Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Hop To Stop

Blessings and kudos go out to Becca Cruger of Damsel of Distressed fame, for putting on this hop today.  October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, did you know? If you didn't, you do now. We all know someone who's been affected by domestic violence. And it ain't pretty... This violence transcends all levels of society, and those affected by it tend to keep it hidden. Can you imagine your best friend, your sister, or your next-door neighbor hiding the fact that he/she is being hurt? Please join me in supporting this most important cause. ONE IN THREE WOMEN, yes, you read that right, one in three women will experience some form of domestic violence within their lifetime. I sit here with tears in my eyes. Half for those who, right now are experiencing life threatening terror, and half for the kind-hearted Becca who moves us to get up off our butts and do something about this. As card makers, we can do something as big and little as this. Raise awareness with each other. Read up on the "signs" that someone is being abused. Join in this hop. Send Becca your cards. Support each other. For more information, please call or visit your local Women's Shelter, or talk to your local police department for more sources. Here in the United States, there is a National Hotline and I will list the number here. SHARE IT. USE IT. 1.800.799.7233 

There is a hop. Becca has worked her tail off and here is a graphic of the sponsors who have kindly offered prizes for this. How cool are these companies???!!!!



and here are Becca's pretty darn easy rules:

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 below 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*)


And yes, I did make a card. And yes, it does feature purple. Wanna see?.... k...


Though it's a bit hard to read the rest of the sentiment, under the "sending you" it reads, "birthday wishes." Michaels white base, an AC purple polka dot panel, some (get this...) photo paper for the white parts of the PTI (NBUS, thanks Kim for the recommendation!!!) die cuts, and an old daisy to which I added a purple bling. I used my ancient SU ticket punch punch for the scrap of green panel. And I'm pretty sure that's it. Now. Make a purple card, I don't want to hear any excuses either. And link up. Don't make me come up there, down there, over there....cuz if I have to, I'll bring a suitcase and overstay, and expect to be waited on hand and foot. You know I'll do it too! 


Check it out!

25 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

Wait a minute... You're telling me if I didn't link up that I could have had you at my house with a suitcase forever?! Dangit... missed opportunities... Sigh* ;)

Oh Bev, you never cease to amaze me with your kindness, delight me with your humor, and stun me with your creativity. I love your sweet purple and green creation. It just screams with brightness. THANK YOU THANK YOU for supporting the Hop to Stop.

Now, anytime you want to come with your suitcase, you just let me know.

Deepti said...

Beautiful, the pop of white flowers and polka dots is awesome :) lovely card !

Barb said...

A lovely card Bev for a very worthy cause. Barbxx

cm said...

I'm with Becca...if I don't make a card you'll be over in no time, and that, my friend, would be nothing short of awesome! I'd delightfully wait on you hand and foot! You are such a gem! Your purple card is marvelous; crushing over the polka dots, smitten with the flower, love the combination! Off to finish up my card that just *might* have a butterfly, or three...Had to!
Hugs and love,
~c

Geri said...

PURPLE AND POLKIE DOTS...can barely catch my breath!!! Stunning against the 'scrap of green' backdrop! And the daisy - gorgeous!!!

Sure hope I can find time to link something up...but patio transformation is FINALLY actually happening! I think I have more sand in the house than what has been laid down for the concrete base!

Michele Henderson said...

Very cute card! Cheerful and fun!
Take care!
Michele

sandie said...

Just such a fab card and fir a good cause. Love the lime with the purple. Have a good day x

Jerrie said...

What a very nice birthday card for someone that needs a little pick me up! Great card to post for increasing the awareness to DV.

Chris D. said...

What a fabulous CAS card! Love the simplicity of it, and you had me laughing out loud reading your post at the end! Thanks for that!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love how you used the PTI die here, the green and purple look awesome together!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous card! Love the purple polka dots! Cute flower too! Great card for the hop!

Aurora Marco said...

Gorgeous card. Love the way you fitted the white letters into the background paper. Very cleaver.
Cheers, Aurora

ionabunny said...

Love your purple polka dots. Hugz

Susanne Vargas said...

Yep, I think that your threat to come visit us when we don't enter might have back fired! I'll add my list to the people would would happily host you and your suitcases for as long as you would like! But I will make a card for this awesome hop!
Your polka dots are so sweet with the daisy!

Anita in France said...

Polka dotty, daisy goodness, Bev ... so sweet and pretty! So ... seems you'll be travelling for a while, mon amie ... park your suitcases here any time!! Hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

Jade Morrison said...

Hello Bev, Fantastic card. I am visiting you via Becca's blog for the Hop To Stop Cause.

Jade xx

Team Clark said...

Great cards and such a wonderful cause!

Lisa said...

Cool card! Love the purple and green together and polka dots are always fun! Photo paper...because of the shine? Tell me...

Bobby said...

You are so cute, Bev. I'd love to have you come and stay but you've inspired me to enter the blog hop. Maybe another time. ;)

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is SO pretty, Bev! I LOVE the gorgeous clean and graphic feel! 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 :)

TracyM #6773 said...

SUPER CUTE card!!!
LOVE your polka dots and your purple with the pop of white & green, a great design!!!

Hannelie said...

YAY! Polka dot perfection!

Jessi Fogan said...

Sending you big hugs, Bev! I'm so glad you joined in this hop - and I love your card!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love these colors together; very pretty!

Kylie said...

Please come over! :)
So sad we need to have things like this. I'd love to think that one day we won't have a need. :(

Pretty card, Ms Bev! :)