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Welcome to the “It’s A Girl Thing” Turner Syndrome Awareness 2nd Annual Blog Hop!
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!
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:
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FEBRUARY 15, 2020
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:
- Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge – #6 Anything Goes
- Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – PIP2004 Anything Goes
- Arty Divas – #14 Anything Goes
- Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes
- Allsorts – A Touch Vintage