Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop

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Hello friends!

(If you’ve come here from Darnell’s blog, you’re in the right place!  Please be sure to check out all of the links on the TSA blog if you’re lost.)

Welcome to the “It’s A Girl Thing” Turner Syndrome Awareness 2nd Annual Blog Hop!

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I’m excited to join my friend Lori and her daughter to help bring awareness to this special cause as we had done last year and I’m delighted to be apart of it with her again to help bring awareness! February is TSA month and If you’re not familar with this, please read about it below:

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!


CLICK HERE if you would like to make a donation to the Turner Syndrome Foundation.

Thirty-six caring Sponsors and nine DT Members 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.

Nine talented and caring papercraft designers are offering prizes on their personal blogs as well:


My TS related project is inspired by the TSA official color board:

For my project, I have combined two different digital sets that were kindly made espcially for this blog hop and the TSA cause:


I was really inspired by the wonderful colors along with the images from the inspirational board above, but it was fairly easy since the images were already pre-colored in the set to create with!

I’ve used the TSF Key digital set from Jan’s Digi Stamps for the images on my card.  Also what’s cool about this set is that all of the proceeds from this set go directly to the Turner Syndrome Foundation!  It’s a stunning set to have plus a great way to help with a terrific cause too!

I have printed out the images over a piece of white cardstock and cut them out.  I also added one of the images in a repeat pattern to print out over a piece of green cardstock for a decorative strip on the background of my card design.

For the sentiment, I’ve used a stunning digital set (especially made for this TSA blog hop as well)  from my friend Donna and printed it out along with another key image over a piece of vanilla colored cardstock.  LOVE that quote BTW!  (For this piece I didn’t have to worry about the cutting for the very detailed lines that were printed out on the white.)  I sponged some distress ink around the edges of this vanilla square piece for that Vintage feel.  I did the same for the edges of my vanilla 5″ square card base as well.

I took an embossing folder and embossed only the top portion of my card base, added the green printed strip with ribbon wrapped around it and sponged the edges.  I layered some pink cardstock and cut a scallop square piece of lavendar colored cardsock for behind my vanilla panel and popped it up over the card base with foam tape.

Lastly, I’ve attached the bow, button and twine to the side of the image panel and attached the cut out butterfly to the top corner of the image panel.  I glued only the center portion of the butterfly so that I could pop out the wings.


Here’s a closer view of the images.  I’ve used a Copic marker on the vanilla colored panel to create a “shadow” around the key image and then I attached the cut out key over top of that.  I’ve used the same Copic marker for a few more shadows around the key.  For that butterfly, I’ve used a glitter gel pen to color portions of the butterfly and then a clear glitter brush pen to go over the wings.

You can see that TSA symbol on the key which is the same image used for the green background panel I created on the computer.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today as well as the inspiration on this blog hop!

I wanted to share something in particular that I’ve learned myself while reading information about TSA.  It surprised me to learn that women with TS have low estrogen.  Also that having this low estrogen contributes to low bone density and that estrogen replacement therapy gets started in girls at only 11-12 years of age.  I’ve always associated this with elderly women which is why is was surprising to me.

Please be sure to stop by and visit the Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog to find out how you can be eligible for prizes and learn more information about TSA!  You will also be able to find a full list of blog hop links.

Your next stop on the blog hop is the incredible Jan Mahew (of Jan’s Digi Stamps)!  Please be sure to visit!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and participating with us!

Challenges I’d like to enter my card for:

  1.  Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge – #6 Anything Goes
  2. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – PIP2004 Anything Goes
  3. Arty Divas – #14 Anything Goes
  4. Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes
  5. Allsorts – A Touch Vintage

68 thoughts on “Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop

  1. Vicki you never fail to amaze me with your creations! Your card is so elegant! I love how you used the TSF symbol on the paper behind that beautiful key image! Your card has such a beautiful vintage feel! I really love this and I can see that your heart went into making this card! Thank you for joining me again this year on this TS awareness journey! I am very lucky to have you as a friend! HUGSS!!


  2. This is so pretty. I love the embossing and inked edges to create a vintage feel. Very elegant.
    Hugs Sheryl xx


  3. What a lovely and inspirational card for this worthy cause! The sentiment is thoughtful and so inspiring and I love the pretty card you created to bring awareness to this condition!


  4. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creativity and helping to spread awareness of Turner Syndrome. This is my first time learning about it. What a worthy blog hop!


  5. OMG Vic … what a gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for helping spread the word about Turner Syndrome! GREAT JOB!


  6. Hi Vicki, a great project and the card you created specially for it is beautiful – colours, texture, design – totally gorgeous. CarolG


  7. Gorgeous card beautiful details!! Lovin’ the Key Set you used!
    Great way to make the Awareness for Turner Syndrome be known! Thanks for sharing!


  8. Thank you so much for participating in this hop to help spread the word for AWARENESS of Turner’s Syndrome! GORGEOUS creation, I especially love your coloring and shading and layout!


  9. I love how you’ve used the logo/icon on the key and on the background. A real special and beautiful card and thank you for spreading the awareness x


  10. Vicki, Stunning Creation! You have out done yourself! Thank you for sharing your sensational creation with us at Jan’s Digi Blog Challenge. More importantly, that you are helping to bring awareness of Turner Syndrome to others! Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan’s Digi Stamp Shop)


  11. Stunning card Vicki love the image you used and beautiful sentiment-great idea with the repeat pattern behind too -love the Vintage effect -I stck mine down and realised the key was upside down for the logo!!!
    Carol x


  12. such a pretty card and perfect for our vintage challenge at Allorts. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Lynn x


  13. Thank you so much for sharing with us, and for taking part in this wonderful blog hop to raise awareness for Turner Syndrome! Your card is beautiful, my friend!!! Hugs…!


  14. Wow!! This is gorgeous! The image is so beautiful and your coloring on it is perfect!! Love the textured background; so pretty!


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