Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children!

Welcome to the annual Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children!

I am delighted to participate in this annual hop, sponsored by CardMonkey and 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.  If you just happened upon this hop, please go back to CardMonkey’s site – Ellen ♥ CardMonkey – http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/

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:

Here’s the panoramic shot:
Here are individual photos:
Here’s a video of the pieces that are Action Wobbles:

This Hop is two days (Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2) and I am on day 2 – if you didn’t get a chance to hop on Saturday, be sure to go check out the other participants…,
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 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 her 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.

I will also be hosting my own giveaway- one winner will receive a free digital copy of Creations by Crafty Card Gallery Magazine, which has a touching article about Ellen and these banner hops, and a free copy of the Crafty Card Gallery iPhone app (if you don’t have an iphone, I will provide a prize of equivalent value).
A few things if you’re new to my blog –
Be sure to become a follower, I have lots of great stuff here!

And some shameless self promotion….
Crafty Card Gallery, my first app, is a card gallery app for the iPhone
and all idevices.  It’s available in the iTunes app store.  Update out in the itunes store today! – over 900 cards!!! 
Challenges and Sketches by Crafty Card Gallery, my new iPhone app, just released, with card sketches and challenges in it. 
And most excitingly, Creations by Crafty Card Gallery, a card making
magazine with a lot of inspiration, great articles, and great cards. 
Available for sale here

Please move on your way to the next stop, which is:

Debbie T ~ http://debbiescrafttime.blogspot.co.uk/

Here is the full line up for today’s banner makers in
case you get lost or find broken links. 

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey – http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/
Sandie Dunne – http://sandieshores.blogspot.ie/search/label/banner%20hop
Ashley – http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
Lucy ~ http://love2createitall.blogspot.com/
Dena ~ http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
Yvette ~ http://gammascreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Jamie ~ http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/
Nancie ~ http://alittlepieceofmebynancie.blogspot.com/
Beth ~ http://motherandaughterdesigns.blogspot.com/
Erica ~ http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/
Jearise ~ http://lorbyworld.blogspot.com
Jenny – http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Lisa T.- http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com
Robin ~ http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
Jessica S ~ http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com
Lori A ~ http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
Jenny D. ~ http://www.yogimemories.blogspot.com/
Linda Simpson – http://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.com
Beckie ~ http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com
Scrappin Madge: http://www.thescrappinlounge.com
Jennifer R ~ http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
Debbie T ~ http://debbiescrafttime.blogspot.co.uk/
Tami McD ~ http://tamboscreations.blgspot.com

Aug 18-19 Flowers and Ladybugs Blog Hop Days 1 & 2
Sketch Blog Hop – September


  1. A fabulous banner and great colours and loving the critters too.

    Linda xxx

  2. Adorable and colorful

  3. This is gorgeous.. Love all the colors you used.. and how each flag is so unique! Fantastic!

  4. Great job =)

  5. Great banner!! LOVE all the images you've used!!

  6. Jennifer, What a cute banner! I love the candy corn pennant idea! All of the characters on the pennants are precious. I like the ribbon choice too. i am sure that a special child is going to love this banner hanging in his/her room. tfs Tami
    Tambo's Creations!

  7. Fun banner! I love the candycorn!

  8. How fun – action wobbles on a banner!!! Love your little guys and the "smell my feet" too!!! The kids will enjoy this one for sure!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!

  9. Love the wooble action. My favorite was before I knew it wobbled was the blue monster. He makes me think of cousin IT on the Adams family. All the images are great. I love the diamond background paper. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwina.brown@live.com

  10. Oh my gosh, I just got around to looking at all of the fabulous pennants on this, and laughed out loud when I got to the "Smell My Feet" one. Just too adorable!!!

    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
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

  11. This is so adorable. I just love the monsters. The wobble action is a bonus!

  12. Fantastic banner!

    Be blessed, Beckie

  13. I can already picture the grins that will be had by all who see this banner. Love the cute little monsters and fun "argyle" pattern paper!
    Jessica S

  14. Jennifer: Cute paper, especially the candy corn. The monsters are too cute & the wobble action, oh my!! I really like the "smell my feet" (lol)!!

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

  15. What a cute banner Jennifer. I love all the monsters. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

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