It’s Blog Hop(scotch) Time!!!

Hi!  Welcome to my part of the 1st ever Kiki-Art Design Team Blog Hopscotch as we like to call it!  It’s running all weekend from Thursday April 29th until Monday May 3rd to help celebrate National Scrapbooking Day Saturday May 1st and also to make you aware of some organizations that are committed to helping others.   We have all created a project to giveaway using Kiki-Art products and related to our cause.

The cause that I have chosen for my leg of the hop is Domestic Violence Awareness.

Domestic Violence is a tragic and pervasive problem in the city of Calgary and beyond.  It is a problem that knows no race, no social status, no age boundary.  In 2007, over 40 000 incidents of spousal violence, and over 53,000 cases where children and youth were victims, were reported to police in Canada…that’s  over 21% of  all police reported violent crimes.  What a staggering number, and those are just the ones that are reported!  Many women and children stay in a violent relationship because they are either afraid, or think that there is no help or hope for them!  However, shelters like Sonshine Centre have dedicated themselves to helping women and children in crisis!  Operating here in Calgary, they are the only home in the city that offers a 1yr program to helping women and children fleeing domestic violence!  They provide a wide variety of programs to help heal the mind, body and spirit of victims. Programs like their outreach services, for women that aren’t able to stay at the shelter, community counseling services, and a family day homes agency. Most importantly they offer a safe haven of hope, and love.  Please visit the Sonshine Centre website here and learn more about their programs and what they are doing to help those victims of domestic violence.  If you are visiting my blog from another city or another country, please look into a shelter or home in your area and find out how you can support their dedication to improving the lives of women and children in crisis!

To celebrate the hope that Sonshine Centre brings into lives of domestic violence victims, I’ve created this altered tin with Kiki-Art AntologiaJardin Collection!  I love the bright colors and flowers in this line! The papers are flocked,glittered and some double sided!  To me they represent life renewed!  So I have filled this tin with lots of scrap goodies for you, that to me also represent hope and starting over just like Sonshine Centre so please make sure you leave a comment to win!  Thanks for stopping by make sure you visit the other DT blogs and the Kiki-Art blog to learn about some more great causes and to win some awesome prizes!  Get inspired and enjoy!

How does the Hopscotch work? Well it’s pretty easy.  Start wherever you want, visit the various blogs of our talented Design Team Members as they tell you about their particular organization, then leave a comment for a chance to win their project/prize.  Also make sure you stop by the Kiki-Art blogs (English, French & Spanish) for another chance to win a great prize pack of Kiki-Art product!  Tell us which blogs inspired you (yes you can pick more than one! 😉 ), which were your favorites and what organizations made you more aware of what is going on in our world today!

Winners will be picked randomly and on  May 4th, all winners will be announced!

Here are your English Design Team Members

Fleur Smith – BC, CANADA –
Jillian Anger – ON, CANADA –
Linda Shewchuk – SK, CANADA –
Stephanie Hart – NS, CANADA –
Tammy Lever – AB, CANADA –
Virginia Wong – AB, CANADA –
Ann-Katrin – NORWAY –
Annika Bergquist – SWEDEN –
Carole Stirrat – WA, USA-
Einat Kessler – ISRAEL  –
Ellen Sosnoski – PA, USA  –
Katrina Hunt – MO, USA –
Keely Yowler – KY, USA –
Lynda Lindley – WA, USA –
Meghan Epperly – FL, USA
Nicole Rixon – CA, USA –
Ria Mojica – PHILIPPINES –
Sarah de Guzman – CA, USA
Sophia Allison – SOUTH AFRICA
Vivi Rahman – BRUNEI
KIKI – Arantza Izurrategui – QC, CANADA –


Annie – Québec, Canada –
Kimmieprout – Québec, Canada –
Ladybird – Québec, Canada –
Loustic – Québec, Canada –
Zamaline – Québec, Canada –
Marie France – Québec, Canada –
Karine – Québec, Canada –
– Kiki – Arantza Izurrategui – Québec, Canada –


Carolyn – USA & Panamá –
Christine – USA –
Dessy – MEXICO –
Lida – MEXICO –
Olgacle – COLOMBIA –
Patty – MEXICO –
Rebeca – ESPAÑA –
Rosa – ESPAÑA –
Tere – USA & Mexico –
Kiki –  Canada & Argentina –


37 Replies to “It’s Blog Hop(scotch) Time!!!”

  1. Oh Tammy… love your tin… the colours are so fun…Love your choice in causes… Domestic Violence is not cool and I too wish there was no need for it.. but so glad that places like Sonshine Centre are there to take care of people in need…

  2. What a fantastic cause and fab project – just so adorable! I had a friend that experienced this – so thanks for honoring such a wonderful thing! So many people want to keep it hush-hush – it needs to be talked about and revealed!

  3. What a great cause, Tammy! It’s a sad thing that we need places like the Sonshine Centre, but thank goodness we have them! Love your little tin! It is so cheerful and happy!

  4. That tin is beautiful. And the cause is a really good one. Long ago I escaped a violent marriage and I am grateful to those who work to help others do the same.

  5. Just beautiful Tammy. Wonderful Detail and bright beautiful color choices. Thanks for visiting my blog and spreading some love. Glad to spread some this way as well! :0)

  6. Tammy what a Beautiful labour of Love you created, thank Goodness for such safe havens as sonshine centre, helping to make a world a safer place for those impacted by domestic violence.

  7. I wish causes like that were not needed. I love your project and I’m sure it will brighten everybody’s day.

  8. ¡Hola Tammy! ¡espero que algún día no tengamos más violencia doméstica! , a veces es tan difícil hablar de este tema, gracias por apoyar y hacer saber un poco más de esta causa. Me encantó conocerte por medio de Kiki Art, muy buenos tus trabajos, pronto estaré visitándote desde Córdoba, Argentina, muchos cariños! Mary.

  9. Tammy
    Thank you for picking Domestic Violence and Abuse as your cause. It is dreadfull what people will do to each other.
    And fortunately, the world is also recognizing that abuse is not gender specific.

  10. What a great charity! We have a local thrift store that helps domestic violence & I go there as often as possible to try & help out . Love your project, just perfect for your cause!

  11. HI Tammy!
    Women and Children… I feel like the world is in their hands and if we don’t protect them, what is going to happen with our world? Thanks for being part of this team, adding not just your creativity but also a wonderful heart caring for others. Besos

  12. I got the second prize in your blogcandy yesterday and it came fast all the way to Sweden! =)
    Posting a pic tonight! =)
    Thank you so much, lot’s of nice things! =)

    Hugs, Elenor

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