While this may not be your typical blog hop theme. We decided to put together this hop in order to shed light on a topic that often goes unspoken about, when the truth is many of us have either been in an abusive relationship or know of someone who has. We're here not to celebrate abusive relationships, but to bring hope to those who have been firsthand or secondhand victims and to provide awareness to help put an end to this growing problem.
All of our projects showcased in this hop have something to do with hope, love, and encouragement. The color for domestic violence is purple, and as you'll see purple was used on many of our projects.
No one should ever have to find themselves in an abusive relationship. When you care about someone, you treat them with love, kindness, and respect. For my project, I turned to one of my favorite Bible scriptures : 1 Corinthians 13:4.
Love is patient.
Love is kind.
It does not envy.
It does not boast.
It is not proud.
Love is not rule.
It is not selfish.
It can not be easily angered.
Love remembers no wrongs, never gives up,
never stops trusting, never loses hope, never quits.
Love never fails.
Can you just imagine how different the world would be if everyone abided by these rules? I knew I wanted to include these words on my project. I created a card with using purple cardstock as the base with some pretty floral patterned paper with purple in it.
I sometimes like to turn to printables for my projects because they sure help to make the job easier! There are so many sources of wonderful free printables out there, too. For this project, I used a subway art printable from The Girl Creative. I am loving subway art right now because I'm kind of a font freak, and I love how subway art incorporates so many different types. I printed this out on white cardstock and then matted with the same purple cardstock that I used for the base. I added some flowers and then some bling to the flower centers.
To help promote awareness for abusive relationships, eleven sponsors have been kind enough to offer almost $200 worth of prizes to those who participate in the blog hop. Yes, you read that correctly, there will be 11 PRIZE WINNERS. For a complete list of the sponsors, please visit Ashley's blog for full details.
Here's what you have to do to be eligible to win any of these fabulous prizes:
1.) Leave a comment on each blog in the hop
2.) Become a follower of each blog if you aren't already
Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on http://especiallymade.blogspot.com/">Made Especially For You on Friday May 20th. Comments after Thursday May 19th will NOT be eligible to win any of the prizes.
Winners should contact Ashley at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your next stop is Monica's blog! Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:
Ashley - http://especiallymade.blogspot.com
JamieA - http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/
Miranda - http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
Jessica - www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com
Dena - http://missdjones.blogspot.com/ <<<---- YOU ARE HERE
Monica - http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/ <<<---NEXT STOP