Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Sign-Ups of Card Designers for the "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop 2020

Hello Ladies,

Here is the List of Card Designer who have signed up for the 2nd "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop.  This list isn't complete at this time, but just the start.  I just don't want to miss someone who wants to be a blog stop for this Blog Hop!!

  1. Anne Buckingham
  2. Anne Temple
  3. Bernie Cuttino
  4. Beverly Cole
  5. Bunny Hoyle
  6. Carol Mayne
  7. Cathy Zielske
  8. Crissy Armstrong
  9. Darlene Pavlick
  10. Darnell Knauss
  11. Debra Davison
  12. Diane Hover
  13. Donna Ellis
  14. Gail Hutchinson
  15. Helen Nile
  16. Ine Swinkels
  17. Ishanie Sai
  18. Jane Tyrrel
  19. Janis Woolbright
  20. Judy Markowitz
  21. Julie Odil
  22. Kathi Rerek
  23. Kren Kurts
  24. Lena Fonkert
  25. Lisa Gayle
  26. Lisa Reynolds Bzibziak
  27. Lori Kobular
  28. Lynn Hayes
  29. Marilynn DeGroot
  30. Mary Moisan
  31. Melissa Czapor
  32. Michael Trent
  33. Michelle Lupton
  34. Michelle Wallace
  35. Patti J. Gilliam
  36. Penny Cunningham-Ward
  37. Samantha Aguilera
  38. Vicki Parson
  39. Victoria Moore Beall

This is all in the early stages of planning so please have patience with me while I come up with the Mood Board and other things for the Blog Hop.  If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail Lori at mulchlady6@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

The Blog Hop will take place the first week in February ~ the 1st through the 7th 2020.  Why February?  Because February is Turner Syndrome Awareness Month!  With over two million females affected by ST we have to bring awareness to this random chromosomal disorder.

If anyone knows of a die or stamp company that would like to be a Sponsor for the Blog Hop please let me know.  Commenters and Card Designers will be eligible for prizes.  But our main focus for this Blog Hop is to bring Awareness of Turner Syndrome and how it affects Girls and Women throughout their lifetime!

Thank you all for taking part in this Blog Hop!  I really can't express how this touches my heart!  My goal is to get the Medical Field to do more research on the lifelong medical issues for TS Girls and Women!

Here is an update on my daughter, Julie, since the first blog hop Julie has had a Breath Test done to see if she has SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth) which is a medical condition in which a person has an unusually large population of bacterial overgrowth and this overgrowth can cause bloating, diarrhea and pain.  Julie tested positive, she was given a course of strong antibiotics but unfortunately still suffers from these issues.  Her diet has been changed to limit carbohydrates intake to prevent bacteria from growing but she is still having issues and from talking to other parents of TS girls IBS, Crohn's Disease and Celiac Disease are common.  Julie has been tested for all of them and  comes up negative.  The doctors really don't have answers.  So this is why more research needs to be done!!

Thanks for participating!!

Monday, July 22, 2019

How To Create a Permalink for the Inlinkz Tool

Hi, Everyone!
This is a directive to the Design Team.
In order to use the Inlinkz Tool (curtesy of Darlene Pavlic) we must use Permalinks. These are the URL addresses that will be active in the future.
They are NOT the same thing as your blog's home address.

A Permalink allows visitors to go directly to your blog POST.
These are the steps for obtaining your permalink in a Blogger blog.

Go to your Blogger draft.

On the draft-side (aka "back side") of your blog,
create a title that says TURNER SYNDROME AWARENESS BLOG HOP.

On the right side bar under the options for PUBLISH - SAVE - PREVIEW - CLOSE
you will see an orange phrase called POST SETTINGS.
Beneath it are:

to obtain a permalink:

1. SCHEDULE your advance date and time in the schedule section.

2. Click on the PUBLISH orange option at top (above post settings)

3a. Click PERMALINK. (under Post Settings)

3b) The Permalink is visible in gray.

4) Using Copy-and-Paste technique copy your link.

5) Close your page (top right).

6a) Go to the Inlinkz here.

6b) Go to the next available spot at the Inlinkz Tool and add your name and PASTE the permalink you copied from your blog:

7) Choose the option to obtain a photo from YOUR COMPUTER.

Finish your upload, and now your specific address will be available for the Blog Hop, and your photo is in the Inlinkz.

Thank you for participating!
Donna & Lori

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Sign-Ups for the 2nd "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop

Hello Blogging Friends!!

The 2nd "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop is going to be the first week in February 2020!!  February 1 through February 7.

Donna and I have decided that we just have to do another "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop!!  The World needs to be enlightened so that the Medical Fields will do more research on the affects TS Girls and Women during their lifetime!

We hope to hear from you!!

Lori and Donna

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Spreading the Word about Turner Syndrome!!

Hello Blogging Friends!!

I am more determined then ever to get the word out about Turner Syndrome!!  I have been on a high since the "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop knowing that we made so many more people aware of Turner Syndrome and the many ways that it can affect girls and women lives! 

Yesterday I went to a local Scrapbooking Crop and I brought my cards and all the lovely cards that people sent me to sell for the benefit of the Turner Syndrome Foundation.  Well I stand up to explain that I am selling these cards with all the money going to the TSF and again no one there had heard of TS before except for the people that already know me!  No one asked questions as a group, but ladies came up to me during the day while I was scrapping and quietly asked me what is Turner Syndrome and then were shocked that they had never heard of it before!  Needless to say that took the wind out of my sails and has made my mission of educating the world about TS even more important!

So I am going to start planning the 2020 Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop and I am hoping that it will be bigger then this year and that we can reach so many more people!  I appreciate all of you who participated this year and especially those of you who are already on board for the 2020 Blog Hop!!  I even have some Sponsors saying they will be a Sponsor again in 2020!!

Big Hugs,


Friday, February 15, 2019

Winners TSA Blog Hop!

Hello Blogging Friends!!

Thank you for making our Turner Syndrome Awareness Inaugural Blog Hop so successful! 

We are back with our winners!

Nineteen AMAZINGLY caring Sponsors partnered with us to bring Turner Syndrome Awareness to the Public. The directions for how to become eligible for prizes is shown again (for your convenience) at the bottom of this post.

Eleven talented and caring designers offered prizes on their personal blogs as well (please visit their blogs to see if you have won):

Each designer was asked to use a few of the official TS colors in their creations:

3 ~ winners $100 product packages
Commenter Jean (of Pages in Time) - from Diana Larson's Personal Blog
Commenter TracyM #6773 - from Lori Kobular's Blog
Commenter Becky Partan from Carol's Blog #32

Sparkle N Sprinkle - $25 gift card
Commenter Karen Hasheck from Asmah Za's Blog

Commenter Andrea Hastilow from Amy Tsuruta's Blog

Commenter Diana L from Berni Cuttino's Blog

Cheapo Dies
$20 Gift Card to the store
Commenter Macimbalo from Bunny Hoyle's Blog

$25 Gift Card to the store
Commenter Tina Z - from Diane Hover's Blog

$25 Gift Card to the store
Commenter Wendy (Falk) from Sandie Munro's Blog

$15 Gift Card to the store
Commenter Sarah Biswabic from Penny Ward's Blog

$25 Gift Card to the store
Commenter Surekha Galagoda from Donna Ellis's Blog

Fred She Said Designs $10 to her amazing store
Commenter Cathy Lillie from Ute Berger's Blog

Whimsy Stamps two $20 Gift Cards
Commenter Super Stick Chick from Anne Temple's Blog
Commenter Kelsey Thomas from Wendy Nicole Jackson's Blog

$12 Gift Card to the Store
Commenter Ine Creaine from Ishani's Blog

Beautiful SheepSki Designs
5 images of winner's choice her store
Commenter Esther Asbury from Lisa Fish's Blog

$25 Gift Card to the Honey Bee Stamps Store
Darlene Pavlick's Comment on Alanna Moses' Blog

Sweet As Honey Card Kit (valued at $24.99)
Commenter Lucy E from Darlene Pavlick's Blog

3 class spots to online card classes ~ winner picks which class
Commenter Nancy Soetaert from Michelle Lupton's Blog
Commenter Christine from Tracey-Lynn Miller's Blog
Commenter Verna Angerhofer from Vickie Yeakley's Blog

2 ~ winners of a $25 gift code to the Winnie & Walter store
Commenter D.Ann C from Kimberly Skinner's Blog
Commenter Raga Senthil from Shona Erlenborn's Blog

$50 Gift Code to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store
Commenter Train w/Meghan from Michelle Wallace Blog

$10.00 Gift Code to the DL.ART Store
Commenter Dana M from Vicki Parson's Blog

Please visit the following designers' blogs for their announcements:

Darlene Pavlick of Dar's Crafty Creations
winner Sue D

winner Connie Crafter

Lori Kobular of Lori's Kreations
Winner Janis from Her Peaceful Garden

Lisa Gayle of A Mermaids Crafts
Winner Vicki Parson

Vicki Parson of Stamped Smiles 
winner Christi Conley

Alanna Moses of Designs By Alanna 
winner Beverly

Vickie Yeakley of On The Fringe
winner Janis from My Peaceful Garden

Diane Hover of Nellies Nest 
winner Wendy Falk

Wendy Falk of "Hi" Notes
DAnn C
Shartl H

Asmah Zainal Abidin of Qinaahan Arts & Crafts
winner Nancy Soetaert

Diana Larson of  DL.ART
winner Donna Ellis

We hope you will follow this blog to be notified of next year's event as well.

WINNERS ~ Please e-mail Lori at mulchlady6@gmail.com with your name. We will need your email address for those who have won gift cards, and mailing address for those who won tangible prizes, so that the Sponsors can mail them. Thanks!

To see the Original Criteria for becoming eligible to win please click here.

Friday, February 1, 2019

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

Hello Blogging Friends!!

We are happy you are here!

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 have partnered with us to bring Turner Syndrome Awareness to the Public. 

Eleven talented and caring designers are offering prizes on their personal blogs as well:

Each designer was asked to use a few of the official TS colors in their creations:

Because we have 42 DT members who want to support this awareness event, prizes will be awarded based on very easy criteria. Commenters will become eligible to win prizes. The more comments hoppers make, the more opportunities you have for winning. Here's what to do:


  1. 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 quick pictorial explanation of many of the symptoms or limitations faced by TS females.
  2. Leave a comment on one or more DT blog hop posts. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Winners will be announced on February 15, 2019.

Let's get started! Click on a thumbnail photo below to leave a comment about their TS related creation. Then come back to this page for the next person in the blog hop line up. The design team thanks you for supporting and learning About Turner Syndrome

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

It's A Girl Thing Awareness Blog Hop is Almost Here!

It's almost here! 
The Mega Blog Hop with lots of prizes!

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. 

Nineteen caring Sponsors have partnered with us to bring Turner Syndrome Awareness to the Public. 

Eleven talented and caring designers are offering prizes on their personal blogs as well:

Each designer was asked to use a few of the official TS colors in their creations:

Please come back on February 1 for more information and fun!