Inspire Me Monday – Week 141

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!

Healthy Frozen Treats That Help You Beat The Heat
DIY Tips & Recipes


September is such an interesting month.
While many people are experiencing the first signs of fall,
Others are still in the throes of summer!

We are currently in the midst of a heat wave with
Searing temperatures in the triple digits!

If you are suffering from the heat –
Or are just in the mood for a healthy treat –
Why not treat yourself to some healthy homemade popsicles?
With several fruity flavors to choose from,
You’re sure to find a favorite to delight your entire family!

Dancing On The Head Of A Pen
The Practice Of A Writing Life

Dancing On The Head Of A Pen

If you are a writer, artist, or creative individual who seeks
Inspiration and nurture when it comes to honing your craft,
May I recommend this wonderful book to you?

Consider it food for you artistic soul!

Terah – Amish Girl Quilt

Cowgirl Red Quilt

Is there a craft that you’ve never learned but always wanted to do?
For me, that craft would be quilting!

I’ve always loved the beautiful artistry one finds within the
Tapestry of a quilt and Terah’s creation jumped out at me
The moment she linked it at last week’s party!

Be sure to visit Terah’s blog to learn the story behind this quilt
As well as to see more of her gorgeous photos!

And – if you love quilts and a good story –
Check out the Quilts Of Love Series from Abingdon Press!

Susan – Nautical Metaphors For Jesus


When I was a child, I learned a Bible song that went:

Jesus is the light of my salvation,
His banner over me is love…

That song came to mind when I was reading the post that
Accompanied Susan’s inspirational Art Journal Page that
Uses nautical metaphors to describe our Savior!

Susan created this page in response to a creative challenge.
She had the opportunity to be a Guest Designer for a blog
Hosting a month-long nautical challenge – only to discover
She didn’t own a single nautical item in her stash!

Susan’s post and art pages are truly inspirational.
She is new to our community so I invite you to
Visit her blog and extend her a warm welcome!

Megan Alyse – Classic Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie

What’s your favorite pie flavor?
Has it changed over the years?

If you love cherries,
Check out Megan Alyse’s favorite dessert:
Classic Cherry Pie!

Annabella – Colors And Words

Shabby Gypsy Journal

Start your week off with a burst of beauty!
Visit Annabella – the Shabby Gypsy –
For a cornucopia of visual delights!

Mel – Scalloped Wreath

Scalloped Felt Wreath

Do you have the decorating blues?
Could your décor use a quick pick-me-up?
Mel’s fun Ombre Scalloped Wreath might just be the cure!
It’s the perfect project for using up your left over felt scraps!

Patra – A Touch Of Turquoise

Dresser Makeover

Do you have an old dresser in your home that’s seen better days?
Perhaps you’ll be inspired to work some makeover magic on it
After seeing what Patra has done with a touch of turquoise!

Phyl – Fall Wreath

Fall Wreath

If you could create a show-stopping Fall Wreath
For your front door in 30 minutes or less, would you?
That’s the beauty of this DIY wreath over at Grandparents Plus!

Music To Inspire You – Unwritten

Welcome to Music Moves Me!
This week’s theme is a musical freebie –
Come join the party and link up your favorite song!

Today I’m sharing Natsha Bedingfield’s uplifting tune, Unwritten,
Which earned the distinction of being the
Most played song on US radio in 2006!

For more creative inspiration,
Join us for Wordless Wednesday and Friendship Friday!

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 140!

Inspire Me Monday #141 – Week Of September 14, 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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  1. Thanks so much for hosting Inspire Me Monday!
    Have a wonderful week!

  2. JoDee Luna
    Twitter: JoDeeLuna

    Thank you for featuring my artwork and encouraging me after I had to close down and rebuild my creativity website from scratch.

    Ironically, and to my surprise, I just found out my artwork is featured in the Sept/Oct issue of Somerset Studio magazine. God does work in mysterious ways :).

    You encourage so many creative people through your website, and I wanted to thank you for all of your efforts. I know how much work websites are.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Congratulations JoDee for your feature in Somerset Studio Magazine – that is quite an accomplishment and a tremendous blessing!
      I’m so happy for you and I hope that you are reconnecting with all of your old friends and building up a new following in the process!
      Thank you for your kind words. I truly appreciate your friendship and support as well!

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

  4. Thanks for the party 🙂 Hope you have an awesome week!!

  5. Phyllis says:

    Your feature of my fall wreath made me “happy, happy, happy!” Thank you so much!

  6. What great features Ramona!!
    BTW…I’m coming back to Project Inspire{d} after a little hiatus…I’d love to have you join us Monday night at 8 Eastern.
    Best wishes for an extraordinary weekend!

  7. Trish says:

    Thanks so much for the party. Love the features. Have a fabulous week.

  8. Lisa says:

    Glad to be joining you again! Thanks for hosting! 🙂

  9. FABBY says:

    Thank you for hosting. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

  10. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Now wasn’t this song used in a commercial? I’ve never heard the real song, and the whole song… considering they only use parts for the commercial… she reminds me of someone, but I cannot place it. Hmmmmm Sooo and more recipes… a little bit of everything for everyone. You are one heck of a blogger my friend! You’re duh best! Thanks for sharing such a neat song!! Have a rockin’ week… see you tomorrow… or is it… well definitely Wednesday! ~hehehe~ ROCK ON!

  11. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley

    That is truly a beautiful quilt!

  12. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    Nice post andlike your music choice i like Natasha Bedingfield, brilliant track it did really well here in the UK it got in the top 5 deservedly.

    Have a musictastic day 🙂

  13. becca says:

    That fall Wreath is so pretty. Like the Popsicle as well great treat. Your song shoice was fabulous as well it’s one of my favorite. Thanks for dancing with me and inspiring on this beautiful Monday morning.

  14. Linda B says:

    Thanks for hosting.

  15. Susan Carol says:

    Thanks so much for featuring my Nautical Metaphors art journal page. So amazing to be part of such a wonderfully inspirational community!!

  16. Darlene says:

    Thanks for the party! Best wishes, Darlene

  17. I really need to make more frozen treats.

    And I love that song by Natalie!!

    Happy Monday

  18. Mary Denman says:

    I’m headed over to read about the writing book! Sounds wonderful!

  19. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    What wonderful inspirations! We are definitely still in heat mode here… I’ll definitely be checking out the healthy frozen treats!

  20. Love your song choice! Thanks for the dance! 🙂

  21. Hi, i’ve been out all afternoon and just linked up 🙂

    Thanks for hosting 🙂

  22. Michelle says:

    Thank you for the party! Off to visit some links.

  23. Paula J says:

    Happy Monday Ramona!
    There’s always so much inspiration over here 🙂
    Thanks for hosting…have a great week!

  24. Rorybore says:

    Love that song. one of my faves. I have definitely blasted it in the car and sang along more than a few times.

  25. Gr8 to have you dance with the 4M crew. I love all the inspiration you share at the start of the week! Have a tunetastic week, my friend! 😉


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