Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Newton's Nook Designs Sponsors The Hop to Stop Domestic Violence
Today it is my turn to post on the Newton's Nook Designs blog and I wanted to use this opportunity to let you know about a blog hop going on (Newton's Nook Designs is one of the sponsors too! WOO HOO! Aren't Jen & Jeff crazy generous?!!) to increase awareness about domestic violence -- The Hop To STOP Domestic Violence, hope you will check it out HERE. PURPLE is featured as it represents Domestic Violence Awareness and it is National Domestic Violence Awareness month! Did you know 1 out of every 3 women experience domestic violence in their lifetimes? One in THREE! That's a HUGE number, and quite tragic in my opinion. And not everyone affected by domestic violence is female! Please stop by Becca Cruger's Blog for all the details of the hop and to learn about how YOU can participate, show off that purple, raise awareness for this important issue and perhaps win one of $500 worth of prizes too!
I decided to incorporate my purple in a birthday card for my MIL using images and sentiments from NND's Winged Wishes and Holiday Wishes:
I used one of Martha Stewart's punch-around-the-page punch kits to create the fancy shell border for the the purple (Blackberry Bliss actually) cardstock and though it would look regal placed on top of some silver foil to really make the shell pattern stand out. My husband loves heat embossing, he thinks it looks so classy & elegant, so I decide to use it on his Mother's card. My in-laws have more CAS-style tastes, so I tailored the card to fit their preferences. I hope you like it!
If you have extra cards in your stash Community Violence Intervention Center in Grand Forks, ND, a non-profit center that provides emergency shelter, legal advocacy, housing assistance and therapy, is happy to accept them for the people who seek their help. Becca has more info. on her blog about that. Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember...
If heaven forbid you ever experience domestic violence yourself, PLEASE reach out for help and call the 24/7 confidential National Domestic Violence Helpline at 1-800-799-7233
~ Crafty Math Chick