Friday, March 23, 2012

Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop for Special Needs Children

Welcome to the Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop for Special Needs Children!

Today and tomorrow (March 24-25), 30+fantastic papercrafters have come together to create Spring-themed banners.They will then donate these banners to Ellen (CardMonkey), who works as Admissions Coordinator at Pediatric Specialty Care (PSC).

PSC is a long-term care facility for special needs children who are medically-fragile and/or technologically-dependent. The babies, children and youths at PSC range in age from birth to 21, and are admitted from all over the country.

Some are infants, born prematurely and before their lungs have had a chance to mature. Others have serious birth defects,illnesses or injuries from accidents that cause them to need tender loving care in a home-like environment -- many for their lifetimes.

Our banners are meant to cheer the young patients, their families, and the staff at PSC.  Here is the banner that I made and will be sending to Ellen to decorate a child's room:

So I decided that I needed to make a banner using bright, "Springy" colors.  I chose our Lucy paper because it's colors are just that.  I used two of most FAVORITE Cricut cartridges to make this banner:  Art Philosophy and Create-A-Critter.

I used the Art Philosophy cartridge to make the pennants, letters and flowers. I cut the pennants at 6.9" using the image on p. 49, C9, < Banner4 >.  The flowers were cut at 3 1/2" and 4" using the image on p. 57, D7, shift, < Flower3 >.  Finally the letters were cut at 3 1/2".

I used the Create-A-Critter cartridge to cute the adorable bunnies and carrots.  I cut the bunnies at 8" and the carrots at 3". 

We DO have a tasty bit of blog candy to thank you for visiting us today! What's the prize??!

How about a beautiful handmade (courtesy of our Blog Hop Hostess, CardMonkey!) Cricut Cozy Covers?!  Each one is individually styled in your pick of colors and embroidered words! These are RARE because CardMonkey does not make them for sale and she usually sticks to paper, not sewing!!

To qualify, there are two steps: 1. Comment on as many Bunny & Blossoms Blog Hop blogs as you wish -- the more blogs on which you comment, the more chances you have to win. There will only be one winner, picked at random by Random.Org.

2. Follow and comment on the CardMonkey blog ... Leave a comment on our Hop Hostess's site ( and let her know if your name is picked, what 2 accent colors you'd like on your Cricut Cozy Cover, and what text you'd like embroidered (up to 3 lines). You MUST be a follower of the CardMonkey blog to win and you MUST leave a way for her to contact you if your name is picked.

So now .... onto your next stop on the Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop: Shelly Lynn at KC CRoppers.

DO stop back tomorrow when there will be about 20 more crafters showing their banners!!

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost:
  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey -
  2. Ashley -
  3. Jearise -
  4. Rachelle -
  5. Edwina Brown-
  6. Theresa -
  7. Nancie -
  8. Janet S -
  9. Lori -
  10. Jenny -
  11. Jenny D -
  12. Sandra
  13. Jeannie -   YOU CAME FROM HERE
  14. Lucy -      YOU ARE HERE
  15. Shelly Lynn -   YOU ARE NEXT
  16. Beth McGee -
 Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please leave a comment - I would love to hear from you.


  1. fabulous banner Lucy, I love the create a critter cart, it took me a long time to buy it cause I didn't like most of the images, but with a gypsy/design studio and hide contour, they are so darn cute with the PK faces, your bunnies and carrots are adorable without the PK faces, wtg!

  2. This is soo cute! I love your bunnies. Great job!

  3. What a sweet banner, Lucy!! No wonder you were so excited to show it -- I just love it! WELL DONE!!!!

    Thank you again for participating in this hop, and especially for donating your banner for PSC's children! May you always be blessed for your kindness!!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  4. love your banner, so nice to see white rabbits with their pink cheeks! Thank you for sharing. :)

  5. What a precious bunny banner! Thanks for doing this for a special place!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  6. The bunnies are adorable. Great banner.

    vwilson577 at

  7. Just adorable! Love that particular bunny!

  8. Awwwww.. what cute little bunnies!

    missstamper (at)

  9. Very cute! Love the colors you used. I like that bunny! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  10. Just hopping by to say you have some cute bunnies! We like the colors too.

    We're glad to participate with you in the hop. :)


  11. Very cute bunny banner :)
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  12. Supper cute Banner. Love the bunnies holding the letters. thanks for sharing

  13. such an adorable banner! Love those bunnies!!

  14. Adorable banner Love the bunnies with the carrots Nice hopping with you.

  15. Very cute banner! Love the bunnies peeking out at you! Someone will be very happy to receive this banner! Jenny D.

  16. So sweet!

  17. You are so right, those are two great cartridges. Love your banner.
    Dawn RI

  18. Love your bunnies. I am going to have to get these two carts. What a great banner and for such a worthy cause.

    Bless you,

  19. What a sweet banner!!! Love the bunnies!!! Glad to be in this hop with you!!

  20. Love your bunny themed banner! Love the spring words too!

  21. You used my favorite cart, and to good effect! Lovely work!

  22. How cute! This is an awesome banner. Love the bunnies! Nice being in the hop with you.

  23. Adorable bunny banner!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  24. Super cute banner. Love the bunnies.


  25. Cutie patootie bunnies! Great banner!
    craftycardgallery at

  26. SUPER SWEET! Those cuties just warm you heart & tickle your toes.
    This banner put a big smile on my face & makes me long for Spring.


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