Monday, November 12, 2012

Christmas Banner Hop

Happy Monday,
Welcome to Christmas Banner Blog hop for special needs children. This is the second Christmas Banner Blog hop where paper crafters have made Holiday banners for children who are too sick to be home for the holidays.  The banners that are handmade will be going to childdren at Childrens Hospital Central California. If you have come from The Scrapbooking Queen blog you are on the right track. Here is the banner I made for today's project


I did a video and it explains the products I used on my project. 

 is blog candy being given away by the following:

Super-Fantastic Gift Basket
Throughout the month of December, I'll be adding crafty goodness to this basket so that it will be over-flowing and ripe and ready for under your tree. I'll be picking the winner on Christmas Eve, announcing the winner on Christmas Day, and if you win, you'll have the basket in your hands by New Year's Day!!
Stay tuned to the CardMonkey blog over the next few weeks leading up to the drawing, as I'll be posting the contents of the basket as they mount.
OK, so to win the GRAND PRIZE (all continents are welcome!), here's what you must do:
1. Be a follower of the CardMonkey blog and tell me in your comment how I can contact you.
2. Leave a comment telling me what you plan to make and send to the IFTL project by their deadline, December 10. Then do it! Go to for mailing information for your card or banner. Your card or banner MUST be received by Madison by the deadline to be eligible to win the GRAND prize!
NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME?? You can still win great blog candy just by being here and commenting on as many banner makers' blogs over the course of the next three days.
Since we have more than 50 banner makers today, tomorrow and Monday, I'll be picking 5 blogs at random, and then one random comment from that Blog site, for that commenter to win one of five great prizes, which are:

  1. Susan Bermudez, Independent Consultant for Creative Memories, donating a $20 gift certificate for Creative Memories products from her catalog (
  2. Scrappin' Madge: $25 Gift Certificate to The Scrappin Lounge Shoppe (
  3. 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.
  4. The Paper Temptress ( - Owner Patricia Dunbar will donate a $25 Gift Certificate to her online store, the Paper Temptress.
  5. The Pinque Peacock ( - Owners Jessica Shelton will donate a gift certificate to her NEW store (products are being added daily -- watch as she grows!)
  6. In addition, Close to My Heart Independent Consultant Lucy Kelleher will award a $20 gift certificate to a randomly-selected hopper who visits her blog ( and/or Facebook page ( and posts a comment about the banner blog hop!
P.S. -- Be sure to check out as many blogs as you can, as several will be providing their own blog candy with their own requirements. If I catch them along the way, I'll add them to this list, as a shout out of gratitude, and also so you don't miss out on some sweet candy(canes!)...

The next person on the blog hop is Debbie T-

Thank You for stopping by


  1. What a beautiful banner! I love the papers you used!

  2. This is GORGEOUS! Love the traditional Christmas Colors. The distressing adds so much warmth. I love those sweet, different patterned ribbons. Truly fantastic.

  3. Your banner is so pretty!! Love the papers you used!!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!!

  4. Loving the design, papers, font and wonderful Christmas colours. A banner I am sure the children will love.

    Linda xxx

  5. So pretty Vicky! Such great work. Love it! :) Midge

  6. What a totally awesome banner for the children. Love the papers you used. Thanks for sharing. i am your newest follower

  7. Great Banner and the papers are Awesome and great Colors!! TFS!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  8. Your banner is gorgeous! Love your papers. I love all the images you used. Especially the candle. Love the font. that is pretty. I love the pretty ribbons and bows too. I just love it all. :) Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  9. Beautiful banner! Too pretty for words! Hugs, Jenny

  10. Vicky, your banner is beautiful. It will certainly delight a child. Great video. tfs Tami
    Tambos Creations!

  11. Wow, Vicky, this is so pretty. I just love the paper and the design of your banner. Thank you so much for being a part of this hop and donating your banner to the kids at Children's Hospital. I appreciate that so much!

  12. Great banner. Thanks for sharing the video.


  13. Hi Vicky! Your banner is SUPER!! Though "Let It Snow??!" The KIDS may love snow but they're not the ones who have to drive in it, LOL -- they just get to play when School's out. OK then!

    Thank you again for participating in this hop that is so very dear to me. It is hard to describe the look of wonder and pure, innocent delight in the child's eyes when he or she first sees the banner hanging bedside... precious! That child appreciates you more than I can ever. May you always be blessed knowing the joy you bring.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  14. This is really different method you have used in this blog, I appreciate your ideas and specially kids are like it, one question I would like to ask you what kind of paper you banner



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