“It’s a Girl Thing” TSA Inaugural Blog Hop + GIVE AWAY!

Hello friends!  So happy you are here!
Welcome to the “It’s A Girl Thing” Turner Syndrome Awareness Inaugural Blog Hop!   Before I share my project with you, here is some important information regarding what this special blog hop is all about:
Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a female is born with only one X chromosome, instead of two, leaving her with life-long medical issues and learning disabilities. This condition occurs one in 2,500 female births worldwide, but is more common among pregnancies that do not survive to full term. That is why Turner Syndrome Females are considered MIRACLES!

I have to say that until I met my blog friend Lori, I was totally unaware of this condition and have learned so much through her because of her sharing about her daughter.  I’m so thrilled to be apart of this to help bring awareness and support!

Nineteen caring Sponsors have partnered with us to bring Turner Syndrome Awareness to the Public. For details on how you might win any of these fabulous prizes, please see Lori’s TS home page. Thanks for learning About Turner Syndrome.

Above are eleven caring & creative DT members who are all donating from their own personal websites/blogs to bring awareness to the public as well about Turner Syndrome!  (My blog is one you can enter below!)

**Although you don’t have to visit every single place to be eligible for a prize; however, the more places you visit and leave comments, the more of a chance you have to win a prize!  (Please see details below on how to enter the prize on my blog here!)  And be sure to visit the “It’s A Girl Thing” Turner Syndrome Awareness Inaugural Blog Hop page for information on how to become eligible for prizes.**

The card I’ve made for this blog hop uses a few colors from the TS official color board below:

Turner Syndrome and the Butterfly

The butterfly has become the symbol for “Turner Girls”. Just like a butterfly, they are considered fragile and beautiful miracles. Turner Syndrome may also cause a myriad of health complications, such as heart defects, learning disabilities and infertility, according to the Mayo Clinic. Sept 14, 2013.

Because it represents femininity, strength, and uniqueness, the butterfly was designated by TSSUS to become the Turner Syndrome symbol. “Butterflies fly on their own which is our hope for our girls.”

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I have used this gorgeous new digital stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle (Sponsoring this blog hop!) called “Ribbons of Love” [DIGI933DE] which was created by my caring blog friend Donna Ellis.  I think it’s awesome that you can choose to use the pre-colored versions from the set which I have for my card here.  It’s a perfect set to have on hand in multiple colored ribbons that can be used for any cause you like to support!  It also has some fantastic sentiments to go with it too!  The butterfly was perfect to use for this particular cause!

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I have used some pretty papers from my stash for the background and the colors all chosen from the TS color palette!  I printed out the image and sentiment together and die cut it with a stitched circle die.  For the circle glitter layer behind it, I cut out another cardstock circle layer with some Super Adhesive Sheets [SAS02] over it, peeled off the backing and sprinkled some Gecko MF glitter [GM2045] and burnished it in.  Added some blue ribbon with a bow over the papers, attached the circle layers, flowers and pearls.  I then took a clear glitter pen and went over the butterfly with it for more shimmer.  This was all mounted over a SU! Pacific Point 5×5″ top folding card base.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card and it has inspired you in some way!  Thanks so much for dropping by and taking part in this blog hop with us!

I am happy to be donating this card along with a few others to Lori so that she can use them to help raise funds for this cause as well.

**MY BLOG GIVEAWAY**

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If you would like a chance to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate from Amazon, please be sure to add your name along with your e-mail address to the InLinkz below!  This way I know who is interested in entering for this particular prize!

The winner will be announced on THIS blog as well as the “It’s A Girl Thing” Turner Syndrome Awareness Inaugural Blog Hop page so be sure to check it out for information and updates about the blog hop and prizes!

Challenges I’d like to support with this card:

  1.  Creative Fingers – #156 Anything Goes
  2. Pammies Inky Pinkies – PIP1904 – Anything Goes
  3. Tuesday Throwdown – Anything Goes

Author: *Vicki*

I'm so happy you found me! I love to share smiles with my handmade cards! I also enjoy papercrafts through art journaling, scrapooking and mixed media projects too! I would love for you to join my blog for updates with my creative art journey! Thanks for stopping by!

85 thoughts on ““It’s a Girl Thing” TSA Inaugural Blog Hop + GIVE AWAY!”

  1. What a beautiful card! I love the pretty butterfly, lovely flowers and background paper, too! I’ve read that butterflies can fly even without 70% of their wing, so that’s another reason it’s a fitting symbol for these girls who rise despite missing 50% of their chromosomes! : )

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  2. A beautiful card which made me think, have I ever made a card with green and blue combinations only? It just struck what a pretty and versatile color combination this is….

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  3. OH my friend, your gorgeous talent and sweet nature truly are limitless! You have created such a beauty here – and helping to bring awareness to a cause so little is known – thank you for that! I love your beautiful shades here and the sweet butterfly – just lovely! TFS! Blessings to you xx

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  4. So very beautiful!!! Love Donna’s wonderful image. Your frosted flowers are wonderful accents.
    Thank you for your part in this important hop.
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  5. A beautiful card and such a great idea. It is to pay attention to the problems of other people. Sometimes, we do not notice other people in the race of everyday life, especially those with certain health problems

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  6. Your eye for colors is amazing! I love the DP and the colors you put together. Such a beautiful card and a wonderful cause- I had not heard of the syndrome before. Thanks so much for joining us for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge!

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  7. Thanks so much for this blog hop. My unborn great neice has been diagnosed with Turner Syndrome. I am grateful for the awareness that is being created. Love the card! Blessings!

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  8. Dear Vicki the card is so beautiful. Thank you for taking part in the Inaugural Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop to make us aware that such a condition exists among girls. Thank you for encouraging these butterflies to fly. May you be blessed with gd health and happiness always. Hugs and loads of love from Sri Lanka. surekhagalagoda@gmail.com

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  9. Your card is stunning, Vicki! Thank you for participating in this Turner Syndrome educational blog hop. I was not familiar with TS before and have learned a lot.

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