Inspire Me Monday – Week 106

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…

My New Kitten

Meet Magellan

Have you heard?
There’s a new family member at Create With Joy!
Visit Wordless Wednesday for your first glance of Magellan!

New Year’s Tips & A Giveaway

Balance Bar Inspiration

Last week I shared that my One Word for 2014 is Change.
This week I”m sharing ideas on how to make
Small, sustainable Changes in your life –
And a chance to win a fabulous Prize Package!

Book Of The Week – Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

This year, I’m blogging with Zonderkidz –
And I’m so inspired by this new release from
Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nancy Tillman!

Let There Be Light retells the Creation story
In the most magnificent way!
Be sure to stop by to learn more about this book
And to enter the Giveaway!

Friendship Friday – From A To Z

Friendship Friday at Create With Joy

This year at Friendship Friday we’re doing a new thing!
If you’re looking for ideas to write about –
If you want to jump-start your creativity –
If you want to share your blog’s content in a new way –
Join us as we journey through the alphabet!

Inspiring Song Of The Week

For more musical magic, join Music Moves Me at X-Mas Dolly!

Highlights From Inspire Me Monday – Week 104

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

Pat Kumicich – Time To Celebrate

Pat Kumicich - Anniversary Heart

Chains do not hold a marriage together.
It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads,
Which sew people together through the years.

Simone Signoret

Congratulations, Pat, on celebrating 23 years of marriage!
Your life and your art are an inspiration to us all!

Shey Divine – Hokkaido Chiffon Cupcakes

Chiffon Cupcakes

Want to start the year off with a unique sweet treat?
Shey shared these darling cupcakes that eliminate butter,
Baking soda and baking powder, and
Only use a small amount of sugar,
Relying on custard a sweet surprise filling!

Mary Nasser – Treasure Box

Mary Nasser - Treasure Box

Mary Nasser is an original.
An original artist,
An original Inspire Me Monday participant!

This week, Mary inspired us by transforming a
Lowly cigar box and a few wooden ball knobs
Into a magnificent piece of art!

Thanks for sharing your vision with us Mary!

Diane – Vintage Dolls

Diane - Handmade Vintage Dolls

Do you love the charm of a handmade doll?
Are you looking for something special to
Make for a special little girl in your life?

Diane made these darling dolls with her niece!
Stop by her blog to see the “best aunt” art
Her niece made for her as a gift!

Cathy – Photo Scrapbook Calendar

Scrapbook Style Calendar

Need a new calendar?
Got supplies that need to be put to good use?
Check out Cathy’s Photo Scrapbook Calendar –
A fun and novel way to decorate your vertical space!

Cayla & Ashley – A Jar Of Happiness

A Jar Of Memories

I love the idea of starting a new tradition each year!
Starting a Jar Of Happiness is one of my favorites!
Be sure to visit Cayla & Ashley for the full details!

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 104!

Inspire Me Monday #106 – Week Of January 12, 2014

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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62 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 106”

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  1. Mary C. Nasser says:

    Thanks soon much for featuring my alter cigar box!! Have a wonderfully inspiring week!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks for sharing Mary – I did a double take when I saw that it was a cigar box you altered!
      I love all that you do but this was really special! 🙂

      Hope your week is full of creativity and inspiration too!

  2. Carolyn Dube says:

    Thanks for starting my week with creativity! Love your features even more than usual today…and I want a cupcake for some reason….

  3. Poppy says:

    Hi Ramona,

    How CUTE is your new kitty! Those eyes are full of inspiration, indeed, (and a little mischief, maybe?;-D). Thanks for hosting and have a lovely week!


  4. Linda B says:

    I love your picks, especially the treasure box and calendar.

  5. Thanks for hosting! Love the highlights of the week and your inspiration…Magellan! Have a fantastic week ahead.

  6. Awwwww – a new kitty! I love cats – they are so fun, sweet, charming and mischievous!

    Have a wonderful week and Happy New Year! Julia

  7. Tina says:

    Thank you for hosting. Have a good week. Tina

  8. Thanks for hosting such terrific parties each week!

  9. Miz Helen says:

    I love those dolls, just precious. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  10. Meryl says:

    Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

  11. Thanks so much for hosting….have a great week!

  12. Melissa says:

    Thanks for hosting!

  13. Diane says:

    Congratulations on the new addition! What a cutie. 🙂 Thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful week!

  14. Aww…I just love your blog!! And your new sweetie is adorable! Love those green eyes 🙂
    I will add my New Year’s resolution with you: I have given a lot of thought as to how I will use my time this year, and I find I need to be cutting back on visiting blogs. BUT, if you find a moment to visit and a comment, I will do my best to always return the favor. I desire to go deeper, not broader, and that is how I would follow along with YOU 🙂

  15. Thanks for hosting! Great way to start the week 🙂

  16. Donna says:

    Congratulations on Magellan. I love the precious face. He looks like he has white eye liner around his eyes. Just beautiful.

  17. Laura says:

    Thank you for hosting. Always exciting things happening here. I wil have to see if I can join Fridays journey from A to Z, or at least hit some of the letters.

    Love your musical contribution this week. One of my favorite versions.

  18. The kitten is adorable! Thanks for hosting & God bless!

  19. Sandra says:

    Thanks for hosting the link-up this week. Those chiffon cupcakes look awesome! Following you on google+ and facebook!


  20. Cathy Kennedy says:

    I love this adaption of Somewhere Over the Rainbows/What a Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwo’olel played on the ukulele. Thanks for sharing and joining the 4M crew on the dance floor this morning, Joy!

  21. Joanne Viola says:

    Thank you so much for sharing the music video as they are two of my most favorite songs from since I was a kid! It was beautiful & I am probably going to have it on repeat all week. Seriously! Love your linkup each week so thank you for all you do! Blessings on your week!

  22. Sharon

    I’m afraid cats only make me think of sneezing! Thanks for hosting the blog again. It is getting really popular. Congratulations!

  23. Rorybore says:

    Awww…. what a little cutie your new kitten is. so sweet.

    LOVE this song. Seriously, I’ve been singing it for weeks. It just puts me in a good mood all the time. just beautiful and simple.

    And those treasure boxes are awesome!! I think this would be a great project to do at my daughter’s birthday party! the girls would probably love it. and she can make a friendship bracelet or something to put in each box. very cool.

  24. Naila Moon says:

    Love this version of Over the Rainbow.
    Being creative is where it is at for me.
    Have a good week.
    ~Naila Moon

  25. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    I always thought this was one of the best cover versions of Over The Rainbow 😉

    Have a tanfastic week 🙂

  26. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    A new kitten! How exciting, what joy! Thanks for sharing him with us and for hosting too.

  27. Donna Heber says:

    Wonderful features! I just adore the kitty.

  28. LuAnn Braley
    Twitter: KentuckyGal

    Did you have a good weekend? :O)

  29. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    This is on of my most favorite songs. I could listen to it over and over and over again. This is one of the most inspiring songs I have ever heard. Thanks for joining us my friend and sharing such a special song with us.

  30. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    I love your new kitten! =)
    Thanks so much for sharing all of the creative posts!!

    Have a great week!

  31. Janice says:

    I am not sure what I am doing wrong but I can never find the link to the actual party. I follow the link from the email you send. It brings me here. But no actual link up here where everyone shows their stuff, and I cant find a place to get to that.
    Please help. I have done it before but……..what the heck have I done now I cant find it

  32. Kath says:

    Thanks for hosting this link up 🙂

  33. That song over the rainbow is so inspiring.

  34. I’m a couple of days late, but I made it. Blessings!

  35. Nicole says:

    Thank you for stopping in at Show Off Friday!


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