Friday, December 7, 2018

Pretty Things Survivors Do Blog Hop



I am so honored to be a part of today's #PrettyThingsSurvivorsDo blog hop hosted by Salima over at IHeartScraps.

This Hop is to raise awareness of those suffering from PTSD during the Holiday season.

PTSD is a “psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, serious accident, terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.” (American Psychiatric Association definition).

Although mostly associated with war veterans, it affects 3.5% of the population and 4% of US children ages 13-18 will experience PTSD in their lifetime. About 8 million adults have PTSD during a given year. (Brain and Behavior Research Foundation)

The holidays are a difficult time for those living with PTSD. We are participating in the blog hop in the hopes that you may be reminded to reach out to loved ones, neighbors, and friends who could be living with PTSD daily. If one person is remembered this holiday season, then we have achieved our goal of spreading awareness.

Created using the Favorably Simple Gift Box from Spellbinders Paper Arts and the Fairytale Floral 12 x 12 paper pad from DCWV.
I created this adorable gift box purse to celebrate the Hop.  It is an example of the pretty things I love to create, to gift to people who may need a little extra something to lift their spirits throughout the year.  It's these simple gestures that can help someone who may be silently suffering.

If you make crafts reach out and share your beautiful projects with someone you know may need some TLC.  You can make a huge difference!   We all can!

Thank you for joining us! If you know someone who lives with PTSD and would like ways to support them, please visit the following sites and remember to reach out to a neighbor, friend or family member during this holiday season, you could make a difference in their day.

The National Institute of Mental Health

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

 US Department of Veteran's Affairs.

The final stop on this Hop is our hostess Salima at I Heart Scraps. If you just joined the Hop go to CLICK HERE to go to Sandy Allnock's page.
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If you make a project inspired by this post please tag it with #perkypennypapers 
on Instagram and I will be able to see it :) 

Have a great week,


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 It means so much to me and inspires me in my card making. Thank you :)

32 comments:

  1. This box is adorable. Anyone would have to smile if they received it as a gift. So cute.

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    1. Thank you for participating in the hop and helping spread the message.

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  2. Such a feminine, gorgeous box. Nice job!!

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  3. Handmade gifts are the best kind of gifts. This sure will cheer someone up.

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  4. This is a great hop for a great cause!
    Awesome gift box purse!!!

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  5. What a beautiful gift box purse. Creating something like this is wonderful for both the maker and the receiver.

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  6. What an amazing box! I love it! Thank you for creating for such a great cause!

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  7. What a beautiful gift package sure to brighten the recipients day

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  8. This purse is just fabulous! Who wouldn't be so jazzed to receive one? Thank you for the inspiration.

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  9. Thanks for sharing this delightfully created gift...it's sure to lift the spirits of whomever receives it. tfs

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  10. This is really a sweet idea. Love the colors and the look!

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  11. I appreciate that you are part of this important blog hop and that you listed some organizations that can help those suffering, as well as helping those that aren't to understand and perhaps reach out to the sufferers. Thank you.

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  12. I make all kinds of bags and boxes!! Good to see a fellow boxer here!! Lol. Thank you for participating in this blog hop. It's important to raise awareness.

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  13. How absolutely fabulous. Thank you for being so thoughtful, hugs!

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  14. Super adorable purse! Thanka for thebinspiration and participating on this hop.

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  15. Thank you for helping to spread awareness, Joanne. Such a cute handmade gift. You have a kind heart. <3

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  16. Your purse gift box is gorgeous! I love the papers you used to create this beauty! Thank you for caring enough to help spread awareness of PTSD!

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  17. Such a wonderful creation this is!! Awesome work! Thank you for spreading awareness!

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  18. A beautiful gift to treasure and
    remember the fantastic person who
    gave it. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Such a lovely little "purse" to brighten someone's day!

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  20. Your gift box is so pretty. My oldest Brother suffers from PTSD. I am so glad you are bringing awareness to PTSD through ths hop.

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  21. What a beautiful gift box! Thank you for sharing in this hop.

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  22. Adorable little gift box! Love the oolors! Thanks for participating in the hop!

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  23. Gorgeous! Thank you so much for your generosity! You are so full of kindness and compassion.

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  24. I am so glad that you are participating in this important blog hop. We need to make mental health issues on to talk about. There should be no shame in talking about our mental health. This is a very good thing. Just adorable little paper purse. It is a very pretty thing. Thanks so much for sharing your art.

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  25. What a lovely purse...sure to bring encouragement and comfort to anyone! Thanks for sharing in this important hop.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  26. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt creations with us and with those in need of comfort.

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