Inspire Me Monday – Week 161

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

You Are Loved

Welcome to February!
Are you ready to celebrate a month dedicated to
The people and things we love?

Here’s what’s happening at Create With Joy right now:

The Power Of Forgiveness – Review & Giveaway

Chicken Soup For The Soul - The Power Of Forgiveness

Our First Chicken Soup For The Soul Giveaway is now open…
Don’t miss your chance to win 1 of 3 copies of this wonderful book!

To A Special Friend Card

To A Special Friend

Let’s celebrate the special friends in our lives!

The Book Nook #2 Is Open!

Book Nook 200

If you love to read, please join us at
The Book Nook at Create With Joy –
Our new community just for book lovers!

I Choose You Today – 31 Choices To Make Love Last

I Choose You Today

A devotional to help your relationship grow –
Plus an invitation to the Valentine’s and
I Choose You Today Love Challenges!

Each week at Inspire Me Monday,
Our community of creative contributors continues to grow.
Be sure to visit often throughout the week –
You’ll be amazed by the diversity and breadth of talent!

What did you create this week?
We’re excited to share our Featured Selections for the week!

Alisha – Heart Wreath With Coffee Filter Roses


Alisha – a gifted Minister’s Wife and Mixed Media Artist –
Shows you how to beautify your home with her
Lovely Heart Wreath created with coffee filter roses!

Laura – Beautiful Scrapbooking Layout


Laura – a Design Team Member for Crafty Ribbons Challenge –
Put the WOW into Scrapbooking with her
Stunning “Beautiful” Orchids layout!

Elizabeth – Owl Smash Cake

Owl Smash Cake

Elizabeth – the Canadian mom of two young princesses –
Delights us with her adorable Owl Smash Cake tutorial!

Sarah – Valentine Puppy Chow

Valentine Puppy Chow

When Sarah’s son first saw this,
He thought it was for the dogs –
Hence the name – but Sarah assures us her
Valentine Puppy Chow is fit for human consumption!
This colorful and delicious treat is perfect for TV time snacking!

Molly – XOXO Wall Art

XOXO Wall Art

Are you a DIYer who loves to comb the stores for ideas,
Then come home to see what you can create in your own craft room?
If so, you will love Molly’s recreation of this Pottery Barn piece of art –
Especially when she reveals her cost versus theirs!

Don’t Forget The Writers!


The projects are inspiring –
The food is fabulous –
The photos are stunning –
But there’s gold to be mined from the writers at Inspire Me Monday!

Here are a few articles you won’t want to miss:

June – Inspired By Owning It
Melissa – Tips For A Happier Closet
Seraireland – 6 Ways To Combat Toxicity In Your Life
Lisa – Why Worry?

Music To Inspire You

Welcome to Music Moves Me!

To kick off February, Becca, our Spotlight Dancer,
Invites us to share our favorite Duets this week.
What a brilliant choice!

With so many musical riches to choose from,
It was difficult to choose just one song – but here’s my choice!

Patti LaBelle & Michal McDonald – On My Own

This song represents vocal and lyrical perfection in my book!

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 160!

Inspire Me Monday #161 – Week Of February 1, 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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39 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 161”

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

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

  3. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    Love that Owl cake heheh!, I couldn’t view the video but I know this version of the song Patti Labelle is one of my favourite singers 🙂

    Thanks for hosting, have a tanfabulous day 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I’m SO sorry you couldn’t view the video – I guess it’s one of those overseas things?

      Glad you enjoyed the Owl cake though! I thought it was just the cutest thing!

      Have a great week and look forward to my WW smile! 🙂

  4. patsy
    Twitter: Patsypat

    So many truly inspiring things to read and see every time I visit!!! Thank youuuu! Hugs from across the miles! patsy

  5. Thank you! Have a happy week!

  6. Happy Valentine’s Day, my friend!

  7. Amila says:

    thank you for hosting this party each week.
    Have a Great Week ahead!

  8. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Hi there, hope you are having a great weekend!!! I love your book nook banner, its cute!!!
    And another great giveaway!!
    Thanks for hosting,, have a great week!

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

  10. Poppy says:

    Hi Ramona,

    Well, there is SO much inspiration here, today! It seems that owls have become quite trendy the past year, although I have always had a great affection for these wise, winged lovelies, and when they show up in cake form, well, then they’re truly irresistible! I also enjoyed reading Lisa’s article, since I tend to be a worrywart; thank you for featuring it.

    Wishing you a fun and fabulous week. Happy February!


  11. Ashleigh says:

    Thank you for hosting yet another great week of post! Have a wonderful Monday!
    xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright

  12. I was a bit creative yesterday. I made rice krispy treats and used my football shape cookie cutter to cut the rice krispy treats out, making a fun SuperBowl 49 party treat. Thanks for sharing all the inspiration and music!

  13. Diana Rambles
    Twitter: FreeStyleMama

    Thanks for hosting!

  14. Kelly says:

    Thanks for hosting! Have an awesome week 🙂

  15. Molly says:

    Thanks for hosting week after week, it’s always a fun party to link up to when I have something new to share or if I’m in search of awesome inspiration. Thanks also for including my XOXO Pottery Barn knock-off art, it made my day 🙂

  16. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Oh wow, Patti LaBelle one of my favorites for sure… she has such a powerful voice don’t you think? Wonderful tune to pick girlfriend. You’re definitely rockin’ the house today. Thanks for the dance.

  17. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    What wonderful inpsirations! That owl is adorable! <3

  18. Theresa @DearCreatives
    Twitter: dearcreatives

    Thanks for hosting! Can you believe it’s February? Awesome to catch up here today!

  19. Jay @craftyspices
    Twitter: CraftySpices

    You have a great party going on this week, plenty of good links to visit.
    Thanks for hosting.

  20. Kimberly says:

    Hello beautiful! Thank you for hosting such a fabulous party! We would love it if you would stop by our party and share one of your amazing projects.We would really appreciate it. Happy Tuesday! Lou Lou Girls

  21. Colette S says:

    Oh I love that song!
    Thank you for sharing with us!
    Have a great week!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Colette! I considered sharing a more upbeat song but ended up going with this because it truly is one of my favorite duets – I just love how they harmonize!

  22. becca says:

    One of my favorite duets. I use to listen to this song all the time.


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