Hello Everyone and welcome back to my blog!
I am so excited to have been asked to be part of the Purple Day Blog Hop in support of Epilepsy Awareness.
Fikreta is organizing this blog hop for the second year in a row and I would like to thank her for inviting me to be part of something so important.
Some crafty friends and I, we have all created projects including the color Purple and you have until March 31st to hop with us,
So I created 2 cards for this blog hop,
- For my first card, I have used the image called Sweet Carlina by our sponsor Digi Doodle Studios
- I colored it with alcohol markers and Polychromos pencils and fussy cut it.
- For the background paper I have used a digital paper provided on the Making cards and papercraft magazine, and I colored some of the hearts in purple.
- I matted the background paper with black card stock and adhered it on a cream card base.
- I added a strip of the black card stock and adhered the image with foam tape.
- The sentiments I added are from Simon Says Stamp. They are pre-made sentiments on card stock that you cut yourself.
- For my second card, I have used the image called Puppy Love by our sponsor Ikes’ Art
- I colored it with alcohol markers and Polychromos pencils, I drew a heart under his legs and colored it as well. And then I fussy cut the image.
- I used the same steps as for the previous card to assemble it.
Our sponsors are
Digi Doodle Studios and Kinda Cute by Patricia
So you could win an image of your choice from our sponsors!
Ike from Ikes’ Art and Annabel from Knitty Kitty Digis are giving away images as well!
And there are also 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!
I am giving away 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.
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.
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.
I had so much fun creating these cards and I hope you like them!
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