Welcome to the Abusive Relationship Awareness Blog Hop. 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.
I personally thank God that I haven't been in an abusive relationship but a really closed friend of mine did... she was strong enough to get out of it. I strongly believe that no one should put up with any type of abuse or violence for that matter... if someone really loves you it wouldn't hurt you.
For my project, I created a 5"x5" card... using a Kenny digi stamp which I think it is perfect for this project because sometimes we forget how stronger we are but we should rise above all to fight and become our own hero.
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. Let's see what prizes are being offered...
|Paper Piecings By Nikki - $15 Gift Certificate|
|Shelly's Images - $9 Gift Certificate|
|Designs on Cloud 9 - $20 Gift Certificate|
|Scraptastical Kreations - $20 Gift Certificate|
|Digital Delights - $10 Gift Certificate|
|The Robin's Nest - $20 Gift Certificate|
|Di's Digi Downloads - $10 Gift Certificate|
|Close To My Heart - $10 Gift Certificate|
|Quick Quotes - $15 Gift Certificate|
|Perfect Paper Crafting - $30 Gift Certificate|
|Erica's Craft Room - $25 Gift Certificate|
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 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 Miranda - http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/ blog! Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:
Ashley - http://especiallymade.blogspot.com/
Jamie A - http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/
Miranda - http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
Pam L - http://mzlavr2.blogspot.com/
Monica - http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/
Thank you so much for joining us! Be sure to check out the following links for more information on how you can help to prevent and bring awareness to abusive relationships and domestic violence.
Teens Experiencing Abusive Relationships