Birthday & Blogiversary Celebration!

Hello everyone! Today is my birthday! I will also be having another birthday (blog birthday) on July 6,  It is hard to believe I have been blogging for almost 2 years! I have made some great friends along the way and am so thankful to all my followers. So in honor of these two occasions, I thought it would be fun to have a little celebration!

As a THANK YOU,  I am offering up blog candy. I have four wonderful sponsors that have joined in on the the celebration and are contributing to my prize packages. Now I want there to be as many winners as possible, so I thought I would offer up the following prizes:

  1. $15 GC to So Suzy Stamps
  2. Beauty of Butterfly Kit 
  3. Pattern & Textured Papers from the Beauty of Butterfly Kit 
  4. Tags and journal cards from the Beauty of Butterfly Kit
  5. Brads and Buttons from the Beauty of Butterfly Kit
  6. 5 digital images from Creative Bug Digitals
  7. $5 Gift card from Scribbles Designs
A year ago I had 58 followers. I now have 112. That is almost double. Your comments and kind words are what inspire me and help me to keep my creative juices flowing. I would love to get up to 200 followers, but that may be too much to ask for. Do you think I can do it? 

So to enter this candy giveaway, you could  follow me on FB here and that is always appreciated, but this is not a must.

But to qualify for the blog candy, I would ask that if you are not already a follower, that you do become one through Google friend connect (your little picture shows me you have linked up). I would really appreciate it if you place my celebration badge on your sidebar and link back here so more people can join the celebration. 

I also now have  a Twitter account. I would also love it if you followed me on TWITTER! You can find me by clicking here: @taylormade4uaz 

 Please don't follow me just for the candy and leave after...that would make me so sad. If you could also leave me a comment and let me know that you have joined me in the celebration, that would be great. The COMMENT is very important as that is what I will use to draw for the blog candy!

And as a special treat, everyone who does sign up as a follower and leaves me a comment, will get a free digital paper from my pal Lisa over at Decosse's Dynamite Doodles as well as free digi from Scribbles Design.

So go ahead and link up! :) I am giving you a little more than a month for this! So you have plenty of time! I will post the winners on my blog Monday July 6th, so please pop by to see if you have won!

 A special THANK YOU for all my Celebration Sponsors!

So Suzy Stamps

So Suzy Stamps is based in the four corners region of New Mexico. Living in a small town in Northern New Mexico, Suzanne realized that finding the unique and fun crafting supplies was nearly impossible to locate. So she decided to take her passion of warm and fun and snarky to create her stamps and to the products she carries on line and her Bloomfield, NM store.

So Suzy Stamps are manufactured in the USA, made with traditional red rubber, the foam is indexed and every stamp tells a story, has a meaning an are all oh So Suzy!

Are you interested in digital sentiments, papers and other embellishments?  How about a badge made especially for your blog?  If these are items you are interested in, you are going to want to check out Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  My name is Lisa and with over 175 + posts of  freebies to choose from, and new ones added often, I just might have what you are looking for.  Along with the freebies I offer, I also create blog badges and am in the process of putting some kits together.  Additionally, I'm so excited to now be sponsoring giveaways and challenges at other blogs.  

So, if you have the time, come and take a look.  There is always inspiration to be found among my many different features.   I'd love for you to pop by and visit me.  I hope you have a blast!

Creative Bug Digital Stamps

I am a proud mom of 2 amazing boys. I am in love with motherhood and love life to the fullest (although you know we all have our days, wink wink) I started out as an avid scrapper (not the fightin’ kind) which led to making cards, then I found my true passion “Creating Digital Images”. I have been sketching people throughout my life yet could never draw an animal; for example, a bear would end up looking like a mouse. In 2009 I took a Graphic/Web Development course that enabled me to hone in on my creativity so today a bear looks somewhat like a bear, lol. I enjoy making websites with Dreamweaver CS4 and learning more each day about HTML and CSS. We all have our favorites to work with when we get the “Creative Bug”, mine is without a doubt working with stamps. My favorite tool would have to be the scoreboard which I use to make envelopes, boxes and creative designs on the edges of my cards. I am a working mom, a social butterfly (I am told) and love to sing, play guitar and compose music but most of all I am a loyal friend, a little eccentric at times, sincere, honest and love love love to have fun!! There is always laughter in my home, I believe life is what you make it for it is in the way we perceive every little thing.

Unfortunately, as I am busy doing other things, my blog is currently inactive.  Additionally, I am unable to keep up the costs for the cart associated with the store.  HOWEVER, my partner in crime, Lisa D., is still actively promoting Creative Bug Digital SnapShots through challenge sponsorships and blog draws so you'll still be able to find my digis out  there in cardland.  To check out my digis head to:  To contact Lisa for sponsorship 
opportunities, email her at: cbd_sponsorship {at} outlook {dot} com.

Scribbles Designs

Looking for a unique image or sentiment? Well then! Head on over to Scribbles Designs and check out Sandy's world of her funky imagination and quirky characters. Sandy has loved art, drawing, water coloring and doodling for many years...and with the digital image world she can now share it with all of you.  Brrr (penguin) was her first main character and her other quirky images followed not too long after.  We hope you enjoy the endearing images available in the store and add Sandy's images to your digital stamp collections.


  1. what a lovely thing you are doing. But shouldnt we be gifting you? - its your birthday!

  2. Happy Birthday hun. you are a special person gifting others for your birthday xxxx

  3. I am a new follower (from Altered Eclectics) and I am following on FB and Twitter! Thanks for the opportunity and Congratulations!


    1. oh! I also put your button on my side bar

  4. Thanks so much for the candy offer! I'm a new follower and I put you on my sidebar. I don't have a twitter account but I will go over to Facebook and follow you. Hugs, Robin

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Monica. OF COURSE you can get to 200! What fun!! Thanks bunches for sharing your birthday celebration with us. I just found you thru Eclectic Ellapu and I'm so glad I did. Your cards and your creations are WONDERFUL. I am a mixed media artist - new to card making - but learning! Again... HAPPY BIRTHDAY! j.

  6. Thanks for the chance to win some candy! I'm a new follower

  7. Congrats on your 2 yr Anniversary and increase of followers, I just found your blog and haven't read back too far yet, but loved the steampunk posts you just made. I do think you can get to 200:) Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary! I have been very bad and not visited the team blogs for ages - so slap my legs!
    You have a wonderful blog Monica and I will also follow you on FB - I hope you have many more years of crafting and sharing your beautiful work! x

  9. Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary. I just found you on Lisa's (Decosses) blog. Thank you for offering the chance to win. I have become a follower and I have put your blog candy button on my blog.

  10. YaY !! CONGRATS on your 2 years :-D Such wonderful prizes.
    I hope you have many more years of happy Blogging and all we need now is to scare you up a few more Followers to come and look at your fabulous creations :-D

    IKE in Greece xxxx

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  11. Hello, Monica! I just read about your celebration over at Decosse's Dynamite Doodles! Congratulations and Happy Birthday! We are both celebrating! Yay! I just joined as a follower and I added your badge to my sidebar. Thank you!

    I would like to invite you over to my blog to join in my 2-year Blogiversary candy giveaway too! And I just reached 300 followers yesterday so I'm planning another candy celebration next month. We both have lots to celebrate! I would love to see you over there. Here's my candy post:

  12. Congratulations my friend. How wonderful to be coming up on your 2nd year of blogging. It is my pleasure to be able to be a sponsor in your draw. I hope that you do indeed increase your followers as a result of your hard work and dedication to crafting.

    Good luck to you as you move into a new year of crafting and creativity!

    Big hugs,

  13. Congrats on both your celebrations, Monica! I thought I was already following your blog, but I was not. I am now, along with your FB page. I do very little on Twitter -- I just can't get the hang of it -- so I didn't follow you there. Have a great time with all your celebrating!

  14. Saw where So Suzy shared you post....happy to follow you! Feel free to follow me back as well and on FB at - congrats on your milestone!

  15. Huge congrats on your bi-annual blogging anniversary and also on your own Birthday. Its a real double wammy. Wow and you are so generous in giving your followers a chance to win some birthday candy too - thanks so much. Have liked your FB page and will post your badge in my blog's side bar.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  16. Congratulations Monica! I wish you many more years of happy bloging. Have already shared your badge in my blog, I hope you get many more followers.

  17. Congratulations on your blog anniversary! I've followed you here , shared your badge and following on Facebook. I'm excited to see all the great things you post. Congrats again!!!

  18. Happy Birthday ,I am very proud for you. I am proud to follower you.JoyceJohson

  19. Congrats on your increased followers! I too have two boys, they are cRaZy and I love them more than words can say! I'm a blog & twitter follower and I can't wait to see your posts :-) Thanks for the invte!

  20. Congrats two year old! I am following you here, on fqcebook and on twitter! I have posted your prize to my sidebar.

    Hugs & Kisses,

  21. Found you through the Coffee Lovers hop. Congrats on 2 years! I just started, so don't know how to put badges up yet, but I did sign up as a follower and on fb and Twitter. Thanks for the freebies and candy offer! Hope you meet your goal!!

  22. Dear Monica
    thanks for offering me to see your Blogiversary
    I am not in instagram
    could you managed please to put the BUTTON FOLLOW BY EMAIL
    I would be so happy if you can
    each time you post something will come to my email and will go through to your blog post
    it is really easy for me cause I bring always my Smartphone at my bag Monica
    Hope you reach 200 Follower
    If you will ask me feel free
    I have the tutorial how to put FOLLOW BY EMAIl (like in my sidebar top part left)
    I will comment on your Coffe lover Bloghop card
    And Monica you are lucky has so much sponsor for your Blogiversary
    hope you like visiting my blog too time to time Monica
    funny that our name really the same hehehe :)
    hugs, Monika Reeck from Germany

  23. Congrats on your blogiversary Monica! I'm already following you at all the usual spots. I enjoy all your crafty creations!

  24. Thanks for your comment on my blog! I'm now a new follower & a new fan of your Facebook page. Congrats on your blogaversary!

  25. Congratulations, great candy, thank you for the chance!!! :)

  26. already am a follower---happy 2 year blogaversary! I'll post your blog candy badge on my sidebar! Helene

  27. Happy "Birthday" :) I joined your blog :) (hope you'll return the favor) I am not on any other social media...

  28. Happy "Birthday" :) I joined your blog :) (hope you'll return the favor) I am not on any other social media...

  29. Happy belated Birthday! :) Also, heartiest congratulations on the completion of two fabulous years in the blog world! It is indeed a huge achievement. (I only started last year and it is tough to maintain the blog!)
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway and for giving us folks an opportunity to participate. ^_^ I don't have a twitter account, but I follow you on facebook and through my blog.
    Also put up your blog candy badge on my blog sidebar so that more people can participate in this and have fun!
    (My blog :

  30. I'm now following you on Twitter (I'm @Magicrainbows) and am excited about your blog party hope you get your 200 followers!!

  31. I"m a follower and a facebook friend :) Happy Blogaversary!

  32. Lovely lovely work! Thank you for sharing

  33. How did I miss this?? Happy blogaversary my friend! Here's to many more years of Internet awesomeness.


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