I was sent an invite to Hop to Stop-a link up where papercrafters create a project for the awareness of Domestic Violence. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. "1 in 3 women will be a victim to domestic violence in her lifetime".
As usual I'm late-today is the last day to post to it-but I made it. I realized that this was more than people showing off creations. This is a movement. This is people banning together-using crafting-to share stories and support. And though I love crafting-I love the support of community for a very worthy cause even more.
There are ladies along this link up who share one on one experiences with Domestic Violence. Their stories are scary, sad, yet uplifting. These ladies are full of love and very brave.
I do not have a story like this (thankfully), however I do have friends who have experienced such events. One of my dear friends now has thankfully gotten out of her toxic relationship with her 3 beautiful children. And some days are better than others-she is getting counseling for all of them and turning it around. She is much stronger now. And her oldest daughter who is only 11 is one of the most wisest people I know. :)
So here is my card-featuring purple-the color representing Domestic Violence:
This is shimmery purple cardstock from Core-dinations. The heart die cut is from Tim Holtz/Sizzix. The words (from a song) are made from my label maker and outlined.
There are also sponsors for this Blog Hop-The Hop to Stop.
And here are the wonderful companies who are sponsoring it-Thank you! :)
I encourage you to stop by and see the other cards. There are over 200! Thank you for stopping by here today. :)
I would also like to enter this into the CASology Challenge 168: You
Until next time my friends...until next time