Saturday, September 1, 2012

Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children!

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

If you are here from Jessica's Blog, then you are in the right place, if not please start this wonderful hop from the beginning at Ellen Card Monkey.

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 the banner I am sending to a child at PSC: 

I created this adorable puppy banner using paper piecing files from Bear Hugs by Arts and Scraps, the particular file can be found here

It can't get much cuter then this! 

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.

I will also be giving away personal blog candy: Saturdays blog candy will a $10 gift certificate to Bear Hugs...

All you need to do is follow my blog and leave a comment. I will pick a winner on Monday.

Please move on your way to the next stop, which is: Patricia
 Thank you again for visiting, and make sure to come back tomorrow!!!!

In case you get lost along the way here is the complete list:
Here is the complete line for Saturday's Hop! 


  1. Oh...Mmmm... GEEEEE!!! I just love this banner. It is super-adorable. You are right -- can't get much cuter than this!! Thank you again, Nancie, for your continuing support of the banner hops. I can't begin to express how very special your banners make our kids feel -- the joy is immeasurable.

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

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  2. Ahhhh, ahhhhh, but seriously aaahhhhh! too cute, kids are going to love this banner!
    the PaperTemptress

  3. This is fantastic!!! I love all the bunnies.. they are adorable.. The kids will absolutely love this banner.

  4. This is so adorable.Love all the highlights you did on each bunny to make them pop. chelsea499ataoldotcom

  5. Great banner!!! I LOVE the puppies!!

    I am a new follower!!

  6. Ohhhh Yessss!! It dosen't get any cuter than this!! Love all the detail you did on this Adorable Banner, and sure to put a smile on a sweet child's face!! TFS!! I am already a follower here!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  7. this is so stinkin' adorable!!!

  8. Oh My Cuteness!!! Love your bears!!! The children will love this one!

  9. The bears are so adorable!! The children are going to see this and want to hug a teddy bear! :)
    :)Khristamcbride @

  10. Super cute banner, love, love all of the trick or treaters, they are so stinkin' cute. TFS Hugs Pammejo

  11. Oh MY Goodness, this looks fabulous I love your banner it soo cute cute cute i love their little outfits were these cute out using the cricut or is this cut with the silouette

  12. your banner is so adorable! i love all those cute doggies in their costumes. How cute. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  13. Nancie: What child does not love a dog & one dressed up for Halloween. The digi's I must say...just too doggone cute!!

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

  14. This is just so cute!! Blessings for all you are doing for these kids!!!

  15. Nancie, OMG! This is just too cute! I love all of the characters and the paper piecing job you did is fantastic! My favorite is the pirate. The kids are going to just love this banner. tfs Tami
    Tambo's Creations!

  16. Your are so right...this can't get any cuter....fantastic it...tfs

  17. These are the cutest little trick or treaters I have ever seen.
    Jessica S

  18. This banner just smiles and says " get well" and "feel better" by looking at the darling puppies. LOVE it!!! Soooooo cute!

  19. Well, I thought the bears were cute, but these puppies are just too much! LOVE IT!

    Dena Jones

  20. Adorable I love the shape of the penants and the characters are so darn cute, Sweet!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet