Hello, everybody! I've been waiting for it all year and it's finally here! I am excited and happy to celebrate my favourite animal with a blog hop! Today is the first day of the Cat Lovers Hop - Yay! If you've been around my blog for awhile, then you will already know how much I love cats! I have 3 of them - Honeydew, Kiwi, and Snowie - and they are featured on my right-hand sidebar. Thank you to Janis at Her Peaceful Garden for organizing this fun event! There are lots of prizes and even a fun daily contest so please help celebrate kitties with us!
On a more serious note, I'm also supporting Becca over at The Damsel of Distressed - she has organized The Hop to Stop to bring awareness to domestic violence. I wrote about my personal connection to domestic violence here. It tore my family apart, but my mom and brother and I survived. We are still here; many other victims are not so lucky. Please consider showing your support for this important hop - and, yes, there are prizes! Purple is the color for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month so participants in the hop are creating cards featuring purple.
Please become informed about domestic violence, its impacts, and available resources. For more information on domestic violence in Canada, see here. If you are a woman experiencing abuse in Canada, there is someone you can reach out to any time of day or night; see here.
My card features the precious Balloon Kitty from Knitty Kitty Digis. I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and fussy-cut so I could pop it up with foam tape. I added Clear Wink of Stella on the balloons to add some sparkle.
Prize Alert: Knitty Kitty Digis is one of the generous sponsors of the Cat Lovers Hop, offering a prize of 3 digis of your choice! Now's your chance to win some Knitty Kitty Digis so be sure to check out the Cat Lovers Hop!
Continuing on with my card, I die-cut Memory Box Calm Countryside from white cardstock. I inked up a small panel with Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, and Wilted Violet Distress Inks, splattered it with water, and adhered behind the die-cut. The scene panel is popped up with foam tape on a pale purple panel, which I embossed with Cuttlebug Cross My Heart. I stamped a sentiment from My Favorite Things and finished off the card with some puffy heart stickers.
Here's a link to the cute image from Knitty Kitty Digis: