Inspire Me Monday – Week 104

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…

Best Books Of 2013

Best Of Books Blog Hop 2013

In 2013, I reviewed 179 books at Create With Joy and
This week, I’m sharing my favorite books from 2013 with you!

To see what I’m recommending, please stop by Day 1 of the
Best Of Books Blog Hop and follow along each day!

Friendship Friday – Looking Ahead

Friendship Friday at Create With Joy

We’re wrapping up 2013 and ringing in 2014 all week at
Friendship Friday – please join us!

Inspiring Music – They Say It’s Your Birthday

Nothing but the best for my husband and sister-in-law!
Happy birthday to you from all of us at
Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy –
From Music Moves Me at X-Mas Dolly
And from Sir Paul McCartney himself!

Highlights From Inspire Me Monday – Week 104

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

Rina – All I Want For Christmas Is Jesus

Jesus Is The Gift

I want a Christmas that doesn’t last on New Year’s Eve
But one that lives on and on.
May your Christmas be full of Jesus!

Arnoldo – Christmas Card Series

Christmas Card Series - Arnoldo Romero

Visit Arnoldo to meet his lovely family and to see more inspiring art!

Molly – Christmas Cupcake Ornaments

Cupcake Ornaments

Awesome tutorial for creating ornaments and gift toppers!

A Spirit Of Simplicity – Photo Montage

A Spirit Of Simplicity - Photo Montage

A series of peaceful, inspiring holiday photos to soothe your spirit.

Tiffany – Rose Apple Pie

Rose Apple Pie

A gorgeous twist on an American classic!

Teresa – Egg Nog Fudge

Egg Nog Fudge

Something delicious to ring in the New Year with!

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 103!

Inspire Me Monday #104 – Week Of December 29, 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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54 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 104”

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  1. Poppy says:

    Thanks so much for hosting yet another party, Ramona!

    Wishing you a very happy and healthy new year!


  2. LuAnn Braley
    Twitter: KentuckyGal

    I hope you are sitting down, Ramona. Not only am I back from blogatory (blog purgatory), but I’m in the first 25 linkers? WHAT!?!?!??! Happy New year, lady!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Happy New Year to you LuAnn! Your blog is a bastion of creativity and inspiration as of late!
      Keep up the fabulous work and best of luck with all of your reading challenges! 🙂

  3. Thanks for the fun party 🙂 Hope you have an awesome New Year!

  4. Miz Helen says:

    Wishing you and your family every happiness with abundant blessings in 2014!
    Miz Helen

  5. Thanks for the great features & for hosting & God bless!

  6. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYBODY! You have a few there, and most of all have a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year! You so rock!

  7. Naila Moon says:

    Love Sir Paul McCartney! Great pick to end the year with!

  8. Molly says:

    Hope your Christmas was wonderful! Thanks for hosting and including my cupcake ornaments in your features this week. Have a blessed New Year!

  9. Thanks so much for a wonderful year of link parties. Wishing you all the best for 2014!

  10. You can never go wrong with Sir Paul, especially as we approach the birth of 2014! Happy New Year!

  11. Tina says:

    Thank you for the party. have a happy 2014 full of fulfilled wishes. Tina

  12. Cathy Kennedy says:

    Happy Birthday to your hubby & SIL!! I really like today’s featured crafters. The pillow is especially nice and the hand-stamped greeting cards are lovely, too. May God’s blessings be with you and yours in the coming New Year, my friend!

  13. thank you for featuring me. I am looking forward to perusing some of the other blogs this week and checking out your list of recommended books

  14. Laura says:

    Wow- it was a long stroll to the end of the linky. A lot of inspiration going on here.
    Thank you so much for hosting.
    Happy New Year, good health and much happiness to you and your family.

  15. Connie says:

    Thank you for hosting. Have a Happy New Year!

  16. Theresa @DearCreatives
    Twitter: dearcreatives

    Hi Ramona, Thanks for the party & wishing you a Happy New Year!

  17. Tiffany says:

    I wish you had a “Featured On” button for your site because I am BEYOND THRILLED to be featured in this post! It completely made my day.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Tiffany,

      I’m so glad I made your day! Creating a “Featured” Button is on my “To Do” List for Inspire Me Monday!
      In the meantime, please feel free to post the Inspire Me Monday button to your site with a note that you were featured here! 🙂

  18. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    Wonderful! I love Arnoldo’s cards and that pie looks so beautiful!

  19. Happy Birthday to your loves and Happy New Year too 🙂

  20. Michal says:

    Thank you for giving us a place to link up what’s important to us. 🙂 Thank you for hosting and I wish you a Happy New Year! Take care.

  21. Mary Hill
    Twitter: MaryHill16


    Thanks for the great giveaways. I received my prizes from Ms. D. Thanks again. I hope you can stop by my new bloghop at


  22. Meryl says:

    Here’s wishing you a happy new year – may 2014 bring us all a year of peace, good health and happiness.

  23. Rina Peru says:

    Hello, my dear. Thank you for featuring my post “All I Want for Christmas is Jesus”. Blessings to you in the coming year!

  24. becca says:

    love me some Paul McCarthy nice song choice and thanks for the dace around the floor


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