Welcome to the annual Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children!
I am delighted to join with more than 3 dozen other women who have each made at least one Halloween-themed banner that will be donated to hang in the room of a medically-fragile child at Pediatric Specialty Care in Pennsylvania.
Our Hop Hostess (Ellen CardMonkey Jarvis) works at PSC’s Bucks County site as Admissions Coordinator. The Banner Hop starts there, so please be sure to circle back to the beginning to see all of the terrific banners have been made for these very special children.
Ellen shared this information with us about Pediatric Specialty Care: “PSC is a very special place where children stay either long- or short-term, typically after hospitalization. Most are dependent on ventilators and other technology to survive. Some have been born too early or with genetic diseases or birth injuries. Other children suffer injuries later in life that require constant care later, including brain injuries from trauma or loss of oxygen (from choking, suffocation or drowning) and spinal cord injuries.
These children and their families -- and PSC’s staff -- will be thrilled to receive the Halloween banners, to help brighten the season when their friends and siblings will be out trick-or-treating.”
Here is the banner I am sending to a child at PSC:
I made this banner using a couple of different Cricut cartridges. I used Moonlight paper for the background paper on the pennants. I used our My Creations Banner for the foundation of the banner. I cut the paper for the pennants using our Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. The image can be found on page 49, C9, < Banner4 > cut at 6.9".
I used our exclusive Artiste Cricut cartridge to cut the "Halloween" sentiment. It can be found on page 77, E7, < Hallween > cut at 3 3/4".
For the costumed children, I used Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge as follows:
Body: page 29, A1, < Body > cut at 6"
Frankenstein: page 52, C4, < Frnksn > cut at 6".
Frankenstein's Bride: page 53, C5, < Frnkbrd > cut at 6".
Dracula: page 50, C2, < Drcula > cut at 6".
Vampiress: page 51, C2 < Vmpris > cut at 6".
Pumpkin: page 52, C4, Shift, Accessories 1, < Frnksn-s > cut at 9".
This Hop is two days (Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2), and on each day you will see different banners. Be sure to visit on both days to see the truly inspirational work of these generous bloggers, and leave some love (comments) on as many sites as you can – because if you do, you can up your chances to win some Spooktacular blog candy, including from these sponsors:
Madge's Scrappin' Lounge is donating a $25 gift certificate to her store at http://madgesscrappinlounge.storenvy.com/!
Lisa Peters - $15 shopping spree to her adorable paper piecing store at Scrapping With Lisa Designs at www.scrappingwithlisadesigns.com
Lucy Kelleher - Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart is donating a $10 Gift Certificate which you can use towards any Close to My Heart products! To enter to win, you will need to leave a comment on my blog (http://love2createitall.com/) and become a follower of my blog. For an additional entry, "Like" my Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/LucyK.CTMH.
Debi Weidleman - Independent Consultant for Stampin' Up is also donating a $10 Gift Certificate which you can use towards any Stampin' Up products - http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/debiweid/.
Erica's Craft Room is donating two Cricut cartridges (!!!) -- Pretty Pennants and Mini Books. Please visit and say thank you to Erica at http://www.shop.ericascraftroom.com/.
To qualify, all you have to do is leave at least one comment on our Hostess’s site (www.cardmonkeyspaperjungle) to name which banner spoke to you – ghostly or not! What made it appealing to you? Leave additional comments on as many banner makers’ sites as you’d like for extra chances to win! Prize winners will be announced on Monday, September 3 on the CardMonkey site, where there will be a round-up of all of the Spooktacular banners for 2012.
Please move on your way to the next stop, which is: Jessica at Chick-n-Scrap.
Here is the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:
- Ellen ♥ CardMonkey - CardMonkey's Paper Jungle
- Sandie Dunne - Exploring the Crafty Side of Me
- Ashley - The Glamorous Side of Scrapping
- Pam - Scrapbook Flair
- Janet S - LadyLuvBug
- Lucy - Love 2 Create It All
- Jessica - Chick-n-Scrap
- Nancie - A Little "Piece" of Me
- Patricia - Paper Temptress
- Edwina - Edwina's Creations
- Shawnee - Blessed on the Bright Side
- Beth - Mother and Daughter Designs
- Theresa ~ The Scrapbooking Queen
- Lezlye- Lezlye's Ink and Paper Creations
- Robin L. ~ Create-a-Latte
- Christine ~ The Curious Crafter
- Scrappin Madge: Madge's Scrappin Lounge
Thank you again for visiting!