Sunday, September 2, 2012

Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children-Day 2

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

If you are here from Jamie'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 my Sunday Day 2 Banner using the Beary Scary Halloween Set from Paper Piecing by Nikki, the pattern can be found here

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: Sunday's  blog candy donated by Nikki from Paper Piecings by  Nikki will be a $10 gift certificate

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:  Beth's Blog
 Thank you again for visiting!

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


  1. The images on your banner are fantastic. I love the beautiful colours you have used too.

    Big Hugs
    Linda xxx

  2. You girls are rocking these banners =)))

  3. Cute banner!! LOVE your paper piecings!!

    1. Such work in the details! Love it!!! TFS!

  4. love those bears - adorable banner

  5. This is gorgeous!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all your paper piecings! They are amazing!! Wonderful talent you have!!

  6. Nancie, Wow! This one is just as cute as yesterday's banner! I love the bear witch. She is so cute. All of the images with the paper piecing you did are incredibly adorable! I am sure that a special child will surely love this banner in his/her room. tfs Tami
    Tambo's Creations!

  7. Nancie, your banners on both days are terrific -- well done, happy, bright and cheerful. The kids will LOVE them.

    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

  8. Your banner is so cute!! The little guys on your banner are adorable!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!

  9. So cute! love the little bears in their costumes. My favorites are the cat and witch bears. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  10. the little ones are going to love this banner, such lovely images and just beautiful, thank you for sharing and its great to hop with

  11. Absolutely adorable bears in costumes. Fantastic job using your extra detail pen around the edges and eyes. Love it and I am sure the kid who receives it will, too.
    Jessica S

  12. Super cute! Love it.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  13. Love these darling bears! What a wonderfully cute banner!
    I am so touched by this hop. My eldest child was special needs and he spent too much of his precious life in the hospital. this banner will not only cheer the child, but make the family feel supported at a difficult time. God bless you!

  14. Oh my word! This banner is just too darling! Great work on the piecings!

  15. Nancie: Your banner is cute, the bears are adorable! I don't know which one I like more than another. Too cute!!

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

  16. Those bears are just way too cute! You always do such an amazing job on your diecut creations! LOVE IT! Nice hopping with you!

    Dena Jones

  17. late hopper but both banners are adorable!
    Happy to be in the hop with you.

  18. Very cute banner again Love the bears especially the green one and the kitty!|
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  19. All signs are pointing to a banner Halloween Season. Fun designs!