Saturday, September 1, 2012

Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop

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 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. If you arrived here from Lisa's blog you are in the right place.

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:

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:

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 at:

Close To My Heart

Stampin’ Up: (info to come)

To qualify, all you have to do is leave at least one comment on our Hostess Ellen's blog 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:  JESSICA  Thank you again for visiting!

Happy Scrapping


  1. Gorgeous banner!! Love That lettering and the backgrounds to each flag! Awesome!

  2. Fabulous banner and I love the gorgeous lettering and lovely papers.

    Linda xxx

  3. Replies
    1. Hmmm just might have to scrap lift this banner!!! LOVE the colors, the paper patterns and design!

  4. Cute!! LOVE the papers you've used!!

  5. Robin, The banner is adorable. So colorful! I love the edges of your pennants and how you did the letters. It makes them stand out. Very cute! I am sure that a special child is going to love this banner hanging in his/her room. tfs Tami

    Tambo's Creations!

  6. Fun banner! Love the colors!

  7. What a great banner!!! Love the bright papers!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!

  8. So pretty the colors of your papers. love the font of the word spooky. Thanks for sharing. Edwina brown

  9. How cute is this banner, well done and thank you for doing this blog with me. The kids are going to love it. xx

  10. Wow, what a fun collection of papers you chose. Love the font and the pennants are darling.
    Jessica S

  11. Elegant banner. Wonderful colors.

  12. Robin: I like the fall colors you chose for your banner. It will brighten up the room of a child & family.

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

  13. Great banner lots of fupaterns and colores Love it!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet