-forgotten craft item to
Breathe fresh life into a new card!
What can you create from your long-forgotten treasures?

Magellan – Golden Slumbers

Magellan - Golden Slumbers

A beautiful photo engenders a charming story
And a lullaby to my precious cat.

What Inspired You This Week?
Here’s A Few Of Our Favorite Featured Selections!

Kathy – Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Your entire family will enjoy Kathy’s mouth-watering Chicken Sliders!

Jenn – Kid’s Reading Nook

How-to-Create-a-Kid-Reading-Nook

Every child deserves a cozy spot to read –
Who wouldn’t love the magical reading nook that Jenn’s created!

Tara – Easy Berry Sorbet

Easy-Berry-Sorbet

Tara’s sorbet is a refreshing treat for a hot summer day!

Noreen – Duct Tape Checkbook Cover

Duct Tape Checkbook Cover

A fun and practical DIY project for your checkbook!

Joy – Green Bean & Radish Salad

Green Bean & Radish Salad

Joy’s healthy salad is perfect for parties and picnics!

Jessica – Delicious Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn

A new twist to a summertime favorite – Corn On The Cob!

Music To Inspire You
Welcome To
Music Moves Me!
This Week’s Theme: Your Choice

The Piano Guys
What If The 1770s Collided With The 1970s?

Thanks for joining us – have an amazing week!


Inspire Me Monday #188 – Week Of August 9, 2015

Inspire Me Monday

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

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!



Grow Your Blog With

Copyright © 2015 by Create With Joy. All Rights Reserved.
If you see this article posted elsewhere, please contact the site owner.
Thank you for helping to prevent content theft!

43 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 188”

Read below or add a comment...

  1. I LOVE your card this week. It’s such a pleasant surprise when you dig through your art stuff and find a forgotten treasure. Blessings!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Thank you so much Arnoldo! Not only did I find a bag of pretty swirly chipboard to play with, but I learned how beautifully pigment ink can cover that bare chipboard (I always painted it previously – this is much quicker without painted kitty paws to worry about!)

      Have an amazing week and I look forward to seeing your creations and reading your inspirational post this week!

  2. Claudia
    Twitter: Imagesbycw
    says:

    Corn on the cob here I come! Tonight, here 🙂
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Thanks for hosting! Have a great week ahead! Toodles, Kathryn

  4. Noreen says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my Checkbook Cover. And thanks for hosting each week. Hope you have a lovely week!

  5. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day
    says:

    Nice post and I quite enjoyed The Piano Guys vid 🙂

  6. Pat Fenner says:

    Working on a craft project of my own to blog about later this week, and share here next week 😉

    Thank you for the inspiration today ~ Mondays can either be a real drag…or full of possibility. I find that it all hinges on inspiration…

    Have a great, inspiring, day!!

  7. I love the card and the Magellan photos. Thanks for hosting.

  8. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!

  9. Heaven says:

    Your card is beautiful, and I love The Piano Guys! Have a great week.

  10. Danielle Royalegacy
    Twitter: Royalegacy
    says:

    Coming to you from the 4Ms hop. I just love the Piano Guys.

  11. Thanks for hosting! Have an amazing week 🙂

  12. Thank you so much for hosting! I shared my Chocolate and Blueberry Pudding Cake at link 252. Have a wonderful week!

  13. Thanks for hosting the hop! Can’t wait to check out all the blogs.

  14. Hello Ramona! Thanks for hosting another week of ‘Inspire Me Monday’! 😀

  15. Linda says:

    Thanks for the invitation. This is an awesome party. I added you to my party list and I’ll be back.
    Wishes for tasty dishes, Linda

  16. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr
    says:

    Your kitty is so sweet looking and the sorbet looks delicious! Thanks for hosting!

  17. Jill says:

    Thanks for hosting. Hope you have a fabulous week!

  18. Tara says:

    Thank you so much for the feature! Have a lovely week!

  19. It’s always a pleasure to party with you! So many great recipes, projects, tips and ideas to explore. Thanks for hosting!

  20. Ashleigh says:

    Thank you so much for hosting another week of wonderful links! I enjoy this party every week! Have a wonderful night! xx

  21. Love that check book cover! Super creative idea 🙂

  22. That sorbet looks so good! Thanks for sharing.

  23. Thank you so much for the party.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

Trackbacks

  1. […] Linked to Fiesta Friday, Simply Sundays, Inspire Me Monday. […]

  2. […] back to Inspire Me Monday on Create With Joy […]

  3. […] Blog Link Ups:  Literacy Musing Mondays  Inspire Me Monday […]

  4. Photo A Day (Reboot) || August 4 – 9 says:

    […] What I’m grateful for this week: An absolutely wonderful group of loved ones who made my birthday an awesome one! Also, my classes start soon, and I am endlessly grateful for this opportunity to continue school in a new direction. It’s a privilege I won’t take for granted, and I am forever thinking of ways to pay it forward. Linking up with Ember Grey, Our World, and Create with Joy! […]

  5. […] Mondays, Mingle Monday, Modest Monday, Sophisticated Style, How I Summer, Mahogany Closet Mondays, Inspire Me Monday, Motivational Monday, Manic Monday, […]

  6. […] Link Up Post At: Inspire Me Monday – Week 188 […]

  7. […] Merry Monday Linky Party Marilyn’s Treats-Anything Goes Party Moms Small Victories- Sundays Linky Inspire Me Monday The Climb Chain Linky Tasty Tuesday Linky Party Teach Me Tuesday Pin Worthy Linky Party Add a Link […]

  8. Photo A Day: Week Two || August 10 – 16 says:

    […] Linking up with Ember Grey, Our World, and Create With Joy! […]

  9. […] with Create with Joy, Tell Me a True Story, Missional Women and the newest link up Weekend Whispers @ My Freshly […]

  10. Photo A Day: Week Three || August 17 – 23 says:

    […] What I’m grateful for this week: A great team of co-workers, old and new, who I think are going to make this year a great one! It already feels like we’re a team of friends. Linking up with Ember Grey, Our World, and Create With Joy! […]

  11. Photo a Day: Week Five || August 30-September 6 says:

    […] What I’m grateful for this week: I passed my first exams of the semester with high grades, got a few leads on internships, and might even have time to take a couple extra classes/earn some certs on the side for fun. I am so ready to start moving in this new direction! Linking up with Ember Grey, Our World, and Create With Joy! […]

  12. Photo A Day: Week Seven || September 14-20 says:

    […] What I am grateful for this week: Time with family, time with friends. Omar and I made our vacation plans for November: a trip to the Smokey Mountains and Washington DC! We’ll be traveling with some of our favorite people in the world, and I am so happy to have that to look forward to! Goals for next week: This is new! I was inspired by a new group I joined to add this part to my beginning of the posts, and honestly, I don’t know why I never thought of it before! I think it’s going to be good, keep me inspired and such. Anyway, this week I want to accomplish a few key things: complete 2.5 more modules of my own classes, set up my new workspace next to Omar’s gaming area, get the planning of the rest of the year’s field trips out of the way, and nail down my special blog features for October. I’ve got this!!! Linking up with Ember Grey, Our World, and Create With Joy! […]

  13. Photo A Day: Week Eleven || October 12 – 18 says:

    […] Grateful thoughts from last week: Despite having the most in classroom behavioral problems so far this year, I was oddly relaxed all week! Maybe it was all that prayin’ I had to do. (Dear Lord, let this child go home safe, sound, and SOON!) I crossed a lot of things off my to-do list too… prepped a bit for SpringsFest, got some shoots in, and planned even more. Some of the nerves are turning into optimism! Goals for this week: Keep the relaxation train going! I’ll be bringing a ton of work home a couple of days, but if I play my cards right, Wednesday is a half day and I may not have to stay much longer than the kids. Pleasepleasepleaseplease let that dream come true! I also have some photo printing issues to sort out, but I think I am on the right track and hope to get started doing the actual printing soon. And, oh yeah. Last week of the quarter, so report cards! Linking up with Ember Grey, Our World, and Create With Joy! […]

  14. Photo A Day: Week Twelve || October 19 – 25 says:

    […] Grateful thoughts from last week: A job well done, and good times with friends. What more could I ask for? I also tried out a new photography technique and was moderately successful – I am super excited to share those shots! Goals for this week: Continue working on new photo technique, and start hitting thrift stores for frames. Also, it’s a short week! I want to take full advantage of this 4 day weekend – although it needs to be pretty easy going, since Omar is still pretty sore. Linking up with Ember Grey, Our World, and Create With Joy! […]

  15. […] Grateful thoughts from last week: Uh, duh. I only had to go to work 3x, and got to adventure 4x. Also, nothing makes me appreciate my bed more than being able to stay in it while my husband gets ready for work. It’s just so evilly satisfying. I’ll pay for that in a few weeks though, because Omar has a Monday off and it’s my turn to go to a teaching convention while he snoozes! Goals for this week: Avoid the germs, avoid the germs, avoid the germs. Kids are dropping fast, my mom was sick over the weekend, and… I’ve had body aches since Sunday night so I’m afraid I am next. But then again, if I am going to get sick, I’d rather it be now because we are heading up to the Rocky Mountains in less than 3 weeks. The last time I went I got sick and stayed in the cabin most of the time… don’t want a repeat of that! Linking up with Ember Grey, Our World, and Create With Joy! […]

  16. Photo A Day: Week Seventeen || Thanksgiving Vacation Edition! says:

    […] Grateful thoughts from last week: So many! Family and friends and quality time with them, and the opportunity to visit so many wild places. Goals for this week: Progress Reports! But that’s a boring goal. Here’s a blog related one, albeit a bit more long term than just this week: I want to start doing little reviews of the campgrounds I stay at whilst I am adventuring. I wanted to do one this past trip, but we didn’t stay at an actual campground, haha! I also have some more vague ideas about a travel portion of this website, but they definitely need some more developing. I am thinking about doing one of those blog e-courses or something – wouldn’t hurt to support another blogger, right? So if anyone knows any really good blog courses that focus on developing a blog and maybe even offering services etc., leave a suggestion in the comments! I’d sure appreciate it! Linking up with Ember Grey, Our World, and Create With Joy! […]

  17. Photo A Day: Week 19+20 || The One Where I Wiped My Memory Card says:

    […] Linking up with the uber cool Jen, Claudia, Our World, and Create With Joy! […]



Thanks for visiting Create With Joy! Your comments are greatly appreciated!

*