Inspire Me Monday – Week 5

Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy
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!

Each week, I invite you to inspire others and nurture your creative spirit by joining our Creative Blog Hop!  To participate, follow Create With Joy by E-Mail, RSS Feed, Twitter, and/or Pinterest, then read the guidelines at the end of this post!

What’s Inspiring You This Week?
This Week, I’m Inspired By…
Your Creative Projects!

Here are a few of my favorites:

Vickie at Okie Nurse’s Paper And Ink Therapy
Project: Chunky ATC

OkieNurse - Chunky ATC

I love Artist Trading Cards –
Artistic mixed-media masterpieces created in a 2 ½ x 3 ½ space –
So I was blown away by Okie Nurse’s Chunky ATC
Which she created out of a 2 x 4 piece of lumber.
You have to read her post to fully appreciate the
Craftsmanship that went into her creation –
Then, enjoy exploring this talented crafter’s site!

Jennifer McClean at Just Add Water, Silly
Project: The Innocence

The Innocence by Jennifer McClean - Just Add Water Silly

The Holocaust Museum Houston is currently collecting
1.5 Million Handmade Butterflies
From People All Over The World
For Their Spring 2014 Exhibit
As Part Of
I Never Saw Another Butterfly
To Commemorate the 1,500,000 Innocent Children
Who Perished in the Holocaust.

The Innocence” is Watercolor Artist Jennifer McClean’s
Contribution to The Butterfly Project.

Won’t you consider being a part of this monumental event?

Rose at Kreativa
Project: Chocolate Cake

Rose Kreativa - Chocolate Heart Torte

Rose is a Creative Italian blogger
Who shared this very special
Chocolate Cake with Oranges
To remind her of her childhood home!
You’ll have to translate her site from Italian to English
To get the full details but it’s worth the effort!
Have fun exploring Rose’s site!

The Redhead Riter
Project: Homemade Apple Sauce

Redhead Riter Smooth Applesauce

Those are the words I’d use to describe
The Redhead Riter’s Homemade Apple Sauce!
Be sure to visit her site on a full stomach –
Temptations abound!

Inspire Me Monday #5 – Week Of February 6. 2012

Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy

Now it’s time to share your inspirations! You can participate in our Creative Blog Hop 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!

Also, 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!

23 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 5”

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  1. Krizza says:

    Hello dear! It’s my first time to join this meme. I came across this blog during my blog hop and I find it very informative. I grabbed your buttons for the different memes and I hope that I can join on the others, as well.

    I also like DIY projects! The one you had here is really cute. I love turning some simple things into some works of art, as well.

    Link my entry for this week. Thanks!

  2. Wow, that homemade applesauce looks DEEEEELISHUS! I never been a fan of store bought because I don’t like “bumps” in mine. I’ll have to give hers a look see.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Kenya

      I’m so glad you’re joining us this week! I look forward to reading your post and I will be sending you your Pinterest invite the next time I’m on! 🙂

  3. Hi! I’m visiting from the alexa hop – I always make sure to visit your blog. Your posts are so fun. Would love a visit back at or when you have a moment.

    Tina ‘the book lady’

  4. Erin says:

    It looks like another good collection of links started again. I’m going to have to check out the homemade applesauce…thanks for hosting the link-up, as usual…one of my favorites ;)…glad to have the new codes to the buttons…changed mine out!!!


    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks for joining us once more and thanks for the feedback – glad you’re finding the button codes helpful!
      Hope you find lots of creative inspiration this week! 🙂

  5. self sagacity
    Twitter: selfsagacity

    those are very nice collections, choices. They are inspiring.

  6. oh yes, i am so inspired by creative projects i find in blogland! so many wonderful projects to see and maybe try out! thank you for sharing,
    hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

  7. Paula J says:

    Happy Monday! Thanks again for hosting this wonderful party!!


  8. Marcie says:

    My inspiration for today is to try some painting.

  9. Sandra Keith says:

    I’ve knitted socks for many years but recently decided to learn how to knit patterns into the socks and also learn color stranding. It’s complicated and challenging, but I’ve always loved a challenge.

  10. I love these features, Ramona 🙂 Btw, happily following you now via Linky.

  11. My inspiration for today is to write a post in honor of Bully Awareness Week. I hope you all will be inspired by my post . Wow! we have some very talented ladies , thanks for sharing your creativity. The applesauce and the cake look so good. The trading cards and Junky ATC projects are stunning. what talent!

    Nicole Weaver

  12. Courtney @ Centsablelady says:

    Just stopping by again from another blog hop! Come by again and say hello and leave some alexa love!

  13. Hi there, I’m stopping by from the MamaLuvsBooks Alexa Hop!

    Dee M.
    Bella Savvy


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