Saturday, 1 September 2012

Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children

Welcome to the first day of our 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 on Ellen's blog, 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:


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!

Lisa Peters - $15 shopping spree to her adorable paper piecing store at Scrapping With Lisa Designs at

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 her blog ( and become a follower of her blog. For an additional entry, "Like" her Facebook page at:

Debi Weidleman - Independent Consultant for Stampin' Up is also donating a $10 Gift Certificate which you can use towards any Stampin' Up products -

Erica's Craft Room is donating two Cricut cartridges (!!!) -- Pretty Pennants and Mini Books. Please visit and say thank you to Erica at

Paper Temptress ( -$25 store gift certificate

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 Ashley
 Thank you again for visiting!


Ellen Jarvis said...

TREMENDOUS banner, Sandie ... I love its intricacies and how much fun it is. Thank you again for participating in this very special hop. The kids at PSC adore our banners and are anxiously awaiting this year's installment. It brings such huge smiles!

May you be blessed for all the kind things you do!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Wow wow wow Sandie you rockstar!! This is amazing and the level of detail is fantastic. What a fantastic piece of work and for a great cause too :)

the PaperTemptress said...

Absolutely LOVE your banner, the characters have sooo much personality. I have enjoyed this whole adventure so much that I am sure to do it year after year with you!
the PaperTemptress

Unknown said...

An amazing banner!!! The children will love it!! I think what you all are doing is amazing and wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

So much wonderful coloring. What a beautiful banner!

cema1cema said...

Great job! Christina

Crafty Teacher said...

Another gorgeous banner! I love the Happy Halloween in the middle going in a circle.
Thank you!
khristamcbride @

silvia said...

Cute banner!!

Beth said...

Sandie: I really like the cute digi's you used & what a great idea using cheescloth. Lots of color & the Happy Halloween in the middle is perfectly placed!

Theresa said...

this is AWESOME! said...

Love your Banner!! Very cheery and Frightful all at once!! I am a new follower and want to thank you for participating in such a awesome hop!! The children will love all the banners!! TFS!!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

Wow!!! Did you color all of those images?!? This turned out gorgeous!!! So glad to be in this hop with you :)

Pammejo said...

Love the banner and the digi images, inspiring to get my copics out and start coloring again. TFS and being part of the PSC Hop. Hugs Pammejo

Vicky said...

soo super duper cute love the cute images they are adorable soo frightful and fun

Edwina said...

Very cute banner. Love the images you used. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Tambo said...

Sandie, your banner is adorable. I am sure it is going to be loved very much. You didn't do a write up of how you made it though. I was wondering if these were items you cut out or digi images that you colored. At any rate, it is very cute. I like how you put the Happy Halloween all on one pennant too. tfs Tami
Tambo's Creations!

Retta said...

This is great! I love what you are all doing. Blessings!

Vicky said...

soo cute love the banner and digi images make it pop. well done love all the detail

Gloria Westerman said...

Love your banner....each one is has uniqueness of its own...awesome ...tfs

Shawnee said...

Beautiful banner. I love the digis you used. Great job!

Brianna loeffelbein said...

Wow this banner will definatley make some child smile!! This is absolutly amazing :)

Denise Bryant said...

Fun banner! I love all the layering!

Leanne said...

How can these be spooky when they are each so darn adorable?! hehehe.. Fabulous job Sandie and I know the hospital will love it!
Great job sista!

Jessica Buffa said...

Sandie, this is beautiful. Love the layers and fabulous textures!
Jessica S

Janet said...

So cute I love the images where are they from what a fun piece the kids will love it!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Anonymous said...

Super cute!! :)