2013 Ultimate Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

Welcome To The 2013 Ultimate Blog Party

Thank you for joining Create With Joy for our third Ultimate Blog Party – an annual event hosted by Susan and Janice at 5 Minutes For Mom! Whether this is your first or 50th visit to my blog, I’m so delighted you stopped by! I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit more about myself – my blog – and how to connect with me after the party!

Welcome To Create With Joy

My name is Ramona and I am passionate about celebrating creativity and building community through blogging!

Each week, I invite kindred spirits from around the world to gather and encourage one another, connect with one another, and support one another through three fabulous gatherings:

Inspire Me Monday

Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy
Share your creative projects –
Sharpen your creative vision –
Showcase your creative talents!

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday at Create With Joy
Share your cherished memories and photos!

Friendship Friday

Friendship Friday at Create With Joy

Foster friendships while growing your blog!

I Write About Things I Love:

Arts & Crafts

Altered Tin

I love sharing Paper Crafts of all types –
Artist Trading Cards, Handmade Cards, Scrapbooking,
Art Journals, Mixed Media, Altered Art and more!

When you explore my site, you’ll find treasures like this
Altered Tin that is perfect for housing Gift Cards!

Books & Reading Challenges
Enter The Life After Art Giveaway (Below)

Life After Art

Do you love to read?
So do I – and I am committed to sharing the most
Inspiring books I can find across a variety of genres
For readers of all ages!

I am also committed to encouraging you to read more by
Inviting you to participate in Reading Challenges and
Other book-related events!

Currently I’m hosting a Worldwide Giveaway for
Life After Art – a fabulous book about Creativity, Faith, and Life.
Be sure to enter before April 12, 2013 for a chance to win!

And – if you are a publisher, book tour company or independent author
Who would like to introduce yourself – please drop me a line!


Guinness Brownies - Side

Whether you love to cook
(Or merely love to eat) –

Whether you’re a seasoned home chef
(Or just learning your way around the kitchen) –

Whether you’re looking for something healthy
(Or a decadent splurge)

Whether you’re cooking for fun, survival
(Or looking for a challenge)

I invite you to check out my mouthwatering recipes –
There is something for every taste bud!

And So Much More!

Tsunami & Legend - A New Day

There are also plenty of
Faith and Spiritual Resources
Organizational Ideas
Blogging & Social Media Tips
And Heartwarming & Humorous Stories
About Tsunami & Legend
My Entertaining Maine Coons
Awaiting your discovery!

I invite you to explore my site!

Stay In Touch

Thank you for stopping by – I hope you enjoyed your visit and today marks the beginning of a beautiful new friendship!

Please take a moment to join my community and leave a comment so that I can welcome you and reciprocate!

I look forward to connecting with you through:

Have a wonderful week and I hope to see you at Inspire Me Monday, Wordless Wednesday, and Friendship Friday!

After The Party

The 2013 Ultimate Blog Party officially ends on Friday, April 12, 2013 and we’ve been asked to write about a few bloggers we’ve connected with throughout the party – but I’ve met so many wonderful bloggers and re-connected with so many old friends – how can I single out one or two?

For me, in many ways, the party really begins afterwards, when the clock stops ticking and connections really have a chance to bloom. The links remain open all year and I enjoy visiting throughout and really taking time to savor each visit to the fullest!

I DO want to single out Janice and Susan – our hostesses – for hosting this awesome event each year. Here’s to friendship and connections in the blogosphere!

116 Responses to “2013 Ultimate Blog Party”

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  1. Michelle
    Twitter: DishofDailyLife

    Looking forward to seeing more of your blog! Thanks for the tweet earlier!!

  2. Valerie
    Twitter: VSliker

    Inspire me Monday and Friendship Friday! Wow, I am very interested in this. So glad to meet you through the Ultimate Blog party 2013. This is my first UBP, but I’ve been blogging forever. Here’s to a blogging friendship!

  3. Valerie
    Twitter: VSliker

    I left the wrong URL with my comment above! This is the correct one. I love the blog party and am enjoying meeting new people.

  4. Lisa Ross
    Twitter: lisaros823

    Hey! Stopping by from UBP. You have a great site here!

  5. I love to cook, eat and read so I’m looking forward to reading more posts! I’m stopping by from the blog party. One of my resolutions this year was to make more time for reading, so I’m happy to see that books are one of the things you write about.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Lisa, I’m delighted to meet you!

      If you love to read, you’ve come to the right place –
      I regularly review quality literature and inspirational books here and I share reading challenges and events as well!

      There are currently 2 book-related giveaways on my blog – Life After Art and GPS Your Life – so check them out, you may be one of our lucky winners! 🙂

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Hi! New follower here from UBP13! Your blog is awesome!! I’m a new blogger and hope you come by and follow me at mybutterflyhaus.blogspot.com!

  7. Tiffany DeOs
    Twitter: thecraftyhome

    Hi from the UPB!! This is just so much fun but I have a feeling I am going to end up with a billion blogs to read. 🙂 I’ve added you to my bloglovin. Sounds like I’ll be coming up with lots of creative ideas following you. 🙂


  8. eschelle
    Twitter: Eschelle

    Very nice to meet you via the party, I have made sure to follow you on fb so I can see your future creations!! It is awesome that you can find time to read, I can barely fit in time to read other peoples blogs. Thank goodness for audiobooks, I love diving into one of those while I do chores, all the book, twice the fun and efficiency! lol

  9. Betty Taylor says:

    Stopping by for a visit from UBP. I enjoy your blog and your linky parties.


  10. Pam@behealthybehappywellness
    Twitter: phoward336

    Love your site – stopping by from the UBP13! I see so many great ideas – I’ll be linking up to some of your linky parties for sure!

  11. Cher
    Twitter: mamasmoney

    One of these days I’ll read more!

    Nice to ‘meet’ you!

    Stopping by to say hi from the Ultimate Blog Party!


  12. Grisel @ Living Life 2 Its Fullest
    Twitter: gsrey12

    Hi, new follower from UBP!! I like many of the topics you write about – I will be back to read some more 🙂


  13. Ida Mae West-Simone (@vision4Rkids)
    Twitter: vision4rkids

    Beautiful blog! I look forward to reading more!

  14. Ida Mae West-Simone (@vision4Rkids)
    Twitter: vision4rkids

    Beautiful blog! I look forward to reading more! Stopping by from UBP13


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