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Friday, August 31, 2012

Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children!


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:

Here are some close ups of the pieces!

I designed the banner with my gypsy using "Elegant Edges" cartridge for the center black mat," Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art" cartridge for the Pumpkin shape, "Pumpkin Carvings" for the image layers and "Happy Hauntings" for the Bats on each end of the banner. I used "Swiss Dots" to emboss the center Phrase layer and the top bat layer and Tim Holtz Textured Fades "Springtime Background & Border Set" to emboss the orange pumpkins. Inked the orange and yellow pieces with some brown MS ink. The ribbon measures 4 feet and is from Studio G WM collection.
Hope you like my little contribution to Ellen's Cause!!

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:

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! ( http://lucyk.ctmh.com/). To enter to win, you will need to leave a comment on her blog (http://love2createitall.com/) and become a follower of her blog. For an additional entry, "Like" her Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/LucyK.CTMH.

Close To My Heart lucyk.ctmh.com

Stampin’ Up: (info to come)

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: http://love2createitall.blogspot.com/ Thank you again for visiting!

For Saturday, September 1:

  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey - http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/ 
  2. Sandie Dunne - http://sandieshores.blogspot.ie/search/label/banner%20hop
  3. Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
  4. Pam - http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/
  5. Janet S - http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
  6. Lucy - http://love2createitall.blogspot.com/
  7. Jessica - http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com/
  8. Nancie - http://alittlepieceofmebynancie.blogspot.com/
  9. Patricia - http://blogs.papertemptress.com/
  10. Edwina - http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
  11. Shawnee - http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/
  12. Beth - http://motherandaughterdesigns.blogspot.com/ 
  13. Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
  14. Lezlye- www.lezlyes.blogspot.com
  15. Robin L. ~ http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com
  16. Christine ~ http://thecuriouscrafter.blogspot.com/
  17. Scrappin Madge: http://www.thescrappinlounge.com
For Sunday, September 2:
    1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey - http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/
    2. Sandie Dunne - http://sandieshores.blogspot.ie/search/label/banner%20hop
    3. Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
    4. Lucy ~ http://love2createitall.blogspot.com/
    5. Dena ~ http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
    6. Yvette ~ http://gammascreativecorner.blogspot.com/
    7. Jamie ~ http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/
    8. Nancie ~ http://alittlepieceofmebynancie.blogspot.com/
    9. Beth ~ http://motherandaughterdesigns.blogspot.com/
    10. Erica ~ http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/
    11. Jearise ~ http://lorbyworld.blogspot.com
    12. Jenny - http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
    13. Lisa T.- http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com
    14. Robin ~ http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
    15. Jessica S ~ http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com
    16. Lori A ~ http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
    17. Jenny D. ~ http://www.yogimemories.blogspot.com/
    18. Linda Simpson - http://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.com
    19. Beckie ~ http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com
    20. Scrappin Madge: http://www.thescrappinlounge.com
    21. Jennifer R ~ http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
    22. Debbie T ~ http://debbiescrafttime.blogspot.co.uk/
    23. Tami McD ~ http://tamboscreations.blgspot.com
    24.  Susan ~ http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
Thanks again for stopping by and Happy Hauntings along the way!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet


Ellen Jarvis said...

Hi, Janet! I am pleased to be the first to comment ... what a fabulous banner! I HAVE that cartridge so YAY, I hope I can make a banner even HALF as nice as this one is, and save it for my mantel! It's so festive!!!

Thank you again for your support and love for the very special kids of Pediatric Specialty Care!!

Very fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

the PaperTemptress said...

Love love love your banner, the bats are too cute holding up the banner, too clever!
the PaperTemptress

Susan Martin said...

What a fantastic banner!!! I love it!!! The kids will love it too!

Anonymous said...

So cute. I like that you used a "cake" cartridge in an unconventional way.

cema1cema said...

Super cute!! Christina

Crafty Teacher said...

I love the silhouette black style you did with the orange background. Very cute!
khristamcbride @ hotmail.com

Hannah's Stampin' Nana said...

what a fun banner.. the kids will love it.

thanks for being part of the hop and sharing

lostnwa98 at comcast,net

silvia said...

Great banner!! LOVE the silhouettes!!

M&Ddesigns said...

Janet: I like how you used the silhouettes on the pumpkins & embossed them(❤). I can see the embossing without even enlarging the photos. =)

We're glad to be a part of the hop with you! ~Beth & Emily

craftaholic said...

Very cute Banner and I am sure that the lucky ones to get it are going to enjoy it as well! What an awesome hop!!! So much Talent!! TFS!! I have been a follower here for a while!

ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Theresa said...

love it!

Lori Apgar said...

Love how you decorated your pumpkins!!! What a super cute banner!!! So honored to be in this hope with you (I am on day 2)!!!

Pammejo said...

Very cute banner, my Gypsy is still in the box I may have to figure out how to use it. TFS Hugs Pammejo

Vicky said...

soo cute, I love my gypsy it is perfect for cute and adorable projects like this one

Edwina said...

Really nice banner. Love the silhouettes. thanks for sharing. Happy Birthday on Monday. Edwina Brown

Retta said...

Blessings ffor sharing this with those children!!! Wonderful! minioly@hotmail.com

Tambo said...

Janet, What a great job using the silhouettes. I would not have known that you embossed the pumpkins had you not said so. Hard to see the texture in the picture on blogs. I am sure the kids will love it! Great job! tfs Tami
Tambo's Creations!

Shawnee said...

This a beautiful banner. The images are so perfect for this season. Great job!

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh how cute!!!! I just got the Happy Haunting cartridge and I cant wait to play it....thanks for sharing...

jennifer said...

love the banner

Jessica S said...

Fantastic banner. Love the silhouettes against the pumpkins. It makes it look like they were carved with those designs.
Jessica S

Gramjak said...

This banner is a great idea as I adore pumpkins. The silhouette effect is prefect!