Purple Day Hop for Epilepsy Awareness and Giveaway

Edited to add: My winner is Donna! Congratulations Donna...I'll email you later today. Thank you to all who commented and to those who participated in the hop!

I am pleased to join the Purple Day Hop to spread epilepsy awareness and to help educate the public about the its impact on families and individuals. 

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 stigmas 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.

Epilepsy Myths:

MYTH 1: You Convulse (Shake And Jerk) 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's our 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 very 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.
There are several prize giveaways for those who comment on each stop in the hop, and I also have my own giveaway. All you have to do is comment on each of these beautiful purple projects along the way.
Here is my card for the hop. I used a die by Spellbinders, along with sentiment by Papertrey Ink (Chalkboard Sentiments), and a stamped image by Stamplorations (Trendy Birds). The sentiment that I chose is both encouraging and a recognition of the strength that so many with epilepsy call upon each day.
In addition to sharing my card, I have my own giveaway as well. I am offering up a $10.00 gift certificate to the DL.Art website: Diana has beautiful, dyed ribbon and a large variety of flair buttons for every theme and project. She also offers handmade items for sale as well, and you're sure to find something you like. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post, and on each stop on the hop by March 31 . I will chose a winner on April 3 and contact them by email.
Thanks for stopping by and supporting the Purple Day hop.

Blog hop list:

Challenges Entered:

Stamplorations March challenge, stamps and nature  or photo prompt
Stamplorations AG challenge, use Stamplorations product
 DL.Art March linky
 CHN March PP challenge
Double Trouble challenge 52, Thing 1: use spring theme and dies, and Thing 3: enter at Bitten by the Bug
Bitten by the Bug Spring Exquinox, die and spring
Word Art Wednesday, uplifting sentiment
SSS Wednesday, AG
Creative Crafters challenge 26, AG
Time Out challenges 158, purple friendship card
Creative Fingers challenge 182
Lost Coast Designs challenge 95, winged things


  1. Hello, Karen! Your Purple Day card is beautiful! I learned a lot about epilepsy during this hop. The point I keep in mind is that during a convulsive seizure you should never hold the person down or put anything in their mouth. Thank you for the generous giveaway! I love DL.ART! Take care and please stay healthy.

  2. Hi Karen, that sure is a beautiful card and the sentiment is so wonderful.
    Great info on EPILEPSY!

  3. Beautiful card Karen! I love the sentiment! Thanks for being a part of the Epilepsy Awareness Blog Hop!

  4. What a lovely card Karen! I love your wonderful sentiment and that bird image is fabulous too! Thanks so much for helping to support this awareness! HUGS

  5. this is very beautiful card!
    love it!
    Thank you for joining me and friends in this blog hop!

  6. Hi, Karen!! Thank you for participating in this important hop and offering such a nice prize!! I totally love your purple card. The sentiment is so perfect for this hop and I adore the printed bird!! Really beautiful design, my friend.

    I'm so glad to be a part of this hop, also, and to be reminded of some important things abt someone having a noting the time the seizure started. I prob would not remember to think of that!

    Stay safe and healthy!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. Karen, What an inspiration Creation! Love the die cuts. More importantly is the information you shared about epilepsy. Great Job! Stay safe and wash your hands often!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  8. That is a gorgeous card and such a wonderful inspirational message :-)
    Lovely to see you on this Hop :-)
    IKE =^..^=

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  9. Such a lovely sentiment to share, and so appropriate for this hop! Lovely post too. Happy to be sharing in this hop with you. Annabel x

  10. What a lovely sentiment and I love how you framed it and all the purple! Thank you for being a part of this awareness hop!

  11. Beautiful card for a great cause! I learned that 1 in 100 people have epilepsy.

  12. Hello Karen! your card is gorgeous and with a lovely sentiment! So fun to be sharing in this hop with you!
    Stay safe, xoxo Olga

  13. This card is so lovely, the sentiment is perfect! I had a co-worker who had epilepsy. She was one of the most compassionate people I have ever known. I guess her struggles made her that way.


  14. What a beautiful card, I love the sentiment, so motivating.
    Thanks for spreading awareness through this blog hop.

  15. What a great uplifting sentiment!! Totally love it
    Thanks for the inspiration

  16. Great card and sentiment mom, and thanks for sharing all those facta about epilepsy. I am loving all the purple cards and have learned a lot about epilepsy, especially not to hold someone down or put anything in their mouth when they are having a seizure.

  17. Stunning card, and what a fabulous sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  18. Thanks for helping spreading the word about Epilepsy and with such a stunning card-love the layering and texture and the perfect sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Time Out x

  19. Beautiful card. Love the encouraging sentiment.
    I learned that there are six main types of generalized seizures-- all involve loss of consciousness and typically happen without warning.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  20. What a beautiful thoughtful card for the Hop, Karen! It's a sensational design! I hope you are taking care and keeping safe! I know you must miss hugging those grandies of yours! And they miss you, too!! (Please leave me out of the draw.) Hugs, Darnell

  21. p.s. I forgot to say I love all the amazing Christmas cards you've been making and posting! You really are on a roll and good for you!!

  22. Such a gorgeous and uplifting card! Love that sentiment! Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt challenge.

  23. It's so stunning. Love the sentiment.
    Valerija xx

  24. A beautiful background for a beautiful text! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  25. Fabulous sentiment and lovely card. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

  26. Pretty purple card! Fabulous! Thank u so much for playing with us at March STAMPlorations Theme and Photo Prompt! Do join us again! :)
    Suchi xx

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