Inspire Me Monday – Week 448

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!

Farewell Tsunami

Tsunami - Dec 2008

For those of you who have not heard the news, I wanted to let you know that we bid a heartbreaking farewell to our beloved Tsunami on Thursday (you can lean more at Friendship Friday 444. Thanks to all who have left a heartwarming message – your love strengthens us during this difficult time.

Rainbow Bridge Logo - 8-28-20

I also wanted to let those of you who have lost beloved pets that my friend Deb Barnes at Zee and Zoey will be hosting the 5th Annual Rainbow Remembrance Day on Friday, August 28. This event, which Deb founded to commemorate the loss of her precious Ragdoll, Mr. Jazz, offers all of us a place to commemorate our beloved pets. I am planning to participate in this event and I invite you to participate as well. I believe that Deb will provide a linky so that we can visit and support one another as we celebrate our beloved pets!

Inspirations And Delights

Ann – Vintage Flower Centerpiece

Vintage Flowers

Nothing brightens a room like a bouquet of flowers –
Ann shows us how to create a Vintage Flower Centerpiece for our homes!

Helen – Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Zipper Pouch 1

Do you love to sew?
Check out Helen’s tutorial for this bold and bright Zipper Pouch –
It’s perfect for holding your pens, pencils and cosmetics!

Laura – Colorful Cards

Punny Cards

Do you adore punny cards?
If so, you’ll delight in Laura’s colorful collection of humorous cards!

Linda – Daily Sketches


Have you ever felt the urge to draw
But needed a little inspiration?
I fell in love with Linda’s collection of creative sketches which she created
To help combat the stress of the coronavirus pandemic.
Check them out – I know you’ll love them too!

Rebecca – Blackberry Crumb Bars

Blackberry Crumb Bars

Rebecca’s Gluten-Free Blackberry Bars may be healthy,
But they’re bursting with so much flavor and color,
Everyone will be reaching for this vegan, allergy-free treat!

Helen – Mixed Media Journal

Art Journal

Looking for art that speaks to your heart?
Helen’s Mixed Media Journal will inspire you to create your own!

Music To Inspire You
Welcome To
Music Moves Me!

For Our Beloved Tsunami

Memory – Elaine Page (Cats – The Musical)

Inspire Me Monday #448 – Week Of August 16, 2020

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:

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!

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!

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!

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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24 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 448”

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  1. Claire says:

    Aww, I am so sorry to read this 🙁 Always love seeing your photos of him and I know what you will be going through as I’ve lost a few dogs before. take care and thank you for hosting the link-up.

  2. Alana says:

    I am sorry for your loss. Losing a beloved fur baby is like losing a member of the family, which of course is what it is. “Cats” has some wonderful music.

  3. Brian Frum says:

    We just hate that dear Tsunami had to go. Our Dad loves Deb and knows her from blogging conferences they both attended. Hugs.

  4. So sorry to hear this. Prayers to you and your family. This makes me sad.

  5. So sorry about the loss of your dear kitty.

  6. Miz Helen says:

    My heart breaks for you, I am so sorry for your loss. When we loose a pet it is like saying goodbye to a family member, just so hard to do. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Miz Helen

  7. Thank you so much for loving my sketches enough to include the giraffe in your Features! Also, I send you my sympathy and virtual hugs on the passing of your darling Tsunami. I feel your pain. Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings

  8. So sorry to hear the news…. Tsunami was a sweet cat. I hope you find comfort….
    Thank you for featuring my art journal this week. Hope it will encourage you and others. Hugs.

  9. I’m so sorry again for the loss of your sweet Tsunami! That’s a great song for him though!

  10. Marie Moody says:

    I must say your music taste is really impeccable. Love CATS for sure! My friend has two girls who are ballerina’s, musicians and they’re just soooooooo talented! Great song. Also, please come by tomorrow and show off your recipes… PLEASE! I tried making snickerdoodles today and all I did was burn & cut my finger! Sheesh! Have a wonderful day my friend. Stay healthy & stay safe! Tomorrow morning we have a wake to go to at St. Peter’s church. My friend’s mom passed away. She was 82. God bless her! Have a nice day my sweet friend! hugs

  11. I am so very sorry about Tsunami’s passing, Ramona. I have been thinking of you since I heard the news on Friday. What a lovely idea to have an event to remember our lost pets. Thank you for hosting Inspire Me Monday so faithfully. Wishing you comfort as you journey through the week.

  12. Ramona,

    I read your post on Friday while on my iPhone about your sad news. I wanted to leave a comment but WP wasn’t showing the comments button so I don’t know what was up with that and I meant to get on my computer so that I could leave you my condolences. The delay allowed everything to go straight out of my head. I’m sorry for my absent mindedness and for your loss. The tough decision y’all made was the right one for your sweet Tsunami. No doubt like his name, he stormed heaven’s gate with a ray of sunshine. I can hear Jesus say, Welcome, Tsunami! I’m not sure where pets go when they die but a God who made all creators has a very special place for them and I believe that it has to be heaven. 🙂 You’re in my thoughts and prayers, dear friend. Thanks for making time to join the 4M crew on the dance floor this morning and for continuing to host the inspiration! {{hugs}}

  13. Tsunami was such a beautiful cat. I know you and your family must have had lots of joy having him as part of your family for so long. I know he’ll be missed.

  14. Maggie says:

    So sorry to hear that your gorgeous Tsunami is gone.
    We send our love and sympathy.

  15. Thanks so much for hosting each week!! Stay safe, healthy, happy!!

  16. Marilyn says:

    Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 8-10 to 8-14 on my blog. On Tuesday was Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. Wednesday was Double Crust Cherry Pie. Thursday was Double Crust Bluebarb Pie. And winding up this final week of Fruit Pies was my Double Crust Peach Pie. Enjoy!

  17. Continuing in prayer for you and your family. Thanks for hosting the party.

  18. Thank you for hosting each week. Yhe black berry crumb bars look delicious!

  19. Teresa says:

    My heart literally sank when I read about your beloved cat! I am beyond sorry! I love animals too and I know how hard it is to say goodbye. Prayers for you my friend!


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