National Teen Self Esteem ~ Instagram Hop with Whimsy Stamps
A great group of crafters have come together to spread love, joy and encouragement to our younger generation. Do you have a teenager in your household or maybe a younger child who struggle with Self Esteem, please share with them the lovely projects in this hop and maybe they can take some encouragement away from it! Don’t worry you have 7 days to hop along so feel free to keep popping back!
HOW TO ENTER:
2) Like and leave a comment on this post on my Instagram Channel
3) BONUS: visit each participant of this hop and do the same. The more you hop, follow and comment the more chances you have of winning one of our amazing sponsor prizes
You can head to my Instagram post here: @craftykiwimama
Your next stop after my Instagram Post is: @scrappytailscrafts
Please give our sponsors below a visit and show them some love too! If you get lost along the way please visit @jasmincraftymakes to find the full line up!
You have until 22nd May to hop along; winners will be announced 24th May on @jasmincraftymakes IG
@craftypurplefrog 10% discount throughout the hop, £10 prize voucher to the store and FREE Designer digital paper for all participants during the time of the hop!
@thepapergardengals - $15 voucher to the Etsy Store
@kitandclowder – 3 x $15 (AUD) vouchers
@janesdoodles - $25 voucher
@timeforteadesigns - £20 voucher
@artful.angel - $20 (USD) gift certificate
@makeitbymarko – 2 x $20 vouchers to the Etsy Store
@rachelleannmillerart - $20 voucher
@lucyabrahams - $20 gift certificate
@wizardessofcards - $20 voucher to Whimsy Stamps
@sweetnovemberstamps - $20 voucher
@jude_creates1 - 2 x £15 vouchers
@scrappytails - $25 voucher
@lawnfawn - $25 voucher
@heffydoodle - £20 voucher
@icrafter - $5 off any $25 or more order
@pinkandmain - $25 surprise pack (Free US shipping, international winners will need to pay postage)
I chose for my creation, to show a little of the struggle I've seen in those I love that have battled with self esteem issues, body dysmorphia, struggles with peer pressure and bullying. There are times when it can feel all consuming, the anxiety, depression and agoraphobia that can develop from these struggles. I tried to depict that sense of struggle with life around them feeling messy and overwhelming and used a splatter stamp set from Whimsy Stamps to create this messy background. I used a couple of sentiments which are from a fun teen set by Whimsy Stamps that is supposed to be light hearted and cheeky, however for my creation I've allowed this to reflect a little more of the isolation and darkness that is felt with depression. Right down to the knee jerk reaction of wanting to yell, 'this IS my happy face' when well meaning adults try to cheer teens up.
I've learnt that listening and just 'being there' can be the most helpful and stabilising when teens are struggling. Not trivialising our teens concerns and worries, but taking time to be with them or give them space too, as this is sometimes what they need. Seeking help before things get overwhelming is important too. Impartial trained professionals can often reach and help our teens when they need it most. It's okay to ask for help!