Birthday Month Bash - And I'm celebrating with PRIZES!

I am turning 50 this month and I decided to celebrate all month long with all my crafty friends.  

I told my husband I did not want a party...but I will throw a link up party and you are all invited.

Now I know I am supposed to get gifts for my birthday, but I thought it would be fun to GIVE some gifts as well as a thank you for all your support in my JOURNEY.

I will also be celebrating on some of my other Social Media sites listed below with some pop up prizes. So be sure to follow along there as well. 

Now of course I had to create a card to share my journey in my crafting. Now I can sit back and enjoy the moment!

Monica Taylor
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A few of my crafty friends have joined me early to help get the party started, and to give you some ideas for your link ups. Be sure to visit their blog and give them love as well!  Drop me a line in the comments to let me know you did so that I can enter you into a special drawing as well!

So we don't have any party fouls, here are the party rules:

1.  Look at the mood board and find something that reminds you of a JOURNEY.
  • A Journey through life
  • Your Art Journey
  • A Journey you recently took
2. Create a project and link it up. This can be a card, canvas or anything that inspires you and in any style. Don't have a blog? Never fear. Just Private message me through my Facebook page and send me your photo and I will link it up for you! I want all my crafty friends to be able to play along!

3.  Follow my blog & like my Facebook page

4. Leave me a comment 

I would also love it if you help me spread the word.  Create a blog post using the graphic and a link back here.  Don't forget to link your project for a chance to be entered into the drawing for my prize giveaways.

I also have some discount codes for you to use this month as well!

  1. I BRAKE FOR STAMPS - 10% off using coupon code SAVE10MONICA
  2. STAMPLORATIONS - 20% off  in stamp store using coupon code STAMPGIRLBECCA
  3. TAYLORMADECARDS4U - 10% off using coupon code BIRTHDAYBASH

Now for the prizes:

Prize - Memory Box Sponsored by Taylormadecards4u

Prize - $15 gift certificate to I Brake for Stamps (2 people)

Prize - T.H.E. Bag - Sponsored by Simply Charming Bags

Prize - Perfectly Posh gift set - Sponsored by Aimees Posh

Prize - Stamp Set by creator of Big Grins - Becca Cruger from Big Grins (2 people)

Prize - $15 Gift Certificate to Canvas Corp Brands

Prize - Umbrella Crafts Papercrafting Favorites Kit Sponsored by

Prize - The Ton - Stamp set of your choice

Prize - Celebrate Mini Digital Sentiment kit- Sponsored by Decosses Dynamite Doodles (3 people)

Prize - Set of Vintage Printables - Sponsored by VectoriaDesigns (3 people)

Prize - 7Gypsies Stash - Sponsored by Taylormadecards4u

Prize - One Paper Pack and one digital set of your choosing - Sponsored by MHKDesigns

Facebook Friends

Gill Sprooles
Tasha Bond
Heidi Zimmerman

Anne Ingram


  1. Beautiful card, hope you have a wonderful 50th birthday.

  2. What a way to celebrate a birthday! Thanks for sharing this milestone with us! Happy birthday!

  3. That first card especially is just gorgeous!

  4. Great way to celebrate your birthday Monica.

  5. Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your day! am following you on fb now :)

  6. Wishing you a very happy birthday, I am a new follower on your blog and fb

  7. Happy, happy decade inspiring birthday! I hope your journey into this decade will be awe inspiring!

  8. Happy Birthday, Monica! Cheers, and best wishes for many many more! Thanks for throwing an amazing birthday party!
    Take Care!

  9. So glad you told me about this Monica. Have a lovely birtday, and I love your party ♥

  10. Thanks for inviting me to join the celebration. Happy Birthday!!!!



  11. Oh what a fun birthday celebration Monica, thank you for inviting me. Your card is fabulous and so are the creations by the crafty ladies. Happy Birthday Monica. Big hugs xx

  12. What a great idea for a birthday celebration. all the cards so far are great and I will be working on one to add to the group.

  13. Awesome celebration for your birthday, Monica! Love your pretty card! Great background with the bricks!

  14. LOVE your work - I'm a huge fan. :) Happy Birthday too!
    I have checked out all the blogs and found more crafty vintage people to watch!

  15. Wishing you a very happy birthday.
    I am a new follower on your blog and fb, I came to you from Becca's blog.
    Thank you for your generous celebration.
    have a great weekend.

  16. Happy Birthday :)
    I love watching your youtube videos
    Thanks for the inspiration

  17. Everyone has created such beautiful projects for your birthday bash! loved the detailing and vintage look. Feeling inspired by the blog hop.

  18. Happy, happy to you! :-)
    Everyone's creations are so gorgeous and so creative.

  19. Happy Birthday sunshine. I am so excited that I get to celebrate with you.

  20. Happy Birthday my lovely. I wish you every happiness. Thank you for that little push xx .

  21. 1. Happy Birthday!! Hope you're having a great bday month! 2. Liked and following! 3. Great mood board. 4. Love the projects in this post from everyone!

  22. Wow. Beautiful projects!
    Happy Birdhday :)

  23. Holy Moly I just got home and saw this1!!! I am so entering!! Happy birthday!!

  24. Whew! Finally made it in, lol. I've been meaning to link up all month and have had this layout in mind, that features my grandparents just starting out on their journey in life. The photo is very dear to me. Happy to join the party, finally!

  25. Happy happy birthday, Monica! Vintage style definitely isn't my usual style, but my sister, my mom and I had some fun trying it out. Thanks for the fun challenge!

  26. I especially love the brick wall pattern and texture on your card... It's super lovely, wish I could make something like that some day :)


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