Friday, January 18, 2019

Thyroid Awareness Blog Hop

January is Thyroid Awareness Month.

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) has marked Thyroid 
Awareness Month for more than 20 years to raise public awareness of the need for
preventive screening and early detection of thyroid disease. Blogging friend Milka is
doing her part by hosting a blog hop from January 5th thru the 30th.

She's gathered 25 friends worldwide to emphasize the importance of the thyroid 
gland and the problems that occur when it's not working properly. The thyroid gland
is shaped like a butterfly so we were asked to incorporate a butterfly or butterflies on
our projects. Here is my card for the hop.

I white embossed the sentiment from WPlus9 and ink distressed in rainbow order, then
offset the panel on a white card base. I finished off the card with three blue butterflies.

The blog hop runs daily through January 30th. Here's a list of all the participants,
Some designers are having a giveaway on their blog, so be sure to check every day
for your chance to win.

Milka Gubo (5th)
Imke Ludwig (6th)
Jane Taylor (7th)
Kaja Vezenšek (8th)
Samantha Mann (9th)
Andreja Lampe (10th)
Анна Коссаковская (Anna Kossakovskaya) (11th)
Ksenija Rizova (12th)
Valentina Bizjak (13th)
Ale Suta (14th)
Kristina Pavlović (15th)
Tanja Kabel (16th)
Željka Jurkovic-Grizic (17th)
Donna Mikasa (18th) --You're here!
Sabrina Lamarina (19th)
Darnell Knauss (20th)
Nonni Niskanen (21st)
Larissa Walgemoed (22nd)
Dunja Trautmann (23rd)
Neha Bhatt (24th)
Beverley Brown (25th) 
Ishani (26th)
Maja Macura Sakač (27th)
Naz Sasayakiglitter (28th)
Sue Hastead (29th)
Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) (30th)

*** GIVEAWAY ***

I would like to offer the "gently used" stamp set that I used for my card, together with 
the matching dies. Simply leave a comment here by January 31st, and I'll announce
the winner a few days after.. I'll even add the card and a few extra goodies!

If you don't have a blog, please be sure to leave your email address in the comment
section so I have a way of contacting you if you're the winner.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and kudos to Milka for organizing this
hop to promote awareness and possibly save lives, too. 
And remember: Check your neck!


  1. WOW!!! Donna, your card is GORGEOUS!!! Love it sooooo much!!! :o) Thank you for joining this hop, for your support and kind words. :o) Big hugs!! xx


  2. What a beautiful card, I love the rainbow.

  3. What a beautiful card, Donna! I'd have never looked at that stamp and seen it's full potential as you have done, Jo x

  4. Wow..the half toned butterflies and the bold sentiment with colourful background looks so stunning together! Thank you for your inspiration for an important cause. (perkyhobby@gmail)

  5. Love this card Donna, especially love the butterflies and beautiful soft colours.
    Valerija xx

  6. Very pretty card. Love the embossed resist technique you used and the dimensional butterflies. jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

  7. Having had thyroid issues in the past, I can appreciate what Milka, you and all the other participants are doing to bring attention to the health of this very important gland. Think your card is very "beautiful"...just like your heart.

  8. Amazing card with Beautiful colors!! Thank you for inspiration dear Donna!!

  9. Love this gorgeous card, Donna! I love the soft colors and butterflies are one of my favorite things to use on cards. jmjmeadows38atgmaildotcom

  10. What a beautiful rainbow butterfly card, Donna! Your butterflies are stunning in splattered ombre! I'm so glad you are a part of this important Hop! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Wow!! What an awesome colorful card!! Love the design and the beautiful butterflies :) Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  12. Could anyone love this beautiful flutterby creation more than I? You've worked your magic again, Donna... perfectly blended and splattered! One day will you teach me how? xx

  13. This is amanzing, Donna. Lovely Colors and layout.

    I'm looking forward to supporting Milka's blog Hop and I'm proud to be one of the designers involved in the team. Also great, that I get to know new people and so also your creative work ! Greetings from Germany,


  14. Such a beautiful card, Donna! Your butterflies are gorgeous and I love the sentiment...perfect in every way!!!

  15. Marisela Delgado said: Great card! I love those pretty colors!You always make fabulous cards!! Marisela

  16. Fantastic card ,love the pastel colors xx

  17. Loved your colorful card and your generosity too...U such a sweetheart!!I have thyroid and feeling so happy to hop along and being a part of this awareness hop...Hugs,Anushree

  18. Gorgeous card, I love the blended background! Great cause!

  19. Beautiful card, so cheerful! I love the blended rainbow of colors

  20. This is one beautiful rainbow butterfly card, Donna :-) Really like the Splatters too

  21. Your card is really
    lovely! The pretty colors
    and the butterflies are
    perfect together :-)

  22. Beautiful butterfly card. I like the embossing and the rainbow of colors.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  23. Such a beauty, Donna! How I missed so pretty stamp? I am honored to blog hop with you!

  24. Oh how very beautiful! Love that positive quote and the placement of the pretty butterflies is perfect.

  25. Wow..What a beautiful rainbow card..Love it totally..

  26. What a beautiful card Donna and the sentiment you used is fabulous for this card. I am such a fan of your work, keep inspiring us :)

  27. Such a great cause, Milka always comes up with the most thoughtful blog hops! Your card is absolutely gorgeous, it's definitely one of my favourites of the hop - I love the colours you used, they make me feel like spring is really coming! :-) Thanks for the lovely giveaway, too!

  28. Donna, gorgeous cards you made :-)) I like it!

  29. Aww, I just LOVE this! The dreamy inky colours are just delish!! So so beautiful. Those colours just draw me in. LOVE this! <3 Hugs, Wends xoxo

  30. Thanks for raising awareness about thyroid problems!!! This is a great hop!!!
    Love your gorgeous butterfly card!!! Bright colors are so beautiful!!!
    Thanks for this chance to win!