Inspire Me Monday – Week 9

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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!

I invite you to inspire others and nurture your creative spirit by joining our Creative Blog Hop! To participate, simply join my creative community (which now extends to Google Plus) and follow the guidelines at the end of this post!

What’s Inspiring You This Week?
A Few Of My Thoughts

Since I started Inspire Me Monday, I eagerly anticipate the arrival of each new week. Every Sunday, I spend a good part of the day revisiting all of the current week’s participants and pick a few to feature on the upcoming week’s posts. Each week, the task becomes more daunting as you continue to amaze me with your entries. Please take a few moments to visit and encourage one another throughout the week as you continue to share your inspiring quotes, essays, DIY projects, recipes, crafts, and art!

This month, be open to all of the creative opportunities that come your way! Step out of your comfort zone and say “yes” to things that stretch your mind and your imagination! You never know what great adventure you will find yourself on when you open yourself up to a new world of possibilities!

Have a wonderful week and a glorious March!

Highlights From Week 7

Carolyn at A Colorful Journey
Project: Thanks Mom – Art Journaling Using Masking Tape As Frame

Carolyn has done it again!
Last week she encouraged us to Embrace Opportunity –
And Failure – with a beautiful tag.

This week she has taken Art Journaling to a new level
By not only incorporating a creative technique into her book
But sharing a video as well!

Congratulations to this talented Somerset Studio Artist
Who graces us with her talents each week!

Lexi at The Newbie Crafter
Project: Martini Pin-Up

Lexi @ Newbie Crafter - Martini Pin-Up Card

Okay, you be the judge.
I believe that Lexi is pulling our leg.
With a creation like this
I find it difficult to believe that she is
Truly the “Newbie” Crafter!

Look at her attention to details!
The beautiful and unusual color combination.
The lovely coloring.

Nope – I find it hard to believe that
Lexi is the “Newbie” Crafter.
But I do believe she’s a Talented One!

Katherine at Katherine’s Corner
Recipe: Breakfast Biscuits

Katherines Corner - Breakfast Biscuits

 I was raised to believe that
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

When it comes to breakfast,
I don’t want cereal.
I don’t want breakfast out of a box.
I want real, authentic food
Like Katherine makes!

Imagine waking up to the aroma of Katherine’s
Mouthwatering Breakfast Biscuits.

They look so delicious
They would rouse even the sleepiest of heads
From their beds!

Good Girl Gone Green
Recipe: Almond Cup Smoothies

Good Girl Gone Green - Almond Smoothie

Another recipe that I can’t wait to try is
Good Girl Gone Green’s Almond Cup Smoothies –
Made with Homemade Almond Butter!

Can you imagine how refreshing and healthy
A daily glass of this would be?

If you love these features – there are plenty more fabulous inspirations I’d love to share! Be sure to visit my talented friends and delight in their contributions at Inspire Me Monday – Week 8!

Inspire Me Monday #9 – Week Of March 5, 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! Be sure to leave me a little love too!

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!

39 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 9”

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  1. Erin says:

    I’m always amazed at some of the things that people can come up with!!! I don’t think the “newbie” is that new :)…looks pretty great!!! However, considering I’ve been under the weather and not able to eat much lately the food is “really” calling my name :)…ALL is just lovely! Hope you have a wonderful week, Ramona…as always, thank you so much for hosting….

    Erin @ Chronic Christian Crafter

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Erin

      I am amazed too! Did you see the wreath made out of beans and peas? Amazing!
      I have really loved your last few posts. I wish I had more space to feature everyone but it takes awhile to get the post written as it is!

      I am thinking of starting an Inspire Me Monday board on Pinterest, when time permits, to share more of the posts. What does everyone think?

      • Erin says:

        I didn’t see the wreat…I will have to go back and check it out…been into the wreaths lately…have made three lately!!! I think that sounds like a GREAT idea!!! I LOVE Pinterest!!! You could share some on here…and then some on here…and extend onto there as well…great idea, in my opinion…


      • Create With Joy
        Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

        The wreath is a St Patrick’s day wreath (look for a white wreath with a shamrock) – I was amazed to see that hse made the wreath out of white beans and peas – I have a Pinterest board dedicated to wreaths and I will definitely have to add this over there – but I couldn’t get into Pinterest earlier tonight for some reason so I’ll have to do so later this week!

        GREAT questions for Friendship Friday by the way – thank you so much for your contributions – I have the post sitting in my box until I have a chance to write them down – it’s a huge help as my brain tends to get fried by then! 🙂

  2. Thank you so much! 🙂

  3. Molly says:

    Thank you for hosting! Love linking up!

  4. Gwen says:

    A really good idea for a link. I have just linked up….:) so now I can do some blog hopping!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      So glad you’ve joined us, Gwen – I hope you have fun visiting everyone and being inspired this week! 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Yes, please do! Your Dr Seuss inspired tin will certainly inspire the moms on the list (who doesn’t love Dr Seuss?) Thanks for stopping by & I look forward to your participation! 🙂

  5. kewkew says:

    Good Monday morning. Just stopping by from the Alexa hop. Would I be able to link up my muffin tin from Friday here, or is that not the kind of link you are looking for. Just wondering. Have a great day

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Good Morning,
    It is so much fun to look at all the goodies. I am sharing The Menu, my weekly recipes, links and photos. Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I always enjoy seeing the recipes featured on your weekly Menu as well as a chance to link up there as well. Thanks for joining and always spreading good cheer! 🙂

  7. Paula J says:

    Happy Monday! Thanks so much for hosting this fun link party.


  8. Theresa
    Twitter: dearcreatives

    Happy Monday Joy! Thanks for hosting! So much creativity to see. Have a great week!

  9. Marcie says:

    What a great way to start a Monday checking out all the inspirations in this blog!

  10. Nancy @ Joyful Cottage says:

    Thanks for inviting me to join in at Inspire Me Monday. Hope your linkers enjoy the blog and maybe one will win the art print. God bless.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks so much Nancy for joining us and sharing your talents this week! Your husband is so talented as well – good luck to everyone who enters the art print contest! 🙂

  11. Ashley S says:

    I just started getting creative, so I love this hop! Thanks for hosting and can’t wait to pour through everyone’s posts!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Ashley, I’m so glad you’re joining us in our weekly adventures! What I love about Inspire Me Monday is that everyone is able to share what inspires them or what they have created that they consider special – whether it’s the written word, or something crafty, or something delicious, or something practical they want to pass on! I hope that over time we have some musicians, performing artists and craftspeople join us on the hop – wouldn’t that be cool? I really want to encourage people to be confident in whatever creative gifts that God has given them and not to feel they can’t participate because they are don’t express themselves like someone else. Have fun hopping and I look forward to seeing your contribution! 🙂

  12. LaVonne says:

    Very fun. I want to check out that almond milk smoothie. Thanks for hosting. I love hopping around and visiting other blogs and their creative ideas.

    I am visiting you today from A Helicopter Mom’s Alexa hop. I hope you have a great week!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Yes, doesn’t that look delicious? I drink primarily water but this year I really want to add some delicious but healthy drinks into my diet – so stuff like this really catches my eye!

      Thanks for visiting me from Alexa – have a fabulous week! 🙂

  13. Kat says:

    It’s my first visit here, what a wonderful idea for Mondays and for us all to share, thanks so much!

  14. Shari says:

    I would love to invite you (and your followers) to join in on my 10 Things Tuesday blog hop I am hosting right now on my blog!

  15. Lexi says:

    Thank you, darlings! Apologies for the late reaction, I was out of town with the family this week. I’m not that really creative yet, but I’ll get there! Thanks so much for the inspiration.



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