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February 1, 2020

It's a Girl Thing Blog Hop

Hello Stamplings!

Thank you all very much for your kind concern and best wishes for The Mister! He is doing as well as can be expected and every day he will get better!

I'm pleased today to be part of an annual blog hop to help bring awareness to Turner Syndrome. I took part last year and until then I'd never even heard of Turner Syndrome, in spite of the high occurrences, as you'll read below.
Here is my card for the Hop using Penny Black stamps:
Turner Syndrome (TS) is a genetic disorder where a female is born missing her second X Chromosome, leaving her with lifelong medical issues. It affects 1 in every 2,000 to 2,500 girls, but it is more common among pregnancies that do not survive to term (miscarriages and stillbirths). TS is named after Dr. Henry Turner, who discovered the condition in 1938.

This Hop is sponsored by Lori Kobular whose beautiful daughter Julie has TS. Lori is a Board Member and longtime supporter of the Turner Syndrome Foundation, a nonprofit organization that strives to increase awareness and education of Turner Syndrome. Please consider making a donation to the Foundation here in support of scientific research. Lori has her own fundraising page here.
Sponsors

When you visit the Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop, you will find more information on the Hop and the wonderful prizes being offered by these generous sponsors.
This Hop will run from today until February 7, 2020. The winners will be posted here on February 15, 2020.

Thank you for your support!

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102 comments:

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card for a wonderful cause, Darnell. I'm so happy your mister is doing well. Will keep you both in my thoughts! Hugs!

Marilyn said...

Pretty card! Glad to hear the Mister is doing better. I have never heard of Turner Syndrome before. Will have to research this
Have a great day!
Marilyn❤

Lori Kobular said...

Darnell your card is so lovely! I love the way you stamped that beautiful iris! They are such delicate flowers, just like the TS girls and women! I love how sweet and feminine your card is! Thank you for joining me on this awareness journey!

Pat said...

A fabulous card for a great cause Darnell and with these gorgeous irises...just so pretty. Glad the Mister is doing OK. x

Sheryl said...

Simply beautiful.
hugs Sheryl xx

Mrs A. said...

Pleased to hear that the Hubster is recovering well from his operation. Have just been reading up Donna’s blog about Turner Syndrome along with a lot of other medical conditions too. Was not aware on the statistics of being born with it. Indeed an eye opener. Your card is lovely . Penny black have some really classic images . Hugs Mrs A.

Bunny said...

Lovely card. I like how you set apart the one flower. It's special like the Turner females. [Bunny]

Brenda said...

Your card is just stunning Auntie! I love the way you stamped your iris in black and white and then colored the last one. So pretty! Loving the color combo as well. I had never heard of this syndrome before until you took part last year. Glad the Mister is doing as well as can be expected, but I know that everyday he will improve some, just going to take time to heal and get back on his feet well. I know they are probably putting him through the work outs though with PT! Good thing he is strong and healthy, so I know he can do it! Sending prayers and my love to you both! Brenda

Anita in France said...

How gorgeous, Darnell ... the images in grey are almost like a dress rehearsal for that beautifully coloured, wonderful iris! Love how you changed colour in the sentiment to reflect how special the recipient is! A very special way to raise awareness of TS. LYAMYMA! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

Donna said...

Perfect card for this wonderful educational hop. Have a wonderful weekend.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh no, Darnell, so sorry to read about your husband not doing well. I hope he recovers quickly. Your card is gorgeous and I love the sentiment and imagery. These colours are gorgeous too! I just learned about Turner Syndrome today - I heard of it before but didn't know what it was. Thanks for helping to educate us about this disease.

Lori m said...

Beautiful card and sentiment, great cause that I'm learning more about, hugs, Lori m

Birgit said...

Your card is beautiful Darnell! 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!

Chris said...

I remember reading about this cause last year's blog hop -I'd never heard of it before then so the hop is definitely raising awareness of the syndrome. Well done for supporting the cause with this beautiful card.
PS Glad the Mister is doing ok!
xx

Christine said...

What a creative and lovely card! Your creativity and this delicate floral image create such a sweet tribute to these miracle girls.

Chandhini said...

Beautiful card, love the way you colored only one of the flowers, great technique. Love the idea behind this card.

Sue D said...

Your card is so pretty and special. thanks for being a part of this blog hop.

Darlene said...

So happy to hear the Mr. is on the mend! Your card is beautiful ... what a great design ... thanks for inspiration my friend! Also thanks so much for helping spread the word about Turner Syndrome! GREAT JOB!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card for a beautiful cause!
Lynn

Brenda in IN said...

Thank you for spreading awareness of Turner Syndrome. It is new to me and learning how many things can be caused by this in girls and women is so sad. A lovely card for this blog hop with showing the special one. So glad to hear hubby is on the mend already and doing well.

Donna Ellis said...

ooooooh, Darnell! What a fabulous way of showcasing the TSF elements and colors, while encouraging a friend or loved one. The stamp is GORGEOUS, of course, and the way you have designed the card is even more gorgeous! Thank you so much for participating in the TSA blog hop and helping your followers become knowledgeable about this condition.
Smiles and Crafty Hugs,
Donna Ellis
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Stamps and Paper said...

Super card for a great cause Darnell love how you’ve used your Iris stamp..pleased to hear Mister is doing well

Anne

Subhashini said...

Love your beautiful card and the thought behind it

Redanne said...

So very pleased to hear that Mister is doing well, I hope he is not running you off your feet now though!

Your card is absolutely stunning, I just adore the design and such a worthy cause. Wishing you a lovely weekend. Big hugs, Annie xxx

Maura said...

Sending healing wishes to the Mister, and thanks for the info on Turner's Syndrome and the hop!! Love your card, too - Penny Black rocks!!!!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such a beautiful card and for such a great cause. Your Iris design is wonderful!

Lagene said...

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 how your highlighted the one iris!

Maria said...

Happy to hear that your husband is on the mend! Your card is very pretty! The purple iris reminds me of the irises that my Mom had when I was young. Such a lovely card with wonderful design! And, thank you for your attention to this worthy cause!

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Your card is lovely.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Sue

SiskiyouSue said...

Your card is wonderful. I know two women with Turner's Syndrome. Thanks for bring it to our attention.

*Vicki* said...

Darnell, your card is stunning! Love the repeitive stamping technique you've done with your flower and your colors are perfectly done! :) HUGS

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Isn’t that a pretty design! Well done!

Leslie Miller said...

It's a perfect card for this hop! Clever design, and you even used ribbon! I'm glad to hear The Mister is at least as well as expected.

Dana M said...

Gorgeous card and wonderful cause! I love the shades of lavender - beautiful!

conil said...

Love you perfect iris...so beautiful, it looks just like one that's blooming now in my back yard (much too early). I had no idea this syndrome was so commom...that's the other reason I come to your blog. I always learn something new.

Mac Mable said...

Yes it will take time for DH to get better but every day, that will be a day closer x. Sending hugs x.
Thanks for hi-lighting the condition Darnell and what a fabulous card you have made. The silhouette stamping and the final one in colour is so very pretty and what a stunning design x.

Fikreta said...

Its very beautiful card!

Becca Yahrling said...

Your card image and sentiment are simply perfect!! Love this.

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card and I love your design!

Jean said...

Wonderful card I just found out about TS today ! xx

Susan said...

I'd never heard of Turner Syndrome before reading this post. Good for you for taking part in the blog hop to bring more awareness to it.

I love your card - irises are one of my favourites flowers. Love the way you only coloured one and left the rest black and white!

Kathleen said...

A really super card Darnell, love the colours and the gorgeous Iris image.
Went away fro a week the day after my Birthday and your lovely card arrived while I was away so I would like to say a huge THANK YOU for the lovey card and sorry it is a tad late me thanking you.
Didn't know about the Mister either but glad to hear that he is improving.

Kath x

Jean said...

A wonderful card for a great cause! IT is important to get the word out on this.

Dee Earnshaw said...

PERFECT card for raising awareness about Turners - the sentiment says it all:)

Maria Pilar said...

Very pretty card!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love your framing! Great colors!

Berni Cuttino said...

Very beautiful card.

Macimbalo said...

Gorgeous as usual Darnell - love the coloring of one flower - showing the uniqueness of girls with this disease! and so sweet of you to participate in this amazing hop!

Connie said...

Hi Darnell :) Glad to "meet" you here!!! Your card is soooooo apropos and charming! Thanks for creating awareness of Turner Syndrome and inspiring me too :)

Bonnie said...

I love how you've stamped this iris, Dolly! It's delicate but strong, like Julie! Glad Kevin is on the road to recovery. It will take awhile. That's the hard part.

JD/ Jill said...

Beautifully done card!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Darnell, and for such a wonderful cause.

Loll said...

Beautiful card Dolly! It's a tough go at the start, but like you said, everyday is a little better. I'm wishing him it will be a lot better every day.

The blog hop is a wonderful way to spare awareness. Good on you! Love, Lolly


Cheryl W. said...

I had no idea Turner Syndrome was so prevalent amongst female births. Your card is beautiful--thank you for supporting this important effort through your crafting talents.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! I love the beautiful iris design!
Thanks for sharing the information on TS.

Karenladd said...

What a creative and beautiful card to help spread awareness of TS Darnell. I love that one flower standing in the spotlight in full bloom!

Tracey McNeely said...

What a pretty card and created for such a good cause. Awareness is such an important tool.

kiwimeskreations said...

An amazing card Darnell for a worthwhile cause - it must be a shattering experience for the families involved.
Blessings
Maxine

sandie said...

bEAUTIFUL card Darnell and for this worthy cause. Love how you just stamped one in purple-will be off to see what Lori has made x

Waverunner said...

That is a great card that speaks to how rare TS girls survive to birth.
You have a great playhouse! I am in a room but my space looks much more like your garage days. Thanks for sharing today!

Becky said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Well done for taking part of this great hop, Darnell!! It's so good spread the world about the Turner Syndrome! I known about it just last year as my first time and I was so impressed, as I'm still now. Your card is just perfect to say how the girls with TS are special, I learned that they are really miracles, as always die before being born. Really very sad.
Hugs

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful card for such a worthy cause. I had not heard of TS until last year - then I had to go look it up and learn more. What a quirk of nature in that one tiny chromosome affects the genetic code so much.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Such a beautiful card, Darnell! This is a new disease to me. Here is to a very informative hop.

Julia Dunnit said...

Not at all aware of Turner Syndrome, so am off to discover. great way to raise awareness, and your card is quite lovely, love the au the special one is coloured too, gah, PB stamps are like putty in your hands! glad to read that the Mister has a core of steel and wish him huge wellness and years of freedom from the spasms.xx

Karen Page said...

Gorgeous no line coloring of the colored flower! I love your interpretation of the TSF imagery too. Before serving on a DT with Lori I had never heard of this condition. Just another reminder that if someone is acting differently or looks differently, they could be learning to live a life with a challenge like this. If the hop only teaches us to extend grace to those in need more often, than it is worth it. And hopefully a little fundraising will help too!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a pretty card. Love how you have used the colored version apart from the three black and whites - very striking!

Lisa Babitz said...

This is a beautiful card and a very worthwhile cause. I had not heard of this condition before; your participation in this hop to raise awareness is awesome.

Julie Odil said...

What a fantastic card! Love those iris!

SHartl said...

I've never even thought to use a stamp like this and it's a really beautiful design. Thanks for participating in the hop, and best wishes to the Mister as he recovers from his surgery.

Jan Mahew said...

Darnell, Beautifully composed creation! Thank you for sharing your classic creation to help raise awareness of Turner Syndrome. What a perfect sentiment for anyone! Inspirational! HAPPY CRAFTING!
Hugs,
Jan

Lisa Elton said...

This is lovely Darnell and created for a good cause!

TK said...

Beautiful -- lovely irises, love 'em!

TK said...

Beautiful iris- great cause, Darnell! I too have not heard of it

Sandra H said...

Always good to bring awareness to any medical issues not heard of TS myself your card is amazing so inspiring well done for highlighting this take care xx

Ros Crawford said...

What a beautiful card for the cause Darnell... The iris looks so lifelike!
I hope that the Mister is doing well, I'm sure he will really benefit from his operation... I have never looked back since my surgery... It has given me a new lease of life. You take care of you too!

oldpunca said...

I have to ask uncle Google about Turner Syndrome. Now I know and I have to tell you, that your card symbolize perfect the point of this genetic disorder. You are so kind to help always you are asked for. <3
It is nice to know, that Mister is well.
Hugs,
Sonja

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful card, Darnell xoxo

sharon g said...

What a beautiful idea to make one stand out. How pretty and sweet!!

Viv said...

So pleased your Mister is doing well, hope he is resting a lot! love your sweet card too, another masterpiece again ;) hugs Viv xx

Vikki H said...

You are so clever. The black and white images make that beautifully colored iris pop with cheer! You're a good friend to many. I hope mister is feeling stronger this week. As they say, "baby steps"

Helen said...

A beautiful and delicate card.

Helen x

Hummingbird said...

Very pretty card!

Diane said...

Beautifully created card and design, one of my favorite flowers! Glad to hear the MR. is getting better, I find 'men' patients are not so easy to please LOL

Patti J said...

Darnell, what a gorgeous design! Thank you so much for sharing it with us, and for taking part in this wonderful blog hop to raise awareness for Turner Syndrome! Hugs...!

Heather said...

This is beautiful! I love how you highlighted just the one flower to go with your sentiment.

Nadine Carlier said...

Pretty card, I like how you stamped the iris. Thank you for sharing!
Nadine - My Scrap n' Stuff

Conny said...

Oh, your card beautiful. I made me think: Dare to be different!
Have a blessed day.

Kara Lynne said...

What a perfect and special card to help spread awareness for Turner Syndrome. Your colorful iris will make anyone feel so special! Glad to hear the Mister is on the mend.

Daffodil Cards said...

This is a PERFECT card for the Syndrome, Darnell, so very beautiful, love the colours and how you have stamped it. the green ribbon is a perfect addition.
Faith x

Inkyfingers said...

I love your thinking behind this card, Darnell and I had never heard of this syndrome before. Such a pretty stamp too! Glad to hear that Kevin is slowly improving.
Hugs
Carol x

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card! Your sentiment and design with the single coloured iris beside the others in B&W is the PERFECT way to celebrate the MIRACLE girls living with Turner Syndrome!
I hopped along last year. There are so many aspects to this genetic disorder that it is almost overwhelming, especially when we remember that less than 2% of babies conceived survive to birth, precious girls that face the challenges each day with their families. I appreciate the opportunity to learn more again this year, things like the average age of diagnosis being over 9 years, something that is very concerning given that it is a genetic disorder from birth, so many challenges that could have been managed much earlier go untreated.
THANK YOU for sharing and supporting the Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop :)

Lena said...

Your card is lovely and just perfect for this blog hop. Thank you for raising awareness of Turner Syndrome. Hugs ~ Lena

Lucy E. said...

Beautiful card-I love the single
colored flower!

Lisa said...

Oooh! Cool design and beautiful card!

Anne Buckingham said...

What a wonderful idea to show that among the flowers one stands out. Beautiful idea.

World of Michael Trent said...

Oh my gosh!! Your card is gorgeous! The colors are great...the layering is perfect....glad you participated in the hop!!

Janis said...

What beautiful repetititititititive stamping with that lovely Iris! Gorgeous card.
So glad to hear your hubby is doing better. I pray this surgery will take care of those back problems permanently and that his recovery will be swift and complete.
Thank you for your part in this important hop!
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Debra Davison said...

I love how you stamped the flowers, highlighting one !! Beautiful card ...

Celeste Goff said...

Such a beautiful card and for such a wonderful cause!

Greta said...

Creative design & beautiful card for the hop, Darnell!

Tina Z. said...

So beautiful and such a special design, I love it. I also heard about TS last year.
hugs xx