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Monday, November 12, 2012

Banners for Special Needs Kids

Welcome to day # 3

"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.

Hey all and welcome to the Christmas Banner Event!!  Ellen at  Card Monkey's Paper Jungle is hosting this mega event this weekend.  Our assignment?  To make a Christmas themed banner that will later be sent to a pediatric specialty care facility that helps special needs children.
Our wonderful sponsors are:

These sponsors have already agreed to contribute to our CHRISTMAS/WINTER HOLIDAY Blog Hop (November 10-17). Please patronize these vendors as our way of saying thanks!
  1. Susan Bermudez, Independent Consultant for Creative Memories, donating a $20 gift certificate for Creative Memories products from her catalog (
  2. Lucy Kelleher, Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart, donating a $20 gift certificate for CTMH products.
  3. Scrappin' Madge: $25 Gift Certificate to The Scrappin Lounge Shoppe.
  4. 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.
  5. The Paper Temptress ( - Owner Patricia Dunbar will donate a $25 Gift Certificate to her online store, the Paper Temptress.
  6. The Pinque Peacock ( - Owners Jessica Shelton will donate a gift certificate to her NEW store (products are being added daily -- watch as she grows!)

This is the line up for today:

For Monday, November 12:  
  1. Ellen ~ CardMonkey -
  2. Marianne -
  3. Beckie ~
  4. Tami -
  5. Heather D. -
  6. Jearise -
  7. Susan B -
  8. Jamie M.
  9. Linda Simpson -
  10. Theresa ~ www.thescrapbookingqueen.com_
  11. Vicky -
  12. Debbie T-
  13. Pam Funk -
  14. Shelly -
  15. Alina -
  16. Lisa L. -
  17. Nancie -
  18. Dorcas -
  19. Debbie _
  20. Rexann -

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 really have to admit honestly that  this is my very first banner I have ever made! The banner was made from the Cricut die cutting machine and Spellbinders Poinsettia die. Love the way it turned out. The cartridge's I used was  Winter Woodland for the font and for the banners the cut is from the Celebrations cartridge. I used red tulle to tie it together and  attached the "merry" with glue. I found the idea on Youtube, but don't remember the gal's address, so sorry. I love that Ellen does this Banner event for specific holidays  including: Halloween, Christmas (and Winter holidays), Valentine's Day and Spring Holidays . Thanks for dropping by and enjoy all the super banners that all the other participants have made. There are so many great crafty gals involved! I am giving away my own candy   (very cool Candy) and if you leave me a comment telling me your favorite Banner I will have do a random pull from all my comments. and post the winner on Tuesday.  I want to thank Ellen for allowing me to be part of a very special event and I am the last stop on the hop. hope you enjoy your Hoilday's with your loved ones. Now hop back to Ellen's  


  1. I LOVE your two-tiered banner, Rexann, with the MERRY sitting atop the Christmas. That's such a clever idea! Thank you for participating in this hop that means so very much to me and to the hospitalized children. May your Christmas be blessed!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  2. A fabulous banner Rexann! I love the way you have added Merry above the Christmas is looks stunning. It has been fun being in the blog hop with you. I am now following your blog xxx

    Linda xxx

  3. Rexanne~ I love your Christmas Banner... I wish others could see the close-up details...The photo just doesn't do it justice!! ~Beautiful attention to it! I followed the blog hop all 3 days to see it :) Great job!! ~Hugs, Debbie W.

  4. Love your banner. I love the papers used. I love the poinsettias. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  5. Rexann, All the banners are so lovely. How do you expect me to pick a favorite. Some are fancy, plain, cute, elegant. My favorite is the whole hop. Edwina Brown

  6. Very cute banner and I just love all the colors..

  7. Love, love, love the lettering on your banners! Such wonderful details! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Jenny

  8. These three days of hopping have been great...but you should have told me at the beginning there would be a quiz, because there is no way i can choose just one banner. Thanks for being a part of this hop. i am your newest follower

  9. WOW! You are amazing. I can't believe this was your first banner. No way!!! Beautiful! The lettering is gorgeous!!!!

  10. I love the design of your banner. It looks amazing!! I can't wait to see it in person:) You are the last stop of the hop and I have now seen all the banners. I could not begin to pick one as my favorite!!! They are all amazing and the kids at Children's Hospital will be so happy to ger them!! 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!

  11. Great banner. I can't pick one favorite. Everyone is so talented. And it is so great to see a variety of different styles, colors, etc.

  12. So creative. I love how you did the lettering om the top of the pennants. tfs Tami
    Tambos Creations!

  13. Love your banner it sooo pretty. looks fabulous