Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop for Special Needs Children

Welcome to the Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop for Special Needs Children.  If you arrived from Vicki's blog you came from the right place.

Today and yesterday (March 24-25), 30+fantastic papercrafters have come together to create Spring-themed banners.They will then donate these banners to Ellen (CardMonkey), who works as Admissions Coordinator at Pediatric Specialty Care (PSC),

PSC is a long-term care facility for special needs children who are medically-fragile and/or technologically-dependent. The babies, children and youths at PSC range in age from birth to 21, and are admitted from all over the country.
Some are infants, born prematurely and before their lungs have had a chance to mature. Others have serious birth defects,illnesses or injuries from accidents that cause them to need tender loving care in a home-like environment -- many for their lifetimes.

Our banners are meant to cheer the young patients, their families, and the staff at PSC. Here is the banner that I made and will be sending to Ellen to decorate a child's room:

I used the Art Philosophy Cartridge from Close to My Heart to make my banner. 

We DO have a tasty bit of blog candy to thank you for visiting us today! What's the prize??!

How about a beautiful handmade (courtesy of our Blog Hop Hostess, CardMonkey!) Cricut Cozy Covers?! Each one is individually styled in your pick of colors and embroidered words! These are RARE because CardMonkey does not make them for sale and she usually sticks to paper, not sewing!!

To qualify, there are two steps: 1. Comment on as many Bunny & Blossoms Blog Hop blogs as you wish -- the more blogs on which you comment, the more chances you have to win. There will only be one winner, picked at random by Random.Org.

2. Follow and comment on the CardMonkey blog ... Leave a comment on our Hop Hostess's site ( and let her know if your name is picked, what 2 accent colors you'd like on your Cricut Cozy Cover, andw hat text you'd like embroidered (up to 3 lines). You MUST be a follower of the CardMonkey blog to win and you MUST leave a way for her to contact you if your name is picked.

So now .... onto your next stop on the Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop:  Jennifer's blog

DO check out Ellen's blog to see the banners from yesterday's line up.

Happy Scrapping


  1. I almost bought that cartridge last weekend. It keeps calling me so it will only be a matter of time. Very pretty banner!

  2. Robin, I really like the banner tops on your banner. The colors are bright and the butterflies say Spring. The smile sentiment will cheer up anyone who sees your banner.

    Happy to participate with you in the hop. :)


  3. My new go-to for banners is the Art Philosophy cartridge ... I LOVE IT. Your banner is beautiful, Robin!! Bright and cheery! Thank you again for participating in the banner hops for special needs children. May your life always be blessed for the many kindnesses you show these children.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  4. I couldnt help but smile. thanks for making my day . Love the colours . i am ready for spring.

  5. beautiful banner!! Such fun spring colors! TFS

  6. Great Banner. Your sentiment SMILE is just what I'm doing.

  7. How cute! This is a great banner for a little girl. Love the butterflies on the plaid part of the banner. I like you used the word smile. Thanks for sharing. Edwina brown

  8. How Supper Cute is this banner love the colors and the paper the Butterfly is great. thanks for sharing

  9. Love the colors and the butterflies-and the word Smile. You did a great job!
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  10. This is adorable! I love all the spring banners that you guys created! This cause is amazing and def deserves the best and you all have done a fabulous job at that! You are all saints. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with us.

  11. Great Banner Love the colors and the plaid paper is great Great Title as well!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  12. such a nice thought to make a banner with smile, everyone who looks at it will do just that... smile, thank you for sharing.

  13. Super cute and cheery!

    Be blessed, Beckie

  14. What a great banner. Very cute and I love the colors. Nice being in the hop with you.

  15. I adore butterflies! Your banner brings back fond memories of my mom telling me how she loved my smile! TFS! Beautiful banner!!!

  16. Great Smile Banner--I like the colors and the butterflies.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  17. Cute Banner! This is a great banner for a little girl.

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