Friday, May 1, 2015

A special thank you and Celebra'tions giveaway!

Hi everyone!  I often hear from crafty bloggers how wonderful their readers are and I have to agree.  I think in general, crafters are a wonderful and generous people!  I've mentioned on my last couple of posts how many of you reached out to me in comments and emails about my struggle with chronic vertigo and I want to say thank you again and mention one reader in particular.

I would like to give a special shout out and thank you to
Denise B!

Not only did she reach out to me about my vertigo, but she emailed me again and linked a video from a doctor in Colorado who developed a maneuver for vertigo sufferers who don't have luck with the Epley maneuver.  I am thrilled to report that within hours of trying the "half somersault" maneuver I am VERTIGO FREE.  After 34 days, yes 34 DAYS of vertigo, it was gone. A true miracle.  If not for  Denise and that maneuver I would have spent countless days suffering and time and energy with specialty doctors and additional medications.  I shudder to think. 
EDITED: in case anyone wants to know, the info is: Dr. Carol Foster from the University of Colorado Denver.  A YouTube search will show her Half Somersault video.

Now being vertigo free is something to celebrate, so how about a little give away of Spellbinders Celebra'tions goodies?!?  Yes please!!

Here is what I have to give away:
  • Fabric Weave embossing folder
  • Celebrate die plate
  • Just Because stamp and die set
  • Beautiful Friend stamp set
  • Save the Date stamp set
  • Pixie Play ink
  • Pretty Plum ink
EDITED: I should add that I already sent Denise B a fun package of goodies in the theme of her favorite color.  I add this because one of my lovely commenters asked if she win she wanted me to mail the prize package to Denise.  Carol H, you are so lovely and thoughtful!!

To enter this giveaway, just leave me a comment here on this post.  If you would like share something nice that you did for someone OR what someone did for you that would be wonderful, but not manditory.  I will chose a winner on Wednesday, May 6th.

Thank you and good luck!
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28 comments:

  1. Oh Michelle, thats wonderful that your ok now, what a miracle. I wish all problems could be solved without medicine and running from doctor to doctor with no solution, so happy for you. Sadly my sister passed a week ago yesterday and have had my hands full helping an only child nephew who lived with her so havent done much crafting for a while. Glad your doing well, God Bless.

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  2. My daughter Desiree' was having a very complicated pregnancy a long with blood clots. It is still a little touch and go. Any ways I belong to the Card Chain Challenge that Deborah Nolan started several years ago over at her blog Society of Stampaholics. Well she knew what my daughter and I was going through and she told everyone within the challenge and soon afterward without me knowing I started to receive cards from everyone from around the world for me and my daughter. They all brought me to tears. To know that there really are lots of kind, warm hearted and loving people out there. Deborah even started a prayer chain for my daughter and so far it has done miracles!!

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  3. Glad you are feeling better. I've never had vertigo, but I understand it is awful. Thanks for the prize chance. Enjoy the weekend and happy crafting!

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  4. You're so creative...I love looking at your projects and trying to imitate them. Mine never come out so well as yours.

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  5. Happy to hear you found a cure for your vertigo! I had 3 major surgeries
    in one week and the outpouring of prayers, cards, and phone calls I know
    helped in my recovery.

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  6. Hi Michelle. I am so happy for you becoming veritgo free. I must share this info with my BF who also suffers from it!
    Well, I guess you just did something nice for me because you shared your vertigo problem AND Denise's solution. So now I will share it with my friend and hope it helps her too! Thank you for opening up and sharing this with us!

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    1. Hi Teresa, I am not sure if you get notifications if I reply to your comment. But just in case, the info on the doctor is: Dr. Carol Foster from the University of Colorado Denver. A quick search on YouTube and her video will pop right at the top.

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  7. I'm happy to hear that you are feeling better, and a BIG shout out to Denise B for providing the information you needed.

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  8. Way to go, Denise! My sister's mother-in-law had Vertigo and my elderly father had to go to the ER room with it! A week later, our family physician found a lot of ear wax, which caused his episode... You are giving a fantastic prize package away. So glad you are feeling better! Many thanks, Cindi

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear that you have been suffering, but am also glad to hear that you have found a solution. I began work today on teacher appreciation gifts.

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  10. YAY for Denise B!!! I'm so glad she has helped you! I'm commenting because, of course, I'd love to win! I love your creations, I love everything about Spellbinders, I like to win stuff :) But if my name was selected, then please send the goodies to Denise B!! She deserves it for sure! I'm so glad you feel better! :)

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  11. That is so awesome you were able to get some relief from this method! I know how amazing getting some relief feels! So glad that you mentioned this method because I too suffer from vertigo and sometimes the Epley Maneuver doesn't work for me either. So should I have an issue again where the Epley Maneuver doesn't work, it's nice to know that all hope is not lost and that I can try something else! Thank you to the both of you for sharing this information. People laugh when I mention I have vertigo bit it's no laughing matter as it can be very debilitating. This is an awesome prize pack but I have to say I am most thrilled about the the fabric weave embossing folder. I have searching for that folder everywhere. If I happen not to win, could you let me know where you found it at? Thank you so much! Again, I am so glad your feeling better!

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  12. Today my room mother created and hung up a super fun door poster saying thanks to me in many languages! She is always so thoughtful and kind!

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  13. I am so happy to learn you are feeling better! Yay for Denise and the Dr. Your goodies sound wonderful. Thanks for the chance.

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  14. I am thrilled to hear that you finally found a solution to your very annoying problem. My husband had a problem with vertigo a few years ago, and just had to ride it out. Luckily for him, it wasn't quite that long. I just wish there was some solution to my health issues. i have had this awful pain all over my back for over 2 years now. It feels like someone skinned my back and it is laid open. I burns so bad-. Anyway, no one wants to hear all my problems. Again, I am thrilled to hear your problems are solved.

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  15. So thankful you got relief from your vertigo. I'm sure I've never experienced anything like it, but just from having a simple, short-lived dizzy spell is bad enough, can't imagine the feeling going on and on.
    I appreciate your willingness to share your talent with all of us.
    Take care,

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  16. WOOT WOOT!!! Getting relief is a beautiful thing, I am so glad to know you are feeling better without all the meds and doctors. I have to tell you that I think of you often when I dig into my stash of goodies I bought from you when you were selling your overstock! Again, I always look forward to your posts and seeing what beautiful things you are making. Thank you so much for offering some goodies to your "fans" as well. Hope you have a great weekend. ~Kim

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  17. SO glad you are feeling better and SO thankful for blogland where people can reach out and touch and help each other!! Was the link in finding a rental place for a client and a new neighbour of a friend of mine who had a suite up for rent. Love it :)

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  18. So happy you are vertigo free like me tooo its not fun having it so glad you are free to create and celebrate!Awesome and generous too!

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  19. Hi Michelle, I always enjoy looking at your cards and getting some great inspiration from them! thanks for the opportunity to win. Glad your now feeling so much better and no longer spinning around! Janelle x

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  20. Thanks for the shout out, Michelle! So glad this technique helped you!
    I hope you got my email thanking you for the fabulous and very generous gift you mailed me! I'm sure I'll have lots of fun making cards with all the goodies you sent!
    No need to include me in your drawing! Best of luck to all the commenters!

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  21. So glad you are feeling better! It's hard to do your crafty goodness when you are not feeling well. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. Glad to hear your problems are solved!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. I'm so happy to hear that your vertigo has been cured! I have a relative that also suffers from this and I'm going to pass this on. Best wishes and thank you for being so generous offering this prize package.

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  24. OMGosh that is so wonderful that she had information that made your life change for the better! I am going to go check that out. I am a nurse and vertigo for various reasons plagues a lot of people. Thank you for the fabulous giveaway!

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  25. I hope your solution lasts. My mother suffers from that, and is still suffering. I will pass on your tips. Hoping the best for you, and thanks for the chance!

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  26. A friend of mine took myself and two of my daughters on a 7 day cruise-for free!

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  27. So great that the networking brought you relief. I work with a fellow designer and any time one of us is having a meltdown on creativity we network and pick each other up with ideas to push us to the finish line. Did that twice this week.... so happy when the task at hand is accomplished.....

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