Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Hop to Stop Domestic Violence

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. 

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
DP: scraps
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


  1. Very pretty, Chris. Love the purple and yellow together.
    And thanks for the "tip" of coloring clear rhinestones
    with your markers.

  2. Chris, your card is as beautiful as your friendship. That buttery yellow paired with the lavender tones is a fabulous combination. Thank you for kicking off the Hop in such an awesome way!

  3. Lovely card! The sentiment is wonderful and I love the shades of purple you used.

  4. As a victim of domestic violence, I am so grateful for people like Becca and Chris who take the time to bring awareness to this cause. Chris' card is beautiful with warm happy tones and truly heartfelt sentiments that can bring some well needed sunshine into someone's life. Thank you girls! ❤️

  5. This is just beautiful! Love that pop of yellow and that amazing sentiment.

  6. Very pretty. The soft purples are very calming and I really like the way you added the sentiment. Hugs!

  7. Chris, your card is so pretty! I love the sentiment on the inside too!

  8. Gorgeous card Chris, love the use of the patterned paper and the sentiment.

  9. Love the fact that you used Becca's stamp sets for your beautiful card! The yellow is so bright and pips against the purple background.

  10. So beautiful! I have both of these sets and love them! And I love your card! Love how you used them on this purple card!

  11. What a beautiful card for Becca's hop!

  12. sooooooooooooo gorgeous, missus! i love that you've used becca's stamps in this, as well... that girl is just WAY TOO COOL! (as are you, actually) ♥♥♥

  13. Awesome card- with awesome stamps (of course!!!) - that little bit of bling on the butterfly is perfect!!!! Thanks for dropping by my blog, too:):)

  14. A gorgeous card, and the sentiment is perfect!

  15. Such a pretty card, love the sentiments and the pop of yellow!

  16. Pretty card and for a great cause:)

  17. An absolutely wonderful cause, and an absolutely beautiful card!

  18. Beautiful card, love that sentiment and design.

  19. Love the sentiment on your beautiful card!


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