Thursday, March 26, 2020

Purple Day Hop - Purrfect Friend

Hi, Friends........

I'm here today with a special post for the Purple Day Hop which supports Epilepsy Awareness.

Please take a moment and read the following:

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.

You can read more about epilepsy here and in the chart below.

The wonderful Fikreta Posavec has organized this blog hop. It is my privilege to participate along with Fiki and a bunch of other blogging friends that many of you already know. It would be nice if you become a follower of each participant, but is not necessary to be in the prize drawings. (More on that in a minute....)
You have from March 26 - 31 to hop around!

Here is the hop list:

Janis (You are HERE!!!)

Some ladies have giveaways on their blogs (including me!!) and we also have 2 sponsors Digi Doodle Studios and Kinda cute by Patricia Alvarez. (Kinda Cute doesn't generally do sponsorships, but this time she accepted Fiki's invitation because she's on her team!)  You can win an image of your choice from our sponsors. Ike from Ike's Art and Annabel from Knitty Kitty Designs also are giving images!  Thank you to all these sponsors!

Please pop over to their FB pages here:
Ikes Art
Digi Doodle Studios
Knitty Kitty Designs
Kinda cute by Patricia Alvarez

So what should you do to be eligible for the prizes?  It's simple. You must comment on each stop. Also, be sure to tell Fiki what you have learned about epilepsy when you visit her blog!!

I have a prize, too!! Leave a comment on this post with the words "Purrrr-ple Day Hop" and you will be in the drawing for a $15 USD (or equivalent, in your currency) e-gift card to the online retailer of your choice. Comments close on March 31st. I will be drawing the winner on April 1st (no foolin!) and posting the winner soon after that. here's my purple card. I have used an adorable image from Ike's Art, one of our generous sponsors!! 💜

Supplies used include:
Ike's Art - Kitty Luv digital stamp
Spectrum Noir markers
Paper Smooches - Feline Friends stamp set
Versafine ink in Hickory Smoke
Lawn Fawn - Small Stitched Rectangles die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
DCWV patterned paper scraps
Distress Ink in Pumice Gray for inking edges
Core'dinations/Darice solid cardstock
Buttons from stash

Thank you for stopping by today and participating in the Purple Day Hop. 

Stay safe and healthy, everyone!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. SUYP Cats Only Challenge #52 - Furrything Goes
2. Ike's World Challenge #130 - O is for Out of Your Comfort Zone/Anything Goes
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March Challenge
4. Tales From The Craft Room Challenge #3 - Furry Friends
5. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #432-433 - AG
6. DL.ART March Linky Party - AG
7. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - AG
8. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #374
9. TCP Challenge #366 - Furry Animals 

10.Time Out Challenge #158 - Purple w/opt Twist: Friendship (I included the Twist.)


  1. Hello, Janis! Your kitty card is so cute and adorable and I love the sentiment! I do enjoy purple! Happy Purple Day! I learned a lot about epilepsy during this Purrrr-ple Day 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!

  2. Hi Janis
    this is so adorable card!
    love it! cats are so cute!
    Thank you for joining me and friends in this blog hop!

  3. Hi! A friend sent me your link because she knows how much I love kitties! Thanks for sharing the siezure dos and don'ts! Wishing much health!

  4. Awe! Your little kitties are the sweetest!! Love your layout with the buttons and that darling sentiment too!! :) Thanks so much for sharing your support with this blog hop!! HUGS

  5. Janis this is such a lovely card! Those two loveable kitties are just as cute as can be! Thanks for being a part of the Purple Day Blog Hop!

  6. Hi Janis, I absolutely love your kitty card, such an adorable image and wonderfully colored. It is great that we learned more about epilepsy during this hop.

  7. Janis,
    I am so glad that we both participate in this great blog hop.
    And as I am a DT on Ike's world, I want to tell you a big thank you for joining our challenge with this beautiful card.
    Hugs, my friend.

  8. Very sweet feline card and good to raise awareness for this!

  9. Beautiful card, love the kitten image, so cute.
    Hugs, Lori m
    IKE’s World Challenges Design Team Member
    My blog:
    Thank you, for playing along in IKE’s World Challenges!

  10. Janis! What a wonderful purple kitty card! I love it! Such a great cause too! Thank you!!!

  11. Oh such a FUR-bulous card Janis. Thank you so much for using one of my images. It's great to be here for year 2 :-)
    Lovely to see you on this Purrrr-ple Day Hop :-)
    IKE =^..^=

    My Challenge Blog
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  12. Gorgeous purple card for this special hop! I also got a bit of sequin envy at the delicious sequins behind, lol! Happy to be sharing this hop with you. Annabel x

  13. Hello Janis! I love your card! I am so happy to be hoping around with you!
    Stay safe!
    xoxo Olga

  14. Beautiful card! Thanks for the information on epilepsy.

  15. Great card for the Purrrr-ple Day Hop! Love the sweet kitties and all the purple patterned paper.

  16. I love purple colour, what an adorable card with pattern papers and cute cats. Thanks for spreading awareness. Thanks for the chance to win the generous prize.

  17. What a sweet card and a great way to spread awareness through card makiy. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  18. For some crazy reason, my comments aren't going through so I just hope they don't all show up at once in duplicate.
    Your sweet card makes me really miss having kitties, and that upside down one is so darn squeezable. Blair saw this card and is now off at her drawing table making her own purple kitty card, lol. Thank you for sharing the epilepsy facts and your adorable card on the "Purrrr-ple Day Hop"

  19. As soon as I saw your card in the FB group I was completely charmed by those adorable kitties. I really love the combination of patterned papers, and the buttons highlight the gingham for a real homespun look. Thanks for joining in the Purrrr-ple Day Hop, and sharing your card!

  20. Your sweet kitties surrounded by purple are adorable, Janis! A purrfect card for the Hop! I hope you are taking care and keeping safe! (Please leave me out of the draw.) Hugs, Darnell

  21. A beautiful card in lovely cards. I suffer from epilepsy myself so raising awareness is important to me particularly as mine isn't controlled and I often suffer from partial seizures which many people are not aware of. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  22. This is totally AWESOME. Love the image.
    Valerija xx

  23. Really great card Janis - and also such an blog hop for a much misunderstood neurological disorder. And I did giggle at the stairway of cats :)


    Di xx

  24. Janis this is such a lovely card! You need more often to experiment!
    It seems Cats are your strength.
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

  25. Very cute images and a wonderful card to recognize such serious disease - and thank you for including the seizure information as well - I am sure that many people will find it helpful. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill


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