Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Hop to Stop

Hello Everybody!

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


Lisa said...

Love that die cut and the sentiment...nice card!

Suman Pandit said...

Love your card of hope and support !!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeee this!!!! LOVING that heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your friend's story is touching and yes children in such situations mature so much faster. So glad you joined the hop
Dr Sonia

tiffelijah said...

your sediment means so much to me, there is a great christian song that is let your light shine, it has touched my heart forever and the sweet little messy heart is so cute

KT Fit Kitty said...

A beautiful card for the Hop to Stop! I think the sentiment says it all. Thank you for caring about this important and very serious issue that has impacted the lives of so many of us, and for supporting the hop with your beautiful card.

Jerrie said...

You are talking my language with that Tim Holtz die cut on your card! Your sentiment is perfect for the hop to stop DV!

Joyce said...

This is a wonderful card for a very important cause. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Becca Cruger said...

Hiya Katy! Your card is awesome! Love that lavender shade and I am such a fan of all things Tim Holtz so your heart really got to me. Since this is the first year that I've really done this, I didn't know what to expect. Like you, I quickly realized just how much of a movement the Hop came to be - it's incredible to hear the stories and to see the support. Thank you for being one of those supporters!

T.L. Creations said...

I love your beautiful, heartfelt creation, and the sentiment is positively perfect! Thank you for sharing your creativity and for helping to raise awareness for domestic violence. Your thoughtfulness and caring can be felt through the words in your blog post and your lovely card. <3

Tracey McNeely said...

Katy what a sweet card. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!