Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Survivor!

Hello!  Just wanted to share another card I created for the Hop to Stop (Domestic Violence), which is being hosted by the kind and talented Becca Cruger.  It is an extremely simple card, but I believe the sentiment says it all.  Like the card I posted earlier today, the stamp featured is from the fabulous set by Tifany DeGough for Unity Stamps and is called "All About Hope".  This is a set every card maker should have in their arsenal of creativity!  It is incredibly versatile and filled with loads of lovely inspiration to support those loved ones going through personal struggles.


This hop is very near and dear to my heart as I am a survivor of domestic violence.  Generally, I do not speak of the negative aspects of my personal life; however, I felt compelled to share that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  You can get your power back!  For me, it was a journey.  I started out a woman who wondered, "Why can't I do anything right?"..."What is wrong with me?"...I was afraid of everything because I felt there was something wrong with me...I considered myself a failure.  Today, in spite of my struggles and doubt, I am better, stronger, wiser, and much happier.  Since my growth, I have helped change legislation in my home state.  I have met with various politicians, locally and nationally, to raise awareness for this cause.  I have even been on Oprah to help shed light on this dark subject that plagues homes across our nation.  I also earned my degree.  If any  one would have told me then what I would ultimately accomplish, I never would have believed them; yet, here I am.  For me, I thank God each and every day for giving me a second chance at life, and I pray that one day domestic violence will become obsolete and no other person will have to endure pain at the hands of someone they love.


Thanks so much for dropping by!  I hope you have a wonderful evening!!

http://damselofdistressedcards.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-hop-to-stop.html

6 comments:

  1. Cool background! That die is awesome too...

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  2. WOW you have done so much for this worthy cause....I salute you my friend!!

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  3. amazing story, thank you for sharing. Your card is beautiful! i love the bow and the word survivor is incredible

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  4. I would just like to say that YOU ARE AMAZING! I would like to congratulate you for all you've done for this cause - thank you for sharing your story and for all you've accomplished. Changing legislation is BIG! Your survivor card says it all - you are a survivor! Thank you so much for supporting the hop with your beautiful card! P.S. I used to watch Oprah daily so I wonder if I saw you? Is there a YouTube link - would love to watch it.

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  5. Sometimes, you just need to make a card with a bold statement that you have made it through the turbulant times! I love your card and I would like to send you one of the cards I made for the hop to stop. If you will email me address to jerriejabber@yahoo.com I will get it in the mail.

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  6. Carolyn your story is amazing and YOU are amazing. I got tingles! I know the feeling of making it to that faraway light at the end of the tunnel. I'm so proud of you for raising your voice. THANK YOU for being a crafty superstar and for linking up such an amazing creation.

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