Inspire Me Monday – Week 66

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…

Inspiration From God’s Word
Psalm 37 – Joy and Peace

Source: Gaye at Calm Healthy Sexy

Psalm 37 - Joy and Peace Cross

Book Of The Week
Life After Art

Enter The Giveaway!

Life After Art

This week, I was privileged to help launch
Matt Appling’s first book, Life After Art!

This book explores why we are all born creative
But, over time, stop living like we are.
We also discover the lessons Matt wants his students to learn
Before they grow up and start living Life After Art!

I am hosting a Worldwide Giveway thru April 12
So be sure to enter – and enjoy the Book Trailer below!

In The Spotlight
April, The 21st Century Housewife

April - The 21st Century Housewife

One of the things I love about blogging is that,
Over time, we meet so many bloggers who
Impact our journeys along the way.

This week I’d like to introduce you to
April from the 21st Century Housewife.

I’ve been following April since my early days of blogging.
This year she is fostering An Atmosphere of Growth in her life.

Recently, she discovered one of my favorite books –
Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach –
And was inspired to write an essay, One Thing At A Time,
Which I think we all would enjoy reading!

Be sure to stop by and give April some love this week!

Highlights From Week 65

Leslie – The Best Gifts Scrapbooking Layout

The Best Gifts SB Layout

If you are a scrapbook lover, a card maker, or a paper crafter who
Would like to get your creative juices flowing this spring,
Be sure to visit The Memory Nest –
A inspiring blog filled with beautiful artwork
And creative challenges!

Jen – Life As A Piggy Bank

 Life As A Piggy Bank

How many of you think of your life as a piggy bank?
I must confess, the thought never crossed my mind
Until I read Jen’s essay this week…
I encourage you too as well.
I think it’s time to make some new investments!

HGK Handmade – Felt Pendant

Felt Pendant

It’s pretty.
It’s purple.
It’s handmade.
Need I say more?

Katie – Midnight’s Flower Garden Blanket

Midnights Garden Blanket

I don’t knit… but I appreciate a
Warm, cozy blanket to snuggle under –
Especially one this pretty that’s made with so much love!

Loy – Don’t Eat The Daffodils!

Dont Eat The Daffodils

This week’s Public Service Announcement comes from
Loy and Jabba, our beautiful feline model:

Beware of pretty but poisonous plants and flowers
When it comes to your pets.

Don’t let your cats eat the daffodils!

Talent is timeless.
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Inspire Me Monday – Week 65!

Inspire Me Monday #66 – Week Of April 8, 2013

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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69 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 66”

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  1. Thanks so much for the feature!

  2. Thanks so much for mentioning my post. I really appreciate it!

    Have a great week.

  3. Oh my goodness I had that Simple Abundance book and loved it! What a book! 🙂

  4. Loy says:

    What a surprise! Thank you so much for mentioning my ‘public service announcement’ post! I really appreciate it!!! Happy Monday and thanks for hosting.

  5. Judy Haughton-James
    Twitter: james_judy

    Thanks a lot for hosting. Have a wonderful Monday.

  6. Heather W
    Twitter: HeatherWindeler

    Love coming here and getting fantastic ideas and inspiration each week. And some yummy recipes! Thank you again for doing this. It truly is a blessing. 🙂

  7. It’s been a while since I’ve linked, so thank you for keeping me on your mailing list. Life After Art sounds like a magnificent book, and the featured inspirational pieces are great. Blessings!

  8. sarah K says:

    Thanks for hosting this linky party!. Hope your weekend was great.

  9. Marilyn
    Twitter: 4youwithlove

    Thanks for not only hosting each week but for having such a positive outlook on life! 😀

  10. April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    Twitter: apriljharris

    Thank you so much for the lovely feature! It’s very kind of you. I’m so grateful that we ‘met’ and I always enjoy Inspire Me Monday. It’s a wonderful way to start the week 🙂

  11. Miz Helen says:

    Have a great week and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  12. Paula
    Twitter: Paula_CallMePMc

    Thanks for hosting!

  13. self
    Twitter: selfsagacity

    Monday’s doesn’t bring the typical blues for me, on the contrary it is the day I live full force. Have a good Monday 😉

  14. D says:

    Thank you for hosting! Happy Monday!

  15. Thank you so much for hosting! Have a fabulous week!

  16. Diana Rambles
    Twitter: FreeStyleMama

    Thanks for hosting!

  17. Nina @ Ruby for Women
    Twitter: mamastreasures

    Hi again! We’ve promoted Inspire Me Monday on the Ruby community site and blog, as well as featuring your giveaway. Hope you have a minute to stop by! Have a joyful week, my dear friend ;o) Nina

  18. Meryl says:

    Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

  19. Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my Fresh Strawberry Cream Torte today for my Homemaking Linkup. I hope you’ll join us if you haven’t already!

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  20. Melissa B
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Thanks for hosting! =)
    Have a great week!

    Melissa @ My recent favorite books

  21. Thanks for the lovely features & for hosting & God bless!

  22. Piwimama
    Twitter: piwikids

    Thanks for Hosting! I loved the Kitty PSA. Hopefully our Kitty will take notice if another cat tells him not to eat my flowers! I came home recently to find he had stripped all the leaves of a vase of flowers

  23. Cynthia L says:

    Thanks for a great party!

  24. Laurie at Kottage Kreations on Etsy says:

    Thank you for hosting and allowing me to link up to your wonderful blog post! Amazing talent!!

  25. Lori says:

    Thanks so much for hosting your blog hops. I find so much inspiration and community here. Aloha, Lori

  26. claudia
    Twitter: littledahliamom

    thanks for hosting!! I love checking out all these link ups

  27. HGK says:

    Thanks for the feature!

    Liefs, Audrey

  28. Paula J says:

    And another week begins…Happy Monday and have a great week 🙂
    Thanks for hosting!!

  29. Theresa @DearCreatives
    Twitter: dearcreatives

    Thanks for hosting!

  30. Leslie says:

    Hi Joy. Thanks for featuring me. I am honored and thrilled. I have nothing new to link up this week (I don’t think, I do) But I will definitely be back to link up!
    Thank you again and have a wonderful week.
    Leslie 🙂

  31. Kathy from Bliss Habits
    Twitter: BlissHabits

    Thanks for such a fun and happy place to play!

  32. Deezy says:

    Thanks for hosting!

  33. Dianne says:

    Oh me, could you please delete #198, IPAD flowers. I inadvertently put in the wrong web address. So sorry.

  34. Lisa says:

    Thanks for hosting! I am sharing my canned fresh pineapple this week. I love that I have my pressure canner going again! It’s a sign that warmer weather is here at last! 🙂

  35. JoDee Luna
    Twitter: JoDeeLuna

    I’m intrigued with your feature book for the week, Life after Art. I’m also in the field of education, former literacy teacher running a high-tech program by Scholastic called READ 180. Now I’m an instructional support specialist, helping and training teachers. One of my passions is to bring art back into the classroom, so I can’t wait to order and read this book. Thank you for featuring such amazing resources.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      JoDee, you will love that book – it’s truly awesome!
      I’m glad you appreciate the resources I share!

      I’m hosting a giveaway for the book through Friday the 12th so be sure to enter.
      The giveaway for GPS Your Life which I recently featured is also now live, so be sure to check that out as well! 🙂


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