June 11, 2011

Contributing to the Royal Blog Hop Cause

I have been touched in a profound way today, I visited my friend Kristal over at " Getting Cricky with K Andrews and reading her story and the many replies from each blog I found there is an amazing endurance and strength out there!!!

Sadly there is also the other side where About 4.8 million intimate partner-related physical assaults and rapes occur every year while many more assaults and rapes go unreported entirely. Over 3 million children witness violence in their home each year and those who see and hear violence in the home suffer physically and emotionally. These statistics are sad and overwhelming, but help IS out there for those that choose to break the silence.

Together we can make a difference! Help us instill some hope where very little probably exists and give 24 families a chance at recovery when we are able to donate 1k dollars to the Bradley Angle House. Your purple themed card(s) with a hope filled message inside could make all the difference, not to mention give YOU a chance to win the grand prize for this hop...what is it you ask? A prize basket valued at more than $100.

Want more chances to win the grand prize? Additional entries will be given for each $1 donation you include with your card. Would you prefer 1 entry, 10 entries, or is 100 entries more of what you had in mind? It's all up to you! Cards must be postmarked by June 30th for inclusion in basket drawings and can be mailed to the following address:
Royal Purple Hop
c/o Vicki Smith
P.O. Box 1496
Millbrook, NY 12545

I will be making 2 cards to send to these survivors and am really happy I can contribute to such a remarkable cause.

Initially I was going to sell the card below but where it has purple on it and a beautiful message I thought this would be one that I could send... I may alter it a little more to suit the cause. I will post my next card when done.

If you would like to be touched the same way I did, visit these wonderfully talented ladies! More so read the comments, it will be an awakening as to how much violence goes on.
Here is a list :

Faith: http://faithfulecreations.com/    Start here! Raven: http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/
Linda: http://www.thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com/
Brie: http://vintage53.blogspot.com/
Erin: http://www.spantastikreations.blogspot.com/
Tanya: http://www.ScrappyScavenger.blogspot.com/
Amanda: http://www.scrapanddash.com/
Kimmare: http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com/
Jackie: http://jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.com/
Lori A: http://www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
Gina: http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
Monica: http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/
Anita: http://anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
Sue: http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
Gaby: http://www.gabycreates.com/
Debbie W: http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
Jen R. http://www.memorieswithjen.blogspot.com/
Deborah http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
Ellen: http://www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/
Gill: http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/
Lori: http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/
Krista: http://www.kristaspapercafe.com/
Carol: http://www.cardstockscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/
Nancy: http://fancywithnancy.blogspot.com/
Vicki: http://paperandprims.blogspot.com/
Emily: http://www.createserendipity.net/
Kristal: http://gettingcricky.com/
Amy: http://amychomas.blogspot.com/

Three hours later:
Okay, so I just couldn't wait to start...as I promised  here is my second card, I am so passionate about this cause I may even make three more... depends on time.

This tag says Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
I am happy to say that my envelopes are complete and I have both cards complete and ready to ship in the morning!
I wanted to do more cards but I've been busy as a bee and not well on top of it... I hope we can do this again in the near future, I would love to make every woman that has endured this violence know how much I care and I would love to create a small memory for them even if it is just a smile knowing someone thought of them.

June 10, 2011

"Imagine" Card

Today I felt like choosing colors I wouldn't normally choose and I was pleasantly surprised! I think we have to take chances like that sometimes to open our minds, I don't have a particular style name to my cards and maybe that is why because I am always trying something different or new. I am fortunate to have found super talented ladies and guys out there blogging their hearts away,I can only hope that I will be just as good one day. I am always looking to learn new things so if any of you have any ideas don't hesitate to share!! The more the merrier!

Here is my card for today!

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Thanks for visiting!

June 9, 2011

Scrapbooking Father's Day Card

Father's Day Card

When it comes to making masculine cards my brain seems to work overtime. No ribbons, no flowers, no bright colors and no going crazy, OH MY GOSH!!!! Amazingly I did manage to design a card for my father who thankfully doesn't read this blog.

I thought with Father's Day sneaking upon us it would be nice to give a little inspiration to those of you who want to make a card for that special Father or Step Father in your life.
 Father's are amazing, they are always there for you , always sharing wisdom and comfort when the world is trying to shake the ground you walk on.
My Father (Step Father) is one of those kind of Dads. He is very supportive and always says the right thing. It is so nice to know that if disaster struck my Father would gladly open his arms to me... I love him dearly and my respect for him is off the charts for taking on a family of 5 and being a super amazing listener, what I love is that he understands me, what an amazing man.

To celebrate his kindness and everlasting love I made him this card... all the mushy stuff is inside, hehe, gotta have some privacy right? My Father lives in Newfoundland and there are plenty of moose and caribou there so I thought it would be appropriate to incorporate that into my design especially seeing that eating moose in NFLD is like eating beef here in PEI.

The "F" for Father's is actually a wooden letter that is covered in Flock to add softness to the "Sooooo manly Card"

I would love to hear your comments anytime so don't be shy!

Also be sure to check out my Fan page called Showers of Cards and Flowers!
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