Friday, 6 January 2012

Love Bug Banners for Kids Blog Hop

Welcome to the “Love Bugs Banners for Kids” Hop.

Almost forty very talented crafty people have come together for a two day hop (Friday, January 6th and Saturday, January 7th) to showcase handmade banners that will be donated to the children at Pediatric Specialty Care. The hope of these banners is that they bring smiles to these children's faces and awareness of Pediatric Specialty Care to all those that hop along.

The “Love Bugs Banner for Kids” Hop has some awesome sponsors and prizes to give away to all those that hop along and leave comments. The more blogs you visit and leave comments at, the more chances you have of winning. That means if you hop through all 20 blogs each day and leave a comment on each blog then you are in the drawing 40 times!

Our Generous Sponsors are:

Jellypark Digital Stamps will award
2 free digi-images to the winner of this prize!
The winner of this prize will be selected
via RANDOMdotORG from all the
comments received on Day #1.

K Andrews Designs (thank you, Kristal!) will donate
one fabulous stamp set to the winner of his prize!
The winner of this special prize will be presented
to the creator of the banner picked by the kids
at Pediatric Specialty Care as their favorite.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Designs will donate
FIVE (5!!!) digital images to the winner of this prize.
The winner of this prize will be chosen via
RANDOMdotORG from all the comments
posted on Day #2 (Saturday).

All hoppers are eligible to win. Here's how:

Follow the blog and comment on as many projects as you choose -- the more blogs where you comment and follow, the more chances you have to win. There's just one catch: please actually comment on the project, which shows you've looked at the project, not just cut/pasting random comments ("CUTE! TYFS") only to win the prize.

Now on with the hop....If you have come from Ellen's Blog then you are on the right track but if you have come here by chance – great! but please start from the beginning at and continue through from there.

For my banner I used a selection of digital images that I got from various stores, I can't remember some of them, sorry :(

Meljen's Designs

Whimsey Stamps

Thank you for joining us today on our “Love Bug Banner for Kids” Hop for the children of Pediatric Specialty Care. Please continue on to Lori's blog and have a wonderful day.

Here is the full list of participants today - 
  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey -
  2. Sandie Dunne -
  3. Lori Apgar -
  4. The Scrapbooking  Queen~
  5. Linda Simpson -
  6. Lisa Lam-
  7. Jenny (Crazy About Cricut) -
  8. Ashley -
  9.  Haidee-
  10. Edwina -
  11. Jearise -
  12. Janet S -
  13. Denise -
  14. Jamie
  15. Teresa -
  16. Dena -
  17. Martha- 
  18. Erica


Kards by Kathi said...

I am number 1 and you are also number 1. what a great project. Thanks.

Angel-23 said...

Fantastic banner love your images each time i look at it something else catches my eye love it, soo bright and fun.
Hugs Rachael xx

Angel-23 said...

forgot to say love all your embellishments you've used.

Doris P. said...

this is so cute!! love the images and your phrases! surely a fav!

Dena said...

Oh, wow! You banner is just so colorful and cute! Love that you used digi's! :)

Dena Jones

Deirdre said...

Just ADORABLE - I'd put money on the first image being from Meljen's Designs, the dog and sign is by Whimsy - don't know the others but they are all adorable.

Off to hop! Great cause, the banner will be fabulous.

Deirdre said...

Sorry... thought all the hop were putting them together to create one banner and then realised they are all individual banners... duh!!! sorry! Love it! Fab idea. It's only midday! Brain still not in gear yet!

JaniceA said...

Love, Love all your wonderful images, that frog is so cute and that little monster. Great job!

Sandra H said...

These are so lovely great fun and lots of embellishments used truly amazing:) Sandra H

Nancie said...

Sandie, I love your banner...that little blue guy is awesome!!!


Beckie said...

OMG! I stinking love your banner! I just love these digis!!!

Be Blesed, Beckie

Beckie said...

OMG! I stinking love your banner! I just love these digis!!!

Be Blesed, Beckie

Vicki said...

Adorable. Love the ladybug the best. All your embellies are fabulous. So clever.

vwilson577 at

Cards and Crafts by Sheree said...

Love the digital bug stamps for your banner. This is such a wonderful idea for these kids!

Anonymous said...

such a pretty banner.... so much time and love... Loving the images you used....

Cathie w said...

great hop with the hearts of wonderful crafters to boot...


jessica said...

OMG this has to be the cutest ever! I love all those adorable images and all the extra's you added to each piece. Great use of color and shapes! I know you will bring a HUGE smile to a kiddo!

Jessica Buffa said...

Sandie, I love all the added patterns and adore that you took time to actually color those adorable images.

Cindy :) said...

your banner is totally adorable, love all the dp, digi stamps and embellies used to brighten some very special lives
hugs Cindy :)

Tee said...

Your banner is beautiful, bright and cheerful. I am in love with the frog!

Ellen Jarvis said...

OMG, Sandie, this banner is SO STINKIN' CUTE!!!! I love all the digi images and sweetly embellished round pennants.

THANK YOU for participating again. I KNOW the kids at Pediatric Specialty Care will adore this banner!!!!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Jeana said...

Super adorable banner! You put so many little details into each little circle, so cute!

Edwina said...

I love your banner! I love the images you used and all the flowers,ribbon, and twine. They are all small works of art in themselves. Thank you for sharing. Edwina Brown

Marianne said...

I love the digi stamps that you used on your banner! What a wonderful cause you all are making these for!
nanners74 at

Linda Simpson said...

Absolutely stunning Banner and I love the digi's too, so many embellishments used too. I am sure the children will absolutely adore this.

Linda xxx

Danni said...

All of these are just too cute!! Wow!!

Unknown said...

Love the texture in your banner!! The staples are cute too ~ great way to attach the ribbon!!

So honored to be in this hop with you!!

Debbie said...

this banner with all different critters is great a person could use a cricut cart instead of digital images thanks for the inspiration
upnurse at aol dot com

Gaylynn said...

Great use of those digital images. Very detailed work.

truckmaniii said...

Very creative, I'm very impressed

grammiej said...

great job with your banner! love your blogspot

Lori Comeau said...

Fabulous job on your banner, so colorful and fun. The kids are going to love it.

Cathy said...

Oh my goodness, I love all the digital images you used, especially the dog.
Thanks for participating in the hop,such a great idea.

simply monica said...


Pam said...

I love the frog image! Also like the ladybug as well as the others too.

Janet said...

Wow I love all your images they are so darn cute ! Did Your get them pre colored or did you color them They look great!Super fun Banner. Love all the images but my favs are the frog and the ladybug!
Nice hopping with you!
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Angie Delarie said...

Love the banner
Sandie would you consider being on my design team? its one card/layout due at the end of the month..I love your style!
Check me out here cheers

Salnclts said...

I love your banner and all the tickets on each image! :)

Liz Terrazas said...

i'm loving your tags and the FROG my fave.. so adorable...

lauralee53 said...

I love how you did your banner. I'm sure some little kid is gonna get a huge smile on their face when they see it.
I learn so many new things from these hops. Thanks

Unknown said...

I love your banner, the kids are going to love it. I love all of the bright colors that you used.


Unknown said...

that is such an adorable banner! I love it! I know the kids will be so happy with it.
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

Each of these pieces are incredible! I just love how each of them is unique and yet they go together perfectly!

Unknown said...

new follower... great banner - love the blue guy!
craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

Tina Connolly said...

These are awesome!