“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. Oh I love how you coloring the butterfly Vicki so creative and love the glitter too
    adorable made my sweet friend
    biiiig hugs
    Monika

  2. Vicki ~ Thank you for being a part of the Blog Hop! Your card looks amazing! Love the paper you chose for the background! Love the circle of glitter surrounding the beautiful Hope ribbon and butterfly! Your card is amazing my friend!

    1. Oh my, Vicki! I love everything about your creation from the colors, to the delightful sparkle that we all have in our personalities! I am especially in love with your flowers. Like you, I’m grateful for knowing Lori and to have become acquainted with TS through her. Loving your creation! Leaving you with wishes for a wonderful day.
      Smiles,
      Donna
      {Creative Smiles – my little crafting world}

  3. Oh my goodness, thanks for the close up photo so we can see all the gorgeous details – this card is amazing! And what a wonderful hop to bring awareness to this syndrome!

  4. I got totally side tracked with someone that was having computer issues so I’m not sure if my comment went through. Anyway, I just wanted to say what a beautiful card you made and how feminine it looked.

  5. This is just beautiful with a wonderful sentiment! I love the background design and all the sparkle on those pretty flowers! Thanks for showing support to a great cause!

  6. Your card is just stunning! I absolutely LOVE the butterfly over the ribbon image; so
    beautiful. Your design is so lovely. Love the sparkle, too!

  7. So great that you are participating in this well deserved blog hop, I was unaware of this syndrome so it is certainly helping to get the word out! I love your card , so beautiful and so thoughtfully designed incorporating the colors from the Foundation. Hope you have a fabulous weekend, hugs Debxx

  8. Very pretty – love this digi image – certainly useful in any digi collection. Personally I have not heard of Turners Syndrome but will certainly be looking it up – (and I am a nurse). Never too old to learn. Sending wishes for a good weekend ahead.

  9. Vicki, your post provided me with information I did not know about. What a great cause, and thanks for the information! Your card is striking with the ribbon, butterfly, and awesome flowers! Great job, Vicki!

  10. Wow! I just love every little detail here Vicki. The colours (of course) and your layout is amazing. Love the bling and those beautiful flowers. Great touch with the pearls on the ribbon beside that wee butterfly.

  11. lovely card with this georgeous stampset! the flowers are beautiful around it!
    TS was new for me. Good idea this bloghop to learn something about it!
    Nancy

  12. This is such a beautiful card and I love the added shimmer and the way you shaded around the ribbon. Thanks for helping spread Turner Syndrome awareness!

  13. Vicki, I just have to say that your card is so very beautiful!! I love all the texture ~ it just makes me want to hold it in my hands!!! Your use of the color board is simply beautiful!! It’s been fun seeing how everyone used them differently 🙂 Thanks for helping to create awareness and make this world a lovelier place ❤
    Wendy @ “Hi!” Notes

  14. I love that the butterfly is the symbol for Turner Syndrome; it’s so inspirational and beautiful. Your card is quite elegant with the flowers and pearls. I love the added sparkle on the butterfly and flowers. I’ve got to say I’m a little envious of how beautifully you’ve tied that ribbon. Bows tend to be a problem for me. Thanks for helping to raise awareness for TS.

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