Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas is for Kids Banner Hop! Welcome Hoppers!!!

Welcome to my blog! Thanks so much for coming by, if you came here from Pam at Scrapbook Flair then you have come to the right place, if not... just go back and start at the beginning over at Ellen's.
We are all geared up for the hop today because we have made holiday banners for special needs children, ages newborn to 21 who reside at Pediatric Specialty Care which is a group home for medically-fragile, technologically-dependent children in Bucks County, PA. I am honored to be a part of this hop and encourage you to visit every last stop both today and tomorrow (I'll be posting tomorrow's links for you then).

So for the details on my banner: I used Cosmo Cricket's Odds and Ends 6x6 paper pack and the Tutorial from Theresa Collins at MyCraftChannel to  "create" my banner pieces. (and to stitch them together, it just photographed much nicer before the putting together...)
The letters are American Crafts Thickers in the font Umbrella that I painted with a purplely acrylic paint then covered with crystal colored stickles. The snowmen are from a TPC studio stamp set that I purchased last year, but I have seen them re-released this year in a rubber cling mount set rather than acrylic like mine.  The little creamy snowflakes are hand-cut from the paper collection and the ink used to outline the pieces is from a Colorbox petal box of chalk ink (I didn't get the stickers on the petals so I could know my colors...I've had them forever)

I kept having ideas for really vintagy girly banners, but I wanted to make something that would work for anyone, especially a boy, which I thought might like some slightly glittered snowy elements, but still something a little boyish. Comments are welcomed everyone, and don't forget to go on over to  Jessica next. Enjoy the hop!

Here's the full line up for today! 
  1. Ashley -
  2. Lori at
  3. Susan -
  4. Shawnee -
  5. Bobbi Jo
  6. Gina -
  7. Donna Lee -
  8. Nancy -
  9. Pam -
  10. Charity -
  11. Jessica -
  12. Denise -
  13. Edwina -
  14. Jennifer -


  1. I love it!!! What a wonderful thing you ladies are doing here. TFS!

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  3. Simple, but very decorative.

    Love, Marina.

  4. Very sweet banner and so appropriate as I am sure the children really will be "happy" with your banner.

    Linda xxx

  5. Great banner. Those thickers are super.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  6. The children will love it! I like the blue papers with the snow theme! Thanks for participating in this wonderful hop!

  7. Whatever child receives your banner will adore it. Love the banner. TFS

  8. I love the snowmen on your banner. It is so very cute and just beautiful.

  9. I love the snowman and the sparkle of the letters. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  10. The vintage look of your banner and the snowmen are just too cute!

  11. Snowmen are my favorite!!! I like how your paper coordinates, but is not the same paper for each piece! Love your banner!! So honored to be in this hop with you!!

  12. You're so generous to create a banner for a child to brighten their Christmas. The snowmen are adorable. I like how to you customized the letters with paint and stickles very pretty.


  13. love the sparkly letters!
    what a great cause you are doing the hop for

  14. 'Happy' to have found your blog, love it. Great job on the banner (I am now a "LIKE" on fb great stuff). A child will smile large when this gets placed in their room.

    As always, love hopping and seeing the great projects and talent from everyone.

  15. Very cute banner. Nice being in the hop with you.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  16. What a super cute banner! I love the thicker letters, so dimentional and what kid doesn't love snowmen?!! Just awesome!!! What a blessing you ladies have been!

  17. really cute banner... it will be greatly appreciated and loved :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  18. Pretty banner. Like your colors and the use of thickers. Good cause and thanks for sharing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  19. Beautiful Banner!
    I love the colors you used.
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  20. Charity I love your banner. It is great. I love the letters. You did a great job.
    I am a follower and TFS
    Hugs, Dee:)

  21. I'm loving the paper that you used and the glittery thickers are very nice. The kids are going to really like all of these banners.
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

  22. Love the banner! the snowmen are so cute but most of all i love why you are doing it to put a smile on some little angle face.
    Thanks for sharing your love with the little angles.

  23. Cute snowmen and snowflakes. It will brighten a child's room.

  24. I so agree that this would make a wonderful boy banner. I am a snowperson lover and this stamp is so adorable. I never would have thought to repaint the thick letters like that. Ingenious! I am so glad to be in this hop with you.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  25. The snowmen and sparkle letters are cute. TFS
    TTFN. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

  26. very cute banner! love the color of the letters.

    myfootahead@gmail dot com


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