Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas is For Kids Banner Hop: DAY TWO!

*** If you are looking for the Hello Kitty Blog Hop, CLICK HERE.

I am so honored and excited to be a participant in Day Two of Cardmonkey's Christmas is for Kids Banner Blog Hop.  Ellen (AKA CardMonkey) is the Admissions Coordinator at Pediatric Specialty Care in Bucks County, PA.  The following is an exerpt from her blog :

The children (ages 0-21) we see are medically-fragile and technologically-dependent -- many are tethered to a ventilator that runs through a tracheostomy; most are wheelchair-bound, and cognitively impaired.  They are all delightful children who face life with optimism and hope for a better tomorrow.  

The banners created for this two-day hope will all be sent to Ellen to deliver to Pediatric Specialty Care.  They will be hung in the doorways for the children to enjoy.  Isn't that such a wonderful idea?  If you would like to start with Day One's banners, CLICK HERE.  If you want to start at the beginning of Day Two's (today's) hop, CLICK HERE.

Now, on to my banner ....

 (1st 3 panels
click on image to enlarge)

(next 3 panels,
click on image to enlarge)

(last 4 panels,
click on image to enlarge)

I created a banner consisting of ten panels, each measuring 4 x 6 inches.  For the base, I used some super cute paper from the Santa's Workshop line by none other than DOODLEBUG!!! If you've been following my blog, you know I am a huge Doodlebug fan !  LOL!  I cut each piece and then adhered to cardstock to make the panels sturdier.  

Since the banner has to be shipped and then possibly repacked for use next year by the hospital (I hope!), I figured it would be best to keep the banner as flat as possible, so I stayed away from dimension on this project.  

I decided to add a little extra by using a Martha Stewart border punch to create strips that I added to the top of each panel.  I then used the Cricut Storybook cartridge to cut out the letters spelling HO HO HO.  I accented each letter with white gel pen.  The first, last, and two in-between panels were embellished with some cardstock Santa images from Daisy D's that I had in my stash.  They worked so perfectly on this project!  I found the pretty green and red duotone ribbon in my stash also.  I love it when I find something in my stash that turns out to be a perfect for something I'm working on !  =)

I'm so happy to have been a part of this wonderful blog hop!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Please visit all the blogs on this hop to see all of the beautiful banners the ladies have created for these truly special children.  Don't forget that there is blog candy to be had.  See Cardmonkey's blog for all the details!  Your next stop is Sandie's blog.

  • Michelle -

  • Tonya -

  • Carol Carlson -

  • Debbie Trevenen -

  • Linda Simpson -

  • Rachelle -

  • Jamie -

  • Jess -

  • Sandra -

  • Cher-

  • Lori -

  • Dena -  <<<--- YOU ARE HERE

  • Sandie -  <<<---- GO HERE NEXT

  • Alina -

  • Lisa L -

  • Janet S -

  • Beckie -

    1. you have made an adorable banner.. i love the punch edging.. ty for explaining,, im new and it really helps,,, so many little details i would never have thought of :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

    2. DENA! Your banner is simply adorable!! I love the traditional colors and the thoughtfulness you have put into this. With each HO I thought of words I could associate with Pediatric Specialty Care and these banners -- HOlidays, HOme, HOpe, and so on. Thank you so much for participating. YES, the banners will be packed and cherished and displayed year-after-year ... they are loved, as are you.

      May you always be blessed for the kindness you show.

      Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

    3. What a wonderful, happy banner. Isn't it nice to wind things in your stash to use. That has been a goal of mine this year and I have been doing pretty good paring down. The children should love your banner and you will make them happy. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

    4. Great ho banner! Love all the sections!

    5. Your banner is adorable and I know the kids are going to just love it

    6. Dena,
      OMG!!!! Your banner is very cute. The Santa's are too cute with their sleds... Your also another new blog that I signed up for today... I do alot of hops but it's usually with all of the same people.... so this has been alot of fun to get to see new blogs....
      mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

    7. It's always beautiful to see traditional colors, I love your banner, it is happy and playful and colorful. A child will smile.

      Great job!
      another day of hopping and seeing wonderful projects.

    8. Very cheerful colors in your banner, TFS!

    9. A beautiful, very happy banner. The child will have twinkles in his/her eyes!

    10. Stunning banner and I am sure the children will love it!!! Great hopping with you for such a special blog hop.

      Linda xxx

    11. I love the background paper, those little elves are too cute! THank you so much!

    12. I love your banner! It is so bright and cheerful! Those Santas are adorable! Love the way you put Ho, Ho, Ho between the Santas. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

    13. I just love the bright cheerful colors, but I love the red and greens of Christmas. TFS

    14. Great job!!! Love your banner. I'm your newest follower:)

    15. Your banner is so bright & cherry! My daughter just reminded today that the next Cricut cartridge we need to get is Doodlebug. Your reinforcing it!!

    16. Love. love. love your banner!! Love the colors, the elf background paper and the santa pictures, pretty much everything.

    17. WOW!! LOVE the banner and the details!! Thanks for sharing and I'm glad I'm now a new follower of yours Dena!!!

    18. The banner is so much fun! The papers and the images are just great together! The border punch is a great idea to add to the top! I need to use mine more than I do.

    19. SO so pretty! The paper is amazing and I really love the font :) I just love your projects.

      So glad to be in this hop with you :)

      Happy Scrappin'

      Sue B

    20. Love the extra "HO" on your banner :)

      So honored to be in this hop with you!!

    21. This is an awesome banner Dena! Love the colors and patterns. It's super cute. I was in day 1 with you, nice being in the hop with you.
      glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

    22. Love it, sister!!! You did an awesome job, and what a great idea for these to be donated.

      Big Hugs, Jen