Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Hop to Stop domestic violence

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Today I'm sharing a card created for bringing awareness to domestic violence.  Many have a story to tell and the need to heal old wounds and move forward in life.  As a child, I was a witness to domestic violence.  My birth father used to beat my mother, even going so far as to break her nose while driving in the car.  Years later, after divorce and 3 marriages, my father finally stopped drinking and got his life in order.  The memories never fade though, do they?  Those childhood memories molded me into the person that I choose to be today; the mother I choose to be; the strong woman that I choose to be.


I eencourage you to link up and if you'd like send your card to the designated women's shelter that organizer Becca Dawn has arranged with.  

You can link up here:



The color theme is purple for this hop.  I've colored up an image from the Adornit Art Play paintables.  Yes, I went a little over the top.  I'm hoping some little girl will receive this and be over the moon with all the sparkle and glitter.  Children of domestic violence need a little happy in their lives.  May Arts Ribbon is also a sponsor of this event and i
I'm happy to be featuring their ribbons on this project as well.

Even if you don't participate, it would be lovely if you would share and spread the news.  Thank you!



You can purchase the Adornit Art Play Paintables here:

Carolee's Creations - Adornit - Art Play Paintables - 12 x 12 Paper - Happy - $1.49

from: Scrapbook.com




Also linking to these challenges:



Additional supplies:
May Arts wired pom pom fringed ribbon
and gold glitter dots ribbon
Kuretake Zig clean color brushes
Ranger Stickles Magenta glitter glue
Bo Bunny Gold glitter paste
TCW stencil
Coredinations cardstock
Tombow adhesives
Doubleclick Skittles bubble emembellishments

#artplayaday #skittles #adornit #happy #artplay #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #tombow #bobunny #thecraftersworkshop #tcw #kuretake #zig #cre8time #thedailymarker30day3

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Love everything about this...the image...the design...the colors and those pompous and glitter ribbon....I think I must have!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! Hopefully those luscious ribbons will be available soon at ribbonresource.com - the online retail store for May Arts Ribbon. :)

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  2. Dear Terri, I experienced the same childhood trauma that you did, seeing my Mom almost killed by my birth father. We were terrorized. It definitely changes you as a person. My Mom escaped with my brother and me when I was three and even at such a young age, I remember too much about that time. I am glad your birth father quit drinking and got his life together. Mine did not - he is still a raging alcoholic and drug addict. We have no contact with him. Thank you for having the courage to tell your story - it is not easy to relive these painful memories. I appreciate you joining the hop with your adorable purple card - super sweet image and sentiment, and I love the sparkle.

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    1. Thanks so much girl. My father passed away about 15 years ago. All that hard living finally caught up with him. He was 56 I think when he died. Thanks for sharing your story!

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  3. whoever receives this card will love it! it's very sweet and sends a positive strong message! you're a strong person for sharing your story and encouraging others to join in advocating against domestic violence!

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  4. What a precious image..your coloring is lovely! Thank you for sharing a message about our pervasive problem of domestic violence. It is all around in the school where I teach.

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    1. So sad and tragic for the children. Thanks for sharing Christine. :)

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  5. It turned out lovely! (been watching your sneak peeks) ; ) I just linked up too! Such an important cause!!

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    1. So glad you joined in D.Ann. Becca is doing a good thing. :)

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  6. What a darling image. Love all the sparkle in pink and purple.

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  7. I love this pretty color combination!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  8. This is gorgeous! LOVING the image, the colors and the pompom banner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. A pom pom banner? Hey, that's pretty cool. Hadn't thought to call it that, LOL! Thanks Julie!

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  9. This little flower girl is so cute! Who makes this? I love the colors you have chossen to work with and the extra details are adorable! Love it!

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    1. Adornit makes this. Links are posted above. Thank you!

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  10. What a great card--that little girl is sooo sweet. Thank you so much for sharing your story!

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  11. I just love your image and you did a great job coloring it! What a great pick me up sentiment for some one that needs to hear positive things!

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  12. Just beautiful. I just heard about the hop and link up. I linked up. It is so important to make people aware. I experienced it with my ex husband, it took me years and years before I was able to leave.

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    1. So glad you were able to link up Kim. Yes, it's so hard to leave, especially if you're financially dependent as well.

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  13. Terri, I would like to send you a card. If you would e mail me your address to jerriejabber@yahoo.com. Hugs, Jerrie

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    1. Aw, that's so sweet of you Jerrie. I never turn down a card!

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