Inspire Me Monday – Week 102

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…

Inspiring Music
December by George Winston

December is one of my favorite albums of all times!
This album is a tribute to the beauty of winter.
December is filled with beautiful piano solos that will
Soothe even the most frazzled of spirits!
It is the perfect album to listen to as you
Write, create, and go about your daily tasks.
Enjoy George’s beautiful album, presented in its entirety!

Beautiful Christmas Cards

Be Merry Christmas Card

Many of us burst with creativity during the holiday season!
What have you created this week?

Christmas Giveaway – 3 Prizes!

Chicken Soup For The Soul It's Christmas

Do you love to read?
Do you love to share inspiring stories with your family?
Would you like to keep the spirit of Christmas alive year-round?

Be sure to enter our Chicken Soup For The Soul – It’s Christmas Giveaway!
Three Prizes – Open Worldwide now through December 31, 2013!

For more fabulous giveaways, check my sidebar!

Highlights From Our 100th Week Celebration

Following are a few highlights from last week’s party:

Helen G – Inspiring Christmas Cards

HelenG - Christmas Cards

Cynthia – Christmas Wreath Cookies

Christmas Wreath Cookies

Noreen – Snowflake Candle

Noreen - Snowflake Candle

Nina – The Sacrifice Of A Servant’s Heart

Sacrifice Of A Servants Heart

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 101!

Inspire Me Monday #102 – Week Of December 15, 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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38 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 102”

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  1. Poppy says:

    Such beautiful inspirations in your features from last week. Thanks so much for hosting and have a wonderful week. Oh! And thanks for offering the giveaway; looks like a fabulous read!


    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      You’re welcome Poppy – hope you’ll enter!
      There are some amazing features from last week – hope everyone stops by throughout the week to see everything as the party is open all week – I wish I had the time to feature more! 🙂

  2. Dawn Paoletta
    Twitter: breathoffaith

    whoohoo! I was ready for you this round my friend! Pounced on your post like a Kitty Cat! And say hello to those sweet boys! I’ll be prowling posts, throughout the evening!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      You are SO funny Dawn! Did you see my Curious Cat post? If not, check it out – there’s some FAB info there for us feline lovers (presented by, who else? The furry purry’s themselves!)

  3. Hani Shabbir says:

    Thanks for hosting.. 🙂

  4. Judy Haughton-James
    Twitter: james_judy

    Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year. I am always happy to join your party. Thanks for hosting and continue to enjoy the season.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I always look forward to your visits Judy and finding out what’s new with you!
      How are you doing these days? Excited about this week’s Voice?
      We’re rooting for your gal!

  5. FABBY says:

    Thank you so much for having me, I love your party. Enjoy this lovely season, although short for all we do!!!

  6. Theresa @DearCreatives
    Twitter: dearcreatives

    Thanks for the party today and all year long! Happy holidays! Love your features.

  7. Meryl says:

    Thanks for hosting and have a HAPPY HOLIDAY!!!

  8. Debbie @ says:

    Thanks so much for hosting each week! Have a great week!

  9. Isadora says:

    Happy Holidays !!!!

  10. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    So much to look at, and so much you can do! I’m so jealous. I too decorate my home, but mostly are store bought items, but I do love to decorate. I also love love my Christmas village. I even use torn and spread apart cotton for snow. Your song is very Christmasy and soothing. Great choice my friend. Thank you so for sharing! Have a great day! HAPPY HOLIDAYS./

  11. Nici says:

    Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Such beautiful features! =)
    Thanks for hosting!!

    Have a wonderful week!

  13. Thanks for hosting! I can’t believe Christmas is only 9 days away!

  14. Cynthia L says:

    Thanks for the feature and for another great holiday! I love to stop by and share here!

  15. Nina @ mamas*little*treasures
    Twitter: mamastreasures

    Hi Ramona – well, after our big snowstorm over the weekend and we couldn’t get out of the house, I had time to work on a few other projects. This week I’m feeling inspired to focus on getting healthy and taking care of myself. That’s been a bit of a challenge since we brought the girls home as I’ve been pretty focused on them for the past few years, but now that Gracie is almost a teenager (!) and Annie just turned 11, it’s time to get mama back in shape. Thanks for including my post from last week as a feature – I’m off to visit some of the other participants and promote the hop at Ruby and everywhere else I wander this week. Have a blessed week, my friend! BIG Hugs, Nina

  16. Helen Gullett says:

    Thank You SO MUCH for the highlight again this week! I always LOVE your party, it is full of inspirations!

  17. Kathy @ Melding Magic says:

    You’re so right….music does soothe the most frazzled of spirits! Thanks so much for hosting. Have a great week!

  18. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    What beautiful inspirations! Thanks for hosting!

  19. Naila Moon says:

    The music is beautiful!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I’m so glad you liked it Nalia! I’m a huge George Winston fan. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing him live several times and he is just as humble as he is talented!

  20. Thanks for sharing your inspirations.
    Have a blessed week.

  21. Teresa says:

    Thanks for hosting such a great and inspiring meme!

  22. becca says:

    what a beautiful Christmas post this really made me smile and got me in the Christmas mood


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