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Sunday, March 25, 2012

BUNNIES and BLOSSOMS Mar 24-25

Welcome toDay TWO of the Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop for Special Needs Children.

Today and tomorrow (March 24-25), 30+fantastic papercrafters have come together to create Spring-themed banners.They will then donate these banners to Ellen (CardMonkey), who works asAdmissions Coordinator at Pediatric Specialty Care (PSC), www.pediatricspecialty.com.

PSC is a long-term care facility for specialneeds children who are medically-fragile and/or technologically-dependent. Thebabies, children and youths at PSC range in age from birth to 21, and areadmitted from all over the country. Some are infants, born prematurely and beforetheir lungs have had a chance to mature. Others have serious birth defects,illnesses or injuries from accidents that cause them to need tender loving carein a home-like environment -- many for their lifetimes.

Our banners are meant to cheer the youngpatients, their families, and the staff at PSC. Here is the banner that I made and will be sending to Ellen to decorate a child's room. For my banner, I used a paper pack from Creative Memories called Glory of Easter (that comes as a paper pack or as a digital kit). The colors were so vibrant and I loved the stickers. I supplemented with some paper that I bought at a Creative Memories crop I helped out at and the border maker system from CM made my banner tops so easy to make (there were two cartridges I used; Scallop Stitch border and picket fence that comes with the system). I was an inking fool as I wanted to have a little contrast and the gem flowers were a gift from a friend. Here is the finished result:

 And here is a close up of two of the pennants: 



We DO have a tasty bit of blog candy to thank you for visiting us today! What's the prize??!

How about a beautiful handmade (courtesy of our Blog Hop Hostess, CardMonkey!) Cricut Cozy Covers?! Each one is individually styled in your pick of colors and embroidered words! These are RARE because CardMonkey does not make them for sale and she usually sticks to paper, not sewing!!

To qualify, there are two steps: 1. Comment on as many Bunny & Blossoms Blog Hop blogs as you wish -- the more blogs on which you comment, the more chances you have to win. There will only be one winner, picked at random by Random.Org.

2. Follow and comment on the CardMonkey blog ... Leave a comment on our Hop Hostess's site (http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com) and let her know if your name is picked, what 2 accent colors you'd like on your Cricut Cozy Cover, andw hat text you'd like embroidered (up to 3 lines). You MUST be a follower of the CardMonkey blog to win and you MUST leave a way for her to contact you if your name is picked.

I too have personal blog candy that will be awarded next Sunday April 1st. Just leave a comment under this post to be entered. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening and posted on Monday morning so check back to see if you are a winner. What is the prize you ask? Well, it is a $20 gift certificate to spend right HERE on my site. I can even have the order shipped directly to your house. Happy shopping :)

So now .... onto your next stop on the Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop:  BECKIE