Sunday, September 2

Halloween Spooktacular Banners Hop

Welcome to DAY 2
of the
Halloween Spooktacular Banners 
for Special Needs Kids 
Blog Hop 

If you missed Day 1,
Please start -HERE-

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 that
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:

All of the wonderful little Halloween Children/Characters
were cut using the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge.
The Backgrounds behind each character
were cut from the Cricut Lacy Labels Cartridge.
The panels/pennants for each character on the banner
were also cut from Cricut Lacy Labels Cartridge.

Some added details
were added to the backgrounds
using my Big Shot and the following embossing folders:
Darice - Argyle
Cuttlebug - Textile
Sizzix (Tim Holtz) - Burlap
Sizzix (Tim Holtz) -Swirls

Each of the white panels has some stamped sentiments and images on them.
All the stamping was from the
Crafty Secrets Clear  Art Stamps - Halloween Fun

 I then added some Twinery Twine through
the eyelets and tied a few strands to dangle between each panel.
TwineryTwine used:
Charcoal and Tangerine

I also added small bows using my
3 Girl JAM Mistletoe Crinkle Ribbon
(Huge Sale @ 3 Girl JAM this weekend through Monday)

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:

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

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

Patricia Dunbar for her kind offer of a $25 gift certificate to her store at
Paper Temptress

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:
Lori A ~

Thank you again for visiting!
Here is the Day 2 Lineup:
  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey -
  2. Sandie Dunne -
  3. Ashley -
  4. Lucy ~
  5. Dena ~
  6. Yvette ~
  7. Jamie ~
  8. Nancie ~
  9. Beth ~
  10. Erica ~
  11. Jearise ~
  12. Jenny -
  13. Lisa T.-
  14. Robin ~  you should have arrived from here
  15. Jessica S ~    you are HERE
  16. Lori A ~  go here NEXT
  17. Jenny D. ~
  18. Linda Simpson -
  19. Beckie ~
  20. Scrappin Madge:
  21. Jennifer R ~
  22. Debbie T ~ 
  23.  Tami McD ~
Tomorrow, September 3rd
will be posting a "Round-Up"
of all of the banners, from both days of the Hop.

Keep Crafting 


  1. Awesome banner and I love the fabulous images you have used. I am sure whoever receives this will adore it.

    Linda xxx

  2. What a great banner Jess!! LOVE all the cuts and beautiful papers! This will surely brighten up the room of a kiddo!
    TFS and have a GREAT weekend!!

  3. Uber fantastic banner! It is so super cute! Great cuts, papers and accents.

    Another huge thanks for your help and general awesomeness!

    Be blessed, Beckie

  4. Cute!!!!! LOVE your "monsters!!

  5. OMG! Just LOVE your banner! Great design, color and too cute! TFS!!!

  6. This is so adorable!! I love all the cute cuts you used!! What a fantastic banner!! :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Fantastic.. LOVE that little green hairy guy LOL Love all the little monsters!

  8. Jessica, What an adorable banner! Great job making all of your characters. I love the green or yellow monster. Sort of reminds me of Cousin It. LOL You did a great job! I am sure that a special child is going to adore this banner hanging in his/her room tfs Tami

    Tambo's Creations!

  9. Very fun and colorful banner!

  10. I love this banner!! The characters are adorable!! I love the twine and ribbon that attach the banner flags too! The kids will love this!!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!

  11. Adorable banner! Love the kids in their costumes. that is a great cartridge. Love the banner shapes too. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  12. Jessica your banner is amazing... love it. tfs xx

  13. I just adore your banner with each pennant having a different little character on it! It is just perfect!

  14. Your banner will bring smiles of delight and giggles, too! Love this design -- and it's sooooo colorful and fun!!!

  15. Jessica: What an adorable banner! Two of my favorite carts. I love the little furry yellow guy...but I just want to reach out & help the mummy! I LOVE it!!

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

  16. Cute banner Jessica. I love all the paper dolls. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

  17. Such a super fun banner Jessica! Carri ~abusybee


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:O) Jessica B.
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