Thursday, May 31, 2012

GIVEAWAY! {Lupus Awareness Month}

Hmmm - what do you say... 
Should we have a GIVEAWAY???

Includes: 
Market Street Stamps: Believing Butterfly Set (Market Mini);
Unity Stamp Company: Direction of Happy (Itty Bitty);
Ranger: Distress Stickles (Spiced Marmelade);
Ranger: Glitz Stickles (Grape);
Ranger: Distress Stain (Dusty Concord);
The Twinery: Mandarin twine (15 yards); 
The Twinery: Lilac twine (15 yards);  

I wanted to do a special giveaway for the end of May, which is Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus Awareness Month is important to me because I was diagnosed with lupus a couple of years ago (after having symptoms for a few years). I personally hadn't heard much about it until I found out I might have it, and I figure there are many others out there who don't know much about it or maybe who have never even heard of it before. 

Lupus is often represented by butterflies (because of the "butterfly rash" that can present itself in some cases of lupus) and the traditional awareness color for lupus is purple (and sometimes orange as a secondary awareness color)...that is why I have chosen the items shown above for the giveaway.

I highly encourage you to learn more about lupus. Chances are, it affects someone you know. 
You can quickly read a few facts about lupus HERE, or get a little more in-depth information HERE

The Details:
To enter:
  • Leave a comment on this blog post. That's it!
If you would like additional chances to win you can do so in one (or all) of the following ways:
  • Follow this blog. {Please let me know you are a follower by leaving an additional comment.} 
  • Visit  HERE or  HERE and read a little bit about lupus. {Come back here and tell me what you've learned by leaving me an additional comment.} 
  • Share about this giveaway on your own blog, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, or anywhere else. {Please let me know where you've shared by leaving one additional comment.}
Blog comments for the giveaway will close Wednesday, June 6th @ 11:59pm (Pacific) and the winners will be announced Friday, June 8th here on my blog.
Please remember to check back to see if you've won.
{Each winner will have 48 hours to contact me with their information. If they have not contacted me by that time, a new winner will be chosen.}

{Due to shipping costs, giveaways are available to US mailing addresses only.}

73 comments:

Josie0602 said...

I am a follower. I am so sorry that you have Lupus. Thank you for doing an awareness post for those of us that are not familiar with the disease.

Tracy
http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

sharmee patel said...

Mandarin twine is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

sharmee patel said...

I'm already a follower of your blog :)

Margie said...

Thank you so much for a chance to win this lovely prize!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a generous giveaway and a great way to raise awareness for lupus. I know a few people who have it, this is really wonderful for you to do!

Miriam Prantner said...

I'm also a follower of your blog.

Miriam Prantner said...

I checked out the info sites. I knew that women were the ones most diagnosed, but I didn't realize that those with lupus have so much trouble with osteoporosis...another reason I guess that the highly recommend exercise.

Ruby Craft said...

Thanks for the information on Lupus. I had heard of it before but it is difficult to understand. The links you've provided seem to have a lot of well organized information. Good Luck to you in your treatment. I enjoy following your blog, your projects are always lovely!

Janie said...

What an awesome giveaway, especially since it is in honor of Lupus awareness.

jengd said...

Great giveaway for a great cause! I'm sorry to hear you have it and thrilled that you're raising awareness at the same time!

jengd said...

I follow your blog.

jengd said...

I have to admit that I really knew nothing about the disease before this. However, I learned that it is a autoimmune disease, affects mostly women, affects joints and muscles quite a bit, organs and skin in some cases. I do hope you've got a "milder" case of it- definitely a great incentive to eat well and exercise since those seem to help.

Maria said...

I have a family memeber who has Lupas. I see her suffer sometime it really dose break my heart.
Thanks for the give away

Maria said...

I do follow your blog

Marlou McAlees said...

:( im so sorry you have been diagnosed with lupus :( I went and read all the symptoms, that is so sad and must be a daily struggle for you and many others also.
I have been suffering myself for years with nerve and muscle pain and other complex symptoms. just spent a week in hospital and 2 neuroligists later I have functional disorder :( however I will get better which is the good news, but its along road. My speech has been badly impaired for 9 weeks now and I have to go to speech/language therapy.
HOpe you didn't mind me sharing this with you.
hugzz
Marlou x

Denise Bryant said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!
DeniseB

Denise Bryant said...

I am already a follower!
DeniseB

{VICKI} said...

My mom had lupus among other health problems
i lost her in 2008

marla said...

I am a blog folower of yours and what a great prize and so sorry you have lupus. You are an amazing lady who goes on inspite of it though.

marla said...

I would LOVE to win these amazing goodies and what an inspiration you are to others who have this disease because you go on inspite of it.

Ruth G said...

Thanks for sharing about Lupus! It's so important to educate people about diseases that might effect those they love!

Ruth G said...

I'm now a follower!

Ruth G said...

I learned that it's unlikely that I'm suffering from Lupus (which is amazing since I'm such a hypochondriac!) I'm glad to know what the symptoms are and about how lupus is diagnosed.

*Jennyfer L* said...

One of my aunts had Lupus but now, she is no more not beacuse of Lupus but because of cancer. I'ma new follower of your blog.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

You're the cutest, Tifany! Thanks for all the awareness this month!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I already follow your blog.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I shared your giveaway on Facebook and tagged you so you could see it. MUAH!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I learned that Lupus mostly affects women usually ages 15-44. My cousin has Lupus, it's super scary. I'm so sorry you have to deal with this.

mhodges said...

I am a follower. I am so glad that you do as much for lupus awareness as you do. A cure will only be found when people realize what a serious disease this is!

loly borda said...

Thanks for all you do to make us aware of this illness.
Loly Borda at gmail dot com

loly borda said...

I am now a follower.
Loly Borda

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Thank you for the awareness post. My cousin has Lupus and is managing it well.

Jennifer Ashley DeGough said...

Of course I'm a follower. You're amazing!

Jennifer Ashley DeGough said...

I can't believe the month is over. It's been fun learning more about Lupus.

Jennifer Ashley DeGough said...

I learned the following: Drug-induced lupus is a lupus-like disease caused by taking specific prescription drugs. The symptoms usually disappear after these medications are stopped.

Jennifer Ashley DeGough said...

Shared on my facebook! ;) Love you Tif!!

silvia said...

Thanks for bringing awareness to Lupus.
Sorry to hear that were diagnosed with the disease.

silvia said...

I am a follower :)

MeredithZ said...

I am the cousin of a wonderful lady who happens to have lupus. She's wonderful and so are you! God bless!
Meredith mlefforge@aol.com ps didn't know that about the butterfly symbolic of lupus..beautiful!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Tifany,

I just stopped by your blog because I hadn't been here in so long and I wanted to tell you that I miss you being able to share on the Fiskateer mb when the companies you design for are having are doing something special that I can support. (I just went to the Promotions category and see that no one is using it.)

So, your Lupus Awareness giveaway was quite a surprise! I think I have told you we had a girl live with us her senior year of high school so she could go to school here, while her family was being transfered in the military. Her mother was a good friend of ours and suffers from Lupus terribly! That young girl is now 33 years old and has also tested positive for lupus. Luckily, she isn't having any major symptoms as of yet and can enjoy raising her three young children! This is a very nice thin you are doing by having a giveaway to raise awareness!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

I did not know there was such thing as a drug induced form of Lupus. The facts I read were very enlightening!

KellyG said...

Great idea to share this info,I have heard of it but did not know much about it. I am a follower!

AmyJRockstar said...

Hi there,
I suffer from fibro, which has a lot of similar symptoms of lupus, though not as damaging physically. I had a cousin who suffered from lupus as well and am familiar with the disease. It's a tough battle and takes a strong person to fight through it and share about it. Thanks for doing this great giveaway and I hope you'll come by my blog sometime too. :)

XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com

AmyJRockstar said...

Of course, I had to follow your blog too! :)

XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com

AmyJRockstar said...

New things I've learned... Wow, I didn't realize that 90% of ppl w/Lupus are female! I knew it was more prevalent, but I've also known a man with it so I didn't realize the difference was so drastic. Also I had no idea that it is higher in other ethnic groups than Caucasian. Again, I've only known white ppl that have it so I didn't even think about that! Great info!

XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com

Julie S. said...

New follower. Thanks so much for a chance to win. P.S. Love your blog !!

julieshearer@sbcglobal.net

Mary-Anne V said...

Sorry you have lupus...thank you for bringing this cause to our attention. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary-Anne V said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Mary-Anne V said...

REad about Lupus and didnt realize most are women and that if you have non-organ threatening lupus can look forward to a normal lifespan. Thanks for helping me learn more.

Mary-Anne V said...

Went to FB and posted.

kellystar said...

thanks for sharing your story--a girl in our church was recently diagnosed with lupus and it has been a very difficult time for her. You are an inspiration for sharing your story.

On a side note, PURPLE is my favorite color!

kellystar said...

already a follower

kellystar said...

very interesting to read the role that hormones (specifically estrogen)plays in lupus...I didn't know that

Jessica S said...

Tifany, It has been so nice to recently connect with you. I admire your courage and dedication to spreading awareness. This is truly a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for some of the information you shared. I enjoy learning more about things such as Lupus and had no idea May was awareness month. Sorry to be a bit late. Thanks for sharing!
:O)
Jessica S

Jessica S said...

Happy to now be following your blog!
:O)
Jessica S

Jessica S said...

Wow, I had no idea that there were so many different categories of lupus. I also didn't know that 90% of all those diagnosed were female.
Thanks for sharing the links to bring people to a clearer awareness of symptoms and research on the disease.
:O)
Jessica S

Jessica S said...

Shared a link on my FB wall!
:O)
Jessica S

Mistylynn said...

Tifany,
I love all the info you've been posting about Lupus. My Aunt has had it for many years. Take care.

Mistylynn said...

I already follow your blog. :)

Mistylynn said...

I thought this fact was particularly fascinating.
African Americans, Hispanics/Latinas, Asians and Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans are diagnosed with lupus two or three times more frequently than Caucasians; however, lupus affects people of all races and ethnicities.
The two people I know of that have it are Caucasian.

Mistylynn said...

sharing on my wall girl!

Mary D said...

Wow, this is so great of you in support of Lupus awareness! My daughter has lupus and somedays are better than others. Individuals with lupus are such brave fighters because they work hard to care for their families needs and to also take care of themselves.

Mary D said...

I'm a daily follower of your blog. Good luck with your lupus treatment.

Mary D said...

I have found thru personal experiences that some people don't understand how lupus actually effects the person afflected with lupus. I believe its because lupus isn't as visible as say, MS or RA.

Again, thank you for your butterfly awareness!!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Thanks for raising awareness about lupus! I know several people living with lupus, but don't know much about it. I'm off to check out your links. :)

Emily Keaton said...

I have been a follower of your blog for quite a while!

Emily Keaton said...

I did not realize that lupus is an autoimmune disease that triggers inflammation. Knowing that makes sense now, given the lupus symptoms I've heard about.

Julie S. said...

I had a roommate who had lupus and it really impacted her life. Wishing you good health.

Nicole McNamara said...

Great way to raise awareness!
There are too many people that needlessly suffer!

mhodges said...

What a wonderful giveaway!!!! I thank you for your help while doing my lupus charity crop!!!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Thank you for posting about lupus - definitely something I need to learn more about! Cute card, too! I love the colored spatters!

Cathy said...

I'm also a follower of your blog :)

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