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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.


Abuse of any kind is absolutely unacceptable.  No one deserves to be abused for any reason or under any circumstance.  Sadly, many women, children and even some men are everyday everywhere in the world.   Please know that if you are in an abusive situation you are NOT alone.  You can get away.  There is help.

Although I now reside in Delaware, I am new to the area and not familiar with any of the local services here.  Coming from New Jersey I would like to share about a wonderful organization called Shelter Our Sisters in Bergen County.  You can also find out more about them on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ShelterOurSisters.

If you are in a bad situation don't give up hope.  There is help out there.  Reach out to Shelter Our Sisters or organizations like it in your area.  Don't spend another day or night in an unsafe abusive situation.  You don't deserve it.  No one does and never let anyone make you believe otherwise.

Here is a card of encouragement I made to share in the awareness hop:



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: especiallymadeblog@gmail.com

Your next stop is Jamie A - http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com blog! Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:




Jamie - http://thesassyprincess.blogspot.com  YOU CAME FROM HERE
Jamie A - http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com  GO HERE NEXT
Erica - http://mycricutcraftroom.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. 

30 comments:

  1. Very pretty!! I love this scripture!! I got out and I stayed out!! It's been 3 1/2 years and I am so glad that I left!! I am a new follower
    Kristan

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  2. Beautiful! The color choice is just stunning!
    Jessica
    paperdeckerations.blogspot.com
    paperdeckerations at gmail dot com

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  3. Lovely card, great colour combo. I love purple and blue together : )

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  4. Awesome card! Love the scripture!
    Miranda
    www.nanasscrapspot.com

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  5. very nice card & sentiment..
    texasgrama7@gmail.com

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  6. Very pretty!

    missstamper (at) yahoo.com

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  7. Very nice card love the sayings. I'm ur new follower.

    MCCR DT, Lisa

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  8. I love your verse sentiment! So true, if Christ is for us who can be against us!
    Blessings,
    Jamie
    http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com

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  9. I love the ribbon sentiment, would love to own a strip of that so I can use it. It can be used in so many ways :) Thanks for taking time to bring an awareness hop to the net!

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  10. Great spiritually moving card.

    marg0006@verizon.net
    Loving Scrapper 101

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  11. love the inspiration here!! GREAT JOB!!

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  12. Such a lovely and supportive card!

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  13. Very cute card. Very encouranging. I love the bible verse you chose to use. It fits perfectly with your beautiful card!

    tlmiller.tasha@gmail.com
    scrapbrat07.blogspot.com

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  14. Beautiful card -- Thanks for the chance to hop for such an important cause.

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  15. Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing some options, I remember a time when I needed some options and did not know where to go.
    <3 Pam
    MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

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  16. thanks for this card, gives encouragement
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  17. Beautiful card, I love the ribbon.
    Kathy
    Salido99@msn.com
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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  18. wonderful card! truly encouraging

    ~luanne

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

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  20. Hi Paula,

    Your card is beautiful, and the message...I really don't have words for it, wow!

    Alice

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  21. wonderful way to raise awarness.
    Janet Royer
    http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com

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  22. I love the the bible verse you used and the ribbon is beautiful. TFS this hop is near and dear to me. I lost a cousin to Abusive relationship. R. TFS AJ~

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  23. Love your card. The verse you used is perfect for this. Thanks so much for being part of this hop. I am a new follower and so glad that I found you on this Hop!
    Sarah
    craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
    craftingwithsarah@gmail.com
    MCCR DT

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  24. Great message! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card!

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  25. What a beautiful card and great inspiration for those that are suffering. Thanks for sharing msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  26. Beautiful card. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  27. Love it! The card and sentiment are awesome.
    (:(:Smiles:):)
    Robin
    thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

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  28. Great card! Love the sentiment! Christina

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  29. Beautiful card and great words of advice! :) Thanks for participating in the hop!

    Ashley
    http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

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