Inspire Me Monday – Week 131

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!

Book Of The Week – Finding Spiritual Whitespace

Finding Spiritual Whitespace

If I could only read one book this summer –
Finding Spiritual Whitespace by Bonnie Gray
Would be at the top of my reading list!

I whole-heartedly recommend this book to you!

Whitespace breathes beauty

Karen – Stamping On The Back Porch

Embossing In Color

If you are interested in creating beautiful cards or
Learning new paper-crafting techniques,
May I suggest a visit to Karen Titus’s website?

Each week she shares not only her latest projects –
But she also provides a video tutorial for those
Who learn best by watching!

Watercolor Technique

This week she shared techniques for Embossing In Color
And a gorgeous Watercoloring Technique.

Which technique do you want to learn first?

Diane – Fourth Of July Ice Cream

July 4th Ice Cream

It’s summer and the family is sweltering.
You’re in the mood for a cool and festive treat.
What could lift your spirits more than Diane’s
Festive Fourth Of July Ice Cream?

Marie – Fresh Strawberry Salsa

Fresh Strawberry Salsa

Few things say summer like strawberries!
If your garden is brimming with these healthy delights,
Marie’s Fresh Strawberry Salsa will make a
Welcome and colorful addition to your next meal!

Ramona – God Bless America Card

God Bless America Card

We commemorate our nation’s birthday once a year –
But we celebrate our freedom all year long!
May God Bless America each and every day!

Molly – Star Spangled Table Decor

4th Of July Table Setting

If you are looking for a patriotic table setting that’s sure to please –
Than look no further than Molly’s delightful Star Spangled Table Décor!
It’s bright, fun and festive – and best of all, takes less than an hour to create!

Music To Inspire You – Little Pink Houses

Welcome to Music Moves Me! This week’s theme is a Freebie,
And since we it’s still Independence Day Weekend,
I’ve chosen Little Pink Houses by John Cougar Mellencamp
To celebrate A Little Slice of Americana!

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Join us for Wordless Wednesday and Friendship Friday!

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Inspire Me Monday – Week 130!

Inspire Me Monday #131 – Week Of July 6, 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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43 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 131”

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting Inspire Me Monday!
    Hope you have a wonderful week! 🙂

  2. FABBY says:

    Hope you had a wonderful 4th. of July weekend. Thank you so much for having this party for us.
    Have a lovely week ahead.

  3. Debbie @ says:

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  4. June says:

    Love your festive card, Ramona! Hope your holiday was safe and fun! Have a blessed week!

  5. Melody says:

    What a lot of inspiration! Thanks for hosting and love the music!

  6. I appreciate your thoughtfulness when describing your features. What a great hostess you are and an inspiration to me! Thanks for the wonderful place to share and meet new friends.

  7. Hope you had a great 4th celebration, ours was quite, except for the fireworks in all the parks around us. Thanks for hosting this week. Your ice cream feature looks great and of course the berrys are so good right now, we have them daily!!
    Enjoy your week

  8. Mary Denman says:

    My dad is my inspiration this week! He’s helping learn how to handle grief with thankfulness. 🙂

    Thanks for hosting!

  9. Poppy says:

    Hi Ramona,

    Hope you had a lovely holiday! John Cougar’s ‘Pink Houses’ is a longtime favourite of mine, too! The book sounds very interesting; I’ll have to look into it! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!


  10. Thanks for hosting! The book sounds wonderful. I’m a big advocate of making sure there’s margin in my day.

  11. stevebethere says:

    Nice post and I hope you had a tanfastic 4th July 😉

    Thanks for hosting 😉

  12. Crystelle says:

    thanks for this party. I am completely inspired again… 🙂
    XoX, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  13. XmasDolly says:

    Lovin’ you choice in music That’s one of my favorite celebration tunes I must say & the video is just too, too cute! Wow you sure have one heck of a list here with people signing up. How do you do it? hehehe Besides being such a great person I’m sure you have another secret! hehehehe Well I’m here now so LET’S START THE PARTY!!! ROCKIN’ WITH MONDAY’S MUSIC MOVES ME! HUGSSSSS & have a great day my friend. Thanks for joining us.

  14. BeBetsy says:

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. Thanks for hosting a great party!

    Best Wishes,
    Denise & Aubrie

  15. Paula J says:

    Thanks for hosting Ramona!
    Hope you had a great holiday weekend 🙂

  16. karen says:

    It was so much fun to see that you featured my work and talked about my tutorials! Thank you so much and I love being a part of your linky party!

    • Thank you for sharing your creativity with us Karen!
      I always love seeing what you create.
      One can learn so much from visiting your blog and watching those awesome tutorials! 🙂

  17. Hi Ramona,
    I hope your weekend was great and that you had an awesome 4th of July.
    Plenty of fun items featured here today, love your crafty card.
    See you tomorrow!!

  18. Tina says:

    Thank you for hosting. Tina

  19. Pamela says:

    I really liked the ice cream post, too. I need to just buy White Spaces — I’ve seen it reviewed a couple places and it looks so good–and needful, too. Thank you for hosting again! ~Pamela

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