Monday, May 14, 2012

Abuse 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....

a vinyl decal for my car of my Daughter.
This was NOT made with the Cricut, it was actually made with my Silhouette Cameo machine and the little girl image is a Silhouette Studio image. I then used the ellipse feature to create a circle then I aligned my letters around the curve of the oval. There are so many SVG designers with blog candy so I decided to go with the theme of SVGs. Don't worry my blog will go back to ALL Cricut after this hop :)



I decided to show this because I think about my little one and I hope and pray that she is NEVER in an abusive relationship. All we can do is be friends with our children and hope and pray that they never get into an abusive relationship, because once they are in it, it is so difficult to get out of it.



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

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.

33 comments:

TeresaK said...

That is a great decal for Bella's dance studio!
What an important topic to bring to focus! Thanks for being in this!
Teresa k
www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

Jenn's Paper Crafts said...

Love the car decal, I bet Bella loves it too :D
It's such an important topic, that is so often kept quiet.

Jenn Lorist

sarah said...

Great idea with the car decal & thx. so much for sharin..great job to all on this HOP, great message's & projects..
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lisacustomscrapbooking said...

what a great idea. Thanks for sharing

missstamper said...

Great window art!

missstamper (at) yahoo.com

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

I went to all except I could not find Monica's. Loved to read and see everyone's projects. Great job

CarlyJo said...

Too many women and men also get sucked into the circle. I have seen it too many times so thank you for doing this blog awareness hop. Please take a moment to look at the 3 links on the bottom ladies and keep an eye on the young ones forming relationships. Do not let them think that its ok because its the way its always been!

silvia said...

Erica~wonderful decal!! I hope that when your daughter grows up that she only has healthy relationships :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Erica first time seeing a car decor so lovely!

Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Paper Deckerations said...

I just cut on vinyl for the first time last week! What a great idea for a car decal! Super cute!
Jessica
paperdeckerations.blogspot.com
paperdeckerations at gmail dot com

Kathy Salido said...

What an adorable decal!! Thanks for bring awareness to this issue.
Kathy
Salido99@msn.com
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Very pretty!! it is hard to get out, God gave me the strength to leave my abusive marriage and I pray that my daughter never has to go though what I went through!!
Kristan

Clarissa said...

wonderful idea!! THANKS!!

marg0006 said...

I agree with you so much. My mom was in an abusive relationship which she took 25 years to end. I was in one and it took me 11 years and now my daughter is in one with two great daughters that are learning the same thing. I continue to support her hoping one day soon she will see the light.

JennyH said...

Wow, great decal, very cute : )

rlovew said...

Awesome decal and good thoughts for your little one to stay safe.

Tasha said...

Very cute decal... makes me want a Silhouette.

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tlmiller.tasha@gmail.com

Eileen said...

Love the decal! Thanks for the chance to hop for such an important cause.

Debbie said...

very nice, someday I hope to have a silhoutte
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MzLavr2 said...

Really sweet project. TFS
<3 Pam
MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

Miranda said...

Great Project!
Miranda :)
www.nanasscrapspot.com

KathyJo said...

Great decal! It is wonderful that you are helping to spread awareness. It is also important to realize that more and more young boys are getting into abusive relationships too. Many are afraid to speak up because it is not manly to be pushed around by your girlfriend. So ladies, watch and pray for your sons too.
KathyJo
Skrappindiva29 at hotmail dot com

Laura said...

lovely decal, and such a worthy cause for a hop!

Janet's Planet said...

love it, wonderful hop! TFS
Janet Royer
http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

I understand how you feel. I have two little girl and I pray that they will never every have to go through this. This hop is near and dear to me because I lost my cousin to an abuse relationship. He killed her when she walked through the door with the cops. He was running off and started shooting at the cops and they killed him. My cousin left behind my now 10 year old 2nd generation cousin. Your cut turned out beautiful TFS AJ~

Sarah said...

Love your decal. I think this hop is a great idea, sometimes people we would never think are in abusive relationships are suffering in silence. I am lucky that I have never been hit by my husband but I have a friend who is currently in a abusive relationship and she just doesn't see how bad it is. I have begged her to leave and she always makes excuses for him. It is really sad and frustrating at the same time. I pray every day that she will see the light but until then I will be her friend. Thanks for the great hop.

Sarah
craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
craftingwithsarah@gmail.com
MCCR DT

Michele from MS said...

I think we all wish safety and security for our children and those closest to us. Let's take a moment to think of the strangers who may be suffering and say a prayer for them.....

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http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

CarlyJo said...

No matter how much I try I am unable to get :

Jamie - http://thesassyprincess.blogspot.com to load
Monica - http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com to post a comment
and
http://scrappin-abby.blogspot.com/ has no post to comment on.

I will keep returning to try to work with all 3

Sammibug said...

What a wonderful car decal! I bet your daughter loved it!

Robin said...

Love the car decal, very pretty. Thanks for raising awareness about this. I am so thankful that I have never had to go through anything like that and my heart goes out to all those who have suffered and are suffering through this.
(:(:Smiles:):)

Robin
thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

Doris P. said...

It is wonderful to promote that we can only hope and pray the abuse would stop! As a child to a teenager; i too was abused - physically, mentally, verbally and at a point sexually.... YOU can decide when it is time to NEVER allow that to happen to your children. YOU can stop the abuse from continuing.... parkernana5@cox.net

cema1cema said...

Very cute! I haven't tried doing vinyl for my car yet, will have to! Christina

Ashley said...

Adorable decal! :) Thanks so much for participating in the hop!

Ashley
http://especiallymade.blogspot.com