Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Hop to Stop



October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I am participating in The Hop to Stop which is designed to raise awareness about domestic violence, an issue that impacts 1 in 4 women.

For more information about domestic violence, its impacts, and available resources, visit the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Do I think a simple blog hop helps? In and of itself, no. But it does bring awareness to a cause you may know very little about. And hopefully, it motivates you to donate to a local women's shelter. I have decided to donate to this organization located in my state/county of residence, Safehouse of Shelby County. Seriously, there is no amount too small to donate.



I first cut the frame from dark purple textured card stock using The Cat's Pajamas Stitched Fly die and then again from Wild Wisteria card stock, glued them together and then layered both onto the white card base. I stamped the sentiment from the I Are Fun stamp set inside the frame using Purple Rain ink. I then stamped the image from the same TCP set, colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut out and attached to the prepared background with dimensional dots. A couple of buttons finished up a card of encouragement.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and die, PTI, Co-ordinations and MFT cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Studio Calico ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bear-W00, E81, E50, E51, E53; Balloons-V12, V15, V17, BV000, BV00, BV11, YG000, YG01, YG13, YR30, Y11, YR31

If you want to participate, create a card featuring the color purple which is the domestic violence awareness color, and link it up on Becca Dawn's blog October 1-14. There is no limit to how many cards you link and there are many prizes up for grabs. You may also send your creations directly to Becca as she has arranged to donate them to a shelter in her city (blank inside preferred).



This is also the first day of The Daily Maker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I am giving this one a go this time around. I will be posting on instagram, not here on the blog unless it is a fully completed card, then I will post in both places. FYI, I am @nancyhthomas on instagram.


17 comments:

  1. I'm hopping along and getting all teary-eyed by the stories, the support, and the gorgeous creations. You're so right that this blog hop is designed to raise awareness, and I think it's amazing that you've chosen to take that even further. Good on you! This card is sooooo sweet and I adore those tiny buttons and the faux-stitched frame. Thank you so much for linking up to support the Hop to Stop!

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  2. Nancy, this is sweet as can be! I adore that little bear with the balloons!

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  3. Love this fun card! The sentiment and image are great!

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  4. LOVE this card, and the sentiment too! Perfect!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  5. I love everything about this card! Fabulous job!

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  6. What a fantastic sentiment! The only limit we have is the one in our mind!! I love your card and what difference a donation to the Women's shelter makes!!

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  7. this card is awesome. love it!

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  8. Cute! No limits! Love that little bear and the design is nice!

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  9. What a PERFECT sentiment for this image and hop! LOVE the fun way you framed it, too! 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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  10. This is adorable! I love the little bear and the sentiment!!!! :)

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  11. SUPER CUTE card!!!
    LOVE your CUTE bear and PRETTY purple layers, LOVE your SWEET sentiment and ELEGANT design!!!

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  12. beautiful card, i love all the clean lines and the sweet bear! great layout and colors! thank for being so supportive!

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  13. Nancy, I just adore this card! You are truly an inspiration! Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Such a beautiful card for The Hop to Stop. Your purple beauty caught my eye and I stopped in to get a closer look. It's adorable, and the sentiment is so appropriate for the hop. Thank you for supporting this worthwhile and very serious issue.

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  15. Beautiful and what a hope filled message your card brings - beautifully done and so encouraging!!! Love it!!

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