Sunday, September 4, 2011

Labor of Love Blog Hop Sept 4 abd 5

Ellen from Card Monkey Jarvis has asked us to participate in a banner blog hop, but with this hop we are going to be sending our banners to the Pediatric Specialty Care Center for the children that are living there to enjoy so if you came from the talented Carol of Cardstock Scissors and Glue you are going in the right direction in the hope but if you just stopped by to see what I was up to please go the Card Monkey Jarvis to begin the hop. I hope you enjoy the banner that I made for my child to have placed over their bed. I thought I would share with you a tidbit that Ellen shared with the group; it is as following: I thought I'd tell you a little bit about the special kids we typically see at Pediatric Specialty Care (, so you know how much your banners will be appreciated.
Many of the children who reside at PSC were born severely prematurely -- NICU babies whose lungs never had the chance to develop in-utero. While miracles of medicine have enabled some of the tiniest babies to survive and thrive with no developmental delays or physical problems, some require a lifetime of assistance to breathe, using a ventilator.
Some other babies suffer the effects of having become drug-addicted or alcohol-dependent while their moms were pregnant. Others have had a traumatic birth, where they were "anoxic" or starved of oxygen, affecting their brains. Some have syndromes or diseases, like muscular dystrophy, sickle cell anemia, and cerebral palsy.
There are some truly heartbreaking stories to be told of children at PSC who were healthy and "normal" until tragedy struck suddenly to change their lives and the lives of their families forever.

I made my banner primarily using the We R Memory Keepers Spookville Collection and a Bo Bunny set of 6x6 chipboard pages.

We were asked not to be morbid or two scary and I felt this collection was more whisical.

I also used some Little Yellow Bicycle Canvas Sticker borders and rubons and some Bo Bunny Sickers

I haven't used stickers for awhile but I felt that the whimsy appeal of these worked perfectly for my banner.

I had some die cut spider webs so I added them to this page along with a die cut that I had laying around.

Here is a close up of my last banner page. I hope you enjoyed and let Ellen from Card Monkey Jarvis know how much you did. The next stop on the hop is with the very talented Gina of California's Scrappin'.

***This blog hop and all the fantastic prizes we are offering would not be possible without our awesome sponsors***
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To be eligible for a prize:
**Leave a comment on Day 1 or Day 2. (Fri./Sat.)
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**Link a Halloween card to Funky Cards at the link provided at the end of the hop and donate it to the children at Pediatric Specialty Care.
We will be using Random Organizer to match our prizes to our winners. You can enter all of the categories 1-4 and be eligible to win every prize:) There may be more than one winner in some categories and the more comments you leave the better your chances!!


  1. Pam, each panel is sweeter than the next! How did you come up with all of those neat ideas!? The completed banner looks even nicer in person -- thank you for getting it to me so swiftly.

    Thank you for participating with me on this important Hop! May you always be blessed for the love and joy you've brought to the kids at Pediatric Specialty Care.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  2. SO ADORABLE! Not scary at all! I think its GREAT! Thanks so much for sharing your hard work for a great cause! You have a new follower in me!!!

  3. your banner has beautiful designs on each card - love it

  4. I truly am impressed by how different each banner is. Your banner is amazing. The kids will love it! Thank you so much for sharing with us.


  5. Oh so cute! My favorite is the cat. I know the kids are going to love it.

  6. Absolutely stunning piece of work. Each part of the banner is so very different yet together looks amazing. It has been an honour blog hopping with you for such a fantastic cause.

    Linda xxxx

  7. Wow amazing banner!!!! Just fabulous!!!!! Way to go!!!!

  8. This is a really cute banner and I am sure it will be around for sometime by using the chipboard! Love the way you hooked it together too. Very nice banner with all of the panels! tfs Tami

    Tambo's Creations

  9. That banner is so much fun!! And so cute!!

  10. What a cute banner for the hop! A child is really going to love it!

  11. This banner is simply beautiful! I love how each panel tells a story. Great job!

  12. An awesome job on your banner...the kids will love to look at all the details. The stickers and paper worked so well!
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  13. Your panels are so full of intriguing things to look at that the kids will be enjoying it for a very long time.

  14. Love your banner and all it's detail.
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  15. Great banner with fantastic details!

  16. The individual banner panels are absolutely the most clever designs. They should be framed as permanent pieces of art!
    Thanks so much for the great idea of using the 6x6 paper for the base! LOVE your creativity!!!

  17. Holy Cow.... Wow !!!! Every one of your panales is just like it's own work of art. You did such a wonderful job and for such a great cause too. I'm sure the kids at PSC, their families and all of the staff are going to love these.
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

  18. Your banner is so well put together! I love the panel that has black kitty with the hat on sitting next to the broom. Makes me want to have Halloween here now! Thanks for the inspirtation to craft and to help others in need! Ü Cynthia V.

  19. This banner is so pretty and colorful. I love all the halloween designs and sayings. Wonderful job! TFS.

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  20. Love the colors and different designs you used!! Awesome banner!! TFS

  21. Fun banner. The kids and their families will love it.

    Smiles Sher

  22. Love the details you put on eacy banner piece!

  23. What a great and fun hop with a purpose! TFS CallyAnn(follower)

  24. Very cute!
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  25. awe, this is so sweet and cute.
    Eva :0)
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  26. That is absolutely adorable!! The kids will love it.

  27. Wow, I would say this is more like 6 little pieces of art strung together:) What an amazing job Pam! You ROCKED this. Thank you so much for all your hard work. The kids will love this.

  28. Oh my gosh this is awesome! I love how each one is like it's own little story!
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  29. Pam, I just love your banner. I think everyone did a great job. I am already a follower of course. Thanks so much for participating in this wonderful event that Ellen is doing for these poor sick children. I can't wait for the Christmas event.


  30. This is a Beautiful, Elegant Banner. Superb Job! Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

  31. I love the banner!love all the cats,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com