Friday, February 17, 2012

Crafty Friends Give Blog Hop

Welcome to the Crafty Friends Give Blog Hop. We are so glad you could join us for Day 1 of this very special hop. The mission of this blog hop is to raise awareness about bone marrow donations to help Leukemia patients.

Bone marrow donation technology has come a long way, and is now as simple as giving blood. So we are trying to raise awareness and get people to register at http://marrow.org to be a bone marrow donor. And why are we doing this your might ask? To help save my life, as well as many others battling this horrible disease. I have been battling Leukemia for over a year and a half now, back in December of 2010 I was diagnosed with a very rare form of Leukemia called bi-phenotypic Leukemia. It really is a killer. Bi-phenotypic Leukemia is composed of two, yes you read right, two different types of leukemia. Patients battling just one struggle and barely make it. I have undergone extensive chemotherapy, painful bone marrow biopsy's, lumbar punctures, and many other procedures. Its been a horrible roller coaster ride for me and my family. We have had tough moments but we have gotten through them.

Many people are unaware of the seriousness of this illness. It's sord of like if your not in it you wouldnt understand. People look at me and say, "you don't look sick". Yes, I am bless to not look sick but I am, my blood is infected with this terrible cancer that every day impairs my life. How you ask, well I am unable to work due to the frequent doctor visits and chemotherapy sessions I receive. I can't make long term plans because I am not sure where will I be. It's extremely tough and those are just small things. What about not being able to go outside if its a bit chilly, and by chilly I mean in the 60's. Not being able to go out if it rains, constantly and I mean constantly be cleaning your hands with anti-bacterial, the list goes on. Every time I go to the Dr. I am in fear. I live my life in fear that bad news can come up any moment. Its a never ending nightmare for me and my family. The medication makes you gain weight, give you headaches at times, and major hot flashes. I want to just live life freely and I cant because this disease restricts me. The one thing that can save my life is a transplant and because I am hispanic it makes me a minority and harder for me to find one. I am asking all of you who are hopping through and reading this, to find it in your hearts to register today<3 Don't wait another day, their are people like me out there that need your marrow to live, to live free from fear, to live a healthy long life. Please help save a life, possibly mine! To see my story please see the video below.



Even if you are not a match for me, you can still help me. You see bone marrow registration drives are expensive, you have to pay for each person who is registered, and I am trying to raise money for bone marrow drives and medical expenses (it costs a lot of money to get a transplant). You can donate to Me at lizquesada.leukemia@gmail.com through paypal. All of the money donated will go to bone marrow drives or medical expenses.








And we have some wonderful sponsors who have donated prizes for our hop.

1. Sweet Stamping Treats-5 digis
http://sweetstampingtreats.blogspot.com
 
2. Trendy Twine-Trendy Twine Orginal Mini Pack (http://anniespaperboutique.bigcartel.com/product/60-yard-sampler-trendy-twine-red-blue-brown-pink-purple-green-bakers-twine)
http://anniespaperboutique.bigcartel.com/
**Must "like" fan page and tell them we sent you from the hop- https://www.facebook.com/trendy.twine
**Must be a follower of blog- http://trendytwine.blogspot.com/
 
3. MB Treasurista-$10 gift certificate
http://www.zibbet.com/MBsTreasurista
**Must "like" fan page and tell Misty we sent you from the hop- https://www.facebook.com/pages/MBs-Treasurista/167767899982066
**Be a follower of blog- http://mbtreasurista.blogspot.com/
 
4. Paper Piecings by Nikki-$25 gift certificate
http://www.paperpiecingsbynikki.com/
**Must "like" fan page and tell Nikki we sent you from the hop- 
https://www.facebook.com/nikkicalmes?ref=ts
**Be a follower of her blog- http://paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com/
 
5. Inspired Stamps-$10 store credit
http://www.inspiredstamps.com
 
6. My Pink Stamper
http://www.mypinkstamper.com
 
7. Peachy Keen Stamps-$25 Gift Certificate
http://www.peachykeenstamps.com
**Must "like" fan page and tell them you were sent from the hop-
https://www.facebook.com/PeachyKeenStamps
 
8. Market Street Stamps-$25 Gift Certificate
http://www.marketstreetstamps.com
**Must "like" fan page and tell them you were sent from the hop-

 In order to be eligible for one of  these prizes you must comment on every blog in this hop, join all the fan pages from our sponsors which are available above, as well as join my Donate Marrow Awareness page on facebook at facebook.com/donatemarrow.


I decided to make a friendship card for this blog hop. I am really excited how this card turned out, and it is basically dedicated to everyone who has participated in this hop. Thank you to all the ladies who participated and have registered. You have truly saved a life just by doing so. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Hope you all enjoy my project because friendship truly is a blessing!



Recipe: 
Recollections Card Stock
Paper from my scraps
TPC Studios stamps- Friends
Studio G Pink Bling
Gorjuss Girl Stamp- On top of the World



Your next stop is the wonderful Amber, one of the two fabulous ladies that made this hop possible. Thank you  to Amber and Ashley for organizing this amazing event to help me raise awareness, donations, and hopefully find the one who will save my life.

Here is the entire hop list for day one incase you get lost:
Liz - http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com
Amber - http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com
Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
Tiffany - http://creativeconfessionsoftiffanyleola.blogspot.com
Leslie- http://ScrapOfArtDesigns.blogspot.com
Liz C. - http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com
Lina- http://sweetnothingspaperco.blogspot.com
Jamie- http://jamiek711designs.blogspot.com
Tonya - http://ittybittyladybugs.blogspot.com
Angie - http://atuttletime.blogspot.com
Doris - http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com
Michelle - http://scrappinforkenzie.blogspot.com


Thank you for stopping by, come back tomorrow for another fabulous project and don’t forget to go to http://www.marrow.org and find out how to become a marrow donor.

XoXo,


21 comments:

  1. beautiful card LIZ!! prayers for a successful fundraiser! blessed to be a part of your hop. awesome sponsors here for you!!! ((hugs)) parkernana4@aol.com
    http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

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  2. Beautiful card, so happy to have found your blog and to be part of this hop wishing you luck with your fund raising.

    lizabratt@comcast.net
    http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com

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  3. Beautiful card. wishing you the best!
    gloria
    www.craftnthings.blogspot.com

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  4. Such a beautiful sentiment and card. Best of luck with your fundraiser and finding a donor.

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  5. Beautiful!!! I Love the card you've created Liz! The stamp set is stunning! I must get me one of those!
    Thanks for all that you do!
    xo Lina

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  6. Beautiful card. I will be praying that you find a bone marrow match very soon.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  7. I have visited all the FB pages and told them to come hop with us! Hoping for a quick match soon

    http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com

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  8. Beautiful card and great video. I found it so enlightening and will definately sign up to me a donor. A friend of ours needed a lung and heart transplant and this opened up our eyes to the transplant needs around the world. Our entire family signed up as organ donors, even my children decided to as well. Praying for a match soon for ya Liz

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  9. Thank you for sharing your story. I pray that you will find a donor asap!! I want to register as a donor, but am not able to at this time. Maybe in the near future I will be able to! Really Cute Card! Again, Thank you for sharing, much Love & Many Blessings & Prayers to you!!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina
    http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com

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  10. Cute card. Thanks for sharing. Hope you find a donor soon.

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  11. Hi Liz! I love your card sweetie. That little girl stamp is so darn cute! I just found out about this hop accidentally on Facebook. LOL I'm here and ready to hop! ~ Hugs ~ Pat :) p.s. You know how to contact me if I should win any of the prizes. Just email me at CCL or ask Misty. She has my personal email addy.

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  12. This is a great project for a hop, bless you:) Your car is beautiful! I am following and fans to all:)
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

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  13. Love it mamuchis... I'm so lucky to be part of ur life love u...

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  14. This is so adorable Liz!! Love it!

    Hugs,
    Leslie♥♥

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  15. Super great card!

    Be blessed, Beckie

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  16. Beautiful card. I am praying for you every day.

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  17. Beautiful work. Thoughts and prayers.

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