My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

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Monday, February 22, 2021

ONE WEEK LEFT for Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop and Challenge!

  Hello, Blogging Friends!


ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT - for the Third Annual 
This  year we have added a Card Challenge so that crafters can help spread the word, and enjoy opportunities of winning more prizes!

To view my prizes, please visit my blog post.

For more information, please see Lori's TS home page. 

Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a female is born missing part or all of her second X chromosome leaving her with life-long medical issues and learning disabilities.  This condition occurs one in every 2,000 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!

DID YOU KNOW:



Living with Turner Syndrome: Linda Hunt

I am an appreciative fan of movie star
Linda Hunt
whose roles are always character-rich.

My favorite programs Linda has starred in:

NCIS Los Angeles
Kindergarten Cop

Linda was born with Turner Syndrome.

One thing I have learned regarding Turner Syndrome is that there are many chromosomal deviations that cause humans to be born with "interesting outcomes".



Our inspiration board:


My brand new Kitsch Flamingo ink pad was perfect for this project. Being a Pink Fanatic, it was love at first sight with this color. I used a pale pink cardstock, dry embossed it, and smooshed the ink on top. The card base was distressed with the same pink, to color coordinate. A layer of glittery goodness separates the shapes. 

To achieve the butterfly layers, I scanned a butterfly definition from the Random House Dictionary from 1950, and distressed it slightly both with the scanner's settings, and with Distress Ink. The edges of the print layer are adhered, with a bulge on either side of the body:



To achieve the "bulge", single layer of dimensional tape was used on the glitter layer, and a double layer of dimensional tape as used on the printed layer. This formed a "cavity" for the butterfly body.


A Pencil was used to depress the area where the butterfly layers are adhered, so the body would sink into that space. Two little hearts were punched out and distressed for the body as well:




The green vellum dry embossed well, and was also used for the heat embossed sentiment. The silver brads were heated up and dipped into the embossing powder to match the sentiment.



Hope to see your card in the challenge!

Products: Dies: SB Grand Labels One, SB Grand Decorative Labels One, Memory Box Sorona Butterfly, Lydia Butterfly, Fin Butterfly, Delia Butterfly - MS Heart Lace Punch - Embossalicious Die'Sire Rose Vine Embossing Folder - Paper: White, Glitter White, Green Vellum, Pale Pink - Inks: Old Paper, Mowed Lawn & Kitsch Flamingo Distress, Green Oasis Versafine Clair - Green Embossing Powder mixed with Green mica powder - Brads.

Challenges I would like to play in please:

  1. Pammies Inky Pinkies #2108 Anything Goes 3/1
  2. Get Creative Challenges #98 AG with Twist use pink or red 3/1
  3. My Turner Syndrome Journey #3 Inspiration Board shown above 3/13
  4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #152 Anything Goes 3/1
  5. Avenue613 #2 AG with opt twist "heart and sole" 3/1
  6. Simply Create Too #167 Use Hearts 3/1
  7. Creations in Pink #31 AG Mainly Pink 3/15 (sep post)

Happy Hugs,

Monday, February 01, 2021

Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop - It's a Girl Thing

 Hello Blogging Friends!


Welcome to the Third Annual 
This  year we have added a Card Challenge so that crafters can help spread the word, and enjoy opportunities of winning more prizes!
Visit each of the 12 Designer Blog Posts and leave a comment to become eligible to win prizes from each blog. 

TO HELP SPREAD THE WORD AND BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR 23 SPONSOR PRIZES:

PLAY with any products, create a card using our Inspiration Board theme, describing briefly how your card was made, and share one thing you learned about Turner Syndrome that others might find interesting. Be sure to add your card to the challenge link-up no later than February 28. 
For more information, please see Lori's TS home page.  Thank you for learning about Turner Syndrome.

Our Sponsors:


Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a female is born missing part or all of her second X chromosome leaving her with life-long medical issues and learning disabilities.  This condition occurs one in every 2,000 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!

For details on how you might win any of these fabulous prizes, please see Lori's TS home page.  Thank you for learning about Turner Syndrome.


I am offering two prizes - each valued at $22.00 from Beccy Muir's Store.
The pretty Fantail Goldfish clear stamp set
and
her lovely Cherry Blossom clear stamp set

Our inspiration board:





Products: Inkadinkadoo Image by Nancy Cole #9082, assorted inks, PrismaColor Pencils, Gamsol, die cut, edger punch, punches, Anna Griffin "sentimental statements" stamp set, clear embossing powder.

My gift to each of you today:

Two arrangements of the same sentiment for use on the inside or outside of your projects. Please do not sell the sentiment. Use it on any of your projects, including projects involving any design teams you might be on.

Click on the image to bring it to full size. Because of the changes Google Made with Blogger in June 2020, your image will appear to be solid black. Don’t panic. Right click and do a SAVE. Once it is saved on your hard drive, you can open it and it will have a transparent background. I create PNGs instead of JPGs so they can be placed anywhere on a scene or project, and so backgrounds can be made using them. Please let me know if you have any problems.

Enjoy!






Happy Hugs,