Hello Everyone and Welcome back to my blog,
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.
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!
Olga – you are here –
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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Thank you for visiting!