Inspire Me Monday – Week 43

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…

Hope Was Born In A Cave
Donna – Holimess

Donna - Holimess - I Wear Pink

For the month of October,
Donna at Holimess has been writing a 31-day series called
I Wear Pink, in which she chronicles her battle with breast cancer.

I was particularly moved by Day 18,
Hope Was Born In A Cave,
Which transcends personal experience and
Offers words of encouragment to each of us,
No matter our need.

If you could use a word of hope this week,
Be sure to visit Donna and be blessed!

The Blogger Disaster Response Network

Blog Paws

Do you worry about what will happen to your pets
In the event that a disasater strikes?

I do. That’s why I joined
The Blogger Disaster Response Network –
And I’d like to invite you to join too!

In the event of an emergency,
You will receive critical information that
Could help save the lives of pets and
Help families reunite with their furry friends.

You have the option of sharing this information
Across any or all of your social networks!

Visit Blog Paws for more information and to sign up.
For info on hands-on disaster response training,
Visit World Vets!

Book Of The Week
God Of All Creation by James Robison

God Of All Creation

What have you learned about life from your pet?
In this poignant story, you’ll read 28 vignettes about
The lessons miniature dachshund Princess has taught her owner!

Pinterest Board Of The Week
Words To Live By

Words To Live By at Create With Joy - Pinterest CreateWithJoy1

Highlights From Week 42

Corn and Potato Chowder
Paula – Call Me PMC

Corn and Potato Chowder - Call Me PMC

Art Journaling – Bible Verse
Marcia Beckett – Mixed Media Art

Art Journaling - Marcia Beckett

Cinnamon Streusel Pumpkin Bread
Michelle’s Tasty Creations

Pumpkin Bread - Michelle's Tasty Creations

Fall Leaf Art
Jerri – Simply Sweet Home

Simply Sweet Home - Mod-Podge-Leaf-Art

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 42!

Inspire Me Monday #43 – Week Of October 29, 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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66 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 43”

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  1. Erin says:

    Hi Ramona,

    It has been a while since I’ve been able to stop by and link up…so glad to be able to have some things to share with you this week. I hope your move was successful and you are getting settled! Have a wonderful week, and thanks for hosting such a lovely part each and every week! I think you might truly enjoy/identify (possibly) with one of my posts…hope you get a chance to read it, and I would love to hear what you have to say. Have a wonderful week friend!

    Erin @ Chronic Christian Crafter

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Erin,

      You’ve been missed – so glad you’re joining us this week!
      Hope all is well!
      Can’t wait to see what you have shared!

      Have a fabulous week and I look forward to catching up with you! 🙂

  2. Thank you for hosting inspiration Mondays!
    Always such a great way to being the week!

  3. Sorry I got the wrong link for my first attempt at linking up this week — please feel free to delete. The second one should be fine. Thanks for hosting & God bless!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Laurie – you should be able to self-delete the bad link – check for a little tiny X on the wrong one!
      Have a wonderful week and as always, thanks for your wonderful contributions!

  4. marcia says:

    Thank you so much for showing my artwork on your blog! I hope it inspires other people to art journal about their favorite Bible verses.

  5. Michelle says:

    Thank you so much for the feature! What a nice way to end the weekend 😉 Thanks for hosting a wonderful party each week. Have a great week.

  6. arod says:

    thanks so much for hosting have a wonderfull week

  7. Dalia says:

    Thank you for hosting this great party.

  8. faith hope & cherrytea
    Twitter: _eHope

    lovely inspy posts and links! if only i were close enough for tasting that gorgeous pumpkin loaf :))…
    Thanks always ~

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks for joining us this week!
      Do you know that your blog has been sitting open on my computer for the past several days?
      LOVE what you shared on that Altered Journal Blog Hop!
      Hope to catch up with a comment there SOON! 🙂

  9. Winnie says:

    Thanks for the party Ramona
    Hope you have a great weekt

  10. Jerri says:

    Thanks so much for the feature! Have a great week!

  11. Paula
    Twitter: Paula_CallMePMc

    Thank you so much for featuring my Corn and Potato Chowder! I hope everyone enjoys it. Thanks for hosting each week, have a great Monday!

  12. Chloe says:

    Thank you for sharing the BlogPaws and World Vets Blogger Disaster Response Network! And this looks like a wonderful blog hop that I would like to be a part of!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Dear Chloe,

      It’s my honor to share the fabulous work that Blog Paws is doing…
      We have a LOT of animal lovers here at Create With Joy…
      I would love it if you’d join us for Inspire Me Monday each week! 🙂

  13. Katherines Corner
    Twitter: goaskkatie

    Thank you for hosting. I look forward to hopping around. Wishing you a beautiful day xo

  14. diane says:

    Hi Friend! The features look great this week and I can’t wait to start hopping around. Thanks again for hosting and have a great week!

  15. Thanks for being a part of the Getting To Know You blog hop. It’s always great to see you there. Have a safe and blessed day! 🙂 Sherlinda at

  16. Ordinary Words….Thanks for letting me know about your Blog Hop…don’t know if I’ll participate every week, but I’m here for this week♫ Happy Halloween♪

  17. Donna says:

    Thank you so much for featuring the post, Hope Was Born In A Cave. I am flattered and touched. It is always fun to meet the wonderful people who link up hear each week. Thank you.

  18. Meryl says:

    Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

  19. Good morning and thanks for hosting!

    Bread machine? Fuggedaboudit! Here’s the low-down on making bread machine recipes by hand:

    And in celebration of Pumpkin Week, I’m sharing a pumpkin coconut cake: so moist, so delicious!

    Have a great week!

  20. Hi!
    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of tasty and delicious
    How to Have a Healthy Halloween!

    Here’s the link:

  21. Paula J says:

    Thanks so much for hosting such an inspirational party! Love linking up :))


  22. Cherry says:

    Thanks for hosting this linkup – joining up again today after a break of a while.

  23. Carissa says:

    Monday’s are the best for inspiration since we get to start the week off fresh with lots of ideas! thanks for hosting each week

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I have come to love Mondays since I’ve started hosting this party – everyone who participates is SO fabulous!
      Thanks for joining us Carissa – have a blessed week! 🙂

  24. Thanks so much for hosting!

    Linked up my post, “Hello. I love you. Can I brighten your day?”


  25. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    You have such wonderful highlights! I think the organization blogpaws sounds so great, thank you for sharing it with animal lovers. That cake also looks super delicious!

  26. I’m inspired. Thank you for hosting, I look forward to more.

  27. Nina
    Twitter: mamastreasures

    Hi again – although it is already Tuesday ;o) I just couldn’t resist sharing my pretty little pumpkins that I made this weekend. These were so fun and easy, especially since I already had several small pumpkins on the porch, and tons of sweater fabric scraps in my sewing room, and the girls just love them! I’ll probably make more next year, using “pretend” pumpkins, but no time to go to the craft store around here this week – so we just used what we had already on hand.

    I’m going to try to get my Wordless Wednesday post up tonight, as well, so I’ll link up to that, too. The last week of the month is always busy for me, as I am finishing up the magazine, but I love joining in the blog hop! I’ll be back again soon, Nina

  28. misssrobin says:

    So much great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a great weekend.

  29. A Little R & R
    Twitter: alittlernr

    Wow the chowder and pumpkin bread looks YUMMY!!! I love the fall leaf art, too. Very beautiful! Thank you for linking up!


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