Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Hop to Stop!!!

Becca Cruger is a phenomenal card-crafter and just happens to be hosting a pretty phenomenal bloghop - it is a Hop to STOP domestic violence. 

So! I am painting my blog PURPLE today to support her, and the cause, because purple is the color of National Domestic Violence Awareness month, and we all have to make a stand - together we will make a difference! 

Read this statistic - it is sobering:

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.
 
 
Please join us ... and thank you.
 



36 comments:

Nora N. said...

Oh how lovely!! I did not make a card for this hop and I wish I could have. Had major surgery on Friday and never got a chance. I love the simplicity of your card and those lovely purple hues. Beautiful design!!

Nancy Thomas said...

Beautifully CAS - the raindrops are perfect as is the sentiment.

lostinpaper said...

Great graphic design and a perfect sentiment for this great hop!

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful CAS design; love the images and sentiment.

Becca Cruger said...

Simple, stunning, poignant. Your design is the best of CAS! I just adore the perfection of that sentiment for the theme of this hop, too. It was truly thought out and that makes it even more special. Thank you SO much for supporting the Hop to Stop!

Happy Dance said...

Beautiful purple card, my friend. You've gone and made a real beaut here. I love this. Yes, yes I do. I know that Becca will too. Sweet card. xo Bev

donna mikasa said...

Simply beautiful, Michele! I love that sentiment so much and the different shades of purple, too. Perfect card for the campaign and hop.

sue t. said...

This CAS card is spectacular. It jumps out and grabs you! The sentiment is perfect!

Lisa said...

Perfect sentiment for this hop Michele, love your CAS card!!

Barb Ghig said...

Really stunning CAS design and beautiful color palette, Michele! I love the sentiment, too!

Interesting how the raindrops could also be perceived as 'tear drops'...especially when it comes to domestic violence. I'm so glad you took part in the hop...thank you for the eye-opening stats!

Asha said...

Hi! Dropping in from Hop to Stop to take a closer look at your lovely card....it's CAS perfection. the large droplets are perfectly arranged. I'm your newest follower...just had to! :)
hugs, Asha

Taunya Butler said...

Awe inspiring, spirit lifting, empowering - that is what this card is - so beautifully, cleanly and amazingly done!!! You are a prize - all who know you are winners!!! Have a BEAUTIFUL week!!!

~amy~ said...

absolutely perfect!

Susi K said...

I too saw the raindrops as "tears" after reading what this hop is about! Kudos to people who stand up to violence of any kind. A lovely, CAS card with a perfect sentiment, Michele!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Perfect in every way for this hop, Michele. Your sentiment speaks volumes.

KT Fit Kitty said...

I'm visiting from The Hop to Stop. I noticed you haven't stopped in to see my card and it's two cards before yours on the hop. I thought you might need a reminder so I'm visiting to see yours. Beautiful CAS design and I like the meaningful sentiment. I appreciate your support of this important issue.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Michele: What a worthy cause, I'm going to make a card for this challenge. Your card is beautiful, I see tear drops on this design, it's indeed sobering to read those horrible statistics, this crime does not discriminate, anybody can be affected.
Thank you for sharing your card and the information on this very important subject.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

TK Watson said...

Awesome! Love the card, and the hop!

PS - My eldest daughter became a victim 11 years ago, as an 18 year old. Fortunately she left that relationship within days!!!

Lisa said...

Sweet card..love it....

Michele Henderson said...

I just love this card, and this idea! I saw this on the Hop to Stop and knew immediately it was yours--such a pretty, unique style!
Take care!
Michele

Cat Craig said...

Perfect card for the hop, Michele. Sobering statistics.

Marybeth said...

Love it! Simpley stated and beautiful!!!!

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the fun images and fabulous set! 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! http://www.mynnettekitchenonastampage.blogspot.com :)

Sharron said...

Wonderful graphic design! Awesome sentiment for this challenge!

SmilynStef said...

Thanks for the heads up on the Hop to Stop ... fabulous design.

Joyce said...

This is a fantastic card, and I had no idea that domestic violence is so wide spread. Good for you for taking a stand.

Bobby said...

How ever did you find such a perfect sentiment. Your card is fabulous is every way, Michele.

Sue Reynolds said...

Clean and Simple and elegant. Like the stitching/piercing on the border, and what a Great sentiment

Lindsey said...

Michele, this is amazing! Another favorite of mine for sure!

Shona Chambers said...

Such a beautiful, poignant card for this Hop to Stop. Its perfect!

Anita in France said...

CAS, cool and so fabulous, Michele ... with a wonderful sentiment ... it's brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)

Jerrie said...

What a fantastic way to use the raindrop shapes and the sentiment! This is awesome! i love your blog name!!

Chris D. said...

This card is just perfection. That is all.

Ria Montefalcon said...

Always love clean & simple card, love your creation

Jade Morrison said...

Hello, What a beautiful beautiful card, I am visiting you via the Hop To Stop.

Jade xx

cm said...

Your droplets paired with the sentiment are touching. How sad that such statistics exist; how wonderful that Becca brought this cause to our attention; how encouraging that so many of us took it to heart!
Hugs~c