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Friday, June 10, 2011

You Matter Card ~ Royal Purple Freedom Blog Hop

Welcome to the Royal Purple Freedom Blog Hop.  You should have arrived from JACKIE'S BLOG.  If you found me first, please go to FAITH to begin the hop.

The purpose of this Blog Hop is to give a handmade card (with a personal message inside) to women in a battered women's shelter. 

 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

Here is the card that I made:

I stitched around my purple card stock.  I am not very good at reading (or following) directions and of course my bobbin ran out.  I had to pull out the manual and re-thread a bobbin!!  Some of my stitches got off a bit, but I like the look I ended up with!

I wanted my message to be the biggest part of my card.  I used Don Juan (I love welding these letters) to create my message.

In addition to writing a personal message, I included a copy of this quote I found:

No matter where you are right now, contentment is possible. And if you decide to try it, it will open up your eyes to thousands of blessings that are hiding right under your nose.

Lori Smith  Her book, The Single Truth

I copied the message 6 times so I could make 6 cards.  One of the messages tore, so I improvised on the last card...

I found a butterfly in my stash and used stickles to jazz it up.

I do have some blog candy!  All you have to do to win is #1 be or become a follower, and #2 leave me a comment with 1 - 5 words you would want a woman in crisis to hear.  I will draw a winner on Sunday evening.

There is also a big basket of scrapbook goodies that you can win!  All you need to do is make a card of your own.  In addition to the big basket, some other prizes are:

1 Peachy Keen Stamp Assortement
1 Verve Gift Certificate (it's $25)
1 Spa Basket (candle, CD, bath soap)

Here is a sneak peek, but donations are still coming in (including some cricut cartridges).....
If you would like to make a card (or two) all you need to do is #1 use purple and #2 write a personal message to a woman who is in crisis.  Mail your card to:
   Royal Purple Freedom Hop
c/o Vicki Smith
P.O. Box 1496
Millbrook, NY 12545
for a chance to win the basket crammed with scrapbook goodies!!

You can also donate a check to:  Bradley Angle House to the same address.  THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR CARD OR DONATION ~ EITHER WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A FELLOW WOMAN!

Your next stop on the hop is Gina.  If you get lost, here is a complete list of blog hop participants:


Thank you so much for hopping with us!!


AmyJRockstar said...

Your cards turned out beautifully! I love your simple saying the best so far. It's perfect, really. I totally dig that butterfly too! You sure did "jazz" it up! It's stunning! My five words would be:
TFS and for the chance to win.

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Anonymous said... already know how greatly I appreciate you but your card is actually undeniably PERFECT for even the likes of me right now...4 years out. I still don't always remember that I matter so thanks for the reminder!

So glad to have gotten to know you through this hop! Keep up the great work and thanks for your contribution!


I would love to become a follower but the list is not working at the moment, i will come back later and try!! i have been in the situation so I would want someone to know that They are not to blame!! Thanks for helping raise awareness
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great cards. Love the sentiment. TFS

Whitney said...

Became a follower because I LOVE your stuff!!
Thank you for participating in this blog hop! Your cards were FABULOUS and I know that these cards will help uplift a woman in a crisis. Thanks again! :)

silvia said...

Fabulous cards!!
My message is "You are not alone"!

SueNJ said...

Love the cards and I agree that Don Juan is the best! My 5 words would be:

You deserve to be happy

Happy Scrappin'
suenj99 at yahoo dot com
Sue B

Fern said...

Lori, your cards are beautiful!! And will mean so much to the receiver!!
My DH was one of these children who watched the abuse and no matter how hard he acted like it didn't bother him when we were first married, I knew it did... Never would let anyone get real close to him in fear they would hurt him..... because even though the physical abuse goes away the hurt remains there for a very long time!!! I'm glad to say that he has finally opened up his heart to the ones that love him very much!!! (BTW his father committed suicide when he was 14) His bother is still not healed and he's 57! Sorry to go on...
Have a wonderful day!!! Hugs!!

Linda Dale said...

Great cards, they are beautiful and I am sure they will bring hope.

littlen said...

Beautiful cards.
My message: "Someone cares".

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

Love the cards! cute!...TFS and for a great cause! :) I became a follower and for a woman in crises she needs to know that she is worthy and loved!

Vicki S said...

absolutely beautiful! the butterfly is soooo pretty! I'm so glad I got to be a part of this team of great ladies!

Raven B said...

I LOVE this. What a beautiful way to use fonts.

jjocarlson said...

Love the cards so pretty! Thank you for sharing.

craftaholic said...

Your cards turned out very nice and Thanks for being part of a very Special Hop!! A word of wisdom:
Always Remember that there is help and hope to get you through this!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Love it!!! tfs!

Percilla G said...

Lovely card
Five words
If a is amazing what we can survive when we have love, hope, prayers, God or a belief is a higher power, and support no matter where it comes from ( a kind word, a book to help us to heal, and so on).

Fot said...

Beautiful cards, Very pretty TFS ... "With faith & time god heals all hearts"
Deborah Foti~

Kimmarie Baker said...

Great cards! I love that font and how the words are attached. Let's see.... Time heals all wounds, may you have all the time in the world.

Anonymous said...

i like thank you for helping do this hop p.s. i love your cards

Anonymous said...

i love ur card thanks for helping my mom with her hop

thekolbes said...

Love your cards. As a woman that just got out of domestic violence situation 9 months ago I want everyone to know, YOU CAN DO IT
I am a follower
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Lori said...

Oh that's very nice! A nice message, nice and bold! Everyone matters!

Lori @

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

YOU do matter in the "love war" against Domestic Violence. Thank you for sharing your lovely card!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

You card is stunning and the message is amazing!
I’m so happy to have the opportunity to be a part of this hop with all of you!

Gill McCall said...

Absolutely amazing. its great to be part of the hop with you

Faithfule's Lil Sis said...

Great job on the cards! God will take care of you, is the message I would want someone to hear who is in a DV situation and or trying to get out.

SpantastiKreations said...

Your cards are just spectacular.


Anonymous said...

You made a beautiful set of cards! I love the simple message! You are not alone is a message I'd want to hear.

AJoy said...

Great cards.

You are worth it!

nginerd at gmail dot com

Gina said...

Love your message! Glad to be a part of this hop!

Lori Comeau said...

Great cards. So happy to be part of this great cause with you.

DIANA L. said...

Hi Lori,
It is Monday I know the hop is over. I still wanted to see all the beautiful work and it is such a good cause. Your card is beautiful
I made a card here is my link

I'm making a few more also. I've posted the hop for today on my blog. As I make more cards I will add them there. I'm going to hop now.