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Purple day Epilepsy Awareness Blog Hop + Giveaways

 Hello Everyone and Welcome back to my blog,

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Today is a special day, my friends and I are having a Blog Hop for Purple Day.

Purple Day is to wear Purple and hosts events in support of Epilepsy Awareness.

Fikreta has organised this blog hop because her husband has Epilepsy and she tells us the details about his illness. So make sure you visit her and read their story.

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We have all created projects including the color Purple and we also have giveaways along the hop. So make sure to hop along and leave us a comment in order to be in the draw for the prizes. It would be nice if you could follow us and subscribe to our blogs but it is not necessary in order to be in the draw. Follow the links below, hop along and get inspired!
Sandie
Ike
Kitty
Annabel
Darnell
Janis
Olga – you are here –
Vicki
Fikreta

My prize includes a $10 gift card to My Favorite Things and these 2 cards that I have created for the blog hop. So please leave a comment so you can be included in the draw.

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Please take a moment to read about Purple Day,

Purple Day is a global grassroots event formed with the intention to increase worldwide awareness of Epilepsy, and to dispel common myths and fears of this neurological disorder. Further intentions of this movement are to reduce the social stigma commonly endured by many individuals afflicted with the condition; to provide assurance and advocacy to those living with epilepsy that they are not alone in their ongoing endurance; and to initiate individuals living with the condition to take action in their communities to achieve these aims.
The day occurs annually on March 26.

Formation and History
The concept of Purple Day was initiated by a 9-year-old named Cassidy Megan, and was motivated by her own struggle with epilepsy.

The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia helped to develop Cassidy’s idea, and the first Purple Day event was held on March 26 2008, and is now known as the Purple Day for Epilepsy campaign.
In 2009, the New York based Anita Kaufmann Foundation and Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia joined to launch Purple Day internationally and increase the involvement of numerous organizations, schools, businesses, politicians and celebrities around the world.
On March 26, 2009 over 100.000 students, 95 workplaces and 116 politicians participated in Purple Day. In March 2009, the official USA Purple Day Party launch was organized by the Anita Kaufmann Foundation. Canadian Paul Shaffer of the Late Show with David Letterman attended the official launch at Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City.
In March 2012, Purple Day received the Royal Assent and became a legal day for Epilepsy Awareness in Canada.
In December 2015, Electronics retailer Dick Smith had arranged a major corporate partnership with Epilepsy Action Australia to support Purple Day in Australia with a $50.000 cash sponsorship, prizes and exclusive distribution of Purple Day merchandise. A week prior to Purple Day Celebration in 2016, Dick Smith was placed in receivership. Later, the Retail Food Group provided a $50.000 donation to match Dick Smith’s previously promised sponsorship.

Epilepsy Myths:

MYTH 1: You convulse when you have Epilepsy
FACT 1: Not every seizure means a person jerks convulsively, nor is a person always unconscious during a seizure. Convulsions while unconscious are usually associated with tonic clonic seizures. There are a range of seizures which have different side effects and can affect people differently.

MYTH 2: Flashing lights cause seizures in everyone with epilepsy
FACT 2: Around 1 in 100 people has epilepsy, and of these people, around 3% have photosensitive epilepsy. Photosensitive epilepsy is more common in children and young people (up to 5%) and is less commonly diagnosed after the age of 20. Triggers differ from person to person, but common triggers include a lack of sleep, stress and alcohol.

MYTH 3: You can restrain someone during a convulsive seizure and put your finger in their mouth.
FACT 3: During a convulsive seizure you should never hold the person down or put anything in their mouth. It’s important to know exactly what to do when someone has a tonic clonic seizure so that you can act quickly. Here are the 10 first aid steps for someone that has a convulsive seizure.

MYTH 4: Epilepsy is rare.
FACT 4: Epilepsy is anything but rare, over 500.000 people in the UK have epilepsy. That’s about one in every 100 people. There are also around 60 million people with epilepsy in the world. Anyone can develop epilepsy, it happens in all ages, races and social classes.

MYTH 5: The only side effects of a seizure are tiredness and being confused.

FACT 5: Having epilepsy can affect people in different ways. Knowing that a person “has epilepsy” does not tell you much about what happens for them or how epilepsy affects them. For example, some people may have problems with sleep or memory and for some people epilepsy may affect their mental health.

 

What to do if someone has a convulsive seizure

 

So I created 2 cards for this blog hop, and I chose to use for both cards a heart stamp by Krumspring stamps. I stamped the images with Versamark ink on watercolor card stock and heat embossed with a white embossing powder. Then I colored both hearts with Zig clean color real brush. When they were both dry I fussy cut them.

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I would like to enter this card to the following challenges: Creative with stampsPammies inky pinkies challengesIke’s World challengeHappy Little Stampers,

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I would like to enter this card to the following challenges: Simon Says Stamp – monday challenge, Creative MomentsHappy Little Stampers, Through the Craftroom Door

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For the first card I created the background with glossy photo paper and distress inks. I love the result! plus it is so easy to create and the colors are so vibrant! I then heat embossed the sentiment in white and die cut the panel with a Tim Holtz die. I adhered it to a white A2 size card base and added the heart with foam tape.

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For the second card I used distress inks on a watercolor card stock and used the smooshing technique to create the background. When it was dry I used a small round brush and splattered some white Picket Fence distress paint on the background. I die cut my panel using a Tim Holtz die, then heat embossed the sentiment in white and used a die from My Favorite Things to die cut it. On a square cream card base I glued the background and adhered the sentiment back with foam tape for a raised effect. To finish off the card I added foam tape on the back of the heart and placed it on the card. I also used Wink of Stella to add some sparkle on the card and the heart.

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I had so much fun creating these cards and I hope you like them!
I would also like to thank Fikreta for organizing this blog hop and asking me to take part in it!
Please subscribe to my blog so you can see more of my creations.
And feel free to pin the pictures on your Pinterest board for later reference and inspiration.
Thank you for visiting!

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84 thoughts on “Purple day Epilepsy Awareness Blog Hop + Giveaways

  1. Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Happy Little Stampers March “Anything Goes With Dies” challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, HLS Dies Team
    Love To Scrap 2

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  2. oh wow this is incredible, I love the colours and techniques used. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love ‘n’ hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

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  3. The first card wooooww
    jaw dropping here
    so so adorable your background and the coloring heart with hat color is woooww
    I am in love
    great card miss lady
    Love it and thanks for the HOP
    hugs
    Monika

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  4. Two adorable cards. Love the soft colour palette Olga.
    Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win too.
    Valerija xx

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  5. These are really brilliant cards, Olga! The colors are so bright and gorgeous and I love the schparkles!! It was fun hopping with you for a great cause!! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. Olga – thank you for this information and showing us your fabulous work – my grand-daughter lost her best friend who had a seizure – it was a very sad event as this beautiful girl was alone when it all happened. I do wish and pray a cure would be available to stop this disease from happening. Thank you for sharing the information

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  7. A gorgeous pair of cards! And a beautiful way to help raise more awareness of the details of living with epilepsy. Thanks for linking your sparkly heart card with us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge!

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  8. I’ve hopped over from Kitty’s KT Designs blog and I’ve started to follow you as well. Such lovely cards for this Purple Day blog hop. I’ve learned so much.

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  9. Λατρεύω τις υπέροχες κάρτες σου, Όλγα μου. Ευχαριστούμε για την ευκαιρία να κερδίσουμε τόσο όμορφα δώρα από σένα. Σε παρακαλώ, βάλε και το δικό μου όνομα στην κλήρωση και ελπίζω να είμαι τυχερή. Πολλά πολλά φιλιά, φίλη μου.

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  10. Your cards are bright and beautiful ! Thank you for explaining how you created them ! I especially like the background of the second one.
    It’s the first time I heard about Purple Day, although my sister has epilepsy (she is 52 now – and mentally disabled). – I have to check if March 26 (my birthday, so for sure I will remember) is known as epilespy awareness day here in Belgium too.
    Thank you for sharing your creations in this important, heartwarming bloghop !
    Greetings from Belgium, Lieve

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  11. Thank you for being a part of this important hop! I have learned so much! Your cards are beautiful, and I love the look you achieved using the distress inks on the glossy photo paper. I am definitely going to try this.

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  12. Your cards are beautiful! I love the effect you got using the distress inks on photo paper. I am definitely going to give this a try. I have learned so much from this blog hop. Thank you for being a part of this!

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  13. I hadn’t heard of Krumspring stamps but your cards using this design are so beautiful. LOVE the colors and backgrounds, and the awesome wink of Stella shine.

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  14. Your cards are so beautiful with that faceted-heart stamp and loads of color. The heat embossing and shimmer really make them special.

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  15. These are INCREDIBLE! I love the colors and your coloring and design! So great that you are a part of this informative hop! I had no idea about all the myths of Epilepsy! Thank you so much for your information and your generous prize! (meghan.kennihan@gmail.com)

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  16. Such a fun card! I have known several people with epilepsy. Thank you for sharing this informational and inspirational hop!!

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  17. Your card is beautiful! The pink and purple look amazing together and that heart is perfect for this blog hop! Thank you for being a part of this very important blog hop and enlightening the world about Epilepsy!

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  18. Two beautiful card designs and I love how you colored the gemstone image. You made them shimmer too with all that shine. Thanks for spreading the word about this disease and I learned a lot from this hop.

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  19. Both cards are super! The stamp is fabulous and I love all the different finishes you used! Gorgeous colours too obvs! So happy to be hopping with you today and crafting for a good cause! x

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  20. Olga, your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love the combination of colors and that heart that you’ve heat embossed with the pretty shimmer over it looks amazing!! Thank you so much for your genrosity and taking apart in this blog hop with us to bring awareness!! BIGGEST HUGS

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  21. Thanks for spreading awareness through this hop, learnt a lot about epilepsy. Such a beautiful stamp and gorgeous card, love the choice of colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. I’m shocked at how little I knew about epilepsy. I had some preconceived ideas and my perception was SO incorrect. Thanks for the hop. You created some beautiful cards to add awareness.

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  23. Dear Olga
    I love both your cards, the designs as well as the colors
    Thank you for being a part of the Purple Day Epilepsy Blog Hop to create awareness about this sickness. I was suffering from it for years but thank God i have got over it.
    Thank you for your generosity.
    May you and your family be blessed with good health and happiness as always.
    Love and hugs from Sri Lanka

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  24. Oh I adore this card, what amazing colouring. So pleased you joined the hop….my giveaway is on IG, thank you for spreading the word x

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous, Olga! Your colouring looks amazing, and your backgrounds are stunning! You can really see the sparkle from the Wink of Stella! I learned a lot about epilepsy during this informative hop! Thank you for your giveaway. I’m not sure if I’m eliglble but I’d love to win your cards and G.C.!

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  26. Your cards are both sooooooooooo beautiful. I love the colors and the gorgeous shine. I am totally swooning here.
    Thank you for being a part of this hop. I don’t know if I am eligible for the draw since I am part of the hop, too! Thanks for sharing!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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Thank you so much for your comment! It always makes me so happy when I read them! xoxo Olga

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