Inspire Me Monday – Week 37

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!

To participate, simply join my creative community and
Follow the guidelines at the end of this post!

What’s Inspiring You This Week?
Here’s What’s Inspiring Me…

Artists In Blogland
Fall Fearless And Fly Challenge

Fall Fearless and Fly Challenge

Fall is a time to reflect on
Shedding and releasing aspects of our lives
That don’t serve us, and
Embracing positive and uplifting perspectives
As we end one year and begin the next.
Jessica Sporn

Fall has always been a season of
Introspection and deep reflection for me.

That’s why I’m so excited to share with you
A bi-monthly art challenge that
Inspire Me Monday readers
Carolyn Dube and Jessica Sporn
Are hosting at Artists In Blogland!

Taking A Chance by Jessica Sporn

The challenge runs from Oct 1 through Dec 31, 2012
And consists of three parts:

Newspaper Headline Journaling Prompts
A Color Prompt
A Relevant Quote

You are encouraged to use any media to express your creativity!
Art Journals
Watercolor Quilting –
Anything Goes!

Be sure to visit the Challenge Post to sign up
And read the rest of the details –
Including the prize info!
Let them know you heard about the challenge at Inspire Me Monday!

Recipe Of The Week
Risotto with Smoked Gouda, Parmesan & Cranberries

Risotto With Smoked Gouda

One of my favorite fall recipes…
Perfect as a side or as a Meatless Monday dish!

Pinterest Board Of The Week
Crafts & Delights

Crafts And Delights - CreateWithJoy1 Pinterest Board

Highlights From Week 36

Carolyn Dube – A Colorful Journey
Artsy Fartsy Friendly Fun Challenge

Dance To The Music Of Your Life - Carolyn Dube

Lemon’s For Lulu
Bourbon Butterscotch Bars

Bourbon Butterscotch Bars

Christina Morley – Inspirational Quotes & Poetry
To Live Your Dream

Live Your Dream

Peggy Apl Seeds
The Giveaway Girls

Find Joy In The Journey - Peggy Apl Seeds

Peggy is hosting a fabulous giveaway
Where you can win one of three fabuous pieces
Of her original art!

Which piece is your favorite?
Joy In The Journey is mine!

May you find peace and joy in your journey this week!

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 36!

Inspire Me Monday #37 – Week Of September 17, 2012

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!


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36 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 37”

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  1. storybeader says:

    Great to see all the art journaling going on!
    I included my post about the Storybeader’s Newsletter. Come over and subscribe. It’s free and once a month. {:-Deb

  2. Natasha In Oz
    Twitter: natashainoz

    Many thanks for having me today. Have a wonderful week!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  3. Countrified Hicks
    Twitter: MelodyGravitt

    Thank you for hosting. I submitted “Oreo Fluff” recipe for this week (#19).

  4. thanks for letting everyone know about the “Fall Fearless and Fly” challenge. Carolyn and I are looking forward to seeing some of our Inspire Me Monday friends there!

  5. Deb @ Raising Figure Skaters
    Twitter: RaisingSkaters

    Awesome art inspiration this week! I hope you’re getting settled in your new home! Deb @

  6. Thanks for the wonderful features & for hosting, & God bless!

  7. Lori says:

    What a wonderful way to start the week! Thanks for hosting this event and for your inspiration. Aloha, Lori

  8. Wendy @ E1A says:

    Be a hun and please remove my post, i.e. “I think Sir Walter Scott would have been a great Blogger!” It should have been, Sir Francis Drake!!!!! I am terrible with names!!!!! 😀

    Thank you!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Wendy,

      I wasn’t able to find your post – since the linky allows you to delete your links in case of an error, I am wondering if perhaps you already deleted it?

      If not, and you aren’t able to self-delete the item, please let me know the link number… thanks!

  9. Diane says:

    Thanks for hosting another great party!

  10. tanya says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my Bourbon Butterscotch Bars! That is so awesome!! Yahoo! Thanks for the party!

  11. Paula J says:

    Had a busy weekend over here so I shared more of my handmade fall cards!! Hope I have time to create something new to share next week :)) Thanks for linking your party up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!

    Have a great week 🙂

  12. Dawn
    Twitter: breathoffaith

    So much good stuff as usual. I love Miss Peggy Appleseeds! Thanks for all the ispiration, Ramona! You must check out the video I posted this week. It will make you giggle, I am so sure. I loved it! Hope you all are settling in! Have a great week! In His Grace, Dawn

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Dawn – can’t wait to see the video!

      Had hoped to have my Internet connection today but not quite yet… but the progress continues!
      The camera cable has yet to resurface however…
      Hope we find it soon as I SO want to share my new pics with you all! 🙂

  13. Hilary says:

    I embedded a video of Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED Talk about creativity … I hope everyone who loves to create, and those who want to, will enjoy it as much as I have.

    And thank you so very much for giving us all this opportunity to share with one another!

  14. Marcie says:

    I love the dancing project. Don’t forget to stop bye and see how far my work has come always enjoy hearing from you. Hope you are relaxing in your new home.

  15. Thanks for hosting 🙂
    I have you added to my party page, so I can come back each week!

  16. Donna says:

    Thank you so much for hosting.

  17. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    The challenge looks interesting, thank you for sharing it and hosting this!

  18. Carolyn Dube says:

    Thanks for sharing about the Fall Fearless and Fly upcoming challenge!

  19. Meryl says:

    Always a great visit!!! Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

  20. Hi!
    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of tasty and delicious
    Sweet n’ Healthy Quinoa Salad!

    Here’s the link:

  21. Meryl says:

    Thanks for hosting another great week.

  22. Michelle says:

    Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend.


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