Hello and welcome to a special edition blog post. Today’s post is a part of the Pretty Things Survivors Do blog hop. It was created to bring awareness to those who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is often thought of in war veterans, but can affect anyone of any age with a myriad of causes. Traumatic events like war, car accidents, domestic violence, sexual assault, weather and natural disasters can be a trigger.
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.
Resources for those with PTSD.
The National Institute of Mental Health, PTSD information
US Department of Veteran Affairs, PTSD information
Awe, snowflakes! I love to look at them, but am so very thankful I don’t live where they fall! Today’s project is quick and simple, aside from drying time – but that doesn’t really count does it?
Brush The Ton Stamps True Navy Couture Color ink onto an A2 Lawn Fawn Mermaid cardstock panel creating a spotlight blending effect. Darken the edges with The Ton’s Grape Crush. Once dry, dust with anti-static powder and White Diamond heat emboss The Ton Stamps Blizzard Hugs snowflake.
Tip: Roll Pico Shimmer to disperse shimmer throughout. Shaking creates unwanted bubbles! (As I remembered after the fact.)
Fill in the center of the snowflake with Irresistibles Pico Shimmer (a cross between Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents). Its fine tip makes the liquid super easy to control flow and shape. Let dry overnight. As the Pico Shimmer dries it creates a beautiful vibrant shift of color in the ink it sits upon. Stamp sentiment in Jet Black Stazon ink onto vellum. Keep adhesive completely hidden by wrapping vellum to the back of panel to adhere. Apply panel to folded card base.
Giveaway: To celebrate and honor the courage of those who struggle with PTSD, I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to The Ton Stamps. Please leave a comment here on this blog post by Friday, December 14th, 2018 for a chance to win. The winner will be announced no later than Sunday, December 16th, 2018 ***HERE***.
My Request of You: Please create a list of local names and numbers where psychiatric help can be obtained: hospitals, clinics, doctors, and therapists. Should the need arise, having a list prepared for yourself or someone you love may be invaluable.
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