Thursday, October 1, 2015

THE HOP TO STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE




My blog friend, Becca Cruger, of the DAMSEL OF DISTRESSED blog, is the creative genius who has spearheaded The Hop To Stop! October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To quote Becca, "the hop is designed to help raise awareness of domestic violence, an issue that impacts 1 in 3 women, and the resources that are available to assist victims of domestic violence."

If you'd like to find out more information, and the resources that are available, please check out the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

A bit about the blog hop: The link up starts today and will close on October 14th. If you'd like to participate, you can make anything you want, (card, layout, mix media project, etc.) as long as it features the color PURPLE. (Domestic Violence Awareness color) The link up is at THE DAMSEL OF DISTRESSED blog. Winners will be announced on October 17th.

Wait.

Whaaaa?????!!!! Winners? There are prizes?

Why yes, there ARE prizes! Becca, in her rockstardominess, (is that a word? It is now!), has accrued a boat load of sponsors that have generously donated prizes!! 


Get a load of them apples!!! Holy Cow! All you need to do is make a new project (no back linking), display the sponsor graphic, and comment on the three entries before yours. (Spread the bloggy love!) Now, on to my card:



I found that dreamy patterned paper in my stash and pulled different shades of purple from it.Except for the stamps and die cut, everything used on this card has been in my stash for at least a year. Yay me! LOL! My card is based on the current sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #320

Thank you, Becca, for inviting me to participate in this amazing hop! You Rock!!!

I'm off to check out the amazing creations of everyone! Have a great day all!!



Supplies:
Stamps: Winnie & Walter - The Big, The Bold, & Party
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Memento LUXE - Wedding Dress
DP: HOTP
CS: Bazzill, scraps
Accessories: GC; SB- Marvelous Squares Nesties; Winnie & Walter - The Big, The Bold & Party Cutaways; Petaloo/Offray - flowers; Simplicity/Offray - lace and ribbon; Nicole - rhinestones; Spectrum Noir PL5 marker (to color the rhinestones)
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - Glossy Accents; Glue Dots; Recollections - red tape


24 comments:

  1. So pretty, I love the colours you have used. Thank you for playing along with Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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  2. Very pretty - love all the texture especially.

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  3. Oh my goooooooosh! You know how much of a fan of mixed media I am so you must know that I am honor bound and obligated to gush over this card in droves. LOVE the ribbon, LOVE the flowers (I just want to touch them) and love the lacy die cuts. Gorgeous creation and THANK YOU, my friend, for being the super duper awesomesauce vixen that you are.

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  4. Beautiful birthday card! Love the sentiment die cut and flowers!

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  5. That is one beautiful card. Gorgeous combination of elements.

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  6. Terrific birthday card! I love how these colors come together! Fun and fresh!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  7. That background paper sets the stage for such a gorgeous card, Chris! Love the layered flowers over the lace!

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  8. I love how you tie the gorgeous elements together to achieved this beautiful birthday card! Very fun!

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  9. What a great birthday card for someone that needs a little pick me up! What a great card~

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  10. Beatiful card....I love how the die cut pops against that purple background.

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  11. Gorgeous purple card! The flowers, lace, and ribbon really pull it all together - beautiful job! Popping in from the Hop to Stop to see your purple beauty!

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  12. Beautiful card Chris, purple always look so elegant and I love the touch of ribbon and lace to finish! :) Donna ♥ x

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  13. Wow, that is beautiful, Chris! Really love this color combo and all your layers and flowers are amazing!

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  14. Hello Chris, A fantastic birthday card. I am visiting you via Becca's blog for the Hop To Stop Cause.

    Jade xx

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  15. OH I love it! The flowers are so touchable!

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  16. Beautiful card, Chris! Love the flowers and lace trim!

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  17. Gorgeous card!! And what a wonderful cause to raise awareness about!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie (TMS DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

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  18. Very pretty! Love those flowers and the Lacey border..so pretty...

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  19. Hi, Chris. Dropping in from Hop to Stop to take a closer look at your lovely card. The colour combo is beautiful and the lace trim makes this card extra special.
    hugs, Asha

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  20. What a gorgeous card! I LOVE those ribbon flowers--so perfect for this card! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

    PS: If you're looking for another chance to win with the Hop to Stop, make sure to stop by my blog and comment! www.mynnettekitchenonastampage.blogspot.com :)

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  21. What a fantastic CAS card it's wonderful hugs Nikki

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  22. SUPER CUTE card!!!
    LOVE your PRETTY purple layers and your flowers, ribbon & trim, a very CHEERY birthday card :)

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  23. What a PURPLEliscious creation with fantastic details and awesome embellishments!!!

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  24. Beautiful card. Love all the frills. Love the design.

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