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!
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:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Vicki<<<<<<<<<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!!!!
Thank you so much to these wonderful sponsors!
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!
- Time Out – Purple (helping to support epilepsy awareness with us!)
- Sketch Saturday – sketch #602
- Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – PIP2012 Anything Goes
- Arty Divas – #18 Anything Goes
- Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes
- 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…
Here’s a list of what’s included in this blog candy:
- pkg. of rainbow shattered glass Decofoil transfer sheets (5 sheets 6″ x 6″)
- Darice embossing folder
- My Favorite Things “You Have the Biggest Heart” clear stamp
- Watercolor Pencils (set of 8 colors)
- Tombow Water Brushes (set of 3 different sizes)
- Package of sentiment cards
- Package of Puffy Stickers (40 stickers)
- Purple Glitter Sheets (2 pieces cut at 5.5″ x 4.25″)
- Purple Ribbon with pink saddle stitch
- 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.)
YOU WILL HAVE UNTIL WEDNESDAY APRIL 1st BY 12:00 AM CST TO ENTER!!! I WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER OF MY BLOG CANDY ON THIS BLOG BY THURSDAY APRIL 2nd. IF THE WINNER DOESN’T CONTACT ME WITHIN 3 DAYS, ANOTHER WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN. Good luck!🤞
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)
- Subhashini S
- Karen Ladd
- Sue D
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!!🙄