Saturday, January 7


Welcome to the “Love Bugs Banners for Kids” Hop  ***DAY 2***
If you missed ***DAY 1*** of the Hop, be sure to start ~HERE~

Almost 40  very talented crafty people have come together for a two day hop (Friday, January 6th and Saturday, January 7th) to showcase handmade banners that will be donated to the children at Pediatric Specialty Care. The hope of these banners is that they bring smiles to these children's faces and awareness of Pediatric Specialty Care to all those that hop along.

The “Love Bugs Banner for Kids” Hop has some awesome sponsors and prizes to give away to all those that hop along and leave comments. The more blogs you visit and leave comments at, the more chances you have of winning. That means if you hop through all 20 blogs each day and leave a comment on each blog then you are in the drawing 40 times!

Our Generous Sponsors are:

Jellypark Digital Stamps will award 2 free digi-images to one winner.

K Andrews Designs has donated a stamp set to one winner.

Robyn's Fetish will donate FIVE digital images of the winner's choice as a prize!

Now on with the hop....If you have come from Jessica @ Chick-N-Scrap then you are on the right track but if you have come here by chance – great! Please just start from the beginning at Ellen's @ CardMonkey and continue through from there.

Here is the banner my dear BFF of 30+ years helped me to create.  Thanks Teresa <3!!!  This is sure to make the child who receives it smile.
The jars were cut from Playtime Cartridge at 5 1/2"

The bugs were cut from Playtime cartridge and Create-A-Critter Cartridge at 3 3/4".  The leaves were cut also from Create-A-Critter at 2 1/2".

The letters were cut from an argyle dp using  Cricut Classic Font Cartridge at 3 1/2"

We used Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Vintage Photo on all layers.  Teresa is HOOKED now!  She had never used a Cricut and woke up the next morning thinking about distressing...LMBO!!!  So you may be seeing a lot more of her in my upcoming posts!  YAY...MY CRAFT BUDDY!!!

The eyelets are from a tool kit I purchased many months ago and the twine from the Twinery was a Blog Candy win from Sweet n Sassy Stamps!

Thank you for joining us today on our “Love Bug Banner for Kids” Hop for the children of Pediatric Specialty Care. Please continue on to (insert blog info here) blog and have a wonderful day.
Be sure to leave a comment below to be entered into ****MY BLOG CANDY****
I will randomly select one person from all of my comments
to win 5 handmade stick pins to use in your creations
 (pins to be won may vary slightly from those shown)

Here is the Day 2 Line-up in case you get lost along the way.  And be sure to stop over at at Ellen's Blog to review all of Day 1 and leave comments for a chance to win a prize!!!

  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey –
  2. Tami -
  3. Jessica-
  4. Robin –
  5. Theresa Neubaum -
  6. Nicolette -
  7. Vicki -
  8. Lisa T.-
  9. Jessica ~
  10. Jessica ~
  11. Jennifer ~
  12. Nancie ~
  13.  Monica -
  14. Rachelle-
  15. Beckie -
  16. Alina -
Happy Crafting


  1. Jessica, when I first saw your sneaky peek posted on Facebook, I KNEW I'd love this banner. It's SO cute and unique in their buggy jars! And isn't it sweet that you had your BFF helping you.

    ...and WAIT! I never saw a yellow Cricut before?! Did you customize it or did it come that way?! NEAT!

    THANK YOU again for participating in this Hop that means so much to me, and brings smiles to the faces of the special needs kids at Pediatric Specialty Care!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  2. Jessica your pins are super cute and the banner will bring a smile to anyone who sees it!

  3. I saw your sneak peek on fb and just LOVED it! The bug jars are sooooo cute!!!

    So honored to be in this hop with you!!

  4. I also saw your sneak peek and facebook and love it, those buggies and jars are perfect.

    Thanks for a chance to win!


  5. It's so stinking adorable I can't stand it! So original you always are....I just love it. The paper for the letters is great. Those lil cuts, jars and extra leaves here and there are stellar! So proud to be your friend :0)

  6. what a clever idea, I absolutely love the jars. So adorable!

  7. Oh wow....this is an amazing banner...I love everything about it. I am now a follower...thanks for sharing.

  8. So clever to put the bugs in jars. I love your banner. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at

  9. Great banner- I love that the bugs are in banner bug jars! Too cute! :)Amy

  10. This is sooooo cute, love the jars!

  11. What a super banner and a great cause.
    DIANA L.

  12. Aaaah! your jars with the bugs and frog in them are so cute! I love the idea! This will cause the children to smile. I like that you spelled the word smile and added a letter to the jars as well. It looks like what a child would do in real life. A jar =bug and grass or leaves. I've done that. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration. Edwina Brown

  13. Love your banner - the jar idea is great! Your frog came out great - I wanted to use him, but when I cut it out it didn't look nearly as cute as yours.. so I had to go a different direction... Great job!
    New follower!
    craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

  14. so so so cute


  15. Jessica what a fabulous idea to use jars with little bugs inside and the leaves too! I just adore your banner and the children will absolutely LOVE this banner too. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Linda xxxx

  16. Love the banner you created. I have those same cartridges and almost did the jars for my banner. Your color choices are perfect for this project.


  17. OMG Jessica!!
    This is such an AWESOME banner!!! I love those bugs in the jars...such a clever banner and just too cute!
    You will bring a HUGE smile to a kiddo and for sure brighten up their room!!
    ~~ the other jessica :)

  18. This is an adorable banner! I absolutely love it and know those kids will too!
    Is there anything better then hooking a good friend to scrapping?!?!

  19. Very cute. I love your banner. I love that you crafted it together with a friend. Great job!

  20. Hi Jessica, just popped over from Come and Get It to say thanks for the wonderful comment on our new look. It was fun creating the banner, but time consuming. I also love your bug jars, they are really cute, I will try and make time later to do the actual hop, but very busy at the moment. Great cause though. The kids will love all the banners I'm sure.

  21. omigosh, this is so clever, jessica! putting your bugs in jars! :) and yay, you converted a new crafter! LOL, your job this week is done!

  22. Awesome job on your banner. The colors are so natural. With the bright paper looks like like parts of the bugs are glowing. Very clever.
    Love your project!

  23. Such a unique idea. These jars made a fun filled banner sure to bring smailes.

  24. awwwwww sweet, love that you made all the jars for your bugs, cute idea, you didn't have to tell them to smile, the banner says that all on its own.... I love it :) You are super lucky to have your 30+ yrs BFF as your new craft buddy, you lil enabler you lol, I bet she's hooked for sure and already a follower, not sure what number though, hehehe
    your across the miles craft buddy lol

  25. Love how you put the bugs in little jars. I've found a bunch of new cartridges I want to get.

  26. Darling banner! Love the bugs in the jars! Very clever!
    Great job on the stickpins too... thanks for the chance!

  27. This is so adorable!! Great banner!


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