Sunday, September 2, 2012

Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children

Welcome to the annual Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children!

I am delighted to join with more than 3 dozen other women who have each made at least one Halloween-themed banner that will be donated to hang in the room of a medically-fragile child at Pediatric Specialty Care in Pennsylvania.

Our Hop Hostess (Ellen CardMonkey Jarvis) works at PSC’s Bucks County site as Admissions Coordinator. The Banner Hop starts there, so please be sure to circle back to the beginning to see all of the terrific banners have been made for these very special children.

Ellen shared this information with us about Pediatric Specialty Care: “PSC is a very special place where children stay either long- or short-term, typically after hospitalization.  Most are dependent on ventilators and other technology to survive. Some have been born too early or with genetic diseases or birth injuries.  Other children suffer injuries later in life that require constant care later, including brain injuries from trauma or loss of oxygen (from choking, suffocation or drowning) and spinal cord injuries.

These children and their families -- and PSC’s staff -- will be thrilled to receive the Halloween banners, to help brighten the season when their friends and siblings will be out trick-or-treating.”

Here is the banner I am sending to a child at PSC

I created this BOO banner using coasters.
 Close Ups
 I used dimensionals.
Materials Used
Cartridge: Hello Kitty Font (letters cut at 2 3/4 inches)
Paper: Halloween by We R Memory Keepers
Ink: Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Ink by Ranger

To make the rosette, I first cut a 12x12 sheet into 2 inch strips.
I then cut 1 of them in half and taped them together to make a longer strip.
I then used a punch and I only punched out 1 side.
I used my score board to score the strip.
I scored the strip on every inch.
I then cut out 3 squares measuring 3X3 because that's the size of the coasters I used.
 I glued them to the coasters and cut out the edges.
I then used distress ink on the edges and glued the rosettes and letters on them.

This Hop is two days (Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2), and on each day you will see different banners. Be sure to visit on both days to see the truly inspirational work of these generous bloggers, and leave some love (comments) on as many sites as you can – because if you do, you can up your chances to win some Spooktacular blog candy.

Thanks for hopping by and your next stop is Jamie.