Sunday, July 18, 2010

Giveaways and Personal Stuff

I am extending my first giveaway until July 26th. I promise this is the last time I will extend the date for this giveaway!! So far, there are only seven comments to draw from and I would like to give at least a few more followers a chance to enter. I will be picking FOUR winners using  I have not been feeling very well and have had little time to even try and promote this giveaway. I really apologize to those of you who entered in the very beginning!  If you haven't entered, be sure to become a follower, find the post that says "My First Giveaway" under Labels (on the right of this), and leave a comment there.  You will find pictures in that post of the bracelets I am giving away, as well. I am also giving away a ton of other stuff, too!! Don't miss out!

On a personal note:

For a while now, I have had "spells" of not feeling well, weird rashes, and on most days I am in a lot of pain. Also, I wake up daily with Italian sausages for fingers and my hands constantly bother me. I have had a bad back for a long time and have just dealt with that as it comes and goes, but  I guess I've been in denial about the other symptoms because I just can't possibly imagine one more bad "thing" to deal with.  Well, I finally went to the doctor last week and was told that I may have Lupus. Needless to say, I am freaking out a little. Okay, maybe a lot. I was going to  wait until I got more of a definitive diagnosis to tell you all, but I decided that would just defeat the whole purpose of this blog!  So, there it is. That is what is going on with me and I will keep you informed as I learn anything new. For now, we are treating the symptoms and I am awaiting some test results and will be seeing a million different specialists.  I have had to fight for a long time to stay strong and I will just have to keep on fighting and staying postiive! No matter what, I will ALWAYS be playing with paper and my Gypsy!

Big Gypsy Hugs,



  1. I'm so sorry you're having a hard time right now. I don't remember anymore where I found your blog, but I'm glad I did. You give me inspiration with both projects, and spirit because of your experiences. I'll put your giveaway on my FB page, and hopefully you can get some more people entered for your giveaway! Good luck, and its great that you remember you will always have papercrafting an your Gypsy!

  2. From a new follower...let me just have many friends, family and followers that will be there for you. Having my own illness since I was 16, I know that there are days when you wonder how much more you can handle. But know that people are praying for you and pulling for you!
    Best wishes.

    Theresa :)

  3. I am sorry to hear about everything that you've gone and going through... I am thinking of you and I hope that everything will work out with your health.. Lots of hugs.

  4. I hope you are feeling better! I just started following your blog and I love it! Keep up the great work and hang in there!

    Brandy Wardlow

  5. Hello I just left a masage somewere in your blog dont know if that was the right place,


  6. I just found your blog thru Made by Momo and I am glad I did. Your card from her challenge is great. I love the print on her dress.

  7. I'm so sorry you aren't feeling well and I hope you feel better soon!


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