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Monday, 12 November 2012

Christmas Banners for Special Needs Kids BLOG HOP

Christmas Banners for Special Needs Kids BLOG HOP, November 10-12, 2012
"In the eyes of children, we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts, we find its meaning."
As  joyous as Christmas is for most families, for some, their holidays are  filled with worry, medical treatments and tests, and pain -- for their  child must be hospitalized or she or he needs long-term care rather than  being home with their families. 
For these kids, Santa doesn't slip down a chimney but rather, often comes  in the guise of community volunteers who help make the season bright.  
This  is the second Christmas season that our own band of dedicated and  loving paper crafters have come together to make Holiday banners for  children who are too sick to be home for the holidays.  Welcome to the Christmas Banners for Special Needs Kids blog hop!
I  am especially pleased that this year, not only have our numbers of  generous crafters swelled so our Hop is over three full days, but also,  that we have partnered with another great cause and recipient of our  banners!
By teaming up with Madison Womack's I FEEL THE LOVE PROJECT, the banners our crafters have handmade will be going to the hospitalized children at Children's Hospital Central California
First,  let me show you the banner I made for today's post. I'll be sending  this to Madison and the children at CHCC who are benefiting from the I  Feel the Love project in December:

I used Kanban toppers and the papers and embelishments were from my craft box. I have a large collection of papers and cards which I use on these projects. This banner is a vertical one, and is put together with metal rings which are coloured in different colous. I hope that this banne brings smiles and joy to the Children in the Hospital in California as I am proud to be giving this banner to brighten their days. (please excuse the bad photography, I have a injured hand and had to take these photos using only one hand, so hence the shaken!!) :)
  Now, have I inspired you to make and donate your own banner or a Christmas card or two to the I Feel the Love Project?  I hope so!  Because if you will, you'll be entered into a drawing to win :
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 www.ifeeltheloveproject.blogspot.com

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 (http://www.mycmsite.com/sites/susanbermudez/
  2. Scrappin' Madge: $25 Gift Certificate to The Scrappin Lounge Shoppe (http://madgesscrappinlounge.storenvy.com/
  3. Fresh Brewed Designs: Two prizes - One prize is a rubber stamp, Item #497 "Cutie Pie Ice Skating" (http://www.freshbreweddesigns.com/item_497/Cutie-Pie-Ice-Skating.htm
    ), and the other is a $15 Digital Stamp gift card.
  4. The Paper Temptress (www.papertemptress.com
    ) - Owner Patricia Dunbar will donate a $25 Gift Certificate to her online store, the Paper Temptress.
  5. The Pinque Peacock (www.pinquepeacock.com
    ) - 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 (http://love2createitall.com
    ) and/or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LucyK.CTMH) 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!)... 
Please visit Ellen to start from the begining or if you hit any poblems with viewing blogs.
  1. Ellen ~ CardMonkey - http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/
Beckie ~ http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/

  1. Tami - http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
  2. Heather D. - http://joemamainks.blogspot.com/
  3. Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
  4. Susan B - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
  5. Jamie M. http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/
  6. Linda Simpson - http://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.com/
  7. Theresa ~ www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
  8. Vicky - http://www.luvmygypsy.blogspot.com/
  9. Debbie T-  http://debbiescrafttime.blogspot.co.uk/
  10. Shelly Lyn- http://kccroppers.blogspot.com/
  11. Shelly - http://kccroppers.blogspot.com/
  12. Alina - http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/
  13. Lisa L. - http://lisascreativeniche.blogspot.com/
  14. Nancie - http://alittlepieceofmebynancie.blogspot.com/
  15. Dorcas - http://craftycardangel.com/
  16. Debbie _http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
  17. Rexann - http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
Thank you for visiting my blog and this special hop, comments are welcome.
Happy crafting everyone
Debbie T