Friday, November 11, 2011

Epilepsy Awareness Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends! Thank you for joining for our Epilepsy Awareness Blog Hop. You will see great projects and read about some of our personal experiences with Epilepsy. Epilepsy is a medical condition that produces different types of seizures. Epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide. If you would like to read more information about Epilepsy you can go to the Epilepsy foundation online at: 

If you came from Holley's blog, you're in the right place! If you just came across the hop and would like to participate, here's the complete lineup:

Holley @ Holley's Blog
Ashley @ Made Especially For You                 <---------- You Are Here
Jessica @ Can You Pixel This
Lora @ Notes From The Scrapbooklady
Michelle @ Crafty Chelle
Rexann @ I Be Circled
Lisa @ Scrapping with Lisa
Zenita @ Scrappin' with Z
Sher @ Patterns by Sher

While I personally do not have Epilepsy, I know of people who do, including a cousin who sometimes suffers from epileptic seizures. I joined this hop because I wanted to help promote Epilepsy awareness and felt this was a great way to do so. 

For the hop, I made an Epilepsy awareness card. If you couldn't tell already, the color for Epilepsy awareness is purple, so I made a primarily purple card.

The card is 5 in x 5 in. I embossed the border with the D'vine Swirl embossing folder and then went over the swirls with an Elmer's glue pen and sprinkled silver glitter, creating my own glitter glue. I also glittered the chipboard letters myself (which are actually a royal purple, not black) and added the purple awareness ribbon and a few rhinestones to match the silver in the border.

This pictures provides a much better perspective of the chipboard letters. You can actually tell they're purple and not black. 

What fun is a blog hop without blog candy?! I'll be giving away the following purple goodies:

What's Included: 28 sheets of 6 x 6 patterned purple paper (4 of each shown in the picture), 2 spools of purple ribbon, purple glitter glue and purple ink by Studio G, 8 adhesive border frames, 6 purple heart punches and assorted purple chipboard pieces. 

Entering to win is simple! Here's what you have to do:
1.) Become a follower (if you aren't already)
2.) Leave a comment on this post with your contact information

And that's it! The winner will be chosen via and announced on Monday November 14th along with the new weekly challenge. If you haven't already, stop by the 'Weekly Challenge' page and play along with us! This week's challenge is to create a card based off a PageMap sketch. We'd love to have you. :)

You're next stop is Jessica's blog! Thanks for hopping along with us and showing your support for not only our blogs but for epilepsy awareness as well. 



  1. I love your card and all the details you put into it - great job!

  2. Great card-love the purple!

  3. Super card. Love how you blinged the letters.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  4. Love your card and loving this hop for Epilepsy!! I am already a follower and Liked your facebook page!! TFS!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  5. i like your card,,, love what you did with the glitter :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  6. Beautiful card Ashley, thank you for joining the Epilepsy awareness hop.

  7. What a great cause to Blog Hop for. Thanks for sharing your talent with us! Went to the FB page and hit "Like" and of course had to snoop around. Lots of fun there!

    Debbie F.

  8. Great job Ashley love the colors

    Thank you for the chance

  9. Very pretty card. Love the embossing.

    vwilson577 at

  10. Love the card and the saying. tfs.


  11. I love that card. I suffer from epilepsy myself and I love the color that is the awareness color. I am all about the purple. I carry a purple phone as such an awareness of my epilepsy.
    I am a follower, and I liked your facebook page. Will have to keep an eye on that.
    Thanks for the chance to win the candy.
    sharynknox @ gmail dot com

  12. Beautiful card! Already a follower, sorry do not have FB.

  13. Very beautiful the purples just pop. TFS

  14. Hello and i hop you blog from Holleys blog.
    Epilepsia is si near me this is great work to every person now this ilnes.

  15. Great card! TFS Im already a follower.

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  17. Sorry about that. I posted before I was done.

    Real nice card. I am a follower and like you on FB.

    susanslomski at yahoo dot com

  18. Hi Ashley! I just discovered your blog (through the blog hop) and I'm so glad I did.

    Your blog candy looks fantastic! I have become a follower and subscribed to your posts in Google Reader. I don't have a Facebook account, but if I did I would definitely "like" you. Thanks for sharing!

    Snoopy :D

    email: stampinsnoopy at gmail dot com

  19. What a GORGEOUS card! I love all the glitter and bling! And purple is my favorite color, so this card is awesome!!

    I'm a follower and I've liked your Facebook page! Thanks for the chance to win!

    I also have a giveaway going on at my blog if you're interested!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  20. What a wonderful card! It's a pleasure being in this hop with you. My apologies for taking so long to get through the hop.


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