Saturday, September 01, 2012

Halloween Spooktacular Banners for Special Needs Kids

Halloween Spooktacular Banners for Special Needs Kids

If you arrived here from Theresa then your in the right place. If you would like to start at the beginning head on over the Ellen's Blog.

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

Core-dination Cardstock
Patterned Paper K and Co Spooktacular Pad
Cricut Cartridge Mini Monsters
Cricut Cartridge Pretty Pennants
Cricut Cartridge Happy Haunting s for Font Spooky
Various ribbons from my stash
We R Memory Keepers Grommets for each hole of banner pieces for re-enforcement
Stickles used on Glittery Charachters
WHite Gel Pen accents
Viva  decor black pearls for eyes
Color box chalks

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:

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:

Close To My Heart

Stampin’ Up:
 $10 Gift Certificate toward any Stampin' Up product
Donated by Debi Weidleman
Independent Consultant for Stampin' Up. 
Limited to U.S. entrants only, sorry.

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.

Please move on your way to the next stop, which is: ROBIN Thank you again for visiting!

I really love the way my banner turned out, it was hard to give it up, but I think the kids will love it!!

Should you get lost here's the entire Line Up

Blog Roll
  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey - 

  • Sandie Dunne -
  • Ashley

  • Pam -

  • Shelly Lynn -
  • Janet S -
  • Lucy -
  • Jessica -
  • Nancie -
  • Patricia -
  • Edwina -
  • Shawnee -
  • Beth - 
  • Theresa ~
  • Lezlye-
  • Robin L. ~
  • Christine ~

    the PaperTemptress said...

    Way way way too cute, are those cupcake wrappers that are being used as mats, toooo clever if they are and still very adorable if the aren't :)
    the PaperTemptress

    Susan Martin said...

    I LOVE your banner.. Absolutely adore it.. Love all the different creatures on it!!

    Anonymous said...

    Such an adorable banner! So many great details. Love all the different ribbons you used, and also the rosettes. I also liked how you placed the grommets on each banner piece. Great job!

    cema1cema said...

    I love it!! Christina

    silvia said...

    Fabulous banner!! LOVE the monsters!!

    craftaholic said...

    Hi there!! I bet it was hard to let turned out fantastic and If it were me I would have made a second copy!! LOL...Thanks for sharing and Being part of a very special hop!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

    Lori Apgar said...

    Very bright and pretty banner flags!!

    Love the monsters and the black rosettes!!

    So glad to be in this awesome hop with you!

    Crafty Teacher said...

    I love the mini monsters cart! I like how you did 'Spooky' with the black rosettes behind it. :)

    Pammejo said...

    Great banner, love all of the details on each of the banner. Super cute. TFS Pammejo

    Vicky said...

    WOW LOVE IT, it looks fabulous, it will soon be a spooky halloween season

    Edwina said...

    How fun. Love the cute monsters. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

    Gloria Westerman said...

    Oh my goodness this is freaking adorable....I love this...and I know some child will adore it....tfs

    M&Ddesigns said...

    Lezlye: Whoever knew monsters could be so cute! I just might have to get this cart & my son is past the age of this, oh well! I really like the paper you used & how you used all of the ribbons.

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

    Tambo said...

    Lezlye, OMG this is just superb! I love the lettering choice you made and adding the letters on top of the rosettes. All of the little monsters will be fun for the child who receives this banner! Not too scary of course! You did a fabulous job! It is always hard to give up cute things that we make, but what a good cause! tfs Tami
    Tambo's Creations!

    jennifer said...

    your banner is so cute and well done - I just love it

    Shawnee said...

    Super cute!! I love the paper you used. It is a going to be so loved. I know it will brighten the children's day just looking at it. Great job!!


    Jessica S said...

    Magnificent font and love those cute little monsters. Fabulous paper choices too!
    Jessica S said...

    Love the glitzy paper used on the banner! Sure to brighten up the child who receives this banner. TFS!

    Ellen Jarvis said...

    OMG, I am sure I missed your post yesterday, and thus missed commenting. First of all, THANK YOU so much for participating in the Banners for Special Needs Kids blog hop with me. I can't begin to tell you how very appreciated the banners are at Pediatric Specialty Care.

    Onto your banner -- what a GEM! I love all the attention to detail, how very fun it is despite being "SPOOKY", the colors, etc.

    Thank you again for the time, love and talent you have donated to these medically-fragile kids. You are a doll!

    Very fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

    Janet said...

    Wonderful banner Love the colors and papers so many fun images Love it!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet