Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop for Special Needs Children

23 Mar

Welcome to 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.

 The babies, 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 before their 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.

Having had 2 preemies myself, this is kind of scenario is close to my heart.

This is my 7th child and she and my 6th child were both preemies born 3 months early.

I am well aware of the thankfulness parents have for the special things that are done for these babies and children during their long hospital stays.

I hope that all our banners ease the stress and bring a smile to the families we are donating these banners to.

Our banners are meant to cheer the young patients, 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:

I do have some blog candy to give away along with the BIG PRIZE you can see on our HOP HOSTESSES BLOG:

Here is my prize a bright and colorful embellishment kit.  I will pick a random winner from Random.Org.

As for the BIG PRIZE for visiting us today, 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.

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


Lucy – http://love2createitall.blogspot.com/

DO stop back tomorrow when there will be about 20 more crafters showing their banners!!

The start of the hop tomorrow will be again again at:

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey – http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/


30 Responses to “Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop for Special Needs Children”

  1. Cindy Potentier March 23, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

    oh my goodness, Jeannie, this was well worth the wait, 😉 it’s gorgeous!!! They will adore it!
    My 3rd child was a preemie as well but only by 2 months, so yes I know that scenario as well. 🙂 OMGoodness, 7 children, your busy 🙂 have a great night see u later :0)

  2. yetiwillpraisehim March 24, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    Beautiful flowers. I love the bright colors you used and how cheery it is. The children will LOVE it.

  3. cardmonkey March 24, 2012 at 3:33 am #

    How in the WORLD do you find time to make such BEAUTIFUL crafts — consistently, I’m a LONG time follower of your gorgeous blog — as the Mom of 7!? OH MY, next time I whine about being super-busy, I am going to throw up a prayer to you with a large Mama-Salute. HOW PRECIOUS your pictures are of your 7th baby in the NICU.

    Thank you again for participating in this hop, and especially for donating your banner for PSC’s children! May you always be blessed for your kindness!!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

  4. Debbie T March 24, 2012 at 4:19 am #

    Oh such a nice and bright banner and so different, this is great the kids will love the butterflies and flowers, it will brighten their day! thank you for all the time spent on this banner its so appreciated. 🙂

  5. Donna Woods March 24, 2012 at 5:00 am #

    I wish I could hop this weekend, but I am busy hopping. I have 9 bunnies at my house. 6 are less than 1 week old babies, 1 Momma, 1 Auntie and my new addition to our family – Mirabella. They all came from the Nashville Bunny Rescue. The first 8 are going tu the BunnyFeathers rescue in Morgantown, WV Sunday. People think bunnies are great to give their kids for Easter. Then they get tired of them and they dump them at the pound or simply let them loose. Nashville Bunny Rescue saves as many of these little guys as possible, has them spayed or Neutered and finds loving homes for them. Perhaps you could donate some bunny themed cards for them to sell at their next fundraiser?

  6. Nancy March 24, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    I have had such fun hopping around on your various blogs this morning, admiring all the banners

    . It is so wonderful that you all are doing this for the kids, the parents, and the staff!

  7. Vicki Wilson March 24, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    Awesome banner. Love all the spring colors. Thanks for making me smile.

  8. Donna Lee March 24, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    Awesome banner!

  9. Kathleen March 24, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    Wow! Your banner is fabulous! Thanks for sharing your personal story too!

  10. Edwina Brown March 24, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    I am followering on network blogs. I like your flowers and butterflies. I have an idea for you. Use pipe cleaners to give the butterflies antennas. I love the pretty papers you used. They are so colorful and cherry. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwina.brown@live.com

  11. Beth March 24, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    Jeannie: Your banner is beautiful with all the bright colors. I especially love the butterflies!

    We’re glad to participate with you in the hop. 🙂


  12. livin4god March 24, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    Jeannie , Your banner Rocks! I love it!!!
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  13. livin4god March 24, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    I love your banner, it is gorgeous
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  14. Anita Braddock March 24, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    wow how Cool is this Banner love the Bright colors and the folding of the flowers And Butterflies.. is so cool .
    thanks for sharing

  15. silvia haynes March 24, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    OMG~Gorgeous banner!! I LOVE the combo of blossoms and butterflies that you used, as well as the bright , happy colors!!

  16. Lucy March 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Your banner is so pretty! The colors are vibrant — they will just light up one of the kids’ rooms 🙂


  17. jessica March 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    What an amazing banner!!! The kiddo that receives this will for sure smile every time they look at this! Fantastic job!

  18. floridadem March 24, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    OMG I love your flowers and butterflies ! awesome colors and papers Fabulouse creation. Nice hopping with you today.
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  19. Janet Smith March 24, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    OMG I love the Butterflies and Flowers They are gorgeouse wonderful paper and design Nice hopping with you
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  20. Jenny D. March 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    AWESOME use of color! Love your design! Glad to be part of the hop with you!

  21. Maria March 25, 2012 at 12:31 am #

    Beautiful banner, I love it!!!! TFS

  22. Michele Smith March 25, 2012 at 3:46 am #

    WOW – I love this banner! So colorful and unique! Thanks for sharing

  23. dawnri March 25, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    Love the banner. So nicely put together, and I love the bright and bold Color,
    Dawn RI

  24. Pam Phelps March 25, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    WOW! what a great banner. So bright and cheery. This banner will brighten the room of some lucky child. What a fantastic cause you all are hopping for.
    Bless you.


  25. Lori Apgar March 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    Your banner is so colorful and just beautiful!!! How scary to have not one, but two babies come so early!! My first one was 15 days overdue! All three of my boys are healthy and I am so grateful for that. I, too, hope these banners can help brighten up the day/moment/room of these special patients and their families!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!!

  26. Jenny D. March 25, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    OMG! I just love the colors in your flowers!!!! I’m a flower kind of gal myself! Such a uplifting banner!

  27. Sue D March 26, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    Fantastic banner–love the pleats on the flowers and butterflies and the colors.

  28. Robin March 26, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    Fantastic Banner. The kids will surely adore this one.


  29. Jennifer March 27, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    Very pretty banner – I like the style of the folds….
    craftycardgallery at gmail.com


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