Saturday, September 1, 2012

Halloween SpooktacularBanners Blog Hop~ Day 1

~if you are looking for the Monster Mash Blog Hop click HERE~

Welcome to the
Halloween Spooktacular Banners Blog Hop
This is day 1 of a great 2 day hop
hosted by
Today and Tomorrow (September 1 and 2nd), 30+fantastic papercrafters have come together to create Halloween-themed banners.We all will then be donating 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. 

If you are coming from
you are in the right spot...
If you want to start at the beginning hop back over to

Here is the banner that I made and will be sending to Ellen to decorate a child's room:

 I wanted something cute, fun and not too spooky considering this will be in
a kiddo's room

Here is a close-up of the wording
see those adorable googly eyes...
I thought they added a fun touch
And here is a close-up of the ghost
Everything is more adorable with a Peachy Keen face..the sentiment says
"Happy Halloween"

Supplies Used:
CardStock~ Kraft Chipboard, 
PTI~black and white
Designer Paper~ My Minds Eye~
Haunted Paper Pad
My Minds Eye~
The Spider Web
Stamp~ Peachy Keen Stamps~
The Cornies
Sentiment~ Authentique~
Enchanted Elements
Cut Files~ Build a Banner~
Lori Whitlock Silhouette Store
Ghost~ Spooky Accessories
Kadoodle Bug Designs
Embellishments~ Grunge Board Letter
Googly Eye
Extra's~3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon~
Celebration Bundle~Tuxedo
Trendy Twine~
Orange Licorice
Creative Inspirations Paint~
sewing machine

Your next stop along the hop is

But before you go I do have some 
I will be giving away a $10 GC to
3 Girl Jam 
Make sure to hop over and check out all the gorgeous colors of
ribbon 3 Girl Jam has to offer

To be eligible to win you will need to do these things..
~leave me a comment 
~become a follower here
I will announce the winner right here on Saturday September 8th.

Don't forget that Ellen also has AWESOME blog candy as well!!

Thanks so much for hopping through
have a GREAT day!!!
Here is the complete line-up in case you get lost...
 There are more banners and
different hoppers tomorrow :)
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey 

Sandie Dunne 
Shelly Lynn 
Janet S 
Jessica ~~ ME~~
Robin L
Scrappin Madge

Entering this into:
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge~ #33 Anything Goes
DL.Art~ 1000 Post Linky Party


  1. well this is sure to bring a huge smile to a child's face!!!!! spooky fun girl :)

  2. I love love your spooky fun, especially that little's to die for (get it...ha ha!) I'm already a follower! Love your blog.

  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your boo-banner!! Thank you again for your many kindnesses and friendship, as well as your ongoing support of the banner hops for special needs kids.

    May you be blessed for all the kind things you do!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  4. This is absolutely Adorable. The kids will love this. Such a nice way to give back.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  5. Too too too cute (and not at all scary :)
    the PaperTemptress

  6. I LOVE your banner.. and I think it is such a beautiful thing you all are doing!!! I love that adorable little ghost!

  7. This is too cute! I totally adore this darling banner!

  8. Too cute, the kids will love them. What a cute little ghost.

    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
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  9. cute little banner. think i need to make one. thanks for the inspiration. i'm already a follower.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

  10. Jessica your banner is adorable!!!The kids will love it!

  11. So cute. I love the way you used the checkered paper for the rosettes. They caught my eye immediately.

  12. Cute banner!! LOVE the ghost!!
    I am a new follower :)

  13. Jessica: Cute little ghost. I like how you used the crinkle ribbon & included the googly eyes. Thanks for the tips too!

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

  14. Hi Jessica! First of all your Banner is so precious!! Love the ghost and love peachy keens faces, they really do finish of a project!! Great Job!!! And I have been following you blog for a while now!! TFS!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  15. Super cute banner!!! Love the colors and adorable ghost!

  16. Oh Jessica, this is so fabulous!! I love the design!! The googly eyes are an awesome touch, and I love, love the ghost!! This is perfect for a child's room!! And thank you so, so much for repining my pencil box...I appreciate it!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend my sweet friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. Very cute! Love the purple letters with the eyes on the 'O's and I always love Peachy Keen too :)
    :) Khristamcbride @

  18. Very cute banner, I love, love the ghost. TFS Hugs Pammejo

  19. Awww, love this. Your little ghost is so sweet and thanks for adding a touch of Trendy Twine. You rock, Jessica!

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

  20. This is such a SUPER CUTE little banner Jessica!AWESOME job with it,LOVE the cute ghost!!!Have a great weekend my friend!:)

  21. cute banner, love the cute peachy keen face on your ghost.

  22. So cute. i love the little ghost. He is adorable. thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  23. How really cute!! Thank you so much for sharing with these wonderful children!

  24. Jessica, This will look adorable in one of the kid's rooms. I like how you added the sewing around the edge and the eyelets. I love eyelets, which hold up longer with the ribbon. The ghost's expression is priceless. Good job on the whole thing! I'm already a follower. tfs Tami
    Tambo's Creations!

  25. this is so adorable!!!!! love the little ghost face....tfs

  26. I love the paper you used for this banner and the Peachy Keen faces are perfect. Great job!!

  27. Sweet banner! Love the cute ghost!

  28. I am always impressed by your coordination of pattern papers and this is no exception! Love those cute images and rosettes. Fab banner Blend.
    Jessica S

  29. This is such an awesome banner! Sorry I have been absent for some time! This summer has been sooo busy with all the trips we took, and starting up my new blog has taken up so much time! I'm SOOO happy to have all that behind me and now I can just enjoy everything and it feels great to be back and crafting! You do such inspiring work! Smiles, Jill

  30. I am SO impressed with this idea!! I just went to check out the rest of the banners on Ellen's blog. WOW!!!
    Your banner is fabulous, Jessica. I love the sweet little face on your ghost. How fun! May you be blessed for taking the time to create this banner to give away for such a good cause.

  31. Jessica ~ well your banner is SUPER ADORABLE! LOVE the details, the papers and EVERYTHING about it! But most of all the reason why you FABULOUS, THOUGHTFUL and SUPER TALENTED ladies do this! It truly tugs at my heart! Your act of kindness and PURE LOVE is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

  32. jessica, your banner is spectacular! the rosettes are the perfect touch!

  33. Adorable love the paper it is so bright and fun Great design!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  34. This is so beautiful. Great DT papers. Great paper Thank you for joining my DL.ART 1,000 POSTS Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  35. Omg Jess! This is absolutely adorable! I think it would be great for a child's room! TFS!!

  36. Great banner. Perfect for October.
    Sew Sweet N Crafty

  37. Really cute!!! Love the rosettes!!!

  38. I really really love this banner. Love the face and the rosettes are fabulous.

  39. Your banner is fantastic & super cheerful! It is definitely going to bring a smile to all who see it. What a truly touching cause.
    Love this!

  40. Absolutely adorable banner, Jessica! Love that sweet Cornies face on your ghost!