Inspire Me Monday – Week 173

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 – Faith, Hope & Love

There are but three things that last:
Faith – hope – and love –
And the greatest of these is love.

Do You Have The Courage To Be You?

Do You Have The Courage To Be You

Do you know what your purpose is in life?
Do you have the courage to pursue it?

Join Jenny as she reveals the process that helped her to
Uncover her passion and purpose God put inside of her:
To provide safe havens around the world for children
Rescued from the horrors of sex trafficking.

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Readers, book bloggers and authors at The Book Nook –
A place where the written word is celebrated!

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

Pat – Self-Portrait

Pats Portrait

This week Pat is recovering from knee surgery –
But that didn’t stop her from creating her beautiful artwork!
Please send her lots of love and comments
As we wish her a speedy recovery!

Jo Ann – Lemon Bundt Cake


Add some zest to your life with
Jo Ann’s delectable Lemon Bundt Cake!

Karen – Golden Butterfly Card

Butterfly Card

When you open Karen’s gorgeous butterfly card,
You’ll find a surprise waiting inside…
Stop by for a peek and check out her tutorial too!

Rachel – Asian Broccoli Slaw With Ginger Peanut Dressing


It’s easy to go green with Rachel’s
Tasty Asian Broccoli Slaw With Ginger Peanut Dressing!

Anabella – Memory

Shabby Gypsy

Anabella from the Shabby Gypsy captures
Beautiful memories in her scrap journal.

Helen – When You Pray

Bible Journaling

Helen shares tips she’s learning on prayer and Bible Journaling
From a few of her current study groups!

Music To Inspire You
Welcome To
Music Moves Me!
This Week’s Theme –
Music That Picks You Up When You’re Feeling Down

It’s my life
It’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive…

This week’s song pick is It’s My Life by Bon Jovi – performed two ways!
Which version do you prefer – the original or acoustic?
Share your thoughts in the comments!

It’s My Life – The Original Version

It’s My Life – The Acoustic Version

Enjoy the music and have a joy-filled week!

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Join us for Wordless Wednesday and Friendship Friday!

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Inspire Me Monday – Week 172!

Inspire Me Monday #173 – Week Of April 26, 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. Thank you for hosting! For some reason I had a problem uploading my picture.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Dagmar,

      I’m not sure why there’s a problem uploading your pictures (I went in manually and tried to assist but also had difficulty) – could it be the size?

      You can always try uploading manually from your hard drive if it won’t pull from your site.

      Regardless, thanks for joining us – always looking for closet makeover tips! 🙂

  2. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    I enjoyed Bon Jovi & that lemon bundt cake heheh!

    Have a rocktastic week & thanks for hosting 🙂

  3. Kim says:

    Thanks for hosting! Hope you have a lovely week!

  4. I love Pat’s unique self-portrait. Blessings!

  5. Thank you for sharing my thoughts on Bible Journaling with your readers, Ramona! I am truly blessed for your link up party 😀 Praying that God will continue using you and this site to inspire more and more people!

    I love your card 🙂 And that Gold butterfly card is fabulous!

  6. Mary Denman says:

    Hi Ramona!

    I hope you had a good weekend!

    Thanks for hosting such amazing parties! Have a great week!

  7. Sharon @ Faith Hope & Cherrytea
    Twitter: _eHope

    More Music to Inspire ! #SONGSonSUNDAYS meme
    This week?
    Video clips + GIVEAWAY cd of Plumb’s New Release ‘EXHALE’
    Open CA/US ends May 10.15

    Join us? Everyone Welcome to add your worship #SongsonSundays

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

  9. Best wishes to Pat., her work is lovely.

    The butterfly card is great and if I cooked, I’d make the Asian recipe. I’m going to Pin it just in case.

  10. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Oh my sweet, sweet friend don’t make me pick which one I like for I love them both. Bon Jovi is my most favorite singer ever! Love all of his songs, his style, his buns… ooops WHO SAID THAT! NOW STOP THAT! Sheesh! Of all the nerve! ~snicker~ Anyway as I was saying what a great career they had & have! Great tunes to pick my friend… it’s my favorite song that they do! I’m sure I’ll be saying it all day, but “Why didn’t I think of that one?” hahaha Have a rockin’ week my friend & see you on Wednesday & I hope you like the ones I picked also! 🙂

  11. Ashleigh says:

    Happy Sunday! Thank you for hosting the wonderful link up! Have a fabulous week!! xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright

  12. Joanne Viola says:

    So enjoyed seeing Helen’s creative Bible journaling. Just beautiful!

  13. Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful week 🙂

  14. Sharon Rowe says:

    Thank you for hosting such a great party 🙂

  15. Thank you for hosting this link party, Ramona! Have a great day! 😀

  16. Claudia
    Twitter: Imagesbycw

    Wow , to think I almost missed Bon Jovi on your blog! Bon Jovi – yeah!! Big fan here (in case you hadn’t noticed.) Honestly not sure which version I prefer, love them both. I like the harmony singing of the 2nd version.

  17. Kimberly says:

    Hello beautiful! We love partying with you! Please come and party with us tonight at 7 pm. We love to pin and tweet your masterpieces! Lou Lou Girls

  18. Jen says:

    Thank you for hosting! I am your newest follower, there are some wonderful ideas on this linkup! Have a great week!

  19. Jill says:

    Thanks for hosting. Hope you have a fabulous week!

  20. That bundt cake does look delicious.
    And what creative artwork.

    Thanks for sharing such a fun post with us today.

  21. kathy downey says:

    Thanks,I really enjoyed this post helping people inspires me

  22. Alexandra says:

    I just LOVE that Hope, Faith and Love Card you have created! It’s quite lovely.

  23. Jo-Anna says:

    Thank you very much for featuring my lemon bundt cake! I hope you have a great week!


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