Thursday, November 3, 2016

Hop to Stop 2016 Winners!!

And now, the time is here, and we shall face the final curtain. 

...if you now have this song stuck in your head, I am terribly sorry (but also not sorry because misery loves company - or so they say). 

Well my friends, the Hop to Stop is officially over. I drew the winning names two nights ago live on Periscope but am just now getting a chance to put the winners' post together. 

Without further ado, here they are: 

Concord & 9th donated two $25 gift cards
Winner 1: #133 - Maria Rodriguez
Winner 2: #50 - Becca Yahrling 

DecoArt donated a prize package valued at nearly $200, which includes Decoupage paper and a mixed media starter kit.

Happy Little Stampers donated a $20 gift card
Winner: #33 Christine Miller

Unity Stamp Company donated over $200 of stamps

Verve Stamps donated a $30 gift code
Winner: #37 Monika

Jessica Lynn Original donated a $20 gift card
Winner: #17 Carly Pool

STAMPlorations donated a $20 gift code
Winner: #23 Jerrie 

Uniko Studios donated a stamp set of choice
#108 - KT Fit Kitty

Tattered Angels donated purple Glimmer Mists
Winner: #115 Andrea W.

DCWV is donating two paper stacks for every 75 linkups
Winner 1: #100 Julie B
Winner 2: #40 Scrappamondo

Newton's Nook graciously donated a $25 gift card
 Winner: #7 Oh You Made Me Ink

Simon Says Stamp donated 6 of their purple ink pads
Winner: #99 Fiki (Bad Kitty)

Our sponsors are AMAZING! AMAZING! (and did I say AMAZING?) I am blown away by their generosity and kindness. If you haven't done so already, would you mind visiting their blogs and leaving a little note of thanks?


Ok. Whew! Now that that's out of the way, I can get to what I REALLY wanted to tell you all: 


I don't think I have adequate words to express what this Hop means to me, and how much it touches me to see all the purple washing the web and bringing awareness to domestic violence. 

Through this hop, I've seen survivors of domestic violence build connections and friendships of other survivors. I've read through stories of victims who have finally decided to voice their experiences for a first time. I seen such talented creators supporting this community through their art. 

You all are the heroes here. 
You all are contributing to a culture of awareness.
You all are reducing the stigma. 

I also want to take the time to give a BIG shout out to those of you who've donated cards for the card drive for the domestic violence shelter in Grand Forks, ND. 

Lori Kobular from Lori's Kreations

Samantha Aguilera from Designs by Sammy

I know several other people have requested my address, so I'm keeping an eye out for the mailman. :) 

I will be waiting through November 15 to deliver them, so if you still have some you want to send please email me at for my address. 

With that, and one last THANK YOU, the Hop to Stop 2016 is officially over. If you've won a prize, please email me at the above address and I will tell you what the next steps are to claim your prize! 


  1. CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!!!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH for ALL you do to organise the Hop to STOP and raise awareness for the victims of domestic violence Becca :)

  2. Congrats to all the winners! Thanks to all the contributors and sponsors for helping create awareness on the issue of domestic violence (which is present all over the world). The creations were truly inspiring. God bless!

  3. Congrats to all winners! You organised this hop so beautifully with raising awareness on Domestic violence! Really enjoyed all the gorgeous purple creations by all talented designers all over the world! Thank you so much Becca!

  4. Woo hoo! Congrats to all the winners! My mom and I will be sending some cards along soon as well... thanks for hosting this again, Becca! It was a lot of fun!

  5. Congratulations to all the winners! My few cards are in the post .. not sure how long they will take to get there. Huge thank you Becca for the ooportunity to be a part of this fabulous Hop and a huge thank you to all the sponsors as well. Such a worthy cause and it was great fun!!!

  6. Congratulations, everyone. Thanks so much for my win. Becca, I'll be in touch next week when back from caravaning. Have a lovely weekend! XXX

  7. Congratulations, everyone. Thanks so much for my win. Becca, I'll be in touch next week when back from caravaning. Have a lovely weekend! XXX

  8. this is wonderful hop for wonderful cause!
    I love to support causes.
    Congratulations everyone!
    hapy to see my name as winner of ink pads!
    I do need them very much!
    thank you for organazing this hop to stop.
    I would participate even if there were no prizes!
    have a nice day

  9. YAY!!!!! congrats to the seeing the piles of pretty card donations!
    Big high five to you Becca for all of your hard work

  10. Congratulations to all the winners and to you, Becca, for another incredibly successful hop that has raised awareness exponentially! The highlight for me: I received a 'thank you' back from all the sponsors that I thanked! Made my heart happy that they took time out of their busy days to add some sparkle to mine!

  11. Thank you Becca for organizing this hop to bring awareness about Domestic Violence. Congratulations to all the winners! So many awesome prizes!!

  12. Thank YOU, Miss Becca, for your generous spirit. I love participating in your hop especially for such a worthy cause. And I am so happy to be able to donate my cards as well. I'll try to get them out by tomorrow.
    Congrats to all the winners!!! :-)

  13. Congratulations to all of the lucky winners and to you, Becca for a successful hop!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  14. Congrats to all the winners, but really, everyone who participated in this blog hop are winners! ((HUGS!))

  15. Oh, wow, I'm a winner! :D Yay! , I'm a lucky lady, surely!
    Thank you very much Becca for all that you have made for this so important cause! You are a wonderful person, so generous and surely a volcano of ideas and sentiments! :) A great hop!
    A big thank you to the awesome sponsors, too!!! And to all the ladies who entered in the hop!! I hope that the voice of all these persons and their purple cards can help some woman in that sad situation!!!
    Big congrats to all the winners, I see also my sweet friend Kitty, I'm so glad for her! :)
    Hugs and thanks!

  16. Thank you and Newton's Nook for the gift but your hop was so important, I would have participated no matter what! I'll see you next year for the next hop and the year after that and the year after that until domestic violence comes out of the shadows! Thank you for putting on the hop!!

  17. Oh wow! Thank you and I LOVE STAMPlorations and look so forward to using my prize! The hop to stop dv makes us pause and think of the enormous statistics of people who have experience dv in thier lives.

  18. mailing mine tomorrow...thanks for letting me be a part of this. I love that crafts can spread a bit of hope in the world.

  19. Congratulations to all the prize winners and big thanks to Becca for raising awareness about domestic violence. It was an honour to support you in your endeavours. My cards are on their way to you right now.

  20. HUGE Congrats to all - and an even more HUGE thank you Becca for co-ordinating this event!!!!!

  21. WELL DONE to the sponsors and the girls who won the prizes & thanks Becca for running such an awesome and thought provoking cards are in the mail, too. Hope they don't too long to arrive :):)

  22. Oh that's wonderful, Becca! I am thrilled to win the Uniko prize! Thank you! It was important to me to support the hop - a worthy cause, very close to my heart. Thank you so much for bringing awareness and helping to support victims of domestic violence. I am also very happy to see some of my friends' names up there in the winner's list - big congrats to ScrAPamondo, Fiki, and Andrea W! Thank you to all sponsors!

    Congratulations on another successful hop, Becca, and well done on your card drive as well - that's awesome!

  23. Sorry I'm so late visiting you for the draw results, just see that I was one of the lucky ones.
    You are such a star Becca, thanks again. :)

  24. Hope my cards made it to you! Loved being a part of this!