Thursday, October 8, 2015

Damsel of D C purple

The Damsel of Distress has a wonderful challenge!  It is near and dear to me, because I have worked in a shelter for women that suffer from DV!!!! So here is the challenge:

You see, purple is the color of National Domestic Violence Awareness month. 
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.

 And yet, it's something that is rarely talked about in very public ways. It's something that's hidden and hushed. And since papercrafters are some of the most amazing people out there, some of you have agreed to make a card (or cards) to raise awareness for this issue. Throughout the hop, I'll be pointing to some of my other bloggy friends who've experienced DV. Together, we CAN make a powerful impact. 

*My colors are a wee off on my camera it is really very periwinkle and dark violet. :)


  1. Ooh! Love this! I'm having a hard time weaning off the coffee goods since the fall for the shot!

  2. Haha - I was wondering if your colors were off! I'm glad you explained! :) This card is tea-riffic! ;) Thank you for continuing your support of the Hop to Stop!

  3. Lovely, it makes me want to do the coffee hop all over again! You would think we would get tired of making coffee cards! Naaaaa!
    Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  4. I know Periwinkle, we had a car that color back years ago, and I loved it because it was so soft and sometimes it would appear blue when night-time came. Enough about my car, your card gives a great message a cup of coffee and venti, and hopefully those in need do come forth and help can be gotten. Great card.

  5. Such a cute card for the hop! I really like your layout/sketch and adorable coffee images. Great sentiment too!

  6. Love this sweet coffee card! Pretty and bright!
    Take care!

  7. This is a super duper fun card! I love all the elements you have used. That scrolly boarder is great!!