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Friday, February 1, 2019

It's a Girl Thing ~ TSA Blog Hop

Hello Blogging Friends!! Welcome to my project for the 
"It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Inaugural Blog Hop!
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 caring Sponsors and ELEVEN 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.

Personally, I feel so blessed to be part of this Blog Hop for Awareness! After I read "Lori's TS Journey, {{I hope you will too!}} about this condition I had never heard of ~ I acquired a great respect for her and all she & Julie have been through.  I am thankful that God is using my blog & my love for paper crafting to help create awareness.
Through this hop, Lori's goal is to help other TS moms to have more resources than she did AND to find forums where they can share insight, successes and set backs.  You may not have TS in your life but through this hop you may be able to help direct a friend. . . or her cousin . . . or her cousin's friend! to others who have been there before or are just beginning the TS journey themselves.  

As a "THANK YOU!" for joining us I will be giving away 3 great prizes! To be eligible, all you need to do is follow my blog and leave a comment on this post.  3 WINNERS will be randomly chosen after the
blog hop concludes on February 8th, 2019!!!!!!
I will be sending each winner a collection of stamps 
featuring butterflies from Unity Stamp Co!!!
  
My TS related project uses colors from the TS official color board!! AND lots of butterflies, because they represent femininity, strength, and uniqueness.  The butterfly was designated by TSSUS to be the TS symbol. "Butterflies fly on their own which is our hope for our girls."  and just like a butterfly, they are considered fragile and beautiful miracles.
      
Unexpectedly the light glows through the cardstock in the dark!! I put butterfly branches on the inside of each window that don't really show without interior light on.  Some butterflies are attached to the lantern via clear plastic cut from packaging while others are attached in the same way, to the door. The pictures flatten this a little, but it has amazing dimension to it!!

I gathered all my inspiration from the TS blog, so my lantern uses translucent blue vellum for the windows ~ letting the light inside come shining out ~ illuminating the beauty that is within!  Previously locked away, the door is thrown open giving that beauty the freedom to soar!


Don't forget to visit the "It's a Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Inaugural Blog Hop so you can enter to win the some of the HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS in prizes donated by our 
19 AMAZING & GENEROUS SPONSORS!!!
                                  If you would like to qualify for my 3 give-aways be sure to click the "follow" button on the left of my blog and leave some love in the comments!!  Although the winners will be chosen randomly, I will likely share your comments so it would be wonderful to hear your thoughts on Lori's story, Turner Syndrome or what inspired you most from this blog.  
Here are my 3 prize packages!!(stamps & stamp sets only!)
       
BONUS!   "like" my page on FB "Hi!" Notes and leave a comment there, I will enter your name for a second chance to win!!! 

Wow! This is the wordiest blog I've ever posted! Still, don't forget to share the love & visit all of the other blogs on our blog hop list. You'll find they have fun, inspiring projects AND MORE CHANCES TO WIN!!

 
Thank you for visiting!!  I hope you've enjoyed this adventure as much as I have!! Good luck with prizes and God bless your new year 2019!!!


For a quick pictorial of my process
CLICK!

Inspired? Here's a couple of challenges  I've entered this project in ~ And you can too!!

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes # 372-373
Simon Says: Anything Goes!
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenges
Crafty Friends Challenge
Score Pal Challenges
Colour Crazy Challenge

79 comments:

  1. Wendy ~ Thank you so much for being a part of this Blog Hop! Your lantern is absolutely Stunning! I bet it is gorgeous at night when lit up! I love all the beautiful butterflies!

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  2. uumm WOW!! I don't have much more to say but WOW WOW WOW!!! Gorgeous x infinity!

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  3. Oh my , this is AMAZING! What a gorgeous lantern with so many gorgeous details! And such an amazing hop for such a worthy cause!

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

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  5. This is amazing! What a gorgeous creation! I love your description of the lantern - truly an inspirational project.

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  6. This is so stunning!! I love the lantern and the gorgeous butterflies!! It's so creative and beautiful!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. Oh my goodness, Wendy! I am in love with the symbolism of the night and day aspect - what one little change in Nature can do to change the rest of the elements! It's beautiful, and especially lovely in the TS colors! What a fun blog post, and so beautifully shared - as always - with your special quality of love. Leaving you with wishes for a wonderful day.
    Smiles,
    Donna
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

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    1. Thank you Donna!! For whatever reason TS awareness really resonates with me. It is such a beautiful blessing for me to be a part of this. I really feel that God using our little international crafting community to spread so much love, HOPE & joy. Blessings <3

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  8. Wow! That lantern is so amazing with so many wonderful details!

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  9. Beautiful project! Love it for this blog hop especially! Thanks for sharing the information and your creativity with all of us! Follow me at http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh my stars! Your lantern is absolutely stunning with all those fluttering butterflies! Love your creativity!😍

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  11. Oh My!! The lantern and butterflies are simply stunning.
    Hugs
    Berni
    chasingthedream.

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  12. OMG this is amazing - you are so creative!!!!!

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  13. Wow .what a wonderful project.. love each and every detail..

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  14. Wow! Such an amazing project! Love all the details and the butterflies flying away are amazing.

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  15. I am in love with your creativity here. This is simply stunning!! What a
    beautiful presentation for this awesome cause.

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  16. What a stunning creation! I love the explosion of butterflies out of that beautiful lamp! So beautifully done and so perfect for the Turner's Syndrome Hop. Love it! Hugs, Wends xoxo

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  17. WOW!! your project is jaw dropping! 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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  18. This is ridiculously awesome! I Love the butterflies and a lantern! WOW!Thank you for bringing awareness to this syndrome and being a part of this hop!

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  19. Love the great colors of your projects!

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  20. Oh my gosh, these butterflies and that lantern are gorgeous! It's magical with the light shining through and I love that you used vellum. New follower here

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    1. Hooray Karen!! Thank you for helping to spread awareness and welcome to my blog <3

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  21. Your lantern just blows me away and I love all the butterfly gorgeousness. Joined your FB group too and can't wait to see your other blog posts

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    1. I'm so glad to have your company :) Thanks for being a most important part of this hop and best of luck in ALL THE GIVE-A-WAYS!!! There are soooo many :) Blessings

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  22. you made an amazin project for the TS-bloghop!
    TS was new for me. Good idea this bloghop to learn something about it!
    Nancy

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  23. I am in awe of your amazing projects. So pretty! I love all things "butterfly." :) Thanks too for helping spread the word about Turner Syndrome. I was unaware of it until I saw this blog hop!

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  24. WOWZERS ! This is stunningly beautiful. I'm so glad Lori chose to share her beautiful daughter & her condition with us. This is such an awesome way to spread information that's hardly known about. Thank you for caring enough to join in.

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  25. OMG! This is truly a jaw dropper! What a GORGEOUS project! Just warms my heart to read your post and I personally can't thank you enough for being a part of this hop and helping to 'spread the word'. STUNNING work ... well done!! Big Hugs!

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    1. Darlene ~ THANK YOU for your wonderful comments!! What an exciting blessing it is for me to be used this way! I can feel the world becoming lovelier by the minute!!

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  26. Your projects are truly stunning! Gorgeous butterflies and such a kind heart shining through! I so admire Lori's story...what determination and love she has to have sought the best for her daughter. Thank you for sharing information about TS. I feel it will be helpful in my position as an elementary teacher.

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  27. Thanks for being part of this TS hop. I have never heard of this syndrome. I love your GORGEOUS butterfly lantern! I followed here & commented on FB.

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    1. Thank You Lagene!! I will be sure you're entered in my give-a-ways twice!! Good luck with the other official prizes being offered & thanks for your concern and efforts to help spread TS awareness! <3

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  28. Those lanterns you made are so gorgeous and awesome. I love the butterflies on them too.

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  29. Wonderful project, love the bursting butterflies. Thanks for bring awareness to Turner Syndrome. I am delighted to be a new follower.

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  30. Wow! That is so gorgeous and creative! Love it!

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  31. Such a thoughtful and inspiring project! I love how the butterflies are coming out the door and the symbolism behind it. Your butterfly lantern is the perfect interpretation of Lori's story and the hope that she put forth in this blog hop. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Cathy <3 Your comments warm my heart!! Blessings

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  32. Your latern is amazing just as Lori and Julie are! Your lattern is really beautiful!. Prior to yesterday I had never heard of Turner Syndrome. But once I did I had to read Lori's story. When a friend stopped by I shared Lori's blog with my friend and let him read all of the info I had. Hoping that he would share the info with his 4 daughters. I have slso shared this on my FB page today. Thanks for your generosity.

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    1. I'm so glad to know BrendaLea :) I'm so happy to be a part of this beautiful crafting community who's hearts are as lovely as their interests!! I can FEEL the world becoming a better & better place!! Thanks for sharing, you just never know whos life will be changed by your efforts <3 <3

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  33. Wow - what an inspiring project! This hop has been so informative!! Thank you!

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  34. Wendy, your lantern is so pretty! So much detail and so many goodies to see I think I spent 20 minutes just looking at it! I am happily a new follower :)

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    1. Ya-Hoo Christi!!! I'm delighted that you like :) Welcome ;)

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  35. Love these beautiful lanterns! Awesome project for the hop! Thanks for taking part in the hop to raise awareness of Turner Syndrome!
    I'm a new follower here!

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    1. Thanks for following me!! I'm really excited to have your company :)

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  36. Welcome Denise!!! So glad to have you here!! :) Good luck in all the amazing give-a-ways!

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  37. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful lantern!!!

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  38. I have never heard of TS until reading this. I look forward to learning more about this challenging syndrome. Thank you for your caring heart and for bringing awareness to something many know nothing about. Love your lantern and all its beauty.

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    1. Oh, I feel the same way!! I am so thrilled with all the love pouring in on every blog!! I appreciate your kind comment too <3

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  39. Oh, WOW! Your butterfly light is just amazeballs!! I love that the butterfly is the symbol for these gals as they can fly even missing up to 70% of their wings and these gals rise tho missing 50% of their chromosomes!

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    1. Wow D.Ann!! I did not know that! What an incredible fact & an even more lovely symbol for these beautiful little girls & women <3 Thanks!!

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  40. I believe women should always support other women in efforts to inform our peers. The paper crafting is beautiful and different.

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  41. Beautiful lantern. Love the butterflies. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Wowzer!! This is quite an amazing project!! I absolutely LOVE your gorgeous lattern with the butterflies emerging from within!! Such a clever and beautiful design!! Thank you so much for everything you've done to help with this cause!! BIGGEST HUGS

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    1. Hugs right back Vicki!! So glad you stopped by and thank you !!

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  43. Thanks got sharing the awareness of TS. I had no idea and I love your butterflies and lanterns

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  44. Oh my goodness, what an AMAZING lantern! Absolutely gorgeous - WOW!

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  45. Wow, so cool thinking out of the box and creating such a unique project. Such an inspiration. Thank you for helping Lori with this endeavor

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  46. me again......Fabulous creation, love the design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty Friends and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you again next time. Thank you.
    DT Ine http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  47. Fabulous post and an amazing lantern with all the gorgeous butterflies...WOW!!
    Diane {Nellies Nest}

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  48. Thanks for raising awareness about this Syndrome!!! This is a great hop!!!
    Your lantern project is simply amazing! Love it!!!
    I start to follow your blog trough Followers (Arianna Barbara).

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    1. Thanks Arianna! I'm so happy you're a follower :) I look forward to sharing ideas & projects with you! Thanks for helping promote TS awareness & Good luck in the hop!!!

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  49. Wendy my oh my. I can only imagine the time that went into your fabulous project. I love all those butterflies on the lantern. Thanks for sharing it.

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  50. Phenomenal project!!! WOWOWOWOWOW!! This is absolutely gorgeous.
    Thank you for your part in this important hop.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Janis :) Good luck in the give-a-ways!! PS Your blog is great!! & thanks for helping promote TS awareness through this hop ;)

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  51. Your butterfly lantern is so beautiful! I love all the butterflies on it!

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  52. Wow, this is gorgeous!! So elegant and detailed with all those fabulous butterflies! While, I'm here: Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

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  53. Wow! This is really a great idea! I love your lantern, and the beautiful butterflies that surround it! Ot's awesome! Thanks so much for being a part of this blog hop today!
    Take Care!
    Michele
    crimsonowl@comcast.net

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  54. Beautiful butterfly lantern and I have learned so much on this blog hop to raise awareness.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  55. wow, this is absolutely amazing, I love your butterflies!

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  56. WOW! Such an amazing creation, love it!

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  57. Wow. It is amazing. love the butterflies who are ready to fly.Thank you for taking part in the Inaugural Turner Syndrome 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.

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  58. So pretty! I would like to try and copy your beautiful creation!

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  59. Your lantern is simply stunning, Wendy! Thank you for taking part in this special blog hop. I had never heard of Turner Syndrome before taking part. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  60. Oh my gosh! Beautiful! WOW! You are an Angel for being part of this hop!

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  61. Such a sweet lantern! I love the butterflies and the beautiful blue glow!

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