{Halloween Spooktacular Blog Hop Day 1}

Trick -or- Treat…. Trick- or- Treat…. Trick- or- Treat on Halloween! Who loves Halloween?? ME ME ME! Hello and Welcome to the annual Halloween Spooktacular Banneer Hop for Special Needs Children!  I am Uber excited to join with more than 36 talented crafters whom have each made one Halloween themed banners that will be donated to hang in the room of a medically-fragile child at Pediatric Specialty Care in Pennsylvania.  Our Fabulous Hop Hostess Ellen Card Monkey Jarvis works at PSC’s Bucks County site as Admissions Coordinator.  The banner hop starts at this very talented Lady!  So if you just happend to come to my blog and would love to see all of the creative banners made for these very special children be sure to hop on over to the Card Monkey here
These children and their families —and PSC’s staff will be thrilled to recieve the Halloween Banners, to help brighten the season when their friends and siblings will be out trick-or-treating. 

***I have a very special love for children and adults with disabilites.  I used to work at Danville (a living space and day training for adults with special needs)  I worked as the Manager for 5 years.  The job was my pride and joy.  When a person says ” I hate my job” I just didnt get it because I loved my job so much.  The blessings it brought to me and my families live was amazing.  To see them smile and get joy out of the simplist things, makes you want to become a better person.  I am so blessed to have found Ellen (Card Monkey) Jarvis and this wonderful cause.  It makes me so happy to know I am bringing a smile to a childs face on Halloween.

Here is some pics of my banner that I made. 

Halloween Spells to make this banner:
6 different spooky 12×12 pieces of pattern paper
5 different Spooky greeting card packs from Wal-Mart $1.00 bin
1sheet of Monster Madness paper embellishments from Bella BLVD
1 spool of pumpkin orange ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Black and Orange scary twine from The Scrapbooking Queen
1 package of  deadly morsel silver pom poms from Hobby Lobby
6  Poisoned Action Wobbles from Madge’s Scrappin Lounge
6 ghostly white canvas doodle dots from Madge’s Scrappin Lounge
Cricut Expression, and Cricut Cartridge Country Life for banner pieces
 and Happy Hauntings for letters
This hop is 2 days.  Saturday September 1st and Sunday September 2nd.  On each day you will see different banners.  Be sure to visit on both days to see te truly inspirational work of these generous bloggers, and leave some {love} on as many blogs 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 http://madgesscrappinlounge.storenvy.com/!
Lisa Peters – $15 shopping spree to her adorable paper piecing store at Scrapping With Lisa Designs at www.scrappingwithlisadesigns.com
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! ( http://lucyk.ctmh.com/). To enter to win, you will need to leave a comment on her blog (http://love2createitall.com/) and become a follower of her blog. For an additional entry, “Like” her Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/LucyK.CTMH.
Debi Weidleman – Independent Consultant for Stampin’ Up is also donating a $10 Gift Certificate which you can use towards any Stampin’ Up products – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/debiweid/.
Erica’s Craft Room is donating two Cricut cartridges (!!!) — Pretty Pennants and Mini Books.  Please visit and say thank you to Erica at http://www.shop.ericascraftroom.com/.
Patricia Dunbar of Paper Temptress is donating a $25.00 gift certificate to her store at www.papertemptress.com

To Qualify, all you need to do is leave at least one comment on our Hostess’s site here 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 3rd on the Card Monkey site, where there will be a round-up of all the spooktacular banners for 2012.
Here is the Line-up in case you get lost 🙂
  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey – http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/
  1. Sandie Dunne – http://sandieshores.blogspot.ie/search/label/banner%20hop
  2. Ashley – http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
  3. Pam – http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/
  4. Shelly Lynn – http://kccroppers.blogspot.com/
  5. Doris – http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com/
  6. Janet S – http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
  7. Lucy – http://love2createitall.blogspot.com/
  8. Jessica – http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com/
  9. Nancie – http://alittlepieceofmebynancie.blogspot.com/
  10. Patricia – http://blogs.papertemptress.com/
  11. Edwina – http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
  12. Shawnee – http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/
  13. Beth – http://motherandaughterdesigns.blogspot.com/
  14. Susan – http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
  15. Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
  16. Lezlye- www.lezlyes.blogspot.com
  17. Robin L. ~ http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com
  18. Christine ~ http://thecuriouscrafter.blogspot.com/
  19. Scrappin Madge: http://www.thescrappinlounge.co

{loves loves}