Inspire Me Monday – Week 172

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 Me This Week?
Here’s A Few Highlights I’d Like To Share!

Card Of The Week – Be Strong And Believe

Be Strong & Believe

This week, stretch your boundaries and create a project
That challenges you to practice a technique that challenges you or
Try a your hand at a totally new technique!

Mastering Pasta

Mastering Pasta

Learn how to make pasta, gnocchi and risotto
From a world renown chef!

CanvasPop Giveaway – Win A 16 x 24 Canvas Print!

Canvas prints are a perfect way to remember someone special
And make the perfect gift and home décor item!

Create With Joy is thrilled to one of our US/Canadian readers
A chance to win a 16 x 24 canvas photo print of their choice –
Click on my beautiful canvas print of Legend for the details!

What Inspired You This Week?
Here’s A Few Of Our Favorite Featured Selections!

Jennie – April is Letter-Writing Month!

April Is Letter Writing Month

Jennie at Little Girl Designs is bursting with ideas
To bring back a dying art form –the art of hand-written letters!
Be sure to visit her this week and learn how you can
Brighten someone’s day with a thoughtful note or card!

Barb – The Letter Exchange

The Letter Exchange

Budding authors, take note:
Did you know that the fastest way to see your work in print
May be to sit down and write a letter?

This week, Barb at Rite While You Can shares information about
An exciting new project, The Letter Exchange –
Be sure to check it out!

June – Inspired By Red, White And Blue Bonnets

Inspired By Flowers

A recent road trip turned into sensory overload as
June of Inspired By stopped to capture photo after photo of the
Beautiful blooming bonnets…
For a meditative moment, stop by and soak in the lovely flowers!

Julia & Melissa – International Birth Stories (Japan)

Americans Give Birth Abroad

This week, I stumbled across a fascinating series that
Julia at Best Of Babies is hosting called
International Birth Stories which features the
Real-life stories of women who have given birth abroad and
Compares and contrasts their experiences with that of
Women who give birth in the United States.

This week’s story features Melissa from Melibelle In Tokyo who
Writes about her experience being pregnant and giving birth in Japan!

Previous stories include testimonies of Moms from
England, Dijbouti, Northern Ireland and Brazil.
It’s a compelling series – don’t miss it!

Robin – DIY Guitar Makeover

Guitar Makeover

Robin of Redo It Yourself Inspirations shares her
Stunning makeover of her son’s toy guitar – Americana style!

Jenni Unveils Lionfighters


Jenni of Genuflected unveils her latest website,
Lionfighters – a supportive place for parents to bond together in their
Fight against childhood cancer!

Please stop by to learn more and
Support Jenni by spreading the word
So that parents in need can find this wonderful resource!

Sara – Greek Yogurt and Coconut Cream Dessert

Greek Yogurt and Coconut Cream SemiFreddo

Sara at Whole Food Home tops off the week
With this delicious dessert!

Music To Inspire You
Welcome To
Music Moves Me!
This Week’s Theme – Your Choice

If you love music and sharing your favorite songs with others, I invite you to join us for Music Moves Me! This week’s theme is a song of your choice!

Memory from the Broadway Musical, Cats

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 171!

Inspire Me Monday #172 – Week Of April 19, 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. Glad to be here! Thanks or hosting!

  2. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    Nice post & love the Cats vid …thanks or hosting 🙂

  3. Thank you for hosting Inspire Me Monday!
    Have a wonderful week!

  4. Tina says:

    Thank you for the amazing party. Have a great week. Tina

  5. Oh wow, Ramona! I am just beside myself with the feature.
    Your link ups amaze me with all of the features, content and links shared.
    Thank you so much for sharing all of us each week.
    You made my weekend! Many thanks!

  6. Thank you SO much for the feature! This is a great linkup 🙂

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

  8. I love the photograph of your cat. Blessings!

  9. Thank you so much for featuring my “April is Letter-writing Month” post. Hope you have a great week! 🙂

  10. My favorite item is the cat canvas. I have a few large collage photos a photographer friend created and I love them.

  11. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley

    You have an interesting collection of features today. And, that’s a wonderful canvas photo of Legend. Enjoy your week!

  12. Poppy says:

    So many beautiful features of the edible and visual kind!

    Thanks for hosting, Ramona; wishing you a wonderful week!


  13. Ashleigh says:

    Happy Monday and thank you so much for hosting this great link up! Have a wonderful week!! xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright

  14. Trish says:

    Thanks for the party.

  15. Sharon Rowe says:

    Thanks for hosting this fab party 🙂

  16. Thanks for hosting! Have a fantastic week 🙂

  17. Kimberly says:

    Hello cute lady! I love stopping by each week to party with you. It would be amazing if you would stop by our party that starts tonight at 7 pm. We Pin and Tweet Everything! Lou Lou Girls

  18. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Did I expect any other song? hehehe Good for you. Love that tune. It brings to mind all my old friends. Thank you and thanks for sharing it with all of us. You’re duh best! Thanks for being a lovely hostess because I see you have found a way to please everyone! hahaha Very hard to do, but you did it my friend! HUGS

  19. Jenni DeWitt says:

    Thanks for the feature! You have such a cool spot here to find out all the latest happenings. Appreciate it!

  20. DIANA L. says:

    thanks for the fun challenge!!
    hugs DIANA L.

  21. I want that mastering pasta book! I love pasta and it’s a go to meal for when things are rough with my family meals.

    Thanks for sharing your tune. I want to see a broadway show sometime.


    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I miss the theater – it’s been quite awhile since I’ve been!
      Do check out Mastering Pasta – gorgeous photos and lots of good info and tempting recipes!


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