Hello crafty peeps! Today is the day Becca Cruger of The Damsel of Distressed starts her 2nd annual HOP TO STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. This hop was designed to raise awareness for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Here is some information, in her own words:
"Purple is the color of National Domestic Violence month (October), 1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence in the course of their lifetimes.
LET THAT SINK IN: 33% OF ALL WOMEN YOU MEET.
How can you get involved?
1. Link up a card that "features" the color purple during the hop, starting October 15th thru the 30th. Show your support!
2. Hop along! The first year I did this, I wasn't expecting the tumult of what happened. Bloggers from all around the world were sharing their own stories and receiving encouragement from one of the most supportive communities out there (crafters, of course!)
3. Send a card. During the Hop, you can send me cards that will delivered to the Community Violence Intervention Shelter in Grand Forks, ND - a nonprofit that provides emergency shelter, counselling, supportive services, and safe visitation.
More information can be found on our FACEBOOK PAGE. Please join the event, share with friends, and feel free to grab that image above to put into your sidebar."
So, onto my card. I hope you like it Becca! I used a couple of your own stamp sets!
here is the finished inside:
In case you are not aware, Becca has her own stamp line over at STAMPlorations! For my card, I've used Butterflies & Buttercups and also Strong Women. (shameless promotion, there!) I masked part of the sentiment so I could add it to the inside. The papers were pulled from the scrap folder, and the rhinestones were clear, but I colored with a purple marker.
For more information about domestic violence, it's impact, and available resources, please visit the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
I hope that you get a chance to participate in this very important blog hop! Stay strong my friends!
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Buttercups & Butterflies, Strong Women
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Elderberry
CS: Darice; Crafter's Companion
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; CUTplorations - B & B dies; GC; SB - Std Sm Circle & Scalloped Circle Nesties; Cuttlebug - Divine Swirls EF; Darice - rhinestones; Memory Box - Lydia Butterfly die; Ranger - Crystal Stickles; CardMaps - October 2016 sketch; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte