Monday, May 14, 2012

Abusive Relationship Awareness Blog Hop

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.

For my project I created an inspirational card to provide hope for those who have experienced either an abusive relationship or domestic violence.

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:

Your next stop is Pam's blog! Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

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. 


  1. Beautiful card Ashley, I really like the dainty flowers across the bottom.

  2. what a wonderful blog hop! this is really unique and love to join. Beautiful card! love the purple color and overall design and pattern.

  3. Very pretty card!! What a great thing you are doing with this hop. I got out of an abusive marriage 3 1/2 years ago, it was rough but now I am finally FREE!!!!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  4. What a noble cause and your card is elegant and beautiful


  5. What a great idea! Your card is just gorgeous. Very elegant! Looking forward to the rest of the hop!
    paperdeckerations at gmail dot com

  6. Great Card Ashley!

  7. very nice card!!

  8. Love ur card. It's very nice to show ur support. I am a new follower

    MCCR DT, Lisa

  9. Great card! What an inspiring hop with a powerful message!

    missstamper (at)

  10. Love your card. Very pretty and a well deserving cause to raise awareness in.

    Thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

  11. Beautiful card Ashley! Thank you for hosting this blog hop, what a great cause to support! I'm honored to be apart of it!

  12. Great clear message on your card, it would lift spirits to those who needed it! Thanks for taking time to bring an awareness hop to the net!

  13. I love the PURPLE!! :)

  14. What a lovely card. You summed it all up in one word. I pray for all those in an abusive relationship to have faith in themselves to believe they are of value, the courage to seek a better life & strength to find the needed support.
    Loving Scrapper 101

  15. Wow, look at all those amazing sponsors! How wonderful :) Your card is lovely and will surely bring Hope to someone's day. I think this blog hop is for a great cause and I'm happy to have stumbled upon it! Thank you and now off to hop the remaining links. FABulous job! xoxo

  16. What an amazing cause for a blog hop! I love your hope card!

  17. I love your card and the hop as well. You are doing a great thing, God bless you and the others participating in this hop.

  18. How pretty.

    Sew Sweet N Crafty

  19. Such a great card ... love the purple! Thanks for the chance to hop for such an important cause.

  20. Such a great card! Thanks so much for sharing!
    <3 Pam

  21. Beautiful card!

  22. this is such a lovely card, thanks for the inspiration
    upnurse at aol dot com

  23. lovely card, and such a worthy cause for a hop!

  24. wonderful card, lovely hop! TFS
    Janet Royer

  25. This is such a great hop. I lost a cousin to an Abusive Relationship. She went home with the cops and her boy friend shot her in the head. He ended up dead because he he ran and he shot at the police offices and they killed him. Its so sad and as women and men we really need to wake up and know when its enough before its to late. Sadly it was to late for my cousin. She left behind a wonderful now 10 year old. Thanks so much for this hop this hits home for me. Blessing and you did a great job on your card. TFS AJ~

  26. Your card is beautiful. I love the idea of this hop! I hope that it will give Hope to someone out there.

  27. What a pretty card! Love all the purple. Thanks so much for organizing this hop and letting me be a part of it.

    Dena Jones

  28. What a beautiful card Ashley! Thank you for choosing this subject for the hop! I am sure there are many people out there suffering and this card would surely brighten their day! Thanks for providing the links as well!

  29. Just finished the hop and had to come thank you once again. This is an amazingly group of talented women and has made me stop and count the many blessings in my life! Having trouble with the verification tab on Monica's post. It showed the word but not the box to type it. Hope you have a blessed day ~ looking forward to joining you for the next hop!!

  30. Thank you for sharing such an inspirational card. It's absolutely beautiful.

  31. Just wanted to mention that I am unable to leave a comment on Monica's blog. The box to type in the word verification downt show up. Completed the hop and left comments on all but hers and became followers of all. Thank you, again, for such fabulous inspiration!

  32. Ashley, this is a lovely card and this hop is such an important one. Thanks for being a part of it!

  33. Love your card. Great papers.

    Be blessed, Beckie


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