Saturday, January 7, 2012

Love Bug Banners for Kids

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

Here is today's lineup:

1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey ~ 

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 one winner.

K Andrews Designs has donated a stamp set to one winner.

Robyn's Fetish will donate FIVE digital images of the winner's choice as a prize!

Now on with the hop....If you have come from Jennifer'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 Ellen Cardmonkey's Blog and continue through from there.

I have created two banners for today's hop. The first is a Bee Mine banner. Aren't they adorable?
Patterns by Designs on Cloud 9

These pieces are SVG's patterns an cut with the SCAL2 program. Individually pieced, shaded and adhered together. To give them the extra pop, I added stickles to each of the figures.

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 My second banner is a Love Bugs Banner, patterns by Designs on Cloud 9
Don't you love these little bears in their bug costumes?
please click on the picture to enlarge

 I want to send out a great big Thank you to Michelle, owner of DC9, for sponsoring my blog today. As my BLOG CANDY...Michelle has been kind enough to donate a $20 voucher to be used at 
Now what you need to do to qualify to win this great blog candy is:
1. Become a follower of my blog
2. Leave a comment on blog
3. Become a fan on my Facebook page and leave me a post to let me know you where there
A Little Piece of me by Nancie

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 Monica's Blog and have a wonderful day.


  1. Nancie! I love those DC9 images you used and you pieced them so beautifully. TOTALLY CHARMING!!!! I also A-D-O-R-E your blog background -- so refreshing and sweet, I could hang here all day!

    THANK YOU again for participating in this Hop that means so much to me, and brings smiles to the faces of the special needs kids at Pediatric Specialty Care!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  2. Wow ~ this is so cute!!!! I love the bees and bears and the glitter!!!!

    So honored to be in this hop with you!!

  3. This is just too flippin' cute, each piece is absolutely adorable. Well done! :)

  4. Nancie, I DO DO DO Love those bears in their bug costumes. So happy to be a new follower and to be a part of this hop with such wonderfully talented ladies!!!!
    Jessica S

  5. Nancie, I really love your bears in those cute bug costumes...very cute. Both your banners are absolutely gorgoeus. I am now a follower of your blog and liked you on fb...TFS

  6. Both banners are cute, but the bear bug one is my fave. So adorable. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. Already a follower. Left some love on fb too.

    vwilson577 at

  7. Love both banners these are just too cute. Bears and bugs you just made my DDs day.

  8. So fun and so adorable.
    DIANA L.

  9. Wow - both banners are super adorable! Great job!
    New follower!
    craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

  10. Your 2 banners are terrific!!!!!! I love the bees and bears! They are adorable.They stickles make your banners extra special. The kids will love your banners! I know I sure do. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  11. Love, love, love your banners! They are outstanding. Love those cuts. I so wish I had SCAL :0(
    New follower...liked ya on FB.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  12. so so so cute


  13. these are so stinkin' adorable! very creative banner.

  14. WOW! What an generous thing you ladies are doing!! :) These are such beautiful banners, Nancie and will bring lots of smiles!
    I was already a follower on here and on your FB page.....thanks for the chance to win!

  15. WOW this is the first time I have visited your blog and I was on the Love Bug Hop yesterday but came back today to check out all the banners! Well my friend your banners have simply blown me away! I absolutely LOVE them both especially the bears in their love bug costumes. You are a very talented lady. The children will certainly love these.
    I have become a follower too and will be back.
    Linda xxxx

  16. Adorable banners! I'm already a follower of your blog.


  17. OMG these are AWESOME!!!! I am so loving both of the banners! The cuts are so adorable!! Beautiful color combo also!!
    TFS :)

  18. Absolutely adorable banner Nancie! Love all the bugs and the stickles!

  19. This banner is too cute. I love the bears and glitter. Great job!

  20. Omigosh, these bears are too stinkin cute! and you outlined each one in stickles and gel pen... must've taken forever! but the outcome was well worth it! great job!

  21. Fabulous job on your banner. It turned out soooooo cute.

  22. Absolutely gorgeous design. Cheerful and will bring smiles. New blog follower & fb fan. Happy New Year!

  23. Nancie both banners or so so adorable, I love cloud 9 designs, they are so darn cute :) both banners are sure to be a huge hit, and the smiles will not only brighten the room but it will spill out into the hallway as well, love them both! big bug hugs from your newest follower #174 Cindy :)

  24. The bees are cute and the bears are adorable in all of the bug costumes

  25. I am follower 175 and I have been to your facebook page, and shared a link to your wonderful site.

  26. I liked you on FB! Trying to become a follower, but Blogger is not allowing me to right now. Will be back to try again! Love your banners! Those bears are way too cute! :)

    Dena Jones

  27. Ooh, I just tried again before leaving, and Blogger finally allowed me to become a follower! :)

  28. Your banners are just SOOOOOOO Sweet! I LOVE them and I'm sure the kids will too. Who couldn't help but smile looking at those! I'm already a follower, but I did just like you on facebook! TFS!