Saturday, January 19, 2019

Missing You - Honoring the Hundreds of Native American Women who go Missing Every Year & Blog Candy

Coffee/Tea of the Day - Salted Caramel

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of the Women's March. I was privileged to join with over a million of my sisters and brothers in solidarity for so very many important causes in Washington DC at that first march two years ago. I would love to be able to march again this year, but my health prevents me. as of a few days ago, I really wanted to, but it's hard enough for me to get up and down my stairs right now, much less walk a few miles.

Yesterday was the very first march of Indigenous People in DC. oh, how I wanted to be there for that, too. so many things trouble our native people right now - their sacred lands are being destroyed by oil & gas pipelines, their beautiful women disappear at alarming rates, basic health care and housing is lacking, and yet they are some of the most peaceful, kind, loving people I have ever had the honor to meet. I have learned so much from the time I have spent in their presence. to say my life has changed would be an understatement.

so when I attended the very first Women's March, I carried a sign on behalf of our Native People. (I actually have the water vessel from that poster tattooed on my arm now!)  I planned to do the same today. But since I couldn't attend the march, I thought to make a card honoring the women who disappear each year.  it's a very serious problem here in the US and in Canada. a new bill has been put through Congress called "Savanna's Act," which honors a young woman brutally murdered about a year and a half ago. David and I met her family at the Standing Rock healing ceremony just after she was murdered.

I embossed a panel of watercolor paper with the bg stamp from the Dare 2B Artzy set "Feathers." using WOW Perissa powder. the same bg stamp was stamped directly onto the card base and embossed with WOW Primary Goose powder. the feathers were stamped onto both watercolor paper and recycled cs and embossed using the WOW Perissa powder. feathers were then fussy cut and watercolored with various shades of SU! ink. I wanted to give everything the look of ombre, but also feminine and a sunrise over the prairie.

flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts, pretty little crystals are by Prima, ribbons & trims are from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and ticket & vintage button are from my stash. "Miss You" sentiment was stamped with an alphabet set. tag was cut from the same recycled cs as the feather. a real feather was added to the bundle. (it's a found treasure! no birds were harmed in collecting it!)

I now have the blog candy ready for all of you who follow my little blog. :)

the candy will run through Sunday, January 27. I will announce the winner here on Monday, January 28. this will allow enough time to mail the candy to the winner before Valentine's Day.

*please leave a comment asking to be entered. . this is open to followers from all around the world! :)

some of the items included in the prize:

  • House Mouse 'Shower of Love' stamp
  • Unity Itty Bitty 'You Melt My Heart' stamp
  • Treasured Times 'Baby Doll in the Garden' stamp
  • SSS 'Hot Mama' dye ink
  • assortment of Really Reasonable Ribbon ribbons
  • flower shaped eyelets
  • My Mind's Eye chipboard tags
  • Crate Paper hearts & lips puff stickers
  • Doodlebug Designs tiny hearts stickers
  • adhesive mini pearls
  • Valentine themed sequin mix
  • more little goodies, some not pictured here :)

the blog candy is for anyone who is a follower or would like to follow my blog. if you follow by email or some other method, please be sure to let me know in the comments. I am offering this as a way to say thank you for those of you who offered your kindness while I was not around due to my illness. it really does mean a lot! :)

even though I only have one physical prize to give away, those of you who have been involved in my blog candy giveaways in the past know that I often will surprise a few of those entered with gift certificates to digital stamp companies. so be sure and get your name in the drawing! :)

Thank you for reading about a cause and people that are so very dear to my heart! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

Crafting With Friends - anything goes
Simply Create Too - anything goes
Crafting With an Attitude - anything goes
Just Add Ink - something new (Prima crystal dots)
Crafty Creations - anything goes
TTCRD - anything goes


Lisa said...

Wow, what a stunning card, and for such an important cause!! I love the colors and the design!! The texture is gorgeous!! You are so sweet to offer candy, and what a beautiful assortment of goodies!! Thanks for the chance to win!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Joy Wilson said...

Wow this stunning! I love your dry and heat embossing! such beautiful colors! Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry!
Hugs Joy

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card honoring such these people. It's terrible the things happening in our world. I hope you get feeling better.

Anita said...

Beautiful card! I love all the details.

Tina said...

Beautiful card and cause. Thank you for a chance to win the candy. Most of all thank you for bringing attention to the plight of native women here and in Canada.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Jennifer, I am so sorry to read about your health. I haven't seen you around much and I myself haven't been around that much in 2019. I hope you can find some relief and I hope your health improves soon. Your card is absolutely beautiful and what a wonderful way to honour this important event and these peaceful people. Your embossed background is gorgeous and I love the metallic look - the feathers are stunning! Thank you so much for offering such a cute blog candy - I would be thrilled to win! Stay strong and feel better, my friend.

~amy~ said...

Jennifer, such a beautiful card, love all the shimmer and texture. Thank you for sharing your experience with the March and about Savanna's Act.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Please enter me for your blog candy, and thanks for sharing more info on this cause. Keep taking care of yourself my friend. After 2 scary incidents being on life support this fall and winter, I'm making me top priority!

Nikki Spencer said...

So much textural goodness and details! Love the thought behind it and thanks for sharing at just Add Ink.

Joanne Stubbings said...

What an amazing card you'e created! So much detail! Thank you for sharing it with us for this week's Just Add Ink challenge!

Angela B. said...

Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
Hugs & Craftiness,
AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Valerija said...

Beautiful card and cause. Love your adorable embossing.
Wishing you and your loved ones healthy, safe, and joyful new year.
I would love to be in the draw for your amazing candy. Thanks for the chance.
Hugs, Valerija

Theresa said...

great card design. loving the colour scheme. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa xx

ColourmehappyDi said...

I love all the thought and love you put into your card, Jennifer and sharing about this important cause. Hope your health improves so you can march again.
Thanks for joining our just add something new challenge too.

Chantell Randall said...

I love all the wonderfully textured elements with loads of glossy accents. Chantell Just Add Ink

Fikreta said...

Hi my friend
Im sorry your health is not improving but I hope next year you will go to march!
that march is so nice cause.
its very pretty card.
count me in for candy draw :)
take care,lots of hugs

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card and hope you get relief, so many people seem to be ill. Xxxx

Glennis F said...

I thought I had already commented, but could not see it, so I am here again!
Your card is stunning, and what a great cause. Sorry to hear of your health problems, and hope there will be an improvement.
Thanks for the chance to win your candy, so generous of you

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card, I love embossingpowders. Thanks for the chance to win your candy. Gr, Elly

Golden Goddess Designs said...

I hope your health improves soon, so you can march again. Your card is gorgeous and what a beautiful way to honor the missing women. I love reading your stories and about your causes. thanks for the opportunity to win.


Edwina said...

Can you please enter me in the blog candy giveaway? Thank you.
Love the card a lot. I like the texture and colors. So sad about the woman dying. I wish cruelty and murders were not ever done. Edwina Brown

BożenA said...

A beautiful card, perfectly designed. I like the colors of the card.
Thank you for joining our challenge in Crafting With An Attitude.