Saturday, September 1, 2012

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

Hi Everybody!
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:
*Pumpkin Carving Cricut cartridge
*Jaded Blossom - Boo sentiment, and pictures in between
banner pieces (Sneak Peek set!)
*Martha Stewart - spiderweb corner punch
*Stickles - silver, purple
*This cartridge has such cute images!  And was so easy to create this banner with!!

*It's hard to see, but this is glitter paper and it adds a lot to this cut.

*I added silver Stickles to this spiderweb :)

*Here is a picture of the stamps I used in between each banner piece:
I hope you liked my banner!  Now don't forget, 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 each day so 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.
Please move on your way to the next stop, which is: 

Lisa T. 
Thank you again for visiting!
Here is the lineup in case you get lost, or need to stop along the way:


  1. I love the detail in this banner! It's really fantastic!!

  2. Superb detail on your banner and I love the vibrant colours too.

    Linda xxx

  3. Replies
    1. Wow! OMG! Great banner! Very creative! TFS!

  4. Jenny, This is an adorable banner! I love that you used this cart and came up with all of the critters! They are all fantastic! I really like the additional circles with the images in between each pennant with the ribbons. What a fantastic addition. I am sure that one lucky special child is going to love having this hang in his/her room. tfs Tami
    Tambo's Creations!

  5. Adorable banner Jenny!! Love the squares and the tiny stamped circles in between!! You used one of my favorite Halloween carts!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!

  6. Never thought I'd like that cartridge, but you changed my mind. My favorite is the striped square with the face. So cute! Love all of it. I really like the ribbon and twine with the stamped buttons you made. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  7. Fabulous banner! Love the in-between details.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  8. I not only like it, I love it! Great paper choice for the bats and monster and really adore those striped pumpkins. Fabulous job Jenny!

  9. A simple banner, well done, that brings out the joy.

  10. Jenny: I've always wanted to see this cart. I like how you have used it. I really like the pumpkin faces & the spider web, along with the Halloween greeting font.

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

  11. Love your bannet it loooks great L love the images and the fun papers!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  12. Those are some cool Cricut cuts! I have that cart, but I think I've only used it once! LOL I'm sure the glitter paper looks awesome in person. What a fun banner! Nice hopping with you.

    Dena Jones


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