Inspire Me Monday – Week 42

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…

Fall Fearless and Fly Challenge – Week 2
Artists In Blogland

Fall Fearless and Fly Challenge

It is Week 2 of the Fall Fearless and Fly Challenge.
If this site and challenge are new to you,
Consider this a must-visit site this week.
The featured challenges and artwork are amazing!

Ronda Palazzari Fear & Fate

Featured artist Rhonda Palazarri created Fear & Fate,
Which combines two of the three challenges.
For a chance to win her book, Art Of Layers,
Be sure to enter the Week 2 Challenge!

Jessica Sporn

Inspire Me Monday regular Jessica Sporn
Shared several pieces of artwork that chronicle
A risk-taking detour she took in her life!
She is also offering a giveaway on her site!

Are you inspired?
Please share your challenge creations with us!

Lydia – See Beautiful
Chasing Away K9 Cancer

Chase Away k9 Cancer

Lydia at See Beautiful is an inspirational blogger who
Shares the beauty she finds in the world around her.
This week she shared about an amazing man,
Chris Laseter, who will be running 2800 miles cross-country
From Atlanta, Georgia to Portland, Oregon to raise funds
For canine cancer!

For more information about how to follow and support Chris,
Visit him at Running For The Dogs!

Book Of The Week
No Greater Love by Levi Benkert

No Greater Love by Levi Benkert and Candy Chand

How far would you go to save the life of a child?
When Levi Benkert and his family learn that
Tribal families in Ethiopia are killing their children
Because they believe they are cursed,
The sell everything they have and move there to save them!

Be sure to enter my Giveaway for a chance to win this
True and inspiring story from the Benkert family themselves!

Pinterest Board Of The Week
Craft Rooms

Pinterest - Craft Rooms

Highlights From Week 41

Fantasi – Maboe

Fantasi - Maboe
Stunning photography!

Inspirational Card Deck Swap
Mary Nassar

Inspirational Card Deck - Mary Nassar
Can you imagine receiving one of these beauties
From the very talented Mary Nassar?

My Mom’s Stained Glass Repurposed
Cindy – Cloche And Lavender

Stained Glass Desk - Cloche And Lavender

A stained glass credenza
With a beautiful history…

Funny Toilet Roll People
Tamoonstone – Mindful Moments

Toilet Roll People - Mindful Moments

A delightful craft project
With a most unusual source!

Fabric For Ornaments
Ornament Place

Star Ornament - Ornament Place

Christmas is coming…
Decorate your tree with these delightful ornaments!

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 41!

Inspire Me Monday #42 – Week Of October 22, 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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  1. Wow! So much amazing art and inspiration!
    Thank you so much for showcasing my Inspirational Card Deck Swap post! 🙂
    Can’t wait to see what inspiring cards arrive in my mail just in time for 2013!!
    I will have one inspirational quote per week! 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Mary,

      Thanks for joining us and inspiring us with that AWESOME card deck! I can’t wait to see what you get back – sounds like an amazing swap!

      Have a fabulous week!

  2. Deb @ Raising Figure Skaters
    Twitter: RaisingSkaters

    Wow! I love the inspiration from your Artists in Blogland … amazing! 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Deb

      The artists participating in that challenge are AMAZING! I was so inspired after visiting their blogs this week that I spent yesterday working on my craft room trying to get set up in the hopes that I can join before the entire challenge is over!

      Ended up wearing myself out big time – but I DID make some progress – so hopefully I can get organized soon! 🙂

      Have an awesome week!

  3. diane says:

    Thanks for another great hop! Looking forward to checking out the highlights!~

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Diane

      Didn’t realize that you were one of the “artsy” girls – love how everyone is connected to everyone else!

      Have a fabulous week and look forward to see what you’ve created this week! 🙂

  4. arod says:

    thanks for hosting have a great week

  5. Wow! thanks for the shout out to me and to Fall Fearless & Fly. I love all the amazing creativity you collect here each week. Thank you so much.

  6. Marcia says:

    Thanks for sharing our Fall, Fearless and Fly challenge on your blog! I added your link to my personal blog page.

  7. Thanks for the lovely features & for hosting, & God bless!

  8. Dawn
    Twitter: breathoffaith

    So much awesomeness here! Oh, I am loving the artsy stuff. Thanks for hosting Ramona!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Isn’t this an awesome way to start your week? I can’t wait to start digging around my craft room now and unpacking some more boxes! Feeling recharged and want to get set up so I can start creating to! 🙂

      Have a fabulous week and thank YOU for always being such an inspiration to ME! 🙂

  9. Winnie says:

    Thanks for the party Ramona
    Have a great week 🙂

  10. Sylvia Phillips
    Twitter: SylviaPhillips8

    The Benkert family sounds amazing! thanks for so faithfully hosting all your lovely link ups!

  11. Wow ~ I am so addicted to your Blog (that I just have come across over the wk-end!) SO many inspirations that I don’t even know where to start! 🙂 Happy Monday and hope you have a great week!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you so much Nancy – I’m delighted to meet you too! Love your gratitude bags and look forward to seeing more of your inspirations and getting to know you! 🙂

  12. Linda says:

    Thank you so much for hosting this party and for featuring me this week!

  13. Paula J says:

    Happy Monday! Thanks for hosting once again, and I hope you have a lovely week 🙂


  14. Nina
    Twitter: mamastreasures

    Good morning! Hope you are having a happy Monday . . . . just popping in to link up and wish you a blessed week. Thanks for the book reviews – off to work now, to get the November issue of Ruby ready to roll on the first of the month. I love this blog hop – it really inspires me to get busy and work on all those ideas in my brain ;o) BIG Hugs, Nina

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you Nina for sharing your talents with us and for sharing Inspire Me Monday with the Ruby Community!
      You are an inspiration to so many of us… I truly appreciate all that you do! 🙂

  15. Wow! What talent your featured bloggers have. Amazing. Thanks for hosting.

  16. Thank you so much for sharing the inspiring, incredibly important work that Chris Laseter is doing to raise awareness for, and find a cure for, K9 cancer. Thank you for always sharing the inspiration of others to help us all see a little more beautiful!

  17. Meryl says:

    Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

  18. Thanks for hosting! This week I shared my recipe for a wonderful sugar-free fruit/graham cracker dip AND a creamer for your tea or coffee!

  19. Thank you for this hop. This will be fun!

  20. Sarah says:

    This is an amazing post too – I love all the creative and artistic inspiration 🙂

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Cusiosity

  21. Carissa says:

    thanks for hosting. have a great week

  22. Good Morning!

    This week I shared another little-bother recipe – cinnamon swirl oat bread. So delicious with a smear of butter!

    I also shared an article I wrote explaining how flour can go sour, and how grain bugs get into our food.

    Have a great week!

  23. Hi!
    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of tasty and delicious
    Healthy Homemade Pizza!

    Here’s the link:

  24. Marcie says:

    Off to another week of great inspiration thanks joy! The art work this week is lovely.

  25. Michelle says:

    Thanks for hosting! have a great week

  26. I love this idea for a hop. Looking forward to checking out other posts. Thank you for linking up to the Empowered Living hop, stay tuned I will be making a few changes this coming week. Hope to see you again.


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