Inspire Me Monday – Week 212

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!

See The World Through New Eyes

Creativity Quote

As January draws to a close,
Are you accomplishing the goals you set for yourself
At the beginning of the month?

Remember, it’s never too late to make a change –
Today is a new day and the perfect time to make a fresh start!
Be sure to join us for our final week of the
2016 New Year Blog Hop
For extra encouragement and inspiration!

2016 Blog Hop - Final Feature Button

This week, I’d like to encourage you to
Get out of your comfort zones and start
Looking at the world around you through new eyes.

When you change your perspective,
What do you see?

Color Your World –120 Days Of Crayola Challenge

Color Your World Crayola Challenge

This week, Amy at
Paula at Amy Loves To Sew shared a fabulous creative challenge
To help us see the world through a different lens.

The challenge is called Color Your World – 120 Days Of Crayola and
Challenges you to share anything you like –
Photos, quotes, poems, stories, drawings –
As long as it features the Crayola color of the day!

Crayola Challenge - Burnt Orange

The challenge runs from January through April 2016.
Here’s Amy’s photo from a walk with her daughter to
Represent the Crayola color, Burnt Umber.

What challenges have you come across that would
Inspire our readers to bloom creatively?
Share them with us for a chance to be featured at Inspire Me Monday!

Giveaway Of The Week


Captive – DVD

God is with us even in our most desperate moments!
Watch the Captive DVD Trailer below.
For a chance to win this DVD – based on a true story –
Visit Captive – DVD.
Open to US/Canadian residents only.

To find and share more inspiring books,
Join us at The Book Nook at Create With Joy –
Now open all month for your linking convenience!

Book Nook at Create With Joy

Inspirations And Delights

Patsy – God’s Favorite

God's Favorite

I am God’s favorite and
He will fill me to overflowing.

Colleen – Apple Pie Cookies

Apple Pie Cookies

Colleen has created a new twist on an American classic!

Angie – DIY Antler Wreath

DIY Antler Wreath

Angie shares a wintery wreath
You can create in 10 minutes!

Olga – Ribbon Embroidery


Olga shares stunning embroidery pieces
Created by her talented Mom!

Jenny – Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps

Taco Lettuce Wraps

Jenny’s healthy taco concoction –
Tacos with lettuce wraps instead of the taco shells!

Music To Inspire You
Welcome To
Music Moves Me!
This Week’s Theme – Favorite 80s Rock Bands

Bon Jovi – Living On A Prayer

Have an amazing week!

Inspire Me Monday #212 – Week Of January 24, 2016

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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44 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 212”

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  1. Debbie @ Bible Fun For Kids says:

    Thank you for hosting!

  2. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    I haven’t published my One Word for 2016 but it’s FOCUS. I tend to try to multitask but I’ve realized I can’t complete tasks to the best of my ability without focusing. Thanks for hosting, I’m back linking up How I Bullet Journal in my Planner. I’m a total planner addict these days and happy to get this post done! Thanks for hosting.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Great minds think alike Tanya – my word is FOCUS too!
      I love your Bullet Journal post!
      If you do write about your word, be sure to link it up this week in our One Word Blog Hop! 🙂

  3. Michelle says:

    Great party! Thanks for hosting 🙂

  4. Thanks so much for hosting! I hope you have a fabulous week! xoxo

  5. Pili says:

    Hi, Joy! I’m back after some weeks off, great to come to your party againg! Thanks for hosting!


  6. Colette S says:

    So much inspiration here.
    I would love to make those cookies.
    Thanks for the music!
    Have a blessed week!

  7. Thanks for the lead on Color Your World Crayola challenge. I know I won’t be able to participate everyday, but it would certainly be fun to work on some of them. Blessings!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Doesn’t that challenge sound like fun?
      I won’t be participating daily either but I think it will be fun to join in every now and then (it runs thru April!)

  8. Mary Denman says:

    Hi Ramona!

    Winter finally arrived! We got sleet, freezing rain and a topping of snow!

    Liam just LOVES it!! Guess his fur keeps him warm. He is having a blast in it. 🙂

    Have a great week!

  9. Naila Moon says:

    My word this year is “Be”. I painted a small painting with the word on it and have it in my bathroom sink so I can see it every day.

    I am going to check out the Crayola challenge…wish I knew about it earlier.

  10. AmyLovestoSew says:

    Thanks for featuring my photo! Must try those apple pie cookies. Thanks for hosting a lovely linky for a Monday morning – always something nice to see x

  11. Claudia | ImagesByCW
    Twitter: Imagesbycw

    That is a wonderful art quote!

  12. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    Lurrrve Living On A Prayer

    Lots of goodies in this post 😉

    Have a tanfabulous day & thanks for hosting 🙂

  13. Hello Gorgeous! Thank you for hosting such an amazing party. I would love it if you would stop by our party that starts Monday @ 7 pm and goes until Friday @ 7 pm. We pin and tweet everything! Have an fabulous day! Lou Lou Girls

  14. What a great turn out! Thanks for hosting. Happy Monday:)

  15. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    I entered your give-away. That movie sounds absolutely wonderful and my fingers are crossed. hehehe Ahhhhhhhhh that’s my girl you know Bon Jovi is my very favorite… I love all of their tunes. Thanks for playin’ along with us once again. Great choice… you have ROCKED THE HOUSE! Have a fantastic week! HUGS!

  16. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    What lovely inspirations, Patty’s art is so wonderful!

  17. Pamela says:

    I asked God to bless you for your faithfulness in hosting each week. Thank you!

  18. Dea Lenihan says:

    Thanks for hosting such a lovely page and weekly get together–love it! xo

  19. I’m late to the party this week! Hope you have an amazing week and thanks so much for hosting 🙂

  20. Jaime Wiebel says:

    What a great link up. Thanks for hosting. I love stopping by here. There is so much to read. Thank you for sharing with us at Sitting Among Friends on Wednesdays. I look forward to seeing you again next week.


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