Friday, March 23, 2012

Welcome to the Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Blog Hop!

Hi Everybody!
Welcome to the Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop for Special Needs Children!  Today and tomorrow (March 24-25), 30+fantastic papercrafters have come together to create Spring-themed banners.  They will then donate these banners to Ellen (CardMonkey), who works as Admissions Coordinator at Pediatric Specialty Care (PSC),

PSC is a long-term care facility for special needs children who are medically-fragile and/or technologically-dependent. The babies, children and youths at PSC range in age from birth to 21, and are admitted from all over the country.

Some are infants, born prematurely and before their lungs have had a chance to mature. Others have serious birth defects, illnesses or injuries from accidents that cause them to need tender loving carein a home-like environment -- many for their lifetimes.

Our banners are meant to cheer the youngpatients, their families, and the staff at PSC. Here is the banner that I made and will be sending to Ellen to decorate a child's room:

*Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge - banner base and circle layer

*digital stamps - Pixie Dust Studios (little boy, two bunnies, eggs in nest), Bugaboo (bunny holding flower, decorated egg), Meljen's Designs (chocolate bunny, happy bird)

*ribbon - Stampin' Up!

*Stickles - purple, yellow, blue, pink

*I used purple Stickles to decorate the background.

*I also used Stickles in various colors to add details to each of the stamps.  Here's how I did it on the little happy bird.

I really hope the kids will like my banner, and am so happy to be taking part in such a great hop for such an amazing cause!  Thank you Ellen for having me :O)

We DO have a tasty bit of blog candyto thank you for visiting us today! What's the prize??!

How about a beautiful handmade (courtesy of our Blog Hop Hostess, CardMonkey!) Cricut Cozy Covers?! Each one is individually styled in your pick of colors and embroidered words! These are RARE because CardMonkey does not make them for sale and she usually sticks to paper, not sewing!!

To qualify, there are two steps: 1. Comment on as many Bunny & Blossoms Blog Hop blogs as you wish -- the more blogs on which you comment, the more chances you have to win. There will only be one winner, picked at random by Random.Org.

2. Follow and comment on the CardMonkey blog ... Leave a comment on our Hop Hostess's site ( and let her know if your name is picked, what 2 accent colors you'd like on your Cricut Cozy Cover, andw hat text you'd like embroidered (up to 3 lines). You MUST be a follower of the CardMonkey blog to win and you MUST leave a way for her to contact you if your name is picked.

So now .... onto your next stop on the Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop: 

DO stop back tomorrow when there will be about 20 more crafters showing their banners!!

Here's the lineup in case you get lost or need to stop along the way:


  1. what? how am I suppose to say ooooooo thats so cute when ya got NADA ! huh woman? geeez

  2. Can't wait to see your banner. Thank you for being a part of this hop and giving back to these wonderful children.

  3. I'll be back to see your beautiful banner!!
    Thank you for participating!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  4. Sorry that you have not got your banner up, hope I can remember to come back and visit, so many hops to make. look forward to seeing your banner. :)

  5. It is so nice of you all to do this!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  6. Great cause - I will pop back on later to see your banner!

    missstamper (at)

  7. What a great cause to craft for. I hope this event turns out to be a fabulous success.

    kimmiluxich (@)

  8. Hope to see your banner here later. Edwina Brown

  9. Yaaa! Your banner appeared! I love the shape of your banner. I saw stitching. Oh my goodness I love that you did that. That is a lot of work. Very cute images you used. I love the Easter egg! It is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  10. Jenny: Cute little critters. My favorite are the brown bunny & the birdie next to it. The purple really pops & will brighten up a child's room.

    We're glad to participate with you in the hop. :)


  11. Beautiful banner. I love the digis you chose. I love the birdie. I agree the purple is perfect. Great joB!

  12. Jenny... love your banner!!! the digi's are adorable

  13. So cute and colorful Jenny! Great job

  14. Cute banner... I'm sure the kids will love it.
    Dawn RI

  15. Love your banner!!! I love all the different bunnies and that you made glitter dots on the paper!!!

    Glad to be in this awesome hop with you!!

  16. Very cute banner! Love purple!!


  17. OH my, Jenny -- this was well worth coming back to see. I LOVE the shade of purple you used, and I'm a Stickles fan too. This banner is simply beautiful! THANK YOU AGAIN for participating in this banner hop that is very special to me, and to the children at Pediatric Specialty Care. May you be blessed always and ALL ways, for the love and generosity you share.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  18. Cute banner! Purple stickles really give the background texture! How cute!

  19. I love this banner super cute! Love the images and color. Nice being in the hop with you.

  20. Very pretty in purple!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com


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