Saturday, September 1, 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 a complete list of Blogs in case you get lost along the way:
  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey -
  2. Sandie Dunne -
  3. Ashley -
  4. Lucy ~
  5. Dena ~
  6. Yvette ~
  7. Jamie ~
  8. Nancie ~
  9. Beth ~
  10. Erica ~
  11. Jearise ~
  12. Jenny -
  13. Lisa T.-
  14. Robin ~
  15. Jessica S ~
  16. Lori A ~
  17. Jenny D. ~ ***HERE
  18. Linda Simpson - ***NEXT
  19. Beckie ~
  20. Scrappin Madge:
  21. Jennifer R ~
  22. Debbie T ~
  23. Tami McD ~
  24.  Susan ~

Here is the banner I am sending to a child at PSC:
 I found this vintage looking paper and thought it was perfect - still Halloweenish but not scary!  I found it at my Local Scrapbook and Craft Store Mangelsens.

I used Art Philosophy for my banner flags and my Sizzix die for my leaves.

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

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.

Thank you for stopping by today!! Your next banner is created by LINDA S!


Linda said...

I just adore vintage and your banner really blew me away. Gorgeous pictures and beautiful papers too. I am a new follower too and welcome to blog land.

Lidna xxx

Tracy said...

Very pretty...I love the vintage look too =)

silvia said...

Cute!! LOVE the vintage images!!

Susan Martin said...

I LOVE this banner.. I love all the graphics you used.. I LOVE that it has leaves in between each one.. Its really fantastic!!!

Tambo said...

Jenny, OMG what a fabulous banner. I love the paper choice of the characters. I agree, not too scary. I love how you did the ribbon too and the addition of the leaves just tops it all off! I am sure that a special child is going to adore this banner in his/her room. tfs Tami

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Ellen Jarvis said...

Jenny, this banner is simply stunning! I love all of the vintage papers and images this time of year.

Thank you again for participating in my banner hops benefiting the medically-fragile children at Pediatric Specialty Care. You are a dear!

Very fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Lori Apgar said...

ADORABLE banner Jenny!! I love the vintage paper you used!!! The children will love this one (and so will the parents)!!!

Glad to be in this hop with you my friend!!

Edwina said...

So adorable. Love the way you threaded the ribbon on the banner. Love the leaves between each piece.Love the vintage images. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Gramjak said...

Such a beautiful fall look and the antique cards on the banners are wonderful!

Beckie said...

Fabulous banner! So glad ur hopping with us.

Be blessed, Beckie

Jessica S said...

Love those darling vintage graphics and the unique way you strung your ribbon through each pennant. The leaves are an added charm too.
Jessica S

M&Ddesigns said...

Jenny: I really like your banner & the paper you chose. It reminds me of the Midwest & the fall foliage. I like how you did the cut out for the ribbon to thread through too!

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