Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thinking of You and The Hop To Stop

Coffee of the Day - Amaretto

Taking a wee break from coffee cards for a VERY important post/blog hop today. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and this hop is designed to raise awareness about domestic violence, an issue that impacts 1 in 3 women, and the resources that are available to assist victims of domestic violence.

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

Crafters are being encouraged to create cards that feature purple, the color of domestic violence awareness. You can link your creations here, at The Damsel of Distressed. Some AMAZING sponsors have generously donated prizes. you can find more information at Becca's blog. she is pretty fabulous for putting this whole thing together! :)

I wanted my card to be bright and cheerful, so I pulled out those Basic Grey Grand Bazaar papers I used just the other day. what was I thinking, hiding them away in the paper pad basket?! the precious image is from Dilly Beans. I'm not sure if her store is still open or not, but I sure did have a great time back when I was on her DT. the wings are coated with a wink of stella clear glitter pen, flower centers are dotted with stickles, and the little heart on her dress is covered in distress stickles.

ribbon and crochet trim are from Really Reasonable Ribbon, flowers are a combo of Wild Orchid Crafts and Petaloo, sentiment stamp & little banner punch are SU!, and buttons are vintage. doily is from my stash. some faux stitching completes the card.

while I don't know what it is like to experience domestic violence, I was abused in other ways as a child and teen. it tears apart a person's self worth. I hope my card can let someone know that in the midst of the pain, there can be beauty and smiles are still possible.

Now for some exciting news to all of you reading this post - I have a purple themed blog candy to give away to one of YOU! :) but I am going to make you work for it, so be prepared! You will need to create a card for this Awareness hop and link it to Becca's blog, The Damsel of Distressed. you have to follow her criteria for entering. once you have linked your card to her blog, come back here and link your card in the blog candy link. that way I will know you have played along. it's really not that hard. ;) Blog Candy will run the length of the hop, thru Oct. 14. the winner will be announced within a few days after.

*Inlinkz tool removed per new privacy laws since all prizes have been claimed. thank you for your understanding. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stella Says Sketch - sketch flipped on its side
Crafting By Designs - anything goes
WAW - anything encouraging goes
Crafty Gals Corner - things with wings
Mod Squad - anything with wings
Craftin' Desert Divas Linky Party - things with wings
Get Creative - fantasy
Dragonfly Dreams - let's get girly
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Ch - stitching (faux)
Fussy and Fancy - fantasy
Dragon's Lair - photo inspiration
Inspiration Destination - anything goes
L'il Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
Moving Along With the Times - fairy enough


Renee B. said...

Lovely card Jennifer for a very important cause! Hope there are tons of cards in the linky for this one!
Hugs, Renee

Fikreta said...

I will suport this cause!
and thank you for this chance to win your candy.
see you soon with my card :)
have a nice day

New Creations said...

That is a sweet creation for a great cause! Love your coloring and glittery wings with perfect matched papers!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Jennifer! Your card is beautiful! I love how you made it cheerful - such a cute image and gorgeous papers! I love the ribbon and flowers and the sparkle on her wings! Thank you so much for the purple candy - you are awesome! And so generous! I just linked up my card! This is such a worthy cause and I would like to thank you for taking part!

Becca Cruger said...

Squeeee! I just fell in love with this adorable little cheeky girl. I happen to adore Dilly Beans images. Your card definitely conveys the bright spirit and your post was beautifully written. Thank you SO much for supporting the Hop to Stop.


Wonderful card Jennifer thank you for joining us over on Inspiration Destination
Dianne x

Peanut said...

This is just lovely, Jennifer . Beautiful colours and embellishments, especially the lace trim.
hugs, Asha

Monika Skinner said...

Stunning, love all the details. So much love went into making this card. X

Jerrie said...

What a beautiful card to rais awareness for DV. I love your papers and the cheerfulness you have put into your card!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Beautiful card! It IS bright and cheerful and I love it!
Take Care!

Dawn said...

A beautiful little card! Sweet little image & gorgeous papers!
Dawn xx

Wendy L said...

Fab card and a very worthy cause to, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

Unknown said...

Beautiful rich colors and the lovely lace and ribbon make it so sweet. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 203rd AG challenge!
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Chris Dring said...

What a wonderful card! Love that image and the colors and patterns you used!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Perfect card (and such a darling image). A great card for this cause. Thanks so much for joining us this monthat hte Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Anonymous said...

Hello Jennifer, A beautiful card and image, great bright colours. I am visiting you via Becca's blog and Hop To Stop.

Jade xx

Penny said...

What a beautiful card, Jen! Really fabulous papers to go with your darling image! Love the entire design and all the elements in it! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Dawn Frost said...

What a cute girl, I just love her wings! Thanks for joining us for Stella Says Sketch hope to see you next challenge! Bugaboo DT.

Valerija said...

Wonderful card.
Thanks for the chance to win

Joyce Erb said...

Lovely card, love the colors and the cute image. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the Mod Squad Challenge

Lisa said...

What a sweet image. Your card is beautiful...

Mynn xx said...

Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the sweet image you used! Beautiful 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! :)

Lena said...

Lovely card and for a wonderful cause! Love it!
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
♥ Lena - DT
Lena’s Creations

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Such a cute image and lovely coloring. The little fairy seems quite content in her garden of several colorful design papers, topped off with a ribbon. Beautiful card.

Nikki said...

What a pretty card you've made and your colouring is so wonderful thanks for the chance win too hugs Nikki

TracyM #6773 said...

SUPER CUTE card!!!
LOVE your SWEET image and PRETTY layers & trims!!!

Lyndal said...

Fabulous card and gorgeous colouring and layering Jennifer!

Nancy Richards said...

Sweet card! I love the Dilly Beans image - you did a great job coloring. Thanks for sharing!

D.Ann C said...

Adorable card for an important cause!!
Thanks for the blog candy offer, too!

Mayras Designs said...

Such a fun, wonderful card you have created ! I love the fun colors ! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas !
Mayra DTM

Kim B said...

Adorable card! Fantastic awareness. :)

Helen Gullett said...

Your card is so adorable!