Friday, February 1, 2019

Turner Syndrome Blog Hop

Hello Friends and Welcome to a VERY IMPORTANT AWARENESS BLOG HOP today!

I know it's a long post but please stay with me to the end where you will find details on how you can play along and possibly win some AMAZING prizes along the way.  My prize offering will be shared at the end of this post.

LET'S GET STARTED!

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!



Nineteen (19) caring Sponsors and eleven (11) 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



My TS related project uses a few colors from the TS official color board:


I decided on not just one card but THREE to help share encouragement.

This first card I think is my favorite!   I love this sentiment ... don't you?
The background for my card is simply the royal blue card stock panel with a green panel in the center.  Next I printed and fussy cut my sentiment and matted it with yellow card stock which I fussy cut to create the mat.  Lastly, I used the Memory Box 'Drifting Butterfly Frame' over top.  Since the die is a little smaller than my A6 card, I simply cut it at the sides to 'stretch' it a bit.


My second card uses a few more elements but of course still in the colors representing our theme.  Elements used on this card are Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder, Tutti Designs 'Scalloped Stitched Ovals', Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and Cheery Lynn Butterflies.  The sentiment is another of those offered to the DT for this event.


Lastly, is a card created using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to created the background.  An old Martha Stewart border punch was used to create the upper border and Tutti Designs 'Cross Stitched Circles' were used for my focus sentiment.  To finish my card I decided to embellish it with the Poppystamps 'Shooting Star' die, using the colors of the theme.  I also die cut a few extra stars for embellishment along with sequins.

I hope you've found inspiration from my designs and it was my pleasure to create these cards of encouragement for the cause!  Please be sure to pop over to the Turner Syndrome Home Blog to learn more.  Then PLEASE join in the hop ... here are the directions on how you can win.
HOW TO WIN:

  • Leave a comment on the TS Awareness Home Blog Post stating at least one thing you learned about Turner Syndrome. Our Tab titled About Turner Syndrome has a pictorial explanation of many of the symptoms or limitations faced by TS females.
  • Leave a comment on one or more DT blog hop posts.
  • Prizes will be awarded randomly from the comments left on 19 of the DT blog hop posts + by 11 of the designers who are awarding prizes of their own. So the more posts you visit and comment on, the more likely you are to win a prize. Don't forget! You must also leave one comment on the Home Blog, too.
  • We hope this will bring an awareness not only about Turner Syndrome in females, but that if any human being seems a bit out of the ordinary, there could be a health-related or genetic reason for it, and it would be nice to give everyone the benefit of the doubt in our daily lives.

My Prize Offering ...


The winners of the Sponsors Prizes will be posted on the main TSA blog on 2/15/2019.  And, I will be sharing the winner of MY prize here on my blog and on the TSA blog on that same date ... Feb. 15th.

I  hope you too will  help spread the word about this cause.
Don't forget to visit the "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Inaugural Blog Hop page to become eligible for prizes.
Thanks for sticking with me to the end!

As always . . .



79 comments:

  1. Darlene ~ Thank you so much for being a part of this blog hop! I love all of your cards! Love all the butterflies on the first one, I love how you framed out the sentiment in the second one and the stars card is perfect too! Gorgeous work!!

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  2. Wow! Darlene, your cards are not only beautiful, but gorgeously bring out the TS colors! Love the "comet" in your third creation with the tail, and the pretty universe behind. Your bold blue coloring in the first 2 cards are lovely, especially with all the fluttering butterflies! Great use of the sentiments! Wishing you a wonderful week-end!
    Smiles,
    Donna
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

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  3. Your cards are beautiful, love all the butterflies! No need to have me your in fabulous prize drawing!

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  4. Darlene, you have been such a sweetheart while we've been preparing for this hop. Thank you for sweet messages and help! Love your gorgeous creations. All three fabulous and I love those sentiments! Hugs, Wends xoxo

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  5. Your cards are stunning, like the deep Turner Syndrome colors and your lovely designs and sentiments!

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  6. Darlene beautiful cards you have made with fab backgrounds
    Gr Karin

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  7. Beautiful cards, love the use of the butterfly panel over the top of the card

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  8. Darlene, your cards, as always, are stunning. And the sentiments are just so perfect for this worthy cause. What a wonderful hop and your creations are gorgeous!!!

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  9. I love all three cards, you really captured the theme and the colors. What a great idea to cut the butterfly frame die to make it fit perfectly.

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  10. Beautiful cards. Lovely of you to help out and participate in the hop. Especially donating your time and prizes. [Bunny]

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  11. Nice to see your beautiful card also on the blog hop for turner Syndrome!!
    Bye Ine

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  12. Wow, Darlene, these are all so gorgeous!! I love your beautiful designs of each card!! The butterflies are so beautiful on the first two and I love, love the background colors of the third!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  13. Gorgeous cards Darlene! I especially like that first one -- perfect combination of colors and die cuts! So pretty!

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  14. Darlene, you have shared such lovely projects with us. Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing the information and your creativity with all of us! Follow me at http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  15. Wonderful creations Darlene! Love all the delicate butterflies you used here! The stars card is so amazingly beautiful ❤️ Love all of your cards!! Thank you for making us all aware of TS disorder! Hugs!! Raga.

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  16. Wow Darlene. These beauties are fabulous. Nice to know the Martha Stewart is still hanging around. Especially fond of the first one. But love the background of the last one. Thanks for contributing to TS with the Linky.
    Hugs
    Berni
    chasingthedream.

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  17. Both your cards are gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing the info about TS.
    DL.ART
    DIANA L.

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  18. Beautiful cards and beautifully designed!

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  19. lovely designs - thanks for the ideas:)

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  20. Wow beautiful set of butterfly cards...love the first one so much ..hugsxx

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  21. All of these are gorgeous and your designs are wonderful.

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  22. I love all the butterflies in your designs. And I love ALL of the sentiments for this wonderful cause. Lovely cards!

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  23. Wonderful selection of cards, Darlene. It's hard to pick a favourite, but I especially love the sentiment on your first card. xx

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  24. Three stunning and unique cards! Brilliant makes!
    I had never hear about TS, thanks for sharing!

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  25. Love all those butterflies! So happy to be part of this blog hop with you :) PS I'm happy for you to choose someone else for the prize draw ;)

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  26. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards and for that tip on stretching the border die to fit a larger card. How great to use this awareness hop to also remind us to open our hearts to those who are different in any way, and to be kind.

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  27. Darlene, what fun and inspirational calrds you have made. I love the one with the stars! If you are the one that fixed my linky, thank you so much.

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  28. All are so very beautiful and colorful. I think the first one with the butterflies is my favorite as well.

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  29. I read up on this syndrome the other day because I knew so little about it. This blog hop has certainly increased my awareness, so you can see it is beneficial. Your cards are very well done and appropriate to the cause. The sentiments are all really quite moving. Love how you used the color board for inspiration.

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  30. Wow- thanks for sharing such great cards and for supporting this great cause!

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  31. I LOVE all the butterflies! Beautiful! Thank you for bringing awareness to this syndrome and being a part of this hop!

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  32. Of course, you are part of this wonderful blog hop. Love how you used the colors for your cards... and as always your designs are fabulous. People like you are why this community of crafters is known for giving and encouraging...not pettiness.

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  33. Lovely cards! I hadn't thought to cut my dies to fit the card, I always make the layer fit the die & fit the gap with something else...will have to try to remember for next time. Hugs x

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  34. I just love how vibrant the cards are!

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  35. These are amazing cards and I love that last one with the Distress Oxide background and star sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  36. What a lovely butterflycard for TS!
    TS was new for me. Good idea this bloghop to learn something about it!
    Nancy

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  37. You did a wonderful job of incorporating the colors of the cause into your designs. I like how you used the butterflies, as well. Thanks for being a part of this blog hop for Turner Syndrome.

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  38. Darlene, I am so NOT surprised to see you here! You are literally one of the most genuinely sweet people I know and you have helped me in so many ways! Your cards are so pretty - so many details! Thank you for supporting this hop and for your amazing prize offering <3

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  39. A trio of awesome cards with stunning sentiments. I love that first sentiment, it should be spread far & wide. Thank you for being part of this hop & caring enough to spread such a good message.

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  40. Pretty cards for a good cause (which I was unaware of until today). Love your two butterfly cards....just perfect!

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  41. Amazing cards, Darlene! I especially loved all those die cut butterflies framing the sentiments! Wow that looks like a fabulous prize package! You are true joy in the crafting community :)

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  42. Such stunning cards! I love the vivid colors and dainty butterflies, a fitting symbol for these darling women living with TS!

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  43. Thanks for being part of this TS hop. I have never heard of this syndrome. I love your cards especially the blue & green background with the stretched butterfly frame!

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  44. Your cards are amazing! The backgrounds are gorgeous and the die cuts you used are so pretty.

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  45. Beautiful cards!! I'm blown away that I had never heard of this syndrome...seems like it causes so many problems its just crazy!

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  46. What a beautiful array of butterflies and stars! I thought I would agree with you as I saw the first card but as I scrolled I decided I could hardly choose a favorite!! The background on "Shine like the stars" is especially beautiful though!! It's fun to see all of the ways each DT member used the color inspiration too! Thanks for sharing ;)

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  47. Wonderful cards, love the sentiments. Thanks for bring awareness to Turner Syndrome.

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  48. Wonderful Way to use the color pallet for this challenge. Each card is so different and fabulous. Thanks for taking part in this blog hop. I love seeing our crafty community supporting each other.

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  49. Such wonderful cards for this cause, it is a great reminder not to judge when we don't know anything about someone's life or health issues. Great sentiments to go with these and I just love how you used the shooting stars in the last one!

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  50. Loved the butterflies frame and the layering!

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  51. Lovely cards! I especially love all of your butterfly cards for this hop! I'm learning so much about Turner Syndrome.

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  52. All of your cards are beutiful with the various layers and attention to detail. And I have to agree with you, your first card is my favorite too!

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  53. Your cards are all beautiful!
    Such sweet creations for such
    a worthy cause.

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  54. Your cards are so beautiful, Darlene! I especially love all the butterflies, since here in SE Michigan we've just gotten over a horrendous artic blast with temps below zero. Today it's in the 40s, so I'm really ready for spring elements like flowers and butterflies! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  55. A beautiful set of card. The sentiments are juts lovely!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  56. Such wonderful cards! Love the springiness! Wonderful hop!

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  57. Wonderful cards. Loved all three, but #1 is my favorite!

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  58. Your cards are so sweet and adorable! Love them!!

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  59. What a beautiful batch of cards! I especially like the one with the butterflies and 'embrace your You-ness'!

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  60. Oh what beautiful card designs! Wonderful rich colors and fabulous layers of elements.

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  61. I am amazed about this. I worked in special education before retirement and never heard of this. I love your cards they are beautiful. I make hats for our local cancer center. The women in chemo are so excited to get a hat and know someone they do not know cares. I always add a small tag to my hats so they can keep it for a book marker

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  62. Beautiful, colorful cards. Thanks for sharing, and being a part of the blog hop.

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  63. Oh Darlene your creations are all just gorgeous!! You've done such an amazing job with these my friend! I absolutely love the butterflies and how you've worked them into your designs!! Thank you so much for everything you've done to help with this cause!! BIGGEST HUGS

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  64. What a lovely set of cards. Lovely designs, gorgeous colours and beautiful sentiments. Love them all.
    Have a wonderful day!
    ♥ Lena

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  65. Lovely cards, great butterfly dies!

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  66. Beautiful cards. Love the colors and the butterflies.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  67. The butterfly die is beautiful and how you incorporated them into the wonderful sentiments is great. Thank you for helping Lori with this endeavor.

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  68. Thanks for raising awareness about this Syndrome!!! This is a great hop!!!
    What a gorgeous set of cards!!! They're all so lovely! Amazing colouring!!! Thanks for this chance to win!

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  69. Darlene, I love your cards. I love the butterflies and the background on your third card is simply gorgeous.

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  70. Darlene....your cards are just so gorgeous!!! Love them all, but my fave is the first one, too. I love the sentiment and the fresh crispness of the white butterflies. Beautiful!!!
    Thank you for your part in this important hop.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  71. Fabulous colors on your cards (sticking with the Foundation's color palette). Beautiful use of the butterflies.

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  72. You have created some beautiful cards with a very positive message! Each one is so pretty! Thank you so much for being a part of this important blog hop today!
    Take Care!
    Michele
    crimsonowl@comcast.net

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  73. Oh woow adorable cards..love the first one so much with that butterflies..
    adorable
    I always love butterfly...
    thanks for sharing
    hugs
    Monika

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  74. stunning butterfly cards and I love the background!

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  75. Oh wow, your cards are just stunning. I had never heard of Turner Syndrome before. Wonderful cause.

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  76. Dear Darlene As always your cards are wow. Thanks for taking part in the Turner Syndrome Blog Hop to make us aware of this Genetic disorder. Butterflies for me means freedom. May you and your family be blessed with gd health and happiness always.Love and hugs from sri Lanka

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  77. Beautiful cards. I love your butterfly creativity! Thank you!

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  78. Lovely Cards! You are an Angel for doing this!

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