I like the idea of Inspiration Monday.
Monday’s often get the short end of the stick
But they are fraught with potential!
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, subscribe to Create With Joy by Linky Followers, E-Mail, RSS Feed, Twitter, and/or Pinterest, then follow the guidelines at the end of this post!
What’s Inspiring You This Week?
This Week, I’m Inspired By…
Valentine’s Day & Love
Project: For The Love Of Love Event – February 14-22, 2012
This week, I’m joining Author Terri Giuliano Long &
40+ Guest Authors / Bloggers in a Weeklong Extravaganza
To celebrate what love means in all aspects of our lives!
The details are at Book Bags & Cat Naps!
Please visit Terri’s blog on February 18th and
Read, Comment And Vote For My Guest Post
“Lessons I’ve Learned From My Fur Angels”
Project: I Find Joy In The Word
Peggy is a gifted artist and woman of faith from the Philippines
Who has blessed me for many years through her blog!
Her goal, as she shares her art, is to
Sow seeds of faith, hope, and creativity around the world.
Today’s project is a beautiful example of the faith art
She is creating in her 2012 Prayer Journal.
I encourage you to visit Peggy and give her some blog hugs!
Erin Ledbetter at Chronic Christian Crafter
Project: Easy Peasy Script Lampshade
Erin is a Christian Crafter who uses her talents to encourage and uplift others
In spite of her daily struggles with Chronic Illness!
This week, she found inspiration on Pinterest!
Margo at Joyful Homemaking created a beautiful Handwritten Lampshade
That Erin loved so much, she created one of her very own!
I encourage you to visit both bloggers
And to share your favorite Pinterest-Inspired projects!
Paula at Life As We Know It By Paula
Project: Who Loves Owls?
Paula is a Crafty New Hampshire Mom
Who designs paper crafts and custom goodies for her Etsy Shop!
She created these owl-themed Cupcake Toppers for a baby shower!
Aren’t they just adorable?
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Inspire Me Monday #6 – Week Of February 13, 2012
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!
I am honored to have my lamp and blog featured by you. I love linking up with your website each week….you are such an encourager. I am very thankful for your kind and encouraging comments. Thank you so much!!! It is my goal to encourage, just as I feel encouraged by you each week… 🙂
Erin @ Chronic Christian Crafter
Thank you so much Erin – your comments mean a lot!
I loved your project and was so happy to be able to meet and connect with Margo as a result of your post as well! 🙂
Thanks for a lovely party!!!! I wanted to tell you that I have a link party on right now too and you’re welcome to link this post up so people see it!!! When you get to my blog, just go to “home” and you will see it is the first post!
Thanks so much Cindy – I’m delighted to join your party and to connect with you on Twitter & Pinterest! 🙂
Thanks for hosting, Ramona. The poem I posted is about things that inspired me at church today.
You’re so welcome – look forward to reading your post! 🙂
thank you so much, Ramona for featuring me this week! i am so honored. thank you for hosting,
hugs, peggy aplSEEDS
You’re welcome – congrats & see you at WOYWW! 🙂
I absolutely love Erin’s lamp!
There’s definitely lots of wonderful inspiration here! Thank you for hosting. I’ve signed up for Linky Followers and followed you (at least I think I have – I’m still waiting for my confirmation email!). Have a lovely week.
Awesome – look forward to connecting with you on Linky Followers! 🙂
I love the journal page by Peggy & all the creativity! Happy Monday Joy! xo Thanks for hosting!
You’re welcome, Theresa – thanks for supporting Inspire Me Monday! 🙂
Thanks for hosting! Following you via Linky Followers now!
You’re welcome Adrianne – look forward to connecting with you on Linky Followers! 🙂
OMGoodess! Thank you so much for featuring my owl toppers!! What a lovely surprise for a Monday morning :))
You’re welcome Paula – those owl toppers were just adorable! 🙂
What inspired me today is a love poem I linked to inspire Me Monday at Create with Joy . Thanks for hosting!
Awesome – look forward to reading your love poem – Happy Valentine’s day to you! 🙂
What a wonderful blog! I am your newest Linky Friend and now that we kknow where we are in Bloglandia lwt’s not be strangers! ou’ll find yourself on my blog list!
So glad you’ve found us – just joined you on Linky Followers too! 🙂
What a great party Ramona! Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for hosting!
Thanks for joining us this week Miz Helen! 🙂
“Inspire Me Monday” is such a beautiful way to start the week and display the talents of others: as the saying goes “Variety is the spice of Life” and this Monday is no exception!
You always manage to keep us in suspense of what your next blog will be; maybe a cat tale, a delicious receipt, inspiring music or a contest to mention a few. Keep up the good work.
So glad you were able to stop by Reta – have a fabulous week! 🙂
I don’t have words of inspiration today, but I am happy just to be me.
Love Peggy Applseeds work, so nice that you showcased her!
So glad you stopped by, dear Princess! It’s always a joy to showcase the participants – when I have a few free moments, I’m looking forward to setting up an Inspire Me Monday board on Pinterest and highlighting some of the participants there as well! 🙂
New follower, hope you come by and follow! 🙂
Found your adorable blog via the Linky Blog Hop! I’m following you, now! Hope you can come visit my blog at http://www.eccentricleopard.com/ Thanks!
Hi Ramona – thank you so much for posting about the For the Love of Love event – it’s going to be an amazing few days!
Have a great week and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Thanks for including me in the event, Donna – Happy Valentine’s day to you too! 🙂
So glad I found your wonderful blog! Inspiring! Thanks so much for dropping by and linking up on SSS!
Thanks for the inspiration! I’m linking up a post on valentines with lollipops. I also stumbled this page for you–thanks for linking up at the Super Sunday Stumble!
Thank you so much for stopping to visit me. I would love to participate in Inspire Me Monday. What time does the linky usually go up on Monday or Sunday night? Wishing you a wonderful week.
I usually post the linky on Sunday evenings and the party is open all week. Look forward to seeing your inspirations! 🙂
Hello! I’m a newcomer, having found you guys through Heather Santos blog! Will def have to become a regular. Lots of fantastic and inspirational art in this group! The inspiration for my work this week was my wonderful husband and Valentines day.
I am keeping my Monday post vacant so I can join this linky for this coming Monday. Look forward to it!