It is my pleasure to participate in the CHRISTMAS is for KIDS BANNER HOP, where fantastic and generous crafters donated their talents, time and holiday banners to the children at Pediatric Specialty Care in Bucks County, PA. (See www.PediatricSpecialty.Com

If you’re just starting here, I’m the last stop, you’ll want to be sure to go to Ellen’s blog to see her awesome banner….

On this hop, we have 34 generous hoppers who have created fabulous banners. Ellen split the group in half so you’re not overwhelmed with completing the hop in just one day. So DO stop back tomorrow to visit the second set of unique and precious banners.  Please scroll down for the full list of today’s hop stops.

And there’s BLOG CANDY to be had!!  THANK YOU to our generous sponsors who have provided prizes to those who hop along. Here are our sponsors and their prizes:

One winner will receive four free digi-images of

their own choosing from! will provide one winner with a code

valued at $20 toward your purchase from their terrific site!

Beautiful ribbons, embellishments, charms and more are on the site.  They’ll be giving a voucher valued approx $32 USD.

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. will choose the winners, subject to verification that winners have met the above-stated criteria.

Without further ado, here is my banner:

Close ups:

I used DCWV paper, and used my new nestabilities to cut the shapes.  I got the cute foam stickers from the dollar section at JoAnn!  I used my new Sew Ribbon to punch the holes, and I had the ribbon from my stash!

No matter their limitations, the eyes of the kids who reside at Pediatric Specialty Care light up when given a handmade banner or card. They love the bright colors, and knowing that there are so many people from around the world care enough to send them these decorations for their rooms.

If you’re new to my blog, be sure to become a follower.  Please help me get to 750 – that was my goal for my Blog-A-Versary month!

Crafty Card Gallery is an iPhone app (works on iPad and iPod Touch) that is now available for Android Phones. It is a card gallery for handmade cards. You can follow great designers, and look for ideas. It’s updated monthly so there’s always new great content for you… Over 700 cards, and growing every month!

You can get it in the iTunes app store and the android marketplace. 
So here’s the blog candy – I will select a winner on Monday.  You must be a follower to win..
1) A free copy of the Crafty Card Gallery iPhone app.  I will email you a free code for the iPhone version of the app.

Thank you (!!!) to each of the crafters who has made a Holiday Banner. I’m the last stop in the hop!
If you didn’t see all the stops, see below!

Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a great day!

  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey –
  2. Ashley –
  3. Lori at
  4. Susan –
  5. Shawnee –
  6. Bobbi Jo
  7. Gina –
  8. Donna Lee –
  9. Nancy –
  10. Nicolette-
  11. Tami –
  12. Pam –
  13. Charity –
  14. Lisa –
  15. Jessica –
  16. Denise –
  17. Edwina –
  18. Jennifer –

…and stop back tomorrow, when ~20 different crafters will be showing their banners, and giving you more chances to win blog candy!

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  1. The patterned papers you've used are so pretty and your abnner so lovely.
    Hugs, Marina.

  2. Very Sweet banner, love all the details. TFS. This is such a wonderful thing you ladies are doing her and I will be coming back tomorrow to see what the other part of this group creates, Thank you for doing such a wonderful thing.

  3. OMGoodness Jennifer this banner is just so cute. I love the penguins!!!!!!!! Beautiful papers also!!!

    Linda xxx

  4. Excellent banner. I love all the papers and those stickers are super. New follower ;0)

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  5. OMG your banner is amazing and so full of detail. Whatever child receives your banner will adore it. Love the banner. TFS

  6. This is an awesome banner. Love those Nestabilities dies for projects like these. I have not seen this pack of DCWV paper yet. Thanks for hopping along.

  7. What an adorable banner! The kids are really going to love it!

  8. Cute, Cute banner! Love the papers you used. The pengimns and snowmen are so adorable! Edwina Brown

  9. Cute, Cute, Cute!!!! Love the little penguins!!! The children will love looking at your banner!

    So honored to be in this hop with you!!!

  10. Love the shape you used for the banner, love the dimension of those cute foam stickers. Love the bright holiday colors you used for the background too! TFS!


  11. love all the patterned paper you used!! beautiful work and the shape is gorgeous

  12. love all the different papers you used. i'm a big fan of dcwv papers. i also like how you used the spellbinders dies, another favorite of mine. i'm a follower already.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

  13. Love the variety in the banner, colorful and will shine and make a child happy! Great job. I can't wait to see what tomorrow holds!

    You guys ROCKED this hop blog.

    As always, love hopping and seeing the great projects and talent from everyone.

  14. This is so cute. Love all the papers and colors and everything is just so awesome. Nice being in the hop with you.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE this. So darn cute. The children are going to smile at this banner.

  16. Your banner is absolutly precious! The childrens eyes are going to light up at all the beautiful banners you ladies have made!! What blessings you all are to the children!!

  17. This is such a cute banner. I love the snowmen you used. Great job!!

  18. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    November 6, 2011 - 2:22 am

    Jennifer, your banner is adorable, and it's arrived safely at my home for transport to the special needs children at Pediatric Specialty Care. Thank you again for all you've done for these kids, and because of the joy you bring, for me too. I appreciate your kindness and many talents!!! 🙂


    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  19. what an adorable banner… i just love it.. it is so Christmassy 🙂 lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  20. The characters are very cute. I like the shape too.

  21. Great bold bright colors…love all the fun penguins especially!

  22. Jennifer this is too cute. Love your die cut tag shapes. I really need some nestibilities. You have some darling little penguins, especially the skiing one. Very nice job and those kids will be smiling when they see it. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  23. Beautiful Banner!
    I love it!
    Still hoping to win your app Lol
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  24. Jenn, I just love your banner. I love all of the cricut animals you created. I also the spellbinders you used. Don't you just love them, they are my favorite die. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with everyone. I hope you also had a nice weekend away.
    I am a follower and TFS
    Hugs, Dee:)

  25. Jennifer your banner is fantastic!!! Very cute the kids are going to love it.
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

  26. Cute banner with all the colorful paper. The penguins & snowmen are adorable!

  27. Ooooohhh, I am going to have to try those Nestabilities! The paper on these banners are so yummy. Great find on the stickers too. I am so glad to be in this hop with you.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  28. Your banner is adorable and sure to bring smiles to the kids faces. TFS
    TTFN from a new follower. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

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