Inspire Me Monday – Week 159

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!

What’s Inspiring You This Week?
Here’s What’s Inspiring Us!

Thought For The Week

Burning Bush - Holimess

Our God likes to use things and people who are ordinary
To let others see the extraordinary contrast
Of His presence burning within them.

Donna – Burning Bush

The Book Nook At Create With Joy

Book Nook 200

Exciting News!
This week marks the launch of the Book Nook at Create With Joy
A new Blog Party and Community for Book Lovers!
If you love to read books – write books – or blog about books –
Please stop by – we’d love to welcome you into this new community!

Ramona – Real Friends Last Forever Card

Real Friends Last Forever Card - 1

A new year – a fresh burst of creativity!
I invite you to check out my first creation of the year –
A friendship-themed, Frosty the Snowman-inspired card!

A Spirit Of Simplicity – The Shore

Shore Drive

When you need a time out this week,
Take a moment to meditate on our inspirational photograph of the week!

Jenn – Homemade Valentine’s Day Pretzels


It’s never too early to plan for the season of love!
Imagine how delighted your friends and coworkers would be if
You surprised them with these colorful and tasty treats!

Bella – Painted Chair

Painted Chair - Wooden Horse

Bella’s beautiful first project of the year –
A painted chair – companion to her wooden horse!

Sandra – Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts

Want to create a sweet treat for your honey this Valentine’s Day?
Check out these Chocolate Covered Strawberry hearts – filled with love!

Mary – Documented Life Project / Goals Journal

2015 Goals Journal

Are you looking for a creative way to achieve your goals?
Mary shares her Documented Life Project Goals journal for inspiration!

Music To Inspire You

Welcome to Music Moves Me!

This week, we were presented with a fun theme:
Share songs of bands/people with animal names in them –
Just no Beatles songs!

Did you know there are well over 100 artists that qualify?
How many of them can you name?

For my song, I’ve chosen the upbeat song,
I Love A Rainy Night, from the late great Eddie Rabbit –
Who reached #1 on the Billboard charts with this infectious tune!

I hope you enjoy the music and have a wonderful week!

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 158!

Inspire Me Monday #159 – Week Of January 18, 2015

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 for the great features & for hosting & God bless!

  2. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Thanks for hosting! Your Frosty the Snowman card is so cute!
    All of the features are great!

  3. Many thanks for featuring my goals art journal page!
    Have a wonderfully inspiring week!

  4. FABBY says:

    Thank you so much for the party.
    Have a great week ahead.

  5. Thanks for the party! Have a wonderful week!

  6. Lisa says:

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

  7. Christy says:

    Thank you for the party, always so many awesome links here! Have a great week!

  8. Diane says:

    Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful week!

  9. Kimberly says:

    Hello beautiful! I always love stopping by at your fabulous party. Please stop by our party. We would really appreciate it. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  10. What a great way to start off the week. Thank you for hosting!

  11. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    First of all thank you soooooooooooo much for telling me about my linkys… they are up now and I sure hope you come back and sign up so my readers will come visit you too! I love your song choice. I just know I’m going to be saying, “Ohhhhhhhh I know that one! Why didn’t I pick him?” LOL Yours is a great choice! thanks again for everything, and of course being the gracious hostess as always my friend… and don’t forget to put your linky up for all to follow you in one of your social networks of your choice! HUGS & have a rockin’ week!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Glad your linky is now live Marie! The first group that actually came to my mind was the Turtles – than the Stray Cats – but then I thought of Eddie Rabbit (who I haven’t thought of in YEARS) and thought this would be a perfect fun song to share today!

      I linked up my song but forgot to do the social media link up last night – will try to make it back soon! 🙂

  12. Joyce
    Twitter: Joyce_Lansky

    I’ll go for the chocolate strawberry hearts. It would be good on a rainy night as long as we are indoors.

  13. Mary Denman says:

    Hi Ramona!

    I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    The chocolate treats have caught my eye for sure! I’ll go check those out!

    Have a great day!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Ah – a chocolate lover among us!
      I just ordered the funniest sentiment stamp for us chocolate lovers last night!
      Can’t wait for it to come so I can create a humorous card with it!

      Have a wonderful week!

  14. Poppy says:

    Bella’s creativity, illustrated in her beautifully coloured chair, is the perfect complement, indeed, to her adorable companion! Gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for the lovely party, Ramona. Hope you have a wonderful, warm and cozy week!


    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Doesn’t Bella have the most beautiful of spaces to share each week?
      Thanks Poppy for the warm wishes – hope your days and weather are full of coziness and good cheer too!:-)

  15. Thanks, Ramona 🙂
    You run a great link-up!

  16. momstheword
    Twitter: momsthewordfun

    Oh wow, those chocolate pretzels sure look yummy and how fun for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for hosting today.

  17. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    Those chocolate pretzels look inviting, i like the Eddie Rabbit song although I always found his name amusing 🙂

    Have a pretzeltastic week 🙂

  18. Donna says:

    Thank you so much for featuring Burning Bush. You are very sweet. I always enjoy your fabulous party. I’m looking forward to visiting the Book Nook. Great idea. Thank you again!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      You’re welcome Donna – thank you for sharing your inspirational writing with us each week!
      I’m also glad you are joining us over at the Book Nook – I’m SO excited by the response to this new community of ours! 🙂

  19. Thank you so much for hosting this awesome party.

  20. Colline says:

    Your snowman card is beautiful. The recipient of that card will love it!

  21. thank you so much for honoring my post. I was happy to see it there this morning. Beauty is all around us when we pay attention. I’m looking forward to visiting other posts this morning.

  22. Hello, thank you for hosting the party. 🙂
    It s nice to have a place to connect with other creative and crafty people, dog lovers and home Godesses.
    I usually photo blog about my travels, everyday life, my chocolate labrador, creating and making something. If you have similar hobbies and genuine likes, please share and we can become blogger friends.
    Have a lovely day, Sonishka.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks so much for joining us Sonishka – we have a lot in common, and you’ll find you have a lot in common with many others who frequent this party!

      I just left a comment on your blog and I look forward to getting to know you better this year !:-)

  23. becca says:

    You always know how to inspire me for the week. I love all you post on Monday so beautiful always.

  24. Eddie Rabbit is always great. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    What wonderful inspirations! Happy Monday to you!

  26. Great list this week!

  27. Ashleigh says:

    Thank you much for hosting the link up!! I’m knew and you’ve made it so enjoyable!!
    Have a great day!!
    xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Welcome Ashleigh – I’m so glad you found us!
      I hope you’ll make yourself at home – we have a wonderful community of friends that would love to meet you!

  28. What a beautiful chair.
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    Have a blessed week!

  29. Sandra says:

    Thanks for the feature and for all your work to bring us the party! Such an honor!


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