If you’re wondering why everything (at least that’s Becca’s hope) in the blogosphere is turning purple… there IS a reason – the Hop to Stop is here!
You see, purple is the color of National Domestic Violence Awareness month.
1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence over the course of their lifetimes.
Let that sink in – 33% of all the women you meet.
And women aren’t the only people who are affected! Women, men, transgender – gender doesn’t matter. Domestic violence is something that exists regardless of gender, socioeconomic status, religion, education level, etc.
And yet, it’s something that is rarely talked about in very public ways. It’s something that’s hidden and hushed. And since papercrafters are some of the most amazing people out there, some of you have agreed to make a card (or cards) to raise awareness for this issue. Together, we CAN make a powerful impact.
Speaking of amazingly awesome – ^^^ Do you SEE that graphic above?! These are all the incredible companies who’ve agreed to support this blog hop. 14 companies and over $500 in prizes! WE can’t thank them enough!
THE RULES (oh those pesky things…)
If you’d like to participate in the Hop to Stop, here’s how it works:
1 – Make a card that FEATURES purple
2 – Link it up HERE before October 14, 12noon CST
3 – New creations only please, no backlinking allowed
4 – Provide a link back to the Hop! (it would be great if you put the badge in, too!)
5 – You MUST comment on at least the 3 entries before you to be eligible to win (be a good neighbor) buuuuuuut visiting the sponsor blogs/shops is HIGHLY encouraged. (hey – they are pretty generous and it would be great if we could thank them! There might even be an extra special top-secret prize in it for someone – wink* wink*)
All the information and INSPIRATION you need is at Becca’s Blog!!
I am so touched by her beauty and her amazing efforts for this purpose!!!
My card – made for this incredible purpose – The Hop to Stop:
I used so many things from my PURPLE embellishment basket and added a sentiment and some PURPLE scrap papers from my box – I used an embossing folder to create the swirly background on the white paper!! Square die cuts were used and a banner die cut for the sentiment!!
My card is also joining these other challenges:
I turned the sketch upside down for my card!!
EVERYTHING on my card is from my stash that I have had for so long!!
I used 3 different dies on this card – 2 sized squares and the banners!
Wishing you a BEAUTIFUL day!!!