Welcome to the annual Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children!
I am delighted to host this annual hop, and to have joining with me 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.
I am privileged to work at PSC’s Bucks County site as Admissions Coordinator. PSC is a very special place where children stay either long- or short-term, typically after hospitalization, but occasionally when their medical needs reach a point that their families can no longer care for the child safely at home.
Most of these precious children 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 made that I am sending to a child at PSC:
I used Meljen Designs' fantastic digital Halloween images, printed in black and white on XPress It paper, and then hand-colored each of the images using Copic markers. I mounted each of the images on cardboard, trimmed into pennants, inserted eyelets and strung them together using an assortment of holiday ribbons. From each bow, I knotted some orange glittered styrofoam balls which I suspended from brown-and-white baker's twine -- for extra fun and glitter. This project was really a labor of love for me!
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 increase your chances to win some Spooktacular blog candy from these kind sponsors:
$25 Gift Certificate to Madge's Scrappin Lounge
$15 Shopping Spree to Scrapping With Lisa Designs
|Lucy Kelleher (http://lucyk.ctmh.com)
$10 Gift Certificate toward any CTMH product
Donated by Lucy Kelleher
Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart
Special entry requirements: To enter to win, you will need to leave a comment on Lucy's 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.
Limited to U.S. entrants only, sorry.
$10 Gift Certificate toward any Stampin' Up product
Donated by Debi Weidleman
Independent Consultant for Stampin' Up.
Limited to U.S. entrants only, sorry.
Two Cricut Cartridges ("Pretty Pennants" and "Mini Book")
Donated by Erica's Craft Room
$25 Gift Certificate to Paper Temptress
To qualify to win one of these great prizes, please leave a comment on THIS (Hop Hostess Ellen ♥ CardMonkey's) blog site and answer this question:
What was your most memorable
Halloween costume, and how old were you
when you wore it?
In your comment, please leave a way for me to reach you if you're randomly picked to win one of the prizes! Leave additional comments (leave ♥love!) 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: SANDIE!
Here is the full line up for today's banner makers in case you get lost or find broken links. Please don't forget to stop back tomorrow, to see more banners from a different set of 20+ wonderful women.
- Ellen ♥ CardMonkey - http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/
- Sandie Dunne - http://sandieshores.blogspot.ie/search/label/banner%20hop
- Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
- Pam - http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/
- Janet S - http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
- Lucy - http://love2createitall.blogspot.com/
- Jessica - http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com/
- Nancie - http://alittlepieceofmebynancie.blogspot.com/
- Patricia - http://blogs.papertemptress.com/
- Edwina - http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
- Shawnee - http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/
- Beth - http://motherandaughterdesigns.blogspot.com/
- Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
- Lezlye- www.lezlyes.blogspot.com
- Robin L. ~ http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com
- Christine ~ http://thecuriouscrafter.blogspot.com/
- Scrappin Madge: http://www.thescrappinlounge.com
On a very personal note, thank you again to all of the truly wonderful women who generously support the special needs children at Pediatric Specialty Care. Your love and kind spirit is unparalleled. I cannot begin to thank you enough for joining me in this cause. The children whose lives you touch through your talent join me in gratitude....
DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,