Saturday, November 10, 2012

2012 Christmas Banners for Special Needs Kids~ Day 1

Good Morning!!
Welcome to the 
2012 Christmas Banners For Special Needs Kids!

This is day 1 of a packed 3 day hop 
and this year we are sending our banners to

The Children's Hospital of Central California 
and the ever so kind and dedicated Madison who does the
Feel The Love Project

If you came from Scrappin Madge then you are right on track
If you want to start at the beginning head on back to 
Ellen's Blog... You are not going to want to miss a thing!

There is ton's of blog candy up for grab for commenting on all the blogs in the hop...

  • Susan Bermudez, Independent Consultant for Creative Memories, donating a $20 gift certificate for Creative Memories products from her catalog (
  • Lucy Kelleher, Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart, donating a $20 gift certificate for CTMH products.
  • Scrappin' Madge: $25 Gift Certificate to The Scrappin Lounge Shoppe.
  • Fresh Brewed Designs: Two prizes - One prize is a rubber stamp, Item #497 "Cutie Pie Ice Skating" (, and the other is a $15 Digital Stamp gift card.
  • The Paper Temptress ( - Owner Patricia Dunbar will donate a $25 Gift Certificate to her online store, the Paper Temptress.
  • The Pinque Peacock ( - Owners Jessica Shelton will donate a gift certificate to her NEW store (products are being added daily -- watch as she grows!)
Plus candy along the way at individual blogs!!
Now onto my banner....
I wanted to keep it simple, not too religious but show the holiday spirit through the colors. Here is what I made....

And here is a close-up of each of the letters.....

The Papers are from MME~ Christmas
LOVE this 6x6 paper pad!!
I added bling to the letters
(the banner and all the cuts are from the Silhouette Store~Lori Whitlock)
I cut the banner exactly as the file was...only difference, I added a border around each background piece...just for more stability

I also added white crinkle ribbon to sting it all together, Trendy Twine and jingle bells from my stash.
Very festive if I say so myself :) 

Paper~Core'dinations~ Black Magic Collection
Dies/Cut~ "Joy" Banner~
Silhouette Store
Red,White and Blue Bundle (it was seasonal)~ White
Trendy Twine~
Jingle Bells

You are now off to the talented

Thanks so much for hopping with us!
Make sure to check out Day 2 and Day 3 of this awesome hop!
Different line-ups each day!!!
Here is today's line-up in case you get lost along the way :)

Entering this into the following challenges:
DL Art~ Thankful Thursday Linky Party
Everyday is an Occasion~ Linky Party
Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Winter Holiday
Joyful Stamper~ Linky Party
Pile It On~Make It Sparkle
Oozak~ Winter Vibes


  1. I love your banner! I like how you put jingle bells in between each letter- I bet the kids will love that! (I'm already a follower).

  2. My Favorite Banner EVER!!!!I love it!This is so Beautiful!Love the Simplicity.The kids will love it.I do!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  3. This is so gorgeous, Jessica!! The design is absolutely beautiful!! I love the jingle bells...what a perfect touch!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. This is so pretty, Jessica! The gems are such a beautiful addition to the letters.

    You are a crafting machine!! I can't believe how many projects you've got on the go... and yet each one is spectacular!!

  5. Beautiful Jessica!Happy to be hopping with you!

  6. Jessica this is awesome and it is going to cheer up whoever gets blessed with it :)

  7. This banner is sure to be treasured by some thankful, darling child. Thanks for sharing.

  8. WOW! absolutely GORGEOUS my friend! I sure do love all the added rhinestones and I'm sure the child who get it will love it too!!

  9. Love your banner. I like the gems on the letters for JOY. your banner is so elegant looking. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  10. Your banner is Great And love It!! TFS!!! I am a follower and see that you have a very busy blog this week end!!!

    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  11. Beautiful banner. I love the paper you used and the beautiful jewels as well. I am a new follower and can't wait to see your amazing projects!! You make me want to add a Cameo to my Christmas list!!

  12. What a lovely banner, Jessica! I particularly like the font you used with the gems, and that the ties include jingle bells! THANK YOU for sharing your talents with ill and injured children who need extra love over the holidays!

    Very fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  13. This is totally a JOYful banner. I love the jingle bells so much!!! Thank you for donating you banner to the kids. You are a blessing to the I Feel the Love Project and to all the kids who will be touched by your work. have a fabulous day.

  14. Beautiful Banner. Love all those bling very Christmas.

  15. Gorgeous banner - I love the design and the beautiful twining of ribbon in between! Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  16. What a beautiful creation! GORGEOUS elements--so fun and festive! :)

  17. Beautiful banner!!! I love the jingle bells and the bling on the letters!!
    Very pretty :)

  18. What a super banner and a wonderful blog hop and cause
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART ANYTHING GOES November Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  19. OMG! Take my breath away!!! Awesome banner! What a pleasure to do a blog hop with a very talented blogger! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Jenny

  20. How AWESOME Jessica! The color combo is wonderful and I love the jingle bells!

  21. Great banner. Love the dotted paper and the bling :)


  22. Wonderfully Festive Holiday Banner!! Love how you used the seam binding! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable ribbon!!

  23. Jessica ~ I ADORE your banner and the idea behind this hop!! Way to go!! Not only will this put a smile on a child face but the details are SUPERB!!! LOVE the ribbon, letters, bling and of course the paper!! LOVE, LOVE this more than I can say in words!! Hugs to you and these amaizng thoughtful ladies!! Applause, Aplause, Applause!!!

  24. Your little Christmas banner is FANTASTIC!I LOVE the bling on them and the polka dot paper,looks AWESOME my friend!!!:)

  25. Really wonderful banner. I love the traditional look but that bit of bling really kicks it up!

  26. Absolutely nice. Or maybe you can also use these Pull up Stands for your Christmas decorations which will work just as well. They are easy to use and very decorative in some manner, although it depends on what you're aiming for.