Welcome 2012 Ultimate Bloggers

Ultimate Blog Party 250 x 250


Welcome to Create With Joy – an inspirational site where kindred spirits from around the world gather to encourage one another, to share their passions, and to celebrate their creativity!

Each week, I host three gatherings where friends old and new open their hearts and share their inspirations and dreams!

  • Inspire Me Monday is the place to share your creative projects, sharpen your creative vision, and showcase your creative talents!

Inspire Me Monday

Wordless Wednesday at Create With Joy

Friendship Friday at Create With Joy

I hope you’ll join our gatherings and become a part of our dynamic community!

Time For A Little Tour

The best way to get to know me is to explore my site! Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find:

Paper Crafting Galore!
Altered Art, Handmade Cards, & Scrapbooking
I love paper crafting!
In the Art Community,
I’m known as The Paper Princess!
Here’s a sample of my work:
Altered Calendar Tutorial

Altered Planner

Books To Delight & Inspire
I love reading inspirational books and sharing them with others!
I review books for major publishers & independent authors!
If you love books, here are some posts you’ll enjoy:

2012 Reading Challenges
Book Reviews at Create With Joy
Thoughts On Books & Reading


Scrumptious Recipes To Tantalize Your Taste Buds
I love entertaining and great food!
A good recipe is worth its weight in gold!
Here’s One You’re Sure To Love: Chocolate Babka

Chocolate Babka

Spiritual Resources To Build Your Faith
I write devotionals and share Songs Of Worship.
I create Spirit-Filled Art Like this Artist Trading Card
I created for my friend: Trust In The Lord

Trust In The Lord ATC

Blogging & Social Media Tips
The world of Blogging and the face of Social Media changes daily.
I invite you to follow my RSS Feed and my Twitter and Google Plus accounts
To keep up with the latest news!
Here’s a comprehensive post I wrote that tells you All About Klout!

Understanding Klout

 The Chronicles Of Legend & Tsunami
My Beloved Maine Coons
(With Occasional Upstaging By The Cunning Mister Naughty Pants!)

Tsunami & Legend - Playing With String

I love animals – especially these cats!
They inspire me.
They amaze me.
They comfort me.
They make me laugh and cry!
They hijack my blog.
They steal my thunder.
At last count, they had more followers than I!
They are more than just beautiful faces.
Please join me in following their antics each week!

Stay In Touch

I hope you enjoyed your visit to Create With Joy and that today will mark the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

Please leave a comment to let me know you stopped by! If you are joining my community as a new follower, please let me know so that I can give you a special welcome and reciprocate!

I look forward to connecting with you through:

Have a wonderful week and an ultimate time at the party!

63 Responses to “Welcome 2012 Ultimate Bloggers”

Read below or add a comment...

  1. Jenn says:

    Hi!! Visiting from the UBP! I love your motto on your banner!! Love it! I am interested in visiting your blog more often. Sounds like you have some fun topics!! Have fun and stop on by!

  2. sandeeNC says:

    Well, this is my second visit today to your blog, I can me coming back again and again, thanks to Elizabeth from Altered Book Lover! I’m also doing the UBP because of you! lol I saw someone else mention your name too! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Sandee, so glad you joined the party because of me! 🙂 Love Elizabeth & Bleubeard! Just stopped by and left you some #UBP love. Look forward to getting to know you! 🙂

  3. Jenny says:

    Your cats are gorgeous! I have 2 cats also, an Abyssinian and a Tonkinese.

  4. Cascia Talbert from The Healthy Moms Magazine – Just dropping by from The Ultimate Blog Party I am looking forward to networking with you and getting to know you better! I hope you have the opportunity to visit our blog! http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2012/04/ultimate-blog-party-2012.html

  5. Diana - Teacher Mom
    Twitter: teac

    That chocolate babka looks delish! So glad to connect on Twitter, etc. This is just one of the reasons I love #UBP.

    Toronto Teacher Mom – UBP

  6. Susie B. Homemaker says:

    Ooh, that Chocolate Babka looks so yummy! I should be headed to bed but now I’m hungry. lol New follower on Twitter now… Happy UBP12. 🙂

  7. Rina says:

    where’s the question for today’s Friday Friendship? Look forward to join the hop again 🙂

  8. I’m visiting from the UBP as well. I’ve posted on your link parties before and will be back to do so again! I’m already following you so that I don’t miss anything.

  9. That Odd Mom says:

    Stopping by for the UPB! I can’t wait to read through your book post later.

  10. DogsMom says:

    I came for the cats, stayed for the workdesk tours and now visit as often as I can.
    Wow- you have been busy on Pinterest!

    Thank you for the wonderful reminders about UBP

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks for your awesome comment – you really made me smile! 🙂
      Yes, it took awhile but my Pinterest boards are finally rocking!
      Have a wonderful week and thanks for being such an awesome bloggy friend! 🙂

  11. Cheri says:

    Hey it’s Cheri from Its So Very Cheri–stopping by from the Linky Party Hop. Thanks so much for joining in. I really enjoy getting to know new bloggers. I try to comment back to as many as I can because I really would love to sit around sipping on a lemonade and enjoying chatting in person. I am following you and would love to have you following me as well.

    I hope you have a fabulous week. Your cats are so pretty.

    Don’t forget in addition to the Wed party HOP I also have a Sunday party–Its Party Time and I feature quite a few bloggers on Saturdays. http://itssoverycheri.com/2012/04/08/its-party-time-4-8-2012/

    Please share the Linky Party Hop on facebook to help spread the word.

    xo–your follower,
    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Cheri

      I’m a huge fan of you and your blog and I love your party! Already following – appreciate your support – recommend your blog to my readers and have psotd your Linky Followers Blog Hop here at Create With Joy! 🙂

  12. Kim says:

    I’m already a follower of your blog but wanted to stop by and read your UBP post! I’m thinking about linking up this week with a “Time I was surprised” story 🙂 Have a great day!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      DO link up Kim – you’d be such a welcome addition to our Friendship Friday community! I loved your UBP Blog Post and I really look forward to getting to know you better after the party!

      Enoy your week! 🙂

  13. Melissa B
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Ive been a email subscriber for quite a while – I love your blog ! and your cats!
    such lovely photos!
    Keep up the great work!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I love all of my followers but e-mail followers are extra special – thank you SO much Melissa for reading AND for taking time to stop by and leave a comment!

      Have a wonderful week and I appreciate your encouragement! 🙂

  14. kymi says:

    thank you so much for sharing on twitter, I am so happy to find many great bloggers like you. Enjoy the party and I wish you many great connections and amazing new friends!

  15. Christine says:

    What a delightfully inspiring blog. I love the entire concept. Visiting from Katherine’s Corner. Have a creative and happy weekend.

  16. Tina H. says:

    Hi! I’m visiting from the UBP! :^)

  17. Hi!! I’m happy to have found your blog via the UBP! I can tell I’ll enjoy browsing your blog and getting to know you. I’m now following you! If you get a chance, I’d love for you to visit me over at the Little Shack on the Hill!

  18. Kristina says:

    Stopping by from UBP! I’ve already put your blog in my bookmarks.

  19. ashley picco (mamawee) says:

    this is my 2nd year participating also! I would love for you to stop by and visit me and my party! http://www.talesofmommyhood.com/2012/04/ubp-12.html

  20. What a fabulous idea! I’ll be sure to check back again.

    I stopped in from UBP.


  21. Hello!! I’m visiting from UBP. I’ve already opened a couple of tabs and I’m looking forward to checking your blog out more!

  22. Your blog looks fantastic!!! I look forward to coming back and exploring it more. 🙂

    Visiting from #UBP12

  23. SusanD1408 crochet addict says:

    Now a follower and joining in. Love the blog.

  24. Jen says:

    Hi my friend!!! Stopping by to say hi and read your intro post 😉 I’m already connected but wanted to stop in and give you a wave ((big wave)) 🙂 Have a great week partying!!!

  25. A Maui Blog says:

    Be careful with cat fur. Makes you suffer from asthma. I love cats but I have asthma 🙁 Visiting from UBP.

  26. Angela says:

    I’ve just found my way to your blog after following a button link for your UPB. Your blog is wonderful and so full of fun inspiration and info. I look forward to seeing more!!!

  27. TaMara
    Twitter: PeeDeeMama

    Stopping by from the UBP. I will definitely be adding your blog to my bookmarks and visiting over and over.

    You can find me over at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama (http://sloanhomeschool.blogspot.com/)

  28. Samantha
    Twitter: kreativekaring

    Hi from the UBP12! I’m always looking for crafty ideas and recipes on my quest for better health through improved diet and nutrition. Nice blog!

  29. What a great blog! I hope you are enjoying the party.

  30. Nick - TimeDog says:

    Hi! I just wanted to stop by and say hello from the UBP12. I really enjoyed reading through your blog. I really enjoy your “Inspire Me Monday” series of posts, it’s very uplifting and inspiring for your readers! Looking forward to continue getting to know you. 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Dear Nick

      Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and for supporting Inspire Me Monday on Twitter! I enjoyed meeting you on the UBP12 Spreecast and look forward to connecting with you after the party! 🙂

  31. Katherines Corner
    Twitter: goaskkatie

    wonderful, yummy, and everything good!!! Thank you for linking up to the Thursday hop. Sorry I’m behind in saying thank you. My Monday post will explain my delay.Hope to see you again this Thursday. xo

  32. Adena says:

    Dropping by from the UBP; great site. I love that you have as many varied interests as I do!! I’m your newest follower.

  33. Kristen says:

    Hello! Just stopped by your blog and I really like it. Wonderful content and it is very inspirational. I will now be a regular visitor and I am looking forward to reading your posts. I am also a cat person…I have three myself and they amaze me too!

    Take care,

  34. Sheri says:

    Hello! I stopped by from the Ultimate Blog Party. You have a very pretty and interesting blog here! (The cats are gorgeous too.) I’ve added you on Pinterest and Google+ and hope that we’ll have a chance to connect sometime. 🙂

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


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.