Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop~ Day 2

Welcome to the Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop for Special Needs Children.

Yesterday and today (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 an 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:

Here is a close-up of the middle
I heat embossed each of the eggs using Tim Holtz Distress Ink
and clear embossing powder
Here are each of the sides.....
These adorable files I recently won from 
Paper Piecing by Nikki
Supplies Used:
Card Stock~ K & Company Animal Tales
Hello Spring &  Spring Chicken Background
Die Cutting Machine~ Silhouette Cameo for Banner and all cuts
Cutting Files
The Cutting Cafe~ Egg Shaped Card Set
Paper Piecing by Nikki~ Hoppy Easter Pattern
Distress Ink~
Broken China, Wild Honey, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint Seedless Preserves and Victorian Velvet 
Extra's~ Versamark for Embossing on Eggs
White Gel Pen
White Tulle

 How about a little Blog Candy!!!
Emily over at E.A.D Designs has very generously donated a $25.00 Gift Certificate to
E.A.D Designs.
In order to be entered into my Blog Candy:

~Please consider being a blog follower here :) (1 entry)
if you already are let me know!
~Leave me a comment....I would love to know what you think of my banner (1 entry)
~ hop over to FaceBook  become a follower and let E.A.D Designs know you are hopping through from my blog~ (1 entry)
~Very important...leave me a way to contact me you will want this shopping spree! Winner will be posted on Friday March 30th!
3 ways to win!!

I hope you like my banner.....but it is time to hop on over to
Entire lineup is listed below in case you get lost along the way
 Thanks so stopping by!!

I am linking this up over at:
DL Art~Thankful Thursday Flowers
Celebrate the Occasion~ Spring
Clear It Out Challenge~ Easter and Pastels
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge~ How Cute is That?
PaperPlay Challenge~Spring Colors


  1. :0) Such a pretty banner! Its so bright and beautiful!

    Great work Jessica.


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  3. I love it, your eggs are so pretty and bunnies are adorable :) another great banner Jessica.

  4. Cute banner, and it sure will bring tons of smiles to all those patients there.

  5. Jessica, your eggs are eggtastic! Love the Spring colors you used in the banner. I am a new follower of GTC & am headed over to EAD designs.

    Happy to participate with you in the hop. :)


  6. This is a gorgeous banner Jessica how fun. Great colors for Easter too.
    Thank you for joining in my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge.
    DIANA L.

  7. I agree such a pretty banner. Thank you for making these children smile!!

  8. Oh my gosh, such an adorable banner! 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

  9. Very neat. And lovely message its spring yeah.

  10. This is just adorable! I love the paper piecing.

  11. This is so Adorable. Love your banner and that little bunny. The kids are going to love it.


  12. These eggs are beautiful. Such a great project.

  13. Jessica!
    This is absolutely stunning! This cause really blew me away and cry and pray all at the same time! Thank you for sharing this with me!

  14. What a wonderful spring banner. Great job. I will definitely have to try making one soon. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

  15. Jessica I love your banner!

  16. I am already a follower. I left a comment at EAD. I love your banner! Those soft colors are so much like Easter and Spring. I love them! The bunnies are so cute. I love how you used 3 corranating colors for each letter of Spring. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  17. Awesome banner! So super cute.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  18. Supper supper Banner love the colors and the flower paper is great. thanks for sharing your cool project.

  19. Very Pretty Banner-I went over to the fb page and clicked like and let them know you sent me.
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  20. Oh Jessica, this is fabulous! These are the MOST cutest cuts EVER! It's just adorable!
    Hope you are enjoying your day!

  21. I follow you via GFC: allibrary and I love your banner.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  22. What a cute banner!!! I love all the little bunnies! :)Amy

  23. This is so beautiful, Jessica!! I love the design and the little bunnies are so sweet!! Gorgeous, gorgeous banner!! I hope you have a wonderful week!! :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  24. Your card banner is so sweet. I love the bunnies they are adorable and the use of the tulle is wonderful. Super fun banner!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  25. Super fun banner! Love the great spring colors!

  26. I adore this banner. Too cute and I love the springy colors. Nice being in the hop with you.

  27. your banner is great, love the colours and bunnies. Thanks for sharing.

  28. this is so stinkin cute! :) this would brighten any room. :)

    cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

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  30. and of course i'm already a faithful follower!

  31. I missed the hop, but I wanted to let you know that I think your banner is awesome. What a great cause too.

  32. Hey Jessica, You know that I am already a follower, and that I would follow you anywhere!! lol karen♥

  33. I love this banner, and I love the cause!! Great job!! karen♥

  34. Oh my gosh your spring banner is FANTASTIC Jessica!AWESOME job with all the great details and LOVE the sweet bunnys,TOO CUTE!:)

  35. Very cute banner!
    I am a blog follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  36. I like the pretty spring colors on your banner, the egg shapes and the cute bunny images at the end.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  37. Such a bright banner. I'm already a follower. The kids will love your banner.


  38. Wow gorgeous banner, fabby detail, thanks for sharing with us at paper play, hugs Liz xx

  39. Jessica thanks so much for joining my challenge with your amazing banner. Love all the pastel Easter colors. I haven't made a banner yet seeing yours I need to do that soon! Karen

  40. Fabulous banner, such pretty colors and your bunnies are adorable! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for your "Welcome Spring" Challenge :)

  41. Jessica ~ What a PERFECT banner! The children are goin to LOVE it! Such great details ~ as always!

  42. Hey Miss Jessica! Your Spring banner is a delight!!! It's sure to bring a great big smile to a very special child and thank you for participating in such a wonderful cause! Sharing your talent and time for something like this warms my heart! Big hugs my friend! xoxo

  43. very pretty! I really like the shape!
    craftycardgallery at

  44. Awww...super sweet banner. So sad I missed the hop. I was sick during all the fun. I had not been checking out blogs, e-mail or commenting for about 3 weeks. You did a fab job as always.
    On to catch up some more my dear.

  45. This is awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at the Clear It Out Challenge Blog
    DT Coordiantor