Purple Day Blog Hop For Epilepsy Awareness

Hello my friends!  Today starts the annual “Purple Day” blog hop and I have joined with my friend Fiki to help bring awareness about epilepsy.  I hope you will join along with us for information, to help spread awareness, view inspiration and be in for a chance to win a prize from some fabulous sponsors!

purple day blog hop

Please take a moment and read important information about this special 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 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.  To read more about epilepsy or how you can help in the U.S., check out the Epilepsy Foundation’s website.

Blog Hop information:

It would be nice if you follow each person along the blog hop, but it is not necessary to be included in the draw for winning.
You will have from Thrusday, March 26th – Tuesday March 31st to hop around!
Here’s the list of blogs to follow:  (Be sure to check out EACH blog as some will have their own blog candy to give away…including myself below!)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Vicki<<<<<<<<<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!!!!

Our sponsors:

We have some really fantastic sponsors giving away images of choice to a winner:
These companies are also giving out images:
You can pop over to join their their Facebook pages here:
Digi Doodle Studios (FB fan group)
Knitty Kitty Designs (FB fan group)
Ike’s Art (FB fan Group)

Thank you so much to these wonderful sponsors!

So what must you do to be in draw for the prize?  It’s simple.
You must comment on each blog stop. (list linked above)
Leave a comment telling us what you’ve learned about epilepsy.
(To be eligible for MY blog candy…please enter with InLinkz below!)

I hope that this was helpful information and a way for others to become aware of the seriousness of this condition.  I’ve learned even more about epilepsy this year and I hope you will be able to do the same by checking out the information above!

My card inspiration:


Isn’t she just the sweetest little girl with her big heart?!  So delighted, of course, to have been provided this darling image from Digi Doodle Studios which is one of the sponsors for our blog hop today!  This image is called Sweet Carlina and I’ve got her colored up in purples and pinks.  She has a little white heart tucked in her jacket pocket to go with the white hearts on my design.   😁

I found some pretty purplish decorative papers from a recent card kit I had and then I just followed along with a sketch to complete my design. (See challenges below.)  After coloring her out, I’ve cut her out with a MFT Wonky Stitch rectangle die and then layered with a purple cardstock layer cut out with a MFT Scallop Stitch rectangle die.  I popped it up with craft foam over strips of lace, twine and accents I’ve created with the papers.  I’ve used a LF scallop border die to cut accents to go with my heart paper strips.  Extra hearts left over were used in the top corner.  I also added a purple flower button with twine to finish it off.


Here’s a closer view of the coloring I’ve done on her with my Copic markers.  I’ve used  white gel pen to dot her checks and color the heart in her pocket.  You can barely see the shimmer that I’ve done over the heart she’s holding with a glitter brush pen.

You’ll also notice that I’ve printed out this image twice, fussy cut out just the portion of the heart she’s holding along with her hands and popped it out over the colored image to give it some depth.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my inspiration for the blog hop!  I sure enjoyed creating it and helping to give support to my friend along with creating awareness for epilepsy!

I also want to thank each and every one of you for helping to support this blog hop and leaving comments along the way!

Please be sure to visit each link above along with visiting the kind sponors that are providing prizes for the winners!


  1. Time OutPurple (helping to support epilepsy awareness with us!)Time Out Challenge 158 Badge
  2.  Sketch Saturday – sketch #602602
  3. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – PIP2012 Anything Goes
  4. Arty Divas – #18 Anything Goes
  5. Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes
  6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes
  7. The House That Stamps Built – M2520

If you are interested in entering for another prize, this is the blog candy that I’m giving away personally from myself and would be happy to ship it anywhere in the world to a randomly chosen winner…

Purple Day Blog Candy - stampedsmiles.com

Here’s a  list of what’s included in this blog candy:

  1.  pkg. of rainbow shattered glass Decofoil transfer sheets (5 sheets 6″ x 6″)
  2. Darice embossing folder
  3. My Favorite Things “You Have the Biggest Heart” clear stamp
  4. Watercolor Pencils (set of 8 colors)
  5. Tombow Water Brushes (set of 3 different sizes)
  6. Package of sentiment cards
  7. Package of Puffy Stickers (40 stickers)
  8. Purple Glitter Sheets (2 pieces cut at 5.5″ x 4.25″)
  9. Purple Ribbon with pink saddle stitch
  10. Brutus Monroe Mixed Media Tags (2 approx 4″ x 8″)

If this sounds like something you’d like a chance to win, then be sure to leave me a comment below that you are interested in the prize to qualify.  (This way I know who’s interested in the blog candy or who’s just wanting to leave a comment.)


Sorry about the problem with the InLinkz tool……..
I have the following people listed to enter the give away: (I will update it as people enter)

  1.  Kitty
  2. Janis
  3. Sandie
  4. Ike
  5. Meghan
  6. Olga
  7. Chandhini
  8. Subhashini S
  9. sharti
  10. Karen Ladd
  11. Sue D
  12. Valerjia

Please just leave me a comment below that you are interested in the give away!!
So terribly sorry about this as InLinkz really just didn’t like my blog at all!!🙄 

47 thoughts on “Purple Day Blog Hop For Epilepsy Awareness

  1. Hello, Vicki! Such a cute image and gorgeous card! Your colouring is outstanding (as always)! Happy Purple Day! 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. Please take care of yourself and stay safe and healthy!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment Kitty!! So happy to be involved in this great cause with you! I have you marked down for the prize give away! Best of luck!! 🙂


  2. Vicki your card is stunning! I love all the wonderful details you incorporated into this beautiful card! Thank you for being a part of this wonderful awareness blog hop!


  3. Oh my godness, such beautiful coloring on your card, Vicki, for the Purple blog hop. A great design with the different papers. So much info about epilepsy that I did not know, but learned from this hop but will keep in mind now to stay with the person who has the seasure.


  4. This is beautiful!! The image is adorable and your coloring is fabulous! Love all the purple, too! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.


  5. Hi, Vicki! Thank you for being part of the Epilepsy Awareness Hop. Your card is soooooooooo gorgeous and feminine!! I adore all the special details you added to make this card something truly spectacular. Thank you for the chance to win your fabulous prize package!! What a wonderful array of goodies. ❤

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

    Hope you are doing well during this virus thing. Stay safe and healthy.
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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    1. Your are so kind Janis! Thank you so much for comment here! I have you marked down as entering for the prize drawing! Best of luck! 🙂


  6. Vicki, Marvelous creation with fabulous coloring and coordinating color scheme. She just shines. I like the combination of lace with the jute, stitch die and the ruffles all for a great cause! Keep up the great work!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan’s Digi Stamp shop)


  7. She is so adorable, coloured to perfection and the added lace and twine fit the image just so well. I adore the added sparkle. Thanks for helping us spread the word and joining us at Time Out x


    1. Really sorry about that problem Sande!! I honestly don’t know why InLinkz is not accepting it, but I haven’t put down that you are interested in the prize drawing! 🙂 Best of luck!!


  8. Such a lovely card and gorgeous colouring.
    Amazing selection of give-away Candy. I’d love to enter but it says that both Links are CLOSED 😦
    Great to see you on this Hop.
    IKE =^..^=

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment my friend! 🙂 The first time you leave a comment on my blog, I need to approve it, but once I do, you should be able to leave comments any time! 🙂 I have you marked down as entering the give away!! Best of luck!! 🙂


    2. Hahahaha – Oh NO…. did you get tons of comments from me trying to post ??? LoL sorrrrrrreeeee 😀 Thank you for entering me xoxo

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  9. Such a beautiful card, sweet image, nice coloring and design. Great cause and I learned that 1in 100 people have epilepsy, wow. Glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built!


    1. So sorry about that my dear!! Just leave me a comment letting me know that you’re interested will work!! 🙂 Thank you for your kind comment and I have you down for entering the give away!! Best of luck!!


  10. Such a gorgeous card! So fun to be able to be sharing in this hop with you!
    Your blog candy is so generous and if it’s not against the rules I would love to enter it as well!
    Stay safe, xoxo Olga

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    1. Hello Olga and thank you for your lovely comment! 🙂 Of course you’re more than welcome to enter my give away! It’s open to anyone wherever they live! I have you down! Good luck!!


  11. What a gorgeous card Vicki!! I love that sweet image and it’s colored beautiful, I love all of the textures and embellishments too! Great awareness post my friend, take care & stay safe!
    Hugs, Tammy


  12. What a lovely little card that you’ve colored to perfection! I especially love how you did her little cheeks! Such a great cause and such wonderful purple colors on your beautiful entry! Who wouldn’t love to win those fabulous items you’re giving away? I definitely would, but I’ve received wonderful products from you before, so I’m leaving my name out in order for someone else to be the recipient of your generosity this time 🙂 Thanks for all you do 🙂

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  13. Tons of inspiration and what a pretty card. The image is super adorable and your colouring is fabulous. A really girly card and I love it x. What a great cause too x.


  14. Beautifully done, dear friend! Thanks so much for joining us at The House That Stamps Built! Love this sweet image in purple!


  15. I am in love with your card, so lovely coloring.
    You are so generous, I would love to win the awesome prize. Thanks for spreading awareness and chance to win.

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  16. That’s such a lovely image!! Your coloring is icing on the cake!! Love it Vicky
    Thanks for the opportunity to win the amazing supplies. You are too generous. I am interested in the prize.

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  17. Wow, your card is awesome! I love everything about it…the purple, the coloring, the layered die cuts etc. My coloring skills are about the level of my 6 year old daughter’s , lol. I would love to win your super fun giveaway. Thank you for helping support the hop and sharing your beautiful card. I had a friend in high school who died of an epileptic seizure, which I had no idea could happen, so this hop means a lot. I learned a lot about epilepsy along the way as well, especially not to hold someone down or put anything in their mouth when they are having a seizure.

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  18. I am always in awe of your beautiful coloring! . Your card is wonderful- love the lace and twine and the pretty and sweet image!!! A wonderful cause as well! I will pass on blog candy- I have plenty of stuff : )


  19. Wonderful coloring and I really like the layout! Thanks for joining us over at The House That Stamps Built! -Laurie DT


  20. Your card is just perfectly colored and I love the dimensional heart detail. I’m just a beginner with alcohol markers so coloring like this motivates me to keep on learning. Thank you also for participating in the hop and helping spread Epilepsy awareness. The epilepsy fact that stood out for me is not to put anything in the person’s mouth when they are having a seizure, contrary to popular belief.

    I would love to be entered in your generous giveaway!

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  21. Pretty purple card with this sweet girl. I am interested in the prize.
    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

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  22. I love the design of your pretty card, Vicki! You have put so many wonderful elements together flawlessly! I hope you are taking care and keeping safe! Hugs, Darnell (Please leave me out of the draw.)


  23. Wow, such an amazing card. Love the cute image, your fantastic colouring and all the beautiful details and embellishments. I would love to be in the draw please. Thanks for the chance.
    Valerija xx

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