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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I have made a special card today for a very serious matter here in our country. Purple is the color of Domestic Violence Awareness month. Did you know that 33% of the women you meet have experienced domestic violence over the course of their lifetime? This does not count the men and children who have also been abused.

SO, many of us are making cards to raise awareness about this issue. Together we CAN make a powerful impact. Fourteen paper crafting companies are supporting this Hop to Stop Domestic Violence event. They are giving away amazing prizes for those who enter a card by October 14th. You can see the hop and rules here -- Damsel of Distressed.

I hope that you will join us in this Hop to Stop Domestic Violence.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!







Here is a closer view of the silk flowers I used. 




I stamped a butterfly on light purple card stock, fussy cut it and popped it up on the die cut background. Bridal glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle was used around the edges of the card.




Thanks so much for stopping by!


Challenges entered:


Damsel of Distressed:  Hop to Stop
Crafting From the Heart:  Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly:  Anything Goes


18 comments:

Far North said...

Ah-h so happy that you were able to coordinate the details of Hop to STOP to create this beautiful card along with meeting other challenge requirements, Thank you for bringing awareness to Domestic Violence...we all need to find some words we are comfortable with to begin talking about this issue. Thanks for participating April!

Christine said...

Lovely card! Thanks for helping raise awareness for domestic violence. I am an elementary teacher and see it all too often.

linda said...
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linda said...

what a beautiful card! the silk flowers are gorgeous and the butterfly looks so pretty, almost in flight, against the intricate lattice die cut background! predictive text completely changed my comment so i'm re-posting. :)

scrappymo! said...

What a beautiful card! Love those pretty flowers and your sweet butterfly.

I will try very hard to make a card for this challenge. It is such a problem and feels good to support an awareness campaign.

D.Ann C said...

Gorgeous card for an important cause!

barbara macaskill said...

Your card is magnificent!! LOVE the beautiful butterfly and the flowers are delightful!! TFS!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, this is such a pretty card for The Hop to Stop. I love those flowers, leaves, and gorgeous butterfly. Thank you for supporting this worthwhile and very serious issue.

Lisa said...

Beautiful card...love the silk flowers and that doily is fantastic...

Hath Thi said...

lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafting from the Heart, good luck!

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful flowers and leaves! You have so many wonderful, pretty details I just love!
Take Care!
Michele

MiamiKel said...

Wonderful card - the shimmery paper, the lattice scroll, the gorgeous butterflies! It's like i'm sitting outside in the butterfly garden (my nieghbor has one, and they float over our fence all the time!) watching them dance and play and land in their carefree, beautiful way - absolute perfection! Thanks for linking up to the Hop to Stop blog - take care!

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful card - love the die cut over the purple, and the wonderful butterfly. The glitter border is a lovely touch. I have popped over from the Hop to Stop.
Blessings
Maxine

Becca Cruger said...

Oh my goodness - can you say ELEGANT?! Seriously, this is sooooo beyond pretty! I love all the pearl accents splayed throughout the card. Thank you so much for sharing your talents at the Hop to Stop!

tiffelijah said...

Thank you so much for sharing your work and being a part of something so great! I love the beautiful silk flowers on your card and thesutle purple details. Wonderful card!

Anne Temple said...

This is gorgeous April! Love everything about it.

Jerrie said...

I love your butterfly against the lattice background. And the lifted leaves jus finish off your card perfectly! What a great card for the hop to stop DV!

E. Marie said...

April, your card is so lovely. Love the different purple objects, surround by the glitter border. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's October Creative Challenge.

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