Saturday, September 1, 2012

Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children - September 1 and 2

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:
I have participated in several of the banner hops and my heart just smiles knowing I am placing a smile on someone else heart. That the children's parents know that in our large universe others care and have compassion for their child. So if you came from The Glamorous Side of Scrapping with the talented Ashley then you are headed in the right direction and if you stopped by to see what is happening with Scrapbook Flair I would love for you to go Ellen's CardMonkey Blog to hop along with us.
For my banner I used the We R Memory Keepers Spookyville Collection for most of my banner. On the first banner I used a fabulous Fancy Pants Rub On  and fun dimensional spider from K & Company
The "B: is a combination of the We R Memory Keepers papaers, Fancy Pants cut outs and Doodlebug Owl. I added a fun twine bow to the top of the pumpkin and a Fancy Pants sticker border.
My fun bat is actually acrylic that I covered using glossy accent and added bling to the eyes and a fun banner to the front along with one of the K & Company spiders.

 Here is a closer look of the Fancy Pants Mummy and Pumpkin. I love the K & Company spider and tried to add them to all of the banner pieces.
 For my first "O" I placed one of the spider and web trails into the center of the "O".
 This burlap ribbon is from My Minds Eye, it made a fabulous bow and I had to add a spider to it. :)
 Cute little one eyed monster was added along with a Fancy Pants Halloween basket that I placed on to a piece of the We R Memory Keepers  paper and fussy cut it out before placing it with the monster.
 My second "O" I placed a fussy cute spook house in the center of the "O" and let one of the spiders hang over the front of it a bit. The ":Bump In the Night" and chandelier  is from Fancy Pants but the little owl is again from Doodlebug.
 Here is a closer look at the center of the "O".
 On my last banner piece is a die cut that I placed on pop dots so that the spider would be in behind it. I added some rub ons and die cuts for my sentiments as you can see in the close up of the sentiment.
Your next stop on the hop is with Janet Smith of LadyLuvBug, I know she has worked hard on her banners just as the rest of the designers, so if you want a real treat like I said take your time and make sure to go through all of today's blog hop. Tomorrow is another group of designers that you will be able to enjoy.

Also, so you know 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:
(Sponsor info to come, ASAP)...
Lisa Peters:
Lucy Kelleher:
Stampin’ Up:
Happy Scrappy:
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.


  1. OH MY GOSH, this is ANOTHER winner, Pam!! What an incredible amount of love, time and talent you put into your banners for the PSC kids. We all go ga-ga over your banners ...thank you for making them for the children (and families, and staff) at PSC!

    May you be blessed for all the kind things you do!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  2. Absolutely incredible, I LOVE the little one eyed monster!
    the PaperTemptress

  3. Your banner is amazing!! Just gorgeous!!

  4. Such a beautiful banner. The details are amazing! I especially love the little bat holding his own mini banner.

  5. Beautiful banner! Very detailed. The children will love it.
    khristamcbride @

  6. great deetail and embellies !!


    lostnwa98 at

  7. Pam: Wow, love all the details you put into your is amazing! I especially like the fun bat & the burlap bow.

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

  8. this is spooktacular! LOVE all the details!

  9. So amazingly Creative and well thought out design!! Love all the spiders and the one eyed Monster is Sweet!! I have been a follower her for a while! TFS!!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  10. Love all of the details you have in your banner pieces!! Super creative!!

  11. love love love you put alot of detail into your banner it looks fabulous. weay to go

  12. great banner. Those spiders are scary. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  13. How cute. I hope the kids that get them do like them spiders!!! LOL Thank you for doing what you do!

  14. Pam, This is a very cute banner. I especially like the mummy with the pumpkin. You did a great job and the kids will love it. tfs Tami
    Tambo's Creations!

  15. How adorable....and such details in each one of them....awesome job...

  16. I love all the details in this banner. You did a great job!! :)

  17. So much dedication and love went into this banner. You didn't miss a single detail. Fabulous paper choices and love the extra embellishments and that burlap bow!
    Jessica S

  18. Pam, these banners are fabulous! Your creativity and special "effect" in the embellishments are beautiful. I also love the burlap bows!

  19. Love your banner the paper is awesome and your design is lots of fun !
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet